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2008–09 Ohio State Buckeyes men's basketball team

The 2008–09 Ohio State Buckeyes men's basketball team represented The Ohio State University. The head coach was Thad Matta, then in his fifth season with the Buckeyes. The team played its home games in Jerome Schottenstein Center in Columbus, Ohio as a member of the Big Ten Conference. The Buckeyes finished fourth in the conference's regular season, and was runner up in the Big Ten tournament, falling to Purdue 65–61 in the final game. In the NCAA Tournament, the Buckeyes lost in the first round to the Siena Saints in double overtime.

2008–09 Ohio State Buckeyes men's basketball
Buckeyes logo.svg
NCAA Tournament, First round
ConferenceBig Ten
2008–09 record22–11 (10–8 Big Ten)
Head coachThad Matta
Assistant coaches
Home arenaJerome Schottenstein Center
Seasons
2008–09 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 8 Michigan State 15 3   .833     31 7   .816
No. 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

RosterEdit

 
Evan Turner set new Big Ten records for number of career and single season Player of the Week awards during the 2009–10 Big Ten Conference men's basketball season.
No. Name Ht. Wt. Position Yr. Hometown
2 Simmons, Jeremie 6' 2" 175 Guard Junior Indianapolis, IN
3 Offutt, Walter 6' 4" 202 Guard Freshman Indianapolis, IN
4 Hill, P.J. 6' 1" 170 Guard Junior Minneapolis, MN
10 Crater, Anthony 6' 1" 170 Guard Freshman Flint, MI
13 Peters, Danny 6' 2" 180 Guard Senior New Albany, OH
15 Madsen, Kyle 6' 10" 250 Center Junior Dublin, OH
21 Turner, Evan 6' 7" 210 Guard Sophomore Chicago, IL
23 Lighty, David 6' 5" 220 Guard Junior Cleveland, OH
24 Kecman, Nikola 6' 8" 220 Forward Sophomore Belgrade, Serbia
32 Mullens, B.J. 7' 0" 275 Center Freshman Columbus, OH
33 Diebler, Jon 6' 6" 205 Guard Sophomore Upper Sandusky, OH
34 Titus, Mark 6' 4" 215 Guard Junior Brownsburg, IN
40 Grycko, J.J. 6' 9" 210 Forward Freshman Cincinnati, OH
44 Buford, William 6' 6" 220 Guard Freshman Toledo, OH
52 Lauderdale, Dallas 6' 8" 255 Forward Sophomore Solon, OH

Source[1]

