2008–09 Texas Longhorns men's basketball team

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2008–09 Texas Longhorns men's basketball
Texas Longhorn logo.svg
Conference Big 12
Division South
Ranking
Coaches No. 23
2008–09 record 21–11 (9–7 Big 12)
Head coach Rick Barnes
Home arena Frank Erwin Center
Seasons
2008–09 Big 12 men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#14 Kansas 14 2   .875     27 8   .771
#7 Oklahoma 13 3   .813     30 6   .833
#9 Missouri 12 4   .750     31 7   .816
Kansas State 9 7   .563     22 12   .647
Texas 9 7   .563     23 12   .657
Texas A&M 9 7   .563     24 10   .706
Oklahoma State 9 7   .563     23 12   .657
Nebraska 8 8   .500     18 13   .581
Baylor 5 11   .313     24 15   .615
Iowa State 4 12   .250     15 17   .469
Texas Tech 3 13   .188     14 19   .424
Colorado 1 15   .063     9 22   .290
2009 Big 12 Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2008–09 Texas Longhorns men's basketball team represented The University of Texas at Austin in NCAA Division I intercollegiate men's basketball competition as a member of the Big 12 Conference. The 2008–09 team posted a 23–12 record, finished in fourth place in the Big 12, and reached the second round of the 2009 NCAA Tournament.[1]

Roster[edit]

[2]

# Position Height Weight Year Home Town
Gary Johnson 1 Forward 6–6 233 Sophomore Houston, Texas
A.J. Abrams 3 Guard 5–11 165 Senior Round Rock, Texas
Doğuş Balbay 4 Guard 6–0 165 Sophomore Istanbul, Turkey
Damion James 5 Guard/Forward 6–7 222 Junior Nacogdoches, Texas
Alexis Wangmene 20 Forward/Center 6–7 241 Junior Maroua, Cameroon
Matt Hill 21 Center 6–10 241 Sophomore Lincoln, Nebraska
Harrison Smith 23 Guard 6–2 195 Junior Houston, Texas
Justin Mason 24 Guard 6–2 194 Junior Amarillo, Texas
Connor Atchley 32 Center 6–10 228 Senior Clear Lake (Houston), Texas
Dexter Pittman 34 Center 6–10 298 Junior Rosenberg, Texas
Varez Ward 50 Guard 6–2 190 Freshman Montgomery, Alabama
Clint Chapman 45 Forward/Center 6–10 235 Sophomore Canby, Oregon

