2015–16 Iowa Hawkeyes men's basketball team

The 2015–16 Iowa Hawkeyes men's basketball team represented the University of Iowa in the 2015–16 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The team was led by sixth–year head coach Fran McCaffery and played their home games at Carver–Hawkeye Arena. They were members of the Big Ten Conference. They finished season 22–11, 12–6 record in Big Ten play to finish in a four way tie for third place. In the Big Ten Tournament, they were upset by Illinois in the second round. They received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament where they defeated Temple in the first round before losing to eventual National Champion Villanova in the second round.

2015–16 Iowa Hawkeyes men's basketball
Iowa Hawkeyes wordmark.svg
NCAA Tournament, Second Round
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 25
APNo. 25
2015–16 record22–11 (12–6 Big Ten)
Head coachFran McCaffery (6th season)
Assistant coachSherman Dillard
Assistant coachAndrew Francis
Assistant coachKirk Speraw
Home arenaCarver–Hawkeye Arena
(Capacity: 15,400)
Seasons
2015–16 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 14 Indiana 15 3   .833     27 8   .771
No. 2 Michigan State 13 5   .722     29 6   .829
No. 18 Maryland 12 6   .667     27 9   .750
No. 12 Purdue 12 6   .667     26 9   .743
No. 25 Iowa 12 6   .667     22 11   .667
Wisconsin 12 6   .667     22 13   .629
Ohio State 11 7   .611     21 14   .600
Michigan 10 8   .556     23 13   .639
Northwestern 8 10   .444     20 12   .625
Penn State 7 11   .389     16 16   .500
Nebraska 6 12   .333     16 18   .471
Illinois 5 13   .278     15 19   .441
Minnesota 2 16   .111     8 23   .258
Rutgers 1 17   .056     7 25   .219
2016 Big Ten Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

Contents

Previous seasonEdit

The Hawkeyes finished the 2014–15 season with a 22–12 record, 12–6 in conference play finishing in third place. They lost to Penn State in the second round of the Big Ten Tournament and received an at-large bid in the NCAA Tournament where they defeated Davidson in the First Round and lost to Gonzaga in the Third Round.

DeparturesEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Gabriel Olaseni 0 C 6'10" 237 Senior London, England Graduated
Josh Oglesby 2 G 6'5" 200 Senior Cedar Rapids, IA Graduated
Trey Dickerson 11 G 6'1" 180 Sophomore Queens, NY Transferred to South Dakota
Kyle Denning 13 G 6'1" 165 Senior Cedar Rapids, IA Graduated
Aaron White 30 F 6'9" 228 Senior Strongsville, OH Graduated/2015 NBA draft

Incoming TransfersEdit

Name Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Dale Jones SF 6'8" 220 Junior Waterloo, IA Junior college transfer from Tyler JC

2015 Recruiting ClassEdit

 
Isaiah Moss in a game against 2015 IHSA 4A state champion Stevenson.
US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Isaiah Moss
SF
Chicago, IL Simeon Career Academy 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Nov 2, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
Brandon Hutton
SF
Chicago, IL De La Salle Institute 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Mar 9, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
Ahmad Wagner
PF
Huber Heights, OH Wayne High School 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Aug 10, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
Andrew Fleming
SG
Nashville, TN Oak Hill Academy 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 205 lb (93 kg) May 12, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
Christian Williams
SG
Decatur, IL Saint Teresa High School 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Mar 16, 2015 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPNN/A
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:

  • "ESPN- Iowa Hawkeyes Men's Basketball Recruiting". ESPN.com. Retrieved July 6, 2015.
  • "2015 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved July 6, 2015.

