2014–15 Arkansas Razorbacks men's basketball team

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2014–15 Arkansas Razorbacks men's basketball
Arkansas Razorbacks logo.svg
NCAA Tournament, Round of 32
Conference Southeastern Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 20
AP No. 21
2014–15 record 27–9 (13–5 SEC)
Head coach Mike Anderson (4th season)
Assistant coach Melvin Watkins
Assistant coach T. J. Cleveland
Assistant coach Matt Zimmerman
Home arena Bud Walton Arena
Seasons
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]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
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 
Recruiting star ratings: 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 
Recruiting star ratings: 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 
Recruiting star ratings: 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 Hometown
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
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
11/07/2014*
7:00 PM
Central Oklahoma W 110–74 
 17  Qualls   7  Portis   4  Tied  Bud Walton Arena (14,378)
Fayetteville, AR
11/13/2014*
7:00 PM
Pittsburg State W 89–66 
 22  Portis   5  Tied   4  Durham  Bud Walton Arena (14,230)
Fayetteville, AR
Non-conference regular season
11/16/2014*
4:00 PM
Alabama State W 97–79  1–0
 24  Portis   6  Harris   6  Tied  Bud Walton Arena (14,318)
Fayetteville, AR
11/19/2014*
8:00 PM, SECN
Wake Forest
Roundball Showcase
W 83–53  2–0
 11  Madden   7  Portis   6  Durham  Bud Walton Arena (14,574)
Fayetteville, AR
11/21/2014*
7:00 PM
Delaware State
Roundball Showcase
W 99–71  3–0
 20  Qualls   7  Beard   8  Madden  Bud Walton Arena (14,740)
Fayetteville, AR
11/25/2014*
6:30 PM, ESPNews
No. 25 at SMU W 78–72  4–0
 22  Portis   5  Tied   5  Madden  Moody Coliseum (7,086)
Dallas, TX
11/28/2014*
8:00 PM, SECN
No. 25 North Texas
Roundball Showcase
W 89–73  5–0
 22  Qualls   9  Qualls   7  Madden  Bud Walton Arena (14,885)
Fayetteville, AR
11/30/2014*
2:30 PM, SECN
No. 25 Iona
Roundball Showcase
W 94–77  6–0
 20  Tied   9  Tied   7  Madden  Bud Walton Arena (14,618)
Fayetteville, AR
12/04/2014*
8:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 18 at #20 Iowa State
Big 12/SEC Challenge
L 77–95  6–1
 19  Portis   8  Portis   5  Tied  Hilton Coliseum (14,384)
Ames, IA
12/07/2014*
4:00 PM, ESPNU
No. 18 at Clemson L 65–68 OT 6–2
 21  Qualls   7  Portis   5  Madden  Littlejohn Coliseum (6,764)
Clemson, SC
12/13/2014*
1:00 PM, ESPN2
Dayton W 69–55  7–2
 18  Portis   9  Portis   4  Williams  Bud Walton Arena (15,313)
Fayetteville, AR
12/20/2014*
7:30 PM, SECN
vs. Southeast Missouri State W 84–67  8–2
 24  Portis   9  Portis   4  Tied  Verizon Arena (11,375)
Little Rock, AR
12/22/2014*
8:00 PM, ESPNU
Milwaukee W 84–54  9–2
 18  Portis   10  Portis   6  Madden  Bud Walton Arena (15,018)
Fayetteville, AR
12/28/2014*
2:30 PM, SECN
Northwestern State W 100–92  10–2
 28  Qualls   12  Portis   8  Madden  Bud Walton Arena (15,738)
Fayetteville, AR
01/03/2015*
2:00 PM, SECN
Utah Valley W 79–46  11–2
 17  Harris   9  Tied   5  Madden  Bud Walton Arena (15,410)
Fayetteville, AR
SEC regular season
01/06/2015
6:00 PM, ESPN
No. 23 at Georgia W 79–75  12–2 (1–0)
 21  Portis   7  Qualls   3  Madden  Stegeman Coliseum (7,937)
Athens, GA
01/10/2015
3:30 PM, SECN
No. 23 Vanderbilt W 82–70  13–2 (2–0)
