2015–16 Saint Joseph's Hawks men's basketball team

The 2015–16 Saint Joseph's Hawks basketball team represented Saint Joseph's University during the 2015–16 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Hawks, led by 21st year head coach Phil Martelli, played their home games at Hagan Arena and are members of the Atlantic 10 Conference. The Hawks finished the season 28–8, 13–5 in A-10 play to finish in fourth place. They defeated George Washington, Dayton, and VCU to be champions of the A-10 Tournament and earn the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. As a #8 seed, they defeated Cincinnati in the first round, their first NCAA Tournament victory since 2004, to advance to the second round where they lost to Oregon. DeAndre' Bembry was named A-10 player of the year.

2015–16 Saint Joseph's Hawks men's basketball
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NCAA Tournament, Second Round
ConferenceAtlantic 10 Conference
2015–16 record28–8 (13–5 A-10)
Head coachPhil Martelli (21st season)
Assistant coaches
  • Mark Bass
  • David Duda
  • Geoff Arnold
Home arenaHagan Arena
Seasons
2015–16 Atlantic 10 men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Dayton 14 4   .778     25 8   .758
VCU 14 4   .778     25 11   .694
St. Bonaventure 14 4   .778     22 9   .710
Saint Joseph's 13 5   .722     28 8   .778
George Washington 11 7   .611     28 10   .737
Davidson 10 8   .556     20 13   .606
Rhode Island 9 9   .500     17 15   .531
Fordham 8 10   .444     17 14   .548
Richmond 7 11   .389     16 16   .500
UMass 6 12   .333     14 18   .438
Duquesne 6 12   .333     17 17   .500
George Mason 5 13   .278     11 21   .344
Saint Louis 5 13   .278     11 21   .344
La Salle 4 14   .222     9 22   .290
2016 A10 Tournament winner

Previous seasonEdit

The Hawks finished the 2014–15 season 13–18, 7–11 in A-10 play to finish in tenth place. They lost in the second round of the A-10 Tournament to St. Bonaventure.

DeparturesEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Evan Maschemeyer 0 G 6'3" 200 Senior Jeffersonville, IN Graduated
Obi Romeo 5 F 6'10" 231 Freshman Lewisburg, WV Transferred to Pensacola State College
Kyle Molock 22 G 6'2" 192 RS Sophomore Dublin, OH Retired from basketball due a knee injury [1]
Chris Wilson 24 G 6'3" 210 Senior Fayetteville, NC Graduated

Incoming recruitsEdit

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Chris Clover
SG
Natrona Heights, PA St. Joseph's Prep School 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Aug 3, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN:    ESPN grade: 79
LaMarr Kimble
PG
Philadelphia, PA Neumann-Goretti High School 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Aug 1, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN:    ESPN grade: 79
Pierfrancesco Oliva
PF
Oradell, NJ Bergen Catholic High School 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Nov 25, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN:    ESPN grade: 65
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:

  • "Saint Joseph's Hawks". ESPN.com. Retrieved July 12, 2015.
  • "2015 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved July 12, 2015.

