2015–16 William & Mary Tribe men's basketball team

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2015–16 William & Mary Tribe men's basketball
William & Mary Tribe logo.svg
ConferenceColonial Athletic Association
2015–16 record20–11 (11–7 CAA)
Head coachTony Shaver (13th season)
Assistant coachJonathan Holmes
Assistant coachKotie Kimble
Assistant coachAustin Shaver
Home arenaKaplan Arena
Seasons
2015–16 CAA men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Hofstra 14 4   .778     24 10   .706
UNC Wilmington 14 4   .778     25 8   .758
Towson 11 7   .611     20 13   .606
James Madison 11 7   .611     21 11   .656
William & Mary 11 7   .611     20 11   .645
Northeastern 9 9   .500     18 15   .545
College of Charleston 8 10   .444     17 14   .548
Elon 7 11   .389     16 16   .500
Drexel 3 15   .167     6 25   .194
Delaware 2 16   .111     7 23   .233
2016 CAA Tournament winner

The 2015–16 William & Mary Tribe men's basketball team represented the College of William & Mary during the 2015–16 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Tribe were led by thirteenth year head coach Tony Shaver. The team played its home games at Kaplan Arena and remained members of the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA). This was the 111th season of the collegiate basketball program at William & Mary. They finished the season 20–11, 11–7 in CAA play to finish in a three way tie for third place. They advanced to the semifinals of the CAA Tournament where they lost Hofstra. Despite again securing twenty wins for the season, the Tribe failed to secure back-to-back postseason tournament bids for the first time in program history. Along with the 2013–14 and 2014–15 seasons, this was only the second time in program history that William & Mary won twenty games during three consecutive seasons.

Previous season[edit]

The team tried to improve upon their 20–13 (12–6 CAA) record from the 2014–15 season that saw the team fall short, for the second straight year, of a conference championship with a 61–72 loss to Northeastern in the championship game of the 2015 CAA Men's Basketball Tournament. The Tribe ultimately received an automatic bid to the National Invitation Tournament, where they lost in the first round to Tulsa. The Tribe also saw the graduation of the program's all-time leading scorer, Marcus Thornton. Thornton, who was drafted by the Boston Celtics in the second round of the 2015 NBA draft, is currently playing for the Sydney Kings in the Australian National Basketball League.

Departures[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Tom Schalk 43 F 6'8" 200 Senior Burnsville, Minnesota Graduated
Marcus Thornton 3 G 6'4" 185 Senior Upper Marlboro, Maryland Graduated/2015 NBA draft

Recruiting Class of 2015[edit]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Hunter Seacat
SF
Mooresville, North Carolina Lake Norman High School 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Sep 8, 2014 
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 2014-09-02.

Roster[edit]

2015–16 William & Mary Tribe men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
G 0 Daniel Dixon 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Jr Langley/Fishburne Great Falls, Virginia
G 1 Jamison Glover 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 185 lb (84 kg) So Battlefield Haymarket, Virginia
G/F 4 Omar Prewitt 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Jr Montgomery County Mount Sterling, Kentucky
G/F 5 Greg Malinowski 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 205 lb (93 kg) So Episcopal Chantilly, Virginia
G 10 Connor Burchfield 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 175 lb (79 kg) So Concord Concord, North Carolina
G 11 Michael Schlotman 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 195 lb (88 kg) RS So Munster Munster, Indiana
G 21 Oliver Tot 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 200 lb (91 kg) So Kimball Union Academy Bratislava, Slovakia
F 22 Paul Rowley 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 190 lb (86 kg) RS Fr Loudoun Valley Purcellville, Virginia
G/F 25 Terry Tarpey 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Sr Fairfield Prep Stamford, Connecticut
F 31 Sean Shelton 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 256 lb (116 kg) Sr Saint Francis Catholic Traverse City, Michigan
G 34 David Cohn 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 170 lb (77 kg) So York
Colorado State
Elmhurst, Illinois
F 41 Jack Whitman 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 235 lb (107 kg) So Lexington Catholic Lexington, Kentucky
F 50 Hunter Seacat 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Fr Lake Norman Mooresville, North Carolina
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster

Schedule[edit]

