2014–15 San Diego Toreros men's basketball team

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2014–15 San Diego Toreros men's basketball
San Diego Toreros logo.svg
Conference West Coast Conference
2014–15 record 15–16 (8–10 WCC)
Head coach Bill Grier (8th season)
Assistant coach Mike Burns
Assistant coach Rodney Tention
Assistant coach Kyle Bankhead
Home arena Jenny Craig Pavilion
Seasons
2014–15 West Coast Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#7 Gonzaga 17 1   .944     35 3   .921
BYU 13 5   .722     25 10   .714
Saint Mary's 13 5   .722     21 10   .677
Pepperdine 10 8   .556     18 14   .563
San Diego 8 10   .444     15 16   .484
Portland 7 11   .389     17 16   .515
Santa Clara 7 11   .389     14 18   .438
San Francisco 7 11   .389     14 18   .438
Pacific 4 14   .222     12 19   .387
Loyola Marymount 4 14   .222     8 23   .258
2015 West Coast Conference Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2014–15 San Diego Toreros men's basketball team represented the University of San Diego during the 2014–15 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. This was head coach Bill Grier's eighth season at San Diego. The Toreros competed in the West Coast Conference and played their home games at the Jenny Craig Pavilion. They finished the season 15–16, 8–10 in WCC play to finish in fifth place. They lost in the quarterfinals of the WCC Tournament to Pepperdine.

On March 16, head coach Bill Grier was fired.[1] He had an eight-year record of 117–144.

Previous season[edit]

The Toreros finish the season 18–17, 7–11 in WCC play to finish in a tie for sixth place. They lost in the quarterfinals of the WCC Tournament to San Francisco. They were invited to the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament where they defeated Portland State and Sam Houston State to advance to the quarterfinals where they lost to fellow WCC member Pacific.

Departures[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Mike Davis 2 G 6'2" 200 Senior Houston, TX Graduated
Keith Stackhouse 13 G 6'2" 185 RS Sophomore Bellingham, WA Walk-on didn't return
Jordan Bickerstaff 21 G 5'10" 150 RS Freshman Denver, CO Left the team
Trey Guidry 23 F 6'6" 215 Sophomore Houston, TX Left the team
Dennis Kramer 40 F 6'11" 235 Senior Encinitas, CA Graduated

Recruits class of 2014[edit]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Khalil Bedart-Ghani
G
Los Angeles, CA Loyola 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Feb 13, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 62
Cameron Neubauer
F
Berlin, Germany Choate Rosemary Hall 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Mar 4, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 61
Marcus Harris
G
San Antonio, TX Douglas MacArthur 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 155 lb (70 kg) Sep 19, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: NR
Vasilije Pusica
G
Belgrade, Serbia Sunrise Christian Academy 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Sep 19, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: NR
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: nr   Rivals: nr  ESPN: nr
  • 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:

Recruits class of 2015[edit]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Alex Floresca
F
St. Louis, MO Webster Groves 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Aug 6, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: NR
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: nr   Rivals: nr  ESPN: nr
  • 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]

2014–15 San Diego Toreros men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
G 00 Anderson, ChristopherChristopher Anderson 5 ft 7 in (1.7 m) 150 lb (68 kg) Sr Canyon Anaheim Hills, CA
G 1 Dee, JohnnyJohnny Dee 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Sr Rancho Buena Vista Vista, CA
F/C 2 Perry, BrandonBrandon Perry 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 265 lb (120 kg) RS So Taft
Cal State Northridge
Fresno, CA
G 3 Bedart-Ghani, KhalilKhalil Bedart-Ghani 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 192 lb (87 kg) Fr Loyola Los Angeles, CA
G 4 Tillett, TheroneTherone Tillett 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Jr John R. Rogers Spokane, WA
G 5 Sarbaugh, ChrisChris Sarbaugh 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Jr Gonzaga Prep
North Idaho
Spokane, WA
G 10 Sanadze, DudaDuda Sanadze 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Jr Tbilisi, Georgia
G 11 Harris, MarcusMarcus Harris 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 168 lb (76 kg) Fr MacArthur San Antonio, TX
F 12 Naubauer, CameronCameron Naubauer 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Fr Choate Rosemary Hall Prep Berlin, Germany
G 13 Pusica, VasaVasa Pusica 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Fr Sunrise Christian Academy Belgrade, Serbia
F 15 Jacobs, ThomasThomas Jacobs 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 215 lb (98 kg) RS Sr Scripps Ranch
Cal State Northridge
San Diego, CA
G 20 Gotelli, AdamAdam Gotelli 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Fr Elliott Christian Stockton, CA
G 21 Greenwalt, ForrestForrest Greenwalt 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 160 lb (73 kg) So Saint Mary's Hall San Antonio, TX
G 22 Kerr, NickNick Kerr 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 180 lb (82 kg) RS Jr Torrey Pines San Diego, CA
F/C 25 Fajemisin, SimiSimi Fajemisin 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 267 lb (121 kg) RS Sr Lynnwood Lynnwood, WA
F 32 Bailey, BrettBrett Bailey 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 205 lb (93 kg) So University Spokane, WA
F/C 33 Kok, JitoJito Kok 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 232 lb (105 kg) Jr Canarius Basketball Academy Wageningen, Netherlands
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster
Last update: 2014-10-02

Schedule and results[edit]

