2015–16 Duquesne Dukes men's basketball team

The 2015–16 Duquesne Dukes men's basketball team represented Duquesne University during the 2015–16 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Dukes, led by fourth year head coach Jim Ferry, played their home games at the A. J. Palumbo Center and were members of the Atlantic 10 Conference. They finished the season 17–17, 6–12 in A-10 play to finish in a tie for tenth place. They lost to La Salle in the first round of the A-10 Tournament. The Dukes were invited to the College Basketball Invitational where they defeated Nebraska–Omaha in the first round before losing in the quarterfinals to Morehead State.

2015–16 Duquesne Dukes men's basketball
Duquesne Dukes wordmark.svg
CBI, Quarterfinals, L 72–82 vs. Morehead State
ConferenceAtlantic 10 Conference
2015–16 record17–17 (6–12 A-10)
Head coachJim Ferry (4th season)
Assistant coaches
Home arenaA. J. Palumbo Center
(Capacity: 4,406)
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 Dukes finish the 2014–15 season 12–19, 6–12 in A-10 play to finish in eleventh place. They advanced to the second round of the A-10 Tournament where they lost to George Washington.

DeparturesEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Dominique McKoy 3 F 6'8" 215 Senior Atlanta, GA Graduated
Christian Johnson 14 G 5'10" 150 Junior Pittsburgh, PA Walk on; didn't return
Brandon Cartmill 21 G 5'10" 170 Junior Carlise, PA Left the team due to personal reasons
Desmond Ridenour 32 G 6'2" 185 Sophomore Cleveland Heights, OH Transferred to Kent State
Jordan Stevens 35 G 6'0" 190 Junior Columbia, MO Graduate transferred to Midwestern State

Incoming transfersEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Previous School
Tarin Smith G 6'2" 175 Sophomore Asbury Park, NJ Transferred from Nebraska. Under NCAA transfer rules, Smith will have to sit out for the 2015–16 season. Will have three years of remaining eligibility.

Incoming recruitsEdit

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Nakye Sanders
SF
Staten Island, NY Tottenville High School 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Oct 6, 2014 
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 2015-07-12.

