2014–15 St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers men's basketball team

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2014–15 St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers men's basketball
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Northeast Conference regular season champions
NIT, First round
Conference Northeast Conference
2014–15 record 23–12 (15–3 NEC)
Head coach Glenn Braica (5th year)
Assistant coach Clive Bentick (8th year)
Assistant coach Ron Ganulin (2nd year)
Assistant coach Jamaal Womack (2nd year)
Home arena Generoso Pope Athletic Complex
Madison Square Garden
Seasons
« 2013–14 2015–16 »
2014–15 Northeast Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
St. Francis Brooklyn 15 3   .833     23 12   .657
Robert Morris 12 6   .667     20 15   .571
Bryant 12 6   .667     16 15   .516
Mount St. Mary's 11 7   .611     15 15   .500
Saint Francis (PA) 9 9   .500     16 16   .500
Sacred Heart 9 9   .500     15 17   .469
LIU Brooklyn 8 10   .444     12 18   .400
Wagner 8 10   .444     10 20   .333
Fairleigh Dickinson 3 15   .167     8 21   .276
Central Connecticut 3 15   .167     5 26   .161
2015 NEC Tournament winner

The 2014–15 St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers men's basketball team represented St. Francis College during the 2014–15 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Terrier's home games were played at the Generoso Pope Athletic Complex. They also hosted one home game at Madison Square Garden, defeating Central Connecticut in the second game of a double header that saw St. John's defeat Marquette. The team has been a member of the Northeast Conference since 1981. St. Francis Brooklyn was coached by Glenn Braica, who was in his fifth year at the helm of the Terriers and has made the NEC Tournament each year.

The Terriers, for the first time in the program's history, were selected as the preseason 2014–15 NEC favorites by league head coaches. The program was also selected to participate in the 3rd annual 2014 Barclays Center Classic and faced Rutgers, LaSalle, Norfolk State and Tennessee State. The Terriers went 1–3, winning the consolation game of the Campus Site Bracket. St. Francis Brooklyn ended the non-conference portion of their schedule at 6–7, which is impressive considering they opened the season with a five-game losing streak.

On January 31, 2015, the Terriers gained sole possession of 1st place in the NEC after defeating LIU Brooklyn in the annual Battle of Brooklyn. For St. Francis Brooklyn, it marks the first time they have been alone in first place after 10 games since starting 8–2 back in the 2003–04 season.[1] That year the Terriers finished 12–6 and shared the NEC regular season title with Monmouth. On February 21, 2015 the Terriers clinched the NEC Regular Season Championship and recorded their first 20+ win season since the 1998–99 season. Prior to the beginning of the NEC Tournament, the NEC announced Glenn Braica as the Jim Phelan Coach of the Year, Jalen Cannon as the NEC Player of the Year and Amdy Fall as the NEC Defensive Player of the Year.

In the NEC Tournament, the Terriers defeated LIU Brooklyn and Saint Francis (PA) to reach the Championship game, where they lost to Robert Morris. Because of the loss the Terriers won't receive the NEC's automatic NCAA bid, instead they will participate in the National Invitational Tournament by virtue of having won the NEC regular season championship. It is the programs first NIT postseason appearance since 1963. The Terriers traveled to Richmond, Virginia to face the Spiders and lost 74–84 in the First Round of the NIT. The Terriers ended their season at 23–12 overall, tying the programs record for wins in a season last set in 1953–54.

Preseason[edit]

The Terriers lost 3 players to graduation; shooting guard Ben Mockford, center Matt Milk, and forward Aleksander Isailovic. The biggest loss being Mockford, who led the team in 3 point shooting and was second in scoring last season. The Terriers also lost 4 players to transfers; Anthony White, P.J. Santavenere, Wayne Martin and Sheldon Hagigal. These four players were suspended last year because of misconduct and their transfers may be related to the event. Martin, Hagigal and White were critical components to last years team.

The Terriers added 7 players to their roster; Keon Williams, Glenn Sanabria, Gunnar Olafson, Chris Hooper, Antonio Jenifer, Jonathan Doss and Tyreek Jewell.