[1]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Non-conference regular season
November 13, 2015*
8:00 PM, ESPN3
at NC State W 86–68  1–0
PNC Arena (16,377)
Raleigh, North Carolina
November 17, 2015*
7:00 PM, ESPN3
at Liberty W 70–59  2–0
Vines Center (2,102)
Lynchburg, Virginia
November 19, 2015*
7:00 PM
Washington Adventist W 85–60  3–0
Kaplan Arena (1,822)
Williamsburg, Virginia
November 21, 2015*
2:00 PM
at Dayton L 66–69  3–1
UD Arena (12,796)
Dayton, Ohio
November 25, 2015*
7:00 PM
Hampton W 86–67  4–1
Kaplan Arena (2,330)
Williamsburg, Virginia
November 28, 2015*
4:00 PM
at Howard L 77–79  4–2
Burr Gymnasium (954)
Washington, D.C.
December 1, 2015*
7:00 PM
Old Dominion W 55–48  5–2
Kaplan Arena (3,256)
Williamsburg, Virginia
December 5, 2015*
2:00 PM, RSN/ESPN3
at No. 10 Virginia L 52–67  5–3
John Paul Jones Arena (14,105)
Charlottesville, Virginia
December 18, 2015*
7:00 PM
Mary Washington W 94–64  6–3
Kaplan Arena (1,462)
Williamsburg, Virginia
December 21, 2015*
7:00 PM
High Point W 78–75 OT 7–3
Kaplan Arena (1,388)
Williamsburg, Virginia
December 29, 2015*
7:30 PM
Central Michigan W 88–84  8–3
Kaplan Arena (3,313)
Williamsburg, Virginia
CAA regular season
December 31, 2015
4:00 PM
Towson L 69–76  8–4
(0–1)
Kaplan Arena (2,531)
Williamsburg, Virginia
January 2, 2016
4:00 PM
College of Charleston W 78–70  9–4
(1–1)
Kaplan Arena (2,873)
Williamsburg, Virginia
January 7, 2016
7:00 PM
at Drexel W 72–63  10–4
(2–1)
Daskalakis Athletic Center (1,107)
Philadelphia
January 9, 2016
4:00 PM
Northeastern W 78-60  11-4
(3-1)
Kaplan Arena (3,626)
Williamsburg, Virginia
January 14, 2016
7:00 PM
at College of Charleston W 63–61  12–4
(4–1)
TD Arena (3,069)
Charleston, South Carolina
January 16, 2016
2:00 PM, ASN
at UNC Wilmington L 94–97 OT 12–5
(4–2)
Trask Coliseum (4,211)
Wilmington, North Carolina
January 21, 2016
7:00 PM
Elon W 89–67  13–5
(5–2)
Kaplan Arena (3,278)
Williamsburg, Virginia
January 23, 2016
4:00 PM, CSN
at Hofstra L 63–91  13–6
(5–3)
Hofstra Arena (894)
Hempstead, New York
January 28, 2016
7:00 PM
at Delaware W 94–79  14–6
(6–3)
Bob Carpenter Center (2,311)
Newark, Delaware
January 30, 2016
4:00 PM, CSN
James Madison W 68–62  15–6
(7–3)
Kaplan Arena (3,681)
Williamsburg, Virginia
February 4, 2016
7:00 PM, CSN
at Northeastern W 86–77  16–6
(8–3)
Matthews Arena (1,416)
Boston
February 6, 2016
2:30 PM, NBCSN
Delaware
Gold Rush/Charter Day
W 90–64  17–6
(9–3)
Kaplan Arena (6,028)
Williamsburg, Virginia
February 11, 2016
7:00 PM
Hofstra L 80-86  17–7
(9–4)
Kaplan Arena (3,259)
Williamsburg, Virginia
February 13, 2016
4:00 PM, CSN
at Towson L 82–99  17–8
(9–5)
SECU Arena (2,334)
Towson, Maryland
February 18, 2016
7:00 PM
UNC Wilmington W 87–69  18–8
(10–5)
Kaplan Arena (3,148)
Williamsburg, Virginia
February 20, 2016
4:00 PM, CSN
Drexel L 69–74  18–9
(10–6)
Kaplan Arena (3,948)
Williamsburg, Virginia
February 25, 2016
7:00 PM
at Elon W 75–65  19–9
(11–6)
Alumni Gym (1,632)
Elon, North Carolina
February 27, 2016
2:30 PM, NBCSN
at James Madison L 65–71  19–10
(11–7)
JMU Convocation Center (3,646)
Harrisonburg, Virginia
CAA Tournament
March 5, 2016
2:30 PM, CSN
vs. James Madison
Quarterfinals
W 79–64  20–10
Royal Farms Arena (3,904)
Baltimore
March 6, 2016
1:00 PM, NBCSN
vs. Hofstra
Semifinals
L 67–70  20–11
Royal Farms Arena (3,643)
Baltimore
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

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