2014–15 West Virginia Mountaineers men's basketball team

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2014–15 West Virginia Mountaineers men's basketball
West Virginia Mountaineers logo.svg
NCAA Tournament, Sweet Sixteen
ConferenceBig 12 Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 18
APNo. 20
2014–15 record25–10 (11–7 Big 12)
Head coachBob Huggins (8th season)
Assistant coachLarry Harrison
Assistant coachRon Everhart
Assistant coachErik Martin
Home arenaWVU Coliseum
Seasons
2014–15 Big 12 men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#10 Kansas 13 5   .722     27 9   .750
#9 Iowa State 12 6   .667     25 9   .735
#13 Oklahoma 12 6   .667     24 11   .686
#16 Baylor 11 7   .611     24 10   .706
#20 West Virginia 11 7   .611     25 10   .714
Oklahoma State 8 10   .444     18 14   .563
Texas 8 10   .444     20 14   .588
Kansas State 8 10   .444     15 17   .469
TCU 4 14   .222     18 15   .545
Texas Tech 3 15   .167     13 19   .406
2015 Big 12 Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2014–15 West Virginia Mountaineers men's basketball team represented West Virginia University during the 2014–15 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Mountaineers were coached by eighth year head coach Bob Huggins and played their home games at WVU Coliseum. They were members of the Big 12 Conference. They finished the season 25–10, 11–7 in Big 12 play to finish in a tie for fourth place. They lost in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Tournament to Baylor. They received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament where they defeated Buffalo in the second round and Maryland in the third round before losing in the Sweet Sixteen to Kentucky.

Previous season[edit]

The Mountaineers finished the season 17–16, 9–9 in Big 12 play to finish in a tie for sixth place. They lost in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Tournament to Texas. They were invited to the National Invitation Tournament where they lost in the first round Georgetown.

Departures[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Remi Dibo 0 F 6'9" 220 Junior Montreuil, France Signed to play professionally in France
Eron Harris 10 G 6'2" 195 Sophomore Indianapolis, IN Transferred to Michigan State
Terry Henderson 15 G 6'3" 200 Sophomore Raleigh, NC Transferred to NC State

Incoming transfers[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Previous School
Jaysean Paige 0 G 6'1" 200 Junior Hazard, KY Junior college transfer from Moberly Area Community College
Tarik Phillip 12 G 6'3" 195 Sophomore Brooklyn, NY Junior college transfer from Independence Community College.
BillyDee Williams 22 G 6'6" 215 Junior Orlando, FL Junior college transfer from South Plains College.

Recruits[edit]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Elijah Macon
PF
Columbus, OH Brewster Academy (NH) 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Sep 23, 2011 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPNN/A
Daxter Miles
PG
Baltimore, MD Dunbar 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Jun 1, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: Not Ranked   Rivals: 23  ESPN: 20
  • 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:

  • "West Virginia 2014 Basketball Commitments". Rivals.com. Retrieved September 27, 2014.
  • "2014 West Virginia Basketball Commits". Scout.com. Retrieved September 27, 2014.
  • "ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved September 27, 2014.
  • "Scout.com Team Recruiting Rankings". Scout.com. Retrieved September 27, 2014.
  • "2014 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved September 27, 2014.

Roster[edit]

