2008–09 Penn State Nittany Lions basketball team

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2008–09 Penn State Nittany Lions men's basketball
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Conference Big Ten Conference
2008–09 record 27–11 (10–8 Big Ten)
Head coach Ed DeChellis
Assistant coach Kurt Kanaskie
Assistant coach Lewis Preston
Assistant coach Dan Earl
Home arena Bryce Jordan 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 Penn State Nittany Lions basketball team represented Pennsylvania State University and completed the season by winning the 2009 National Invitation Tournament over the Baylor Bears at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Head Coach, Ed DeChellis, coached his sixth season with the team.[1] The team played its home games in University Park, Pennsylvania at the Bryce Jordan Center, which has a capacity of 15,261, for the twelfth consecutive season.[2] The season marked the team's sixteenth consecutive season as a member of the Big Ten Conference.

Current coaching staff[edit]

Position Name Year Alma mater
Head coach
Ed DeChellis
2003
Penn State (1982)
Assistant coach
Kurt Kanaskie
2003
La Salle (1980)
Assistant coach
Lewis Preston
2008
VMI (1993)
Assistant coach
Dan Earl
2005
Penn State (1997)
Director of basketball operations
Jon Perry
2004
ETSU (2002)
Video coordinator

Roster[edit]

Name [3] # Position Height Weight Year Home Town
Chris Babb 10 Guard 6–5 210 Freshman Arlington, TX
Talor Battle 12 Guard 5–11 165 Sophomore Albany, NY
Jeff Brooks 25 Forward 6–8 200 Sophomore Louisville, KY
Jamelle Cornley 2 Forward 6–5 240 Senior Columbus, OH
Adam Highberger 14 Guard 6–2 170 Sophomore Blairsville, PA
David Jackson 15 Forward 6–6 205 Sophomore Farrell, PA
Andrew Jones III 22 Forward 6–9 245 Sophomore Philadelphia
Steve Kirkpatrick 41 Forward 6–5 225 Sophomore Carlisle, PA
Will Leiner 13 Guard 6–1 170 Senior Coplay, PA
Danny Morrissey 33 Guard 6–3 190 Senior Cleveland, OH
Billy Oliver 42 Forward 6–8 205 Freshman Chatham, NJ
Andrew Ott 54 Forward 6–10 235 Sophomore Abington, PA
Stanley Pringle 11 Guard 6–1 180 Senior Virginia Beach, VA
Joonas Suotamo 21 Forward 6–10 230 Senior Espoo, Finland
Cammeron Woodyard 24 Guard 6–5 205 Freshman Westminster, MD

Schedule and Results[edit]

Preseason[edit]

Date
Time, TV
Opponent Result Record Site
City, State
Aug 30*
12:00 p.m., no
vs. Waterloo W 83–52  1–0
Sheridan College Athletic Centre - Davis Campus
Brampton, ON
Aug 30*
7:00 p.m., no
at Sheridan W 83–65  2–0
Sheridan College Athletic Centre - Davis Campus
Brampton, ON
Aug 31*
7:00 p.m., no
at Ryerson W 102–68  3–0
Kerr Hall Gynasium
Toronto, ON
Sep 1*
12:00 p.m., no
at York W 83–45  4–0
Tait McKenzie Centre
Toronto, ON
Nov 9*
2:00 p.m., no
Bloomsburg W 77–51  5–0
Bryce Jordan Center
University Park, PA
*Non-conference game. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.

Regular Season and Postseason[edit]

