2015–16 St. Bonaventure Bonnies men's basketball team

The 2015–16 St. Bonaventure Bonnies men's basketball team represented St. Bonaventure University during the 2015–16 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Bonnies, led by ninth year head coach Mark Schmidt, played their home games at the Reilly Center and were members of the Atlantic 10 Conference. They finished the season 22–9, 14–4 in A-10 play to finish in a three-way tie for the regular season championship. They lost in the quarterfinals of the A-10 Tournament to Davidson. While the two other teams who tied with Saint Bonaventure for the A-10 title received at-large bids to the NCAA Tournament, the Bonnies were one of the "First Four Out" and instead received a top seed in the National Invitation Tournament where they lost in the first round to Wagner. It is widely known in many basketball circles that the reason for St. Bonaventure being left out of the NCAA Tournament is Oklahoma athletic director Joe Castiglione's relationship with the University of Tulsa. Despite St. Bonaventure being better in every statistical category than Tulsa, he picked Tulsa over Bonaventure.

2015–16 St. Bonaventure Bonnies men's basketball
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Atlantic 10 regular season co–champions
NIT, First round
ConferenceAtlantic 10 Conference
2015–16 record22–9 (14–4 A-10)
Head coachMark Schmidt (9th season)
Assistant coachDave Moore
Assistant coachSteve Curran
Assistant coachJerome Robinson
Home arenaReilly Center
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

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Previous seasonEdit

The Bonnies finished the 2014–15 season 18–13, 10–8 in A-10 play to finish in a three-way tie for sixth place. They advanced to the quarterfinals of the A-10 Tournament where they lost to Dayton. For the second consecutive year, the Bonnies accumulated a winning record but did not receive an invite the postseason; the team failed to receive a bid to the National Invitation Tournament and, in accordance with school policy, preemptively ruled out participating in either the College Basketball Invitational or CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament.

DeparturesEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Iakeem Alston 0 G 6'2" 180 Junior Baltimore, MD Graduate transferred to West Georgia
Opeyemi Olomo 2 G 5'11" 175 Senior Brooklyn, NY Walk-on; graduated
Jalen Adems 4 G 6'5" 185 RS Freshman Saginaw, MI Transferred to Mott Community College
Jordan Gathers 5 G 6'3" 200 Senior Los Angeles, CA Graduate transferred to Butler
Xavier Smith 11 F 6'8" 205 Sophomore Plano, TX Transferred to Tarleton State
Chris Dees 15 F/C 6'8" 260 Senior Sylmar, CA Graduated
Andell Cumberbatch 23 G 6'5" 195 Senior East Orange, NJ Graduated
Quentin Weinerman 24 G 5'8" 160 Sophomore Westlake Village, CA Walk-on; didn't return
Youssou Ndoye 35 C 7'0" 245 Senior Dakar, Senegal Graduated

Incoming transfersEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Previous School
David Andoh 0 F 6'7" 220 Senior Montreal, QC Transferred from Liberty. Under NCAA transfer rules, Andoh will have to sit out for the 2015–16 season. Will have one year of remaining eligibility.
Matt Mobley 2 G 6'1" 175 Junior Worcester, MA Transferred from Central Connecticut. Under NCAA transfer rules, Mobley will have to sit out for the 2015–16 season. Will have two years of remaining eligibility.
Courtney Stockard 11 G 6'5" 185 Junior St. Louis, MO Junior college transferred from Allen Community College

Incoming recruitsEdit

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Derrick Woods
PF
Trenton, NJ Pennsbury High School 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) N/A Nov 18, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 65
LaDarien Griffin
PF
Jacksonville, FL Providence School of Jacksonville 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) N/A Nov 13, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: NR
Nelson Kaputo
PG
Toronto, ON St. Michael's College School 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) N/A May 1, 2015 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: NR
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 July 13, 2015.

