2015–16 Syracuse Orange men's basketball team

The 2015–16 Syracuse Orange men's basketball team represented Syracuse University during the 2015–16 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Orange were led by 40th-year head coach Jim Boeheim and played its home games at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, New York. They were third year members of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). The Orange finished the season 23–14, 9–9 in ACC play to finish in a tie for 9th place. They lost to Pittsburgh in the second round of the ACC Tournament. They received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament as a #10 seed where they defeated Dayton, Middle Tennessee, Gonzaga, and Virginia to reach the Final Four for the sixth time in school history. At the Final Four, the Orange lost to North Carolina.

2015–16 Syracuse Orange men's basketball
Syracuse Orange logo.svg
NCAA Tournament, Final Four
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 10
2015–16 record23–14 (9–9 ACC)
Head coachJim Boeheim (40th season)
Assistant coachMike Hopkins
Assistant coachAdrian Autry
Assistant coachGerry McNamara
Home arenaCarrier Dome
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 Orange finished the 2014–15 season with a record of 18–13, 9–9 to finish in 8th place in ACC play. Syracuse did not participate in the postseason due to a self-imposed a postseason ban as a response to an ongoing NCAA investigation into potential past infractions by the team. Syracuse University initiated the case, which includes academics, when it self-reported potential athletic department violations to the NCAA in 2007. School officials said that none of the conduct occurred after 2012, and no current student-athlete is involved. The ban included the NCAA tournament, ACC tournament and NIT.[1]

DeparturesEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
B. J. Johnson 2 F 6'6" 175 Sophomore Ardmore, PA Transferred to La Salle
Carter Sanderson 3 G 6'2" 185 Senior Nashville, TN Graduated
Ron Patterson 4 G 6'2" 200 Freshman Broad Ripple, IN Transferred to IUPUI
Chris McCullough 5 F 6'10" 220 Freshman Bronx, NY Entered 2015 NBA draft
Rakeem Christmas 25 F 6'9" 242 Senior Philadelphia, PA Graduated/2015 NBA draft
Albert Nassar 33 F 6'6" 195 Senior Stuart, FL Graduate transfer to Nova Southeastern

RecruitsEdit

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Malachi Richardson
SG
Hamilton, NJ Trenton Catholic Academy 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Dec 13, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 95
Tyler Lydon
PF
Pine Plains, NY Brewster Academy 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 181 lb (82 kg) Oct 17, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 83
Franklin Howard
SG
Suitland, MD Paul VI High School 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Apr 14, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 81
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 Syracuse Signees". Rivals.com.
  • "2015 Syracuse Signees". Scout.com.
  • "2015 Syracuse Signees". ESPN.com.
  • "Scout.com Team Recruiting Rankings". Scout.com.
  • "2015 Team Ranking". Rivals.com.

RosterEdit

2015–16 Syracuse Orange men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
F 0 Michael Gbinije 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Sr Benedictine College Prep Richmond, Virginia
G 1 Franklin Howard 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Fr Paul IV Suitland, Maryland
G 3 Shaun Belbey (W) 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Fr Christian Brothers Academy Brick, New Jersey
F 4 Mike Sutton (W) 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 194 lb (88 kg) So Norwich Norwich, New York
G 10 Trevor Cooney 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Sr Sanford Wilmington, Delaware
G 11 Adrian Autry (W) 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 182 lb (83 kg) Fr Jamesville-DeWitt Jamesville, New York
C 13 Paschal Chukwu 7 ft 2 in (2.18 m) 226 lb (103 kg) Fr Fairfield Prep Westport, Connecticut
G 14 Kaleb Joseph 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 180 lb (82 kg) So Cushing Academy Nashua, New Hampshire
F 20 Tyler Lydon 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Fr New Hampton School Elizaville, New York
F 21 Tyler Roberson 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 226 lb (103 kg) Jr Roselle Catholic Union, New Jersey
G 23 Malachi Richardson 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Fr Trenton Catholic Academy Trenton, New Jersey
G 25 Evan Dourdas (W) 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 160 lb (73 kg) Fr Jamesville-DeWitt Jamesville, New York
C 32 DaJuan Coleman 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 268 lb (122 kg) Sr Jamesville-DeWitt Jamesville, New York
G 33 Jonathan Radner (W) 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 168 lb (76 kg) Fr Berkley Huntington Woods, Michigan
F 34 Doyin Akintobi-Adeyeye (W) 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Jr Uniondale Uniondale, New York
C 35 Chinoso Obokoh 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Sr Bishop Kearney Rochester, New York
G 54 Ky Feldman (W) 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 150 lb (68 kg) Fr Agoura Agoura Hills, California
G 55 Christian White (W) 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Sr Aquinas Institute Rochester, New York
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster

ScheduleEdit

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
Nov 2, 2015*
7:00 pm, TWCS
Le Moyne W 97–58 
 21  Gbinije   10  Roberson   5  Cooney  Carrier Dome (8,168)
Syracuse, NY
Nov 8, 2015*
2:00 pm, TWCS
Florida Southern W 96–54 
 18  Richardson   7  Coleman   5  Gbinjie  Carrier Dome (7,760)
Syracuse, NY
Non-conference regular season
Nov 13, 2015*
7:00 pm, ESPN3
Lehigh W 57–47  1–0
 16  Gbinije   11  Lydon   3  Cooney  Carrier Dome (21,286)
Syracuse, NY
Nov 17, 2015*
7:00 pm, RSN
St. Bonaventure W 79–66  2–0
 23  Gbinije   12  Roberson   6  Gbinije  Carrier Dome (21,379)
Syracuse, NY
Nov 21, 2015*
7:00 pm, ESPN3
Elon
Battle 4 Atlantis Opening Round
W 66–55  3–0
 20  Roberson   16  Roberson   4  Cooney  Carrier Dome (16,529)
Syracuse, NY
Nov 25, 2015*
2:30 pm, ESPN2
vs. Charlotte
Battle 4 Atlantis Quarterfinals
W 83–70  4–0
 26  Gbinije   11  Roberson   5  Cooney  Imperial Arena (1,744)
Nassau, BS
Nov 26, 2015*
3:30 pm, ESPN
vs. No. 18 Connecticut
Battle 4 Atlantis Semifinals/Rivalry
W 79–76  5–0
 17  Tied   12  Lydon   7  Gbinije  Imperial Arena (3,009)
Nassau, BS
Nov 27, 2015*
3:00 pm, ESPN
vs. No. 25 Texas A&M
Battle 4 Atlantis Championship
W 74–67  6–0
 20  Gbinije   8  Lydon   5  Cooney  Imperial Arena (2,309)
Nassau, BS
Dec 2, 2015*
7:15 pm, ESPN2
No. 14 Wisconsin
ACC–Big Ten Challenge
L 58–66 OT 6–1
 19  Gbinije   7  Richardson   5  Gbinije  Carrier Dome (22,360)
Syracuse, NY
Dec 5, 2015*
1:07 pm, FOX
No. 14 at Georgetown L 72–79  6–2
 23  Gbinije   8  Roberson   5  Gbinije  Verizon Center (18,231)
Washington, D.C.
Dec 8, 2015*
7:00 pm, ESPNU
Colgate W 78–51  7-2
 17  Tied   7  Roberson   6  Gbinije  Carrier Dome (21,201)
Syracuse, NY
Dec 13, 2015*
12:00 pm, FS1
at St. John's L 72–84  7–3
 21  Gbinije   10  Lydon   5  Cooney  Madison Square Garden (13,473)
New York City, NY
Dec 19, 2015*
12:00 pm, RSN
Cornell W 67–46  8–3
 15  Roberson   12  Roberson   8  Gbinije  Carrier Dome (18,295)
Syracuse, NY
Dec 22, 2015*
7:00 pm, ESPN3
Montana State W 82–60  9–3
 17  Gbinije   7  Lydon   5  Gbinije  Carrier Dome (17,202)
Syracuse, NY
Dec 27, 2015*
2:00 pm, ESPNU
Texas Southern W 80–67  10–3
 15  Gbinije   7  Gbinije   4  Gbinije  Carrier Dome (21,601)
Syracuse, NY
ACC regular season
Dec 30, 2015
9:00 pm, ESPN2
at Pittsburgh L 61–72  10–4
(0–1)
 15  Tied   7  Roberson   7  Gbinije  Peterson Events Center (10,429)
Pittsburgh, PA
Jan 2, 2016
2:30 pm, ACCN
at No. 13 Miami (FL) L 51–64  10–5
(0–2)
 20  Richardson   11  Roberson   4  Gbinije  Bank United Center (7,972)
Coral Gables, FL
Jan 5, 2016
8:00 pm, ACCN
Clemson L 73–74 OT 10–6
(0–3)
 22  Gbinije   9  Richardson   5  Cooney  Carrier Dome (16,305)
Syracuse, NY
Jan 9, 2016
8:00 PM, ESPN
No. 6 North Carolina L 73–84  10–7
(0–4)
 27  Cooney   7  Tied   5  Richardson  Carrier Dome (26,811)
Syracuse, NY
Jan 13, 2016
7:00 pm, RSN
Boston College W 62–44  11–7
(1–4)
 15  Richardson   12  Roberson   3  Tied  Carrier Dome (16,701)
Syracuse, NY
Jan 16, 2016
12:00 pm, ACCN
at Wake Forest W 83–55  12–7
(2–4)
 25  Cooney   13  Roberson   3  Cooney  LJVM Coliseum (11,592)
Winston-Salem, NC
Jan 18, 2016
7:00 pm, ESPN
at No. 20 Duke W 64–62  13–7
(3–4)
 14  4 Tied   20  Roberson   9  Gbinije  Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Durham, NC
Jan 23, 2016
12:00 pm, ESPN
at No. 13 Virginia L 65–73  13–8
(3–5)
 24  Gbinije   7  Roberson   3  Gbinije  John Paul Jones Arena (13,305)
