2014–15 Iowa State Cyclones men's basketball team

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2014–15 Iowa State Cyclones men's basketball
Iowa State Cyclones logo.svg
NCAA Tournament, Second Round
Conference Big 12 Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 19
AP No. 9
2014–15 record 25–9 (12–6 Big 12)
Head coach Fred Hoiberg (5th season)
Assistant coach Matt Abdelmassih
Assistant coach Charlie Henry
Assistant coach Cornell Mann
Home arena Hilton Coliseum
Seasons
2014–15 Big 12 men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#10 Kansas 13 5   .722     27 9   .750
#9 Iowa State 12 6   .667     25 9   .735
#13 Oklahoma 12 6   .667     24 11   .686
#16 Baylor 11 7   .611     24 10   .706
#20 West Virginia 11 7   .611     25 10   .714
Oklahoma State 8 10   .444     18 14   .563
Texas 8 10   .444     20 14   .588
Kansas State 8 10   .444     15 17   .469
TCU 4 14   .222     18 15   .545
Texas Tech 3 15   .167     13 19   .406
2015 Big 12 Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2014–15 Iowa State Cyclones men's basketball team represents Iowa State University during the 2014–15 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Cyclones were coached by Fred Hoiberg, who was in his 5th season. They played their home games at Hilton Coliseum in Ames, Iowa and competed in the Big 12 Conference.

They finished the season 25-9, 12-6 in Big 12 play to finish in second place. They defeated Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas to become champions of the Big 12 Conference Tournament to earn and automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. In the NCAA Tournament they were upset by UAB in the second round.

At the conclusion of the season head coach Fred Hoiberg accepted the same position with the Chicago Bulls of the NBA.

Previous season[edit]

The Cyclones finished 28–18, and 11–7 in Big 12 play to finish in a tie for 3rd place in the regular season conference standings.[1] They defeated Kansas State, Kansas, and Baylor to become champions of the Big 12 Conference Tournament to earn and automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. In the NCAA Tournament they defeated North Carolina Central and North Carolina to advance to the Sweet Sixteen where they lost to UConn.

Offseason departures[edit]

Offseason Departures
Name Position Reason
Melvin Ejim Forward Graduated
DeAndre Kane Guard Graduated
Tyler Ellerman Forward Graduated
Percy Gibson Forward Transferred to Oakland
K.J. Bluford Guard Transferred to Northern Arizona
Reference:[2]

Recruiting[edit]

Prep recruits[edit]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Clayton Custer
PG
Overland Park, KS Blue Valley Northwest 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 160 lb (73 kg) Nov 19, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 75
Georgios Tsalmpouris
C
Katerini, GRE 3rd High School of Katerini 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) N/A May 10, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPNN/A   ESPN grade: NR
Overall recruiting rankings:   247Sports: 115
  • 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:

Incoming transfers[edit]

Incoming Transfers
Name Position Hometown Previous
School
Remaining
Eligibility
Notes
Bryce Dejean-Jones Guard Los Angeles, CA UNLV 1 Dejean-Jones was eligible to play immediately.
Hallice Cooke Guard Union City, NJ Oregon State 2 Cooke sat out the 2014-15 season due to NCAA eligibility rules.
Deonte Burton Forward Milwaukee, WI Marquette 1.5 Burton transferred after the fall semester of the 2014-15 season.
He was eligible to play the spring semester of the 2015-16 season.
Reference:[3]

Roster[edit]

