2014–15 San Diego State Aztecs men's basketball team

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2014–15 San Diego State Aztecs men's basketball
San Diego State Aztecs logo.svg
Mountain West regular season co–champions
NCAA Tournament, Third Round
ConferenceMountain West Conference
2014–15 record27–9 (14–4 Mountain West)
Head coachSteve Fisher (16th season)
Assistant coachBrian Dutcher
Assistant coachJustin Hutson
Assistant coachDavid Velasquez
Home arenaViejas Arena
Seasons
2014–15 Mountain West Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Boise State 14 4   .778     25 9   .735
San Diego State 14 4   .778     27 9   .750
Colorado State 13 5   .722     27 7   .794
Wyoming 11 7   .611     25 10   .714
Utah State 11 7   .611     18 13   .581
Fresno State 10 8   .556     15 17   .469
UNLV 8 10   .444     18 15   .545
New Mexico 7 11   .389     15 16   .484
Air Force 6 12   .333     14 17   .452
Nevada 5 13   .278     9 22   .290
San Jose State* 0 18   .000     2 28   .067
*Ineligible for postseason play due to APR penalties
2015 MWC Tournament winner

The 2014–15 San Diego State men's basketball team represented San Diego State University during the 2014–15 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. This was head coach Steve Fisher's sixteenth season at San Diego State. The Aztecs played their home games at Viejas Arena. They were members in the Mountain West Conference. They finished the season 27–9, 14–4 in Mountain West play to finish in a tie for the Mountain West regular season championship. They advanced to the championship game of the Mountain West Tournament where they lost to Wyoming. They received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament where they defeated St. John's in the second round before losing in the third round to Duke.

Previous season[edit]

The 2013–14 San Diego State Aztecs finished the season with an overall record of 31–5, and 16–2 in the Mountain West to win regular season championship. In the MWC Tournament, the Aztecs defeated Utah State and UNLV to make it to the championship game, where they lost to New Mexico, 58–64. The Aztecs received an at-large bid to the 2014 NCAA Tournament as a 4-seed in the West Region. The team defeated 13-seed New Mexico State and 12-seed North Dakota State to make it to the Sweet Sixteen, where they eventually lost to 1-seed Arizona, 64–70.

Off-season[edit]

Departures[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Hometown Year Notes
Josh Davis 22 F 6’8” 215 Raleigh, North Carolina Senior Graduated.
James Johnson 12 C/F 6’10” 235 Wildomar, California RS Junior Elected to transfer.
Xavier Thames 2 G 6’3” 195 Sacramento, California RS Senior Graduated/2014 NBA Draft.

2014 Recruiting Class[edit]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date


Kevin Zabo
PG
Wolfeboro, NH Brewster Academy 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Oct 8, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN grade: 74
Trey Kell
SG
San Diego, CA St. Augustine HS 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Jan 10, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN grade: 83
Malik Pope
SF
Sacramento, CA Laguna Creek HS 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Sep 10, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN grade: 86
Zylan Cheatham
PF
Phoenix, AZ South Mountain HS 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Oct 26, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN grade: 82
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: #13   Rivals: #12  ESPN: #16
  • 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 San Diego State Commits". ESPN.com. Retrieved April 12, 2014.

Roster[edit]

