2014–15 Utah Utes men's basketball team

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2014–15 Utah Utes men's basketball
Utah Utes logo.svg
NCAA Tournament, Sweet Sixteen
ConferencePac-12 Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 15
APNo. 19
2014–15 record26–9 (13–5 Pac–12)
Head coachLarry Krystkowiak (4th season)
Assistant coachTommy Connor
Assistant coachDeMarlo Slocum
Assistant coachAndy Hill
Home arenaJon M. Huntsman Center
Seasons
2014–15 Pac-12 Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#5 Arizona 16 2   .889     34 4   .895
#25 Oregon 13 5   .722     26 10   .722
#19 Utah 13 5   .722     26 9   .743
UCLA 11 7   .611     22 14   .611
Stanford 9 9   .500     24 13   .649
Arizona State 9 9   .500     18 16   .529
Oregon State 8 10   .444     17 14   .548
California 7 11   .389     18 15   .545
Colorado 7 11   .389     16 18   .471
Washington State 7 11   .389     13 18   .419
Washington 5 13   .278     16 15   .516
USC 3 15   .167     12 20   .375
Pac-12 Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2014–15 Utah Runnin' Utes men's basketball team represented the University of Utah during the 2014–15 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. They played their home games at the Jon M. Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, Utah as members of the Pac-12 Conference. The Utes were led by fourth year head coach Larry Krystkowiak. They finished the season 26–9, 13–5 in Pac-12 play to finish in a tie for second place. They advanced to the semifinals of the Pac-12 Tournament where they lost to Oregon. They received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament where they defeated Stephen F. Austin in the second round and Georgetown in the third round to advance to the Sweet Sixteen where they lost to Duke.

Previous season[edit]

The 2013–14 Utah Utes finished the season with an overall record of 21–12, and 9–9 in the Pac–12. In the 2014 Pac–12 Tournament, the Utes defeated Washington before losing to Arizona in the quarterfinals, 39–71. The Utes received an at–large bid to the 2014 National Invitation Tournament where they were defeated by Saint Mary's in the first round.

Off-season[edit]

Departures[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Renan Lenz 10 F 6'9" 221 Senior Santo Ângelo, Brazil Graduated.
Xan Ricketts 40 F 6'7" 217 RS Junior Sandy, Utah Left team for personal reasons.
Marko Kovacevic 1 F 6'11" 235 Junior Belgrade, Serbia Left team to return to Serbia to address unspecified family issues.
Princeton Onwas 3 G/F 6'5" 210 Junior Katy, Texas Elected to transfer.
Connor Van Brocklin 0 G 6'5" 195 Junior Fruit Heights, Utah Elected to transfer.
Ahmad Fields 13 G 6'5" 190 Freshman Washington, D.C. Elected to transfer.
Parker Van Dyke 5 G 6'3" 170 Freshman Salt Lake City, Utah Left team to go on 2 year LDS Mission. Eligibility will be frozen while on mission.

Incoming transfers[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Chris Reyes F 6'7" 205 Sophomore La Verne, California Junior College transfer from Citrus College.

2014 recruiting class[edit]

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


Brekkott Chapman
PF
Roy, UT Roy HS 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Jul 29, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars
Kyle Kuzma
SF
Burton, MI Rise Academy 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Aug 30, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars
Isaiah Wright
PG
Boise, ID Borah HS 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Sep 1, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:2/5 stars
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:

  • "2014 Utah Utes Basketball Commits". ESPN.com. Retrieved April 17, 2014.

