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2008–09 Memphis Tigers men's basketball
C-USA Regular Season Champions
C-USA Tournament Champions
NCAA, #2, West Region
Sweet Sixteen
Conference Conference USA
2008–09 record 33–4 (16–0 C-USA)
Head coach John Calipari
Assistant coach John Robic
Assistant coach Orlando Antigua
Assistant coach Josh Pastner
Home arena FedExForum
Seasons
2008–09 Conference USA men's basketball standings
Conf Overall
Standings W L PCT W L PCT
#3 Memphis 16 0 1.000 33 4 .912
Tulsa 12 4 .750 25 11 .694
UAB 11 5 .688 22 12 .647
Houston 10 6 .625 21 12 .636
UTEP 10 6 .625 23 14 .622
UCF 7 9 .438 17 14 .548
Marshall 7 9 .438 15 17 .469
Tulane 7 9 .438 14 17 .452
East Carolina 5 11 .313 13 17 .433
Southern Miss 4 12 .250 15 17 .469
Rice 4 12 .250 10 22 .313
SMU 3 13 .188 9 21 .300

Rankings from AP Poll
† Conference USA Tournament winner


The 2008–09 Memphis Tigers men's basketball team represented the University of Memphis in the 2008–09 college basketball season. The Tigers were coached by ninth-year head coach John Calipari, and they played their home games at the FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee.

Pre-Season[edit]

The 2007–08 Memphis Tigers finished the season 38–2 (16–0), as Conference USA regular season and tournament champions. The Tigers started the season 26–0, the best start to a season in Memphis history. The record start ended with a 62–66 loss to the Tennessee Volunteers in a highly-anticipated #1 vs. #2 matchup. The Tigers ultimately advanced to the NCAA National Championship game for the second time ever. Unfortunately, the Tigers fell in overtime to the Kansas Jayhawks, 68–75. Memphis finished the season ranked 2nd in the final Coaches' Poll and 2nd in the AP Poll.[1] The Tigers' 38 wins set an NCAA record for most wins in a single season.

Recruiting[edit]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Tyreke Evans
PG
Chester, PA American Christian 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Apr 16, 2008 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 98
Angel Garcia
PF
Toa Baja, Puerto Rico East Chicago Central 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Sep 2, 2007 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 93
C. J. Henry
SG
Oklahoma City, OK Putnam City 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Aug 26, 2008 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: N/A
Roburt Sallie
SG
Sacramento, CA City College of San Francisco 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Jun 16, 2008 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:4/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: N/A
Matt Simpkins
PF
Patterson, NC The Patterson School 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Jan 5, 2008 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 80
Wesley Witherspoon
SF
Atlanta, GA Berkmar 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 185 lb (84 kg) May 1, 2008 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 96
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 6   Rivals: 4  ESPN: 14
  • 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:

2008–09 Memphis Tigers basketball team[edit]

