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April 1, 2004

2009-10 Season - 2003-04 MEN'S BASKETBALL REVIEW

2003-04 MBB REVIEW

 

Vikings finish season with 16-9 overall record after beating Carthage 81-69; Six seniors end careers with 70-30 four year record; Drew Carstens & Shaun Clements both wind up on top 20 of Augustana’s career scoring list

 

After dispatching of Carthage 81-69 on Saturday, February 28, the Augustana Vikings men’s basketball team finished its 2003-04 season with a 16-9 overall record and a 10-4 mark in the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin. That was good enough for a second place finish in the league, two games behind champion Illinois Wesleyan.

 

When the final buzzer sounded on Saturday evening in Kenosha, Wisconsin, six Augustana College seniors walked off the floor in Viking uniforms for the last time. It was a significant trek as these six players marked the first full recruiting class for head coach Grey Giovanine. Giovanine, who took over in the fall of 1999, last year watched as five seniors left the program as the first class to play four years under the energetic mentor. This bunch, which includes the following players: Drew Carstens (Downers Grove North HS, Downers Grove, IL), Jim Thomas (Wheaton North HS, Wheaton, IL), Shaun Clements (Lake Zurich HS, Lake Zurich, IL), Bill Goehrke (Hoffman Estates HS, South Barrington, IL), Brad Novak (Rock Island HS, Rock Island, IL) and Aaron Thompson (Greenville HS, Greenville, PA) came on board in the fall of 2000. They represent the first class to be fully recruited by Giovanine and they leave behind a tremendous legacy.

 

In four years they combined for an overall record of 70-30 and were 39-17 in the CCIW. They won at least 16 games in each of the four years, going 17-8 in 2000-01, 17-8 in 2001-02, 20-5 in 2002-03 and 16-9 in 2003-04. In league play they were fourth, second, first and second respectively.

 

Out of the collective success, there were also some individual successes that will be forever etched into the Augustana record books. Most noteworthy, of course, is that of Carstens, who will graduate in May as the second leading scorer in school history. Carstens totaled 1,813 points, which trails only the school record 2,035 of John Laing from 1969-73. He became the first player in Augustana history to lead the team in scoring for four straight years. He set new school records for single season free throw made (208) and attempted (249) as a sophomore in 2001-02 and he also owns school records for career free throws made (577) and attempted (720). He finished third on the Vikings career three point field goals made list with 156 and third in attempts with 429. The 476 points he scored this past year are tied for 16th on the single season scoring list.

 

Clements, who battled back from a serious knee injury suffered at the end of last year, became the 20th player in Augustana history to score over 1,000 career points and he finished with 1,021.

 

Thomas, the leader of the team as the point guard, finished his four years with 272 assists and he ended up eighth on both the career three point field goals made list (90) and attempts (243).

 

Goehrke, who led the team in rebounding this year with a 6.7 average, leaves with the sixth highest field goal percentage in Augustana history. He made 206 of 363 attempts for a .567 percentage. Novak takes over the third spot on the school’s career three point field goal percentage list at .453 as he made 48 of 106.

 

The six seniors did not suffer a losing record against any of the seven CCIW opponents, going 7-1 against North Park and North Central, 6-2 with Wheaton and Millikin, 5-3 vs. Elmhurst and 4-4 matched up against Carthage and Illinois Wesleyan.

 

During their career they were an impressive 40-6 at home, including a 24-4 mark in CCIW games.

 

Augustana led the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin in six team categories. The Vikings were first in scoring defense (66.3 ppg), scoring margin ( 11.8), rebounding ( 38.6), rebounding margin ( 5.4), turnover margin ( 1.71) and assist/turnover ratio (1.08). While no Augustana individual led any categories, the Vikings were well represented in the final statistical ranking. Carstens was fifth in scoring with a 17.9 per game average and Goehrke was seventh in rebounding at 6.2 per game. Clements was sixth in field goal percentage at .534 with Thomas finishing fourth in assists at 3.50 per game and Carstens sixth at 3.21. Joe Baumann (Carmel HS, Libertyville, IL) was ninth in free throw percentage at .811 (30-37). Jordan Watson (Galesburg HS, Galesburg, IL) was fourth in three point field goal percentage with a mark of .457 (16-35) and Baumann was fifth at .452 (19-42). Goehrke was eighth in blocked shots with 0.71 per game. Carstens was second in steals with 2.07 per game and fifth in three point field goals per game with 1.79. Thomas was fourth in assist/turnover ratio at 1.96.