  • Sanabria, a 5'11" point guard from St. Peter's Boys High School on Staten Island averaged 13.6 points per game and led St. Peter’s to the Catholic league semifinals, the furthest a Staten Island team has gone in over a decade, and the school’s first Staten Island High School League crown since 2009.[2]
  • Olafsson, a 6'2" wing has played for SC Keflavik in his native Iceland for the past two seasons.[3] He averaged 8.9 points and 2.8 rebounds this past year under former Terrier assistant coach Andy Johnston.
  • The 6'6" Hooper prepped at Satellite Academy before playing one season at both Kaskaskia College and at Odessa College.[3] Hooper, who averaged 12.3 points and 11.3 rebounds in his senior year at Satellite Academy will have two years of eligibility at St. Francis Brooklyn.
  • Jewell is a 6' 1" wing from the Bronx, New York and has 2 years of eligibility for St. Francis. Jewell previously played for Jamestown Community College and is a 2014 National Junior College Athletic Association Division II Second Team All-American.[4]
  • Doss is a 6’4” wing who will provide the Terriers with another option from behind the arc. Last season, the native of Chicago, Illinois shot 40% from long distance en route to averaging 18 points per game for Eastern Wyoming Community College.
  • The 6’7” Jenifer was an NJCAA All-American at Hagerstown Community College during his sophomore season in 2012-13 after averaging 21 points per game while pulling down eight rebounds and shooting 47% in 33 games played.
  • The 6’4” Williams, who was selected to play in the prestigious Kentucky/Indiana All-Stars boys’ All-Stars contest at Rupp Arena, scored more than 1,000 points in his career at John Hardin High School and finished fourth on the school’s all-time scoring list. He averaged 18.6 points, 7.7 rebounds, 2.4 steals and 1.9 blocks per game last year.

Departures[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Ben Mockford 3 G 6'2" 175 Senior Shoreham-by-Sea, England Graduated, named to Great Britain's senior squad for the EuroBasket and signed with Cáceres of the Spanish LEB Plata league.
Matt Milk 33 C 6'8" 220 Senior Wantagh, New York Graduated
Aleksander Isailovic 25 G 6'4" 185 Senior Belgrade, Serbia Graduated
Anthony White 44 G 6'2" 190 Sophomore Mastic, New York Transferred
P.J. Santavenere 11 G 6'2" 175 Junior Middletown, Connecticut Transferred to University of Bridgeport
Sheldon Hagigal 43 G 6'1" 175 Freshman Westbury, New York Transferred to Trinity Valley Community College
Wayne Martin 45 F 6'6" 215 Freshman Brooklyn, New York

Transferred to Navarro College (JUCO)

Incoming transfers[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Previous School
Chris Hooper 15 F 6'6" 230 Junior Bronx, NY Junior college transfer from Odessa College
Tyreek Jewell 0 G/F 6'1" 180 Junior Bronx, NY Junior college transfer from Jamestown Community College
Jonathan Doss 14 G/F 6'4" 175 Junior Chicago, IL Junior college transfer from Eastern Wyoming College
Antonio Jenifer 3 F 6'7" 215 Junior Hillcrest Heights, MD Junior college transfer from Hagerstown Community College

Class of 2014 signees[edit]

Name Home town High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Glenn Sanabria
PG
Staten Island, NY St. Peter's Boys High School 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Mar 26, 2014 
Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A
Gunnar Olafsson
SG/SF
Reykjavik, Iceland Menntaskolinn vid Hamrahlid 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 195 lb (88 kg)  
Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A
Keon Williams
Forward
Radcliff, KY John Hardin High School 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 175 lb (79 kg)  
Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: 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:

Season outlook[edit]

In Glenn Braica's first four seasons, the Terriers have made the NEC tournament each year. Going into this season Braica has a combined 60–62 overall record and 39–31 conference record. Last year the Terriers earned the fifth seed in the conference, yet for the fourth season in a row the Terriers were eliminated in the quarterfinals. The Terriers for the first time in the programs history as members of the NEC, were selected as the preseason 2014–15 NEC favorites by league head coaches.[5] St. Francis Brooklyn claimed six first place votes to finish ahead of Central Connecticut, which earned three first place nods. Braica, now in his fifth year, has stressed defense and rebounding since taking over the program in 2010. Last season, St. Francis Brooklyn led the NEC in scoring defense (66.8) and rebound margin (+3.2/game). They also ranked second in field goal percentage defense (.410), three-point percentage defense (.333) and blocked shots (5.3).[5]

Regular season[edit]

November[edit]

St. Francis vs Army at The Pope on November 19, 2014.

