2015–16 Florida A&M Rattlers basketball team

The 2015–16 Florida A&M Rattlers basketball team represented Florida A&M University during the 2015–16 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Rattlers, led by second year head coach Byron Samuels, played their home games at the Teaching Gym and were members of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. The Rattlers finished the season 8–21, 4–12 in MEAC play to finish in last place. Due to failing to meet APR requirements, the Rattlers were banned from postseason play including the MEAC Tournament.

2015–16 Florida A&M Rattlers basketball
Florida A&M Rattlers wordmark.svg
ConferenceMid-Eastern Athletic Conference
2015–16 record8–21 (4–12 MEAC)
Head coachByron Samuels (2nd season)
Assistant coaches
  • Lamont Franklin
  • Will Jones
  • Bruce Martin
Home arenaTeaching Gym
Seasons
2015–16 MEAC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Hampton 13 3   .813     21 11   .656
South Carolina State 12 4   .750     19 15   .559
Norfolk State 12 4   .750     17 17   .500
Bethune-Cookman 10 6   .625     14 18   .438
Savannah State 9 7   .563     16 16   .500
North Carolina Central 7 9   .438     13 19   .406
North Carolina A&T 7 9   .438     10 22   .313
Md. Eastern Shore 7 9   .438     10 22   .313
Howard 6 10   .375     12 20   .375
Morgan State 6 10   .375     9 22   .290
Coppin State 6 10   .375     9 22   .290
Delaware State 5 11   .313     7 25   .219
Florida A&M* 4 12   .250     8 21   .276
*ineligible for postseason due to APR violations
2016 MEAC Tournament winner
As of March 18, 2016; 

RosterEdit

Number Name Position Height Weight Year Hometown
0 Francois Lewis Forward 6–9 220 Freshman Orlando, Florida
1 Nick Severado Guard 6–8 190 Freshman Savannah, Georgia
2 Treavann Warren Forward 6–8 235 Junior Norfolk, Virginia
3 Craig Bowman Guard 6–3 175 Sophomore St. Petersburg, Florida
4 Elijah Mays Guard 6–0 170 Junior Orlando, Florida
5 Jerran Foster Guard 5–9 180 Senior Winston-Salem, North Carolina
10 Johnathan Spicer Forward 6–4 185 Sophomore Miami, Florida
11 Malcolm Bernard Forward 6–6 190 Junior Middleburg, Florida
12 Jordan Jackson Forward 6–10 225 Sophomore Roy, Washington
13 Christian Wise Guard 5–9 155 Freshman Tampa, Florida
15 Mario Karailiev Center 6–9 230 Sophomore Montana, Bulgaria
21 Justin Ravenal Guard 6–1 175 Freshman Lithonia, Georgia
24 Tre Anderson Guard 6–2 170 Freshman Tallahassee, Florida
25 Jonathan Tshiteya Guard 5–10 170 Freshman Leige, Belgium
35 Isaiah Omoregie Forward 6–7 225 Freshman Tampa, Florida

ScheduleEdit

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Date
time, TV
Opponent Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Regular season
11/13/2015*
7:00 pm
Johnson (FL) W 103–71  1–0
Teaching Gym (893)
Tallahassee, FL
11/15/2015*
4:00 pm, ESPN3
at Southern Illinois
Corpus Christi Coastal Classic
L 51–81  1–1
SIU Arena (4,119)
Carbondale, IL
11/18/2015*
7:00 pm
Thomas W 70–68  2–1
Teaching Gym (1,071)
Tallahassee, FL
11/21/2015*
8:00 pm, ESPN3
at Houston L 52–97  2–2
Hofheinz Pavilion (3,163)
Houston, TX
11/24/2015*
9:00 pm
at UTEP
Corpus Christi Coastal Classic
L 54–72  2–3
Don Haskins Center (6,682)
El Paso, TX
11/27/2015*
3:30 pm
vs. Abilene Christian
Corpus Christi Coastal Classic
L 62–72  2–4
American Bank Center (176)
Corpus Christi, TX
11/28/2015*
12:00 pm
vs. Alcorn State
Corpus Christi Coastal Classic
W 73–71  3–4
American Bank Center (168)
Corpus Christi, TX
12/02/2015*
7:00 pm, ESPN3
at Kennesaw State L 41–61  3–5
KSU Convocation Center (2,058)
Kennesaw, GA
12/05/2015
6:00 pm
South Carolina State L 67–79  3–6
(0–1)
Teaching Gym (890)
Tallahassee, FL
12/12/2015
4:00 pm
Samford L 67–86  3–7
Teaching Gym (593)
Tallahassee, FL
12/15/2015
7:00 pm
Southeastern Louisiana W 67–64  4–7
Teaching Gym (383)
Tallahassee, FL
12/19/2015
7:00 pm, ESPN3
at North Florida L 70–87  4–8
UNF Arena (1,618)
Jacksonville, FL
12/21/2015
7:00 pm, ESPN3
at Jacksonville L 66–68  4–9
Swisher Gymnasium (537)
Jacksonville, FL
12/29/2015
7:00 pm
at FIU L 45–65  4–10
FIU Arena (923)
Miami, FL
01/05/2016
7:00 pm
Savannah State W 61–58  5–10
(1–1)
Teaching Gym (1,398)
Tallahassee, FL
01/09/2016
6:00 pm
at Norfolk State L 56–77  5–11
(1–2)
Joseph G. Echols Memorial Hall (2,167)
Norfolk, VA
01/11/2016
7:00 pm
at Hampton L 71–65 OT 5–12
(1–3)
Hampton Convocation Center (3,456)
Hampton, VA
01/16/2016
6:00 pm
Morgan State W 72–65  6–12
(2–3)
Teaching Gym (2,679)
Tallahassee, FL
01/18/2016
8:00 pm
Coppin State L 66–70  6–13
(2–4)
Teaching Gym (2,789)
Tallahassee, FL
01/30/2016
4:00 pm
at Bethune-Cookman L 56–88  6–14
(2–5)
Moore Gymnasium (1,090)
Daytona Beach, FL
02/01/2016
8:00 pm
North Carolina Central L 63–81  6–15
(2–6)
Teaching Gym (1,738)
Tallahassee, FL
02/08/2016
8:00 pm
Delaware State W 96–95 2OT 7–15
(3–6)
Teaching Gym 
Tallahassee, FL
02/13/2016
4:00 pm
at North Carolina A&T L 68–75  7–16
(3–7)
Corbett Sports Center (1,063)
Greensboro, NC
02/15/2016
7:30 pm
at North Carolina Central L 74–79  7–17
(3–8)
McLendon–McDougald Gymnasium (1,478)
Durham,, NC
02/20/2016
4:00 pm
Bethune-Cookman L 54–55  7–18
(3–9)
Teaching Gym (6,211)
Tallahassee, FL
02/22/2016
7:30 pm
at Maryland Eastern Shore
Postponed from 1/25/16
W 81–80 2OT 8–18
(4–9)
Hytche Athletic Center (1,134)
Princess Anne, MD
02/24/2016
7:30 pm
at Howard
Postponed from 1/23/16
L 53–63  8–19
(4–10)
Burr Gymnasium (950)
Washington, D.C.
02/27/2016
6:00 pm
North Carolina A&T W 70–77 OT 8–20
(4–11)
Teaching Gym (2,116)
Tallahassee, FL
03/03/2016
8:00 pm
at Savannah State L 40–52  8–21
(4–12)
Tiger Arena (2,420)
Savannah, GA
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

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