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2015–16 Wichita State Shockers men's basketball team

The 2015–16 Wichita State Shockers men's basketball team represented Wichita State University in the 2015–16 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. They played their home games Charles Koch Arena and were led by ninth-year head coach Gregg Marshall. They were members of the Missouri Valley Conference. They finished the season 26–9, 16–2 in Missouri Valley play to win the MVC regular season championship. They lost in the semifinals of the MVC Tournament to Northern Iowa. The Shockers received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament as an 11 seed. They defeated Vanderbilt in the First Four and Arizona in the first round before losing to Miami (FL) in the second round.

2015–16 Wichita State Shockers men's basketball
Wichita State Shockers alternate logo.svg
MVC regular season champions
NCAA Tournament, Second Round
ConferenceMissouri Valley Conference
2015–16 record26–9 (16–2 MVC)
Head coachGregg Marshall (9th season)
Assistant coaches
  • Greg Heiar
  • Issac Brown
  • Kyle Lindsted
Home arenaCharles Koch Arena (10,506)
Seasons
2015–16 Missouri Valley Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Wichita State 16 2   .889     26 9   .743
Evansville 12 6   .667     25 9   .735
Illinois State 12 6   .667     18 14   .563
Southern Illinois 11 7   .611     22 10   .688
Northern Iowa 11 7   .611     23 13   .639
Indiana State 8 10   .444     15 17   .469
Missouri State 8 10   .444     13 19   .406
Loyola (IL) 7 11   .389     15 17   .469
Bradley 3 15   .167     5 27   .156
Drake 2 16   .111     7 24   .226
2016 MVC Tournament winner

Previous seasonEdit

The Shockers finished the 2014–15 season 30–5, 17–1 in MVC play to win the regular season Missouri Valley championship. They advanced to the semifinals of the Missouri Valley Tournament where they lost to Illinois State. They received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament where they defeated Indiana in the Second Round and Kansas in the Third Round before losing in the Sweet Sixteen to Notre Dame.

DeparturesEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Reason
Darius Carter 12 F 6'7" 245 Senior Akron, OH Graduated
Tekele Cotton 32 G 6'3" 205 Senior Marietta, GA Graduated

Incoming TransfersEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Previous School Notes
Anton Grady 15 F 6'8" 225 Senior (redshirt) Cleveland, OH Cleveland State Graduate transfer[1]

Class of 2015 recruitsEdit

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Markis McDuffie
SF
Jersey City, NJ St. Anthony High School 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Oct 26, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 81
Landry Shamet
SG
Kansas City, MO Park Hill High School 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Sep 3, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 77
Tyrone Taylor
SG
Grandview, MO Hargrave Military Academy 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Sep 28, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 69
Eric Hamilton
PF
Duluth, GA Sunrise Christian Academy 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Nov 20, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: NR
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: Not Ranked Top 20   Rivals: Not Ranked Top 25  ESPN: Not Ranked Top 25
  • 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 Wichita State Basketball Commits". Rivals.com. Retrieved August 3, 2015.
  • "2015 Wichita State Basketball Commits". Scout.com. Retrieved August 3, 2015.
  • "2015 Wichita State Basketball Commits". ESPN.com. Retrieved August 3, 2015.
  • "Scout.com Team Recruiting Rankings". Scout.com. Retrieved August 3, 2015.
  • "2015 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved August 3, 2015.

RosterEdit

2015–16 Wichita State Shockers men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
F 0 Rashard Kelly 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 235 lb (107 kg) So Fredericksburg, Virginia
F 1 Zach Brown 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 213 lb (97 kg) So Houston, Texas
G 3 Evan Wessel 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 218 lb (99 kg) Sr Wichita, Kansas
F 5 Zach Bush (W) 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 200 lb (91 kg) RS Jr Wichita, Kansas
G 10 Tyrone Taylor 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 155 lb (70 kg) Fr Grandview, Missouri
G 11 Landry Shamet 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Fr Kansas City, Missouri
F 12 Brett Barney (W) 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Fr Wichita, Kansas
G 14 John Robert Simon (W) 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 171 lb (78 kg) Jr Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
F 15 Anton Grady 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 230 lb (104 kg) RS Sr Cleveland, Ohio
C 20 Rauno Nurger 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 242 lb (110 kg) So Keila, Estonia
C 21 Tom Wamukota 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 224 lb (102 kg) Sr Bungoma, Kenya
G 22 Peyton Allen 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 208 lb (94 kg) So Chatham, Illinois
G 23 Fred VanVleet 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Sr Rockford, Illinois
F 24 Shaquille Morris 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 261 lb (118 kg) RS So Edmond, Oklahoma
F 25 Eric Hamilton 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Fr Duluth, Georgia
G 31 Ron Baker 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 220 lb (100 kg) RS Sr Scott City, Kansas
F 32 Markis McDuffie 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Fr Jersey City, New Jersey
G 33 Conner Frankamp 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) RS So Wichita, Kansas
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster

ScheduleEdit

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
November 07, 2015*
2:00 pm, Cox Kansas
No. 10 Hawaii Pacific W 91–57 
 13  Grady   7  Wamukota   4  Baker  Charles Koch Arena (10,506)
Wichita, KS
Regular season
November 13, 2015*
7:00 pm, Cox Kansas
No. 10 Charleston Southern W 88–63  1–0
 15  Baker   7  Hamilton   3  Tied  Charles Koch Arena (10,506)
Wichita, KS
November 17, 2015*
7:00 pm, Cox Kansas
No. 9 at Tulsa L 67–77  1–1
 23  Baker   9  Grady   4  Wessel  Reynolds Center (5,670)
Tulsa, OK
November 21, 2015*
2:00 pm, Cox Kansas
No. 9 Emporia State W 76–54  2–1
 23  Baker   7  Wamukota   4  Baker  Charles Koch Arena (10,506)
Wichita, KS
November 26, 2015*
1:30 pm, ESPN2
No. 20 vs. USC
AdvoCare Invitational
First round
L 69–72  2–2
 25  Baker   7  Tied   5  Baker  HP Field House (4,629)
Lake Buena Vista, FL
November 27, 2015*
11:00 am, ESPN3
No. 20 vs. Alabama
AdvoCare Invitational
Consolation 2nd round
L 60–64  2–3
 15  Baker   7  Tied   6  Taylor II  HP Field House (4,170)
Lake Buena Vista, FL
November 29, 2015*
10:00 am, ESPN3
No. 20 vs. Iowa
AdvoCare Invitational
7th place game
L 61–84  2–4
 14  Hamilton   5  Hamilton   4  Baker  HP Field House (1,631)
Lake Buena Vista, FL
December 05, 2015*
8:00 pm, ESPNU
at Saint Louis W 63–58  3–4
 14  Tied   6  Baker   7  VanVleet  Chaifetz Arena (8,459)
St. Louis, MO
December 09, 2015*
8:00 pm, ESPN2
UNLV
MW–MV Challenge
W 56–50  4–4
 17  VanVleet   6  Tied   4  VanVleet  Charles Koch Arena (10,506)
Wichita, KS
December 12, 2015*
2:30 pm, ESPN2
No. 25 Utah W 67–50  5–4
 14  Brown   4  Tied   6  VanVleet  Intrust Bank Arena (15,004)
Wichita, KS
December 19, 2015*
11:00 am, FOX
at Seton Hall L 76–80 OT 5–5
 9  VanVleet   6  Grady   7  Baker  Prudential Center (7,596)
Newark, NJ
December 22, 2015*
7:00 pm, Cox Kansas
Nevada W 98–69  6–5
 17  Baker   7  Grady   6  VanVleet  Charles Koch Arena (10,506)
Wichita, KS
December 31, 2015
1:00 pm, ESPNU
Drake W 67–47  7–5
(1–0)
 14  Baker   6  Morris   6  VanVleet  Charles Koch Arena (10,506)
Wichita, KS
January 3, 2016
1:00 pm, Cox Kansas
at Bradley W 85–58  8–5
(2–0)
 14  McDuffie   6  MCDuffie   6  VanVleet  Carver Arena (6,597)
Peoria, IL
January 6, 2016
7:00 pm, Cox Kansas
Evansville W 67–64  9–5
(3–0)
 17  Grady   7  Grady   9  VanVleet  Charles Koch Arena (10,506)
Wichita, KS
January 9, 2016
3:00 pm, CBSSN
at Southern Illinois W 83–58  10–5
(4–0)
 18  Baker   12  VanVleet   6  VanVleet  SIU Arena (8,284)
Carbondale, IL
January 13, 2016
8:00 pm, Cox Kansas
at Missouri State W 78–62  11–5
(5–0)
 16  McDuffie   9  McDuffie   8  VanVleet  JQH Arena (7,684)
Springfield, MO
January 17, 2016
3:00 pm, ESPN3
Indiana State W 82–62  12–5
(6–0)
 29  VanVleet   7  Tied   5  VanVleet  Charles Koch Arena (10,506)
Wichita, KS
January 20, 2016
7:00 pm, Cox Kansas
at Northern Iowa W 74–55  13–5
(7–0)
 21  Baker   7  Baker   7  VanVleet  McLeod Center (5,425)
Cedar Falls, IA
January 23, 2016
2:00 pm, Cox Kansas
Bradley W 88–54  14–5
(8–0)
 13  VanVleet   4  Tied   4  VanVleet  Charles Koch Arena (10,506)
Wichita, KS
January 27, 2016
8:00 pm, CBSSN
No. 22 Loyola–Chicago W 80–54  15–5
(9–0)
 12  Morris   7  Baker   8  VanVleet  Charles Koch Arena (10,506)