Recruits Class of 2016Edit

RosterEdit

2015–16 Saint Joseph's Hawks men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
G 0 Lamarr Kimble 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 197 lb (89 kg) Fr Neumann-Goretti Philadelphia, PA
G 1 Shavar Newkirk 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 175 lb (79 kg) So Cardinal Hayes Bronx, NY
G 2 Aaron Brown 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 223 lb (101 kg) RS Sr Penn Wood/West Virginia Darby, PA
G 3 Mike Booth (W) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 199 lb (90 kg) So Bishop Shanahan Thornton, PA
G 11 Chris Clover 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Fr St. Joseph's Prep Philadelphia, PA
F 12 Papa Ndao 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) RS Sr Montverde Academy Dakar, Senegal
F 15 Isaiah Miles 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 227 lb (103 kg) Sr Milford Mill Baltimore, MD
F 20 Brendan Casper (W) 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Jr Methacton Audubon, PA
G 21 Kyle Thompson (W) 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 191 lb (87 kg) So St. Joseph's Prep Mt. Laurel, NJ
F 23 Markell Lodge 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 210 lb (95 kg) RS Fr Christian Faith Center Academy Creedmoor, NC
F 24 Pierfrancesco Oliva 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 207 lb (94 kg) Fr Bergen Catholic Taranto, Italy
F 25 James Demery 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 197 lb (89 kg) So Northside Christian Greenville, NC
F 32 Jai Williams 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 257 lb (117 kg) RS So Philadelphia Electrical & Technical Charter Philadelphia, PA
F 33 Skylar Scrivano (W) 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 233 lb (106 kg) RS Sr Central Bucks East/Rider Doylestown, PA
F 34 Javon Baumann 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 258 lb (117 kg) RS Jr Theodor-Heus School Solms-Oberbiel, Germany
F 43 DeAndre' Bembry (C) 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Jr The Patrick School Charlotte, NC
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
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Regular season
11/13/2015*
7:00 PM, WPHL
Drexel
City 6
W 82–81  1–0
Hagan Arena (4,200)
Philadelphia, PA
11/15/2015*
5:00 PM
Niagara
Hall of Fame Tip Off
W 73–62  2–0
Hagan Arena (3,486)
Philadelphia, PA
11/18/2015*
7:00 PM
Buffalo
Hall of Fame Tip Off
W 89–67  3–0
Hagan Arena (3,451)
Philadelphia, PA
11/21/2015*
2:30 PM, ESPN3
vs. Florida
Hall of Fame Tip Off semifinals
L 63–74  3–1
Mohegan Sun Arena 
Uncasville, CT
11/22/2015*
12:00 PM, ESPN3
vs. Old Dominion
Hall of Fame Tip Off 3rd place game
W 66–64  4–1
Mohegan Sun Arena (3,451)
Uncasville, CT
12/01/2015*
7:00 PM, CBSSN
No. 8 Villanova
Holy War
L 72–86  4–2
Hagan Arena (4,200)
Philadelphia, PA
12/04/2015*
7:00 PM
at Columbia W 80–78  5–2
Levien Gymnasium (1,088)
New York City, NY
12/08/2015*
7:00 PM
Princeton W 62–50  6–2
Hagan Arena (3,451)
Philadelphia, PA
12/13/2015*
4:00 PM, CBSSN
at Temple
Rivalry
W 66–65 OT 7–2
Liacouras Center (6,194)
Philadelphia, PA
12/19/2015*
2:00 PM, WPHL
Illinois State W 79–65  8–2
Hagan Arena (3,516)
Philadelphia, PA
12/22/2015*
1:00 PM
vs. Virginia Tech
Atlantic 10/ACC Showcase
W 79–62  9–2
Barclays Center 
Brooklyn, NY
12/29/2015*
7:00 PM
Maryland Eastern Shore W 78–68  10–2
Hagan Arena (3,721)
Philadelphia, PA
01/02/2016
12:30 PM, NBCSN
at Richmond W 77–73  11–2
(1–0)
Robins Center (7,048)
Richmond, VA
01/05/2016
7:00 PM, ASN
VCU L 82–85  11–3
(1–1)
Hagan Arena (3,752)
Philadelphia, PA
01/10/2016
12:00 PM, NBCSN
Rhode Island W 72–67  12–3
(2–1)
Hagan Arena (4,080)
Philadelphia, PA
01/13/2016
7:00 PM
at George Mason W 87–73  13–3
(3–1)
EagleBank Arena (3,044)
Fairfax, VA
01/16/2016
1:00 PM, WPHL
Fordham W 80–55  14–3
(4–1)
Hagan Arena (4,200)
Philadelphia, PA
01/20/2016*
9:00 PM
at Penn W 75–60  15–3
The Palestra (8,030)
Philadelphia, PA
01/23/2016
4:00 PM, ASN
at La Salle W 69–48  16–3
(5–1)
Tom Gola Arena (3,021)
Philadelphia, PA
01/27/2016
7:00 PM
Massachusetts W 78–70  17–3
(6–1)
Hagan Arena (3,856)
Philadelphia, PA
01/30/2016
6:00 PM, CBSSN
at Rhode Island W 64–55  18–3
(7–1)
Ryan Center (6,907)
Kingston, RI
02/03/2016
7:00 PM
St. Bonaventure L 73–83  18–4
(7–2)
Hagan Arena (4,027)
Philadelphia, PA
02/06/2016
2:00 PM
at Fordham W 82–60  19–4
(8–2)
Rose Hill Gymnasium (3,200)
Bronx, NY
02/10/2016
7:00 PM
at George Washington W 84–66  20–4
(9–2)
Charles E. Smith Center (3,091)
Washington, D.C.
02/13/2016
8:00 PM, ASN
La Salle W 88–62  21–4
(10–2)
Hagan Arena (4,200)
Philadelphia, PA
02/17/2016
6:00 PM, CBSSN
No. 15 Dayton W 79–70  22–4
(11–2)
Hagan Arena (4,200)
Philadelphia, PA
02/20/2016
2:00 PM, NBCSN
at Davidson L 93–99  22–5
(11–3)
John M. Belk Arena (5,295)
Davidson, NC
02/24/2016
7:00 PM
at Massachusetts W 74–57  23–5
(12–3)
Mullins Center 
Amherst, MA
02/28/2016
1:00 PM, ASN
Saint Louis W 77–63  24–5
(13–3)
Hagan Arena (4,200)
Philadelphia, PA
03/02/2016
7:00 PM
vs. St. Bonaventure
Lightower Conference Classic
L 90–98  24–6
(13–4)
Blue Cross Arena (6,734)
Rochester, NY
03/05/2016
4:00 PM
Duquesne L 70–78  24–7
(13–5)
Hagan Arena (4,200)
Philadelphia, PA
Atlantic 10 Tournament
03/11/2016
2:30 PM, NBCSN
(4) vs. (5) George Washington
Quarterfinals
W 86–80  25–7
Barclays Center (6,519)
Brooklyn, NY
03/12/2016
1:30 PM, CBSSN
(4) vs. (1) Dayton
Semifinals
W 82–79  26–7
Barclays Center (8,223)
Brooklyn, NY
03/13/2016
12:30 PM, CBS
(4) vs. (2) VCU
Championship game
W 87–74  27–7
Barclays Center (8,413)
Brooklyn, NY
NCAA Tournament
03/18/2016*
9:57 PM, truTV
(8 W) vs. (9 W) Cincinnati
First round
W 78–76  28–7
Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena (11,274)
Spokane, WA
03/20/2016*
9:40 PM, TBS
(8 W) vs. (1 W) No. 5 Oregon
Second round
L 64–69  28–8
Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena (11,296)
Spokane, WA
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses. W=West Region.
All times are in Eastern Time.

RankingsEdit

Ranking movement
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking. (RV) Received votes but unranked. (NR) Not ranked.
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 *N/A
Coaches RV RV RV RV RV 25 RV

*AP does not release post-NCAA tournament rankings

ReferencesEdit