2014–15 Grand Canyon Antelopes men's basketball team

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2014–15 Grand Canyon Antelopes men's basketball
Grand Canyon wordmark 2013.png
CIT, First round
ConferenceWestern Athletic Conference
2014–15 record17–15 (8–6 WAC)
Head coachDan Majerle (2nd season)
Assistant coachTodd Lee
Assistant coachChris Crevelone
Assistant coachTJ Benson
Home arenaGCU Arena
Seasons
2014–15 WAC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
New Mexico State 13 1   .929     23 11   .676
Grand Canyon* 8 6   .571     17 15   .531
UMKC 8 6   .571     14 19   .424
Seattle 7 7   .500     18 16   .529
Cal State Bakersfield 7 7   .500     14 19   .424
Utah Valley 5 9   .357     11 19   .367
Texas–Pan American 4 10   .286     10 21   .323
Chicago State 4 10   .286     8 24   .250
* Ineligible in transition from Division II.
2015 WAC Tournament winner

The 2014–15 Grand Canyon Antelopes men's basketball team represented Grand Canyon University during the 2014–15 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. This was head coach Dan Majerle's second season at Grand Canyon. This season was year 2 of a 4-year transition period from Division II to Division I. As a result, the Antelopes were not eligible to make the NCAA Tournament and did not participate WAC Basketball Tournament. However the Antelopes could compete in the NIT, CIT, or CBI tournaments should they be invited. They finished the season 17–15, 8–6 in WAC play to finish in a tie for second place. They were invited to the CollegeInsider.com Tournament where they lost in the first round to Northern Arizona.

Previous season[edit]

The Antelopes finished the season 15–15, 10–6 in WAC play to finish in third place. They were invited to the CollegeInsider.com Tournament where they lost in the first round to Pacific.

Broadcast Coverage[edit]

For the second consecutive season, all of the Lopes home games are broadcast exclusively on Cox7 Arizona after the two parties reached a two-year agreement. Cox7 will broadcast all of GCU's home games through the 2015-16 season which will be the Lopes' third in Division I.

The broadcast crew received an off-season shakeup, with former sideline reporter Barry Buetel shifting to the play-by-play duties. Joining Buetel is three-time NBA champion Scott Williams on the analysis and Kyndra de St. Aubin as the new sideline reporter. The broadcasts consist of a 30-minute pregame show and limited commercial advertising throughout, allowing for viewers to experience more of the in-arena atmosphere at Grand Canyon.

Roster[edit]

2014–15 Grand Canyon Antelopes men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
G 0 DeWayne Russell 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 155 lb (70 kg) RS Jr Peoria
Northern Arizona
Peoria, AZ
G 1 Isaiah Juarez 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Fr Mater Dei Tustin, CA
G 2 Joshua Braun 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 195 lb (88 kg) RS Fr Westwind Prep Academy Anthem, AZ
G 3 Sam Daly 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 175 lb (79 kg) So Unley Adelaide, Australia
G 4 Ryan Majerle 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) RS Jr Rockford
Grand Valley State
Toledo
Rockford, MI
F 5 Matt Jackson 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Fr Diamond Valley Diamond Creek, Australia
F 10 Jevon Estelle 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Jr Winslow Winslow, AZ
G 11 De'Andre Davis 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Fr Cedar Ridge Round Rock, TX
F 12 Daniel Alexander 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 217 lb (98 kg) RS Sr Dripping Springs
Texas A&M
Austin, TX
F 13 Kerwin Smith 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Fr Woodrow Wilson Dallas, TX
C 15 Boubecar Toure 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Fr Phase One Academy Dekar, Senegal
G 21 Jerome Garrison 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 178 lb (81 kg) Sr Mountain Pointe Phoenix, AZ
G 22 Royce Woolridge 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 180 lb (82 kg) RS Sr Sunnyslope HS
Kansas
Washington State
Phoenix, AZ
G 24 Adrian Carrion Armas 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 168 lb (76 kg) Fr Canarias Basketball Academy Seville, Spain
F 25 Miroslav Jakšić 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 220 lb (100 kg) RS Fr Walled Lake Windsor, ON
G 42 Gerard Martin 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Fr Australian Institute of Sport Manly, Australia
C 50 Tobe Okafor 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Jr Maine Central
Western Texas College
Lagos, Nigeria
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster

Schedule and results[edit]

