2008–09 Marquette Golden Eagles men's basketball team

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2008–09 Marquette Golden Eagles men's basketball
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NCAA, #6, West Region
Conference Big East Conference (1979–2013)
Ranking
Coaches No. 24
AP No. 23
2008–09 record 24–9 (12–6 Big East)
Head coach Buzz Williams
Assistant coach Tony Benford
Assistant coach Dale Layer
Assistant coach Aki Collins
Home arena Bradley Center
Seasons
2008–09 Big East men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#1 Louisville 16 2   .889     31 6   .838
#4 Pittsburgh 15 3   .833     31 5   .861
#5 Connecticut 15 3   .833     31 5   .861
#11 Villanova 13 5   .722     30 8   .789
#23 Marquette 12 6   .667     25 10   .714
#13 Syracuse 11 7   .611     28 10   .737
West Virginia 10 8   .556     23 12   .657
Providence 10 8   .556     19 14   .576
Notre Dame 8 10   .444     21 15   .583
Cincinnati 8 10   .444     18 14   .563
Seton Hall 7 11   .389     17 15   .531
Georgetown 7 11   .389     16 15   .516
St. John's 6 12   .333     16 18   .471
South Florida 4 14   .222     9 22   .290
Rutgers 2 16   .111     11 21   .344
DePaul 0 18   .000     9 24   .273
2009 Big East Tournament winner
As of April 4, 2009[1]; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2008-09 Marquette Golden Eagles men's basketball team represents Marquette University. The head coach is Buzz Williams, serving his first season as head coach, and second with Marquette. The team plays its home games at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Key contributors include seniors Dominic James, Jerel McNeal, and Wesley Matthews, and juniors Lazar Hayward, Maurice Acker and Jimmy Butler.

Preseason[edit]

Roster[edit]

# Position Height Weight Year Home Town
Dominic James 1 Guard 5–11 175 Senior Richmond, Indiana
Maurice Acker 2 Guard 5–8 165 Junior Hazel Crest, Illinois
Patrick Hazel 4 Forward 6–7 220 Sophomore Queens, New York
David Cubillan 10 Guard 6–0 175 Junior Maricaibo, Venezuela
Dwight Burke 12 Forward 6–8 250 Junior Brooklyn, New York
Joseph Fulce 21 Forward 6–7 205 Sophomore Plano, Texas
Jerel McNeal 22 Guard 6–3 200 Senior Chicago, Illinois
Wesley Matthews 23 Guard/Forward 6–5 215 Senior Madison, Wisconsin
Lazar Hayward 32 Forward 6–6 225 Junior Buffalo, New York
Jimmy Butler 33 Guard 6–6 215 Sophomore Tomball, Texas
Chris Otule 42 Center 6–10 245 Freshman Richmond, Texas
Robert Frozena 45 Guard 6–1 180 Sophomore Sherwood, Wisconsin
Liam McMorrow 55 Center 7–0 260 Sophomore Toronto, Ontario, Canada

2008–2009 Statistics[edit]

Updated as of February 19, 2009.

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Jerel McNeal 26 26 33.9 .480 .438 .727 4.7 4.0 2.2 0.7 19.9
Wesley Matthews 26 26 32.5 .529 .391 .816 5.4 2.5 1.3 0.5 18.6
Lazar Hayward 26 26 30.8 .468 .346 .821 8.5 1.3 1.0 0.3 15.9
Dominic James 26 26 32.7 .430 .283 .459 3.7 5.4 2.2 0.3 11.9
Jimmy Butler 26 1 17.0 .500 .000 .732 3.3 0.6 0.3 0.4 4.5
Dwight Burke 26 25 19.4 .657 .000 .500 3.7 0.2 0.2 0.3 2.8
Patrick Hazel 21 0 12.0 .704 .000 .588 2.1 0.0 0.3 0.4 2.3
Maurice Acker 25 0 11.7 .246 .216 .714 1.1 1.5 0.7 0.0 2.0
Joseph Fulce 8 0 6.0 .500 .000 .750 1.3 0.4 0.3 0.1 1.9
Chris Otule 7 0 7.9 .364 .000 .400 1.4 0.0 0.0 0.7 1.7
David Cubillan 23 0 9.2 .267 .300 .556 0.7 0.8 0.2 0.0 1.7
Robert Frozena 10 0 1.8 .250 .000 .500 0.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 -

