2008–09 Drake Bulldogs men's basketball team

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2008–09 Drake Bulldogs men's basketball
Drake Bulldogs "D" logo.svg
CIT First Round vs Idaho, L 69–67
Conference Missouri Valley Conference
2008–09 record 17–16 (7–11 MVC)
Head coach Mark Phelps
Assistant coach Mike Gibson
Assistant coach Kareem Richardson
Assistant coach Justin Ohl
Home arena Knapp Center
Seasons
2008-09 Missouri Valley Conference Men's Basketball Standings
  Conf Overall
Team W L PCT W L PCT
Creighton 14 4 .778 27 8 .771
Northern Iowa 14 4 .778 23 11 .677
Illinois State 11 7 .611 24 10 .706
Bradley 10 8 .556 21 15 .583
Evansville 8 10 .444 17 14 .548
Wichita State 8 10 .444 17 17 .500
Southern Illinois 8 10 .444 13 18 .419
Drake 7 11 .389 17 16 .515
Indiana State 7 11 .389 11 21 .344
Missouri State 3 15 .167 11 20 .344
Rankings from AP Poll
† MVC Tournament winner

The 2008–09 Drake Bulldogs men's basketball team represents Drake University in the 2008-09 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The team, which plays in the Missouri Valley Conference (MVC), is led by first-year head coach Mark Phelps. In 2007–08, the Bulldogs finished 28–5 (15–3 in the MVC). Drake will try to improve upon their first NCAA tournament appearance since 1971.

Preseason[edit]

On April 21, 2008 Mark Phelps was named the head men's basketball coach at Drake University, succeeding Keno Davis.

Phelps will inherit a team that loses three starters—point guard Adam Emmenecker, shooting guard Leonard Houston, and small forward Klayton Korver. Emmenecker was one of the most compelling individual stories in the 2007–08 college season, going from three-year walk-on to MVC Player of the Year. Houston was a second-team all-MVC selection.

Returning starters are shooting guard Josh Young and power forward Jonathan "Bucky" Cox. Young, the team's leading scorer in 2007–08,[1] joined Emmenecker on the all-MVC first team. Cox was the team's leading rebounder[1] and joined Houston on the all-MVC second team.

Regular season[edit]

Drake will host the Drake Iowa Realty Tournament on December 5–7, 2008 Drake will host the Drake Invitational on December 12–13, 2008. North Dakota State, Stephen F. Austin, and Texas-Pan American will be the participating schools. The January 28, 2009 game against Evansville was reschedueld as Evansville's plane was unable to take off due to weather. The game was scheduled to start at 7:05 p.m. CST.

Roster[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.

No. Position Player
2 United States F Alex White
3 United States G Craig Stanley
4 United States F Brent Heemskerk
5 United States C Sean Jones
10 United States G Ryan Wedel
11 United States G Jacob Baryenbruch
12 Luxembourg G Frank Wiseler
13 United States G Kit Avery
20 United States G Josh Young
No. Position Player
21 United States F Corey Parker
22 United States F Bill Eaddy
23 United States G Josh Parker
31 United States F Jonathan "Bucky" Cox
32 United States F Greg Whitaker
34 United States F Tyson "Dirty" Dirks
44 United States G/F Adam Templeton
50 United States F John Michael Hall


Player statistics[edit]

Note: GP= Games played; MPG= Minutes per Game; SPG= Steals per Game; RPG = Rebounds per Game; APG. = Assists per Game; BPG = Blocks per Game; PPG = Points per Game

Player GP MPG SPG RPG APG BPG PPG
Kit Avery 6 1.7 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.3
Jacob Baryenbruch 33 11.2 0.3 0.7 1.2 0.0 1.8
Johnathan Cox 33 33.0 0.9 8.5 0.9 0.8 12.5
Tyson Dirks 5 2.0 0.3 0.7 1.2 0.0 0.0
Bill Eaddy 33 9.7 0.2 1.0 0.3 0.0 2.1
John Michael Hall 30 9.6 0.7 1.0 0.9 0.1 2.9
Brent Heemskerk 33 19.6 0.8 4.4 0.5 0.8 3.9
Cory Parker 1 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Josh Parker 33 22.1 0.8 2.0 1.5 0.1 10.7
Craig Stanley 33 29.1 0.7 1.8 0.1 0.1 7.9
Adam Templeton 33 23.2 0.6 3.8 0.9 0.2 5.5
Alex White 31 11.6 0.4 3.2 0.2 0.2 2.1
Josh Young 33 33.5 1.0 3.8 1.4 0.0 15.4