RosterEdit

2015–16 St. Bonaventure Bonnies men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
F 0 David Andoh (I)   6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Sr Montreal, QC
G 1 Idris Taqqee 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) So Ashburnham, MA
G 2 Matt Mobley (I)   6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Jr Worcester, MA
G 3 Marcus Posley 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Sr Rockford, IL
G 4 Nelson Kaputo 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Fr Toronto, ON
G 10 Jaylen Adams 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) So Baltimore, MD
G/F 11 Courtney Stockard 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Jr St. Louis, MO
F 12 Denzel Gregg 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Jr Syracuse, NY
F 15 LaDarien Griffin 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Fr Jacksonville, FL
F 20 Derrick Woods 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Fr Trenton, NJ
F 21 Dion Wright 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Sr Lakewood, CA
G 24 Caleb McGuire (W) 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Jr Belmont, NY
F 45 Jordan Tyson 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 225 lb (102 kg) RS Fr Cincinnati, OH
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
Exhibition
11/07/2015*
4:00 pm
Mansfield W 108–48 
Reilly Center (3,273)
Olean, NY
Non-conference regular season
11/13/2015*
8:00 pm
Binghamton W 63–53  1–0
Reilly Center (4,277)
Olean, NY
11/17/2015*
7:00 pm, RSN
at Syracuse L 66–79  1–1
Carrier Dome (21,379)
Syracuse, NY
11/21/2015*
7:00 pm
Loyola (MD) W 94–82  2–1
Reilly Center (3,658)
Olean, NY
11/24/2015*
7:00 pm, ESPN3
at Canisius W 77–73  3–1
Koessler Athletic Center (2,007)
Buffalo, NY
11/28/2015*
4:00 pm
Hofstra L 83–89  3–2
Reilly Center (3,229)
Olean, NY
12/02/2015*
7:00 pm
at Buffalo W 60–58  4–2
Alumni Arena (4,192)
Amherst, NY
12/05/2015*
4:00 pm, TWCSC
Ohio W 81–68  5–2
Reilly Center (3,565)
Olean, NY
12/08/2015*
7:00 pm, TWCSC
Vermont W 80–68  6–2
Reilly Center (3,021)
Olean, NY
12/19/2015*
2:00 pm, TWCSC
South Carolina State W 64–45  7–2
Reilly Center (3,347)
Olean, NY
12/22/2015*
7:00 pm, TWCSC
at Siena
Franciscan Cup
L 70–73  7-3
Times Union Center (6,593)
Albany, NY
12/30/2015*
7:00 pm, TWCSC
Niagara W 82–68  8–3
Reilly Center (3,728)
Olean, NY
Atlantic 10 regular season
01/02/2016
8:00 pm, ASN
Davidson W 97–85  9–3
(1–0)
Reilly Center (3,783)
Olean, NY
01/06/2016
8:00 pm, ASN
at George Mason W 77–58  10–3
(2–0)
EagleBank Arena (2,807)
Fairfax, VA
01/09/2016
12:00 pm, CBSSN
at Massachusetts W 88–77  11–3
(3–0)
Mullins Center (4,224)
Amherst, MA
01/13/2016
7:00 pm, TWCSC
Rhode Island W 69–64  12–3
(4–0)
Reilly Center (3,219)
Olean, NY
01/16/2016
6:00 pm, ASN
at Duquesne L 88–95  12–4
(4–1)
Palumbo Center (2,425)
Pittsburgh, PA
01/19/2016
7:00 pm, ASN
Dayton L 79–85  12–5
(4–2)
Reilly Center (4,176)
Olean, NY
01/23/2016
2:30 pm, NBCSN
at VCU L 76–84  12–6
(4–3)
Siegel Center (7,637)
Richmond, VA
01/31/2016
3:00 pm, ASN
Richmond W 84–68  13–6
(5–3)
Reilly Center (5,263)
Olean, NY
02/03/2016
7:00 pm
at Saint Joseph's W 83–73  14–6
(6–3)
Hagan Arena (4,027)
Philadelphia, PA
02/07/2016
2:00 pm, NBCSN
Saint Louis W 65–62  15–6
(7–3)
Reilly Center (3,712)
Olean, NY
02/10/2016
7:00 pm
at Fordham W 76–72 OT 16–6
(8–3)
Rose Hill Gymnasium (2,021)
Bronx, NY
02/13/2016
4:00 pm, TWCSC
George Washington W 64–57  17–6
(9–3)
Reilly Center (5,480)
Olean, NY
02/17/2016
7:00 pm
at La Salle L 64–71  17–7
(9–4)
Tom Gola Arena (1,329)
Philadelphia, PA
02/20/2016
12:00 pm, NBCSN
at No. 15 Dayton W 79–72  18–7
(10–4)
UD Arena (13,455)
Dayton, OH
02/24/2016
7:00 pm, TWCSC
Duquesne W 80–76  19–7
(11–4)
Reilly Center (4,101)
Olean, NY
02/27/2016
4:00 pm
Massachusetts W 85–83  20–7
(12–4)
Reilly Center (5,294)
Olean, NY
03/02/2016
7:00 pm
vs. Saint Joseph's
Lightower Conference Classic
W 98–90  21–7
(13–4)
Blue Cross Arena (6,734)
Rochester, NY
03/05/2016
8:00 pm
at Saint Louis W 76–67  22–7
(14–4)
Chaifetz Arena (7,812)
St. Louis, MO
Atlantic 10 Tournament
03/11/2016
9:00 pm, NBCSN
(3) vs. (6) Davidson
Quarterfinals
L 86–90 OT 22–8
Barclays Center (8,223)
Brooklyn, NY
NIT
03/16/2016*
7:00 pm, ESPN3
(1) (8) Wagner
First round – St. Bonaventure Bracket
L 75–79  22–9
Reilly Center (4,793)
Olean, NY
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll/Coaches' Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time[2].

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