2014–15 Tulsa Golden Hurricane men's basketball team

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2014–15 Tulsa Golden Hurricane men's basketball
Tulsa Hurricanes wordmark.png
NIT, Second round
Conference American Athletic Conference
2014–15 record 23–11 (14–4 AAC)
Head coach Frank Haith (1st year)
Assistant coach Tom Abatemarco
Assistant coach Dennis Felton
Assistant coach Dave Leitao
Home arena Reynolds Center
Seasons
« 2013–14 2015–16 »
2014–15 American Athletic Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#18 SMU 15 3   .833     27 7   .794
Tulsa 14 4   .778     23 11   .676
Temple 13 5   .722     26 11   .703
Cincinnati 13 5   .722     23 11   .676
Connecticut 10 8   .556     20 15   .571
Memphis 10 8   .556     18 14   .563
Tulane 6 12   .333     15 16   .484
East Carolina 6 12   .333     14 19   .424
UCF 5 13   .278     12 18   .400
Houston 4 14   .222     13 19   .406
South Florida 3 15   .167     9 23   .281
AAC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2014–15 Tulsa Golden Hurricane men's basketball team represented the University of Tulsa during the 2014–15 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Golden Hurricane, led by first year head coach Frank Haith, played their home games at the Reynolds Center and were members of the American Athletic Conference. They finished the season 23–11, 14–4 in American Athletic play to finish in second place. They advanced to the semifinals of the American Athletic Tournament where they lost to Connecticut. They were invited to the National Invitation Tournament where they defeated William & Mary in the first round before losing in the second round to Murray State.

Previous season[edit]

The Golden Hurricane finished the season 21–13, 13–3 in C-USA play, to finish in a four-way tie for the C-USA regular-season championship. They were champions of the C-USA Tournament to earn an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament, where they lost in the second round to UCLA.

Departures[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Barrett Hunter 0 G 6'0" 178 Senior McLean, VA Graduated
Pat Swilling, Jr. 2 G 6'3" 225 Senior New Orleans, LA Graduated
Riley Kemmer 4 F 6'7" 207 Freshman Wichita, KS No longer on team roster
Time Peete 5 G 6'4" 205 Senior Memphis, TN Graduated
Lew Evans 12 F 6'8" 230 Sophomore Salt Lake City, UT Transferred to Utah State

Recruiting[edit]

Class of 2014 commitments[edit]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Keondre Dew
SF
San Bernardino, California Elev8 Basketball Academy 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Jul 13, 2014 
Scout: N/A   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 69
Micah Littlejohn
SF
Mansfield, Texas Mansfield 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Sep 28, 2013 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: NR
Petar Rusic
SG
Oakville, Ontario 22 Feet Academy 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) May 1, 2014 
Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: NR
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:

Roster[edit]

2014–15 Tulsa Golden Hurricanes men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year High School/Junior College Home town
G 1 Smith, RashadRashad Smith 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Jr Plano HS Plano, TX
G 2 Haith, CoryCory Haith 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Jr University of Missouri Miami, Fl
G 3 Harrison, ShaquilleShaquille Harrison 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Jr Lee's Summit Kansas City, MO
G 5 Ray, RashadRashad Ray 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Jr O. Perry Walker HS New Orleans, LA
G 10 Woodard, JamesJames Woodard 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 183 lb (83 kg) Jr Edmond Memorial HS Arcadia, OK
G/F 11 Littlejohn, MicahMicah Littlejohn 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 191 lb (87 kg) Fr Mansfield HS Mansfield, TX
F 14 Edogi, TKTK Edogi 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 215 lb (98 kg) So Westwind Prep Surprise, AZ
G/F 15 Curtis, MarquelMarquel Curtis 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 210 lb (95 kg) RS Jr Williston State College Plymouth, MN
G 22 Wood, NickNick Wood 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Jr Cascia Hall Prep Tulsa, OK
G 23 Repichowski, StevieStevie Repichowski 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 193 lb (88 kg) So Kingdom Prep Academy Lansing, MI
F 40 Wright, D'AndreD'Andre Wright 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 248 lb (112 kg) Jr Eisenhower HS Lawton, OK
F 44 Swannegan, BrandonBrandon Swannegan 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 207 lb (94 kg) Jr Cypress Ridge HS Houston, TX
F 55 Ezechinonso, EmmanuelEmmanuel Ezechinonso 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 278 lb (126 kg) RS So Covenant Christian Ministries Academy Lagos, Nigeria
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster

Schedule[edit]

