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2015–16 Florida Gulf Coast Eagles men's basketball team

The 2015–16 Florida Gulf Coast Eagles men's basketball team represented Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) in the 2015–16 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. FGCU was a member of the Atlantic Sun Conference. They played their home games at Alico Arena and were led by third year head coach Joe Dooley. They finished the season 21–14, 8–6 in A-Sun play to finish in a three-way tie for second place. They defeated Kennesaw State, North Florida, and Stetson to be champions of the A-Sun Tournament. They received the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament where they defeated Fairleigh Dickinson in the First Four to advance to the first round where they lost to North Carolina.

2015–16 Florida Gulf Coast Eagles men's basketball
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NCAA Tournament, First Round
ConferenceAtlantic Sun Conference
2015–16 record21–14 (8–6 A-Sun)
Head coachJoe Dooley (3rd season)
Assistant coaches
  • Michael Fly (5th season)
  • Tom Abatemarco (1st season)
  • Senque Carey (1st season)
Home arenaAlico Arena
Seasons
2015–16 Atlantic Sun men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
North Florida 10 4   .714     22 12   .647
NJIT 8 6   .571     20 15   .571
Jacksonville 8 6   .571     16 16   .500
Florida Gulf Coast 8 6   .571     21 14   .600
Kennesaw State 7 7   .500     11 20   .355
Lipscomb 7 7   .500     12 21   .364
Stetson* 4 10   .286     12 22   .353
USC Upstate 4 10   .286     10 22   .313
*ineligible for the 2016 NCAA Tournament due to APR violations
2016 Atlantic Sun Tournament winner

Pre-seasonEdit

Departures

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Brett Comer 0 G 6'3" 192 Senior Winter Park, FL Graduated
Bernard Thompson 2 G 6'3" 166 Senior Conyers, GA Graduated
Nate Hicks 1 C 6'10" 227 RS Senior Panama City Beach, FL Graduated
Jamail Jones 5 5 6'6" 215 RS Senior Atlanta, GA Graduated
Logan Hovey 10 F 6'7" 208 RS Freshman Orlando, FL Transferred to Southwest Baptist
Eric Moeller 42 F 6'11" 215 RS Sophomore Ocala, FL Retired due to injuries [1]
Marcus Blake 24 F 6'7" 205 RS Senior Miami, FL Walk-on; graduated
Armand Shoon 4 G 6'3" 183 Sophomore Miami, FL Walk-on; transferred to St. Thomas University [2]
Nick Pellar 11 F 6'6" 206 RS Sophomore Munster, Indiana Walk-on; retired [3]
Tejai Allen 23 G 6'4" 193 Sophomore Jacksonville, FL Walk-on; transferred to Claflin University

Arrivals

Player Previous Institution
Kevin Mickle Broward College
Brandon Goodwin UCF
Patson Siame Loyola Marymount

Class of 2015 Signees

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Rayjon Tucker
SF
Charlotte, NC Northside Christian 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Sep 24, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 78
Reggie Reid
PG
Augusta, GA Harlem (GA) 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Nov 24, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A
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 Florida Gulf Coast Signees". Rivals.com. Retrieved August 26, 2015.
  • "2015 Florida Gulf Coast Signees". ESPN.com. Retrieved August 26, 2015.
  • "2015 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved August 26, 2015.

RosterEdit

2015–16 Florida Gulf Coast Eagles men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
G 0 Brandon Goodwin   6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Jr Norcross/UCF Norcross, GA
G 1 Reggie Reid 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 162 lb (73 kg) Fr Harlem High School Harlem, GA
G 2 Joshua Ko (W)   6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 167 lb (76 kg) Jr Kalaheo/Pittsburg Kailua, HI
G 3 Julian DeBose 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 197 lb (89 kg) RS Sr St. John's College High School/Rice Washington, D.C.
G 4 Maxx Bleecher (W) 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Fr West Boca Raton Boca Raton, FL
G 5 Zach Johnson 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 195 lb (88 kg) RS Fr Miami Norland Miami, FL
F 10 Kevin Mickle 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 220 lb (100 kg) RS So Saint Benedict's Prep/Broward College Brooklyn, NY
G 11 Christian Terrell 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 184 lb (83 kg) So Providence School Jacksonville, FL
G 14 Brian Greene Jr. 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 210 lb (95 kg) RS Jr IMG Academy/Auburn Chicago, IL
F 15 Filip Cvjeticanin 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 218 lb (99 kg) RS Sr The American School of Madrid Zagreb, Croatia
F 21 Demetris Morant 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 209 lb (95 kg) RS Jr Bishop Gorman/UNLV Las Vegas, NV
G 22 Alvin Cunningham (W) 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Jr Admiral Farragut Academy/Coastal Bend St. Petersburg, FL
G 24 Rayjon Tucker 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Fr Northside Christian Academy Charlotte, NC
F 25 Marc-Eddy Norelia 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 218 lb (99 kg) RS Jr Olympia High School/Tulane Orlando, FL
F 32 Antravious Simmons 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 250 lb (113 kg) RS So South Miami High School/VCU Miami, FL
G 33 Dolan Mahoney (W) 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Fr IMG Academy Bradenton, FL
F 41 Patson Siame   6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 236 lb (107 kg) Jr Loyola Marymount Luanshya, Zambia
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster
Last update: January 12, 2016

