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1998–99 Auburn Tigers men's basketball team

The 1998–99 Auburn Tigers men's basketball team represented Auburn University in the 1998–99 college basketball season. The team's head coach was Cliff Ellis, who was in his fifth season at Auburn. The team played their home games at Beard–Eaves–Memorial Coliseum in Auburn, Alabama. They finished the season 29–4, 14–2 in SEC play to win the SEC regular season championship. They defeated Alabama to advance to the semifinals of the SEC Tournament where they lost to Kentucky. They received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament where they defeated Winthrop and Oklahoma State to advance to the Sweet Sixteen where they lost to Ohio State.[2]

1998–99 Auburn Tigers men's basketball
Auburn Tigers logo.svg
SEC regular season champions
United Airlines Tip-off Classic champions
NCAA Tournament, Sweet Sixteen
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 7
APNo. 4
1998–99 record29–4 (14–2 SEC)
Head coachCliff Ellis (5th season)
CaptainBryant Smith (1st year)
CaptainDoc Robinson (2nd year)
Home arenaBeard–Eaves–Memorial Coliseum
Seasons
1998–99 Southeastern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
East
#20 Tennessee 12 4   .750     21 9   .700
#8 Kentucky 11 5   .688     28 9   .757
#23 Florida 10 6   .625     22 9   .710
Georgia 6 10   .375     15 15   .500
Vanderbilt 5 11   .313     14 15   .483
South Carolina 3 13   .188     8 21   .276
West
#4 Auburn 14 2   .875     29 4   .879
#17 Arkansas 9 7   .563     23 11   .676
Ole Miss 8 8   .500     20 13   .606
Mississippi State 8 8   .500     20 13   .606
Alabama 6 10   .375     17 15   .531
LSU 4 12   .250     12 15   .444
1999 SEC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ sports-reference.com 1998-99 Southeastern Conference Season Summary
  2. ^ "1998-99 Auburn Tigers Schedule and Results". Retrieved 8 December 2016.