2015–16 Penn State Lady Lions basketball team

The 2015–16 Penn State Lady Lions basketball team will represent Pennsylvania State University during the 2015–16 NCAA Division I women's basketball season. The Lady Lions, led by ninth year head coach Coquese Washington, play their home games at the Bryce Jordan Center and were members of the Big Ten Conference. They finished the season 12–19, 6–12 in Big Ten play to finish in eleventh place. They advanced to the second round of the Big Ten Women's Tournament where they lost to Purdue.

2015–16 Penn State Lady Lions basketball
Penn State Athletics wordmark.svg
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
2015–16 record12–19 (6–12 B1G)
Head coachCoquese Washington (9th season)
Assistant coaches
Home arenaBryce Jordan Center
Seasons
2015–16 Big Ten women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#5 Maryland 16 2   .889     31 4   .886
#9 Ohio State 15 3   .833     26 8   .765
#16 Michigan State 13 5   .722     25 9   .735
Indiana 12 6   .667     21 12   .636
Minnesota 11 7   .611     20 12   .625
Purdue 10 8   .556     20 12   .625
Michigan 9 9   .500     21 14   .600
Nebraska 9 9   .500     18 13   .581
Iowa 8 10   .444     19 14   .576
Rutgers 8 10   .444     19 15   .559
Penn State 6 12   .333     12 19   .387
Northwestern 4 14   .222     18 17   .514
Wisconsin 3 15   .167     7 22   .241
Illinois 2 16   .111     9 21   .300
2016 Big Ten Tournament winner
As of March 31, 2016; Rankings from AP Poll

RosterEdit

2015–16 Penn State Nittany Lions women's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Year Previous school Hometown
C 1 Candice Agee 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) Sr Silverado Victorville, CA
G 2 Amari Carter   5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) Fr St. John's College Washington, D.C.
G 3 Brianna Banks 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) RS Sr Fayette County
Connecticut
Newnan, GA
G 5 Sierra Moore   5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) RS Jr Delone Catholic
Duke
Hanover, PA
G 10 Keke Sevillian   5 ft 7 in (1.7 m) Jr Goodrich Goodrich, MI
G 11 Teniya Page 5 ft 7 in (1.7 m) Fr Marian Catholic Chicago, IL
G 12 Lindsey Spann 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m) RS So Good Counsel Laurel, MD
F 15 Kaliyah Mitchell 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Jr Stephenson Stone Mountain, GA
F 23 Jaylen Williams 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Fr Archbishop Williams Easton, MA
C 24 Ashanti Thomas 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Fr Lafayette Lexington, KY
G/F 25 Peyton Whitted 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) So North Gwinnett Suwanee, GA
Head coach

Coquese Washington (Notre Dame)

Assistant coach(es)

Itoro Coleman (Clemson)
Kia Damon (Millersville (PA))
Jocelyn Wyatt (Appalachian State)


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

Roster

ScheduleEdit

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
11/01/2015*
2:00 PM
California (PA) W 84–58 
Bryce Jordan Center (2,687)
University Park, PA
Non-conference regular season
11/13/2015*
7:00 PM
Holy Cross W 86–82 OT 1–0
Bryce Jordan Center (2,941)
University Park, PA
11/15/2015*
2:00 PM
Fordham W 75–59  2–0
Bryce Jordan Center (3,024)
University Park, PA
11/18/2015*
8:00 PM, SECN
at No. 4 Tennessee L 66–74  2–1
Thompson–Boling Arena (8,858)
Knoxville, TN
11/22/2015*
2:00 PM
Central Connecticut W 73–47  3–1
Bryce Jordan Center (2,856)
University Park, PA
11/27/2015*
10:30 PM
at Cal State Northridge
Radisson Thanksgiving Classic semifinals
L 73–81  3–2
Matadome (586)
Northridge, CA
11/28/2015*
5:00 PM
vs. BYU
Radisson Thanksgiving Classic 3rd place game
L 51–63  3–3
Matadome 
Northridge, CA
12/03/2015*
8:00 PM, BTN
Virginia Tech
ACC–Big Ten Women's Challenge
L 59–64  3–4
Bryce Jordan Center (2,897)
University Park, PA
12/06/2015*
3:00 PM, CBSSN
at No. 24 South Florida L 79–101  3–5
USF Sun Dome (1,908)
Tampa, FL
12/08/2015*
7:00 PM
Youngstown State W 68–51  4–5
Bryce Jordan Center (2,627)
University Park, PA
12/12/2015*
1:30 PM
at St. Bonaventure L 60–70  4–6
Reilly Center (884)
Olean, NY
12/20/2015*
2:00 PM
Sacred Heart W 83–46  5–6
Bryce Jordan Center (3,081)
University Park, PA
Big Ten regular season
12/31/2015
2:00 PM
No. 14 Northwestern W 79–72  6–6 (1–0)
Bryce Jordan Center (2,956)
University Park, PA
01/03/2016
3:00 PM
at Minnesota L 85–98  6–7 (1–1)
Williams Arena (3,792)
Minneapolis, MN
01/07/2016
7:00 PM
No. 23 Michigan State L 55–71  6–8 (1–2)
Bryce Jordan Center (2,885)
University Park, PA
01/10/2016
4:00 PM, BTN
at Wisconsin L 62–82  6–9 (1–3)
Kohl Center (3,470)
Madison, WI
01/13/2016
7:00 PM
Nebraska L 78–83  6–10 (1–4)
Bryce Jordan Center (2,745)
University Park, PA
01/17/2016
2:00 PM
Michigan L 87–91  6–11 (1–5)
Bryce Jordan Center (9,124)
University Park, PA
01/20/2016
8:00 PM
at Iowa W 82–69  7–11 (2–5)
Carver–Hawkeye Arena (3,873)
Iowa City, IA
01/23/2016
3:00 PM
at Illinois W 65–56  8–11 (3–5)
State Farm Center (3,776)
Champaign, IL
01/27/2016
7:00 PM
No. 5 Maryland L 53–89  8–12 (3–6)
Bryce Jordan Center (3,052)
University Park, PA
01/30/2016
2:00 PM
Purdue L 78–88 2OT 8–13 (3–7)
Bryce Jordan Center (3,769)
University Park, PA
02/02/2016
8:00 PM, BTN
at Nebraska L 69–87  8–14 (3–8)
Pinnacle Bank Arena (4,486)
Lincoln, NE
02/07/2016
2:00 PM
Rutgers L 62–74  8–15 (3–9)
Bryce Jordan Center (3,677)
University Park, PA
02/11/2016
6:30 PM, BTN
at No. 17 Michigan State W 65–61  9–15 (4–9)
Breslin Center (5,588)
East Lansing, MI
02/14/2016
2:00 PM, BTN
No. 7 Ohio State L 63–77  9–16 (4–10)
Bryce Jordan Center 
University Park, PA
02/17/2016
8:00 PM
at Northwestern W 73–54  10–16 (5–10)
Welsh-Ryan Arena (796)
Evanston, IL
02/20/2016
12:00 PM, BTN
at Michigan L 73–78  10–17 (5–11)
Crisler Center (2,920)
Ann Arbor, MI
02/24/2016
7:00 PM
Iowa W 81–68  11–17 (6–11)
Bryce Jordan Center (2,812)
University Park, PA
02/27/2016
4:00 PM, BTN
at Indiana L 55–76  11–18 (6–12)
Assembly Hall (5,246)
Bloomington, IN
Big Ten Women's Tournament
03/02/2016
4:00 PM, BTN
vs. Illinois
First Round
W 75–66  12–18
Bankers Life Fieldhouse 
Indianapolis, IN
03/03/2016
9:00 PM, BTN
vs. Purdue
Second Round
L 59–70  12–19
Bankers Life Fieldhouse 
Indianapolis, IN
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

Source[1]

RankingsEdit

Regular Season Polls
Poll Pre-
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Final
AP NR NR RV NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR N/A
Coaches NR NR RV NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
Legend
  Increase in ranking
  Decrease in ranking
  Not ranked previous week
(RV)   Received Votes

See alsoEdit

2015–16 Penn State Nittany Lions basketball team

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2015–16 Penn State Lady Lions women's basketball Schedule". Penn State Nittany Lions.