2008-09 Illinois Fighting Illini Men's Basketball Team
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2008%E2%80%9309 Illinois Fighting Illini Men's Basketball Team
2008-09 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball
Fighting Illini logo.svg
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
2008-09 record24-10 (11-7 Big Ten)
Head coachBruce Weber
Assistant coaches
  • Wayne McClain
  • Jay Price
  • Jerrance Howard
MVPChester Frazier
CaptainChester Frazier
Trent Meacham
Home arenaAssembly Hall
Seasons
← 2007-08
2009-10 →
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


The 2008-09 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball team represented University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the 2008-09 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. This was head coach Bruce Weber's sixth season at Illinois.

Roster

2008 recruiting class

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Stan Simpson
C
Chicago, IL Simeon Career Academy 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 220 lb (100 kg)
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 89
Dominique Keller
PF
Port Arthur, TX Lee College 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 220 lb (100 kg)
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:2/5 stars   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: N/A
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: Not Ranked   Rivals: Not Ranked
  • 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:

  • "Illinois Commit List for 2008". Rivals.com. Retrieved .
  • "Men's Basketball Recruiting". Scout.com. Retrieved .
  • "ESPN - Illinois Fighting Illini Basketball Recruiting 2008". ESPN.com. Retrieved .
  • "Scout.com Team Recruiting Rankings". Scout.com. Retrieved .
  • "2008 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved .

Schedule

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
*
W  
 (13,370)
*
W  
 (13,814)
Non-Conference Regular Season
*
W   1-0
 (14,442)
*
W   2-0
 (14,394)
*
W   3-0
 (12,630)
*
W   4-0
 (13,865)
*

W  OT 5-0
 (1,423)
*

W   6-0
 (1,712)
*

L   6-1
 (14,741)
*
W   7-1
 (12,139)
*
W   8-1
 (14,303)
*
W   9-1
 (14,101)
*
W   10-1
 (14,594)
*

W   11-1
 (19,586)
*
W   12-1
 (16,288)
Conference Regular Season

W  OT 13-1 (1-0)
 (14,036)

L   13-2 (1-1)
 (12,912)


W   14-2 (2-1)
 (16,618)

W   15-2 (3-1)
 (15,535)

L   15-3 (3-2)
 (14,759)

W   16-3 (4-2)
 (15,549)

W   17-3 (5-2)
 (16,618)

L   17-4 (5-3)
 (14,625)


W   18-4 (6-3)
 (16,618)

W   18-5 (6-4)
 (17,230)

W   19-5 (7-4)
 (16,618)

W   20-5 (8-4)
 (8,117)


W   21-5 (9-4)
 (17,346)

L   21-6 (9-5)
 (16,200)

W   22-6 (10-5)
 (19,049)

W   23-6 (11-5)
 (16,395)

L   23-7 (11-6)
 (16,618)

W   23-8 (11-7)
 (13,091)
Big Ten Tournament


W   24-8 (12-7)
 (14,647)


L   24-9 (12-8)
 (15,728)
NCAA Tournament


L   24-10 (12-8)
 (17,169)
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.

Rankings

Ranking movements
Legend: Increase in ranking. Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ? = Tied with team above or below. ( ) = 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 25 19 23 22 18 20 23 NR Not released
Coaches 25 ? 20 21 20 16 20 23 25 NR

Season statistics

Individual player statistics[1]
Minutes Scoring Total FGs 3-point FGs Free-throws Rebounds
Player GP GS Tot Avg Pts Avg FG FGA Pct 3FG 3FA Pct FT FTA Pct Off Def Tot Avg A TO Blk Stl
McCamey, Demetri 34 32 1040 30.6 391 11.5 140 341 .411 56 179 .313 55 72 .764 11 79 90 2.6 156 83 7 32
Davis, Mike 34 34 1045 30.7 383 11.3 171 321 .533 0 0 .000 41 60 .683 60 215 275 8.1 67 51 22 23
Tisdale, Mike 34 34 841 24.7 346 10.2 147 277 .531 1 5 .200 51 64 .797 44 91 135 4.0 19 47 48 11
Meacham, Trent 34 34 1046 30.8 346 10.2 114 270 .422 69 164 .421 49 58 .845 8 76 84 2.5 92 36 4 31
Keller, Dominique 34 0 428 12.6 202 5.9 86 165 .521 9 22 .409 21 32 .656 29 50 79 2.3 7 30 18 10
Frazier, Chester 31 31 1029 33.2 178 5.7 60 134 .448 26 68 .382 32 48 .667 41 107 148 4.8 164 68 9 43
Brock, Calvin 34 5 593 17.4 180 5.3 73 164 .445 7 23 .304 27 43 .628 43 66 109 3.2 31 37 6 24
Legion, Alex 22 0 244 11.1 77 3.5 28 97 .289 12 50 .240 9 12 .750 9 23 32 1.5 11 18 1 8
Cole, Bill 17 0 76 4.5 27 1.6 9 25 .360 6 16 .375 3 9 .333 5 8 13 0.8 4 2 3 1
Semrau, Richard 21 0 190 9.0 29 1.4 13 28 .464 0 0 .000 3 7 .429 10 22 32 1.5 6 15 2 5
Jordan, Jeff 33 0 278 8.4 32 1.0 14 32 .438 1 3 .333 3 8 .375 3 9 12 0.4 33 13 1 6
Jackson, C.J. 13 0 22 1.7 9 0.7 3 3 1.000 0 0 .000 3 4 .750 4 2 6 0.5 1 5 1 2
Chisholm, Bubba 14 0 18 1.3 4 0.3 1 8 .125 1 7 .143 1 2 .500 0 1 1 0.1 4 1 0 3
Team 53 58 111 14
Total 34 6850 2204 64.8 859 1865 .461 188 537 .350 298 419 .711 320 807 1127 33.1 595 420 122 199
Opponents 34 6851 1944 57.2 730 1847 .395 173 584 .296 311 493 .631 392 739 1131 33.3 396 467 80 196

References

  1. ^ 2008-09 Illinois Season Statistics Archived 2013-06-25 at the Wayback Machine, FightingIllini.com

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