2008–09 Washington State Cougars men's basketball team

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2008–09 Washington State Cougars men's basketball
Washington State Cougars Old Wordmark.png
Conference Pacific-10 Conference
2008–09 record 17–16 (8–10 Pac-10)
Head coach Tony Bennett
Assistant coach Ben Johnson
Assistant coach Ron Sanchez
Assistant coach Matt Woodley
Home arena Beasley Coliseum
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 State Cougars men's basketball team represents Washington State University for the 2008–09 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The team plays its home games on Jack Friel Court in Beasley Coliseum in Pullman, Washington.[1]

At the end of March 2009, Tony Bennett announced that he was leaving Washington State to take the head coaching job at Virginia.[2] Ken Bone, formerly with Portland State, takes over.

Roster[edit]

Name Number Position Height Weight Year Hometown Last High School/College
Marcus Capers 0 Guard 6–4 172 Freshman Winter Haven, FL Montverde Acad.
Klay Thompson 1 Guard 6–6 187 Freshman Ladera Ranch, CA Santa Margarita Catholic HS
Mike Harthun 3 Guard 6–3 170 Freshman Medford, OR South Medford HS
Nikola Koprivica 4 Guard 6–6 211 Junior Belgrade, SER Sport Grammar School
Abe Lodwick 5 Guard 6–7 196 RS Freshman Bend, OR Mountain View HS
Taylor Rochestie 10 Guard 6–1 186 RS Senior Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara HS/Tulane
Aron Baynes 11 Center 6–10 270 Senior Cairns, AUS Cairns State HS
Fabian Boeke 13 Center 6–11 230 Sophomore Hamburg, GER Urspring Basketball Academy
James Watson 14 Forward 6–7 210 Freshman Atoka, OK Stringtown HS
John Allen 20 Guard 6–0 181 Freshman Brier, WA Mountlake Terrace HS
DeAngelo Casto 23 Forward 6–8 229 Freshman Spokane, WA Ferris HS
Daven Harmeling 32 Forward 6–7 225 RS Senior Grand Junction, CO Fruita Monument HS
Charlie Enquist 40 Forward 6–10 220 RS Freshman Edmonds, WA King's HS
Nick Witherill 44 Guard 6–2 176 Freshman Phoenix, AZ Highland HS
Caleb Forrest 52 Forward 6–8 228 Senior Pagosa Springs, CO Pagosa Springs HS

