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2014–15 Miami Hurricanes men's basketball team

The 2014–15 Miami Hurricanes men's basketball team represents the University of Miami during the 2014–15 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Hurricanes, led by fourth year head coach Jim Larrañaga, play their home games at the BankUnited Center and were members of the Atlantic Coast Conference. The team has had signature wins at Duke,Syracuse and Florida with all of the wins coming on the road. They finished the season 25–13, 10–8 in ACC play to finish in a tie for sixth place. They advanced to the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament where they lost to Notre Dame. They were invited to the National Invitation Tournament where they defeated North Carolina Central, Alabama, Richmond and Clemson to advanced to the NIT championship game where they lost to Stanford.

2014–15 Miami Hurricanes men's basketball
Miami Hurricanes logo.svg
NIT, Runners Up
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
2014–15 record25–13 (10–8 ACC)
Head coachJim Larrañaga (5th season)
Assistant coachEric Konkol
Assistant coachMichael Huger
Assistant coachChris Caputo
Home arenaBankUnited Center
Seasons
2014–15 ACC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#6 Virginia 16 2   .889     30 4   .882
#4 Duke 15 3   .833     35 4   .897
#8 Notre Dame 14 4   .778     32 6   .842
#15 North Carolina 11 7   .611     26 12   .684
Miami (FL) 10 8   .556     25 13   .658
NC State 10 8   .556     22 14   .611
Syracuse 9 9   .500     18 13   .581
Clemson 8 10   .444     16 15   .516
Florida State 8 10   .444     17 16   .515
Pittsburgh 8 10   .444     19 15   .559
Wake Forest 5 13   .278     13 19   .406
Boston College 4 14   .222     13 19   .406
Georgia Tech 3 15   .167     12 19   .387
Virginia Tech 2 16   .111     11 22   .333
#17 Louisville* 0 6   .000     0 8   .000
ACC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll
*Lousiville: 24 reg. season games, 4 postseason games vacated due to sanctions against the program; Disputed Record-(27-9)(12-6)

Previous seasonEdit

The Hurricanes finished the season 17–16, 7–11 in ACC play to finish in tenth place. They advanced to the second round of the ACC Tournament where they lost to NC State.

DeparturesEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Raphael Akpejiori 4 F 6'9" 241 RS Senior Lagos, Nigeria Graduated
Donnavan Kirk 22 F 6'9" 228 RS Senior Pontiac, MI Graduated
Rion Brown 15 G 6'6" 211 Senior Hinesville, GA Graduated
Erik Swoope 21 F 6'5 220 Senior Lake Elsinore, CA Graduated
Garrius Adams 25 G 6'6" 200 Senior Apex, NC Graduated
James Kelly 35 F 6'7" 246 Junior Ann Arbor, MI Transferred to Marshall

Incoming transfersEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Previous School
Joe Thomas 2 F 6'7" 220 RS Senior Miami, FL Transferred from Niagara. Will be eligible to play immediately since he graduated from Niagara.
Kamari Murphy 21 F/C 6'8" 220 Junior Brooklyn, NY Transferred from Oklahoma State. Under NCAA transfer rules, will have to redshirt during 2014–15 season. Will have two years of eligibility remaining.
Ivan Uceda 33 C 6'10" 240 Junior Madrid, Spain Junior college transfer from Harcum College.

2014 Recruiting classEdit

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Ja'Quan Newton
PG
Philadelphia, PA Neumann-Goretti High School 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Aug 7, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
James Palmer Jr.
SG
Washington, D.C. Saint John's College High School 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Aug 5, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
Omar Sherman
C
Duncanville, TX Duncanville High School 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 250 lb (110 kg) Nov 3, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
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 2014-07-08.

RosterEdit

2014–15 Miami Hurricanes men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
G 0 Ja'Quan Newton 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Fr Pennsylvania, PA
G 1 Deandre Burnett 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 191 lb (87 kg) RS Fr Miami Gardens, FL
F 2 Joe Thomas 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 235 lb (107 kg) RS Sr Miami, FL
G 5 Davon Reed 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 208 lb (94 kg) So Ewing, NJ
G 10 Sheldon McClellan 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 206 lb (93 kg) RS Jr Houston, TX
G 11 Mike Fernandez (W) 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 189 lb (86 kg) So Coral Gables, FL
G 12 James Palmer Jr. 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Fr Washington, D.C.
G 13 Angel Rodríguez 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 181 lb (82 kg) RS Jr Cupey, Puerto Rico
G 20 Manu Lecomte 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 159 lb (72 kg) So Brussels, Belgium
F 21 Kamari Murphy (I)   6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Jr Brooklyn, NY
F 22 Omar Sherman 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Fr Duncanville, TX
C 23 Tonye Jekiri 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Jr Hialeah, FL
F 33 Ivan Uceda 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Jr Madrid, Spain
F 35 Chris Stowell (W) 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Fr Exeter, NH
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Schedule and resultsEdit

