2014–15 DePaul Blue Demons men's basketball team

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2014–15 DePaul Blue Demons men's basketball
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ConferenceBig East Conference
2014–15 record12–20 (6–12 Big East)
Head coachOliver Purnell (5th season)
Assistant coachRon Bradley
Assistant coachBilly Garrett
Assistant coachRenard Phillips
Home arenaAllstate Arena
McGrath–Phillips Arena
Seasons
2014–15 Big East men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#9 Villanova 16 2   .889     33 3   .917
Georgetown 12 6   .667     22 11   .667
#23 Butler 12 6   .667     23 11   .676
Providence 11 7   .611     22 12   .647
St. John's 10 8   .556     21 12   .636
#22 Xavier 9 9   .500     23 14   .622
DePaul 6 12   .333     12 20   .375
Seton Hall 6 12   .333     16 15   .516
Marquette 4 14   .222     13 19   .406
Creighton 4 14   .222     14 19   .424
2015 Big East Tournament winner
As of April 6, 2015; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2014–15 DePaul Blue Demons men's basketball team represented DePaul University during the 2014–15 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Blue Demons, led by fifth year head coach Oliver Purnell, played their home games at the Allstate Arena, and were members of the Big East Conference. They finished the season 12–20, 6–12 in Big East play to finish in a tie for seventh place. They lost in the first round of the Big East Tournament to Creighton.

On March 14, head coach Oliver Purnell resigned.[1] He finished at DuPaul with a five year record of 54–105.

Previous season[edit]

The Blue Demons finished the season 12–21, 3–15 in Big East play to finish in last place. They advanced to the quarterfinals of the Big East Tournament where they lost to Creighton.

Departures[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
DeJuan Marrero 1 F 6'5" 219 Freshman Gary, IN Transferred to Chipola College
Edwind McGhee 4 G 6'3" 205 Senior Champaign, IL Graduated
Cleveland Melvin 12 F 6'8 208 Senior Baltimore, MD Graduated
Brandon Young 20 G 6'4 192 Senior Baltimore, MD Graduated
Charles McKinney 32 G 6'3" 183 Junior Evanston, IL Dismissed from the team[2]
Sandi Marcius 55 F 6'10 255 Senior Nedelišće, Croatia Graduated

Incoming Transfers[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Previous School
Darrick Wood 1 G 6'5" 175 Junior Washington, D.C. Junior college transfer from Hutchinson Community College.
Rashaun Stimage 3 G 6'7" 220 Junior Chicago, IL Junior college transfer from Daytona State College.
Aaron Simpson 15 G 5'11" 175 Junior North Chicago, IL Junior college transfer from Lincoln College.

Incoming recruits[edit]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
'
N/A N/A  
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 7
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. Retrieved June 17, 2014.

Roster[edit]

2014–15 DePaul Blue Demons men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
G 0 R. J. Curington 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 209 lb (95 kg) So Oak Hill Academy Dyer, IN
G 1 Darrick Wood 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 190 lb (86 kg) So Bridgton Academy
Hutchinson CC
Alexandria, VA
C 2 Tommy Hamilton IV 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 281 lb (127 kg) So IMG Academy Chicago, IL
F 3 Rashaun Stimage 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 217 lb (98 kg) Jr Farragut
Daytona State College
Chicago, IL
F 4 Myke Henry 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 226 lb (103 kg) RS Jr Orr
Illinois
Chicago, IL
G 5 Billy Garrett Jr. 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 205 lb (93 kg) So Morgan Park Chicago, IL
F 11 Forrest Robinson 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 223 lb (101 kg) Sr Eastland
South Plains College
Ranger, TX
G 13 Cory Dolins 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 182 lb (83 kg) Jr Niles West Northbrook, IL
G 15 Aaron Simpson 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 152 lb (69 kg) Jr North Chicago
Lincoln College
North Chicago, IL
F 21 Jamee Crockett 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 202 lb (92 kg) Sr Crete-Monee Chicago, IL
G 25 Durrell McDonald 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 173 lb (78 kg) Jr Green Valley Las Vegas, NV
F 30 Peter Ryckbosch Injured Current redshirt 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 241 lb (109 kg) Jr St. Ignatius Chicago, IL
F 42 Greg Sequele 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Sr Ribet Academy
Citrus College
Sainte-Rose, Guadeloupe
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster
Last update: November 2014

Schedule[edit]

