2008–09 Baylor Bears basketball team

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2008–09 Baylor Bears men's basketball
NIT Finals, L, 63–69
Conference Big 12 South
2008–09 record 24–15 (5–11 Big 12)
Head coach Scott Drew
Home arena Ferrell Center
Seasons
« 2007–08 2009–10 »
2008–09 Big 12 men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#14 Kansas 14 2   .875     27 8   .771
#7 Oklahoma 13 3   .813     30 6   .833
#9 Missouri 12 4   .750     31 7   .816
Kansas State 9 7   .563     22 12   .647
Texas 9 7   .563     23 12   .657
Texas A&M 9 7   .563     24 10   .706
Oklahoma State 9 7   .563     23 12   .657
Nebraska 8 8   .500     18 13   .581
Baylor 5 11   .313     24 15   .615
Iowa State 4 12   .250     15 17   .469
Texas Tech 3 13   .188     14 19   .424
Colorado 1 15   .063     9 22   .290
2009 Big 12 Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll


The 2008–09 Baylor Bears men's basketball team represented Baylor University in the 2008-09 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Head Coach is Scott Drew, who served his 6th year. The team played its home games in the Ferrell Center in Waco, TX. The 2008–09 team finished the season as runner-up in the 2009 National Invitation Tournament (NIT).

Pre-Season[edit]

Recruiting[edit]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Quincy Acy
PF
Mesquite, TX Horn HS 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 230 lb (100 kg) Jun 25, 2008 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 62
Artem Valov
PF
Poplar Bluff, MO Three Rivers JC 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 240 lb (110 kg) Nov 14, 2007 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: N/A
Anthony Jones
SF
Houston, TX Yates 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Sep 9, 2007 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 95
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: NR   Rivals: NR  ESPN: NR
  • 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:

Roster[edit]

Name # Position Height Weight Year Home Town
Curtis Jerrells 0 Guard 6–1 201 Senior Austin, TX
Kendall Wright 1 Guard 6–0 180 Freshman Pittsburg, TX
Duran Diaz 2 Guard/Forward 6–3 201 Sophomore Kennedale, TX
Fred Ellis 3 Forward 6–6 210 Freshman Sacramento, CA
Quincy Acy 4 Forward 6–7 215 Freshman Mesquite, TX
Henry Dugat 5 Guard 6–0 177 Senior Dayton, TX
Delbert Simpson 11 Forward 6–8 224 Senior Tyler, TX
Mamadou Diene 15 Center 7–1 246 Senior Yeumbeul, Senegal
Kevin Rogers 23 Forward 6–9 250 Senior Dallas, TX
LaceDarius Dunn 24 Guard 6–4 201 Sophomore Monroe, LA
Anthony Jones 41 Forward 6–10 196 Freshman Houston, TX
Tweety Carter 45 Guard 5–11 185 Junior Reserve, LA
Josh Lomers 50 Center 7–0 280 Junior Boerne, TX
Ekpe Udoh 13 Forward/Center 6–10 236 Junior Edmond, OK