2008–09 Roster
Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown High School/Last College
Anderson, Antonio 5 G 6' 6" 215 Senior Massachusetts Lynn, Massachusetts Laurinburg Prep (N.C.)
Dozier, Robert 2 F 6' 9" 220 Senior Georgia (U.S. state) Lithonia, Georgia Laurinburg Prep (N.C.)
Evans, Tyreke 12 G 6' 6" 195 Freshman Pennsylvania Chester, Pennsylvania American Christian
Garcia, Angel 41 F 6' 11" 200 Freshman Puerto Rico Toa Baja, Puerto Rico East Chicago Central
Henderson-Niles, Pierre 4 F 6' 8" 300 Junior Tennessee Memphis, Tennessee Ridgeway
Henry, C.J. 14 G 6' 3" 195 Freshman Oklahoma Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Putnam City
Kemp, Willie 1 G 6' 2" 184 Junior Tennessee Bolivar, Tennessee Bolivar Central
Laird, Preston 31 G 6' 2" 182 Freshman Tennessee Memphis, Tennessee Germantown
Mack, Doneal 20 G 6' 5" 187 Junior North Carolina Charlotte, North Carolina Statesville Christian
McGrady, Chance 10 G 6' 2" 183 Senior Florida Auburndale, Florida Dr. Phillips
Robinson, Jeff 32 G 6' 6" 230 Sophomore New Jersey Trenton, New Jersey St. Patrick
Sallie, Roburt 3 G 6' 5" 186 Sophomore California Sacremento, California Laurinburg Prep (N.C.); City College of San Francisco
Simpkins, Matt 15 F 6' 9" 215 Freshman California Sacramento, California The Patterson School
Taggart, Shawn 0 F 6' 10" 238 Junior Virginia Richmond, Virginia Mount Zion Christian Academy; Iowa State
Witherspoon, Wesley 11 F/G 6' 9" 210 Freshman Georgia (U.S. state) Atlanta, Georgia Berkmar
Coaching Staff
Name Position Year at Memphis Hometown Alma Mater (Year)
John Calipari Head Coach 9th Pennsylvania Moon Township, Pennsylvania Clarion (1982)
John Robic Assistant Coach 4th Pennsylvania Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Denison (1986)
Orlando Antigua Assistant Coach 1st New York (state) New York, New York Pittsburgh (1995)
Josh Pastner Assistant Coach 1st Texas Kingwood, Texas Arizona (1998)
Richard Hogans Director of Performance Enhancement 5th Georgia (U.S. state) Columbus, Georgia Memphis (1999)
Rod Strickland Director of Operations 3rd New York (state) New York, New York DePaul (1988)