Date
time, TV
Opponent Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
11/06/2014*
7:00 PM, Cox7
Western New Mexico W 74–47 
GCU Arena (7,133)
Phoenix, AZ
Regular season
11/14/2014*
6:00 PM, SECN
at No. 1 Kentucky
Cawood Ledford Classic
L 45–85  0–1
Rupp Arena (22,533)
Lexington, KY
11/17/2014*
7:00 PM, Cox7
Montana State
Cawood Ledford Classic
W 61–45  1–1
GCU Arena (6,527)
Phoenix, AZ
11/20/2014*
7:00 PM, Cox7
Texas–Arlington
Cawood Ledford Classic
L 64–66  1–2
GCU Arena (5,207)
Phoenix, AZ
11/21/2014*
7:00 PM, Cox7
Florida A&M W 64–49  2–2
GCU Arena (5,866)
Phoenix, AZ
11/25/2014*
7:00 PM, Cox7
Buffalo
Cawood Ledford Classic
L 64–80  2–3
GCU Arena (5,688)
Phoenix, AZ
11/29/2014*
4:00 PM
at Central Michigan L 77–79  2–4
McGuirk Arena (1,465)
Mount Pleasant, MI
12/02/2014*
6:00 PM
at UIC W 66–61  3–4
UIC Pavilion (1,731)
Chicago, IL
12/06/2014*
7:00 PM, Cox7
Great Falls W 80–61  4–4
GCU Arena (4,812)
Phoenix, AZ
12/09/2014*
7:00 PM, Cox7
Idaho State L 51–67  4–5
GCU Arena (4,766)
Phoenix, AZ
12/13/2014*
3:00 PM, BTN
at Indiana L 66–94  4–6
Assembly Hall (17,472)
Bloomington, IN
12/15/2014*
7:00 PM, Cox7
Bethune-Cookman W 60–50  5–6
GCU Arena (3,826)
Phoenix, AZ
12/17/2014*
7:00 PM, Cox7
Incarnate Word L 80–82  5–7
GCU Arena (4,692)
Phoenix, AZ
12/20/2014*
7:00 PM, Cox7
St. Edward's W 81–55  6–7
GCU Arena (3,334)
Phoenix, AZ
12/23/2014*
7:00 PM, Cox7
New Mexico W 68–65  7–7
GCU Arena (6,340)
Phoenix, AZ
12/28/2014*
4:00 PM, Cox7
Abilene Christian W 83–81  8–7
GCU Arena (3,968)
Phoenix, AZ
12/30/2014*
6:00 PM, ASN
Harvard L 59–72  8–8
GCU Arena (7,412)
Phoenix, AZ
01/04/2015*
4:00 PM, Cox7
UC Riverside W 71–69  9–8
GCU Arena (3,714)
Phoenix, AZ
01/10/2015
7:00 PM, Cox7
Cal State Bakersfield W 73–65  10–8 (1–0)
GCU Arena (5,662)
Phoenix, AZ
01/15/2015
7:00 PM
at Utah Valley W 83–74  11–8 (2–0)
UCCU Center (1,426)
Orem, UT
01/22/2015
7:00 PM, AggieVision
at New Mexico State L 63–85  11–9 (2–1)
Pan American Center (5,577)
Las Cruces, NM
01/24/2015
6:00 PM
at Texas–Pan American L 72–73  11–10 (2–2)
UTPA Fieldhouse (1,037)
Edinburg, TX
01/29/2015
7:00 PM, Cox7
UMKC W 78–57  12–10 (3–2)
GCU Arena (5,121)
Phoenix, AZ
01/31/2015
7:00 PM, Cox7
Chicago State L 55–54  12–11 (3–3)
GCU Arena (5,302)
Phoenix, AZ
02/05/2015
7:00 PM, ASN
at Seattle W 66–64  13–11 (4–3)
KeyArena (1,682)
Seattle, WA
02/07/2015
7:00 PM, ASN
at Cal State Bakersfield W 78–73  14–11 (5–3)
Icardo Center (1,660)
Bakersfield, CA
02/14/2015
7:00 PM, Cox7
Utah Valley W 83–57  15–11 (6–3)
GCU Arena (6,116)
Phoenix, AZ
02/19/2015
7:00 PM, Cox7
Texas–Pan American W 64–59  16–11 (7–3)
GCU Arena (5,501)
Phoenix, AZ
02/21/2015
7:00 PM, ASN
New Mexico State L 55–72  16–12 (7–4)
GCU Arena (7,050)
Phoenix, AZ
02/26/2015
6:00 PM
at Chicago State L 70–74  16–13 (7–5)
Emil and Patricia Jones Convocation Center (568)
Chicago, IL
02/28/2015
5:00 PM
at UMKC L 65–70  16–14 (7–6)
Municipal Auditorium (1,917)
Kansas City, MO
03/07/2015
5:00 PM, Cox7
Seattle W 83–70  17–14 (8–6)
GCU Arena (7,077)
Phoenix, AZ
CIT
03/18/2015*
6:00 PM, Cox7
Northern Arizona
First round
L 70–75  17–15
GCU Arena (5,702)
Phoenix, AZ
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Mountain Time.

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