2008–09 Savannah State Tigers basketball team

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2008–09 Savannah State Tigers men's basketball
Conference Independent
2008–09 record 15–14
Head coach Horace Broadnax
Assistant coach Jay Gibbons
Assistant coach Clyde Wormley
Home arena Tiger Arena
Seasons
« 2007–08 2009–10 »
2008–09 Independents Men's Basketball Standings
  Overall
Team (Rank)       W L PCT
Seattle 21 8 .724
South Dakota 20 9 .690
Utah Valley 17 11 .607
Chicago State 19 13 .594
North Dakota 16 12 .571
Longwood 17 14 .548
Savannah State 15 14 .517
Texas-Pan American 10 17 .370
SIU Edwardsville 10 20 .333
Cal State Bakersfield 8 21 .276
Bryant 8 21 .276
Winston-Salem State 8 22 .267
Houston Baptist 5 25 .167
North Carolina Central 4 27 .129
NJIT 1 30 .032

Rankings from AP Poll

The 2008–09 Savannah State Tigers basketball team competed in American basketball on behalf of Savannah State University. The Tigers competed in the NCAA Division I as an independent.[1] The head coach is Horace Broadnax who is in his fourth year.[1] The team played its home games at Tiger Arena in Savannah, Georgia. The Tigers entered the season seeking to improve on the 13-18 record posted in the 2007-08 season.[1]

Season notes[edit]

Pre-season notes[edit]

  • July 3, 2008 (2008-07-03) - Mark St. Fort, Arnold Louis, Rashad Hassan, Josh Smith and Glen Izevbigie sign letters-of-intent with Savannah State University.[2]

Regular season notes[edit]

  • December 19, 2008 (2008-12-19) - The game against South Carolina State University was moved from Saturday, December 20, 2008 to Wednesday, January 14, 2009. The schedule change was made because inclement weather delayed the return of the South Carolina State men's basketball team from another competition.

Roster[edit]

SSU Men's Basketball
Current Roster
[3][4]
Head Coach: Horace Broadnax
G 1 Patrick Hardy Junior 5-10, 180 Atlanta, GA (Westlake)
G 2 Tracy Rankins Junior 5-10, 180 Queens, NY (Douglas County)
F 3 Mark St. Fort Freshman 6-6, 210 Wauchula, FL (Hardee Senior)
F 4 Rod Mitchell Sophomore 6-7, 205 Columbus, GA (G.W. Carver)
G 5 Raye Bailey Senior 5-11, 180 Port St. Joe, FL (Port St. Joe/Gulf Coast CC)
F 10 Josh Smith Freshman 6-5, 195 Savannah, GA (Johnson)
G 13 Anthony Jones Sophomore 6-3, 190 Stone Mountain, GA (Miller Groves)
C 14 Glen Izevbigie Junior 6-10, 230 London, England (Richmond Academy/Garett)
G/F 20 Jovonni Shuler Junior 6-4, 180 Lake Placid, FL (Lake Placid)
F 22 Rashad Hassan Freshman 6-7, 215 Riverdale, GA (Riverdale)
G/F 23 Curtis Brown Sophomore 6-5, 185 Hephzibah, GA (Hephzibah)
F 24 Chris Linton Senior 6-6, 195 Jacksonville, FL (Ribault)
F 34 Devin Stowers Senior 6-4, 205 Hephzibah, GA (Hephzibah)
F 42 Arnold, Louis Freshman 6-7, 205 Wauchula, FL (Hardee Senior)
G 55 LaQuinton Fort Freshman 6-2, 172 Thomson, GA (Thomson)


Coaching Staff[edit]

Name Type College Graduating year
Horace Broadnax Head Coach Georgetown University 1986
Jay Gibbons Assistant Coach Clayton State University 2003
Clyde Wormley Assistant Coach The Citadel 2003


Schedule[edit]

