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