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2008-09 Big East Conference Season Summary

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Record: 335-214, .610 W-L% (4th of 32) (Schedule and Results)
*Record does not reflect forfeits or vacated games.
SRS: 11.82 (3rd of 32) ▪ SOS: 7.91 (2nd of 32)

Regular Season Champion: Louisville
Tournament Champion: Louisville

NCAA Tournament: 7 (Connecticut, Louisville, Marquette, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Villanova and West Virginia)

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Connecticut, Georgetown, Louisville, Marquette, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh and Villanova)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Connecticut, Louisville, Marquette, Pittsburgh, Syracuse and Villanova)

Standings

Conference Overall PTS/G SRS
Rk School W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS
1 LouisvilleRT 16 2 .889 31 6 .838 74.3 61.8 20.9 8.4
2 Pittsburgh 15 3 .833 31 5 .861 77.2 64.6 21.2 8.6
3 ConnecticutF 15 3 .833 31 5 .861 78.0 64.4 22.2 8.6
4 VillanovaF 13 5 .722 30 8 .789 76.4 67.6 17.5 8.7
5 Marquette 12 6 .667 25 10 .714 77.6 70.4 15.1 7.9
6 Syracuse 11 7 .611 28 10 .737 80.0 72.3 17.2 9.5
7 West Virginia 10 8 .556 23 12 .657 72.0 61.8 18.6 8.3
8 Providence  10 8 .556 19 14 .576 77.7 77.1 7.8 7.2
9 Cincinnati  8 10 .444 18 14 .563 68.1 67.0 7.8 6.8
10 Notre Dame  8 10 .444 21 15 .583 74.4 70.9 12.3 8.7
11 Seton Hall  7 11 .389 17 15 .531 73.7 72.6 7.5 6.5
12 Georgetown  7 11 .389 16 15 .516 69.3 63.9 14.4 9.0
13 St. John's (NY)  6 12 .333 16 18 .471 65.5 68.0 4.3 6.8
14 South Florida  4 14 .222 9 22 .290 59.0 64.6 2.6 8.2
15 Rutgers  2 16 .111 11 21 .344 62.5 68.1 1.1 6.6
16 DePaul  0 18 .000 9 24 .273 64.3 72.4 -1.2 6.9

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 11/17 11/24 12/1 12/8 12/15 12/22 12/29 1/5 1/12 1/19 1/26 2/2 2/9 2/16 2/23 3/2 3/9 Final
Louisville 3 3 3 11 9 9 19 18 23 20 9 7 5 5 7 6 6 5 1
Pittsburgh 5 6 4 3 3 3 3 3 1 1 4 3 6 4 4 1 3 2 4
Connecticut 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 5 4 3 2 1 1 1 2 1 3 5
Villanova 23 23 20 17 15 18 18 15 18 23 20 21 17 13 12 10 11 10 11
Syracuse       16 13 11 17 13 11 8 8 15 20 23 24   25 18 13
Marquette 16 15 15 25 24 24     18 14 11 8 8 10 10 8 13 21 23
Georgetown 22 22 21 20 19 15 12 11 9 13 12 25              
Notre Dame 9 8 8 7 12 12 8 7 13 12 19                
West Virginia                 25                    

Conference Tournament

Second Round
March 11 2009
Providence (bye)83
DePaul74
Syracuse (bye)89
Seton Hall74
Quarterfinal
March 12 2009
Louisville (bye)73
Providence55
Villanova (bye)76
Marquette75
Syracuse127
Connecticut (bye)117
Semifinal
March 13 2009
Final
March 14 2009

NCAA Tournament

First Round
Connecticut won (103-47) versus Chattanooga (West Regional)
Louisville won (74-54) versus Morehead State (Midwest Regional)
Marquette won (58-57) versus Utah State (West Regional)
Pittsburgh won (72-62) versus East Tennessee State (East Regional)
Syracuse won (59-44) versus Stephen F. Austin (South Regional)
Villanova won (80-67) versus American (East Regional)
West Virginia lost (68-60) versus Dayton (Midwest Regional)

