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2014–15 Western Michigan Broncos men's basketball team

The 2014–15 Western Michigan Broncos men's basketball team represented Western Michigan University (WMU) during the 2014–15 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Broncos, led by 12th year head coach Steve Hawkins, played their home games at University Arena as members of the West Division of the Mid-American Conference (MAC). They finished the season 20–14, 10–8 in MAC play to finish in third place in the West Division. They advanced to the second round of the MAC Tournament where they lost to Akron. They were invited to the CollegeInsider.com Tournament where they lost in the first round to Cleveland State.

2014–15 Western Michigan Broncos men's basketball
Western Michigan Broncos text logo.svg
CIT, First round
ConferenceMid-American Conference
DivisionWest Division
2014–15 record20–14 (10–8 MAC)
Head coachSteve Hawkins (12th season)
Assistant coachClayton Bates
Assistant coachLarry Farmer
Assistant coachJames Holland
Home arenaUniversity Arena
Seasons
2014–15 Mid-American Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
East
Buffalo 12 6   .667     23 10   .697
Kent State 12 6   .667     23 12   .657
Bowling Green 11 7   .611     21 12   .636
Akron 9 9   .500     21 14   .600
Miami 8 10   .444     13 19   .406
Ohio 5 13   .278     10 20   .333
West
Central Michigan 12 6   .667     23 9   .719
Toledo 11 7   .611     20 13   .606
Western Michigan 10 8   .556     20 14   .588
Eastern Michigan 8 10   .444     21 14   .600
Northern Illinois 8 10   .444     14 16   .467
Ball State 2 16   .111     7 23   .233
2015 MAC Tournament winner

RosterEdit

The 2014–15 roster is shown in the following table:[1]

Number Name Position Height Weight Year Hometown
1 Tucker Haymond Guard/forward 6′ 6″ 220 Sophomore Seattle, Washington
2 Connar Tava Forward 6′ 6″ 235 Junior Macomb, Michigan
4 Jared Klein Guard 6′ 2″ 175 Junior Otsego, Michigan
5 David Brown Guard 6′ 4″ 205 Senior (redshirt) Roscoe, Illinois
11 Bishop Robinson Guard 6′ 3″ 190 Freshman (redshirt) Kalamazoo, Michigan
20 Tim Brennan Guard/forward 6′ 5″ 200 Senior Chicago, Illinois
22 Austin Richie Guard 6′ 3″ 185 Senior Lowell, Indiana
30 Von Washington Guard 6′ 2″ 175 Sophomore (redshirt) Kalamazoo, Michigan
31 Mario Matasovic Forward 6′ 8″ 215 Sophomore Croatia
32 Taylor Perry Guard 6′ 5″ 200 Junior Rochester, Michigan
34 A. J. Avery Forward 6′ 7″ 205 Junior Chicago, Illinois
35 Charles Harris Guard/forward 6′ 5″ 195 Sophomore (redshirt) Antioch, Illinois
40 Kellen McCormick Forward 6′ 8″ 215 Sophomore (redshirt) West Bloomfield, Michigan

ScheduleEdit

The following is WMU's schedule.[2]

