2014–15 Arkansas Razorbacks men's basketball team

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2014–15 Arkansas Razorbacks men's basketball
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NCAA Tournament, Round of 32
Conference Southeastern Conference
Ranking
Coaches #20
AP #21
2014–15 record 27–9 (13–5 SEC)
Head coach Mike Anderson (4th year)
Assistant coach Melvin Watkins
Assistant coach T. J. Cleveland
Assistant coach Matt Zimmerman
Home arena Bud Walton Arena
Seasons
« 2013–14 2015–16 »
2014–15 Southeastern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#1 Kentucky 18 0   1.000     38 1   .974
#21 Arkansas 13 5   .722     27 9   .750
LSU 11 7   .611     22 11   .667
Georgia 11 7   .611     21 12   .636
Texas A&M 11 7   .611     21 12   .636
Ole Miss 11 7   .611     21 13   .618
Vanderbilt 9 9   .500     21 14   .600
Alabama 8 10   .444     19 15   .559
Florida 8 10   .444     16 17   .485
Tennessee 7 11   .389     16 16   .500
South Carolina 6 12   .333     17 16   .515
Mississippi State 6 12   .333     13 19   .406
Auburn 4 14   .222     15 20   .429
Missouri 3 15   .167     9 23   .281
2015 SEC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2014–15 Arkansas Razorbacks men's basketball team represented the University of Arkansas in the 2014–15 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The team's head coach was Mike Anderson. The team played their home games at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville, Arkansas, as a member of the SEC. They finished the season 27–9, 13–5 in SEC play to finish in second place. They advanced to the championship game of the SEC Tournament where they lost to Kentucky. They received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament where they defeated Wofford in the second round before losing in the third round to North Carolina.

Preseason[edit]

Coach Mike Anderson completed his third season by posting a 22-12 record during the 2013-14 season, where the Razorbacks finished fifth in the SEC. The Razorbacks participated in the NIT, where they defeated Indiana State at home before losing to California on the road.

Incoming class[edit]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Anton Beard
G
Little Rock, Arkansas North Little Rock High School 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Apr 22, 2013 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars
Nick Babb
G
Arlington, Texas Martin High School (Arlington, Texas) 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Aug 10, 2013 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars
Trey Thompson
F
Forrest City, Arkansas Forrest City High School 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 250 lb (110 kg) May 23, 2013 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars
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 Arkansas Razorbacks men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Home town
G 00 Madden, RashadRashad Madden 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Sr Lepanto, Arkansas
F 1 Thompson, TreyTrey Thompson 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 270 lb (122 kg) Fr Madison, Arkansas
G 2 Harris, AlandiseAlandise Harris 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 237 lb (108 kg) RS Sr Little Rock, Arkansas
G 3 Hannahs, DustyDusty Hannahs Current redshirt 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 208 lb (94 kg) Jr Little Rock, Arkansas
G 4 Durham, JabrilJabril Durham 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Jr DeSoto, Texas
G 5 Bell, AnthlonAnthlon Bell 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 188 lb (85 kg) Jr Bartlett, Tennessee
F 10 Portis, BobbyBobby Portis 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 242 lb (110 kg) So Little Rock, Arkansas
G 14 Babb, NickNick Babb 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Fr Arlington, Texas
G 21 Watkins, ManualeManuale Watkins 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 208 lb (94 kg) So Fayetteville, Arkansas
F 22 Williams, JacoreyJacorey Williams 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 218 lb (99 kg) Jr Birmingham, Alabama
G 24 Qualls, MichaelMichael Qualls 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Jr Shreveport, Louisiana
G 31 Beard, AntonAnton Beard 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Fr North Little Rock, Arkansas
C 33 Kingsley, MosesMoses Kingsley 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 230 lb (104 kg) So Abuja, Nigeria
F 55 Miles, KeatonKeaton Miles 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 217 lb (98 kg) RS Jr Dallas, Texas
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster
Last update: 2014-08-03

Schedule and results[edit]

