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2008-09 Season Summary

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National Champion: North Carolina
Final Four: Connecticut, Michigan State, North Carolina and Villanova

Consensus Player of the Year: Blake Griffin

AP Preseason #1: North Carolina ▪ AP Final #1: Louisville

Conference Summary

Record does not reflect forfeits or vacated games ▪ Sorted by SRS
Rk Conference Schls W L W-L% SRS SOS AP NCAA FF Regular Season Champ Tournament Champ
1 Atlantic Coast Conference 12 255 142 .642 12.49 7.82 5 7 1 North Carolina Duke
2 Pacific-10 Conference 10 205 137 .599 11.90 8.06 3 6 0 Washington Southern California
3 Big East Conference 16 335 214 .610 11.82 7.91 6 7 2 Louisville Louisville
4 Big 12 Conference 12 260 153 .630 11.41 6.66 3 6 0 Kansas Missouri
5 Big Ten Conference 11 232 143 .619 10.85 7.76 2 7 1 Michigan State Purdue
6 Southeastern Conference 12 242 158 .605 8.35 4.56 1 3 0 South Carolina (East)
Tennessee (East)
Louisiana State (West)
Mississippi State
7 Mountain West Conference 9 170 125 .576 6.45 4.03 1 2 0 Brigham Young
New Mexico
Utah
Utah
8 Conference USA 12 217 178 .549 3.76 2.87 1 1 0 Memphis Memphis
9 Atlantic 10 Conference 14 244 206 .542 2.75 1.83 1 3 0 Xavier Temple
10 Missouri Valley Conference 10 181 150 .547 2.49 1.95 0 1 0 Creighton
Northern Iowa
Northern Iowa
11 Horizon League 10 168 152 .525 0.30 0.81 1 2 0 Butler Cleveland State
12 Western Athletic Conference 9 158 135 .539 0.30 0.02 0 1 0 Utah State Utah State
13 West Coast Conference 8 130 129 .502 -0.31 1.37 1 1 0 Gonzaga Gonzaga
14 Colonial Athletic Association 12 201 190 .514 -2.26 -1.78 0 1 0 Virginia Commonwealth Virginia Commonwealth
15 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference 10 161 160 .502 -2.57 -1.80 0 1 0 Siena Siena
16 Atlantic Sun Conference 7 122 100 .550 -2.76 -1.27 0 1 0 Jacksonville East Tennessee State
17 Big West Conference 9 133 146 .477 -2.90 -1.63 0 1 0 Cal State Northridge Cal State Northridge
18 Mid-American Conference 12 175 210 .455 -3.60 -2.07 0 1 0 Bowling Green State (East)
Buffalo (East)
Ball State (West)
Central Michigan (West)
Akron
19 Summit League 10 142 173 .451 -3.74 -1.79 0 1 0 North Dakota State North Dakota State
20 Sun Belt Conference 13 203 207 .495 -4.69 -3.15 0 1 0 Western Kentucky (East)
Arkansas-Little Rock (West)
Western Kentucky
21 Southland Conference 11 179 159 .530 -4.82 -3.10 0 1 0 Stephen F. Austin (East)
Sam Houston State (West)
Stephen F. Austin
22 Big Sky Conference 9 124 150 .453 -5.10 -2.31 0 1 0 Weber State Portland State
23 America East Conference 9 140 141 .498 -6.16 -4.72 0 1 0 Binghamton
Vermont
Binghamton
24 Ohio Valley Conference 10 148 163 .476 -6.37 -4.47 0 1 0 Tennessee-Martin Morehead State
