2014–15 Louisville Cardinals men's basketball team

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2014–15 Louisville Cardinals men's basketball
Louisville Cardinals wordmark.svg
NCAA Tournament, Elite Eight (vacated)
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 10
AP No. 17
2014–15 record 0–8 (0–6 ACC)
Head coach Rick Pitino (14th season)
Assistant coach Wyking Jones
Assistant coach Kenny Johnson
Assistant coach Mike Balado
Home arena KFC Yum! Center
Seasons
2014–15 ACC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#6 Virginia 16 2   .889     30 4   .882
#4 Duke 15 3   .833     35 4   .897
#8 Notre Dame 14 4   .778     32 6   .842
#15 North Carolina 11 7   .611     26 12   .684
Miami (FL) 10 8   .556     25 13   .658
NC State 10 8   .556     22 14   .611
Syracuse 9 9   .500     18 13   .581
Clemson 8 10   .444     16 15   .516
Florida State 8 10   .444     17 16   .515
Pittsburgh 8 10   .444     19 15   .559
Wake Forest 5 13   .278     13 19   .406
Boston College 4 14   .222     13 19   .406
Georgia Tech 3 15   .167     12 19   .387
Virginia Tech 2 16   .111     11 22   .333
#17 Louisville* 0 6   .000     0 8   .000
ACC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll
*Lousiville: 24 reg. season games, 4 postseason games vacated due to sanctions against the program; Disputed Record-(27-9)(12-6)

The 2014–15 Louisville Cardinals men's basketball team represented the University of Louisville during the 2014–15 NCAA Division I men's basketball season, Louisville's 101st season of intercollegiate competition. The Cardinals competed in their first season in the Atlantic Coast Conference and were coached by Rick Pitino, in his fourteenth season at U of L. The team played its home games on Denny Crum Court at the KFC Yum! Center in downtown Louisville.

They finished 27–9, 12-6 in ACC play, placing 4th, and earning a double bye in the ACC Tournament. Louisville lost its first ever ACC Tournament game to North Carolina and earned at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament. In their 41st NCAA Tournament appearance, they defeated UC Irvine, Northern Iowa, and NC State to advance to the Elite Eight where they lost to Michigan State.

On February 20, 2018, the NCAA announced that Louisville will be forced to vacate wins and records from the 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14, and 2014-15 seasons.[1][2][3]

Departures[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Russ Smith 2 SG 6'0" 165 Senior Brooklyn, New York Graduated. Entered the 2014 NBA Draft
Kevin Ware 5 SG 6'4" 170 Junior Bronx, New York Transferred to Georgia State
Luke Hancock 11 SG 6'6" 200 Senior Roanoke, Virginia Graduated
Tim Henderson 15 SG 6'2" 195 Senior Louisville, Kentucky Graduated
Stephan Van Treese 44 C 6'9" 245 Senior Indianapolis, Indiana Graduated

Class of 2014 signees[edit]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Shaqquan Aaron
SG
Seattle, Washington Rainier Beach 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Feb 16, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars
Quentin Snider
PG
Louisville, Kentucky Ballard 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Nov 15, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars
Chinanu Onuaku
C
Upper Marlboro, Maryland Riverdale Baptist 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Apr 10, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars
Anas Osama Mahmoud
C
Cairo, Egypt West Oaks Academy 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Mar 3, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars
Jaylen Johnson
PF
Ypsilanti, Michigan Ypsilanti 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Sep 16, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars
Matz Stockman
C
Oslo, Norway Canarias Basketball Academy 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Nov 19, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 8   Rivals: 7  ESPN: 8
  • 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 Louisville Cardinals men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
G 0 Terry Rozier 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 190 lb (86 kg) So Hargrave Military Academy Cleveland, Ohio
G 1 Anton Gill 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) So Hargrave Military Academy Raleigh, North Carolina
G 2 Quentin Snider 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Fr Ballard Louisville, Kentucky
G 4 Dillon Avare (W) 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 150 lb (68 kg) RS Fr Lexington Catholic Lexington, Kentucky
F/C 5 Matz Stockman 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Fr Canarias (BAH) Oslo, Norway
F 10 Jaylen Johnson 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Fr Ypsilanti Ypsilanti, Michigan
F/C 12 Mangok Mathiang 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 220 lb (100 kg) RS So IMG Academy (FL) Melbourne, Australia
F 14 Anas Mahmoud 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Fr West Oaks (FL) Cairo, Egypt
G 15 Trent Gilbert (W) 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Fr Scott County Georgetown, Kentucky
G 21 Shaqquan Aaron 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Fr Rainier Beach Seattle, Washington
F 23 David Levtich (W) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 180 lb (82 kg) So North Oldham Goshen, Kentucky
F 24 Montrezl Harrell (C) 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Jr Hargrave Military Academy (VA) Tarboro, North Carolina
G/F 25 Wayne Blackshear (C) 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Sr Morgan Park Chicago, Illinois
F/C 32 Chinanu Onuaku 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Fr Riverdale Baptist Lanham, Maryland
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

