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2015–16 Bowling Green Falcons men's basketball team

The 2015–16 Bowling Green Falcons men's basketball team represented Bowling Green State University during the 2015–16 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Falcons, led by first year head coach Michael Huger, played their home games at the Stroh Center as members of the East Division of the Mid-American Conference. They finished the season 16–18, 5–13 in MAC play to finish in last place in the East Division. They defeated Kent State and Central Michigan to advance to the semifinals of the MAC Tournament where they lost to Akron.

2015–16 Bowling Green Falcons men's basketball
Bowling Green Falcons wordmark.svg
ConferenceMid-American Conference
DivisionEast Division
2015–16 record16–18 (5–13 MAC)
Head coachMichael Huger (1st season)
Assistant coachLouis Rowe
Assistant coachAnthony Stacey
Assistant coachMike Summey
Home arenaStroh Center
Seasons
2015–16 Mid-American Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
East
Akron 13 5   .722     26 9   .743
Ohio 11 7   .611     23 12   .657
Kent State 10 8   .556     19 13   .594
Buffalo 10 8   .556     20 15   .571
Miami (OH) 6 12   .333     13 20   .394
Bowling Green 5 13   .278     16 18   .471
West
Ball State 10 8   .556     21 14   .600
Central Michigan 10 8   .556     17 16   .515
Northern Illinois 9 9   .500     21 13   .618
Eastern Michigan 9 9   .500     18 15   .545
Toledo 8 10   .444     17 15   .531
Western Michigan 7 11   .389     13 19   .406
2016 MAC Tournament winner

Contents

Previous seasonEdit

The Falcons finished the season 21–12, 11–7 in MAC play to finish in third place in the East Division. They advanced to the second round of the MAC Tournament where they lost to Eastern Michigan. They received an invitation to the CollegeInsider.com Tournament where they defeated Saint Francis (PA) in the first round before losing in the second round to Canisius.

DeparturesEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Anthony Hernderson 2 G 6'1" 175 RS Senior Toledo, OH Graduated
Delvin Dickerson 5 G 6'5" 232 Junior Houston, TX Transferred to North Carolina Central
Damarkeo Lyshe 11 G 5'11" 160 Senior Westerville, OH Graduated
Jovan Austin 12 G 6'1" 174 Junior Grand Prairie, TX Transferred to Texas A&M–Commerce
Chauncey Orr 21 G/F 6'4" 195 RS Junior Bowling Green, OH Graduated & transferred to Hawaii Pacific
Richaun Holmes 22 F 6'8" 245 Senior Lockport, IL Graduated/2015 NBA draft
Jehvon Clarke 23 G 6'1" 183 Senior Canton, OH Graduated

Incoming TransfersEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Previous School
Wesley Alcegaire 14 F 6'5" 215 Junior Miami, FL Junior college transferred from Daytona State College
Ismail Ali 20 G 6'1" 170 Junior South Hayward, CA Junior college transferred from Antelope Valley College

Recruiting class of 2015Edit

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Antwon Lillard
SF
Cleveland, OH Central Catholic High School 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 170 lb (77 kg)  
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: NR
Jalone Friday
PF
Oklahoma City, OK Oklahoma City Storm Homeschool 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Aug 31, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: NR
Malik Hluchoweckyj
PG
Bellevue, NE Bellevue West High School 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Oct 6, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: NR
Demajeo Wiggins
PF
Toledo, OH Springfield High School 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 224 lb (102 kg) Apr 21, 2015 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: NR
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 September 18, 2015.

RosterEdit

2015–16 Bowling Green Falcons men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
C 0 Josh Gomez 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 226 lb (103 kg) RS Sr Rice HS
Iona
Bronx, NY
F 1 Demajeo Wiggins 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Fr Springfield HS Toledo, OH
G 2 Malik Hluchoweckyj 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Fr Bellevue West HS Bellevue, NE
F 3 Spencer Parker 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Sr West Bloomfield HS West Bloomfield, MI
G 4 Zack Denny 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 184 lb (83 kg) Jr Valley View HS Germantown, OH
G 5 JD Tisdale 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Jr Swartz Creek HS Flint, MI
F 10 David Joseph 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 187 lb (85 kg) Sr Westlake Prep
Howard JC
Queens, NY
G 14 Wes Alcegaire 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Jr Archbishop Curley-Notre Dame
Daytona State College
Miami, FL
G 15 Brandon Busuttil 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Sr St. John's-Kilmarnock Kitchener, ON
G 20 Ismail Ail 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Jr San Leandro HS
Antelope Valley College
South Hayward, CA
G 24 Matt Fox (W) 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 185 lb (84 kg) So Anthony Wayne HS Maumee, OH
F 32 Rasheed Worrell 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 205 lb (93 kg) RS Fr Sipsey Valley HS Coker, AL
F 33 Garrett Mayleben 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 245 lb (111 kg) RS So Milford HS Milford, OH
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster

ScheduleEdit

Source: [1]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
11/06/2015*
6:00 PM, ESPN3
Notre Dame College W 74–65 
Stroh Center 
Bowling Green, OH
Non-conference regular season
11/14/2015*
2:00 PM, ESPN3
New Orleans W 79–61  1–0
Stroh Center 
Bowling Green, OH
11/18/2015*
7:00 PM, ESPN3
Cincinnati
Bill Frack Challenge
L 50–83  1–1
Stroh Center (3,411)
Bowling Green, OH
11/21/2015*
4:00 PM
vs. North Dakota
FGCU Classic
L 59–77  1–2
Alico Arena (3,562)
Fort Myers, FL
11/22/2015*
4:00 PM
vs. Youngstown State
FGCU Classic
W 79–72  2–2
Alico Arena (3,412)
Fort Myers, FL
11/23/2015*
7:00 PM, ESPN3
at Florida Gulf Coast
FGCU Classic
W 82–77  3–2
Alico Arena (3,854)
Fort Myers, FL
11/29/2015*
2:00 PM, ESPN3
Urbana
FGCU Classic
W 96–55  4–2
Stroh Center (1,450)
Bowling Green, OH
12/02/2015*
8:00 PM, ESPN3
UMBC W 72–64  5–2
Stroh Center (2,019)
Bowling Green, OH
12/05/2015*
4:00 PM, ESPN3
Drake W 75-63  6-2
Stroh Center 
Bowling Green, OH
12/08/2015*
8:00 PM
at Southeast Missouri State W 79-52  7-2
Show Me Center 
Cape Girardeau, MO
12/12/2015*
1:00 PM, ESPN3
at Detroit L 95-80  7-3
Calihan Hall (1,609)
Detroit, MI
12/20/2015*
4:30 PM, ESPN3
at Wright State L 47–83  7–4
Nutter Center (3,772)
Dayton, OH
12/23/2015*
1:00 PM, ESPN3
at Cleveland State W 62–47  8–4
Wolstein Center (1,725)
Cleveland, OH
01/02/2016*
4:00 PM, ESPN3
Oakland City W 87–56  9–4
Stroh Center (1,916)
Bowling Green, OH
MAC regular season
01/06/2016
7:00 PM, BCSN/ESPN3
Miami (OH) W 73–62  10–4
(1–0)
Stroh Center (1,611)
Bowling Green, OH
01/09/2016
2:00 PM, ESPN3
Central Michigan L 67–79  10–5
(1–1)
Stroh Center (2,432)
Bowling Green, OH
01/12/2016
7:00 PM, TWCSC/ESPN3
at Ohio W 91–75  11–5
(2–1)
Convocation Center (7,083)
Athens, OH
01/16/2016
12:00 PM, ESPN3
at Eastern Michigan W 84-79  12–5
(3–1)
Convocation Center (1,280)
Ypsilanti, MI
01/19/2016
7:00 PM, BCSN/ESPN3
Toledo L 74–81  12–6
(3–2)
Stroh Center (3,304)
Bowling Green, OH
01/23/2016
4:00 PM, ESPN3
Kent State L 59–62  12–7
(3–3)
Stroh Center (3,100)
Bowling Green, OH
01/26/2016
7:00 PM
at Western Michigan W 79–78  13–7
(4–3)
University Arena (2,245)
Kalamazoo, MI
01/30/2016
4:30 PM
at Central Michigan L 65–77  13–8
(4–4)
McGuirk Arena (3,758)
Mount Pleasant, MI
02/02/2016
7:00 PM, ESPN3
Ball State L 64–72  13–9
(4–5)
Stroh Center (2,593)
Bowling Green, OH
02/06/2016
3:30 PM
at Miami (OH) L 51–55  13–10
(4–6)
Millett Hall (1,330)
Oxford, OH
02/09/2016
7:00 PM, ESPN3
Akron L 68–83  13–11
(4–7)
Stroh Center (1,554)
Bowling Green, OH
02/13/2016
2:00 PM, ESPN3
Western Michigan L 68–74  13–12
(4–8)
Stroh Center 
Bowling Green, OH
02/16/2016
8:00 PM
at Northern Illinois L 60–71  13–13
(4–9)
Convocation Center (1,148)
DeKalb, IL
02/20/2016
3:30 PM
at Buffalo L 74–88  13–14
(4–10)
Alumni Arena (3,397)
Amherst, NY
02/23/2016
7:00 PM, ESPN3
Ohio W 87–82  14–14
(5–10)
Stroh Center (2,332)
Bowling Green, OH
02/25/2016
7:00 PM
at Akron L 54–89  14–15
(5–11)
James A. Rhodes Arena (4,284)
Akron, OH
03/01/2016
7:00 PM, TWCSC/ESPN3
at Kent State L 54–70  14–16
(5–12)
MAC Center (3,531)
Kent, OH
03/04/2016
7:00 PM, ESPN3
Buffalo L 83–87  14–17
(5–13)
Stroh Center (2,189)
Bowling Green, OH
MAC Tournament
03/07/2016
7:00 PM, ESPN3
(12) at (5) Kent State
First round
W 70–69  15–17
MAC Center (2,660)
Kent, OH
03/10/2016
2:30 PM, ESPN3
(12) vs. (4) Central Michigan
Quarterfinals
W 62–59  16–17
Quicken Loans Arena (2,217)
Cleveland, OH
03/11/2016
6:30 PM, ESPN3
(12) vs. (1) Akron
Semifinals
L 66–80  16–18
Quicken Loans Arena (6,427)
Cleveland, OH
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

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