2008–09 Ohio Bobcats men's basketball team

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2008–09 Ohio Bobcats men's basketball
Ohio Bobcats wordmark.svg
Conference Mid-American Conference
Division East Division
2008–09 record 15–17 (7–9 MAC)
Head coach John Groce
Assistant coach Jamall Walker
Assistant coach Chris Holtmann
Assistant coach Dustin Ford
Home arena Convocation Center
Seasons
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 Ohio Bobcats men's basketball team represented Ohio University in the college basketball season of 2008–09. The team was coached by John Groce and played their home games at the Convocation Center.

Roster[edit]

2008–09 Ohio Bobcats men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
F 11 Adedipe, AdetunjiAdetunji Adedipe 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 215 lb (98 kg) So Orange Village, Ohio
G 3 Allen, MichaelMichael Allen 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Sr Detroit, Michigan
G 0 Bassett, ArmonArmon Bassett 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 176 lb (80 kg) Jr Terre Haute, Indiana
G 2 Coleman, StevenSteven Coleman 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Fr Melbourne, Florida
G 24 Freeman, TommyTommy Freeman 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 180 lb (82 kg) So Muncie, Indiana
C 32 Nagtzaam, ZachZach Nagtzaam 6 ft 11.5 in (2.12 m) 255 lb (116 kg) RS Fr Ayr, Ontario
F 25 Orr, JustinJustin Orr 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Sr Cincinnati, Ohio
F 44 Sayles, AsownAsown Sayles 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Jr McKeesport, Pennsylvania
F 33 Tillman, JeromeJerome Tillman 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Sr Beavercreek, Ohio
C 12 van Kempen, KennethKenneth van Kempen 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 265 lb (120 kg) Jr Weert, Netherlands
F 1 Washington, DeVaughnDeVaughn Washington 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) So Virginia Beach, Virginia
Head coach

John Groce

Assistant coach(es)

Chris Holtmann
Jamall Walker
Dustin Ford


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

Coaching staff[edit]

Name Position College Graduating year
John Groce Head Coach Taylor University 1994
Chris Holtmann Assistant Coach Taylor University 1994
Jamall Walker Assistant Coach Saint Louis University 2000
Dustin Ford Assistant Coach Ohio University 2001
Chris Cobbina Graduate Manager Ohio Valley University 2006
Daniel Leeworthy Graduate Manager BYU Hawaii 2006
Aaron Fuss Administrative Assistant Ohio State University 2005

Schedule[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
11/1/08*
2:00 PM
Wooster
Exhibition
W 79–65   
Convocation Center (2,249)
Athens, Ohio
11/9/08*
2:00 PM
Mercyhurst University
Exhibition
W 79–52   
Convocation Center (2,413)
Athens, Ohio
Regular Season
11/16/08*
2:00 PM
William & Mary W 74–55  1–0
Convocation Center (3,846)
Athens, Ohio
11/22/08*
7:00 PM
at Austin Peay W 79–69  2–0
Dave Aaron Arena (3,317)
Clarksville, Tennessee
11/29/08*
4:00 PM
at George Mason L 65–74  2–1
Patriot Center (5,159)
Fairfax, Virginia
12/3/08*
7:00 PM
Tulsa W 75–63  3–1
Convocation Center (4,833)
Athens, Ohio
12/6/08*
4:30 PM
vs. Lamar
Marques Maybin Classic
L 67–76  3–2
Freedom Hall (18,924)
Louisville, Kentucky
12/7/08*
4:00 PM, ESPN Full Court
at No. 11 Louisville
Marques Maybin Classic
L 56–91  3–3
Freedom Hall (19,083)
Louisville, Kentucky
12/8/08*
4:30 PM
vs. Indiana State
Marques Maybin Classic
W 62–50  4–3
Freedom Hall (19,058)
Louisville, Kentucky
12/10/08*
7:30 PM, FSNO
at Xavier L 56–78  4–4
Cintas Center (10,043)
Cincinnati, Ohio
12/13/08*
2:00 PM
at Delaware L 66–75  4–5
Bob Carpenter Center (2,652)
Newark, Delaware
12/17/08*
7:00 PM
at Marshall L 68–73  4–6
Cam Henderson Center (5,019)
Huntington, West Virginia
12/22/08*
7:00 PM
Holy Cross W 58–53  5–6
Convocation Center (3,024)
Athens, Ohio
12/30/08*
7:00 PM
St. Francis (NY) W 70–53  6–6
Convocation Center (2,928)
Athens, Ohio
1/3/09*
2:00 PM
Bucknell W 85–67  7–6
Convocation Center (3,318)
Athens, Ohio
1/11/09
2:00 PM
Kent State W 71–65  8–6
(1–0)
Convocation Center (7,118)
Athens, Ohio
1/14/09
7:00 PM
at Miami (OH) W 66–62  9–6
(2–0)
Millett Hall (2,385)
Oxford, Ohio
1/17/09
4:00 PM
at Buffalo L 66–70  9–7
(2–1)
Anderson Arena (2,741)
Buffalo, New York
1/20/09
7:00 PM
Akron W 70–65 OT 10–7
(3–1)
Convocation Center (4,208)
Athens, Ohio
1/24/09
2:30 PM
Bowling Green L 51–52  10–8
(3–2)
Convocation Center (10,988)
Athens, Ohio
1/29/09
7:00 PM
at Central Michigan L 69–76  10–9
(3–3)
Rose Arena (417)
Mt. Pleasant, Michigan
1/31/09
2:00 PM
at Ball State L 44–51  10–10
(3–4)
Worthen Arena (3,524)
Muncie, Indiana
2/5/09
7:00 PM
Northern Illinois W 89–59  11–10
(4–4)
Convocation Center (3,016)
Athens, Ohio
2/7/09
5:00 PM
Eastern Michigan W 57–45  12–10
(5–4)
Convocation Center (5,735)
Athens, Ohio
2/11/09
7:00 PM
at Western Michigan L 62–76  12–11
(5–5)
University Arena (2,758)
Kalamazoo, Michigan
2/14/09
7:00 PM
Toledo W 91–58  13–11
(6–5)
Convocation Center (4,298)
Athens, Ohio
2/17/09
7:30 PM, FSNO
at Kent State L 51–64  13–12
(6–6)
Memorial Athletics Center (2,987)
Kent, Ohio
2/21/09*
7:00 PM
at Eastern Kentucky L 51–73  13–13
(6–6)
McBrayer Arena (2,700)
Richmond, Kentucky
2/26/09
7:00 PM
Miami (OH) W 75–56  14–13
(7–6)
Convocation Center (7,231)
Athens, Ohio
3/1/09
12:00 PM, ESPNU
Buffalo L 66–68  14–14
(7–7)
Convocation Center (4,669)
Athens, Ohio
3/5/09
7:00 PM
at Akron L 51–60  14–15
(7–8)
Rhodes Arena (3,370)
Akron, Ohio
3/8/09
2:00 PM, BCSN
at Bowling Green L 41–75  14–16
(7–9)
Anderson Arena (2,296)
Bowling Green, Ohio
MAC Tournament
3/10/09
4:00 PM
vs. Western Michigan
First Round
W 62–55  15–16
Quicken Loans Arena (5,637)
Cleveland, Ohio
3/12/09
7:00 PM
vs. Bowling Green
Quarterfinals
L 61–74  15–17
Quicken Loans Arena (6,407)
Cleveland, Ohio
*Non-Conference Game. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time Zone.

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