Date
time, TV
Opponent Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Regular season
November 16, 2014*
2:00 pm
Aquinas W 87–57  1–0
University Arena (2,022)
Kalamazoo, MI
November 19, 2014*
7:00 pm, WMYD
at Oakland W 82–71  2–0
Athletics Center O'rena (2,415[3])
Rochester, MI
November 22, 2014*
1:00 pm
Drake W 91–75  3–0[4]
University Arena (2,328)
Kalamazoo, MI
November 24, 2014*
10:00 pm
at San Diego
Wooden Legacy
L 77–70  3–1
Jenny Craig Pavilion (1,836[5])
San Diego, CA
November 27, 2014*
8:30 pm, ESPNU
vs. Long Beach State
Wooden Legacy
L 73–55  3–2
Titan Gym (2,241)
Fullerton, CA
November 28, 2014*
9:00 pm, ESPN3
vs. San Jose State
Wooden Legacy
W 79–60  4–2
Titan Gym (N/A[6][7])
Fullerton, CA
November 30, 2014*
2:00 pm, ESPNU
vs. San Diego
Wooden Legacy
W 68–66  5–2
Honda Center (N/A[7][8])
Anaheim, CA
December 6, 2014*
4:00 pm
at Northeastern L 81–69  5–3
Matthews Arena (1,116[9])
Boston, MA
December 14, 2014*
8:00 pm
at Pacific W 80–72  6–3
Alex G. Spanos Center (1,736[10])
Stockton, CA
December 20, 2014*
3:00 pm, BTN[11]
at Northwestern L 67–61  6–4
Welsh-Ryan Arena (6,612)
Evanston, IL
December 22, 2014*
7:00 pm
Alabama A&M W 71–62  7–4
University Arena (3,108[12])
Kalamazoo, MI
December 30, 2014*
7:00 pm
New Hampshire W 70–56  8–4
University Arena (N/A[13])
Kalamazoo, MI
January 2, 2015*
7:00 pm
Rochester College W 69–54  9–4
University Arena (2,188[14])
Kalamazoo, MI
January 6, 2015
7:00 pm
at Akron L 72–52  9–5
(0–1)
James A. Rhodes Arena (2,741[15])
Akron, OH
January 10, 2015
1:00 pm
Buffalo W 78–68  10–5
(1–1)
University Arena (2,507[16])
Kalamazoo, MI
January 14, 2015
7:00 pm, ESPN3
Ball State W 95–93 2OT 11–5
(2–1)
University Arena (2,288[17])
Kalamazoo, MI
January 17, 2015
7:00 pm
at Toledo W 81–78 OT 12–5
(3–1)
Savage Arena (6,089[18])
Toledo, OH
January 21, 2015
7:00 pm
at Miami (OH) W 69–58  13–5
(4–1)
Millett Hall (667[19])
Oxford, OH
January 24, 2015
2:00 pm
Akron L 71–69  13–6
(4–2)
University Arena (3,837[20])
Kalamazoo, MI
January 27, 2015
7:00 pm, ESPN3
at Buffalo L 77–71  13–7
(4–3)
Alumni Arena (3,931[21])
Amherst, NY
January 31, 2015
12:00 pm
at Eastern Michigan
Michigan MAC Trophy
L 69–63  13–8
(4–4)
Convocation Center (1,018[22])
Ypsilanti, MI
February 4, 2015
7:00 pm
Kent State W 67–66  14–8
(5–4)
University Arena (2,433[23])
Kalamazoo, MI
February 7, 2015
2:00 pm, ESPN3
at Central Michigan
Michigan MAC Trophy
L 70–65  14–9
(5–5)
McGuirk Arena (5,350[24])
Mount Pleasant, MI
February 10, 2015
7:00 pm, ESPN3
at Bowling Green L 65–49  14–10
(5–6)
Stroh Center (1,474[25])
Bowling Green, OH
February 14, 2015
4:30 pm
Northern Illinois W 69–65  15–10
(6–6)
University Arena (2,712[26])
Kalamazoo, MI
February 18, 2015
7:00 pm
Ohio W 80–69  16–10
(7–6)
University Arena (2,517[27])
Kalamazoo, MI
February 21, 2015
2:00 pm
Toledo L 97–87  16–11
(7–7)
University Arena (3,451[28])
Kalamazoo, MI
February 24, 2015
7:00 pm
at Ball State W 53–48  17–11
(8–7)
John E. Worthen Arena (2,794[29])
Muncie, IN
February 28, 2015
4:30 pm
Eastern Michigan
Michigan MAC Trophy
W 80–72  18–11
(9–7)
University Arena ([30])
Kalamazoo, MI
March 3, 2015
8:00 pm, ESPN3
at Northern Illinois L 65–63  18–12
(9–8)
Convocation Center (992[31])
DeKalb, IL
March 6, 2015
7:00 pm
Central Michigan
Michigan MAC Trophy
W 74–62  19–12
(10–8)
University Arena (4,239[32])
Kalamazoo, MI
MAC Tournament
March 9, 2015
7:00 pm
Ohio
First round
W 82–74  20–12
University Arena (N/A[33])
Kalamazoo, MI
March 11, 2015
9:00 pm
vs. Akron
Second round
L 58–45  20–13
Quicken Loans Arena (2,411[34])
Cleveland, OH
CIT
March 18, 2015*
7:00 pm
Cleveland State
First round
L 57–86  20–14
University Arena (1,112[35])
Kalamazoo, MI
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "Basketball-M - Schedule/Results - WMUBroncos.com—Official Web Site of Western Michigan Athletics". Wmubroncos.com. Retrieved December 8, 2014.
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