2015–16 Montana State Bobcats men's basketball team

The 2015–16 Montana State Bobcats men's basketball team represented Montana State University during the 2015–16 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Bobcats, led by second year head coach Brian Fish, played their home games at Worthington Arena and were members of the Big Sky Conference. They finished the season 14–17, 9–9 in Big Sky play to finish in seventh place. They lost in the first round of the Big Sky Tournament to Sacramento State.

2015–16 Montana State Bobcats men's basketball
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ConferenceBig Sky Conference
2015–16 record14–17 (9–9 Big Sky)
Head coachBrian Fish (2nd season)
Assistant coachKenya Crandell
Assistant coachChris Haslam
Assistant coachBrandon Lincoln
Home arenaWorthington Arena
Seasons
2015–16 Big Sky men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Weber State 15 3   .833     26 9   .743
Montana 14 4   .778     21 12   .636
Idaho 12 6   .667     21 13   .618
Idaho State 11 7   .611     16 15   .516
Eastern Washington 10 8   .556     18 16   .529
North Dakota 10 8   .556     17 16   .515
Montana State 9 9   .500     14 17   .452
Portland State 8 10   .444     13 18   .419
Northern Colorado 7 11   .389     10 21   .323
Sacramento State 6 12   .333     14 17   .452
Northern Arizona 3 15   .167     5 25   .167
Southern Utah 3 15   .167     5 24   .172
Conference tournament winner

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Previous seasonEdit

The Bobcats finished the season 7–23, 4–14 in Big Sky play to finish in a three-way tie for tenth place. They failed to qualify for the Big Sky Tournament.

DeparturesEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Blake Brumwell 2 C 6'7" 250 RS Senior Big Sandy, MT Graduated
Michael Dison 3 G 5'9" 160 Senior Houston, TX Graduated
Joseph Frenchwood IV 4 G 6'1" 175 Freshman Newark, CA Transferred to Hill College
Terrell Brown 13 F 6'4" 200 RS Junior Colorado Springs, CO Transferred
Ryan Shannon 20 F 6'8" 225 RS Sophomore Marysville, WA Left the team due to personal reasons
Eric Norman 24 F 6'9" 220 Senior San Diego, CA Graduated
Bradley Fisher 41 C 7'0" 245 Freshman Chorley, England Transferred to Emporia State

Incoming TransfersEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Previous School
Nahjee Matlock 10 G 5'11" 180 Junior Las Vegas, NV Junior college transferred from Tohono O'odham Community College
Tyson Kanseyo 11 F 6'8" 215 Sophomore Malden, Netherlands Junior college transferred from Laramie County Community College
Sarp Gobeloglu 13 F 6'10" 210 Junior Istanbul, Turkey Junior college transferred from Gillette College
Quinton Everett 24 G 6'2" 195 Junior Lakeland, FL Junior college transferred from Gillette College
Shikei Blake 25 F 6'7" 240 Junior Wilmington, DE Junior college transferred from Northeastern Junior College

2015 incoming recruitsEdit

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Tyler Hall
#51 SG
Rock Island, IL Rock Island High School 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Sep 15, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 78
Mandrell Worthy
#80 SG
Sammamish, WA Eastside Catholic School 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Sep 30, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 73
Sam Neumann
SF
Saint Paul, MN Cretin-Derham Hall High School 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Sep 27, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 73
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 2015-09-13.