2014–15 San Diego State Aztecs men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
F 0 Skylar Spencer 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Jr Frederick K.C. Price H.S. Inglewood, California
G 2 Kevin Zabo 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Fr Brewster Academy Gatineau, Quebec
F 3 Angelo Chol 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 220 lb (100 kg) RS Jr Hoover H.S./Arizona San Diego, California
G 4 Dakarai Allen 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 190 lb (86 kg) So Sheldon H.S. Sacramento, California
F 5 Dwayne Polee II 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 200 lb (91 kg) RS Sr Westchester H.S./St. John's Los Angeles, California
G 10 Aqeel Quinn 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 200 lb (91 kg) RS Sr Leuzinger H.S./CSUN Gardena, California
G 11 D'Erryl Williams 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 195 lb (88 kg) So Sheldon H.S. Sacramento, California
G 12 Trey Kell 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Fr St. Augustine H.S. San Diego, California
F 13 Winston Shepard 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Jr Findlay Prep Houston, Texas
F 14 Zylan Cheatham Current redshirt 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Fr South Mountain H.S. Phoenix, Arizona
F 20 J.J. O'Brien 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) RS Sr Alta Loma H.S./Utah Rancho Cucamonga, California
F 21 Malik Pope 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Fr Laguna Creek H.S Sacramento, California
G 22 Parker U'u (W) 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 220 lb (100 kg) RS So Jesuit H.S./Hartford Sacramento, California
G 23 Kibret Woldemichael (W) 5 ft 7 in (1.7 m) 150 lb (68 kg) So Mission Hills H.S. San Marcos, California
G 24 Ryan Staten (W) 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Sr Piedmont H.S. San Pablo, California
F 33 Niksha Federico (W) 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 185 lb (84 kg) So Cathedral Catholic H.S. San Diego, California
F 40 Matt Shrigley 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 190 lb (86 kg) RS So La Costa Canyon H.S. Encinitas, California
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster
Last update: January 13, 2015

