2014–15 Niagara Purple Eagles men's basketball team

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2014–15 Niagara Purple Eagles men's basketball
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ConferenceMetro Atlantic Athletic Conference
2014–15 record8–22 (7–13 MAAC)
Head coachChris Casey (2nd season)
Assistant coachMarc Rybczyk
Assistant coachWill Lanier
Assistant coachKareem Brown
Home arenaGallagher Center
Seasons
2014–15 MAAC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Iona 17 3   .850     26 9   .743
Rider 15 5   .750     21 12   .636
Manhattan 13 7   .650     19 14   .576
Monmouth 13 7   .650     18 15   .545
Canisius 11 9   .550     18 15   .545
Quinnipiac 9 11   .450     15 15   .500
Saint Peter's 8 12   .400     16 18   .471
Siena 7 13   .350     11 20   .355
Niagara 7 13   .350     8 22   .267
Fairfield 5 15   .250     7 24   .226
Marist 5 15   .250     7 25   .219
2015 MAAC Tournament winner

The 2014–15 Niagara Purple Eagles men's basketball team represented Niagara University during the 2014–15 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Purple Eagles, led by second year head coach Chris Casey, played their home games at the Gallagher Center and were members of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. They finished the season 8–22, 7–13 in MAAC play to finish in a tie for eighth place. They lost in the first round of the MAAC Tournament to Siena.

Roster[edit]

Number Name Position Height Weight Year Hometown
1 Camerson Fowler Guard 6–0 165 RS–Sophomore Detroit, Michigan
2 Emile Blackman Guard 6–4 195 RS–Sophomre Dix Hills, New York
4 Rayvon Harris Guard/Forward 6–5 215 RS–Sophomore Raleigh, North Carolina
5 DarJar Dickson Forward 6–9 205 Freshman Washington, D.C.
10 Wesley Myers Guard 6–2 180 Sophomore Brooklyn, New York
11 Ramone Snowden Forward 6–5 210 Sophomore Virginia Beach, Virginia
12 Karonn Davis Guard 6–2 185 RS–Freshman Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
13 Matt Scott Forward 6–4 170 Freshman Brooklyn, New York
14 James Suber Forward 6–6 210 Freshman Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
15 Julian Richardson Guard 6–3 180 Freshman Woodland Hills, California
21 Anders Skou Hansen Guard 6–3 180 Freshman Brøndby, Denmark
22 Dominique Reid Forward 6–8 200 RS–Freshman Erial, New Jersey
24 David Varoli Guard 6–0 175 Sophomore Katonah, New York
31 Thomas Fleming Guard 6–4 195 RS–Sophomore Dobbs Ferry, New York

Schedule[edit]

[1]

Date
time, TV
Opponent Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
11/03/2014*
7:00 PM
Roberts Wesleyan W 84–66 
Gallagher Center (1,015)
Lewiston, NY
Regular season
11/14/2014*
7:00 PM, ESPN3
at Pittsburgh L 45–78  0–1
Petersen Events Center (9,749)
Pittsburgh, PA
11/20/2014
7:00 PM
at Saint Peter's W 61–59  1–1 (1–0)
Yanitelli Center (N/A)
Jersey City, NJ
11/22/2014*
7:00 PM
Hartford L 62–65  1–2
Gallagher Center (1,417)
Lewiston, NY
11/29/2014*
2:00 PM
vs. St. Bonaventure
Big 4 Basketball Classic
L 59–74  1–3
First Niagara Center (7,191)
Buffalo, NY
12/02/2014*
7:00 PM, FS1
at St. John's L 57–70  1–4
Carnesecca Arena (4,475)
Queens, NY
12/06/2014
3:00 PM, ESPN3
Canisius
Battle of the Bridge
L 64–77  1–5 (1–1)
Gallagher Center (1,754)
Lewiston, NY
12/13/2014*
7:00 PM
at Davidson L 58–78  1–6
John M. Belk Arena (3,244)
Davidson, NC
12/19/2014*
7:00 PM, ESPN3
at Buffalo L 62–88  1–7
Alumni Arena (2,702)
Amherst, NY
12/23/2014*
7:00 PM
Arkansas State L 69–74  1–8
Gallagher Center (909)
Lewiston, NY
12/30/2014*
7:00 PM
Albany W 65–47  2–8
Gallagher Center (1,071)
Lewiston, NY
01/02/2015
7:00 PM
Manhattan W 73–61  3–8 (2–1)
Gallagher Center (905)
Lewiston, NY
01/04/2015
2:00 PM
Monmouth L 50–66  3–9 (2–2)
Gallagher Center (981)
Lewiston, NY
01/08/2015
7:00 PM
at Siena L 69–79  3–10 (2–3)
Times Union Center (5,646)
Albany, NY
01/10/2015
7:00 PM
at Manhattan L 75–84  3–11 (2–4)
Draddy Gymnasium (1,312)
Riverdale, NY
01/13/2015*
7:00 PM
Penn L 56–67  3–12
Gallagher Center (846)
Lewiston, NY
01/16/2015
7:00 PM
Iona L 79–80  3–13 (2–5)
Gallagher Center (879)
Lewiston, NY
01/18/2015
2:00 PM
Siena L 70–74  3–14 (2–6)
Gallagher Center (800)
Lewiston, NY
01/23/2015
7:00 PM
at Monmouth L 58–69  3–15 (2–7)
Multipurpose Activity Center (2,281)
West Long Branch, NJ
01/25/2015
4:30 PM
vs. Iona L 64–87  3–16 (2–8)
Madison Square Garden (19,812)
New York City, NY
01/30/2015
7:00 PM, ESPN3
Marist L 61–65  3–17 (2–9)
Gallagher Center (1,201)
Lewiston, NY
02/01/2015
2:00 PM
Quinnipiac W 105–100 2OT 4–17 (3–9)
Gallagher Center (884)
Lewiston, NY
02/06/2015
7:00 PM
at Marist L 61–63  4–18 (3–10)
McCann Field House (1,547)
Poughkeepsie, NY
02/08/2015
1:00 PM
at Quinnipiac L 69–91  4–19 (3–11)
TD Bank Sports Center (1,688)
Hamden, CT
02/13/2015
7:00 PM
Saint Peter's L 65–77  4–20 (3–12)
Gallagher Center (1,184)
Lewiston, NY
02/15/2015
2:00 PM
Rider L 60–69  4–21 (3–13)
Gallagher Center (1,179)
Lewiston, NY
02/19/2015
7:00 PM, ESPN3
at Fairfield W 55–53  5–21 (4–13)
Webster Bank Arena (1,406)
Bridgeport, CT
02/21/2015
2:00 PM
at Rider W 65–61  6–21 (5–13)
Alumni Gymnasium (1,521)
Lawrenceville, NJ
02/24/2015
8:00 PM, ESPN3
at Canisius
Battle of the Bridge
W 82–71  7–21 (6–13)
Koessler Athletic Center (2,196)
Buffalo, NY
03/01/2015
2:00 PM
Fairfield W 57–56  8–21 (7–13)
Gallagher Center (1,326)
Lewiston, NY
MAAC Tournament
03/05/2013
5:00 PM
at Siena
First round
L 54–71  8–22
Times Union Center (4,062)
Albany, NY
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

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