2008–09 Baylor Bears basketball team

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2008–09 Baylor Bears men's basketball
Conference Big 12 South
2008–09 record 24–15 (5–11 Big 12)
Head coach Scott Drew
Home arena Ferrell 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 Baylor Bears men's basketball team represented Baylor University in the 2008–09 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The team's head coach was Scott Drew, who served his sixth year. Baylor played its home games in the Ferrell Center in Waco, Texas. The team finished the season as runner-up in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT).

Pre-season[edit]

Recruiting[edit]

Name Home town High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Quincy Acy
PF
Mesquite, TX Horn HS 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 230 lb (100 kg) Jun 25, 2008 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 62
Artem Valov
PF
Poplar Bluff, MO Three Rivers JC 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 240 lb (110 kg) Nov 14, 2007 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: N/A
Anthony Jones
SF
Houston, TX Yates 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Sep 9, 2007 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 95
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: NR   Rivals: NR  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:

Roster[edit]

Name # Position Height Weight Year Home Town
Curtis Jerrells 0 Guard 6–1 201 Senior Austin, TX
Kendall Wright 1 Guard 6–0 180 Freshman Pittsburg, TX
Duran Diaz 2 Guard/Forward 6–3 201 Sophomore Kennedale, TX
Fred Ellis 3 Forward 6–6 210 Freshman Sacramento, CA
Quincy Acy 4 Forward 6–7 215 Freshman Mesquite, TX
Henry Dugat 5 Guard 6–0 177 Senior Dayton, TX
Delbert Simpson 11 Forward 6–8 224 Senior Tyler, TX
Mamadou Diene 15 Center 7–1 246 Senior Yeumbeul, Senegal
Kevin Rogers 23 Forward 6–9 250 Senior Dallas, TX
LaceDarius Dunn 24 Guard 6–4 201 Sophomore Monroe, LA
Anthony Jones 41 Forward 6–10 196 Freshman Houston, TX
Tweety Carter 45 Guard 5–11 185 Junior Reserve, LA
Josh Lomers 50 Center 7–0 280 Junior Boerne, TX
Ekpe Udoh 13 Forward/Center 6–10 236 Junior Edmond, OK

Schedule[edit]

