2014–15 Arizona State Sun Devils men's basketball team

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2014–15 Arizona State Sun Devils men's basketball
Arizona State Athletics wordmark.svg
NIT, Second round
ConferencePac-12 Conference
2014–15 record18–16 (9–9 Pac-12)
Head coachHerb Sendek (9th season)
Assistant coaches
  • Larry Greer
  • Stan Johnson
  • Barret Peery
Home arenaWells Fargo Arena
Seasons
2014–15 Pac-12 Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#5 Arizona 16 2   .889     34 4   .895
#25 Oregon 13 5   .722     26 10   .722
#19 Utah 13 5   .722     26 9   .743
UCLA 11 7   .611     22 14   .611
Stanford 9 9   .500     24 13   .649
Arizona State 9 9   .500     18 16   .529
Oregon State 8 10   .444     17 14   .548
California 7 11   .389     18 15   .545
Colorado 7 11   .389     16 18   .471
Washington State 7 11   .389     13 18   .419
Washington 5 13   .278     16 15   .516
USC 3 15   .167     12 20   .375
Pac-12 Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2014–15 Arizona State Sun Devils men's basketball team represented Arizona State University during the 2014–15 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Sun Devils were led by ninth-year head coach Herb Sendek and played their home games at the Wells Fargo Arena in Tempe, Arizona. They were members of the Pac-12 Conference. They finished the regular season 17–14, 9–9 in Pac-12 play to finish in a tie for fifth place. The Sun Devils lost in the first round of the Pac-12 Tournament to USC. ASU was invited to the National Invitation Tournament where they won at UConn in the first round, before losing in the second round at Richmond.

Following their exit from the NIT, head coach Herb Sendek was fired.[1]

Previous season[edit]

The Sun Devils finished the 2013–14 season with an overall record of 21–12, 10–8 in Pac-12 play to finish in a five-way tie for third place. In the Pac-12 Tournament, the Sun Devils were defeated by Stanford in the quarterfinals. The Sun Devils received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament as a #10 seed in the Midwest Region where they lost to Texas in the Round of 64.

Off season[edit]

Departures[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Jordan Bachynski 13 C 7’2” 248 Senior Calgary, Alberta Graduated.
Richie Edwards 5 F 6’7” 220 Senior Lakeland, Florida Graduated.
Jermaine Marshall 34 SG 6’4” 215 Senior Goldsboro, Pennsylvania Graduated.
Dave Whitmore 33 SF 6’6” 215 Senior Tempe, Arizona Graduated.
Jarrett Upchurch 22 PG 6’1” 192 Senior Scottsdale, Arizona Graduated.
Brandan Kearney 32 SG 6'5" 190 RS Junior Detroit, Michigan Elected to transfer.
Jahii Carson 1 PG 5’10” 180 RS Sophomore Mesa, Arizona Declared for 2014 NBA Draft.
Calaen Robinson 11 SG 6'2" 190 RS Freshman Tempe, Arizona Elected to transfer.
Egor Koulechov 15 SF 6'5" 205 Freshman Weston, Florida Elected to transfer to Rice.[2]

Incoming Transfers[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Gerry Blakes PG 6’4” 175 Junior Inglewood, California Junior College transfer from San Bernardino Valley College.
Roosevelt Scott SG 6’4” 190 Junior Saint Paul, Minnesota Junior College transfer from Indian Hills Community College
Savon Goodman SF 6'6" 210 Sophomore Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Played for UNLV during the 2012–13 season, but left due to off–court issues. Attended Indian Hills Community College during the 2013–14 season, but did not play. Will have three years of eligibility left.
Willie Atwood SF 6'7" 190 Junior Memphis, Tennessee Junior college transfer from Connors State College.

2014 Recruiting Class[edit]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date


Kodi Justice
SG
Mesa, AZ Dobson High School 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Sep 24, 2011 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars
Connor MacDougall
C
Scottsdale, AZ Corona Del Sol High School 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Oct 20, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:2/5 stars
Tra Holder
PG
Los Angeles, CA Brentwood School 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 170 lb (77 kg) May 10, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 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:

  • "2014 Team Ranking". Rivals.com.

