2007–08 Butler Bulldogs men's basketball team

The 2007–08 Butler Bulldogs men's basketball team represented the Butler Bulldogs men's basketball team in the 2007–08 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. Their head coach was Brad Stevens, serving his 1st year. The Bulldogs played their home games at the Hinkle Fieldhouse, which has a capacity of approximately 10,000.[1]

2007–08 Butler Bulldogs men's basketball
2008 Great Alaska Shoot-Out Champion
Wooden Tradition Winner
Horizon League Regular Season Champions
Horizon League Tournament Champions
2008 NCAA Tournament 7 Seed (East)
Second Round vs. Tennessee, L 71–76 (OT)
ConferenceHorizon League
Ranking
CoachesNo. 14
APNo. 11
2007–08 record30–4 (16–2 Horizon)
Head coachBrad Stevens
Assistant coaches
MVPMike Green
A. J. Graves
CaptainA. J. Graves
Mike Green
Julian Betko
Drew Streicher
Pete Campbell
Home arenaHinkle Fieldhouse
2007-08 Horizon League Men's Basketball Standings
ConfOverall
Team (Rank)WLPCTWLPCT
#11 Butler162.889304.882
Cleveland State126.6672113.618
Wright State126.6672110.677
Valparaiso99.5002214.611
UIC99.5001815.545
Green Bay99.5001515.500
Milwaukee99.5001416.467
Loyola (IL)612.3331219.387
Youngstown State513.278921.300
Detroit315.167723.233

Rankings from AP Poll
† Horizon League Tournament winner

The Bulldogs won the 2008 Horizon League Men's Basketball Regular Season Championship and the 2008 Horizon League Men's Basketball Tournament Championship, earning the Horizon League's automatic bid to the 2008 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament, earning a 7 seed in the East Region. They beat 10 seed South Alabama 81–61 before falling to 2 seed Tennessee 71–76 in overtime in the Round of 32.

Roster

2007–08 Butler Bulldogs men's basketball team
PlayersCoaches
Pos.#NameHeightWeightYearHometown
G/F 11 Alex Anglin (W) 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)171 lb (78 kg) Fr Kokomo, Indiana
G/F 1 Julian Betko (C) 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)200 lb (91 kg) Sr Ružomberok, Slovakia
F 34 Pete Campbell (C) 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)200 lb (91 kg) Sr Muncie, Indiana
F/C 50 Elliot Engelmann 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)205 lb (93 kg) So Downers Grove, Illinois
G 4 A. J. Graves (C) 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)155 lb (70 kg) Sr Switz City, Indiana
G 10 Mike Green (C) 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)175 lb (79 kg) Sr Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
G 3 Zach Hahn 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)170 lb (77 kg) Fr New Castle, Indiana
F 54 Matt Howard 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)230 lb (104 kg) Fr Connersville, Indiana
F 24 Avery Jukes 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)217 lb (98 kg) So Snellville, Georgia
G 22 Grant Leiendecker 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)178 lb (81 kg) RS Fr Fort Wayne, Indiana
G 14 Nick Rodgers (W) 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)162 lb (73 kg) So Noblesville, Indiana
G 5 Ben Slaton (W) 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)160 lb (73 kg) Jr Columbus, Indiana
G/F 32 Drew Streicher (C) 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)200 lb (91 kg) Sr Washington, Indiana
G 2 Shawn Vanzant 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)171 lb (78 kg) Fr Tampa, Florida
G/F 21 Willie Veasley 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)204 lb (93 kg) So Freeport, Illinois
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster
Last update: 12 May 2010