25 Southern Conference 12 183 201 .477 -7.69 -4.83 0 1 0 Chattanooga (North)
Western Carolina (North)
Davidson (South)
Chattanooga
26 Ivy Group 8 101 125 .447 -7.92 -5.46 0 1 0 Cornell
27 Patriot League 8 112 131 .461 -8.29 -6.41 0 1 0 American American
28 Big South Conference 9 136 145 .484 -9.25 -5.49 0 1 0 Radford Radford
29 Northeast Conference 11 151 189 .444 -9.47 -6.76 0 1 0 Robert Morris Robert Morris
30 Independent 4 61 58 .513 -11.25 -3.80 0 0 0 Chicago State
31 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference 11 148 202 .423 -12.97 -7.42 0 1 0 Morgan State Morgan State
32 Southwest Athletic Conference 10 112 199 .360 -16.45 -9.49 0 1 0 Alabama State Alabama State

AP Poll Summary

School Conf 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 Big East 3 3 3 11 9 9 19 18 23 20 9 7 5 5 7 6 6 5 1
North Carolina ACC 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 5 5 5 3 3 3 4 2 1 2
Memphis CUSA 13 13 18 18 17 23         22 18 14 8 5 5 5 4 3
Pittsburgh Big East 5 6 4 3 3 3 3 3 1 1 4 3 6 4 4 1 3 2 4
Connecticut Big East 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 5 4 3 2 1 1 1 2 1 3 5
Duke ACC 8 10 7 4 7 6 5 5 2 3 2 1 4 6 9 7 7 9 6
Oklahoma Big 12 12 12 11 6 5 4 4 4 6 6 6 4 2 2 2 3 4 6 7
Michigan State Big Ten 6 5 5 13 18 19 11 10 8 7 7 9 13 9 6 9 8 7 8
Missouri Big 12             25             17 11 11 15 14 9
Gonzaga WCC 10 9 9 5 4 8 7 16     23 20 18 19 17 17 14 12 10
Villanova Big East 23 23 20 17 15 18 18 15 18 23 20 21 17 13 12 10 11 10 11
Wake Forest ACC 21 20 19 15 11 10 6 6 4 2 1 6 7 7 8 13 10 8 12
Syracuse Big East       16 13 11 17 13 11 8 8 15 20 23 24   25 18 13
Kansas Big 12 24 24 22   25               21 16 15 15 9 11 14
Washington Pac-10                       23 22   22 21 16 13 15
Florida State ACC                           25   23 24 22 16
Purdue Big Ten 11 11 10 9 14 13 10 9 14 19 18 16 12 20 19 16 19 24 17
UCLA Pac-10 4 4 13 12 16 14 13 12 10 9 13 17 15 11 20 22 20 15 18
Arizona State Pac-10 15 15 14 19 20 20 20 17 20 16 17 14 24 18 14 14 21 23 19
Xavier A-10     16 14 10 7 14 22 16 15 15 10 9 14 16 19 17 19 20
Louisiana State SEC                             23 18 12 20 21
Butler Horizon               25 21 17 16 13 11 15 21 24 22 16 22
Marquette Big East 16 15 15 25 24 24     18 14 11 8 8 10 10 8 13 21 23
Clemson ACC           25 22 20 12 10 10 12 10 12 13 12 18 17 24
Utah MWC                                     25
School Conf 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
Baylor Big 12       24 22 21 21 19 23 21                  
Boston College ACC                 17                    
Brigham Young MWC                                   25  
California Pac-10                   22                  
Davidson Southern 20 21 24 22 23 22                          
Dayton A-10                             25        