Notes[edit]

– On April 18, it was announced that senior forward Shaquielle McKissic was granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA.[3]

Roster[edit]

2014–15 Arizona State Sun Devils men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
G 0 Tra Holder 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Fr Brentwood School Los Angeles, California
G 1 Roosevelt Scott 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Jr Johnson HS/Indian Hills C.C. Saint Paul, Minnesota
F 2 Willie Atwood 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Jr Melrose HS/Connors State College Memphis, Tennessee
G 3 Chance Murray 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) So Price HS Los Angeles, California
G 4 Gerry Blakes 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Jr Morningside HS/San Bernardino Valley College Inglewood, California
F 11 Savon Goodman 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 215 lb (98 kg) So Academy of the New Church/Indian Hills C.C. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
F/C 21 Eric Jacobsen 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 255 lb (116 kg) Jr Hamilton HS Chandler, Arizona
G 22 Austin Witherill (W) 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 160 lb (73 kg) Fr Highland HS Gilbert, Arizona
F 24 Sai Tummala 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 218 lb (99 kg) Jr Brophy College Prep/Salt Lake C.C. Phoenix, Arizona
F 31 Jonathan Gilling 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Sr Hørsholm 76ers Rungsted Kyst, Denmark
F 32 Cameron Gilbert (W) 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Fr Pinnacle HS Prescott, Arizona
G 33 Bo Barnes 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Sr Westwind Prep/Hawaii Scottsdale, Arizona
G 34 Corban Murphy (W) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) So Crystal Lake Central HS Crystal Lake, Illinois
F 40 Shaquielle McKissic 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Sr Kentridge HS/Edmonds C.C. Seattle, Washington
G 44 Kodi Justice Injured 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Fr Dobson HS Mesa, Arizona
F/C 55 Connor MacDougall Injured 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Fr Corona del Sol HS Scottsdale, Arizona
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster
Last update: 10/23/2014

