2015–16 Colorado State Rams men's basketball team

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2015–16 Colorado State Rams men's basketball
Colorado State Rams wordmark.svg
ConferenceMountain West Conference
2015–16 record18–16 (8–10 Mountain West)
Head coachLarry Eustachy (4th season)
Assistant coachLeonard Perry
Assistant coachRoss Hodge
Assistant coachSteve Barnes
Home arenaMoby 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 Colorado State Rams men's basketball team represented Colorado State University during the 2015–16 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The team was coached by Larry Eustachy in his fourth season. They played their home games at the Moby Arena on Colorado State University's main campus in Fort Collins, Colorado and were members of the Mountain West Conference. They finished the season 18–16, 8–10 in Mountain West play to finish in a tie for sixth place. They defeated San Jose State and Boise State to advance to the semifinals of the Mountain West Tournament where they lost to Fresno State. They did not participate in a postseason tournament.

Previous season[edit]

The Rams finished the season 27–7, 13–5 in Mountain West play to finish in third place. They advanced to the semifinals of the Mountain West Tournament where they lost to San Diego State. They were invited to the National Invitation Tournament where they lost in the first round to South Dakota State.

Departures[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Daniel Bejarano 2 G 6'5" 210 RS Senior Phoenix, AZ Graduated
Stanton Kidd 11 F 6'7" 225 RS Senior Baltimore, MD Graduated
Carlton Hurst 12 G 6'3" 190 Sophomore Aurora, CO Transferred to South Dakota
Daniel Mulamba 23 F 6'9" 230 Junior Terrell, TX Not cleared by NCAA, transferred to Langston University[1]
Marcus Holt 30 F/C 6'10" 204 Senior Aurora, CO Graduated
J. J. Avila 31 F 6'8" 250 RS Senior McAllen, TX Graduated

Incoming Transfers[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Previous School
Kimani Jackson 0 F 6'8" 230 RS Sophomore Arlington, TX Junior college transferred from New Mexico Junior College.
Emmanuel Omogbo 2 F 6'8" 220 Junior Hyttesville, MD Junior college transferred from South Plains College.

2015 Recruiting Class[edit]

Prentiss Nixon at the 2015 IHSA 4A final four
US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Prentiss Nixon
PG
Bolingbrook, IL Bolingbrook High School 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Jun 15, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 79
Anthony Bonner
SG
Lawrence, KS Lawrence High School 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Jun 2, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: N/A
Nico Carvacho
PF
Frisco, Texas Sunrise Christian Academy 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Oct 19, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: N/A
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:

  • "Colorado State Commit List for 2015". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2015-04-29.
  • "Men's Basketball Recruiting". Scout.com. Retrieved 2015-04-29.
  • "ESPN – Colorado State Rams Basketball Recruiting 2015". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2015-04-29.
  • "Scout.com Team Recruiting Rankings". Scout.com. Retrieved 2015-04-29.
  • "2015 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2015-04-29.

2016 Recruiting Class[edit]

Roster[edit]

2015–16 Colorado State Rams men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
F 0 Kimani Jackson 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 223 lb (101 kg) RS So New Mexico JC Arlington, TX
G 1 Antwan Scott 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 178 lb (81 kg) RS Sr Grambling State Wylie, TX
F 2 Emmanuel Omogbo 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Jr South Plains College Hyattsville, MD
G 3 Gian Clavell 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Jr Northwest Kansas Tech Coll. Caguas, PR
G 4 John Gillon 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 168 lb (76 kg) RS Jr Arkansas-Little Rock Houston, TX
G 5 Fred Richardson III 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 212 lb (96 kg) Sr Lee College Houston, TX
G 10 Joe De Ciman 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 201 lb (91 kg) Sr Dr. Martin LeBoldus HS Regina, SK
G 11 Prentiss Nixon 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Fr Bolingbrook HS Bolingbrook, IL
G 13 Mike Burnett (W) 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) RS Sr Manuel HS Denver, CO
F 15 Tiel Daniels 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 235 lb (107 kg) RS Sr Southern Illinois Wentzville, MO
G 22 Jeremiah Page 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 166 lb (75 kg) RS Fr Rangeview HS Aurora, CO
G 25 Anthony Bonner 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Fr Lawrence HS Lawrence, KS
F/C 32 Nico Carvacho 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Fr Sunrise Christian Academy Frisco, TX
F 41 Toby Van Ry 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 196 lb (89 kg) RS Fr Fort Collins HS Fort Collins, CO
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster

Schedule[edit]

