2008–09 Washington Huskies men's basketball team

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2008–09 Washington Huskies men's basketball
University of Washington Block W logo.svg
Pac-10 Regular Season Champions
NCAA, Second Round
Conference Pacific-10 Conference
Ranking
Coaches #15
AP #16
2008–09 record 26–9 (14–4 Pac-10)
Head coach Lorenzo Romar
Assistant coach Raphael Chillious
Assistant coach Paul Fortier
Assistant coach Jim Shaw
Home arena Bank of America Arena
Seasons
« 2007–08 2009–10 »
2008–09 Pacific-10 Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#15 Washington 14 4   .778     26 9   .743
#18 UCLA 13 5   .722     26 9   .743
#19 Arizona State 11 7   .611     25 10   .714
California 11 7   .611     22 11   .667
USC 9 9   .500     22 13   .629
Arizona 9 9   .500     21 14   .600
Washington State 8 10   .444     17 16   .515
Oregon State 7 11   .389     18 18   .500
Stanford 6 12   .333     20 14   .588
Oregon 2 16   .111     8 23   .258
2009 Pacific-10 Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2008–09 Washington Huskies men's basketball team represented the University of Washington in the 2008–09 college basketball season. This was head coach Lorenzo Romar's 7th season at Washington. The Huskies played their home games at Bank of America Arena and are members of the Pacific-10 Conference. They finished the season 26–9, 14–4 in Pac-10 play and they captured the Pac–10 regular season title and an at-large bid to the 2009 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament. They earned an 4 seed in the West Region which they defeated Mississippi State in the first round before losing to Purdue in the second round.

2008–09 Team[edit]

Roster[edit]

Source[1]

# Name Height Weight (lbs.) Position Class Hometown Previous Team(s)
1 Venoy Overton 5'11" 185 G So. Seattle, WA, U.S. Franklin HS
2 Isaiah Thomas 5'8" 180 G Fr. Tacoma, WA, U.S. South Kent School
5 Justin Dentmon 5'11" 185 G Sr. Carbondale, IL, U.S. Winchendon School (Mass.)
11 Matthew Bryan-Amaning 6'9" 235 F So. London, England, U.K. South Kent School
15 Scott Suggs 6'6" 190 G So. Washington, MO, U.S. Washington HS
20 Quincy Pondexter 6'6" 215 F Jr. Fresno, CA, U.S. San Joaquin Memorial HS
21 Artem Wallace 6'8" 250 F Sr. Toledo, WA, U.S. Toledo HS
22 Justin Holiday 6'6" 180 F So. Chatsworth, CA, U.S. Campbell Hall School
23 C. J. Wilcox 6'5" 180 G Fr. Pleasant Grove, UT, U.S. Pleasant Grove HS
31 Elston Turner 6'4" 205 G Fr. Missouri City, TX, U.S. Elkins HS
32 Joe Wolfinger 7'0" 255 C Jr. Portland, OR, U.S. Northfield Mount Hermon School
33 Tyreese Breshers 6'7" 255 F Fr. Los Angeles, CA, U.S. Price HS
40 Jon Brockman 6'7" 255 F Sr. Snohomish, WA, U.S. Snohomish Sr. HS
44 Darnell Gant 6'8" 215 F RS Fr. Los Angeles, CA, U.S. Crenshaw HS

Coaching staff[edit]

Name Position Year at Washington Alma Mater (Year)
Lorenzo Romar Head Coach 7th Washington (1980)
Raphael Chillious Assistant Coach 1st Lafayette (1996)
Paul Fortier Assistant Coach 4th Washington (2003)
Jim Shaw Assistant Coach 5th Western Oregon State (1985)
Lance LaVetter Director of Basketball Operations 7th Northern Arizona (1992)

