2008–09 Milwaukee Panthers men's basketball team

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2008–09 Milwaukee Panthers men's basketball
Conference Horizon League
2008–09 record 17–14 (11–7 Horizon League)
Head coach Rob Jeter
Home arena US Cellular Arena
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

Recruits[edit]

The following is a list of commitments Milwaukee received for the 2008–09 season:

  • Riley Walker
  • James Eayrs
  • Tone Boyle
  • Tony Meier
  • Burleigh Porte
  • Ryan Haggerty
  • Patrick Souter
  • Jerard Ajami
  • James Dean

Roster[edit]

Milwaukee Men's Basketball
2008–2009 Roster
Head Coach: Rob Jeter
G 0 Avery Smith Senior 6'3", 175 lb (Milwaukee, Wis)
G 1 Charlie Swiggett Junior 6'1", 180 lb (Chester, Pa)
G 2 Deonte Roberts Sophomore 6'3", 190 lb (St. Paul, Minn)
F 3 Riley Walker Freshman 6'6", 210 lb (McFarland, Wis)
G 4 Deion James Senior 6'2", 190 lb (Milwaukee, Wis)
G 5 Ricky Franklin Senior 6'2", 200 lb (Milwaukee, Wis)
G 10 Zach Holt Junior 5'6", 160 lb (Pulaski, Tenn)
G 11 Tone Boyle Junior 6'2", 175 lb (Middleton, Wis)
G 15 Patrick Souter Freshman 6'0", 170 lb (Racine, Wis)
G 20 James Dean Freshman 6'3", 190 lb (Las Vegas, Nev)
F 21 Tony Meier Freshman 6'8", 210 lb (Wildwood, Mo)
G 22 Kaylan Anderson Junior 6'5", 195 lb (Toronto, Ontario)
F 23 Anthony Hill Sophomore 6'7", 230 lb (Milwaukee, Wis)
G 30 Jerard Ajami Junior 6'2", 180 lb (Madison, Wis)
F 42 Burleigh Porte Junior 6'8", 210 lb (Monrovia, Liberia)
F 44 Ryan Haggerty Freshman 6'8", 210 lb (Glen Ellyn, Ill)
F 52 Jason Averkamp Junior 6'6", 230 lb (New Berlin, Wis)
F 55 James Eayrs Junior 6'7", 340 lb (Roseville, Minn)

Coaching staff[edit]

Name Type College
Rob Jeter Head Coach University of Wisconsin–Platteville
Brian Bidlingmyer Assistant Coach Siena College
Chad Boudreau Assistant Coach Hannibal-LaGrange College
Duffy Conroy Assistant Coach St. Ambrose University
Ronnie Jones Director of Basketball Operations University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee
Chip MacKenzie Video Coordinator Edgewood College
Dave Bugalski Athletic Trainer University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

Schedule[edit]