2014–15 West Virginia Mountaineers men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
G 0 Jaysean Paige 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Jr Moberly Area CC Jamestown, NY
F 1 Jonathan Holton 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 220 lb (100 kg) RS Jr Palm Beach State CC Miami, FL
G 2 Jevon Carter 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Fr Proviso East HS Maywood, IL
G 3 Juwan Staten 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 190 lb (86 kg) RS Sr Dayton Dayton, OH
G 4 Daxter Miles, Jr. 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Fr Notre Dame Prep Baltimore, MD
F 5 Devin Williams 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 255 lb (116 kg) So Montverde Academy Cincinnati, OH
G 10 Chase Connor 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 190 lb (86 kg) So Shady Spring HS Shady Spring, WV
F 11 Nathan Adrian 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 235 lb (107 kg) So Morgantown Morgantown, WV
G 12 Tarik Phillip 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) So Independence CC Brooklyn, NY
G 13 James Long 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 190 lb (86 kg) So Wofford Charleston, WV
G 14 Gary Browne 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Sr Arlington Country Day Cupey, San Juan, Puerto Rico
F 20 Brandon Watkins 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 245 lb (111 kg) So Grady Decatur, GA
F 21 BillyDee Williams 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Jr South Plains College Orlando, FL
G 23 Tyrone Hughes 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Jr Whitney M. Young Magnet Chicago, IL
G 30 Richard Romero 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Jr Greenbrier East White Sulphur Springs, WV
F 34 Kevin Noreen 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Sr Minnesota Transitions Charter Minneapolis, MN
F 45 Elijah Macon 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 240 lb (109 kg) RS Fr Brewster Academy Columbus, OH
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster

Schedule and results[edit]

