2008–09 Georgetown Hoyas men's basketball team

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2008–09 Georgetown Hoyas men's basketball
Georgetown Hoyas logo.svg
Conference Big East
2008–09 record 16-15 (7-11 Big East)
Head coach John Thompson III (5th year)
Assistant coach Robert Burke (5th year)
Assistant coach Kenya Hunter (2nd year)
Assistant coach David Cox (2nd year)
Captain Jessie Sapp (1st year)
Home arena Verizon Center
Seasons
« 2007–08 2009–10 »
2008–09 Big East men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#1 Louisville 16 2   .889     31 6   .838
#4 Pittsburgh 15 3   .833     31 5   .861
#5 Connecticut 15 3   .833     31 5   .861
#11 Villanova 13 5   .722     30 8   .789
#23 Marquette 12 6   .667     25 10   .714
#13 Syracuse 11 7   .611     28 10   .737
West Virginia 10 8   .556     23 12   .657
Providence 10 8   .556     19 14   .576
Notre Dame 8 10   .444     21 15   .583
Cincinnati 8 10   .444     18 14   .563
Seton Hall 7 11   .389     17 15   .531
Georgetown 7 11   .389     16 15   .516
St. John's 6 12   .333     16 18   .471
South Florida 4 14   .222     9 22   .290
Rutgers 2 16   .111     11 21   .344
DePaul 0 18   .000     9 24   .273
2009 Big East Tournament winner
As of April 4, 2009[1]; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2008–09 Georgetown Hoyas men's basketball team represented Georgetown University in the 2008–2009 NCAA Division I basketball season. The Hoyas were coached by John Thompson III and played their home games at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC. The Hoyas are members of the Big East Conference. They finished the season 16-15, 7-11 in Big East play. They lost to St. John's in the first round of the 2009 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament. They received an at–large bid to the 2009 National Invitation Tournament, earning a 6 seed in one of the NIT's regions, and lost to Baylor in the first round.

Roster[edit]

Source[2]

# Name Height Weight (lbs.) Position Class Hometown Previous Team(s)
3 DaJuan Summers 6'8" 236 F Jr. Baltimore, MD, U.S. McDonogh School
4 Chris Wright 6'1" 201 G So. Bowie, MD, U.S. St. John's College HS
5 Nikita Mescheriakov 6'8" 214 G/F So. Minsk, Belarus St. John's College HS
10 Greg Monroe 6'11" 250 C Fr. New Orleans, LA, U.S. Helen Cox HS
11 Bryon Jansen 6'6" 211 F Sr. Kent, WA, U.S. Seattle Christian Schools
15 Austin Freeman 6'4" 239 G So. Mitchellville, MD, U.S. DeMatha HS
20 Jason Clark 6'2" 176 G Fr. Arlington, VA, U.S. Bishop O'Connell HS
21 Jessie Sapp 6'3" 212 G Sr. New York, NY, U.S. National Christian Academy (Md.)
22 Julian Vaughn 6'9" 246 F So. Vienna, VA, U.S. Oak Hill Academy
Florida State
30 Henry Sims 6'10" 226 C Fr. Baltimore, MD, U.S. Mount St. Joseph HS
31 Omar Wattad 6'4" 225 G/F So. Johnson City, TN, U.S. Science Hill HS

Rankings[edit]

Ranking Movement
Legend: ██ Improvement in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking. ██ Not ranked the previous week. RV=Others receiving votes.
Poll Pre
Nov 10
Wk 2
Nov 17
Wk 3
Nov 24
Wk 4
Dec 1
Wk 5
Dec 8
Wk 6
Dec 15
Wk 7
Dec 22
Wk 8
Dec 29
Wk 9
Jan 5
Wk 10
Jan 12
Wk 11
Jan 19
Wk 12
Jan 26
Wk 13
Feb 2
Wk 14
Feb 9
Wk 15
Feb 16
Wk 16
Feb 23
Wk 17
Mar 2
Wk 18
Mar 9
Post Wk 1
Mar 16
Post Wk 3
Mar 30
AP 22 22 21 20 19 15 12 11 9 13 12 25 [note 1]
Coaches 18 18 16 18 19 13 9 8 10 12 14 23 RV

2008–09 Schedule and results[edit]

Source[3][4]