2008–09 Schedule and Results[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Regular Season
November 14, 2008*
7:00 PM
No. 17 Houston Baptist W 95–64  1–0
Bradley Center (13,668)
Milwaukee, WI
November 17, 2008*
7:00 PM
No. 17 Chicago State W 106–87  2–0
Bradley Center (12,966)
Milwaukee, WI
November 22, 2008*
7:00 PM
No. 17 Wisconsin-Milwaukee W 100–80  3–0
Bradley Center (15,168)
Milwaukee, WI
November 25, 2008*
7:00 PM
No. 15 Texas Southern W 85–68  4–0
Bradley Center (12,993)
Milwaukee, WI
November 28, 2008*
7:00 PM
No. 15 vs. Northern Iowa
Chicago Invitational Challenge
W 73–43  5–0
Sears Centre (3,087)
Hoffman Estates, IL
November 29, 2008*
7:00 PM
No. 15 vs. Dayton
Chicago Invitational Challenge
L 75–89  5–1
Sears Centre (4,780)
Hoffman Estates, IL
December 2, 2008*
7:00 PM
Central Michigan W 81–67  6–1
Bradley Center (13,158)
Milwaukee, WI
December 5, 2008*
8:30 PM
No. 21 Wisconsin W 61–58  7–1
Bradley Center (18,895)
Milwaukee, WI
December 13, 2008*
7:30 PM
No. 24 IPFW W 69–50  8–1
Bradley Center (13,470)
Milwaukee, WI
December 16, 2008*
7:30 PM
No. 23 at No. 19 Tennessee L 68–80  8–2
Sommet Center (9,498)
Nashville, TN
December 19, 2008*
7:00 PM
No. 23 Western Carolina W 94–77  9–2
Bradley Center (13,653)
Milwaukee, WI
December 22, 2008*
8:00 PM
No. 25 at North Carolina State W 68–65  10–2
RBC Center (16,819)
Raleigh, NC
December 28, 2008*
6:00 PM
No. 25 Presbyterian W 84–45  11–2
Bradley Center (13,879)
Milwaukee, WI
January 1, 2009
11:00 AM
No. 25 No. 13 Villanova W 79–72  12–2 (1–0)
Bradley Center (16,446)
Milwaukee, WI
January 4, 2009
1:00 PM
No. 25 Cincinnati W 84–50  13–2 (2–0)
Bradley Center (16,667)
Milwaukee, WI
January 7, 2009
8:00 PM
No. 15 at Rutgers W 81–76  14–2 (3–0)
Louis Brown Athletic Center (4,112)
Piscataway, NJ
January 10, 2009
1:00 PM
No. 15 No. 22 West Virginia W 75–53  15–2 (4–0)
Bradley Center (17,085)
Milwaukee, WI
January 17, 2009
8:00 PM
No. 14 at Providence W 91–82  16–2 (5–0)
Dunkin' Donuts Center (10,221)
Providence, RI
January 24, 2009
1:00 PM
No. 10 DePaul W 79–70  17–2 (6–0)
Bradley Center (18,949)
Milwaukee, WI
January 26, 2009
8:00 PM
No. 8 at No. 22 Notre Dame W 71–64  18–2 (7–0)
Edmund P. Joyce Center (11,418)
Notre Dame, IN
January 31, 2009
1:00 PM
No. 8 No. 22 Georgetown W 94–82  19–2 (8–0)
Bradley Center (19,041)
Milwaukee, WI
February 3, 2009
8:00 PM
No. 8 at DePaul W 76–61  20–2 (9–0)
Allstate Arena (11,230)
Rosemont, IL
February 6, 2009
6:00 PM
No. 8 at South Florida L 57–58  20–3 (9–1)
USF Sun Dome (5,316)
Tampa, FL
February 10, 2009
6:30 PM
No. 11 at No. 13 Villanova L 84–102  20–4 (9–2)
The Pavilion (6,500)
Villanova, PA
February 14, 2009
8:00 PM
No. 11 St. John's W 73–59  21–4 (10–2)
Bradley Center (18,614)
Milwaukee, WI
February 17, 2009
7:00 PM
No. 10 Seton Hall W 79–67  22–4 (11–2)
Bradley Center (18,709)
Milwaukee, WI
February 21, 2009
1:00 PM
No. 10 at Georgetown W 78–72  23–4 (12–2)
Verizon Center (17,686)
Washington, D.C.
February 25, 2009
6:00 PM
No. 8 No. 2 Connecticut L 93–82  23–5 (12–3)
Bradley Center (19,091)
Milwaukee, WI
March 1, 2009
11:00 AM
No. 8 at No. 6 Louisville L 62–58  23–6 (12–4)
Freedom Hall (20,079)
Louisville, Kentucky
March 4, 2009
6:30 PM
No. 13 at No. 3 Pittsburgh L 90–75  23–7 (12–5)
Petersen Events Center (12,508)
Pittsburgh, PA
March 7, 2009
1:00 PM, ESPN360
No. 13 No. 25 Syracuse L 86–79 OT 23–8 (12–6)
Bradley Center (19,144)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2009 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament
March 11, 2009
2:30 PM, ESPN
No. 21 vs. St. John's
Second Round
W 74–45  24–8
Madison Square Garden (19,375)
New York, NY
March 12, 2009
2:30 PM, ESPN
No. 21 vs. No. 10 Villanova
Quarterfinals
L 76–75  24–9
Madison Square Garden (19,375)
New York, NY
NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship
March 20, 2009
12:30 PM, CBS
No. 23 vs. Utah State
NCAA Championship First Round
W 58–57  25–9
Taco Bell Arena (N/A)
Boise, ID
March 22, 2009
3:50 PM, CBS
No. 23 vs. Missouri
NCAA Championship Second Round
L 79–83  25–10
Taco Bell Arena (12,184)
Boise, ID
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.

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 16 16 15 25 24 24 27 27 18 14 11 8 8 10 10 8 13 21 23
Coaches 17 17 15 26 24 23 25 25 15 14 10 8 8 12 11 10 15 21 24

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Big East Conference Standings - 2008-09." ESPN.com. Retrieved 03-23-10.