1996-97 Minnesota Golden Gophers Men's Basketball Team
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1996%E2%80%9397 Minnesota Golden Gophers Men's Basketball Team
1996-97 Minnesota Golden Gophers men's basketball
Minnesota Golden Gophers logo.svg
Big Ten Regular Season Champions (vacated)
NCAA Tournament, Final Four (vacated)
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 3
APNo. 3
1996-97 record0-4 (0-2 Big Ten)
Head coachClem Haskins (11th season)
Assistant coaches
MVPBobby Jackson
Home arenaWilliams Arena
Seasons
← 1995-96
1997-98 →
1996-97 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Iowa 12 6   .667     22 10   .688
Purdue 12 6   .667     18 12   .600
No. 19 Illinois 11 7   .611     22 10   .688
Wisconsin 11 7   .611     18 10   .643
Indiana 9 9   .500     22 11   .667
Michigan State 9 9   .500     17 12   .586
Ohio State 5 13   .278     10 17   .370
Penn State 3 15   .167     10 17   .370
Northwestern 2 16   .111     7 22   .241
No. 3 Minnesota* 0 2   .000     0 4   .000
Michigan* 0 9   .000     0 11   .000
Rankings from AP Poll
*Michigan: 24 games vacated; including NIT champ. vacated due to sanctions against the program
*Minnesota: 31 games including 5 NCAA Tournament games vacated due to sanctions against the program
Disputed records: Michigan-(24-11)(9-9); Minnesota-(31-4)(16-2)

The 1996-97 Minnesota Golden Gophers men's basketball team represented the University of Minnesota during the 1996-97 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The team, coached by Clem Haskins, played their home games in Williams Arena in Minneapolis, Minnesota as members of the Big Ten Conference. They finished the season 31-4, 16-2 in Big Ten play to win the Big Ten championship. They received the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament as the No. 1 seed in the Midwest region. There they defeated Southwest Texas State and Temple to advance to the Sweet Sixteen. In the Sweet Sixteen, they defeated Clemson and UCLA to advance to the Final Four for the first time in school history. There they lost to Kentucky.

In 1999, an academic fraud scandal revealed that Minnesota academic counseling office manager Jan Gangelhoff had done coursework for at least 20 Minnesota basketball players since 1993. Four players from the Minnesota basketball team were immediately suspended, pending an investigation for academic fraud. Head coach Clem Haskins, men's athletic director Mark Dienhart, and university vice president McKinley Boston all resigned. The NCAA sanctioned Minnesota by vacating all appearances in the 1994, 1995, and 1997 NCAA Tournaments and 1996 and 1998 National Invitational Tournaments, as well as individual records of those student-athletes found to have committed academic fraud. The NCAA further issued show-cause penalties for Haskins and Newby (both until October 23, 2007) and Gangelhoff (until October 23, 2005).

Roster

Schedule and results

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
city, state
Non-conference regular season
*
W   1-0

*
W   2-0

*

W   3-0

*

W   4-0

*

W   5-0

*
L   5-1

*
W   6-1

*
W   7-1

*
W   8-1

*
W   9-1

*
W   10-1

*
W   11-1

Big Ten regular season

W   12-1
(1-0)


W   13-1
(2-0)


W  OT 14-1
(3-0)


W   15-1
(4-0)


L   15-2
(4-1)


W   16-2
(5-1)


W   17-2
(6-1)


W   18-2
(7-1)


W   19-2
(8-1)


W   20-2
(9-1)


W   21-2
(10-1)


W   22-2
(11-1)


W   23-2
(12-1)


W   24-2
(13-1)


W   25-2
(14-1)


W   26-2
(15-1)


W   27-2
(16-1)


L   27-3
(16-2)

NCAA Tournament
*

W   28-3

*

W   29-3

*

W  2OT 30-3

*

W   31-3

*

L   31-4

*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll[[2]. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Central Time
Source[3].

Rankings

Awards

Team MVP

  • Bobby Jackson[4]

References

  1. ^ https://www.ncaa.com/history/basketball-men/d1
  2. ^ http://www.appollarchive.com/mbasketball/ap/seasons.cfm?appollid=747 Archived 2013-02-15 at Archive.today AP Poll Archive - 97 Season
  3. ^ "1996-97 Minnesota Golden Gophers Schedule and Results | College Basketball at Sports-Reference.com". College Basketball at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved .
  4. ^ Awards and Honors Archived January 10, 2010, at the Wayback Machine, May 4, 2006. Access date September 28, 2008.

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