Second Round
Connecticut won (92-66) versus Texas A&M (West Regional)
Louisville won (79-72) versus Siena (Midwest Regional)
Marquette lost (83-79) versus Missouri (West Regional)
Pittsburgh won (84-76) versus Oklahoma State (East Regional)
Syracuse won (78-67) versus Arizona State (South Regional)
Villanova won (89-69) versus UCLA (East Regional)

Regional Semifinal
Connecticut won (72-60) versus Purdue (West Regional)
Louisville won (103-64) versus Arizona (Midwest Regional)
Pittsburgh won (60-55) versus Xavier (East Regional)
Syracuse lost (84-71) versus Oklahoma (South Regional)
Villanova won (77-54) versus Duke (East Regional)

Regional Final
Connecticut won (82-75) versus Missouri (West Regional)
Louisville lost (64-52) versus Michigan State (Midwest Regional)
Pittsburgh lost (78-76) versus Villanova (East Regional)
Villanova won (78-76) versus Pittsburgh (East Regional)

National Semifinal
Connecticut lost (82-73) versus Michigan State
Villanova lost (83-69) versus North Carolina

Conference Leaders

Minimum Stat Requirements ▪ Stats include all games played
Games
1. Corey StokesVillanova 38
  Corey FisherVillanova 38
  Reggie ReddingVillanova 38
  Scottie ReynoldsVillanova 38
  Dante CunninghamVillanova 38
  Rick JacksonSyracuse 38
  Arinze OnuakuSyracuse 38
  Jonny FlynnSyracuse 38
9. Preston KnowlesLouisville 37
  Jared SwopshireLouisville 37
  Andre McGeeLouisville 37
  Antonio PenaVillanova 37
  Terrence WilliamsLouisville 37
  Samardo SamuelsLouisville 37
  Edgar SosaLouisville 37
  Paul HarrisSyracuse 37
  Earl ClarkLouisville 37
  Andy RautinsSyracuse 37
  Jerry SmithLouisville 37
Field Goals
1. Luke HarangodyNotre Dame 300
2. Sam YoungPittsburgh 261
3. Dante CunninghamVillanova 244
4. Jerel McNealMarquette 236
5. Jeremy HazellSeton Hall 235
6. DeJuan BlairPittsburgh 226
7. Jonny FlynnSyracuse 219
8. Da'Sean ButlerWest Virginia 212
9. Lazar HaywardMarquette 204
10. Dar TuckerDePaul 203
Field Goal Attempts
1. Luke HarangodyNotre Dame 653
2. Jeremy HazellSeton Hall 550
3. Jerel McNealMarquette 534
4. Dar TuckerDePaul 520
  Sam YoungPittsburgh 520
6. Da'Sean ButlerWest Virginia 494
7. Jonny FlynnSyracuse 476
8. Mike RosarioRutgers 470
9. Dante CunninghamVillanova 465
10. Dominique JonesSouth Fla. 461
Field Goal Percentage
1. DeJuan BlairPittsburgh .593
2. Dante CunninghamVillanova .525
3. Jeff AdrienConnecticut .505
4. Sam YoungPittsburgh .502
5. Wesley MatthewsMarquette .475
6. Lazar HaywardMarquette .469
7. Weyinmi EfejukuProvidence .467
8. Jonny FlynnSyracuse .460
9. Luke HarangodyNotre Dame .459
10. Earl ClarkLouisville .457
2-Point Field Goals
1. Luke HarangodyNotre Dame 286
2. Dante CunninghamVillanova 244
