2014–15 Missouri Tigers men's basketball team

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2014–15 Missouri Tigers men's basketball
Mizzou Athletics wordmark.svg
Conference Southeastern Conference
2014–15 record 9–23 (3–15 SEC)
Head coach Kim Anderson (1st Year)
Assistant coach Tim Fuller (4th Year)
Assistant coach Brad Loos (1st Year)
Assistant coach Rob Fulford (1st Year)
Home arena Mizzou Arena
Seasons
2014–15 Southeastern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#1 Kentucky 18 0   1.000     38 1   .974
#21 Arkansas 13 5   .722     27 9   .750
LSU 11 7   .611     22 11   .667
Georgia 11 7   .611     21 12   .636
Texas A&M 11 7   .611     21 12   .636
Ole Miss 11 7   .611     21 13   .618
Vanderbilt 9 9   .500     21 14   .600
Alabama 8 10   .444     19 15   .559
Florida 8 10   .444     16 17   .485
Tennessee 7 11   .389     16 16   .500
South Carolina 6 12   .333     17 16   .515
Mississippi State 6 12   .333     13 19   .406
Auburn 4 14   .222     15 20   .429
Missouri 3 15   .167     9 23   .281
2015 SEC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2014–15 Missouri Tigers men's basketball team represented the University of Missouri in the 2014–15 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. Their head coach was Kim Anderson, who was in his first year as the head coach at Missouri. The team played its home games at Mizzou Arena in Columbia, Missouri, and played its third season in the Southeastern Conference. They finished the season 9–23, 3–15 in SEC play to finish in last place. They lost in the first round of the SEC Tournament to South Carolina.

Preseason[edit]

Coming off an inconsistent 2013-14 season that saw Missouri finish with a 23-12 (9-9) record and a trip to the NIT[1] there were many changes that took place in the off/preseason. The team lost the likes of Jabari Brown and Jordan Clarkson to the NBA Draft and lost Criswell and Ross to graduation. On April 10, 2014 then head coach Frank Haith kicked Zach Price off the team for legal reasons.[2] The following week on April 18 it was announced that Haith was leaving Missouri and had taken the opening as the head coach of Tulsa.[3] Aften ten days of speculation it was announced that Kim Anderson would be returning to his Alma Mater and become the next head coach at Missouri.[4] The team returned two starters (Ryan Rosburg, Johnathan Williams III), five incoming freshmen (Gant, Wright, Allen, Isabell, Gill-Caesar), and one transfer (Shamburger) making this Missouri Tiger team one of the youngest in the Nation.

Departures[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Tony Criswell 2 F 6'9" 240 Sr. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Graduated
Jordan Clarkson 5 G 6'5" 180 RS Jr. San Antonio, Texas Entered 2014 NBA Draft
Shane Rector 11 G 6'1" 171 Fr. Bronx, New York Transferred[5]
Torren Jones 24 F 6'8" 218 So. Chandler, Arizona Dismissed From Team[6]
Zach Price 25 C 6'10" 250 Jr. Cleveland, Ohio Kicked Off Team[7]
Jabari Brown 32 G 6'5" 205 Jr. Oakland, California Entered 2014 NBA Draft
Earnest Ross 33 G 6'5" 222 RS Sr. Cary, North Carolina Graduated

2014 Recruits[edit]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Jakeenan Gant
PF
Springfield, GA Effingham County 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Aug 18, 2013 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars
Namon Wright
SG
Los Angeles, CA Pacific Hills 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Sep 28, 2013 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars
D'Angelo Allen
SF
Dallas, TX Kimball 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 185 lb (84 kg) May 4, 2014 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars
Tremaine Isabell
PG
Seattle, WA Garfield 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Jun 26, 2014 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars
Montaque Gill-Caesar
SF
Huntington, West Virginia Huntington Prep 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Aug 2, 2014 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars
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:

2015 Recruits[edit]

Roster[edit]

