2007–08 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball team

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2007–08 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball
A blue block M with maize-colored borders and the word Michigan across the middle.
Conference Big Ten Conference
2007–08 record 10–22 (5–13, T-9th Big Ten)
Head coach John Beilein
Assistant coach Jerry Dunn
Assistant coach Mike Jackson
Assistant coach John Mahoney
MVP Manny Harris
Captain Ron Coleman
Seasons
« 2006–07 2008–09 »
2007–08 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#6 Wisconsin 16 2   .889     31 5   .861
#20 Purdue 15 3   .833     25 9   .735
Indiana 14 4   .778     25 8   .758
#18 Michigan State 12 6   .667     27 9   .750
Ohio State 10 8   .556     24 13   .649
Minnesota 8 10   .444     20 14   .588
Penn State 7 11   .389     15 16   .484
Iowa 6 12   .333     13 19   .406
Illinois 5 13   .278     16 19   .457
Michigan 5 13   .278     10 22   .313
Northwestern 1 17   .056     8 22   .267
2008 Big Ten Tournament winner
As of March 23, 2008; Rankings from AP Poll[1]

The 2007–08 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball team represented the University of Michigan in intercollegiate college basketball during the 2007–08 season. The team played its home games in the Crisler Arena in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and was a member of the Big Ten Conference. Under the direction of head coach John Beilein, the team finished tied for ninth in the Big Ten Conference.[2] The team earned an eighth seed and advanced to the second round of the 2008 Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament.[3] The team failed to earn an invitation to either the 2008 National Invitation Tournament or the 2008 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament.[4] The team was unranked for all eighteen weeks of Associated Press Top Twenty-Five Poll,[5] and ended the season unranked in the final USA Today/CNN Poll.[6] Ron Coleman served as team captain, and Manny Harris earned team MVP honors.[7]

The team set the Big Ten conference, single-season record for three point field goals attempted in conference games with 434. The team would rebreak this record the following season.[8]

Ekpe Udoh won the Big Ten Conference statistical championships in blocked shots with a 2.67 conference game average and a 2.88 all game average.[9] He led the team to the Conference statistical championship with a 4.28 team average in conference games.[10] Udoh would later transfer to Baylor University and, as a junior, lead the Big 12 Conference in blocked shots as well.

In the 2008 Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament at the Conseco Fieldhouse from March 13–16, Michigan was seeded ninth. In the first round, they defeated number 8 Iowa 55–47 before losing to number 1 Wisconsin 51–34 in the second round.[11]

Team Players Drafted into the NBA[edit]

Year Round Pick Player NBA Club
2010 1 6 Ekpe Udoh* Golden State Warriors

*Transferred to Baylor Bears basketball before being drafted[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2008 NCAA Men's Basketball Rankings - Postseason (Mar. 23)". ESPN. March 23, 2008. 
  2. ^ "Big Ten Basketball 2009–10 Media Guide". CBS Interactive. p. 69. Retrieved 2010-09-18. 
  3. ^ "Big Ten Tournament". CBS Interactive. p. 2. Retrieved 2010-09-15. 
  4. ^ "NCAA Tournament History". University of Michigan. 2010. p. 3. Retrieved 2010-09-18. 
  5. ^ "Division I Records" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association. pp. 68–83. Retrieved 2010-08-28. 
  6. ^ "Division I Records" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association. p. 90. Retrieved 2010-09-18. 
  7. ^ "All-Time Accolades". MGoBlue.com. CBS Interactive. pp. 9–10. Retrieved 2010-09-21. 
  8. ^ "Big Ten Basketball 2009–10 Media Guide". CBS Interactive. p. 31. Retrieved 2010-09-18. 
  9. ^ "Big Ten Basketball 2009–10 Media Guide". CBS Interactive. p. 35. Retrieved 2010-09-18. 
  10. ^ "Big Ten Basketball 2009–10 Media Guide". CBS Interactive. p. 38. Retrieved 2010-09-21. 
  11. ^ "Big Ten Tournament". CBS Interactive. p. 3. Retrieved 2010-09-22. 
  12. ^ "2010 NBA Draft". Basketball-reference.com. Retrieved 2014-04-25. 

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