2008–09 Indiana Hoosiers men's basketball team

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2008–09 Indiana Hoosiers men's basketball
Indiana University (Athletics) logo.png
Conference Big Ten Conference
2008–09 record 6–25 (1–17 Big Ten)
Head coach Tom Crean
Assistant coach Tim Buckley
Assistant coach Bennie Seltzer
Assistant coach Roshown McLeod
Home arena Assembly Hall
Seasons
« 2007–08 2009–10 »
2008–09 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#8 Michigan State 15 3   .833     31 7   .816
#17 Purdue 11 7   .611     27 10   .730
Illinois 11 7   .611     24 10   .706
Penn State 10 8   .556     27 11   .711
Ohio State 10 8   .556     22 11   .667
Wisconsin 10 8   .556     20 13   .606
Minnesota 9 9   .500     22 11   .667
Michigan 9 9   .500     21 14   .600
Northwestern 8 10   .444     17 14   .548
Iowa 5 13   .278     15 17   .469
Indiana 1 17   .056     6 25   .194
2009 Big Ten Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2008–09 Indiana Hoosiers men's basketball team represented Indiana University. The Head Coach was Tom Crean. The team played its home games in the Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Indiana, and was a member of the Big Ten Conference.

The Big Ten Network included the team in a two and a half hour special that featured Midnight Madness events from several Big Ten campuses on October 17, 2008, the Indiana event to kick of the season was called "Hoosier Hysteria".[1] The Hoosiers defeated the Northwestern St. Demons on November 14 in Head Coach Tom Crean's opening game.

In November 2008, the NCAA imposed a three year probation on the Indiana men's basketball program and upheld the school's self-imposed sanctions stemming from the actions of former head coach Kelvin Sampson and his staff. School athletic director Rick Greenspan resigned. There was no ban for the program in television, scholarships or post-season play.[2]

Roster[edit]

Name Number Position Height Weight Year Hometown
Kory Barnett 30 F 6–6 186 Freshman Rochester, Indiana
Devan Dumes 33 G 6–2 188 Junior Indianapolis, Indiana
Brett Finkelmeier 4 G 6–1 188 Sophomore Carmel, Indiana
Steven Gambles 24 F 6–4 220 Junior Indianapolis, Indiana
Tijan Jobe 40 C 7–0 255 Junior Banjul, The Gambia
Verdell Jones III 12 G 6–5 176 Freshman Champaign, Illinois
Broderick Lewis 32 F 6–6 195 Freshman West Lafayette, Indiana
Daniel Moore 3 G 5–11 167 Freshman Carmel, Indiana
Tom Pritchard 25 F 6–9 242 Freshman Westlake, Ohio
Jeremiah Rivers 5 G 6–5 210 Junior Winter Park, Florida
Matt Roth 2 G 6–3 186 Freshman Washington, Illinois
Kipp Schutz 23 G 6–4 200 Sophomore Evansville, Indiana
Malik Story 34 F 6–5 222 Freshman Los Angeles, California
Kyle Taber 44 C 6–8 220 Senior Evansville, Indiana
Evan White 1 G 6–0 190 Freshman Fort Wayne, Indiana
Nick Williams 20 G 6–4 211 Freshman Mobile, Alabama

Coaches: Tom Crean, Tim Buckley, Bennie Seltzer, Roshown McLeod

Recruiting class[edit]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Devan Dumes
SG
Vincennes, IN Vincennes University 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Apr 20, 2008 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A
Tijan Jobe
C
Olney, IL Olney Central CC 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 265 lb (120 kg) May 20, 2008 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   247Sports: N/A
Verdell Jones
PG
Champaign, IL Central 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 160 lb (73 kg) May 5, 2008 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 89
Tom Pritchard
C
Lakewood, OH St. Edward 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 240 lb (110 kg) Sep 17, 2007 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 92
Matt Roth
SG
Metamora, IL Washington 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Aug 22, 2007 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 89
Malik Story
SG
Cerritos, CA Artesia 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Jun 21, 2008 
Scout: N/A   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 78
Nick Williams
SG
Mobile, AL LeFlore 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Apr 21, 2008 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 96
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