Date
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (Attendance)
City, State
Regular season
November 15, 2008*
7:30 pm
Paul Quinn College W 108–50  1–0 (0–0)
Ferrell Center (7,065)
Waco, TX
November 18, 2008*
3:00 pm, ESPN
Centenary W 90–55  2–0 (0–0)
Ferrell Center (6,422)
Waco, TX
November 22, 2008*
1:00 pm
Southern W 85–43  3–0 (0–0)
Ferrell Center (6,000)
Waco, TX
November 24, 2008*
7:00 pm
Jacksonville W 76–68  4–0 (0–0)
Ferrell Center (6,154)
Waco, TX
November 27, 2008*
10:30 pm, ESPN2
vs. Providence
Anaheim Classic
W 72–56  5–0 (0–0)
Anaheim Convention Center (1,157)
Anaheim, CA
November 29, 2008*
11:30 am, ESPN2
vs. No. 14 Arizona State
Anaheim Classic
W 87–78  6–0 (0–0)
Anaheim Convention Center (1,417)
Anaheim, CA
November 30, 2008*
9:30 pm, ESPN2
vs. No. 19 Wake Forest
Anaheim Classic
L 74–87  6–1 (0–0)
Anaheim Convention Center (1,877)
Anaheim, CA
December 6, 2008*
10:30 pm, FSN
No. 24 at Washington State W 58–52  7–1 (0–0)
Beasley Coliseum (9,038)
Pullman, WA
December 13, 2008*
2:00 pm, FSNSW
No. 22 Prairie View A&M W 90–63  8–1 (0–0)
Ferrell Center (5,730)
Waco, TX
December 20, 2008*
8:30 pm
No. 21 Texas-Arlington W 79–76  9–1 (0–0)
Ferrell Center (5,556)
Waco, TX
December 22, 2008*
7:00 pm, FSNSW
No. 21 Hartford W 74–59  10–1 (0–0)
Ferrell Center (5,219)
Waco, TX
December 29, 2008*
7:00 pm
No. 19 Portland State W 79–66  11–1 (0–0)
Ferrell Center (5,544)
Waco, TX
December 31, 2008*
4:00 pm, FSNSW
No. 19 Jackson State W 113–78  12–1 (0–0)
Ferrell Center (5,092)
Waco, TX
January 2, 2009*
4:30 pm, FSNSW
No. 19 South Carolina L 84–85  12–2 (0–0)
Ferrell Center (6,149)
Waco, TX
January 10, 2009
1:45 pm, Big 12 Network
No. 23 Texas Tech W 73–61  13–2
(1–0)
Ferrell Center (8,032)
Waco, TX
January 14, 2009
8:30 pm, ESPN2
No. 21 at Texas A&M L 73–84  13–3
(1–1)
Reed Arena (9,537)
College Station, TX
January 17, 2009
12:45 pm, Big 12 Network
No. 21 Oklahoma State W 98–92 (OT)  14–3
(2–1)
Ferrell Center (8,651)
Waco, TX
January 21, 2009
8:00 pm, ESPN2
Kansas State W 83–65  15–3
(3–1)
Bramlage Coliseum (9,386)
Manhattan, KS
January 24, 2009
3:00 pm, ESPNU
No. 6 Oklahoma L 76–95  15–4
(3–2)
Lloyd Noble Center (12,849)
Norman, OK
January 27, 2009
8:00 pm, Big 12 Network
No. 11 Texas L 72–78  15–5
(3–3)
Ferrell Center (9,151)
Waco, TX
January 31, 2009
5:00 pm, Big 12 (ESPN+)
at Missouri L 72–89  15–6
(3–4)
Mizzou Arena (15,061)
Columbia, MO
February 2, 2009
8:00 pm, ESPN
No. 21 Kansas L 65–75  15–7
(3–5)
Ferrell Center (9,028)
Waco, TX
February 7, 2009
7:00 pm, ESPNU
at Texas Tech L 76–83  15–8
(3–6)
United Spirit Arena (10,962)
Lubbock, TX
February 11, 2009
8:00 pm, ESPN2
No. 2 Oklahoma L 63–78  15–9
(3–7)
Ferrell Center (8,094)
Waco, TX
February 14, 2009
5:00 pm, FSNSW
Texas A&M W 72–68  16–9
(4–7)
Ferrell Center (10,407)
Waco, TX
February 21, 2009
12:45 pm, Big 12 Network
Oklahoma State L 74–84  16–10
(4–8)
Gallagher-Iba Arena (9,637)
Stillwater, OK
February 24, 2009
8:00 pm, Big 12 Network
Iowa State L 62–71  16–11
(4–9)
Hilton Coliseum (10,407)
Ames, IA
February 28, 2009
3:00 pm, ESPNU
Colorado W 75–57  17–11
(5–9)
Ferrell Center (7,192)
Waco, TX
March 2, 2009
8:00 pm, ESPN
Texas L 57–73  17–12
(5–10)
Frank Erwin Center (13,665)
Austin, TX
March 7, 2009
3:00 pm, Big 12 Network
Nebraska L 62–66  17–13
(5–11)
Ferrell Center (6,346)
Waco, TX
Big 12 Tournament
March 11, 2009
11:30 am, Big 12 Network
vs. Nebraska
Phillips 66 Big 12 Conference Tournament
W 65–49  18–13
Ford Center (15,413)
Oklahoma City, OK
March 12, 2009
11:30 am, ESPN2
vs. No. 11 Kansas
Phillips 66 Big 12 Conference Tournament
W 71–64  19–13
Ford Center (14,909)
Oklahoma City, OK
March 13, 2009
5:30 pm, Big 12 Network
vs. Texas
Phillips 66 Big 12 Conference Tournament
W 70–76  20–13
Ford Center (16,605)
Oklahoma City, OK
March 14, 2009
6:00 pm, ESPN, Big 12 Network
vs. No. 14 Missouri
Phillips 66 Big 12 Conference Tournament Championship
L 60–73  20–14
Ford Center (15,321)
Oklahoma City, OK
2009 NIT Tournament
March 18, 2009*
8:00 pm, ESPN2
Georgetown
2009 National Invitation Tournament
W 74–72  21–14
(5–11)
Ferrell Center (8,424)
Waco, TX
March 21, 2009*
10:00 am, ESPN
Virginia Tech
2009 National Invitation Tournament
W 84–66  22–14
(5–11)
Cassell Coliseum (6,891)
Blacksburg, VA
March 24, 2009*
6:00 pm, ESPN
Auburn
2009 National Invitation Tournament
W 74–72  23–14
(5–11)
Beard-Eaves-Memorial Coliseum (6,582)
Auburn, AL
March 31, 2009*
6:00 pm, ESPN
vs. San Diego State
2009 National Invitation Tournament
W 76–62  24–14
(5–11)
Madison Square Garden (11,352)
New York City, NY
April 2, 2009*
6:00 pm, ESPN
vs. Penn State
2009 National Invitation Tournament
L 63–67  24–15
(5–11)
Madison Square Garden (10,254)
New York City, NY
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Central Time.

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 NR NR NR 24 22 21 21 19 23 21 NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
Coaches NR NR NR NR NR 24 22 20 23 21 23 NR NR NR NR NR NR NR

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