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2007-08 Basketball Results

Gopher Basketball 2007-08 Season

  • Head Coach:  Tubby Smith (1st season)
  • Overall Record: 20-14
  • Conference Record: 8-10

2007-08 Schedule

Date Opponent W/L Score
11/01/2007 Exhibition
Minnesota State-Mankato
W 94-68
11/06/2007 Exhibition
SW Minnesota State
W 88-52
11/10/2007 Army W 84-52
11/20/2007 @ Iowa State W 68-58
11/24/2007 Central Michigan W 77-59
11/27/2007 Big Ten/ACC Challenge
@ Florida State
L 61-75
12/01/2007 California-Riverside W 75-38
12/03/2007 North Dakota State W 88-56
12/08/2007 Colorado State W 91-74
12/12/2007 South Dakota State W 78-72
12/22/2007 Santa Clara W 68-50
12/28/2007 Duel in the Desert
vs. Nicholls State
W 77-32
12/29/2007 Duel in the Desert
vs. Kennesaw State
W 83-66
12/30/2007 Duel in the Desert
@ UNLV
L 64-81
01/05/2008 @ Michigan State L 59-65
01/09/2008 Northwestern W 82-63
01/12/2008 @ Penn State W 76-73
01/17/2008 Indiana L 60-65
01/20/2008 Michigan State L 73-78
01/26/2008 @ Ohio State L 60-76
01/31/2008 @ Michigan W 77-65
02/03/2008 Wisconsin L 47-63
02/06/2008 @ Northwestern W 92-72
02/09/2008 Iowa W 63-50
02/12/2008 Illinois L 60-84
02/16/2008 @ Wisconsin L 56-65
02/21/2008 Michigan W 69-60
02/24/2008 Penn State W 75-68
02/27/2008 @ Purdue L 53-65
03/01/2008 Ohio State W 71-57
03/05/2008 @ Indiana L 55-69
03/08/2008 @ Illinois L 58-67
03/13/2008 Big Ten 1st Round
vs. Northwestern
W 55-52
03/14/2008 Big Ten Quarterfinals
vs. Indiana
W 59-58
03/15/2008 Big Ten Semifinals
vs. Illinois
L 50-54
03/18/2008 NIT 1st Round
Maryland
L 58-68

2007-08 Big Ten Standings

TEAM CONF OVERALL
Wisconsin 16-2 31-5
Purdue 15-3 25-9
Indiana 14-4 25-8
Michigan State 12-6 27-9
Ohio State 10-8 22-13
Minnesota 8-10 20-14
Penn State 7-11 15-16
Iowa 6-12 13-19
Illinois 5-13 16-19
Michigan 5-13 10-22
Northwestern 1-17 8-22

2007-08 Big Ten Tournament

First Round

#9 Michigan 55, #8 Iowa 47
#10 Illinois 64, #7 Penn State 63
#6 Minnesota 55, #11 Northwestern 52

Quarterfinals

#1 Wisconsin 51, #9 Michigan 34
#4 Michigan State 67, #5 Ohio State 60
#10 Illinois 74, #2 Purdue 67 (OT)
#6 Minnesota 59, #3 Indiana 58

Semifinals

#1 Wisconsin 65, #4 Michigan State 63
#10 Illinois 54, #6 Minnesota 50

Finals

#1 Wisconsin 61, #10 Illinois 45

2007-08 Gopher Basketball Roster

No. Name Pos. Yr. Ht. Wt. Hometown (Last School)
33 Abu-Shamala, Jamal G Jr 6-5 210 Shakopee, MN
4 Busch, Travis G/F Jr 6-4 220 St. Paul, MN (Mounds View HS)
13 Coleman, Dan F Sr* 6-9 225 Minneapolis, MN (Hopkins HS)
24 Hoffarber, Blake G Fr 6-4 200 Minnetonka, MN (Hopkins HS)
34 Johnson, Damian F So* 6-7 195 Thibodaux, LA
1 McKenzie, Lawrence G Sr 6-2 180 Minneapolis, MN (U of OK/Henry HS)
0 Nolen, Al G Fr 6-1 180 Minneapolis, MN (Henry HS)
3 Payton, Kevin G/F So* 6-5 215 Camden, NJ
2 Saunders, Ryan G Sr 6-1 180 Medina, MN (Wayzata HS)
50 Tollackson, Spencer C Sr 6-9 260 Chaska, MN
20 Westbrook, Lawrence G So 6-0 195 Chandler, AZ (Winchendon Prep)
11 Williams, Jonathan F Jr* 6-9 285 St. Cloud, MN (Notre Dame Prep/Apollo)

* Indicates a player who has used a redshirt season

2007-08 Final AP Poll

Team Record Pts
1 North Carolina (53) 32-2 1,779
2 Memphis (13) 33-1 1,710
3 UCLA (5) 31-3 1,674
4 Kansas (1) 31-3 1,596
5 Tennessee 29-4 1,449
6 Wisconsin 29-4 1,412
7 Texas 28-6 1,390
8 Georgetown 27-5 1,271
9 Duke 27-5 1,223
10 Stanford 26-7 1,122
11 Butler 29-3 1,004
12 Xavier (OH) 27-6 957
13 Louisville 24-8 894
14 Drake 28-4 794
15 Notre Dame 24-7 672
16 Connecticut 24-8 670
17 Pittsburgh 26-9 586
18 Michigan State 25-8 523
19 Vanderbilt 26-7 493
20 Purdue 24-8 418
21 Washington State 24-8 377
22 Clemson 24-9 364
23 Davidson 26-6 253
24 Gonzaga 25-7 232
25 Marquette 24-9 174

2007-08 Final USA Today Poll

Team Record Pts
1 Kansas (31) 37-3 775
2 Memphis 38-2 744
3 North Carolina 36-3 708
4 UCLA 35-4 687
5 Texas 31-7 631
6 Louisville 27-9 602
7 Tennessee 31-5 554
8 Xavier (OH) 30-7 543
9 Davidson 29-7 512
10 Wisconsin 31-5 499
11 Stanford 28-8 474
12 Georgetown 28-6 395
13 Michigan State 27-9 359
14 Butler 30-4 339
15 Washington State 26-9 328
16 Duke 28-6 312
17 West Virginia 26-11 197
18 Pittsburgh 27-10 194
19 Notre Dame 25-8 180
20 Purdue 25-9 164
21 Marquette 25-10 153
22 Western Kentucky 29-7 139
23 Drake 28-5 117
24 Villanova 22-13 110
25 Vanderbilt 26-8 70

Final Four

Semifinals

Kansas 84, North Carolina 66
Memphis 78, UCLA 63

Finals

Kansas 75, Memphis 68 (OT)