2014–15 Temple Owls men's basketball team

The 2014–15 Temple Owls basketball team represented Temple University during the 2014–15 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Owls, led by ninth year head coach Fran Dunphy, played their home games at the Liacouras Center and were members the American Athletic Conference. They finished the season 26–11, 13–5 in AAC play to finish in a tie for third place. They advanced to the semifinals of the American Athletic Tournament to SMU. They were invited to the National Invitation Tournament where they defeated Bucknell in the first round, George Washington in the second round, and Louisiana Tech in the quarterfinals to advance to the semifinals where they lost to Miami (FL).

2014–15 Temple Owls men's basketball
Temple T logo.svg
NIT, Semifinals
ConferenceAmerican Athletic Conference
2014–15 record26–11 (13–5 The American)
Head coachFran Dunphy (9th season)
Assistant coaches
Home arenaLiacouras Center
Wells Fargo Center(1 Game Only)
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 Owls finished the season 9–22, 4–14 in AAC play to finish in a tie for eighth place. They lost in the first round of the AAC Tournament to UCF.

DeparturesEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Anthony Lee 3 F 6'9" 230 Junior Columbia, MD Graduate transfer to Ohio State
Dalton Pepper 32 G 6'5" 220 Senior Levittown, PA Graduated

Incoming TransfersEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Previous School
Devin Coleman 34 G 6'2" 205 RS Junior Philadelphia, PA Transferred from Clemson during the 2013-14 season. Under NCAA transfer rules, Coleman will have to sit out for the first semester of the 2014–15 season. Will have one and a half years of remaining eligibility.

Incoming recruitsEdit

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Obi Enechionyia
PF
Springfield, VA St. James School 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Sep 8, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 80
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 2 September 2014.

Recruiting Class of 2015Edit

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Levan Alston
SG
Haverford, Pa The Haverford School 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Nov 12, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 82
Ernest Aflakpui
C
Radnor, Pa Archbishop Carroll High School 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Oct 12, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 80
Trey Lowe
SG
Ewing, NJ Ewing High School 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Aug 7, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 80
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 Temple Owls men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
F 0 Obi Enechionyia 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Fr St. James School Springfield, VA
G 1 Josh Brown 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) So St. Anthony (NJ) Irvington, NJ
G 2 Will Cummings 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Sr Providence School Jacksonville, FL
G 3 Jesse Morgan 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 190 lb (86 kg) GS Massachusetts
Olney
Philadelphia, PA
G/F 4 Daniel Dingle 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 225 lb (102 kg) RS So St. Raymond Bronx, NY
F 10 Mark Williams 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 240 lb (109 kg) So Montrose Christian Cleveland, OH
G 11 Mike Robbins 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 185 lb (84 kg) So Lower Merion Wynnewood, PA
F 13 Nick Pendergast 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 180 lb (82 kg) RS Jr Kent Bridgewater, CT
F 15 Jaylen Bond 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 240 lb (109 kg) RS Jr Texas
Plymouth-Whitemarsh
Philadelphia, PA
F/C 23 Devontae Watson 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Jr Lincoln Park Performing Arts Ambridge, PA
G 25 Quenton DeCosey 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Jr St. Joseph, Metuchen, NJ Union, NJ
G 34 Devin Coleman 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 205 lb (93 kg) RS Jr Clemson
Friends' Central
Philadelphia, PA
F 41 Jimmy McDonnell 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 210 lb (95 kg) RS Sr Jackson Memorial Jackson, NJ
F 50 Chima Nwakpuda 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Jr Millersville
Shipley
Philadelphia, PA
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • Dave Duke
  • Dwayne Killings
  • Shawn Trice
  • Aaron McKie