The Terriers opened their schedule on the road against Georgetown, where they were looking to upset in the season opener as they did last year against then reigning ACC Champions Miami (FL). The Terriers ended up losing 83–62 to the Hoyas and the all-time series between the programs is tied at 1–1; the other time they met was during the 1952–53 season in which the Terriers defeated the Hoyas 77–52.[6] Senior Guard Brent Jones led the team in points (13), assists (6) and steals (4,) but also led in turnovers (8). In the Terriers homecoming game, they hosted the Army Black Knights for Military Appreciation Day. The Terriers were led by a strong performance from Cannon, who had his season first double-double, as the game came down to the wire but in the end they lost 71–74.[7] St. Francis then traveled to Piscataway, New Jersey to face the Scarlet Knights as part of the Barclays Center Classic field where they lost 73–76. For the third game in a row the Terriers out-rebounded their opponents but also turned the ball over 17, 20 and 21 times respectively for a 3-game losing streak. Against Rutgers, St. Francis almost pulled out the upset as they were leading with 1:09 to play yet they came up short and were not helped by Cannon's foul trouble limiting him to playing only 12 minutes. The Terriers were aided by surprising performances from new-comers Jewel, Jennifer and Hooper, as Douglas led the team in points and rebounds. At La Salle the Terriers losing streak increased to 4, as they were defeated 60–73. The Terriers were led by Brent Jones (13 Pts, 3 Ast, 2 Reb and 3 Stl) and Jalen Cannon (11 Pts, 13 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl and 1 Blk) yet they could not stop La Salle's Jordan Price, who scored 30 points. St. Francis then traveled to Jersey City, New Jersey to participate in the campus portion of the Barclays Center Classic at the Yanitelli Center, home of the Saint Peter's Peacocks. In the opening round they faced Norfolk State losing 70–72 in overtime, as they were led by Jalen Cannon (23 Pts, 9 Reb and 3 Stl).[8] The loss extended the Terriers losing streak to 5 games making it the first time since the 2011–12 season that they opened a season 0–5. The Terriers five opponents have a combined 19–6 record thus far and the Terriers have lost three of the five contests by three points or less. With the loss the Terriers then faced Tennessee State in the consolation game of the Barclays Center Classic, where they won 59–57 for their first victory of the season.[9] The team was again led by Jalen Cannon (15 Pts, 14 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Blk) with help from Brent Jones and Kevin Douglas. The Terriers closed out the month 1–5, playing 5 games away from the Pope.

December[edit]

St. Francis extended its win streak to 2 games by defeating Liberty 65–54, as they were led by Cannon's and Jones' 16 points apiece.[10] The Terriers then snapped their win streak with a 66–68 loss to NJIT, which had just come off defeating then #17 ranked Michigan.[11] St. Francis next faced Mount St. Vincent at home where they won 90–72 as they were led by Brent Jones (25 Pts, 6 Reb, 6 Ast, 2 Stl) and Jalen Cannon (18 Pts, 12 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl, 5 Blk).[12] For only the third time so far this season the Terriers played at home, against Delaware State where they lost 64–72.[13] The Terriers were once again led by Jalen Cannon (16 Pts, 10 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Blk) who recorded his fifth double-double of the season. The squad was stagnant on offense, only shooting 37% from the floor and 14% from 3-point range and their defense while solid, out rebounding the Hornets by a 45–25 margin, could not slow down Delaware State senior Amere May, who scored 48 points (an NCAA D-I season high).[13] The Terriers then went on a three-game win streak to close out their non-conference schedule by defeating Florida Atlantic, Monmouth and Columbia. Against Florida Atlantic, St. Francis won 61–56 as they were led by Cannon (17 Pts, 10 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl). Florida Atlantic had won its previous 4 contest prior to losing to St. Francis in a close contest.[14] At Monmouth the Terriers were again led by Cannon (16 Pts, 13 Reb, 1 Stl, 1 Blk) who has an NEC-leading seven "double-doubles" and became the Terriers' all-time leader in made free throws and now has 340 for his career. St. Francis defeated the Hawks 71–46 in their most lopsided victory of the season.[15] St. Francis closed out their non-conference schedule by hosting Columbia and defeating them 72–64.[16] St. Francis Brooklyn led from start to finish en route to perhaps their most impressive victory of the season as they answered every run by the visitors and were led by Brent Jones (19 Pts, 2 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl) and Jalen Cannon (15 Pts, 12 Reb, 5 Ast, 1 Blk). The Terriers closed out the month at 5–2 and 6–7 overall.

January[edit]

St. Francis vs LIU in the annual Battle of Brooklyn at The Pope on January 31, 2015.

