2015–16 UCF Knights men's basketball team

The 2015–16 UCF Knights men's basketball team represented the University of Central Florida during the 2015–16 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Knights were member of the American Athletic Conference. The Knights, in the program's 47th season of basketball, were led by sixth year head coach Donnie Jones and played their home games at the CFE Arena on the university's main campus in Orlando, Florida. They finished the season with a record of 12–18, 6–12 in AAC play to finish in seventh place in conference. They lost in the first round of the AAC Tournament to Tulane. After the season, Donnie Jones was fired as UCF's head coach.[1]

2015–16 UCF Knights men's basketball
UCF Knights logo.svg
ConferenceAmerican Athletic Conference
2015–16 record12–18 (6–12 AAC)
Head coachDonnie Jones (6th season)
Assistant coaches
Home arenaCFE Arena
Seasons
2015–16 American Athletic Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Temple 14 4   .778     21 12   .636
#24 SMU* 13 5   .722     25 5   .833
Houston 12 6   .667     22 10   .688
Cincinnati 12 6   .667     22 11   .667
Tulsa 12 6   .667     20 12   .625
UConn 11 7   .611     25 11   .694
Memphis 8 10   .444     19 15   .559
UCF 6 12   .333     12 18   .400
East Carolina 4 14   .222     12 20   .375
South Florida 4 14   .222     8 25   .242
Tulane 3 15   .167     12 22   .353
*Ineligible for postseason due to postseason ban
American Athletic Conference Tournament Champions
Rankings from AP Poll

Previous seasonEdit

The Knights finished the 2014–15 season with a record of 12–18, 5–13 in AAC play to finish in ninth place in conference. They lost in the first round of the AAC Tournament to East Carolina.

DeparturesEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Isiah Thomas 2 G 5'11" 160 Freshman Wesley Chapel, FL Walk-on; didn't return
Brandon Goodwin 11 G 6'0" 180 Sophomore Norcross, GA Transferred to Florida Gulf Coast
Dylan Karell 15 C 6'11" 240 Junior North Miami Beach, FL Transferred to Florida Southern
Myles Davis 20 G 6'3" 185 Senior Winter Haven, FL Graduated
Marshall Holmes 25 G 6'3" 175 Freshman Tampa, FL Transferred
Kasey Wilson 32 F 6'7" 235 Senior North Port, FL Graduated

Incoming TransfersEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Previous School
Tanksley Efianayi 13 G 6'6" 210 Junior Orlando, FL Junior college transferred from Daytona State College

Incoming recruitsEdit

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Tacko Fall
C
Dakar, Sengal Liberty Christian Prep 7 ft 5 in (2.26 m) 270 lb (120 kg) Oct 28, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 81
Chance McSpadden
SG
Winter Haven, FL Winter Haven High School 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 175 lb (79 kg) May 1, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 78
Chad Brown
C
Deltona, FL Deltona High School 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Sep 26, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 77
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 1 August 2015.

