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2008-09 Michigan State Spartans men's basketball
Michigan State Spartans logo.svg
Big Ten Regular Season Champions
NCAA Men's Division I Tournament, Runner-up
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
Coaches #2
AP #8
2008-09 record 31-6 (15-3 Big Ten)
Head coach Tom Izzo
Assistant coach Mark Montgomery
Assistant coach Dwayne Stephens
Assistant coach Mike Garland

Home arena

Breslin Center
Seasons
« 2007-08 2009-10 »
2008–09 Big Ten men's basketball standings
   Conf Overall
Team W L PCT W L PCT
#8 Michigan State 15 3 .833 31 7 .816
#17 Purdue 11 7 .611 27 10 .730
Illinois 11 7 .611 24 10 .706
Ohio State 10 8 .556 22 11 .667
Penn State 10 8 .556 27 11 .711
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 Michigan State Spartans men's basketball team represents Michigan State University in the 2008-09 college basketball season. The head coach is Tom Izzo who is in his 14th year. The team plays their home games at the Breslin Center in East Lansing, MI. The Big Ten Network included the team in a two and a half hour special that featured Midnight Madness events from several Big Ten campuses on October 17, 2008.[1]

The Spartans won the Big Ten regular season championship and received the second seed in the Midwest Regional during the 2009 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. They reached the Final Four after defeating Robert Morris, Southern California, Kansas and Louisville. In the national semifinals, Michigan State defeated Connecticut, 82-73. On April 6, 2009, they were defeated by North Carolina 89-72 in the national championship game at Ford Field in Detroit, about 90 miles from East Lansing. The two teams also played at this venue in December as part of the ACC-Big Ten Challenge.

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2008 Recruiting Class

Name Hometown High School Height Weight Commit date
Delvon Roe
PF
Lakewood, Ohio St. Edward High School 6′8″ 220 04/17/07 
Scout:5 stars.svg   Rivals:5 stars.svg   ESPN grade: 96
Draymond Green
PF
Saginaw, Michigan Saginaw HS 6′6″ 225 06/28/07 
Scout:4 stars.svg   Rivals:3 stars.svg   ESPN grade: 96
Korie Lucious
PG
Milwaukee, Wisconsin Pius XI HS 5′10″ 165 09/24/06 
Scout:4 stars.svg   Rivals:4 stars.svg   ESPN grade: 93
Overall Recruiting Rankings: Scout - 17   Rivals - 22
† Weight is in pounds
Note: In many cases, Scout and Rivals may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
In these cases, an average of the two was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100 point scale.
Sources:
"Michigan State Commit List for 2008". Rivals.com. http://www.rivals.com/commitlist.asp?year=2008&sport=2&school=45. Retrieved 2008-11-20.  
"Men's Basketball Recruiting". Scout.com. http://scout.scout.com/a.z?s=175&p=9&cfg=bb&c=8&yr=2008. Retrieved 2008-11-20.  
"ESPN - Michigan State Spartans Basketball Recruiting 2008". ESPN.com. http://insider.espn.go.com/ncb/recruiting/tracker/school?schoolId=127&season=2008. Retrieved 2008-11-20.  
"Scout.com Team Recruiting Rankings". Scout.com. http://scout.scout.com/a.z?s=175&p=9&cfg=bb&c=14&yr=2008. Retrieved 2008-11-20.  
"2008 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. http://basketballrecruiting.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=839831. Retrieved 2008-11-20.  