Schedule[edit]

Missouri Valley Conference Standing: T-8th[2]
Date Opponent* Rank* Location Time# Result Overall Conference
Exhibition Games
November 1, 2008 Truman State Des Moines, IA 7:05 p.m. W 77–61 1–0 0–0
November 9, 2008 Arkansas Tech Des Moines, IA 2:05 p.m. W 57–51 2–0 0–0
Regular Season Games
November 15, 2008 Butler Des Moines, IA 7:05 p.m. L 46–56 0–1 0–0
November 19, 2008 Morehead State Des Moines, IA 7:05 p.m. W 86–70 1–1 0–0
November 23, 2008 South Dakota State Des Moines, IA 2:05 p.m. W 75–65 2–1 0–0
November 29, 2008 Vanderbilt Cancun, Mex. 7:30 p.m. L 72–57 2–2 0–0
November 30, 2008 New Mexico Cancun, Mex. 7:15 p.m. W 68–62 3–2 0–0
December 3, 2008 Lincoln Des Moines, IA 7:05 p.m. W 75–50 4–2 0–0
December 5, 2008 Texas-Pan American Des Moines, IA 7:30 p.m. W 59–57 5–2 0–0
December 6, 2008 North Carolina Central Des Moines, IA 7:30 p.m. W 89–46 6–2 0–0
December 9, 2008 Iowa State Ames, IA 7:05 p.m. W 66–63 7–2 0–0
December 12, 2008 Georgia Southern Des Moines, IA 7:30 p.m. W 84–73 8–2 0–0
December 13, 2008 Stephen F. Austin Des Moines, IA 7:30 p.m. L 66–64 8–3 0–0
December 20, 2008 Iowa Des Moines, IA 3:05 p.m. W 60–43 9–3 0–0
December 28, 2008 Evansville Evansville, IN 2:05 p.m. L 76–65 9–4 0–1
December 31, 2008 Missouri State Des Moines, IA 2:00 p.m. W 67–49 10–4 1–1
January 4, 2009 Southern Illinois Carbondale, IL 6:00 p.m. W 67–60 11–4 2–1
January 7, 2009 Indiana State Des Moines, IA 7:05 p.m. W 69–50 12–4 3–1
January 11, 2009 Wichita State Des Moines, IA 6:00 p.m. W 74–69 13–4 4–1
January 14, 2009 Illinois State Normal, IL 7:05 p.m. L 65–61 13–5 4–2
January 17, 2009 Northern Iowa Des Moines, IA 11:05 a.m. L 81–59 13–6 4–3
January 21, 2009 Missouri State Springfield, MO 7:05 p.m. L 65–44 13–7 4–4
January 24, 2009 Creighton Omaha, NE 1:00 p.m. W 74–62 14–7 5–4
January 29, 2009 Evansville Des Moines, IA 4:00 p.m. L 65–62 14–8 5–5
January 31, 2009 Wichita State Wichita, KS 7:05 p.m. L 63–49 14–9 5–6
February 4, 2009 Creighton Des Moines, IA 1:00 p.m. L 79–68 14–10 5–7
February 7, 2009 Bradley Des Moines, IA 7:05 p.m. W 68–54 15–10 6–7
February 11, 2009 Indiana State Terre Haute, IN 6:05 p.m. L 69–57 15–11 6–8
February 15, 2009 Illinois State Des Moines, IA 6:05 p.m. L 67–45 15–12 6–9
February 18, 2009 Northern Iowa Cedar Falls, IA 7:05 p.m. W 47–46 16–12 7–9
February 21, 2009 Austin Peay Des Moines, IA 7:05 p.m. W 71–54 17–12 7–9
February 25, 2009 Southern Illinois Des Moines, IA 7:35 p.m. L 56–55 17–13 7–10
February 28, 2009 Bradley Peoria, IL 7:05 p.m. L 77–75 17–14 7–11
Missouri Valley Conference Tournament
March 5, 2009 Indiana State St. Louis, MO 6:05 p.m. L 62–55 17–15 7–11
CollegeInsider.com Tournament
March 18, 2009 Idaho Moscow, ID 10:05 p.m. L 69–67 17–16 7–11
*Rank according to ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll. #All times are in CST. Conference games in BOLD.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Season Box Score". 2007–08 Drake Men's Basketball Statistics. Drake University Athletic Department. 2008-03-21. Archived from the original on 2008-08-28. Retrieved 2008-04-25. 
  2. ^ http://www.mvc-sports.com/standings/Standings.dbml?SPID=2901&DB_OEM_ID=7600&DEF_FY=2008