2015–16 NC State Wolfpack men's basketball team

The 2015–16 NC State Wolfpack men's basketball team represented North Carolina State University during the 2015–16 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Wolfpack were led by fifth year head coach Mark Gottfried. The team played its home games at PNC Arena and were members of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). They finished the season 16–17, 5–13 in ACC play to finish in 13th place. They defeated Wake Forest in the first round of the ACC Tournament to advance to the second round where they lost to Duke.

2015–16 NC State Wolfpack men's basketball
North Carolina State University Athletic logo.svg
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
2015–16 record16–17 (5–13 ACC)
Head coachMark Gottfried (5th season)
Assistant coachOrlando Early
Assistant coachBobby Lutz
Assistant coachRob Moxley
Home arenaPNC Arena
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 Wolfpack finished the season 22–14, 10–8 in ACC play to finish in a tie for sixth place. They advanced to the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament where they lost to Duke. They received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament, where they defeated LSU in the second round and Villanova in the third round to advance to the Sweet Sixteen, where they lost to fellow ACC member Louisville.

Pre-seasonEdit

DeparturesEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Trevor Lacey 1 G 6'4" 210 RS Junior Huntsville, AL Declared for 2015 NBA draft
Desmond Lee 5 G 6'4" 200 Senior Norfolk, VA Graduated
Patrick Wallace 20 G 6'1" 195 Sophomore Charlotte, NC Walk-on; transferred to Charleston Southern
Ralston Turner 22 G 6'6" 205 RS Senior Muscle Shoals, AL Graduated
Staats Battle 30 G 6'6" 203 Senior Raleigh, NC Graduated
Kyle Washington 32 F/C 6'9" 230 Sophomore Champlin, MN Transferred to Cincinnati

Class of 2015 signeesEdit

In addition to freshman signees Shaun Kirk and Maverick Rowan, NC State also added University of Charlotte transfer Torin Dorn. Dorn, a sophomore guard who will redshirt the 2015–2016 season due to NCAA transfer rules, was the 2015 Conference USA Freshman of the Year.[1]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Shaun Kirk
SF
Whiteville, NC Whiteville HS 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Apr 27, 2015 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
Maverick Rowan
SF
Fort Lauderdale, FL Cardinal Gibbons HS 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Aug 2, 2015 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN:    ESPN grade: 86
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 NC State Basketball Commits". Scout.com. Retrieved August 5, 2015.
  • "ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved August 5, 2015.
  • "Scout.com Team Recruiting Rankings". Scout.com. Retrieved August 5, 2015.
  • "2015 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved August 5, 2015.

RosterEdit

2015–16 NC State Wolfpack men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
F 0 Abdul-Malik Abu 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 240 lb (109 kg) So Boston, Massachusetts
F 1 Lennard Freeman 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Jr Washington, D.C.
G 2 Torin Dorn   6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 205 lb (93 kg) So Charlotte, North Carolina
G 3 Terry Henderson 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 195 lb (88 kg) RS Jr Raleigh, North Carolina
F 4 Chris Brickhouse (W) 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Jr Raleigh, North Carolina
G 12 Anthony Barber 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Jr Newport News, Virginia
G 13 Chris Corchiani, Jr. (W) 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 180 lb (82 kg) So Raleigh, North Carolina
G/F 14 Caleb Martin 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) So Mocksville, North Carolina
G/F 15 Cody Martin 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 210 lb (95 kg) So Mocksville, North Carolina
F 21 BeeJay Anya 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 285 lb (129 kg) Jr Gaithersburg, Maryland
G/F 22 Shaun Kirk 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Fr Whiteville, North Carolina
G/F 24 Maverick Rowan 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Fr Fort Lauderdale, Florida
G 25 Chase Cannon (W) 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Sr Morehead City, North Carolina
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster
Last update: October 4, 2015