Date
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (Attendance)
City, State
Regular season
Mon., Nov. 17, 2008*
7:30 p.m., MASN
No. 22 Jacksonville W 71-62  1–0
Verizon Center (10,253)
Washington, DC
Sat., Nov. 22, 2008*
1:00pm, none
No. 22 Drexel W 81-53  2–0
Verizon Center (11,434)
Washington, DC
Thu., Nov. 27, 2008*
2:00pm, ESPN2
No. 21 vs. Wichita State
Old Spice Classic First Round
W 58-50  3–0
The Milk House (3,357)
Lake Buena Vista, FL
Fri., Nov. 28, 2008*
1:00pm, ESPN
No. 21 vs. No. 12 Tennessee
Old Spice Classic Semifinal
L 78-90  3–1
The Milk House (3,926)
Lake Buena Vista, FL
Sun., Nov. 30, 2008*
5:30pm, ESPN2
No. 21 vs. Maryland
Old Spice Classic 3rd Place
W 75–48  4–1
The Milk House (3,914)
Lake Buena Vista, FL
Sat., Dec. 6, 2008*
1:00pm, MASN
No. 20 American W 73–49  5–1
Verizon Center (11,196)
Washington, DC
Mon., Dec. 8, 2008*
7:30pm, none
No. 19 Savannah State W 100–38  6–1
Verizon Center (8,013)
Washington, DC
Sat., Dec. 13, 2008*
2:00pm, CBS
No. 19 No. 17 Memphis W 79–70 OT 7–1
Verizon Center (15,238)
Washington, D.C.
Sat., Dec. 20, 2008*
1:00pm, MASN
No. 15 Mount St. Mary's W 69–58  8–1
Verizon Center (10,364)
Washington, DC
Tue., Dec. 23, 2008*
7:30pm, none
No. 12 Florida International W 76–38  9–1
Verizon Center (7,964)
Washington, DC
Mon., Dec. 29, 2008
7:00pm, ESPN2
No. 11 at No. 2 Connecticut
Rivalry
W 74–63  10–1 (1–0)
XL Center (16,294)
Hartford, CT
Sat., Jan. 3, 2009
12:00 noon, ESPN
No. 11 No. 3 Pittsburgh L 54–70  10–2 (1–1)
Verizon Center (19,397)
Washington, DC
Mon., Jan. 5, 2009
7:00pm, ESPN
No. 9 at No. 13 Notre Dame L 67–73  10–3 (1–2)
Edmund P. Joyce Center (11,418)
Notre Dame, IN
Sat., Jan. 10, 2009
1:00pm, ESPNU
No. 9 Providence W 82–75  11–3 (2–2)
Verizon Center (12,764)
Washington, DC
Wed., Jan. 14, 2009
7:30pm, ESPN2
No. 13 No. 8 Syracuse W 88–74  12–3 (3–2)
Verizon Center (19,227)
Washington, DC
Sat., Jan. 17, 2009*
1:30pm, CBS
No. 13 at No. 2 Duke L 67–76  12–4
Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Durham, NC
Thu., Jan. 22, 2009
7:00pm, ESPN
No. 12 West Virginia L 58–75  12–5 (3–3)
Verizon Center (12,875)
Washington, DC
Sun., Jan. 25, 2009
2:00pm, MASN
No. 12 at Seton Hall L 60–65  12–6 (3–4)
Prudential Center (9,800)
Newark, NJ
Wed., Jan. 28, 2009
7:30pm, ESPN360
No. 25 at Cincinnati L 57–65  12–7 (3–5)
Fifth Third Arena (7,265)
Cincinnati, OH
Sat., Jan. 31, 2009
2:00pm, MASN
No. 25 at No. 8 Marquette L 82–94  12–8 (3–6)
Bradley Center (19,041)
Milwaukee, WI
Tue., Feb. 3, 2009
7:00pm, MASN
Rutgers W 57–47  13–8 (4–6)
Verizon Center (8,473)
Washington, DC
Sat., Feb. 7, 2009
12:00 noon, MASN
Cincinnati L 62–64 OT 13–9 (4–7)
Verizon Center (15,349)
Washington, DC
Sat., Feb. 14, 2009
12:00 noon, ESPN
at No. 22 Syracuse L 94–98 OT 13–10 (4–8)
Carrier Dome (31,841)
Syracuse, NY
Wed., Feb. 18, 2009
7:00pm, MASN
at South Florida W 65–40  14–10 (5–8)
USF Sun Dome (7,015)
Tampa, FL
Sat., Feb. 21, 2009
2:00pm, ESPN
No. 11 Marquette L 72–78  14–11 (5–9)
Verizon Center (17,686)
Washington, DC
Mon., Feb. 23, 2009
7:00pm, ESPN
No. 6 Louisville L 58–76  14–12 (5–10)
Verizon Center (12,653)
Washington, DC
Sat., Feb. 28, 2009
12:00pm, ESPN
at No. 12 Villanova W 56–54  15–12 (6–10)
Wachovia Center (20,378)
Philadelphia, PA
Tue, Mar. 3, 2009
7:30pm, MASN
at St. John's L 56–59 OT 15–13 (6–11)
Madison Square Garden (9.959)
New York, NY
Sat., Mar. 7, 2009
5:00pm, ESPNU
DePaul W 48–40  16–13 (7–11)
Verizon Center (12,338)
Washington, DC
Big East Tournament
Tue., Mar. 10, 2009
2:00pm, BigEast.tv
vs. St. John's
First Round
L 59–64  16–14
Madison Square Garden (19,375)
New York, NY
National Invitation Tournament
Wed., Mar. 18, 2009
9:00pm, ESPN2
at Baylor
First round
L 72–74  16–15
Ferrell Center (8,424)
Waco, TX
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ No Associated Press Poll this week.

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