2008–09 Gonzaga Bulldogs men's basketball team

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2008–09 Gonzaga Bulldogs men's basketball
WCC Regular Season Champions
WCC Tournament Champions
NCAA, #4, South Region
Sweet Sixteen
Conference West Coast Conference
Ranking
Coaches #13
AP #13
2008–09 record 28–6 (14–0 WCC)
Head coach Mark Few
Assistant coach Ray Giacoletti
Assistant coach Leon Rice
Assistant coach Tommy Lloyd
Home arena McCarthey Athletic Center
Seasons
« 2007–08 2009–10 »
2008–09 West Coast Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#10 Gonzaga 14 0   1.000     28 6   .824
Saint Mary's 10 4   .714     28 7   .800
Portland 9 5   .643     19 13   .594
Santa Clara 7 7   .500     16 17   .485
San Diego 6 8   .429     16 16   .500
Pepperdine 5 9   .357     9 23   .281
San Francisco 3 11   .214     11 19   .367
Loyola Marymount 2 12   .143     3 28   .097
† West Coast Conference Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll


Roster[edit]

No. Position Year Player
2 United States G Sr Jeremy Pargo
3 United States G Fr Demetri Goodson
4 United States G Jr Chris Pontarolo-Maag
5 United States F So Austin Daye
10 United States G Fr Grant Gibbs
11 United States G Sr Andrew Sorenson
14 United States F Fr Andy Poling
15 United States G Jr Matt Bouldin
No. Position Year Player
21 Canada C So Robert Sacre
22 United States G Sr Micah Downs
30 United States G Fr Mike Hart
32 United States G So Steven Gray
42 United States F Sr Josh Heytvelt
45 United States C Jr Will Foster
50 United States F Sr Ira Brown


Recruits[edit]

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Schedule[edit]

