2015–16 Miami Hurricanes men's basketball team

The 2015–16 Miami Hurricanes men's basketball team represented the University of Miami during the 2015–16 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Hurricanes were members of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). They were led by fifth year head coach Jim Larrañaga and played their home games at the BankUnited Center on the university's campus in Coral Gables, Florida. They finished the season 27–8, 13–5 in ACC play to finish in a tie for second place. They defeated Virginia Tech in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament to advance to the semifinals where they lost to Virginia. They received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament where they defeated Buffalo and Wichita State to advance to the Sweet Sixteen where they lost to Villanova.

2015–16 Miami Hurricanes men's basketball
Miami Hurricanes logo.svg
NCAA Tournament, Sweet Sixteen
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 8
APNo. 10
2015–16 record27–8 (13–5 ACC)
Head coachJim Larrañaga (5th season)
Assistant coachChris Caputo
Assistant coachJamal Brunt
Assistant coachAdam Fisher
Home arenaBankUnited Center
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

Contents

Previous seasonEdit

The Hurricanes finished the season 25–13, 10–8 in ACC play to finish to finish in a tie for sixth place. They advanced to the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament where they lost to Notre Dame. They were invited to the National Invitation Tournament where they defeated North Carolina Central, Alabama, Richmond and Clemson to advanced to the NIT championship game where they lost to Stanford.

DeparturesEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Joe Thomas 2 F 6'7" 235 RS Senior Miami, FL Graduated
Mike Fernandez 11 G 6'1" 189 Sophomore Coral Gables, FL Walk on; didn't return
Manu Lecomte 20 G 5'9" 159 Sophomore Brussels, Belgium Transferred to Baylor
Deandre Burnett 1 G 6'2" 191 RS Freshman Miami Gardens, FL Transferred to Ole Miss

Incoming transfersEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Previous School
Rashad Muhammad 1 G 6'6" 170 Junior Las Vegas, NV Transferred from San Jose State. Under NCAA transfer rules, will have to redshirt during 2015–16 season. Will have two years of eligibility remaining.

2015 Recruiting classEdit

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Anthony Lawrence II
SF
Saint Petersburg, FL Lakewood Senior High School 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Mar 24, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
Ebuka Izundu
PF
Charlotte, NC Victory Christian High School 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 210 lb (95 kg) May 13, 2015 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     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:

  • "2015 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2015-07-17.

RosterEdit

2015–16 Miami Hurricanes men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
G 0 Ja'Quan Newton 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) So Philadelphia, PA
G 1 Rashad Muhammad (I)   6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 160 lb (73 kg) Jr Las Vegas, NV
F 3 Anthony Lawrence II 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Fr St. Petersburg, FL
G 5 Davon Reed 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Jr Ewing, NJ
G 10 Sheldon McClellan 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 200 lb (91 kg) RS Sr Houston, TX
G 12 James Palmer Jr. 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 202 lb (92 kg) So Washington, D.C.
G 13 Angel Rodríguez 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 185 lb (84 kg) RS Sr Cupey, Puerto Rico
F 15 Ebuka Izundu 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Fr Charlotte, NC
G 20 Mike Robinson (W) 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Fr New Britain, CT
F 21 Kamari Murphy 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) RS Jr Brooklyn, NY
C 23 Tonye Jekiri 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 248 lb (112 kg) Sr Hialeah, FL
F 33 Ivan Uceda 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 217 lb (98 kg) Sr Madrid, Spain
F 35 Chris Stowell (W) 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 190 lb (86 kg) So Exeter, NH
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster

