2008–09 Purdue Boilermakers men's basketball team

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2008–09 Purdue Boilermakers men's basketball
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Big Ten Tournament Champions
NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen, L 60–72 vs. Connecticut
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
Coaches #18
AP #17
2008–09 record 27–10 (11–7 Big Ten)
Head coach Matt Painter
Assistant coach Paul Lusk
Assistant coach Rick Ray
Assistant coach Jack Owens
Home arena Mackey Arena
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 Purdue Boilermakers men's basketball team represented Purdue University. The Head Coach was Matt Painter, then in his 4th season with the Boilers. The team played its home games in Mackey Arena in West Lafayette, Indiana, and is a member of the Big Ten Conference. The Boilermakers finished tied for second in the conference's regular season, and captured their first Big Ten Tournament crown, defeating Ohio State 65–61 in the final game. In the NCAA Tournament, the Boilers reached the Sweet Sixteen for the first time since 2000, where they fell to the Connecticut Huskies.

Season Notes[edit]

  • On November 14, 2008, Purdue set a school record in the first game of the season against Detroit with only 3 turnovers in a game. The prior record was set during the 1969 NCAA Tournament Championship Game against UCLA.
  • By playing three games in their conference tournament championship and three games in the NCAA Tournament giving the Boilers a total of 37 games, Purdue played more games in the 2008–09 season than any other season in the program's history.
  • Keaton Grant, Marcus Green, JaJuan Johnson and E'Twaun Moore hold the school record for most games played in a season with 37 each.
  • Although opening his first season as Purdue's head coach with only 9 wins, Matt Painter collected more wins in his first four seasons (2005–2009) than Gene Keady's (1980–1984) 82, with 83.
  • Senior forward Marcus Green set a school record with career games as a Boiler (2005–2009) with 183, breaking Brian Cardinal and Mike Robinson's 182 mark.
  • Freshman guard Lewis Jackson set the Freshman record with most games played in a Freshman season with 36.
  • JaJuan Johnson was named First Team All-Big Ten.
  • Lewis Jackson became the fourth Boilermaker in three years to be named to the Big Ten All-Freshman Team.

Roster[edit]

E'Twaun Moore led the team in scoring.
Name [1] # Position Height Weight Year Home Town Season Honors
Nemanja Calasan 44 Forward 6–9 250 Senior Srbinje, Bosnia & Herzegovina
Keaton Grant 5 Guard 6–4 207 Junior Kissimmee, FL
Marcus Green 20 Guard 6–4 229 Senior Franklin Park, IL
John Hart 32 Guard 6–2 180 Redshirted Beech Grove, IN
Robbie Hummel 4 Forward 6–8 208 Sophomore Valparaiso, IN Third-Team All-Big Ten
Big Ten Tournament MVP
All-Big Ten Tournament Team
Big Ten Player of the Week (12/15, 12/22)
Academic All-Big Ten
Lewis Jackson 23 Guard 5–9 165 Freshman Decatur, IL Big Ten All-Freshman Team
JaJuan Johnson 25 Forward / Center 6–10 215 Sophomore Indianapolis, IN First-Team All-Big Ten Team
Big Ten All-Defensive Team
All-Big Ten Tournament Team
Chris Kramer 3 Guard 6–3 205 Junior Huntington, IN Big Ten All-Defensive Team
Academic All-Big Ten
E'Twaun Moore 33 Guard 6–3 180 Sophomore East Chicago, IN Second-Team All-Big Ten
All-Big Ten Tournament Team
Big Ten Player of the Week (12/1)
Academic All-Big Ten
Bobby Riddell 11 Guard 5–9 163 Senior Lafayette, IN Academic All-Big Ten
Chris Reid 55 Forward 6–9 251 Junior Castro Valley, CA
Ryne Smith 24 Guard 6–3 175 Freshman Toledo, OH
Mark Wohlford 30 Guard 6–0 185 Junior Columbus, IN Academic All-Big Ten

