2014–15 UC Irvine Anteaters men's basketball team

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2014–15 UC Irvine Anteaters men's basketball
UC Irvine Anteaters logo.svg
South Point Holiday Hoops Classic champions
Big West Tournament champions
NCAA Tournament, Second Round
ConferenceBig West Conference
2014–15 record21–13 (11–5 Big West)
Head coachRussell Turner (5th season)
Assistant coachAli Ton
Assistant coachRyan Badrtalei
Assistant coachNick Booker
Home arenaBren Events Center
Seasons
2014–15 Big West men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
UC Davis 14 2   .875     25 7   .781
UC Irvine 11 5   .688     21 13   .618
UC Santa Barbara 11 5   .688     19 14   .576
Long Beach State 10 6   .625     16 17   .485
Hawaii 8 8   .500     22 13   .629
UC Riverside 7 9   .438     14 17   .452
Cal Poly 6 10   .375     13 16   .448
Cal State Northridge 4 12   .250     9 24   .273
Cal State Fullerton 1 15   .063     9 22   .290
2015 Big West Tournament winner

The 2014–15 UC Irvine Anteaters men's basketball team represented the University of California, Irvine during the 2014–15 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Anteaters were led by fifth year head coach Russell Turner and played their home games at the Bren Events Center. They were members of the Big West Conference. They finished the season 21–13, 11–5 in Big West play to finish in a tie for second place. They defeated UC Riverside, UC Santa Barbara, and Hawaii to become champions of the Big West Tournament. They received an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament, their first tournament bid in school history, where they lost in the second round to Louisville.

Off-Season[edit]

2014 Recruiting Class[edit]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Jonathan Galloway
C
Richmond, CA Salesian High School 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Oct 27, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN:2/5 stars   ESPN grade: 66
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: n/a   Rivals: n/a  ESPN: n/a
  • 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:

  • "ESPN - UC Irvine Basketball Recruiting 2014". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2017-10-20.
  • "2014 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2017-10-20.

Roster[edit]

2014–15 UC Irvine Anteaters men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
C 33 Mike Best 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Jr San Rafael, California
F 3 Will Davis II 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Sr Sacramento, California
F/C 12 Ioannis Dimakopoulos 7 ft 2 in (2.18 m) 255 lb (116 kg) So Patras, Greece
G 24 Dominique Dunning 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 213 lb (97 kg) Jr Corona, California
F 5 Jonathan Galloway 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Fr Brentwood, California
G 0 Jaron Martin 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 160 lb (73 kg) So Sunland, California
F 4 Reed McConnell 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Jr Atherton, California
C 34 Mamadou N'Diaye 7 ft 6 in (2.29 m) 290 lb (132 kg) So Dakar, Sengal
G 10 Luke Nelson 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 182 lb (83 kg) So Worthing, England
F 20 Shawn Rey 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 232 lb (105 kg) RS Jr Torrance, California
G 31 Spencer Rivers 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Fr Winter Park, Florida
C 25 John Ryan 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 247 lb (112 kg) Sr El Segundo, California
G 11 Haroldas Saprykinas 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Fr Klaipėda, Lithuania
F 2 Travis Souza 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 222 lb (101 kg) Sr Turlock, California
G 32 Aaron Wright 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 188 lb (85 kg) Jr Cerritos, California
G 1 Alex Young 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 176 lb (80 kg) Jr Phoenix, Oregon
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster

Schedule[edit]

