2014–15 Central Michigan Chippewas men's basketball team

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2014–15 Central Michigan Chippewas men's basketball
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MAC regular season co–champions
MAC West Division champions
NIT, First round
Conference Mid-American Conference
West Division
2014–15 record 23–9 (12–6 MAC)
Head coach Keno Davis (3rd year)
Assistant coach Kevin Gamble
Assistant coach Jeff Smith
Assistant coach Kyle Gerdeman
Home arena McGuirk 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 Central Michigan Chippewas men's basketball team represented Central Michigan University during the 2014–15 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Chippewas, led by third year head coach Keno Davis, played their home games at McGuirk Arena, as members of the West Division of the Mid-American Conference. They finished the season 23–9, 12–6 in MAC play to be champions of the West Division and share the overall MAC regular season championship with Buffalo. They advanced to the championship game of the MAC Tournament where they lost to Buffalo. As a conference champion, and #1 seed in their conference tournament, who failed to win their conference tournament they received an automatic bid to the National Invitation Tournament where they lost in the first round to Louisiana Tech.

Previous season[edit]

The Chippewas finished the season 10–21, 3–15 in MAC play to finish in fifth place in the West Division. They lost in the first round of the MAC Tournament to Eastern Michigan.

Off season[edit]

Departures[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
DeAndray Buckley 2 G/F 6'4" 209 Senior Romulus, MI Graduated
Sheldon Lowman 5 G 6'1" 177 Junior Detroit, MI Suspended for a warrant[1]
Nick Carols 35 G/F 6'7" 191 Freshman Ashland, MO Transferred to Lindenwood
Zach Saylor 41 F 6'8" 235 Senior Lansing, MI Graduated

Recruiting class of 2014[edit]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
DaRohn Scott
C
Kentwood, MI Grand Rapids Christian High School 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Apr 12, 2014 
Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 69
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
Filip Medjo
SG
Belgrade, Serbia Impact Academy 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 198 lb (90 kg) Apr 12, 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
Corey Redman
SG
Boyne City, MI Boyne City High School 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Aug 3, 2012 
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 Central Michigan Chippewas men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Last school Home town
G/F 1 Krannitz, SpencerSpencer Krannitz 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 202 lb (92 kg) Jr North Muskegon HS North Muskegon, MI
F 2 Meyer, LukeLuke Meyer 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 221 lb (100 kg) Fr Addison HS Addison, MI
G 3 Richardson, Jr., DerrickDerrick Richardson, Jr. 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Jr Ypsilanti HS Ypsilanti, MI
G 4 Simmons, RayshawnRayshawn Simmons 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Jr Moberly Area CC St. Louis, MO
G 5 Rayson, BraylonBraylon Rayson 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 185 lb (84 kg) So West Mesquite HS Dallas, TX
G 10 Stewart, AustinAustin Stewart 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 206 lb (93 kg) Jr West HS Normal, IL
C 11 Cabarkapa, MilosMilos Cabarkapa 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 237 lb (108 kg) RS Fr Impact Academy Belgrade, Serbia
G 12 Kozinski, JoshJosh Kozinski 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 170 lb (77 kg) RS Fr Edwardsburg HS Edwardsburg, MI
G 13 Medjo, FilipFilip Medjo 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Fr Impact Academy Belgrade, Serbia
G 15 Fowler, ChrisChris Fowler 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 191 lb (87 kg) Jr Detroit Country Day School Southfield, MI
G 23 Scott, DaRohnDaRohn Scott 6 ft 8.5 in (2.04 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Fr Grand Rapids Christian HS Grand Rapids, MI
G 30 Keel, AustinAustin Keel 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 182 lb (83 kg) Sr Winter Park HS Winter Springs, FL
F 32 Hibbitts, BlakeBlake Hibbitts 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 212 lb (96 kg) Jr Hudsonville HS Hudsonville, MI
F 34 Simons, JohnJohn Simons 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 221 lb (100 kg) Jr Cadillac HS Cadillac, MI
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster

Schedule and results[edit]

