2008–09 Michigan State Spartans men's basketball team

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2008–09 Michigan State Spartans men's basketball
Michigan State Spartans logo.svg
Big Ten Regular Season Champions
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
Coaches #2
AP #8
2008–09 record 31-6 (15-3 Big Ten)
Head coach Tom Izzo
Assistant coach Mark Montgomery
Assistant coach Dwayne Stephens
Assistant coach Mike Garland
Home arena Breslin Center
Seasons
« 2007–08 2009–10 »
2008–09 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#8 Michigan State 15 3   .833     31 7   .816
#17 Purdue 11 7   .611     27 10   .730
Illinois 11 7   .611     24 10   .706
Penn State 10 8   .556     27 11   .711
Ohio State 10 8   .556     22 11   .667
Wisconsin 10 8   .556     20 13   .606
Minnesota 9 9   .500     22 11   .667
Michigan 9 9   .500     21 14   .600
Northwestern 8 10   .444     17 14   .548
Iowa 5 13   .278     15 17   .469
Indiana 1 17   .056     6 25   .194
2009 Big Ten Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2008–09 Michigan State Spartans men's basketball team represented Michigan State University in the 2008–09 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The head coach was Tom Izzo who was in his 14th year. The team played their home games at the Breslin Center in East Lansing, MI. The Big Ten Network included the team in a two and a half hour special that featured Midnight Madness events from several Big Ten campuses on October 17, 2008.[1]

The Spartans won the Big Ten regular season championship and received the second seed in the Midwest Regional during the 2009 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. They reached the Final Four after defeating Robert Morris, Southern California, Kansas and Louisville. In the national semifinals, Michigan State defeated Connecticut, 82-73. On April 6, 2009, they were defeated by North Carolina 89-72 in the national championship game at Ford Field in Detroit, about 90 miles (140 km) from East Lansing. The two teams also played at this venue in December as part of the ACC-Big Ten Challenge.

2008 Recruiting Class[edit]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Delvon Roe
PF
Lakewood, Ohio St. Edward High School 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Apr 17, 2007 
Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 96
Draymond Green
PF
Saginaw, Michigan Saginaw HS 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Jun 28, 2007 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 96
Korie Lucious
PG
Milwaukee, Wisconsin Pius XI HS 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Sep 24, 2006 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 93
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 17   Rivals: 22
  • 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:

Schedule and results[edit]