Schedule

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
city, state
Exhibition
Nov 1, 2007*
7:00 PM
St. Joseph's (IN) W 75–50 
Hinkle Fieldhouse 
Indianapolis, IN
Nov 3, 2007*
7:00 PM
Marian (IN) W 83–49 
Hinkle Fieldhouse 
Indianapolis, IN
Non-Conference Regular Season
Nov 9, 2007*
7:05 PM
at Ball State W 61–45  1–0
John E. Worthen Arena 
Muncie, IN
Nov 14, 2007*
7:00 PM
Indiana State W 76–48  2–0
Hinkle Fieldhouse 
Indianapolis, IN
Nov 17, 2007*
8:05 PM
at Evansville W 60–47  3–0
Roberts Municipal Stadium 
Evansville, IN
Nov 21, 2007*
7:30 PM, ESPN2
No. 23 vs. Michigan
Great Alaska Shootout
W 79–65  4–0
Sullivan Arena 
Anchorage, AK
Nov 23, 2007*
5:30 PM, ESPN360
No. 23 vs. Virginia Tech
Great Alaska Shootout Semifinals
W 84–78 OT 5–0
Sullivan Arena 
Anchorage, AK
Nov 24, 2007*
8:30 PM, ESPN2
No. 23 vs. Texas Tech
Great Alaska Shootout Championship
W 81–71  6–0
Sullivan Arena 
Anchorage, AK
Dec 1, 2007*
7:30 PM, ESPNU
No. 16 Ohio State W 65–46  7–0
Hinkle Fieldhouse 
Indianapolis, IN
Dec 6, 2007
7:05 PM
No. 13 at Detroit W 53–46  8–0 (1–0)
Calihan Hall 
Detroit, MI
Dec 8, 2007
7:00 PM
No. 13 at Wright State L 42–43  8–1 (1–1)
Nutter Center 
Dayton, OH
Dec 15, 2007*
6:07 PM, HDNet / WNDY
No. 19 vs. Florida State
Wooden Tradition
W 79–68  9–1
Conseco Fieldhouse 
Indianapolis, IN
Dec 19, 2007*
7:00 PM
No. 18 Bradley W 83–64  10–1
Hinkle Fieldhouse 
Indianapolis, IN
Dec 22, 2007*
7:00 PM
No. 18 at Florida Gulf Coast W 78–66  11–1
Alico Arena 
Fort Myers, FL
Dec 28, 2007*
8:00 PM, ESPNU
No. 17 at Southern Illinois W 57–55  12–1
SIU Arena 
Carbondale, IL
Horizon League Play
Jan 5, 2008
2:00 PM
No. 17 Valparaiso W 73–65  13–1 (2–1)
Hinkle Fieldhouse 
Indianapolis, IN
Jan 7, 2008
7:00 PM
No. 14 at Loyola (IL) W 66–55  14–1 (3–1)
Joseph J. Gentile Center 
Chicago, IL
Jan 10, 2008
9:00 PM
No. 14 Green Bay W 74–65  15–1 (4–1)
Hinkle Fieldhouse 
Indianapolis, IN
Jan 12, 2008
2:00 PM
No. 14 Milwaukee W 72–56  16–1 (5–1)
Hinkle Fieldhouse 
Indianapolis, IN
Jan 17, 2008
7:35 PM
No. 12 at Cleveland State L 52–56  16–2 (5–2)
Wolstein Center 
Cleveland, OH
Jan 19, 2008
7:15 PM
No. 12 at Youngstown State W 78–69  16–2 (6–2)
Beeghly Center 
Youngstown, OH
Jan 24, 2008
7:00 PM
No. 14 Loyola (IL) W 63–50  17–2 (7–2)
Hinkle Fieldhouse 
Indianapolis, IN
Jan 26, 2008
2:00 PM
No. 14 Illinois-Chicago W 73–57  19–2 (8–2)
Hinkle Fieldhouse 
Indianapolis, IN
Feb 5, 2008
8:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 11 at Valparaiso W 71–68  20–2 (9–2)
Athletics–Recreation Center 
Valparaiso, IN
Feb 9, 2008
7:05 PM
No. 11 at Green Bay W 62–57  21–2 (10–2)
Resch Center 
Green Bay, WI
Feb 12, 2008
6:00 PM
No. 10 at Milwaukee W 83–75 OT 22–2 (11–2)
U.S. Cellular Arena 
Milwaukee, WI
Feb 14, 2008
7:00 PM
No. 10 Youngstown St. W 89–73  23–2 (12–2)
Hinkle Fieldhouse 
Indianapolis, IN
Feb 16, 2008
2:00 PM
No. 10 Cleveland St. W 51–46  24–2 (13–2)
Hinkle Fieldhouse 
Indianapolis, IN
Feb 20, 2008
7:00 PM
No. 8 at Illinois-Chicago W 51–46  25–2 (14–2)
UIC Pavilion 
Chicago, IL
Feb 23, 2008*
5:05 PM, ESPN2
No. 8 No. 18 Drake
BracketBuster
L 64–71  25–3
Hinkle Fieldhouse 
Indianapolis, IN
Feb 28, 2008
9:00 PM
No. 13 Wright St. W 66–61  26–3 (15–2)
Hinkle Fieldhouse 
Indianapolis, IN
Mar 1, 2008
2:00 PM
No. 13 Detroit W 65–31  27–3 (16–2)
Hinkle Fieldhouse 
Indianapolis, IN
Horizon League Tournament
Mar 8, 2008
7:10 PM, ESPNU
(1) No. 12 (4) Illinois-Chicago
Horizon League Semifinals
W 66–50  28–3
Hinkle Fieldhouse 
Indianapolis, IN
Mar 11, 2008
9:00 PM, ESPN
(1) No. 10 (2) Cleveland St.
Horizon League Championship
W 70–55  29–3
Hinkle Fieldhouse 
Indianapolis, IN
NCAA Tournament
Mar 21, 2008*
3:00 PM, CBS
(7 E) No. 10 vs. (10 E) South Alabama
Round of 64
W 81–61[2]  30–3
 
Birmingham, AL
Mar 23, 2008*
2:30 PM, CBS
(7 E) No. 10 vs. (2 E) No. 6 Tennessee
Round of 32
L 71–76[3] OT 30–4
 
Birmingham, AL
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses. E=East Region.
All times are in Eastern Time..

Rankings

Ranking Movement
Legend: ██ Improvement in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
PollPreWk 1Wk 2Wk 3Wk 4Wk 5Wk 6Wk 7Wk 8Wk 9Wk 10Wk 11Wk 12Wk 13Wk 14Wk 15Wk 16WK 17Wk 18Wk 19Final
AP RV 25 22 16 13 18 16 16 16 14 12 15 12 10 9 8 14 14 11 11
Coaches RV RV 23 16 13 19 18 17 17 14 12 14 12 11 10 8 13 12 10 10 14

References

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