RosterEdit

2015–16 Duquesne Dukes men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
C 00 Darius Lewis 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Jr IMG Academy Lexington, KY
G 1 Derrick Colter 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Sr Largo Forestville, MD
G 2 Eric James 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 205 lb (93 kg) So Westerville Westerville, OH
G 4 Rene Castro 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) RS So Butler
Worcester Academy
Boston, MA
F 5 TySean Powell 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 215 lb (98 kg) So IMG Academy Twinsburg, OH
G 13 Mar'Qywell Jackson 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 195 lb (88 kg) RS Fr UTEP
East English Valley Prep
Detroit, MI
F 20 Nakye Sanders 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Fr Tottenville Staten Island, NY
G 21 David Haus 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) So North Allegheny Pittsburgh, PA
G 22 Micah Mason 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Sr Drake
Highlands
Natrona Heights, PA
G 23 Jeremiah Jones 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Sr Merrillville Gary, IN
G 30 Josh Steel (W) 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Fr Barking Abbey Academy Harlow, England
F 31 Nick Foschia 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Sr Walsh Jesuit Northfield Center, OH
F 32 Zach Snyder 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Fr Seneca Valley Cranberry Township, PA
F 33 L. G. Gill 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Jr Benedictine College Prep Chesterfield, VA
F 45 Marshall Macheledt 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 215 lb (98 kg) So Greensboro Day School Greensboro, NC
F 55 Jordan Robinson 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 240 lb (109 kg) RS So Quality Education Academy Toronto, ON
G Tarin Smith (I)   6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) So Nebraska
St. Anthony
Ocean Township, NJ
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
11/10/2015*
7:00 pm
Urbana W 91–62 
Palumbo Center (574)
Pittsburgh, PA
Non-conference regular season
11/13/2015*
7:00 pm
Seton Hill
Gulf Coast Showcase Opening Round
W 96–71  1–0
Palumbo Center (943)
Pittsburgh, PA
11/16/2015*
7:00 pm
New Orleans W 95–75  2–0
Palumbo Center (1,016)
Pittsburgh, PA
11/20/2015*
7:00 pm
Penn State W 78–52  3–0
Consol Energy Center (3,520)
Pittsburgh, PA
11/23/2015*
2:30 pm
vs. Pepperdine
Gulf Coast Showcase quarterfinals
L 70–84  3–1
Germain Arena (523)
Estero, FL
11/24/2015*
12:00 pm
vs. Milwaukee
Gulf Coast Showcase consolation round
W 96–92 OT 4–1
Germain Arena (823)
Estero, FL
11/25/2015*
2:30 pm
vs. WKU
Gulf Coast Showcase 5th place game
W 81–73  5–1
Germain Arena (1,077)
Estero, FL
12/01/2015*
7:00 pm
Mississippi Valley State W 91–77  6–1
Palumbo Center (1,079)
Pittsburgh, PA
12/04/2015*
7:00 pm, CBSSN
vs. Pittsburgh
City Game
L 75–96  6–2
Consol Energy Center (13,906)
Pittsburgh, PA
12/08/2015*
7:00 pm
UMBC W 89–70  7–2
Palumbo Center (1,030)
Pittsburgh, PA
12/12/2015*
1:00 pm
vs. Saint Francis (PA) W 67–65  8–2
Cambria County War Memorial Arena (1,015)
Johnstown, PA
12/16/2015*
7:00 pm
South Carolina State W 83–68  9–2
Palumbo Center (1,361)
Pittsburgh, PA
12/19/2015*
2:00 pm
Robert Morris W 72–65  10–2
Palumbo Center (2,119)
Pittsburgh, PA
12/29/2015*
7:00 pm, ESPN3
at Georgia Tech L 67–73  10–3
Hank McCamish Pavilion (5,417)
Atlanta, GA
Atlantic 10 regular season
01/02/2016
2:30 pm, NBCSN
Dayton L 58–66  10–4
(0–1)
Palumbo Center (3,323)
Pittsburgh, PA
01/06/2016
7:00 pm
at Davidson L 66–77  10–5
(0–2)
John M. Belk Arena (3,321)
Davidson, NC
01/09/2016
8:00 pm, ASN
at George Washington L 64–91  10–6
(0–3)
Charles E. Smith Center (3,103)
Washington, D.C.
01/13/2016
7:00 pm
Saint Louis W 81–71  11–6
(1–3)
Palumbo Center (1,506)
Pittsburgh, PA
01/16/2016
6:00 pm, ASN
St. Bonaventure W 95–88  12–6
(2–3)
Palumbo Center (2,425)
Pittsburgh, PA
01/20/2016
7:00 pm, MASN
at VCU L 71–93  12–7
(2–4)
Siegel Center (7,637)
Richmond, VA
01/22/2016
2:00 pm
at George Mason W 86–76  13–7
(3–4)
EagleBank Arena (2,626)
Fairfax, VA
01/26/2016
7:00 pm, ASN
La Salle W 87–60  14–7
(4–4)
Palumbo Center 
Pittsburgh, PA
01/30/2016
6:00 pm, ASN
at Saint Louis W 78–67  15–7
(5–4)
Chaifetz Arena (8,412)
St. Louis, MO
02/06/2016
12:30 pm, NBCSN
Davidson L 82–93  15–8
(5–5)
Palumbo Center (3,382)
Pittsburgh, PA
02/09/2016
7:00 pm, ASN
at No. 19 Dayton L 74–76  15–9
(5–6)
UD Arena (13,141)
Dayton, OH
02/14/2016
3:00 pm, ASN
Massachusetts L 99–108 OT 15–10
(5–7)
Palumbo Center (2,364)
Pittsburgh, PA
02/17/2016
7:00 pm
George Washington L 74–81  15–11
(5–8)
Palumbo Center (1,520)
Pittsburgh, PA
02/20/2016
7:00 pm
at Rhode Island L 74–77  15–12
(5–9)
Ryan Center (5,112)
Kingston, RI
02/24/2016
7:00 pm
at St. Bonaventure L 76–80  15–13
(5–10)
Reilly Center (4,101)
Olean, NY
02/27/2016
6:00 pm, ASN
Richmond L 67–83  15–14
(5–11)
Palumbo Center (1,916)
Pittsburgh, PA
03/02/2016
7:00 pm
Fordham L 69–78  15–15
(5–12)
Palumbo Center (1,283)
Pittsburgh, PA
03/05/2016
4:00 pm
at Saint Joseph's W 78–70  16–15
(6–12)
Hagan Arena (4,200)
Philadelphia, PA
Atlantic 10 Tournament
03/09/2016
9:00 pm, ASN
(11) vs. (14) LaSalle
First round
L 73–88  16–16
Barclays Center (5,523)
Brooklyn, NY
CBI
03/16/2016*
7:00 pm
Nebraska–Omaha
First round
W 120–112  17–16
Palumbo Center (609)
Pittsburgh, PA
03/21/2016*
7:00 pm
at Morehead State
Quarterfinals
L 72–82  17–17
Ellis Johnson Arena (1,387)
Morehead, KY
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

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