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
Nov 6, 2014*
7:00 pm
Eckerd W 74–58 
 24  McClellan   8  Tied   6  Rodriguez  BankUnited Center 
Coral Gables, FL
Non-conference Regular Season
Nov 14, 2014*
7:00 pm
Howard W 84–49  1–0
 19  McClellan   11  Jekiri   3  Tied  BankUnited Center (4,544)
Coral Gables, FL
Nov 17, 2014*
7:00 pm, ESPNU
at No. 8 Florida W 69–67  2–0
 24  Rodriguez   8  Jekiri   5  McClellan  O'Connell Center (11,156)
Gainesville, FL
Nov 20, 2014*
3:00 pm, ESPNU
vs. Drexel
Charleston Classic First Round
W 66–46  3–0
 15  Tied   13  Jekiri   4  Tied  TD Arena (1,131)
Charleston, SC
Nov 21, 2014*
2:30 pm, ESPNU
vs. Akron
Charleston Classic Semifinals
W 79–51  4–0
 17  McClellan   16  Jekiri   9  Rodriguez  TD Arena (855)
Charleston, SC
Nov 23, 2014*
9:10 pm, ESPN2
vs. Charlotte
Charleston Classic Championship
W 77–58  5–0
 19  McClellan   9  McClellan   5  Rodriguez  TD Arena (1,532)
Charleston, SC
Nov 25, 2014*
9:00 pm, FSN
No. 17 at Charlotte W 77–74  6–0
 31  McClellan   13  Jekiri   6  Rodriguez  Dale F. Halton Arena (7,163)
Charlotte, NC
Nov 28, 2014*
7:00 pm, ESPN3
No. 17 South Alabama W 87–75  7–0
 17  McClellan   8  Jekiri   8  Jekiri  BankUnited Center (4,267)
Coral Gables, FL
Dec 2, 2014*
9:00 pm, ESPN2
No. 15 No. 24 Illinois
ACC–Big Ten Challenge
W 70–61  8–0
 19  Burnett   9  Tied   5  Rodriguez  BankUnited Center (6,086)
Coral Gables, FL
Dec 6, 2014*
2:00 pm, ESPN3
No. 15 Green Bay L 55–68  8–1
 20  Burnett   13  Thomas   3  Rodriguez  BankUnited Center (4,735)
Coral Gables, FL
Dec 8, 2014*
7:00 pm, ESPN3
No. 20 Savannah State W 70–39  9–1
 17  Rodriquez   9  Jekiri   4  Rodriquez  BankUnited Center (4,274)
Coral Gables, FL
Dec 19, 2014*
7:00 pm, ESPN3
No. 18 Eastern Kentucky L 44–72  9–2
 9  Burnett   12  Jekiri   3  Tied  BankUnited Center (4,467)
Coral Gables, FL
Dec 22, 2014*
9:00 pm, FS1
vs. Providence
Brooklyn Hoops Holiday Invitational
L 62–76  9–3
 19  Rodriguez   10  Jekiri   4  Rodriguez  Barclays Center (6,519)
Brooklyn, NY
Dec 30, 2014*
7:00 pm
College of Charleston W 67–40  10–3
 15  Rodriguez   8  Jekiri   4  Tied  BankUnited Center (4,705)
Coral Gables, FL
ACC Regular Season
Jan 3, 2015
5:30 pm, ESPN2
No. 3 Virginia L 80–89 2OT 10–4 (0–1)
 25  Rodriguez   12  Jekiri   7  Rodriguez  BankUnited Center (5,377)
Coral Gables, FL
Jan 10, 2015
4:00 pm, RSN
Boston College W 60–56  11–4 (1–1)
 17  Rodriquez   15  Jekiri   8  Rodriquez  BankUnited Center (6,608)
Coral Gables, FL
Jan 13, 2015
9:00 pm, ESPNU
at No. 4 Duke W 90–74  12–4 (2–1)
 24  Rodriguez   10  Jekiri   5  Rodriguez  Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Durham, NC
Jan 17, 2015
2:00 pm, ESPN2
at No. 12 Notre Dame L 70–75  12–5 (2–2)
 17  McClellan   13  Jekiri   5  Newton  Edmund P. Joyce Center (9,149)
South Bend, IN
Jan 22, 2015
8:00 pm, ACCN
NC State W 65–60  13–5 (3–2)
 16  McLellan   10  Tied   6  Rodriguez  BankUnited Center (6,556)
Coral Gables, FL
Jan 24, 2015
4:00 pm, ESPN2
at Syracuse W 66–62  14–5 (4–2)
 13  Jekiri   15  Jekiri   8  Rodriquez  Carrier Dome (30,677)
Syracuse, NY
Jan 28, 2015
9:00 pm, RSN
No. 23 Georgia Tech L 50–70  14–6 (4–3)
 13  Jekiri   9  Jekiri   5  Rodriquez  BankUnited Center (5,031)
Coral Gables, FL
Feb 1, 2015
12:30 pm, ESPNU
No. 23 at Florida State L 54–55  14–7 (4–4)