3. DeJuan BlairPittsburgh 226
4. Sam YoungPittsburgh 207
5. Jeff AdrienConnecticut 190
6. Arinze OnuakuSyracuse 178
  Hasheem ThabeetConnecticut 178
8. Jonny FlynnSyracuse 174
9. Earl ClarkLouisville 171
10. Samardo SamuelsLouisville 163
2-Point Field Goal Attempts
1. Luke HarangodyNotre Dame 615
2. Dante CunninghamVillanova 463
3. DeJuan BlairPittsburgh 381
4. Jeff AdrienConnecticut 375
  Sam YoungPittsburgh 375
6. Earl ClarkLouisville 347
7. Jonny FlynnSyracuse 334
8. Jerel McNealMarquette 318
9. Da'Sean ButlerWest Virginia 317
10. Dar TuckerDePaul 316
2-Point Field Goal Percentage
1. Arinze OnuakuSyracuse .667
2. Randall HankeProvidence .653
3. Hasheem ThabeetConnecticut .640
4. Rick JacksonSyracuse .626
5. John GarciaSeton Hall .606
6. DeJuan BlairPittsburgh .593
7. Jonathan KaleProvidence .582
8. Samardo SamuelsLouisville .580
9. Greg MonroeGeorgetown .578
10. Austin FreemanGeorgetown .573
3-Point Field Goals
1. Kyle McAlarneyNotre Dame 124
2. Jeremy HazellSeton Hall 105
3. Andy RautinsSyracuse 102
4. Ryan AyersNotre Dame 94
5. Alex RuoffWest Virginia 88
6. Jerel McNealMarquette 86
7. Eric DevendorfSyracuse 82
  A.J. PriceConnecticut 82
9. Deonta VaughnCincinnati 81
10. Mike RosarioRutgers 76
  Corey StokesVillanova 76
3-Point Field Goal Attempts
1. Kyle McAlarneyNotre Dame 293
2. Jeremy HazellSeton Hall 290
3. Andy RautinsSyracuse 279
4. Mike RosarioRutgers 252
5. Deonta VaughnCincinnati 240
6. Alex RuoffWest Virginia 236
7. Ryan AyersNotre Dame 219
8. Jerel McNealMarquette 216
9. Scottie ReynoldsVillanova 215
10. Eric DevendorfSyracuse 210
3-Point Field Goal Percentage
1. Ryan AyersNotre Dame .429
2. Kyle McAlarneyNotre Dame .423
3. Alex RuoffWest Virginia .373
4. Andy RautinsSyracuse .366
5. Jeremy HazellSeton Hall .362
6. Deonta VaughnCincinnati .338
Free Throws
1. Wesley MatthewsMarquette 213
2. Jonny FlynnSyracuse 180
3. Luke HarangodyNotre Dame 178
4. Scottie ReynoldsVillanova 167
5. Jeremy HazellSeton Hall 151
6. Weyinmi EfejukuProvidence 147
7. D.J. KennedySt. John's (NY) 137
8. Jerel McNealMarquette 135
9. Hasheem ThabeetConnecticut 133
10. Dar TuckerDePaul 128
Free Throw Attempts
1. Wesley MatthewsMarquette 257
2. Luke HarangodyNotre Dame 229
  Jonny FlynnSyracuse 229
4. Hasheem ThabeetConnecticut 212
5. Scottie ReynoldsVillanova 205
6. Jeremy HazellSeton Hall 204
7. D.J. KennedySt. John's (NY) 187
8. Jeff AdrienConnecticut 186
  Weyinmi EfejukuProvidence 186
10. Jerel McNealMarquette 183
Free Throw Percentage
1. Wesley MatthewsMarquette .829
2. Lazar HaywardMarquette .820
3. Scottie ReynoldsVillanova .815
4. Deonta VaughnCincinnati .808
5. Alex RuoffWest Virginia .798
6. Eugene HarveySeton Hall .797
