2014–15 Syracuse Orange men's basketball team

The 2014–15 Syracuse Orange men's basketball team represented Syracuse University during the 2014–15 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Orange were led by thirty-ninth-year head coach Jim Boeheim and played their home games at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, New York. They were second-year members of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC).

2014–15 Syracuse Orange men's basketball
Syracuse Orange logo.svg
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
2014–15 record18–13 (9–9 ACC)
Head coachJim Boeheim (39th season)
Assistant coachMike Hopkins
Assistant coachAdrian Autry
Assistant coachGerry McNamara
Home arenaCarrier Dome
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)

The Orange did not participate in the 2014–2015 postseason. The team self-imposed a postseason ban as a response to an ongoing NCAA investigation into potential past infractions by the team. Syracuse University initiated the case, which includes academics, when it self-reported potential athletic department violations to the NCAA in 2007. School officials said that none of the conduct occurred after 2012, and no current student-athlete is involved. The ban included the NCAA tournament, ACC tournament and NIT.[1]

Contents

PreseasonEdit

DeparturesEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Jerami Grant 3 F 6'8" 203 Sophomore Hyattsville, Maryland 2014 NBA Draft 2nd round pick by Philadelphia 76ers
C. J. Fair 5 F 6'8" 215 Senior Baltimore, MD Graduated / Undrafted in 2014 NBA Draft
Tyler Ennis 11 G 6'2" 180 Freshman Brampton, Ontario 2014 NBA Draft 1st round pick by Phoenix Suns
Baye Moussa Keita 12 C 6'10" 215 Senior Saint-Louis, Senegal Graduated
Russ DeRemer 23 G 6'5" 203 Senior Wrentham, MA Graduated
Nolan Hart 4 G 5'10" 152 Senior Albany, NY Graduated

RecruitsEdit

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Chris McCullough
PF
Bronx, NY Brewster Academy 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Nov 5, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
Kaleb Joseph
PG
Nashua, NH Cushing Academy 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Aug 17, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: #10   ESPN: #12
  • 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 Syracuse Signees". Rivals.com. Retrieved October 18, 2013.
  • "2014 Syracuse Signees". Scout.com. Retrieved October 18, 2013.
  • "2014 Syracuse Signees". ESPN.com. Retrieved October 18, 2013.
  • "Scout.com Team Recruiting Rankings". Scout.com. Retrieved October 18, 2013.
  • "2014 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved October 18, 2013.

Preseason outlookEdit

RosterEdit

2014–15 Syracuse Orange men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
F 0 Michael Gbinije 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Jr Benedictine College Prep Richmond, Virginia
F 1 Mike Sutton 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Fr Norwich Norwich, New York
F 2 B. J. Johnson 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 185 lb (84 kg) So Lower Merion Ardmore, Pennsylvania
F 3 Carter Sanderson 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Sr Lipscomb Academy
Lipscomb
Nashville, Tennessee
G 4 Ron Patterson 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Fr Brewster Academy Broad Ripple, Indiana
F 5 Chris McCullough 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Fr IMG Academy Bronx, New York
G 10 Trevor Cooney 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 195 lb (88 kg) RS Jr Sanford Wilmington, Delaware
G 13 Christian White 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Jr Aquinas Institute Rochester, New York
G 14 Kaleb Joseph 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Fr Cushing Academy Nashua, New Hampshire
F 21 Tyler Roberson 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 212 lb (96 kg) So Roselle Catholic Union, New Jersey
F 25 Rakeem Christmas 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 242 lb (110 kg) Sr Academy of the New Church Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania
F 32 DaJuan Coleman 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 255 lb (116 kg) Jr Jamesville-DeWitt Jamesville, New York
F 33 Albert Nassar 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Sr South Fork Stuart, Florida
F 34 Doyin Akintobi-Adeyeye 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 235 lb (107 kg) So Uniondale Uniondale, New York
C 35 Chinoso Obokoh 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 215 lb (98 kg) RS So Bishop Kearney Rochester, New York
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster
Last update: 2014-11-27

