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2002–03 Marquette Golden Eagles men's basketball team

The 2002–03 Marquette Golden Eagles men's basketball team represented Marquette University in NCAA Division I competition in the 2002–03 season. The Golden Eagles, coached by Tom Crean, were then a member of Conference USA; they did not join their current conference, the Big East, until the 2005–06 season.

2002–03 Marquette Golden Eagles men's basketball
Conference USA Champions
ConferenceConference USA
Ranking
CoachesNo. 6
APNo. 9
2002–03 record27–6 (14–2 C-USA)
Head coachTom Crean
Home arenaBradley Center
Seasons
2002–03 Conference USA men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
American
No. 9 Marquette 14 2   .875     27 6   .818
No. 14 Louisville 11 5   .688     25 7   .781
Cincinnati 9 7   .563     17 12   .586
Saint Louis 9 7   .563     16 14   .533
DePaul 8 8   .500     16 13   .552
Charlotte 8 8   .500     13 16   .448
East Carolina 3 13   .188     12 15   .444
National
No. 19 Memphis 13 3   .813     23 7   .767
UAB 8 8   .500     21 13   .618
Tulane 8 8   .500     16 15   .516
South Florida 7 9   .438     15 14   .517
Houston 6 10   .375     8 20   .286
Southern Miss 5 11   .313     13 16   .448
TCU 3 13   .188     9 19   .321
2003 Conference USA Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll[1]

Since their national championship in 1977, this is Marquette's sole Final Four appearance.

RosterEdit

2002–03 Marquette Golden Eagles men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
G 10 Karon Bradley 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Fr Katy, Texas
G 32 Joe Champman 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Fr Sauk Village, Illinois
G 34 Travis Diener 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) So Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
F 42 Andy Freund 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Fr Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
C 33 Chris Grimm 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Fr Brighton, Michigan
F 55 Robert Jackson 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 260 lb (118 kg) Sr Milwaukee, Wisconsin
C 5 Scott Merritt 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Jr Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
F 20 Steve Novak 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Fr Brown Deer, Wisconsin
F 40 Terry Sanders 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Jr Milwaukee, Wisconsin
G 12 Jerry Sichting 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Fr Minnetonka, Minnesota
F 1 Todd Townsend 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) So Chicago, Illinois
G 3 Dwyane Wade 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Jr Chicago, Illinois
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

ScheduleEdit

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
city, state
November 15*
vs. Villanova
Coaches vs Cancer Classic
W 73–61  1–0
Madison Square Garden 
New York, New York
November 22*
Coppin State W 64–46  2–0
Bradley Center 
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
November 23*
UTSA W 80–68  3–0
Bradley Center 
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
November 26*
Eastern Illinois W 94–74  4–0
Bradley Center 
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
December 2*
at Notre Dame L 71–92  4–1
Joyce Center 
South Bend, Indiana
December 7*
Appalachian State W 101–78  5–1
Bradley Center 
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
December 14*
Wisconsin W 63–54  6–1
Bradley Center 
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
December 21*
Elon W 89–57  7–1
Bradley Center 
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
December 28*
Grambling State W 105–74  8–1
Bradley Center 
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
December 30
at East Carolina L 70–73  8–2
(0–1)
 
Greenville, North Carolina
January 4*
at Dayton L 85–92  8–3
(0–1)
 (University of Dayton Arena)
Dayton, Ohio
January 7
at St. Louis W 60–54  9–3
(2—0)
Savvis Center 
St. Louis, Missouri
NCAA Tournament
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.

NCAA basketball tournamentEdit

  • West
    • Marquette 72, Holy Cross 68
    • Marquette 101, Missouri 92 OT
    • Marquette 77, Pittsburgh 74
    • Marquette 83, Kentucky 69
  • Final Four
    • Kansas 94, Marquette 61

[2]

Awards and honorsEdit

  • Dwyane Wade, C-USA Player of the year

Team players drafted into the NBAEdit

Round Pick Player NBA Club Year
1 5 Dwyane Wade Miami Heat 2003
2 2 Steve Novak Houston Rockets 2006
2 8 Travis Diener Orlando Magic 2005

[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ sports-reference.com 2002-03 Conference USA Season Summary
  2. ^ http://www.databasesports.com/ncaab/tourney.htm?yr=2003
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-05-20. Retrieved 2011-03-21.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)