2008–09 Southeastern Conference men's basketball season

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2008–09 SEC Men's Basketball Season
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League NCAA Division I
Sport Basketball
Number of teams 12
TV partner(s) CBS, ESPN, FSN
Regular Season
Champion LSU
Season MVP Marcus Thornton, LSU
Tournament
Champions Mississippi State
  Runners-up Tennessee
Tournament MVP Jarvis Varnado, Mississippi State
Basketball seasons
← 07–08
09–10 →
2008–09 Southeastern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
East
South Carolina 10 6   .625     21 10   .677
Tennessee 10 6   .625     21 13   .618
Florida 9 7   .563     25 11   .694
Vanderbilt 8 8   .500     19 12   .613
Kentucky 8 8   .500     22 14   .611
Georgia 3 13   .188     12 20   .375
West
#21 LSU 13 3   .813     27 8   .771
Auburn 10 6   .625     24 12   .667
Miss. State 9 7   .563     23 13   .639
Alabama 7 9   .438     18 14   .563
Ole Miss 7 9   .438     16 15   .516
Arkansas 2 14   .125     14 16   .467
† SEC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

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Tennessee 14 14 12 10 8 16 16 14 15 24 RV RV
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^Final Poll = ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll

Awards[edit]

Award Recipient Class Team
SEC Player of the Year (Media) Marcus Thornton Sr. LSU
SEC Player of the Year (Coaches) Marcus Thornton[2] Sr. LSU
SEC Coach of the Year (Media) Trent Johnson 1st year LSU
SEC Coach of the Year (Coaches) Trent Johnson 1st year LSU
SEC Freshman of the Year (Media)
SEC Freshman of the Year (Coaches) Terrico White Fr. Ole Miss
SEC Defensive Player of the Year (Media) Jarvis Varnado Jr. Mississippi State
SEC Defensive Player of the Year (Coaches) Jarvis Varnado Jr. Mississippi State
SEC Sixth Man (Coaches) Brandis Raley-Ross Sr. South Carolina
SEC Awards

All-Conference Teams[edit]

All-SEC First Team

Position Player Class Team
G Nick Calathes So. Florida
G Jodie Meeks Jr. Kentucky
G Devan Downey Jr. South Carolina
G Marcus Thornton Sr. LSU
F Tyler Smith Jr. Tennessee
F Tasmin Mitchell Jr. LSU
F Patrick Patterson So. Kentucky
F Jarvis Varnado Jr. Mississippi State
SEC First Team

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. ^ "2009 SEC Men's Basketball Awards". secsports.com. SEC Sports Media. 2009-03-15. Retrieved 2009-03-15.