Date Rank# Opponent# Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (Attendance)
Exhibition
11/07/2014* Central Oklahoma W 110–74   17 - Qualls   7 - Portis   4 - Tied  Bud Walton Arena (14,378)
11/13/2014* Pittsburg State W 89–66   22 - Portis   5 - Tied   4 - Durham  Bud Walton Arena (14,230)
Non-conference regular season
11/16/2014* Alabama State W 97–79  1–0  24 - Portis   6 - Harris   6 - Tied  Bud Walton Arena (14,318)
11/19/2014* Wake Forest
(Roundball Showcase)
W 83–53  2–0  11 - Madden   7 - Portis   6 - Durham  Bud Walton Arena (14,574)
11/21/2014* Delaware State
(Roundball Showcase)
W 99–71  3–0  20 - Qualls   7 - Beard   8 - Madden  Bud Walton Arena (14,740)
11/25/2014* #25 at SMU W 78–72  4–0  22 - Portis   5 - Tied   5 - Madden  Moody Coliseum (7,086)
11/28/2014* #25 North Texas
(Roundball Showcase)
W 89–73  5–0  22 - Qualls   9 - Qualls   7 - Madden  Bud Walton Arena (14,885)
11/30/2014* #25 Iona
(Roundball Showcase)
W 94–77  6–0  20 - Tied   9 - Tied   7 - Madden  Bud Walton Arena (14,618)
12/04/2014* #18 at #20 Iowa State
(Big 12/SEC Challenge)
L 77–95  6–1  19 - Portis   8 - Portis   5 - Tied  Hilton Coliseum (14,384)
12/07/2014* #18 at Clemson L 65–68 OT 6–2  21 - Qualls   7 - Portis   5 - Madden  Littlejohn Coliseum (6,764)
12/13/2014* Dayton W 69–55  7–2  18 - Portis   9 - Portis   4 - Williams  Bud Walton Arena (15,313)
12/20/2014* vs. Southeast Missouri State W 84–67  8–2  24 - Portis   9 - Portis   4 - Tied  Verizon Arena (11,375)
12/22/2014* Milwaukee W 84–54  9–2  18 - Portis   10 - Portis   6 - Madden  Bud Walton Arena (15,018)
12/28/2014* Northwestern State W 100–92  10–2  28 - Qualls   12 - Portis   8 - Madden  Bud Walton Arena (15,738)
01/03/2015* Utah Valley W 79–46  11–2  17 - Harris   9 - Tied   5 - Madden  Bud Walton Arena (15,410)
SEC regular season
01/06/2015 #23 at Georgia W 79–75  12–2 (1–0)  21 - Portis   7 - Qualls   3 - Madden  Stegeman Coliseum (7,937)
01/10/2015 #23 Vanderbilt W 82–70  13–2 (2–0)  32 - Portis   11 - Portis   6 - Madden  Bud Walton Arena (17,238)
01/13/2015 #19 at Tennessee L 69–74  13–3 (2–1)  17 - Portis   11 - Portis   7 - Madden  Thompson–Boling Arena (13,366)
01/17/2015 #19 Ole Miss L 82–96  13–4 (2–2)  23 - Portis   10 - Portis   3 - Tied  Bud Walton Arena (19,200)
01/22/2015 Alabama W 93–91 OT 14–4 (3–2)  30 - Qualls   13 - Portis   3 - Tied  Bud Walton Arena (15,032)
01/24/2015 at Missouri W 61–60  15–4 (4–2)  14 - Harris   10 - Portis   3 - Madden  Mizzou Arena (11,022)
01/27/2015 Tennessee W 69–64  16–4 (5–2)  17 - Tied   8 - Portis   4 - Qualls  Bud Walton Arena (14,297)
01/31/2015 at Florida L 56–57  16–5 (5–3)  21 - Portis   10 - Portis   3 - Madden  O'Connell Center (11,861)
02/03/2015 South Carolina W 75–55  17–5 (6–3)  18 - Portis   13 - Portis   5 - Madden  Bud Walton Arena (14,846)
02/07/2015 Mississippi State W 61–41  18–5 (7–3)  19 - Portis   11 - Portis   4 - Madden  Bud Walton Arena (18,283)
02/10/2015 #24 at Auburn W 101–87  19–5 (8–3)  22 - Portis   8 - Portis   8 - Madden  Auburn Arena (6,526)
02/14/2015 #24 at Ole Miss W 71–70  20–5 (9–3)  15 - Qualls   9 - Qualls   6 - Madden  Tad Smith Coliseum (8,719)
02/18/2015 #18 Missouri W 84–69  21–5 (10–3)  21 - Qualls   9 - Portis   5 - Beard  Bud Walton Arena (15,740)
02/21/2015 #18 at Mississippi State W 65–61  22–5 (11–3)  16 - Madden   9 - Portis   2 - Tied  Humphrey Coliseum (6,254)
02/24/2015 #18 Texas A&M W 81–75  23–5 (12–3)  22 - Portis   5 - Tied   5 - Madden  Bud Walton Arena (16,117)
02/28/2015 #18 at #1 Kentucky L 67–84  23–6 (12–4)  17 - Qualls   9 - Qualls   3 - Madden  Rupp Arena (24,416)
03/05/2015 #18 at South Carolina W 78–74  24–6 (13–4)  24 - Portis   8 - Portis   9 - Madden  Colonial Life Arena (10,065)
03/07/2015 #18 LSU L 78–81  24–7 (13–5)  21 - Portis   15 - Portis   5 - Madden  Bud Walton Arena (18,966)
SEC Tournament
03/13/2015 #21 vs. Tennessee
(Quarterfinals)
W 80–72  25–7  26 - Portis   11 - Portis   5 - Beard  Bridgestone Arena (13,135)
03/14/2015 #21 vs. Georgia
(Semifinals)
W 60–49  26–7  15 - Qualls   12 - Portis   3 - Babb  Bridgestone Arena (19,232)
03/15/2015 #21 vs. #1 Kentucky
(Championship game)
L 63–78  26–8  18 - Qualls   4 - Madden   2 - Madden  Bridgestone Arena (20,315)
NCAA Tournament
03/19/2015* #21 (5 W) vs. (12 W) Wofford
(Second round)
W 56–53  27–8  20 - Qualls   13 - Portis   5 - Madden  Veterans Memorial Arena (12,761)
03/21/2015* #21 (5 W) vs. #15 (4 W) North Carolina
(Third round)
L 78–87  27–9  27 - Qualls   14 - Portis   5 - Madden  Veterans Memorial Arena (13,687)
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. ( ) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Central Time. (#) during NCAA Tournament is seed with Region W=West.

Source: 2014–15 Schedule

Rankings[edit]

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 25 18 RV RV RV RV 23 19 RV RV RV 24 18 18 18 21 21 N/A
Coaches RV RV RV 21 RV RV RV RV 25 19 RV 25 RV 23 17 16 18 20 20 20

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