2015–16 New Mexico Lobos men's basketball team

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2015–16 New Mexico Lobos men's basketball
New Mexico Lobos wordmark.svg
ConferenceMountain West Conference
2015–16 record17–15 (10–8 Mountain West)
Head coachCraig Neal (3rd season)
Assistant coachChris Harriman
Assistant coachAlan Huss
Assistant coachTerrence Rencher
Home arenaThe Pit
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 New Mexico Lobos men's basketball team represented the University of New Mexico during the 2015–16 NCAA Division I men's basketball season as a member of the Mountain West Conference. They played their home games at The Pit in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The Lobos were led by third year head coach Craig Neal. They finished the season 17–15, 10–8 in Mountain West play to finish in a tie for fourth place. They lost in the quarterfinals of the Mountain West Tournament to Nevada.

Previous season[edit]

The Lobos finished the season 15–16, 7–11 in Mountain West play to finish in eighth place. They lost in the first round of the Mountain West Tournament to Air Force.

Offseason[edit]

Departures[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Jordan Goodman 2 F 6'9" 209 Junior Largo, MD Transferred to Bowie State
Hugh Greenwood 3 G 6'3" 205 Senior Hobart, Australia Graduated
Arthur Edwards 5 F 6'6" 210 Junior Temple Hills, MD Graduate transferred to Alabama
DeShawn Delaney 33 G 6'5" 200 Senior Chicago, IL Graduated

Incoming transfers[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Michael Nesbitt 33 F 6'7" 225 RS Senior Evansville, IN Transferred from Missouri S&T. Will be eligible to play immediately since Nesbitt graduated from Missouri S&T.

2015 Recruiting class[edit]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Jordan Hunter
SG
Beaumont, TX Ozen HS 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 160 lb (73 kg) Nov 10, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 78
Dane Kuiper
SF
Tempe, AZ Corona del Sol HS 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Jul 14, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 75
Anthony Mathis
SG
West Linn, OR West Linn HS 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 170 lb (77 kg) May 15, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 70
Nikola Scekic
C
Serbia IMG Academy 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) N/A  
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPNN/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 New Mexico Basketball Commits". ESPN.com.

Roster[edit]

