2015–16 Charlotte 49ers men's basketball team

The 2015–16 Charlotte 49ers men's basketball team represented the University of North Carolina at Charlotte during the 2015–16 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The 49ers, led by first year head coach Mark Price, played their home games at the Dale F. Halton Arena and were members Conference USA. They finished the season 14–19, 9–9 in C-USA play to finish in seventh place. They defeated Rice in the second round of the C-USA Tournament to advance to the quarterfinals where they lost to Middle Tennessee.

2015–16 Charlotte 49ers men's basketball
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ConferenceConference USA
2015–16 record14–19 (9–9 C-USA)
Head coachMark Price (1st season)
Assistant coachHouston Fancher
Assistant coachChris Ferguson
Assistant coachAndre Gray
Home arenaDale F. Halton Arena
Seasons
2015–16 Conference USA men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
UAB 16 2   .889     26 7   .788
Middle Tennessee 13 5   .722     25 10   .714
Marshall 12 6   .667     17 16   .515
Louisiana Tech 12 6   .667     23 10   .697
Old Dominion 12 6   .667     25 13   .658
UTEP 10 8   .556     19 14   .576
Charlotte 9 9   .500     14 19   .424
Western Kentucky 8 10   .444     18 16   .529
North Texas 7 11   .389     12 20   .375
Rice 7 11   .389     12 20   .375
FIU 7 11   .389     13 19   .406
Florida Atlantic 5 13   .278     8 25   .242
Southern Miss* 5 13   .278     8 21   .276
UTSA 3 15   .167     5 27   .156
*Ineligible for postseason play due to self-imposed postseason ban.
2016 C-USA Tournament winner

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Previous seasonEdit

The 49ers finished the 2014–15 season 14–18, 7–11 in C-USA play to finish in a tie for eleventh place. They lost in the first round of the C-USA Tournament to Middle Tennessee.

DeparturesEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Torin Dorn 2 G 6'4" 201 Freshman Charlotte, NC Transferred to North Carolina State
Shawn Lester 3 G 6'4" 196 Junior Mooresville, NC Signed to play professionally overseas[1]
Keyshawn Woods 5 G 6'3" 182 Freshman Gastonia, NC Transferred to Wake Forest
Mike Thorne Jr. 11 C 6'11" 270 RS Junior Fayetteville, NC Graduate transferred to Illinois
Terrence Williams 14 G 6'4" 221 Senior Charlotte, NC Graduated
Pierriá Henry 15 G 6'4" 197 Senior Charleston, WV Graduated
Willie Clayton 21 F 6'8" 238 Junior Thomasville, GA Graduate transferred to Georgia State

Incoming transfersEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Previous
Ridell Camidge 0 G 6'3" 170 Sophomore Wilmington, NC Junior college transferred from Cloud County Community College
Anthony Vanhook 15 F 6'4" 210 Junior Chapel Hill, NC Junior college transferred from Cape Fear Community College
Hudson Price 21 G 6'6" 200 Junior Orlando, FL Transferred from TCU. Son of incoming Charlotte head coach Mark Price.
Joseph Uchebo 50 C 6'10" 260 Senior Enugu, Nigeria Transferred from Pittsburgh. Will be eligible to play immediately since Uchebo graduated from Pittsburgh.

Class of 2015 recruitsEdit

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Jon Davis
SG
Upper Marlboro, MD Hargrave Military Academy 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Apr 21, 2015 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 77
Curran Scott
SG
Edmond, OK Edmond Memorial High School 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 193 lb (88 kg)  
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: NR
Karoliis Kundrotas
PF
Lithuania Barking Abbey 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 240 lb (110 kg) Feb 24, 2015 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: NR
Andrien White
PG
Chester, VA Quality Education Academy 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 150 lb (68 kg) May 4, 2015 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: NR0
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:

  • "2015 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved July 24, 2015.

RosterEdit

2015–16 Charlotte 49ers men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
G 0 Ridell Camidge 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 175 lb (79 kg) So Wilmington, NC
G 1 Braxton Ogbueze 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 187 lb (85 kg) RS Jr Charlotte, NC
G 2 Andrien White 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Fr Richmond, VA
G 3 Jon Davis 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Fr Upper Marlboro, MD
G 5 Gavin Wilson (W) 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Sr Raleigh, NC
G 10 Curran Scott 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 193 lb (88 kg) Fr Edmond, OK
F/C 12 Lukas Bergang 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Fr Gothenburg, Sweden
F 15 Anthony Vanhook 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Jr Chapel Hill, NC
F 20 Cameron Blakely 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 214 lb (97 kg) Jr Winder, GA
G 21 Hudson Price   6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Jr Orlando, FL
F 22 Bernard Sullivan 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 231 lb (105 kg) RS Sr Gastonia, NC
F 25 Reid Aube (W) 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Jr Concord, NC
G 30 Mitch Warner (W) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 192 lb (87 kg) Sr Charlotte, NC
C 31 Benas Griciunas 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 229 lb (104 kg) RS So Šilutė, Lithuania
G 35 Cameron Pappas (W) 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Sr Hillsborough, NC
C 50 Joseph Uchebo 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Sr Enugu, Nigeria
G 55 Ivan Benkovic 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 207 lb (94 kg) Jr Zagreb, Croatia
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster

ScheduleEdit

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Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
11/09/2015*
7:00 PM
Methodist W 98–73 
Dale F. Halton Arena (3,100)
Charlotte, NC
Regular season
11/13/2015*
8:30 PM, ASN
Elon L 74–85  0–1
Dale F. Halton Arena (5,390)
Charlotte, NC
11/16/2015*
7:00 PM, ESPN3
at East Carolina L 74–85  0–2
Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum (5,390)
Greenville, NC
11/19/2015*
7:00 PM
Furman
Battle 4 Atlantis Opening Round
W 77–68  1–2
Dale F. Halton Arena (4,562)
Charlotte, NC
11/25/2015*
2:30 PM, ESPN2
vs. Syracuse
Battle 4 Atlantis quarterfinals
L 70–83  1–3
Imperial Arena (1,744)
Nassau, Bahamas
11/26/2015*
9:30 PM, AXS TV
vs. Michigan
Battle 4 Atlantis consolation round
L 47–102  1–4
Imperial Arena (1,339)
Nassau, Bahamas
11/27/2015*
9:30 PM, AXS TV
vs. Washington
Battle 4 Atlantis 7th place game
L 66–71  1–5
Imperial Arena (1,065)
Nassau, Bahamas
12/01/2015*
7:00 PM
Davidson L 74–109  1–6
Dale F. Halton Arena (7,571)
Charlotte, NC
12/05/2015*
4:00 PM, ESPN3
at Miami (FL) L 60–88  1–7
BankUnited Center (6,735)
Coral Gables, FL
12/09/2015*
7:00 PM, UNC Charlotte TV
Campbell L 70–76  1–8
Dale F. Halton Arena (3,687)
Charlotte, NC
12/19/2015*
2:00 PM
at Appalachian State W 82–66  2–8
Holmes Center (376)
Boone, NC
12/22/2015*
7:00 PM, CBSSN
vs. Georgetown L 59–62  2–9
Time Warner Cable Arena (6,448)
Charlotte, NC
12/29/2015*
7:00 PM
The Citadel W 111–93  3–9
Dale F. Halton Arena (4,026)
Charlotte, NC
01/02/2016
12:00 PM, ASN
at Old Dominion L 65–74  3–10
(0–1)
Ted Constant Convocation Center (6,733)
Norfolk, VA
01/07/2016
8:00 PM
at Southern Miss W 82–76  4–10
(1–1)
Reed Green Coliseum (2,703)
Hattiesburg, MS
01/09/2016
7:30 PM
at Louisiana Tech L 90–93 OT 4–11
(1–2)
Thomas Assembly Center (4,209)
Ruston, LA
01/14/2016
7:00 PM
Middle Tennessee L 72–73  4–12
(1–3)
Dale F. Halton Arena (3,914)
Charlotte, NC
01/16/2016
7:00 PM
UAB L 72–74  4–13
(1–4)
Dale F. Halton Arena (4,477)
Charlotte, NC
01/21/2016
7:00 PM, UNC Charlotte TV
Marshall W 103–95  5–13
(2–4)
Dale F. Halton Arena (4,015)
Charlotte, NC
01/23/2016
7:00 PM, FCS
UNC Charlotte TV
WKU W 88–71  6–13
(3–4)
Dale F. Halton Arena (4,197)
Charlotte, NC
01/28/2016
7:00 PM, ASN
at FIU W 72–69  7–13
(4–4)
FIU Arena 
Miami, FL
01/30/2016
2:00 PM, ASN
at Florida Atlantic L 77–82  7–14
(4–5)
FAU Arena (936)
Boca Roton, FL
02/03/2016*
7:00 PM
at North Carolina A&T W 92–72  8–14
Corbett Sports Center (1,081)
Greensboro, NC
02/06/2016
7:00 PM, UNC Charlotte TV
Old Dominion L 69–74 OT 8–15
(4–6)
Dale F. Halton Arena (4,646)
Charlotte, NC
02/11/2016
7:00 PM
Rice W 102–73  9–15
(5–6)
Dale F. Halton Arena (3,127)
Charlotte, NC
02/13/2016
4:00 PM, ASN
North Texas W 103–79  10–15
(6–6)
Dale F. Halton Arena (4,444)
Charlotte, NC
02/18/2016
7:00 PM, ASN
at Marshall L 72–87  10–16
(6–7)
Cam Henderson Center (6,164)
Huntington, WV
02/20/2016
3:00 PM, FCS
at WKU L 54–59  10–17
(6–8)
E. A. Diddle Arena (3,570)
Bowling Green, KY
02/25/2016
7:00 PM
UTSA W 114–108 2OT 11–17
(7–8)
Dale F. Halton Arena (3,701)
Charlotte, NC
02/27/2016
7:00 PM, UNC Charlotte TV
UTEP W 88–78  12–17
(8–8)
Dale F. Halton Arena (5,813)
Charlotte, NC
03/03/2016
8:00 PM
at Rice W 88–75  13–17
(9–8)
Tudor Fieldhouse (1,349)
Houston, TX
03/05/2016
8:00 PM
at North Texas L 77–80  13–18
(9–9)
The Super Pit (2,156)
Denton, TX
Conference USA Tournament
03/09/2016
7:00 PM, ASN
vs. Rice
Second round
W 79–69  14–18
Legacy Arena (3,905)
Birmingham, AL
03/10/2016
7:00 PM, ASN
vs. Middle Tennessee
Quarterfinals
L 61–79  14–19
Legacy Arena (3,933)
Birmingham, AL
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll/Coaches' Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

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