2008–09 UMass Minutemen basketball team

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2008–09 UMass Minutemen men's basketball
UMassMinutemen wordmark.svg
Conference Atlantic 10 Conference
2008–09 record 12–18 (7–9 A-10)
Head coach Derek Kellogg (1st year)
Assistant coach Adam Ginsburg
Assistant coach Antwon Jackson
Assistant coach Vance Walberg
Home arena William D. Mullins Memorial Center
Seasons
« 2007–08 2009–10 »
2008–09 Atlantic 10 men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#20 Xavier 12 4   .750     27 8   .771
Dayton 11 5   .688     27 8   .771
Rhode Island 11 5   .688     23 11   .676
Temple 11 5   .688     22 12   .647
Duquesne 9 7   .563     21 13   .618
La Salle 9 7   .563     18 13   .581
Richmond 9 7   .563     20 16   .556
Saint Joseph's 9 7   .563     17 15   .531
Saint Louis 8 8   .500     18 14   .563
UMass 7 9   .438     12 18   .400
St. Bonaventure 6 10   .375     15 15   .500
Charlotte 5 11   .313     11 20   .355
George Washington 4 12   .250     10 18   .357
Fordham 1 15   .063     3 25   .107
† Atlantic 10 Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2008–09 UMass Minutemen basketball team represented the University of Massachusetts Amherst during the 2008–09 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Minutemen, led by first year head coach Derek Kellogg, played their home games at William D. Mullins Memorial Center and are members of the Atlantic 10 Conference. They finished the season 12-18, 7-9 in A-10 play to finish for tenth place.

Roster[edit]

Number Name Position Height Weight Year Hometown
2 David Gibbs Guard 6–4 185 Freshman East Hartford, Connecticut
3 Doug Wiggins Guard 6–1 160 Junior East Hartford, Connecticut
4 Lex Mongo Guard 5–11 180 Junior Boston, Massachusetts
5 Ricky Harris Guard 6–2 175 Junior Baltimore, Maryland
11 Gary Correia Guard 6–1 180 Sophomore Providence, Rhode Island
12 Anthony Gurley Guard 6–3 185 RS Sophomore Boston, Massachusetts
14 Chris Lowe Guard 6–0 160 Senior Mount Vernon, New York
23 Sean Carter Forward/Center 6–9 225 Sophomore Fayetteville, North Carolina
24 Tony Gaffney Forward 6–8 208 RS Senior Berkley, Massachusetts
25 Tyrell Lynch Forward/Center 6–9 230 Freshman Niagara Falls, New York
31 Luke Bonner Center 7-1 245 RS Senior Concord, New Hampshire
33 Matt Glass Guard 6–7 190 Sophomore Underhill Center, Vermont
35 Hashim Bailey Forward/Center 6–10 275 Junior Paterson, New Jersey
50 Matt Hill Forward 6–7 210 Sophomore Middletown, Connecticut

Schedule[edit]

Date
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (Attendance)
City, State
Exhibition
11/05/2008*
7:00 PM
Dowling W 91-87 
Mullins Center (2,352)
Amherst, MA
Regular Season
11/11/2008*
5:00 PM
vs. Arkansas Monticello
2K Sports Classic
W 90-71  1–0
SIU Arena (6,889)
Carbondale, Illinois
11/12/2008*
7:00 PM
at Southern Illinois
2K Sports Classic
L 73–80  1–1
SIU Arena (5,571)
Carbondale, IL
11/17/2010*
12:00 AM, ESPN
at #12 Memphis L 58–80  1–2
FedEx Forum (18,254)
Memphis, Tennessee
11/24/2008*
7:00 PM
Jacksonville State L 74-75  1–3
Mullins Center (4,821)
Amherst, MA
11/29/2008*
7:00 PM, WACY
at Wisconsin Green Bay L 67–84  1–4
Kress Events Center (4,086)
Green Bay, Wisconsin
12/03/2008*
7:00 PM, BCSN
at Toledo L 56-57  1-5
Savage Arena (7,252)
Toledo, Ohio
12/6/2008*
7:00 PM, CBSCS
Boston College L 81–85 OT 1–6
Mullins Center (6,792)
Amherst, MA
12/10/2008*
7:00 PM
Holy Cross W 73–59  2–6
Mullins Center (4,102)
Amherst, MA
12/13/2008*
1:00 PM, ESPN
at #25 Kansas W 61-60  3-6
Sprint Center (17,252)
Kansas City, Missouri
12/20/2008*
4:00 PM
Hofstra W 97-81  4-6
Mullins Center (3,475)
Amherst, MA
12/27/2008*
4:00 PM
IUPUI W 64-57  5-6
Mullins Center (4,876)
Amherst, MA
12/30/2008*
1:00 PM
at Houston L 54-80  5-7
Hofheinz Pavilion (3,623)
Houston, Texas
1/3/2009*
5:00 PM, CBSCS
Vanderbilt L 48-78  5-8
Mullins Center (5,698)
Amherst, MA
1/10/2009
7:30 PM, WSHM
Dayton W 75-62  6-8 (1-0)
MassMutual Center (5,485)
Springfield, Massachusetts
01/14/2009
7:00 PM
at St. Louis L 64-69  6-9 (1–1)
Chaifetz Arena (7,632)
St. Louis, Missouri
01/17/2009
7:00 PM, ESPN2
Temple W 79-75  7-9 (2–1)
Mullins Center (7,182)
Amherst, MA
01/21/2009
7:30 PM
at Charlotte L 64-69 OT 7-10 (2–2)
Dale F. Halton Arena (5,497)
Charlotte, North Carolina
01/24/2009
4:00 PM
La Salle L 54-62  7–11 (2-3)
Mullins Center (5,622)
Amherst, MA
01/31/2009
12:00 PM, ESPNU
at #10 Xavier L 80-82  7–12 (2–4)
Cintas Center (10,250)
Cincinnati, Ohio
02/04/2009
7:00 PM
Richmond W 80-71  8-12 (3-4)
Mullins Center (3,439)
Amherst, MA
2/08/2009
3:00 PM, CBSCS
St. Joseph's L 64-68  8-13 (3–5)
Mullins Center (5,982)
Amherst, MA
02/11/2009
7:00 PM
at Fordham W 91-68  9-13 (4-5)
Rose Hill Gymnasium (1,935)
Bronx, New York
02/14/2009
7:00 PM
at St. Bonaventure L 75-83  9-14 (4-6)
Reilly Center (5,011)
Olean, New York
02/18/2009
7:00 PM
Rhode Island L 59-71  9-15 (4-7)
Mullins Center (6,139)
Amherst, MA
02/22/2009
2:00 PM
at St. Joseph's W 70-69  10-15 (5-7)
The Palestra (6,522)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
02/25/2009
7:00 PM
Duquesne L 77-94  10-16 (5-8)
Mullins Center (3,321)
Amherst, MA
03/01/2009
4:00 PM, CBSCS
at La Salle L 88-97  10–17 (5-9)
Tom Gola Arena (2,610)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
03/04/2009
7:00 PM
George Washington W 77-62  11-17 (6-9)
Mullins Center (3,982)
Amherst, MA
2009 Atlantic 10 Men's Basketball Tournament
03/11/2009
6:30 PM
vs. Duquesne
1st Round
L 81-91  12-18
Boardwalk Hall (?)
Atlantic City, New Jersey
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

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