2015–16 Texas Southern Tigers basketball team

The 2015–16 Texas Southern Tigers basketball team represented Texas Southern University during the 2015–16 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Tigers, led by fourth year head coach Mike Davis, played their home games at the Health and Physical Education Arena and were members of the Southwestern Athletic Conference. They finished the season 18–15, 16–2 in SWAC play to win the regular season SWAC championship. They defeated Alabama A&M in the quarterfinals of the SWAC Tournament to advance to the semifinals where they lost to Southern. As regular season conference champions who failed to win their conference tournament, they received an automatic bid to the National Invitation Tournament where they lost to Valparaiso in the first round.

2015–16 Texas Southern Tigers basketball
Texas Southern University box logo.png
SWAC regular season champions
NIT, First round
ConferenceSouthwestern Athletic Conference
2015–16 record18–15 (16–2 SWAC)
Head coachMike Davis (4th season)
Associate head coachDonnie Marsh
Assistant coachMichael Davis, Jr.
Assistant coachJ. Keith LeGree
Home arenaHealth and Physical Education Arena
Seasons
2015–16 SWAC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Texas Southern 16 2   .889     18 15   .545
Alcorn State* 13 5   .722     15 15   .500
Jackson State 12 6   .667     20 16   .556
Southern 11 7   .611     22 13   .629
Alabama State 9 9   .500     14 17   .452
Prairie View A&M 7 11   .389     7 24   .226
Alabama A&M 6 12   .333     11 18   .379
Arkansas–Pine Bluff 6 12   .333     8 25   .242
Mississippi Valley State 6 12   .333     8 27   .229
Grambling State 4 14   .222     7 24   .226
*ineligible for postseason due to APR violations
2016 SWAC Tournament winner

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Previous seasonEdit

The Tigers finished the 2014–15 season with a record of 22–13, 16–2 in conference and winners of the SWAC regular season and Tournament. By winning the tournament, they received the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament where they lost in the Second Round to Arizona.

RosterEdit

2015–16 Texas Southern Tigers men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
G 0 Bryan Carey 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 160 lb (73 kg) Fr Denver, CO
G 2 Chris Thomas 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Sr Denver, CO
G 3 David Blanks 3 ft 3 in (0.99 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Sr Barberton, OH
F 4 Jose Rodriquez 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Sr The Bronx, NY
G 5 Tyree Bynum 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Jr Philadelphia, PA
F 11 Malcolm Riley 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Sr Newport News, VA
F 14 Eric Washington 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Jr Birmingham, AL
G 20 Jerron Martin 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Jr Baltimore, MD
F 23 Derrick Griffin 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 225 lb (102 kg) RS Fr Houston, TX
F 24 Orlando Coleman 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Sr Birmingham, AL
F 25 Joshua Friar 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 260 lb (118 kg) So Houston, TX
F 32 Dwayne Washington 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 275 lb (125 kg) Sr Houston, TX
C 33 Jermain Davis II 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 275 lb (125 kg) Sr Cleveland, OH
F 44 Billy Rosenburg 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 255 lb (116 kg) Sr Memphis, TN
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • Michael Davis, Jr.
  • J. Keith LeGree

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

Source[1][2]

ScheduleEdit

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Regular season
11/13/2015*
5:30 pm, RTRM
at New Mexico L 57–86  0–1
The Pit (12,269)
Albuquerque, NM
11/14/2015*
5:00 pm, FS2
at Creighton
Men Who Speak Up Main Event
L 70–93  0–2
CenturyLink Center Omaha (16,538)
Omaha, NE
11/19/2015*
7:00 pm, ESPN3
at Clemson
Men Who Speak Up Main Event
L 56–76  0–3
Bon Secours Wellness Arena (6,185)
Greenville, SC
11/23/2015*
3:00 pm
vs. Howard
Men Who Speak Up Main Event
L 81–87  0–4
MGM Grand Arena (323)
Paradise, NV
11/25/2015*
12:30 pm
at UTSA
Men Who Speak Up Main Event
W 91–80  1–4
MGM Grand Arena (217)
Paradise, NV
11/28/2015*
6:00 pm, P12N
at Washington State L 65–77  1–5
Beasley Coliseum (1,604)
Pullman, WA
12/02/2015*
7:00 pm, SECN
at Mississippi State L 73–86  1–6
Humphrey Coliseum (6,239)
Starkville, MS
12/05/2015*
4:00 pm
at Stephen F. Austin L 62–66  1–7
William R. Johnson Coliseum (2,392)
Nacogdoches, TX
12/12/2015*
3:30 pm, ESPN3
at Central Michigan L 71–79  1–8
McGuirk Arena (2,492)
Mount Pleasant, MI
12/16/2015*
6:00 pm
at Iona L 73–83  1–9
Hynes Athletic Center (1,326)
New Rochelle, NY
12/27/2015*
1:00 pm, ESPNU
at Syracuse L 67–80  1–10
Carrier Dome (21,601)
Syracuse, NY
12/29/2015*
7:00 pm, ESPNU
at No. 23 Baylor L 59–72  1–11
Ferrell Center (5,223)
Waco, TX
12/31/2015*
2:00 pm
vs. Hampton  Cancelled 
  