2014–15 Missouri Tigers men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
G 2 Bello, DeuceDeuce Bello 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 177 lb (80 kg) RS Jr Westchester Country Day
Baylor
Greensboro, North Carolina
F 3 Williams III, JohnathanJohnathan Williams III 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 208 lb (94 kg) So Southwind Memphis, Tennessee
G 4 Isabell, TremaineTremaine Isabell 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Fr Garfield Seattle, Washington
F 5 Allen, D'AngeloD'Angelo Allen 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Fr Kimball Dallas, Texas
G 11 Barton, JimmyJimmy Barton (W) 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 160 lb (73 kg) So Houston Baptist St. Louis, MO
G 12 Wright, NamonNamon Wright 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Fr Pacific Hills Los Angeles, California
G 13 Gill-Caesar, MontaqueMontaque Gill-Caesar 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Fr Huntington Prep Vaughan, Ontario
G 14 Shamburger, KeithKeith Shamburger 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 170 lb (77 kg) RS Sr Hawaii Gardena, California
G 15 Clark, WesWes Clark Injured 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 171 lb (78 kg) So Romulus Detroit, Michigan
F 23 Gant, JakeenanJakeenan Gant 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Fr Osage Osage Beach, Missouri
F 42 Barnard, HaydenHayden Barnard (W) 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 215 lb (98 kg) RS Fr Metea Valley H.S. Aurora, Illinois
C 44 Rosburg, RyanRyan Rosburg 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Jr Marquette Chesterfield, MO
F 45 Post, KeanauKeanau Post 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 268 lb (122 kg) Sr Southwestern Illinois College Victoria, British Columbia
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster
Last update: 2015-02-17

Schedule and results[edit]