7. Eric DevendorfSyracuse .795
8. Weyinmi EfejukuProvidence .790
9. Jonny FlynnSyracuse .786
10. Corey FisherVillanova .778
Total Rebounds
1. DeJuan BlairPittsburgh 432
2. Luke HarangodyNotre Dame 401
3. Hasheem ThabeetConnecticut 388
4. Jeff AdrienConnecticut 358
5. Earl ClarkLouisville 322
6. Terrence WilliamsLouisville 317
7. Mac KoshwalDePaul 308
8. Lazar HaywardMarquette 302
9. Paul HarrisSyracuse 298
10. Dante CunninghamVillanova 284
Assists
1. Levance FieldsPittsburgh 270
2. Jonny FlynnSyracuse 254
3. Terrence WilliamsLouisville 185
4. Tory JacksonNotre Dame 177
5. A.J. PriceConnecticut 164
6. Eugene HarveySeton Hall 158
7. Deonta VaughnCincinnati 149
8. Dominic JamesMarquette 144
9. Sharaud CurryProvidence 139
10. Jerel McNealMarquette 137
Steals
1. Terrence WilliamsLouisville 86
2. Paul GauseSeton Hall 85
3. Jerel McNealMarquette 71
4. Dominic JamesMarquette 62
5. Scottie ReynoldsVillanova 59
6. Greg MonroeGeorgetown 57
7. Jeremy HazellSeton Hall 56
8. Alex RuoffWest Virginia 55
  Will WalkerDePaul 55
10. DeJuan BlairPittsburgh 54
  Jonny FlynnSyracuse 54
Blocks
1. Hasheem ThabeetConnecticut 152
2. Gregory EcheniqueRutgers 78
3. Hamady N'DiayeRutgers 71
4. Rick JacksonSyracuse 60
5. Terrence JenningsLouisville 53
  Wellington SmithWest Virginia 53
  Arinze OnuakuSyracuse 53
8. Earl ClarkLouisville 51
9. Samardo SamuelsLouisville 49
  John GarciaSeton Hall 49
Turnovers
1. Jonny FlynnSyracuse 129
2. Earl ClarkLouisville 119
3. Deonta VaughnCincinnati 107
  Eric DevendorfSyracuse 107
5. Jerel McNealMarquette 103
6. Scottie ReynoldsVillanova 100
7. Geoff McDermottProvidence 96
8. A.J. PriceConnecticut 94
  Mike RosarioRutgers 94
10. Eugene HarveySeton Hall 92
Points
1. Luke HarangodyNotre Dame 792
2. Jeremy HazellSeton Hall 726
3. Jerel McNealMarquette 693
4. Sam YoungPittsburgh 690
5. Jonny FlynnSyracuse 663
6. Wesley MatthewsMarquette 641
7. Dante CunninghamVillanova 612
8. Da'Sean ButlerWest Virginia 600
9. Dar TuckerDePaul 592
10. Scottie ReynoldsVillanova 578
Points Per Game
1. Luke HarangodyNotre Dame 23.3
2. Jeremy HazellSeton Hall 22.7
3. Jerel McNealMarquette 19.8
4. Sam YoungPittsburgh 19.2
5. Dar TuckerDePaul 18.5
6. Wesley MatthewsMarquette 18.3
7. Dominique JonesSouth Fla. 18.1
8. Jonny FlynnSyracuse 17.4
9. Da'Sean ButlerWest Virginia 17.1
10. Lazar HaywardMarquette 16.3
Total Rebounds Per Game
1. DeJuan BlairPittsburgh 12.3
2. Luke HarangodyNotre Dame 11.8
3. Hasheem ThabeetConnecticut 10.8
4. Jeff AdrienConnecticut 9.9
5. Mac KoshwalDePaul 9.6
6. Earl ClarkLouisville 8.7
7. Lazar HaywardMarquette 8.6
8. Terrence WilliamsLouisville 8.6
9. Geoff McDermottProvidence 8.5
10. Gregory EcheniqueRutgers 8.4