Schedule and resultsEdit

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
Nov 4, 2015*
7:00 PM
Dowling W 91–40 
 18  McClellan   11  Murphy   3  Tied  BankUnited Center (5,426)
Coral Gables, FL
Non-conference Regular Season
Nov 13, 2015*
7:00 PM, ESPN3
Texas–Rio Grande Valley W 86–59  1–0
 18  McClellan   12  Jekiri   7  Rodríguez  BankUnited Center (6,607)
Coral Gables, FL
Nov 16, 2015*
7:00 PM, RSN
Louisiana–Lafayette W 93–77  2–0
 19  Reed   6  Lawrence II   5  Newton  BankUnited Center (5,965)
Coral Gables, FL
Nov 19, 2015*
5:00 PM, ESPN2
vs. Mississippi State
Puerto Rico Tip-Off First Round
W 105–79  3–0
 18  McClellan   10  Jekiri   5  Tied  Roberto Clemente Coliseum (1,947)
San Juan, PR
Nov 20, 2015*
5:00 PM, ESPNU
vs. No. 16 Utah
Puerto Rico Tip-Off Semifinals
W 90–66  4–0
 27  McClellan   12  Jekiri   4  Rodríguez  Roberto Clemente Coliseum (2,001)
San Juan, PR
Nov 22, 2015*
7:30 PM, ESPN2
vs. No. 22 Butler
Puerto Rico Tip-Off Championship
W 85–75  5–0
 19  Rodríguez   12  Jekiri   3  Tied  Roberto Clemente Coliseum (5,309)
San Juan, PR
Nov 27, 2015*
4:00 PM, ESPN3
No. 15 Northeastern L 77–78  5–1
 19  Reed   12  Jekiri   6  Rodríguez  BankUnited Center (6,635)
Coral Gables, FL
Dec 1, 2015*
9:00 PM, ESPNU
No. 21 at Nebraska
ACC–Big Ten Challenge
W 77–72 OT 6–1
 15  Rodríguez   10  Jekiri   4  Rodríguez  Pinnacle Bank Arena (15,646)
Lincoln, NE
Dec 5, 2015*
4:00 PM, ESPN3
No. 21 Charlotte W 88–60  7–1
 14  Newton   10  Jekiri   6  Newton  BankUnited Center (6,735)
Coral Gables, FL
Dec 8, 2015*
7:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 17 Florida W 66–55  8–1
 24  McClellan   9  Jekiri   3  Newton  BankUnited Center (7,972)
Coral Gables, FL
Dec 19, 2015*
4:00 PM, RSN
No. 15 College of Charleston W 85–63  9–1
 20  Newton   8  Jekiri   5  Rodríguez  BankUnited Center (6,956)
Coral Gables, FL
Dec 22, 2015*
5:00 PM, CBSSN
No. 13 vs. La Salle W 95–49  10–1
 20  Uceda   14  Jekiri   6  McClellan  Palestra (3,582)
Philadelphia, PA
Dec 29, 2015*
7:00 PM, ESPN3
No. 13 Princeton W 76–64  11–1
 14  Rodríguez   9  Reed   6  Rodríguez  BankUnited Center (6,927)
Coral Gables, FL
ACC Regular Season
Jan 2, 2016
2:30 PM, ACCN
No. 13 Syracuse W 64–51  12–1
(1–0)
 24  McClellan   8  Murphy   4  Rodríguez  BankUnited Center (7,972)
Coral Gables, FL
Jan 9, 2016
5:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 12 Florida State W 72–59  13–1
(2–0)
 21  McClellan   10  Jekiri   4  Newton  BankUnited Center (7,972)
Coral Gables, FL
Jan 12, 2016
7:00 PM, ESPNU
No. 8 at No. 13 Virginia L 58–66  13–2
(2–1)
 17  Rodríguez   6  Jekiri   3  Tied  John Paul Jones Arena (13,495)
Charlottesville, VA
Jan 16, 2016
2:00 PM, ACCN
No. 8 at Clemson L 65–76  13–3
(2–2)
 17  Reed   11  Jekiri   3  Rodríguez  Bon Secours Wellness Arena (12,575)
Greenville, SC
Jan 20, 2016
9:00 PM, RSN
No. 15 at Boston College W 67–53  14–3
(3–2)
 19  McClellan   17  Jekiri   4  Rodríguez  Conte Forum (3,286)
Chestnut Hill, MA
Jan 23, 2016
12:00 PM, ACCN
No. 15 Wake Forest W 77–63  15–3
(4–2)
 18  Newton   12  Jekiri   5  McClellan  BankUnited Center (6,928)
Coral Gables, FL
Jan 25, 2016
7:00 PM, ESPN
No. 15 No. 24 Duke W 80–69  16–3
(5–2)