ScheduleEdit

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (attendance)
city, state
Regular season
November 14, 2015*
2:00 pm
at Ohio L 75–85  0–1
 21  Norelia   9  Norelia   5  Tied  Convocation Center (5,851)
Athens, OH
November 16, 2015*
7:00 pm, ESPN3
Texas Wesleyan W 85–62  1–1
 18  Cvjeticanin   11  Norelia   6  Tied  Alico Arena (3,809)
Fort Myers, FL
November 21, 2015*
7:00 pm, ESPN3
Youngstown State
FGCU Classic
W 104–101 3OT 2–1
 34  Norelia   18  Tied   9  Reid  Alico Arena (3,562)
Fort Myers, FL
November 22, 2015*
7:00 pm, ESPN3
North Dakota
FGCU Classic
W 73–60  3–1
 18  Norelia   10  Norelia   9  Reid  Alico Arena (3,412)
Fort Myers, FL
November 23, 2015*
7:00 pm, ESPN3
Bowling Green
FGCU Classic
L 77–82  3–2
 26  Johnson   7  Norelia   4  Johnson  Alico Arena (3,854)
Fort Myers, FL
November 27, 2015*
6:30 pm, SECN
at Florida L 50–70  3–3
 9  Terrell   9  Terrell   3  Simmons  O'Connell Center (10,323)
Gainesville, FL
November 29, 2015*
5:00 pm, ESPN3
Ave Maria
FGCU Classic
W 91–34  4–3
 24  Terrell   5  Mickle   6  Johnson  Alico Arena (2,460)
Fort Myers, FL
December 2, 2015*
8:00 pm, SECN+
at No. 18 Texas A&M L 65–75  4–4
 14  Terrell   9  Morant   3  Tied  Reed Arena (5,589)
College Station, TX
December 6, 2015*
3:30 pm, ASN
at FIU W 84–76 OT 5–4
 20  Terrell   11  Norelia   6  Tied  FIU Arena (1,156)
University Park, FL
December 13, 2015*
1:30 pm, ESPN3
UMass W 77–76  6–4
 20  Norelia   8  Morant   2  Tied  Alico Arena (3,049)
Fort Myers, FL
December 19, 2015*
5:00 pm, ESPN3
South Dakota State L 52–56  6–5
 26  Norelia   11  Norelia   2  Tied  Alico Arena (3,247)
Fort Myers, FL
December 22, 2015*
7:00 pm, ESPN3
Louisiana Tech L 63–66  6–6
 16  Terrell   10  Morant   4  Reid  Alico Arena (3,514)
Fort Myers, FL
December 28, 2015*
7:00 pm, ESPN3
vs. South Dakota L 81–89 OT 6–7
 25  Terrell   12  Norelia   3  Reid  Sanford Pentagon (2,087)
Sioux Falls, SD
December 31, 2015*
1:30 pm, ESPN3
La Salle W 86–77  7–7
 20  DeBose   10  Simmons   5  Johnson  Alico Arena (3,084)
Fort Myers, FL
January 2, 2016*
4:00 pm, ESPN3
Eckerd W 68–57  8–7
 19  Norelia   6  Norelia   4  Tied  Alico Arena (2,983)
Fort Myers, FL
January 5, 2016*
7:00 pm, ESPN3
Webber International W 104–59  9–7
 20  Norelia   9  Tied   6  Reid  Alico Arena (2,713)
Fort Myers, FL
Atlantic Sun Conference regular season
January 9, 2016
7:00 pm, ESPN3
Stetson W 82–53  10–7
(1–0)
 17  Johnson   7  Norelia   5  Johnson  Alico Arena (4,266)
Fort Myers, FL
January 14, 2016
7:00 pm, ESPN3
NJIT W 82–78 OT 11–7
(2–0)
 18  Norelia   13  Norelia   5  Reid  Alico Arena (4,124)
Fort Myers, FL
January 16, 2016
7:00 pm, ESPN3
USC Upstate W 85–56  12–7
(3–0)
 18  Tied   7  Tied   6  Johnson  Alico Arena (4,074)
Fort Myers, FL
January 21, 2016
7:00 pm, ESPN3
at Kennesaw State W 79–74  13–7
(4–0)