Date
time, TV
Opponent Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Non-conference regular season
11/14/2014*
3:30 PM
vs. Boise State
LMU Classic
L 75–81  0–1
Gersten Pavilion (1,362)
Los Angeles, CA
11/15/2014*
2:30 PM
vs. Southeast Missouri State
LMU Classic
W 67–56  1–1
Gersten Pavilion (1,362)
Los Angeles, CA
11/19/2014*
7:00 PM, FSSD/TheW.tv
Florida A&M W 72–41  2–1
Jenny Craig Pavilion (1,621)
San Diego, CA
11/24/2014*
7:00 PM, FSSD/TheW.tv
Western Michigan
Wooden Legacy Opening Round
W 77–70  3–1
Jenny Craig Pavilion (1,836)
San Diego, CA
11/27/2014*
1:30 PM, ESPN2
vs. Xavier
Wooden Legacy quarterfinals
L 71–82  3–2
Titan Gym (N/A)
Fullerton, CA
11/28/2014*
3:00 PM, ESPN3
vs. Princeton
Wooden Legacy consolation round
W 75–65  4–2
Titan Gym (1,312)
Fullerton, CA
11/30/2014*
11:00 AM, ESPNU
vs. Western Michigan
Wooden Legacy 5th place game
W 68–66  4–3
Honda Center (N/A)
Anaheim, CA
12/04/2014*
8:00 PM, ESPNU
at No. 13 San Diego State
City Championship
L 48–57  4–4
Viejas Arena (12,414)
San Diego, CA
12/07/2014*
4:00 PM, P12N
at UCLA L 68–75  4–5
Pauley Pavilion (6,389)
Los Angeles, CA
12/11/2014*
7:00 PM
at UC Santa Barbara W 79–65  5–5
The Thunderdome (1,431)
Santa Barbara, CA
12/13/2014*
7:30 PM, FSSD/TheW.tv
New Orleans W 85–60  6–5
Jenny Craig Pavilion (1,662)
San Diego, CA
12/21/2014*
1:00 PM, TheW.tv
San Diego Christian W 71–61  7–5
Jenny Craig Pavilion (1,138)
San Diego, CA
WCC regular season
12/27/2014
6:00 PM, TheW.tv
Portland L 58–61  7–6 (0–1)
Jenny Craig Pavilion (1,442)
San Diego, CA
12/29/2014
8:00 PM, TWCSN
No. 7 Gonzaga L 48–60  7–7 (0–2)
Jenny Craig Pavilion (4,517)
San Diego, CA
01/01/2015
7:00 PM, TheW.tv
at San Francisco W 57–56  8–7 (1–2)
War Memorial Gymnasium (1,861)
San Francisco, CA
01/03/2015
7:00 PM, TheW.tv
at Santa Clara L 56–59  8–8 (1–3)
Leavey Center (1,331)
Santa Clara, CA
01/08/2015
8:00 PM, TWCSN
Loyola Marymount W 59–50  9–8 (2–3)
Jenny Craig Pavilion (1,343)
San Diego, CA
01/10/2015
3:00 PM, TWCSN
Pepperdine L 47–59  9–9 (2–4)
Jenny Craig Pavilion (1,378)
San Diego, CA
01/15/2015
8:00 PM, CSN BAY
at Saint Mary's L 58–70  9–10 (2–5)
McKeon Pavilion (3,163)
Moraga, CA
01/17/2015
7:00 PM, TheW.tv
at Pacific L 57–59  9–11 (2–6)
Alex G. Spanos Center (2,668)
Stockton, CA
01/24/2015
1:00 PM, TWCSN
BYU W 77–74  10–11 (3–6)
Jenny Craig Pavilion (2,463)
San Diego, CA
01/29/2015
7:00 PM, TheW.tv
Santa Clara W 69–64  11–11 (4–6)
Jenny Craig Pavilion (2,369)
San Diego, CA
01/31/2015
5:00 PM, TWCSN
San Francisco W 77–69  12–11 (5–6)
Jenny Craig Pavilion (2,454)
San Diego, CA
02/05/2015
7:00 PM, TheW.tv
at Loyola Marymount L 61–70  12–12 (5–7)
Gersten Pavilion (1,872)
Los Angeles, CA
02/07/2015
5:00 PM, TheW.tv
at Pepperdine W 72–50  13–12 (6–7)
Firestone Fieldhouse (1,355)
Malibu, CA
02/12/2015
7:00 PM, TheW.tv
Pacific W 68–48  14–12 (7–7)
Jenny Craig Pavilion (1,774)
San Diego, CA
02/14/2015
1:00 PM, TWCSN
Saint Mary's L 62–69 2OT 14–13 (7–8)
Jenny Craig Pavilion (2,104)
San Diego, CA
02/19/2015
8:00 PM, ESPNU
at BYU L 62–75  14–14 (7–9)
Marriott Center (17,092)
Provo, UT
02/26/2015
8:00 PM, ESPN2
at No. 3 Gonzaga L 39–59  14–15 (7–10)
McCarthey Athletic Center (6,000)
Spokane, WA
02/28/2015
1:00 PM, TWCSN
at Portland W 78–66  15–15 (8–10)
Chiles Center (2,137)
Portland, OR
WCC Tournament
03/06/2015
2:00 PM, TWCSN/RTNW/BYUtv
vs. Pepperdine
Quarterfinals
L 47–50  15–16
Orleans Arena 
Paradise, NV
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Pacific Time.

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