ScheduleEdit

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
Nov 2*
1:00 pm, TWCSC
No. 23 Carleton W 76-68 
 19  Joseph   6  Tied   4  Tied  Carrier Dome (7,812)
Syracuse, NY
Nov 10*
7:00 pm, TWCSC
No. 23 Adrian W 84–35 
 13  McCullough   16  McCullough   6  Gbinije  Carrier Dome (7,680)
Syracuse, NY
Regular season
Nov 14*
7:00 pm, ESPN3
No. 23 Kennesaw State
2K Sports Classic
W 89–42  1–0
 21  Christmas   11  McCullough   6  Joseph  Carrier Dome (22,833)
Syracuse, NY
Nov 16*
4:00 pm, ESPNU
No. 23 Hampton
2K Sports Classic
W 65-47  2-0
 15  Christmas   16  Christmas   5  Joseph  Carrier Dome (22,848)
Syracuse, NY
Nov 20*
9:00 pm, ESPN2
No. 23 vs. California
2K Sports Classic semifinals
L 59–73  2–1
 13  Joseph, Gbinije   8  Johnson   3  Joseph  Madison Square Garden (11,541)
New York City, NY
Nov 21*
5:00 pm, ESPN2
No. 23 vs. Iowa
2K Sports Classic 3rd place game
W 66–63  3–1
 20  McCullough   9  McCullough   8  Joseph  Madison Square Garden (11,255)
New York City, NY
Nov 25*
7:00 pm, RSN
Loyola (MD) W 70–37  4–1
 18  Christmas   9  Christmas   7  Joseph  Carrier Dome (17,691)
Syracuse, NY
Nov 28*
7:00 pm, ESPN3
Holy Cross W 72–48  5–1
 25  Christmas   13  McCullough   6  Joseph  Carrier Dome (19,167)
Syracuse, NY
Dec 2*
7:30 pm, ESPN
at No. 17 Michigan
ACC–Big Ten Challenge
L 65–68  5–2
 18  Irvin   12  McCullough   6  LeVert  Crisler Center (12,707)
Ann Arbor, MI
Dec 6*
5:15 pm, ESPN2
St. John's L 57–69  5–3
 24  Harrison   16  Obekpa   5  Tied  Carrier Dome (24,884)
Syracuse, NY
Dec 14*
4:00 pm, ESPNU
Louisiana Tech W 71–69  6–3
 25  Cooney   17  Roberson   4  Joseph  Carrier Dome (19,156)
Syracuse, NY
Dec 20*
1:00 pm, FOX
at No. 7 Villanova L 77–82 OT 6–4
 18  Tied   8  Christmas   10  Joseph  Wells Fargo Center (18,369)
Philadelphia, PA
Dec 22*
7:00 pm, ESPNU
Colgate W 78–43  7–4
 20  Cooney   11  Christmas   4  Tied  Carrier Dome (18,905)
Syracuse, NY
Dec 28*
2:00 pm, ESPNU
Long Beach State W 85–67  8–4
 24  Tied   10  Christmas   8  Gbinije  Carrier Dome (22,508)
Syracuse, NY
Dec 31*
6:00 pm, ESPNU
Cornell W 61–44  9–4
 19  Christmas   9  Christmas   4  Cooney  Carrier Dome (19,288)
Syracuse, NY
ACC regular season
Jan 3
12:00 pm, RSN
at Virginia Tech W 68–66  10–4 (1–0)
 18  Cooney   17  Roberson   3  4 Tied  Cassell Coliseum (6,838)
Blacksburg, VA
Jan 7
7:00 pm, ESPNU
at Georgia Tech W 46–45  11–4 (2–0)
 18  Christmas   10  Gbinije   5  Joseph  Hank McCamish Pavilion (7,831)
Atlanta, GA
Jan 11
8:00 pm, ESPNU
Florida State W 70–57  12–4 (3–0)
 28  Cooney   11  Christmas   7  Joseph  Carrier Dome (24,257)
Syracuse, NY
Jan 13
8:00 pm, ACCN
Wake Forest W 86–83 OT 13–4 (4–0)
 35  Christmas   11  Gbinije   7  Gbinije  Carrier Dome (23,367)
Syracuse, NY
Jan 17
4:00 pm, ACCN
at Clemson L 53–66  13–5 (4–1)
 21  Christmas   13  Roberson   2  3 Tied  Littlejohn Coliseum (10,000)
Clemson, SC
Jan 20
7:00 pm, ESPNU
Boston College W 69–61  14–5 (5–1)
 17  Gbinije   8  Gbinije   7  Joseph  Carrier Dome (23,781)
Syracuse, NY
Jan 24
