2008–09 Western Michigan Broncos men's basketball team

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2008–2009 Western Michigan Broncos men's basketball
Western Michigan Broncos text logo.svg
MAC West Division Co-Champions
Conference Mid-American Conference West
2008–2009 record 10–21 (7–9 MAC)
Head coach Steve Hawkins
Assistant coach Bacari Alexander
Assistant coach Rick Carter
Assistant coach Andy Hipsher
Home arena University Arena
Seasons
« 2007–08 2009–10 »


2008–09 Mid-American Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
East
Bowling Green 11 5   .688     19 14   .576
Buffalo 11 5   .688     21 12   .636
Miami 10 6   .625     17 13   .567
Akron 10 6   .625     23 13   .639
Kent State 10 6   .625     19 15   .559
Ohio 7 9   .438     15 17   .469
West
Ball State 7 9   .438     14 17   .452
Central Michigan 7 9   .438     12 19   .387
Western Michigan 7 9   .438     10 21   .323
Eastern Michigan 6 10   .375     8 24   .250
Northern Illinois 5 11   .313     10 20   .333
Toledo 5 11   .313     7 25   .219
Conference tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll


The 2008–2009 Western Michigan Broncos men's basketball team was a National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I college basketball team representing Western Michigan University. The team was the defending Mid-American Conference (MAC) West Division champion and was picked to finish first in the MAC West Division by members of the MAC News Media Association.[1]

WMU opened the season losing to Texas Christian in the first game of the inaugural Charleston Classic.

In February 2009, redshirt freshman Justin Hairston decided to transfer.[2]

Roster[edit]

No. Name Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown (Previous school)
40 Luke Adaline C 7'0" 262 Fr. Tawas City, MI (Tawas)
32 Muhammed Conteh F 6'7" 236 Fr. Bloomington, IN (Providence School)
5 Mike Douglas G 6'0" 162 Fr. Detroit, MI (Finney)
4 Derek Drews F 6'5" 214 Sr. Elkhart, IN (Elkhart Central)
34 Shawntes Gary G 6'2" 210 Sr. Elkhart, IN (Concord)
13 Justin Hairston F 6'5" 205 Fr.-R Fort Wayne, IN (Fort Wayne South)
23 David Kool G 6'3" 205 Jr. Grand Rapids, MI (South Christian)
24 Donald Lawson C 6'9" 241 Jr. Chicago, IL (Leo Catholic)
20 LaMarcus Lowe F/C 6'11" 200 Fr. Flint, MI (Northwestern)
3 Martelle McLemore G 6'5" 205 Jr. Detroit, MI (Consortium Prep)
10 Troy Peter G 6'4" 203 Fr. Stevensville, MI (Lakeshore)
22 Michael Redell G 6'0" 183 Sr. Rockford, MI (Cleveland State)
12 Andre Ricks G 5'9" 160 Sr. Detroit, MI (Pershing)
1 Demetrius Ward G 6'2" 215 Fr. Detroit, MI (Pershing)
33 Flenard Whitfield F 6'7" 222 Fr. Detroit, MI (Martin Luther King)
15 Alex Wolf G 5'11" 193 So. Parchment, MI (Parchment)

Awards[edit]