St. Francis Brooklyn, who trailed by as many as 18 points late in the first half against Sacred Heart, improved to 7–7 and have won five straight conference openers dating to the 2010–11 season. It was their fourth straight victory of the season and seventh in their last nine outings. St. Francis senior forward Jalen Cannon produced his sixth straight "double-double" with 21 points and 13 rebounds to lead the way in their 73–71 victory.[17] The Terriers then faced Bryant, and extended their win streak to 5 games as they defeated them 63–47. Junior Amdy Fall recorded his second "double-double" of the season with 11 points and 10 rebounds to go along with a game-high four blocks. Junior forward Tyreek Jewell led the hosts with 15 points and senior guard Brent Jones added 13 points and a game-high six assists. Jones also became just the second player in St. Francis Brooklyn history (Greg Nunn, 1997-2001) to reach 500 points and 500 assists when he found Jewell on an inbounds pass early in the second-half. The Terriers never trailed in the contest and led by as many as 20 points with 3:13 remaining in the opening half.[18] The St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers won their sixth consecutive contest as they defeated the Fairleigh Dickinson Knights, 78–69 at Stratis Arena. The Terriers improved to 9–7 (3–0 NEC) while the Knights fell to 7–7 (2–1 NEC). Senior forward Jalen Cannon recorded a game-high 19 points on 7-of-8 shooting and also grabbed nine boards to pace the Terriers. Senior guard Brent Jones produced 14 points and five assists and freshman guard Glenn Sanabria recorded 12 points and five helpers.[19] In their next contest the Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers defeated St. Francis Brooklyn, 71–61, putting an end to the Terriers six-game winning streak. Senior forward Jalen Cannon led the Terriers with 19 points and 13 rebounds and eclipsed the 1,400 point mark for his career. Junior guard Tyreek Jewell added 14 points and senior guard Brent Jones contributed 13 points and a team-high five assists.[20] The Terriers then rebounded against Robert Morris in a nationally televised contest that saw St. Francis come from behind on the road and win 68–63 at the Sewall Center.[21] Senior guard Brent Jones scored 21 of his game-high 23 points in the second-half to lead the Terriers to the victory. The Terriers are now 10–8 (4–1 NEC) and Robert Morris fell to 7–10 (3–2 NEC). Senior forward Jalen Cannon led the Terriers with eight rebounds and moved into sixth-place all-time in NEC history with 966 rebounds.[21] St. Francis Brooklyn next traveled to Loretto, Pennsylvania to face the Saint Francis University Red Flash in a first place battle. Chris Hooper put up a buzzer-beating shot with one tenth of a second remaining to give the visiting Terriers a thrilling 60–59 victory.[22] The Terriers were led by Brent Jones (20 Pts, 1 Reb, 2 Ast, 4 Stl) and got a strong performance by Tyreek Jewell (10 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Stl) and Hooper (11 Pts, 6 Reb).[22] St. Francis Brooklyn then hosted Central Connecticut at Madison Square Garden, where they beat them 63–51.[23] The team was led by the senior duo of Brent Jones (22 Pts, 3 Reb, 6 Ast, 2 Stl) and Jalen Cannon (15 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 Blk) with good performances by Tyreek Jewell (14 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl) and Amdy Fall (6 Pts, 6 Reb, 4 Blk). The Terriers also saw the return of senior swingman Kevin Douglas, who missed the previous 6 games due to injury.[23] In their next match, St. Francis Brooklyn saw an end to their 3-game win streak against Robert Morris at The Pope, losing 65–57.[24] The game saw Brent Jones become the programs all-time assists leader with 536 for his career. The Terriers then faced Mount St. Mary's, who had won 4 straight contests against the Terriers, and defeated them 73–67 in overtime to snap their losing streak against the Mountaineers.[25] They were trailing by three points at the end of the second half when Freshman Guard Glenn Sanabria hit a 3-pointer to tie up the game at 63–63 and force overtime where the Terriers took the lead and sealed the win on a last second block by Junior Forward Amdy Fall. St. Francis Brooklyn was led by Jalen Cannon who scored a career-high 26 points and recorded 13 rebounds to become just the second player in program history and fourth in Northeast Conference history to grab 1,000 rebounds. The St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers next hosted the LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds in the 40th annual Battle of Brooklyn where they won 81–64.[26] Four Terriers scored in double-digits, including Brent Jones (15 Pts, 4 Reb, 8 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk) who was named the game's Lai-Lynch MVP. St. Francis finished the month at 8–2 and improved to 14–9 overall for sole possession of first place atop the NEC conference.

February[edit]

The Terriers opened the month with 7 victories and extended their win streak to nine games, their longest of the season. At Central Connecticut, the Terriers won 90–81 matching their season-high point total. St. Francis Brooklyn was led by Jalen Cannon's career high 35 points and 13 rebounds, which led to him becoming the Terriers' all-time leading rebounder (1,028) surpassing Jerome Williams. He also became just the second player in NEC and first player in program history with at least 1,500 points and 1,000 rebounds.[27] Teammate Brent Jones (14 points, 7 assists) joined the 1,000 point club and became the first player in St. Francis Brooklyn history with 1,000 points and 500 assists.[27] At Wagner, St. Francis Brooklyn won 66–51 behind Jalen Cannon's game-high 29 points. Cannon also became the Northeast Conference all-time leader in rebounds by surpassing Justin Rutty's (Quinnipiac, 2007-2011) previous mark of 1,032 rebounds with a rebound early in the second-half.[28] The Terriers faced the Seahawks again at The Pope and defeated them 83–66, behind another big performance by Jalen Cannon (26 Pts, 12 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk).[29] St. Francis Brooklyn then hosted Sacred Heart and won 71–62, this time led by Chris Hooper (16 Pts, 6 Reb, 3 Stl, 3 Blk).[30] With the win, the Terriers were in first place with a 3-game lead and 4 games left to play in the season. The Terriers then faced Fairleigh Dickinson at The Pope and won 70–54 behind Jalen Cannon's 27-point performance. The win was not the squads prettiest as they shot 38.5% from the field but the Terriers were able to out-rebound the Knights by 33 caroms.[31] With the win the Terriers are 19–9 and have won 19 of their last 23 outings. St. Francis Brooklyn then clinched the NEC Regular Season Championship with their twentieth win of the season against the Saint Francis Red Flash, 66–54. It is the Terriers third NEC Regular Season Championship and their first since the 2003-04 season, with it they have home court advantage throughout the NEC Tournament. Against the Red Flash, the Terriers were led by the senior duo of Jalen Cannon (23 Pts, 15 Reb, 1 Ast) and Brent Jones (15 Pts, 5 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl), who were honored before the game along with Kevin Douglas and Lowell Ulmer on Senior Night.[32] The Terriers next traveled to LIU Brooklyn and won 74–69 in overtime as they were led by Jalen Cannon (26 Pts, 15 Reb, 2 Stl, 1 Blk) who became the programs all-time leading scorer in his effort.[33] St Francis Brooklyn closed out their regular season at Bryant where they were dealt a 51–61 loss. The team was led by Kevin Douglas (13 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Blk) and team leader Jalen Cannon only saw 10 minutes of action in the contest.[34] The Terriers closed out the month 7–1, 21–10 overall, and 15–3 in conference play. They will host 8th seed LIU Brooklyn in the NEC Tournament Quarterfinals.

