2008–09 Northern Illinois Huskies men's basketball team

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2008–09 Northern Illinois Huskies men's basketball
Conference Mid-American Conference
Division West
2008–09 record 10–20 (5–11 MAC)
Head coach Ricardo Patton
Assistant coach Dennis Gates
Assistant coach Will Smith
Assistant coach Sundance Wicks
Home arena Convocation Center
Seasons
« 2007–08 2009–10 »
2008–09 Mid-American Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
East
Bowling Green 11 5   .688     19 14   .576
Buffalo 11 5   .688     21 12   .636
Miami 10 6   .625     17 13   .567
Akron 10 6   .625     23 13   .639
Kent State 10 6   .625     19 15   .559
Ohio 7 9   .438     15 17   .469
West
Ball State 7 9   .438     14 17   .452
Central Michigan 7 9   .438     12 19   .387
Western Michigan 7 9   .438     10 21   .323
Eastern Michigan 6 10   .375     8 24   .250
Northern Illinois 5 11   .313     10 20   .333
Toledo 5 11   .313     7 25   .219
Conference tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2008–09 Northern Illinois Huskies men's basketball team represents Northern Illinois University in the 2008–09 college basketball season. This will be head coach Ricardo Patton's second season at Northern Illinois University.

Roster[edit]

No. Name Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Previous school
32 Darion Anderson G 6'02" 201 SO Chicago, IL Carver Military Academy
11 Mike DiNunno G 5'11" 177 FR Chicago, IL Von Steuben
15 Ante Dzepina C 6'08" 235 JR Kraljevica, Croatia Highland CC
2 Najul Irvin F 6'05" 214 JR Memphis, TN Kankakee CC
55 Michael Fakade C 6'07" 222 FR Chicago, IL Von Steuben
30 Lee Fisher F 6'05" 206 FR Dolton, IL Thornridge
1 Bryan Hall G 6'01" 157 FR Chicago, IL Whitney Young
41 Sean Kowal C 6'11" 240 SO St. Louis, MO Desmet Jesuit
Colorado
24 Jeremy Landers G 6'02" 185 SO Milwaukee, WI Murphysboro (IL)
Gensis One (MS)
4 Michael Patton G 5'10" 177 SO Boulder, CO Boulder
Solebury School (PA)
22 Justin Peaster G 5'11" 165 FR Aurora, IL Waubonsie Valley
13 Xavier Silas G 6'05" 201 JR Austin, TX Brewster Academy (NH)
Colorado
10 Keith Smith G 5'05" 135 FR Chicago, IL St. Ignatius
12 Sean Smith F 6'07" 190 SR Gary, IN West Side
Vincennes JC
44 Tyler Storm F 6'07" 206 FR Geneseo, IL Geneseo

Schedule and results[edit]

Date
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
City, State
November 14, 2008*
5:00 PM ET
vs. Maine
100 Club Classic
L 77–64  0–1
KSU Convocation Center 
Kennesaw, GA
November 15, 2008*
5:00 PM ET
vs. Western Illinois
100 Club Classic
W 65–54  1–1
KSU Convocation Center 
Kennesaw, GA
November 18, 2008*
8:00 PM ET
Indiana State W 86–79  2–1
Convocation Center 
DeKalb, IL
November 21, 2008*
8:30 PM ET
at Tennessee State L 75–73  2–2
Gentry Center 
Nashville, TN
November 27, 2008*
1:45 AM ET
vs. Portland State
Great Alaska Shootout
L 79–58  2–3
Sullivan Arena 
Anchorage, AK
November 28, 2008*
4:00 PM ET
at Alaska Anchorage
Great Alaska Shootout
W 71–68  3–3
Sullivan Arena 
Anchorage, AK
November 29, 2008*
6:00 PM ET
vs. Western Carolina
Great Alaska Shootout
L 71–67  3–4
Sullivan Arena 
Anchorage, AK
December 3, 2008*
9:00 PM ET
at Air Force L 67–55  3–5
Clune Arena 
Colorado Springs, CO
December 6, 2008*
3:00 PM ET
Chicago State W 93–81  4–5
Convocation Center 
DeKalb, IL
December 14, 2008*
3:00 PM ET
at Arkansas-Little Rock L 97–85  4–6
Jack Stephens Center 
Little Rock, AR
December 17, 2008*
8:05 PM ET
Southern Illinois L 73–58  4–7
Convocation Center 
DeKalb, IL
December 20, 2008*
6:00 PM ET
Loyola L 72–62  4–8
Convocation Center 
DeKalb, IL
January 10, 2009
3:00 PM ET
Toledo W 75–51  5–8 (1–0)
Convocation Center 
DeKalb, IL
January 13, 2009
7:00 PM ET
at Ball State L 60–54  5–9 (1–1)
John E. Worthen Arena 
Muncie, IN
January 17, 2009
2:00 PM ET
at Western Michigan L 71–52  5–10 (1–2)
University Arena 
Kalamazoo, MI
January 20, 2009
8:00 PM ET
Western Michigan W 72–52  6–10 (2–2)
Convocation Center 
DeKalb, IL
January 24, 2009
3:00 PM ET
Central Michigan L 45–58  6–11 (2–3)
Convocation Center 
DeKalb, IL
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.