2008–09 Oklahoma Sooners men's basketball team

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2008-09 Oklahoma Sooners men's basketball
Oklahoma Sooners logo.svg
Conference Big 12 Conference
Ranking
Coaches #7
AP #6
2008-09 record 30-6 (13–3 Big 12)
Head coach Jeff Capel III
Home arena Lloyd Noble Center
Seasons
« 2007–08 2009–10 »
2008–09 Big 12 men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#14 Kansas 14 2   .875     27 8   .771
#7 Oklahoma 13 3   .813     30 6   .833
#9 Missouri 12 4   .750     31 7   .816
Kansas State 9 7   .563     22 12   .647
Texas 9 7   .563     23 12   .657
Texas A&M 9 7   .563     24 10   .706
Oklahoma State 9 7   .563     23 12   .657
Nebraska 8 8   .500     18 13   .581
Baylor 5 11   .313     24 15   .615
Iowa State 4 12   .250     15 17   .469
Texas Tech 3 13   .188     14 19   .424
Colorado 1 15   .063     9 22   .290
2009 Big 12 Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2008–09 Oklahoma Sooners men's basketball team represented the University of Oklahoma in the 2008–09 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The head coach is Jeff Capel, who was in his third year with the team. The team played its home games in the Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, OK.

Recruiting[edit]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Orlando Allen
C
Paris, TX Paris JC 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 285 lb (129 kg) Sep 26, 2007 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: N/A
Kyle Cannon
SF
Pasadena, TX San Jacinto JC 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 215 lb (98 kg) May 14, 2008 
Scout:1/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: N/A
Juan Pattillo
PF
Twin Falls, ID Southern Idaho JC 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 220 lb (100 kg) May 1, 2008 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: N/A
Willie Warren
SG
Fort Worth, TX North Crowley HS 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Nov 16, 2007 
Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 96
Ray Willis
SF
Atlanta, GA Westlake HS 6 ft 5.5 in (1.97 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Oct 4, 2007 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 91
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 20   Rivals: 24  ESPN: NR
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance Record
Regular season
2008/11/14* 7:00 p.m. American #12 Lloyd Noble CenterNorman, OK ESPN360 W 83-54  10,331[1] 1-0
2008/11/17* 8:00 p.m. Mississippi Valley State #12 Lloyd Noble Center • Norman, OK ESPNU W 94-53  9,625[1] 2-0
2008/11/18* 8:30 p.m. #21 Davidson #12 Lloyd Noble Center • Norman, OK ESPN2 W 82-78  10,793[1] 3-0
2008/11/22* 1:00 p.m. Gardner-Webb #12 Lloyd Noble Center • Norman, OK ESPN2 W 80-76  11,076[1] 4-0
2008/11/26* 8:00 p.m. vs. UAB #11 Madison Square GardenNew York, NY
(Dick's Sporting Goods NIT Season Tip-Off Semifinals)
ESPN2 W 77-67  4,438[1] 5-0
2008/11/28* 2:30 p.m. vs. #10 Purdue #11 Madison Square Garden • New York, NY
(Dick's Sporting Goods NIT Season Tip-Off Final)
ESPN2 W 87-82 OT 3,670[1] 6-0
2008/12/04* 6:00 p.m. USC #6 Lloyd Noble Center • Norman, OK W 73-72  11,499[1] 7-0
2008/12/07* 3:05 p.m. at Tulsa #6 BOK CenterTulsa, OK CBS College Sports W 69-44  12,671[1] 8-0
2008/12/10* 7:00 p.m. Maine #5 Lloyd Noble Center • Norman, OK ESPN360 W 78-52  10,546[1] 9-0
2008/12/13* 3:00 p.m. Utah #5 Lloyd Noble Center • Norman, OK ESPN2 W 70-52  11,576[1] 10-0
2008/12/20* 1:00 p.m. vs. Virginia Commonwealth #4 Ford CenterOklahoma City, Oklahoma W 81-70  8,502[1] 11-0
2008/12/22* 8:00 p.m. at Rice #4 Tudor FieldhouseHouston, TX ESPN360 W 70-58  3,345[1] 12-0
2008/12/30* 8:05 p.m. at Arkansas #4 Bud Walton ArenaFayetteville, AR ESPN360 L 88-96  19,604[1] 12-1
2008/01/03* 1:30 p.m. Coppin State #4 Lloyd Noble Center • Norman, OK ESPN360 W 93-62  11,563[1] 13-1
2008/01/05* 8:00 p.m. Maryland Eastern Shore #6 Lloyd Noble Center • Norman, OK ESPN360 W 100-64  9,521[1] 14-1
2009/01/10 12:30 p.m. at Kansas State #6 Bramlage ColiseumManhattan, KS Big 12 (ESPN+) W 61-53  12,528[1] 15-1 (1-0)
2009/01/12 8:00 p.m. #11 Texas #6 Lloyd Noble Center • Norman, OK ESPN W 78-63  12,423[1] 16-1 (2-0)
2009/01/17 1:00 p.m. at Texas A&M #6 Reed ArenaCollege Station, TX ESPN W 69-63  12,720[1] 17-1 (3-0)
2009/01/21 8:00 p.m. Nebraska #6 Lloyd Noble Center • Norman, OK ESPNU W 72-61  11,261[1] 18-1 (4-0)
2009/01/24 3:00 p.m. Baylor #6 Lloyd Noble Center • Norman, OK ESPNU W 95-76  12,849[1] 19-1 (5-0)
2009/01/26 8:00 p.m. at Oklahoma State #4 Gallagher-Iba ArenaStillwater, OK ESPN W 89-81  10,500[1] 20-1 (6-0)
2009/01/31 12:45 p.m. at Iowa State #4 Hilton ColiseumAmes, IA Big 12 (ESPN+) W 78-68  12,012[1] 21-1 (7-0)
2009/02/04 8:00 p.m. Texas A&M #2 Lloyd Noble Center • Norman, OK Big 12 (ESPN+) W 77-71  11,494[1] 22-1 (8-0)
2009/02/07 12:30 p.m. Colorado #2 Lloyd Noble Center • Norman, OK Big 12 (ESPN+) W 77-72  12,414[1] 23-1 (9-0)
2009/02/11 8:00 p.m. at Baylor #2 Ferrell CenterWaco, TX ESPN2 W 78-63  8,094[1] 24-1 (10-0)
2009/02/14 12:30 p.m. Texas Tech #2 Lloyd Noble Center • Norman, OK Big 12 (ESPN+) W 95-74  13,245[1] 25-1 (11-0)
2009/02/21 8:00 p.m at Texas #2 Frank Erwin CenterAustin, TX ESPN L 68-73  16,755[1] 25-2 (11-1)
2009/02/23 8:00 p.m. #15 Kansas #3 Lloyd Noble Center • Norman, OK ESPN L 78-87  12,625[1] 25-3 (11-2)
2009/02/28 2:30 p.m. at Texas Tech #3 United Spirit ArenaLubbock, TX ABC W 78-63  11,574[1] 26-3 (12-2)
2009/03/04 8:00 p.m. at #15 Missouri #4 Mizzou ArenaColumbia, MO Big 12 (ESPN+) L 64-73  15,061[1] 26-4 (12-3)
2009/03/07 2:30 p.m. Oklahoma State #4 Lloyd Noble Center • Norman, OK ABC W 82-78  12,483[1] 27-4 (13-3)
Big 12 Tournament
2009/03/11 6:00 p.m. vs. Oklahoma State #6 Ford CenterOklahoma City, Oklahoma
(Phillips 66 Big 12 Conference Tournament)
Big 12 Network L 70-71  16,787[1] 27-5
NCAA Tournament
2009/03/19 8:56 p.m. vs. Morgan State #7 Sprint CenterKansas City, Missouri
(NCAA Div. I Tournament South Subregional)
CBS W 82-54  17,398[1] 28-5
2009/03/21* 4:50 p.m. vs. Michigan #7 Sprint CenterKansas City, Missouri
(NCAA Div. I Tournament South Subregional)
CBS W 73-63  18,247[1] 29-5
2008/03/27* 6:30 p.m. vs. #13 Syracuse #7 FedEx ForumMemphis, TN
(NCAA Div. I Tournament South Regional semifinal)
CBS W 84-71  17,103[1] 30-5
2008/03/29* vs. #2 North Carolina #7 FedEx ForumMemphis, TN
(NCAA Div. I Tournament South Regional final)
CBS L 60-72  17,025[1] 30-6
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Standard Time.

