2008–09 Butler Bulldogs men's basketball team

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2008–09 Butler Bulldogs men's basketball
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Horizon League Regular Season Champions
Horizon League Tournament Runners Up
2009 NCAA Tournament 9 Seed (South)
First Round vs. LSU, L 75–71
Conference Horizon League
Ranking
Coaches No. 25
AP No. 22
2008–09 record 26–6 (15–3 Horizon)
Head coach Brad Stevens
Assistant coach Matthew Graves
Assistant coach Terry Johnson
Assistant coach Micah Shrewsberry
Home arena Hinkle Fieldhouse
Seasons
2008-09 Horizon League Men's Basketball Standings
Conf Overall
Team (Rank) W L PCT W L PCT
#22 Butler 15 3 .833 26 6 .813
Green Bay 13 5 .722 22 11 .667
Cleveland State 12 6 .667 26 11 .703
Wright State 12 6 .667 20 13 .606
Milwaukee 11 7 .611 17 14 .548
UIC 7 11 .389 16 15 .516
Youngstown State 7 11 .389 11 19 .367
Loyola (IL) 6 12 .333 14 18 .438
Valparaiso 5 13 .278 9 22 .290
Detroit 2 16 .111 7 23 .233

Rankings from AP Poll
† Horizon League Tournament winner

The 2008–09 Butler Bulldogs men's basketball team represented the Butler Bulldogs men's basketball team in the 2008–09 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. Their head coach was Brad Stevens, serving his 2nd year. The Bulldogs played their home games at the Hinkle Fieldhouse, which has a capacity of approximately 10,000.[1]

The Bulldogs won the 2009 Horizon League Men's Basketball Regular Season Championship and received an at-large bid to the 2009 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament, earning a 9 seed in the South Region. They fell to 8 seed LSU .

Roster[edit]

2009–10 Butler Bulldogs men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
G/F 11 Anglin, AlexAlex Anglin (W) 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 171 lb (78 kg) So Kokomo Kokomo, Indiana
F 32 Butcher, GarrettGarrett Butcher 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 206 lb (93 kg) Fr Edgewood Ellettsville, Indiana
G 3 Hahn, ZachZach Hahn 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 170 lb (77 kg) So New Castle Chrysler New Castle, Indiana
G/F 20 Hayward, GordonGordon Hayward 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Fr Brownsburg Brownsburg, Indiana
F 54 Howard, MattMatt Howard 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 230 lb (104 kg) So Connersville HS Connersville, Indiana
F 24 Jukes, AveryAvery Jukes 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 217 lb (98 kg) Jr South Gwinnett/Alabama Snellville, Georgia
C 30 Kampen, EmersonEmerson Kampen (W) 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 192 lb (87 kg) RS Fr Yorktown Yorktown, Indiana
G 22 Leiendecker, GrantGrant Leiendecker 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 178 lb (81 kg) So Homestead Fort Wayne, Indiana
G 1 Mack, ShelvinShelvin Mack 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 214 lb (97 kg) Fr Bryan Station Lexington, Kentucky
G 5 Nored, RonaldRonald Nored 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 178 lb (81 kg) Fr Homewood Homewood, Alabama
G 14 Rodgers, NickNick Rodgers (W) 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 162 lb (73 kg) Jr Noblesville Noblesville, Indiana
G 33 Stigall, ChaseChase Stigall 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 187 lb (85 kg) RS Fr New Castle Chrysler New Castle, Indiana
G 2 Vanzant, ShawnShawn Vanzant 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 171 lb (78 kg) So Wharton Tampa, Florida
G/F 21 Veasley, WillieWillie Veasley 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 204 lb (93 kg) Jr Freeport Freeport, Illinois
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster
Last update: 05 May 2010

Schedule[edit]

