Wayne State College

1998-99 & 99-00 Men's Basketball Teams

Inducted: 2009

The 1998-99 and 1999-2000 men's basketball teams made back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances under Coach Greg McDermott, going 23-5 in 1998-99 and 26-6 in 1999-2000. The 1998-99 team earned the top seed and hosted the NCAA Division II North Central Regional Tournament. The 1999-2000 team won a school record 26 games and captured the Northern Sun Conference regular season and post-season tournament titles in the school's first year competing in the league. The 1999-2000 'Cats advanced to the NCAA Division II National Tournament for the second straight season and defeated St. Cloud State and South Dakota before falling to eventual national champion Metro State in the North Central Regional championship game. Greg McDermott was named the 1999-2000 NSIC Coach of the Year while Jon Dolliver, Eric Henderson and Brad Joens were all selected to the 1999-2000 NSIC All-Conference Team. The two teams combined went 49-11 during the successful two-year run. The 1998-99, 1999-00 men's basketball teams were inducted into the WSC Athletic Hall of Fame on October 3, 2009.