2008–09 Big 12 Conference men's basketball season

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2008–09 Big 12 Conference men's basketball season
League NCAA Division I
Sport Basketball
Duration December 30, 2008
through March 8, 2009
Number of teams 12
Regular Season
Regular Season Champion Kansas (14–2)
Season MVP Blake Griffin
Tournament
Champions Missouri
Tournament MVP DeMarre Carroll
Basketball seasons
← 07–08
09–10 →
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 Big 12 Conference men's basketball season marks the 13th season of Big 12 Conference basketball.

Preseason[edit]

Big 12 Coaches Poll[edit]

Rank Team Votes
1 Oklahoma (3) 109
2 Texas (4) 107
3 Baylor (2) 103
3 Kansas (3) 103
5 Texas A&M 79
6 Oklahoma State 69
7 Missouri 51
8 Kansas State 50
9 Nebraska 49
10 Texas Tech 39
11 Iowa State 20
12 Colorado 13

All-Big 12 players[edit]

  • Curtis Jerrells, Baylor
  • Sherron Collins, Kansas
  • Blake Griffin, Oklahoma
  • A.J. Abrams, Texas
  • Damion James, Texas

Player of the Year

  • Blake Griffin, Oklahoma

Newcomer of the Year

  • Mario Little, Kansas

Freshman of the Year

  • Willie Warren, Oklahoma

Regular season[edit]

Rankings[edit]

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Oklahoma 12 12 11 6 5 4 4 4 6 6 6 4 2 2 2 3 4 6 7
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In-season honors[edit]

Players of the week

Throughout the conference regular season, the Big 12 offices name a player of the week each Monday.

Date Player(s)
Nov. 17 Blake Griffin, Oklahoma, F, So.
Nov. 24 Blake Griffin, Oklahoma, F, So.
Dec. 1 Blake Griffin, Oklahoma, F, So.
Dec. 8 Craig Brackins, Iowa State, F, So.
A.J. Abrams, Texas, G, Sr.
Dec. 15 Cory Higgins, Colorado, G, So.
Dec. 22 James Anderson, Oklahoma State, G/F, So.
Dec. 29 Craig Brackins, Iowa State, F, So.
Jan. 5 Sherron Collins, Kansas, G, Jr.
Jan. 12 Blake Griffin, Oklahoma, F, So.
Jan. 19 Austin Johnson, Oklahoma, G, Sr.
Jan. 26 Craig Brackins, Iowa State, F, So.
Feb. 2 Denis Clemente, Kansas State, G, Jr.
Feb. 9 DeMarre Carroll, Missouri, F, Sr.
Feb. 16 Blake Griffin, Oklahoma, F, So.
Feb. 23 Sherron Collins, Kansas, G, Jr.
James Anderson, Oklahoma State, G, So.
Mar. 2 Sherron Collins, Kansas, G, Jr.
Mar. 9 Blake Griffin, Oklahoma, F, So.

Conference honors[edit]

Award Recipient(s)
Player of the Year Blake Griffin, Oklahoma, F, So.
Coach of the Year Bill Self, Kansas
Defensive Players of the Year Cole Aldrich, Kansas, C, So.
J.T. Tiller, Missouri, G, Jr.
Newcomer of the year Denis Clemente, Kansas State, G, Jr.
Freshman of the Year Willie Warren, Oklahoma, G, Fr.**
Sixth Man Awards LaceDarius Dunn, Baylor, G, So.
Matt Lawrence, Missouri, G, Sr.
All-Big 12 First Team Craig Brackins, Iowa State, F, So.
Cole Aldrich, Kansas, C, So.
Sherron Collins, Kansas, G, Jr.**
DeMarre Carroll, Missouri, F, Sr.
Blake Griffin, Oklahoma, F, So.**
All-Big 12 Second Team Denis Clemente, Kansas State, G, Jr.
Willie Warren, Oklahoma, G, Fr.
James Anderson, Oklahoma State, G/F, So.
A.J. Abrams, Texas, G, Sr.
Damion James, Texas, G/F, Jr.
All-Big 12 Third Team Curtis Jerrells, Baylor, G, Sr.
Cory Higgins, Colorado, G, So.
Leo Lyons, Missouri, F, Sr.
Ade Dagunduro, Nebraska, G, Sr.
Byron Eaton, Oklahoma State, G, Sr.
Josh Carter, Texas A&M, G/F, Sr.
All-Big 12 Honorable Mention LaceDarius Dunn (Baylor)
Kevin Rogers (Baylor)
Jacob Pullen (Kansas State)
J.T. Tiller (Missouri)
Austin Johnson (Oklahoma)
Terrel Harris(Oklahoma State)
John Roberson (Texas Tech)
Alan Voskuil (Texas Tech)
Big 12 All-Defensive Team Cole Aldrich, Kansas, C, So.
J.T. Tiller, Missouri, G, Jr.**
Ade Dagunduro, Nebraska, G, Sr.
Terrel Harris, Oklahoma State, G, Sr.
Justin Mason, Texas, G, Jr.
Derrick Roland, Texas A&M, G, Jr.
Big 12 All-Rookie Team Marcus Morris, Kansas, F, Fr.
Tyshawn Taylor, Kansas, G, Fr.**
Denis Clemente, Kansas State, G, Jr.**
Zaire Taylor, Missouri, G, Jr.
Willie Warren, Oklahoma, G, Fr.**