Source: [1]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance Record
Exhibition
11/09/2014* 7:00 PM Saginaw Valley State McGuirk ArenaMount Pleasant, MI W 68–61  1,568
Non-conference games
11/14/2014* 7:00 PM Alma McGuirk Arena • Mount Pleasant, MI W 106–64  2,308 1–0
11/18/2014* 7:00 PM Youngstown State McGuirk Arena • Mount Pleasant, MI W 75–63  2,165 2–0
11/21/2014* 7:00 PM Maine McGuirk Arena • Mount Pleasant, MI
(Central Michigan Tournament)
W 76–48  2,115 3–0
11/23/2014* 12:30 PM Arkansas–Pine Bluff McGuirk Arena • Mount Pleasant, MI
(Central Michigan Tournament)
W 75–43  1,556 4–0
11/29/2014* 7:00 PM Grand Canyon McGuirk Arena • Mount Pleasant, MI W 79–77  1,465 5–0
12/02/2014* 8:00 PM at Bradley Carver ArenaPeoria, IL L 73–84  4,204 5–1
12/06/2014* 1:00 PM SIU Edwardsville McGuirk Arena • Mount Pleasant, MI ESPN3 W 94–61  1,789 6–1
12/17/2014* 8:00 PM at Northwestern Welsh-Ryan ArenaEvansville, IL W 80–67  5,820 7–1
12/19/2014* 7:00 PM Concordia (Michigan) McGuirk Arena • Mount Pleasant, MI W 97–60  1,519 8–1
12/22/2014* 8:00 PM at McNeese State Burton ColiseumLake Charles, LA W 87–58  567 9–1
01/02/2015* 7:00 PM Central Penn McGuirk Arena • Mount Pleasant, MI W 125–80  1,607 10–1
Conference games
01/06/2015 7:00 PM at Toledo Savage ArenaToledo, OH W 65–62  4,584 11–1 (1–0)
01/10/2015 4:30 PM at Ball State John E. Worthen ArenaMuncie, IN L 65–83  3,036 11–2 (1–1)
01/14/2015 7:00 PM Miami (OH) McGuirk Arena • Mount Pleasant, MI ESPN3 W 105–77  2,724 12–2 (2–1)
01/17/2015 7:00 PM at Akron James A. Rhodes ArenaAkron, OH L 76–82  3,513 12–3 (2–2)
01/21/2015 7:00 PM Buffalo McGuirk Arena • Mount Pleasant, MI ESPN3 W 84–73  2,210 13–3 (3–2)
01/24/2015 4:00 PM Eastern Michigan McGuirk Arena • Mount Pleasant, MI
(Michigan MAC Trophy)
ESPN3 W 65–51  4,041 14–3 (4–2)
01/27/2015 7:00 PM at Kent State MAC CenterKent, OH L 53–63  3,522 14–4 (4–3)
01/31/2015 4:30 PM Ohio McGuirk Arena • Mount Pleasant, MI ESPN3 W 74–69  4,403 15–4 (5–3)
02/04/2015 7:00 PM Bowling Green McGuirk Arena • Mount Pleasant, MI ESPN3 L 74–76 OT 2,474 15–5 (5–4)
02/07/2015 2:00 PM Western Michigan McGuirk Arena • Mount Pleasant, MI
(Michigan MAC Trophy)
ESPN3 W 70–65  5,350 16–5 (6–4)
02/10/2015 7:00 PM at Ohio Convocation CenterAthens, OH W 68–57  6,226 17–5 (7–4)
02/14/2015 2:00 PM at Buffalo Alumni ArenaAmherst, NY ESPN3 W 75–74  3,284 18–5 (8–4)
02/18/2015 7:00 PM Northern Illinois McGuirk Arena • Mount Pleasant, MI ESPN3 W 68–66  2,524 19–5 (9–4)
02/21/2015 4:30 PM Ball State McGuirk Arena • Mount Pleasant, MI ESPN3 W 83–60  4,008 20–5 (10–4)
02/24/2015 7:30 PM at Eastern Michigan Convocation CenterYpsilanti, MI
(Michigan MAC Trophy)
W 72–56  731 21–5 (11–4)
02/28/2015 8:00 PM at Northern Illinois Convocation CenterDeKalb, IL ESPN3 L 55–72  1,548 21–6 (11–5)
03/03/2015 7:00 PM Toledo McGuirk Arena • Mount Pleasant, MI ESPN3 W 83–75  3,793 22–6 (12–5)
03/06/2015 7:00 PM at Western Michigan University ArenaKalamazoo, MI
(Michigan MAC Trophy)
L 62–74  4,239 22–7 (12–6)
MAC Tournament
03/13/2015 6:30 PM vs. Toledo Quicken Loans ArenaCleveland, OH
(Semifinals)
ESPN3 W 75–66  6,027 23–7
03/14/2015 7:30 PM vs. Buffalo Quicken Loans Arena • Cleveland, OH
(Championship game)
ESPN2 L 84–89  5,266 23–8
NIT
03/17/2015* 7:30 PM at (3) Louisiana Tech #(6) Thomas Assembly CenterRuston, LA
(First round)
ESPN3 L 79–89  6,904 23–9
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern. (#) during NIT is seed within region.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Warrant issued for former basketball player Sheldon Lowman". Central Michigan Life. Retrieved March 27, 2014.