2014–15 Akron Zips men's basketball team

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2014–15 Akron Zips men's basketball
University of Akron script logo.gif
Conference Mid-American Conference
East Division
2014–15 record 21–14 (9–9 MAC)
Head coach Keith Dambrot (11th year)
Assistant coach Rick McFadden
Assistant coach Charles Thomas
Assistant coach Terry Weigand
Home arena James A. Rhodes Arena
Seasons
« 2013–14 2015–16 »
2014–15 Mid-American Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
East
Buffalo 12 6   .667     23 10   .697
Kent State 12 6   .667     23 12   .657
Bowling Green 11 7   .611     21 12   .636
Akron 9 9   .500     21 14   .600
Miami 8 10   .444     13 19   .406
Ohio 5 13   .278     10 20   .333
West
Central Michigan 12 6   .667     23 9   .719
Toledo 11 7   .611     20 13   .606
Western Michigan 10 8   .556     20 14   .588
Eastern Michigan 8 10   .444     21 14   .600
Northern Illinois 8 10   .444     14 16   .467
Ball State 2 16   .111     7 23   .233
2015 MAC Tournament winner

The 2014–15 Akron Zips men's basketball team represented the University of Akron during the 2014–15 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Zips, led by 11th year head coach Keith Dambrot, played their home games at the James A. Rhodes Arena as members of the East Division of the Mid-American Conference.

Previous season[edit]

The Zips finished the season 21–13, 12–6 in MAC play to finish in second place in the East Division. They advanced to the semifinals of the MAC Tournament where they lost to Western Michigan. They were invited to the CollegeInsider.com Tournament where they lost in the first round to IPFW.

Off season[edit]

Departures[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Nick Harney 10 F 6'8" 210 Senior Cleveland, OH Graduated
Carmelo Betancourt 12 G 5'11" 182 Sophomore Río Piedras, PR Transferred
Quincy Diggs 13 F 6'6" 209 Senior Dallas, TX Graduated
Darius Hoisten 30 G 6'5" 180 Sophomore Akron, OH Transferred to Georgia Southwestern

Recruiting class of 2014[edit]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Noah Robotham
G
Las Vegas, NV Bishop Gorman High School 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 165 lb (75 kg) May 19, 2014 
Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 67
Luke Meyer
PF
Addison, MI Addison High School 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Dec 2, 2014 
Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: NR
Jimond Ivey
G
Cleveland, OH Glenville High School 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) N/A Feb 15, 2014 
Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: NR
Antino Jackson
G
Houston, TX Cypress Springs High School 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 155 lb (70 kg) Apr 13, 2014 
Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/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:

Recruiting class of 2015[edit]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Josh Williams
SG
Akron, OH St. Vincent-St. Mary High School 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Aug 7, 2013 
Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 77
Peter Agba
PF
Greensboro, NC Greensboro Day School 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) N/A Sep 22, 2014 
Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/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:


Roster[edit]

2014–15 Akron Zips men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year High School/Junior College Home town
F 1 Treadwell, DemetriusDemetrius Treadwell 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 236 lb (107 kg) Sr Euclid HS Euclid, OH
F 2 Cheatham, Jr., KwanKwan Cheatham, Jr. 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 230 lb (104 kg) So Winton Woods HS Cincinnati, OH
G 3 Evans, NylesNyles Evans 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 160 lb (73 kg) Sr Hoover HS
Brevard CC
North Canton, OH
G 4 Ibitayo, DejiDeji Ibitayo 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Sr Rich Central HS Chicago, IL
G/F 5 Gladden, B. J.B. J. Gladden 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 214 lb (97 kg) So Olympic HS Charlotte, NC
G 11 Jackson, AaronAaron Jackson 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 215 lb (98 kg) RS Fr Lincoln HS Gahanna, OH
G 14 Robotham, NoahNoah Robotham 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Fr Bishop Gorman Las Vegas, NV
G/F 15 Kretzer, JakeJake Kretzer 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 216 lb (98 kg) Jr Waverly HS Bainbridge, OH
F 21 McAdams, ReggieReggie McAdams 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 208 lb (94 kg) Jr Elida HS Elida, OH
C 23 Johnson, IsaiahIsaiah Johnson 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 290 lb (132 kg) So Walnut Hills HS Cincinnati, OH
C 34 Forsythe, PatPat Forsythe 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 245 lb (111 kg) RS Jr Brunswick HS
West Virginia
Brunswick, OH
G 55 Jackson, AntinoAntino Jackson 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 160 lb (73 kg) Fr Cypress Springs HS Houston, TX
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster

Schedule and results[edit]

Source: [1]

Date Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (Attendance)
Exhibition
11/10/2014* Rochester College W 55–42  James A. Rhodes Arena (2,899)
Non-conference games
11/14/2014* UMBC W 74–57  1–0 James A. Rhodes Arena (3,039)
11/20/2014* vs. USC
(Charleston Classic quarterfinals)
W 66–46  2–0 TD Arena (1,131)
11/21/2014* vs. Miami (FL)
(Charleston Classic semifinals)
L 51–79  2–1 TD Arena (855)
11/23/2014* vs. South Carolina
(Charleston Classic 3rd place game)
W 68–63  3–1 TD Arena (1,523)
11/25/2014* at Penn State L 72–78  3–2 Bryce Jordan Center (6,703)
11/30/2014* Bryant W 72–66  4–2 James A. Rhodes Arena (2,486)
12/02/2014* Arkansas–Pine Bluff W 81–60  5–2 James A. Rhodes Arena (2,378)
12/04/2014* Western Illinois W 73–49  6–2 James A. Rhodes Arena (2,523)
12/13/2014* Middle Tennessee L 61–62  6–3 James A. Rhodes Arena (2,714)
12/16/2014* at North Dakota State L 46–55  6–4 Scheels Arena (1,129)
12/20/2014* Bluffton W 92–53  7–4 James A. Rhodes Arena (3,156)
12/30/2014* Marshall W 70–63  8–4 James A. Rhodes Arena (2,937)
01/03/2015* Coppin State W 79–62  9–4 James A. Rhodes Arena (2,907)
Conference games
01/06/2015 Western Michigan W 72–52  10–4 (1–0) James A. Rhodes Arena (2,741)
01/09/2015 at Toledo L 67–84  10–5 (1–1) Savage Arena (5,509)
01/14/2015 Bowling Green W 67–50  11–5 (2–1) James A. Rhodes Arena (3,313)
01/17/2015 Central Michigan W 82–76  12–5 (3–1) James A. Rhodes Arena (3,513)
01/21/2015 at Northern Illinois L 61–64  12–6 (3–2) Convocation Center (957)
01/24/2015 at Western Michigan W 71–69  13–6 (4–2) University Arena (3,837)
01/27/2015 Ball State W 59–47  14–6 (5–2) James A. Rhodes Arena (3,375)
01/31/2015 at Bowling Green W 69–68  15–6 (6–2) Stroh Center (2,624)
02/04/2015 at Ohio L 82–83  15–7 (6–3) Convocation Center (7,640)
02/07/2015 Buffalo W 75–72  16–7 (7–3) James A. Rhodes Arena (3,570)
02/10/2015 Kent State
(PNC Wagon Wheel Challenge)
W 61–52  17–7 (8–3) James A. Rhodes Arena (4,836)
02/14/2015 at Eastern Michigan L 75–78  17–8 (8–4) Convocation Center (1,101)
02/18/2015 Toledo L 66–68  17–9 (8–5) James A. Rhodes Arena (3,351)
02/21/2015 Miami (OH) L 52–57  17–10 (8–6) James A. Rhodes Arena (4,700)
02/24/2015 at Buffalo L 62–67  17–11 (8–7) Alumni Arena (3,541)
02/27/2015 Ohio W 70–58  18–11 (9–7) James A. Rhodes Arena (3,676)
03/03/2015 at Miami (OH) L 63–70  18–12 (9–8) Millett Hall (1,269)
03/06/2015 at Kent State
(PNC Wagon Wheel Challenge)
L 77–79  18–13 (9–9) MAC Center (6,327)
MAC Tournament
03/09/2015 Northern Illinois
(First round)
W 76–52  19–13 James A. Rhodes Arena (2,631)
03/11/2015 vs. Western Michigan
(Second round)
W 58–45  20–13 Quicken Loans Arena (2,411)
03/12/2015 vs. Kent State
(Quarterfinals)
W 53–51  21–13 Quicken Loans Arena (4,502)
03/13/2015 vs. Buffalo
(Semifinals)
L 59–68  21–14 Quicken Loans Arena (6,027)
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. ( ) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern.

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