2016 Recruiting ClassEdit

RosterEdit

2015–16 Iowa Hawkeyes men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
F 0 Ahmad Wagner 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Fr Yellow Springs, OH
F 1 Dale Jones   6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Jr Waterloo, IA
G 2 Andrew Fleming 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 206 lb (93 kg) Fr Nashville, TN
G 3 Michael Soukup (W) 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Jr Danville, IA
G 4 Isaiah Moss   6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Fr Chicago, IL
G 5 Anthony Clemmons (C) 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Sr Lansing, MI
G 10 Mike Gesell (C) 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Sr South Sioux City, NE
G 11 Christian Williams 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Fr Decatur, IL
G 13 Steven Soukup (W) 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Jr Danville, IA
G 14 Peter Jok 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Jr Des Moines, IA
F 20 Jarrod Uthoff (C) 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 221 lb (100 kg) Sr Cedar Rapids, IA
F 23 Okey Ukah (W) 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 218 lb (99 kg) Sr Iowa City, IA
G 24 Brady Ellingson 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) RS Fr Sussex, WI
F 25 Dom Uhl 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 195 lb (88 kg) So Frankfurt, Germany
F 30 Brandon Hutton   6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Fr Chicago, IL
C 34 Adam Woodbury (C) 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Sr Sioux City, IA
F 51 Nicholas Baer (W) 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 200 lb (91 kg) RS Fr Bettendorf, IA
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Athletic trainer(s)