March[edit]

Prior to the beginning of the conference tournament, the NEC announced Glenn Braica as the Jim Phelan Coach of the Year, Jalen Cannon as the NEC Player of the Year and Amdy Fall as the NEC Defensive Player of the Year. Heading into the tournament the Terriers have a 10–26 all-time record and have appeared in two championships but have yet to win it all. On Wednesday March 4, the Terriers defeated the LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds in the NEC Quarterfinals, 79–70 behind a 31-point performance from senior guard Brent Jones.[35] It marks the programs first NEC Quarterfinals win since the 2002–03 season and their 22nd victory on the year. The Terriers then faced Saint Francis (PA) in the semifinals where they won 62–48 behind Jalen Cannon's 20th double-double of the season (20 Pts, 11 Rebs).[36] With the win, the Terriers tied their program record for victories in a single-season, 23, first set in the 1953–54 season. In the championship game the Terriers lost to Robert Morris, 63–66.[37] The team was led by Tyreek Jewell (19 Pts, 5 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk) and by Jalen Cannon (10 Pts, 12 Reb, 1 Stl). Because of the loss the Terriers won't receive the NEC's automatic NCAA bid, instead they will participate in the National Invitational Tournament by virtue of having won the NEC regular season championship. It is the programs first NIT postseason appearance since 1963 and they will travel to face top-seeded Richmond in the first round. The Terriers put up a good fight and were down by 2 points with less than 3 minutes to play but they lost 74–84, behind impressive performances from Brent Jones (19 Pts, 4 Reb, 5 Ast) and Chris Hooper (16 Pts, 11 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl).[38]

Roster[edit]

2014–15 St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year High school/previous college Home town
G 1 Jones, BrentBrent Jones 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Sr Bedford Academy High School Bronx, New York
F 23 Ulmer, LowellLowell Ulmer 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Sr Staten Island Technical High School Staten Island, New York
F 5 Cannon, JalenJalen Cannon 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Sr William Allen High School Allentown, Pennsylvania
G/F 34 Douglas, KevinKevin Douglas 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Sr Frederick Douglass Academy Bronx, New York
F 15 Hooper, ChrisChris Hooper 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Jr Odessa College Bronx, New York
F/C 32 Fall, AmdyAmdy Fall 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Jr College of Central Florida Manhattan, New York
G 30 Molic, EdonEdon Molic (W) 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Jr St. Anthony High School Brooklyn, New York
G/F 0 Jewell, TyreekTyreek Jewell 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Jr Jamestown Community College Bronx, New York
G/F 14 Doss, JonathanJonathan Doss Current redshirt 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Jr Eastern Wyoming College Chicago, Illinois
F 3 Jenifer, AntonioAntonio Jenifer 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Jr Hagerstown Community College Hillcrest Heights, Maryland
G 2 Hopkinson, YunusYunus Hopkinson 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 175 lb (79 kg) So Lee Academy Manhattan, New York
G 10 Sanabria, GlennGlenn Sanabria 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Fr St. Peter's Boys High School Staten Island, New York
G/F 4 Olafsson, GunnarGunnar Olafsson 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Fr Menntaskolinn vid Hamrahlid Reykjavik, Iceland
F 13 Williams, KeonKeon Williams Current redshirt 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Fr John Hardin High School Radcliff, Kentucky
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster
Last update: July 20, 2014

Schedule and results[edit]

