2008–09 Butler Bulldogs men's basketball team

The 2008–09 Butler Bulldogs men's basketball team represented the Butler Bulldogs men's basketball team in the 2008–09 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. Their head coach was Brad Stevens, serving his 2nd year. The Bulldogs played their home games at the Hinkle Fieldhouse, which has a capacity of approximately 10,000.[1]

2008–09 Butler Bulldogs men's basketball
Horizon League Regular Season Champions
Horizon League Tournament Runners Up
2009 NCAA Tournament 9 Seed (South)
First Round vs. LSU, L 75–71
ConferenceHorizon League
Ranking
CoachesNo. 25
APNo. 22
2008–09 record26–6 (15–3 Horizon)
Head coachBrad Stevens
Assistant coaches
Home arenaHinkle Fieldhouse
2008-09 Horizon League Men's Basketball Standings
ConfOverall
TeamWLPCTWLPCT
#22 Butler153.833266.813
Green Bay135.7222211.667
Cleveland State126.6672611.703
Wright State126.6672013.606
Milwaukee117.6111714.548
UIC711.3891615.516
Youngstown State711.3891119.367
Loyola (IL)612.3331418.438
Valparaiso513.278922.290
Detroit216.111723.233

Rankings from AP Poll
† Horizon League Tournament winner

The Bulldogs won the 2009 Horizon League Men's Basketball Regular Season Championship and received an at-large bid to the 2009 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament, earning a 9 seed in the South Region. They fell to 8 seed LSU .

Roster

2009–10 Butler Bulldogs men's basketball team
PlayersCoaches
Pos.#NameHeightWeightYearPrevious schoolHometown
G/F 11 Alex Anglin (W) 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)171 lb (78 kg) SoKokomo Kokomo, Indiana
F 32 Garrett Butcher 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)206 lb (93 kg) FrEdgewood Ellettsville, Indiana
G 3 Zach Hahn 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)170 lb (77 kg) SoNew Castle Chrysler New Castle, Indiana
G/F 20 Gordon Hayward 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)200 lb (91 kg) FrBrownsburg Brownsburg, Indiana
F 54 Matt Howard 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)230 lb (104 kg) SoConnersville Connersville, Indiana
F 24 Avery Jukes 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)217 lb (98 kg) JrSouth Gwinnett/Alabama Snellville, Georgia
C 30 Emerson Kampen (W) 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)192 lb (87 kg) RS FrYorktown Yorktown, Indiana
G 22 Grant Leiendecker 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)178 lb (81 kg) SoHomestead Fort Wayne, Indiana
G 1 Shelvin Mack 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)214 lb (97 kg) FrBryan Station Lexington, Kentucky
G 5 Ronald Nored 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)178 lb (81 kg) FrHomewood Homewood, Alabama
G 14 Nick Rodgers (W) 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)162 lb (73 kg) JrNoblesville Noblesville, Indiana
G 33 Chase Stigall 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)187 lb (85 kg) RS FrNew Castle Chrysler New Castle, Indiana
G 2 Shawn Vanzant 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)171 lb (78 kg) SoWharton Tampa, Florida
G/F 21 Willie Veasley 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)204 lb (93 kg) JrFreeport Freeport, Illinois
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster
Last update: 05 May 2010

