2014–15 Texas A&M Aggies men's basketball team

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2014–15 Texas A&M Aggies men's basketball
Texas A&M University logo.svg
NIT, Second Round
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
2014–15 record21–12 (11–7 SEC)
Head coachBilly Kennedy (4th season)
Assistant coachKyle Keller
Assistant coachRick Stansbury
Assistant coachAmir Abdur-Rahim
Home arenaReed Arena
Seasons
2014–15 Southeastern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#1 Kentucky 18 0   1.000     38 1   .974
#21 Arkansas 13 5   .722     27 9   .750
LSU 11 7   .611     22 11   .667
Georgia 11 7   .611     21 12   .636
Texas A&M 11 7   .611     21 12   .636
Ole Miss 11 7   .611     21 13   .618
Vanderbilt 9 9   .500     21 14   .600
Alabama 8 10   .444     19 15   .559
Florida 8 10   .444     16 17   .485
Tennessee 7 11   .389     16 16   .500
South Carolina 6 12   .333     17 16   .515
Mississippi State 6 12   .333     13 19   .406
Auburn 4 14   .222     15 20   .429
Missouri 3 15   .167     9 23   .281
2015 SEC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2014–15 Texas A&M Aggies men's basketball team represented Texas A&M University in the 2014–15 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The team's head coach was Billy Kennedy, who was in his fourth season. The team played their home games at the Reed Arena in College Station, Texas and played in its third season as a member of the Southeastern Conference. They finished the season 21–12, 11–7 in SEC play to finish in a four way tie for third place. They lost in the second round of the SEC Tournament to Auburn. They were invited to the National Invitation Tournament where they defeated Montana in the first round before losing in the second round to Louisiana Tech. The Texas A&M men's basketball team and support staff were the recipients of the men's SEC Sportsmanship Award.[1]

Before the season[edit]

Departures[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Shawn Smith 2 G 6'4" 192 RS Freshman Jacksonville, FL Transferred to Northwest Florida State College.
Blake McDonald 10 G 5'11" 175 Senior Spring, TX Graduated
J-Mychal Reese 11 G 6'1" 187 Sophomore Bryan, TX Dismissed from the team; transferred to North Texas
Fabyon Harris 12 G 5'11" 178 Senior Chicago, IL Graduated
Don Thomas 20 G 6'0" 185 Junior Spring, TX Left the team
Jamal Jones 23 G 6'8" 197 Junior Wynne, AR Transferred

Incoming Transfers[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Previous School
Jalen Jones 12 G 6'7" 220 RS Junior Dallas, TX Transferred from SMU. Since Jones sat out during the 2013-14 season after transferring from SMU during the 2013-14 season. Jones will be eligible to play.
Danuel House 23 G 6'7" 195 Junior Sugar Land, TX Transferred from Houston. Under NCAA transfer rules, House will have to redshirt for the 2014–15 season. Will have two years of remaining eligibility.

Recruits[edit]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Alex Robinson
PG
Arlington, TX Timberview 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Sep 17, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars
Peyton Allen
SG
Chatham, IL Glenwood 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Feb 13, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars
Avery Johnson Jr.
PG
Plano, TX Plano West 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Apr 12, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPNN/A
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: Not Ranked   Rivals: Not Ranked  ESPN: Not Ranked
  • 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:

  • "Texas A&M 2014 Basketball Commitments". Rivals.com. Retrieved August 5, 2014.
  • "2014 Texas A&M Basketball Commits". Scout.com. Retrieved August 5, 2014.
  • "ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved August 5, 2014.
  • "Scout.com Team Recruiting Rankings". Scout.com. Retrieved August 5, 2014.
  • "2014 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved August 5, 2014.