Incoming Recruits[edit]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
John Hart
SG
Beech Grove, IN Beech Grove High School 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) May 8, 2008 
Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A   ESPN grade: 40
Lewis Jackson
PG
Decatur, IL Eisenhower High School 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Aug 9, 2007 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A   ESPN grade: 87
Ryne Smith
SG
Toledo, OH Whitmer High School 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Aug 2, 2007 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A   ESPN grade: 40
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • 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[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance Record
October 31* 9:00 PM Florida Southern #10 Mackey ArenaWest Lafayette, IN
(Exhibition)
BTN Online W 94–62   
November 8* 7:00 PM Northern State #10 Mackey Arena • West Lafayette, IN
(Exhibition)
BTN Online W 81–61   
November 14* 9:00 PM Detroit Mercy #10 Mackey Arena • West Lafayette, IN ESPN360 W 82–50  13,402 1–0 (0–0)
November 17* 7:00 PM ET Eastern Michigan #10 Mackey Arena • West Lafayette, IN
(NIT Season Tip-Off Opening Round)
ESPN2 W 87–58  13,356 2–0 (0–0)
November 18* 7:00 PM ET Loyola (Chicago) #10 Mackey Arena • West Lafayette, IN
(NIT Season Tip-Off Quarter-Finals)
ESPNU W 78–46  13,343 3–0 (0–0)
November 22* 6:00 PM ET Coppin State #10 Mackey Arena • West Lafayette, IN BTN Online W 66–46  14,123 4–0 (0–0)
November 26* 7:00 PM ET vs. Boston College #9 Madison Square GardenNew York, NY
(NIT Season Tip-Off Semi-Finals)
ESPN2 W 71–64  4,438 5–0 (0–0)
November 28* 3:30 PM ET vs. #13 Oklahoma #9 Madison Square Garden • New York, NY
(NIT Season Tip-Off Finals)
ESPN2 L 82–87 OT 3,670 5–1 (0–0)
December 2* 9:00 PM ET #4 Duke #10 Mackey Arena • West Lafayette, IN
(ACC–Big Ten Challenge)
ESPN L 60–76  14,123 5–2 (0–0)
December 6* 8:00 PM Arkansas-Pine Bluff #10 Mackey Arena • West Lafayette, IN BTN W 90–42  13,448 6–2 (0–0)
December 9* 7:00 PM ET at Ball State #17 Worthen ArenaMuncie, IN TBA W 68–39  8,381 7–2 (0–0)
December 13* 2:00 PM Indiana State #17 Mackey Arena • West Lafayette, IN BTN W 76–62  14,123 8–2 (0–0)
December 20* 4:00 PM ET vs. #20 Davidson #18 Conseco FieldhouseIndianapolis, IN
(The Wooden Tradition)
CBS W 76–58  12,754 9–2 (0–0)
December 22* 7:00 PM IPFW #15 Mackey Arena • West Lafayette, IN ESPN 360 W 70–55  10,176 10–2 (0–0)
December 28* 4:00 PM Valparaiso #15 Mackey Arena • West Lafayette, IN BTN W 59–45  13,916 11–2 (0–0)
December 30 7:00 PM ET Illinois #11 Mackey Arena • West Lafayette, IN ESPN2 L 67–71 OT 14,036 11–3 (0–1)
January 6 9:00 PM ET at Penn State #14 Bryce Jordan CenterState College, PA BTN L 64–67  4,404 11–4 (0–2)
January 11 1:30 PM ET Wisconsin #14 Mackey Arena • West Lafayette, IN CBS W 65–52  14,123 12–4 (1–2)
January 15 7:00 PM ET at Northwestern #19 Welsh-Ryan ArenaEvanston, IL ESPN2 W 63–61  4,473 13–4 (2–2)
January 18 12:00 PM ET Iowa #19 Mackey Arena • West Lafayette, IN BTN W 75–53  14,123 14–4 (3–2)
January 22 7:00 PM ET at #20 Minnesota #18 Williams ArenaMinneapolis, MN ESPN2 W 70–62  14,625 15–4 (4–2)
January 27 9:00 PM ET at Wisconsin #17 Kohl CenterMadison, WI ESPN W 64–63  17,230 16–4 (5–2)
January 30 1:00 PM ET Michigan #17 Mackey Arena • West Lafayette, IN CBS W 67–49  14,123 17–4 (6–2)