Assists Per Game
1. Levance FieldsPittsburgh 7.5
2. Jonny FlynnSyracuse 6.7
3. Terrence WilliamsLouisville 5.0
4. Dominic JamesMarquette 5.0
5. Eugene HarveySeton Hall 4.9
6. Tory JacksonNotre Dame 4.9
7. A.J. PriceConnecticut 4.7
8. Deonta VaughnCincinnati 4.7
9. Sharaud CurryProvidence 4.2
10. Chris HowardSouth Fla. 4.1
Steals Per Game
1. Paul GauseSeton Hall 2.7
2. Terrence WilliamsLouisville 2.3
3. Dominic JamesMarquette 2.1
4. Jerel McNealMarquette 2.0
5. Greg MonroeGeorgetown 1.8
6. Jeremy HazellSeton Hall 1.8
7. Will WalkerDePaul 1.7
  Alex RuoffWest Virginia 1.7
9. Dwayne AndersonVillanova 1.6
10. Paris HorneSt. John's (NY) 1.6
Blocks Per Game
1. Hasheem ThabeetConnecticut 4.2
2. Gregory EcheniqueRutgers 2.4
3. Hamady N'DiayeRutgers 2.2
4. John GarciaSeton Hall 1.8
5. Terrence JenningsLouisville 1.6
6. Rick JacksonSyracuse 1.6
7. Wellington SmithWest Virginia 1.5
8. Greg MonroeGeorgetown 1.5
9. Arinze OnuakuSyracuse 1.4
10. Earl ClarkLouisville 1.4
Effective Field Goal Percentage
1. DeJuan BlairPittsburgh .593
2. Sam YoungPittsburgh .554
3. Alex RuoffWest Virginia .544
4. Eric DevendorfSyracuse .538
5. Lazar HaywardMarquette .530
6. Wesley MatthewsMarquette .527
7. Dante CunninghamVillanova .525
8. Weyinmi EfejukuProvidence .524
9. Jeremy HazellSeton Hall .523
10. Jerel McNealMarquette .522
True Shooting Percentage
1. Hasheem ThabeetConnecticut .646
2. Greg MonroeGeorgetown .612
3. Wesley MatthewsMarquette .607
4. Samardo SamuelsLouisville .605
5. Arinze OnuakuSyracuse .603
6. Ryan AyersNotre Dame .602
7. DeJuan BlairPittsburgh .601
8. DaJuan SummersGeorgetown .598
9. Weyinmi EfejukuProvidence .586
10. Alex RuoffWest Virginia .584
Offensive Win Shares
1. Wesley MatthewsMarquette 4.1
2. Sam YoungPittsburgh 3.9
3. Hasheem ThabeetConnecticut 3.8
4. DeJuan BlairPittsburgh 3.5
5. Jeremy HazellSeton Hall 3.4
6. Jonny FlynnSyracuse 3.3
7. Alex RuoffWest Virginia 3.2
8. Jerel McNealMarquette 3.2
9. Samardo SamuelsLouisville 2.9
10. Lazar HaywardMarquette 2.9
Defensive Win Shares
1. Hasheem ThabeetConnecticut 5.6
2. DeJuan BlairPittsburgh 4.8
3. Terrence WilliamsLouisville 4.6
4. Earl ClarkLouisville 4.2
5. Devin EbanksWest Virginia 3.8
6. Luke HarangodyNotre Dame 3.7
7. Dante CunninghamVillanova 3.6
8. Jeff AdrienConnecticut 3.5
9. Wellington SmithWest Virginia 3.4
10. Sam YoungPittsburgh 3.1
Win Shares
1. Hasheem ThabeetConnecticut 9.4
2. DeJuan BlairPittsburgh 8.2
3. Sam YoungPittsburgh 6.9
4. Wesley MatthewsMarquette 6.4
5. Dante CunninghamVillanova 6.3
6. Terrence WilliamsLouisville 6.2
7. Alex RuoffWest Virginia 6.1
8. Luke HarangodyNotre Dame 5.9
9. Jerel McNealMarquette 5.9
10. Earl ClarkLouisville 5.8