Charlottesville, VA
Jan 28, 2016
7:00 pm, ESPN2
No. 25 Notre Dame W 81–66  14–8
(4–5)
 22  Cooney   9  Roberson   5  Gbinije  Carrier Dome (22,861)
Syracuse, NY
Jan 30, 2016
12:00 pm, ESPNU
Georgia Tech W 60–57  15–8
(5–5)
 16  Gbinije   8  Roberson   3  Gbinije  Carrier Dome (25,235)
Syracuse, NY
Feb 2, 2016
8:00 pm, ACCN
Virginia Tech W 68–60 OT 16–8
(6–5)
 17  Gbinije   15  Roberson   4  Richardson  Carrier Dome (21,409)
Syracuse, NY
Feb 11, 2016
7:00 pm, ESPN
Florida State W 85–72  17–8
(7–5)
 22  Gbinije   10  Lydon   5  Richardson  Carrier Dome (22,056)
Syracuse, NY
Feb 14, 2016
1:00 pm, ACCN
at Boston College W 75–61  18–8
(8–5)
 20  Lydon   6  Roberson   5  Richardson  Conte Forum (8,606)
Chestnut Hill, MA
Feb 17, 2016
7:00 pm, ESPN
at No. 18 Louisville L 58–72  18–9
(8–6)
 19  Cooney   7  Tied   6  Howard  KFC Yum! Center (21,654)
Louisville, KY
Feb 20, 2016
2:00 pm, ESPN2
Pittsburgh L 52–66  18–10
(8–7)
 21  Lydon   8  Coleman   5  Richardson  Carrier Dome (28,696)
Syracuse, NY
Feb 27, 2016
2:00 pm, ACCN
NC State W 75–66  19–10
(9–7)
 34  Gbinije   7  Coleman   7  Richardson  Carrier Dome (27,141)
Syracuse, NY
Feb 29, 2016
7:00 pm, ESPN
at No. 8 North Carolina L 70–75  19–11
(9–8)
 17  Gbinije   11  Roberson   7  Gbinije  Dean Smith Center (20,714)
Chapel Hill, NC
Mar 5, 2016
2:00 pm, ESPN2
at Florida State L 73–78  19–12
(9–9)
 21  Gbinije   5  Tied   5  Gbinije  Donald L. Tucker Civic Center (7,769)
Tallahassee, FL
ACC Tournament
Mar 9, 2016
12:00 pm, ESPN/ACCN
vs. Pittsburgh
Second round
L 71–72  19–13
 24  Gbinije   11  Coleman   5  Howard  Verizon Center (18,561)
Washington, D.C.
NCAA Tournament
Mar 18, 2016*
12:15 pm, CBS
(10 MW) vs. (7 MW) Dayton
First round
W 70–51  20–13
 21  Richardson   18  Roberson   4  Gbinije  Scottrade Center (14,250)
St. Louis, MO
Mar 20, 2016*
6:15 pm, TNT
(10 MW) vs. (15 MW) Middle Tennessee
Second round
W 75–50  21–13
 23  Gbinije   9  Roberson   4  Cooney  Scottrade Center (15,169)
St. Louis, MO
Mar 25, 2016*
9:40 pm, CBS
(10 MW) vs. (11 MW) Gonzaga
Sweet Sixteen
W 63–60  22–13
 20  Gbinije   12  Roberson   3  Gbinije, Howard  United Center (21,490)
Chicago, IL
Mar 27, 2016*
6:09 pm, TBS
(10 MW) vs. (1 MW) No. 4 Virginia
Elite Eight
W 68–62  23–13
 23  Richardson   8  Roberson   6  Gbinije  United Center (20,155)
Chicago, IL
Apr 2, 2016*
8:49 pm, TBS
(10 MW) vs. (1 E) No. 3 North Carolina
Final Four
L 66–83  23–14
 22  Cooney   9  Roberson   2  Gbinije  NRG Stadium (75,505)
Houston,TX
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses. MW=Midwest 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 NR NR NR 14 RV RV NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR RV NR NR NR NR N/A
Coaches NR NR NR 19 RV RV NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR RV NR NR NR NR 10

2016–17 RecruitingEdit

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Matthew Moyer
SF
Columbus, OH South Kent School 6 ft 7.5 in (2.02 m) 202.5 lb (91.9 kg) Aug 8, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 84
Tyus Battle
SG
Edison, NJ St. Joseph High School 6 ft 5.5 in (1.97 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Jul 13, 2015 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 88
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:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Syracuse self-imposes ban". ESPN.com. Retrieved 4 February 2015.