Date
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (Attendance)
City, State
Regular Season
11/16/08*
6:00pm, BTN
#7 Idaho W 100-62  1-0
Breslin Center (14,759)
East Lansing, MI
11/19/08*
7:00pm
#7 at IPFW W 70-59  2-0
Allen County War Memorial Coliseum (6,704)
Fort Wayne, IN
11/27/08*
7:00pm, ESPN2
#7 vs. Maryland
Old Spice Classic
L 62-80  2-1
The Milk House (4,464)
Kissimmee, FL
11/28/08*
8:00pm, ESPNU
#12 vs. Oklahoma State
Old Spice Classic
W 94-79  3-1
Milk House (4,658)
Kissimmee, FL
11/30/08*
1:00pm, ESPNU
#12 vs. Wichita State
Old Spice Classic
W 65-57  4-1
Milk House (3,768)
Kissimmee, FL
12/03/08*
9:00pm, ESPN
#12 vs. #1 North Carolina
ACC–Big Ten Challenge
L 63-98  4-2
Ford Field (25,267)
Detroit, MI
12/07/08*
4:00pm, BTN
#20 Bradley W 75-59  5-2
Breslin Center (14,759)
East Lansing, MI
12/13/08*
6:00pm, BTN
#20 Alcorn State W 118-60  6-2
Breslin Center (14,759)
East Lansing, MI
12/17/08*
8:00pm, BTN
#22 The Citadel W 79-65  7-2
Breslin Center (14,759)
East Lansing, MI
12/20/08*
2:00pm, CBS
#22 at #6 Texas W 67-63  8-2
Toyota Center (17,074)
Houston, TX
12/27/08*
5:00pm, FSD
#18 vs. Oakland W 82-66  9-2
Palace of Auburn Hills (15,361)
Auburn Hills, MI
12/31/08
12:00pm, BTN
#15 at #21 Minnesota W 70-58  10-2 (1-0)
Williams Arena (14,625)
Minneapolis, MN
01/03/09
7:00pm, BTN
#15 at Northwestern W 77-66  11-2 (2-0)
Welsh-Ryan Arena (8,117)
Evanston, IL
01/06/09
7:00pm, ESPN2
#12 Ohio State W 67-58  12-2 (3-0)
Breslin Center (14,759)
East Lansing, MI
01/10/09*
1:00pm, CBS
#12 Kansas W 75-62  13-2 (3-0)
Breslin Center (14,759)
East Lansing, MI
01/14/09
6:30pm, BTN
#10 at Penn State W 78-73  14-2 (4-0)
Bryce Jordan Center (10,270)
University Park, PA
01/17/09
4:00pm, ESPN
#10 Illinois W 63-57  15-2 (5-0)
Breslin Center (14,759)
East Lansing, MI
01/21/09
6:30pm, BTN
#7 Northwestern L 63-70  15-3 (5-1)
Breslin Center (14,759)
East Lansing, MI
01/25/09
3:45pm, CBS
#7 at Ohio State W 78-67  16-3 (6-1)
Value City Arena (18,767)
Columbus, OH
01/29/09
7:00pm, ESPN
#9 at Iowa W 71-56  17-3 (7-1)
Carver-Hawkeye Arena (13,640)
Iowa City, IA
02/01/09
12:00pm, BTN
#9 Penn State L 68-72  17-4 (7-2)
Breslin Center (14,759)
East Lansing, MI
02/04/09
8:30pm, BTN
#14 #19 Minnesota W 76-47  18-4 (8-2)
Breslin Center (14,759)
East Lansing, MI
02/07/09
4:00pm, ESPN
#14 Indiana W 75-47  19-4 (9-2)
Breslin Center (14,759)
East Lansing, MI
02/10/09
7:00pm, ESPN
#9 at Michigan W 54-42  20-4 (10-2)
Crisler Arena (13,751)
Ann Arbor, MI
02/17/09
7:00pm, ESPN
#5 at #21 Purdue L 54-73  20-5 (10-3)
Mackey Arena (14,123)
West Lafayette, IN
02/22/09
3:00pm, ESPN
#5 Wisconsin W 61-50  21-5 (11-3)
Breslin Center (14,759)
East Lansing, MI
02/25/09
8:30pm, BTN
#9 Iowa W 62-54  22-5 (12-3)
Breslin Center (14,759)
East Lansing, MI
03/01/09
4:00pm, CBS
#9 at #20 Illinois W 74-66  23-5 (13-3)
Assembly Hall (16,618)
Champaign, IL
03/03/09
7:00 pm, ESPN
#8 at Indiana W 64-59  24-5 (14-3)
Assembly Hall (15,006)
Bloomington, IN
03/08/09
12:00pm, CBS
#8 #20 Purdue W 62-51  25-5 (15-3)
Breslin Center (14,759)
East Lansing, MI
Big Ten Tournament
March 13, 2009
12:00pm, ESPN
#6 vs. Minnesota (#8 Seed)
Big Ten Tournament
W 64-56  26-5
Conseco Fieldhouse (13,023)
Indianapolis, IN
March 14, 2009
1:40pm, CBS
#6 vs. Ohio State (#5 Seed)
Big Ten Tournament
L 70-82  26-6
Conseco Fieldhouse (15,728)
Indianapolis, IN
NCAA Tournament
March 20, 2009
9:50pm, CBS
#7 vs. (15 Seed) Robert Morris
2009 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament
W 77-62  27-6
Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome (12,814)
Minneapolis, MN
March 22, 2009
4:55pm, CBS
#7 vs. (10 seed) USC
2009 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament
W 74-69  28-6
Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome (14,279)
Minneapolis, MN
March 27, 2009
9:37pm, CBS
#7 vs. #13 (3 Seed) Kansas
2009 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament
W 67-62  29-6
Lucas Oil Stadium (33,780)
Indianapolis, IN
March 29, 2009
2:20pm, CBS
#7 vs. #1 (1 Seed) Louisville
2009 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament
W 64-52  30-6
Lucas Oil Stadium (36,084)
Indianapolis, IN
April 4, 2009
6:07pm, CBS
#7 vs. #6 (1 Seed) Connecticut
2009 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament
W 82-73  31-6
Ford Field (72,456)
Detroit, MI
April 6, 2009
9:21pm, CBS
#7 vs. #3 (1 Seed) North Carolina
2009 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament
L 89-72  31-7
Ford Field (72,922)
Detroit, MI
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.