[4]

  • Akoy Agau left the team at the end of U of L's fall semester after having played only 11 minutes in three games this season. He transferred to Georgetown, where he will be eligible in December 2015 with two-and-a-half remaining seasons of eligibility.[5]
  • Chris Jones was dismissed from the team on February 22. He had been suspended from the Syracuse game on February 18 after having sent a threatening text message to a woman he had dated,[6] but was reinstated several days later. After playing against Miami on February 21, he missed that night's curfew, leading to his dismissal. Several days after that, Jones was charged with rape stemming from an incident that allegedly occurred the night of the Miami game.[7] In late April, a grand jury chose not to indict Jones and his two co-defendants in the case.[8]

Schedule[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
Nov 1*
12:30 pm, WAVE–TV
No. 8 Barry  91–71 
 22  Blackshear   8  Tied   7  Rozier  KFC Yum! Center (19,237)
Louisville, KY
Nov 9*
12:30 pm, WAVE–TV
No. 8 Bellarmine  82–57 
 17  Harrell   9  Harrell   4  Jones  KFC Yum! Center (20,432)
Louisville, KY
Non-conference regular season
Nov 14*
7:00 pm, ESPN
No. 8 vs. Minnesota
Armed Forces Classic
 81–68  1–0
 30  Harrell   7  Harrell   4  Rozier  CGAS Borinquen (1,693)
Aguadilla, PR
Nov 17*
7:00 pm, ESPN3
No. 7 Jacksonville State
Global Sports Showcase
 88–39  2–0
 15  Harrell   10  Onuaku   5  Tied  KFC Yum! Center (20,479)
Louisville, KY
Nov 21*
9:00 pm, ESPNU
No. 7 Marshall
Global Sports Showcase
 85–67  3–0
 18  Jones   11  Tied   5  Jones  KFC Yum! Center (21,661)
Louisville, KY
Nov 24*
7:00 pm, ESPN3
No. 6 Savannah State
Global Sports Showcase
 87–26  4–0
 15  Harrell   9  Tied   3  Snider  KFC Yum! Center (19,514)
Louisville, KY
Nov 26*
7:00 pm, ESPN3
No. 6 Cleveland State
Global Sports Showcase
 45–33  5–0
 15  Harrell   13  Harrell   3  Jones  KFC Yum! Center (20,887)
Louisville, KY
Dec 2*
9:30 pm, ESPN
No. 5 No. 14 Ohio State
ACC–Big Ten Challenge
 64–55  6–0
 22  Blackshear   10  Harrell   7  Rozier  KFC Yum! Center (22,784)
Louisville, KY
Dec 5*
7:00 pm, RSN
No. 5 FIU  82–57  7–0
 15  Gill   12  Harrell   5  Onuaku  KFC Yum! Center (20,541)
Louisville, KY
Dec 9*
9:00 pm, ESPN
No. 4 vs. Indiana
Jimmy V Classic
 94–74  8–0
 26  Rozier   11  Harrell   5  Tied  Madison Square Garden (11,617)
New York, NY
Dec 14*
6:00 pm, ESPNU
No. 4 UNC Wilmington
Billy Minardi Classic
 68–57  9–0
 19  Harrell   17  Harrell   2  Blackshear  KFC Yum! Center (20,913)
Louisville, KY
Dec 20*
12:00 pm, FS1
No. 4 at WKU  76–67  10–0
 32  Rozier   6  Tied   3  Blackshear  E. A. Diddle Arena (7,598)
Bowling Green, KY
Dec 23*
7:00 pm, ESPNU
No. 4 Cal State Northridge  80–55  11–0
 31  Blackshear   7  Mahmoud   5  Rozier  KFC Yum! Center (20,231)
Louisville, KY
Dec 27*
2:00 pm, ESPN2
No. 4 No. 1 Kentucky
Battle for the Bluegrass
Basketball Hall of Fame Shootout
L 50–58  11–1
 15  Rozier   8  Tied   1  Jones  KFC Yum! Center (22,812)
Louisville, KY
Dec 30*
7:00 pm, ESPN3
No. 5 Long Beach State  63–48  12–1
 23  Rozier   7  Tied   3  Rozier  KFC Yum! Center (18,248)
Louisville, KY
ACC regular season
Jan 4
8:00 pm, ESPNU
No. 5 at Wake Forest  85–76  13–1
(1–0)
 25  Harrell   13  Harrell   10  Jones  LJVM Coliseum (10,862)
Winston-Salem, NC
Jan 7
9:00 pm, ACCN