Florida SEC 19 18 17 23             24                
Georgetown Big East 22 22 21 20 19 15 12 11 9 13 12 25              
Illinois Big Ten                     25 19 23 22 18 20 23    
Kentucky SEC                       24 19            
Miami (FL) ACC 17 17 22 21                              
Michigan Big Ten             24 23   25                  
Minnesota Big Ten             23 21 22 18 21                
Notre Dame Big East 9 8 8 7 12 12 8 7 13 12 19                
Ohio State Big Ten         21 17 15 24           24          
Saint Mary's (CA) WCC                       22              
Southern California Pac-10 18 19                                  
Tennessee SEC 14 14 12 10 8 16 16 14 15 24                  
Texas Big 12 7 7 6 8 6 5 9 8 7 11 14 11 16     25      
Utah State WAC                         25 21          
West Virginia Big East                 25                    
Wisconsin Big Ten 25 25 25                                

Season Leaders

Games
1. Curtis JerrellsBaylor 39
  Henry DugatBaylor 39
  Kevin RogersBaylor 39
  LaceDarius DunnBaylor 39
5. Delvon RoeMichigan St. 38
  DeMarre CarrollMissouri 38
  Deon ThompsonNorth Carolina 38
  DJ JacksonPenn St. 38
  Durrell SummersMichigan St. 38
  Dante CunninghamVillanova 38
  Danny GreenNorth Carolina 38
  Corey StokesVillanova 38
  Corey FisherVillanova 38
  Chris AllenMichigan St. 38
  Bobby FrasorNorth Carolina 38
  Arinze OnuakuSyracuse 38
  Andrew JonesPenn St. 38
  Ed DavisNorth Carolina 38
  Jonny FlynnSyracuse 38
  J.T. TillerMissouri 38
  Wayne EllingtonNorth Carolina 38
  Travis WaltonMichigan St. 38
  Rick JacksonSyracuse 38
  Talor BattlePenn St. 38
  Scottie ReynoldsVillanova 38
  Reggie ReddingVillanova 38
  Matt LawrenceMissouri 38
  Miguel PaulMissouri 38
  Marquise GrayMichigan St. 38
  Marcus DenmonMissouri 38
  Korie LuciousMichigan St. 38
  Larry DrewNorth Carolina 38
  Kim EnglishMissouri 38
  Keith RamseyMissouri 38
  Kalin LucasMichigan St. 38
  Justin SaffordMissouri 38
  Zaire TaylorMissouri 38
Field Goals
1. Lester HudsonUT Martin 313
2. Stephen CurryDavidson 312
3. Luke HarangodyNotre Dame 300
  Blake GriffinOklahoma 300
5. Jermaine TaylorUCF 291
6. Stefon JacksonUTEP 282
7. Drake ReedAustin Peay 275
8. David HolstonChicago St. 269
9. Jodie MeeksKentucky 263
10. Sam YoungPittsburgh 261
Field Goal Attempts
1. Lester HudsonUT Martin 697
2. Stephen CurryDavidson 687
3. Stefon JacksonUTEP 660
4. Luke HarangodyNotre Dame 653
5. David HolstonChicago St. 632
6. Josh AkognonCal St. Fullerton 618
7. Jermaine TaylorUCF 606
8. Seth CurryLiberty 583
9. Jodie MeeksKentucky 568
10. Courtney PigramEast Tenn. St. 550
  Jeremy HazellSeton Hall 550
Field Goal Percentage
1. Jeff PendergraphArizona St. .660
2. Blake GriffinOklahoma .654
3. Joey HenleySacred Heart .626
4. Keith BensonOakland .622