2009 Recruiting Class[edit]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Garrick Sherman
C
Kenton, OH Kenton High School 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Sep 19, 2008 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 90
Derrick Nix
C
Detroit, MI Pershing High School 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 275 lb (125 kg) Apr 21, 2008 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 91
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: Not Ranked   Rivals: Not Ranked
  • 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 Michigan State Spartans men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year High School/Junior College Home town
C 00 Ibok, IdongIdong Ibok 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 265 lb (120 kg) RS Sr Montverde Academy Montverde, Florida
PG 1 Lucas, KalinKalin Lucas 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 180 lb (82 kg) So St. Mary Preparatory School Orchard Lake, Michigan
PF 2 Morgan, RaymarRaymar Morgan 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Jr McKinley H.S. Canton, Ohio
SG 3 Allen, ChrisChris Allen 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 200 lb (91 kg) So Meadowcreek H.S. Norcross, Georgia
PG 5 Walton, TravisTravis Walton 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Sr Lima H.S. Lima, Ohio
F 10 Roe, DelvonDelvon Roe 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Fr St. Edward H.S. Lakewood, Ohio
SG 13 Thornton, AustinAustin Thornton 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 190 lb (86 kg) RS Fr Cedar Springs H.S. Cedar Springs, Michigan
C 14 Suton, GoranGoran Suton 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 245 lb (111 kg) RS Sr Everett H.S. Lansing, MI
SF 15 Summers, DurrellDurrell Summers 6 ft 4.5 in (1.94 m) 175 lb (79 kg) So Covenant H.S. Redford, Michigan
20 Kebler, MikeMike Kebler
So
SF 22 Dahlman, IsaiahIsaiah Dahlman 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Jr Braham Area Sec. Braham, Minnesota
F 23 Green, DraymondDraymond Green 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Fr Saginaw H.S. Saginaw, Michigan
25 Crandell, JonJon Crandell
Jr Rochester Adams H.S. Rochester Hills, Michigan
PG 34 Lucious, KorieKorie Lucious 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Fr Pius XI H.S. Milwaukee, Wisconsin
C 40 Herzog, TomTom Herzog 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 230 lb (104 kg) RS So Luke M. Powers Catholic H.S. Flint, Michigan
PF 41 Gray, MarquiseMarquise Gray 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 235 lb (107 kg) RS Sr Beecher H.S. Flint, Michigan
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster
Last update: 2010-11-07

Rankings[edit]

Poll Pre Wk 1 Wk 2 Wk 3 Wk 4 Wk 5 Wk 6 Wk 7 Wk 8 Wk 9 Wk 10 Wk 11 Wk 12 Wk 13 Wk 14 Wk 15 Wk 16 Wk 17 Wk 18 Final
AP 6 5 5 13 18 19 11 10 8 7 7 9 13 9 6 9 8 7 8
Coaches 7 7 6 12 20 22 18 15 12 10 7 9 14 9 5 9 8 6 7 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pucin, Diane (2008-10-17). "No 'Midnight Madness' for UCLA, USC basketball teams". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2008-12-01.