February 3 7:00 PM ET at Ohio State #13 Value City ArenaColumbus, OH ESPN L 80–72 OT 17,012 17–5 (6–3)
February 8 1:00 PM ET at #21 Illinois #13 Assembly HallChampaign, IL CBS L 66–48  16,618 17–6 (6–4)
February 11 6:30 PM ET Penn State #23 Mackey Arena • West Lafayette, IN BTN W 61–47  14,013 18–6 (7–4)
February 14 4:00 PM ET at Iowa #23 Carver-Hawkeye ArenaIowa City, IA BTN W 49–45  14,665 19–6 (8–4)
February 17 7:00 PM ET #5 Michigan State #21 Mackey Arena • West Lafayette, IN ESPN W 72–54  14,123 20–6 (9–4)
February 21 2:00 PM ET Indiana #21 Mackey Arena • West Lafayette, IN BTN W 81–67  14,123 21–6 (10–4)
February 26 9:00 PM ET at Michigan #16 Crisler ArenaAnn Arbor, MI ESPN L 87–78  13,751 21–7 (10–5)
February 28 4:00 PM ET Ohio State #16 Mackey Arena • West Lafayette, IN ESPN W 75–50  14,123 22–7 (11–5)
March 4 6:30 PM ET Northwestern #20 Mackey Arena • West Lafayette, IN BTN L 61–64  13,947 22–8 (11–6)
March 8 12:00 PM ET at #8 Michigan State #20 Breslin Student Events CenterEast Lansing, MI CBS L 51–62  14,759 22–9 (11–7)
Big Ten Tournament
March 13* 9:00 PM ET vs. Penn State #24 Conseco Fieldhouse • Indianapolis, IN
(Big Ten Tournament Quarter-Finals)
BTN W 79–65  14,647 23–9 (11–7)
March 14* 4:00 PM ET vs. #25 Illinois #24 Conseco Fieldhouse • Indianapolis, IN
(Big Ten Tournament Semi-Finals)
CBS W 66–56  15,728 24–9 (11–7)
March 15* 3:30 PM ET vs. Ohio State #24 Conseco Fieldhouse • Indianapolis, IN
(Big Ten Tournament Finals)
CBS W 65–61  12,526 25–9 (11–7)
NCAA Tournament
March 19* 2:30 PM ET vs. #(12 Seed) Northern Iowa #18 (5 Seed) Rose Garden Arena • Portland, OR
(NCAA Tournament Opening Round)
CBS W 61–56  N/A 26–9 (11–7)
March 21* 5:40 PM ET vs. #14 (4 Seed) Washington #18 (5 Seed) Rose Garden Arena • Portland, OR
(NCAA Tournament Second Round)
CBS W 76–74  N/A 27–9 (11–7)
March 26* 7:07 PM ET vs. #6 (1 Seed) Connecticut #18 (5 Seed) University of Phoenix Stadium • Glendale, AZ
(NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen)
CBS L 60–72  20,101 27–10 (11–7)
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll. All times are in Eastern Time [2].

2009 Recruiting Class[edit]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Patrick Bade
PF
Indianapolis, IN Franklin Central High School 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) May 21, 2008 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A   ESPN grade: 87
Kelsey Barlow
SF
Indianapolis, IN Cathedral High School 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Sep 13, 2007 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A   ESPN grade: 87
DJ Byrd
SF
Crawfordsville, IN North Montgomery High School 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Sep 5, 2007 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A   ESPN grade: 89
Sandi Marcius
C
LaPorte, IN La Lumiere School 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 240 lb (110 kg) Apr 25, 2009 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A   ESPN grade: 90
Jeff Robinson
PF
Indianapolis, IN Lawrence North High School 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Feb 22, 2008 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A   ESPN grade: 90
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • 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:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "[1]." purduesports.com. Retrieved on October 7, 2009.
  2. ^ "[2]." purduesports.com. Retrieved on October 12, 2008.