2008–09 Boston College Eagles men's basketball team

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2008–09 Boston College Eagles men's basketball
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
2008–09 record 22–12 (9–7 ACC)
Head coach Al Skinner
Assistant coach Pat Duquette
Assistant coach Bonzie Colson
Assistant coach Mo Cassara
Home arena Conte Forum
Seasons
« 2007–08 2009–10 »
2008–09 ACC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#2 North Carolina 13 3   .813     34 4   .895
#6 Duke 11 5   .688     30 7   .811
#12 Wake Forest 11 5   .688     24 7   .774
#16 Florida State 10 6   .625     25 10   .714
#24 Clemson 9 7   .563     23 9   .719
Boston College 9 7   .563     22 12   .647
Maryland 7 9   .438     21 14   .600
Virginia Tech 7 9   .438     19 15   .559
Miami (FL) 7 9   .438     19 13   .594
North Carolina State 6 10   .375     16 14   .533
Virginia 4 12   .250     10 18   .357
Georgia Tech 2 14   .125     12 19   .387
† ACC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll


The 2008–09 Boston College Eagles men's basketball team played basketball for the Boston College Eagles. In 2007–08, they went 14–17 (4–12 ACC). Boston College's basketball program is one of the most popular and successful college basketball programs in the Northeast. The Eagles are most well known for their famous alumni, such as Bob Cousy, John Bagley, Howard Eisley, Dana Barros, Danya Abrams, Michael Adams, Craig Smith, Jared Dudley, Tyrese Rice and Sean Marshall. Al Skinner has stabilized the program ever since Jim O'Brien left and has constantly produced winning seasons. Skinner's teams are known to run the flex offense in the half-court set.

Roster[edit]

Name Num. Pos. Ht. Wt. Class Hometown High School
Reggie Jackson 0 G 6–3 193 Fr. Colorado Springs, Colorado Palmer
Tyrese Rice 4 G 6–1 190 Sr. Richmond, Virginia L. C. Bird
Biko Paris 5 G 6–1 200 So. New Orleans, Louisiana Cypress Christian School
Brennan Bennett 10 G 6–0 185 So. Whitinsville, Massachusetts Northbridge
Corey Raji 11 F 6–6 218 So. Township of Washington, Bergen County, New Jersey Westwood
Joe Trapani 12 F 6–8 215 So. Madison, Connecticut Daniel Hand
Nick Mosakowski 14 G 6–1 180 So. Swampscott, Massachusetts Pingree School
Rakim Sanders 15 G-F 6–5 228 So. Pawtucket, Rhode Island St. Andrew's
Tyler Roche 21 G 6–7 208 Jr. Hooksett, New Hampshire Manchester Central
Josh Southern 52 C 6–10 255 So. Saginaw, Michigan Saginaw
Cortney Dunn 55 F 6–8 215 So. Dallas, Texas Lake Highlands

