2015–16 Green Bay Phoenix men's basketball team

The 2015–16 Green Bay Phoenix men's basketball team represented the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay in the 2015–16 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. Their head coach in his first year was Linc Darner. The Phoenix played their home games at the Resch Center and were members of the Horizon League. They finished the season 23–13, 11–7 in Horizon League play to finish in fourth place. They defeated Cleveland State, Milwaukee, Valparaiso, and Wright State to become champions of the Horizon League Tournament. They received the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament where they lost in the first round to Texas A&M.

2015–16 Green Bay Phoenix men's basketball
Green Bay Phoenix wordmark.svg
NCAA Tournament, First Round
ConferenceHorizon League
2015–16 record23–13 (11–7 Horizon)
Head coachLinc Darner (1st season)
Assistant coachRandall Herbst
Assistant coachRichard Davis
Assistant coachBen Swank
Home arenaResch Center
Seasons
2015–16 Horizon League men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Valparaiso 16 2   .889     30 7   .811
Oakland 13 5   .722     23 12   .657
Wright State 13 5   .722     22 13   .629
Green Bay 11 7   .611     23 13   .639
Milwaukee 10 8   .556     20 13   .606
Detroit 9 9   .500     16 15   .516
Youngstown State 6 12   .333     11 21   .344
Northern Kentucky* 5 13   .278     9 21   .300
Cleveland State 4 14   .222     9 23   .281
UIC 3 15   .167     5 25   .167
* Ineligible for NCAA postseason during transition to Division I.
2016 Horizon League Tournament winner

RosterEdit

2015–16 Green Bay Phoenix men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
F 1 Kerem Kanter 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 245 lb (111 kg) So Istanbul, Turkey
G 2 Turner Botz 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Jr Little Chute, WI
G 3 Khalil Small 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 205 lb (93 kg) So Chicago, IL
G 4 Jordan Fouse 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Sr Racine, WI
G 5 Avery Brown 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Fr Clermont, FL
G 11 Anthony Brown 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 160 lb (73 kg) Fr Clermont, FL
G 12 Carrington Love 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 171 lb (78 kg) Sr Milwaukee, WI
G 23 Jamar Hurdle 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Jr Milwaukee, WI
G 32 Tevin Findlay 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Jr Malton, ON, Canada
F 34 Charles Cooper 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Jr Gary, IN
F 45 Kenneth Lowe 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Jr Little Chute, WI
F/C 50 Henry Uwadiae 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Jr Benin City, Nigeria
F David Jesperson 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Jr Merrill, WI
G Warren Jones 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Jr Centralia, IL
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • Randall Herbst (Waldorf)
  • Richard Davis (Ashland)
  • Ben Swank (Edinboro)

