2008–09 The Citadel Bulldogs basketball team

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2008-09 The Citadel Bulldogs men's basketball
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CollegeInsider.com First Round vs. ODU, L, 59–67
Conference Southern Conference
Division South Division
2008-09 record 20–13 (15–5 SoCon)
Head coach Ed Conroy
Home arena McAlister Field House
Seasons
2008–09 Southern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
North
Western Carolina 11 9   .550     16 15   .516
Chattanooga 11 9   .550     18 17   .514
Samford 9 11   .450     16 16   .500
Appalachian State 9 11   .450     13 18   .419
Elon 7 13   .350     11 20   .355
UNC Greensboro 4 16   .200     5 25   .167
South
Davidson 18 2   .900     27 8   .771
The Citadel 15 5   .750     20 13   .606
College of Charleston 15 5   .750     27 9   .750
Wofford 12 8   .600     16 14   .533
Georgia Southern 5 15   .250     8 22   .267
Furman 4 16   .200     6 24   .200
SoCon Tournament winner
As of April 30, 2009; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2008–09 The Citadel Bulldogs basketball team represented The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina in the 2008-09 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Bulldogs were led by third year head coach Ed Conroy and played their home games at McAlister Field House. They played as members of the Southern Conference, as they have since 1936.[1][2]

The Bulldogs won 20 games for just the second time in school history, and finished tied with archrival College of Charleston for second in the SoCon South Division. They also made their first postseason appearance, earning an invitation to the 2009 CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament, where they were eliminated in the first round by eventual champion Old Dominion.

Schedule[edit]

Date
time, TV
Opponent Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
November 9*
no, no
Georgia Southwestern State W 69–68 
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
Regular Season
November 14
no, no
Grace Bible W 81–72  1–0
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
November 16*
no, no
at VCU L 59–82  1–1
Stuart C. Siegel Center (5,123)
Richmond, VA
November 20*
no, no
Iowa L 48–70  1–2
McAlister Field House (2,024)
Charleston, SC
November 22*
no, no
Cincinnati Christian W 78–55  2–2
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
November 25*
no, no
at Charleston Southern W 84–80  3–2
North Charleston Coliseum (2,085)
North Charleston, SC
November 29*
no, no
vs. Central Arkansas
Cancún Challenge
L 53–58  3–3
Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort 
Cancún, Mexico
November 30*
no, no
vs. Grambling
Cancún Challenge
W 55–41  4–3
Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort 
Cancún, Mexico
December 4
no, no
at UNC Greenbsoro W 57–50  5–3
(1–0)
Greensboro Coliseum (1,127)
Greensboro, NC
December 6
no, no
at Elon L 54–56  5–4
(1–1)
Alumni Gym (1,076)
Elon, NC
December 15*
no, no
UC Davis L 61–79  5–5
McAlister Field House (1,022)
Charleston, SC
December 17*
no, no
at No. 19 Michigan State L 65–79  5–6
Breslin Center (14,759)
East Lansing, MI
December 20*
no, no
at South Carolina L 66–80  5–7
Colonial Life Arena (9,493)
Columbia, SC
January 3*
no, no
Bethune-Cookman W 58–57  6–7
McAlister Field House (837)
Charleston, SC
January 8
no, no
Georgia Southern W 84–75  7–7
(2–1)
McAlister Field House (845)
Charleston, SC
January 10
no, no
Davidson L 69–84  7–8
(2–2)
McAlister Field House (5,336)
Charleston, SC
January 12
no, no
Chattanooga L 70–76  7–9
(2–3)
McAlister Field House (1,326)
Charleston, SC
January 15
no, no
at Furman W 74–69 OT 8–9
(3–3)
Timmons Arena (1,638)
Greenville, SC
January 17
no, no
at Wofford L 63–66  8–10
(3–4)
Benjamin Johnson Arena (1,327)
Spartanburg, SC
January 22
no, no
Western Carolina W 66–52  9–10
(4–4)
McAlister Field House (1,133)
Charleston, SC
January 24
no, no
College of Charleston W 72–63  10–10
(5–4)
McAlister Field House (5,107)
Charleston, SC
January 26
no, no
at Samford W 70–45  11–10
(6–4)
Pete Hanna Center (1,211)
Homewood, AL
January 29
no, no
Elon W 60–58  12–10
(7–4)
McAlister Field House (1,412)
Charleston, SC
January 31
no, no
UNC Greensboro W 66–60  13–10
(8–4)
McAlister Field House (1,640)
Charleston, SC
February 5
no, no
at Appalachian State W 74–72  14–10
(9–4)
Holmes Center (1,227)
Boone, NC
February 7
no, no
at Western Carolina W 75–66  15–10
(10–4)
Ramsey Center (1,503)
Cullowhee, NC
February 12
no, no
Appalachian State W 78–73 OT 16–10
(11–4)
McAlister Field House (2,178)
Charleston, SC
February 14
no, no
at College of Charleston W 72–58  17–10
(12–4)
Carolina First Arena (5,168)
Charleston, SC
February 18
no, no
at Davidson W 64–46  18–10
(13–4)
John M. Belk Arena (5,223)
Davidson, NC
February 26
no, no
Furman W 75–54  19–10
(14–4)
McAlister Field House (4,219)
Charleston, SC
February 28
no, no
Wofford L 55–62  19–11
(14–5)
McAlister Field House (4,485)
Charleston, SC
March 2
no, no
at Georgia Southern W 74–53  20–11
(15–5)
Hanner Fieldhouse (1,704)
Statesboro, GA
2009 Southern Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
March 6
no, no
vs. Samford L 67–76  20–12
McKenzie Arena (4,560)
Chattanooga, TN
2009 CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament
March 19*
no, no
Old Dominion L 59–67  20–13
Constant Convocation Center (2,157)
Norfolk, VA
*Non-conference game. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Citadel Bulldogs Basketball 2008-09 Schedule". ESPN. Retrieved July 11, 2013. 
  2. ^ "2008-09 Men's Basketball Schedule". The Citadel. Retrieved July 11, 2013.