2008–09 Western Michigan Broncos men's basketball team

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2008–2009 Western Michigan Broncos men's basketball
Western Michigan Broncos text logo.svg
MAC West Division Co-Champions
Conference Mid-American Conference
Division West
2008–2009 record 10–21 (7–9 MAC)
Head coach Steve Hawkins
Assistant coach Bacari Alexander
Assistant coach Rick Carter
Assistant coach Andy Hipsher
Home arena University Arena
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 2008–2009 Western Michigan Broncos men's basketball team was a National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I college basketball team representing Western Michigan University. The team was the defending Mid-American Conference (MAC) West Division champion and was picked to finish first in the MAC West Division by members of the MAC News Media Association.[1]

WMU opened the season losing to Texas Christian in the first game of the inaugural Charleston Classic.

In February 2009, redshirt freshman Justin Hairston decided to transfer.[2]

Roster[edit]

No. Name Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown (Previous school)
40 Luke Adaline C 7'0" 262 Fr. Tawas City, MI (Tawas)
32 Muhammed Conteh F 6'7" 236 Fr. Bloomington, IN (Providence School)
5 Mike Douglas G 6'0" 162 Fr. Detroit, MI (Finney)
4 Derek Drews F 6'5" 214 Sr. Elkhart, IN (Elkhart Central)
34 Shawntes Gary G 6'2" 210 Sr. Elkhart, IN (Concord)
13 Justin Hairston F 6'5" 205 Fr.-R Fort Wayne, IN (Fort Wayne South)
23 David Kool G 6'3" 205 Jr. Grand Rapids, MI (South Christian)
24 Donald Lawson C 6'9" 241 Jr. Chicago, IL (Leo Catholic)
20 LaMarcus Lowe F/C 6'11" 200 Fr. Flint, MI (Northwestern)
3 Martelle McLemore G 6'5" 205 Jr. Detroit, MI (Consortium Prep)
10 Troy Peter G 6'4" 203 Fr. Stevensville, MI (Lakeshore)
22 Michael Redell G 6'0" 183 Sr. Rockford, MI (Cleveland State)
12 Andre Ricks G 5'9" 160 Sr. Detroit, MI (Pershing)
1 Demetrius Ward G 6'2" 215 Fr. Detroit, MI (Pershing)
33 Flenard Whitfield F 6'7" 222 Fr. Detroit, MI (Martin Luther King)
15 Alex Wolf G 5'11" 193 So. Parchment, MI (Parchment)

Awards[edit]

  • David Kool
    • Mid-American Conference Player of the Week (3)
      • Week 1 – Led Charleston Classic in scoring and was named to the All-Tournament Team after putting up 24.3 points, 4.3 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 1.3 steals per game in three losses.[3]
      • Week 6 – 19 points, three rebounds, one assist and one steal in only 28 minutes in 68–55 win over Iona.[4]
      • Week 9 – 26 points and a career-high nine rebounds, three assists and two steals in victory over Central Michigan.[5]
    • Mid-American Conference Scholar–Athlete of the Week, January 11[6]
    • Charleston Classic All-Tournament Team
    • Academic All-District IV First Team[7]

Schedule[edit]