Date
time, TV
Opponent Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
11/07/2015*
2:00 PM
CSU–Pueblo W 89–65 
Moby Arena (3,506)
Fort Collins, CO
Non-conference regular season
11/14/2015*
10:00 AM
at Northern Iowa
MW–MVC Challenge
W 84–78  1–0
McLeod Center (4,455)
Cedar Falls, IA
11/19/2015*
7:00 PM
Loyola Marymount W 83–75  2–0
Moby Arena (3,142)
Fort Collins, CO
11/22/2015*
2:00 PM
Oakland
Corpus Christi Coastal Classic
W 95–89  3–0
Moby Arena (2,638)
Fort Collins, CO
11/24/2015*
7:00 PM
Abilene Christian
Corpus Christi Coastal Classic
W 108–100 2OT 4–0
Moby Arena (2,801)
Fort Collins, CO
11/27/2015*
6:30 PM, CBSSN
vs. Portland
Corpus Christi Coastal Classic semifinals
W 90–74  5–0
American Bank Center (183)
Corpus Christi, TX
11/28/2015*
4:00 PM, CBSSN
vs. UTEP
Corpus Christi Coastal Classic championship
L 90–99 2OT 5–1
American Bank Center (274)
Corpus Christi, TX
12/03/2015*
7:00 PM
Long Beach State L 77–83  5–2
Moby Arena (3,581)
Fort Collins, CO
12/06/2015*
12:00 PM, RTRM
Colorado L 77–88  5–3
Moby Arena (8,750)
Fort Collins, CO
12/09/2015*
7:00 PM
Arkansas–Fort Smith W 97–72  6–3
Moby Arena (2,523)
Fort Collins, CO
12/13/2015*
5:00 PM, CET
at Northern Colorado L 64–73  6–4
Bank of Colorado Arena (1,576)
Greeley, CO
12/19/2015*
1:00 PM, FSKC
vs. Kansas State
Wichita Wildcat Showcase
L 56–61  6–5
Intrust Bank Arena (9,367)
Wichita, KS
12/21/2015*
7:00 PM
USC Upstate W 89–61  7–5
Moby Arena (2,658)
Fort Collins, CO
12/29/2015*
7:00 PM
Regis W 77–53  8–5
Moby Arena (3,103)
Fort Collins, CO
Mountain West regular season
01/02/2016
5:00 PM, ESPN3
at Boise State L 80–84  8–6
(0–1)
Taco Bell Arena (6,749)
Boise, ID
01/06/2016
8:00 PM, CBSSN
UNLV W 66–65  9–6
(1–1)
Moby Arena (3,431)
Fort Collins, CO
01/09/2016
3:00 PM
at San Jose State W 85–84 OT 10–6
(2–1)
Event Center Arena (1,470)
San Jose, CA
01/13/2016
8:00 PM, CBSSN
San Diego State L 62–69  10–7
(2–2)
Moby Arena (4,018)
Fort Collins, CO
01/16/2016
2:00 PM, ESPN3
Utah State L 92–96  10–8
(2–3)
Moby Arena (3,752)
Fort Collins, CO
01/20/2016
7:00 PM, RTRM
at Air Force W 83–79  11–8
(3–3)
Clune Arena (2,021)
Colorado Springs, CO
01/27/2016
7:00 PM
San Jose State W 74–66  12–8
(4–3)
Moby Arena (3,582)
Fort Collins, CO
01/30/2016
4:00 PM, RTRM
at Wyoming
Border War
L 76–83  12–9
(4–4)
Arena-Auditorium (8,148)
Laramie, WY
02/03/2016
9:00 PM, ESPN2
at San Diego State L 67–69  12–10
(4–5)
Viejas Arena (12,414)
San Diego, CA
02/06/2016
2:00 PM, MWN
Nevada W 76–67  13–10
(5–5)
Moby Arena (4,018)
Fort Collins, CO
02/10/2016
7:00 PM, ESPN3
Boise State W 97–93 2OT 14–10
(6–5)
Moby Arena 
Fort Collins, CO
02/13/2016
8:00 PM, ESPNU
at UNLV L 80–87  14–11
(6–6)
Thomas & Mack Center (11,753)
Paradise, NV
02/17/2016
7:00 PM, ESPN3
at Utah State L 59–72  14–12
(6–7)
Smith Spectrum (9,377)
Logan, UT
02/20/2016
2:00 PM, MWN
Wyoming
Border War
L 66–84  14–13
(6–8)
Moby Arena (7,067)
Fort Collins, CO
02/24/2016
8:00 PM, CBSSN
New Mexico W 86–69  15–13
(7–8)
Moby Arena (3,148)
Fort Collins, CO
02/28/2016
3:00 PM, RTRM
at Nevada L 80–87 OT 15–14
(7–9)
Lawlor Events Center (4,018)
Reno, NV
03/02/2016
9:00 PM, CBSSN
at Fresno State L 73–87  15–15
(7–10)
Save Mart Center (9,948)
Fresno, CA
03/05/2016
2:00 PM, RTRM
Air Force W 87–73  16–15
(8–10)
Moby Arena (4,226)
Fort Collins, CO
Mountain West Tournament
03/09/2016
5:00 PM, MWN
vs. San Jose State
First round
W 80–61  17–15
Thomas & Mack Center (5,970)
Paradise, NV
03/10/2016
9:30 PM, CBSSN
vs. Boise State
Quarterfinals
W 88–81  18–15
Thomas & Mack Center (6,325)
Paradise, NV
03/11/2016
9:30 PM, CBSSN
vs. Fresno State
Semifinals
L 56–64  18–16
Thomas & Mack Center (8,036)
Paradise, NV
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Mountain Time.

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