Recruiting[edit]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Varez Ward
SF
Patterson, NC The Patterson School 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Jun 1, 2008 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 71
J'Covan Brown
SG
Port Arthur, TX Memorial HS 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Nov 15, 2007 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 87
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: NR   Rivals: NR  ESPN: NR
  • 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, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
City, State
Regular season
2008/11/14*
7:00 p.m.
No. 7 Stetson W 68–38  1–0
Frank Erwin Center 
Austin, TX
2008/11/18*
7:00 p.m.
No. 7 Tulane W 76–51  2–0
Frank Erwin Center 
Austin, TX
2008/11/24*
2:00 p.m., ESPN2
No. 6 vs. Saint Joseph's
Maui Invitational
W 68–50  3–0
Lahaina Civic Center 
Lahaina, HI
2008/11/25*
6:00 p.m., ESPN
No. 6 vs. No. 8 Notre Dame
Maui Invitational
L 80–81  3–1
Lahaina Civic Center 
Lahaina, HI
2008/11/26*
4:30 p.m., ESPN
No. 6 vs. Oregon
Maui Invitational
W 70–57  4–1
Lahaina Civic Center 
Lahaina, HI
2008/11/30*
2:00 p.m.
No. 6 Rice W 77–56  5–1
Frank Erwin Center 
Austin, TX
2008/12/04*
8:00 p.m., ESPN2
No. 8 No. 12 UCLA W 68–64  6–1
Frank Erwin Center 
Austin, TX
2008/12/09*
8:00 p.m., ESPN
No. 6 No. 15 Villanova
Jimmy V Classic
W 67–58  7–1
Frank Erwin Center 
Austin TX
2008/12/13*
12:00 p.m.
No. 6 Texas State W 81–73  8–1
Frank Erwin Center 
Austin, TX
2008/12/16*
7:00 p.m.
No. 5 Texas Southern W 88–72  9–1
Frank Erwin Center 
Austin, TX
2008/12/20*
1:00 p.m., CBS
No. 5 No. 19 Michigan State L 67–63  9–2
Reliant Stadium 
Houston, TX
2008/12/23*
8:30 p.m., ESPN2
No. 9 at Wisconsin W 74–69  10–2
Kohl Center 
Madison, WI
2009/01/02*
8:00 p.m., ESPNU
No. 8 Appalachian State W 78–43  11–2
Frank Erwin Center 
Austin, TX
2009/01/06*
8:05 p.m., ESPN2
No. 7 at Arkansas L 61–67  11–3
Bud Walton Arena 
Fayetteville, AR
2009/01/10
4:00 p.m., Big 12 (ESPN+)
No. 7 Iowa State W 75–67  12–3
(1–0)
Frank Erwin Center 
Austin, TX
2009/01/12
8:00 p.m., ESPN
No. 11 at No. 6 Oklahoma L 63–78  12–4
(1–1)
Lloyd Noble Center 
Norman, OK
2009/01/17
3:00 p.m., Big 12 (ESPN+)
No. 11 at Texas Tech W 71–49  13–4
(2–1)
United Spirit Arena 
Lubbock, TX
2009/01/24
7:00 p.m., ESPNU
No. 14 Texas A&M W 67–58  14–4
(3–1)
Frank Erwin Center 
Austin, TX
2009/01/27
8:00 p.m., Big 12 (ESPN+)
No. 11 at Baylor W 78–72  15–4
(4–1)
Ferrell Center 
Waco, TX
2009/01/31
3:00 p.m., Big 12 (ESPN+)
No. 11 Kansas State L 81–85 OT 15–5
(4–2)
Frank Erwin Center 
Austin, TX
2009/02/04
8:30 p.m., ESPN2
No. 16 Missouri L 65–69  15–6
(4–3)
Frank Erwin Center 
Austin, TX
2009/02/07
1:00 p.m., ESPN
No. 16 at Nebraska L 55–58  15–7
(4–4)
Bob Devaney Sports Center 
Lincoln, NE
2009/02/10
7:00 p.m.
Oklahoma State W 99–74  16–7
(5–4)
Frank Erwin Center 
Austin, TX
2009/02/14
1:00 p.m., ESPN
at Colorado W 85–76 (OT)  17–7
(6–4)
Coors Events Center 
Boulder, CO
2009/02/16
8:00 p.m., ESPN
at Texas A&M L 66–81  17–8
(6–5)
Reed Arena 
College Station, TX
2009/02/21
8:00 p.m., ESPN
No. 2 Oklahoma W 73–68  18–8
(7–5)
Frank Erwin Center 
Austin, TX
2009/02/25
8:30 p.m., ESPN2
No. 25 Texas Tech W 87–81  19–8
(8–5)
Frank Erwin Center 
Austin, TX
2009/02/28
6:00 p.m., ESPN
No. 25 at Oklahoma State L 68–59  19–9
(8–6)
Gallagher-Iba Arena 
Stillwater, OK
2009/03/02
8:00 p.m., ESPN
Baylor W 73–57  20–9
(9–6)
Frank Erwin Center 
Austin, TX
2009/03/07
3:00 p.m., CBS
at No. 9 Kansas L 83–73  20–10
(9–7)
Allen Fieldhouse 
Lawrence, KS
Postseason
2009/03/11
2:00 p.m., Big 12 Network
vs. Colorado
Phillips 66 Big 12 Conference Tournament
W 77–56  21–10
Ford Center 
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
2009/03/12
2:00 p.m., Big 12 Network
vs. Kansas State
Phillips 66 Big 12 Conference Tournament
W 61–58  22–10
Ford Center 
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
2009/03/13
6:00 p.m., Big 12 Network
vs. Baylor
Phillips 66 Big 12 Conference Tournament
L 70–76  22–11
Ford Center 
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
2009/03/19
 CBS
vs. Minnesota
NCAA Tournament
W 76–62 
Greensboro Coliseum 
Greensboro, NC
2009/03/21
7:15PM, CBS
vs. No. 6 Duke
NCAA Tournament
L 69–74 
Greensboro Coliseum 
Greensboro, NC
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Central Standard Time.

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 Wk 19 Final
AP 7 7 6 8 6 5 9 8 7 11 14 11 16 NR NR 25 NR
Coaches 8 8 7 8 6 5 8 7 7 11 15 12 17 NR NR 24 NR

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Rick Barnes, Legends of Coaching Award (adopted by the John R.Wooden Award Committee)[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2014–15 Texas Basketball Fact Book" (PDF). Texas Athletics. p. 95. Retrieved May 12, 2015. 
  2. ^ "2008–09 Men's Basketball Roster". TexasSports.com. Retrieved May 12, 2015. 
  3. ^ http://woodenaward.cstv.com/ot/coaching-legends.html