 13  McClellan   6  Reed   4  Lecomte  Donald L. Tucker Civic Center (7,282)
Tallahassee, FL
Feb 3, 2015
8:00 pm, ACCN
No. 9 Louisville L 55–63  14–8 (4–5)
 19  Reed   10  Jekiri   3  Lecomte  BankUnited Center (6,563)
Coral Gables, FL
Feb 8, 2015
6:30 pm, ESPNU
Clemson W 56–45  15–8 (5–5)
 19  McClellan   16  Jekiri   5  Rodriquez  BankUnited Center (6,351)
Coral Gables, FL
Feb 11, 2015
7:00 pm, RSN
at Wake Forest L 70–72  15–9 (5–6)
 17  Reed   8  McClellan   5  McClellan  LJVM Coliseum (9,918)
Winston-Salem, NC
Feb 16, 2015
3:00 pm, ESPNU
at Boston College W 89–86 2OT 16–9 (6–6)
 24  McClellan   15  Jekiri   6  Rodriquez  Conte Forum (3,813)
Chestnut Hill, MA
Feb 18, 2015
7:00 pm, RSN
Virginia Tech W 76–52  17–9 (7–6)
 21  McClellan   15  Jekiri   5  Reed  BankUnited Center (5,007)
Coral Gables, FL
Feb 21, 2015
2:00 pm, ESPN
at No. 12 Louisville L 53–55  17–10 (7–7)
 17  McClellan   15  Jekiri   4  Rodriguez  KFC Yum! Center (21,345)
Louisville, KY
Feb 25, 2015
9:00 pm, RSN
Florida State W 81–77  18–10 (8–7)
 25  Rodriquez   11  Jekiri   5  Rodriquez  BankUnited Center (5,857)
Coral Gables, FL
Feb 28, 2015
2:00 pm, CBS
No. 15 North Carolina L 73–64  18–11 (8–8)
 11  McClellan   7  Jekiri   4  Lecomte  BankUnited Center (7,972)
Coral Gables, FL
Mar 4, 2015
8:00 pm, RSN
at Pittsburgh W 67–63  19–11 (9–8)
 20  McClellan   11  Jekiri   4  McClellan  Peterson Events Center (10,549)
Pittsburgh, PA
Mar 7, 2015
12:00 pm, RSN
at Virginia Tech W 82–61  20–11 (10–8)
 20  Lecomte   5  Tied   5  McClellan  Cassell Coliseum (5,421)
Blacksburg, VA
ACC Tournament
Mar 11, 2015
9:30 pm, ESPN2
vs. Virginia Tech
Second round
W 59–49  21–11
 16  McClellan   7  Jekiri   5  Lecomte  Greensboro Coliseum (22,026)
Greensboro, NC
Mar 12, 2015
9:30 pm, ESPN
vs. No. 11 Notre Dame
Quarterfinals
L 63–70  21–12
 15  Rodriguez   11  Jekiri   1  Tied  Greensboro Coliseum (22,026)
Greensboro, NC
National Invitation Tournament
Mar 17, 2015*
7:00 pm, ESPN2
No. (2) (7) North Carolina Central
First round
W 75–71  22–12
 18  Lecomte   6  Jekiri   6  Reed  BankUnited Center (1,612)
Coral Gables, FL
Mar 21, 2015*
11:00 am, ESPN
No. (2) (6) Alabama
Second round
W 73–66  23–12
 17  Lecomte   12  Jekiri   4  McClellan  BankUnited Center (1,979)
Coral Gables, FL
Mar 24, 2015*
7:00 pm, ESPN
No. (2) at (1) Richmond
Quarterfinals
W 63–61  24–12
 16  McClellen   12  Reed   2  Tied  Robins Center (6,126)
Richmond, VA
Mar 31, 2015*
7:00 pm, ESPN
No. (2) vs. (1) Temple
Semifinals
W 60–57  25–12
 16  McClellan   11  McClellan   4  Reed  Madison Square Garden (7,185)
New York, NY
Apr 2, 2015*
9:00 pm, ESPN
No. (2) vs. (2) Stanford
Championship
L 64–66 OT 25–13
 17  McClellan   5  Tied   4  Reed  Madison Square Garden (6,600)
New York, NY
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time. (#) during NIT is seed within region.

RankingsEdit

Ranking movement
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking. (RV) Received votes but unranked. (NR) Not ranked.
Poll Pre Wk 2 Wk 3 Wk 4 Wk 5 Wk 6 Wk 7 Wk 8 Wk 9 Wk 10 Wk 11 Wk 12 Wk 13 Wk 14 Wk 15 Wk 16 Wk 17 Wk 18 Wk 19 Final
AP NR NR 17 15 20 18 RV NR NR NR RV 23 NR NR NR NR NR NR NR N/A
Coaches RV RV 20 15 21т 19 RV NR NR NR RV 23 NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR

ReferencesEdit