2015–16 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets men's basketball team

The 2015–16 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets men's basketball team represented the Georgia Institute of Technology during the 2015–16 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. They were led by fifth year head coach Brian Gregory and played their home games at McCamish Pavilion. They were members of the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Yellow Jackets finished the season 21–15, 8–10 in ACC play to finish in a tie for 11th place. They defeated Clemson in the second round of the ACC Tournament to advance to the quarterfinals where they lost to Virginia. They received an invitation to the National Invitation Tournament where they defeated Houston and South Carolina to advance to the quarterfinals where they lost to San Diego State.

2015–16 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets men's basketball
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets logo.svg
NIT, Quarterfinals
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
2015–16 record21–15 (8–10 ACC)
Head coachBrian Gregory (5th season)
Assistant coachChad Dollar
Assistant coachMamadou N'Diaye
Assistant coachTom Herrion
Home arenaMcCamish Pavilion
Seasons
2015–16 ACC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#3 North Carolina 14 4   .778     33 7   .825
#4 Virginia 13 5   .722     29 8   .784
#10 Miami (FL) 13 5   .722     27 8   .771
#16 Louisville* 12 6   .667     23 8   .742
Notre Dame 11 7   .611     24 12   .667
#19 Duke 11 7   .611     25 11   .694
Virginia Tech 10 8   .556     20 15   .571
Clemson 10 8   .556     17 14   .548
Pittsburgh 9 9   .500     21 12   .636
Syracuse 9 9   .500     23 14   .622
Georgia Tech 8 10   .444     21 15   .583
Florida State 8 10   .444     20 14   .588
NC State 5 13   .278     16 17   .485
Wake Forest 2 16   .111     11 20   .355
Boston College 0 18   .000     7 25   .219
*Ineligible for both the 2016 ACC Tournament and the 2016 NCAA Tournament due to self-imposed postseason ban.
2016 ACC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

On March 25, 2016, Georgia Tech announced Brian Gregory would not return as head coach.[1]

Contents

Last seasonEdit

The Yellow Jackets finished the 2014–15 season 12–19, 3–15 in ACC play to finish in 14th place. They lost in the first round of the ACC Tournament to Boston College.

DeparturesEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Demarco Cox 4 C 6'8" 276 Senior Yazoo City, MS Graduated
Bernard Woodside 30 G 6'0" 170 Freshman Tampa, FL Walk on; didn't return to the team
Aaron Peak 31 G/F 6'4" 188 Senior Atlanta, GA Graduated
Brooks Doyle 32 G 6'4" 199 Junior Atlanta, GA Walk on; didn't return to the team
Patrick Lamar 35 G 6'0" 192 Freshman Marietta, GA Walk on; left the team
Collin Gurry 41 G 6'1" 183 Junior Canton, CT Left the team due to personal reasons
Ron Wamer 43 G 6'2" 190 Junior Dacula, GA Left the team due to personal reasons

Incoming transfersEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Previous School
Adam Smith 2 G 6'1" 195 RS Senior Jonesboro, GA Transferred from Virginia Tech. Smith will be eligible to play immediately since Smith graduated from Virginia Tech.
James White 33 F 6'8" 220 RS Senior Jonesboro, GA Transferred from Arkansas–Little Rock. White will be eligible to play immediately since White graduated from Arkansas–Little Rock.

RecruitingEdit

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Sylvester Ogbonda
C
Fort Washington, MD National Christian Academy 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Oct 31, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
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.