Sources: [1] and [2]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
11/09/2014*
4:00 PM, RTPT
Shepherd W 109–60 
WVU Coliseum (4,879)
Morgantown, WV
Non-conference games
11/14/2014*
7:00 PM
Monmouth W 64–54  1–0
WVU Coliseum (6,792)
Morgantown, WV
11/16/2014*
3:00 PM, RTPT
Lafayette W 83–56  2–0
WVU Coliseum (6,089)
Morgantown, WV
11/20/2014*
7:30 PM, ESPNU
vs. George Mason
Puerto Rico Tip-Off Quarterfinals
W 91–65  3–0
Roberto Clemente Coliseum (6,723)
San Juan, PR
11/21/2014*
5:00 PM, ESPN2
vs. Boston College
Puerto Rico Tip-Off semifinals
W 70–66  4–0
Roberto Clemente Coliseum (7,438)
San Juan, PR
11/23/2014*
6:00 PM, ESPN2
vs. No. 17 Connecticut
Puerto Rico Tip-Off championship
W 78–68  5–0
Roberto Clemente Coliseum (8,002)
San Juan, PR
11/26/2014*
7:30 PM
No. 21 vs. VMI W 103–72  6–0
Charleston Civic Center (8,102)
Charleston, WV
11/29/2014*
7:30 PM
No. 21 College of Charleston
Puerto Rico Tip-Off
W 86–57  7–0
WVU Coliseum (7,367)
Morgantown, WV
12/04/2014*
7:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 16 LSU
Big 12/SEC Challenge
L 73–74  7–1
WVU Coliseum (10,802)
Morgantown, WV
12/07/2014*
6:00 PM, ESPN3
No. 16 at Northern Kentucky W 67–42  8–1
The Bank of Kentucky Center (5,089)
Highland Heights, KY
12/14/2014*
4:30 PM, RTPT
No. 22 vs. Marshall
Chesapeake Energy Capital Classic
W 69–66  9–1
Charleston Civic Center (10,749)
Charleston, WV
12/20/2014*
9:30 PM, ESPN2
No. 22 vs. NC State
Gotham Classic
W 83–69  10–1
Madison Square Garden (8,088)
New York City, NY
12/22/2014*
7:30 PM
No. 18 Wofford W 77–44  11–1
WVU Coliseum (7,897)
Morgantown, WV
12/30/2014*
2:00 PM, ESPNU
No. 17 Virginia Tech W 82–51  12–1
WVU Coliseum (13,330)
Morgantown, WV
Conference games
01/03/2015
4:00 PM, RTPT
No. 17 at No. 23 TCU W 78–67  13–1
(1–0)
Wilkerson-Greines Activity Center (4,918)
Fort Worth, TX
01/05/2015
7:00 PM, ESPNU
No. 14 at Texas Tech W 78–67  14–1
(2–0)
United Supermarkets Arena (6,073)
Lubbock, TX
01/10/2015
8:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 14 No. 17 Iowa State L 72–74  14–2
(2–1)
WVU Coliseum (12,076)
Morgantown, WV
01/13/2015
7:00 PM, ESPNews
No. 16 No. 18 Oklahoma W 86–65  15–2
(3–1)
WVU Coliseum (9,196)
Morgantown, WV
01/17/2015
6:15 PM, ESPN
No. 16 at No. 20 Texas L 50–77  15–3
(3–2)
Frank Erwin Center (13,204)
Austin, TX
01/24/2015
2:00 PM, ESPNU
No. 18 TCU W 86–85 OT 16–3
(4–2)
WVU Coliseum (12,756)
Morgantown, WV
01/27/2015
7:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 17 at Kansas State W 65–59  17–3
(5–2)
Bramlage Coliseum (12,528)
Manhattan, KS
01/31/2015
12:00 PM, ESPNU
No. 17 Texas Tech W 77–58  18–3
(6–2)
WVU Coliseum (12,192)
Morgantown, WV
02/03/2015
8:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 15 at No. 21 Oklahoma L 52–71  18–4
(6–3)
Lloyd Noble Center (10,154)
Norman, OK
02/07/2015
12:00 PM, ESPNU
No. 15 No. 19 Baylor L 69–87  18–5
(6–4)
WVU Coliseum (12,783)
Morgantown, WV
02/11/2015
7:00 PM, ESPNU
No. 21 Kansas State W 76–72  19–5
(7–4)
WVU Coliseum (8,762)
Morgantown, WV
02/14/2015
4:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 21 at No. 14 Iowa State L 59–79  19–6
(7–5)
Hilton Coliseum (14,384)
Ames, IA
02/16/2015
9:00 PM, ESPN
No. 23 No. 8 Kansas W 62–61  20–6
(8–5)
WVU Coliseum (7,033)
Morgantown, WV
02/21/2015
2:00 PM, ESPNews
No. 23 at No. 22 Oklahoma State W 73–63  21–6
(9–5)
Gallagher-Iba Arena (8,610)
Stillwater, OK
02/24/2015
7:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 20 Texas W 71–64  22–6
(10–5)
WVU Coliseum (12,048)
Morgantown, WV
02/28/2015
4:00 PM, ESPNU
No. 20 at No. 19 Baylor L 66–78  22–7
(10–6)
Ferrell Center (9,385)
Waco, TX
03/03/2015
9:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 20 at No. 9 Kansas L 69–76 OT 22–8
(10–7)
Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Lawrence, KS
03/07/2015
2:00 PM, ESPNews
No. 20 Oklahoma State W 81–72  23–8
(11–7)
WVU Coliseum (13,714)
Morgantown, WV
Big 12 Tournament
03/12/2015
12:30 PM, ESPN2
No. 18 vs. No. 16 Baylor
Quarterfinals
L 70–80  23–9
Sprint Center (18,972)
Kansas City, MO
NCAA Tournament
03/20/2015*
2:10 PM, TNT
(5 MW) No. 20 vs. (12 MW) Buffalo
Round of 64
W 68–62  24–9
Nationwide Arena (18,417)
Columbus, OH
03/22/2015*
8:40 PM, TNT
(5 MW) No. 20 vs. (4 MW) No. 12 Maryland
Round of 32
W 69–59  25–9
Nationwide Arena (19,115)
Columbus, OH
03/26/2015*
9:45 PM, CBS
(5 MW) No. 20 vs. (1 MW) No. 1 Kentucky
Sweet Sixteen
L 39–78  25–10
Quicken Loans Arena (19,465)
Cleveland, OH
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses. MW=Midwest Region.
All times are in Eastern Time.

Rankings[edit]

Ranking movement
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking. (RV) Received votes but unranked. (NR) Not ranked.
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 Wk 19 Final
AP RV NR 21 16 22 22 18 17 14 16 18 17 15 21т 23 20 20 18 20 N/A
Coaches NR NR 24 17 21т 20 17 15 14 15 17 17 12 20 22 19 20 18 21 18

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