2015–16 Abilene Christian Wildcats men's basketball team

The 2015–16 Abilene Christian Wildcats men's basketball team represented Abilene Christian University during the 2015–16 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Wildcats were led by fifth year head coach Joe Golding and played their home games at the Moody Coliseum. They were members of the Southland Conference. The Wildcats finished the season with a record of 13–18, 8–10 in Southland play to finish in seventh place.

2015–16 Abilene Christian Wildcats men's basketball
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ConferenceSouthland Conference
2015–16 record13–18 (8–10 Southland)
Head coachJoe Golding (5th season)
Assistant coaches
  • Brette Tanner
  • Patrice Days
  • Cooper Schmidt
Home arenaMoody Coliseum
(Capacity: 4,600)
Seasons
2015–16 Southland Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Stephen F. Austin 18 0   1.000     28 6   .824
Texas A&M–CC 15 3   .833     25 8   .758
Sam Houston State 12 6   .667     18 16   .529
Incarnate Word* 12 6   .667     17 12   .586
Houston Baptist 10 8   .556     17 17   .500
Southeastern Louisiana 9 9   .500     12 21   .364
Abilene Christian* 8 10   .444     13 18   .419
McNeese State 7 11   .389     9 20   .310
Central Arkansas** 6 12   .333     7 21   .250
New Orleans 6 12   .333     10 20   .333
Nicholls State 6 12   .333     11 23   .324
Northwestern State 5 13   .278     8 20   .286
Lamar 3 15   .167     11 19   .367
* Ineligible for postseason during transition to Division I
** Ineligible for postseason due to APR violations
2016 Southland Tournament winner

Abilene Christian, in their third year of Division II to Division I transition, were not eligible for the Southland Tournament, but were considered a Division I team for scheduling purposes and Division I RPI member.[1]

PreseasonEdit

The Wildcats were picked to finish thirteenth (13th) in both the Southland Conference Coaches' Poll and the conference Sports Information Director's Poll.[2]

RosterEdit

2015–16 Abilene Christian Wildcats men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
G 0 Javlen Franklin 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Fr Parkview HS (Little Rock) Jacksonville, AR
F 1 Jaren Lewis 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Fr Lake Highland Prep Orlando, FL
G 3 Parker Wentz 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Sr Trinity Christian HS Lubbock, TX
G 4 Jovan Crnic 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Jr Northern Oklahoma College Nis, Serbia
G 5 Jalen Little 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Sr Otero Junior College Colorado Springs, CO
G 10 Isaiah Tripp 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 190 lb (86 kg) So Future College Prep Baltimore, MD
F 12 Austin Cooke 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Sr Central Arizona College Scottsdale, AZ
F 15 Hayden Farquhar 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Fr Throckmorton HS Throckmorton, TX
G 22 Drake Green 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 170 lb (77 kg) So Clear Lake HS Houston, TX
F 23 Hayden Howell 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 225 lb (102 kg) So Carl Albert HS Midwest City, OK
F 33 Duran Porter 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Sr Tallahassee CC Macon, GA
C Jalone Friday 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Fr Oklahoma City, OK
G Jerod Martin 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Fr Home school Wichita, KS
G B. J. Maxwell 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Fr Home school Austin, TX
G Jadon Reynolds 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Fr Fort Worth, TX
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • Brette Tanner
  • Solomon Bozeman
  • Ron Holmes

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

Roster
Last update: 2015-11-20

Schedule and resultsEdit

Source[3]