Date
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (Attendance)
City, State
Regular Season
11/15/2008*
4:00 PM, KHQ
#10 Montana State-Billings W 83–52  1–0
McCarthey Athletic Center (6,000)
Spokane, WA
11/18/2008*
6:00 PM, KHQ
#9 Idaho W 80–46  2–0
McCarthey Athletic Center (6,000)
Spokane, WA
2008 Old Spice Classic
11/27/2008*
6:30 PM, ESPN2
#9 vs. Oklahoma State W 83–71  3–0
Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex (4,644)
Lake Buena Vista, FL
11/28/2008*
2:30 PM, ESPN
#9 vs. Maryland W 81–59  4–0
Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex
Lake Buena Vista, FL
11/30/2008*
4:30 PM, ESPN2
#9 vs. #12 Tennessee W 73–64  5–0
Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex (3,914)
Lake Buena Vista, FL
Basketball Hall of Fame Challenge
12/06/2008*
10:30 AM, Big Ten Network
#5 at Indiana W 70–54  6–0
Lucas Oil Stadium
Indianapolis, IN
12/10/2008*
7:00 PM, KHQ
#4 at Washington State W 74–52  7–0
Beasley Coliseum (10,984)
Pullman, WA
Duel in the Desert
12/14/2008*
3:00 PM, FSN
#4 vs. Arizona
Duel in the Desert
L 69–64  7–1
US Airways Center (6,207)
Phoenix, AZ
12/18/2008*
6:00 PM, KHQ
#8 Texas Southern W 84–42  8–1
McCarthey Athletic Center (6,000)
Spokane, WA
Battle in Seattle
12/20/2008*
1:00 PM, CBS
#8 vs. #2 Connecticut
Battle in Seattle
L 88–83 OT 8–2
KeyArena (16,763)
Seattle, WA
12/23/2008*
5:00 PM, KHQ
#7 Portland State L 77–70  8–3
McCarthey Athletic Center (6,000)
Spokane, WA
12/31/2008*
5:00 PM, CBS College Sports
#16 at Utah L 66–65  8–4
Jon M. Huntsman Center (12,571)
Salt Lake City, UT
1/7/2009*
6:00 PM, ESPN2
at #15 Tennessee W 89–79 OT 9–4
Thompson-Boling Arena (22,326)
Knoxville, TN
1/10/2009
5:00 PM, KHQ
Portland W 67–50  10–4
(1–0)
McCarthey Athletic Center (6,000)
Spokane, WA
1/15/2009
6:00 PM, KHQ
Santa Clara W 95–53  11–4
(2–0)
McCarthey Athletic Center (6,000)
Spokane, WA
1/17/2009
5:00 PM, KHQ
San Francisco W 85–51  12–4
(3–0)
McCarthey Athletic Center (6,000)
Spokane, WA
1/22/2009
6:00 PM, KHQ
#23 at Pepperdine W 83–69  13–4
(4–0)
Firestone Fieldhouse (2,342)
Malibu, CA
1/24/2009
5:00 PM, KHQ
#23 at Loyola Marymount W 93–60  14–4
(5–0)
Gersten Pavilion (3,796)
Los Angeles, CA
1/29/2009
8:00 PM, ESPN2
#20 #22 Saint Mary's W 69–62  15–4
(6–0)
McCarthey Athletic Center (6,000)
Spokane, WA
1/31/2009
3:00 PM, ESPN
#20 San Diego W 64–47  16–4
(7–0)
McCarthey Athletic Center (6,000)
Spokane, WA
2/5/2009
8:00 PM, ESPN2
#18 at Portland W 93–78  17–4
(8–0)
Chiles Center (4,987)
Portland, OR
Ronald McDonald House Charities Classic
2/7/2009*
6:00 PM, ESPN
#18 vs. #14 Memphis L 68–50  17–5
Spokane Arena (11,339)
Spokane, WA
2/12/2009
8:00 PM, ESPN2
#19 at Saint Mary's W 72–70  18–5
(9–0)
McKeon Pavilion (3,500)
Moraga, CA
2/14/2009
8:00 PM, ESPNU
#19 at San Francisco W 78–73  19–5
(10–0)
War Memorial Gymnasium (3,367)
San Francisco, CA
2/19/2009
6:00 PM, KHQ
#17 Loyola Marymount W 91–54  20–5
(11–0)
McCarthey Athletic Center (6,000)
Spokane, WA
2/21/2009
8:30 PM, ESPNU
#17 Pepperdine W 92–58  21–5
(12–0)
McCarthey Athletic Center (6,000)
Spokane, WA
2/26/2009
8:00 PM, ESPN2
#17 at Santa Clara W 81–73  22–5
(13–0)
Leavey Center (4,700)
Santa Clara, CA
2/28/2009
4:30 PM, ESPN2
#17 at San Diego W 58–47  23–5
(14–0)
Jenny Craig Pavilion (5,100)
San Diego, CA
3/3/2009*
6:00 PM, KHQ
#14 USC Upstate W 90–40  24–5
McCarthey Athletic Center (6,000)
Spokane, WA
West Coast Conference Tournament
03/8/2009
6:30 PM, ESPN2
#14 vs. Santa Clara W 94–59  25–5
Orleans Arena (7,845)
Las Vegas, NV
03/9/2009
6:00 PM, ESPN
#12 vs. Saint Mary's W 83–58  26–5
Orleans Arena (7,845)
Las Vegas, NV
NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament
3/19/09*
4:25 pm, CBS
#10 (#4 seed) vs. (#13 seed) Akron
NCAA Tournament First Round
W 77–64  27–5
Rose Garden
Portland, Oregon
3/21/09*
5:30 pm, CBS
#10 (#4 seed) vs. (#12 seed) Western Kentucky
NCAA Tournament Second Round
W 83–81  28–5
Rose Garden (18,794)
Portland, Oregon
3/27/09*
6:57 pm, CBS
#10 (#4 seed) vs. #2 (#1 seed) North Carolina
NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen
L 98–77  28–6
FedExForum (17,103)
Memphis, Tennessee
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Pacific Time.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Scout.com: Men's Basketball Recruiting". Gonzaga.scout.com. Retrieved 2008-11-11.