Roster[edit]

2014–15 Utah Utes men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
F 0 Brekkott Chapman 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Fr Roy HS Roy, Utah
G 1 Isaiah Wright 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 177 lb (80 kg) Fr Borah HS Boise, Idaho
G 2 Eris Winder (W) 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 168 lb (76 kg) Fr Palo Verde HS Las Vegas, Nevada
G 10 Jake Connor (W) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 177 lb (80 kg) Fr Highland HS Salt Lake City, Utah
G 11 Brandon Taylor 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 167 lb (76 kg) Jr Pacific Hills School Los Angeles, California
G/F 14 Dakari Tucker 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Jr Junípero Serra HS Los Angeles, California
G 15 Austin Eastman (W) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Sr Billings Senior HS Billings, Montana
F 20 Chris Reyes 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 230 lb (104 kg) So Damien HS/Citrus College La Verne, California
F 21 Jordan Loveridge 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 222 lb (101 kg) Jr West Jordan HS West Jordan, Utah
G 25 Kenneth Ogbe 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 190 lb (86 kg) So Urspring Academy Ehingen, Germany
C 31 Dallin Bachynski 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 265 lb (120 kg) Sr Sir Winston Churchill HS/Southern Utah Calgary, Alberta
F 35 Kyle Kuzma 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Fr Rise Academy Burton, Michigan
C 41 Jeremy Olsen 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 240 lb (109 kg) RS Jr Collins Hill HS Lawrenceville, Georgia
F 42 Jakob Poeltl 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Fr Arkadia Traiskirchen Vienna, Austria
G 55 Delon Wright 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Sr Leuzinger HS/CC of San Francisco Los Angeles, California
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster
Last update: 10/06/2014

