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1998-99 St. Thomas Men's Basketball Preview Information

General College Information
School: University of St. Thomas
Founded:  1885
location:  St Paul
Enrollment  5,127 undergrad/5,309 graduate
President:  Rev Dennis Dease
Athletic Director:  Steve Fritz
Team Niclmamc:   Tomnues
Colors:  Purple & Gray
Arena Name (capacity):  Schoenecker Arena (2,250)
Arena press row phone:      651-962-5939

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Coaching Staff
Head Coach:  Steve Fritz
Alma Mater/year of grad.: St. Thomas, ‘71
Starting     19t h   season
Record with current school: 314-166  (.654)
All-Time Record/Yrs:  same
Coach’s phone/best time to call: (651-962-5901  10 a.m.-2 p.m.)
Assistants:
Dan Brink, John Hughes, Greg Gorton, John Tauer , Tom Flood
 

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SID Information
Sports Information
S.I.D:  Gene McGivern
Office Phone:  (651) 962-5903
Home Phone: (651) 686-6399
Fax::  (651) 962-5928
E-Mail Address:   ejmcgivern@stthomas.edu |
Web site:   http://tigger.stthomas.edu/ATPEW/MBB/index.html |

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 1997-98 game by game
St. Thomas 1997-98 results
Men’s Basketball (FINAL: 18-8, 13-7 MIAC/tie 3rd)
Date Foe Site Time/Res.
Nov. 21-22 Trinity (Tex.) Tourney San Antonio, Tex. 2-0
            1st Rd--St. Thomas 82, Whittier 71; Finals: UST 73, Trinity 58
Tue. Nov. 25 Northwestern  Home W, 91-67
Sat. Dec. 6 Carleton  Northfield L, 69-81
Wed. Dec. 10 St. Mary’s  Home W, 77-60
Sat. Dec. 13 Hamline  St. Paul-Ham L, 87-93
Sat. Dec. 20 Concordia-St. Paul St. Paul-Conc. W, 83-63
Sat. Jan. 3 St. Olaf  Home L, 70-74
Mon. Jan. 5 Augsburg  Mpls.-Aug. L, 79-80
Sat. Jan. 10 Bethel  Home W, 94-79
Mon. Jan. 12 Concordia-M’head Moorhead W, 85-69
Wed. Jan. 14 Gustavus  Home L, 68-79
Sat. Jan. 17 St. John’s  Collegeville W, 68-58
Wed. Jan. 21 Macalester  Home W, 63-55
Sat. Jan. 24 Carleton  Home L, 57-71
Wed. Jan. 28 St. Mary’s  Winona W, 65-56
Sat. Jan. 31 Hamline  Home W, 76-69
Mon. Feb. 2 St. Olaf  N’field-St. O W, 62-48
Wed. Feb. 4 Augsburg  Home W, 72-59
Wed. Feb. 11 Bethel  Arden Hills W, 82-74
Sat. Feb. 14 Concordia-M’head Home W, 72-39
Mon. Feb. 16 Gustavus  St. Peter L, 56-73
Wed. Feb. 18 St. John’s  Home W, 79-64
Sat. Feb. 21 Macalester  St. Paul-Mac W, 71-68
MIAC Playoffs
Thur. Feb. 26 Augsburg Mpls.-Aug W, 77-76
Sat. Feb. 28 Gustavus St. Peter L, 62-66
 
 

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1998-99 Schedule
1998-99 Varsity Schedule
Date Opponent Site Time
Tues. Nov. 24 Northwestern Coll. Roseville 7 p.m.
F-S Nov. 27-28 Concordia Tourney Irvine, Ca. 3/5 p.m.
   (Wayland Baptist (Tex.), St. Xavier (Ill.), UST, Concordia-Calif.)
Sat. Dec. 5 St. Mary’s  Home 3 p.m.
Wed. Dec. 9 Hamline St. Paul-Ham. 7:30 p.m.
Sat. Dec. 12 Macalester St. Paul-Mac. 3 p.m.
Sat. Dec. 19 Concordia-St. Paul Home 7:30 p.m.
Sat. Jan. 2 St. Olaf St. Peter 3 p.m.
Mon. Jan. 4 Augsburg Home 7:30 p.m.
Wed. Jan. 6 Carleton Home 7:30 p.m.
Sat. Jan. 9 Concordia-M’head Home 3 p.m.
Mon. Jan. 11 Bethel Home 7:30 p.m.
Wed. Jan. 13 Gustavus Home 7:30 p.m.
Sat. Jan. 16 St. John’s Collegeville 3 p.m.
Sat. Jan. 23 St. Mary’s Winona 3 p.m.
Wed. Jan. 27 Hamline Home 7:30 p.m.
Sat. Jan. 30 Macalester Home 3 p.m.
Mon. Feb. 1 St. Olaf Home 7:30 p.m.
Wed. Feb. 3 Augsburg Minneapolis 7:30 p.m.
Sat. Feb. 6 Carleton Northfield 3 p.m.
Wed. Feb. 10 Concordia-M’head Moorhead 7:30 p.m.
Sat. Feb. 13 Bethel Arden Hills 3 p.m.
Mon. Feb. 15 Gustavus St. Peter 7:30 p.m.
Wed. Feb. 17 St. John’s Home 7:30 p.m.