Schedule and Results[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Record
11/15/08* 7:00pm vs. Northwestern St Assembly HallBloomington, IN BTN W 85–65  1–0
11/18/08* 6:30pm vs. IUPUI Assembly Hall • Bloomington, IN BTN W 60–57  2–0
11/24/08* 5:30pm vs. #8 Notre Dame Lahaina Civic CenterLahaina, HI
(Maui Invitational)
ESPN2 L 88–50  2–1
11/25/08* 1:30pm vs. St. Joseph's Lahaina Civic Center • Lahaina, HI
(Maui Invitational)
ESPNU L 84–50  2–2
11/26/08* 7:00pm vs. Chaminade University of Honolulu Lahaina Civic Center • Lahaina, HI
(Maui Invitational)
ESPNU W 81–79  3–2
11/30/08* 4:00pm Cornell Assembly Hall • Bloomington, IN BTN W 72–57  4–2
12/03/08* 7:15pm vs. #25 Wake Forest LJVM ColiseumWinston-Salem, NC
(ACC–Big Ten Challenge)
ESPN L 83–58  4–3
12/06/08* 1:30pm vs. #11 Gonzaga Lucas Oil StadiumIndianapolis, IN
(Hartford Hall of Fame Classic)
BTN L 70–54  4–4
12/10/08* 8:00pm vs. TCU Assembly Hall • Bloomington, IN ESPN2 W 66–56  5–4
12/13/08* 4:00pm vs. Kentucky Rupp ArenaLexington, KY CBS L 72–54  5–5
12/22/08* 9:00pm vs. Northeastern Assembly Hall • Bloomington, IN BTN L 55–42  5–6
12/28/08* 6:00pm vs. Lipscomb Assembly Hall • Bloomington, IN BTN L 74–69  5–7
01/03/09 4:30pm vs. Iowa Carver-Hawkeye ArenaIowa City, IA BTN L 65–60  5–8 (0–1)
01/07/09 6:30pm vs. Michigan Assembly Hall • Bloomington, IN BTN L 72–66 OT 5–9 (0–2)
01/10/09 3:00pm vs. Illinois Assembly HallChampaign, IL BTN L 76–45  5–10 (0–3)
01/13/09 7:00pm vs. Ohio State Value City ArenaColumbus, OH ESPN L 77–53  5–11 (0–4)
01/17/09 6:00pm vs. Penn State Assembly Hall • Bloomington, IN BTN L 65–55  5–12 (0–5)
01/25/09 12:00pm vs. #21 Minnesota Assembly Hall • Bloomington, IN BTN L 67–63  5–13 (0–6)
01/28/09 8:30pm vs. Northwestern Welsh-Ryan ArenaEvanston, IL BTN L 77–75  5–14 (0–7)
01/31/09 4:00pm vs. Ohio State Assembly Hall • Bloomington, IN ESPN2 L 93–81  5–15 (0–8)
02/04/09 6:30pm vs. Iowa Assembly Hall • Bloomington, IN BTN W 68–60  6–15 (1–8)
02/07/09 4:00pm vs. #14 Michigan State Breslin CenterEast Lansing, MI ESPN L 75–47  6–16 (1–9)
02/10/09 9:00pm vs. Minnesota Williams ArenaMinneapolis, MN BTN L 62–54  6–17 (1–10)
02/15/09 1:00pm vs. #20 Illinois Assembly Hall • Bloomington, IN CBS L 65–52  6–18 (1–11)
02/19/09 9:00pm vs. Wisconsin Assembly Hall • Bloomington, IN ESPN L 68–51  6–19 (1–12)
02/21/09 2:00pm vs. #21 Purdue Mackey ArenaWest Lafayette, IN BTN L 81–67  6–20 (1–13)
02/25/09 6:30pm vs. Northwestern Assembly Hall • Bloomington, IN BTN L 75–53  6–21 (1–14)
02/28/09 6:00pm vs. Penn State Bryce Jordan CenterUniversity Park, PA BTN L 61–58  6–22 (1–15)
03/03/09 7:00pm vs. #8 Michigan State Assembly Hall • Bloomington, IN ESPN L 64–59  6–23 (1–16)
03/08/09 7:00pm vs. Wisconsin Kohl CenterMadison, WI BTN L 85–61  6–24 (1–17)
Big Ten Tournament
03/12/09 5:00pm vs. Penn State Conseco Fieldhouse • Indianapolis, IN ESPN2 L 66–51  6–25
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

The 2008–09 season was the worst in the history of Indiana Basketball and finished with the least number of wins (6) since 1915–16. Their 1–17 conference record was the worst since the conference went to an 18 game schedule.

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