2015–16 Nevada Wolf Pack men's basketball team

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2015–16 Nevada Wolf Pack men's basketball
Nevada Wolf Pack wordmark.svg
ConferenceMountain West Conference
2015–16 record24–14 (10–8 Mountain West)
Head coachEric Musselman (1st season)
Assistant coachDoug Stewart
Assistant coachJay Morris
Assistant coachJermaine Kimbrough
Home arenaLawlor Events Center
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 Nevada Wolf Pack men's basketball team represented the University of Nevada, Reno during the 2015–16 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Wolf Pack, led by first year head coach Eric Musselman, played their home games at the Lawlor Events Center and were members of the Mountain West Conference. They finished the season 24–14, 10–8 in Mountain West play to finish in a tie for fourth place. They defeated New Mexico in the quarterfinals of the Mountain West Tournament to advance to the semifinals where they lost to San Diego State. They were invited to the College Basketball Invitational where they defeated Montana, Eastern Washington, and Vermont to advance to the best-of-three finals series against Morehead State. They defeated Morehead State 2 games to 1 to become the CBI champions.

Previous season[edit]

The Wolf Pack finished season 9–22, 5–13 in Mountain West play to finish in tenth place. They lost in the first round of the Mountain West Tournament to UNLV. At the end of the season, head coach David Carter was fired. He compiled a record of 98–97 in six seasons.

Departures[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Stelios Papafloratos 10 G 6'4" 170 Sophomore Athens, Greece Transferred to Southeastern Oklahoma State
Patrick Conroy 11 G 6'2" 180 Sophomore Novato, CA Walk-on, left the team
Michael Perez 23 G 6'3" 190 RS Senior Tucson, AZ Graduated
Ronnie Stevens, Jr. 33 F/C 6'8" 230 Senior Los Angeles, CA Graduated

Incoming transfers[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Marcus Marshall 10 G 6'3" 190 Senior Saint Paul, MN Transferred from Missouri State. Under NCAA transfer rules, Marshall will have to sit out for the 2015–16 season. Will have one year of remaining eligibility.
Jordan Caroline 14 F 6'6" 235 Sophomore Champaign, IL Transferred from Southern Illinois. Under NCAA transfer rules, Caroline will have to sit out for the 2015–16 season. Will have three years of remaining eligibility.

Recruiting[edit]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Lindsey Drew
PG
Los Angeles, CA Fairfax HS 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Apr 29, 2015 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 75
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.

Roster[edit]

2015–16 Nevada Wolf Pack men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
F 0 Cameron Oliver (W) 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Fr Grant HS Sacramento, CA
G 1 Marqueze Coleman 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Sr Bishop Alemany HS Mission Hills, CA
G 2 Tyron Criswell 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Sr Omaha Benson HS
Central CC
Omaha, NE
C 3 AJ West 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Sr Create Charter
Monroe College
Brooklyn, NY
F 5 Kaileb Rodriguez 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Jr ThunderRidge HS
Sheridan College
Highlands Ranch, CO
G 10 Marcus Marshall (I) Current redshirt 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Sr Johnson Sr. HS
Missouri State
Saint Paul, MN
F 12 Elijah Foster 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 255 lb (116 kg) So Rainier Beach HS Seattle, WA
G 14 Lindsey Drew 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Fr Fairfax HS Los Angeles, CA
G 15 DJ Fenner 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Jr Seattle Prep Seattle, WA
F 20 Robyn Missa 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 245 lb (111 kg) So Lutheran HS Berlin, Germany
G 21 Eric Cooper, Jr. 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 180 lb (82 kg) So IMG Academy Long Beach, CA
F 24 Jordan Caroline (I) Current redshirt 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 235 lb (107 kg) So Montverde Academy
Southern Illinois
Champaign, IL
F 34 Lucas Stivrins 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Sr North Pointe Prep
Pratt CC
Scottsdale, AZ
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster

Schedule[edit]

[1]

