2008–09 Horizon League men's basketball season

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2008–09 Horizon League men's basketball season
League NCAA Division I
Sport Basketball
Duration December 4, 2008
through February 28, 2009
Number of teams 10
TV partner(s) Fox Sports Midwest, ESPN, CBS Sports, Horizon League Network
Regular Season
Champions Butler Bulldogs
Coach of the Year Brad Stevens, Butler
Runners-up Green Bay Phoenix
Season MVP Matt Howard, Butler
Tournament
Champions Cleveland State
  Runners-up Butler
Tournament MVP Cedric Jackson, Cleveland State
Basketball seasons
← 07–08
09–10 →
2008-09 Horizon League Men's Basketball Standings
Conf Overall
Team (Rank) W L PCT W L PCT
#22 Butler 15 3 .833 26 6 .813
Green Bay 13 5 .722 22 11 .667
Cleveland State 12 6 .667 26 11 .703
Wright State 12 6 .667 20 13 .606
Milwaukee 11 7 .611 17 14 .548
UIC 7 11 .389 16 15 .516
Youngstown State 7 11 .389 11 19 .367
Loyola (IL) 6 12 .333 14 18 .438
Valparaiso 5 13 .278 9 22 .290
Detroit 2 16 .111 7 23 .233

Rankings from AP Poll
† Horizon League Tournament winner

The 2008–09 Horizon League men's basketball season marks the 29th season of Horizon League basketball.

Conference awards & honors[edit]

Weekly awards[edit]

HL Players of the Week
Throughout the conference season, the HL offices name a player of the week.[1]

Week Player of the week
November 24 Josh Mayo, UIC
December 1 J'Nathan Bullock, Cleveland State
December 8 Josh Mayo, UIC
December 15 Gordon Hayward, Butler
December 22 J'Nathan Bullock, Cleveland State
December 29 Gordon Hayward, Butler
January 5 Avery Smith, Milwaukee
January 12 Kelvin Bright, Youngstown State
January 19 James Eayrs, Milwaukee
January 26 Ryan Tillema, Green Bay
February 2 Troy Cotton, Green Bay
February 9 Gordon Hayward, Butler
Ryan Tillema, Green Bay
February 16 Norris Cole, Cleveland State
February 23 Justin Cerasoli, Loyola

All-Conference Honors[1][edit]

Honor Recipient(s) School Position Year
Player of the Year Matt Howard Butler Forward Sophomore
Coach of the Year Brad Stevens Butler Head Coach 2nd
Newcomer of the Year Gordon Hayward Butler Guard/Forward Freshman
Defensive Player of the Year Cedric Jackson Cleveland State Guard Senior
Sixth Man of the Year Ryan Tillema Green Bay Guard Senior
All Horizon League First Team J'Nathan Bullock Cleveland State Forward Senior
Gordon Hayward Butler Guard/Forward Freshman
Matt Howard Butler Forward Sophomore
Josh Mayo UIC Guard Senior
Ryan Tillema Green Bay Guard Senior
All Horizon League Second Team Todd Brown Wright State Guard Junior
Tone Boyle Milwaukee Guard Junior
Rahmon Fletcher Green Bay Guard Sophomore
Urule Igbavboa Valparaiso Forward Senior
Cedric Jackson Cleveland State Guard Senior
All-Newcomer Team Tone Boyle Milwaukee Guard Junior
James Eayrs Milwaukee Forward Junior
Gordon Hayward Butler Guard/Forward Freshman
Shelvin Mack Butler Guard Freshman
DeAndre Mays Youngstown State Guard Junior
All Defensive Team Terry Evans Green Bay Forward Senior
Will Graham Wright State Guard Senior
Matt Howard Butler Forward Sophomore
Cedric Jackson Cleveland State Guard Senior
Scott VanderMeer UIC Center Senior

Tournament honors[1][edit]

Cedric Jackson of Cleveland State was named the tournament MVP.

Horizon League All-Tournament Team Player School Position Year
Cedric Jackson Cleveland State Guard Senior
J'Nathan Bullock Cleveland State Forward Senior
Norris Cole Cleveland State Guard Sophomore
Matt Howard Butler Forward Sophomore
Shelvin Mack Butler Guard Freshman

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Horizon League Men's Basketball Recordbook, retrieved 2011-November-06.