 19  Tucker   9  Norelia   2  Tied  KSU Convocation Center (1,809)
Kennesaw, GA
January 24, 2016
2:00 pm, ESPN3
at Lipscomb L 75–91  13–8
(4–1)
 19  Norelia   8  Norelia   2  Greene  Allen Arena (1,183)
Nashville, TN
January 27, 2016
7:00 pm, ESPN3
Jacksonville L 69–78  13–9
(4–2)
 16  Tied   11  Norelia   3  Reid  Alico Arena, FL (4,014)
Fort Myers, FL
January 30, 2016
7:00 pm, ESPN3
at North Florida L 76–82  13–10
(4–3)
 25  Norelia   9  Simmons   4  Tied  UNF Arena (4,138)
Jacksonville, FL
February 1, 2016
7:00 pm, ESPN3
at Jacksonville L 80–83  13–11
(4–4)
 25  Johnson   7  Tied   5  Johnson  Swisher Gymnasium (778)
Jacksonville, FL
February 6, 2016
6:00 pm, ESPN3
North Florida W 81–65  14–11
(5–4)
 16  DeBose   11  Norelia   6  Johnson  Alico Arena (4,522)
Fort Myers, FL
February 11, 2016
7:00 pm, ESPN3
at USC Upstate W 71–64  15–11
(6–4)
 22  Norelia   9  Norelia   4  DeBose  G. B. Hodge Center (345)
Spartanburg, SC
February 13, 2016
4:00 pm, ESPN3
at NJIT L 59–68  15–12
(6–5)
 17  Norelia   11  Norelia   2  Tied  Fleisher Center (1,203)
Newark, NJ
February 18, 2016
7:00 pm, ESPN3
Lipscomb W 82–67  16–12
(7–5)
 25  Norelia   12  Norelia   7  Johnson  Alico Arena (4,271)
Fort Myers, FL
February 20, 2016
7:00 pm, ESPN3
Kennesaw State W 68–63  17–12
(8–5)
 22  Norelia   7  Norelia   5  Johnson  Alico Arena (4,633)
Fort Myers, FL
February 25, 2016
7:00 pm, ESPN3
at Stetson L 73–80  17–13
(8–6)
 29  Norelia   12  Norelia   4  Norelia  Edmunds Center (842)
DeLand, FL
Atlantic Sun Tournament
March 1, 2016
7:05 pm, ESPN3
(4) (5) Kennesaw State
Quarterfinals
W 74–64  18–13
 15  Terrell   12  Norelia   3  Tied  Alico Arena (2,752)
Fort Myers, FL
March 3, 2016
7:30 pm, ESPN3
(4) at (1) North Florida
Semifinals
W 89–56  19–13
 23  Norelia   13  Norelia   4  Terrell  UNF Arena (4,305)
Jacksonville, FL
March 6, 2016
7:00 pm, ESPN2
(4) (7) Stetson
Championship game
W 80–78 OT 20–13
 21  Simmons   12  Simmons   5  Tied  Alico Arena (4,670)
Fort Myers, FL
NCAA Tournament
March 15, 2016*
6:30 pm, truTV
(16 E) vs. (16 E) Fairleigh Dickinson
First Four
W 96–65  21–13
 20  Norelia   10  Tied   7  Johnson  UD Arena (11,728)
Dayton, OH
March 17, 2016*
7:20 pm, TBS
(16 E) vs. (1 E) No. 3 North Carolina
First round
L 67–83  21–14
 15  Terrell   11  Norelia   7  Terrell  PNC Arena (17,387)
Raleigh, NC
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses. E=East Region.
All times are in Eastern Time.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Eric Moeller leaving FGCU; Eljiah Long released from letter of intent". Naples Daily News. Retrieved 26 Aug 2015.
  2. ^ Caldwell, Dana. "Baseball not putting big stock on Atlantic Sun tourney seeding". Naples Daily News. Retrieved 26 Aug 2015.
  3. ^ Soffian, Seth. "DeBose doing fine with Jayhawks". News Press. Retrieved 26 Aug 2015.