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

Roster
Last update: 2015–12–04

ScheduleEdit

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Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
10/31/2015*
1:00 pm
UW–Stout W 95–41 
Resch Center 
Green Bay, WI
Non-Conference regular season
11/13/2015*
8:00 pm, P12N
at Stanford
NIT Season Tip-Off
L 89–93 OT 0–1
Maples Pavilion (3,783)
Stanford, CA
11/17/2015*
5:00 am, ESPN2
at East Tennessee State
NIT Season Tip-Off
L 90–103  0–2
Freedom Hall Civic Center (3,992)
Johnson City, TN
11/19/2015*
6:00 pm, ESPN3
at Georgia Tech
NIT Season Tip-Off
L 77–107  0–3
Hank McCamish Pavilion (4,252)
Atlanta, GA
11/22/2015*
12:00 pm, ESPN3
UM–Duluth W 94–74  1–3
Resch Center (2,245)
Green Bay, WI
11/24/2015*
7:00 pm, TWCS/ESPN3
Akron
NIT Season Tip-Off
W 66–63  2–3
Resch Center (2,230)
Green Bay, WI
11/28/2015*
7:00 pm
at Eastern Illinois W 81–72  3–3
Lantz Arena (410)
Charleston, IL
11/30/2015*
7:00 pm, FSMW
at SIU Edwardsville W 87–69  4–3
Vadalabene Center (1,027)
Edwardsville, IL
12/06/2015*
2:00 pm, ESPN3
Toledo L 69–71  4–4
Resch Center (2,864)
Green Bay, WI
12/15/2015*
7:00 pm, ESPN3
Pacific W 93–88  5–4
Resch Center (2,283)
Green Bay, WI
12/20/2015*
12:00 pm, ESPN3
UW–Superior W 108–57  6–4
Resch Center (2073)
Green Bay, WI
12/23/2015*
8:00 pm, BTN
at Wisconsin L 79–84  6–5
Kohl Center (17,287)
Madison, WI
12/28/2015*
6:00 pm
at Morehead State W 78–72  7–5
Ellis Johnson Arena (2,634)
Morehead, KY
Horizon League regular season
01/02/2016
1:00 pm, ESPN3
Northern Kentucky W 86–70  8–5
(1–0)
Resch Center (3,560)
Green Bay, WI
01/04/2016
7:00 pm, ESPN3
Wright State W 76–68  9–5
(2–0)
Resch Center (2,357)
Green Bay, WI
01/07/2016
6:30 pm, ESPN3
at Cleveland State W 87–67  10–5
(3–0)
Wolstein Center (1,471)
Cleveland, OH
01/09/2016
6:00 pm, ESPN3
at Youngstown State L 93–103  10–6
(3–1)
Beeghly Center (2,760)
Youngstown, OH
01/14/2016
7:00 pm, ESPN3
at UIC W 78–76  11–6
(4–1)
UIC Pavilion (2,552)
Chicago, IL
01/16/2016
7:00 pm, ESPN3
at Valparaiso L 70–85  11–7
(4–2)
Athletics–Recreation Center (4,939)
Valparaiso, IN
01/19/2016*
7:00 pm, WAC DN
at Chicago State W 99–66  12–7
Jones Convocation Center (1,032)
Chicago, IL
01/23/2016
1:00 pm, ESPN3
Oakland L 95–111  12–8
(4–3)
Resch Center (3,928)
Green Bay, WI
01/25/2016
7:00 pm, ESPN3
Detroit W 115–108 OT 13–8
(5–3)
Resch Center (2,469)
Green Bay, WI
01/29/2016
7:00 pm, ESPN3
at Milwaukee L 94–95  13–9
(5–4)
UW–Milwaukee Panther Arena (5,192)
Milwaukee, WI
02/04/2016
6:00 pm, ESPN3
at Northern Kentucky W 85–78  14–9
(6–4)
BB&T Arena (2,171)
Highland Heights, KY
02/06/2016
6:00 pm, TWCS/ESPN3
at Wright State L 60–79  14–10
(6–5)
Nutter Center (4,218)
Fairborn, OH
02/11/2016
6:30 pm, ESPN3
at Detroit W 86–85  15–10
(7–5)
Calihan Hall (2,311)
Detroit, MI
02/13/2016
2:00 pm, ESPN3
at Oakland L 93–111  15–11
(7–6)
Athletics Center O'rena (3,908)
Rochester, MI
02/15/2016
8:00 pm, ESPN3
Milwaukee W 70–68  16–11
(8–6)
Resch Center (3,685)
Green Bay, WI
02/20/2016
1:00 pm, TWCS/ESPN3
Youngstown State W 107–90  17–11
(9–6)
Resch Center (3,530)
Green Bay, WI
02/22/2016
7:00 pm, TWCS/ESPN3
Cleveland State W 78–61  18–11
(10–6)
Resch Center (2,664)
Green Bay, WI
02/26/2016
7:00 pm, ESPN3
UIC W 85–69  19–11
(11–6)
Resch Center (4,033)
Green Bay, WI
02/28/2016
2:00 pm, ESPN3
Valparaiso L 68–70  19–12
(11–7)
Resch Center (4,491)
Green Bay, WI
Horizon League Tournament
03/05/2016
11:00 am, ESPN3
(4) vs. (9) Cleveland State
First round
W 65–53  20–12
Joe Louis Arena (5,247)
Detroit, MI
03/06/2016
1:00 pm, ESPN3
(4) vs. (5) Milwaukee
Second round
W 70–61  21–12
Joe Louis Arena (4,792)
Detroit, MI
03/07/2016
7:00 pm, ESPNU
(4) vs. (1) Valparaiso
Semifinals
W 99–92 OT 22–12
Joe Louis Arena (6,557)
Detroit, MI
03/08/2016
7:00 pm, ESPN
(4) vs. (3) Wright State
Championship game
W 78–69  23–12
Joe Louis Arena (4,312)
Detroit, MI
NCAA Tournament
03/18/2016*
6:20 pm, TBS
(14 W) vs. (3 W) No. 15 Texas A&M
First round
L 65–92  23–13
Chesapeake Energy Arena (15,279)
Oklahoma City, OK
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses. W=West Region.
All times are in Central Time.

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