2015–16 Richmond Spiders men's basketball team

The 2015–16 Richmond Spiders men's basketball team represented the University of Richmond during the 2015–16 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. Richmond competed as a member of the Atlantic 10 Conference under 11th-year head coach Chris Mooney and played its home games at the Robins Center. They finished the season 16–16, 7–11 in A-10 play to finish in ninth place. They defeated Fordham in the second round of the A-10 Tournament to advance to the quarterfinals where they lost to Dayton.

2015–16 Richmond Spiders men's basketball
Richmond Spiders text logo.svg
ConferenceAtlantic 10 Conference
2015–16 record16–16 (7–11 A-10)
Head coachChris Mooney (11th season)
Assistant coaches
  • Rob Jones (8th season)
  • Kim Lewis (3rd season)
  • Marcus Jenkins (1st season)
Home arenaRobins Center
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 Spiders finished the 2014–15 season 21–14, 12–6 in A-10 play to finish in a tie for fourth place. They lost in the quarterfinals of the A-10 Tournament to VCU. They were invited to the National Invitation Tournament where they defeated St. Francis Brooklyn in the first round and Arizona State in the second round to advance to the quarterfinals where they lost to Miami (FL).

DeparturesEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Kendall Anthony 0 G 5'8" 150 Senior Jackson, Tennessee Graduated
Zach Chu 30 G 5'10 160 Senior Dallas, Texas Graduated (walk-on)
Chandler Diekvoss 22 F 6'6" 200 Freshman De Pere, Wisconsin Transferred to Lindenwood
Josh Jones 1 G 6'4" 190 Sophomore Memphis, Tennessee Dismissed prior to start of 2015–16 regular season
Alonzo Nelson-Ododa 33 F 6'9" 235 RS Junior Atlanta, Georgia Graduate transferred to Pittsburgh
Kadeem Smithen 12 G 6'3" 165 Freshman Ajax, Ontario Transferred to Siena

RecruitingEdit

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
KoVien Dominaus
F
Baton Rouge, Louisiana Independence HS (OH) 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 170 lb (77 kg) May 29, 2015 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A
Julius Johnson
G
Cocoa, Florida Florida Air Academy 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Aug 21, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 69
Jesse Pistokache
G
Mission, Texas Johnson Ferry (GA) 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Apr 22, 2015 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 75
Keith Oddo
G
Roanoke, Virginia North Cross 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 180 lb (82 kg)  
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: NR   Rivals: NR  ESPN: NR
  • 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:

  • "Rivals.com 2015 Richmond Commitments". Rivals.com. Retrieved June 24, 2015.
  • "Scout.com 2015 Richmond Commitments". Scout.com. Retrieved June 24, 2015.
  • "ESPN 2015 Richmond Commitments". ESPN.com. Retrieved June 24, 2015.
  • "Scout.com Team Recruiting Rankings". Scout.com. Retrieved June 24, 2015.
  • "2015 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved June 24, 2015.

RosterEdit

2015–16 Richmond Spiders men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
G 2 Khwan Fore 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 175 lb (79 kg) RS Fr Huntsville, Alabama
G 3 ShawnDre' Jones 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Jr Houston, Texas
G 4 Keith Oddo (W) 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Fr Roanoke, Virginia
G/F 5 Trey Davis 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 215 lb (98 kg) RS Sr Richmond, Virginia
F 10 T. J. Cline 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 235 lb (107 kg) RS Jr Plano, Texas
F 11 Deion Taylor 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Sr New Orleans, Louisiana
G 13 John Moran (W) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Sr Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
F 15 Terry Allen 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Sr Houston, Texas
F 24 Marshall Wood 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) RS Jr Rustburg, Virginia
G 25 Joe Kirby 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 200 lb (91 kg) So Pembroke Pines, Florida
G 30 Jesse Pistokache 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Fr Mission, Texas
G 32 Julius Johnson 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Fr Cocoa, Florida
F 35 KoVien Dominaus 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Fr Columbus, Ohio
F 44 Paul Friendshuh 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 235 lb (107 kg) RS Fr New Prague, Minnesota
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster
Last update: 2015-11-15