Date
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
City, State
Exhibition
October 30*
7:00 PM
Marian W 61–31 
Hinkle Fieldhouse 
Indianapolis, IN
November 8*
7:00 PM
Oakland City W 91–52 
Hinkle Fieldhouse 
Indianapolis, IN
Non-Conference Regular Season
November 15*
8:05 PM
at Drake W 58–48  1–0
Knapp Center 
Des Moines, IA
November 19*
7:00 PM
Ball State W 64–55  2–0
Hinkle Fieldhouse 
Indianapolis, IN
November 22*
2:00 PM
Indiana University – South Bend W 87–33  3–0
Hinkle Fieldhouse 
Indianapolis, IN
November 26*
7:00 PM
at Northwestern W 57–53  4–0
Welsh-Ryan Arena 
Evanston, IL
November 29*
2:00 PM
Evansville W 75–59  5–0
Hinkle Fieldhouse 
Indianapolis, IN
December 4
8:00 PM
at Cleveland State W 50–48  6–0 (1–0)
Wolstein Center 
Cleveland, OH
December 6
7:05 PM
at Youngstown State W 79–71  7–0 (2–0)
Beeghly Center 
Youngstown, OH
December 10*
8:05 PM
at Bradley W 87–75  8–0
Carver Arena 
Peoria, IL
December 13*
12:00 PM
at No. 21 Ohio State L 54–51  8–1
Jerome Schottenstein Center 
Columbus, OH
December 20*
2:00 PM
Florida Gulf Coast W 73–53  9–1
Hinkle Fieldhouse 
Indianapolis, IN
December 23*
7:00 PM
at No. 12 Xavier W 74–65  10–1
Cintas Center 
Cincinnati, OH
December 30*
7:00 PM
UAB W 72–68  11–1
Hinkle Fieldhouse 
Indianapolis, IN
Horizon League Play
January 3
8:05 PM
at Valparaiso W 75–62  12–1 (3–0)
Athletics–Recreation Center 
Valparaiso, IN
January 8
7:00 PM
No. 20 Wright State W 64–48  13–1 (4–0)
Hinkle Fieldhouse 
Indianapolis, IN
January 10
2:00 PM
No. 20 Detroit W 54–50  14–1 (5–0)
Hinkle Fieldhouse 
Indianapolis, IN
January 15
8:00 PM
No. 18 at Loyola (IL) W 78–55  15–1 (6–0)
Joseph J. Gentile Center 
Chicago, IL
January 17
2:00
No. 18 at Illinois-Chicago W 59–52  16–1 (7–0)
UIC Pavilion 
Chicago, IL
January 22
7:00 PM
No. 17 Green Bay W 68–59  17–1 (8–0)
Hinkle Fieldhouse 
Indianapolis, IN
January 24
2:00 PM
No. 17 Milwaukee W 78–48  18–1 (9–0)
Hinkle Fieldhouse 
Indianapolis, IN
January 30
7:00 PM
No. 13 Valparaiso W 59–51  19–1 (10–0)
Hinkle Fieldhouse 
Indianapolis, IN
February 2
8:00 PM
No. 11 at Green Bay L 75–66  19–2 (10–1)
Resch Center 
Green Bay, WI
February 5
8:05 PM
No. 11 at Detroit W 66–61  20–2 (11–1)
Calihan Hall 
Detroit, MI
February 7
7:00 PM
No. 11 at Wright State W 69–51  21–2 (12–1)
Nutter Center 
Dayton, OH
February 13
7:00 PM
No. 15 Illinois-Chicago W 80–61  22–2 (13–1)
Hinkle Fieldhouse 
Indianapolis, IN
February 15
2:00 PM
No. 15 Loyola (IL) L 71–67  22–3 (13–2)
Hinkle Fieldhouse 
Indianapolis, IN
February 18
8:00 PM
No. 22 at Milwaukee L 63–30  22–4 (13–3)
U.S. Cellular Arena 
Milwaukee, WI
February 21*
12:00 PM
No. 22 at Davidson W 75–63  23–4
John M. Belk Arena 
Davidson, NC
February 26
7:00 PM
No. 23 Youngstown State W 78–57  24–4 (14–3)
Hinkle Fieldhouse 
Indianapolis, IN
February 28
12:00 PM
No. 23 Cleveland State W 58–56  25–4 (15–3)
Hinkle Fieldhouse 
Indianapolis, IN
Horizon League Tournament
March 7
7:00 PM
No. 22 Wright State
Horizon League Semifinal
W 62–57  26–4
Hinkle Fieldhouse 
Indianapolis, IN
March 10
9:00 PM
No. 17 Cleveland State
Horizon League Championship
L 57–54  26–5
Hinkle Fieldhouse 
Indianapolis, IN
NCAA Tournament
March 19*
12:00 PM, CBS
No. 23 (9 SR) at vs. No. 20 (8 SR) LSU
Round of 64
L 75–71  26–6 (15–3)
Greensboro Coliseum 
Greensboro, NC
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time. (#) Indicates seed in NCAA Tournament. SR = South Region.

Rankings[edit]

Ranking Movement
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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 Final
AP RV RV RV RV RV 25 21 17 16 13 11 15 21 24 22 16 22
Coaches RV RV RV RV RV 20 18 17 13 11 15 22 23 22 17 23 25

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