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2008-09 Basketball Results

Gopher Basketball 2008-09 Season

  • Head Coach:  Tubby Smith (2nd season)
  • Overall Record: 22-11
  • Conference Record: 9-9
  • The Stadium Shootout was played at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, AZ.

2008-09 Schedule

Date Opponent W/L Score
11/03/2008 Exhibition
St. Cloud State
W 88-80
11/06/2008 Exhibition
Northern State
W 92-62
11/14/2008 NABC Classic
Concordia-St. Paul
W 76-51
11/15/2008 NABC Classic
Bowling Green
W 68-61
11/16/2008 NABC Classic
Georgia State
W 60-52
11/22/2008 @ Colorado State W 72-71
11/26/2008 Eastern Washington W 88-67
11/29/2008 North Dakota State W 90-76
12/02/2008 Big Ten/ACC Challenge
Virginia
W 66-56
12/06/2008 Cornell (NY) W 71-54
12/10/2008 South Dakota State W 74-60
12/20/2008 Stadium Shootout
vs. Louisville
W 70-64
12/23/2008 SE Louisiana W 80-71
12/28/2008 High Point W 82-56
12/31/2008 Michigan State L 58-70
01/03/2009 Ohio State W 68-59
01/08/2009 @ Iowa W 52-49
01/11/2009 Penn State W 79-59
01/15/2009 @ Wisconsin W 78-74 OT
01/18/2009 @ Northwestern L 65-74
01/22/2009 Purdue L 62-70
01/25/2009 @ Indiana W 67-63
01/29/2009 Illinois W 59-36
02/04/2009 @ Michigan State L 47-76
02/07/2009 @ Ohio State L 58-64
02/10/2009 Indiana W 62-54
02/14/2009 @ Penn State L 63-68
02/19/2009 @ Michigan L 62-74
02/22/2009 Northwestern W 72-45
02/26/2009 @ Illinois L 41-52
03/04/2009 Wisconsin W 51-46
03/07/2009 Michigan L 64-67
03/12/2009 Big Ten 1st Round
vs. Northwestern
W 66-53
03/13/2009 Big Ten Quarterfinals
vs. Michigan State
L 56-64
03/19/2009 NCAA 1st Round
vs. Texas
L 62-76

2008-09 Big Ten Standings

TEAM CONF OVERALL
Michigan State 15-3 31-7
Purdue 11-7 27-10
Illinois 11-7 24-10
Penn State 10-8 27-11
Ohio State 10-8 22-11
Wisconsin 10-8 20-13
Minnesota 9-9 22-11
Michigan 9-9 21-14
Northwestern 8-10 17-14
Iowa 5-13 15-17
Indiana 1-17 6-25

2008-09 Big Ten Tournament

First Round

#8 Minnesota 66, #9 Northwestern 53
#7 Michigan 73, #10 Iowa 45
#6 Penn State 66, #11 Indiana 51

Quarterfinals

#1 Michigan State 64, #8 Minnesota 56
#5 Ohio State 61, #4 Wisconsin 57
#2 Illinois 60, #7 Michigan 50
#3 Purdue 79, #6 Penn State 65

Semifinals

#5 Ohio State 82, #1 Michigan State 70
#3 Purdue 66, #2 Illinois 56

Finals

#3 Purdue 65, #5 Ohio State 61

2008-09 Gopher Basketball Roster

No. Name Pos. Yr. Ht. Wt. Hometown (Last School)
33 Abu-Shamala, Jamal G/F Sr 6-5 210 Shakopee, MN
22 Bostick, Devron G Jr 6-5 210 Racine, WI (SW Illinois CC)
4 Busch, Travis G/F Jr* 6-4 220 St. Paul, MN (Mounds View HS)
1 Carter, Paul F So 6-8 195 Little Rock, AK (Missouri State-West Plains)
24 Hoffarber, Blake G So 6-4 200 Minnetonka, MN (Hopkins HS)
45 Iverson, Colton F/C Fr 6-10 235 Yankton, SD
34 Johnson, Damian F Jr* 6-7 195 Thibodaux, LA
5 Joseph, Devoe G Fr 6-3 170 Ajax, Ontario (Pickering)
0 Nolen, Al G So 6-1 180 Minneapolis, MN (Henry HS)
3 Payton, Kevin G/F Jr* 6-5 215 Camden, NJ
50 Sampson III, Ralph F/C Fr 6-11 220 Duluth, GA (Northview)
20 Westbrook, Lawrence G Jr 6-0 195 Chandler, AZ (Winchendon Prep)
11 Williams, Jonathan C Sr* 6-9 250 St. Cloud, MN (Notre Dame Prep/Apollo)

* Indicates a player who has used a redshirt season

2008-09 Final AP Poll

Team Record Pts
1 Louisville (45) 28-5 1,740
2 North Carolina (11) 28-4 1,654
3 Memphis (11) 31-3 1,621
4 Pittsburgh (3) 28-4 1,585
5 Connecticut (1) 27-4 1,519
6 Duke 28-6 1,444
7 Oklahoma 27-5 1,281
8 Michigan State 26-6 1,257
9 Missouri 28-6 1,131
10 Gonzaga 26-5 1,060
11 Villanova 26-7 1,049
12 Wake Forest 24-6 997
13 Syracuse 26-9 903
14 Kansas 25-7 874
15 Washington 25-8 751
16 Florida State 25-9 667
17 Purdue 25-9 643
18 UCLA 25-8 491
19 Arizona State 24-9 381
20 Xavier (OH) 25-7 351
21 LSU 26-7 292
22 Butler 26-5 284
23 Marquette 24-9 277
24 Clemson 23-8 264
25 Utah 24-9 150

2008-09 Final USA Today Poll

Team Record Pts
1 North Carolina (31) 34-4 775
2 Michigan State 31-7 743
3 Connecticut 31-5 705
4 Villanova 30-8 669
5 Louisville 31-6 646
6 Pittsburgh 31-5 630
7 Oklahoma 30-6 575
8 Missouri 31-7 563
9 Memphis 33-4 522
10 Kansas 27-8 481
11 Duke 30-7 459
12 Syracuse 28-10 405
13 Gonzaga 28-6 393
14 Purdue 27-10 362
15 Xavier (OH) 27-8 361
16 Washington 26-9 260
17 LSU 27-8 233
18 UCLA 26-9 204
19 Arizona State 25-10 200
20 Wake Forest 24-7 170
21 Marquette 25-10 160
22 Florida State 25-10 130
23 Texas 23-12 71
24 Arizona 21-14 60
25 Butler 26-6 47

Final Four

Semifinals

Michigan State 82, Connecticut 73
North Carolina 83, Villanova 69

Finals

North Carolina 89, Michigan State 72