2015–16 Youngstown State Penguins men's basketball team

The 2015–16 Youngstown State Penguins men's basketball team represented Youngstown State University during the 2015–16 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Penguins, were led by eleventh year head coach Jerry Slocum, played their home games at the Beeghly Center and were members of the Horizon League. They finished the season 11–21, 6–12 in Horizon League play to finish in seventh place. They lost to Detroit in the first round of the Horizon League Tournament.

2015–16 Youngstown State Penguins men's basketball
Youngstown State Penguins logo.svg
ConferenceHorizon League
2015–16 record11–21 (6–12 Horizon)
Head coachJerry Slocum (11th season)
Assistant coaches
  • Michael Wernicki
  • Stew Robinson
  • Kevin Bruinsma
Home arenaBeeghly Center
Seasons
2015–16 Horizon League men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Valparaiso 16 2   .889     30 7   .811
Oakland 13 5   .722     23 12   .657
Wright State 13 5   .722     22 13   .629
Green Bay 11 7   .611     23 13   .639
Milwaukee 10 8   .556     20 13   .606
Detroit 9 9   .500     16 15   .516
Youngstown State 6 12   .333     11 21   .344
Northern Kentucky* 5 13   .278     9 21   .300
Cleveland State 4 14   .222     9 23   .281
UIC 3 15   .167     5 25   .167
* Ineligible for NCAA postseason during transition to Division I.
2016 Horizon League Tournament winner

Previous seasonEdit

The Penguins finished the 2014–15 season 11–21, 2–14 in Horizon League play to finish in ninth place. They lost to Detroit in the first round of the Horizon League Tournament. After the 2014–15 season, guard Marcus Keene transferred to Central Michigan.

RosterEdit

2015–16 Youngstown State Penguins men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
F 0 Matt Donlan 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 190 lb (86 kg) RS Jr Iowa Western CC Melbourne, Australia
F 2 Devin Haygood 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Fr Lincoln Ypsilanti, Michigan
F 5 Sidney Umude 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 205 lb (93 kg) So St. Thomas Aquinas San Antonio, Texas
G 10 Ryan Strollo 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) So Ursuline Youngstown, Ohio
G 11 Latin Davis 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Fr Milan Ypsilanti, Michigan
G 14 Tyler Warford 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 170 lb (77 kg) So Howard CC Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
G 15 Brett Frantz 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Jr Neosho County CC Lawrence, Kansas
F 20 Bobby Hain 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Sr Jupiter Jupiter, Florida
G 23 Francisco Santiago 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 160 lb (73 kg) So Wheeling Jesuit University Cleveland, Ohio
G 24 Cameron Morse 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) So Carman-Ainsworth Flint, Michigan
F 25 Jordan Andrews 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Fr Riverside Academy LaPlace, Louisiana
C 32 Jordan Kaufman 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Jr Oral Roberts University Andover, Kansas
F 33 Bryce Nickels 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Fr Sickles Tampa, Florida
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • Michael Wernicki (Pittsburgh)
  • Stew Robinson (Indiana)
  • Kevin Bruinsman (Spring Harbor)