2014–15 Iowa State Cyclones men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
F 1 McKay, JameelJameel McKay 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 215 lb (98 kg) RS Jr Marquette Milwaukee, WI
F 2 Nader, AbdelAbdel Nader 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 230 lb (104 kg) RS Jr Northern Illinois Skokie, IL
G 3 Cooke, HalliceHallice Cooke Current redshirt 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) RS So Oregon State Union City, NJ
G 3 Custer, ClaytonClayton Custer 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Fr Blue Valley Northwest Overland Park, KS
G 4 Dorsey-Walker, SherronSherron Dorsey-Walker 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 200 lb (91 kg) RS So Pershing Detroit, MI
G 11 Morris, MontéMonté Morris (C) 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 170 lb (77 kg) So Beecher Flint, MI
G 12 Jackson, KourtlinKourtlin Jackson 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Jr John Wood CC Des Moines, IA
G 13 Dejean-Jones, BryceBryce Dejean-Jones 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 210 lb (95 kg) RS Sr UNLV Los Angeles, CA
G 15 Long, NazNaz Long (C) 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Jr Findlay Prep Mississauga, Ontario
G 21 Thomas, MattMatt Thomas 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 195 lb (88 kg) So Onalaska Onalaska, WI
F 22 Hogue, DustinDustin Hogue 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Sr Indian Hills CC Yonkers, NY
F 30 Burton, DeonteDeonte Burton Current redshirt 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 250 lb (113 kg) RS So Marquette Milwaukee, WI
F 31 Niang, GeorgesGeorges Niang (C) 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Jr Tilton School Methuen, MA
C 34 Tsalmpouris, GeorgiosGeorgios Tsalmpouris 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) 227 lb (103 kg) Fr 3rd High School of Katerini Katerini, Greece
F 42 Edozie, DanielDaniel Edozie 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Sr Tyler JC Compton, CA
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Schedule and results[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
November 7, 2014
7:00 PM
Viterbo W 115–48 
               Hilton Coliseum (–)
Ames, IA
Regular Season
November 14, 2014*
7:00 PM, Cyclones.tv
No. 14 Oakland
CBE Hall of Fame Classic
W 93–82  1–0
 30  Niang   11  Dejean-Jones   5  Niang  Hilton Coliseum (14,384)
Ames, IA
November 17, 2014*
8:00 PM, ESPNU
No. 14 Georgia State
CBE Hall of Fame Classic
W 81–58  2–0
 19  Morris   11  Niang   9  Morris  Hilton Coliseum (13,913)
Ames, IA
November 24, 2014*
8:30 PM, ESPN2
No. 13 vs. Alabama
CBE Hall of Fame Classic
Semifinals
W 84–74  3–0
 28  Niang   8  Thomas   12  Morris  Sprint Center (8,321)
Kansas City, MO
November 25, 2014*
8:30 PM, ESPNU
No. 13 vs. Maryland
CBE Hall of Fame Classic
Championship
L 63–72  3–1
 17  Dejean-Jones   7  Dejean-Jones   4  Niang  Sprint Center (9,034)
Kansas City, MO
December 2, 2014*
7:00 PM, Cyclones.tv
No. 20 Lamar W 96–59  4–1
 14  Thomas   10  Dejean-Jones   8  Dejean-Jones  Hilton Coliseum (13,907)
Ames, IA
December 4, 2014*
8:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 20 No. 18 Arkansas
Big 12/SEC Challenge
W 95–77  5–1
 27  Dejean-Jones   6  Dejean-Jones   8  Niang  Hilton Coliseum (14,384)
Ames, IA
December 9, 2014*
6:00 PM, ESPNU
No. 14 UMKC W 73–56  6–1
 22  Dejean-Jones   7  Niang   7  Niang  Hilton Coliseum (13,902)
Ames, IA
December 12, 2014*
7:00 PM, BTN
No. 14 at Iowa
Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series
W 90–75  7–1
 21  Long   13  Hogue   7  Niang  Carver-Hawkeye Arena (15,400)
Iowa City, IA
December 14, 2014*
5:00 PM, Cyclones.tv
No. 14 Southern W 88–78  8–1
 18  Dejean-Jones   8  Nader   5  Morris  Hilton Coliseum (14,384)
Ames, IA
December 20, 2014*
4:00 PM, Mediacom
No. 13 vs. Drake
Big Four Classic
W 83–54  9–1
 13  Long   5  Hogue   5  Dejean-Jones  Wells Fargo Arena (15,124)
Des Moines, IA
December 31, 2014*
6:00 PM, Cyclones.tv
No. 9 Mississippi Valley State W 83–33  10–1
 24  Long   9  Edozie   6  Dejean-Jones  Hilton Coliseum (14,384)