Recruits for class of 2015[edit]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Chris Harris
C
Houston, TX Madison 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Oct 28, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 85
Sidy Ndir
SG
Orlando, FL West Oaks Academy 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Nov 9, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 70
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: Not Ranked   Rivals: Not Ranked  ESPN: Not Ranked
  • 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 Texas A&M Aggies men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
G 0 Avery Johnson 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 182 lb (83 kg) Fr Plano West HS Plano, Texas
F 2 Derek Cahn 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 199 lb (90 kg) Fr Highland Park HS Highland Park, Texas
G 3 Alex Robinson 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 174 lb (79 kg) Fr Timberview HS Arlington, Texas
F 4 Tavario Miller 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 226 lb (103 kg) So Wheatley (TX) Long Island, Bahamas
G 5 Jordan Green 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 188 lb (85 kg) Sr Flower Mound Flower Mound, Texas
C 10 Tonny Trocha-Morelos (W) 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 221 lb (100 kg) Fr Mayor Jose Celestino Mutis Cartagena, Colombia
G/F 12 Jalen Jones 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 223 lb (101 kg) RS Jr SMU Dallas, Texas
G 13 Juan Aparicio 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 194 lb (88 kg) Jr Second Baptist (TX) Bogotá, Colombia
F 14 Kourtney Roberson 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 247 lb (112 kg) Sr Arcadia Arcadia, Louisiana
F 15 Davonte Fitzgerald 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 209 lb (95 kg) So Tucker Tucker, Georgia
G 21 Alex Caruso 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 184 lb (83 kg) Jr A&M Consolidated College Station, Texas
G 22 Peyton Allen 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 202 lb (92 kg) Fr Glenwood HS Chatham, Illinois
G 22 Ramon White 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 160 lb (73 kg) Jr North Side HS Fort Worth, Texas
G 23 Danuel House Current redshirt 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Jr Houston Sugar Land, Texas
F 24 Antwan Space 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 229 lb (104 kg) RS Jr Florida State DeSoto, Texas
G 25 Kyle Dobbins 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 175 lb (79 kg) So Memorial Houston, Texas
C 45 Dylan Johns 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 228 lb (103 kg) RS So Copleston Ipswich, England
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster

Schedule and results[edit]