4:00 pm, ESPN2
Miami (FL) L 62–66  14–6 (5–2)
 23  Christmas   15  Jekiri   8  Rodriguez  Carrier Dome (30,677)
Syracuse, NY
Jan 26
7:00 pm, ESPN
at No. 13 North Carolina L 83–93  14–7 (5–3)
 28  Cooney   12  Christmas   5  Roberson  Dean Smith Center (19,856)
Chapel Hill, NC
Feb 3
9:00 pm, ESPNU
Virginia Tech W 72–70  15–7 (6–3)
 19  Bibbs   12  Christmas   7  Gbinije  Carrier Dome (22,928)
Syracuse, NY
Feb 7
7:00 pm, ESPN2
at Pittsburgh L 77–83  15–8 (6–4)
 23  Tied   12  Christmas   5  Cooney  Peterson Events Center (12,508)
Pittsburgh, PA
Feb 11
7:00 pm, ESPN2
at Boston College W 70–56  16–8 (7–4)
 21  Gbinije   10  Christmas   4  Gbinije, Joseph  Conte Forum (5,476)
Chestnut Hill, MA
Feb 14
6:00 pm, ESPN
No. 4 Duke L 72–80  16–9 (7–5)
 27  Gbinije   10  Roberson   5  Christmas  Carrier Dome (35,446)
Syracuse, NY
Feb 18
7:00 pm, ESPN
No. 12 Louisville W 69–59  17–9 (8–5)
 29  Christmas   9  Roberson   6  Gbinije  Carrier Dome (26,160)
Syracuse, NY
Feb 21
12:00 pm, ACCN
Pittsburgh L 61–65  17–10 (8–6)
 20  Christmas   12  Christmas   6  Gbinije  Carrier Dome (30,144)
Syracuse, NY
Feb 24
8:00 pm, ACCN
at No. 9 Notre Dame W 65–60  18–10 (9–6)
 19  Johnson   12  Christmas   3  Roberson  Purcell Pavilion (9,149)
South Bend, IN
Feb 28
7:00 pm, ESPN
at No. 4 Duke L 54–73  18–11 (9–7)
 16  Roberson   9  Roberson   4  Patterson  Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Durham, NC
Mar 2
7:00 pm, ESPN
No. 2 Virginia L 47–59  18–12 (9–8)
 14  Cooney   6  Gbinije   3  Tied  Carrier Dome (25,338)
Syracuse, NY
Mar 7
12:00 pm, CBS
at NC State L 57–71  18–13 (9–9)
 16  Roberson   12  Christmas   5  Gbinije  PNC Arena (18,659)
Raleigh, NC
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

RankingsEdit

Ranking movement
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking. (RV) Received votes but unranked. (NR) Not ranked.
Poll Pre Wk 2 Wk 3 Wk 4 Wk 5 Wk 6 Wk 7 Wk 8 Wk 9 Wk 10 Wk 11 Wk 12 Wk 13 Wk 14 Wk 15 Wk 16 Wk 17 Wk 18 Wk 19 Final
AP 23 23 RV RV RV N/A
Coaches 24 24 RV RV RV

2015–16 RecruitingEdit

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Moustapha Diagne
C
Dakar, Senegal Pope John XXIII High School 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 240 lb (110 kg) May 31, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 89
Franklin Howard
SG
Fairfax, VA Paul VI High School 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Apr 14, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 82
Tyler Lydon
PF
Pine Plains, NY Brewster Academy 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 181 lb (82 kg) Oct 17, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 83
Malachi Richardson
SG
Hamilton, NJ Trenton Catholic Academy 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Dec 13, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 95
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:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Syracuse self-imposes ban". ESPN.com. Retrieved 4 February 2015.