2008–09 ScheduleEdit

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Regular Season
November 20*
6:30 PM
Delaware State W 70–42  1–0 (0–0)
St. John Arena (6,388)
Columbus, OH
November 24*
8:00 PM, BTN
Bowling Green W 61–57  2–0 (0–0)
Schottenstein Center (12,751)
Columbus, OH
November 29*
12:00 PM, BTN
Samford W 59–22  3–0 (0–0)
Schottenstein Center (13,412)
Columbus, OH
December 2*
7:00 PM, ESPN
at No. 22 Miami (FL) W 73–68  4–0 (0–0)
BankUnited Center (5,870)
Coral Gables, FL
December 6*
4:00 PM, ESPNU
vs. No. 7 Notre Dame W 67–62  5–0 (0–0)
Lucas Oil Stadium (17,007)
Indianapolis, IN
December 13*
12:00 PM, BTN
No. 21 Butler W 54–51  6–0 (0–0)
Schottenstein Center (13,976)
Columbus, OH
December 17*
9:05 PM, ESPNU
No. 16 Jacksonville W 81–68  7–0 (0–0)
Schottenstein Center (12,250)
Columbus, OH
December 20*
12:00 PM, BTN
No. 16 Iona W 71–53  8–0 (0–0)
Schottenstein Center (14,029)
Columbus, OH
December 22*
7:00 PM, BTN
No. 15 UNC Asheville W 83–59  9–0 (0–0)
Schottenstein Center (13,317)
Columbus, OH
December 27*
4:00 PM, CBS
No. 13/15 West Virginia L 48–76  9–1 (0–0)
Schottenstein Center (19,049)
Columbus, OH
December 31
4:00 PM, BTN
No. 24 Iowa W 68–65  10–1 (1–0)
Schottenstein Center (14,946)
Columbus, OH
January 3
12:00 PM, BTN
No. 24 at No. 21 Minnesota L 59–68  10–2 (1–1)
Williams Arena (14,625)
Minneapolis, MN
January 6
7:00 PM, ESPN
at No. 8 Michigan State L 58–67  10–3 (1–2)
Breslin Student Events Center (14,759)
East Lansing, MI
January 9*
7:00 PM, BTN
Houston Baptist W 89–65  11–3 (1–2)
Schottenstein Center (15,081)
Columbus, OH
January 13
7:00 PM, ESPN
Indiana W 77–53  12–3 (2–2)
Schottenstein Center (15,661)
Columbus, OH
January 17
8:00 PM, BTN
at No. 24 Michigan W 65–58  13–3 (3–2)
Crisler Arena (13,751)
Ann Arbor, MI
January 20
6:00 PM, ESPN
at No. 24 Illinois L 49–67  13–4 (3–3)
Assembly Hall (15,549)
Champagin, IL
January 25
3:50 PM, CBS
No. 7 Michigan State L 67–78  13–5 (3–4)
Schottenstein Center (18,767)
Columbus, OH
January 28
6:30 PM, BTN
Michigan W 72–54  14–5 (4–4)
Schottenstein Center (16,363)
Columbus, OH
January 31
4:05 PM, ESPN2
at Indiana W 93–81  15–5 (5–4)
Assembly Hall (17,202)
Bloomington, IN
February 3
7:00 PM, ESPN
No. 12 Purdue W 80–72 OT 16–5 (6–4)
Schottenstein Center (17,012)
Columbus, OH
February 7
8:00 PM, BTN
No. 19 Minnesota W 64–58  17–5 (7–4)
Schottenstein Center (19,049)
Columbus, OH
February 14
8:00 PM, ESPN
at Wisconsin
ESPN College GameDay
L 50–55  17–6 (7–5)
Kohl Center (17,230)
Madison, WI
February 18
8:00 PM, BTN
at Northwestern L 69–72  17–7 (7–6)
Welsh-Ryan Arena (4,312)
Evanston, IL
February 22
1:00 PM, CBS
No. 18 Illinois L 68–70  17–8 (7–7)
Schottenstein Center (19,049)
Columbus, OH
February 24
7:00 PM, ESPN
Penn State W 73–59  18–8 (8–7)
Schottenstein Center (18,170)
Columbus, OH
February 28
4:00 PM, ESPN
at No. 18 Purdue L 50–75  18–9 (8–8)
Mackey Arena (14,123)
West Lafayette, IN
March 3
8:05 PM, BTN
at Iowa W 60–58  19–9 (9–8)
Carver-Hawkeye Arena (10,338)
Iowa City, IA
March 8
5:00 PM, BTN
No. 18 Northwestern W 52–47  20–9 (10–8)
Schottenstein Center (19,049)
Columbus, OH
Big Ten Tournament
March 13
2:30 PM, ESPN
vs. Wisconsin W 61–57  21–9 (10–8)
Conseco Fieldhouse (13,023)
Indianapolis, IN
March 14
1:40 PM, CBS
vs. No. 6 Michigan State W 82–70  22–9 (10–8)
Conseco Fieldhouse (15,728)
Indianapolis, IN
March 15
3:30 PM, CBS
vs. No. 24 Purdue L 61–65  22–10 (10–8)
Conseco Fieldhouse (12,526)
Indianapolis, IN
NCAA Tournament
March 20
9:40 PM, CBS
vs. (9) Siena L 72–74 2OT 22–11 (10–8)
University of Dayton Arena (12,596)
Dayton, OH
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.

RankingsEdit

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Final 
AP NR NR NR NR 21 17 14 24 NR Not released 
Coaches NR NR NR NR 21 16 13 23 NR

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2009–10 Roster". Archived from the original on 2011-05-22. Retrieved 2009-10-13.