Date
time, TV
Opponent Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Non-Conference regular season
11/13/2015*
6:00 pm
University of the Southwest W 94–63  1–0
Moody Coliseum (1,150)
Abilene, TX
11/17/2015*
7:00 pm
Howard Payne W 70–56  2–0
Moody Coliseum (1,075)
Abilene, TX
11/22/2015*
9:00 pm
at Portland L 57–87  2–1
Chiles Center (1,541)
Portland, OR
11/24/2015*
6:00 pm
at Colorado State L 100–108 2OT 2–2
Moby Arena (2,801)
Fort Collins, CO
11/27/2015*
5:00 pm
vs. Florida A&M
Corpus Christi Coastal Classic
W 72–62  3–2
American Bank Center (176)
Corpus Christi, TX
11/28/2015*
2:30 pm
vs. Oakland
Corpus Christi Coastal Classic
L 57–85  3–3
American Bank Center (168)
Corpus Christi, TX
12/03/2015*
7:00 pm
New Hampshire L 75–86  3–4
Moody Coliseum (1,450)
Abilene, TX
12/05/2015*
1:00 pm
at Nebraska L 63–73  3–5
Pinnacle Bank Arena (15,491)
Lincoln, NE
12/12/2015*
1:00 pm
Schreiner W 69–46  4–5
Moody Coliseum (512)
Abilene, TX
12/18/2015*
7:00 pm
UC Riverside L 56–60  4–6
Moody Coliseum (1,002)
Abilene, TX
12/20/2015*
1:00 pm
at TCU L 69–80  4–7
Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena (5,791)
Fort Worth, TX
12/22/2015*
6:00 pm
at Drake L 70–87  4–8
Knapp Center (2,701)
Des Moines, IA
12/30/2015*
7:00 pm
Hillsdale Baptist W 90–48  5–8
Moody Coliseum 
Abilene, TX
Southland regular season
01/02/2016
4:00 pm
at Central Arkansas W 62–61  6–8
(1–0)
Farris Center (512)
Conway, AR
01/09/2016
3:30 pm
at Nicholls State L 62–63  6–9
(1–1)
Stopher Gym (1,297)
Thibodaux, LA
01/12/2016
7:00 pm
Northwestern State W 87–72  7–9
(2–1)
Moody Coliseum (1,512)
Abilene, TX
01/16/2016
6:00 pm, ESPN3
at Stephen F. Austin L 62–97  7–10
(2–2)
William R. Johnson Coliseum (3,873)
Nacogdoches, TX
01/19/2016
7:00 pm
McNeese State W 75–67  8–10
(3–2)
Moody Coliseum (1,619)
Abilene, TX
01/23/2016
4:30 PM
at Incarnate Word L 60–74  8–11
(3–3)
McDermott Center (1,722)
San Antonio, TX
01/25/2016
6:00 pm
at Sam Houston State L 51–72  8–12
(3–4)
Bernard Johnson Coliseum (1,051)
Huntsville, TX
01/30/2015
4:00 pm
Lamar W 80–71  9–12
(4–4)
Moody Coliseum (2,103)
Abilene, TX
02/02/2016
7:00 pm
Houston Baptist W 79–72  10–12
(5–4)
Moody Coliseum (1,226)
Abilene, TX
02/06/2016
4:00 pm
at Southeastern Louisiana L 61–80  10–13
(5–5)
University Center (763)
Hammond, LA
02/08/2016
7:00 pm, ESPN3
at Lamar W 71–67  11–13
(6–5)
Montagne Center (1,743)
Beaumont, TX
02/15/2016
7:30 pm
vs. Sam Houston State L 71–84  11–14
(6–6)
Mabee Complex (Hardin Simmons University) (1,075)
Abilene, TX
02/18/2016
7:00 pm
at Houston Baptist L 71–73  11–15
(6–7)
Sharp Gymnasium (827)
Houston, TX
02/21/2016
1:00 pm
Southeastern Louisiana W 91–80  12–15
(7–7)
Moody Coliseum (1,065)
Abilene, TX
02/23/2016
7:00 pm
at Texas A&M–Corpus Christi L 59–65  12–16
(7–8)
American Bank Center (1,428)
Corpus Christi, TX
02/27/2016
4:00 pm
New Orleans W 87–84  13–16
(8–8)
Moody Coliseum (1,987)
Abilene, TX
03/03/2016
7:00 pm
Incarnate Word L 70–74  13–17
(8–9)
Moody Coliseum (1,633)
Abilene, TX
03/05/2015
4:00 pm
Texas A&M–Corpus Christi L 69–74  13–18
(8–10)
Moody Coliseum (1,363)
Abilene, TX
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Central Time.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Next Steps & Timeline for ACU's transition to Division I". acu.edu. Archived from the original on 2015-11-17. Retrieved 2015-11-14.
  2. ^ "Stephen F. Austin Picked Named Favorite in Preseason Polls". Southland Conference. October 28, 2015. Retrieved November 14, 2015.
  3. ^ "2015-16 Men's Basketball Schedule". Retrieved 2015-01-21.