2015–16 Alabama State Hornets basketball team

The 2015–16 Alabama State Hornets basketball team represented Alabama State University during the 2015–16 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Hornets, led by 11th year head coach Lewis Jackson, played their home games at the Dunn–Oliver Acadome as members of the Southwestern Athletic Conference. They finished the season 14–17, 9–9 in SWAC play to finish in fifth place. They lost in the quarterfinals of the SWAC Tournament to Southern.

2015–16 Alabama State Hornets basketball
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ConferenceSouthwestern Athletic Conference
2015–16 record14–17 (9–9 SWAC)
Head coachLewis Jackson (11th season)
Assistant coachAnthony Sewell
Assistant coachSteve Rogers
Assistant coachMichael Curry
Home arenaDunn–Oliver Acadome
Seasons
2015–16 SWAC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Texas Southern 16 2   .889     18 15   .545
Alcorn State* 13 5   .722     15 15   .500
Jackson State 12 6   .667     20 16   .556
Southern 11 7   .611     22 13   .629
Alabama State 9 9   .500     14 17   .452
Prairie View A&M 7 11   .389     7 24   .226
Alabama A&M 6 12   .333     11 18   .379
Arkansas–Pine Bluff 6 12   .333     8 25   .242
Mississippi Valley State 6 12   .333     8 27   .229
Grambling State 4 14   .222     7 24   .226
*ineligible for postseason due to APR violations
2016 SWAC Tournament winner

RosterEdit

2015–16 Alabama State Hornets men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
G/F 1 Chidozie Omile 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Sr Woodbridge, VA
F 2 Corvon Butler 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Jr Indianapolis, IN
G 3 Torloft Thomas 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Jr Montgomery, AL
G/F 5 Bobby Brown 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Sr Atlanta, GA
G 12 Jamel Waters 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 160 lb (73 kg) Sr Birmingham, AL
G 13 Joseff Smith 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Fr Savannah, GA
F 14 Tony Armstrong 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 185 lb (84 kg) RS Jr Montgomery, AL
F 20 Glenn Hallaway 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 190 lb (86 kg) RS So Douglasville, Georgia
G 21 Devante Pope 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Jr Pensacola, FL]
G 22 Nicholas Barnes 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Jr Lanett, AL
C 24 Branden Johnson 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 207 lb (94 kg) Fr Garfield Heights, OH
F 25 Mikel Tyson 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Fr Detroit, MI
G 30 Terrance LeFlore 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 170 lb (77 kg) RS So Wetumpka, AL
C 45 Robert Ojeah 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Jr Nigeria
G 52 Steve Rogers 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 160 lb (73 kg) So Montgomery, AL
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Schedule and resultsEdit

Source: [1]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
11/05/2015*
8:00 pm
Huntingdon W 93–58 
Dunn–Oliver Acadome 
Montgomery, AL
Regular Season
11/14/2015*
6:00 pm, ESPN3
at Virginia Tech
Emerald Coast Classic
W 85–82  1–0
Cassell Coliseum (6,519)
Blacksburg, VA
11/16/2015*
8:00 pm, ASN
at UAB
Emerald Coast Classic
L 70–72  1–1
Bartow Arena (4,833)
Birmingham, AL
11/19/2015*
5:00 pm
at Mercer L 49–70  1–2
Hawkins Arena (3,437)
Macon, GA
11/27/2015*
11:00 am
vs. Chattanooga
Emerald Coast Classic
L 58–95  1–3
Northwest Florida State College (250)
Niceville, FL
11/28/2015*
11:00 am
vs. Chicago State
Emerald Coast Classic
W 66–64  2–3
Northwest Florida State College (250)
Niceville, FL
12/01/2015*
7:00 pm, ESPN3
at Evansville L 56–88  2–4
Ford Center (3,702)
Evansville, IN
12/03/2015*
8:00 pm
Auburn–Montgomery W 80–78  3–4
Dunn–Oliver Acadome (1,536)
Montgomery, AL
12/13/2015*
3:00 pm
at Jacksonville State W 63–60  4–4
Pete Mathews Coliseum (1,103)
Jacksonville, AL
12/16/2015*
6:00 pm
at Elon L 74–91  4–5
Alumni Gym (903)
Elon, NC
12/20/2015*
1:00 pm
at Coastal Carolina L 65–68  4–6
HTC Center (1,510)
Conway, SC
12/22/2015*
1:00 pm
at Winthrop L 84–92  4–7
Winthrop Coliseum (909)
Rock Hill, SC
12/30/2015*
7:00 pm
Fort Valley State W 105–89  5–7
Dunn–Oliver Acadome (256)
Montgomery, AL
SWAC regular season
01/02/2016
7:30 pm
at Jackson State L 61–68  5–8
(0–1)
Williams Assembly Center (799)
Jackson, MS
01/04/2016
7:30 pm
at Grambling State L 81–84 OT 5–9
(0–2)
Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center (426)
Grambling, LA
01/09/2016
7:30 pm
Mississippi Valley State W 75–74 OT 6–9
(1–2)
Dunn–Oliver Acadome (872)
Montgomery, AL
01/11/2016
7:30 pm
Arkansas–Pine Bluff L 55–59  6–10
(1–3)
Dunn–Oliver Acadome 
Montgomery, AL
01/16/2016
5:00 pm
Alabama A&M L 75–80 OT 6–11
(1–4)
Dunn–Oliver Acadome 
Montgomery, AL
01/23/2016
4:00 pm
at Southern L 69–73  6–12
(1–5)
F. G. Clark Center (1,891)
Baton Rouge, LA
01/25/2016
5:00 pm
at Alcorn State L 72–77  6–13
(1–6)
Davey Whitney Complex (1,439)
Lorman, MS
01/30/2016
5:00 pm
Texas Southern L 72–75  6–14
(1–7)
Dunn–Oliver Acadome (1,846)
Montgomery, AL
02/01/2016
7:30 pm
Prairie View A&M W 83–77  7–14
(2–7)
Dunn–Oliver Acadome (1,546)
Montgomery, AL
02/06/2016
2:30 pm
at Mississippi Valley State W 73–62  8–14
(3–7)
Leflore County Civic Center (793)
Greenwood, MS
02/08/2016
5:00 pm
at Arkansas–Pine Bluff L 70–75 OT 8–15
(3–8)
K. L. Johnson Complex (981)
Pine Bluff, AR
02/13/2016
5:00 pm
at Alabama A&M W 74–68  9–15
(4–8)
Elmore Gymnasium 
Huntsville, AL
02/20/2016
8:00 pm
Southern W 77–68  10–15
(5–8)
Dunn–Oliver Acadome (1,324)
Montgomery, AL
02/22/2016
5:00 pm
Alcorn State W 73–60  11–15
(6–8)
Dunn–Oliver Acadome 
Montgomery, AL
02/27/2016
7:30 pm
at Prairie View A&M W 73–68  12–15
(7–8)
William J. Nicks Building (439)
Prairie View, TX
02/29/2016
7:30 pm
at Texas Southern L 86–96  12–16
(7–9)
H&PE Arena 
Houston, TX
03/03/2016
5:00 pm
Jackson State W 71–54  13–16
(8–9)
Dunn–Oliver Acadome (678)
Montgomery, AL
03/05/2016
7:30 pm
Grambling State W 59–58  14–16
(9–9)
Dunn–Oliver Acadome (1,051)
Montgomery, AL
SWAC Tournament
03/10/2016
8:30 pm
(5) vs. (4) Southern
Quarterfinals
L 63–83  14–17
Toyota Center (1,022)
Houston, TX
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Central.

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