Schedule[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
11/06/2014*
8:30 PM, P12N
Pacific W 98–38 
Huntsman Center 
Salt Lake City, UT
Non-conference regular season
11/14/2014*
8:00 PM, P12N
Ball State W 90–72  1–0
Huntsman Center (9,855)
Salt Lake City, UT
11/18/2014*
2:00 PM, ESPN
No. 25 at No. 16 San Diego State
ESPN College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon
L 49–53  1–1
Viejas Arena (12,414)
San Diego, CA
11/21/2014*
7:00 PM, P12N
No. 25 UC Riverside W 88–42  2–1
Huntsman Center (N/A)
Salt Lake City, UT
11/26/2014*
6:00 PM, P12N
UT Pan American
Global Sports Showcase
W 85–48  3–1
Huntsman Center (9,487)
Salt Lake City, UT
11/28/2014*
8:00 PM, P12N
North Dakota
Global Sports Showcase
W 90–53  4–1
Huntsman Center (9,794)
Salt Lake City, UT
11/29/2014*
7:00 PM, P12N
Alabama State
Global Sports Showcase
W 93–62  5–1
Huntsman Center (9,921)
Salt Lake City, UT
12/03/2014*
9:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 25 No. 8 Wichita State W 69–68 OT 6–1
Huntsman Center (14,319)
Salt Lake City, UT
12/10/2014*
7:00 PM, ESPNU
No. 13 at BYU
Old Oquirrh Bucket/Deseret First Duel
W 65–61  7–1
Marriott Center (20,900)
Provo, UT
12/13/2014*
1:15 PM, ESPN
No. 13 vs. No. 10 Kansas
Sprint Center Showcase
L 60–63  7–2
Sprint Center (17,627)
Kansas City, MO
12/20/2014*
9:30 PM, ESPN2
No. 14 vs. UNLV
MGM Grand Garden Showcase
W 59–46  8–2
MGM Grand Garden Arena (N/A)
Paradise, NV
12/23/2014*
7:00 PM, P12N
No. 14 South Dakota State W 80–66  9–2
Huntsman Center (10,322)
Salt Lake City, UT
12/30/2014*
7:30 PM, P12N
No. 10 Carroll (MT) W 85–49  10–2
Huntsman Center (9,527)
Salt Lake City, UT
Pac-12 regular season
01/02/2015
8:00 PM, ESPNU
No. 10 USC W 79–55  11–2
(1–0)
Huntsman Center (14,140)
Salt Lake City, UT
01/04/2015
2:00 PM, P12N
No. 10 UCLA W 71–39  12–2
(2–0)
Huntsman Center (10,566)
Salt Lake City, UT
01/07/2015
7:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 9 Colorado W 74–49  13–2
(3–0)
Huntsman Center (13,876)
Salt Lake City, UT
01/15/2015
8:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 8 at Arizona State W 76–59  14–2
(4–0)
Wells Fargo Arena (9,831)
Tempe, AZ
01/17/2015
5:00 PM, P12N
No. 8 at No. 10 Arizona L 51–69  14–3
(4–1)
McKale Center (14,655)
Tucson, AZ
01/21/2015
7:00 PM, P12N
No. 12 Washington State W 86–64  15–3
(5–1)
Huntsman Center (12,691)
Salt Lake City, UT
01/25/2015
6:30 PM, ESPNU
No. 12 Washington W 77–56  16–3
(6–1)
Huntsman Center (13,047)
Salt Lake City, UT
01/29/2015
8:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 11 at UCLA L 59–69  16–4
(6–2)
Pauley Pavilion (7,008)
Los Angeles, CA
02/01/2015
12:30 PM, ESPNU
No. 11 at USC W 67–39  17–4
(7–2)
Galen Center (2,835)
Los Angeles, CA
02/07/2015
8:00 PM, P12N
No. 13 at Colorado W 79–51  18–4
(8–2)
Coors Events Center (9,907)
Boulder, CO
02/12/2015
7:00 PM, P12N
No. 11 Stanford W 75–59  19–4
(9–2)
Huntsman Center (15,018)
Salt Lake City, UT
02/15/2015
6:30 PM, ESPNU
No. 11 California W 76–61  20–4
(10–2)
Huntsman Center (14,159)
Salt Lake City, UT
02/19/2015
10:00 PM, P12N
No. 9 at Oregon State W 47–37  21–4
(11–2)
Gill Coliseum (6,124)
Corvallis, OR
02/22/2015
1:00 PM, FS1
No. 9 at Oregon L 58–69  21–5
(11–3)
Matthew Knight Arena (10,725)
Eugene, OR
02/26/2015
8:30 PM, FS1
No. 13 Arizona State W 83–41  22–5
(12–3)
Huntsman Center (14,185)
Salt Lake City, UT
02/28/2015
7:00 PM, ESPN
No. 13 No. 7 Arizona L 57–63  22–6
(12–4)
Huntsman Center (15,165)
Salt Lake City, UT
03/05/2015
9:00 PM, ESPNU
No. 13 at Washington State W 67–59  23–6
(13–4)
Beasley Coliseum (2,690)
Pullman, WA
03/07/2015
2:30 PM, P12N
No. 13 at Washington L 68–77  23–7
(13–5)
Alaska Airlines Arena (7,386)
Seattle, WA
Pac-12 Tournament
03/12/2015
9:30 PM, ESPN
No. 17 vs. Stanford
Quarterfinals
W 80–56  24–7
MGM Grand Garden Arena (12,916)
Paradise, NV
03/13/2015
9:30 PM, ESPN
No. 17 vs. Oregon
Semifinals
L 64–67  24–8
MGM Grand Garden Arena (12,916)
Paradise, NV
NCAA Tournament
03/19/2015*
4:27 PM, truTV
No. 19 (5 S) vs. (12 S) Stephen F. Austin
Second round
W 57–50  25–8
Moda Center (14,279)
Portland, OR
03/19/2015*
5:45 PM, CBS
No. 19 (5 S) vs. No. 22 (4 S) Georgetown
Third round
W 75–64  26–8
Moda Center (17,370)
Portland, OR
03/27/2015*
7:45 PM, CBS
No. 19 (5 S) vs. No. 4 (1 S) Duke
Sweet Sixteen
L 57–63  26–9
NRG Stadium (21,168)
Houston, TX
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Mountain Time. (#) during NCAA Tournament is seed with Region S=South.

Ranking movement[edit]

Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
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 Post Final
AP 25 т 25 RV 25 13 14 14 10 9 8 12 11 13 11 9 13 13 17 19 N/A
Coaches RV RV RV RV 14 14 14 12 11 8 11 10 11 10 9 12 13 17 18 15

See also[edit]

2014–15 Utah Utes women's basketball team

References[edit]