No. 5 Clemson  58–52  14–1
(2–0)
 22  Jones   9  Mathiang   4  Rozier  KFC Yum! Center (21,676)
Louisville, KY
Jan 10
2:00 pm, ESPN
No. 5 at No. 18 North Carolina L 71–72  14–2
(2–1)
 25  Rozier   8  Onuaku   5  Tied  Dean Smith Center (21,750)
Chapel Hill, NC
Jan 13
7:00 pm, RSN
No. 6 Virginia Tech  78–63  15–2
(3–1)
 16  Rozier   8  Tied   11  Jones  KFC Yum! Center (21,684)
Louisville, KY
Jan 17
12:00 pm, ESPN
No. 6 No. 4 Duke L 52–63  15–3
(3–2)
 17  Rozier   14  Harrell   4  Jones  KFC Yum! Center (22,791)
Louisville, KY
Jan 25
1:30 pm, CBS
No. 10 at Pittsburgh  80–68  16–3
(4–2)
 26  Rozier   7  Harrell   9  Jones  Petersen Events Center (12,508)
Pittsburgh, PA
Jan 28
9:00 pm, ACCN
No. 10 at Boston College  81–72  17–3
(5–2)
 28  Jones   5  Harrell   5  Rozier  Conte Forum (5,119)
Chesnut Hill, MA
Jan 31
4:00 pm, ESPN
No. 10 No. 13 North Carolina  78–68 OT 18–3
(6–2)
 22  Tied   15  Harrell   4  Paige  KFC Yum! Center (22,418)
Louisville, KY
Feb 3
8:00 pm, ACCN
No. 9 at Miami (FL)  63–55  19–3
(7–2)
 22  Rozier   9  Harrell   5  Jones  BankUnited Center (6,563)
Coral Gables, FL
Feb 7
6:00 pm, ESPN
No. 9 at No. 3 Virginia L 47–52  19–4
(7–3)
 16  Rozier   7  Blackshear   5  Rozier  John Paul Jones Arena (14,593)
Charlottesville, VA
Feb 11
8:00 pm, ACCN
No. 9 Pittsburgh  69–56  20–4
(8–3)
 28  Harrell   12  Harrell   3  Rozier  KFC Yum! Center (22,132)
Louisville, KY
Feb 14
4:00 pm, ESPN
No. 9 NC State L 65–74  20–5
(8–4)
 20  Jones   13  Harrell   3  Jones  KFC Yum! Center (22,410)
Louisville, KY
Feb 18
7:00 pm, ESPN
No. 12 at Syracuse L 59–69  20–6
(8–5)
 17  Rozier   11  Onuaku   4  Tied  Carrier Dome (26,160)
Syracuse, NY
Feb 21
2:00 pm, ESPN/ESPN2
No. 12 Miami (FL)  55–53  21–6
(9–5)
 21  Harrell   14  Harrell   2  Tied  KFC Yum! Center (21,345)
Louisville, KY
Feb 23
7:00 pm, ESPN
No. 17 at Georgia Tech  52–51  22–6
(10–5)
 22  Rozier   8  Tied   4  Snider  Hank McCamish Pavilion (7,009)
Atlanta, GA
Feb 28
12:00 pm, ESPN2
No. 17 at Florida State  81–59  23–6
(11–5)
 18  Blackshear   9  Mathiang   9  Rozier  Donald L. Tucker Center (8,844)
Tallahassee, FL
Mar 4
7:00 pm, ESPN2
No. 16 No. 12 Notre Dame L 59–71  23–7
(11–6)
 23  Harrell   12  Harrell   5  Rozier  KFC Yum! Center (21,024)
Louisville, KY
Mar 7
6:30 pm, ESPN
No. 16 No. 2 Virginia  59–57  24–7
(12–6)
 20  Harrell   12  Harrell   4  Rozier  KFC Yum! Center (22,788)
Louisville, KY
ACC Tournament
Mar 12
2:40 pm, ACCN/ESPN
No. 14 vs. No. 19 North Carolina
Quarterfinals
L 60–70  24–8
 20  Rozier   12  Harrell   6  Snider  Greensboro Coliseum (22,026)
Greensboro, NC
NCAA Tournament
Mar 20*
4:10 pm, TBS
(4 E) No. 17 vs. (13 E) UC Irvine
Second round
 57–55  25–8
 19  Blackshear   7  Blackshear   5  Rozier  KeyArena (14,509)
Seattle, WA
Mar 22*
9:40 pm, TBS
(4 E) No. 17 vs. (5 E) No. 11 Northern Iowa
Third round
 66–53  26–8
 25  Rozier   6  Tied   7  Rozier  KeyArena (14,901)
Seattle, WA
Mar 27*
7:30 pm, TBS
(4 E) No. 17 vs. (8 E) NC State
Sweet Sixteen
 75–65  27–8
 24  Harrell   14  Rozler   4  Tied  Carrier Dome (24,453)
Syracuse, NY
Mar 29*
2:20 pm, CBS
(4 E) No. 17 vs. (7 E) No. 23 Michigan State
Elite Eight
L 70–76 OT 27–9
 28  Blackshear   9  Harrell   4  Harrell  Carrier Dome (24,404)
Syracuse, NY
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses. E=East Region.
All times are in Eastern Time.