[2]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
11/05/2014*
7:00 PM
Texas A&M–Commerce W 80–71 
 16  Jones   9  Jones   8  Caruso  Reed Arena (4,074)
College Station, TX
Non-conference games
11/14/2014*
7:00 PM
Northwestern State W 109–68  1–0
 16  Tied   9  Fitzgerald   8  Caruso  Reed Arena (5,254)
College Station, TX
11/20/2014*
9:30 AM, ESPNU
vs. Dayton
Puerto Rico Tip-Off Quarterfinals
L 53–55  1–1
 17  Caruso   15  Roberson   5  Caruso  Roberto Clemente Coliseum (6,723)
San Juan, PR
11/21/2014*
12:00 PM, ESPNU
vs. College of Charleston
Puerto Rico Tip-Off consolation round
W 59–50  2–1
 14  Allen   11  Jones   7  Caruso  Roberto Clemente Coliseum (7,438)
San Juan, PR
11/23/2014*
2:00 PM, ESPNU
vs. New Mexico
Puerto Rico Tip-Off 5th place game
W 64–51  3–1
 18  House   8  Caruso, Jones   10  Caruso  Roberto Clemente Coliseum (8,002)
San Juan, PR
11/28/2014*
12:00 PM, SECN
New Orleans W 87–65  4–1
 16  Allen   6  Space   9  Robinson  Reed Arena (5,281)
College Station, TX
12/03/2014*
7:00 PM
Sam Houston State W 66–63  5–1
 13  Roberson   8  Roberson   3  Tied  Reed Arena (4,746)
College Station, TX
12/06/2014*
8:00 PM, SECN
Arizona State W 72–71  6–1
 23  Caruso   6  Caruso   6  Caruso  Reed Arena (6,299)
College Station, TX
12/09/2014*
8:00 PM, ESPN2
at Baylor L 63–77  6–2
 11  Roberson, Robinson   4  House   7  Caruso  Ferrell Center (7,265)
Waco, TX
12/13/2014*
4:00 PM
Youngstown State W 81–63  7–2
 27  Jones   8  Jones   10  Robinson  Reed Arena (7,065)
College Station, TX
12/20/2014*
6:00 PM, ESPNU
vs. Kansas State
Wichita Wildcat Classic
L 64–71  7–3
 13  House, Roberson   6  Caruso   6  Caruso  Intrust Bank Arena (14,884)
Wichita, KS
12/30/2014*
7:00 PM, SECN
Mercer W 65–50  8–3
 20  Jones   8  Jones   8  Caruso  Reed Arena (7,052)
College Station, TX
01/03/2015*
4:00 PM
Hartford W 58–49  9–3
 12  Jones   8  Caruso   10  Caruso  Reed Arena (6,325)
College Station, TX
Conference games
01/06/2015
8:00 PM, SECN
at Alabama L 44–65  9–4 (0–1)
 13  Allen   8  Miller   6  Caruso  Coleman Coliseum (10,264)
Tuscaloosa, AL
01/10/2015
12:00 PM, CBS
No. 1 Kentucky L 64–70 2OT 9–5 (0–2)
 25  House   10  Caruso   3  Caruso  Reed Arena (10,411)
College Station, TX
01/13/2015
8:00 PM, SECN
Mississippi State W 74–70  10–5 (1–2)
 21  Caruso   9  Caruso   4  Green  Reed Arena (4,804)
College Station, TX
01/17/2015
11:00 AM, ESPN2
at LSU W 67–64  11–5 (2–2)
 18  House, Jones   9  Jones   6  Robinson  Maravich Center (10,278)
Baton Rouge, LA
01/21/2015
6:00 PM, SECN
Missouri W 62–50  12–5 (3–2)
 16  House, Jones   9  Jones   3  Caruso  Reed Arena (6,849)
College Station, TX
01/24/2015
12:00 PM, FSN
at Tennessee W 67–61  13–5 (4–2)
 18  Jones   9  Jones   6  House  Thompson–Boling Arena (16,547)
Knoxville, TN
01/27/2015
8:00 PM, SECN
at Auburn W 71–61  14–5 (5–2)
 22  House   6  Roberson   5  Caruso  Auburn Arena (7,184)
Auburn, AL
01/31/2015
3:30 PM, SECN
Vanderbilt W 69–58  15–5 (6–2)
 15  Jones   11  Roberson   10  Caruso  Reed Arena (12,722)
College Station, TX
02/04/2015
6:00 PM, SECN
at Ole Miss L 59–69  15–6 (6–3)
 13  Miller, Caruso   11  Jones   5  Caruso  Tad Smith Coliseum (7,739)
Oxford, MS
02/07/2015
5:00 PM, ESPNU
at Missouri W 83–61  16–6 (7–3)
 20  House   5  Roberson   11  Caruso  Mizzou Arena (8,970)
Columbia, MO
02/11/2015
6:00 PM, SECN
Georgia L 53–62  16–7 (7–4)
 20  Caruso   6  Caruso   4  Caruso  Reed Arena (6,441)
College Station, TX
02/14/2015
5:30 PM, SECN
Florida W 63–62  17–7 (8–4)
 20  Roberson   7  Caruso   9  Caruso  Reed Arena (9,418)
College Station, TX
02/17/2015
8:00 PM, SECN
LSU W 68–62  18–7 (9–4)
 20  House   11  Roberson   5  Caruso  Reed Arena (6,701)
College Station, TX
02/21/2015
11:00 AM, SECN
at South Carolina W 62–52  19–7 (10–4)
 25  House   10  Robertson   8  Caruso  Colonial Life Arena (12,390)
Columbia, SC
02/24/2015
8:00 PM, SECN
at No. 18 Arkansas L 75–81  19–8 (10–5)
 28  House   13  Jones   5  Caruso  Bud Walton Arena (16,117)
Fayetteville, AR
02/28/2015
7:30 PM, SECN
Auburn W 80–55  20–8 (11–5)
 19  Jones   11  Roberson   4  Caruso, House  Reed Arena (9,809)
College Station, TX
03/03/2015
8:00 PM, ESPNU
at Florida L 62–66  20–9 (11–6)
 20  Caruso   9  Jones   4  Roberson  O'Connell Center (8,591)
Gainesville, FL
03/07/2015
1:00 PM, FSN
Alabama L 60–61  20–10 (11–7)
 13  Green, Jones   9  Jones   4  Caruso  Reed Arena (9,064)
College Station, TX
SEC Tournament
03/12/2015
2:30 PM, SECN
vs. Auburn
Second round
L 59–66  20–11
 11  Caruso, Robinson   12  Roberson   4  Caruso, Robinson  Bridgestone Arena (10,563)
Nashville, TN
NIT
03/17/2015*
8:00 PM, ESPNU
No. (2) (7) Montana
First round
W 81–64  21–11
 25  Jones   8  Jones, Roberson   6  Green  Reed Arena (2,583)
College Station, TX
03/23/2015*
6:00 PM, ESPN
No. (2) (3) Louisiana Tech
Second round
L 72–84  21–12
 21  Robinson   8  Roberson   5  Caruso, Robinson  Reed Arena (3,859)
College Station, TX
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Central Time. (#) during NIT is seed within region.

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