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance Record
Exhibition
11/10/2008* 7:00 PM Lewis–Clark State Beasley ColiseumPullman, WA W 76–31  5,091
Regular Season
11/15/2008* 7:30 PM Mississippi State Valley Beasley Coliseum • Pullman, WA W 76–25  8,346 1–0
11/18/2008* 7:00 PM Fairleigh Dickinson Beasley Coliseum • Pullman, WA
(Legends Classic)
W 55–33  6,159 2–0
11/21/2008* 6:00 PM Sacramento State Beasley Coliseum • Pullman, WA W 76–55  8,054 3–0
11/25/2008* 7:00 PM Canisius Beasley Coliseum • Pullman, WA W 67–41  6,091 4–0
11/28/2008* 2:30 PM vs. Mississippi State Prudential CenterNewark, NJ
(Legends Classic semifinals)
HDNet W 63–52  N/A 5–0
11/29/2008* 5:00 PM vs. #4 Pittsburgh Prudential Center • Newark, NJ
(Legends Classic championship)
HDNet L 43–57  2,991 5–1
12/02/2008* 7:00 PM Idaho State Beasley Coliseum • Pullman, WA FSNNW W 60–41  6,002 6–1
12/06/2008* 8:30 PM #24 Baylor Beasley Coliseum • Pullman, WA
(Big 12/Pac-10 Hardwood Series)
FSN L 52–58  9,038 6–2
12/10/2008* 7:00 PM #4 Gonzaga Beasley Coliseum • Pullman, WA FSNNW L 52–74  10,894 6–3
12/13/2008 7:00 PM vs. Montana State KeyArenaSeattle, WA
(Cougar Hardwood Classic)
FSNNW W 70–51  7,848 7–3
12/21/2008* 7:00 PM at Idaho Cowan SpectrumMoscow, ID W 55–41  1,618 8–3
12/27/2008* 11:00 AM at Louisiana State Pete Maravich Assembly CenterBaton Rouge, LA ESPN2 L 52–64  10,585 8–4
01/03/2009 3:00 PM Washington Beasley Coliseum • Pullman, WA FSNNW L 48–68  8,107 8–5 (0–1)
01/08/2009 8:00 PM California Beasley Coliseum • Pullman, WA L 50–57  7,221 8–6 (0–2)
01/10/2009 7:00 PM Stanford Beasley Coliseum • Pullman, WA FSNNW W 55–54  7,332 9–6 (1–2)
01/15/2009 6:00 PM at Oregon State Gill ColiseumCorvallis, OR FSN W 61–57 OT 5,454 10–6 (2–2)
01/17/2009 11:00 AM at Oregon McArthur CourtEugene, OR FSN W 74–62  8,261 11–6 (3–2)
01/22/2009 6:00 PM #13 UCLA Beasley Coliseum • Pullman, WA FSN L 59–61  8,434 11–7 (3–3)
01/24/2009 3:00 PM USC Beasley Coliseum • Pullman, WA FSNNW L 44–46  8,974 11–8 (3–4)
01/29/2009 7:30 PM at #14 Arizona State Wells Fargo ArenaTempe, AZ W 65–55  10,745 12–8 (4–4)
01/31/2009 10:00 AM at Arizona McKale CenterTucson, AZ CBS L 56–66  13,476 12–9 (4–5)
02/05/2009 7:30 PM at Stanford Maples PavilionStanford, CA L 64–65  6,887 12–10 (4–6)
02/07/2009 7:30 PM at California Haas PavilionBerkeley, CA FSN L 63–71  9,197 12–11 (4–7)
02/12/2009 7:00 PM Oregon Beasley Coliseum • Pullman, WA W 67–38  7,068 13–11 (5–7)
02/14/2009 4:00 PM Oregon State Beasley Coliseum • Pullman, WA FSNNW L 52–54  7,452 13–12 (5–8)
02/19/2009 8:00 PM at USC Galen CenterLos Angeles, CA FSN L 61–51  6,352 13–13 (5–9)
02/21/2009 12:00 PM at #15 UCLA Pauley Pavilion • Los Angeles, CA FSN W 82–81  10,392 14–13 (6–9)
02/26/2009 6:00 PM Arizona Beasley Coliseum • Pullman, WA FSNNW W 69–53  7,957  15–13 (7–9)
02/28/2009 2:00 PM #14 Arizona State Beasley Coliseum • Pullman, WA FSNNW W 51–49 OT 10,712  16–13 (8–9)
03/07/2009 2:30 PM at Washington Bank of America Arena • Seattle, WA FSNNW L 67–60  10,000  16–14 (8–10)
Pac-10 Tournament
03/11/2009 8:30 PM vs. Oregon Staples Center • Los Angeles, CA
(First Round)
FSN W 62–40  10,964 17–14
03/12/2009 8:30 PM vs. #14 UCLA Staples Center • Los Angeles, CA
(Quarterfinals)
FSN L 53–64  16,271 17–15
National Invitation Tournament
03/17/2009* 8:00 p.m. at Saint Mary's McKeon PavilionMoraga, CA
(First Round)
ESPN2 L 57–68  2,107 17–16
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll. All times are in Pacific Time.

Notes[edit]

  • Taylor Rochestie was named to the All-Pac-10 team; DeAngelo Casto and Klay Thompson were named to the All-Freshman team.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Washington State men's basketball". Archived from the original on Jun 6, 2009. Retrieved Mar 8, 2009. 
  2. ^ Virginia to name Bennett coach