2014–15 Missouri State Bears basketball team

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2014–15 Missouri State Bears men's basketball
Missouri State Bears wordmark.png
Conference Missouri Valley Conference
2014–15 record 11–20 (5–13 The Valley)
Head coach Paul Lusk (4th season)
Assistant coach Jermaine Henderson
Assistant coach Derrick Tilmon
Assistant coach Brad Korn
Home arena JQH Arena
Seasons
2014–15 Missouri Valley Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#14 Wichita State 17 1   .944     30 5   .857
#11 Northern Iowa 16 2   .889     31 4   .886
Illinois State 11 7   .611     22 13   .629
Indiana State 11 7   .611     15 16   .484
Evansville 9 9   .500     24 12   .667
Loyola (IL) 8 10   .444     24 13   .649
Drake 6 12   .333     9 22   .290
Missouri State 5 13   .278     11 20   .355
Southern Illinois 4 14   .222     12 21   .364
Bradley 3 15   .167     9 24   .273
2015 MVC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2014–15 Missouri State Bears basketball team represented Missouri State University during the 2014–15 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Bears, led by fourth year head coach Paul Lusk, played their home games at JQH Arena and were members of the Missouri Valley Conference. They finished the season 11–20, 5–13 in MVC play to finish in eighth place. They lost in the first round of the Missouri Valley Tournament to Southern Illinois.

Previous season[edit]

The Bears finished the season 20–13, 9–9 in Missouri Valley play to finish in a three way tie for fourth place. They advanced to the semifinals of the Missouri Valley Tournament where they lost to Wichita State. They were invited to the CollegeInsider.com Tournament where they lost in the first round to Murray State.

Departures[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Keith Pickens 1 G/F 6'4" 203 Senior St. Louis, MO Graduated
Michael Simpson 3 G/F 6'6" 190 Sophomore Spring, TX Transferred to Palm Beach Atlantic
Jarmar Gulley 5 F 6'5" 218 Senior Beaumont, TX Graduated
Devon Thomas 12 G 6'0" 162 Freshman Silver Spring, MD Transferred to Cloud County Community College
Emmanuel Addo 24 F 6'8" 230 Senior Toronto, ON Graduated
Nathan Scheer 30 G/F 6'5" 201 Senior Washington, MO Graduated
Bruce Marshall 35 C 6'10" 236 Sophomore Fayette, MO Transferred to Missouri Southern

Incoming Transfers[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Previous School
Loomis Gerring 3 F 6'5" 200 Junior Grandview, MO Junior college transfer from Vincennes University.
Camyn Boone 30 F 6'6" 230 Junior Seattle, WA Junior college transfer from Mesa Community College.

Incoming recruits[edit]

Shawn Roundtree in the 2014 IHSA Class 4A final four
US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Chris Kendrix
SG
Willard, MO Willard High School 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Aug 26, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: NR
Robin Thompson
SF
Saint Louis, MO Mary Institute Country Day School 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 195 lb (88 kg) N/A 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: NR
Shawn Roundtree
PG
Edwardsville, IL Edwardsville High School 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Apr 28, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: NR
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 Missouri State Bears men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
F 1 Thompson, RobinRobin Thompson 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 221 lb (100 kg) Fr MICDS St. Louis, MO
G 2 Ruder, AustinAustin Ruder 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 196 lb (89 kg) So Nixa Nixa, MO
F 3 Gerring, LoomisLoomis Gerring 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Jr Grandview
Vincennes
Grandview, MO
G/F 10 Mvouika, RonRon Mvouika 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 201 lb (91 kg) Sr Huntington Prep School
Sheridan College
Paris, France
G 11 Marshall, MarcusMarcus Marshall 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Jr Johnson Sr. HS Saint Paul, MN
G 12 Maes, CameronCameron Maes 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Fr Glendale HS Springfield, MO
F 20 Thurman, GavinGavin Thurman 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 226 lb (103 kg) Jr Wichita Heights HS Wichita, KS
G 23 Williams, DorrianDorrian Williams 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 199 lb (90 kg) Jr Douglass HS Oklahoma City, OK
G 24 Roundtree, ShawnShawn Roundtree 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Fr Edwardsville HS Edwardsville, IL
F 30 Boone, CamynCamyn Boone 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Jr Mountain View HS
Mesa CC
Seattle, WA
G/F 33 Kendrix, ChrisChris Kendrix 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 183 lb (83 kg) Fr Willard HS Willard, MO
F 42 Kirk, ChristianChristian Kirk 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 218 lb (99 kg) Sr Kickapoo HS Springfield, MO
C 50 McCullough, TylerTyler McCullough 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 246 lb (112 kg) So Fayetteville HS Fayetteville, AR
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster

Schedule[edit]

[1]

