2014–15 Florida State Seminoles men's basketball team

The 2014–15 Florida State Seminoles men's basketball team, variously Florida State or FSU, represented Florida State University during the 2014–15 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. Florida State competed in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The Seminoles were led by thirteenth year head coach Leonard Hamilton and played their home games at the Donald L. Tucker Center on the university's Tallahassee, Florida campus. They were members of the Atlantic Coast Conference.

2014–15 Florida State Seminoles men's basketball
Florida State Seminoles alternate logo.svg
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
2014–15 record17–16 (8–10 ACC)
Head coachLeonard Hamilton (13th year)
Assistant coachStan Jones (13th year)
Assistant coachDennis Gates (4th year)
Assistant coachCharlton Young (2nd year)
Home arenaDonald L. Tucker Center
(Capacity: 12,100)
Seasons
2014–15 ACC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#6 Virginia 16 2   .889     30 4   .882
#4 Duke 15 3   .833     35 4   .897
#8 Notre Dame 14 4   .778     32 6   .842
#15 North Carolina 11 7   .611     26 12   .684
Miami (FL) 10 8   .556     25 13   .658
NC State 10 8   .556     22 14   .611
Syracuse 9 9   .500     18 13   .581
Clemson 8 10   .444     16 15   .516
Florida State 8 10   .444     17 16   .515
Pittsburgh 8 10   .444     19 15   .559
Wake Forest 5 13   .278     13 19   .406
Boston College 4 14   .222     13 19   .406
Georgia Tech 3 15   .167     12 19   .387
Virginia Tech 2 16   .111     11 22   .333
#17 Louisville* 0 6   .000     0 8   .000
ACC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll
*Lousiville: 24 reg. season games, 4 postseason games vacated due to sanctions against the program; Disputed Record-(27-9)(12-6)

Florida State finished the season 17–16, 8–10 in ACC play, to finish in a tie for tenth place. They lost in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament to Virginia. The Seminoles missed the postseason for the first time in nine years.

Contents

Previous seasonEdit

The Seminoles finished the 2013–14 season 22–14, 9–9 in ACC play in a tie for seventh place. They lost in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament to Virginia. They were invited to the NIT where they lost in the semifinals to Minnesota.[1]

Pre-seasonEdit

DeparturesEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Okaro White 10 F 6'9" 204 Senior Clearwater, FL Graduated
Robert Gilchrist 14 C 6'9" 220 Senior London, England Graduated
Ian Miller 30 G 6'3" 186 Senior Charlotte, NC Graduated
Joell Hopkins 35 F 6'6" 205 Senior Durham, NC Graduated

TransfersEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Previous School
Dayshawn Watkins G 6'0" 175 Sophomore North Little Rock, AR Junior college transfer from Holmes Community College.
Kedar Edwards G 6'5" 185 Sophomore Brooklyn, NY Junior college transfer from State Fair Community College.

Recruiting classEdit

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Phil Cofer
PF
Atlanta, GA Whitewater High School 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 196 lb (89 kg) May 10, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
Robbie Berwick
SG
Atascadero, CA Atascadero High School 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Nov 2, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
Norbertas Giga
C
Newark, NJ Saint Benedict's Prep 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 230 lb (100 kg) Nov 20, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247Sports:     ESPNN/A
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A  ESPN: N/A
  • 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:

  • "2014 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2014-06-15.

Media pollEdit

In the ACC Media Poll, Florida State was picked to finish eighth in the conference.[2]

RosterEdit

2014–15 Florida State Seminoles men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
F 0 Phil Cofer 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Fr Whitewater HS Atlanta, GA
G 1 Devon Bookert 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Jr West Anchorage HS Anchorage, AK
G 4 Dayshawn Watkins 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 180 lb (82 kg) So Holmes CC North Little Rock, AR
F 5 Jarquez Smith 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 225 lb (102 kg) So Jones County High School Haddock, GA
C 11 Kiel Turpin 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 240 lb (109 kg) GS Lincoln College Normal, IL
C 15 Boris Bojanovsky 7 ft 3 in (2.21 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Jr Oakley College Bratislava, Slovakia
G 22 Xavier Rathan-Mayes 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 180 lb (82 kg) RS Fr Huntington (WV) Prep Scarborough, ON
G 24 Robbie Berwick 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 188 lb (85 kg) Fr Atascadero HS Atascadero, CA
G 25 Aaron Thomas 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 195 lb (88 kg) So Brewster Academy Cincinnati, OH
G 31 Michael Saxton 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Jr Tallahassee CC
Lake Highland Prep
Orlando, FL
G 32 Montay Brandon 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 216 lb (98 kg) Jr Wesleyan Christian Acad. Greensboro, NC
F 40 Brandon Allen (W) 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 200 lb (91 kg) So Milton HS Milton, FL
C 50 Michael Ojo 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) 292 lb (132 kg) Jr Tennessee Temple Acad. Lagos, Nigeria
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster

Depth chartEdit

Aaron Thomas, a starting guard, was declared by the university to be ineligible for the season.[3]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2
C Michael Ojo Kiel Turpin Boris Bojanovsky
PF Phil Cofer Jarquez Smith
SF Xavier Rathan-Mayes
SG Devon Bookert Dayshawn Watkins
PG Montay Brandon Robbie Berwick Dayshawn Watkins

HonorsEdit

All-ACCEdit

  • Honorable Mention
    • Xavier Rathan-Mayes[6]
  • Freshman Team[7][8]
    • Xavier Rathan-Mayes[9]

All-AmericansEdit

  • Freshman Team
    • Xavier Rathan-Mayes[10]

AwardsEdit

Xavier Rathan-Mayes

ScheduleEdit

Date
time, TV
Opponent Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
November 3*
7:00 p.m.
Embry Riddle W 95–73  0–0
 18  Thomas[11]   8  Turpin[11]   5  Rathan-Mayes[11]  Donald L. Tucker Center 
Tallahassee, FL
November 10*
7:00 p.m.
Belmont Abby W 99–45  0–0
 16  Thomas[12]   6  Tied[12]   5  Bookert[12]  Donald L. Tucker Center 
Tallahassee, FL
Regular season
November 15*
1:00 p.m., ESPN3
Manhattan
Hall of Fame Tip Off
W 81–66  1–0
 14  Thomas[13]   6  Tied[13]   5  Bookert[13]  Donald L. Tucker Center (6,271)
Tallahassee, FL
November 18*
7:00 p.m., ESPN3
Northeastern
Hall of Fame Tip Off
L 73–76  1–1
 24  Thomas[14]   7  Brandon[14]   6  Bookert[14]  Donald L. Tucker Center (5,587)
Tallahassee, FL
November 22*
2:30 p.m., ESPN3
vs. Providence
Hall of Fame Tip Off
L 54–80  1–2
 16  Thomas[15]   7  Brandon[15]   5  Rathan-Mayes[15]  Mohegan Sun Arena (6,513)
Uncasville, CT
November 23*
12:00 p.m., ESPNU
vs. UMass
Hall of Fame Tip Off
L 69–75  1–3
 22  Rathan-Mayes[16]   12  Cofer[16]   3  Rathan-Mayes[16]  Mohegan Sun Arena (6,513)
Uncasville, CT
November 25*
7:00 p.m., ESPN3
The Citadel W 66–55  2–3
 26  Rathan-Mayes[17]   8  Brandon[17]   3  Tied[17]  Donald L. Tucker Center (5,137)
Tallahassee, FL
November 28*
6:00 p.m., ESPN3
Charleston Southern W 58–47  3–3
 16  Rathan-Mayes[18]   8  Watkins[18]   4  Rathan-Mayes[18]  Donald L. Tucker Center (5,660)
Tallahassee, FL
December 1*
7:00 p.m., ESPN2
Nebraska
ACC–Big Ten Challenge
L 65–70  3–4
 17  Rathan-Mayes[19]   10  Bojanovsky[19]   6  Rathan-Mayes[19]  Donald L. Tucker Center (6,406)
Tallahassee, FL
December 6*
2:00 p.m., ESPN3
UCF W 96–73  4–4
 23  Brandon[20]   6  Brandon[20]   6  Watkins[20]  Donald L. Tucker Center (5,732)
Tallahassee, FL
December 13
8:00 p.m., ESPN2
at No. 25 Notre Dame L 63–83  4–5 (0–1)
 14  Brandon[21]   10  Bojanovsky[21]   3  Tied[21]  Edmund P. Joyce Center (7,691)
South Bend, IN
December 17*
7:00 p.m., RSN
North Florida W 93–77  5–5
 24  Brandon[22]   8  Cofer[22]   9  Rathan-Mayes[22]  Donald L. Tucker Center (4,969)
Tallahassee, FL
December 20*
2:00 p.m., FSN
vs. South Florida
Orange Bowl Classic
W 75–62  6–5
 24  Bookert[23]   5  Cofer[23]   9  Rathan-Mayes[23]  BB&T Center (10,175)
Sunrise, FL
December 22*
2:00 p.m., ESPN3
Stetson W 63–59  7–5
 17  Brandon[24]   8  Cofer[24]   7  Rathan-Mayes[24]  Donald L. Tucker Center (4,743)
Tallahassee, FL
December 30*
7:00 p.m., ESPN2
Florida
Rivalry
W 65–63  8–5
 17  Brandon[25]   8  Smith[25]   3  Tied[25]  Donald L. Tucker Center (8,273)
Tallahassee, FL
January 2*
9:00 p.m., ESPNU
at Mississippi State L 55–62  8–6
 16  Bookert[26]   6  Rathan-Mayes[26]   4  Rathan-Mayes[26]  Humphrey Coliseum (5,756)
Starkville, MS
January 6
7:00 p.m., RSN
Virginia Tech W 86–75  9–6 (1–1)