Date
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (Attendance)
City, State
Nov 14*
6:30 p.m., BTN
William & Mary W 65–51  1–0
Bryce Jordan Center (8,026)
University Park, PA
Nov 17*
7:00 p.m., BTN
NJIT
Philly Hoop Group Classic[4]
W 74–47  2–0
Bryce Jordan Center (5,293)
University Park, PA
Nov 20*
7:00 p.m., BTN.com
Hartford
Philly Hoop Group Classic[4]
W 89–64  3–0
Bryce Jordan Center (5,142)
University Park, PA
Nov 23*
2:00 p.m., BTN
New Hampshire W 70–50  4–0
Bryce Jordan Center (4,546)
University Park, PA
Nov 25*
7:30 p.m., CN8
vs. Penn W 85–73  5–0
Palestra (4,581)
Philadelphia, PA
Nov 28*
6:30 p.m., CN8
vs. Rhode Island
Philly Hoop Group Classic semifinal
L 72–77  5–1
Palestra (5,000)
Philadelphia, PA
Nov 29*
6:30 p.m., CN8
vs. Towson
Philly Hoop Group Classic consolation game
W 78–54  6–1
Palestra (4,195)
Philadelphia, PA
Dec 3*
7:30 p.m., ESPN2
at Georgia Tech
ACC–Big Ten Challenge
W 85–83  7–1
Alexander Memorial Coliseum (7,900)
Atlanta, GA
Dec 6*
6:00 p.m., BTN
Temple L 59–65  7–2
Bryce Jordan Center (9,833)
University Park, PA
Dec 10*
7:00 p.m., ESPNU
Army W 60–45  8–2
Bryce Jordan Center (5,720)
University Park, PA
Dec 13*
4:00 p.m., BTN.com
Mount St. Mary's W 61–56  9–2
Bryce Jordan Center (4,676)
University Park, PA
Dec 21*
4:00 p.m., ESPNU
Lafayette W 83–55  10–2
Bryce Jordan Center (4,462)
University Park, PA
Dec 23*
7:00 p.m., BTN.com
Sacred Heart W 73–65  11–2
Bryce Jordan Center (4,407)
University Park, PA
Dec 31
12:00 p.m., ESPN2
Northwestern W 61–57  12–2 (1–0)
Bryce Jordan Center (5,525)
University Park, PA
Jan 3
2:00 p.m., BTN
at Wisconsin L 61–65  12–3 (1–1)
Kohl Center (17,230)
Madison, WI
Jan 6
9:00 p.m., BTN
#14 Purdue W 67–64  13–3 (2–1)
Bryce Jordan Center (4,404)
University Park, PA
Jan 11
3:30 p.m., BTN
at #22 Minnesota L 59–79  13–4 (2–2)
Williams Arena (13,757)
Minneapolis, MN
Jan 14
6:30 p.m., BTN
#10 Michigan State L 73–78  13–5 (2–3)
Bryce Jordan Center (10,270)
University Park, PA
Jan 17
6:00 p.m., BTN
at Indiana W 65–55  14–5 (3–3)
Assembly Hall (15,626)
Bloomington, IN
Jan 20
9:00 p.m., BTN
Michigan W 73–58  15–5 (4–3)
Bryce Jordan Center (8,730)
University Park, PA
Jan 24
6:00 p.m., BTN
Iowa W 63–59  16–5 (5–3)
Bryce Jordan Center (12,210)
University Park, PA
Feb 1
12:00 p.m., BTN
at #9 Michigan State W 72–68  17–5 (6–3)
Breslin Center (14,759)
East Lansing, MI
Feb 5
7:00 p.m., BTN
at Michigan L 51–71  17–6 (6–4)
Crisler Arena (10,134)
Ann Arbor, MI
Feb 8
3:00 p.m., BTN
Wisconsin L 44–54  17–7 (6–5)
Bryce Jordan Center (14,686)
University Park, PA
Feb 11
6:30 p.m., BTN
at #23 Purdue L 47–61  17–8 (6–6)
Mackey Arena (14,013)
West Lafayette, IN
Feb 14
1:30 p.m., BTN
Minnesota W 68–63  18–8 (7–6)
Bryce Jordan Center (12,148)
University Park, PA
Feb 18
7:00 p.m., BTN
at #16 Illinois W 38–33  19–8 (8–6)
Assembly Hall (16,200)
Champaign, IL
Feb 24
7:00 p.m., ESPN
at Ohio State L 59–73  19–9 (8–7)
Value City Arena (18,170)
Columbus, OH
Feb 28
6:00 p.m., BTN
Indiana W 61–58  20–9 (9–7)
Bryce Jordan Center (15,035)
University Park, PA
Mar 5
9:00 p.m., ESPN
#23 Illinois W 64–63  21–9 (10–7)
Bryce Jordan Center (13,091)
University Park, PA
Mar 7
2:00 p.m., BTN
at Iowa L 69–75 2OT 21–10 (10–8)
Carver-Hawkeye Arena (14,094)
Iowa City, IA
Big Ten Tournament
Mar 12
5:00 p.m., ESPN2
vs. Indiana
First round
W 66–51  22–10
Conseco Fieldhouse (12,174)
Indianapolis, IN
Mar 13
9:00 p.m., BTN
vs. #24 Purdue
Quarterfinal
L 65–79  22–11
Conseco Fieldhouse (14,647)
Indianapolis, IN
National Invitation Tournament
Mar 17*
8:00 p.m., ESPNU
George Mason
First round
W 77–73 OT 23–11
Bryce Jordan Center (5,549)
University Park, PA
Mar 19*
7:00 p.m., CN8
Rhode Island
Second round
W 83–72  24–11
Bryce Jordan Center (6,646)
University Park, PA
Mar 24*
9:00 p.m., ESPN
at Florida
Quarterfinal
W 71–62  25–11
O'Connell Center (6,525)
Gainesville, FL
Mar 31*
9:00 p.m., ESPN2
vs. Notre Dame
Semifinal
W 67–59  26–11
Madison Square Garden (11,352)
New York, NY
Apr 2*
7:00 p.m., ESPN
vs. Baylor
Championship game
W 69–63  27–11
Madison Square Garden (10,254)
New York, NY
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.

Awards[edit]

Players[edit]

  • Talor Battle
    • Big Ten Player of the Week (Nov. 23)[5]
    • All Big Ten first team point guard[6]
  • Jamelle Cornley
    • Big Ten Player of the Week (Jan. 26)[7]
    • All Big Ten second team forward[6]
    • 2009 NIT MVP

Coaches[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ed Dechellis". Pennsylvania State University. Archived from the original on 6 October 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-12. 
  2. ^ "Bryce Jordan Center". Pennsylvania State University. Retrieved 2008-11-12. 
  3. ^ "2008–09 Penn State Men's Basketball Roster". pennlive.com. Retrieved 2008-11-13. 
  4. ^ a b "PHGC – 2008 Results". Philly Hoop Group. Retrieved 2013-03-10. 
  5. ^ "Battle Earns Conference Player Of The Week Honor". The Pennsylvania State University. 2008-11-24. Retrieved 2008-11-26. 
  6. ^ a b c Ross, Sam. "PSU coach, players honored by Big Ten". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Archived from the original on 14 March 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-11. 
  7. ^ "Cornley Earns First Career Big Ten Player Of The Week Award". The Pennsylvania State University. 2009-01-26. Archived from the original on 29 January 2009. Retrieved 2009-01-26.