2015–16 Air Force Falcons men's basketball team

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2015–16 Air Force Falcons men's basketball
Air Force Falcons logo.svg
ConferenceMountain West Conference
2015–16 record14–18 (5–13 Mountain West)
Head coachDave Pilipovich (4th season)
Assistant coachSteve Snell
Assistant coachAndy Moore
Assistant coachTyson Wright
Assistant coachNate Zandt
Home arenaClune Arena
Seasons
2015–16 Mountain West Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
San Diego State 16 2   .889     28 10   .737
Fresno State 13 5   .722     25 10   .714
Boise State 11 7   .611     20 12   .625
Nevada 10 8   .556     24 14   .632
New Mexico 10 8   .556     17 15   .531
Colorado State 8 10   .444     18 16   .529
UNLV 8 10   .444     18 15   .545
Utah State 7 11   .389     16 15   .516
Wyoming 7 11   .389     14 18   .438
Air Force 5 13   .278     14 18   .438
San Jose State 4 14   .222     9 22   .290
2016 MWC Tournament winner

The 2015–16 Air Force Falcons men's basketball team represented the United States Air Force Academy during the 2015–16 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Falcons, led by fourth head coach Dave Pilipovich, played their home games at the Clune Arena on the Air Force Academy's main campus in Colorado Springs, Colorado and were a member of the Mountain West Conference. They finished the season 14–18, 5–13 in Mountain West play to finish in tenth place. They lost in the first round of the Mountain West Tournament to UNLV.

Previous season[edit]

The Falcons the season 14–17, 6–12 in Mountain West play to finish in ninth place. They defeated New Mexico to advance to the quarterfinals of the Mountain West Tournament where they lost to Boise State.

Departures[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Marek Olesinski 0 F 6'9" 220 Senior Roswell, NM Graduated
Justin Hammonds 3 G 6'6" 205 Senior Houston, TX Graduated
Kamryn Williams 4 F 6'4" 193 Senior Colorado Springs, CO Graduated
Matt Mooney 13 G 6'3" 200 Freshman Chicago, IL Transferred to South Dakota
Jacob McGraw 14 F 6'6" 207 Freshman Portland, OR No longer on team roster
DeLovell Earls 21 F 6'6" 225 Senior Colorado Springs, CO Graduated
Max Yon 22 G 6'4" 198 Senior San Antonio, TX Graduated
Ethan Michael 42 F 6'8" 232 Senior Toledo, OH Graduated

Recruiting[edit]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Ryan Swan
PF
Aurora, CO Overland High School 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Nov 10, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 68
Garrett Scheer
PF
Las Vegas, NV Centennial High School 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 195 lb (88 kg)  
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 62
Malik Abbott
SG
Las Vegas, NV Mojave High School 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 180 lb (82 kg) May 14, 2015 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 60
Keegan Culp
SF
Carmel, IN Carmel High School 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Oct 20, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: NR
Grant Pitman
SF
Cincinnati, OH Moeller High School 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 177 lb (80 kg) Nov 4, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: NR
Sid Tomes
SG
Woodbury, MN East Ridge High School 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Nov 9, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: NR
Will Christmas
SG
Oceanside, CA Oceanside High School 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 180 lb (82 kg) May 10, 2015 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: NR
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout:   Rivals:
  • 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:

  • "2015 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2015-07-20.

Recruiting Class of 2016[edit]

Roster[edit]

2015–16 Air Force Falcons men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
G 0 Jace Chacon 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Fr Everett Everett, WA
F 1 Dane Norman 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Fr Foothills Christian High School San Diego, CA
G 2 C. J. Siples 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 170 lb (77 kg) So USAFA Prep School Cibolo, TX
G 3 Dylan Clark 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Fr Woodland Park Cibolo, TX
G 4 Daniel Hummer 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Fr Upper Arlington Upper Arlington, OH
G 5 Zach Kocur 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Jr USAFA Prep School Denver, CO
F 10 Nick Jorgensen 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Jr USAFA Prep School Minnetonka, MN
F 11 Joe Tuss 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Jr USAFA Prep School Las Vegas, NV
G 12 David Louthan 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Fr USAFA Prep School Colorado Springs, CO
F 13 David Cooper 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Fr Tumwater Olympia, WA
G 14 Malik Abbott 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Fr Mojave North Las Vegas, NV
G 15 Jacob Van 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) So Mansfield Lake Ridge Mansfield, TX
G 20 Trevor Lyons 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) So USAFA Prep School Newport News, VA
G 22 Pervis Louder 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Fr Village Christian Academy Raleigh, NC
G/F 24 Dezmond James 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 215 lb (98 kg) So USAFA Prep School Parker, CO
F 25 Kyle Broekhuis 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Jr USAFA Prep School Colorado Springs, CO
F 31 Luke Lutes 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 205 lb (93 kg) So Jesuit Sacramento, CA
F 32 Ryan Manning 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 190 lb (86 kg) So USAFA Prep School Sacramento, CA
C 33 Frank Toohey 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) So York Community Elmhurst, IL
G 34 Jason Anderson 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Fr Doherty Colorado Springs, CO
F 35 Hayden Graham 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Jr Anderson Austin, TX
C 40 Brandan Leonard 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 235 lb (107 kg) So Olympia Olympia, WA
C 41 Zach Moer 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 218 lb (99 kg) Sr Coram Deo Academy Dallas, TX
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster

Schedule and results[edit]

Date
time, TV
Opponent Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
11/06/2015*
7:30 PM
Colorado Christian W 96–83 
Clune Arena 
Colorado Springs, CO
Non-conference regular season
11/13/2015*
6:05 PM, ESPN3
at Southern Illinois
MWC–MWC Challenge
L 75–77  0–1
SIU Arena (4,759)
Carbondale, IL
11/16/2015*
7:00 PM
Tennessee Tech
Air Force Classic
W 80–70  1–1
Clune Arena (488)
Colorado Springs, CO
11/19/2015*
7:00 PM
Mississippi Valley State
Air Force Classic
W 65–64  2–1
Clune Arena (1,129)
Colorado Springs, CO
11/22/2015*
2:00 PM
Robert Morris
Air Force Classic
W 64–52  3–1
Clune Arena (983)
Colorado Springs, CO
11/25/2015*
7:00 PM, P12N
at Colorado L 70–81  3–2
Coors Events Center (7,698)
Boulder, CO
11/28/2015*
1:00 PM
New Mexico State
Air Force Classic
W 66–64 OT 4–2
Clune Arena (1,034)
Colorado Springs, CO
12/02/2015*
7:00 PM
The Citadel W 97–93  5–2
Clune Arena (806)
Colorado Springs, CO
12/05/2015*
2:00 PM, RTRM
at Denver W 61–59  6–2
Magness Arena (3,547)
Denver, CO
12/08/2015*
6:00 PM, BTN
at Ohio State L 50–74  6–3
Value City Arena (11,816)
Columbus, OH
12/12/2015*
2:00 PM
Army L 80–90  6–4
Clune Arena (1,694)
Colorado Springs, CO
12/19/2015*
3:00 PM
at UC Davis W 67–60  7–4
The Pavilion (1,176)
Davis, CA
12/22/2015*
7:00 PM
Johnson & Wales–Denver W 80–56  8–4
Clune Arena (1,075)
Colorado Springs, CO
12/29/2015*
6:00 PM
Western State Colorado W 86–66  9–4
Clune Arena (2,009)
Colorado Springs, CO
Mountain West regular season
01/02/2016
12:00 PM
San Jose State W 64–57  10–4
(1–0)
Clune Arena (1,131)
Colorado Springs, CO
01/06/2016
7:00 PM
at Wyoming L 52–64  10–5
(1–1)
Arena-Auditorium (4,681)
Laramie, WY
01/09/2016
12:00 PM
Nevada L 63–86  10–6
(1–2)
Clune Arena (1,352)
Colorado Springs, CO
01/13/2016
7:00 PM, RTRM
at Utah State L 60–79  10–7
(1–3)
Smith Spectrum (9,243)
Logan, UT
01/16/2016
7:00 PM, ESPN3
at UNLV L 64–100  10–8
(1–4)
Thomas & Mack Center (13,198)
Paradise, NV
01/20/2016
7:00 PM, RTRM
Colorado State L 79–83  10–9
(1–5)
Clune Arena (2,021)
Colorado Springs, CO
01/23/2016
12:00 PM, RTRM
Fresno State L 55–56  10–10
(1–6)
Clune Arena (2,083)
Colorado Springs, CO
01/27/2016
7:00 PM, RTRM
at New Mexico L 55–84  10–11
(1–7)
The Pit (12,072)
Albuquerque, NM
01/30/2016
2:00 PM
at San Jose State L 54–75  10–12
(1–8)
Event Center Arena (2,169)
San Jose, CA
02/03/2016
7:00 PM, RTRM
Wyoming W 70–62  11–12
(2–8)
Clune Arena (876)
Colorado Springs, CO
02/06/2016
12:00 PM, RTRM
Boise State W 61–53  12–12
(3–8)
Clune Arena (2,097)
Colorado Springs, CO
02/10/2016
7:00 PM, RTRM
at Nevada L 52–72  12–13
(3–9)
Lawlor Events Center (5,624)
Reno, NV
02/13/2016
8:00 PM, CBSSN
at San Diego State L 61–70  12–14
(3–10)
Viejas Arena (12,414)
San Diego, CA
02/17/2016
7:30 PM, CBSSN
UNLV W 79–74  13–14
(4–10)
Clune Arena (1,445)
Colorado Springs, CO
02/20/2016
12:00 PM, RTRM
New Mexico W 76–72  14–14
(5–10)
Clune Arena (3,327)
Colorado Springs, CO
02/24/2016
8:00 PM
at Fresno State L 63–64  14–15
(5–11)
Save Mart Center (6,284)
Fresno, CA
03/02/2016
7:00 PM, RTRM
Utah State L 65–78  14–16
(5–12)
Clune Arena (1,556)
Colorado Springs, CO
03/05/2016
2:00 PM, RTRM
at Colorado State L 73–87  14–17
(5–13)
Moby Arena (4,226)
Fort Collins, CO
Mountain West Tournament
03/09/2016
2:30 PM, MWN
vs. UNLV
First round
L 102–108 3OT 14–18
Thomas & Mack Center (5,970)
Paradise, NV
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Mountain Time.

See also[edit]

2015–16 Air Force Falcons women's basketball team

References[edit]