2015–16 Davidson Wildcats men's basketball team

The 2015–16 Davidson Wildcats men's basketball team representsed Davidson College during the 2015–16 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Wildcats, led by 27th year head coach Bob McKillop, played their home games at the John M. Belk Arena and were second year members of the Atlantic 10 Conference. Davidson finished the season with a record of 20–13, 10–8 record in A-10 play, finishing in sixth place. They lost to eventual tournament champion, Saint Joseph's, in the semifinals of the A-10 Tournament. They received an invitation to the National Invitation Tournament where they lost in the first round to Florida State.

2015–16 Davidson Wildcats men's basketball
Davdson Wildcats wordmark.svg
NIT, First Round
ConferenceAtlantic 10 Conference
2015–16 record20–13 (10–8 A-10)
Head coachBob McKillop (27th season)
Assistant coaches
  • Matt McKillop (8th year)
  • Ryan Mee (4th year)
  • Will Reigel (2nd year)
  • Will Thoni (2nd year)
Home arenaJohn M. Belk Arena (5,295)
Seasons
2015–16 Atlantic 10 men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Dayton 14 4   .778     25 8   .758
VCU 14 4   .778     25 11   .694
St. Bonaventure 14 4   .778     22 9   .710
Saint Joseph's 13 5   .722     28 8   .778
George Washington 11 7   .611     28 10   .737
Davidson 10 8   .556     20 13   .606
Rhode Island 9 9   .500     17 15   .531
Fordham 8 10   .444     17 14   .548
Richmond 7 11   .389     16 16   .500
UMass 6 12   .333     14 18   .438
Duquesne 6 12   .333     17 17   .500
George Mason 5 13   .278     11 21   .344
Saint Louis 5 13   .278     11 21   .344
La Salle 4 14   .222     9 22   .290
2016 A10 Tournament winner

Previous seasonEdit

The Wildcats finished the 2014–15 season 24–8, 14–4 in A-10 play to win the regular season championship. They advanced to the semifinals of the A-10 Tournament where they lost to VCU. They received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament where they lost in the Second Round to Iowa.

DeparturesEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Tyler Kalinoski 4 G 6'4" 180 Senior Overland Park, KS Graduated
Ali Mackay 22 F 6'11" 215 Senior North Berwick, Scotland Graduated

Incoming TransfersEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Will Magarity 22 F 6'11" 240 Junior Stockholm, Sweden Transferred from Boston College. Under NCAA transfer rules, Magarity will have to sit out for the 2015–16 season. Will have two years of remaining eligibility.

Incoming recruitsEdit

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
KiShawn Pritchett
SF
Mooresville, NC Lake Norman High School 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Aug 8, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: NR
Dusan Kovacevic
PF
Novi Sad, Serbia Rabun Gap Nacoochee School 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 260 lb (120 kg) Mar 16, 2015 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: NR
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 July 13, 2015.

RosterEdit

2015–16 Davidson Wildcats men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
F 0 Dusan Kovacevic 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Fr Novi Sad, Serbia
F 1 Nathan Ekwu 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 235 lb (107 kg) So Enugu, Nigeria
G 2 Jordan Watkins 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 160 lb (73 kg) So Charlotte, North Carolina
G 3 Brian Sullivan 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Sr Upper Arlington, Ohio
G 5 Jordan Barham 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Sr Cleveland, Ohio
G 12 Jack Gibbs 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Jr Westerville, Ohio
G 13 Kamau Faines (W) 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 195 lb (88 kg) So Chicago, IL
G 14 Matt Williams (W) 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Sr Cary, North Carolina
F 15 Oskar Michelsen 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 210 lb (95 kg) So Helsinki, Finland
G 20 KiShawn Pritchett 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Fr Mooresville, North Carolina
F 22 Will Magarity (I)   6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Jr Stockholm, Sweden
F 23 Peyton Aldridge 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 205 lb (93 kg) So Warren, Ohio
F 25 Jake Belford 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 220 lb (100 kg) RS Jr Battle Ground, Washington
G 31 Manu Giamoukis 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Jr Thessaloniki, Greece
G 32 Rusty Reigel 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) So Charlotte, North Carolina
F 34 Connor Perkey 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Sr Atlanta, Georgia
F 40 Andrew McAuliffe 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Jr Northbrook, Illinois
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster

ScheduleEdit

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Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
11/07/2015*
2:00 PM
Lenoir–Rhyne W 96–64 
John M. Belk Arena (3,542)
Davidson, NC
Non-conference regular season
11/14/2015*
7:30 PM, MI-Ch 4
UCF W 90–85  1–0
John M. Belk Arena (4,676)
Davidson, NC
11/21/2015*
1:00 PM, MI-Ch 4
College of Charleston W 82–81  2–0
John M. Belk Arena (4,478)
Davidson, NC
11/23/2015*
7:00 PM, MI-Ch 4
Mercer W 77–71  3–0
John M. Belk Arena (3,861)
Davidson, NC
11/28/2015*
2:00 PM, MI-Ch 4
Denison W 83–70  4–0
John M. Belk Arena (3,629)
Davidson, NC
12/01/2015*
7:00 PM
at Charlotte W 109–74  5–0
Dale F. Halton Arena (7,571)
Charlotte, NC
12/06/2015*
6:00 PM, ESPNU
at No. 9 North Carolina L 65–98  5–1
Dean Smith Center (14,805)
Chapel Hill, NC
12/09/2015*
8:30 PM, MI-Ch 4
Eastern Washington
Gotham Classic
W 96–86  6–1
John M. Belk Arena (3,714)
Davidson, NC
12/12/2015*
7:00 PM, MI-Ch 4
Western Carolina
Gotham Classic
W 87–54  7–1
John M. Belk Arena (4,068)
Davidson, NC
12/20/2015*
12:00 PM, ESPNU
vs. Pittsburgh
Gotham Classic
L 69–94  7–2
Madison Square Garden (7,345)
New York City, NY
12/23/2015*
1:00 PM, MI-Ch 4
Morehead State W 81–77  8–2
John M. Belk Arena (4,561)
Davidson, NC
12/28/2015*
9:00 PM, P12N
at California L 60–86  8–3
Haas Pavilion (10,384)
Berkeley, CA
Atlantic 10 regular season
01/02/2016
8:00 PM, ASN
at St. Bonaventure L 85–97  8–4
(0–1)
Reilly Center (3,783)
Olean, NY
01/06/2016
7:00 PM, WMYT
Duquesne W 77–66  9–4
(1–1)
John M. Belk Arena (3,321)
Davidson, NC
01/09/2016
7:00 PM, WMYT
George Mason W 81–75  10–4
(2–1)
John M. Belk Arena (4,158)
Davidson, NC
01/12/2016
8:00 PM, CBSSN
at Dayton L 74–80  10–5
(2–2)
UD Arena (12,310)
Dayton, OH
01/16/2016
12:30 PM, NBCSN
Massachusetts W 86–74  11–5
(3–2)
John M. Belk Arena (5,069)
Davidson, NC
01/20/2016
8:00 PM
at Saint Louis L 87–96  11–6
(3–3)
Chaifetz Arena (5,103)
St. Louis, MO
01/25/2016
7:00 PM, NBCSN
at Richmond W 78–70  12–6
(4–3)
Robins Center (6,570)
Richmond, VA
01/29/2016
6:00 PM, ESPN2
VCU L 69–79  12–7
(4–4)
John M. Belk Arena (5,295)
Davidson, NC
02/03/2016
7:00 PM, ASN
at George Washington L 69–79  12–8
(4–5)
Charles E. Smith Center (2,918)
Washington, D.C.
02/06/2016
12:30 PM, NBCSN
at Duquense W 93–82  13–8
(5–5)
Palumbo Center (3,382)
Pittsburgh, PA
02/10/2016
7:00 PM, WMYT
La Salle W 79–66  14–8
(6–5)
John M. Belk Arena (3,585)
Davidson, NC
02/13/2016
4:00 PM
at George Mason L 59–60  14–9
(6–6)
EagleBank Arena (6,327)
Fairfax, VA
02/16/2016
7:00 PM, ASN
Richmond W 83–79  15–9
(7–6)
John M. Belk Arena (3,832)
Davidson, NC
02/20/2016
2:00 PM, NBCSN
Saint Joseph's W 99–93  16–9
(8–6)
John M. Belk Arena (5,295)
Davidson, NC
02/23/2016
6:00 PM, CBSSN
Rhode Island W 65–54  17–9
(9–6)
John M. Belk Arena (4,064)
Davidson, NC
02/27/2016
2:00 PM
at Fordham L 82–91  17–10
(9–7)
Rose Hill Gymnasium (2,985)
Bronx, NY
03/02/2016
7:00 PM, CBSSN
at VCU L 60–70  17–11
(9–8)
Siegel Center (7,637)
Richmond, VA
03/05/2016
3:30 PM, NBCSN
George Washington W 87–80  18–11
(10–8)
John M. Belk Arena (5,157)
Davidson, NC
Atlantic 10 Tournament
03/10/2016
9:00 PM, NBCSN
(6) vs. (14) LaSalle
Second Round
W 78–63  19–11
Barclays Center (5,507)
Brooklyn, NY
03/11/2016
9:00 PM, NBCSN
(6) vs. (3) St. Bonaventure
Quarterfinals
W 90–86 OT 20–11
Barclays Center (8,223)
Brooklyn, NY
03/12/2016
4:00 PM, CBSSN
(6) vs. (2) VCU
Semifinals
L 54–76  20–12
Barclays Center (10,439)
Brooklyn, NY
NIT
03/15/2016*
7:00 PM, ESPN2
(5) at (4) Florida State
First Round - Valparaiso Quadrant
L 74–84  20–13
Donald L. Tucker Center (2,496)
Tallahassee, FL
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

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