2015–16 Samford Bulldogs men's basketball team

The 2015–16 Samford Bulldogs men's basketball team represented Samford University during the 2015–16 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Bulldogs, led by second year head coach Scott Padgett, played their home games at the Pete Hanna Center and were members of the Southern Conference. They finished the season 14–19, 4–14 in SoCon play to finish in a tie for eighth place. They defeated VMI in the first round of the SoCon Tournament to advance to the quarterfinals where they lost to Chattanooga.

2015–16 Samford Bulldogs men's basketball
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Mean Green Showcase Champions
ConferenceSouthern Conference
2015–16 record14–19 (4–14 SoCon)
Head coachScott Padgett (2nd season)
Assistant coaches
  • Jake Headrick
  • Sidney Ball
  • Charles Newton
Home arenaPete Hanna Center
Seasons
2015–16 Southern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Chattanooga 15 3   .833     29 6   .829
East Tennessee State 14 4   .778     24 12   .667
Furman 11 7   .611     19 16   .543
Wofford 11 7   .611     15 17   .469
Western Carolina 10 8   .556     16 18   .471
UNC Greensboro 10 8   .556     15 19   .441
Mercer 8 10   .444     19 15   .559
Samford 4 14   .222     14 19   .424
VMI 4 14   .222     9 21   .300
The Citadel 3 15   .167     10 22   .313
2016 SoCon Tournament winner

RosterEdit

Number Name Position Height Weight Year Hometown
00 Christen Cunningham Guard 6–1 185 Sophomore Georgetown, Kentucky
1 Jamal Shabazz Guard/Forward 6–6 200 Senior Pflugerville, Texas
2 Marcus Johnson Guard 5–11 185 Senior Washington, D.C.
12 Matt Rose Forward 6–7 200 Freshman Lexington, Kentucky
13 Eric Adams Forward 6–7 185 Sophomore Hoover, Alabama
14 Tanner Tapp Guard 6–2 180 Freshman Brentwood, Tennessee
15 Darius Jones-Gibson Guard 6–1 175 Senior Lexington, Kentucky
20 Alex Thompson Forward 6–8 210 Junior Dothan, Alabama
22 Demetrius Dyson Guard 6–5 200 Junior Covington, Tennessee
23 Iman Johnson Forward 6–5 215 Senior Milwaukee, Wisconsin
24 Gerald Smith Guard 6–4 185 Freshman Carbon Hill, Alabama
33 Wyatt Walker Center 6–9 230 Freshman Jacksonville, Florida
44 Dakota Quinn Forward/Center 6–9 215 Freshman Nashville, Tennessee
55 Alex Peters Forward/Center 6–8 225 Sophomore Mountain Brook, Alabama

