2015–16 Fordham Rams men's basketball team

The 2015–16 Fordham Rams men's basketball team represented Fordham University during the 2015–16 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Rams, led by first year head coach Jeff Neubauer, played their home games at Rose Hill Gymnasium as a member of the Atlantic 10 Conference. They finished the season 17–14, 8–10 in A-10 play to finish in eighth place. They lost in the second round of the A-10 Tournament to Richmond. They were invited to the CollegeInsdier.com Tournament where they lost in the first round to Boston University.

2015–16 Fordham Rams men's basketball
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CIT, First round
ConferenceAtlantic 10
2015–16 record17–14 (8–10 A-10)
Head coachJeff Neubauer (1st season)
Assistant coaches
  • Rodney Crawford
  • Tony Chiles
  • Jaden Uken
Home arenaRose Hill Gymnasium
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 Rams finished the 2014–15 season 10–21, 4–14 in A-10 play to finish in twelfth place. They advanced to the second round of the A-10 Tournament where they lost to VCU.

DeparturesEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Eric Paschall 4 F 6'6" 205 Freshman Dobbs Ferry, NY Transferred to Villanova
Nihad Musovic 15 G 6'0" 185 Junior Yonkers, NY Graduated
Bryan Smith 24 G 6'2" 190 Senior Brooklyn, NY Graduated
DC Gaitley 32 G 6'1" 190 Senior Haverford, PA Graduated
Manny Suarez 44 F 6'10" 225 Sophomore Cliffside Park, NJ Transferred to Adelphi

Incoming recruitsEdit

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Jahshire Hardnett
PG
Gulfport, MS Gulfport High School 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 170 lb (77 kg) May 7, 2015 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 77
Nych Smith
PG
Memphis, TN White Station High School 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 170 lb (77 kg) May 14, 2015 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 77
Jesse Bunting
C
Plymouth, MA Tabor Academy 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 230 lb (100 kg) Sep 14, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 72
Joseph Chartouny
PG
Saint-Hubert, Quebec College Jean-De-Brebeuf 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Sep 26, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   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 2015-06-29.

RosterEdit

2015–16 Fordham Rams men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
G 0 Antwoine Anderson 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 190 lb (86 kg) RS So Rochester, NY
G 1 Nych Smith 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 187 lb (85 kg) Fr Memphis, TN
G 3 Nemanja Zarkovic 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) So Montreal, QE
G 4 Jashire Hardnett   5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 170 lb (77 kg) RS Fr Gulfport, MS
G 5 Thomas Sanchez (W) 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 155 lb (70 kg) So Maspeth, NY
G 10 Jon Severe 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Jr Brooklyn, NY
G 12 Joseph Chartouny 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Fr Saint-Hubert, QE
G 13 Matt Massimino (W) 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Jr New Hope, PA
F 21 Jesse Bunting 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Fr Plymouth, MA
F 22 David Pekárek 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Fr Prague, Czech Republic
G 23 Mandell Thomas 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Sr Rochester, NY
F 30 Ryan Rhoomes (C) 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Sr South Jamaica, NY
F 40 Chris Downing (W) 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Fr Orangeburg, NY
C 42 Ryan Canty 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 240 lb (109 kg) RS Sr Danvers, MA
F 43 Christian Sengfelder 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 238 lb (108 kg) So Leverkusen, Germany
F 55 Dekeba Battee-Aston 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 255 lb (116 kg) So Cairns, Australia
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster

Schedule and resultsEdit

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Non-conference regular season
11/14/2015*
8:30 pm
at Texas–Arlington L 72–77  0–1
College Park Center (3,863)
Arlington, TX
11/17/2015*
7:00 pm
Queens College W 76–57  1–1
Rose Hill Gymnasium (2,132)
Bronx, NY
11/21/2015*
2:00 pm
Fairleigh Dickinson W 85–62[1]  2–1
Rose Hill Gymnasium (2,108)
Bronx, NY
11/24/2015*
8:00 pm
Colgate W 84–58  3–1
Rose Hill Gymnasium (1,538)
Bronx, NY
11/28/2015*
5:00 pm
Manhattan W 87–64  4–1
Rose Hill Gymnasium (2,747)
Bronx, NY
12/02/2015*
7:00 pm
St. John's
Rivalry
W 73–57  5–1
Rose Hill Gymnasium (3,068)
Bronx, NY
12/05/2015*
4:00 pm
Central Connecticut W 86–54  6–1
Rose Hill Gymnasium (1,992)
Bronx, NY
12/08/2015*
7:00 pm
LIU Brooklyn W 89–84 OT 7–1
Rose Hill Gymnasium (1,595)
Bronx, NY
12/13/2015*
1:00 pm
Coppin State W 92–55  8–1
Rose Hill Gymnasium (1,331)
Bronx, NY
12/19/2015*
2:00 pm
Maine W 70–53  9–1
Rose Hill Gymnasium (2,032)
Bronx, NY
12/22/2015*
3:30 pm
vs. Boston College
Atlantic 10/ACC Showcase
L 55–64  9–2
Barclays Center 
Brooklyn, NY
Atlantic 10 regular season
01/03/2016
7:00 pm, NBCSN
at George Washington L 63–69  9–3
(0–1)
Charles E. Smith Center (2,813)
Washington, D.C.
01/06/2016
7:00 pm
La Salle W 66–61  10–3
(1–1)
Rose Hill Gymnasium (1,024)
Bronx, NY
01/10/2016
2:00 pm, NBCSN
Richmond L 82–93  10–4
(1–2)
Rose Hill Gymnasium (2,385)
Bronx, NY
01/13/2016
7:00 pm, ASN
at VCU L 54–88  10–5
(1–3)
Siegel Center (7,637)
Richmond, VA
01/16/2016
1:00 pm
at Saint Joseph's L 55–80  10–6
(1–4)
Hagan Arena (4,200)
Philadelphia, PA
01/20/2016
7:00 pm
George Mason W 73–62  11–6
(2–4)
Rose Hill Gymnasium (1,689)
Bronx, NY
01/24/2016
4:00 pm, CBSSN
Dayton L 50–64  11–7
(2–5)
Rose Hill Gymnasium (2,014)
Bronx, NY
01/27/2016
7:00 pm, ASN
at Rhode Island L 63–79  11–8
(2–6)
Ryan Center (4,195)
Kingston, RI
01/30/2016
12:00 pm, NBCSN
at Massachusetts W 78–72 OT 12–8
(3–6)
Mullins Center (3,562)
Amherst, MA
02/06/2016
2:00 pm
Saint Joseph's L 60–82  12–9
(3–7)
Rose Hill Gymnasium (3,200)
Bronx, NY
02/10/2016
7:00 pm
St. Bonaventure L 72–76 OT 12–10
(3–8)
Rose Hill Gymnasium (2,021)
Bronx, NY
02/13/2016
6:00 pm
at Richmond L 67–71  12–11
(3–9)
Robins Center (7,201)
Richmond, VA
02/17/2016
7:00 pm, ASN
Massachusetts W 76–66  13–11
(4–9)
Rose Hill Gymnasium (2,341)
Bronx, NY
02/20/2016
8:00 pm, ASN
at Saint Louis L 68–76  13–12
(4–10)
Chaifetz Arena (8,591)
St. Louis, MO
02/24/2016
7:00 pm
at La Salle W 56–53  14–12
(5–10)
Tom Gola Arena (1,350)
Philadelphia, PA
02/27/2016
2:00 pm
Davidson W 91–82  15–12
(6–10)
Rose Hill Gymnasium (2,985)
Bronx, NY
03/02/2016
7:00 pm
at Duqensne W 78–69  16–12
(7–10)
Palumbo Center (1,283)
Pittsburgh, PA
03/05/2016
2:00 pm
Rhode Island W 64–61  17–12
(8–10)
Rose Hill Gymnasium (3,200)
Bronx, NY
Atlantic 10 Tournament
03/10/2016
12:00 pm, NBCSN
(8) vs. (9) Richmond
Second round
L 55–70  17–13
Barclays Center (6,519)
Brooklyn, NY
CIT
03/16/2016*
7:00 pm
Boston University
First round
L 66–69  17–14
Rose Hill Gymnasium (1,264)
Bronx, NY
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

See alsoEdit

2015–16 Fordham Rams women's basketball team

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Balanced Fordham defeats Fairleigh Dickinson 85-62". ESPN.com. Retrieved 22 November 2015.