Date
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (Attendance)
City, State
Non-Conference Regular Season
November 15, 2014*
12:00 pm, MSG
at Georgetown L 62–83[6]  0–1
 13 - Jones   8 - Douglas   6 - Jones  Verizon Center (7,854)
Washington, DC
November 19, 2014*
7:00 pm
Army
Home Coming
L 71–74[7]  0–2
 15 - Cannon   10 - Cannon   6 - Jones  Generoso Pope Athletic Complex (768)
Brooklyn, NY
November 23, 2014*
5:00 pm, BTN
at Rutgers
Barclays Center Classic
L 73–76[39]  0–3
 15 - Douglas   7 - Hooper, Douglas   4 - Jones  Louis Brown Athletic Center (4,117)
Piscataway, NJ
November 25, 2014*
7:00pm
at LaSalle
Barclays Center Classic
L 60–73[40]  0–4
 13 - Jones   13 - Cannon   3 - Jones  Tom Gola Arena (1,239)
Philadelphia, PA
November 28, 2014*
5:00pm
vs. Norfolk State
Barclays Center Classic, Campus Bracket Opening Round
L 70–72 OT[8] 0–5
 23 - Cannon   9 - Cannon   5 - Jones  Yanitelli Center (N/A)
Jersey City, NJ
November 29, 2014*
5:00pm
vs. Tennessee State
Barclays Center Classic, Campus Bracket Consolation Game
W 59–57[9]  1–5
 15 - Cannon   14 - Cannon   3 - Hooper  Yanitelli Center (321)
Jersey City, NJ
December 6, 2014*
2:00 pm
at Liberty W 65–54[10]  2–5
 16 - Cannon, Jones   10 - Fall   4 - Jones  Vines Center (1,025)
Lynchburg, VA
December 9, 2014*
7:00 pm
at NJIT L 66–68[11]  2–6
 16 - Jones   6 - Fall   3 - Ulmer  Fleisher Center (1,372)
Newark, NJ
December 13, 2014*
2:00 pm
Mount St. Vincent W 90–72[12]  3–6
 25 - Jones   12 - Cannon   6 - Jones, Sanabria  Generoso Pope Athletic Complex (535)
Brooklyn, NY
December 17, 2014*
4:00 pm
Delaware State L 64–72[13]  3–7
 16 - Cannon   10 - Cannon   9 - Jones  Generoso Pope Athletic Complex (535)
Brooklyn, NY
December 20, 2014*
3:00 pm
Florida Atlantic W 61–56[14]  4–7
 17 - Cannon   10 - Cannon, Hooper   4 - Jones  Generoso Pope Athletic Complex (503)
Brooklyn, NY
December 23, 2014*
7:00 pm
at Monmouth W 71–46[15]  5–7
 16 - Cannon, Jones   13 - Cannon   4 - Jones, Sanabria  Multipurpose Activity Center (985)
West Long Branch, NJ
December 30, 2014*
4:00 pm
Columbia W 72–64[16]  6–7
 19 - Jones   12 - Cannon   5 - Cannon  Generoso Pope Athletic Complex (905)
Brooklyn, NY
Northeast Conference Regular Season
January 3, 2015
3:30 pm
at Sacred Heart W 73–71[17]  7–7 (1–0)
 21 - Cannon   13 - Cannon   7 - Jones  William H. Pitt Center (455)
Fairfield, CT
January 5, 2015
4:00 pm
Bryant W 63–47[18]  8–7 (2–0)
 15 - Jewell   10 - Fall   6 - Jones  Generoso Pope Athletic Complex (389)
Brooklyn, NY
January 8, 2015
7:00 pm
at Fairleigh Dickinson W 78–69[19]  9–7 (3–0)
 19 - Cannon   9 - Cannon   5 - Jones, Sanabria  Rothman Center (682)
Hackensack, NJ
January 10, 2015
2:00 pm
at Mount St. Mary's L 61–71[20]  9–8 (3–1)
 19 - Cannon   13 - Cannon   5 - Jones  Knott Arena (881)
Emmitsburg, MD
January 16, 2015
9:00 pm, ESPNU
at Robert Morris W 68–63[21]  10–8 (4–1)
 23 - Jones   8 - Cannon   6 - Jones  Charles L. Sewall Center (2,349)
Moon Township, PA
January 18, 2015
2:00 pm
at Saint Francis (PA) W 60–59[22]  11–8 (5–1)
 20 - Jones   6 - Hooper   2 - Jones, Ulmer  DeGol Arena (1,106)
Loretto, PA
January 21, 2015
9:30 pm
Central Connecticut W 63–51[23]  12–8 (6–1)
 22 - Jones   6 - Cannon, Fall   6 - Jones  Madison Square Garden (7,532)
New York, NY
January 24, 2015
4:00 pm, ESPN3
Robert Morris L 65–67[24]  12–9 (6–2)
 21 - Cannon   16 - Cannon   9 - Jones  Generoso Pope Athletic Complex (605)
Brooklyn, NY
January 29, 2015
7:00 pm
Mount St. Mary's W 73–67 OT[25] 13–9 (7–2)
 26 - Cannon   13 - Cannon   5 - Jones  Generoso Pope Athletic Complex (465)
Brooklyn, NY
January 31, 2015
4:00 pm, FCS/MSG
LIU Brooklyn
Battle of Brooklyn
W 81–64[26]  14–9 (8–2)
 15 - Jones   9 - Cannon   8 - Jones  Generoso Pope Athletic Complex (400)
Brooklyn, NY
February 5, 2015
7:00 pm
at Central Connecticut W 90–81[27]  15–9 (9–2)
 35 - Cannon   13 - Cannon   7 - Jones  William H. Detrick Gymnasium (1,274)
New Britain, CT
February 7, 2015
4:00 pm
at Wagner W 66–51[28]  16–9 (10–2)
 29 - Cannon   11 - Cannon   5 - Jones  Spiro Sports Center (1,876)
Staten Island, NY
February 12, 2015
7:00 pm
Wagner W 83–66[29]  17–9 (11–2)
 26 - Cannon   12 - Cannon   10 - Jones  Generoso Pope Athletic Complex (889)
Brooklyn, NY
February 14, 2015
4:00 pm
Sacred Heart W 71–62[30]  18–9 (12–2)
 16 - Hooper   9 - Cannon   9 - Jones  Generoso Pope Athletic Complex (485)
Brooklyn, NY
February 19, 2015
7:00 pm
Fairleigh Dickinson W 70–54[31]  19–9 (13–2)
 27 - Cannon   15 - Cannon   4 - Jones  Generoso Pope Athletic Complex (670)
Brooklyn, NY
February 21, 2015
4:00 pm
Saint Francis (PA)
Senior Night
W 66–54[32]  20–9 (14–2)
 23 - Cannon   15 - Cannon   4 - Jones  Generoso Pope Athletic Complex (877)
Brooklyn, NY
February 26, 2015
4:00 pm, FCS/MSG+
at LIU Brooklyn W 74–69 OT[33] 21–9 (15–2)
 26 - Cannon   15 - Cannon   3 - Jones, Hopkinson  Steinberg Wellness Center (1,527)
Brooklyn, NY
February 28, 2015
4:00 pm
at Bryant L 51–61[34]  21–10 (15–3)
 13 - Douglas   8 - Hooper, Jenifer   2 - Jones  Chace Athletic Center (1,052)
Smithfield, RI
Northeast Conference Tournament
March 4, 2015
7:00 pm
LIU Brooklyn
Quarterfinals
W 79–70[35]  22–10
 31 - Jones   15 - Cannon   5 - Jones  Generoso Pope Athletic Complex (972)
Brooklyn, NY
March 7, 2015
2:00 pm, FCS/MSG
Saint Francis (PA)
Semifinals
W 62–48[36]  23–10
 20 - Cannon   11 - Cannon   8 - Jones  Generoso Pope Athletic Complex (954)
Brooklyn, NY
March 10, 2015
7:00 pm, ESPN2
Robert Morris
Championship game
L 63–66[37]  23–11
 19 - Jewell   12 - Cannon   5 - Jones  Generoso Pope Athletic Complex (1,013)
Brooklyn, NY
National Invitation Tournament
March 18, 2015*
7:30 pm, ESPN3
#(8) at (1) Richmond
First round
L 74–84[38]  23–12
 19 - Jones   12 - Cannon   5 - Jones  Robins Center (3,624)
Richmond, VA
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time. (#) during NIT is seed within region.