Roster[edit]

2008–09 Oklahoma Sooners men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Home town
F 1 Wright, RyanRyan Wright 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 234 lb (106 kg) Jr Mississauga, Ontario
G 3 Franklin, T. J.T. J. Franklin 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 161 lb (73 kg) Fr Fort Worth, Texas
G 5 Crocker, TonyTony Crocker 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 206 lb (93 kg) Jr San Antonio, Texas
G 11 Leary, OmarOmar Leary 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 173 lb (78 kg) Sr Portland, Oregon
F 12 Pattillo, JuanJuan Pattillo 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 216 lb (98 kg) Jr Las Vegas, Nevada
G 13 Warren, WillieWillie Warren 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 207 lb (94 kg) Fr Fort Worth, Texas
G 20 Johnson, AustinAustin Johnson 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 176 lb (80 kg) Sr Amarillo, Texas
C 21 Allen, OrlandoOrlando Allen 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 267 lb (121 kg) So Cincinnati, Ohio
F 23 Griffin, BlakeBlake Griffin 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 251 lb (114 kg) So Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
F 31 Cannon, KyleKyle Cannon 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 236 lb (107 kg) So Baltimore, Maryland
F 32 Griffin, TaylorTaylor Griffin 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 238 lb (108 kg) Sr Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
G 34 Davis, CadeCade Davis 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 208 lb (94 kg) So Elk City, Oklahoma
G 41 Willis, RayRay Willis 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 172 lb (78 kg) Fr Atlanta, Georgia
F 45 Gerber, BeauBeau Gerber 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 228 lb (103 kg) Jr Winfield, Kansas
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster
Last update: 2009-11-09

Rankings[edit]

Poll Pre Wk 1 Wk 2 Wk 3 Wk 4 Wk 5 Wk 6 Wk 7 Wk 8 Wk 9 Wk 10 Wk 11 Wk 12 Wk 13 Wk 14 Wk 15 Wk 16 Wk 17 Wk 18 Wk 19 Final
AP 12 12 11 6 5 4 4 4 6 6 6 4 2 2 2 3 4 6
Coaches 14 14 13 6 5 4 4 4 6 5 5 5 2 2 2 3 5 7

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj "Season Statistics". University of Oklahoma.