Horizon League Standing: 5th [1]
Date Opponent* Rank* Location Result Overall Conference Television
Regular Season Games
November 14, 2008 Loyola Marymount Ames, IA W 75–51 1–0
November 15, 2008 UC Davis Ames, IA W 81–75 2–0
November 16, 2008 Iowa State Ames, IA L 79–61 2–1
November 19, 2008 Upper Iowa University Milwaukee, WI W 87–59 3–1 Horizon league Network
November 22, 2008 #15 Marquette Bradley Center L 100–80 3–2 Sports 32
November 25, 2008 Ball State Milwaukee, WI L 82–69 3–3 Horizon league Network
November 29, 2008 #25 Wisconsin Madison, WI L 67–46 3–4 Big Ten Network
December 4, 2008 Detroit Milwaukee, WI W 71–62 4–4 1–0 Horizon league Network
December 6, 2008 Wright State Milwaukee, WI W 66–59 5–4 2–0 Horizon league Network
December 11, 2008 Miami (OH) Oxford, OH L 69–45 5–5 2–0 Sports 32
December 20, 2008 Bradley Milwaukee, WI W 86–74 6–5 2–0 Horizon league Network
December 30, 2008 UIC Chicago, IL W 71–66 7–5 3–0 Sports 32
January 3, 2009 Loyola Chicago, IL W 80–66 8–5 4–0 Sports 32
January 5, 2009 Valparaiso Milwaukee, WI W 61–47 9–5 5–0 Horizon league Network
January 9, 2009 UW–Green Bay Milwaukee, WI L 77–75 9–6 5–1 ESPNU
January 12, 2009 SIU-Edwardsville Milwaukee, WI W 70–59 10–6 5–1 Horizon league Network
January 15, 2009 Youngstown State Milwaukee, WI W 69–50 11–6 6–1 Horizon league Network
January 17, 2009 Cleveland State Milwaukee, WI W 77–75 12–6 7–1 Horizon league Network
January 22, 2009 Valparaiso Valparaiso, IN L 63–51 12–7 7–2 Sports 32
January 24, 2009 #16 Butler Indianapolis, IN L 78–48 12–8 7–3 Sports 32
January 28, 2009 Loyola Milwaukee, WI W 72–58 13–8 8–3 Horizon league Network
January 31, 2009 UIC Milwaukee, WI W 63–62 14–8 9–3 Horizon league Network
February 7, 2009 UW–Green Bay Green Bay, WI L 72–68 14–9 9–4 Sports 32
February 12, 2009 Cleveland State Cleveland, OH L 70–61 14–10 9–5 Sports 32
February 14, 2009 Youngstown State Youngstown, OH L 70–68 14–11 9–6 Sports 32
February 18, 2009 #21 Butler Milwaukee, WI W 63–60 15–11 10–6 Sports 32
February 21, 2009 North Dakota State Milwaukee, WI L 77–69 15–12 10–6 Horizon league Network
February 26, 2009 Wright State Dayton, OH L 70–60 15–13 10–7 Sports 32
February 28, 2009 Detroit Detroit, MI W 68–63 16–13 11–7 Sports 32
Horizon League Tournament
March 3, 2009 Loyola Milwaukee, WI W 77–68 17–13 Horizon league Network
March 6, 2009 Wright State Indianapolis, IN L 80–70 17–14 Horizon league Network
*Rank according to AP Top 25 Poll. #All times are in EST. Conference games in bold.

Player stats[edit]

Updated as of March 20, 2009.
Showing only the Top 5 statistic leaders.

Player GP MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Tone Boyle 30 35.5 .375 .361 .768 3.1 1.1 0.8 0.2 13.2
Avery Smith 29 30.1 .397 .295 .655 5.2 3.1 1.2 0.3 11.4
James Eayrs 31 23.4 .414 .336 .849 5.5 1.2 0.7 0.3 11.2
Ricky Franklin 30 30.0 .384 .391 .691 4.6 2.5 0.9 0.2 9.1
Tony Meier 30 22.4 .364 .340 .778 4.4 0.7 0.1 0.5 6.7
Deonte Roberts 29 20.3 .512 1.000 .658 3.7 1.6 0.7 0.3 6.4

2009 Horizon League Tournament[edit]

  First Round
Tuesday, March 3
Second Round
Friday, March 6
Semifinals
Saturday, March 7
Final
Tuesday, March 10
                                     
   
  1  Butler  
     (bye)  
 
   
  1  Butler 62  
  4  Wright St. 57  
4  Wright St. 68  
9  Valparaiso 56  
  4  Wright St. 80
    5  Milwaukee 70  
5  Milwaukee 77
8  Loyola Chicago 68  
  1  Butler 54
  3  Cleveland St. 57
   
   
  2  Green Bay
     (bye)  
 
   
  2  Green Bay 67
  3  Cleveland St. 73  
3  Cleveland St. 56  
10  Detroit 43  
  3  Cleveland St. 67
    6  UIC 64  
6  UIC 73
7  Youngstown St. 68  

First round games at campus sites of higher seeds
Second round and semifinals will be hosted by Butler. Championship will be hosted by higher-numbered remaining seed

References[edit]