 22  Rathan-Mayes[27]   8  Brandon[27]   3  Rathan-Mayes[27]  Donald L. Tucker Center (6,353)
Tallahassee, FL
January 11
8:00 p.m., ESPNU
at Syracuse L 57–70  9–7 (1–2)
 14  Rathan-Mayes[28]   7  Brandon[28]   5  Bookert[28]  Carrier Dome (24,257)
Syracuse, NY
January 14
9:00 p.m., RSN
at Pittsburgh L 64–73  9–8 (1–3)
 21  Cofer[29]   11  Cofer[29]   3  Tied[29]  Peterson Events Center (10,989)
Pittsburgh, PA
January 17
1:30 p.m., ACCN
NC State L 63–72  9–9 (1–4)
 20  Brandon[30]   9  Brandon[30]   5  Rathan-Mayes[30]  Donald L. Tucker Center (8,675)
Tallahassee, FL
January 19
9:00 p.m., ESPNU
at Clemson W 59–55  10–9 (2–4)
 17  Rathan-Mayes[31]   5  Rathan-Mayes[31]   9  Rathan-Mayes[31]  Littlejohn Coliseum (6,993)
Clemson, SC
January 24
2:00 p.m., ESPN
at No. 15 North Carolina L 74–78  10–10 (2–5)
 35  Rathan-Mayes[32]   7  Bookert[32]   4  Rathan-Mayes[32]  Dean E. Smith Center (20,512)
Chapel Hill, NC
January 28
7:00 p.m., RSN
Wake Forest W 82–76 2OT 11–10 (3–5)
 21  Rathan-Mayes[33]   8  Cofer[33]   5  Rathan-Mayes[33]  Donald L. Tucker Center (6,195)
Tallahassee, FL
February 1
12:30 p.m., ESPNU
No. 23 Miami (FL) W 55–54  12–10 (4–5)
 18  Brandon[34]   6  Tied[34]   4  Bookert[34]  Donald L. Tucker Center (7,282)
Tallahassee, FL
February 4
9:00 p.m., RSN
Clemson L 56–62  12–11 (4–6)
 15  Rathan-Mayes[35]   10  Bojanovsky[35]   3  Brandon[35]  Donald L. Tucker Center (6,362)
Tallahassee, FL
February 7
3:00 p.m., RSN
at Virginia Tech W 73–65  13–11 (5–6)
 16  Brandon[36]   6  Brandon[36]   11  Rathan-Mayes[36]  Cassell Coliseum (7,819)
Blacksburg, VA
February 9
7:00 p.m., ESPN
No. 4 Duke
Big Monday
L 70–73  13–12 (5–7)
 23  Bookert[37]   9  Ojo[37]   6  Bookert[37]  Donald L. Tucker Center (11,498)
Tallahassee, FL
February 14
2:30 p.m., ACCN
at Georgia Tech W 57–53  14–12 (6–7)
 20  Rathan-Mayes[38]   8  Brandon[38]   6  Bookert[38]  Hank McCamish Pavilion (6,317)
Atlanta, GA
February 18
9:00 p.m., ACCN
Boston College W 69–60  15–12 (7–7)
 18  Bookert[39]   8  Tied[39]   5  Rathan-Mayes[39]  Donald L. Tucker Center (6,387)
Tallahassee, FL
February 22
6:30 p.m., ESPNU
at No. 2 Virginia L 41–51  15–13 (7–8)
 13  Rathan-Mayes[40]   8  Brandon[40]   3  Bookert[40]  John Paul Jones Arena (14,076)
Charlottesville, VA
February 25
9:00 p.m., RSN
at Miami (FL) L 77–81  15–14 (7–9)
 35  Rathan-Mayes[41]   5  Brandon[41]   5  Rathan-Mayes[41]  BankUnited Center (5,857)
Coral Gables, FL
February 28
12:00 p.m., ESPN2
No. 17 Louisville L 59–81  15–15 (7–10)
 13  Brandon[42]   9  Bojanovsky[42]   2  Tied[42]  Donald L. Tucker Center (8,844)
Tallahassee, FL
March 7
12:00 p.m., ESPN2
Pittsburgh W 61–52  16–15 (8–10)
 19  Rathan-Mayes[43]   6  Tied[43]   5  Rathan-Mayes[43]  Donald L. Tucker Center (6,276)
Tallahassee, FL
ACC Tournament
March 11
12:00 p.m., ESPN/ACCN
vs. (8) Clemson
Second round
W 76–73  17–15
 30  Rathan-Mayes[44]   7  Cofer[44]   3  Tied[44]  Greensboro Coliseum (22,026)
Greensboro, NC
March 12
12:00 p.m., ESPN/ACCN
vs. No. 3 (1) Virginia
Quarterfinals
L 44–58  17–16
 13  Rathan-Mayes[45]   8  Brandon[45]   3  Rathan-Mayes[45]  Greensboro Coliseum (22,026)
Greensboro, NC
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

MediaEdit

Florida State basketball is broadcast on the Florida State University Seminoles Radio Network.

ReferencesEdit

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