2015–16 Cornell Big Red men's basketball team

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2015–16 Cornell Big Red men's basketball
Cornell "C" logo.svg
Conference Ivy League
2015–16 record 10–18 (3–11 Ivy)
Head coach Bill Courtney (6th season)
Assistant coach Craig Carter
Assistant coach Jon Jaques
Assistant coach Dave Metzendorf
Home arena Newman Arena
Seasons
2015–16 Ivy League men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Yale 13 1   .929     23 7   .767
Princeton 12 2   .857     22 7   .759
Columbia 10 4   .714     25 10   .714
Harvard 6 8   .429     14 16   .467
Penn 5 9   .357     11 17   .393
Dartmouth 4 10   .286     10 18   .357
Cornell 3 11   .214     10 18   .357
Brown 3 11   .214     8 20   .286
† – NCAA Tournament participant

The 2015–16 Cornell Big Red men's basketball team represented Cornell University during the 2015–16 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Big Red, led by sixth year head coach Bill Courtney, played their home games at Newman Arena and were members of the Ivy League. They finished the season 10–18, 3–11 in Ivy League play to finish in a tie for seventh place.

On March 14, 2016, Cornell fired head coach Bill Courtney.[1] He finished at Cornell with a six-year record of 60–113. On April 18, the school hired Brian Earl as head coach.[2]

Previous season[edit]

The Big Red finished the season 13–17, 5–9 in Ivy League play to finish in a tie for fifth place.

Departures[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Galal Cancer 3 G 6'2" 180 Senior Albany, NY Graduated
Dave LaMore 4 F/C 6'9" 225 Senior Whitmore, MI Graduated
Devin Cherry 13 G 6'3" 185 Senior Meridian, MS Graduated
Shonn Miller 32 F 6'7" 210 Senior Euclid, OH Graduated
Nenad Tomic 35 F 6'7" 220 Senior North Royalton, OH Graduated
Deion Giddens 50 F/C 6'9" 202 Senior Bitburg, Germany Graduated

Recruiting[edit]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Stone Gettings
#66 PF
Los Angeles, CA Loyola High School 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Oct 26, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 66
Donovan Wright
SG
Blairstown, NJ Blair Academy 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) N/A Jul 7, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: NR
Joel Davis
SG
Goldsboro, NC Wayne Country Day School 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) N/A Jul 8, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: NR
Troy Whiteside
SG
Knoxville, TN Webb School Of Knoxville 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Aug 31, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: NR
Matt Morgan
PF
Concord, NC Cox Mill High School 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) N/A Sep 12, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: NR
Joseph Ritter
PF
Dallas, TX Woodrow Wilson High School 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 230 lb (100 kg) Oct 1, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: NR
Xavier Eaglin
SF
Dayton, TX Dayton High School 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Feb 10, 2015 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/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:

  • "2015 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2015-10-05.

Recruiting class of 2016[edit]

Roster[edit]

2015–16 Cornell Big Red men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
G 0 David Onuorah 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Jr Marist HS Lithonia, GA
G 1 Darryl Smith 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Jr Blue Ridge School Chesapeake, VA
F 3 Donovan Wright 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Fr Blair Academy Easton, PA
G 4 Troy Whiteside 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Fr The Webb School Knoxville, TN
G 5 Robert Hatter 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Jr Westside HS Houston, TX
G 10 Matt Morgan 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Fr Cox Mill HS Concord, NC
G 11 Desmond Fleming 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Jr The Woodlands College Park HS The Woodlands, TX
F 12 Jordan Abdur-Ra'oof 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 205 lb (93 kg) So Gonzaga College HS Rockville, MD
F 13 Stone Gettings 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Fr Loyola HS Calabasas, CA
C 15 Braxston Bunce 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Sr Kelowna Secondary School Kelowna, BC
G/F 20 Will Bathurst 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 180 lb (82 kg) So Olean HS Olean, NY
G 21 Kyle Brown 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) So Newport HS Bellevue, WA
G 22 Robert Mischler 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 183 lb (83 kg) Sr Marian HS Mishawaka, IN
G 23 Joel Davis 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Fr Wayne Country Day School Goldsboro, NC
G/F 24 Pat Smith 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Fr Archbishop Wood Catholic HS Chalfont, PA
G 25 JoJo Fallas 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Jr Shalhevet HS Los Angeles, CA
F 30 Joseph Bayless 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Fr Woodrow Wilson HS Dallas, TX
G 32 Jack Gordon 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Fr St. Mark's School Dallas, TX
F 34 Xavier Eaglin 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Fr Dayton HS Raywood, TX
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster

Schedule[edit]

[3]

Date
time, TV
Opponent Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Non-conference regular season
11/13/2015*
7:00 PM, ESPN3
at Georgia Tech L 81–116  0–1
Hank McCamish Pavilion 
Atlanta, GA
11/16/2015*
7:00 PM
at Colgate W 101–98 2OT[4] 1–1
Cotterell Court (814)
Hamilton, NY
11/18/2015*
6:00 PM
Binghamton W 76–59  2–1
Newman Arena (1,204)
Ithaca, NY
11/21/2015*
3:15 PM, ESPN3
at Canisius L 62–87  2–2
Koessler Athletic Center (1,310)
Buffalo, NY
11/23/2015*
8:30 PM
Penn State Harrisburg W 76–47  3–2
Newman Arena (991)
Ithaca, NY
11/25/2015*
7:00 PM, ESPN3
at Pittsburgh L 49–93  3–3
Peterson Events Center (7,720)
Pittsburgh, PA
11/29/2015*
2:00 PM
at UMass Lowell L 77–80  3–4
Costello Athletic Center (407)
Lowell, MA
12/01/2015*
7:00 PM
Siena W 81–80  4–4
Newman Arena (1,017)
Ithaca, NY
12/05/2015*
2:00 PM
Lafayette W 85–69  5–4
Newman Arena (1,934)
Ithaca, NY
12/19/2015*
12:00 PM, RSN
at Syracuse L 46–67  5–5
Carrier Dome (18,295)
Syracuse, NY
12/22/2015*
6:00 PM
Monmouth L 69–78  5–6
Newman Arena (2,034)
Ithaca, NY
12/28/2015*
7:00 PM
at Saint Peter's W 65–62  6–6
Yanitelli Center (611)
Jersey City, NJ
01/02/2016*
7:00 PM
Albany L 70–75  6–7
Newman Arena (1,421)
Ithaca, NY
01/06/2016*
7:00 PM
at Howard W 84–81  7–7
Burr Gymnasium (305)
Washington, D.C.
Ivy League regular season
01/16/2016
7:00 PM
at Columbia L 70–74  7–8
(0–1)
Levien Gymnasium (2,236)
New York City, NY
01/23/2016
4:00 PM
Columbia L 68–79  7–9
(0–2)
Newman Arena (3,935)
Ithaca, NY
01/29/2016
7:00 PM
at Harvard W 77–65  8–9
(1–2)
Lavietes Pavilion (1,712)
Cambridge, MA
01/30/2016
7:00 PM
at Dartmouth W 77–73  9–9
(2–2)
Leede Arena (899)
Hanover, NH
02/05/2016
7:00 PM
at Brown L 80–86  9–10
(2–3)
Pizzitola Sports Center (738)
Providence, RI
02/06/2016
7:00 PM
at Yale L 52–83  9–11
(2–4)
John J. Lee Amphitheater (1,684)
New Haven, CT
02/12/2016
6:00 PM, ASN
Princeton L 56–85  9–12
(2–5)
Newman Arena 
Ithaca, NY
02/13/2016
6:00 PM
Penn L 84–92  9–13
(2–6)
Newman Arena 
Ithaca, NY
02/19/2016
7:00 PM
Dartmouth L 66–78  9–14
(2–7)
Newman Arena (1,098)
Ithaca, NY
02/20/2016
6:00 PM
Harvard L 74–76  9–15
(2–8)
Newman Arena (1,938)
Ithaca, NY
02/26/2016
7:00 PM
at Penn L 67–79  9–16
(2–9)
The Palestra (2,058)
Philadelphia, PA
02/27/2016
6:00 PM
at Princeton L 60–74  9–17
(2–10)
Jadwin Gymnasium (2,992)
Princeton, NJ
03/04/2016
6:00 PM, ASN
Yale L 64–88  9–18
(2–11)
Newman Arena (1,734)
Ithaca, NY
03/05/2016
6:00 PM
Brown W 75–71  10–18
(3–11)
Newman Arena (1,629)
Ithaca, NY
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

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