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance Record
November 9, 2008* 1:00 PM St. Francis Xavier Conte ForumChestnut Hill, MA
(Exhibition)
W 82–65[1]    0–0
November 14, 2008* 6:00 PM Central Connecticut Conte Forum • Chestnut Hill, MA W 80–65[2]  4,197 1–0
November 17, 2008* 7:00 PM Loyola (MD) Conte Forum • Chestnut Hill, MA
(NIT Season Tip-Off)
ESPNU W 90–57[2]  4,283 2–0
November 18, 2008* 7:00 PM St. John's Conte Forum • Chestnut Hill, MA
(NIT Season Tip-Off)
W 82–70[3]  4,462 3–0
November 22, 2008* 2:00 PM at St. Louis Chaifetz ArenaSt. Louis, MO L 53–50[4]  9,127 3–1
November 26, 2008* 7:00 PM vs. #10 Purdue Madison Square GardenNew York, NY
(NIT Season Tip-Off)
ESPN2 L 71–64[5]  4,438 3–2
November 28, 2008* 7:00 PM vs. UAB Madison Square Garden • New York, NY
(NIT Season Tip-Off)
ESPN2 W 83–77[6]  3,670 4–2
December 2, 2008* 7:00 PM Iowa Conte Forum • Chestnut Hill, MA
(ACC-Big Ten Challenge)
ESPNU W 57–55[7]  4,084 5–2
December 6, 2008* 8:30 PM at UMass Mullins CenterAmherst, MA
(Commonwealth Classic)
CBSCS W 85–81[8] OT 6,792 6–2
December 10, 2008* 7:00 PM Bryant Conte Forum • Chestnut Hill, MA W 80–61[9]  3,267 7–2
December 14, 2008* 1:00 PM South Carolina-Upstate Conte Forum • Chestnut Hill, MA W 67–55[10]  3,881 8–2
December 20, 2008* 4:00 PM Providence Conte Forum • Chestnut Hill, MA NESN W 81–76[11]  6,880 9–2
December 23, 2008* 1:00 PM Maine Conte Forum • Chestnut Hill, MA W 99–61[12]  2,692 10–2
December 29, 2008* 7:00 PM San Francisco Conte Forum • Chestnut Hill, MA W 84–62[13]  5,231 11–2
December 31, 2008* 2:00 PM Sacred Heart Conte Forum • Chestnut Hill, MA W 89–76[14]  2,137 12–2
January 4, 2009 5:30 PM at #1 North Carolina Dean Smith CenterChapel Hill, NC FSN W 85–78[15]  21,750 13–2 (1–0)
January 7, 2009* 7:00 PM Harvard #17 Conte Forum • Chestnut Hill, MA L 82–70[16]  3,174 13–3 (1–0)
January 10, 2009 7:00 PM Miami (FL) Conte Forum • Chestnut Hill, MA ESPNU L 77–71[17]  7,623 13–4 (1–1)
January 14, 2009 7:00 PM #2 Wake Forest Conte Forum • Chestnut Hill, MA Raycom L 83–63[18]  8,606 13–5 (1–2)
January 17, 2009 4:00 PM at Virginia Tech Cassell ColiseumBlacksburg, VA ESPNU L 79–71[19]  9,847 13–6 (1–3)
January 20, 2009 7:00 PM at Georgia Tech Alexander Memorial ColiseumAtlanta, GA NESN W 80–76[20] OT 7,174 14–6 (2–3)
January 24, 2009 2:00 PM NC State Conte Forum • Chestnut Hill, MA Raycom W 79–68[21]  8,167 15–6 (3–3)
January 27, 2009 7:30 PM at Maryland Comcast CenterCollege Park, MD ESPN2 W 76–67[22]  17,541 16–6 (4–3)
January 31, 2009 8:00 PM Virginia Tech Conte Forum • Chestnut Hill, MA Raycom W 67–66[23] OT 8,428 17–6 (5–3)
February 4, 2009 7:00 PM at Virginia John Paul Jones ArenaCharlottesville, VA ESPNU W 80–70[24]  9,631 18–6 (6–3)
February 8, 2009 4:00 PM at #7 Wake Forest Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial ColiseumWinston-Salem, NC Raycom L 93–76[25]  11,185 18–7 (6–4)
February 10, 2009 7:00 PM #12 Clemson Conte Forum • Chestnut Hill, MA NESN L 87–77[26]  6,126 18–8 (6–5)
February 15, 2009 4:00 PM #6 Duke Conte Forum • Chestnut Hill, MA FSN W 80–74[27]  8,606 19–8 (7–5)
February 21, 2009 12:00 PM at Miami (FL) BankUnited CenterCoral Gables, FL FSN L 69–58[28]  4,979 19–9 (7–6)
February 24, 2009 9:00 PM #23 Florida State Conte Forum • Chestnut Hill, MA ESPNU W 72–67[29]  4,968 20–9 (8–6)
March 4, 2009 7:00 PM at NC State RBC CenterRaleigh, NC ESPNU L 74–69  15,111 20–10 (8–7)
March 7, 2009 12:00 PM Georgia Tech Conte Forum • Chestnut Hill, MA Raycom W 67–66  8,606 21–10 (9–7)
March 12, 2009 9:30 PM vs. Virginia Georgia DomeAtlanta, GA
(2009 ACC Men's Basketball Tournament)
Raycom W 76–63  26,352 22–10 (9–7)
March 13, 2009 9:30 PM vs. #9 Duke Georgia Dome • Atlanta, GA
(2009 ACC Men's Basketball Tournament)
Raycom L 66–65  26,352 22–11 (9–7)
March 20, 2009 7:20 PM vs. USC Hubert H. Humphrey MetrodomeMinneapolis, MN
(NCAA Tournament 1st Round)
CBS L 72–55  12,814 22–12
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time [30].

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