Date
time, TV
Opponent Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
10/30/2015*
7:00 pm
Dominican (CA) W 82–52 
Lawlor Events Center (2,139)
Reno, NV
11/06/2015*
7:00 pm
Alaska–Fairbanks W 84–53 
Lawlor Events Center (3,543)
Reno, NV
Non-conference regular season
11/13/2015*
6:00 pm
vs. Coastal Carolina
Rainbow Classic
W 73–56  1–0
Stan Sheriff Center (6,259)
Honolulu, HI
11/15/2015*
4:00 pm
vs. Montana State
Rainbow Classic
W 83–62  2–0
Stan Sheriff Center (5,271)
Honolulu, HI
11/17/2015*
1:00 am, ESPN2
at Hawaii
Rainbow Classic/College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon
L 75–76  2–1
Stan Sheriff Center (5,471)
Honolulu, HI
11/21/2015*
7:00 pm
at Pacific W 85–82 2OT 3–1
Alex G. Spanos Center (2,169)
Stockton, CA
11/25/2015*
7:00 pm
Portland State W 76–73  4–1
Lawlor Events Center (5,890)
Reno, NV
11/28/2015*
6:00 pm
at Cal State Fullerton L 66–75  4–2
Titan Gym (905)
Fullerton, CA
11/30/2015*
7:00 pm
Holy Names W 108–57  5–2
Lawlor Events Center (4,896)
Reno, NV
12/05/2015*
1:00 pm, P12N
at Oregon State L 62–66  5–3
Gill Coliseum (4,891)
Corvallis, OR
12/09/2015*
7:00 pm
Fresno Pacific W 119–70  6–3
Lawlor Events Center (5,014)
Reno, NV
12/12/2015*
4:00 pm
Drake
MW–MVC Challenge
W 79–71  7–3
Lawlor Events Center (5,541)
Reno, NV
12/18/2015*
7:00 pm
Santa Clara W 72–69  8–3
Lawlor Events Center (5,813)
Reno, NV
12/22/2015*
5:00 pm
at Wichita State L 69–98  8–4
Charles Koch Arena (10,506)
Wichita, KS
Mountain West regular season
12/30/2015
6:00 pm, RTRM
at New Mexico L 76–88  8–5
(0–1)
The Pit (13,247)
Albuquerque, NM
01/02/2016
3:00 pm, RTRM
Wyoming W 71–68  9–5
(1–1)
Lawlor Events Center (6,317)
Reno, NV
01/06/2016
7:00 pm
at Fresno State L 63–85  9–6
(1–2)
Save Mart Center (5,315)
Fresno, CA
01/09/2016
11:00 am
at Air Force W 86–63  10–6
(2–2)
Clune Arena (1,352)
Colorado Springs, CO
01/13/2016
7:00 pm, MWN
Boise State L 67–74  10–7
(2–3)
Lawlor Events Center (7,564)
Reno, NV
01/20/2016
6:00 pm
at Wyoming W 75–69  11–7
(3–3)
Arena-Auditorium (4,959)
Laramie, WY
01/23/2016
7:00 pm, ESPNU
UNLV W 65–63  12–7
(4–3)
Lawlor Events Center (11,341)
Reno, NV
01/27/2016
8:00 pm, ESPNU
San Diego State L 54–57  12–8
(4–4)
Lawlor Events Center (6,250)
Reno, NV
01/30/2016
6:00 pm, RTRM
at Utah State W 89–84  13–8
(5–4)
Smith Spectrum (9,659)
Logan, UT
02/06/2016
1:00 pm, MWN
at Colorado State L 67–76  13–9
(5–5)
Moby Arena (4,018)
Fort Collins, CO
02/10/2016
7:00 pm, RTRM
Air Force W 72–52  14–9
(6–5)
Lawlor Events Center (5,624)
Reno, NV
02/13/2016
4:00 pm
Fresno State W 77–72  15–9
(7–5)
Lawlor Events Center (6,750)
Reno, NV
02/17/2016
7:00 pm
at San Jose State W 61–55  16–9
(8–5)
Event Center Arena (1,560)
San Jose, CA
02/20/2016
7:00 pm, CBSSN
at UNLV L 91–102 OT 16–10
(8–6)
Thomas & Mack Center (14,640)
Paradise, NV
02/24/2016
7:00 pm, RTRM
Utah State W 73–68  17–10
(9–6)
Lawlor Events Center (6,527)
Reno, NV
02/28/2016
2:00 pm, RTRM
Colorado State W 87–80 OT 18–10
(10–6)
Lawlor Events Center (4,018)
Reno, NV
03/02/2016
6:00 pm, MWN
at Boise State L 57–76  18–11
(10–7)
Taco Bell Arena (8,495)
Boise, ID
03/05/2016
7:00 pm, RTRM
New Mexico L 66–71  18–12
(10–8)
Lawlor Events Center (7,191)
Reno, NV
Mountain West Tournament
03/10/2016
2:30 pm, CBSSN
vs. New Mexico
Quarterfinals
W 64–62  19–12
Thomas & Mack Center (8,279)
Paradise, NV
03/11/2016
6:00 pm, CBSSN
vs. San Diego State
Semifinals
L 55–67  19–13
Thomas & Mack Center (8,036)
Paradise, NV
CBI
03/16/2016*
7:00 pm
Montana
First round
W 79–75  20–13
Lawlor Center (4,524)
Reno, NV
03/21/2016*
10:00 pm
Eastern Washington
Quarterfinals
W 85–70  21–13
Lawlor Center (6,053)
Reno, NV
03/23/2016*
7:00 pm
Vermont
Semifinals
W 86–72  22–13
Lawlor Center (6,133)
Reno, NV
03/28/2016*
5:30 pm, ESPNU
at Morehead State
Finals – Game 1
L 83–86  22–14
Ellis Johnson Arena (4,187)
Morehead, KY
03/30/2016*
6:00 pm, ESPNU
Morehead State
Finals – Game 2
W 77–68  23–14
Lawlor Center (7,431)
Reno, NV
04/01/2016*
6:00 pm, ESPNU
Morehead State
Finals – Game 3
W 85–82 OT 24–14
Lawlor Center (9,043)
Reno, NV
*Non-conference game. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Pacific Time.

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