2008–09 Arizona Wildcats men's basketball team

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2008–09 Arizona Wildcats men's basketball
University of Arizona Block A.svg
NCAA Tournament, Sweet Sixteen
Conference Pacific-10 Conference
Ranking
Coaches #24
2008–09 record 21–13 (9–9 Pac-10)
Head coach Russ Pennell
Home arena McKale Center
Seasons
« 2007–08 2009–10 »
2008–09 Pacific-10 Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#15 Washington 14 4   .778     26 9   .743
#18 UCLA 13 5   .722     26 9   .743
#19 Arizona State 11 7   .611     25 10   .714
California 11 7   .611     22 11   .667
USC 9 9   .500     22 13   .629
Arizona 9 9   .500     21 14   .600
Washington State 8 10   .444     17 16   .515
Oregon State 7 11   .389     18 18   .500
Stanford 6 12   .333     20 14   .588
Oregon 2 16   .111     8 23   .258
2009 Pacific-10 Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2008–09 Arizona Wildcats men's basketball team represented the University of Arizona during the 2008–09 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Wildcats, led by first year head coach Russ Pennell, played their home games at the McKale Center and are members of the Pacific-10 Conference.

Source:[1]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Kyle Fogg
SG
Brea, California Brea Olinda High School 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 180 lb (82 kg) May 19, 2008 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 85
Garland Judkins
SG
Humble, Texas Christian Life Center Academy 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Jul 31, 2008 
Scout: N/A   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 50
Brendan Lavender
PG
Mesa, Arizona Mountain View High School 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 215 lb (98 kg) May 4, 2007 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 91
Jeff Withey
C
San Diego, California Horizon High School 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Jun 25, 2007 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 96
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 11   Rivals: NR  ESPN: 9
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

Roster[edit]

2008–09 Arizona Wildcats men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Home town
F 1 Onobun, FendiFendi Onobun 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 249 lb (113 kg) Sr Houston, Texas
F 2 Johnson, ZaneZane Johnson 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 253 lb (115 kg) So Phoenix, Arizona
G 4 Judkins, GarlandGarland Judkins 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Fr Wolfeboro, New Hampshire
G 11 Bagga, DavidDavid Bagga 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Sr Santa Ana, California
G 13 Wise, NicNic Wise 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 177 lb (80 kg) Jr Kingwood, Texas
G 14 Lavender, BrendonBrendon Lavender 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Fr Mesa, Arizona
G 21 Fogg, KyleKyle Fogg 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Fr Brea, California
F 34 Budinger, ChaseChase Budinger 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 218 lb (99 kg) Jr Encinitas, California
F 42 Horne, JamelleJamelle Horne 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) So San Diego, California
F 43 Hill, JordanJordan Hill 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Jr Patterson, North Carolina
C 50 Jacobson, AlexAlex Jacobson 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Fr Santa Ana, California
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster
Last update: July 5, 2011

Schedule[edit]