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 8 7 6 5 4 4 4 5 5 6 10 10 9 9 12 17 16 15 18 n/a
Coaches 9 8 5 5 4 4 4 6 5 7 10 9 8 8 12 15 14 13 16 10

References[edit]

  1. ^ James, Emily (February 20, 2018). "Louisville men's basketball must vacate wins and pay fine". NCAA.org - The Official Site of the NCAA (Press release). Retrieved February 20, 2018. 
  2. ^ "Louisville to vacate 2013 national title, take banner down after NCAA upholds penalties". CBSSports.com. February 20, 2018. Retrieved February 20, 2018. 
  3. ^ Peck, Jared (February 20, 2018). "Louisville's 2013 national basketball championship stricken from history as NCAA denies school's appeal". Lexington Herald-Leader. 
  4. ^ "2014-15 Men's Basketball Roster - Louisville Cardinals Official Athletic Site". gocards.com. Retrieved September 7, 2015. 
  5. ^ Borzello, Jeff (January 7, 2015). "Akoy Agau transfers to Georgetown". ESPN.com. Retrieved January 8, 2015. 
  6. ^ Goodman, Jeff (February 23, 2015). "Chris Jones sent threatening text". ESPN.com. Retrieved February 23, 2015. 
  7. ^ Forde, Pat (March 3, 2015). "Forde Minutes: College basketball narrative takes dark turn as March arrives". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved March 10, 2015. 
  8. ^ Riley, Jason (April 29, 2015). "Grand jury decides not to indict Chris Jones and co-defendants in rape case". Louisville, KY: WDRB. Retrieved April 29, 2015.