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

Roster

Schedule and resultsEdit

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
Oct 29, 2015*
7:00 pm
Sioux Falls W 99–73 
Carver–Hawkeye Arena (11,381)
Iowa City, IA
Nov 6, 2015*
7:00 pm
Augustana (SD) L 74–76 
Carver–Hawkeye Arena (14,209)
Iowa City, IA
Non-conference regular season
Nov 13, 2015*
8:30 pm, ESPN3
Gardner–Webb W 79–59  1–0
Carver–Hawkeye Arena (14,209)
Iowa City, IA
Nov 15, 2015*
4:00 pm, BTN
Coppin State W 103–68  2–0
Carver–Hawkeye Arena (12,350)
Iowa City, IA
Nov 19, 2015*
8:00 pm, FS1
at Marquette
Gavitt Tipoff Games
W 89–61  3–0
BMO Harris Bradley Center (13,297)
Milwaukee, WI
Nov 26, 2015*
8:00 pm, ESPN2
vs. Dayton
AdvoCare Invitational First Round
L 77–82  3–1
HP Field House (4,871)
Lake Buena Vista, FL
Nov 27, 2015*
6:00 pm, ESPN3
vs. No. 17 Notre Dame
AdvoCare Invitational Consolation 2nd Round
L 62–68  3–2
HP Field House 
Lake Buena Vista, FL
Nov 29, 2015*
10:00 am, ESPN3
vs. No. 20 Wichita State
AdvoCare Invitational 7th Place Game
W 84–62  4–2
HP Field House 
Lake Buena Vista, FL
Dec 2, 2015*
8:15 pm, ESPNU
Florida State
ACC–Big Ten Challenge
W 78–75 OT 5–2
Carver–Hawkeye Arena (11,247)
Iowa City, IA
Dec 5, 2015*
2:00 pm, ESPN3
UMKC W 95–75  6–2
Carver–Hawkeye Arena (11,763)
Iowa City, IA
Dec 7, 2015*
6:00 pm, BTN
Western Illinois W 90–56  7–2
Carver–Hawkeye Arena (11,395)
Iowa City, IA
Dec 10, 2015*
6:30 pm, ESPN2
at No. 5 Iowa State
Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series
L 82–83  7–3
Hilton Coliseum (14,384)
Ames, IA
Dec 19, 2015*
3:30 pm, ESPN3
vs. Drake
Big Four Classic
W 70–64  8–3
Wells Fargo Arena (15,424)
Des Moines, IA
Dec 22, 2015*
7:30 pm, ESPN3
Tennessee Tech W 85–63  9–3
Carver–Hawkeye Arena (14,432)
Iowa City, IA
Big Ten regular season
Dec 29, 2015
8:00 pm, BTN
No. 1 Michigan State W 83–70  10–3
(1–0)
Carver–Hawkeye Arena (15,400)
Iowa City, IA
Jan 2, 2016
5:00 pm, BTN
at No. 14 Purdue W 70–63  11–3
(2–0)
Mackey Arena (14,846)
West Lafayette, IN
Jan 5, 2016
8:00 pm, BTN
No. 19 Nebraska W 77–66  12–3
(3–0)
Carver–Hawkeye Arena (11,736)
Iowa City, IA
Jan 14, 2016
6:00 pm, ESPN
No. 16 at No. 4 Michigan State W 76–59  13–3
(4–0)
Breslin Center (14,797)
East Lansing, MI
Jan 17, 2016
3:30 pm, BTN
No. 16 Michigan W 82–71  14–3
(5–0)
Carver–Hawkeye Arena (15,400)
Iowa City, IA
Jan 21, 2016
6:00 pm, ESPNU
No. 9 at Rutgers W 90–76  15–3
(6–0)
The RAC (4,209)
Piscataway, NJ
Jan 24, 2016
12:00 pm, BTN
No. 9 No. 22 Purdue W 83–71  16–3
(7–0)
Carver–Hawkeye Arena (15,400)
Iowa City, IA
Jan 28, 2016
6:00 pm, ESPN
No. 3 at No. 8 Maryland L 68–74  16–4
(7–1)
Xfinity Center (17,950)
College Park, MD
Jan 31, 2016
2:00 pm, BTN
No. 3 Northwestern W 85–71  17–4
(8–1)
Carver–Hawkeye Arena (15,400)
Iowa City, IA
Feb 3, 2016
6:00 pm, ESPNU
No. 5 Penn State W 73–49  18–4
(9–1)
Carver–Hawkeye Arena (12,596)
Iowa City, IA
Feb 7, 2016
12:00 pm, BTN
No. 5 at Illinois W 77–65  19–4
(10–1)
State Farm Center (13,849)
Champaign, IL
Feb 11, 2016
8:00 pm, ESPN
No. 4 at Indiana L 78–85  19–5
(10–2)
Assembly Hall (17,472)
Bloomington, IN
Feb 14, 2016
6:30 pm, BTN
No. 4 Minnesota W 75–71  20–5
(11–2)
Carver–Hawkeye Arena (15,400)
Iowa City, IA
Feb 17, 2016
5:30 pm, BTN
No. 4 at Penn State L 75–79  20–6
(11–3)
Bryce Jordan Center (6,590)
University Park, PA
Feb 24, 2016
8:00 pm, BTN
No. 8 Wisconsin L 59–67  20–7
(11–4)
Carver–Hawkeye Arena (15,400)
Iowa City, IA
Feb 28, 2016
3:00 pm, CBS
No. 8 at Ohio State L 64–68  20–8
(11–5)
Value City Arena (15,593)
Columbus, OH
Mar 1, 2016
8:00 pm, ESPN
No. 16 No. 12 Indiana L 78–81  20–9
(11–6)
Carver–Hawkeye Arena (15,400)
Iowa City, IA
Mar 5, 2016
7:00 pm, BTN
No. 16 at Michigan W 71–61  21–9
(12–6)
Crisler Arena (12,707)
Ann Arbor, MI
Big Ten Tournament
Mar 10, 2016
1:30 PM, BTN
(5) No. 20 vs. (12) Illinois
Second round
L 66–68  21–10
Bankers Life Fieldhouse (15,707)
Indianapolis, IN
NCAA Tournament
Mar 18, 2016*
2:10 PM, truTV
(7 S) No. 25 vs. (10 S) Temple
First round
W 72–70 OT 22–10
Barclays Center (17,333)
Brooklyn, NY
Mar 20, 2016*
11:10 AM, CBS
(7 S) No. 25 vs. (2 S) No. 6 Villanova
Second round
L 68–87  22–11
Barclays Center (17,401)
Brooklyn, NY
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses. S=South Region.
All times are in Central Time.

RankingsEdit

Ranking Movement
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
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 RV RV RV RV RV RV RV RV 19 16 9 3 5 4 (11) 4 8 16 20 25 N/A*
Coaches RV NR RV RV RV RV RV NR 23 19 9 4 7 5 (3) 6 8 15 18 24 25

*AP does not release post-NCAA tournament rankings

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit