2015–16 IPFW Mastodons men's basketball team

The 2015–16 Fort Wayne Mastodons men's basketball team represented Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne during the 2015–16 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Mastodons, led by second year head coach Jon Coffman, played their home games at the Gates Sports Center, with five home games at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, and were members of The Summit League. They finished the season 24–10, 12–4 in Summit League play to finish in a tie for the regular season championship. They lost in the semifinals of the Summit League Tournament to North Dakota State. As a regular season league champion who was also the #1 seed in their league tournament, they received an automatic bid to the National Invitation Tournament where they lost in the first round to San Diego State.

2015–16 Fort Wayne Mastodons men's basketball
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The Summit League regular season co–champions
NIT, First round
ConferenceThe Summit League
2015–16 record24–10 (12–4 The Summit)
Head coachJon Coffman (2nd season)
Assistant coaches
  • Mark Downey (1st season)
  • Ryan Sims (5th season)
  • Ben Botts (2nd season)
Home arenaGates Sports Center
Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
Seasons
2015–16 Summit League men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
IPFW 12 4   .750     24 10   .706
South Dakota State 12 4   .750     26 8   .765
Omaha 10 6   .625     18 14   .563
IUPUI 9 7   .563     13 19   .406
North Dakota State 8 8   .500     20 13   .606
Denver 7 9   .438     16 15   .516
Oral Roberts 6 10   .375     14 17   .452
South Dakota 5 11   .313     14 18   .438
Western Illinois 3 13   .188     10 17   .370
2016 Summit League Tournament winner

Previous seasonEdit

The Mastodons finished the 2014–15 season with a record of 16–15, 9–7 in conference. They lost to South Dakota State in the quarterfinals of the Summit League Tournament. IPFW received a bid to the CIT where they lost in the first round to Evansville.

RosterEdit

2015–16 IPFW Mastodons men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
G 0 Mo Evans 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Jr Indianapolis, IN
G 2 DeAngelo Stewart 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Jr Detroit, MI
G 4 John Konchar 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 207 lb (94 kg) RS Fr Chicago, IL
G 5 Charles Ruise, Jr. 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Fr Glen St. Mary, FL
G 10 Max Landis 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) RS Sr Indianapolis, IN
G 12 Michael Calder 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Sr Fort Lauderdale, FL
F 14 Filip Serwatka 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 211 lb (96 kg) Fr Elkhart, IN
G 21 Trevor Osborn 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 178 lb (81 kg) Jr Fort Wayne, IN
F 22 Xzavier Taylor 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 255 lb (116 kg) Jr Chicago, IL
G 23 Bryson Scott (I) 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Jr Fort Wayne, IN
G 32 Kason Harrell 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 192 lb (87 kg) Fr Pittsburgh, PA
F 34 Racine Talla 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 195 lb (88 kg) RS So Dakar, Senegal
F 44 Joe Reed 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Sr Greenwood, IN
C 45 Brent Calhoun 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 260 lb (118 kg) RS Jr Indianapolis, IN
C 50 Andrew Poulter 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 275 lb (125 kg) RS Jr New Braunfels, TX
Head coach

Jon Coffman (Washington & Lee)

Assistant coach(es)

Mark Downey (Charleston)
Ryan Sims (Indianapolis)
Ben Botts (IPFW)


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
11/06/2015*
7:00 pm
Otterbein W 99–55 
Gates Sports Center (833)
Fort Wayne, IN
Regular season
11/13/2015*
8:30 pm, ESPN3
at Valparaiso L 64–78  0–1
Athletics–Recreation Center (4,117)
Valparaiso, IN
11/16/2015*
7:30 pm
Manchester
Spartan Showcase
W 85–53  1–1
Gates Sports Center (1,204)
Fort Wayne, IN
11/18/2015*
8:00 pm
at Austin Peay W 80–77  2–1
Dunn Center (1,715)
Clarksville, TN
11/21/2015*
2:30 pm
SIU Edwardsville W 87–67  3–1
Memorial Coliseum (1,388)
Fort Wayne, IN
11/24/2015*
7:00 pm
at Miami (OH) W 57–53  4–1
Millett Hall (1,224)
Oxford, OH
11/27/2015*
4:30 pm
vs. Jacksonville
Spartan Showcase
W 71–63  5–1
Greensboro Coliseum (1,383)
Greensboro, NC
11/28/2015*
7:00 pm
at UNC Greensboro
Spartan Showcase
W 64–58  6–1
Greensboro Coliseum (1,389)
Greensboro, NC
11/29/2015*
12:30 pm
vs. Navy
Spartan Showcase
L 53–75  6–2
Greensboro Coliseum (1,349)
Greensboro, NC
12/03/2015*
10:00 pm
at Cal Poly W 75–73  7–2
Mott Athletic Center (1,465)
San Luis Obispo, CA
12/05/2015*
2:00 pm
at Utah L 79–96  7–3
Jon M. Huntsman Center (12,241)
Salt Lake City, UT
12/09/2015*
7:00 pm
at Indiana L 65–90  7–4
Assembly Hall (17,472)
Bloomington, IN
12/12/2015*
2:30 pm
Austin Peay W 85–68  8–4
Memorial Coliseum (1,605)
Fort Wayne, IN
12/19/2015*
1:00 pm
Stetson W 95–89  9–4
Memorial Coliseum (1,075)
Fort Wayne, IN
12/22/2015*
7:00 pm
at Western Michigan W 89–86 OT 10–4
University Arena (2,676)
Kalamazoo, MI
12/30/2015
7:00 pm
Oral Roberts W 90–84  11–4
(1–0)
Memorial Coliseum (1,368)
Fort Wayne, IN
01/02/2016*
7:00 pm
Purdue North Central W 126–95  12–4
Memorial Coliseum (798)
Fort Wayne, IN
01/06/2016
7:00 pm
South Dakota W 85–65  13–4
(2–0)
Memorial Coliseum (1,077)
Fort Wayne, IN
01/09/2016
6:00 pm
at Denver W 65–64  14–4
(3–0)
Magness Arena (2,054)
Denver, CO
01/14/2016
8:00 pm
at South Dakota State L 76–92  14–5
(3–1)
Frost Arena (2,496)
Brookings, SD
01/16/2016
2:00 pm
at Omaha W 106–101 OT 15–5
(4–1)
Baxter Arena (2,220)
Omaha, NE
01/21/2016
7:00 pm
North Dakota State W 79–74  16–5
(5–1)
Gates Sports Center (964)
Fort Wayne, IN
01/23/2016
7:00 pm
IUPUI L 82–84  16–6
(5–2)
Gates Sports Center (1,530)
Fort Wayne, IN
01/28/2016
8:00 pm, ESPN3
at Oral Roberts W 68–63  17–6
(6–2)
Mabee Center (2,895)
Tulsa, OK
01/31/2016
2:00 pm
Western Illinois W 88–67  18–6
(7–2)
Gates Sports Center (1,079)
Fort Wayne, IN
02/04/2016
2:00 pm
at South Dakota W 95–82  19–6
(8–2)
DakotaDome (1,510)
Vermillion, SD
02/06/2016
5:00 pm
at North Dakota State L 46–62  19–7
(8–3)
Scheels Arena (3,230)
Fargo, ND
02/13/2016
7:00 pm
Denver W 88–84  20–7
(9–3)
Gates Sports Center (1,248)
Fort Wayne, IN
02/18/2016
7:00 pm
South Dakota State W 91–79  21–7
(10–3)
Gates Sports Center (1,452)
Fort Wayne, IN
02/20/2016
7:00 pm
Omaha W 94–90  22–7
(11–3)
Gates Sports Center (1,832)
Fort Wayne, IN
02/25/2016
7:00 pm, ESPN3
at Western Illinois W 87–75  23–7
(12–3)
Western Hall (1,213)
Macomb, IL
02/27/2016
7:00 pm, ESPN3
at IUPUI L 77–80  23–8
(12–4)
Fairgrounds Coliseum (1,675)
Indianapolis, IN
The Summit League Tournament
03/05/2016
7:00 pm, ESPN3
(1) vs. (8) South Dakota
Quarterfinals
W 86–70  24–8
Premier Center (10,306)
Sioux Falls, SD
03/07/2016
7:00 pm, ESPN3
(1) vs. (5) North Dakota State
Semifinals
L 68–69  24–9
Premier Center (9,735)
Sioux Falls, SD
NIT
03/15/2016*
10:00 pm, ESPN3
(7) at (2) San Diego State
First round – South Carolina Bracket
L 55–79  24–10
Viejas Arena (8,324)
San Diego, CA
*Non-conference game. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2015-16 Men's Basketball Schedule". Go Mastodons. IPFW. Retrieved September 24, 2015.