Schedule

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
city, state
Exhibition
October 30*
7:00 PM
Marian W 61–31 
Hinkle Fieldhouse 
Indianapolis, IN
November 8*
7:00 PM
Oakland City W 91–52 
Hinkle Fieldhouse 
Indianapolis, IN
Non-Conference Regular Season
November 15*
8:05 PM
at Drake W 58–48  1–0
Knapp Center 
Des Moines, IA
November 19*
7:00 PM
Ball State W 64–55  2–0
Hinkle Fieldhouse 
Indianapolis, IN
November 22*
2:00 PM
Indiana University South Bend W 87–33  3–0
Hinkle Fieldhouse 
Indianapolis, IN
November 26*
7:00 PM
at Northwestern W 57–53  4–0
Welsh-Ryan Arena 
Evanston, IL
November 29*
2:00 PM
Evansville W 75–59  5–0
Hinkle Fieldhouse 
Indianapolis, IN
December 4
8:00 PM
at Cleveland State W 50–48  6–0 (1–0)
Wolstein Center 
Cleveland, OH
December 6
7:05 PM
at Youngstown State W 79–71  7–0 (2–0)
Beeghly Center 
Youngstown, OH
December 10*
8:05 PM
at Bradley W 87–75  8–0
Carver Arena 
Peoria, IL
December 13*
12:00 PM
at No. 21 Ohio State L 54–51  8–1
Jerome Schottenstein Center 
Columbus, OH
December 20*
2:00 PM
Florida Gulf Coast W 73–53  9–1
Hinkle Fieldhouse 
Indianapolis, IN
December 23*
7:00 PM
at No. 12 Xavier W 74–65  10–1
Cintas Center 
Cincinnati, OH
December 30*
7:00 PM
UAB W 72–68  11–1
Hinkle Fieldhouse 
Indianapolis, IN
Horizon League Play
January 3
8:05 PM
at Valparaiso W 75–62  12–1 (3–0)
Athletics–Recreation Center 
Valparaiso, IN
January 8
7:00 PM
No. 20 Wright State W 64–48  13–1 (4–0)
Hinkle Fieldhouse 
Indianapolis, IN
January 10
2:00 PM
No. 20 Detroit W 54–50  14–1 (5–0)
Hinkle Fieldhouse 
Indianapolis, IN
January 15
8:00 PM
No. 18 at Loyola (IL) W 78–55  15–1 (6–0)
Joseph J. Gentile Center 
Chicago, IL
January 17
2:00
No. 18 at Illinois-Chicago W 59–52  16–1 (7–0)
UIC Pavilion 
Chicago, IL
January 22
7:00 PM
No. 17 Green Bay W 68–59  17–1 (8–0)
Hinkle Fieldhouse 
Indianapolis, IN
January 24
2:00 PM
No. 17 Milwaukee W 78–48  18–1 (9–0)
Hinkle Fieldhouse 
Indianapolis, IN
January 30
7:00 PM
No. 13 Valparaiso W 59–51  19–1 (10–0)
Hinkle Fieldhouse 
Indianapolis, IN
February 2
8:00 PM
No. 11 at Green Bay L 75–66  19–2 (10–1)
Resch Center 
Green Bay, WI
February 5
8:05 PM
No. 11 at Detroit W 66–61  20–2 (11–1)
Calihan Hall 
Detroit, MI
February 7
7:00 PM
No. 11 at Wright State W 69–51  21–2 (12–1)
Nutter Center 
Dayton, OH
February 13
7:00 PM
No. 15 Illinois-Chicago W 80–61  22–2 (13–1)
Hinkle Fieldhouse 
Indianapolis, IN
February 15
2:00 PM
No. 15 Loyola (IL) L 71–67  22–3 (13–2)
Hinkle Fieldhouse 
Indianapolis, IN
February 18
8:00 PM
No. 22 at Milwaukee L 63–30  22–4 (13–3)
U.S. Cellular Arena 
Milwaukee, WI
February 21*
12:00 PM
No. 22 at Davidson W 75–63  23–4
John M. Belk Arena 
Davidson, NC
February 26
7:00 PM
No. 23 Youngstown State W 78–57  24–4 (14–3)
Hinkle Fieldhouse 
Indianapolis, IN
February 28
12:00 PM
No. 23 Cleveland State W 58–56  25–4 (15–3)
Hinkle Fieldhouse 
Indianapolis, IN
Horizon League Tournament
March 7
7:00 PM
(1) No. 22 (4) Wright State
Horizon League Semifinal
W 62–57  26–4
Hinkle Fieldhouse 
Indianapolis, IN
March 10
9:00 PM
(1) No. 17 (3) Cleveland State
Horizon League Championship
L 57–54  26–5
Hinkle Fieldhouse 
Indianapolis, IN
NCAA Tournament
March 19*
12:00 PM, CBS
(9 S) No. 23 at vs. (8 S) No. 20 LSU
Round of 64
L 75–71[2]  26–6 (15–3)
Greensboro Coliseum 
Greensboro, NC
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses. S=South 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 18Final
AP RV RV RV RV RV 25 21 17 16 13 11 15 21 24 22 16 22
Coaches RV RV RV RV RV 20 18 17 13 11 15 22 23 22 17 23 25

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