2014–15 Purdue Boilermakers men's basketball team

The 2014–15 Purdue Boilermakers men's basketball team represented Purdue University. Their head coach was Matt Painter, in his tenth season with the Boilers. The team played its home games in Mackey Arena in West Lafayette, Indiana, and were members of the Big Ten Conference. They finished the season 21–13, 12–6 in Big Ten play to finish in a three way tie for third place. They advanced to the semifinals of the Big Ten Tournament where they lost to Wisconsin. They received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament where they lost in the second round to Cincinnati.

2014–15 Purdue Boilermakers men's basketball
Purdue Boilermakers logo.svg
NCAA Tournament, Second Round
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
2014–15 record21–13 (12–6 Big Ten)
Head coachMatt Painter (10th Season)
Assistant coachJack Owens
Assistant coachBrandon Brantley
Assistant coachGreg Gary
Home arenaMackey Arena
Seasons
2014–15 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 3 Wisconsin 16 2   .889     36 4   .900
No. 12 Maryland 14 4   .778     28 7   .800
No. 23 Michigan State 12 6   .667     27 12   .692
Iowa 12 6   .667     22 12   .647
Purdue 12 6   .667     21 13   .618
Ohio State 11 7   .611     24 11   .686
Indiana 9 9   .500     20 14   .588
Illinois 9 9   .500     19 14   .576
Michigan 8 10   .444     16 16   .500
Minnesota 6 12   .333     18 15   .545
Northwestern 6 12   .333     15 17   .469
Nebraska 5 13   .278     13 18   .419
Penn State 4 14   .222     18 16   .529
Rutgers 2 16   .111     10 22   .313
2015 Big Ten Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

Contents

Previous seasonEdit

The Boilermakers finished the season 15–17, 5–13 in Big Ten play to finish in last place. They lost in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament to Ohio State.

DeparturesEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Terone Johnson 0 G 6'2" 199 Senior Indianapolis, IN Graduated
Sterling Carter 1 G 6'0" 200 RS Senior Seattle, WA Graduated
Ronnie Johnson 3 G 6'0" 175 Sophomore Indianapolis, IN Transferred to Houston
Jay Simpson 23 F 6'9" 250 RS Freshman Champaign, IL Retired from basketball due a heart condition [1]
Errick Peck 32 F 6'6" 223 RS Senior Indianapolis, IN Graduated
Travis Carroll 50 F 6'9" 245 Senior Danville, IN Graduated

RosterEdit

2014–15 Purdue Boilermakers men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
G 0 Jon Octeus 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Sr Miramar, FL
G 1 Bryson Scott 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 201 lb (91 kg) So Fort Wayne, IN
G 2 Jon McKeeman 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Jr Fort Wayne, IN
G 3 P.J. Thompson 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Fr Indianapolis, IN
F 5 Basil Smotherman 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 222 lb (101 kg) So Indianapolis, IN
G 11 Stephen Toyra 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 177 lb (80 kg) Jr Lafayette, IN
F 12 Vincent Edwards 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Fr Middletown, OH
C 20 A. J. Hammons 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 251 lb (114 kg) Jr Carmel, IN
G 21 Kendall Stephens 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 193 lb (88 kg) So St. Charles, IL
F 23 Jacquil Taylor 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Fr Cambridge, MA
G 24 Anfernee Brown 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 190 lb (86 kg) So East Chicago, IN
F 30 Neal Beshears 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 198 lb (90 kg) Sr Winchester, IN
G 31 Dakota Mathias 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Fr Elida, OH
G 35 Raphael Davis 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 211 lb (96 kg) Jr Fort Wayne, IN
C 44 Isaac Haas 7 ft 2 in (2.18 m) 285 lb (129 kg) Fr Piedmont, AL
Head coach

Matt Painter (Purdue)

Assistant coach(es)

Jack Owens (Eastern Illinois)
Greg Gary (Tulane)
Brandon Brantley (Purdue)


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

Roster
Last update: 2014-06-09

Incoming recruitsEdit

Isaac Haas, an Alabama native, committed to Purdue on November 18, 2013.[2] Haas' primary reason for committing to Purdue was due to the university's ability to develop its tall players, saying "It's great exposure, and under Matt Painter, almost every 7-footer who went to Purdue went to the NBA." Haas, who originally committed to Wake Forest, was a four star and top 100 recruit.[3]

Vincent Edwards committed to Purdue on September 14, 2013.[4] Edwards was ranked the #80 recruit of 2014. Edwards had been considering which school to commit to since his sophomore year, and said, "“Never in my mind have I had a doubt about Purdue. But of course, I wanted to be sure that I was making the right decision. I felt like it was the right decision to make, so I made it today."[5]