Wichita, KS
January 31, 2016
3:00 pm, ESPNU
No. 22 at Evansville W 78–65  16–5
(10–0)
 32  VanVleet   8  Grady   3  VanVleet  Ford Center (10,034)
Evansville, IN
February 3, 2016
8:00 pm, Cox Kansas
No. 21 Southern Illinois W 76–55  17–5
(11–0)
 13  Morris   8  Baker   11  VanVleet  Charles Koch Arena (10,506)
Wichita, KS
February 6, 2016
9:00 pm, ESPN2
No. 21 at Illinois State L 53–58  17–6
(11–1)
 10  Tied   6  Grady   7  VanVleet  Redbird Arena (8,284)
Normal, IL
February 9, 2016
7:00 pm, Cox Kansas
No. 25 at Drake W 74–48  18–6
(12–1)
 11  Tied   8  Kelly   5  Tied  Knapp Center (3,317)
Des Moines, IA
February 13, 2016
11:00 am, ESPN2
No. 25 Northern Iowa L 50–53  18–7
(12–2)
 12  Tied   7  Baker   6  Baker  Charles Koch Arena (10,506)
Wichita, KS
February 15, 2016*
7:00 pm, Cox Kansas
New Mexico State
Postponed from December 28, 2015
W 71–41  19–7
 13  Baker   6  Wessel   7  VanVleet  Charles Koch Arena (10,506)
Wichita, KS
February 18, 2016
6:00 pm, CBSSN
Missouri State W 99–68  20–7
(13–2)
 16  Brown   8  Morris   5  Baker  Charles Koch Arena (10,656)
Wichita, KS
February 21, 2016
3:00 pm, ESPNU
at Indiana State W 84–54  21–7
(14–2)
 14  Baker   7  Wessel   8  VanVleet  Hulman Center (10,200)
Terre Haute, IN
February 24, 2016
8:00 pm, Cox Kansas
at Loyola–Chicago W 76–64  22–7
(15–2)
 19  Baker   7  VanVleet   7  VanVleet  Joseph J. Gentile Arena (2,709)
Chicago, IL
February 27, 2016
1:00 pm, ESPN3
Illinois State W 74–58  23–7
(16–2)
 16  Grady   8  Wessel   9  VanVleet  Charles Koch Arena (10,506)
Wichita, KS
Missouri Valley Tournament
March 4, 2016
12:05 pm, ESPN3
(1) vs. (8) Loyola–Chicago
Quarterfinals
W 66–58  24–7
 25  Baker   6  Grady   4  Baker  Scottrade Center (10,560)
St. Louis, MO
March 5, 2016
2:35 pm, CBSSN
(1) vs. (4) Northern Iowa
Semifinals
L 52–57 OT 24–8
 14  Grady   9  Baker   5  VanVleet  Scottrade Center (14,299)
St. Louis, MO
NCAA Tournament
March 15, 2016*
8:10 pm, truTV
(11 S) vs. (11 S) Vanderbilt
First Four
W 70–50  25–8
 14  Tied   9  Baker   7  VanVleet  UD Arena (11,728)
Dayton, OH
March 17, 2016*
7:20 pm, TNT
(11 S) vs. (6 S) No. 17 Arizona
First round
W 65–55  26–8
 16  VanVleet   7  Morris   6  Baker  Dunkin' Donuts Center (11,559)
Providence, RI
March 19, 2016*
12:10 PM, CBS
(11 S) vs. (3 S) No. 10 Miami (FL)
Second round
L 57–65  26–9
 12  Tied   6  Morris   6  VanVleet  Dunkin' Donuts Center (11,679)
Providence, RI
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses. S=South.
All times are in Central Time.

RankingsEdit

Ranking movement
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking. ██ Not ranked the previous week. RV=Received votes.
Poll Pre Wk 2 Wk 3 Wk 4 Wk 5 Wk 6 Wk 7 Wk 8 Wk 9 Wk 10 Wk 11 Wk 12 Wk 13 Wk 14 Wk 15 Wk 16 Wk 17 Wk 18 Wk 19 Wk 20 Final
AP 10 9 20 RV RV RV 22 21 25 RV RV RV RV N/A
Coaches 12 11 20 24 RV 25 22 24 RV RV 23 RV

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Goodman, Jeff (May 8, 2015). "Wichita State lands Cleveland State graduate transfer Anton Grady". ESPN.com. Retrieved May 9, 2015.
  2. ^ "Marshall adds Kyle Lindsted to men's basketball staff | KSN-TV". Ksn.com. 2015-06-29. Retrieved 2015-08-25.