Birmingham, AL
01/02/2016
7:30 pm
Southern W 88–66  2–11
(1–0)
H&PE Arena (2,467)
Houston, TX
01/04/2016
7:00 pm
Alcorn State W 74–58  3–11
(2–0)
H&PE Arena (1,245)
Houston, TX
01/09/2016
7:30 pm
Prairie View A&M W 64–38  4–11
(3–0)
H&PE Arena (5,287)
Houston, TX
01/16/2016
5:30 pm
at Jackson State W 71–65  5–11
(4–0)
Williams Assembly Center (1,591)
Jackson, MS
01/18/2016
7:30 pm
at Grambling State W 69–54  6–11
(5–0)
Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center (537)
Grambling, LA
01/23/2016
7:30 pm
Mississippi Valley State W 75–60  7–11
(6–0)
H&PE Arena (2,468)
Houston, TX
01/25/2016
7:30 pm
Arkansas–Pine Bluff W 78–49  8–11
(7–0)
H&PE Arena (1,271)
Houston, TX
01/30/2016
5:00 pm
at Alabama State W 75–72  9–11
(8–0)
Dunn–Oliver Acadome (1,846)
Montgomery, AL
02/01/2016
7:30 pm
at Alabama A&M W 71–66  10–11
(9–0)
Elmore Gymnasium 
Huntsville, AL
02/06/2016
7:30 pm
at Prairie View A&M L 55–59  10–12
(9–1)
William J. Nicks Building (3,527)
Prairie View, TX
02/13/2016
7:30 pm
Jackson State W 76–60  11–12
(10–1)
H&PE Arena (2,642)
Houston, TX
02/15/2016
7:30 pm
Grambling State W 79–72  12–12
(11–1)
H&PE Arena (1,426)
Houston, TX
02/20/2016
4:00 pm
at Mississippi Valley State W 98–67  13–12
(12–1)
Harris Arena (898)
Moorhead, MS
02/22/2016
7:30 pm
at Arkansas–Pine Bluff W 54–52  14–12
(13–1)
K. L. Johnson Complex (889)
Pine Bluff, AR
02/27/2016
7:30 pm
Alabama A&M W 77–54  15–12
(14–1)
H&PE Arena (2,342)
Houston, TX
02/29/2016
8:00 pm
Alabama State W 98–86  16–12
(15–1)
H&PE Arena 
Houston, TX
03/03/2016
7:30 pm
at Southern L 79–84  16–13
(15–2)
F. G. Clark Center (2,795)
Baton Rouge, LA
03/05/2016
4:00 pm
at Alcorn State W 76–66  17–13
(16–2)
Davey Whitney Complex (1,921)
Lorman, MS
SWAC Tournament
03/09/2016
8:30 PM
(1) vs. (8) Alabama A&M
Quarterfinals
W 77–69  18–13
Toyota Center 
Houston, TX
03/11/2016
8:30 PM
(1) vs. (4) Southern
Semifinals
L 73–81  18–14
Toyota Center (2,008)
Houston, TX
NIT
3/15/16*
8:15 pm, ESPN3
(8) at (1) Valparaiso
First round – Valparaiso Bracket
L 73–84  18–15
Athletics–Recreation Center (2,912)
Valparaiso, IN
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Central Time
Source[3].

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