2008–09 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets men's basketball team

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2008-09 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets men's basketball
Georgia Tech Outline Interlocking logo.svg
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
2008-09 record 12-19 (2-14 ACC)
Head coach Paul Hewitt
Assistant coach John O'Connor
Assistant coach Charlton Young
Assistant coach Peter Zaharis
Home arena Alexander Memorial Coliseum
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 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets men's basketball team played basketball for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. In 2007-08, they went 11-10 (4-4 ACC). Georgia Institute of Technology's basketball program is one of the most popular and successful college basketball programs in the nation. The Yellow Jackets have been to 2 NCAA Final Fours and have won 3 ACC Championships in the past 25 years. The program is most well known for its famous alumni, such as Chris Bosh, Stephon Marbury, Kenny Anderson, John Salley, Mark Price, and Jarrett Jack. Bobby Cremins built the Georgia Tech basketball program from the basement up and passed the torch to current head coach Paul Hewitt. Hewitt's teams feed off pressure defense and fast-paced transition offenses.

Roster[edit]

Information from 2008-09 roster, subject to change.

Name Number Position Height Weight Year Hometown
Lewis Clinch 0 G 6-3 196 Senior Cordele, Georgia
Iman Shumpert 1 G 6-5 200 Freshman Oak Park, Illinois
Maurice Miller 3 G 6-2 185 Sophomore Memphis, Tennessee
Nick Foreman 4 G 6-3 197 Freshman Bellaire, Texas
Lance Storrs 10 G 6-5 220 Sophomore Decatur, Georgia
Sam Shew 11 F 6-5 190 Freshman Decatur, Georgia
Bassirou Dieng 12 F-C 6-9 220 Senior Dakar, Senegal
D'Andre Bell 13 G/F 6-6 220 Senior Los Angeles, California
Ty Anderson 14 G 6-4 200 Junior Watkinsville, Georgia
Gary Cage 24 G 6-1 190 Senior Atlanta, Georgia
Gani Lawal 31 F 6-9 233 Sophomore Norcross, Georgia
Derek Craig 33 G 6-4 180 Freshman Spring, Texas
Brad Sheehan 34 C 7-0 233 RS Sophomore Latham, New York
Zachery Peacock 35 F 6-8 240 Junior Miami, Florida
Alade Aminu 44 F 6-10 225 Senior Stone Mountain, Georgia