ScheduleEdit

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Date
time, TV
Opponent Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Regular season
11/13/2015*
6:00 pm, ESPN3
at Louisville L 45–86  0–1
KFC Yum! Center (20,347)
Louisville, KY
11/16/2015*
7:00 pm
Auburn–Montgomery
Mean Green Showcase
W 94–79  1–1
Pete Hanna Center (1,253)
Homewood, AL
11/21/2015*
6:00 pm
Kennesaw State W 77–65  2–1
Pete Hanna Center (724)
Homewood, AL
11/23/2015*
5:00 pm
vs. Troy
Mean Green Showcase
W 83–79  3–1
The Super Pit (225)
Denton, TX
11/24/2015*
7:30 pm
at North Texas
Mean Green Showcase
W 74–72  4–1
The Super Pit (1,646)
Denton, TX
11/25/2015*
2:00 pm
vs. Idaho
Mean Green Showcase
W 75–58  5–1
The Super Pit (177)
Denton, TX
11/28/2015*
7:00 pm
at Austin Peay L 73–74  5–2
Dunn Center (1,343)
Clarksville, TN
12/01/2015*
7:00 pm
at Jacksonville State W 77–71  6–2
Pete Mathews Coliseum (1,491)
Jacksonville, AL
12/04/2015*
8:00 pm, LHN
at Texas L 49–59  6–3
Frank Erwin Center (10,762)
Austin, TX
12/12/2015*
6:00 pm
at Florida A&M W 86–67  7–3
Teaching Gym (593)
Tallahassee, FL
12/18/2015*
7:00 pm
South Alabama L 70–72 2OT 7–4
Pete Hanna Center (1,864)
Homewood, AL
12/20/2015*
6:00 pm, BTN
at Nebraska W 69-58  8–4
Pinnacle Bank Arena (14,871)
Lincoln, NE
12/29/2015*
7:00 pm
Miles W 104–76  9–4
Pete Hanna Center (1,052)
Homewood, AL
01/02/2016
3:30 pm, ESPN3
at Mercer L 50–69  9–5
(0–1)
Hawkins Arena 
Macon, GA
01/05/2016
7:00 pm, ESPN3
The Citadel W 94–74  10–5
(1–1)
Pete Hanna Center (834)
Homewood, AL
01/09/2016
1:00 pm
at Wofford L 64–69  10–6
(1–2)
Benjamin Johnson Arena (1,948)
Spartanburg, SC
01/11/2016
6:00 pm, ESPN3
at Furman L 57–77  10–7
(1–3)
Timmons Arena (1,304)
Greenville, SC
01/14/2016
7:00 pm, ESPN3
East Tennessee State L 77–81  10–8
(1–4)
Pete Hanna Center (1,066)
Homewood, AL
01/16/2016
6:00 pm, ESPN3
Western Carolina W 84–68  11–8
(2–4)
Pete Hanna Center (1,781)
Homewood, AL
01/21/2016
6:00 pm, ESPN3
at VMI L 76–83  11–9
(2–5)
Pete Hanna Center (1,189)
Homewood, AL
01/24/2016
1:00 pm, ESPN3
at UNC Greensboro
Postponed from 1/23/16
L 78–86  11–10
(2–6)
Greensboro Coliseum (1,755)
Greensboro, NC
01/30/2016
6:00 pm, ESPN3
Chattanooga L 56–63  11–11
(2–7)
Pete Hanna Center (2,549)
Homewood, AL
02/01/2016
6:00 pm, ASN
Mercer L 70–85  11–12
(2–8)
Pete Hanna Center (1,263)
Homewood, AL
02/04/2016
7:00 pm, ESPN3
Furman L 65–67  11–13
(2–9)
Pete Hanna Center (1,654)
Homewood, AL
02/06/2016
12:00 pm, ESPN3
Wofford L 75–78  11–14
(2–10)
Pete Hanna Center (1,047)
Homewood, AL
02/08/2016
5:00 pm, ESPN3
at The Citadel W 86–95  12–14
(3–10)
McAlister Field House (1,742)
Charleston, SC
02/11/2016
6:00 pm, ESPN3
at East Tennessee State L 90–94  12–15
(3–11)
Freedom Hall Civic Center 
Johnson City, TN
02/13/2016
3:30 pm
at Western Carolina L 71–76  12–16
(3–12)
Ramsey Center (2,531)
Cullowhee, NC
02/18/2016
7:00 pm, ESPN3
UNC Greensboro L 77–82  12–17
(3–13)
Pete Hanna Center (1,021)
Homewood, AL
02/20/2016
2:00 pm, ESPN3
VMI W 73–67  13–17
(4–13)
Pete Hanna Center (1,332)
Homewood, AL
02/27/2016
4:00 pm, ESPN3
at Chattanooga L 66–77  13–18
(4–14)
McKenzie Arena (5,564)
Chattanooga, TN
SoCon Tournament
03/04/2016
5:00 pm, ESPN3
vs. VMI
First round
W 92–85 OT 14–18
U.S. Cellular Center (2,411)
Asheville, NC
03/05/2016
11:00 am, ESPN3
vs. Chattanooga
Quarterfinals
L 54–59  14–19
U.S. Cellular Center (5,667)
Asheville, NC
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Central Time.

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