2015–16 New Mexico Lobos men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
F 0 J.J. N'Ganga 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Sr Aubervilliers, France
G 1 Cullen Neal 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 195 lb (88 kg) RS So Albuquerque, New Mexico
G 3 Jordan Hunter 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Fr Beaumont, Texas
G 4 Elijah Brown 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 200 lb (91 kg) RS So Cleveland, Ohio
C 11 Obij Aget 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Jr La Porte, Indiana
G/F 12 Devon Williams 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 210 lb (95 kg) RS Jr Dallas, Texas
G/F 14 Dane Kuiper 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Fr Wasilla, Alaska
G/F 20 Sam Logwood 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 210 lb (95 kg) So Indianapolis, Indiana
G 21 Xavier Adams 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 205 lb (93 kg) So Flower Mound, Texas
F 23 Joe Furstinger 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 215 lb (98 kg) So Rancho Santa Margarita, California
G 25 Tim Jacobs 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Sr Las Cruces, New Mexico
G 30 Adam Cumber (W) 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) RS Fr Albuquerque, New Mexico
G 31 Anthony Mathis 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Fr West Linn, Oregon
F 32 Tim Williams 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) RS Jr Flossmoor, Illinois
C 33 Nikola Scekic 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) 255 lb (116 kg) Fr Belgrade, Serbia
F 34 Michael Nesbitt (W) 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Sr Evansville, Indiana
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
Nov 3*
7:00 pm
CSU–Pueblo W 96–84 
The Pit (11,453)
Albuquerque, NM
Nov 6*
7:00 pm
Rogers State W 80–69 
The Pit (11,754)
Albuquerque, NM
Non-conference regular season
Nov 13*
5:30 pm, RTRM
Texas Southern W 86–57  1–0
The Pit (12,269)
Albuquerque, NM
Nov 15*
7:00 pm
at New Mexico State
Rio Grande Rivalry
W 83–74  2–0
Pan American Center (6,796)
Las Cruces, NM
Nov 18*
7:00 pm, RTRM
Loyola Chicago
MWC–MVC Challenge
W 75–51  3–0
The Pit (11,951)
Albuquerque, NM
Nov 21*
8:30 pm, P12N
at USC L 82–90  3–1
Galen Center (2,943)
Los Angeles, CA
Nov 25*
7:00 pm, RTRM
Nicholls State W 75–63  4–1
The Pit (12,383)
Albuquerque, NM
Dec 1*
7:00 pm, RTRM
Oral Roberts W 91–75  5–1
The Pit (11,585)
Albuquerque, NM
Dec 5*
12:15 pm, BTN
at No. 11 Purdue L 58–70  5–2
Mackey Arena (14,221)
West Lafayette, IN
Dec 12*
7:00 pm, ESPN3
Northern Iowa
Diamond Head Classic mainland round
W 76–57  6–2
The Pit (13,154)
Albuquerque, NM
Dec 16*
7:00 pm, ESPN3
New Mexico State
Rio Grande Rivalry
W 79–61  7–2
The Pit (15,362)
Albuquerque, NM
Dec 19*
6:00 pm, RTRM
Rice L 89–90  7–3
The Pit (12,507)
Albuquerque, NM
Dec 22*
12:30 pm, ESPNU
vs. Auburn
Diamond Head Classic quarterfinals
L 78–83  7–4
Stan Sheriff Center (7,161)
Honolulu, HI
Dec 23*
12:30 pm, ESPNU
vs. BYU
Diamond Head Classic 2nd round consolation
L 66–96  7–5
Stan Sheriff Center (6,437)
Honolulu, HI
Dec 25*
11:00 am, ESPN3
vs. Washington State
Diamond Head Classic 7th place game
L 59–82  7–6
Stan Sheriff Center (6,172)
Honolulu, HI
Mountain West regular season
Dec 30
7:00 pm, RTRM
Nevada W 76–88  8–6
(1–0)
The Pit (13,247)
Albuquerque, NM
Jan 2
7:30 pm, CBSSN
Fresno State W 77–62  9–6
(2–0)
Save Mart Center (6,881)
Fresno, CA
Jan 9
4:00 pm, ESPN3
Utah State W 77–59  10–6
(3–0)
The Pit (13,476)
Albuquerque, NM
Jan 12
8:00 pm, CBSSN
at UNLV L 74–86  10–7
(3–1)
Thomas & Mack Center (11,377)
Paradise, NV
Jan 16
2:00 pm, CBSSN
Wyoming L 68–70  10–8
(3–2)
The Pit (13,196)
Albuquerque, NM
Jan 23
3:00 pm, MWN
at San Jose State W 83–64  11–8
(4–2)
Event Center Arena (1,633)
San Jose, CA
Jan 27
7:00 pm, RTRM
Air Force W 84–55  12–8
(5–2)
The Pit (12,072)
Albuquerque, NM
Jan 30
3:00 pm, ESPN3
at Boise State W 88–83  13–8
(6–2)
Taco Bell Arena (7,355)
Boise, ID
Feb 2
6:00 pm, CBSSN
UNLV W 87–83  14–8
(7–2)
The Pit (13,359)
Albuquerque, NM
Feb 6
2:00 pm, CBSSN
at San Diego State L 71–78 OT 14–9
(7–3)
Viejas Arena (12,414)
San Diego, CA
Feb 10
8:00 pm, CBSSN
at Utah State L 72–80  14–10
(7–4)
Smith Spectrum (9,290)
Logan, UT
Feb 13
4:00 pm, RTRM
San Jose State W 74–58  15–10
(8–4)
The Pit (13,411)
Albuquerque, NM
Feb 17
8:00 pm, CBSSN
Boise State W 80–78  16–10
(9–4)
The Pit (12,434)
Albuquerque, NM
Feb 20
12:00 pm, RTRM
at Air Force L 72–76  16–11
(9–5)
Clune Arena (3,327)
Colorado Springs, CO
Feb 24
8:00 pm, CBSSN
at Colorado State L 69–86  16–12
(9–6)
Moby Arena (3,148)
Fort Collins, CO
Feb 27
8:00 pm, ESPN2
Fresno State L 82–92  16–13
(9–7)
The Pit (13,546)
Albuquerque, NM
Mar 1
7:30 pm, CBSSN
San Diego State L 56–83  16–14
(9–8)
The Pit (14,540)
Albuquerque, NM
Mar 5
8:00 pm, RTRM
at Nevada W 71–66  17–14
(10–8)
Lawlor Events Center (7,191)
Reno, NV
Mountain West Tournament
Mar 10
3:30 pm, CBSSN
vs. Nevada
Quarterfinals
L 62–64  17–15
Thomas & Mack Center (8,279)
Paradise, NV
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Mountain Time.

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