Schedule[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Non-conference regular season
11/14/2014*
8:00 PM, P12N
Chicago State
CBE Hall of Fame Classic
W 86–50  1–0
Wells Fargo Arena (5,295)
Tempe, AZ
11/17/2014*
7:00 PM, P12N
Bethune-Cookman
CBE Hall of Fame Classic
W 49–39  2–0
Wells Fargo Arena (3,842)
Tempe, AZ
11/20/2014*
7:00 PM, P12N
Loyola Marymount W 68–44  3–0
Wells Fargo Arena (3,923)
Tempe, AZ
11/24/2014*
5:00 PM, ESPNU
vs. Maryland
CBE Hall of Fame Classic semifinals
L 73–78  3–1
Sprint Center (N/A)
Kansas City, MO
11/25/2014*
5:00 PM, ESPN3
vs. Alabama
CBE Hall of Fame Classic Consolation
L 71–76  3–2
Sprint Center (N/A)
Kansas City, MO
11/29/2014*
7:00 PM, P12N
Colgate W 78–71  4–2
Wells Fargo Arena (4,143)
Tempe, AZ
12/03/2014*
6:00 PM, P12N
UNLV W 77–55  5–2
Wells Fargo Arena (5,822)
Tempe, AZ
12/06/2014*
10:00 AM, SECN
at Texas A&M L 71–72  5–3
Reed Arena (6,299)
College Station, TX
12/13/2014*
12:00 PM, P12N
Pepperdine W 81–74  6–3
Wells Fargo Arena (4,575)
Tempe, AZ
12/16/2014*
7:00 PM, FS1
at Marquette L 71–78  6–4
BMO Harris Bradley Center (12,736)
Milwaukee, WI
12/20/2014*
7:00 PM, P12N
Lehigh L 81–84 3OT 6–5
Wells Fargo Arena (4,615)
Tempe, AZ
12/23/2014*
1:00 PM, P12N
Detroit W 93–54  7–5
Wells Fargo Arena (4,727)
Tempe, AZ
12/28/2014*
12:00 PM, P12N
Harvard W 56–46  8–5
Wells Fargo Arena (6,503)
Tempe, AZ
Pac-12 regular season
01/04/2015
5:00 PM, FS1
at No. 8 Arizona
State Farm Territorial Cup Series
L 49–73  8–6
(0–1)
McKale Center (14,655)
Tucson, AZ
01/08/2015
7:00 PM, FS1
at Oregon State L 47–55  8–7
(0–2)
Gill Coliseum (4,603)
Corvallis, OR
01/10/2015
3:00 PM, P12N
at Oregon L 56–59  8–8
(0–3)
Matthew Knight Arena (5,637)
Eugene, OR
01/15/2015
8:00 PM, FS1
No. 8 Utah L 59–76  8–9
(0–4)
Wells Fargo Arena (9,831)
Tempe, AZ
01/17/2015
2:30 PM, P12N
Colorado W 78–72  9–9
(1–4)
Wells Fargo Arena (7,651)
Tempe, AZ
01/22/2015
9:00 PM, P12N
at California W 79–44  10–9
(2–4)
Haas Pavilion (7,469)
Berkeley, CA
01/24/2015
10:00 PM, ESPNU
at Stanford L 70–89  10–10
(2–5)
Maples Pavilion (4,009)
Stanford, CA
01/28/2015
6:00 PM, P12N
Oregon State W 73–55  11–10
(3–5)
Wells Fargo Arena (5,436)
Tempe, AZ
01/30/2015
6:00 PM, P12N
Oregon L 67–68 OT 11–11
(3–6)
Wells Fargo Arena (6,127)
Tempe, AZ
02/07/2015
2:30 PM, FOX
No. 6 Arizona
State Farm Territorial Cup Series
W 81–78  12–11
(4–6)
Wells Fargo Arena (10,876)
Tempe, AZ
02/13/2015
9:00 PM, P12N
at Washington State L 71–74  12–12
(4–7)
Beasley Coliseum (3,129)
Pullman, WA
02/15/2015
3:30 PM, P12N
at Washington W 78–68  13–12
(5–7)
Alaska Airlines Arena (6,745)
Seattle, WA
02/18/2015
7:00 PM, ESPN2
UCLA W 68–66  14–12
(6–7)
Wells Fargo Arena (7,873)
Tempe, AZ
02/22/2015
6:30 PM, P12N
USC W 64–59  15–12
(7–7)
Wells Fargo Arena (5,527)
Tempe, AZ
02/26/2015
8:30 PM, FS1
at No. 13 Utah L 41–83  15–13
(7–8)
Jon M. Huntsman Center (14,185)
Salt Lake City, UT
03/01/2015
6:30 PM, ESPNU
at Colorado L 81–87  15–14
(7–9)
Coors Events Center (9,087)
Boulder, CO
03/05/2015
9:00 PM, FS1
Stanford W 67–62  16–14
(8–9)
Wells Fargo Arena (5,345)
Tempe, AZ
03/07/2015
12:30 PM, P12N
California W 74–70  17–14
(9–9)
Wells Fargo Arena (5,619)
Tempe, AZ
Pac-12 Tournament
03/11/2015
2:30 PM, P12N
vs. USC
First Round
L 64–67  17–15
MGM Grand Garden Arena (9,024)
Paradise, NV
NIT
03/18/2015*
4:00 PM, ESPN2
(5) at (4) UConn
First round
W 68–61  18–15
Gampel Pavilion (6,045)
Storrs, CT
03/22/2015*
4:30 PM, ESPNU
(5) at (1) Richmond
Second round
L 70–76 OT 18–16
Robins Center (4,507)
Richmond, VA
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll, (#) during NIT is seed within region. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Mountain Time.

References[edit]