Schedule[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
July 11, 2014*
7:00 PM
No. 16 Point Loma Nazarene W 74–45 
Viejas Arena (12,414)
San Diego, CA
Non-conference regular season
November 14, 2014*
7:00 PM, FSSD
No. 16 Cal State Northridge
Maui Invitational Tournament Opening round
W 79–58  1–0
Viejas Arena (12,414)
San Diego, CA
November 18, 2014*
1:00 PM, ESPN
No. 16 No. 25 Utah
ESPN College Basketball Tip-Off Marathon
W 53–49  2–0
Viejas Arena (12,414)
San Diego, CA
November 20, 2014*
7:30 PM, FSSD
No. 16 Cal State Bakersfield W 51–27  3–0
Viejas Arena (12,414)
San Diego, CA
November 24, 2014*
8:30 PM, ESPN2
No. 15 vs. BYU
Maui Invitational Tournament quarterfinals
W 92–87 2OT 4–0
Lahaina Civic Center (2,400)
Maui, HI
November 25, 2014*
7:00 PM, ESPN
No. 15 vs. Pittsburgh
Maui Invitational Tournament semifinals
W 74–57  5–0
Lahaina Civic Center (2,400)
Maui, HI
November 26, 2014*
7:00 PM, ESPN
No. 15 vs. No. 3 Arizona
Maui Invitational Tournament championship
L 59–61  5–1
Lahaina Civic Center (2,400)
Maui, HI
December 4, 2014*
8:00 PM, ESPNU
No. 13 San Diego
City Championship
W 57–48  6–1
Viejas Arena (12,414)
San Diego, CA
December 7, 2014*
6:00 PM, P12N
No. 13 at Washington L 36–49  6–2
Alaska Airlines Arena (6,199)
Seattle, WA
December 10, 2014*
7:00 PM, ESPN3
No. 18 Long Beach State W 60–59  7–2
Viejas Arena (12,414)
San Diego, CA
December 17, 2014*
6:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 19 at Cincinnati L 62–71 OT 7–3
Fifth Third Arena (9,217)
Cincinnati, OH
December 20, 2014*
7:00 PM
No. 19 Ball State W 70–57  8–3
Viejas Arena (12,414)
San Diego, CA
December 22, 2014*
8:00 PM, FSSD
UC Riverside W 61–33  9–3
Viejas Arena (12,414)
San Diego, CA
December 27, 2014*
7:00 PM, FSSD
San Diego Christian W 72–50  10–3
Viejas Arena (12,414)
San Diego, CA
Mountain West regular season
December 31, 2014
2:00 PM, ESPN3
Air Force W 53–49  11–3
(1–0)
Viejas Arena (12,414)
San Diego, CA
January 3, 2015
7:00 PM, ESPNU
at Fresno State L 57–59  11–4
(1–1)
Save Mart Center (5,910)
Fresno, CA
January 6, 2015
8:00 PM, CBSSN
New Mexico W 56–42  12–4
(2–1)
Viejas Arena (12,414)
San Diego, CA
January 14, 2015
8:00 PM, ESPN2
at No. 25 Wyoming W 60–52  13–4
(3–1)
Arena-Auditorium (6,178)
Laramie, WY
January 17, 2015
3:00 PM, CBSSN
UNLV W 53–47  14–4
(4–1)
Viejas Arena (12,414)
San Diego, CA
January 20, 2015
6:30 PM, CBSSN
at Air Force W 77–45  15–4
(5–1)
Clune Arena (1,209)
Colorado Springs, CO
January 24, 2015
7:00 PM, ESPNU
at Colorado State L 73–79  15–5
(5–2)
Moby Arena (8,745)
Fort Collins, CO
January 27, 2015
6:00 PM, CBSSN
Fresno State W 58–47  16–5
(6–2)
Viejas Arena (12,414)
San Diego, CA
January 31, 2015
5:00 PM, CBSSN
Utah State W 62–42  17–5
(7–2)
Viejas Arena (12,414)
San Diego, CA
February 4, 2015
7:00 PM, ESPN3
at Nevada W 65–63  18–5
(8–2)
Lawlor Events Center (5,832)
Reno, NV
February 8, 2015
3:00 PM, CBSSN
at Boise State L 46–61  18–6
(8–3)
Taco Bell Arena (10,511)
Boise, ID
February 11, 2015
8:00 PM, CBSSN
Wyoming W 67–41  19–6
(9–3)
Viejas Arena (12,414)
San Diego, CA
February 14, 2015
5:00 PM, CBSSN
Colorado State W 72–63  20–6
(10–3)
Viejas Arena (12,414)
San Diego, CA
February 17, 2015
6:30 PM, CBSSN
at New Mexico W 63–46  21–6
(11–3)
The Pit (15,411)
Albuquerque, NM
February 21, 2015
7:00 PM, ESPN3
at San Jose State W 74–56  22–6
(12–3)
Event Center Arena (3,477)
San Jose, CA
February 28, 2015
5:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 24 Boise State L 46–56  22–7
(12–4)
Viejas Arena (12,414)
San Diego, CA
March 4, 2015
8:00 PM, CBSSN
at UNLV W 60–58  23–7
(13–4)
Thomas & Mack Center (13,454)
Paradise, NV
March 7, 2015
7:00 PM, CBSSN
Nevada W 67–43  24–7
(14–4)
Viejas Arena (12,414)
San Diego, CA
Mountain West Tournament
March 12, 2015
6:00 PM, CBSSN
vs. UNLV
Quarterfinals
W 67–64  25–7
Thomas & Mack Center (8,655)
Paradise, NV
March 13, 2015
8:30 PM, CBSSN
vs. Colorado State
Semifinals
W 56–43  26–7
Thomas & Mack Center (9,199)
Paradise, NV
March 14, 2015
3:00 PM, CBS
vs. Wyoming
Championship game
L 43–45  26–8
Thomas & Mack Center (10,002)
Paradise, NV
NCAA Tournament
March 20, 2015*
6:40 PM, CBS
No. (8 S) vs. (9 S) St. John's
Second round
W 76–64  27–8
Time Warner Cable Arena (16,945)
Charlotte, NC
March 22, 2015*
11:40 AM, CBS
No. (8 S) vs. No. 4 (1 S) Duke
Third round
L 49–68  27–9
Time Warner Cable Arena (18,482)
Charlotte, NC
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Pacific Time. (#) during NCAA Tournament is seed with Region S=South.

Rankings[edit]

Ranking movement
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking. (RV) Received votes but unranked. (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 16 16 15 13 18 19 RV RV NR RV RV RV RV RV RV 24 RV RV NR N/A
Coaches 17 16 15 14 16 17 23 25 RV RV RV RV RV RV 25 22 RV 25 RV RV

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