ScheduleEdit

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Non-conference regular season
November 13*
7:00 pm, CBS 6.2
James Madison L 75–87  0–1
Robins Center (7,201)
Richmond, Virginia
November 15*
5:00 pm, CBS 6.3
Stetson
Las Vegas Invitational
W 108–85  1–1
Robins Center (4,735)
Richmond, Virginia
November 18*
7:00 pm, ESPN3
at Wake Forest W 91–82  2–1
LJVM Coliseum (7,021)
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
November 21*
6:00 pm
Bethune-Cookman
Las Vegas Invitational
W 89–64  3–1
Robins Center (5,625)
Richmond, Virginia
November 26*
5:00 pm, FS1
vs. West Virginia
Las Vegas Invitational semifinals
L 59–67  3–2
Orleans Arena 
Paradise, Nevada
November 27*
8:00 pm, FS1
vs. No. 14 California
Las Vegas Invitational 3rd place game
W 94–90  4–2
Orleans Arena 
Paradise, Nevada
December 1*
7:00 pm, SECN
at Florida L 56–76  4–3
O'Connell Center (8,231)
Gainesville, Florida
December 5*
6:00 pm, CSN/CBS 6.3
Northern Iowa W 82–67  5–3
Robins Center (6,323)
Richmond, Virginia
December 12*
6:30 pm, CBS 6
Longwood W 77–59  6–3
Robins Center (6,493)
Richmond, Virginia
December 16*
7:00 pm, ASN
Old Dominion W 77–61  7–3
Robins Center (5,533)
Richmond, Virginia
December 22*
noon
Presbyterian W 74–44  8–3
Robins Center (6,056)
Richmond, Virginia
December 29*
5:00 pm, FSSW+
at Texas Tech L 70–85  8–4
United Supermarkets Arena (1,994)
Lubbock, Texas
Atlantic 10 regular season
January 2
12:30 pm, NBCSN
Saint Joseph's L 73–77  8–5
(0–1)
Robins Center (7,048)
Richmond, Virginia
January 5
7:00 pm, ESPNU
at Rhode Island L 65–77  8–6
(0–2)
Ryan Center (4,017)
Kingston, Rhode Island
January 10
2:00 pm, NBCSN
at Fordham W 93–82  9–6
(1–2)
Rose Hill Gymnasium (2,385)
Bronx, New York
January 13
7:00 pm, CBS 6.3
La Salle W 83–61  10–6
(2–2)
Robins Center (5,257)
Richmond, Virginia
January 16
2:00 pm, CBSSN
VCU
Capital City Classic
L 89–94 OT 10–7
(2–3)
Robins Center (7,201)
Richmond, Virginia
January 25
7:00 pm, NBCSN
Davidson L 70–78  10–8
(2–4)
Robins Center (6,570)
Richmond, Virginia
January 28
9:00 pm, ESPNU
at George Washington W 98–90 2OT 11–8
(3–4)
Charles E. Smith Center (3,367)
Washington, D.C.
January 31
3:00 pm, ASN
at St. Bonaventure L 68–84  11–9
(3–5)
Reilly Center (5,263)
Olean, New York
February 3
7:00 pm, CBS 6.3
George Mason L 74–78  11–10
(3–6)
Robins Center 
Richmond, Virginia
February 6
6:00 pm, CSN+
Massachusetts W 69–53  12–10
(4–6)
Robins Center (7,201)
Richmond, Virginia
February 10
8:00 pm, FSMW
at Saint Louis W 67–53  13–10
(5–6)
Chaifetz Arena (5,154)
Saint Louis, Missouri
February 13
6:00 pm, CSN+
Fordham W 71–67  14–10
(6–6)
Robins Center (7,201)
Richmond, Virginia
February 16
7:00 pm, ASN
at Davidson L 79–83  14–11
(6–7)
John M. Belk Arena (3,832)
Davidson, North Carolina
February 19
7:00 pm, ESPN2
at VCU
Capital City Classic
L 74–87  14–12
(6–8)
Siegel Center (7,637)
Richmond, Virginia
February 24
7:00 pm, ASN
George Washington L 61–73  14–13
(6–9)
Robins Center (7,201)
Richmond, Virginia
February 27
6:00 pm, ASN
at Duquesne W 83–67  15–13
(7–9)
Palumbo Center (1,916)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
March 1
7:30 pm, CBSSN
Dayton L 84–85  15–14
(7–10)
Robins Center (7,081)
Richmond, Virginia
March 5
6:00 pm, ASN
at George Mason L 73–83  15–15
(7–11)
Patriot Center (6,765)
Fairfax, Virginia
Atlantic 10 Tournament
March 10
12:00 pm, NBCSN
(9) vs. (8) Fordham
Second round
W 70–55  16–15
Barclays Center (6,519)
Brooklyn, New York
March 11
12:00 pm, NBCSN
(9) vs. (1) Dayton
Quarterfinals
L 54–69  16–16
Barclays Center (8,223)
Brooklyn, New York
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

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