Date
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (Attendance)
City, State
Exhibition
November 6, 2008*
7:00 pm, FSAZ
Incarnate Word W 97–83 
McKale Center (12,447)
Tucson, AZ
November 12, 2008*
7:00 pm
Sonoma State W 78–64 
McKale Center (13,963)
Tucson, AZ
Regular Season
November 17, 2008*
9:00 pm, ESPNU
Florida Atlantic
NIT Season Tip-Off First Round
W 75–62  1–0
McKale Center (13,006)
Tucson, AZ
November 18, 2008*
9:30 pm, ESPN2
UAB
NIT Season Tip-Off Quarterfinals
L 71–72  1–1
McKale Center (13,124)
Tucson, AZ
November 24, 2008*
3:45 pm
vs. Mississippi Valley State
NIT Season Tip-Off Consolation Game
W 86–52  2–1
Stegeman Coliseum (NA)
Athens, GA
November 25, 2008*
3:45 pm
vs. Santa Clara
NIT Season Tip-Off Consolation Game
W 69–66  3–1
Stegeman Coliseum (4,207)
Athens, GA
November 30, 2008*
2:00 pm, FSAZ
Northern Arizona W 74–57  4–1
McKale Center (12,204)
Tucson, AZ
December 2, 2008*
7:00 pm, FSAZ
Loyola Marymount W 84–57  5–1
McKale Center (12,339)
Tucson, AZ
December 5, 2008*
7:30 pm, ESPNU
at Texas A&M
Big 12/Pac-10 Hardwood Series
L 66–67  5–2
Reed Arena (10,393)
College Station, TX
December 10, 2008*
7:00 pm, FSAZ
San Diego State W 69–56  6–2
McKale Center (13,156)
Tucson, AZ
December 14, 2008*
4:00 pm, FSN
#4 Gonzaga W 69–64  7–2
US Airways Center (6,207)
Phoenix, AZ
December 20, 2008*
1:00 pm, Versus
at UNLV L 64–79  7–3
Thomas & Mack Center (16,667)
Paradise, NV
December 23, 2008*
8:30 pm, FSN
Kansas
Desert Diamond Fiesta Bowl Classic
W 84–67  8–3
McKale Center (14,156)
Tucson, AZ
December 29, 2008*
6:30 pm, FSAZ
Weber State W 71–65  9–3
McKale Center (13,492)
Tucson, AZ
January 2, 2009
6:30 pm, FSAZ
at California L 55–69  9–4
(0–1)
Haas Pavilion (8,640)
Berkeley, CA
January 4, 2009
8:00 pm, FSN
at Stanford L 60–76  9–5
(0–2)
Maples Pavilion (7,198)
Stanford, CA
January 8, 2009
6:30 pm, FSAZ
Oregon W 67–52  10–5
(1–2)
McKale Center (12,812)
Tucson, AZ
January 10, 2009
2:00 pm, FSAZ
Oregon State W 64–47  11–5
(2–2)
McKale Center (13,144)
Tucson, AZ
January 15, 2009
9:00 pm, FSN
at #7 UCLA L 60–83  11–6
(2–3)
Pauley Pavilion (11,228)
Los Angeles, CA
January 17, 2009
6:00 pm, FSAZ
at USC L 64–65  11–7
(2–4)
Galen Center (5,356)
Los Angeles, CA
January 21, 2009
7:30 pm, FSAZ
#17 Arizona State L 47–53  11–8
(2–5)
McKale Center (14,640)
Tucson, AZ
January 24, 2009*
4:00 pm, FSAZ
Houston W 96–90 OT 12–8
McKale Center (13,802)
Tucson, AZ
January 29, 2009
6:30 pm
#23 Washington W 106–97  13–8
(3–5)
McKale Center (14,434)
Tucson, AZ
January 31, 2009
11:00 am, CBS
Washington State W 66–56  14–8
(4–5)
McKale Center (13,476)
Tucson, AZ
February 5, 2009
6:30 pm, FSAZ
at Oregon State W 56–53  15–8
(5–5)
Gill Coliseum (6,537)
Corvallis, OR
February 7, 2009
1:30 pm, ABC
at Oregon W 87–77  16–8
(6–5)
McArthur Court (8,012)
Eugene, OR
February 12, 2009
8:30 pm, FSN
USC W 83–76  17–8
(7–5)
McKale Center (14,728)
Tucson, AZ
February 14, 2009
11:00 am, CBS
#6 UCLA W 84–72  18–8
(8–5)
McKale Center (14,611)
Tucson, AZ
February 22, 2009
8:00 pm, FSN
at #14 Arizona State L 68–70  18–9
(8–6)
Wells Fargo Arena (14,123)
Tempe, AZ
February 26, 2009
7:00 pm, FSAZ
at Washington State L 53–69  18–10
(8–7)
Beasley Coliseum (7,957)
Pullman, WA
February 28, 2009
1:00 pm, FSN
at #21 Washington L 78–87  18–11
(8–8)
Bank of America Arena (10,000)
Seattle, WA
March 5, 2009
8:30 pm, FSN
California L 77–83  18–12
(8–9)
McKale Center (14,729)
Tucson, AZ
March 7, 2009
5:30 pm, FSAZ
Stanford W 101–87  19–12
(9–9)
McKale Center (14,723)
Tucson, AZ
Pacific-10 Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
March 12, 2009
1:00 pm
vs. #23 Arizona State
Quarterfinals
L 56–68  19–13
Staples Center (NA)
Los Angeles, CA
NCAA Tournament
March 20, 2009*
4:10 pm
vs. #25 Utah
First Round
W 84–71  20–13
American Airlines Arena (8,990)
Miami, FL
March 22, 2009*
11:40 am
vs. Cleveland State
Second Round
W 71–57  21–13
American Airlines Arena (10,204)
Miami, FL
March 27, 2009*
4:07 pm
vs. #1 Louisville
Sweet Sixteen
L 64–103  21–14
Lucas Oil Stadium (33,780)
Indianapolis, IN
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Mountain Time.
  1. ^ "Commitments/Recruits". Retrieved 2011-07-05.