  • David Kool
    • Mid-American Conference Player of the Week (3)
      • Week 1 – Led Charleston Classic in scoring and was named to the All-Tournament Team after putting up 24.3 points, 4.3 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 1.3 steals per game in three losses.[3]
      • Week 6 – 19 points, three rebounds, one assist and one steal in only 28 minutes in 68–55 win over Iona.[4]
      • Week 9 – 26 points and a career-high nine rebounds, three assists and two steals in victory over Central Michigan.[5]
    • Mid-American Conference Scholar–Athlete of the Week, January 11[6]
    • Charleston Classic All-Tournament Team
    • Academic All-District IV First Team[7]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance Record
Regular Season
November 14, 2008* 12:30pm vs. TCU Carolina First ArenaCharleston, SC
(Charleston Classic)
L 67–63  N/A 0–1
November 15, 2008* 5:30pm vs. Hofstra Carolina First ArenaCharleston, SC
(Charleston Classic)
L 71–68 OT N/A 0–2
November 16, 2008* 10:30am vs. SIU Edwardsville Carolina First ArenaCharleston, SC
(Charleston Classic)
L 83–72  N/A 0–3
November 18, 2008* 7:30pm Detroit University ArenaKalamazoo, MI Fox Sports Detroit W 71–58  2,848 1–3
November 22, 2008* 2:00pm Loyola University ArenaKalamazoo, MI L 54–51  2,816 1–4
November 25, 2008* 8:00pm at Sam Houston State Johnson ColiseumHuntsville, TX W 65–62  1,262 2–4
November 29, 2008* 2:00pm IUPUI University ArenaKalamazoo, MI L 76–68  2,574 2–5
December 4, 2008* 7:30pm at VCU Stuart C. Siegel CenterRichmond, VA L 79–62  4,487 2–6
December 6, 2008* 12:30pm at Holy Cross Hart CenterWorcester, MA L 69–63  2,291 2–7
December 14, 2008* 7:00pm at UNLV Orleans ArenaLas Vegas, NV L 70–61  6,701 2–8
December 18, 2008* 8:00pm Iona University ArenaKalamazoo, MI W 68–55  2,574 3–8
December 22, 2008* 8:05pm at Southern Illinois SIU ArenaCarbondale, IL L 64–46  5,324 3–9
December 30, 2008* 6:00pm UW–Green Bay University ArenaKalamazoo, MI L 61–51  3,306 3–10
January 11, 2009 6:00pm at Central Michigan Rose ArenaMount Pleasant, MI
(Michigan MAC Trophy)
W 72–63  1,741 4–10 (1–0)
January 14, 2009 7:00pm Toledo University ArenaKalamazoo, MI W 70–52  2,518 5–10 (2–0)
January 17, 2009 2:00pm Northern Illinois University ArenaKalamazoo, MI W 71–52  3,128 6–10 (3–0)
January 20, 2008 7:00pm at Ball State John E. Worthen ArenaMuncie, IN L 50–44  3,018 6–11 (3–1)
January 24, 2009 4:00pm at Eastern Michigan Convocation CenterYpsilanti, MI
(Michigan MAC Trophy)
W 53–45  1,663 7–11 (4–1)
January 27, 2009 7:00pm Buffalo University ArenaKalamazoo, MI L 74–71  2,832 7–12 (4–2)
January 31, 2009 2:00pm Kent State University ArenaKalamazoo, MI L 65–47  3,234 7–13 (4–3)
February 4, 2009 7:00pm at Bowling Green Anderson ArenaBowling Green, OH L 68–61  1,865 7–14 (4–4)
February 8, 2009 2:00pm at Akron James A. Rhodes ArenaAkron, OH L 87–63  2,504 7–15 (4–5)
February 11, 2009 7:00pm Ohio University ArenaKalamazoo, MI W 76–62  2,758 8–15 (5–5)
February 14, 2009 7:00pm at Miami Millett HallOxford, OH ESPNU L 64–46  3,986 8–16 (5–6)
February 18, 2009 7:00pm Eastern Michigan University ArenaKalamazoo, MI
(Michigan MAC Trophy)
W 46–38  3,122 9–16 (6–6)
February 21, 2009* 2:00pm Eastern Illinois University ArenaKalamazoo, MI
(Bracket Busters)
L 59–57  2,894 9–17
February 25, 2009 8:00pm at Northern Illinois Convocation CenterDeKalb, IL L 78–63  1,394 9–18 (6–7)
February 28, 2009 7:00pm at Toledo Savage ArenaToledo, OH L 63–62  7,036 9–19 (6–8)
March 4, 2009 7:00pm Ball State University ArenaKalamazoo, MI Fox Sports Detroit Plus W 84–82 OT 2,616 10–19 (7–8)
March 8, 2009 2:00pm Central Michigan University ArenaKalamazoo, MI
(Michigan MAC Trophy)
L 71–68  4,214 10–20 (7–9)
MAC Tournament
March 11, 2009 4:00pm vs. Ohio Quicken Loans ArenaCleveland, OH
(MAC tournament first round)
L 62–55  N/A 10–21
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ Graham Couch (February 24, 2009). "Hairston: 'Time to move on'". MLive.com. Retrieved February 20, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Invalid Access". Admin.xosn.com. Retrieved February 20, 2014. 
  4. ^ [2][dead link]
  5. ^ [3][dead link]
  6. ^ "David Kool Named MAC Male Scholar-Athlete of the Week - WMUBroncos.com—Official Web Site of Western Michigan Athletics". Wmubroncos.com. February 15, 2014. Retrieved February 20, 2014. 
  7. ^ "David Kool Named Academic All-District IV First Team - WMUBroncos.com—Official Web Site of Western Michigan Athletics". Wmubroncos.com. February 15, 2014. Retrieved February 20, 2014.