2014–15 Oklahoma State Cowboys basketball team

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2014–15 Oklahoma State Cowboys basketball
Oklahoma State University Athletics logo (four colors).svg
NCAA Tournament, Second Round
ConferenceBig 12 Conference
2014–15 record18–14 (8–10 Big 12)
Head coachTravis Ford (7th season)
Assistant coachJames Dickey
Assistant coachButch Pierre
Assistant coachChris Ferguson
Home arenaGallagher-Iba Arena
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 Oklahoma State Cowboys basketball team represented Oklahoma State University in the 2014–15 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. This was head coach Travis Ford's seventh season at Oklahoma State. The Cowboys were members of the Big 12 Conference and played their home games at the Gallagher-Iba Arena. They finished the season 18–14, 8–10 in Big 12 play to finish in a three way tie for sixth place. They lost in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Tournament to Oklahoma. They received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament where they lost in second round to Oregon.

Departures[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Marcus Smart 33 G 6'4" 225 Sophomore Flower Mound, TX Drafted by Boston Celtics
Markel Brown 22 G 6'3" 184 Senior Alexandria, LA Graduated; Drafted by Brooklyn Nets
Stevie Clark 5 G 5'11" 175 Freshman Oklahoma City Dismissed from team
Kamari Murphy 21 F 6'9" 220 Sophomore Brooklyn Transferred to Miami (FL)
Gary Gaskins 34 G 6'10" 200 Junior Beaufort, SC Transferred to Arkansas Tech

Recruits[edit]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Joe Burton
SF
Humble, Texas 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Oct 21, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars
Tyree Griffin
PG
New Orleans, Louisiana 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Mar 21, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPNN/A
Jeff Newberry
PG
Hobbs, New Mexico 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Sep 22, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPNN/A
Mitchell Solomon
PF
Bixby, Oklahoma 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Oct 12, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars
Tavarius Shine
SF
Irving, Texas 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 195 lb (88 kg) May 2, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:2/5 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:

  • "2014 Team Ranking". Rivals.com.

Roster[edit]

Source[1]