Source[1] Source[2] Source[3] Source[4]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
11/08/2014*
7:00 pm
Simon Fraser W 128–92 
Bren Events Center (1,844)
Irvine, CA
Regular season
11/14/2014*
7:00 pm
Chapman W 87–36  1–0
Bren Events Center (2,854)
Irvine, CA
11/16/2014*
3:00 pm
Pacific W 68–50  2–0
Bren Events Center (1,783)
Irvine, CA
11/19/2014*
6:00 pm, P12N
at No. 2 Arizona L 54–71  2–1
McKale Center (14,655)
Tucson, AZ
11/23/2014*
6:00 pm, CSN Hometown TheW.tv
at Saint Mary's L 69–72  2–2
McKeon Pavilion (2,685)
Moraga, CA
11/29/2014*
8:00 pm, TheW.tv
at Loyola Marymount W 80–72  3–2
Gersten Pavilion (1,568)
Los Angeles, CA
12/03/2014*
7:00 pm
at Fresno State L 63–72  3–3
Save Mart Center (5,210)
Fresno, CA
12/06/2014*
7:00 pm
Sacramento State W 74–62  4–3
Bren Events Center (2,259)
Irvine, CA
12/13/2014*
7:00 pm
UT Arlington L 62–70  4–4
Bren Events Center (2,067)
Irvine, CA
12/16/2014*
4:00 pm
at Morgan State L 62–63  4–5
Talmadge L. Hill Field House (895)
Baltimore, MD
12/21/2014*
1:30 pm
vs. Bradley
South Point Holiday Hoops Classic semifinals
W 55–47  5–5
South Point Arena (N/A)
Enterprise, NV
12/22/2014*
1:30 pm
vs. Green Bay
South Point Holiday Hoops Classic championship game
W 72–70  6–5
South Point Arena (N/A)
Enterprise, NV
12/29/2014*
8:00 pm, P12N
at Oregon L 67–69 OT 6–6
Matthew Knight Arena (5,421)
Eugene, OR
12/31/2014*
2:00 pm
Hampden–Sydney W 82–53  7–6
Bren Events Center (1,366)
Irvine, CA
01/03/2015*
6:00 pm, Aggievision/FCS Pacific
at New Mexico State L 67–70  7–7
Pan American Center (4,903)
Las Cruces, NM
01/08/2015
7:30 pm, Prime Ticket
Long Beach State L 82–88  7–8
(0–1)
Bren Events Center (2,963)
Irvine, CA
01/10/2015
7:00 pm, ESPN3
UC Riverside W 69–55  8–8
(1–1)
Bren Events Center (2,047)
Irvine, CA
01/15/2015
7:30 pm, Prime Ticket
at Cal State Fullerton W 63–58  9–8
(2–1)
Titan Gym (995)
Fullerton, CA
01/22/2015
7:00 pm, ESPN3
at Cal State Northridge W 80–49  10–8
(3–1)
Matadome (1,311)
Northridge, CA
01/24/2015
9:00 pm, OC Sports
at Hawaii W 78–72  11–8
(4–1)
Stan Sheriff Center (8,761)
Honolulu, HI
01/29/2014
7:00 pm, ESPN3
Cal Poly W 67–57  12–8
(5–1)
Bren Events Center (1,588)
Irvine, CA
01/31/2015
7:00 pm
UC Santa Barbara
Homecoming
W 77–55  13–8
(6–1)
Bren Events Center (3,773)
Irvine, CA
02/05/2015
7:00 pm, ESPN3
UC Davis L 56–75  13–9
(6–2)
Bren Events Center (2,094)
Irvine, CA
02/07/2015
4:00 pm, ESPN3
at Long Beach State W 56–55  14–9
(7–2)
Walter Pyramid (3,834)
Long Beach, CA
02/14/2015
7:00 pm, ESPN3
at UC Riverside L 63–70  14–10
(7–3)
The SRC (592)
Riverside, CA
02/19/2015
7:30 pm, Prime Ticket
Hawaii W 75-60  15–10
(8–3)
Bren Events Center (1,810)
Irvine, CA
02/21/2015
7:00 pm
Cal State Northridge W 67–58  16–10
(9–3)
Bren Events Center (3,070)
Irvine, CA
02/26/2015
7:00 pm
at Cal Poly W 63–56  17–10
(10–3)
Mott Gym (2,163)
San Luis Obispo, CA
02/28/2015
9:00 pm, ESPN2
at UC Santa Barbara L 51–54  17–11
(10–4)
The Thunderdome (4,716)
Santa Barbara, CA
03/05/2015
7:00 pm
Cal State Fullerton W 68-62  18–11
(11–4)
Bren Events Center (2,853)
Irvine, CA
03/07/2015
7:00 pm
at UC Davis L 61–80  18–12
(11–5)
The Pavilion (4,345)
Davis, CA
Big West Tournament
03/12/2015
6:00 pm, Prime Ticket
vs. UC Riverside
Quarterfinals
W 63–54  19–12
Honda Center (3,867)
Anaheim, CA
03/13/2015
9:00 pm, ESPNU
vs. UC Santa Barbara
Semifinals
W 72–63 OT 20–12
Honda Center (4,322)
Anaheim, CA
03/14/2015
8:30 pm, ESPN2
vs. Hawaii
Championship Game
W 67–58  21–12
Honda Center (5,463)
Anaheim, CA
NCAA Tournament
03/20/2015*
1:10 pm, TBS
No. (13 E) vs. No. 17 (4 E) Louisville L 55–57  21–13
KeyArena (14,509)
Seattle, WA
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Pacific Time.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'2014-15 Men's Basketball Schedule Released". UC Irvine athletics. Retrieved 2014-09-10.
  2. ^ "'Big West Announces 2014-15 ESPN Men's Basketball Television Schedule". Big West Conference. Archived from the original on 2012-05-31. Retrieved 2014-09-17.
  3. ^ "'Prime Ticket Releases 2014-15 Big West Basketball Television Schedule" (PDF). Big West Conference. Retrieved 2014-09-24.
  4. ^ "'Big West Releases Basketball Schedule on ESPN3". Big West Conference. Archived from the original on 2012-05-31. Retrieved 2014-09-25.