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2015–16 Baylor Bears basketball team

The 2015–16 Baylor Bears basketball team represented Baylor University in the 2015–16 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. This was head coach Scott Drew's thirteenth season at Baylor. The Bears competed in the Big 12 Conference and played their home games at the Ferrell Center. They finished the season 22–12, 10–8 in Big 12 play to finish in a tie for fifth place. They defeated Texas in the quarterfinal of the Big 12 Tournament to advance to the semifinals where they lost to Kansas. They received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament where they lost in the first round to Yale.

2015–16 Baylor Bears basketball
Baylor Athletics logo.svg
NCAA Tournament, First Round
ConferenceBig 12 Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 24
APNo. 21
2015–16 record22–12 (10–8 Big 12)
Head coachScott Drew (13th season)
Assistant coaches
Home arenaFerrell Center
Seasons
2015–16 Big 12 men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#1 Kansas 15 3   .833     33 5   .868
#8 West Virginia 13 5   .722     26 9   .743
#7 Oklahoma 12 6   .667     29 8   .784
Texas 11 7   .611     20 13   .606
#21 Baylor 10 8   .556     22 12   .647
#22 Iowa State 10 8   .556     23 12   .657
Texas Tech 9 9   .500     19 13   .594
Kansas State 5 13   .278     17 16   .515
Oklahoma State 3 15   .167     12 20   .375
TCU 2 16   .111     12 21   .364
2016 Big 12 Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

Previous seasonEdit

The Bears finished the season 24–10, 11–7 in Big 12 play to finish in a tie for fourth place. They advanced to the semifinals of the Big 12 Tournament where they lost to Kansas. They received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament where they were upset in the second round by Georgia State.

DeparturesEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Royce O'Neale 00 F 6'6" 215 Senior Killeen, TX Graduated
Kenny Chery 1 G 5'11" 180 Senior Montreal, QC Graduated
Damiyne Durham 23 G 6'4" 175 Freshman Oakwood, TX Walk-on; transferred to Cal State Bakersfield
Deng Deng 45 F 6'8" 205 Junior Melbourne, Australia Transferred

Incoming transfersEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Joseph Acuil 0 C 7'0" 219 Junior Melbourne, Australia Junior college transferred from Neosho County CC
Manu Lecomte 20 G 5'9" 159 Junior Brussels, Belgium Transferred from Miami (FL). Under NCAA transfer rules, Lecomte will have to sit out for the 2015–16 season. Will have two years of remaining eligibility.

RecruitsEdit

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US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
King McClure
SG
Ovilla, TX Triple A Academy 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Apr 29, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
Wendell Mitchell
SG
Rockdale, TX Rockdale High School 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Oct 23, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
Jake Lindsey
PG
Sandy, UT Olympus High School 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Aug 25, 2014 
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:

  • "2015 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved August 7, 2015.

Recruiting class of 2016Edit

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RosterEdit

[3]

2015–16 Baylor Bears men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
F 0 Jo Acuil 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Jr Kingsway Christian College
Neosho County CC
Melbourne, Australia
G 1 Wendell Mitchell 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Fr Rockdale Rockdale, TX
F 2 Rico Gathers 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 275 lb (125 kg) Sr Riverside Academy LaPlace, LA
G 3 Jake Lindsey 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Fr Olympus Salt Lake City, UT
F 5 Johnathan Motley 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 230 lb (104 kg) RS So North Shore Houston, TX
G 11 Lester Medford 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Sr Amphitheater
Indian Hills CC
Tucson, AZ
F 13 John Heard 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Sr Episcopal Houston, TX
G 20 Manu Lecomte (I) 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 159 lb (72 kg) Jr Athene des Pagodes
Miami (FL)
Brussels, Belgium
F 21 Taurean Prince 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Sr Earl Warren San Antonio, TX
G 22 King McClure 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Fr Triple A Academy Ovilla, TX
G/F 24 Ish Wainwright 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Jr Montrose Christian Kansas City, MO
F 25 Al Freeman 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 200 lb (91 kg) RS So Findlay Prep Charlotte, NC
F 31 Terry Maston 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) So DeSoto DeSoto, TX
G 33 Austin Mills 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Sr Beverly Hills
Pepperdine
Beverly Hills, CA
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Schedule and resultsEdit