Date
time, TV
Opponent Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
11/6/2014*
8:00 pm
Lewis W 72–68 
McGrath–Phillips Arena (N/A[3])
Chicago, IL
Non-Conference Regular Season
11/14/2014*
9:00 PM, FS2
UIC W 72–71  1–0
McGrath–Phillips Arena (3,501[4])
Chicago, IL
11/18/2014*
8:00 PM, FS1
Drake W 80–62  2–0
Allstate Arena (5,340[5])
Rosemont, IL
11/26/2014*
8:00 PM, FS1
Lehigh L 74–86  2–1
Allstate Arena (5,785[6])
Rosemont, IL
11/30/2014*
1:30 PM, FS1
Stanford W 87–72  3–1
Allstate Arena (5,990[7])
Rosemont, IL
12/02/2014*
8:00 PM, FS1
Northern Illinois W 78–67  4–1
Allstate Arena (5,457[8])
Rosemont, IL
12/04/2014*
7:00 PM
at Chicago State W 84–60  5–1
Emil and Patricia Jones Convocation Center (754[9])
Chicago, IL
12/07/2014*
1:00 PM, FS1
Milwaukee W 83–61  6–1
Allstate Arena (6,149)
Rosemont, IL
12/11/2014*
6:00 PM, CSN
at George Washington L 68–81  6–2
Charles E. Smith Center (2,712)
Washington, D.C.
12/14/2014*
3:00 PM, FS1
Illinois State L 72–78  6–3
Allstate Arena (6,323)
Rosemont, IL
12/18/2014*
9:00 PM, P12N
at Oregon State L 59–90  6–4
Gill Coliseum (3,906)
Corvallis, OR
12/22/2014*
3:30 PM, ESPNU
vs. Colorado
Diamond Head Classic Quarterfinals
L 68–82  6–5
Stan Sheriff Center (8,297)
Honolulu, HI
12/23/2014*
1:30 PM, ESPNU
vs. Ohio
Diamond Head Classic 2nd round Consolation
L 78–99  6–6
Stan Sheriff Center (7,875)
Honolulu, HI
12/25/2014*
12:30 PM, ESPN3
vs. Loyola Marymount
Diamond Head Classic 7th place game
L 69–72  6–7
Stan Sheriff Center (5,125)
Honolulu, HI
Big East Conference Play
12/31/2014
4:00 PM, FS1
Marquette W 61–58  7–7 (1–0)
Allstate Arena (8,079)
Rosemont, IL
01/03/2015
1:00 PM, FS1
Xavier W 71–68  8–7 (2–0)
Allstate Arena (6,827)
Rosemont, IL
01/07/2015
8:00 PM, FS1
at Creighton W 70–60  9–7 (3–0)
CenturyLink Center (16,126)
Omaha, NE
01/10/2015
3:00 PM, CBSSN
at No. 8 Villanova L 64–81  9–8 (3–1)
The Pavilion (6,500)
Villanova, VA
01/13/2015
8:15 PM, FS2/FS1[note 1]
Georgetown L 72–78  9–9 (3–2)
Allstate Arena (6,263)
Rosemont, IL
01/18/2015
1:30 PM, FS1
St. John's W 71–67  10–9 (4–2)
Allstate Arena (6,243)
Rosemont, IL
01/22/2015
6:00 PM, FS1
at No. 24 Seton Hall W 64–60  11–9 (5–2)
Prudential Center (7,743)
Newark, NJ
01/24/2015
11:00 AM, FS1
at Xavier L 76–89  11–10 (5–3)
Cintas Center (10,250)
Cincinnati, OH
01/27/2015
8:00 PM, FS1
at Providence  Postponed[note 2] 
Dunkin Donuts Center (–)
Providence, RI
01/29/2015
1:00 PM, FS1
at Providence L 72–83  11–11 (5–4)
Dunkin Donuts Center (3,568)
Providence, RI
01/31/2015
1:00 PM, FS1
No. 7 Villanova L 55–68  11–12 (5–5)
Allstate Arena (7,532)
Rosemont, IL
02/03/2015
8:15 PM, FS1
Seton Hall W 75–62  12–12 (6–5)
Allstate Arena (5,431)
Rosemont, IL
02/07/2015
2:30 PM, FS1
at No. 22 Butler L 73–83  12–13 (6–6)
Hinkle Fieldhouse (9,100)
Indianapolis, IN
02/11/2015
8:00 PM, CBSSN
at St. John's L 78–86  12–14 (6–7)
Carnesecca Arena (5,040)
Queens, NY
02/18/2015
8:00 PM, CBSSN
Providence L 57–84  12–15 (6–8)
Allstate Arena (5,923)
Rosemont, IL
02/21/2015
7:10 PM, CBSSN
at Georgetown L 63–68  12–16 (6–9)
Verizon Center (7,984)
Washington, D.C.
02/24/2015
8:15 PM, FS1
Creighton L 62–75  12–17 (6–10)
Allstate Arena (6,157)
Rosemont, IL
02/28/2015
1:00 PM, FS2
No. 23 Butler L 53–67  12–18 (6–11)
Allstate Arena (8,805)
Rosemont, IL
03/07/2015
1:00 PM, FS1
at Marquette L 48–58  12–19 (6–12)
BMO Harris Bradley Center (15,923)
Milwaukee, WI
Big East Tournament
03/11/2015
8:30 p.m., FS1
vs. Creighton
First Round
L 63–78  12–20
Madison Square Garden (12,588)
New York, NY
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Central Time.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The broadcast began on Fox Sports 2 and moved to Fox Sports 1 while the game was in progress.
  2. ^ The game was postponed until January 29, 2015, because of the January 2015 nor'easter in New England.

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ncaab/bigeast/2015/03/14/oliver-purnell-resigns-depaul/24768189/
  2. ^ "Violation of team rules results in guard's dismissal from DePaul program". NBC College Basketball Talk. Retrieved September 10, 2014.
  3. ^ "MBB vs. Lewis box score" (PDF). depaulbluedemons.com. DePaul University. Retrieved 15 November 2014.
  4. ^ "MBB vs. UIC box score" (PDF). depaulbluedemons.com. DePaul University. Retrieved 15 November 2014.
  5. ^ "MBB vs. Drake box score" (PDF). depaulbluedemons.com. DePaul University. Retrieved 20 November 2014.
  6. ^ "MBB vs. Lehigh box score" (PDF). depaulbluedemons.com. DePaul University. Retrieved 5 December 2014.
  7. ^ "MBB vs. Stanford box score" (PDF). depaulbluedemons.com. DePaul University. Retrieved 5 December 2014.
  8. ^ "MBB vs. Northern Illinois box score" (PDF). depaulbluedemons.com. DePaul University. Retrieved 5 December 2014.
  9. ^ "MBB vs. Chicago State box score" (PDF). depaulbluedemons.com. DePaul University. Retrieved 5 December 2014.