2008–09 Ohio State Buckeyes men's basketball team

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2008–09 Ohio State Buckeyes men's basketball
Buckeyes logo.svg
Conference Big Ten
Ranking
Coaches #NR
AP #NR
2008–09 record 22–11 (10–8 Big Ten)
Head coach Thad Matta
Assistant coach Brandon Miller (1st year)
Home arena Jerome Schottenstein Center
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 Ohio State Buckeyes men's basketball team represented The Ohio State University. The Head Coach was Thad Matta, then in his 5th season with the Buckeyes. The team played its home games in Jerome Schottenstein Center in Columbus, Ohio, and is a member of the Big Ten Conference. The Buckeyes finished for fourth in the conference's regular season, and was runner up in the Big Ten tournament, falling to Purdue 65–61 in the final game. In the NCAA Tournament, the Buckeyes lost in the first round the Siena Saints.

2008–09 Schedule[edit]

Date Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (Attendance)
November 20* Delaware State W 70–42  1–0 (0–0) St. John Arena (6,388)
November 24* Bowling Green W 61–57  2–0 (0–0) Schottenstein Center (12,751)
November 29* Samford W 59–22  3–0 (0–0) Schottenstein Center (13,412)
December 2* at #22 Miami (FL) W 73–68  4–0 (0–0) BankUnited Center (5,870)
December 6* vs. #7 Notre Dame W 67–62  5–0 (0–0) Lucas Oil Stadium (17,007)
December 13* #21 Butler W 54–51  6–0 (0–0) Schottenstein Center (13,976)
December 17* #16 Jacksonville W 81–68  7–0 (0–0) Schottenstein Center (12,250)
December 20* #16 Iona W 71–53  8–0 (0–0) Schottenstein Center (14,029)
December 22* #15 UNC Asheville W 83–59  9–0 (0–0) Schottenstein Center (13,317)
December 27* #13/15 West Virginia L 48–76  9–1 (0–0) Schottenstein Center (19,049)
December 31 #24 Iowa W 68–65  10–1 (1–0) Schottenstein Center (14,946)
January 3 #24 at #21 Minnesota L 59–68  10–2 (1–1) Williams Arena (14,625)
January 6 at #8 Michigan State L 58–67  10–3 (1–2) Breslin Student Events Center (14,759)
January 9* Houston Baptist W 89–65  11–3 (1–2) Schottenstein Center (15,081)
January 13 Indiana W 77–53  12–3 (2–2) Schottenstein Center (15,661)
January 17 at #24 Michigan W 65–58  13–3 (3–2) Crisler Arena (13,751)
January 20 at #24 Illinois L 49–67  13–4 (3–3) Assembly Hall (15,549)
January 25 #7 Michigan State L 67–78  13–5 (3–4) Schottenstein Center (18,767)
January 28 Michigan W 72–54  14–5 (4–4) Schottenstein Center (16,363)
January 31 at Indiana W 93–81  15–5 (5–4) Assembly Hall (17,202)
February 3 #12 Purdue W 80–72 OT 16–5 (6–4) Schottenstein Center (17,012)
February 7 #19 Minnesota W 64–58  17–5 (7–4) Schottenstein Center (19,049)
February 14 at Wisconsin L 50–55  17–6 (7–5) Kohl Center (17,230)
February 18 at Northwestern L 69–72  17–7 (7–6) Welsh-Ryan Arena (4,312)
February 22 #18 Illinois L 68–70  17–8 (7–7) Schottenstein Center (19,049)
February 24 Penn State W 73–59  18–8 (8–7) Schottenstein Center (18,170)
February 28 at #18 Purdue L 50–75  18–9 (8–8) Mackey Arena (14,123)
March 3 at Iowa W 60–58  19–9 (9–8) Carver-Hawkeye Arena (10,338)
March 8 #18 Northwestern W 52–47  20–9 (10–8) Schottenstein Center (19,049)
Big Ten Tournament
March 13 vs. Wisconsin W 61–57  21–9 (10–8) Conseco Fieldhouse (13,023)
March 14 vs. #6 Michigan State W 82–70  22–9 (10–8) Conseco Fieldhouse (15,728)
March 15 vs. #24 Purdue L 61–65  22–10 (10–8) Conseco Fieldhouse (12,526)
NCAA Tournament
March 20 vs. (9) Siena L 72–74 OT 22–11 (10–8) University of Dayton Arena (12,596)
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. ( ) Tournament seedings in parentheses.

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