Season statistics[edit]

Individual Player Statistics (As of February 11, 2015)
Minutes Scoring Total FGs 3-point FGs Free-Throws Rebounds
Player GP GS Tot Avg Pts Avg FG FGA Pct 3FG 3FA Pct FT FTA Pct Off Def Tot Avg A TO Blk Stl
Cannon, Jalen 35 35 1184 33.8 564 16.1 210 404 .520 27 81 .333 117 168 .696 139 228 367 10.5 34 58 27 24
Jones, Brent 35 35 1188 33.9 493 14.1 157 396 .396 50 152 .329 129 167 .772 28 91 119 3.4 184 120 3 66
Jewell, Tyreek 35 34 1023 29.2 327 9.3 123 358 .344 29 145 .200 52 83 .627 44 84 128 3.7 39 47 7 25
Fall, Amdy 29 7 676 23.3 188 6.5 56 116 .483 0 0 .000 76 108 .704 55 89 144 5.0 19 38 80 22
Sanabria, Glenn 28 0 633 22.6 169 6.0 49 117 .419 31 69 .449 40 60 .667 23 31 54 1.9 58 31 4 20
Douglas, Kevin 26 11 399 15.3 132 5.1 46 109 .422 14 46 .304 26 39 .667 30 57 87 3.3 13 25 11 11
Hooper, Chris 35 28 500 14.3 198 5.7 76 147 .517 0 0 .000 46 79 .582 66 81 147 4.2 26 41 16 19
Jenifer, Antonio 32 0 327 10.2 121 3.8 45 129 .349 16 47 .340 15 31 .484 37 53 90 2.8 8 21 11 7
Ulmer, Lowell 35 21 542 15.5 109 3.1 38 91 .418 7 23 .304 26 47 .553 35 39 74 2.1 28 28 10 22
Hopkinson, Yunus 27 0 286 10.6 69 2.6 21 85 .247 9 52 .173 18 21 .857 2 15 17 0.6 18 17 0 10
Olafsson, Gunnar 28 4 311 11.1 45 1.6 15 48 .313 11 42 .262 4 6 .667 10 23 33 1.2 4 17 3 6
Molic, Edon 6 0 7 1.2 3 0.5 1 5 .200 1 5 .200 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 0 0
Team 52 49 101 2.9 15
Total 35 7076 2418 69.1 837 2005 0.417 195 662 0.295 549 809 0.679 521 840 1361 38.9 431 459 172 232
Opponents 35 7075 2262 64.6 783 1839 0.426 179 487 0.368 517 740 0.699 337 789 1126 32.2 374 471 105 221
Legend
  GP  Games played   GS  Games started  Avg  Average per game
  FG  Field-goals made  FGA  Field-goal attempts  Off  Offensive rebounds
 Def  Defensive rebounds   A  Assists   TO Turnovers
 Blk  Blocks  Stl  Steals  High  Team high