Date
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (Attendance)
City, State
Regular Season
November 14, 2008*
12:30pm
vs. TCU
Charleston Classic
L 67–63  0–1
Carolina First Arena (N/A)
Charleston, SC
November 15, 2008*
5:30pm
vs. Hofstra
Charleston Classic
L 71–68 OT 0–2
Carolina First Arena (N/A)
Charleston, SC
November 16, 2008*
10:30am
vs. SIU Edwardsville
Charleston Classic
L 83–72  0–3
Carolina First Arena (N/A)
Charleston, SC
November 18, 2008*
7:30pm, Fox Sports Detroit
Detroit W 71–58  1–3
University Arena (2,848)
Kalamazoo, MI
November 22, 2008*
2:00pm
Loyola L 54–51  1–4
University Arena (2,816)
Kalamazoo, MI
November 25, 2008*
8:00pm
at Sam Houston State W 65–62  2–4
Johnson Coliseum (1,262)
Huntsville, TX
November 29, 2008*
2:00pm
IUPUI L 76–68  2–5
University Arena (2,574)
Kalamazoo, MI
December 4, 2008*
7:30pm
at VCU L 79–62  2–6
Stuart C. Siegel Center (4,487)
Richmond, VA
December 6, 2008*
12:30pm
at Holy Cross L 69–63  2–7
Hart Center (2,291)
Worcester, MA
December 14, 2008*
7:00pm
at UNLV L 70–61  2–8
Orleans Arena (6,701)
Las Vegas, NV
December 18, 2008*
8:00pm
Iona W 68–55  3–8
University Arena (2,574)
Kalamazoo, MI
December 22, 2008*
8:05pm
at Southern Illinois L 64–46  3–9
SIU Arena (5,324)
Carbondale, IL
December 30, 2008*
6:00pm
UW–Green Bay L 61–51  3–10
University Arena (3,306)
Kalamazoo, MI
January 11, 2009
6:00pm
at Central Michigan
Michigan MAC Trophy
W 72–63  4–10
(1–0)
Rose Arena (1,741)
Mount Pleasant, MI
January 14, 2009
7:00pm
Toledo W 70–52  5–10
(2–0)
University Arena (2,518)
Kalamazoo, MI
January 17, 2009
2:00pm
Northern Illinois W 71–52  6–10
(3–0)
University Arena (3,128)
Kalamazoo, MI
January 20, 2008
7:00pm
at Ball State L 50–44  6–11
(3–1)
John E. Worthen Arena (3,018)
Muncie, IN
January 24, 2009
4:00pm
at Eastern Michigan
Michigan MAC Trophy
W 53–45  7–11
(4–1)
Convocation Center (1,663)
Ypsilanti, MI
January 27, 2009
7:00pm
Buffalo L 74–71  7–12
(4–2)
University Arena (2,832)
Kalamazoo, MI
January 31, 2009
2:00pm
Kent State L 65–47  7–13
(4–3)
University Arena (3,234)
Kalamazoo, MI
February 4, 2009
7:00pm
at Bowling Green L 68–61  7–14
(4–4)
Anderson Arena (1,865)
Bowling Green, OH
February 8, 2009
2:00pm
at Akron L 87–63  7–15
(4–5)
James A. Rhodes Arena (2,504)
Akron, OH
February 11, 2009
7:00pm
Ohio W 76–62  8–15
(5–5)
University Arena (2,758)
Kalamazoo, MI
February 14, 2009
7:00pm, ESPNU
at Miami L 64–46  8–16
(5–6)
Millett Hall (3,986)
Oxford, OH
February 18, 2009
7:00pm
Eastern Michigan
Michigan MAC Trophy
W 46–38  9–16
(6–6)
University Arena (3,122)
Kalamazoo, MI
February 21, 2009*
2:00pm
Eastern Illinois
Bracket Busters
L 59–57  9–17
University Arena (2,894)
Kalamazoo, MI
February 25, 2009
8:00pm
at Northern Illinois L 78–63  9–18
(6–7)
Convocation Center (1,394)
DeKalb, IL
February 28, 2009
7:00pm
at Toledo L 63–62  9–19
(6–8)
Savage Arena (7,036)
Toledo, OH
March 4, 2009
7:00pm, Fox Sports Detroit Plus
Ball State W 84–82 OT 10–19
(7–8)
University Arena (2,616)
Kalamazoo, MI
March 8, 2009
2:00pm
Central Michigan
Michigan MAC Trophy
L 71–68  10–20
(7–9)
University Arena (4,214)
Kalamazoo, MI
MAC Tournament
March 11, 2009
4:00pm
vs. Ohio
MAC tournament first round
L 62–55  10–21
Quicken Loans Arena (N/A)
Cleveland, OH
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Archived October 10, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Graham Couch (February 24, 2009). "Hairston: 'Time to move on'". MLive.com. Retrieved February 20, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Invalid Access". Admin.xosn.com. Retrieved February 20, 2014. 
  4. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20101111031021/http://mac-sports.com/ViewArticle.dbml. Archived from the original on November 11, 2010. Retrieved January 12, 2009.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ [2] Archived November 11, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ "David Kool Named MAC Male Scholar-Athlete of the Week - WMUBroncos.com—Official Web Site of Western Michigan Athletics". Wmubroncos.com. February 15, 2014. Retrieved February 20, 2014. 
  7. ^ "David Kool Named Academic All-District IV First Team - WMUBroncos.com—Official Web Site of Western Michigan Athletics". Wmubroncos.com. February 15, 2014. Retrieved February 20, 2014.