2008–09 Schedule[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Regular Season
Sat, Nov 15*
7:00 p.m.
No. 13 Fairfield W 90–63  1–0
FedExForum (17,741)
Memphis, TN
Mon, Nov 17*
11:00 p.m., ESPN
No. 13 Massachusetts W 80–58  2–0
FedExForum (18,254)
Memphis, TN
Thu, Nov 20*
3:30 p.m.
No. 13 vs. Chattanooga
O'Reilly Auto Parts Puerto Rico Tip-Off
W 83–71  3–0
Coliseo de Puerto Rico (3,207)
Hato Rey, PR
Fri, Nov 21*
6:00 p.m.
No. 13 vs. Seton Hall
O'Reilly Auto Parts Puerto Rico Tip-Off
W 84–70  4–0
Coliseo de Puerto Rico (6,733)
Hato Rey, PR
Sun, Nov 23*
6:30 p.m.
No. 13 vs. Xavier
O'Reilly Auto Parts Puerto Rico Tip-Off
L 58–63  4–1
Coliseo de Puerto Rico (8,242)
Hato Rey, PR
Tue, Dec 2*
7:00 p.m.
No. 18 Marist W 100–61  5–1
FedExForum (17,329)
Memphis, TN
Sat, Dec 13*
1:00 p.m., CBS
No. 17 at No. 19 Georgetown L 70–79 OT 5–2
Verizon Center (15,238)
Washington, D.C.
Wed, Dec 17*
7:00 p.m.
No. 23 Arkansas-Little Rock W 59–51  6–2
FedExForum (17,220)
Memphis, TN
Sat, Dec 20*
5:00 p.m., ESPN
No. 23 No. 17 Syracuse L 65–72  6–3
FedExForum (17,091)
Memphis, TN
Mon, Dec 22*
12:00 p.m.
Drexel W 87–49  7–3
FedExForum (16,715)
Memphis, TN
Mon, Dec 29*
8:00 p.m., ESPN2
Cincinnati W 60–45  8–3
FedExForum (18,071)
Memphis, TN
Wed, Dec 31*
1:00 p.m.
Northeastern W 80–48  9–3
FedExForum (17,1643)
Memphis, TN
Sat, Jan 3*
7:00 p.m.
Lamar W 108–75  10–3
FedExForum (16,386)
Memphis, TN
Wed, Jan 7
8:00 p.m.
Marshall W 80–57  11–3
(1–0)
FedExForum (17,606)
Memphis, TN
Sat, Jan 10
4:00 p.m.
at UCF W 73–66  12–3
(2–0)
UCF Arena (9,825)
Orlando, FL
Tue, Jan 13
6:30 p.m., ESPN2
at Tulsa W 55–54  13–3
(3–0)
Reynolds Center (5,936)
Tulsa, OK
Sat, Jan 17
7:00 p.m.
UAB W 81–68  14–3
(4–0)
FedExForum (18,456)
Memphis, TN
Wed, Jan 21
8:00 p.m.
No. 22 Rice W 80–52  15–3
(5–0)
FedExForum (17,589)
Memphis, TN
Sat, Jan 24*
2:30 p.m., CBS
No. 22 at Tennessee W 54–52  16–3
(5–0)
Thompson-Boling Arena (21,905)
Knoxville, TN
Wed, Jan 28
6:00 p.m.
No. 18 at Marshall W 85–64  17–3
(6–0)
Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum (5,705)
Greenville, NC
Sat, Jan 31
12:00 p.m.
No. 18 Houston W 83–68  18–3
(7–0)
FedExForum (17,687)
Memphis, TN
Wed, Feb 4
8:00 p.m.
No. 14 at SMU W 79–66  19–3
(8–0)
Moody Coliseum (5,056)
Dallas, TX
Sat, Feb 7*
8:00 p.m., ESPN
No. 14 at No. 18 Gonzaga W 68–50  20–3
(8–0)
Spokane Arena (11,339)
Spokane, WA
Wed, Feb 11
7:00 p.m.
No. 8 Tulsa W 63–37  21–3
(9–0)
FedExForum (17,941)
Memphis, TN
Sat, Feb 14
4:00 p.m.
No. 8 at Southern Miss W 72–47  22–3
(10–3)
Reed Green Coliseum (5,431)
Hattiesburg, MS
Wed, Feb 18
7:00 p.m.
No. 5 SMU W 90–47  23–3
(11–0)
FedExForum (17,497)
Memphis, TN
Sat, Feb 21
3:00 p.m., ESPN
No. 5 at UTEP W 70–63  24–3
(12–0)
Don Haskins Center (11,659)
El Paso, TX
Thu, Feb 26
8:00 p.m., ESPN2
No. 5 at UAB W 71–60  25–3
(13–0)
Bartow Arena (9,153)
Birmingham, AL
Sat, Feb 28
12:00 p.m.
No. 5 Southern Miss W 58–42  26–3
(14–0)
FedExForum (18,454)
Memphis, TN
Wed, Mar 3
6:00 p.m.
No. 5 at Houston W 69–60  27–3
(15–0)
Hofheinz Pavilion (6,049)
Houston, TX
Sat, Mar 7
12:00 p.m.
No. 5 Tulane W 74–47  28–3
(16–0)
FedExForum (18,466)
Memphis, TN
2009 Conference USA Men's Basketball Tournament
Thu, Mar 12
6:00 p.m.
No. 4 vs. Tulane W 51–41  29–3
FedExForum 
Memphis, TN
Fri, Mar 13
3:00 p.m.
No. 4 vs. Houston W 74–49  30–3
FedExForum 
Memphis, TN
Sat, Mar 14
10:35 a.m., CBS
No. 4 vs. Tulsa W 64–39  31–3
FedExForum (14,058)
Memphis, TN
2009 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament
Thu, Mar 19*
11:25 a.m., CBS
No. 3 (#2 seed) vs. (#15 seed) Cal State Northridge W 81–70  32–3
Sprint Center 
Kansas City, MO
Sat, Mar 21*
2:20 p.m., CBS
No. 3 (#2 seed) vs. (#10 seed) Maryland W 89–70  33–3
Sprint Center 
Kansas City, MO
Thu, Mar 26*
8:37 p.m., CBS
No. 3 (#2 seed) vs. No. 9 (#3 seed) Missouri L 91–102  33–4
University of Phoenix Stadium (20,101)
Glendale, AZ
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Central Time.

[2]

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 13 13 18 18 17 23 22 18 14 8 5 5 5 4 3
Coaches 12 12 17 15 15 21 24 25 19 15 10 6 4 3 3 2 9


See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "[1]." Final Rankings Retrieved on 17-02-2010.
  2. ^ "[2]." 2008–09 Schedule Retrieved on 17-02-2010.