Date
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (Attendance)
City, State
Exhibition
11/08/2014*
4:00 PM
Southwestern Oklahoma State W 74–50 
Reynolds Center (3,378)
Tulsa, OK
Non-conference regular season
11/15/2014*
7:00 PM
at Oral Roberts
MGM Grand Main Event Opening Round/Rivalry
L 68–77  0–1
Mabee Center (6,534)
Tulsa, OK
11/17/2014*
8:30 PM, ESPN3
Louisiana–Lafayette
MGM Grand Main Event Opening Round
W 64–53  1–1
Reynolds Center (3,889)
Tulsa, OK
11/19/2014*
7:05 PM, ESPN3
Abilene Christian W 65–39  2–1
Reynolds Center (3,829)
Tulsa, OK
11/24/2014*
10:00 PM, ESPNU
vs. Auburn
MGM Grand Main Event heavyweight semifinal
W 53–35  3–1
MGM Grand Garden Arena (1,507)
Paradise, NV
11/26/2014*
10:30 PM, ESPN2
vs. Oklahoma State
MGM Grand Main Event heavyweight final
L 58–73  3–2
MGM Grand Garden Arena (1,712)
Paradise, NV
11/29/2014*
2:00 PM, ESPN3
at #9 Wichita State L 55–75  3–3
Charles Koch Arena (10,506)
Wichita, KS
12/03/2014*
7:00 PM, ESPN3
Creighton W 77–64  4–3
Reynolds Center (4,383)
Tulsa, OK
12/07/2014*
2:00 PM
at Arkansas–Little Rock W 78–73  5–3
Jack Stephens Center (794)
Little Rock, AR
12/10/2014*
7:00 PM
Southeastern Oklahoma State L 66–69  5–4
Reynolds Center (4,333)
Tulsa, OK
12/13/2014*
1:30 PM, CBSSN
#16 Oklahoma L 68–87  5–5
Reynolds Center (6,885)
Tulsa, OK
12/17/2014*
7:00 PM, ESPN3
Missouri State W 74–70  6–5
Reynolds Center (4,245)
Tulsa, OK
12/22/2014*
7:00 PM, ESPN3
Incarnate Word W 76–47  7–5
Reynolds Center (4,209)
Tulsa, OK
Conference regular season
12/31/2014
11:00 AM, ESPNU
at UCF W 56–54  8–5 (1–0)
CFE Arena (3,440)
Orlando, FL
01/04/2015
1:00 PM, ESPNews
Houston W 72–54  9–5 (2–0)
Reynolds Center (4,171)
Tulsa, OK
01/10/2015
2:00 PM, ESPNews
at Temple W 63–56  10–5 (3–0)
Liacouras Center (6,012)
Philadelphia, PA
01/13/2015
8:30 PM, CBSSN
Connecticut W 66–58  11–5 (4–0)
Reynolds Center (6,092)
Tulsa, OK
01/17/2015
10:00 AM, ESPNU
at South Florida W 75–58  12–5 (5–0)
USF Sun Dome (3,165)
Tampa, FL
01/21/2015
6:00 PM, ESPNU
Memphis W 73–55  13–5 (6–0)
Reynolds Center (5,003)
Tulsa, OK
01/24/2015
11:00 AM, ESPNews
at East Carolina W 66–64  14–5 (7–0)
Williams Arena (4,968)
Greenville, NC
01/27/2015
6:00 PM, ESPNews
at Tulane W 62–55  15–5 (8–0)
Devlin Fieldhouse (2,365)
New Orleans, LA
01/31/2015
12:00 PM, ESPNews
South Florida W 78–71 OT 16–5 (9–0)
Reynolds Center (4,939)
Tulsa, OK
02/05/2015
6:00 PM, ESPNews
at Houston W 57–44  17–5 (10–0)
Hofheinz Pavilion (2,847)
Houston, TX
02/07/2015
7:00 PM, ESPNU
#23 SMU L 57–68  17–6 (10–1)
Reynolds Center (7,677)
Tulsa, OK
02/12/2015
6:00 PM, ESPN2
at Connecticut L 45–70  17–7 (10–2)
XL Center (11,506)
Hartford, CT
02/18/2015
6:00 PM, ESPNU
East Carolina W 69–58  18–7 (11–2)
Reynolds Center (4,263)
Tulsa, OK
02/22/2015
5:00 PM, ESPNU
Temple W 55–39  19–7 (12–2)
Reynolds Center (5,130)
Tulsa, OK
02/25/2015
7:00 PM, ESPNews
Tulane W 76–55  20–7 (13–2)
Reynolds Center (4,603)
Tulsa, OK
02/28/2015
7:00 PM, ESPNU
at Memphis W 74–72 OT 21–7 (14–2)
FedEx Forum (15,784)
Memphis, TN
03/04/2015
8:00 PM, CBSSN
Cincinnati L 47-56  21–8 (14–3)
Reynolds Center (5,840)
Tulsa, OK
03/07/2015
2:00 PM, ESPNU
at SMU L 62-67  21–9 (14–4)
Moody Coliseum (7,314)
Dallas, TX
American Athletic Conference Tournament
03/13/2015
6:00 PM, ESPNU
vs. Houston
Quarterfinals
W 59–51  22–9
XL Center (9,514)
Hartford, CT
03/14/2015
6:00 PM, ESPN2
at Connecticut
Semifinals
L 42–47  22–10
XL Center (10,114)
Hartford, CT
NIT
03/17/2015*
7:15 PM, ESPN3
#(2) (7) William & Mary
First round
W 70–67  23–10
Reynolds Center (2,547)
Tulsa, OK
03/23/2015*
9:00 pm, ESPN
#(2) (3) Murray State
Second round
L 62–83  23–11
Reynolds Center (3,440)
Tulsa, OK
*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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