Ames, IA
January 3, 2015*
5:00 PM, CBSSN
No. 9 vs. South Carolina
Brooklyn Hoops Showcase
L 60–64  10–2
 15  McKay   8  Niang   3  Niang  Barclays Center (3,546)
Brooklyn, NY
January 6, 2015
8:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 17 Oklahoma State W 63–61  11–2
(1–0)
 17  Hogue   9  Dejean-Jones   6  Morris  Hilton Coliseum (14,384)
Ames, IA
January 10, 2015
7:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 17 at No. 14 West Virginia W 74–72  12–2
(2–0)
 19  Nader   7  Nader   6  Morris  WVU Coliseum (12,076)
Morgantown, WV
January 14, 2015
8:00 PM, ESPNU
No. 11 at No. 22 Baylor L 73–74  12–3
(2–1)
 19  Long   7  Morris   9  Morris  Ferrell Center (6,576)
Waco, TX
January 17, 2015
8:00 PM, ESPN
No. 11 No. 9 Kansas W 86–81  13–3
(3–1)
 20  Long   7  Dejean-Jones   10  Morris  Hilton Coliseum (14,384)
Ames, IA
January 20, 2015
6:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 9 Kansas State W 77–71  14–3
(4–1)
 15  McKay   7  McKay   4  Niang  Hilton Coliseum (14,384)
Ames, IA
January 24, 2015
3:00 PM, ESPNU
No. 9 at Texas Tech L 73–78  14–4
(4–2)
 20  Morris   10  McKay   3  Morris  United Spirit Arena (9,310)
Lubbock, TX
January 26, 2015
8:00 PM, ESPN
No. 15 No. 19 Texas W 89–86  15–4
(5–2)
 19  Niang   7  Long   6  Morris  Hilton Coliseum (14,384)
Ames, IA
January 31, 2015
1:00 PM, ESPNU
No. 15 TCU W 83–66  16–4
(6–2)
 23  Niang   8  Niang   6  Morris  Hilton Coliseum (14,384)
Ames, IA
February 2, 2015
8:00 PM, ESPN
No. 11 at No. 8 Kansas L 76–89  16–5
(6–3)
 24  Niang   9  Dejean-Jones   5  Niang  Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Lawrence, KS
February 7, 2015
1:00 PM, ESPNU
No. 11 Texas Tech W 75–38  17–5
(7–3)
 17  McKay   8  McKay   6  Morris  Hilton Coliseum (14,384)
Ames, IA
February 9, 2015
8:00 PM, ESPN
No. 14 at No. 17 Oklahoma L 83–94  17–6
(7–4)
 19  Hogue   9  McKay   4  Niang  Lloyd Noble Center (11,099)
Norman, OK
February 14, 2015
3:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 14 No. 21 West Virginia W 79–59  18–6
(8–4)
 19  Morris   8  McKay   5  Morris  Hilton Coliseum (14,384)
Ames, IA
February 18, 2015
8:00 PM, ESPNU
No. 14 at No. 22 Oklahoma State W 70–65  19–6
(9–4)
 17  McKay   14  McKay   5  Morris  Gallagher-Iba Arena (7,612)
Stillwater, OK
February 21, 2015
1:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 14 at Texas W 85–77  20–6
(10–4)
 17  Niang   9  McKay   5  Morris  Frank Erwin Center (13,161)
Austin, TX
February 25, 2015
8:00 PM, ESPNU
No. 12 No. 19 Baylor L 70–79  20–7
(10–5)
 21  McKay   8  McKay   6  Morris  Hilton Coliseum (14,384)
Ames, IA
February 28, 2015
4:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 12 at Kansas State L 69–70  20–8
(10–6)
 21  Niang   10  McKay   5  Long  Bramlage Coliseum (12,528)
Manhattan, KS
March 2, 2015
8:00 PM, ESPN
No. 17 No. 15 Oklahoma W 77–70  21–8
(11–6)
 23  Niang   12  McKay   5  Morris  Hilton Coliseum (14,384)
Ames, IA
March 7, 2015
7:30 PM, ESPNews
No. 17 at TCU W 89–76  22–8
(12–6)
 19  Niang   10  McKay   6  Niang  Wilkerson-Greines Center (5,076)
Fort Worth, TX
Big 12 Tournament
March 12, 2015
6:00 PM, ESPNU
No. 13 vs. Texas
Quarterfinals
W 69–67  23–8
(12–6)
 24  Morris   9  McKay   6  Niang  Sprint Center (18,972)
Kansas City, MO
March 13, 2015
8:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 13 vs. No. 15 Oklahoma
Semifinals
W 67–65  24–8
(12–6)
 13  Niang   9  McKay   4  Niang  Sprint Center (18,972)
Kansas City, MO
March 14, 2015
5:00 PM, ESPN
No. 13 vs. No. 9 Kansas
Championship
W 70–66  25–8
(12–6)
 19  Niang   8  McKay   6  Morris  Sprint Center (18,972)
Kansas City, MO
NCAA Tournament
March 19, 2015
11:40, truTV
(#3) No. 9 vs. (#14) UAB
Second Round
L 59–60  25–9
(12–6)
 15  Morris   12  McKay   4  Morris  KFC Yum! Center 
Louisville, KY
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Central Time.

Rankings[edit]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Final 
AP Poll[4] 14 14 14 13 20 14 13 12 9 17 11 9 15 11 14 14 12 17 13 9  
Coaches Poll[4] 14 14 14 13 19 13 13 12 9 16 13 12 16 14 14 14 13 17 15 10 19


Awards and honors[edit]

References[edit]