RosterEdit

2015–16 Montana State Bobcats men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
G 0 Zach Green 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 195 lb (88 kg) So Mesquite Gilbert, AZ
G 1 Stephan Holm 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Jr Riverton Riverton, UT
G 3 Tyler Hall 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Fr Rock Island Rock Island, IL
F 4 Sam Neumann 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Fr Cretin-Durham Hall Saint Paul, MN
G 10 Nahjee Mathlock 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Jr Palo Verde
Tohono O'odham CC
Las Vegas, NV
F 11 Tyson Kanseyo 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) So 22 Feet Academy
Laramie County CC
Malden, Netherlands
F 13 Sarp Gobeloglu 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Jr FMV Igile
Gillette College
Ankara, Turkey
G 15 Mandrell Worthy 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Fr Eastside Catholic Federal Way, WA
G 22 Marcus Colbert 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Sr Post Falls Post Falls, ID
G 24 Quinton Everett 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Jr Lakeland
Gillette College
Lakeland, FL
C 25 Shikei Blake 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Jr Newark
Northeastern JC
Wilmington, DE
F 33 Quinn Price 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 205 lb (93 kg) So Vista Grande Casa Grande, AZ
F 34 Danny Robison 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Sr Billings West Billings, MT
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
Opponent Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
11/03/2015*
7:05 PM
Northwest Indian W 114–57 
Worthington Arena 
Bozeman, MT
Non-conference regular season
11/13/2015*
10:35 PM
at Hawaii
Rainbow Classic
L 76–87  0–1
Stan Sheriff Center (6,259)
Honolulu, HI
11/14/2015*
5:00 PM
vs. Hawaii–Hilo
Rainbow Classic
W 90–85  1–1
Stan Sheriff Center 
Honolulu, HI
11/15/2015*
5:00 PM
vs. Nevada
Rainbow Classic
L 62–83  1–2
Stan Sheriff Center (5,271)
Honolulu, HI
11/20/2015*
8:05 PM
San Jose State W 81–69  2–2
Worthington Arena (1,806)
Bozeman, MT
11/22/2015*
2:05 PM
vs. Wyoming
Billings Showcase
W 83–82  3–2
Rimrock Auto Arena (4,207)
Billings, MT
11/28/2015*
7:00 PM
at Wyoming L 68–82  3–3
Arena-Auditorium (5,022)
Laramie, WY
12/01/2015*
7:00 PM
at Utah Valley W 76–72  4–3
UCCU Center (1,135)
Orem, UT
12/06/2015*
1:05 PM
Nebraska–Omaha L 97–100  4–4
Worthington Arena (1,533)
Bozeman, MT
12/13/2015*
3:00 PM
at San Jose State W 91–83  5–4
Event Center Arena (1,116)
San Jose, CA
12/16/2015*
6:00 PM
at North Dakota State L 97–100  5–5
Scheels Arena (1,533)
Fargo, ND
12/19/2015*
12:00 PM
at Buffalo L 73–80  5–6
Alumni Arena (2,384)
Amherst, NY
12/22/2015*
5:00 PM, ESPN3
at Syracuse L 60–82  5–7
Carrier Dome (17,202)
Syracuse, NY
Big Sky regular season
12/31/2015
7:05 PM
at Southern Utah L 82–93  5–8
(0–1)
Centrum Arena (941)
Cedar City, UT
01/02/2016
12:05 PM
at Northern Arizona W 74–72 OT 6–8
(1–1)
Walkup Skydome (1,007)
Flagstaff, AZ
01/07/2016
7:05 PM
Sacramento State W 71–64  7–8
(2–1)
Worthington Arena (2,036)
Bozeman, MT
01/09/2016
2:05 PM
Portland State L 70–77  7–9
(2–2)
Worthington Arena (2,233)
Bozeman, MT
01/14/2016
6:05 PM
at North Dakota L 68–85  7–10
(2–3)
Betty Engelstad Sioux Center (1,608)
Grand Forks, ND
01/16/2016
5:05 PM
at Northern Colorado L 76–78  7–11
(2–4)
Bank of Colorado Arena (1,120)
Greeley, CO
01/21/2016
7:05 PM
Eastern Washington W 85–71  8–11
(3–4)
Worthington Arena (2,362)
Bozeman, MT
01/23/2016
2:05 PM
Idaho W 70–68  9–11
(4–4)
Worthington Arena (2,435)
Bozeman, MT
01/30/2016
7:05 PM
Montana L 72–80  9–12
(4–5)
Worthington Arena (5,407)
Bozeman, MT
02/04/2016
8:05 PM
at Portland State L 68–83  9–13
(4–6)
Peter Stott Center (623)
Portland, OR
02/06/2016
8:05 PM
at Sacramento State W 79–76  10–13
(5–6)
Colberg Court (929)
Sacramento, CA
02/11/2016
7:05 PM
Northern Arizona W 101–58  11–13
(6–6)
Worthington Arena (2,275)
Bozeman, MT
02/13/2016
2:05 PM
Southern Utah W 80–73  12–13
(7–6)
Worthington Arena (2,624)
Bozeman, MT
02/20/2016
7:05 PM
at Montana L 78–87  12–14
(7–7)
Dahlberg Arena (6,522)
Missoula, MT
02/25/2016
7:05 PM
at Weber State L 60–68  12–15
(7–8)
Dee Events Center (7,340)
Ogden, UT
02/27/2016
7:05 PM
at Idaho State L 69–76  12–16
(7–9)
Reed Gym (2,566)
Pocatello, ID
03/03/2016
7:05 PM
Northern Colorado W 81–63  13–16
(8–9)
Worthington Arena (2,227)
Bozeman, MT
03/05/2016
2:05 PM
North Dakota W 89–82  14–16
(9–9)
Worthington Arena (2,585)
Bozeman, MT
Big Sky Tournament
03/08/2016
6:30 PM
vs. Sacramento State L 75–79  14–17
Reno Events Center (1,723)
Reno, NV
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Mountain Time.

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