2014–15 East Carolina Pirates men's basketball team

The 2014–15 East Carolina Pirates men's basketball team represented East Carolina University during the 2014–15 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Pirates, led by fifth year head coach Jeff Lebo, played their home games at Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum and were first year members of the American Athletic Conference. They finished the season 14–19, 6–12 in AAC play to finish in a tie for seventh place. They advanced to the quarterfinals of the American Athletic Tournament where they lost to SMU.

2014–15 East Carolina Pirates men's basketball
East Carolina Pirates wordmark.svg
ConferenceAmerican Athletic Conference
2014–15 record14–19 (6–12 The American)
Head coachJeff Lebo (5th season)
Assistant coaches
Home arenaWilliams Arena
Seasons
2014–15 American Athletic Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#18 SMU 15 3   .833     27 7   .794
Tulsa 14 4   .778     23 11   .676
Temple 13 5   .722     26 11   .703
Cincinnati 13 5   .722     23 11   .676
UConn 10 8   .556     20 15   .571
Memphis 10 8   .556     18 14   .563
Tulane 6 12   .333     15 16   .484
East Carolina 6 12   .333     14 19   .424
UCF 5 13   .278     12 18   .400
Houston 4 14   .222     13 19   .406
South Florida 3 15   .167     9 23   .281
The American Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

Previous seasonEdit

The Pirates finished the season 17–17, 5–11 in C-USA play to finish in a tie for 12th place. They advanced to the second round of the C-USA Tournament where they lost to UTEP. They were invited to the CollegeInsider.com Tournament where they lost in the first round to Wright State.

DeparturesEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Akeem Richmond 1 G 6'0" 180 Senior Sanford, NC Graduated
Petar Torlak 3 G 6'1" 185 Senior Belgrade, Serbia Graduated
Brandan Stith 25 F 6'7" 215 Freshman Lawrenceville, VA Transferred to Old Dominion

Incoming TransfersEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Previous School
Kanu Aja 44 F 6'10" 255 Junior Baltimore, MD Junior college transferred from City College of San Francisco.

Incoming recruitsEdit

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Lance Tejada
PG
Hollywood, CA Blanche Ely High School 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Aug 31, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 79
Grant Bryant
SF
Marietta, GA Kell High School 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Sep 1, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: NR
Bunyon Tyson
PG
Wadesboro, NC Anson High School 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Jun 13, 2013 
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:

  • "2014 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved 5 September 2014.

Recruiting Class of 2015Edit

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Kentrell Barkley
SF
Durham, NC Northern High School 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Sep 1, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    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:

RosterEdit

2014–15 East Carolina Pirates men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
G 0 Terry Whisnant 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 180 lb (82 kg) RS Jr Florida State Cherryville, NC
F 1 Grant Bryant 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Fr Kell Kennesaw, GA
G 2 Caleb White 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 190 lb (86 kg) So Virginia Episcopal Buckingham, VA
G 4 Prince Williams 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Jr Broughton Raleigh, NC
G 5 Lance Tejada 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Fr Blanche Ely Pompano Beach, FL
G 10 Francis Edosomwan 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Sr Charlotte Christian Charlotte, NC
G 11 Antonio Robinson 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Sr Louisburg College Winston-Salem, NC
F 13 Michel-Ofik Nzege 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) RS So Winston-Salem State Geneva, Switzerland
G 15 Peyton Robbins 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Jr St. David's Raleigh, NC
G 21 B. J. Tyson 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Fr Anson Wadesboro, NC
G 22 Paris Roberts-Campbell 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Sr United Faith Christian Academy Charlotte, NC
F 24 Keith Armstrong 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Jr Robert Morris Raleigh, NC
G 31 Greg Alexander 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 200 lb (91 kg) So Kecoughtan Hampton, VA
F 34 Michael Zangari 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Jr Red Land Etters, PA
F 41 Marshall Guimette 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 250 lb (113 kg) RS So Harrison Kennesaw, GA
F 44 Kanu Aja 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Jr City College of San Francisco Baltimore, MD
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster

ScheduleEdit

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Regular season
11/14/2014*
7:00 PM
North Carolina Wesleyan
Gulf Coast Showcase Opening Round
W 99–81  1–0
Williams Arena (5,096)
Greenville, NC
11/16/2014*
3:00 PM, ESPN3
UNC Asheville L 79–83  1–1
Williams Arena (4,149)
Greenville, NC
11/20/2014*
7:00 PM
Virginia Lynchburg W 92–51  2–1
Williams Arena (3,966)
Greenville, NC
11/24/2014*
12:00 PM
vs. Green Bay
Gulf Coast Showcase quarterfinals
L 49–66  2–2
Germain Arena (2,118)
Estero, FL
11/25/2014*
12:00 PM
vs. Fresno State
Gulf Coast Showcase consolation round
W 58–52  3–2
Germain Arena (240)
Estero, FL
11/26/2014*
2:30 PM
vs. Hawaiʻi
Gulf Coast Showcase 5th place game
L 73–75  3–3
Germain Arena (271)
Estero, FL
11/30/2014*
2:00 PM, ESPN3
Central Connecticut W 74–59  4–3
Williams Arena (3,705)
Greenville, NC
12/03/2014*
7:00 PM
at Florida Atlantic L 63–72  4–4
FAU Arena (1,219)
Boca Raton, FL
12/07/2014*
3:00 PM, ESPNU
at No. 12 North Carolina L 64–108  4–5
Dean Smith Center (18,741)
Chapel Hill, NC
12/13/2014*
5:00 PM, ESPN3
James Madison W 70–58  5–5
Williams Arena (4,759)
Greenville, NC
12/20/2014*
7:00 PM
at UNC Wilmington L 54–66  5–6
Trask Coliseum (4,388)
Wilmington, NC
12/22/2014*
7:00 PM, ESPN3
Florida A&M W 75–57  6–6
Williams Arena (4,234)
Greenville, NC
12/28/2014*
2:00 PM, ESPN3
UNC Greensboro W 71–50  7–6
Williams Arena (4,418)
Greenville, NC
12/31/2014
12:00 PM, ESPNews
Tulane L 59–67  7–7 (0–1)
Williams Arena (4,358)
Greenville, NC
01/03/2015
7:00 PM, ESPN3
at South Florida L 50–58  7–8 (0–2)
USF Sun Dome (3,184)
Tampa, FL
01/06/2015
7:00 PM, ESPNU
at Cincinnati L 48–69  7–9 (0–3)
Fifth Third Arena (7,516)
Cincinnati, OH
01/14/2015
7:00 PM, ESPNU
Houston W 66–61  8–9 (1–3)
Williams Arena (4,368)
Greenville, NC
01/17/2015
4:00 PM, CBSSN
at SMU L 54–77  8–10 (1–4)
Moody Coliseum (7,001)
Dallas, TX
01/24/2015
12:00 PM, ESPNews
Tulsa L 64–66  8–11 (1–5)
Williams Arena (4,968)
Greenville, NC
01/28/2015
9:00 PM, CBSSN
at Memphis L 58–70  8–12 (1–6)
FedEx Forum (13,335)
Memphis, TN
02/01/2015
1:00 PM, CBSSN
Cincinnati W 50–46  9–12 (2–6)
Williams Arena (4,574)
Greenville, NC
02/04/2015
7:00 PM, ESPNU
at UConn L 52–65  9–13 (2–7)
Gampel Pavilion (8,985)
Storrs, CT
02/07/2015
5:00 PM, ESPN3
UCF W 67–49  10–13 (3–7)
Williams Arena (5,305)
Greenville, NC
02/10/2015
7:00 PM, ESPNU
Memphis W 64–53  11–13 (4–7)
Williams Arena (4,519)
Greenville, NC
02/14/2015
2:00 PM, CBSSN
at Temple L 53–66  11–14 (4–8)
Liacouras Center (8,121)
Philadelphia, PA
02/18/2015
7:00 PM, ESPNU
at Tulsa L 58–69  11–15 (4–9)
Reynolds Center (4,263)
Tulsa, OK
02/21/2015
11:00 AM, ESPNU
South Florida W 73–60  12–15 (5–9)
Williams Arena (5,073)
Greenville, NC
02/25/2015
7:00 PM, ESPNU
UConn L 49–60  12–16 (5–10)
Williams Arena (6,856)
Greenville, NC
02/28/2015
12:00 PM, ESPNews
at UCF W 71–66  13–16 (6–10)
CFE Arena (3,740)
Orlando, FL
03/05/2015
7:00 PM, ESPNU
Temple L 56–70  13–17 (6–11)
Williams Arena (4,790)
Greenville, NC
03/08/2015
2:00 PM, ESPNews
at Houston L 52-74  13–18 (6–12)
Hofheinz Pavilion (2,879)
Houston, TX
American Athletic Conference Tournament
03/12/2015
3:30 PM, ESPNU
vs. UCF
First Round
W 81–80 OT 14–18
XL Center 
Hartford, CT
03/13/2015
12:00 PM, ESPN2
vs. No. 20 SMU
Quarterfinals
L 68–74  14–19
XL Center 
Hartford, CT
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

ReferencesEdit