Home games at Schoenecker Arena
 
 

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St. Thomas Men Player & Team Information
1997-98 Overall Record:    18-8
1997-98 Conference Record/Place    13-7/tie 3rd
Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 10/3
Starters Returning/Lost     4/1

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Returning Starters (Pos., name, year, ht., 1997-98 ppg, rpg, apg, spg, misc. notes):
F Matt Arnold   SR 6-3 12.6 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 2.2 apg, started all 26, 31 treys
F Joe Buri JR 6-4 14.1 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 3.5 apg, 40-of-92 3-ptrs.
G Kip Sparby JR 6-5 14.5 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 3.4 apg, 82% FT, 63-of-171 3-ptrs.
Pt.G Sean Stephens SR 6-0   9.8 ppg, 3.2 apg, 80% FT

Other Key Returners (Pos., name, year, ht., ppg., rpg, apg, spg, misc. notes):
G Cory Schlagel  JR 6-1 2.8 ppg, 16 treys
G Andy Pilon  SR 6-0 4.0 ppg, 15 treys
G Patrick Mulheran JR 6-1 5.6 ppg, 13 treys
C Teddy Swanson SO 6-7 2.7 ppg, 1.8 rpg

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Key Newcomers (Pos., name, year, hometown/HS and/or Juco or other univ. attended; misc. notes):

F-C Cole Butler  FR 6-7 Rochester Lourdes HS (alma mater of Coach Steve Fritz), HM all-state
G Mark Buri  FR 6-1 St. Paul/Trinity HS, Minn. Mr. Basketball finalist, state record in career steals
F Jared Huepenbecker FR 6-5 Glencoe-Silver Lake HS, 1,000-point scorer, HM all-state
F Josh Ladwig  FR 6-4 Albert Lea HS, HM all-state
C Michael Borgelt JR 6-5 Hastings HS/Transfer from Gustavus
 
 
 

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Key Losses (Pos., name, ht., reason absent (grad., transfer, study abroad, injury, etc); misc notes:
C Tommy Fritz   Grad 6-6 7.8 ppg, 6.9 rpg, 61% FG
F Joe Hahs  SR 6-4 3.2 ppg, 2.9 rpg
 
 
 
 

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Season Outlook/Notes
 • 1997-98 Toms earned school’s 11th consecutive MIAC playoff berth (top-four in standings),  upset league champ Augsburg in semifinals 77-76, lost 66-62 to Gustavus in finals.
 •UST won nine of last 11 regular-season games in 1997-98 and was 12-1 last season when it shot 48% or better. Toms made 39% from 3-point range, averaging 7.3 made a game.
 • UST has never had a losing record in 18 seasons under Coach Steve Fritz
 • UST expects to have deepest team in recent years with as many as four athletic freshmen plus a transfer expected to contribute and seven of top eight players return from last season.
 •Juniors Kip Sparby and Joe Buri were first-team all-conference last season and will start for third consecutive year Sparby  has played all 51 games with 658 pts, 309 reb., 158 asst., 119 3-pointers and has made 76% FT. Buri has also played all 51 games and with 572 pts., 240 reb., 134 asst., 65 steals, 64 3-pointers.
 •Senior co-captains Sean Stephens and Matt Arnold alsohave solid career stats. Stephens has played in 71 gameswith 397 points, 122 asst., and 137 reb. while converting .793% FT. Including his freshman season at St. Olaf, Arnold has 844 points, 251 rebounds while shooting 73% FT.
 •Toms have nine of their first 14 MIAC games at home but finish with grueling stretch. In 13-day, five-game road stretch from Feb. 3-15, Toms play at Augsburg, Carleton, Concordia, Bethel and Gustavus, then finish regular-season Feb. 17 at home vs. rival St. John’s.
 
