1989-90 Michigan Wolverines Men's Basketball Team
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1989%E2%80%9390 Michigan Wolverines Men's Basketball Team

1989-90 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball
A blue block M with maize-colored borders and the word Michigan across the middle.
NCAA Tournament, Second Round
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 14
APNo. 13
1989-90 record23-8 (12-6 Big Ten)
Head coachSteve Fisher
Assistant coaches
MVPRumeal Robinson
Captains
Home arenaCrisler Arena
Seasons
← 1988-89
1990-91 →
1989-90 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 3 Michigan State 15 3   .833     28 6   .824
No. 10 Purdue 13 5   .722     22 8   .733
No. 13 Michigan 12 6   .667     23 8   .742
No. 18 Illinois 11 7   .611     21 8   .724
No. 20 Minnesota 11 7   .611     23 9   .719
Ohio State 10 8   .556     17 13   .567
Indiana 8 10   .444     18 11   .621
Wisconsin 4 14   .222     14 17   .452
Iowa 4 14   .222     12 16   .429
Northwestern 2 16   .111     9 19   .321
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1989-90 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball team represented the University of Michigan in intercollegiate college basketball during the 1989-90 season. The team played its home games in the Crisler Arena in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and was a member of the Big Ten Conference. Head coach Steve Fisher led the team to a third-place finish in the Big Ten Conference.[1] The team earned the number three seed in the 1990 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament.[2] For the third consecutive year, the team was ranked every week of the season in the AP Poll, which expanded from a top twenty poll to a top twenty-five poll that year. It began the season at number four, ended at number thirteen and peaked at number three.[3] and it ended the season ranked fifteenth in the final UPI Coaches' Poll.[4]

Terry Mills and Rumeal Robinson served as team co-captains and shared team co-MVP honors.[5] The team's leading scorers were Robinson (575 points), Mills (562 points), and Loy Vaught (480 points). The leading rebounders were Vaught (346), Mills (247), and Robinson (127).[6]

Robinson earned consensus All-American recognition.[7]

The team established the current Big Ten Conference single-game field goals made record against Iowa on March 10, 1990, when it made 55.[8] The team earned numerous conference statistical championships. Loy Vaught won the rebounding championship for conference games with a 10.7 average and all games with an 11.2 average, while Robinson won the assists title for all games.[9][10] This was the first year that the conference recognized both conference games and all games statistical champions.[9][10]

Vaught also set the Michigan career field goal percentage record at 67.1%. The record would stand until 1998.[11] On March 8, 1990, against Wisconsin, the team tied the school's February 21, 1987, single-game free throw percentage record by making all fifteen of its free throws, a mark that has only been outdone by the March 2, 2002 16-for-16 performance.[12] Robinson set the current school career assist average of 5.75 per game, surpassing Gary Grant's 1988 mark.[13]Loy Vaught ended his career with 135 games played, which surpassed Glen Rice's 1989 school record of 134 games to establish the record.[14] In 2012, Stu Douglass finished his career with 136 games.[15]

In the 64-team NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament, number three seeded Michigan advanced one round by defeating the fourteen-seeded Illinois State 76–70 before losing to the eleven-seeded Loyola Marymount 149–115.[2] The March 18, 1990 264-point contest with Loyola Marymount stands as the highest scoring single game in NCAA tournament history.[16] It is also the highest combined total in Michigan history.[17]

Regular season

Rankings

Ranking movements
Legend: Increase in ranking. Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ? = Tied with team above or below. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Final
AP Poll[3] 4 10 8 6 6 5 5 3 6 7 4 7 5 7 8 13 13

Team players drafted into the NBA

Five players from this team were selected in the NBA Draft.[18][19]

Year Round Pick Overall Player NBA Club
1990 1 10 10 Rumeal Robinson Atlanta Hawks
1990 1 13 13 Loy Vaught Los Angeles Clippers
1990 1 16 16 Terry Mills Milwaukee Bucks
1990 2 27 54 Sean Higgins San Antonio Spurs
1993 2 6 33 Eric Riley Dallas Mavericks

See also

References

  1. ^ "Big Ten Basketball 2009-10 Media Guide". CBS Interactive. p. 68. Archived from the original on July 3, 2010. Retrieved 2010.
  2. ^ a b "NCAA Tournament History". University of Michigan. 2010. p. 3. Archived from the original on October 1, 2010. Retrieved 2010.
  3. ^ a b "Division I Records" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association. pp. 68-83. Retrieved 2010.
  4. ^ "Division I Records" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association. p. 87. Retrieved 2010.
  5. ^ "All-Time Accolades". MGoBlue.com. CBS Interactive. pp. 9-10. Archived from the original on September 1, 2010. Retrieved 2010.
  6. ^ "Men's Basketball Statistic Archive Query Page". MGoBlue.com. CBS Interactive. Archived from the original on April 18, 2010. Retrieved 2010.
  7. ^ "All-Time Accolades". MGoBlue.com. CBS Interactive. pp. 4-7. Archived from the original on September 1, 2010. Retrieved 2010.
  8. ^ "Big Ten Basketball 2009-10 Media Guide". CBS Interactive. p. 28. Archived from the original on July 3, 2010. Retrieved 2010.
  9. ^ a b "Big Ten Basketball 2009-10 Media Guide". CBS Interactive. p. 34. Archived from the original on July 3, 2010. Retrieved 2010.
  10. ^ a b "Big Ten Basketball 2009-10 Media Guide". CBS Interactive. p. 35. Archived from the original on July 3, 2010. Retrieved 2010.
  11. ^ "All-Time Records". MGoBlue.com. CBS Interactive. p. 10. Archived from the original on April 1, 2011. Retrieved 2010.
  12. ^ "All-Time Records". MGoBlue.com. CBS Interactive. p. 14. Archived from the original on April 1, 2011. Retrieved 2010.
  13. ^ "All-Time Records". MGoBlue.com. CBS Interactive. p. 16. Archived from the original on April 1, 2011. Retrieved 2010.
  14. ^ "All-Time Records". MGoBlue.com. CBS Interactive. p. 20. Archived from the original on April 1, 2011. Retrieved 2010.
  15. ^ "Postgame Notes: Ohio 65, #13 Michigan 60". MGoBlue. CBS Interactive. March 16, 2012. Retrieved 2012.
  16. ^ "Division I Championship" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association. p. 4. Retrieved 2010.
  17. ^ "All-Time Records". MGoBlue.com. CBS Interactive. p. 2. Archived from the original on April 1, 2011. Retrieved 2010.
  18. ^ "1990 NBA Draft". Basketball-reference.com. Retrieved 2014.
  19. ^ "1993 NBA Draft". Basketball-reference.com. Retrieved 2014.

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