 32  Portis   11  Portis   6  Madden  Bud Walton Arena (17,238)
Fayetteville, AR
01/13/2015
6:00 PM, ESPNU
No. 19 at Tennessee L 69–74  13–3 (2–1)
 17  Portis   11  Portis   7  Madden  Thompson–Boling Arena (13,366)
Knoxville, TN
01/17/2015
8:30 PM, ESPNU
No. 19 Ole Miss L 82–96  13–4 (2–2)
 23  Portis   10  Portis   3  Tied  Bud Walton Arena (19,200)
Fayetteville, AR
01/22/2015
6:00 PM, ESPN2
Alabama W 93–91 OT 14–4 (3–2)
 30  Qualls   13  Portis   3  Tied  Bud Walton Arena (15,032)
Fayetteville, AR
01/24/2015
1:00 PM, ESPN2
at Missouri W 61–60  15–4 (4–2)
 14  Harris   10  Portis   3  Madden  Mizzou Arena (11,022)
Columbia, MO
01/27/2015
8:00 PM, ESPNU
Tennessee W 69–64  16–4 (5–2)
 17  Tied   8  Portis   4  Qualls  Bud Walton Arena (14,297)
Fayetteville, AR
01/31/2015
Noon, CBS
at Florida L 56–57  16–5 (5–3)
 21  Portis   10  Portis   3  Madden  O'Connell Center (11,861)
Gainesville, FL
02/03/2015
8:00 PM, SECN
South Carolina W 75–55  17–5 (6–3)
 18  Portis   13  Portis   5  Madden  Bud Walton Arena (14,846)
Fayetteville, AR
02/07/2015
3:00 PM, SECN
Mississippi State W 61–41  18–5 (7–3)
 19  Portis   11  Portis   4  Madden  Bud Walton Arena (18,283)
Fayetteville, AR
02/10/2015
8:00 PM, ESPNU
No. 24 at Auburn W 101–87  19–5 (8–3)
 22  Portis   8  Portis   8  Madden  Auburn Arena (6,526)
Auburn, AL
02/14/2015
8:00 PM, SECN
No. 24 at Ole Miss W 71–70  20–5 (9–3)
 15  Qualls   9  Qualls   6  Madden  Tad Smith Coliseum (8,719)
Oxford, MS
02/18/2015
8:00 PM, SECN
No. 18 Missouri W 84–69  21–5 (10–3)
 21  Qualls   9  Portis   5  Beard  Bud Walton Arena (15,740)
Fayetteville, AR
02/21/2015
3:00 PM, FSN
No. 18 at Mississippi State W 65–61  22–5 (11–3)
 16  Madden   9  Portis   2  Tied  Humphrey Coliseum (6,254)
Starkville, MS
02/24/2015
8:00 PM, ESPN
No. 18 Texas A&M W 81–75  23–5 (12–3)
 22  Portis   5  Tied   5  Madden  Bud Walton Arena (16,117)
Fayetteville, AR
02/28/2015
3:00 PM, CBS
No. 18 at No. 1 Kentucky L 67–84  23–6 (12–4)
 17  Qualls   9  Qualls   3  Madden  Rupp Arena (24,416)
Lexington, KY
03/05/2015
6:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 18 at South Carolina W 78–74  24–6 (13–4)
 24  Portis   8  Portis   9  Madden  Colonial Life Arena (10,065)
Columbia, SC
03/07/2015
1:00 PM, ESPN
No. 18 LSU L 78–81  24–7 (13–5)
 21  Portis   15  Portis   5  Madden  Bud Walton Arena (18,966)
Fayetteville, AR
SEC Tournament
03/13/2015
6:00 PM, SECN
No. 21 vs. Tennessee
Quarterfinals
W 80–72  25–7
 26  Portis   11  Portis   5  Beard  Bridgestone Arena (13,135)
Nashville, TN
03/14/2015
Noon, ESPN
No. 21 vs. Georgia
Semifinals
W 60–49  26–7
 15  Qualls   12  Portis   3  Babb  Bridgestone Arena (19,232)
Nashville, TN
03/15/2015
Noon, ESPN
No. 21 vs. #1 Kentucky
Championship game
L 63–78  26–8
 18  Qualls   4  Madden   2  Madden  Bridgestone Arena (20,315)
Nashville, TN
NCAA Tournament
03/19/2015*
8:50 PM, TNT
(5 W) No. 21 vs. (12 W) Wofford
Second round
W 56–53  27–8
 20  Qualls   13  Portis   5  Madden  Veterans Memorial Arena (12,761)
Jacksonville, FL
03/21/2015*
7:40 PM, TNT
(5 W) No. 21 vs. (4 W) No. 15 North Carolina
Third round
L 78–87  27–9
 27  Qualls   14  Portis   5  Madden  Veterans Memorial Arena (13,687)
Jacksonville, FL
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses. W=West Region.
All times are in Central Time.

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

References[edit]