5. Ahmad NivinsSt. Joseph's .612
6. Marqus BlakelyVermont .610
7. Robert GlennIUPUI .610
8. Luke NevillUtah .607
9. Matt MulleryBrown .606
10. Justin RuttyQuinnipiac .604
2-Point Field Goals
1. Blake GriffinOklahoma 297
2. Luke HarangodyNotre Dame 286
3. Drake ReedAustin Peay 258
4. Darryl ProctorUMBC 252
  Jordan HillArizona 252
6. Stefon JacksonUTEP 250
7. Dante CunninghamVillanova 244
8. Patrick PattersonKentucky 240
9. DeMarre CarrollMissouri 230
10. DeJuan BlairPittsburgh 226
  John BryantSanta Clara 226
2-Point Field Goal Attempts
1. Luke HarangodyNotre Dame 615
2. Stefon JacksonUTEP 556
3. Darryl ProctorUMBC 530
4. Jordan HillArizona 469
5. Aubrey ColemanHouston 464
6. Dante CunninghamVillanova 463
7. Blake GriffinOklahoma 451
8. Drake ReedAustin Peay 441
9. Craig BrackinsIowa St. 438
10. Michael DeloachNorfolk St. 430
2-Point Field Goal Percentage
1. Mark PayneUC Davis .738
2. Shane JohannsenNorthern Ariz. .727
3. Will HudsonOakland .682
4. Marc TrasoliniSanta Clara .681
5. Kurt CunninghamBoise St. .680
6. Jon AveryIUPUI .679
7. Olajide HayUT Martin .675
8. William MosleyNorthwestern St. .672
9. Billy WhiteSan Diego St. .667
  Arinze OnuakuSyracuse .667
3-Point Field Goals
1. David HolstonChicago St. 147
2. Josh AkognonCal St. Fullerton 136
3. Erik KangasOakland 135
  Stephen McDowellChattanooga 135
5. Stephen CurryDavidson 130
6. Kyle McAlarneyNotre Dame 124
7. Austin KenonVMI 119
8. Jimmy BaronRhode Island 118
9. Jodie MeeksKentucky 117
10. Garrison CarrAmerican 114
3-Point Field Goal Attempts
1. David HolstonChicago St. 395
2. Josh AkognonCal St. Fullerton 366
3. Stephen CurryDavidson 336
4. Erik KangasOakland 324
  Robert VadenUAB 324
6. Stephen McDowellChattanooga 318
7. Austin KenonVMI 305
8. Dionte ChristmasTemple 304
9. Tyrone LewisNiagara 299
  Lester HudsonUT Martin 299
3-Point Field Goal Percentage
1. Mike RoseEastern Ky. .481
2. Booker WoodfoxCreighton .476
3. Jared StohlPortland .456
4. Ryan TillemaGreen Bay .454
5. Jimmy BaronRhode Island .454
6. Jack McClintonMiami (FL) .453
7. Brandon HazzardTroy .449
8. Rihards KuksiksArizona St. .443
9. Chavis HolmesVMI .442
10. Andrew GoudelockCol. of Charleston .440
Free Throws
1. Stefon JacksonUTEP 312
2. Tyler HansbroughNorth Carolina 249
3. Brandon EwingWyoming 233
4. Ben WoodsideNorth Dakota St. 231
5. Malcolm DelaneyVirginia Tech 225
6. Stephen CurryDavidson 220
7. Wesley MatthewsMarquette 213
8. Jodie MeeksKentucky 211
9. Byron EatonOklahoma St. 208
10. James HardenArizona St. 204
Free Throw Attempts
1. Stefon JacksonUTEP 374
2. Blake GriffinOklahoma 324
3. Tyler HansbroughNorth Carolina 296
4. Brandon EwingWyoming 280
5. Ben WoodsideNorth Dakota St. 275
6. James HardenArizona St. 270
7. Byron EatonOklahoma St. 269
8. Diamon SimpsonSt. Mary's (CA) 267
9. Malcolm DelaneyVirginia Tech 259