RosterEdit

2015–16 UCF Knights men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
G 00 Brendan Boyle 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Fr Rahway, NJ
G 1 B. J. Taylor 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 200 lb (91 kg) So Orlando, FL
G/F 3 A. J. Davis 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 215 lb (98 kg) RS So Buford, GA
G 4 Daiquan Walker 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Sr Philadelphia, PA
G 5 Djordjije Mumin (W) 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 205 lb (93 kg) So Podgorica, Montenegro
G 10 Adonys Henriquez 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 210 lb (95 kg) So Orlando, FL
G 12 Matt Williams 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 220 lb (100 kg) RS Jr Orlando, FL
G/F 13 Tanksley Efianayi 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Jr Orlando, FL
G/F 21 Brian Brown 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Fr Deltona, FL
G 22 Chance McSpadden 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Fr Parris, FL
C 24 Tacko Fall 7 ft 6 in (2.29 m) 300 lb (136 kg) Fr Dakar, Sengal
F 33 Shaheed Davis 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Sr Warren, OH
C 34 Justin McBride 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 325 lb (147 kg) Jr Starke, FL
F 52 Staphon Blair 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 255 lb (116 kg) Sr Fort Lauderdale, FL
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*
7:30 PM
at Davidson L 85–90  0–1
John M. Belk Arena (4,676)
Davidson, NC
11/18/2015*
7:00 PM, ESPN3
UC Irvine L 60–61 OT 0–2
CFE Arena (5,629)
Orlando, FL
11/21/2015*
7:00 PM, ESPN3
UNC Greensboro W 65–54  1–2
CFE Arena (3,607)
Orlando, FL
11/28/2015*
1:30 PM
at Miami (OH) L 63–64  1–3
Millett Hall (1,254)
Oxford, OH
12/02/2015*
8:00 PM, ESPN3
at Stetson W 94–85  2–3
Edmunds Center (2,150)
DeLand, FL
12/05/2015*
7:00 PM, ESPN3
UIC W 88–58  3–3
CFE Arena (4,208)
Orlando, FL
12/08/2015*
7:00 PM, ESPN3
Massachusetts W 67–63  4–3
CFE Arena (4,395)
Orlando, FL
12/12/2015*
7:00 PM, ESPN3
Florida Atlantic W 75–61  5–3
CFE Arena (4,130)
Orlando, FL
12/19/2015*
1:00 PM, ESPN3
at Detroit L 89–95  5–4
Calihan Hall (2,055)
Detroit, MI
12/22/2015*
7:00 PM, ESPN3
Bethune-Cookman W 101–96  6–4
CFE Arena (3,734)
Orlando, FL
12/29/2015*
7:00 PM, ESPN3
George Washington L 50–67  6–5
CFE Arena (3,889)
Orlando, FL
American Regular Season
01/02/2016
6:00 PM, ESPN3
at East Carolina W 71–68  7–5
(1–0)
Williams Arena (4,605)
Greenville, NC
01/06/2016
7:00 PM, ESPNews
South Florida W 75–64  8–5
(2–0)
CFE Arena (3,603)
Orlando, FL
01/10/2016
4:00 PM, ESPNU
at No. 15 SMU L 73–88  8–6
(2–1)
Moody Coliseum (6,952)
Dallas, TX
01/16/2016
4:30 PM, ESPNews
East Carolina W 89–69  9–6
(3–1)
CFE Arena (5,411)
Orlando, FL
01/20/2016
6:15 PM, ESPNews
at South Florida W 64–54  10–6
(4–1)
USF Sun Dome (3,491)
Tampa, FL
01/24/2016
3:00 PM, ESPN3
at Tulsa L 60–75  10–7
(4–2)
Reynolds Center (4,270)
Tulsa, OK
01/26/2016
7:00 PM, CBSSN
Memphis L 86–97  10–8
(4–3)
CFE Arena (4,577)
Orlando, FL
01/31/2016
4:00 PM, CBSSN
UConn L 41–67  10–9
(4–4)
CFE Arena (6,414)
Orlando, FL
02/04/2016
8:00 PM, ESPNews
at Tulane W 70–62  11–9
(5–4)
Devlin Fieldhouse (1,174)
New Orleans, LA
02/06/2016
12:00 PM, ESPNU
Temple L 60–62  11–10
(5–5)
CFE Arena (3,674)
Orlando, FL
02/09/2016
7:00 PM, ESPNews
Cincinnati L 51–69  11–11
(5–6)
CFE Arena (4,143)
Orlando, FL
02/13/2016
3:00 PM, ESPNews
at Houston L 58–82  11–12
(5–7)
Hofheinz Pavilion (4,126)
Houston, TX
02/17/2016
7:00 PM, ESPNU
at Memphis L 56–73  11–13
(5–8)
FedEx Forum (12,492)
Memphis, TN
02/21/2016
2:00 PM, CBSSN
Tulsa L 67–75  11–14
(5–9)
CFE Arena (6,437)
Orlando, FL
02/24/2016
7:00 PM, ESPNU
Houston L 61–88  11–15
(5–10)
CFE Arena (4,664)
Orlando, FL
02/27/2016
12:00 PM, ESPNews
at Temple L 61–63  11–16
(5–11)
Liacouras Center (7,569)
Philadelphia, PA
03/02/2016
7:00 PM, ESPNews
Tulane W 73–65  12–16
(6–11)
CFE Arena (3,720)
Orlando, FL
03/06/2016
2:00 PM, ESPNU
at UConn L 46–67  12–17
(6–12)
Gampel Pavilion (10,167)
Storrs, CT
2016 American Athletic Conference Tournament
03/10/2016
6:00 PM, ESPNews
vs. Tulane
First Round
L 65–63  12–18
Amway Center 
Orlando, FL
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "UCF ousts Jones after six seasons, 100-88 mark". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2016-06-08.