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

Roster
Last update: November 27, 2014

Schedule and resultsEdit

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Regular season
11/14/2014*
7:00 PM, ESPN3
American
Coaches vs. Cancer Classic
W 40–37  1–0
Liacouras Center (5,655)
Philadelphia, PA
11/17/2014*
7:00 PM, ESPN3
Louisiana Tech
Coaches vs. Cancer Classic
W 82–75  2–0
Liacouras Center (4,237)
Philadelphia, PA
11/21/2014*
9:30 PM, TruTV
vs. No. 4 Duke
Coaches vs. Cancer Classic Semifinals
L 54–74  2–1
Barclays Center (10,135)
Brooklyn, NY
11/22/2014*
7:00 PM, TruTV
vs. UNLV
Coaches vs. Cancer Classic Consolation
L 50–57  2–2
Barclays Center (10,046)
Brooklyn, NY
11/25/2014*
7:00 PM, ESPN3
Penn
Philadelphia Big 5
W 76–67  3–2
Liacouras Center (4,292)
Philadelphia, PA
11/30/2014*
4:00 PM, ESPN3
LIU Brooklyn W 70–56  4–2
Liacouras Center (3,852)
Philadelphia, PA
12/03/2014*
6:30 PM, CBSSN
at Saint Joseph's
Rivalry/Philadelphia Big 5
L 56–58  4–3
Hagan Arena (4,200)
Philadelphia, PA
12/06/2014*
12:00 PM, ESPNews
vs. La Salle W 58–57  5–3
Palestra (7,445)
Philadelphia, PA
12/10/2014*
8:00 PM, ESPN3
Towson W 76–64  6–3
Liacouras Center (2,308)
Philadelphia, PA
12/14/2014*
2:00 PM, FS1
at No. 7 Villanova
Philadelphia Big 5
L 62–85  6–4
The Pavilion (6,500)
Villanova, PA
12/18/2014*
7:00 PM
at Delaware W 82–62  7–4
Bob Carpenter Center (2,182)
Newark, DE
12/22/2014*
7:00 PM, ESPN2
vs. No. 10 Kansas W 77–52  8–4
Wells Fargo Center (11,188)
Philadelphia, PA
12/28/2014*
5:00 PM, ESPN3
Delaware State W 66–56  9–4
Liacouras Center (4,642)
Philadelphia, PA
12/31/2014
1:00 PM, ESPN2
at UConn W 57–53 OT 10–4 (1–0)
XL Center (13,428)
Hartford, CT
01/04/2015
12:00 PM, ESPNews
UCF W 84–78  11–4 (2–0)
Liacouras Center (4,008)
Philadelphia, PA
01/07/2015
7:00 PM, ESPNews
at Tulane W 64–56  12–4 (3–0)
Devlin Fieldhouse (2,875)
New Orleans, LA
01/10/2015
3:00 PM, ESPNews
Tulsa L 56–63  12–5 (3–1)
Liacouras Center (6,012)
Philadelphia, PA
01/14/2015
7:00 PM, CBSSN
SMU L 55–60  12–6 (3–2)
Liacouras Center (7,695)
Philadelphia, PA
01/17/2015
7:30 PM, ESPNU
at Cincinnati L 53–84  12–7 (3–3)
Fifth Third Arena (12,071)
Cincinnati, OH
01/22/2015
6:30 PM, ESPNews
South Florida W 73–48  13–7 (4–3)
Liacouras Center (5,352)
Philadelphia, PA
01/28/2015
7:00 PM, CBSSN
at UCF W 86–62  14–7 (5–3)
CFE Arena (4,224)
Orlando, FL
01/31/2015
12:00 PM, CBSSN
Tulane W 55–37  15–7 (6–3)
Liacouras Center (7,254)
Philadelphia, PA
02/04/2015
6:30 PM, ESPNews
at South Florida W 61–48  16–7 (7–3)
USF Sun Dome (3,249)
Tampa, FL
02/07/2015
1:00 PM, ESPNews
at Memphis W 61–60  17–7 (8–3)
FedEx Forum (14,381)
Memphis, TN
02/10/2015
7:30 PM, CBSSN
Cincinnati W 75–59  18–7 (9–3)
Liacouras Center (6,603)
Philadelphia, PA
02/14/2015
2:00 PM, CBSSN
East Carolina W 66–53  19–7 (10–3)
Liacouras Center (8,121)
Philadelphia, PA
02/19/2015
7:00 PM, ESPN2
at No. 21 SMU L 58–67  19–8 (10–4)
Moody Coliseum (6,852)
Dallas, TX
02/22/2015
6:00 PM, ESPNU
at Tulsa L 39–55  19–9 (10–5)
Reynolds Center (5,130)
Tulsa, OK
02/26/2015
7:00 PM, CBSSN
Houston W 61–54  20–9 (11–5)
Liacouras Center (7,023)
Philadelphia, PA
03/05/2015
7:00 PM, ESPNU
at East Carolina W 70–56  21–9 (12–5)
Williams Arena (4,790)
Greenville, NC
03/07/2015
2:00 PM, ESPN2
UConn W 75–63  22–9 (13–5)
Liacouras Center (10,206)
Philadelphia, PA
American Athletic Conference Tournament
03/13/2015
2:00 PM, ESPN2
vs. Memphis
Quarterfinals
W 80–75  23–9
XL Center (N/A)
Hartford, CT
03/14/2015
3:00 PM, ESPN2
vs. No. 20 SMU
Semifinals
L 69–56  23–10
XL Center (10,114)
Hartford, CT
NIT
03/18/2015*
7:00 PM, ESPN3
No. (1) (8) Bucknell
First round
W 73–67  24–10
Liacouras Center (3,882)
Philadelphia, PA
03/22/2015*
11:00 AM, ESPN
No. (1) (5) George Washington
Second round
W 90–77  25–10
Liacouras Center (3,404)
Philadelphia, PA
03/25/2015*
9:00 PM, ESPN2
No. (1) (3) Louisiana Tech
Quarterfinals
W 77–59  26–10
Liacouras Center (3,906)
Philadelphia, PA
03/31/2015*
7:00 PM, ESPN
No. (1) vs. (2) Miami (FL)
Semifinals
L 57–60  26–11
Madison Square Garden (7,185)
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.

AwardsEdit

Will Cummings was named to the First Team All-AAC. Jaylen Bond was an Honorable Mention All-AAC.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2015 American Athletic Conference All-Conference Teams". theAmerican.org. Sidearmsports. Retrieved 10 March 2015.