10. Ahmad NivinsSt. Joseph's 258
Free Throw Percentage
1. Brett HarveyLoyola Maryland .910
2. Josh WhiteNorth Texas .906
3. Jodie MeeksKentucky .902
4. Darren CollisonUCLA .897
5. Alan VoskuilTexas Tech .896
6. David KoolWestern Mich. .894
7. Josh AkognonCal St. Fullerton .892
8. Taylor RochestieWashington St. .891
9. Mike SchachtnerGreen Bay .889
10. Jack McClintonMiami (FL) .885
Total Rebounds
1. Blake GriffinOklahoma 504
2. Kenneth FariedMorehead St. 468
3. John BryantSanta Clara 467
4. DeJuan BlairPittsburgh 432
5. Luke HarangodyNotre Dame 401
6. Jon BrockmanWashington 391
7. Hasheem ThabeetConnecticut 388
8. Cole AldrichKansas 387
9. Ahmad NivinsSt. Joseph's 378
10. Diamon SimpsonSt. Mary's (CA) 377
Assists
1. Johnathon JonesOakland 290
2. Levance FieldsPittsburgh 270
3. Jonny FlynnSyracuse 254
4. Julyan StoneUTEP 236
5. Nick CalathesFlorida 231
6. Ty LawsonNorth Carolina 230
7. Brock YoungEast Carolina 227
8. Ronald MooreSiena 224
9. Dijuan HarrisCharlotte 223
10. Brandon BrooksAlabama St. 212
  John RobersonTexas Tech 212
Steals
1. Cedric JacksonCleveland St. 112
2. Chavis HolmesVMI 105
3. David HolstonChicago St. 97
4. Tyrone LewisNiagara 91
  Tywain McKeeCoppin St. 91
6. Devan DowneySouth Carolina 89
7. Travis HolmesVMI 87
8. Jeremy ChappellRobert Morris 86
  Kevin PalmerA&M-Corpus Christi 86
  Terrence WilliamsLouisville 86
  Stephen CurryDavidson 86
Blocks
1. Jarvis VarnadoMississippi St. 170
2. Hasheem ThabeetConnecticut 152
3. Tony GaffneyMassachusetts 115
4. Kleon PennMcNeese St. 102
5. Taj GibsonSouthern California 100
6. Chris JohnsonLSU 95
7. Cole AldrichKansas 94
8. Larry SandersVCU 92
  Luke NevillUtah 92
10. Jerome JordanTulsa 91
Turnovers
1. Demonte HarperMorehead St. 136
2. Jonathan AmosToledo 135
3. Tyreke EvansMemphis 133
4. Cedric JacksonCleveland St. 132
5. David HolstonChicago St. 131
6. Cameron TylerFairleigh Dickinson 129
  Jonny FlynnSyracuse 129
8. Courtney FortsonArkansas 128
9. Frank TurnerCanisius 126
  Stephen CurryDavidson 126
Points
1. Stephen CurryDavidson 974
2. Stefon JacksonUTEP 908
3. Lester HudsonUT Martin 880
4. Jodie MeeksKentucky 854
5. David HolstonChicago St. 830
6. Jermaine TaylorUCF 812
7. Blake GriffinOklahoma 794
8. Luke HarangodyNotre Dame 792
9. Ben WoodsideNorth Dakota St. 766
10. Josh AkognonCal St. Fullerton 764
Points Per Game
1. Stephen CurryDavidson 28.6
2. Lester HudsonUT Martin 27.5
3. Jermaine TaylorUCF 26.2
4. David HolstonChicago St. 25.9
5. Stefon JacksonUTEP 24.5
6. Josh AkognonCal St. Fullerton 23.9
7. Jodie MeeksKentucky 23.7
8. Luke HarangodyNotre Dame 23.3
9. Ben WoodsideNorth Dakota St. 23.2
10. Jeremy HazellSeton Hall 22.7
Total Rebounds Per Game
1. Blake GriffinOklahoma 14.4
2. John BryantSanta Clara 14.2
3. Kenneth FariedMorehead St. 13.0
4. DeJuan BlairPittsburgh 12.3
