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 Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (Attendance)
October 31* #10 Florida Southern
(Exhibition)
W 94–62  Mackey Arena
November 8* #10 Northern State
(Exhibition)
W 81–61  Mackey Arena
November 14* #10 Detroit Mercy W 82–50  1–0 (0–0) Mackey Arena (13,402)
November 17* #10 Eastern Michigan
(NIT Season Tip-Off Opening Round)
W 87–58  2–0 (0–0) Mackey Arena (13,356)
November 18* #10 Loyola (Chicago)
(NIT Season Tip-Off Quarter-Finals)
W 78–46  3–0 (0–0) Mackey Arena (13,343)
November 22* #10 Coppin State W 66–46  4–0 (0–0) Mackey Arena (14,123)
November 26* #9 vs. Boston College
(NIT Season Tip-Off Semi-Finals)
W 71–64  5–0 (0–0) Madison Square Garden (4,438)
November 28* #9 vs. #13 Oklahoma
(NIT Season Tip-Off Finals)
L 82–87 OT 5–1 (0–0) Madison Square Garden (3,670)
December 2* #10 #4 Duke
(ACC–Big Ten Challenge)
L 60–76  5–2 (0–0) Mackey Arena (14,123)
December 6* #10 Arkansas-Pine Bluff W 90–42  6–2 (0–0) Mackey Arena (13,448)
December 9* #17 at Ball State W 68–39  7–2 (0–0) Worthen Arena (8,381)
December 13* #17 Indiana State W 76–62  8–2 (0–0) Mackey Arena (14,123)
December 20* #18 vs. #20 Davidson
(The Wooden Tradition)
W 76–58  9–2 (0–0) Conseco Fieldhouse (12,754)
December 22* #15 IPFW W 70–55  10–2 (0–0) Mackey Arena (10,176)
December 28* #15 Valparaiso W 59–45  11–2 (0–0) Mackey Arena (13,916)
December 30 #11 Illinois L 67–71 OT 11–3 (0–1) Mackey Arena (14,036)
January 6 #14 at Penn State L 64–67  11–4 (0–2) Bryce Jordan Center (4,404)
January 11 #14 Wisconsin W 65–52  12–4 (1–2) Mackey Arena (14,123)
January 15 #19 at Northwestern W 63–61  13–4 (2–2) Welsh-Ryan Arena (4,473)
January 18 #19 Iowa W 75–53  14–4 (3–2) Mackey Arena (14,123)
January 22 #18 at #20 Minnesota W 70–62  15–4 (4–2) Williams Arena (14,625)
January 27 #17 at Wisconsin W 64–63  16–4 (5–2) Kohl Center (17,230)
January 30 #17 Michigan W 67–49  17–4 (6–2) Mackey Arena (14,123)
February 3 #13 at Ohio State L 80–72 OT 17–5 (6–3) Value City Arena (17,012)
February 8 #13 at #21 Illinois L 66–48  17–6 (6–4) Assembly Hall (16,618)
February 11 #23 Penn State W 61–47  18–6 (7–4) Mackey Arena (14,013)
February 14 #23 at Iowa W 49–45  19–6 (8–4) Carver-Hawkeye Arena (14,665)
February 17 #21 #5 Michigan State W 72–54  20–6 (9–4) Mackey Arena (14,123)
February 21 #21 Indiana W 81–67  21–6 (10–4) Mackey Arena (14,123)
February 26 #16 at Michigan L 87–78  21–7 (10–5) Crisler Arena (13,751)
February 28 #16 Ohio State W 75–50  22–7 (11–5) Mackey Arena (14,123)
March 4 #20 Northwestern L 61–64  22–8 (11–6) Mackey Arena (13,947)
March 8 #20 at #8 Michigan State L 51–62  22–9 (11–7) Breslin Student Events Center (14,759)
Big Ten Tournament
March 13* #24 vs. Penn State
(Big Ten Tournament Quarter-Finals)
W 79–65  23–9 (11–7) Conseco Fieldhouse (14,647)
March 14* #24 vs. #25 Illinois
(Big Ten Tournament Semi-Finals)
W 66–56  24–9 (11–7) Conseco Fieldhouse (15,728)
March 15* #24 vs. Ohio State
(Big Ten Tournament Finals)
W 65–61  25–9 (11–7) Conseco Fieldhouse (12,526)
NCAA Tournament
March 19* #18 (5 Seed) vs. #(12 Seed) Northern Iowa
(NCAA Tournament Opening Round)
W 61–56  26–9 (11–7) Rose Garden Arena (N/A)
March 21* #18 (5 Seed) vs. #14 (4 Seed) Washington
(NCAA Tournament Second Round)
W 76–74  27–9 (11–7) Rose Garden Arena (N/A)
March 26* #18 (5 Seed) vs. #6 (1 Seed) Connecticut
(NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen)
L 60–72  27–10 (11–7) University of Phoenix Stadium (20,101)
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll. ( ) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
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.