SeasonEdit

Non-conference PlayEdit

NC State opened the season with an 85–68 loss at home to William & Mary. During the loss, guard Terry Henderson suffered torn ligaments in his right ankle and missed the entire season.[2]

Conference PlayEdit

Schedule and resultsEdit

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
Nov 8, 2015*
2:00 PM
Cal State Los Angeles W 71–54 
 21  Barber   9  Abu   6  Barber  PNC Arena 
Raleigh, NC
Non-Conference Regular season
Nov 13, 2015*
8:00 PM, ESPN3
William & Mary L 85–68  0–1
 21  Caleb Martin   6  Tied   6  Barber  PNC Arena (16,377)
Raleigh, NC
Nov 15, 2015*
6:00 PM, ESPNU
South Alabama
Legends Classic
W 88–70  1–1
 19  Caleb Martin   12  Freeman   8  Barber  PNC Arena (15,076)
Raleigh, NC
Nov 18, 2015*
7:00 PM, ESPN3
IUPUI
Legends Classic
W 79–56  2–1
 19  Barber   9  Abu   4  Cody Martin  PNC Arena (14,660)
Raleigh, NC
Nov 23, 2015*
9:30 PM, ESPN3
vs. Arizona State
Legends Classic semifinals
L 76–79  2–2
 22  Barber   6  Tied   8  Barber  Barclays Center (5,775)
Brooklyn, NY
Nov 24, 2015*
5:30 PM, ESPNU
vs. No. 22 LSU
Legends Classic 3rd place game
W 83–72  3–2
 20  Barber   12  Abu   7  Barber  Barclays Center (4,777)
Brooklyn, NY
Nov 27, 2015*
7:00 PM, ESPN3
Winthrop W 87–79  4–2
 37  Barber   10  Freeman   8  Barber  PNC Arena (15,700)
Raleigh, NC
Dec 1, 2015*
7:00 PM, ESPN2
Michigan
ACC–Big Ten Challenge
L 59–66  4–3
 19  Caleb Martin   7  3 Tied   4  Barber  PNC Arena (17,645)
Raleigh, NC
Dec 5, 2015*
12:00 PM, RSN (FS South)
Bucknell W 99–86  5–3
 27  Rowan   13  Freeman   4  Tied  PNC Arena (16,378)
Raleigh, NC
Dec 13, 2015*
4:00 PM, ESPNU
at South Florida W 65–46  6–3
 19  Barber   14  Abu   6  Barber  USF Sun Dome (2,945)
Tampa, FL
Dec 16, 2015*
7:00 PM, ESPN3
High Point W 76–73  7–3
 26  Barber   9  Abu   6  Barber  PNC Arena (15,602)
Raleigh, NC
Dec 19, 2015*
6:00 PM, SECN
at Missouri W 73–59  8–3
 33  Barber   11  Abu   4  Barber  Mizzou Arena (8,087)
Columbia, MO
Dec 22, 2015*
7:00 PM, ESPN3
UNC Greensboro W 58–52  9–3
 27  Barber   11  Abu   2  3 Tied  PNC Arena (15,716)
Raleigh, NC
Dec 29, 2015*
7:00 PM, RSN
Northeastern W 72–66  10–3
 29  Barber   12  Abu   3  Tied  PNC Arena (17,074)
Raleigh, NC
ACC Regular season
Jan 2, 2016
2:30 PM, ACCN
at Virginia Tech L 68–73  10–4
(0–1)
 21  Barber   12  Anya   2  3 Tied  Cassell Coliseum (4,971)
Blacksburg, VA
Jan 7, 2016
7:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 16 Louisville L 72–77  10–5
(0–2)
 20  Barber   12  Abu   4  Barber  PNC Arena (17,762)
Raleigh, NC
Jan 10, 2016
8:00 PM, ESPNU
at Wake Forest
Tobacco Road Rivalry
L 74–77  10–6
(0–3)
 26  Barber   11  Caleb Martin   7  Tied  LJVM Coliseum (11,865)