RosterEdit

2015–16 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
F 0 Charles Mitchell 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 269 lb (122 kg) Sr Joseph Wheeler High School/University of Maryland Marietta, Georgia
G 1 Tadric Jackson 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 215 lb (98 kg) So Tift County High School Tifton, Georgia
G 2 Adam Smith 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 170 lb (77 kg) RS Sr Fayette County High School (Georgia)/Virginia Tech Jonesboro, Georgia
G/F 3 Marcus Georges-Hunt 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 214 lb (97 kg) Sr North Clayton High School College Park, Georgia
G 5 Corey Heyward 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 214 lb (97 kg) RS Jr Peachtree Ridge High School/Hargrave Military Academy Duluth, Georgia
G 10 Travis Jorgenson 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 177 lb (80 kg) RS So Rock Bridge High School/New Hampton School Columbia, Missouri
G 11 Josh Heath 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 172 lb (78 kg) Jr Tampa Preparatory School/University of South Florida Tampa, Florida
F 12 Quinton Stephens 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 187 lb (85 kg) Jr Marist School (Georgia) Atlanta, Georgia
F/C 24 Sylvester Ogbonda 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 233 lb (106 kg) Fr National Christian Academy Fort Washington, Maryland
F 32 Nick Jacobs 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 260 lb (118 kg) RS Sr South Atlanta High School/University of Alabama Atlanta, Georgia
F 33 James White 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) RS Sr Jonesboro High School (Georgia)/University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff Jonesboro, Georgia
F 34 Abdoulaye Gueye 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 208 lb (94 kg) So Central Park Christian Dakar, Senegal
F 42 Rand Rowland 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 206 lb (93 kg) Jr White County High School (Cleveland, Georgia) Cleveland, Georgia
C 44 Ben Lammers 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 241 lb (109 kg) So Alamo Heights High School San Antonio, Texas
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
Nov 13*
8:00 pm, ESPN3
Cornell W 116–87  1–0
Hank McCamish Pavilion (6,459)
Atlanta, GA
Nov 16*
7:00 pm, ESPNU
Tennessee W 69–67  2–0
Hank McCamish Pavilion (5,467)
Atlanta, GA
Nov 19*
7:00 pm, ESPN3
Green Bay
NIT Season Tip-Off
W 107–77  3–0
Hank McCamish Pavilion (4,252)
Atlanta, GA
Nov 22*
2:00 pm, ESPN3
East Tennessee State
NIT Season Tip-Off
L 68–69  3–1
Hank McCamish Pavilion (4,665)
Atlanta, GA
Nov 26*
2:00 pm, ESPNU
vs. Arkansas
NIT Season Tip-Off semifinals
W 83–73  4–1
Barclays Center 
Brooklyn, NY
Nov 27*
3:00 pm, ESPN2
vs. No. 8 Villanova
NIT Season Tip-Off Championship game
L 52–69  4–2
Barclays Center 
Brooklyn, NY
Dec 1*
7:00 pm, ESPN3
Wofford W 77–61  5–2
Hank McCamish Pavilion (4,389)
Atlanta, GA
Dec 5*
5:00 pm, CBSSN
at Tulane W 76–68  6–2
Devlin Fieldhouse (2,005)
New Orleans, LA
Dec 15*
9:00 pm, ESPN2
VCU W 77–64  7–2
Hank McCamish Pavilion (5,219)
Atlanta, GA
Dec 19*
12:00 pm, SECN
at Georgia L 61–75  7–3
Stegeman Coliseum (8,011)
Athens, GA
Dec 21*
7:00 pm, ESPN3
Southeastern Louisiana W 75–62  8–3
Hank McCamish Pavilion (4,563)
Atlanta, GA
Dec 23*
7:00 pm, ESPN3
Colgate W 76–60  9–3
Hank McCamish Pavilion (4,638)
Atlanta, GA
Dec 29*
7:00 pm, ESPN3
Duquesne W 73–67  10–3
Hank McCamish Pavilion (5,417)
Atlanta, GA
ACC regular season
Jan 2
12:00 pm, ACCN
at No. 7 North Carolina L 78–86  10–4
(0–1)
Dean Smith Center (17,392)
Chapel Hill, NC
Jan 6
7:00 pm, RSN
at No. 24 Pittsburgh L 84–89  10–5
(0–2)
Peterson Events Center (10,249)
Pittsburgh, PA
Jan 9
2:00 pm, ACCN
No. 4 Virginia W 68–64  11–5
(1–2)
Hank McCamish Pavilion (8,073)
Atlanta, GA
Jan 13
9:00 pm, ACCN
at Notre Dame L 64–72  11–6
(1–3)
Edmund P. Joyce Center (7,795)
South Bend, IN
Jan 16
12:00 pm, RSN
Virginia Tech L 77–78  11–7
(1–4)
Hank McCamish Pavilion (6,470)
Atlanta, GA
Jan 23
4:00 pm, ESPN2
No. 17 Louisville L 71–75  11–8
(1–5)
Hank McCamish Pavilion (7,829)
Atlanta, GA
Jan 27
8:00 pm, ACCN
at NC State W 90–83  12–8
(2–5)
PNC Arena (15,945)
Raleigh, NC
Jan 30
12:00 pm, ESPNU
at Syracuse L 57–60  12–9
(2–6)
Carrier Dome (25,235)
Syracuse, NY
Feb 2
9:00 pm, ESPNU
Duke L 71–80  12–10
(2–7)
Hank McCamish Pavilion (8,600)
Atlanta, GA
Feb 7
1:00 pm, ESPNU
Miami (FL) L 68–75  12–11
(2–8)
Hank McCamish Pavilion (5,569)
Atlanta, GA
Feb 10
7:00 pm, RSN
Wake Forest W 71–66  13–11
(3–8)
Hank McCamish Pavilion (5,089)
Atlanta, GA
Feb 13
2:00 pm, RSN
at Clemson L 52–66  13–12
(3–9)
Bon Secours Wellness Arena (12,232)
Greenville, SC
Feb 17
9:00 pm, ACCN
at Florida State W 86–80  14–12
(4–9)
Donald L. Tucker Civic Center (6,217)
Tallahassee, FL
Feb 20
8:00 pm, ESPN2
No. 19 Notre Dame W 63–62  15–12
(5–9)
Hank McCamish Pavilion (8,600)
Atlanta, GA
Feb 23
7:00 pm, RSN
Clemson W 75–73  16–12
(6–9)
Hank McCamish Pavilion (5,531)
Atlanta, GA
Feb 27
12:00 pm, RSN
at Boston College W 76–71  17–12
(7–9)
Conte Forum (4,148)
Chestnut Hill, MA
Mar 1
8:00 pm, ACCN
at Louisville L 53–56  17–13
(7–10)
KFC Yum! Center (22,043)
Louisville, KY
Mar 5
2:00 pm, ACCN
Pittsburgh W 63–59  18–13
(8–10)
Hank McCamish Pavilion (7,042)
Atlanta, GA
ACC Tournament
Mar 9
7:00 pm, ESPN2
(10) vs. (7) Clemson
Second round
W 88–85 OT 19–13
Verizon Center (18,561)
Washington, D.C.
Mar 10
7:00 pm, ESPN
(10) vs. (2) Virginia
Quarterfinals
L 52–72  19–14
Verizon Center (20,719)
Washington, D.C.
NIT
Mar 16*
8:00 pm, ESPN2
(4) (5) Houston
First round – South Carolina Bracket
W 82–64  20–14
Hank McCamish Pavilion (2,932)
Atlanta, GA
Mar 21*
9:00 pm, ESPN
(4) at (1) South Carolina
Second round – South Carolina Bracket
W 83–66  21–14
Colonial Life Arena (2,856)
Columbia, SC
Mar 23*
9:00 pm, ESPN2
(4) at (2) San Diego State
Quarterfinals – South Carolina Bracket
L 72–56  21–15
Viejas Arena (12,414)
San Diego, CA
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Georgia Tech parts with Gregory as head coach". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2016-03-29.