2014–15 Saint Louis Billikens men's basketball team

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2014–15 Saint Louis Billikens men's basketball
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Conference Atlantic 10 Conference
2014–15 record 11–21 (3–15 A-10)
Head coach Jim Crews (2nd season)
Assistant coach Tanner Bronson
Assistant coach Calbert Cheaney
Assistant coach Jim Platt
Home arena Chaifetz Arena
Seasons
2014–15 Atlantic 10 men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Davidson 14 4   .778     24 8   .750
Dayton 13 5   .722     27 9   .750
Rhode Island 13 5   .722     23 10   .697
VCU 12 6   .667     26 10   .722
Richmond 12 6   .667     21 14   .600
George Washington 10 8   .556     22 13   .629
St. Bonaventure 10 8   .556     18 13   .581
UMass 10 8   .556     17 15   .531
La Salle 8 10   .444     17 16   .515
Saint Joseph's 7 11   .389     13 18   .419
Duquesne 6 12   .333     12 19   .387
Fordham 4 14   .222     10 21   .323
George Mason 4 14   .222     9 22   .290
Saint Louis 3 15   .167     11 21   .344
2015 A10 Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2014–15 Saint Louis Billikens men's basketball team represented Saint Louis University in the 2014–15 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Billikens were led by their head coach Jim Crews who served his second season at Saint Louis. The team played their home games at Chaifetz Arena. They were a member of the Atlantic 10 Conference. The Bilikens proceeded to complete their best to worst season.

The season was the 100th in Saint Louis men's basketball history.

Previous season[edit]

The Billikens finished the season with an overall record of 27–7, with a record of 13–3 in the Atlantic 10 regular season to win the regular season conference championship. In the 2014 Atlantic 10 Tournament, the Billikens lost to St. Bonaventure in the quarterfinals. They received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament where they defeated NC State in the second round before losing in the third round to Louisville.

Off season[edit]

Departures[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Jordair Jett 5 G 6'1" 215 Senior St. Paul, MN Graduated
Mike McCall Jr. 11 G 6'0" 180 Senior Chicago, IL Graduated
Dwayne Evans 22 F 6'5" 230 Senior Bolingbrook, IL Graduated
Jake Barnett 30 F 6'5" 195 Senior Wauwatosa, WI Graduated
Robert Loe 51 F 6'11" 245 Senior Auckland, NZ Graduated

Incoming recruits[edit]

Incoming freshman Miles Reynolds helped Whitney Young High School win the 2014 IHSA Class 4A championship.
US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Brett Jolly
C
Southlake, TX Blair Academy 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Oct 21, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 75
Davell Roby
SG
Memphis, TN White Station High School 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Jun 30, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 74
Austin Gillman
C
Saint Louis, MO Oakville High School 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Jul 3, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:2/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 71
Milik Yarbrough
PF
Zion, IL Zion-Benton High School 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Apr 16, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 70
Miles Reynolds
PG
Chicago, IL Whitney Young High School 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Oct 23, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 69
Marcus Bartley
PG
Decatur, IL Douglas MacArthur High School 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 160 lb (73 kg) Sep 12, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 69
Elliott Welmer
PF
Columbus, IN Columbus North High School 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Dec 4, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: N/A
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]

[1][2]

2014–15 Saint Louis Billikens men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
G 0 Bartley, MarcusMarcus Bartley 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Fr Douglas MacArthur Decatur, IL
F 1 Glaze, GrandyGrandy Glaze 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Sr Notre Dame Prep Toronto, ON
G 2 McBroom, AustinAustin McBroom 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Jr Campbell Hall
Central Michigan
North Hollywood, CA
G 3 Yacoubou, AshAsh Yacoubou 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 210 lb (95 kg) RS Jr Long Island Lutheran
Villanova
Bronx, NY
F 4 Yarbrough, MilikMilik Yarbrough 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Fr Zion-Benton Zion, IL
G 5 Roby, DavellDavell Roby 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Fr White Station Memphis, TN
G 10 Hines, AaronAaron Hines (W) 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 175 lb (79 kg) So Parkway North St. Louis, MO
G 11 Reynolds, MilesMiles Reynolds 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Fr Whitney Young Chicago, IL
G 12 Leazer, StephenStephen Leazer (W) 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Fr Northridge Prep Mt. Prospect, IL
C 14 Jolly, BrettBrett Jolly 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Fr Blair Academy Southlake, TX
F 15 Lancona, TannerTanner Lancona 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 230 lb (104 kg) So Tesoro Trabuco Canyon, CA
G 22 Hollander, GrantGrant Hollander (W) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Fr Chaminade St. Charles, MO
C 25 Gillman, AustinAustin Gillman 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Fr Oakville St. Louis, MO
G 32 Crawford, MikeMike Crawford 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 200 lb (91 kg) So Tipton Tipton, IN
G 33 Simpson, RoyceRoyce Simpson (W) 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) So Marist Chicago, IL
F 35 Agbeko, ReggieReggie Agbeko 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 240 lb (109 kg) So South Kent School Buffalo, NY
C 54 Manning, JohnJohn Manning 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Sr Chantilly Chantilly, VA
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster

100 Years celebration[edit]

SLU celebrated the 100th season of Billiken basketball by announced their All-Century team. The team would be honored at halftime of their February 22 game against La Salle:[3]

Players:

Coaches:

Schedule[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
11/04/2014*
7:00 PM
Harris–Stowe W 86–59 
Chaifetz Arena 
St. Louis, MO
Non-conference regular season
11/15/2014*
7:00 PM, FSMW+
Southern Illinois W 62–59  1–0
Chaifetz Arena (10,015)
St. Louis, MO
11/18/2014*
6:00 PM
at Indiana State W 69–56  2–0
Hulman Center (4,348)
Terre Haute, IN
11/23/2014*
1:00 PM, FSMW
Texas A&M–Corpus Christi
Corpus Christi Coastal Classic
L 56–62  2–1
Chaifetz Arena (6,620)
St. Louis, MO
11/25/2014*
7:00 PM, FSMW+
North Carolina A&T
Corpus Christi Coastal Classic
W 57–54  3–1
Chaifetz Arena (4,507)
St. Louis, MO
11/28/2014*
8:30 PM, CBSSN
vs. Mississippi State
Corpus Christi Coastal Classic semifinals
L 50–75  3–2
American Bank Center (N/A)
Corpus Christi, TX
11/29/2014*
3:00 PM, CBSSN
vs. Bradley
Corpus Christi Coastal Classic 3rd place game
W 60–57  4–2
American Bank Center (N/A)
Corpus Christi, TX
12/02/2014*
7:00 PM, FSMW
Rockhurst W 80–48  5–2
Chaifetz Arena (5,290)
St. Louis, MO
12/06/2014*
5:00 PM, FSMW
at No. 8 Wichita State L 52–81  5–3
Intrust Bank Arena (15,004)
Wichita, KS
12/09/2014*
7:00 PM, FSMW
South Dakota State L 55–62  5–4
Chaifetz Arena (5,102)
St. Louis, MO
12/13/2014*
6:00 PM, FSMW
SIU Edwardsville W 67–61  6–4
Chaifetz Arena (6,032)
St. Louis, MO
12/17/2014*
7:00 PM, FSMW
Texas–Pan American W 75–69  7–4
Chaifetz Arena (5,173)
St. Louis, MO
12/21/2014*
1:00 PM, FSMW
Vermont W 58–55  8–4
Chaifetz Arena (6,818)
St. Louis, MO
12/31/2014*
1:00 PM, FSMW
Vanderbilt L 55–70  8–5
Chaifetz Arena (8,194)
St. Louis, MO
Atlantic 10 regular season
01/03/2015
2:00 PM, NBCSN
Rhode Island L 53–65  8–6 (0–1)
Chaifetz Arena (8,677)
St. Louis, MO
01/06/2015
6:00 PM, CBSSN
at George Washington L 72–75  8–7 (0–2)
Charles E. Smith Center (2,734)
Washington, D.C.
01/10/2015
6:00 PM
at Davidson L 54–89  8–8 (0–3)
John M. Belk Arena (3,609)
Davidson, NC
01/14/2015
7:00 PM, FSMW
Duquesne W 78–69  9–8 (1–3)
Chaifetz Arena (6,530)
St. Louis, MO
01/17/2015
11:30 AM, NBCSN
at Dayton L 45–61  9–9 (1–4)
UD Arena (13,455)
Dayton, OH
01/23/2015
6:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 16 VCU L 61–63  9–10 (1–5)
Chaifetz Arena (9,643)
St. Louis, MO
01/29/2015
6:00 PM, FSMW+
at George Mason L 60–68  9–11 (1–6)
Patriot Center (3,822)
Fairfax, VA
01/31/2015
3:00 PM, CBSSN
Massachusetts L 56–60  9–12 (1–7)
Chaifetz Arena (9,104)
St. Louis, MO
02/03/2015
6:30 PM, CBSSN
Saint Joseph's W 68–61 OT 10–12 (2–7)
Chaifetz Arena (6,953)
St. Louis, MO
02/07/2015
3:00 PM, NBCSN
at Fordham L 65–83  10–13 (2–8)
Rose Hill Gymnasium (2,871)
Bronx, NY
02/10/2015
8:30 PM, CBSSN
Dayton L 44–51  10–14 (2–9)
Chaifetz Arena (8,093)
St. Louis, MO
02/14/2015
1:00 PM, FSMW+
at Rhode Island L 68–81  10–15 (2–10)
Ryan Center (5,314)
Kingston, RI
02/17/2015
6:30 PM, CBSSN
at No. 25 VCU L 54–74  10–16 (2–11)
Siegel Center (7,637)
Richmond, VA
02/22/2015
1:30 PM, NBCSN
La Salle W 68–64 OT 11–16 (3–11)
Chaifetz Arena (7,980)
St. Louis, MO
02/25/2015
6:00 PM
at Duquesne L 66–79  11–17 (3–12)
Palumbo Center (2,008)
Pittsburgh, PA
02/28/2015
6:00 PM, FSMW
George Mason L 50–78  11–18 (3–13)
Chaifetz Arena (5,828)
St. Louis, MO
03/04/2015
7:00 PM, FSMW
St. Bonaventure L 48–64  11–19 (3–14)
Chaifetz Arena (6,017)
St. Louis, MO
03/07/2015
7:00 PM, FSMW+
at Richmond L 51–67  11–20 (3–15)
Robins Center (7,201)
Richmond, VA
Atlantic 10 Tournament
03/11/2015
9:00 PM, SNY
vs. Duquesne
First Round
L 55–61  11–21
Barclays Center 
Brooklyn, NY
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Central Time.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Men's Basketball - 2014-15 Roster". SLU Billikens. Saint Louis University. 
  2. ^ "Men's Basketball - 2014-15 Coaches". SLU Billikens. Saint Louis University. 
  3. ^ "Billikens Unveil Men's Basketball All-Century Team". Saint Louis Billikens. January 14, 2015. Retrieved January 26, 2015.