 21  McClellan   10  Jekiri   11  Rodríguez  BankUnited Center (7,972)
Coral Gables, FL
Jan 30, 2016
3:30 PM, ACCN
No. 15 at NC State L 69–85  16–4
(5–3)
 18  McClellan   5  Jekiri   6  Rodríguez  PNC Arena (18,103)
Raleigh, NC
Feb 3, 2016
7:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 17 Notre Dame W 79–70  17–4
(6–3)
 18  Lawrence Jr.   12  Jekiri   5  Rodríguez  BankUnited Center (6,819)
Coral Gables, FL
Feb 7, 2016
1:00 PM, ESPNU
No. 17 at Georgia Tech W 75–68  18–4
(7–3)
 22  McClellan   17  Jekiri   6  Rodríguez  Hank McCamish Pavilion (5,569)
Atlanta, GA
Feb 9, 2016
7:00 PM, ESPNU
No. 12 Pittsburgh W 65–63  19–4
(8–3)
 17  Rodríguez   10  Jekiri   8  Rodríguez  BankUnited Center (6,609)
Coral Gables, FL
Feb 14, 2016
6:30 PM, ESPNU
No. 12 at Florida State W 67–65  20–4
(9–3)
 20  McClellan   9  Tied   6  Rodríguez  Donald L. Tucker Civic Center (9,492)
Tallahassee, FL
Feb 17, 2016
9:00 PM, RSN
No. 11 Virginia Tech W 65–49  21–4
(10–3)
 14  Rodríguez   10  Murphy   4  Rodríguez  BankUnited Center (6,614)
Coral Gables, FL
Feb 20, 2016
1:00 PM, CBS
No. 11 at No. 5 North Carolina L 71–96  21–5
(10–4)
 12  Tied   5  Tied   3  Rodríguez  Dean Smith Center (20,151)
Chapel Hill, NC
Feb 22, 2016
7:00 PM, ESPN
No. 12 No. 3 Virginia W 64–61  22–5
(11–4)
 21  Reed   11  Murphy   5  Jekiri  BankUnited Center (7,016)
Coral Gables, FL
Feb 27, 2016
2:00 PM, ACCN
No. 12 No. 11 Louisville W 73–65  23–5
(12–4)
 17  Tied   8  Jekiri   7  Rodríguez  BankUnited Center (7,342)
Coral Gables, FL
Mar 2, 2016
7:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 7 at Notre Dame W 68–50  24–5
(13–4)
 19  Rodríguez   9  Jekiri   5  Rodríguez  Edmund P. Joyce Center (9,149)
South Bend, IN
Mar 5, 2016
4:00 PM, ACCN
No. 7 at Virginia Tech L 62–77  24–6
(13–5)
 19  Reed   6  Tied   3  Tied  Cassell Coliseum (8,911)
Blacksburg, VA
ACC Tournament
Mar 10, 2016
9:00 PM, ESPN
(3) No. 11 vs. (6) Virginia Tech
Quarterfinals
W 88–82  25–6
 21  McClellan   5  Tied   9  Rodríguez  Verizon Center (20,719)
Washington D.C.
Mar 11, 2016
9:00 PM, ESPN
(3) No. 11 vs. (2) No. 4 Virginia
Semifinals
L 68–73  25–7
 19  Newton   7  Jekiri   3  Tied  Verizon Center (20,719)
Washington D.C.
NCAA Tournament
Mar 17, 2016*
6:50 PM, TNT
(3 S) No. 10 vs. (14 S) Buffalo
First Round
W 79–72  26–7
 24  Rodríguez   12  Reed   4  Rodríguez  Dunkin' Donuts Center (11,559)
Providence, RI
Mar 19, 2016*
12:10 PM, CBS
(3 S) No. 10 vs. (11 S) Wichita State
Second Round
W 65–57  27–7
 28  Rodríguez   7  Tied   5  Rodríguez  Dunkin' Donuts Center (11,679)
Providence, RI
Mar 24, 2016*
7:10 PM, CBS
(3 S) No. 10 vs. (2 S) No. 6 Villanova
Sweet Sixteen
L 69–92  27–8
 26  McClellan   4  Jekiri   8  Rodríguez  KFC Yum! Center (19,399)
Louisville, KY
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses. S=South Region.
All times are in Eastern Time.

RankingsEdit

Ranking movement
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking. ██ Not ranked the previous week. RV=Others receiving votes.
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 Post Final
AP RV RV 15 21 17 15 13 13 12 8 15 15 17 12 11 12 7 11 10 N/A
Coaches RV RV 19 21 20 19 16 15 11 9 14 13 15 11 10 11 7 11 11 8

ReferencesEdit