Jacquil Taylor, from Cambridge, Massachusetts committed to Purdue on September 30, 2013.[6] Although Taylor was injured his senior year, there was enough film of him prior to the injury for Purdue to sign him.[7]

Dakota Mathias, a shooting guard from Elida, Ohio, committed to Purdue on May 5, 2013.[8]

P.J. Thompson, from Indianapolis, IN, was the last of the class to commit, committing on March 11, 2014.[9] Thompson, who suffered a foot injury his senior season, was not heavily recruited, and accepted Purdue's late offer. His father, LaSalle, was once a summer teammate of Coach Painter.[10]

Class of 2014 recruitsEdit

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Isaac Haas
C
Piedmont, AL Hokes Bluff High School 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 275 lb (125 kg) Nov 18, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
Vincent Edwards
SF
Middletown, OH Middletown High School 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Sep 14, 2011 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
Jacquil Taylor
PF
Cambridge, MA Beaver Country Day School 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Sep 30, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
Dakota Mathias
SG
Elida, OH Elida High School 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 205 lb (93 kg) May 5, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
P.J. Thompson
PG
Indianapolis, IN Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Mar 11, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
Overall recruiting rankings:   Rivals: 27
  • 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 Purdue Signees". Rivals.com. Retrieved June 9, 2014.
  • "2014 Purdue Signees". Scout.com. Retrieved June 9, 2014.
  • "2014 Purdue Signees". ESPN.com. Retrieved June 9, 2014.
  • "Scout.com Team Recruiting Rankings". Scout.com. Retrieved June 9, 2014.
  • "2014 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved June 9, 2014.

Class of 2015 recruitsEdit

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Ryan Cline
SG
Carmel, IN Carmel High School 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Jun 2, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: NR
Overall recruiting rankings:   Rivals: 27
  • 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:

ScheduleEdit

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
Nov 2*
2:00 pm
California (PA) W 89–52 
Mackey Arena (10,179)
West Lafayette, IN
Nov 7*
7:00 pm
Carroll College W 90–49 
Mackey Arena (10,500)
West Lafayette, IN
Non-conference regular season
Nov 14*
7:00 pm
Samford
Maui Invitational Tournament Opening Round
W 80–40  1–0
Mackey Arena (10,430)
West Lafayette, IN
Nov 16*
3:00 pm, BTN
IUPUI W 77–57  2–0
Mackey Arena (11,466)
West Lafayette, IN
Nov 20*
7:00 pm
Grambling State W 82–30  3–0
Mackey Arena (10,021)
West Lafayette, IN
Nov 24*
2:30 pm, ESPN2
vs. Kansas State
Maui Invitational Tournament Quarterfinals
L 79–88  3–1
Lahaina Civic Center (2,400)
Maui, HI
Nov 25*
2:00 pm, ESPN2
vs. Missouri
Maui Invitational Tournament Consolation 2nd Round
W 82–61  4–1
Lahaina Civic Center (2,400)
Maui, HI
Nov 26*
5:00 pm, ESPN2
vs. BYU
Maui Invitational Tournament 5th Place Game
W 87–85 OT 5–1
Lahaina Civic Center (2,400)
Maui, HI
Dec 2*
9:00 pm, ESPNU
NC State
ACC–Big Ten Challenge
W 66–61  6–1
Mackey Arena (12,023)
West Lafayette, IN
Dec 6*
2:00 pm
North Florida L 70–73  6–2
Mackey Arena (11,038)
West Lafayette, IN
Dec 8*
7:00 pm, ESPNU
IPFW W 63–43  7–2
Mackey Arena (10,007)
West Lafayette, IN
Dec 10*
7:00 pm, ESPNU
Arkansas State W 87–46  8–2
Mackey Arena (9,964)
West Lafayette, IN
Dec 13*
9:00 pm, SECN
at Vanderbilt L 71–81  8–3
Memorial Gymnasium (9,565)
Nashville, TN
Dec 20*
5:15 pm, BTN
vs. No. 21 Notre Dame
Crossroads Classic
L 63–94  8–4
Bankers Life Fieldhouse (14,753)
Indianapolis, IN
Dec 22*
6:00 pm
Gardner–Webb L 84–89  8–5
Mackey Arena (8,835)
West Lafayette, IN
Big Ten regular season
Dec 31
3:15 pm, BTN
Minnesota W 72–68  9–5 (1–0)
Mackey Arena (10,018)
West Lafeyette, IN
Jan 3
2:15 pm, BTN
Michigan W 64–51  10–5 (2–0)
Mackey Arena (11,271)
West Lafayette, IN
Jan 7
7:00 pm, BTN
at No. 4 Wisconsin L 55–62  10–6 (2–1)
Kohl Center (17,279)
Madison, WI
Jan 10
2:30 pm, BTN
No. 11 Maryland L 60–69  10–7 (2–2)
Mackey Arena (10,756)
West Lafayette, IN
Jan 17
1:00 pm, ESPNU
at Penn State W 84–77 OT 11–7 (3–2)
Bryce Jordan Center (8,949)
University Park, PA
Jan 21
9:00 pm, BTN
at Illinois L 57–66  11–8 (3–3)
State Farm Center (12,965)
Champaign, IL
Jan 24
12:00 pm, BTN
No. 25 Iowa W 67–63  12–8 (4–3)
Mackey Arena (12,068)
West Lafayette, IN
Jan 28
9:00 pm, BTN
No. 22 Indiana
Rivalry/Crimson and Gold Cup
W 83–67  13–8 (5–3)
Mackey Arena (14,846)
West Lafayette, IN
Jan 31
6:00 pm, ESPNU
at Northwestern W 68–60  14–8 (6–3)
Welsh-Ryan Arena (8,117)
Evanston, IL
Feb 4
6:30 pm, BTN
No. 20 Ohio State W 60–58  15–8 (7–3)
Mackey Arena (12,087)
West Lafayette, IN
Feb 7
3:00 pm, BTN
at Minnesota L 58–62  15–9 (7–4)
Williams Arena (13,041)
Minneapolis, MN
Feb 12
7:00 pm, ESPNU
at Rutgers W 61–51  16–9 (8–4)
The RAC (5,805)
Piscataway, NJ
Feb 15
5:15 pm, BTN
Nebraska W 66–54  17–9 (9–4)
Mackey Arena (14,313)
West Layfette, IN
Feb 19
7:00 pm, ESPN
at Indiana
Rivalry/Crimson and Gold Cup
W 67–63  18–9 (10–4)
Assembly Hall (17,472)
Bloomington, IN
Feb 26
9:00 pm, ESPNU
Rutgers W 92–85  19–9 (11–4)
Mackey Arena (11,895)
West Lafayette, IN
Mar 1
7:30 pm, BTN
at Ohio State L 61–65  19–10 (11–5)
Value City Arena (15,978)
Columbus, OH
Mar 4
8:00 pm, BTN
at Michigan State L 66–72  19–11 (11–6)
Breslin Center (14,797)
East Lansing, MI
Mar 7
4:30 pm, BTN
Illinois W 63–58  20–11 (12–6)
Mackey Arena (14,846)
West Lafayette, IN
Big Ten Tournament
Mar 13
2:30 pm, ESPN
vs. Penn State
Quarterfinals
W 64–59  21–11
United Center (17,290)
Chicago, IL
Mar 14
1:00 pm, CBS
vs. No. 6 Wisconsin
Semifinals
L 51–71  21–12
United Center (18,088)
Chicago, IL
NCAA Tournament
Mar 19*
7:10 pm, CBS
(9 MW) vs. (8 MW) Cincinnati
Second Round
L 65–66 OT 21–13
KFC Yum! Center (21,639)
Louisville, KY
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses. MW=Midwest Region.
All times are in Eastern Time.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Heart condition ends career of Purdue's Jay Simpson". Post Tribune of Chicago. Archived from the original on |archive-url= requires |archive-date= (help). Retrieved 2013-06-13.
  2. ^ "Isaac Haas Recruiting Profile". 247 Sports. Retrieved October 11, 2017.
  3. ^ Baird, Nathan (November 19, 2013). "Purdue basketball's development of big men lured Alabama center Isaac Haas". Indy Star.
  4. ^ "Vincent Edwards Recruitment Profile". 247 Sports. Retrieved October 11, 2017.
  5. ^ Doyle, Kevin (September 15, 2013). "2014 forward Vince Edwards commits to Purdue". NBC Sports. Retrieved October 11, 2017.
  6. ^ "Jacquil Taylor Recruiting Profile". 247 Sports. Retrieved October 11, 2017.
  7. ^ Baird, Nathan (April 28, 2014). "Purdue basketball recruit Jacquil Taylor a box office sleeper". Reno Gazette-Journal. Retrieved October 11, 2017.
  8. ^ "Dakota Mathias Recruiting Profile". 247 Sports. Retrieved October 11, 2017.
  9. ^ "P.J. Thompson Recruiting Profile". 247 Sports. Retrieved October 12, 2017.
  10. ^ Baird, Nathan (June 13, 2014). "P.J. Thompson ready to make transition to Purdue". The Leaf Chronicle. Journal & Courier. Retrieved October 12, 2017.