2008–09 LSU Tigers basketball team

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2008–09 LSU Tigers men's basketball
Louisiana State University (block logo).svg
NCAA Tournament, Round of 32
Conference Southeastern Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 17
AP No. 21
2008–09 record 27–8 (13–3 SEC)
Head coach Trent Johnson
Home arena Pete Maravich Assembly Center
Seasons

Recruiting class[edit]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Chris Bass
PG
Lee, Maine Lee Academy 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Jun 13, 2008 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 76
Delwan Graham
PF
Dunwoody, Georgia Dunwoody High School 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Sep 19, 2007 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 89
Dennis Harris
PF
Jonesboro, Georgia Mundy's Hill High School 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Sep 12, 2007 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 76
Storm Warren
PF
Monroe, Louisiana Richwood High School 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Nov 9, 2007 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 95
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: Not Ranked   Rivals: Not Ranked
  • 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 LSU Tigers men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
G 4 Bass, ChrisChris Bass 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Fr Baton Rouge, Louisiana
G 30 Farrer, AlexAlex Farrer 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Jr Phoenix, Arizona
F 2 Graham, DelwanDelwan Graham 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Fr Atlanta
F 3 Green, GarrettGarrett Green 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 235 lb (107 kg) RS So Woodland Hills, California
F 15 Harris, DennisDennis Harris 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
RS Fr Jonesboro, California
C 21 Johnson, ChrisChris Johnson 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 210 lb (95 kg) RS Sr Montross, Virginia
F 20 Kinsley, ZachZach Kinsley 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Fr Baton Rouge, Louisiana
G 13 Martin, TerryTerry Martin 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Sr Monroe, Louisiana
F 1 Mitchell, TasminTasmin Mitchell 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Jr Denham Springs, Louisiana
G 11 Spencer, BoBo Spencer 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 185 lb (84 kg) So Baton Rouge, Louisiana
G 4 Bass, ChrisChris Bass 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 185 lb (84 kg) So Baton Rouge, Louisiana
F 5 White, MalcolmMalcolm White 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Jr Baton Rouge, Louisiana
G 10 Populist, DaronDaron Populist 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Fr Slidell, Louisiana
G 14 Temple, GarrettGarrett Temple 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Sr Baton Rouge, Louisiana
G 5 Thornton, MarcusMarcus Thornton 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Sr Baton Rouge, Louisiana
F 32 Thornton, QuintinQuintin Thornton 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Sr Orlando, Florida
F 24 Warren, StormStorm Warren 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Fr Monroe, Louisiana
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster
Last update: 2011-07-11

Schedule[edit]