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Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Regular season
November 13, 2015*
8:30 PM, FSSW+
No. 22 Stephen F. Austin W 97–55  1–0
Ferrell Center (7,041)
Waco, TX
November 16, 2015*
10:30 PM, ESPN2
No. 20 at No. 25 Oregon
College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon/
Global Sports Shootout
L 67–74  1–1
Matthew Knight Arena (7,718)
Eugene, OR
November 20, 2015*
7:00 PM, FSSW+
No. 20 Jackson State
Global Sports Shootout
W 77–60  2–1
Ferrell Center (5,973)
Waco, TX
November 23, 2015*
7:00 PM, FSSW
Savannah State
Global Sports Shootout
W 100–61  3–1
Ferrell Center (4,714)
Waco, TX
November 27, 2015*
Noon, FSSW
Arkansas State
Global Sports Shootout
W 94–72  4–1
Ferrell Center (4,768)
Waco, TX
December 2, 2015*
8:30 PM, FSSW+
No. 25 Prairie View A&M W 80–41  5–1
Ferrell Center (4,572)
Waco, TX
December 6, 2015*
7:00 PM, ESPNU
No. 25 No. 16 Vanderbilt W 69–67  6–1
Ferrell Center (7,084)
Waco, TX
December 8, 2015*
7:00 PM, FSSW+
No. 16 Northwestern State W 75–62  7–1
Ferrell Center (4,627)
Waco, TX
December 16, 2015*
7:00 PM, FSSW+
No. 16 vs. Hardin–Simmons W 104–59  8–1
Abrams Gym (2,000)
Fort Hood, TX
December 19, 2015*
8:00 PM, ESPNU
No. 16 at No. 24 Texas A&M L 61–80  8–2
Reed Arena (9,056)
College Station, TX
December 23, 2015*
7:00 PM, FSSW+
No. 23 New Mexico State W 85–70  9–2
Ferrell Center (5,842)
Waco, TX
December 29, 2015*
4:00 PM, ESPNU
No. 23 Texas Southern W 72–59  10–2
Ferrell Center (5,223)
Waco, TX
January 2, 2016
3:00 PM, CBS
No. 23 at No. 2 Kansas L 74–102  10–3
(0–1)
Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Lawrence, KS
January 5, 2016
7:00 PM, ESPN2
Oklahoma State W 79–62  11–3
(1–1)
Ferrell Center (5,665)
Waco, TX
January 9, 2016
2:00 PM, ESPN2
at No. 13 Iowa State W 94–89  12–3
(2–1)
Hilton Coliseum (14,384)
Ames, IA
January 13, 2016
7:15 PM, ESPNews
No. 22 TCU W 82–54  13–3
(3–1)
Ferrell Center (5,764)
Waco, TX
January 16, 2016
2:00 PM, FSSW
No. 22 at Texas Tech W 63–60  14–3
(4–1)
United Supermarkets Arena (12,827)
Lubbock, TX
January 20, 2016
7:15 PM, ESPNews
No. 13 Kansas State W 79–72 2OT 15–3
(5–1)
Ferrell Center (5,588)
Waco, TX
January 23, 2016
11:00 AM, ESPN
No. 13 No. 1 Oklahoma L 72–82  15–4
(5–2)
Ferrell Center (10,206)
Waco, TX
January 27, 2016
8:00 PM, ESPNU
No. 17 at Oklahoma State W 69–65  16–4
(6–2)
Gallagher-Iba Arena (7,148)
Stillwater, OK
January 30, 2016*
5:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 17 Georgia
Big 12/SEC Challenge
W 83–73  17–4
Ferrell Center (9,675)
Waco, TX
February 1, 2016
8:00 PM, ESPN
No. 15 Texas L 59–67  17–5
(6–3)
Ferrell Center (6,064)
Waco, TX
February 6, 2016
7:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 15 at No. 14 West Virginia L 69–80  17–6
(6–4)
WVU Coliseum (14,069)
Morgantown, WV
February 10, 2016
7:15 PM, ESPNews
No. 21 at Kansas State W 82–72  18–6
(7–4)
Bramlage Coliseum (11,636)
Manhattan, KS
February 13, 2016
7:00 PM, ESPNU
No. 21 Texas Tech L 66–84  18–7
(7–5)
Ferrell Center (7,540)
Waco, TX
February 16, 2016
8:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 25 No. 13 Iowa State W 100–91 OT 19–7
(8–5)
Ferrell Center (5,556)
Waco, TX
February 20, 2016
1:00 PM, ESPN
No. 25 at No. 24 Texas W 78–64  20–7
(9–5)
Frank Erwin Center (16,540)
Austin, TX
February 23, 2016
7:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 19 No. 2 Kansas L 60–66  20–8
(9–6)
Ferrell Center (8,259)
Waco, TX
February 27, 2016
7:00 PM, ESPNU
No. 19 at TCU W 86–71  21–8
(10–6)
Schollmaier Arena (6,364)
Fort Worth, TX
March 1, 2016
7:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 19 at No. 6 Oklahoma L 71–73  21–9
(10–7)
Lloyd Noble Center (11,563)
Norman, OK
March 5, 2016
1:00 PM, ESPN
No. 19 No. 10 West Virginia L 58–69  21–10
(10–8)
Ferrell Center (7,629)
Waco, TX
Big 12 Tournament
March 10, 2016
11:30 AM, ESPN2
No. 22 vs. No. 23 (4) Texas
Quarterfinals
W 75–61  22–10
Sprint Center (18,972)
Kansas City, MO
March 11, 2016
6:00 pm, ESPN2
No. 22 vs. No. 1 (1) Kansas
Semifinals
L 66–70  22–11
Sprint Center (18,972)
Kansas City, MO
NCAA Tournament
March 17, 2016*
1:45 PM, CBS
(5 W) No. 21 vs. (12 W) Yale
First Round
L 75–79  22–12
Dunkin' Donuts Center (11,656)
Providence, RI
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses. W=West.
All times are in Central Time.

RankingsEdit

Ranking movement
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking. ██ Not ranked the previous week.
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 Post Final
AP 22 20 RV 25 16 16 23 23 RV 22 13 17 15 21 25 19 19 22 21 *N/A
Coaches 21 21 RV 23 15 14 22 21 25 22 15 18 13 19 22 16 17 20 18 24

*AP does not release post-NCAA tournament rankings

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2015 Baylor Basketball Commitment List". Rivals. Retrieved June 3, 2014.
  2. ^ "2016 Baylor Basketball Commitment List". Rivals. Retrieved August 7, 2015.
  3. ^ http://www.baylorbears.com/sports/m-baskbl/mtt/bay-m-baskbl-mtt.html
  4. ^ "2015-16 Baylor Bears". Baylor Bears men's basketball schedule.