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

Roster

ScheduleEdit

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Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Non-conference regular season
11/14/2015*
7:00 pm
at Kent State
Coaches vs. Cancer Tip-Off
L 70–79  0–1
MAC Center (5,471)
Kent, OH
11/18/2015*
7:00 pm
Toledo L 78–100  0–2
Beeghly Center (1,723)
Youngstown, OH
11/21/2015*
7:00 pm, ESPN3
at Florida Gulf Coast
FGCU Classic
L 101–104 3OT 0–3
Alico Arena (3,562)
Fort Myers, FL
11/22/2015*
4:00 pm
vs. Bowling Green
FGCU Classic
L 72–79  0–4
Alico Arena (3,412)
Fort Myers, FL
11/23/2015*
4:00 pm
vs. North Dakota
FGCU Classic
W 79–69  1–4
Alico Arena (3,854)
Fort Myers, FL
11/25/2015*
7:00 pm
Thiel W 69–55  2–4
Beeghly Center (1,234)
Youngstown, OH
11/28/2015*
3:00 pm
at Niagara W 88–70  3–4
Gallagher Center (883)
Lewiston, NY
12/02/2015*
7:00 pm, ESPN3
Robert Morris W 65–58  4–4
Beeghly Center (1,497)
Youngstown, OH
12/04/2015*
7:00 pm, ESPN3
American L 56–60  4–5
Beeghly Center (1,296)
Youngstown, OH
12/12/2015*
2:00 pm, ESPN3
at No. 11 Purdue L 64–95  4–6
Mackey Arena (14,026)
West Lafayette, IN
12/15/2015*
7:00 pm, ESPN3
Geneva W 99–58  5–6
Beeghly Center (1,196)
Youngstown, OH
12/19/2015*
6:00 pm, ESPN3
at Michigan L 46–105  5–7
Crisler Center (10,752)
Ann Arbor, MI
12/21/2015*
7:00 pm, ESPN3
at Notre Dame L 78–87  5–8
Edmund P. Joyce Center (7,313)
South Bend, IN
Horizon League regular season
01/02/2016
3:00 pm, ESPN3
at Detroit L 87–96  5–9
(0–1)
Calihan Hall (1,655)
Detroit, MI
01/04/2016
7:00 pm, ESPN3
at Oakland W 100–98  6–9
(1–1)
Athletics Center O'rena (2,202)
Rochester, MI
01/07/2016
7:45 pm, ESPN3
Milwaukee L 65–81  6–10
(1–2)
Beeghly Center (1,644)
Youngstown, OH
01/09/2016
7:00 pm, ESPN3
Green Bay W 103–93  7–10
(2–2)
Beeghly Center (2,760)
Youngstown, OH
01/14/2016
7:00 pm, ESPN3
at Northern Kentucky L 64–84  7–11
(2–3)
BB&T Arena (1,866)
Highland Heights, KY
01/16/2016
7:00 pm
at Wright State L 45–81  7–12
(2–4)
Nutter Center (4,251)
Fairborn, OH
01/18/2016
7:00 pm, ESPN3
Valparaiso L 65–96  7–13
(2–5)
Beeghly Center (1,703)
Youngstown, OH
01/24/2016
1:00 pm
vs. Cleveland State W 70–55  8–13
(3–5)
Quicken Loans Arena (2,633)
Cleveland, OH
01/28/2016
8:00 pm
at UIC W 82–78  9–13
(4–5)
UIC Pavilion (2,178)
Chicago, IL
01/30/2016
8:00 pm
at Valparaiso L 68–97  9–14
(4–6)
Athletics–Recreation Center (4,520)
Valparaiso, IN
02/04/2016
7:45 pm, ESPN3
Oakland L 85–107  9–15
(4–7)
Beeghly Center (2,056)
Youngstown, OH
02/06/2016
7:00 pm, ESPN3
Detroit L 92–94  9–16
(4–8)
Beeghly Center (3,516)
Youngstown, OH
02/13/2016
7:00 pm, ESPN3
Cleveland State L 59–64  9–17
(4–9)
Beeghly Center (2,996)
Youngstown, OH
02/16/2016
7:00 pm, ESPN3
UIC W 92–91 2OT 10–17
(5–9)
Beeghly Center (1,162)
Youngstown, OH
02/20/2016
2:00 pm, ESPN3
at Green Bay L 90–107  10–18
(5–10)
Resch Center (3,530)
Green Bay, WI
02/22/2016
8:00 pm
at Milwaukee L 51–87  10–19
(5–11)
UW–Milwaukee Panther Arena (1,688)
Milwaukee, WI
02/25/2016
7:45 pm, ESPN3
Wright State L 81–87  10–20
(5–12)
Beeghly Center (2,063)
Youngstown, OH
02/27/2016
7:00 pm, ESPN3
Northern Kentucky W 94–75  11–20
(6–12)
Beeghly Center (3,349)
Youngstown, OH
Horizon League Tournament
03/05/2016
7:30 pm, ESPN3
(7) vs. (6) Detroit
First round
L 79–92  11–21
Joe Louis Arena (5,247)
Detroit, MI
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

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