Date
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
City, State
November 14*
7:00 p.m.
Brewton-Parker College W 83-45
Recap 
1-0
Tiger Arena
Savannah, GA
November 16*
3:00 p.m.
University of North Florida W 75-60
Recap 
2-0
Tiger Arena
Savannah, GA
November 18*
7:00 p.m.
Coastal Carolina University W 66-65
Recap 
3-0
Tiger Arena
Savannah, GA
November 22*
11:30 a.m.
University of New Orleans W 54-44
Recap 
4-0
Tiger Arena
Savannah, GA
November 25*
8:00 p.m.
at Clemson University L 81-49
Recap 
4-1
Littlejohn Coliseum
Clemson, SC
November 29*
2:00 p.m.
at University of Michigan L 66-64
Recap OT
4-2
Crisler Arena
Ann Arbor, MI
December 1*
7:30 p.m.
Bowling Green State University W 57-54
Recap 
5-2
Tiger Arena
Savannah, GA
December 6*
8:00 p.m.
at Saint Louis University L 55-37
Recap 
5-3
Chaifetz Arena
St. Louis, MO
December 8*
7:30 p.m.
at #19 Georgetown University L 100-38
Recap 
5-4
Verizon Center
Washington, D.C.
December 16*
7:00 p.m.
Kennesaw State University W 53-49
Recap 
6-4
Tiger Arena
Savannah, GA
December 18*
7:00 p.m.
Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi W 47-42
Recap 
7-4
Tiger Arena
Savannah, GA
December 22*
7:00 p.m.
at University of Notre Dame L 81-49
Recap 
7-5
Edmund P. Joyce Center
South Bend, IN
December 30*
6:00 p.m.
Bethune-Cookman University L 55-29
Recap 
7-6
Tiger Arena
Savannah, GA
January 3*
3:00 p.m.
at University of Alabama-Birmingham L 63-37
Recap 
7-7
Bartow Arena
Birmingham, AL
January 6*
9:00 p.m.
at Oklahoma State University–Stillwater L 83-56
Recap 
7-8
Gallagher-Iba Arena
Stillwater, OK
January 12*
7:00 p.m.
Talladega College W 78-70 OT
Recap
8-8
Tiger Arena
Savannah, GA
January 14*
7:00 p.m.
South Carolina State University W 57-53
Recap 
9-8
Tiger Arena
Savannah, GA
January 17*
2:00 p.m.
at Longwood L 86-76
Recap 
9-9
Willett Hall
Farmville, VA
January 20*
7:00 p.m.
at Jacksonville University L 56-69
Recap 
9-10
Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
Jacksonville, FL
January 24*
4:00 p.m.
at Utah Valley University L 55-39
Recap 
9-11
McKay Events Center
Orem, UT
January 28*
7:00 p.m.
Allen University W 77-43
Recap 
10-11
Tiger Arena
Savannah, GA
January 31*
7:30 p.m.
at North Carolina Central University W 67-51
Recap 
11-11
McClendon-McDougald Gymnasium
Durham, NC
February 2*
8:00 p.m.
at University of Texas–Pan American W 64-58
Recap 
12-11
UTPA Fieldhouse
Edinburg, TX
February 7*
1:00 p.m.
Longwood University L 68-64 Recap  12-12
Tiger Arena
Savannah, GA
February 12*
8:00 p.m.
at Stetson University L 66-52 Recap  12-13
Edmunds Center
DeLand, FL
February 14*
3:00 p.m.
Utah Valley University L 58-69 Recap  12-14
Tiger Arena
Savannah, GA
February 18*
7:00 p.m.
Florida Atlantic University W 79-66 Recap  13-14
Tiger Arena
Savannah, GA
February 26*
7:00 p.m.
Carver Bible College W 103-44
Recap 
14-14
Tiger Arena
Savannah, GA
March 2*
7:00 p.m.
North Carolina Central University W 69-64
Recap 
15-14
Tiger Arena
Savannah, GA
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time[5][6].

Awards[edit]

  • Junior guard/forward Jovonni Shuler and freshman forward Rashad Hassan received Honorable Mention honors on the 2008-09 Division I All-Independent men's basketball team.[7]
  • Chris Linton and Raye Bailey were selected as co-Most Valuable Player for the 2008-09 season.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Barnidge, Noell (2008-11-14). "SSU's Broadnax continues rebuilding". SavannahNow.com. The Savannah Morning News and Evening Press. Retrieved 2008-11-17. 
  2. ^ "Savannah State Men's Basketball Inks Five". Savannah State University. 2008-07-03. Archived from the original on 3 October 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-12. 
  3. ^ "Men's Basketball 2008 - 2009 Roster". Savannah State University Athletics. Retrieved 2008-11-17. 
  4. ^ "Savannah State Tigers Roster - 2008-09". ESPN.com. ESPN Internet Ventures. Archived from the original on 1 December 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-17. 
  5. ^ "2008 Basketball Schedule". Savannah State University. Archived from the original on 16 November 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-12. 
  6. ^ "Savannah State Tigers Schedule - 2008-09". ESPN.com. ESPN Internet Ventures. Archived from the original on 7 December 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-13. 
  7. ^ "Shuler, Hassan Get Post-Season Honor". Savannah State University Athletics. Savannah State University. 2009-04-18. Retrieved 2009-04-04. 
  8. ^ Barnidge, Noell (2009-04-21). "SSU holds athletics banquet". SavannahNow.com. Savannah Morning News and Evening Press. Retrieved 2009-04-22.