Date
time, TV
Opponent Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
11/08/2014*
7:35 PM
Missouri Southern State W 68–66 
JQH Arena (3,327)
Springfield, MO
Regular season
11/14/2014*
7:05 PM, MC-22
Eastern Illinois W 64–53  1–0
JQH Arena (6,004)
Springfield, MO
11/19/2014*
7:05 PM
Avila W 87–39  2–0
JQH Arena (5,089)
Springfield, MO
11/22/2014*
7:00 PM, KOLR
at Texas Tech L 68–80  2–1
United Supermarkets Arena (5,107)
Lubbock, TX
11/26/2014*
1:00 AM, CBSSN
vs. Colorado State
Great Alaska Shootout quarterfinals
L 61–76  2–2
Alaska Airlines Center (3,233)
Anchorage, AK
11/28/2014*
3:00 PM
at Alaska Anchorage
Great Alaska Shootout consolation round
W 55–51  3–2
Alaska Airlines Center (2,414)
Anchorage, AK
11/29/2014*
5:30 PM, CBSSN
vs. Washington State
Great Alaska Shootout 5th place game
L 84–89 OT 3–3
Alaska Airlines Center (2,543)
Anchorage, AK
12/04/2014*
7:05 PM
Arkansas–Little Rock W 73–68  4–3
JQH Arena (5,207)
Springfield, MO
12/07/2014*
3:00 PM, KOZL
at Oral Roberts  Postponed* 
Mabee Center 
Tulsa, OK
12/13/2014*
6:00 PM, KOZL
at Southeast Missouri State W 73–61  5–3
Show Me Center (3,043)
Cape Girardeau, MO
12/15/2014*
8:00 PM, KOZL
at Oral Roberts L 61–80  5–4
Mabee Center (2,567)
Tulsa, OK
12/17/2014*
7:05 PM, ESPN3
at Tulsa L 70–74  5–5
Reynolds Center (4,245)
Tulsa, OK
12/20/2014*
2:05 PM
Eastern Michigan L 65–77  5–6
JQH Arena (5,013)
Springfield, MO
12/22/2014*
7:05 PM, MC-22
Oral Roberts W 52–45  6–6
JQH Arena (5,327)
Springfield, MO
Missouri Valley Conference regular season
12/31/2014
5:05 PM, KOLR
at Southern Illinois W 53–50  7–6 (1–0)
SIU Arena (4,760)
Carbondale, IL
01/03/2015
3:00 PM, FSMW
Drake W 62–37  8–6 (2–0)
JQH Arena (5,821)
Springfield, MO
01/07/2015
6:00 pm, ESPN3
at Indiana State L 56–71  8–7 (2–1)
Hulman Center (3,677)
Terre Haute, IN
01/11/2015
2:00 PM, ESPN3
Illinois State L 55–69  8–8 (2–2)
JQH Arena (5,224)
Springfield, MO
01/14/2015
7:05 PM, MC-22
Evansville L 54–56  8–9 (2–3)
JQH Arena (5,097)
Springfield, MO
01/18/2015
3:00 PM, ESPNU
No. 23 Northern Iowa L 46–60  8–10 (2–4)
McLeod Center (4,941)
Cedar Falls, IA
01/21/2015
7:05 PM, KOZL
No. 14 Wichita State L 53–76  8–11 (2–5)
JQH Arena (8,674)
Springfield, MO
01/24/2015
7:00 PM, KOLR
at Bradley L 59–61  8–12 (2–6)
Carver Arena (6,059)
Peoria, IL
01/28/2015
7:00 PM, ESPN3
at Illinois State L 57–67  8–13 (2–7)
Redbird Arena (4,177)
Normal, IL
01/31/2015
7:05 PM, KOLR
Southern Illinois W 52–46  9–13 (3–7)
JQH Arena (6,324)
Springfield, MO
02/04/2015
8:00 PM, FSMW/CSN Chicago
Loyola–Chicago L 50–53  9–14 (3–8)
JQH Arena (3,218)
Springfield, MO
02/07/2015
7:00 PM, ESPN2
at No. 16 Wichita State L 35–78  9–15 (3–9)
Charles Koch Arena (10,506)
Wichita, KS
02/10/2015
7:05 PM, KOZL
at Evansville L 66–73  9–16 (3–10)
Ford Center (3,502)
Evansville, IN
02/15/2015
3:00 PM, ESPNU
No. 13 Northern Iowa L 57–68  9–17 (3–11)
JQH Arena (5,452)
Springfield, MO
02/18/2015
7:00 PM, ESPN3
Indiana State W 60–56  10–17 (4–11)
JQH Arena (3,297)
Springfield, MO
02/22/2015
1:00 PM, ESPN3
at Drake L 43–78  10–18 (4–12)
Knapp Center (3,656)
Des Moines, IA
02/25/2015
7:05 PM, MC-22
Bradley W 80–77 3OT 11–18 (5–12)
JQH Arena (4,454)
Springfield, MO
02/28/2015
3:00 PM, ESPN3
at Loyola–Chicago L 51–65  11–19 (5–13)
Joseph J. Gentile Arena (1,989)
Chicago, IL
Missouri Valley Tournament
03/05/2015
6:05 PM, MVC TV
vs. Southern Illinois
First round
L 48–55  11–20
Scottrade Center (5,608)
St. Louis, MO
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Central Time.

* December 7's game vs Missouri State was postponed due to a power outage.[2]

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