2014–15 Oklahoma State Cowboys men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
G 0 Ford Stuen 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Jr Henderson County
IMG Academy (Fla.)
Henderson, KY
G 1 Tyree Griffin 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Fr O. Perry Walker New Orleans, LA
G/F 2 Le'Bryan Nash 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Sr Lincoln Dallas, TX
G/F 4 Joe Burton 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Fr Atascocita Houston, TX
F 5 Tavarius Shine 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Fr MacArthur
FUMA
Irving, TX
G 12 Anthony Hickey 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Sr Christian County
LSU
Hopkinsville, KY
G 13 Phil Forte 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Jr Marcus Flower Mound, TX
F/C 14 Marek Souček 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Sr Canarias Academy Brno, Czech Republic
G/F 15 Christien Sager 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Sr Rider Wichita Falls, TX
F 20 Michael Cobbins 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 230 lb (104 kg) RS Sr Palo Duro Amarillo, TX
G 22 Jeff Newberry 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) RS Jr Westlake
NMJC
Atlanta, GA
G/F 23 Leyton Hammonds 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 205 lb (93 kg) So Richland North Richland Hills, TX
G 24 Alex Budke 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Sr Stillwater Stillwater, OK
G/F 30 Jeffrey Carroll 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 205 lb (93 kg) RS Fr Rowlett Rowlett, TX
C 32 Anthony Allen 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) 240 lb (109 kg) RS Jr Bassick
Lamar State Port Arthur
Kingston, Jamaica
C 41 Mitchell Solomon 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Fr Bixby Bixby, OK
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 Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
11/08/2014*
2:00 pm
Missouri Western W 74–35 
Gallagher-Iba Arena (2,279)
Stillwater, OK
Non-conference regular season
11/14/2014*
7:00 pm
Southeastern Louisiana W 83–55  1–0
Gallagher-Iba Arena (6,125)
Stillwater, OK
11/16/2014*
2:00 pm
Prairie View A&M W 74–52  2–0
Gallagher-Iba Arena (5,407)
Stillwater, OK
11/18/2014*
7:00 pm
Northwestern Oklahoma State W 91–45  3–0
Gallagher-Iba Arena (5,518)
Stillwater, OK
11/21/2014*
7:00 pm
Milwaukee
MGM Grand Main Event
W 82–68  4–0
Gallagher-Iba Arena (5,909)
Stillwater, OK
11/24/2014*
7:30 pm, ESPN3
vs. Oregon State
MGM Grand Main Event semifinal
W 66–53  5–0
MGM Grand Garden Arena (1,507)
Las Vegas, NV
11/26/2014*
10:30 pm, ESPN2
vs. Tulsa
MGM Grand Main Event final
W 73–58  6–0
MGM Grand Garden Arena (1,712)
Las Vegas, NV
12/03/2014*
7:00 pm
North Texas W 87–61  7–0
Gallagher-Iba Arena (6,086)
Stillwater, OK
12/06/2014*
11:00 am, ESPNU
at South Carolina
Big 12/SEC Challenge
L 49–75  7–1
Colonial Life Arena (12,007)
Columbia, SC
12/13/2014*
5:00 pm, ESPN2
at Memphis W 73–55  8–1
FedEx Forum (14,501)
Memphis, TN
12/16/2014*
8:00 pm, ESPNU
Middle Tennessee W 68–48  9–1
Gallagher-Iba Arena (5,217)
Stillwater, OK
12/21/2014*
1:00 pm, ESPNU
No. 17 Maryland L 64–73  9–2
Gallagher-Iba Arena (11,104)
Stillwater, OK
12/30/2014*
8:00 pm, ESPN2
at Missouri W 74–72 OT 10–2
Sprint Center (11,376)
Kansas City, MO
Conference regular season
01/03/2015
11:00 am, ESPNU
Kansas State W 61–47  11–2
(1–0)
Gallagher-Iba Arena (11,185)
Stillwater, OK
01/06/2015
8:00 pm, ESPN2
at No. 17 Iowa State L 61–63  11–3
(1–1)
Hilton Coliseum (14,384)
Ames, IA
01/10/2015
4:00 pm, ESPNU
No. 10 Texas W 69–58  12–3
(2–1)
Gallagher-Iba Arena (9,592)
Stillwater, OK
01/13/2015
6:00 pm, ESPN2
No. 24 at No. 9 Kansas L 57–67  12–4
(2–2)
Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Lawrence, KS
01/17/2015
6:00 pm, ESPN2
No. 24 at No. 18 Oklahoma
Bedlam Series
L 65–82  12–5
(2–3)
Lloyd Noble Center (12,730)
Norman, OK
01/21/2015
8:00 pm, ESPNU
Texas Tech W 63–43  13–5
(3–3)
Gallagher-Iba Arena (7,090)
Stillwater, OK
01/24/2015
11:00 am, ESPN2
at Kansas State L 53–63  13–6
(3–4)
Bramlage Coliseum (12,528)
Manhattan, KS
01/27/2015
8:00 pm, ESPNews
No. 20 Baylor W 64–53  14–6
(4–4)
Gallagher-Iba Arena (7,364)
Stillwater, OK
01/31/2015
7:00 pm, ESPN2
No. 24 Oklahoma
Bedlam Series
L 56–64  14–7
(4–5)
Gallagher-Iba Arena (13,611)
Stillwater, OK
02/04/2015
7:00 pm, LHN
at No. 25 Texas W 65–63 OT 15–7
(5–5)
Frank Erwin Center (11,954)
Austin, TX
02/07/2015
1:00 pm, ESPN
No. 8 Kansas W 67–62  16–7
(6–5)
Gallagher-Iba Arena (10,399)
Stillwater, OK
02/09/2015
6:00 pm, ESPNU
No. 21 at No. 16 Baylor W 74–65  17–7
(7–5)
Ferrell Center (6,720)
Waco, TX
02/14/2015
5:00 pm, ESPNU
No. 21 at TCU L 55–70  17–8
(7–6)
Wilkerson-Greines Activity Center (4,266)
Fort Worth, TX
02/18/2015
8:00 pm, ESPNU
No. 22 No. 14 Iowa State L 65–70  17–9
(7–7)
Gallagher-Iba Arena (7,612)
Stillwater, OK
02/21/2015
1:00 pm, ESPNews
No. 22 No. 23 West Virginia L 63–73  17–10
(7–8)
Gallagher-Iba Arena (8,610)
Stillwater, OK
02/28/2015
3:00 pm, ESPNews
at Texas Tech L 62–63  17–11
(7–9)
United Supermarkets Arena (7,480)
Lubbock, TX
03/04/2015
8:00 pm, ESPNU
TCU W 82–70  18–11
(8–9)
Gallagher-Iba Arena (5,526)
Stillwater, OK
03/07/2015
11:00 am, ESPNews
at No. 20 West Virginia L 72–81  18–12
(8–10)
WVU Coliseum (13,714)
Morgantown, WV
Big 12 Tournament
03/12/2015
8:00 pm, ESPNU
vs. No. 15 Oklahoma
Quarterfinals
L 49–64  18–13
Sprint Center (18,972)
Kansas City, MO
NCAA Tournament
03/20/2015*
6:50 pm, TBS
No. (9 W) vs. (8 W) Oregon
Second round
L 73–79  18–14
CenturyLink Center Omaha (17,534)
Omaha, NE
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Central Time. (#) during NCAA Tournament is seed with Region W=West.

CSN = Cowboy Sports Network. The Cowboy Sports Network is affiliated with Fox Sports Net. Games could air on Fox Sports Oklahoma, Fox Sports Oklahoma Plus, Fox Sports Southwest, Fox Sports Southwest Plus, or Fox College Sports.

Rankings[edit]

Ranking Movement
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking. ██ Not ranked the previous week. RV = Received votes. 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 RV RV RV RV NR RV RV NR RV 24 RV NR RV 21 т 22 RV NR NR NR N/A
Coaches NR NR RV RV RV RV RV RV RV 24 RV NR NR 24 24 RV NR NR NR NR

*AP does not release post-tournament rankings

References[edit]