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Location Time (EST) Result Overall Conf. Recap
Exhibition Games
November 7, 2008 Le Moyne Alexander Memorial ColiseumAtlanta, GA 7:00 PM W 85-54 0-0 0-0 [1]
Regular Season
November 14, 2008 Winston-Salem State Alexander Memorial Coliseum • Atlanta, GA 8:30 PM W 92-47 1-0 -- [2]
November 22, 2008 @ Mercer Macon, GA 1:00 PM W 82-76 (ot) 2-0 -- [3]
November 25, 2008 AR Pine Bluff Alexander Memorial Coliseum • Atlanta, GA 7:30 PM W 74-47 3-0 -- [4]
November 28, 2008 Jacksonville Alexander Memorial Coliseum • Atlanta, GA 7:30 PM W 79-76 4-0 -- [5]
December 3, 2008 Penn State Alexander Memorial Coliseum • Atlanta, GA
(ACC–Big Ten Challenge)
7:30 PM L 85-83 4-1 -- [6]
December 6, 2008 Vanderbilt Alexander Memorial Coliseum • Atlanta, GA 2:00 PM W 63-51 5-1 -- [7]
December 14, 2008 UIC Alexander Memorial Coliseum • Atlanta, GA 2:00 PM L 66-60 5-2 -- [8]
December 17, 2008 Georgia State Alexander Memorial Coliseum • Atlanta, GA 7:30 PM W 84-64 6-2 -- [9]
December 20, 2008 @ Pepperdine Malibu, CA 5:00 PM W 86-58 7-2 -- [10]
December 22, 2008 @ USC Los Angeles, CA 10:30 PM L 76-57 7-3 -- [11]
December 28, 2008 Virginia Alexander Memorial Coliseum • Atlanta, GA 5:30 PM L 88-84 (OT) 7-4 0-1 [12]
December 30, 2008 Tennessee State Alexander Memorial Coliseum • Atlanta, GA 8:30 PM W 63-58 8-4 0-1 [13]
January 3, 2009 @ Alabama Tuscaloosa, AL 3:00 PM L 88-77 8-5 0-1 [14]
January 6, 2009 Georgia Alexander Memorial Coliseum • Atlanta, GA
(Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate)
7:00 PM W 67-62 9-5 0-1 [15]
January 10, 2009 @ Maryland College Park, MD 12:00 PM L 68-61 9-6 0-2 [16]
January 14, 2009 Duke Alexander Memorial Coliseum • Atlanta, GA 7:00 PM L 70-56 9-7 0-3 [17]
January 17, 2009 @ N.C. State Raleigh, NC 12:00 PM L 76-71 (ot) 9-8 0-4 [18]
January 20, 2009 Boston College Alexander Memorial Coliseum • Atlanta, GA 7:00 PM L 80-76 (ot) 9-9 0-5 [19]
January 25, 2009 @ Clemson Littlejohn ColiseumClemson, SC 7:45 PM L 73-59 9-10 0-6 [20]
January 31, 2009 Wake Forest Alexander Memorial Coliseum • Atlanta, GA 12:00 PM W 76-74 10-10 1-6 [21]
February 5, 2009 @ Florida State Tallahassee, FL 7:00 PM L 62-58 10-11 1-7 [22]
February 8, 2009 Maryland Alexander Memorial Coliseum • Atlanta, GA 7:30 PM L 57-56 10-12 1-8 [23]
February 11, 2009 @ Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA 7:00 PM L 76-71 10-13 1-9 [24]
February 14, 2009 N.C. State Alexander Memorial Coliseum • Atlanta, GA 1:30 PM L 86-65 10-14 1-10 [25]
February 18, 2009 @ Wake Forest Winston-Salem, NC 7:30 PM L 87-69 10-15 1-11 [26]
February 22, 2009 Clemson Alexander Memorial Coliseum • Atlanta, GA 1:00 PM L 81-73 10-16 1-12 [27]
February 28, 2009 @ North Carolina Chapel Hill, NC 12:00 PM L 104-74 10-17 1-13 [28]
March 4, 2009 Miami Alexander Memorial Coliseum • Atlanta, GA 7:30 PM W 78-68 11-17 2-13
March 7, 2009 @ Boston College Chestnut Hill, MA 12:00 PM L 67-66 11-18 2-14
ACC Tournament
March 12, 2008 Clemson Georgia DomeAtlanta, GA 2:00 PM W 86-81 12-18 3-14
March 13, 2008 Florida State Georgia DomeAtlanta, GA 2:00 PM L64-62 12-19 3-15
*Conference games in bold.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lawal scores 30 in Tech basketball win". Atlanta Journal Constitution. 2008-11-07. Retrieved 2008-11-15. 
  2. ^ "Lawal's all-around play spurs Jackets". Atlanta Journal Constitution. 2008-11-15. Retrieved 2008-11-15. 
  3. ^ "Georgia Tech 82, Mercer 76". AP. 2008-11-22. Retrieved 2008-11-22. 
  4. ^ "Georgia Tech 74, Ark.Pine Bluff 47". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2009-02-28. 
  5. ^ "Georgia Tech 79, Jacksonville 76". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2008-11-28. 
  6. ^ "PSU holds off Ga. Tech despite poor FT shooting". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2008-12-03. 
  7. ^ "Tech wins physical game against Vanderbilt". AJC. 2008-12-06. Retrieved 2008-12-08. 
  8. ^ "Ill.-Chicago 66, Georgia Tech 60". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2008-12-14. 
  9. ^ "Georgia Tech 84, Georgia State 64". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2008-12-17. 
  10. ^ "Georgia Tech 86, Pepperdine 58". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2008-12-20. 
  11. ^ "Southern Cal 76, Georgia Tech 57". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2008-12-22. 
  12. ^ "Virginia 88, Georgia Tech 84". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2008-12-28. 
  13. ^ "Georgia Tech 63, Tennessee State 58". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2008-12-30. 
  14. ^ "Alabama 88, Georgia Tech 77". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2009-01-03. 
  15. ^ "Georgia Tech 74, Georgia 62". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2009-01-06. 
  16. ^ "Maryland 68, Georgia Tech 61". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2009-01-10. 
  17. ^ "Singler, Henderson stabilize No. 2 Duke against careless Georgia Tech". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2009-01-24. 
  18. ^ "North Carolina 76, Georgia Tech 71". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2009-01-17. 
  19. ^ "Boston College 80, Georgia Tech 76". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2009-01-20. 
  20. ^ "Clemson bounces back against ACC-worst Georgia Tech". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2009-01-25. 
  21. ^ "Shumpert's jumper with 1 second left lifts Jackets past Deacons". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2009-01-31. 
  22. ^ "Florida State 62, Georgia Tech 58". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2009-02-05. 
  23. ^ "Maryland 57, Georgia Tech 56". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2009-02-08. 
  24. ^ "Virginia Tech 76, Georgia Tech 74". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2009-02-11. 
  25. ^ "North Carolina State 86, Georgia Tech 65". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2009-02-14. 
  26. ^ "Johnson gets double-double as Deacons down Jackets". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2009-02-18. 
  27. ^ "Booker's 21 points, 12 boards lead Clemson out of 15-point hole". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2009-02-22. 
  28. ^ "Hansbrough's 28 pace UNC's blowout of Ga. Tech". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2009-02-28.