 

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Preseason Roster
1998-99 St. Thomas Men's Varsity Basketball Roster

No. Name  YR  Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown/HS
 3 *Brian Dorrington JR Guard 5-11 180 Greendale, Wis.
 4 *Patrick Mulheran JR Guard 6-1 175 Carmel, Ind./Zionsville
12 (c)***Sean Stephens  SR Guard 6-0 180 LaCrosse, Wis./Aquinas
14  **Andy Pilon  SR Guard 6-0 175 Plymouth/Robb. Armstrong
20 **Joe Buri  JR Forward 6-4 215 St. Paul/Trinity
22 *Cory Schlagel  SR Guard 6-1 175 Rush City
24 Mychal Brenden  SO Guard 6-3 185 Sauk Rapids
 Mark Buri  FR Guard 6-3 180 St. Paul/Trinity
 Josh Ladwig  FR Guard 6-4 180 Albert Lea
34 (c)**Matt Arnold  SR Forward 6-3 185 Minnetonka/Hopkins
 Michael Borgelt  JR Center 6-5 190 Hastings
42 *David Devine  JR Forward 6-4 195 St. Paul/Cretin-Derham Hall
 Jared Huepenbecker FR Guard 6-5 195 Glencoe/Glencoe-Silver Lake
 Cole Butler  FR Center 6-7 200 Rochester/Lourdes
52 **Kip Sparby  JR Guard 6-5 205 Cold Spring/Rocori
54 *Teddy Swanson  SO Center 6-7 210 Stillwater
(c)-co-captains *-varsity letters won

Head Coach: Steve Fritz (19th season)
Asst. Coaches: Dan Brink, Jon Hughes, Greg Gorton, John Tauer,

1997-98 St. Thomas Men's Junior-Varsity Roster
No. Name YR Pos. Ht. Hometown/HS
20 Isaiah Ketterhagen SO Guard 6-3 Fon du lac, Wis./St. Mary’s
34 Josh Schaefer SO Forward 6-3 Burnsville
40 Rob Borcherding SO Guard 6-2 Rochester/John Marshall
50 Brian Connelly SO Forward 6-5 Hastings
54 Brian Studer SO Forward 6-4 New Prague
 Steve Anderson FR Guard 6-2 Eagan
 Joe Backer FR Guard 6-1 Fairmont
 Tim Bresnahan FR Center 6-9 Rochester/Lourdes
 Neil Connelly FR Guard 6-3 Glen Ellyn, Ill./Benet Academy
 John Derus FR Forward 6-3 Mpls./Totino-Grace
 David Forster FR Guard 5-8 Sleepy Eye/St. Mary’s
 Lance Glosemeyer FR Forward 6-3 Apple Valley/Rosemount
 Matt Klein FR Guard 6-0 Davenport, Ia./Assumption
 Nate Morrisette FR Guard 5-11 Oakdale/Hill-Murray
 Ty Whitney FR Forward 6-4 Golden Valley/Robb. Armstrong
 Aaron Wills FR Forward 6-4 Sauk Centre

JV Head Coach: Jon Hughes Asst. Coach: Tom Flood
 
 



12/5
MIAC Mens Basketball

St. Thomas              73
St. Marys               54

        ST. PAUL -- Junior  guard Kip Sparby scored 34 points and junior forward
Joe Buri scored 20 as host St. Thomas (1-0 MIAC, 2-2 overall) outscored visiting
St. Marys (0-1, 2-3) 49-25 in the second half Saturday, including an 18-5
game-closing run, en route to a 19-point MIAC mens basketball win.
        The Cardinals broke to a 17-5 lead in the opening minutes. The Toms
whittled away the lead and cut the deficit to 29-24 at halftime.
        UST freshman Mark Buri came off the bench lead a 10-0 run that give the
Toms a modest second-half cushion. His 3-point basket put UST ahead to stay at
36-33 with 14:17 to play, and the lead climbed to 43-33 moments later. St. Marys
pulled within 55-49 with 4:51 to go, but the Cardinals didnt make a field goal
in final 4:50 and were outscored 18-5 in that span.
        St. Marys sophomore Ryan Rankin had 18 points and junior John Oleksyn
had 13 points and eight rebounds. The Cards shot 52% in the first half
(12-of-23) but made only 18% in the second half (4-of-22). Conversely, the Toms
shot 30% in the first half (7-of-23) and 57% in the second half (13-of-23).
        St. Thomas made 24-of-33 free throws, including 13-of-16 by Sparby, who
played all 40 minutes. UST also made 9-of-22 threes to SMUs 1-of-10. Freshman
Cole Butler had six points and seven rebounds off the bench.

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