Awards and honors[edit]

Glenn Braica
  • Named the 2015 NEC Jim Phelan Coach of the Year
  • Named the 2015 Peter J. Carlesimo Co-Coach of the Year
Jalen Cannon
  • Selected to the 2014–15 Preseason All-NEC Team by NEC Coaches Poll.[41]
  • Named to the Barclays Classic All-Tournament Team.
  • NEC men's basketball Player of the Week award (November 24–30, 2014). Cannon posted a pair of double-doubles and averaged 16.3 points, 12.0 rebounds and 1.7 steals in St. Francis Brooklyn's three contests against LaSalle, Norfolk State, and Tennessee State.[42]
  • NEC men's basketball Player of the Week award (December 22–28, 2014). Against Monmouth Cannon posted his fourth double-double in a row with 16 points and 13 rebounds.[43]
  • NEC men's basketball Player of the Week award (December 29, 2014 – January 4, 2015). Cannon's NEC-best third Player of the Week nod comes after a 3-0 week for the Terriers. He averaged 14.7 points, 11.0 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 1.7 blocks and shot 50.0 percent from the field for St. Francis Brooklyn in those 3 contests.
  • NEC men's basketball Player of the Week award (February 2, 2015 – February 8, 2015). Cannon averaged 32.0 ppg, 12.0 rpg and 2.0 apg in two wins, while shooting 67.6 percent from the field and 62.5 percent (5-8) from long distance in the best two-game scoring stretch of his career.[44]
  • Lou Henson Award National Player of the Week honors (February 2, 2015 – February 8, 2015).[45]
  • Metropolitan Writers Association Player of the Week (February 2, 2015 – February 8, 2015).
  • NEC men's basketball Player of the Week award (February 16–22, 2015). Cannon averaged 25.0 points and 15.0 rebounds, while shooting 61.3 percent from the floor and a perfect 11-11 from the line as the Terriers clinched their first NEC regular season championship since the 2003–04 season.
  • Selected to the 2014–15 NEC men's basketball All-Conference first team.
  • 2014–15 NEC Player of the Year.
  • Selected to the NEC All-Tournament Team.
  • Selected to the All-Met Division I First Team.
Brent Jones
  • NEC men's basketball Player of the Week award (January 12–18, 2015). He averaged 21.5 points, 2.5 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 3.0 steals, while converting at a 60.0 percent rate from the field and 54.5 percent clip (6-11) from long distance against Robert Morris and Saint Francis University.[46]
  • Madness Mid-Major Northeast Conference Players of the Week award (January 12–18, 2015).[47]
  • Selected to the 2014–15 NEC men's basketball All-Conference first team.
  • Selected to the NEC All-Tournament Team.
  • Selected to the All-Met Division I Third Team.
Amdy Fall
  • 2014–15 NEC Defensive Player of the Year.

Program and Conference All-Time records[edit]

Jalen Cannon
  • All-time leader in made free throws with 342 (vs Monmouth on December 23, 2014).
  • Second player in program history and fourth in Northeast Conference history to record 1,000 rebounds (vs Mount St. Mary's on January 29, 2015).
  • Exceeded 1,500 career points and became the first player in program history and second in Northeast Conference history to record 1,500 points and 1,000 rebounds (vs Central Connecticut on February 5, 2015).
  • All-time rebounds leader in program history with 1,019 (vs Central Connecticut on February 5, 2015).
  • All-time rebounds leader in Northeast Conference history with 1,033 (vs Wagner on February 7, 2015).
  • All-time scoring leader in program history with 1,663 (vs LIU Brooklyn on February 26, 2015)
Brent Jones
  • Second player in program history to record 500 points and 500 assists (vs Bryant on January 5, 2015).
  • All-time assists leader in program history with 535 (vs Robert Morris on January 24, 2015)
  • Exceeded 1,000 career points and became the first player in program history to record 1,000 points and 500 assists (vs Central Connecticut on February 5, 2015).

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