2008–09 Davidson Wildcats men's basketball team

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2008-09 Davidson Wildcats men's basketball
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Southern Conference Regular Season Champions
Conference Southern Conference South
2008-09 record 28-6 (14-0 SoCon)
Head coach Bob McKillop
Assistant coach Matt Matheny
Assistant coach Jim Fox
Assistant coach Matt McKillop
Home arena John M. Belk Arena
Seasons
« 2007–08 2009–10 »
2008–09 Southern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
North
Western Carolina 11 9   .550     16 15   .516
Chattanooga 11 9   .550     18 17   .514
Samford 9 11   .450     16 16   .500
Appalachian State 9 11   .450     13 18   .419
Elon 7 13   .350     11 20   .355
UNC Greensboro 4 16   .200     5 25   .167
South
Davidson 18 2   .900     27 8   .771
The Citadel 15 5   .750     20 13   .606
College of Charleston 15 5   .750     27 9   .750
Wofford 12 8   .600     16 14   .533
Georgia Southern 5 15   .250     8 22   .267
Furman 4 16   .200     6 24   .200
SoCon Tournament winner
As of April 30, 2009; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2008–09 Davidson Wildcats men's basketball team represented Davidson College in NCAA men's Division I competition. The Wildcats had emerged in recent years as a legitimate national power despite being a mid-major school with one of the smallest student bodies in the NCAA Division I. The team was given high expectations after advancing to the NCAA Tournament Elite Eight in 2008.

This season was highlighted by the individual performance of Stephen Curry, who was the nation's leading scorer after making the switch from Shooting Guard to Point Guard positions. He averaged 28.6 Points per Game and 5.6 Assists per Game. Stephen this season also took the title of all-time leading career point-scorer from former All-American John Gerdy. A few months after the season, Stephen announced his entry into the 2009 NBA Draft, ending his Davidson career.

The season was ended on a disappointing note, as the Wildcats unexpectedly lost to College of Charleston in the SoCon Tournament semifinals, resulting in their omission from the NCAA Basketball Tournament Field. The Wildcats then beat the South Carolina Gamecocks in the NIT tournament before losing in the Round of 16 to Saint Mary's and their star Point Guard Patty Mills.

Roster[edit]

No. Position Year Player
1 United States PG So Brendan McKillop
4 United States SG Fr Aaron Bond
12 Turkey PG Sr Can Civi
14 Canada SF Sr Max Paulhus Gosselin
20 United States SG Fr Will Reigel
22 Canada SF Jr Will Archambault
23 United States PF Jr Steve Rossiter
No. Position Year Player
24 United States SG Jr Bryant Barr
25 United States SG Sr A.J Atkinson
30 United States PG Jr Stephen Curry
34 Nigeria PF Fr Frank Ben-Eze
35 United States PF Jr Dan Nelms
41 Nigeria PF Sr Andrew Lovedale
42 England PF So Ben Allison


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