 

2003-04 College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin final men’s basketball standings

 

                                    |------CONFERENCE-------| |--------OVERALL--------|

STANDINGS                  W-L     Pct       PF         PA        W-L     Pct       PF         PA

Illinois Wesleyan...         12-2      .857      78.0      68.7      21-7      .750      77.7      68.0

Wheaton.............          10-4      .714      78.6      68.4      21-4      .840      77.5      62.8

Augustana...........          10-4      .714      78.1      66.3      16-9      .640      76.5      67.4

Carthage............           7-7       .500      72.3      72.4      15-10   .600      72.1      68.4

Millikin............               6-8       .429      66.5      72.6      14-11   .560      69.2      70.6

North Central.......          5-9       .357      74.7      82.0      12-12   .500      76.6      79.5

Elmhurst............            3-11      .214      68.6      74.1      11-14   .440      73.9      72.4

North Park..........           3-11      .214      68.1      80.6       8-17     .320      70.5      77.8

   

AUGUSTANA HEAD COACH GREY GIOVANINE: Grey Giovanine just finished his fifth year at Augustana and he has a record of 80-45 with the Vikings, including a mark of 43-27 in the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin. His overall record as a head coach, including a six year stint at Lamar University where he was 80-85, is now 160-130.

 

THE GREY GIOVANINE RECORD

 

OVERALL

SUN BELT CONFERENE

YEAR

WON

LOSS

.PCT

WON

LOSS

.PCT

SCHOOL

1993-94

10

17

.370

6

12

.333

Lamar

1994-95

11

16

.407

6

12

.333

Lamar

1995-96

12

15

.444

7

11

.389

Lamar

1996-97

15

12

.556

10

8

.556

Lamar

1997-98

15

14

.517

7

11

.389

Lamar

1998-99

17

11

.607

11

7

.611

Lamar

LAMAR TOTALS

80

85

.485

47

61

.435

 

 

 

 

 

CCIW

 

 

 

1999-00

10

15

.400

4

10

.285

Augustana

2000-01

17

8

.680

9

5

.642

Augustana

2001-02

17

8

.680

9

5

.642

Augustana

2002-03

20

5

.800

11

3

.786

Augustana

2003-04

16

9

.640

10

4

.714

Augustana

AUGUSTANA TOTALS

80

45

.640

43

27

.614

 

CAREER

160

130

.552

 

 

 

 

 

2003-04 AUGUSTANA SUPERLATIVES:

 

D3HOOPS ALL-AMERICAN: Drew Carstens

CCIW ALL-CONFERENCE: Drew Carstens (1st team); Jim Thomas (3rd team) & Shaun Clements (3rd team)

SCHOOL RECORD CAREER FREE THROWS MADE: 577 – Drew Carstens (2000-04)

SCHOOL RECORD CAREER FREE THROWS ATTEMPTED: 720 Drew Carstens (2000-04)

CAREER 1000 POINT SCORER: Drew Carstens (1,813 points – second on all time list)

CAREER 1000 POINT SCORER: Shaun Clements (1,021 points – 20th on all-time list)

MOST VALUABLE PLAYER: Drew Carstens

BEST DEFENSIVE PLAYER: Jim Thomas

BEST REBOUNDER: Bill Goehrke

JUNIOR VARSITY MVP: Shaun Rose

CAPTAINS-ELECT FOR 2004-05: Matt Salisbury, Joe Baumann & Travis Hoyt