Sunday, March 18, 2007

The Mark Gottfried files

As many of you know, CMG has 3 winning seasons in SEC play in his 9 years at the Capstone. You can also read this as only 4 losing seasons in 9 years. Either way you read it it's not dominating... or miserable. It's average.

SEC record by year:
Season Overall SEC Record
1998-99 17-15 6-10
1999-00 13-16 6-10
2000-01 25-11 8-8
2001-02 27-8 12-4
2002-03 17-12 7-9
2003-04 20-13 8-8
2004-05 24-7 12-4
2005-06 18-13 10-6
2006-07 22-12 7-9

One regular season title in the 2001-2002 campaign.

Let's talk about the SEC tournament:
- 1998-99: 5 seed. Beat UGA (4E), lost to Auburn (1W)
- 1999-00: 4 seed. Lost to South Carolina (5E)
- 2000-01: 3 seed. Beat Vanderbilt (6E), lost to Florida (2E)
- 2001-02: 1 seed. Beat Tennessee (4E), South Carolina (5E), lost to Miss State (2W)
- 2002-03: 4 seed. Lost to Vanderbilt (5E)
- 2003-04: 3 seed. Beat Tennessee (6E), lost to Florida (2E) in OT
- 2004-05: 1 seed. Beat Ole Miss (5W), lost to Florida (2E) in semis
- 2005-06: 2 seed. Lost to Kentucky (3E).
- 2006-07: 5 seed. Lost to Kentucky (4E).

SECT record: 6-9. No SEC Tournament championships. Played Mississippi St for the championship in 2002.

Now let's log his NCAA tournament record by year, seeding, and final ranking:
- 2001-02: 1-1 (Beat #15 Florida Atlantic 86-78, lost to #10 Kent State 71-58), #2 seed, #8
- 2002-03: 0-1 (lost to #7 Indiana 67-62), #10 seed, unranked
- 2003-04: 3-1 (beat #9 So Illinois 65-64, #1 Stanford 70-67, and #4 Syracuse 80-71, lost to #2 UConn 87-71), #8 seed, #17
- 2004-05: 0-1 (Lost to #12 University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 83-73), #5 seed, #21
- 2005-06: 1-1 (Beat #7 Marquette 90-85, lost to #2 UCLA 62-59), #10 seed, unranked

Overall NCAA tournament record: 5-5. We've been in the final rankings 3 times under CMG.

What CMG has accomplished in his tenure at Alabama:
- First ever #1 National ranking.
- First ever appearance in the Elite 8.
- Brought the basketball program out of the gutter.
- Vastly improved our non conference schedule (I wish we'd do the same in football).
- Five 20 win seasons the past 6 years.
- Pushed to get Coleman Colesium updated (which it was badly needing).

There you have it... just the facts. I might be forgetting something. Feel free to add in comments.

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