Winston-Salem, NC
Jan 13, 2016
9:00 PM, ACCN
Florida State L 78–85  10–7
(0–4)
 22  Rowan   13  Abu   6  Abu  PNC Arena (16,846)
Raleigh, NC
Jan 16, 2016
12:00 PM, ESPN
at No. 5 North Carolina
Carolina–State Game
L 55–67  10–8
(0–5)
 12  Abu   14  Abu   3  Tied  Dean Smith Center (21,750)
Chapel Hill, NC
Jan 19, 2016
8:00 PM, ACCN
at No. 21 Pittsburgh W 78–61  11–8
(1–5)
 31  Barber   14  Freeman   8  Barber  Peterson Events Center (9,849)
Pittsburgh, PA
Jan 23, 2016
2:00 PM, CBS
No. 20 Duke
Tobacco Road Rivalry
L 78–88  11–9
(1–6)
 19  Barber   7  Freeman   6  Freeman  PNC Arena (19,500)
Raleigh, NC
Jan 27, 2016
8:00 PM, ACCN
Georgia Tech L 83–90  11–10
(1–7)
 36  Barber   11  Abu   5  Barber  PNC Arena (15,945)
Raleigh, NC
Jan 30, 2016
3:00 PM, ACCN
No. 15 Miami (FL) W 85–69  12–10
(2–7)
 30  Barber   7  4 Tied   4  Tied  PNC Arena (18,103)
Raleigh, NC
Feb 1, 2016
9:00 PM, ESPNU
at Florida State L 73–77  12–11
(2–8)
 31  Barber   6  Caleb Martin   4  Tied  Donald L. Tucker Civic Center (6,375)
Tallahassee, FL
Feb 6, 2016
2:00 PM, ESPN
at Duke
Tobacco Road Rivalry
L 80–88  12–12
(2–9)
 26  Barber   17  Abu   6  Barber  Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Durham, NC
Feb 13, 2016
12:00 PM, RSN (FS South)
Wake Forest
Tobacco Road Rivalry
W 99–88  13–12
(3–9)
 38  Barber   7  Caleb Martin   3  Barber  PNC Arena (17,074)
Raleigh, NC
Feb 15, 2016
7:00 PM, ESPN
at No. 7 Virginia L 53–73  13–13
(3–10)
 14  Barber   6  Cody Martin   2  Barber  John Paul Jones Arena (14,016)
Charlottesville, VA
Feb 20, 2016
3:00 PM, ACCN
Clemson W 77–74  14–13
(4–10)
 20  Rowan   16  Abu   5  Barber  PNC Arena (17,536)
Raleigh, NC
Feb 24, 2016
8:00 PM, ACCN
No. 7 North Carolina
Carolina–State Game
L 68–80  14-14
(4–11)
 32  Barber   6  4 Tied   3  Barber  PNC Arena (19,500)
Raleigh, NC
Feb 27, 2016
2:00 PM, ACCN
at Syracuse L 66–75  14–15
(4–12)
 18  Martin   12  Abu   4  Freeman  Carrier Dome (27,141)
Syracuse, NY
Mar 2, 2016
9:00 PM, RSN
Boston College W 73–72  15–15
(5–12)
 24  Barber   8  Anya   6  Barber  PNC Arena (15,152)
Raleigh, NC
Mar 5, 2016
12:00 PM, CBS
at Notre Dame L 75–89  15–16
(5–13)
 29  Barber   12  Abu   4  Cody Martin  Edmund P. Joyce Center (8,715)
South Bend, IN
ACC Tournament
March 8, 2016
12:00 PM
(12) vs. (13) Wake Forest
First round
W 75–72  16–16
 24  Rowan   9  Tied   6  Barber  Verizon Center (7,302)
Washington, D.C.
March 9, 2016
2:00 PM
(12) vs. (5) No. 19 Duke
Second round
L 89–92  16–17
 29  Barber   9  Abu   7  Barber  Verizon Center (18,561)
Washington, D.C.
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

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