2014–15 Eastern Michigan Eagles men's basketball team

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2014–15 Eastern Michigan Eagles men's basketball
Eastern Michigan Block E.jpg
Conference Mid-American Conference
West Division
2014–15 record 9–2 (0–0 MAC)
Head coach Rob Murphy (4th year)
Assistant coach Mike Brown
Assistant coach Kevin Mondro
Assistant coach Benny White
Home arena Convocation Center
Seasons
« 2013–14 2015–16 »
2014–15 Mid-American Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
East
Bowling Green 0 0       6 2   .750
Kent State 0 0       6 2   .750
Buffalo 0 0       5 2   .714
Akron 0 0       6 3   .667
Ohio 0 0       3 3   .500
Miami 0 0       3 8   .273
West
Central Michigan 0 0       7 1   .875
Eastern Michigan 0 0       8 2   .800
Western Michigan 0 0       6 4   .600
Toledo 0 0       5 4   .556
Northern Illinois 0 0       3 3   .500
Ball State 0 0       3 4   .429
2015 MAC Tournament winner
As of December 21, 2014; 

The 2014–15 Eastern Michigan Eagles men's basketball team represents Eastern Michigan University during the 2014–15 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Eagles, led by fourth year head coach Rob Murphy, play their home games at the Eastern Michigan University Convocation Center, as members of the West Division of the Mid-American Conference.

Addition[edit]

SF Brandon Nazione transferred from Des Moines Area Community College to EMU where he was a Division II Second-Team All-American.[1] Also transferring to Eastern is Jerome Hunter from Alabama A&M & Anali Okoloji from George Mason both will be eligible immediately. Commits for the 2014 season includes PF Jordan Nobles (Canton HS), PG Ethan Alvano (Corona HS), SG Tim Bond (Baltimore City College HS) and PF Tristan Wilson (Skyline HS). Matt Cline joined the EMU basketball staff as the Director of Men's Basketball Operations in 2014.[2] Two players transferred away from EMU after the 2013/14 season, Jalen Ross will be going to Hartford & Darrell Combs to IUPUI. Former EMU standout and NBA player Carl Thomas was hired by Jackson College as Head Coach of the men's basketball team.[3]

Pre Season Awards[edit]

Senior forward Karrington Ward was named the 15th-best defensive player in the country according to BleacherReport.com.[4]

Roster[edit]

# Player Position Height Weight Year Hometown
0 Raven Lee G 6–3 180 R–SO Detroit, MI
1 Mike Talley G 6–0 176 R–SR Detroit, MI
3 Anali Okoloji F 6–8 232 R–SR Brooklyn, NY
4 Brandon Nazione F 6–8 215 JR Howell, MI
5 Jodan Price G/F 6–7 180 R–SO Indianapolis, IN
10 Tim Bond G 6–6 170 FR Baltimore, MD
12 Olalekan Ajayi F/C 6–11 245 JR Winston-Salem, NC
13 Trent Perry G 6–4 175 R–FR Franklin, TN
14 Karrington Ward F 6–7 186 SR Lockport, IL
15 Jordan Nobles F 6–9 190 FR Canton, MI
20 Ali Farhat G 6–0 160 SO Dearborn, MI
21 Jerome Hunter F 6–9 250 GR Buffalo, NY
22 Jordan Martin G 6–3 195 R–JR Detroit, MI
25 Ethan Alvano G 6–1 170 FR Corona, CA
30 Mike Samuels C 6–11 285 R–JR Bushkill, Pennsylvania

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Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance Record
Regular season
11/14/2014* 1:00 PM St. Francis (IL) Convocation CenterYpsilanti, MI
(EMU Showcase)
W 64–52  2,859 1–0
11/17/2014* 7:00 PM Oakland Convocation Center • Ypsilanti, MI W 89–77  863 2–0
11/21/2014* 7:00 PM Youngstown State Convocation Center • Ypsilanti, MI
(EMU Showcase)
W 71–62  680 3–0
11/22/2014* 7:00 PM UNC Greensboro Convocation Center • Ypsilanti, MI
(EMU Showcase)
W 70–62  624 4–0
11/23/2014* 2:30 PM Longwood Convocation Center • Ypsilanti, MI
(EMU Showcase)
W 79–48  395 5–0
11/26/2014* 12:00 PM Rochester (MI) Convocation Center • Ypsilanti, MI W 68–35  192 6–0
12/01/2014* 7:00 PM Marygrove Convocation Center • Ypsilanti, MI W 83–52  272 7–0
12/06/2014* 2:00 PM at Dayton UD ArenaDayton, OH FSOH L 64–73  12,243 7–1
12/09/2014* 9:00 PM at Michigan Crisler CenterAnn Arbor, MI ESPNU W 45–42  11,926 8–1
12/17/2014* 9:00 PM at #25 Michigan State Breslin CenterEast Lansing, MI BTN L 46–66  14,797 8–2
12/20/2014* 3:00 PM at Missouri State JQH ArenaSpringfield, MO      9-2
12/23/2014* 6:00 PM Coppin State Convocation Center • Ypsilanti, MI     
12/28/2014* 1:00 PM Concordia (MI) Convocation Center • Ypsilanti, MI     
01/07/2015 7:00 PM Ball State Convocation Center • Ypsilanti, MI     
01/10/2015 at Miami (OH) Millett HallOxford, OH     
01/14/2015 7:00 PM at Kent State The MACKent, OH     
01/17/2015 12:00 PM Northern Illinois Convocation Center • Ypsilanti, MI ESPN3     
01/21/2015 7:00 PM at Bowling Green Stroh CenterBowling Green, OH     
01/24/2015 4:30 PM at Central Michigan McGuirk ArenaMount Pleasant, MI
(Michigan MAC Trophy)
ESPN3     
01/27/2015 7:00 PM Ohio Convocation Center • Ypsilanti, MI     
01/31/2015 12:00 PM Western Michigan Convocation Center • Ypsilanti, MI
(Michigan MAC Trophy)
    
02/04/2015 7:00 PM at Toledo Savage ArenaToledo, OH     
02/07/2015 at Ohio Convocation CenterAthens, OH     
02/10/2015 7:00 PM Miami (OH) Convocation Center • Ypsilanti, MI     
02/14/2015 2:30 PM Akron Convocation Center • Ypsilanti, MI     
02/18/2015 7:00 PM Buffalo Convocation Center • Ypsilanti, MI     
02/21/2015 8:00 PM at Northern Illinois Convocation CenterDeKalb, IL     
02/24/2015 7:00 PM Central Michigan Convocation Center • Ypsilanti, MI
(Michigan MAC Trophy)
    
02/28/2015 at Western Michigan University ArenaKalamazoo, MI
(Michigan MAC Trophy)
    
03/03/2015 7:00 PM at Ball State John E. Worthen ArenaMuncie, IN     
03/06/2015 7:00 PM Toledo Convocation Center • Ypsilanti, MI     
MAC Tournament
03/09-14/2015     
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

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