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance Record
Regular season
November 15, 2008* 7:30 pm Paul Quinn College Ferrell CenterWaco, TX W 108–50  7,065 1–0 (0–0)
November 18, 2008* 3:00 pm Centenary Ferrell CenterWaco, TX ESPN W 90–55  6,422 2–0 (0–0)
November 22, 2008* 1:00 pm Southern Ferrell CenterWaco, TX W 85–43  6,000 3–0 (0–0)
November 24, 2008* 7:00 pm Jacksonville Ferrell CenterWaco, TX W 76–68  6,154 4–0 (0–0)
November 27, 2008* 10:30 pm vs. Providence Anaheim Convention CenterAnaheim, CA
(Anaheim Classic)
ESPN2 W 72–56  1,157 5–0 (0–0)
November 29, 2008* 11:30 am vs. #14 Arizona State Anaheim Convention CenterAnaheim, CA
(Anaheim Classic)
ESPN2 W 87–78  1,417 6–0 (0–0)
November 30, 2008* 9:30 pm vs. #19 Wake Forest Anaheim Convention CenterAnaheim, CA
(Anaheim Classic)
ESPN2 L 74–87  1,877 6–1 (0–0)
December 6, 2008* 10:30 pm at Washington State #24 Beasley ColiseumPullman, WA FSN W 58–52  9,038 7–1 (0–0)
December 13, 2008* 2:00 pm Prairie View A&M #22 Ferrell CenterWaco, TX FSNSW W 90–63  5,730 8–1 (0–0)
December 20, 2008* 8:30 pm Texas-Arlington #21 Ferrell CenterWaco, TX W 79–76  5,556 9–1 (0–0)
December 22, 2008* 7:00 pm Hartford #21 Ferrell CenterWaco, TX FSNSW W 74–59  5,219 10–1 (0–0)
December 29, 2008* 7:00 pm Portland State #19 Ferrell CenterWaco, TX W 79–66  5,544 11–1 (0–0)
December 31, 2008* 4:00 pm Jackson State #19 Ferrell CenterWaco, TX FSNSW W 113–78  5,092 12–1 (0–0)
January 2, 2009* 4:30 pm South Carolina #19 Ferrell CenterWaco, TX FSNSW L 84–85  6,149 12–2 (0–0)
January 10, 2009 1:45 pm Texas Tech #23 Ferrell CenterWaco, TX Big 12 Network W 73–61  8,032 13–2 (1–0)
January 14, 2009 8:30 pm at Texas A&M #21 Reed ArenaCollege Station, TX ESPN2 L 73–84  9,537 13–3 (1–1)
January 17, 2009 12:45 pm Oklahoma State #21 Ferrell CenterWaco, TX Big 12 Network W 98–92 (OT)  8,651 14–3 (2–1)
January 21, 2009 8:00 pm Kansas State Bramlage ColiseumManhattan, KS ESPN2 W 83–65  9,386 15–3 (3–1)
January 24, 2009 3:00 pm #6 Oklahoma Lloyd Noble CenterNorman, OK ESPNU L 76–95  12,849 15–4 (3–2)
January 27, 2009 8:00 pm #11 Texas Ferrell CenterWaco, TX Big 12 Network L 72–78  9,151 15–5 (3–3)
January 31, 2009 5:00 pm at Missouri Mizzou ArenaColumbia, MO Big 12 (ESPN+) L 72–89  15,061 15–6 (3–4)
February 2, 2009 8:00 pm #21 Kansas Ferrell CenterWaco, TX ESPN L 65–75  9,028 15–7 (3–5)
February 7, 2009 7:00 pm at Texas Tech United Spirit ArenaLubbock, TX ESPNU L 76–83  10,962 15–8 (3–6)
February 11, 2009 8:00 pm #2 Oklahoma Ferrell CenterWaco, TX ESPN2 L 63–78  8,094 15–9 (3–7)
February 14, 2009 5:00 pm Texas A&M Ferrell CenterWaco, TX FSNSW W 72–68  10,407 16–9 (4–7)
February 21, 2009 12:45 pm Oklahoma State Gallagher-Iba ArenaStillwater, OK Big 12 Network L 74–84  9,637 16–10 (4–8)
February 24, 2009 8:00 pm Iowa State Hilton ColiseumAmes, IA Big 12 Network L 62–71  10,407 16–11 (4–9)
February 28, 2009 3:00 pm Colorado Ferrell CenterWaco, TX ESPNU W 75–57  7,192 17–11 (5–9)
March 2, 2009 8:00 pm Texas Frank Erwin CenterAustin, TX ESPN L 57–73  13,665 17–12 (5–10)
March 7, 2009 3:00 pm Nebraska Ferrell CenterWaco, TX Big 12 Network L 62–66  6,346 17–13 (5–11)
Big 12 Tournament
March 11, 2009 11:30 am vs. Nebraska Ford CenterOklahoma City, OK
(Phillips 66 Big 12 Conference Tournament)
Big 12 Network W 65–49  15,413 18–13
March 12, 2009 11:30 am vs. #11 Kansas Ford CenterOklahoma City, OK
(Phillips 66 Big 12 Conference Tournament)
ESPN2 W 71–64  14,909 19–13
March 13, 2009 5:30 pm vs. Texas Ford CenterOklahoma City, OK
(Phillips 66 Big 12 Conference Tournament)
Big 12 Network W 70–76  16,605 20–13
March 14, 2009 6:00 pm vs. #14 Missouri Ford CenterOklahoma City, OK
(Phillips 66 Big 12 Conference Tournament Championship)
ESPN, Big 12 Network L 60–73  15,321 20–14
2009 NIT Tournament
March 18, 2009* 8:00 pm Georgetown Ferrell CenterWaco, TX
(2009 National Invitation Tournament)
ESPN2 W 74–72  8,424 21–14 (5–11)
March 21, 2009* 10:00 am Virginia Tech Cassell ColiseumBlacksburg, VA
(2009 National Invitation Tournament)
ESPN W 84–66  6,891 22–14 (5–11)
March 24, 2009* 6:00 pm Auburn Beard-Eaves-Memorial ColiseumAuburn, AL
(2009 National Invitation Tournament)
ESPN W 74–72  6,582 23–14 (5–11)
March 31, 2009* 6:00 pm vs. San Diego State Madison Square GardenNew York City, NY
(2009 National Invitation Tournament)
ESPN W 76–62  11,352 24–14 (5–11)
April 2, 2009* 6:00 pm vs. Penn State Madison Square GardenNew York City, NY
(2009 National Invitation Tournament)
ESPN L 63–67  10,254 24–15 (5–11)
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

Rankings[edit]

Poll Pre Wk 1 Wk 2 Wk 3 Wk 4 Wk 5 Wk 6 Wk 7 Wk 8 Wk 9 Wk 10 Wk 11 Wk 12 Wk 13 Wk 14 Wk 15 Wk 16 Wk 17 Wk 18 Wk 19 Final
AP NR NR NR 24 22 21 21 19 23 21 NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
Coaches NR NR NR NR NR 24 22 20 23 21 23 NR NR NR NR NR NR NR

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