2008–09 Schedule and results[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance Record
Exhibition
11/06/2008* 7:00 PM Western Washington Bank of America ArenaSeattle, WA W 105–85  7,836
Regular Season
11/15/2008* 8:00 PM at Portland Chiles CenterPortland, OR CSNNW L 74–80  2,617 0–1
11/18/2008* 7:00 PM Cleveland State Bank of America Arena • Seattle, WA
(O'Reilly Auto Parts CBE Classic)
W 78–63  7,316 1–1
11/20/2008* 7:00 PM Florida International Bank of America Arena • Seattle, WA
(O'Reilly Auto Parts CBE Classic)
W 74–51  7,532 2–1
11/24/2008* 7:00 PM vs. #22 Kansas Sprint CenterKansas City, MO
(O'Reilly Auto Parts CBE Classic Semifinals)
ESPN2 L 54–73  14,720 2–2
11/25/2008* 7:00 PM vs. Florida Sprint Center • Kansas City, MO
(O'Reilly Auto Parts CBE Classic 3rd place game)
ESPNU L 84–86  NA 2–3
11/29/2008* 1:00 PM Pacific Bank of America Arena • Seattle, WA FSNNW W 72–54  7,527 3–3
12/04/2008* 8:00 PM Oklahoma State Bank of America Arena • Seattle, WA
(Big 12/Pac-10 Hardwood Series)
FSN W 83–65  7,789 4–3
12/06/2008* 6:30 PM Texas Southern Bank of America Arena • Seattle, WA FSNNW W 88–52  7,241 5–3
12/14/2008* 5:00 PM Portland State Bank of America Arena • Seattle, WA FSNNW W 84–83  7,280 6–3
12/20/2008* 7:00 PM Eastern Washington Bank of America Arena • Seattle, WA FSNNW W 83–50  7,401 7–3
12/28/2008* 12:00 PM Montana Bank of America Arena • Seattle, WA FSNNW W 75–53  8,260 8–3
12/30/2008* 7:30 PM Morgan State Bank of America Arena • Seattle, WA FSNNW W 81–67  9,045 9–3
01/03/2009 3:00 PM at Washington State Beasley ColiseumPullman, WA FSNNW W 68–48  8,107 10–3 (1–0)
01/08/2009 7:30 PM Stanford Bank of America Arena • Seattle, WA FSNNW W 84–83  9,291 11–3 (2–0)
01/10/2009 3:00 PM California Bank of America Arena • Seattle, WA FSNNW L 85–88 3OT 9,946 11–4 (2–1)
01/15/2009 7:00 PM at Oregon McArthur CourtEugene, OR W 84–67  8,237 12–4 (3–1)
01/17/2009 7:00 PM at Oregon State Gill ColiseumCorvallis, OR FSNNW W 85–59  6,648 13–4 (4–1)
01/22/2009 8:00 PM USC Bank of America Arena • Seattle, WA FSN W 78–73  10,000 14–4 (5–1)
01/24/2009 1:00 PM #13 UCLA Bank of America Arena • Seattle, WA FSN W 86–75  10,000 15–4 (6–1)
01/29/2009 5:30 PM at Arizona #23 McKale CenterTucson, AZ FSNNW L 97–106  14,434 15–5 (6–2)
01/31/2009 2:30 PM at #14 Arizona State #23 Wells Fargo ArenaTucson, AZ FSNNW W 84–71  9,367 16–5 (7–2)
02/05/2009 7:30 PM at California #22 Haas PavilionBerkeley, CA FSNNW L 71–86  8,217 16–6 (7–3)
02/07/2009 2:30 PM at Stanford #22 Maples PavilionStanford, CA FSN W 75–68  NA 17–6 (8–3)
02/12/2009 8:00 PM Oregon State Bank of America Arena • Seattle, WA FSNNW W 79–60  10,000 18–6 (9–3)
02/14/2009 8:00 PM Oregon Bank of America Arena • Seattle, WA FSNNW W 103–84  10,000 19–6 (10–3)
02/19/2009 8:00 PM at #20 UCLA #22 Pauley PavilionLos Angeles, CA FSN L 76–85  11,145 19–7 (10–4)
02/21/2009 4:00 PM at USC #22 Galen Center • Los Angeles, CA FSNNW W 60–51  7,325 20–7 (11–4)
02/26/2009 8:00 PM #14 Arizona State #21 Bank of America Arena • Seattle, WA FSNNW W 73–70 OT 10,000 21–7 (12–4)
02/28/2009 12:00 PM Arizona #21 Bank of America Arena • Seattle, WA FSN W 83–78  10,000 22–7 (13–4)
03/03/2009* 8:00 PM Seattle #16 Bank of America Arena • Seattle, WA FSNNW W 87–60  10,000 23–7
03/07/2009 2:30 PM Washington State #16 Bank of America Arena • Seattle, WA FSNNW W 67–60  10,000 24–7 (14–4)
2009 Pacific-10 Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
03/12/2009 2:30 PM vs. Stanford #13 Staples Center • Los Angeles, CA
(Quarterfinals)
FSN W 85–73  NA 25–7
03/13/2009 6:00 PM vs. #23 Arizona State #13 Staples Center • Los Angeles, CA
(Semifinals)
FSN L 65–75  NA 25–8
2009 NCAA Division I men's basketball tournament
03/19/2009* 1:59 PM vs. Mississippi State #15 Rose Garden • Portland, OR
(First Round)
CBS W 71–58  NA 26–8
03/21/2009* 2:40 PM vs. #17 Purdue #15 Rose Garden • Portland, OR
(Second Round)
CBS L 74–76  NA 26–9
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

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