2008–09 Gonzaga Bulldogs men's basketball team

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2008–09 Gonzaga Bulldogs men's basketball
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WCC Regular Season Champions
WCC Tournament Champions
NCAA Tournament, Sweet Sixteen
Conference West Coast Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 13
AP No. 13
2008–09 record 28–6 (14–0 WCC)
Head coach Mark Few (10th year)
Assistant coach Leon Rice (10th year)
Assistant coach Tommy Lloyd (8th year)
Assistant coach Ray Giacoletti (2nd year)
Home arena McCarthey Athletic Center
Seasons
« 2007–08 2009–10 »
2008–09 West Coast Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#10 Gonzaga 14 0   1.000     28 6   .824
Saint Mary's 10 4   .714     28 7   .800
Portland 9 5   .643     19 13   .594
Santa Clara 7 7   .500     16 17   .485
San Diego 6 8   .429     16 16   .500
Pepperdine 5 9   .357     9 23   .281
San Francisco 3 11   .214     11 19   .367
Loyola Marymount 2 12   .143     3 28   .097
† West Coast Conference Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll


Preseason[edit]

Departures[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Reason for Departure
Kuso, AbdullahiAbdullahi Kuso 31 F 6'9" 241 Senior (Redshirt) Kaduna, Nigeria Graduated
Pendergraft, DavidDavid Pendergraft 25 G 6'6" 223 Senior Brewster, WA Graduated
Gurganious, LarryLarry Gurganious 20 F 6'5" 199 Sophomore (Redshirt) Berkeley, CA Transferred to UC Riverside
Davis, TheoTheo Davis 34 F 6'9" 198 Freshman (Redshirt) Brampton, ON Transferred to Binghamton

2008 Recruiting Class[edit]

Name Home town High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Andy Poling[1]
PF
Portland, OR Westview 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 232 lb (105 kg) Aug 2, 2006 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 87
Grant Gibbs[1]
PG
Marion, IA Linn-Mar 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 204 lb (93 kg) Jul 17, 2007 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 89
Demetri Goodson[2]
PG
McKinney, TX Klein Collins 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 164 lb (74 kg) Oct 2, 2007 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 93
Michael Hart
SG
Portland, OR Jesuit 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 201 lb (91 kg)  
Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: NR
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: NR   Rivals: NR  247Sports: 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.

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Roster[edit]

2008–09 Gonzaga Bulldogs men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Home town
F 42 Heytvelt, JoshJosh Heytvelt 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 260 lb (118 kg) RS Sr Clarkston Clarkston, WA
G 11 Sorenson, AndrewAndrew Sorenson 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 172 lb (78 kg) RS Sr Olympia Olympia, WA
G 22 Downs, MicahMicah Downs 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 194 lb (88 kg) Sr Juanita
Kansas
Kirkland, WA
G 2 Pargo, JeremyJeremy Pargo 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Sr Robeson Chicago, IL
F 50 Brown, IraIra Brown 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Sr Willis
Phoenix College
Conroe, TX
C 45 Foster, WillWill Foster 7 ft 5 in (2.26 m) 273 lb (124 kg) Jr White River Bonney Lake, WA
G 15 Bouldin, MattMatt Bouldin 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 224 lb (102 kg) Jr ThunderRidge Highlands Ranch, CO
G 4 Pontarolo-Magg, ChrisChris Pontarolo-Magg (W) 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Jr Quincy Quincy, WA
G 32 Gray, StevenSteven Gray 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 208 lb (94 kg) So Bainbridge Bainbridge Island, WA
F 5 Daye, AustinAustin Daye 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 200 lb (91 kg) So Woodbridge Irvine, CA
C 21 Sacre, RobertRobert Sacre Injured Current redshirt 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 247 lb (112 kg) So Handsworth North Vancouver, BC
G 3 Goodson, DemetriDemetri Goodson 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 164 lb (74 kg) Fr Klein Collins Spring, TX
F 14 Poling, AndyAndy Poling Current redshirt 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 232 lb (105 kg) Fr Westview Portland, OR
G 10 Gibbs, GrantGrant Gibbs Current redshirt 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 204 lb (93 kg) Fr Linn-Mar Marion, IA
G 30 Hart, MichaelMichael Hart (W) Current redshirt 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 201 lb (91 kg) Fr Jesuit Portland, OR
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster

Schedule[edit]