5. Ahmad NivinsSt. Joseph's 11.8
6. Luke HarangodyNotre Dame 11.8
7. Jon BrockmanWashington 11.5
8. Joseph HarrisCoastal Caro. 11.4
9. Artsiom ParakhouskiRadford 11.2
10. Cole AldrichKansas 11.1
Assists Per Game
1. Johnathon JonesOakland 8.1
2. Brock YoungEast Carolina 7.6
3. Levance FieldsPittsburgh 7.5
4. Dijuan HarrisCharlotte 7.2
5. Ashton MitchellSam Houston St. 6.8
6. Jonny FlynnSyracuse 6.7
7. Brandon BrooksAlabama St. 6.6
8. Ty LawsonNorth Carolina 6.6
9. Chris LoweMassachusetts 6.4
10. John RobersonTexas Tech 6.4
Steals Per Game
1. Chavis HolmesVMI 3.4
2. Travis HolmesVMI 3.2
3. Devin GibsonUTSA 3.0
4. David HolstonChicago St. 3.0
5. Cedric JacksonCleveland St. 3.0
6. Devan DowneySouth Carolina 2.9
7. Tywain McKeeCoppin St. 2.8
8. Chase AdamsCentenary (LA) 2.7
9. Paul GauseSeton Hall 2.7
10. Brigham WagingerWestern Caro. 2.6
Blocks Per Game
1. Jarvis VarnadoMississippi St. 4.7
2. Hasheem ThabeetConnecticut 4.2
3. Tony GaffneyMassachusetts 3.8
4. Kleon PennMcNeese St. 3.5
5. Taj GibsonSouthern California 2.9
6. Cruz DanielsHigh Point 2.8
7. Chief KickingstallionsimsAlabama St. 2.8
8. Chris JohnsonLSU 2.7
9. Luke NevillUtah 2.7
  Larry SandersVCU 2.7
Effective Field Goal Percentage
1. Jeff PendergraphArizona St. .660
2. Blake GriffinOklahoma .657
3. Joey HenleySacred Heart .626
4. Keith BensonOakland .622
5. Matt MulleryBrown .620
6. Chavis HolmesVMI .612
7. Marqus BlakelyVermont .612
8. Ahmad NivinsSt. Joseph's .612
9. Aaron JacksonDuquesne .611
10. Robert GlennIUPUI .610
True Shooting Percentage
1. Mark PayneUC Davis .707
2. Jeff PendergraphArizona St. .690
3. Kurt CunninghamBoise St. .684
4. Jared StohlPortland .680
5. T.J. CampbellPortland .671
6. Ryan RossiterSiena .670
7. Ahmad NivinsSt. Joseph's .670
8. Jabril BanksNorthern Colo. .666
9. Chavis HolmesVMI .663
10. Luke NevillUtah .659
Offensive Win Shares
1. Stephen CurryDavidson 6.4
2. Jodie MeeksKentucky 6.3
3. Blake GriffinOklahoma 6.1
4. Ahmad NivinsSt. Joseph's 5.5
5. James HardenArizona St. 5.1
6. Jerome RandleCalifornia 5.1
7. Aaron JacksonDuquesne 5.1
8. Jeff PendergraphArizona St. 5.1
9. John BryantSanta Clara 5.0
10. Gary WilkinsonUtah St. 5.0
Defensive Win Shares
1. Hasheem ThabeetConnecticut 5.6
2. Robert DozierMemphis 5.3
3. Andrew LovedaleDavidson 5.0
4. Tyreke EvansMemphis 4.8
5. DeJuan BlairPittsburgh 4.8
6. Matt KingsleyStephen F. Austin 4.7
7. Diamon SimpsonSt. Mary's (CA) 4.7
8. Terrence WilliamsLouisville 4.6
9. Shawn TaggartMemphis 4.4
10. Cedric JacksonCleveland St. 4.4
Win Shares
1. Stephen CurryDavidson 9.9
2. Blake GriffinOklahoma 9.7
3. Hasheem ThabeetConnecticut 9.4
4. Ahmad NivinsSt. Joseph's 8.4
5. Robert DozierMemphis 8.4
6. Cole AldrichKansas 8.3
7. DeJuan BlairPittsburgh 8.2
8. Jerome JordanTulsa 7.7
9. Taj GibsonSouthern California 7.7
10. Matt KingsleyStephen F. Austin 7.6