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
Assistant coach Mike Heideman
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 Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (Attendance)
Exhibition
11/10/2008* Lewis–Clark State W 76–31  Beasley Coliseum (5,091)
Regular Season
11/15/2008* Mississippi State Valley W 76–25  1–0 Beasley Coliseum (8,346)
11/18/2008* Fairleigh Dickinson
(Legends Classic)
W 55–33  2–0 Beasley Coliseum (6,159)
11/21/2008* Sacramento State W 76–55  3–0 Beasley Coliseum (8,054)
11/25/2008* Canisius W 67–41  4–0 Beasley Coliseum (6,091)
11/28/2008* vs. Mississippi State
(Legends Classic semifinals)
W 63–52  5–0 Prudential Center (N/A)
11/29/2008* vs. #4 Pittsburgh
(Legends Classic championship)
L 43–57  5–1 Prudential Center (2,991)
12/02/2008* Idaho State W 60–41  6–1 Beasley Coliseum (6,002)
12/06/2008* #24 Baylor
(Big 12/Pac-10 Hardwood Series)
L 52–58  6–2 Beasley Coliseum (9,038)
12/10/2008* #4 Gonzaga L 52–74  6–3 Beasley Coliseum (10,894)
12/13/2008 vs. Montana State
(Cougar Hardwood Classic)
W 70–51  7–3 KeyArena (7,848)
12/21/2008* at Idaho W 55–41  8–3 Cowan Spectrum (1,618)
12/27/2008* at Louisiana State L 52–64  8–4 Pete Maravich Assembly Center (10,585)
01/03/2009 Washington L 48–68  8–5 (0–1) Beasley Coliseum (8,107)
01/08/2009 California L 50–57  8–6 (0–2) Beasley Coliseum (7,221)
01/10/2009 Stanford W 55–54  9–6 (1–2) Beasley Coliseum (7,332)
01/15/2009 at Oregon State W 61–57 OT 10–6 (2–2) Gill Coliseum (5,454)
01/17/2009 at Oregon W 74–62  11–6 (3–2) McArthur Court (8,261)
01/22/2009 #13 UCLA L 59–61  11–7 (3–3) Beasley Coliseum (8,434)
01/24/2009 USC L 44–46  11–8 (3–4) Beasley Coliseum (8,974)
01/29/2009 at #14 Arizona State W 65–55  12–8 (4–4) Wells Fargo Arena (10,745)
01/31/2009 at Arizona L 56–66  12–9 (4–5) McKale Center (13,476)
02/05/2009 at Stanford L 64–65  12–10 (4–6) Maples Pavilion (6,887)
02/07/2009 at California L 63–71  12–11 (4–7) Haas Pavilion (9,197)
02/12/2009 Oregon W 67–38  13–11 (5–7) Beasley Coliseum (7,068)
02/14/2009 Oregon State L 52–54  13–12 (5–8) Beasley Coliseum (7,452)
02/19/2009 at USC L 61–51  13–13 (5–9) Galen Center (6,352)
02/21/2009 at #15 UCLA W 82–81  14–13 (6–9) Pauley Pavilion (10,392)
02/26/2009 Arizona W 69–53  15–13 (7–9) Beasley Coliseum (7,957 )
02/28/2009 #14 Arizona State W 51–49 OT 16–13 (8–9) Beasley Coliseum (10,712 )
03/07/2009 at Washington L 67–60  16–14 (8–10) Bank of America Arena (10,000 )
Pac-10 Tournament
03/11/2009 vs. Oregon
(First Round)
W 62–40  17–14 Staples Center (10,964)
03/12/2009 vs. #14 UCLA
(Quarterfinals)
L 53–64  17–15 Staples Center (16,271)
National Invitation Tournament
03/17/2009* at Saint Mary's
(First Round)
L 57–68  17–16 McKeon Pavilion (2,107)
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll. ( ) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
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