Date
Time, TV
Opponent Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (Attendance)
City, State
Exhibition
Oct. 29*
7:00 PM
William Jewell W 72–31 
 14  Clark   8  Rosburg   4  Shamburger  Hearnes Center 
Columbia, MO
Nov. 8*
2:00 PM
Missouri–St. Louis W 77–56 
 19  Gill-Caesar   12  Williams III   6  Shamburger  Mizzou Arena 
Columbia, MO
Non-conference regular season
Nov. 14*
8:00 PM
UMKC
Maui Invitational Opening Round
L 61–69  0–1
 21  Gill-Caesar   7  Gill-Caesar   5  Clark  Mizzou Arena (7,014)
Columbia, MO
Nov. 16*
5:00 PM, SECN
Valparaiso W 56–41  1–1
 16  Clark   8  Rosburg   4  Shamburger  Mizzou Arena (5,369)
Columbia, MO
Nov. 19*
7:00 PM
Oral Roberts W 78–64  2–1
 19  Gill-Caesar   6  Rosburg   9  Clark  Mizzou Arena (5,563)
Columbia, MO
Nov. 24*
4:00 PM, ESPN2
vs. No. 3 Arizona
Maui Invitational Quarterfinals
L 53–72  2–2
 13  Gill-Caesar   7  Post   3  Shamburger  Lahaina Civic Center (2,400)
Maui, HI
Nov. 25*
1:30 PM, ESPN2
vs. Purdue
Maui Invitational Consolation 2nd Round
L 61–82  2–3
 14  Williams III   5  Willlams III   2  Isabell, Shamburger  Lahaina Civic Center (2,400)
Maui, HI
Nov. 26*
1:30 PM, ESPNU
vs. Chaminade
Maui Inviational 7th Place Game
W 74–60  3–3
 21  Wright   9  Clark   5  Shamburger  Lahaina Civic Center (2,400)
Maui, HI
Dec. 2*
7:00 PM
Southeast Missouri State W 65–61  4–3
 18  Williams III   11  Williams III   3  Allen, Shamburger  Mizzou Arena (5,506)
Columbia, MO
Dec. 5*
8:30 PM, ESPNU
at No. 22 Oklahoma
Big 12/SEC Challenge
L 63–82  4–4
 16  Williams III   8  Williams III   3  Clark, Shamburger  Lloyd Noble Center (11,652)
Norman, OK
Dec. 11*
6:00 PM, SECN
Elon W 78–73  5–4
 16  Williams III, Shamburger   8  Williams III   5  Shamburger  Mizzou Arena (4,514)
Columbia, MO
Dec. 13*
3:00 PM, ESPN2
Xavier L 58–74  5–5
 17  Williams III   9  Williams III   3  Shamburger  Mizzou Arena (7,854)
Columbia, MO
Dec. 20*
1:00 PM, ESPN2
vs. Illinois
Braggin' Rights
L 59–62  5–6
 15  Williams III   8  Williams III   3  Clark  Scottrade Center (20,079)
St. Louis, MO
Dec. 30*
8:00 PM, ESPN2
vs. Oklahoma State L 72–74 OT 5–7
 22  Williams III   9  Williams III   5  Shamburger  Sprint Center (11,376)
Kansas City, MO
Jan. 3*
4:00 PM, SECN
Lipscomb W 72–60  6–7
 16  Williams III   10  Williams III, Post   6  Clark  Mizzou Arena (7,415)
Columbia, MO
SEC regular season
Jan. 8
6:00 PM, ESPN2
LSU W 74–67 OT 7–7 (1–0)
 21  Williams III   10  Williams III   5  Shamburger, Isabell  Mizzou Arena (7,509)
Columbia, MO
Jan. 10
6:00 PM, SECN
at Auburn L 79–85  7–8 (1–1)
 21  Shamburger   8  Williams III   4  Isabell  Auburn Arena (8,365)
Auburn, AL
Jan. 13
8:00 PM, ESPN
at No. 1 Kentucky L 37–86  7–9 (1–2)
 10  Clark, Post   5  Clark   4  Shamburger  Rupp Arena (24,248)
Lexington, KY
Jan. 17
5:00 PM, SECN
Tennessee L 51–59  7–10 (1–3)
 13  Wright   6  Williams III, Shamburger   5  Shamburger  Mizzou Arena (10,359)
Columbia, MO
Jan. 21
6:00 PM, SECN
at Texas A&M L 50–62  7–11 (1–4)
 18  Clark   10  Williams III   6  Clark  Reed Arena (6,849)
College Station, TX
Jan. 24
1:00 PM, ESPN2
Arkansas L 60–61  7–12 (1–5)
 16  Gill-Caesar   10  Williams III   6  Clark  Mizzou Arena (11,022)
Columbia, MO
Jan. 29
8:00 PM, ESPN
No. 1 Kentucky L 53–69  7–13 (1–6)
 19  Clark   5  Williams II   4  Clark, Shamburger  Mizzou Arena (13,034)
Columbia, MO
Jan. 31
3:00 PM, FSN
Ole Miss L 47–67  7–14 (1–7)
 14  Williams III   7  Williams III   6  Shamburger  Mizzou Arena (9,053)
Columbia, MO
Feb. 4
8:00 PM, SECN
at Alabama L 49–62  7–15 (1–8)
 11  Post   6  Williams III   11  Shamburger  Coleman Coliseum (9,343)
Tuscaloosa, AL
Feb. 7
5:00 PM, ESPNU
Texas A&M L 61–83  7–16 (1–9)
 15  Clark   5  Williams III, Post, Shamburger   6  Clark  Mizzou Arena (8,970)
Columbia, MO
Feb. 10
6:00 PM, SECN
at South Carolina L 60–65  7–17 (1–10)
 13  Shamburger   9  Williams III   5  Shamburger  Colonial Life Arena (8,840)
Columbia, SC
Feb. 14
3:00 PM, ESPNU
Mississippi State L 74–77  7–18 (1–11)
 27  Williams III   7  Williams III, Allen   6  Shamburger  Mizzou Arena (8,278)
Columbia, MO
Feb. 18
8:00 PM, SECN
at No. 18 Arkansas L 69–84  7–19 (1–12)
 13  Williams III, Isabell   10  Williams III   4  Shamburger  Bud Walton Arena (12,693)
Fayetteville, AR
Feb. 21
1:30 PM, SECN
at Vanderbilt L 53–76  7–20 (1–13)
 11  Gill-Caesar   5  Williams III   8  Shamburger  Memorial Gymnasium (10,154)
Nashville, TN
Feb. 24
8:00 PM, ESPN
Florida W 64–52  8–20 (2–13)
 28  Wright   7  Williams III   5  Shamburger  Mizzou Arena (7,631)
Columbia, MO
Feb. 28
11:00 AM, ESPNU
at Georgia L 44–68  8–21 (2–14)
 10  Williams III, Wright   6  Williams III   3  Shamburger  Stegeman Coliseum (9,389)
Athens, GA
Mar. 3
8:00 PM, SECN
Auburn W 63–61  9–21 (3–14)
 21  Shamburger   6  Shamburger   4  Shamburger  Mizzou Arena (9,121)
Columbia, MO
Mar. 7
5:30 PM, SECN
at Mississippi State L 43–52  9–22 (3–15)
 12  Shamburger, Wright   10  Williams III   4  Gill-Caesar  Humphrey Coliseum (5,897)
Starkville, MS
SEC Tournament
Mar. 11, 2015
8:00 PM, SECN
vs. South Carolina L 54–63  9–23
 10  Gill-Caesar   11  Williams III   4  Shamburger  Bridgestone Arena (10,039)
Nashville, TN
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Central Time.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mizzou face Davidson in NIT". stltoday.com. Retrieved May 9, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Frank Haith kicks Zach Price off team". msn.foxsports.com. Retrieved May 9, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Tulsa Hires Frank Haith". espn.com. Retrieved May 9, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Missouri Tigers hire Kim Anderson". espn.com. Retrieved May 9, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Shane Rector to transfer from Missouri". nbcsports.com. Retrieved May 17, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Jones dismissed from MU basketball program". columbiatribune.com. Retrieved August 9, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Zach Price kicked off Mizzou basketball team". kmbc.com. Retrieved May 8, 2014.