** – Unanimous Selection

National awards & honors[edit]

Player of the Year[edit]

Blake Griffin, Oklahoma

Coach of the Year[edit]

Bill Self, Kansas

Mike Anderson, Missouri

All-District Teams[edit]

USBWA[edit]

USBWA All-District 6

  • Blake Griffin, Oklahoma
  • Craig Brackins, Iowa State
  • Cole Aldrich, Kansas
  • Sherron Collins, Kansas
  • Denis Clemente, Kansas State
  • DeMarre Carroll, Missouri
  • Leo Lyons, Missouri
  • Willie Warren, Oklahoma
  • James Anderson, Oklahoma State

USBWA All-District 7

  • Curtis Jerrells, Baylor
  • A.J. Abrams, Texas
  • Damion James, Texas
  • Josh Carter, Texas A&M
  • John Roberson, Texas Tech

NABC[edit]

NABC All-District 8
First Team

  • Craig Brackins, Iowa State
  • Cole Aldrich, Kansas
  • Sherron Collins, Kansas
  • DeMarre Carroll, Missouri
  • Blake Griffin, Oklahoma

Second Team

  • Curtis Jerrells, Baylor
  • Willie Warren, Oklahoma
  • James Anderson, Oklahoma State
  • A.J. Abrams, Texas
  • Damion James, Texas

All-Americans[edit]

Blake Griffin, Oklahoma

  • USBWA,First Team
  • CBSSports.com, First Team
  • Sporting News, First Team
  • Sports Illustrated, First Team
  • Fox Sports, First Team
  • Adolph Rupp Award, First Team
  • Associated Press, First Team

Sherron Collins, Kansas

  • USBWA, Second Team
  • CBSSports.com, Second Team
  • Fox Sports, Second Team
  • Sporting News, Third Team
  • Associated Press, Third Team

Craig Brackins, Iowa State

  • Associated Press, Honorable Mention

Cole Aldrich, Kansas

  • Associated Press, Honorable Mention

DeMarre Carroll, Missouri

  • Associated Press, Honorable Mention

Freshman Teams[edit]

Tyshawn Taylor, Kansas

  • CBSSports.com, First Team

Willie Warren, Oklahoma

  • CBSSports.com, First Team
  • Fox Sports, First Team

NCAA All-Regional Teams[edit]

South Regional

  • Blake Griffin, Oklahoma

West Regional

  • DeMarre Carroll, Missouri
  • J.T. Tiller, Missouri

Midwest Regional

  • Cole Aldrich, Kansas

Statistical leaders[edit]

Statistics shown cover the entire 2008–09 season.

Individual[edit]


Team[edit]

Postseason[edit]

Big Twelve Tournament[edit]


  First Round (March 11) Quarterfinals (March 12) Semifinals (March 13) Championship (March 14)
                                     
        
  1  Kansas (#11) 64  
    9  Baylor 71  
8  Nebraska 49
9  Baylor 65  
  9  Baylor 76  
  5  Texas 70  
        
        
  4  Kansas State 58
    5  Texas 61  
5  Texas 67
12  Colorado 56  
  9  Baylor 60
  3  Missouri (#14) 73
        
        
  2  Oklahoma (#6) 70
    7  Oklahoma State 71  
7  Oklahoma State 81
10  Iowa State 67  
  7  Oklahoma State 59
  3  Missouri (#14) 67  
        
        
  3  Missouri (#14) 81
    11  Texas Tech 60  
6  Texas A&M 83
11  Texas Tech 88  

NCAA Tournament[edit]

School Region Seed Round 1 Round 2 Sweet 16 Elite Eight Final Four Championship
Oklahoma South 2 15 Morgan St., W 82–54 10 Michigan, W 73–63 3 Syracuse, W 84–71 1 North Carolina, L 60–72
Missouri West 3 14 Cornell, W 78–59 6 Marquette, W 83–79 2 Memphis, W 102–91 1 Connecticut, L 75–82
Kansas Midwest 3 14 North Dakota State, W 84–74 11 Dayton, W 60–43 2 Michigan State, L 62–67
Texas East 7 10 Minnesota, W 76–62 2 Duke, L 69–74
Oklahoma State East 8 9 Tennessee, W 77–75 1 Pittsburgh, L 76–84
Texas A&M West 9 8 BYU, W 79–66 1 Connecticut, L 66–92

National Invitation Tournament[edit]

School Seed Round 1 Round 2 Quarterfinals Semifinals Championship
Baylor 3 6 Georgetown, W 74–72 2 Virginia Tech, W 84–66 1 Auburn, W 74–72 1 San Diego St., W 76–62 2 Penn St., L 63–69
Kansas State 4 5 Illinois St., W 83–79 (OT) 1 San Diego St., L 52–70
Nebraska 6 3 New Mexico, L 71–83

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2009 NCAA Men's Basketball Rankings". ESPN.com. ESPN Internet Ventures. 2009-02-02. Archived from the original on 7 February 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-03. 
  2. ^ AP Coach of the Year