Date
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (Attendance)
City, State
Regular Season
11/15/2008*
4:00 PM, KHQ
No. 10 Montana State-Billings W 83–52  1–0
McCarthey Athletic Center (6,000)
Spokane, WA
11/18/2008*
6:00 PM, KHQ
No. 9 Idaho W 80–46  2–0
McCarthey Athletic Center (6,000)
Spokane, WA
2008 Old Spice Classic
11/27/2008*
6:30 PM, ESPN2
No. 9 vs. Oklahoma State W 83–71  3–0
Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex (4,644)
Lake Buena Vista, FL
11/28/2008*
2:30 PM, ESPN
No. 9 vs. Maryland W 81–59  4–0
Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex 
Lake Buena Vista, FL
11/30/2008*
4:30 PM, ESPN2
No. 9 vs. No. 12 Tennessee W 73–64  5–0
Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex (3,914)
Lake Buena Vista, FL
Basketball Hall of Fame Challenge
12/06/2008*
10:30 AM, Big Ten Network
No. 5 at Indiana W 70–54  6–0
Lucas Oil Stadium 
Indianapolis, IN
12/10/2008*
7:00 PM, KHQ
No. 4 at Washington State W 74–52  7–0
Beasley Coliseum (10,984)
Pullman, WA
Duel in the Desert
12/14/2008*
3:00 PM, FSN
No. 4 vs. Arizona
Duel in the Desert
L 69–64  7–1
US Airways Center (6,207)
Phoenix, AZ
12/18/2008*
6:00 PM, KHQ
No. 8 Texas Southern W 84–42  8–1
McCarthey Athletic Center (6,000)
Spokane, WA
Battle in Seattle
12/20/2008*
1:00 PM, CBS
No. 8 vs. No. 2 Connecticut
Battle in Seattle
L 88–83 OT 8–2
KeyArena (16,763)
Seattle, WA
12/23/2008*
5:00 PM, KHQ
No. 7 Portland State L 77–70  8–3
McCarthey Athletic Center (6,000)
Spokane, WA
12/31/2008*
5:00 PM, CBS College Sports
No. 16 at Utah L 66–65  8–4
Jon M. Huntsman Center (12,571)
Salt Lake City, UT
1/7/2009*
6:00 PM, ESPN2
at No. 15 Tennessee W 89–79 OT 9–4
Thompson-Boling Arena (22,326)
Knoxville, TN
1/10/2009
5:00 PM, KHQ
Portland W 67–50  10–4
(1–0)
McCarthey Athletic Center (6,000)
Spokane, WA
1/15/2009
6:00 PM, KHQ
Santa Clara W 95–53  11–4
(2–0)
McCarthey Athletic Center (6,000)
Spokane, WA
1/17/2009
5:00 PM, KHQ
San Francisco W 85–51  12–4
(3–0)
McCarthey Athletic Center (6,000)
Spokane, WA
1/22/2009
6:00 PM, KHQ
No. 23 at Pepperdine W 83–69  13–4
(4–0)
Firestone Fieldhouse (2,342)
Malibu, CA
1/24/2009
5:00 PM, KHQ
No. 23 at Loyola Marymount W 93–60  14–4
(5–0)
Gersten Pavilion (3,796)
Los Angeles, CA
1/29/2009
8:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 20 No. 22 Saint Mary's W 69–62  15–4
(6–0)
McCarthey Athletic Center (6,000)
Spokane, WA
1/31/2009
3:00 PM, ESPN
No. 20 San Diego W 64–47  16–4
(7–0)
McCarthey Athletic Center (6,000)
Spokane, WA
2/5/2009
8:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 18 at Portland W 93–78  17–4
(8–0)
Chiles Center (4,987)
Portland, OR
Ronald McDonald House Charities Classic
2/7/2009*
6:00 PM, ESPN
No. 18 vs. No. 14 Memphis L 68–50  17–5
Spokane Arena (11,339)
Spokane, WA
2/12/2009
8:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 19 at Saint Mary's W 72–70  18–5
(9–0)
McKeon Pavilion (3,500)
Moraga, CA
2/14/2009
8:00 PM, ESPNU
No. 19 at San Francisco W 78–73  19–5
(10–0)
War Memorial Gymnasium (3,367)
San Francisco, CA
2/19/2009
6:00 PM, KHQ
No. 17 Loyola Marymount W 91–54  20–5
(11–0)
McCarthey Athletic Center (6,000)
Spokane, WA
2/21/2009
8:30 PM, ESPNU
No. 17 Pepperdine W 92–58  21–5
(12–0)
McCarthey Athletic Center (6,000)
Spokane, WA
2/26/2009
8:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 17 at Santa Clara W 81–73  22–5
(13–0)
Leavey Center (4,700)
Santa Clara, CA
2/28/2009
4:30 PM, ESPN2
No. 17 at San Diego W 58–47  23–5
(14–0)
Jenny Craig Pavilion (5,100)
San Diego, CA
3/3/2009*
6:00 PM, KHQ
No. 14 USC Upstate W 90–40  24–5
McCarthey Athletic Center (6,000)
Spokane, WA
West Coast Conference Tournament
03/8/2009
6:30 PM, ESPN2
No. 14 vs. Santa Clara W 94–59  25–5
Orleans Arena (7,845)
Las Vegas, NV
03/9/2009
6:00 PM, ESPN
No. 12 vs. Saint Mary's W 83–58  26–5
Orleans Arena (7,845)
Las Vegas, NV
NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament
3/19/09*
4:25 pm, CBS
No. 10 (#4 seed) vs. (#13 seed) Akron
NCAA Tournament First Round
W 77–64  27–5
Rose Garden 
Portland, Oregon
3/21/09*
5:30 pm, CBS
No. 10 (#4 seed) vs. (#12 seed) Western Kentucky
NCAA Tournament Second Round
W 83–81  28–5
Rose Garden (18,794)
Portland, Oregon
3/27/09*
6:57 pm, CBS
No. 10 (#4 seed) vs. No. 2 (#1 seed) North Carolina
NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen
L 98–77  28–6
FedExForum (17,103)
Memphis, Tennessee
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Pacific Time.

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