Schedule and Results

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Record
Regular Season
11/16/08* 6:00 pm Idaho #7 Breslin CenterEast Lansing, MI Big Ten Network W 100-62  1-0
11/19/08* 7:00 pm @ IPFW #7 Allen County War Memorial ColiseumFort Wayne, IN W 70-59  2-0
11/27/08* 7:00pm vs. Maryland #6 Milk HouseKissimmee, FL
(Old Spice Classic)
ESPN2 L 62-80  2-1
11/28/08* 8:00pm vs. Oklahoma State #6 Milk HouseKissimmee, FL
(Old Spice Classic)
ESPNU W 94-79  3-1
11/30/08* 1:00 pm vs. Wichita State #6 Milk HouseKissimmee, FL
(Old Spice Classic)
ESPNU W 65-57  4-1
12/03/08* 9:00 pm vs. #1 North Carolina #12 Ford FieldDetroit, MI
(ACC–Big Ten Challenge)
ESPN L 63-98  4-2
12/07/08* 4:00 pm Bradley #12 Breslin CenterEast Lansing, MI Big Ten Network W 75-59  5-2
12/13/08* 6:00 pm Alcorn State #20 Breslin CenterEast Lansing, MI Big Ten Network W 118-60  6-2
12/17/08* 8:00 pm The Citadel #22 Breslin CenterEast Lansing, MI Big Ten Network W 79-65  7-2
12/20/08* 2:00 pm @ #6 Texas #22 Toyota CenterHouston, TX CBS W 67-63  8-2
12/27/08* 5:00 pm vs. Oakland #18 The Palace of Auburn HillsAuburn Hills, MI FSN Detroit W 82-66  9-2
12/31/08 12:00 pm @ #21 Minnesota #15 Williams ArenaMinneapolis, MN Big Ten Network W 70-58  10-2 (1-0)
01/03/09 7:00 pm Northwestern #15 Welsh-Ryan ArenaEvanston, IL Big Ten Network W 77-66  11-2 (2-0)
01/06/09 7:00 pm Ohio State #12 Breslin CenterEast Lansing, MI ESPN2 W 67-58  12-2 (3-0)
01/10/09* 1:00 pm Kansas #12 Breslin CenterEast Lansing, MI CBS W 75-62  13-2 (3-0)
01/14/09 6:30 pm Penn State #10 Bryce Jordan CenterState College, PA Big Ten Network W 78-73  14-2 (4-0)
01/17/09 4:00 pm Illinois #10 Breslin CenterEast Lansing, MI ESPN W 63-57  15-2 (5-0)
01/21/09 6:30 pm Northwestern #7 Breslin CenterEast Lansing, MI Big Ten Network L 63-70  15-3 (5-1)
01/25/09 3:45 pm Ohio State #7 Value City ArenaColumbus, OH CBS W 78-67  16-3 (6-1)
01/29/09 7:00 pm Iowa #9 Carver-Hawkeye ArenaIowa City, IA ESPN W 71-56  17-3 (7-1)
02/01/09 12:00 pm Penn State #9 Breslin CenterEast Lansing, MI Big Ten Network L 68-72  17-4 (7-2)
02/04/09 8:30 pm #19 Minnesota #14 Breslin CenterEast Lansing, MI Big Ten Network W 76-47  18-4 (8-2)
02/07/09 4:00 pm Indiana #14 Breslin CenterEast Lansing, MI ESPN W 75-47  19-4 (9-2)
02/10/09 7:00 pm Michigan #9 Crisler ArenaAnn Arbor, MI ESPN W 54-42  20-4 (10-2)
02/17/09 7:00 pm @ #21 Purdue #5 Mackey ArenaWest Lafayette, IN ESPN L 54-73  20-5 (10-3)
02/22/09 3:00 pm Wisconsin #5 Breslin CenterEast Lansing, MI ESPN W 61-50  21-5 (11-3)
02/25/09 8:30 pm Iowa #9 Breslin CenterEast Lansing, MI Big Ten Network W 62-54  22-5 (12-3)
03/01/09 4:00 pm @ #20 Illinois #9 Assembly HallChampaign, IL CBS W 74-66  23-5 (13-3)
03/03/09 7:00 pm Indiana #8 Assembly HallBloomington, IN ESPN W 64-59  24-5 (14-3)
03/08/09 12:00 pm #20 Purdue #8 Breslin CenterEast Lansing, MI CBS W 62-51  25-5 (15-3)
Big Ten Tournament
March 13, 2009 12:00 pm vs. Minnesota(#8 Seed) #6 Conseco FieldhouseIndianapolis, IN
(Big Ten Tournament)
ESPN W 64-56  26-5
March 14, 2009 1:40 pm vs. Ohio State(#5 Seed) #6 Conseco FieldhouseIndianapolis, IN
(Big Ten Tournament)
CBS L 70-82  26-6
NCAA Tournament
March 20, 2009 9:50 pm vs. (15 Seed) Robert Morris University #7 MetrodomeMinneapolis, MN
(2009 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament)
CBS W 77-62  27-6
March 22, 2009 4:55 pm vs. (10 seed) USC #7 MetrodomeMinneapolis, MN
(2009 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament)
CBS W 74-69  28-6
March 27, 2009 9:37 pm vs. #13 (3 Seed) Kansas #7 Lucas Oil FieldIndianapolis, IN
(2009 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament)
CBS W 67-62  29-6
March 29, 2009 2:20 pm vs. #1 (1 Seed) Louisville #7 Lucas Oil FieldIndianapolis, IN
(2009 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament)
CBS W 64-52  30-6
April 4, 2009 6:07 pm vs. #6 (1 Seed) Connecticut #7 Ford FieldDetroit, MI
(2009 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament)
CBS W 82-73  31-6
April 6, 2009 9:21 pm vs. #3 (1 Seed) North Carolina #7 Ford FieldDetroit, MI
(2009 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament)
CBS L 89-72  31-7
*Non-Conference Game. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll.

2009 Recruiting Class

Name Hometown High School Height Weight Commit date
Garrick Sherman
C
Kenton, OH Kenton High School 6′10″ 220 09/19/08 
Scout:4 stars.svg   Rivals:4 stars.svg   ESPN grade: 90
Derrick Nix
C
Detroit, MI Pershing High School 6′9″ 275 04/21/08 
Scout:4 stars.svg   Rivals:4 stars.svg   ESPN grade: 91
Overall Recruiting Rankings: Scout - Not Ranked   Rivals - Not Ranked
† Weight is in pounds
Note: In many cases, Scout and Rivals may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
In these cases, an average of the two was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100 point scale.
Sources:
"Michigan State Commit List for 2009". Rivals.com. http://www.rivals.com/commitlist.asp?year=2009&sport=2&school=45. Retrieved 2009-04-15.  
"Men's Basketball Recruiting". Scout.com. http://scout.scout.com/a.z?s=175&p=9&cfg=bb&c=8&yr=2009. Retrieved 2009-04-15.  
"ESPN - Michigan State Spartans Basketball Recruiting 2009". ESPN.com. http://insider.espn.go.com/ncb/recruiting/tracker/school?schoolId=127&season=2009. Retrieved 2009-04-15.  
"Scout.com Team Recruiting Rankings". Scout.com. http://scout.scout.com/a.z?s=175&p=9&cfg=bb&c=14&yr=2009. Retrieved 2009-04-15.  
"2009 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. http://basketballrecruiting.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=879497. Retrieved 2009-04-15.  
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Roster

Rankings

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 6 5 5 13 18 19 11 10 8 7 7 9 13 9 6 9 8 7 8
Coaches 7 7 6 12 20 22 18 15 12 10 7 9 14 9 5 9 8 6 7 2

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