Date
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (Attendance)
City, State
Regular season
2008/11/15*
1:00 p.m.
Jackson State W 79–65  1–0
Maravich Center (11,511)
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
2008/11/20*
7:00 p.m.
Alcorn State
LSU Invitational
W 77–45  2–0
Maravich Center (8,475)
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
2008/11/23*
2:00 p.m.
Northwestern State
LSU Invitational
W 91–60  3–0
Maravich Center (8,322)
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
2008/11/28*
7:00 p.m.
Centenary
LSU Invitational
W 64–58  4–0
Maravich Center (8,419)
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
2008/11/30*
6:00 p.m.
Troy W 92–57  5–0
Maravich Center (7,804)
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
2008/12/2*
7:00 p.m., FSN
Cal State Fullerton W 84–63  6–0
Maravich Center (9,043)
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
2008/12/13*
7:00 p.m.
Grambling State W 87–41  7–0
Maravich Center (8,340)
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
2008/12/17*
7:00 p.m., CST
Nicholls State W 68–56  8–0
Maravich Center (8,284)
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
2008/12/20*
4:00 p.m.
at Texas A&M L 61–72  8–1
Toyota Center (17,074)
Houston, Texas
2008/12/22*
7:00 p.m., CST
McNeese State W 62–59  9–1
Maravich Center (8,604)
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
2008/12/27*
1:00 p.m., ESPN2
Washington State W 64–52  10–1
Maravich Center (10,585)
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
2008/12/31*
1:30 p.m., CST
Louisiana-Lafayette W 81–79  11–1
Maravich Center (9,030)
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
2009/1/03*
7:00 p.m.
Southeastern Louisiana W 90–61  12–1
Maravich Center (9,310)
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
2009/1/06*
8:00 p.m.
at Utah L 61–91  12–2
Jon M. Huntsman Center (9,170)
Salt Lake City
2009/1/11
12:30 p.m., LFS
Alabama L 59–65  12–3
(0–1)
Coleman Coliseum (10,711)
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
2009/1/14
7:00 p.m., CST
South Carolina W 85–68  13–3
(1–1)
Maravich Center (11,393)
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
2009/1/17
3:00 p.m., LFS
at Mississippi W 83–51  14–3
(2–1)
Tad Smith Coliseum (7,674)
Oxford, Mississippi
2009/1/21
7:00 p.m.
Mississippi State W 81–57  15–3
(3–1)
Maravich Center (11,709)
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
2009/1/24*
7:00 p.m., ESPN2
No. 15 Xavier L 70–80  15–4
Maravich Center (13,839)
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
2009/1/28
7:00 p.m., LFS
at Tennessee W 79–73  16–4
(4–1)
Thompson–Boling Arena (18,526)
Knoxville, Tennessee
2009/1/31
4:00 p.m., FSN
Arkansas W 79–69  17–4
(5–1)
Maravich Center (12,698)
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
2009/2/4
6:30 p.m.
at Georgia W 80–62  18–4
(6–1)
Stegeman Coliseum (6,659)
Athens, Georgia
2009/2/8
12:00 p.m., LFS
Alabama W 76–62  19–4
(7–1)
Maravich Center (10,578)
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
2009/2/11
7:00 p.m.
at Mississippi State W 97–94  20–4
(8–1)
Humphrey Coliseum (9,226)
Starkville, Mississippi
2009/2/14
6:00 p.m., FSN
Mississippi W 73–66  21–4
(9–1)
Maravich Center (11,425)
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
2009/2/18
7:00 p.m.
No. 23 Arkansas W 72–69  22–4
(10–1)
Bud Walton Arena (16,079)
Fayetteville, Arkansas
2009/2/21
7:00 p.m.
No. 23 Auburn W 79–72  23–4
(11–1)
Maravich Center (11,871)
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
2009/2/24
8:00 p.m., ESPN
No. 18 Florida W 81–75  24–4
(12–1)
Maravich Center (13,345)
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
2009/2/28
3:00 p.m., CBS
No. 18 at Kentucky W 73–70  25–4
(13–1)
Rupp Arena (24,411)
Lexington, Kentucky
2009/3/4
7:00 p.m., CST
No. 12 Vanderbilt L 67–75  25–5
(13–2)
Maravich Center (13,249)
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
2009/3/7
3:00 p.m., LFS
No. 12 Auburn L 53–69  25–6
(13–3)
Beard-Eaves-Memorial Coliseum (11,007)
Auburn, Alabama
SEC Tournament
2009/03/13
12:00 p.m., LFS
No. 20 vs. Kentucky
SEC Conference Tournament
W 67–58  26–6
St. Petersburg Times Forum (13,306)
Tampa, Florida
2009/03/14
12:00 p.m., ESPN2
No. 20 vs. Mississippi State
SEC Conference Tournament
L 57–67  26–7
St. Petersburg Times Forum (10,387)
Tampa, Florida
NCAA Tournament
2009/03/19
11:20 a.m., CBS
No. 21 (8) vs. No. 22 (9) Butler
NCAA Div. I Tournament South Subregional
W 75–71  27–7
Greensboro Coliseum (20,226)
Greensboro, North Carolina
2009/03/21
4:45 p.m., CBS
No. 21 (8) vs. No. 2 (1) North Carolina
NCAA Div. I Tournament South Subregional
L 70–84  27–8
Greensboro Coliseum (22,479)
Greensboro, North Carolina
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll, NCAA tournament seeds shown in parenthesis. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Central Standard Time.

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