2014–15 Northeastern Huskies men's basketball team

The 2014–15 Northeastern Huskies men's basketball team represented Northeastern University during the 2014–15 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Huskies, led by ninth year head coach Bill Coen, played their home games at Matthews Arena and were members of the Colonial Athletic Association. They finished the season 23–12, 12–6 in CAA play to finish in a four way tie for the CAA regular season championship. They defeated Delaware, UNC Wilmington, and William & Mary to become champions of the CAA Tournament. They received an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament, their first NCAA bid since 1991, where they lost in the second round to Notre Dame.

2014–15 Northeastern Huskies men's basketball
Northeastern Huskies logo.svg
CAA regular season co–champions
and tournament champions
NCAA Tournament, Second Round
ConferenceColonial Athletic Association
2014–15 record23–12 (12–6 CAA)
Head coachBill Coen (9th season)
Assistant coachDavid McLaughlin
Assistant coachChris Markwood
Assistant coachBrian McDonald
Home arenaMatthews Arena
Seasons
2014–15 CAA men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
William & Mary 12 6   .667     20 13   .606
UNC Wilmington 12 6   .667     18 14   .563
Northeastern 12 6   .667     23 12   .657
James Madison 12 6   .667     19 14   .576
Hofstra 10 8   .556     20 14   .588
Delaware 9 9   .500     10 20   .333
Drexel 9 9   .500     11 19   .367
Elon 6 12   .333     15 18   .455
Towson 5 13   .278     12 20   .375
College of Charleston 3 15   .167     9 24   .273
2015 CAA Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

Contents

Previous seasonEdit

The Huskies finished the season 23–11, 12–6 in CAA play to finish in first place. They advanced to the finals of the CAA Tournament where they defeated William & Mary to win the CAA title.

DeparturesEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Chris Avenant 1 G 6'4" 193 RS Senior Sacramento, California Graduated
Demetrius Pollard 2 G 6'2" 192 Senior Virginia Beach, Virginia Left Team
Marcos Benegas-Flores 11 G 6'1" 190 Junior Boston Transferred to UMass-Lowell
Derrico Peck 24 F 6'5" 204 Sophomore Woodstock, Georgia Transferred

RecruitingEdit

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Devon Begley
SG
Pearland, Texas Pearland High School 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Sep 20, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • 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 2014-08-27.

RosterEdit

2014–15 Northeastern Huskies men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
G/F 3 Jimmy Marshall 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 195 lb (88 kg) So Douglas S. Freeman Richmond, Virginia
G 4 David Walker 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 196 lb (89 kg) Jr Stow-Munroe Falls Stow, Ohio
G 10 T. J. Williams 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 201 lb (91 kg) So Pflugerville Pflugerville, Texas
G/F 12 Quincy Ford 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 225 lb (102 kg) RS Jr Gibbs St. Petersburg, Florida
G 15 Caleb Donnelly 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 181 lb (82 kg) Sr Alvirne Hudson, New Hampshire
G 20 Devon Begley 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 186 lb (84 kg) Fr Pearland Pearland, Texas
G 22 C. J. Hill 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 184 lb (83 kg) RS Fr Westfield Centreville, Virginia
G 33 Zach Stahl 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Jr Hopkins Chanhassen, Minnesota
F 34 Kwesi Abakah 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 212 lb (96 kg) RS So North Gwinnett Suwanee, Georgia
F 43 Scott Eatherton 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 219 lb (99 kg) RS Sr Saint Francis (PA)
Hershey
Hershey, Pennsylvania
F 44 Reggie Spencer 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 234 lb (106 kg) Sr Hillcrest Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster

ScheduleEdit

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Non-conference regular season
11/16/2014*
12:30 PM, NESN
vs. Boston University
Coaches vs. Cancer Boston Tip-Off
W 71–65  1–0
TD Garden (5,112)
Boston
11/18/2014*
7:00 PM, ESPN3
at Florida State
CBE Hall of Fame Classic
W 76–73  2–0
Donald L. Tucker Center (5,587)
Tallahassee, Florida
11/22/2014*
8:00 PM, ESPN3
vs. Navy
CBE Hall of Fame Classic
W 68–44  3–0
Mohegan Sun Arena (1,121)
Uncasville, Connecticut
11/23/2014*
8:00 PM, ESPN3
vs. Manhattan
CBE Hall of Fame Classic
W 65–51  4–0
Mohegan Sun Arena (717)
Uncasville, Connecticut
11/26/2014*
2:00 PM
at Massachusetts
CBE Hall of Fame Classic
L 54–79  4–1
Mullins Center (2,918)
Amherst, Massachusetts
11/29/2014*
3:00 PM
Fairfield W 57–48  5–1
Cabot Center (1,125)
Boston
12/03/2014*
7:00 PM, NESN
at Harvard L 42–60  5–2
Lavietes Pavilion (1,553)
Cambridge, Massachusetts
12/06/2014*
4:00 PM
Western Michigan W 81–69  6–2
Matthews Arena (1,116)
Boston
12/17/2014*
10:00 PM
vs. Cal Poly
Cable Car Classic
L 58–60  6–3
Leavey Center (965)
Santa Clara, California
12/20/2014*
5:00 PM
at Santa Clara
Cable Car Classic
W 78–72  7–3
Leavey Center (1,168)
Santa Clara, California
12/22/2014*
9:00 PM
at Saint Mary's L 68–72 OT 7–4
McKeon Pavilion (2,621)
Moraga, California
12/31/2014*
4:00 PM
at Richmond W 58–57  8–4
Robins Center (4,179)
Richmond, Virginia
CAA regular season
01/03/2015
2:00 PM
at Delaware W 72–53  9–4 (1–0)
Bob Carpenter Center (2,202)
Newark, Delaware
01/05/2015
7:00 PM
UNC Wilmington L 68–75  9–5 (1–1)
Matthews Arena (573)
Boston
01/08/2015
7:00 PM
at James Madison W 65–59  10–5 (2–1)
JMU Convocation Center (2,589)
Harrisonburg, Virginia
01/10/2015
2:00 PM, CSN
at Towson W 52–49  11–5 (3–1)
SECU Arena (1,507)
Towson, Maryland
01/14/2015
7:00 PM
Hofstra W 91–83  12–5 (4–1)
Matthews Arena (1,493)
Boston
01/17/2015
7:00 PM
College of Charleston W 69–67  13–5 (5–1)
Matthews Arena (1,624)
Boston
01/19/2015*
2:00 PM
Detroit L 69–81 OT 13–6
Matthews Arena (1,032)
Boston
01/22/2015
7:00 PM
James Madison W 82–59  14–6 (6–1)
Matthews Arena (1,680)
Boston
01/24/2015
2:00 PM, NBCSN
at William & Mary L 62–78  14–7 (6–2)
Kaplan Arena (5,053)
Williamsburg, Virginia
01/28/2015
7:00 PM
at Drexel L 60–65  14–8 (6–3)
Daskalakis Athletic Center (1,011)
Philadelphia
01/31/2015
7:00 PM
Elon W 80–61  15–8 (7–3)
Matthews Arena (1,171)
Boston
02/04/2015
7:00 PM
Towson W 69–62  16–8 (8–3)
Matthews Arena (955)
Boston
02/07/2015
12:00 PM, CSN
Delaware L 68–73  16–9 (8–4)
Matthews Arena (1,423)
Boston
02/12/2015
7:00 PM, NBCSN
at Hofstra W 79–68  17–9 (9–4)
Hofstra Arena (2,352)
Hempstead, New York
02/14/2015
8:00 PM, ASN
at UNC Wilmington L 61–66  17–10 (9–5)
Trask Coliseum (4,619)
Wilmington, North Carolina
02/18/2015
7:00 PM
William & Mary W 75–64  18–10 (10–5)
Matthews Arena (927)
Boston,
02/21/2015
4:00 PM, NBCSN
Drexel W 83–73 OT 19–10 (11–5)
Matthews Arena (1,925)
Boston,
02/26/2015
7:00 PM
at Elon L 65–72  19–11 (11–6)
Alumni Gym (1,016)
Elon, North Carolina
02/28/2015
8:00 PM
at College of Charleston W 65–56  20–11 (12–6)
TD Arena (2,603)
Charleston, South Carolina
CAA Tournament
03/07/2015
8:30 PM, CSN
vs. Delaware
Quarterfinals
W 67–64  21–11
Royal Farms Arena (3,016)
Baltimore
03/08/2015
8:30 PM, NBCSN
vs. UNC Wilmington
Semifinals
W 78–71  22–11
Royal Farms Arena (3,703)
Baltimore
03/09/2015
8:30 PM, NBCSN
vs. William & Mary
Championship game
W 72–61  23–11
Royal Farms Arena (5,721)
Baltimore
NCAA Tournament
03/18/2015*
12:15 PM, CBS
(14 MW) vs. (3 MW) No. 8 Notre Dame
Second round
L 65–69  23–12
Consol Energy Center (15,818)
Pittsburgh
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time. (#) during NCAA Tournament is seed with Region MW=Midwest.

ReferencesEdit