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2017–18 Indiana State Sycamores men's basketball team

The 2017–18 Indiana State Sycamores basketball team represented Indiana State University during the 2017–18 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Sycamores, led by eighth-year head coach Greg Lansing, played their home games at the Hulman Center in Terre Haute, Indiana as members of the Missouri Valley Conference. They finished the season 13–18, 8–10 in MVC play to finish in sixth place. They lost in the quarterfinals of the MVC Tournament to Illinois State.

2017–18 Indiana State Sycamores men's basketball
Indiana State Sycamores wordmark.svg
ConferenceMissouri Valley Conference
2017–18 record13–18 (8–10 MVC)
Head coachGreg Lansing (8th season)
Assistant coaches
  • Marcus Belcher
  • Terry Parker
  • Brett Carey
Home arenaHulman Center
Seasons
2017–18 Missouri Valley Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Loyola–Chicago 15 3   .833     32 6   .842
Southern Illinois 11 7   .611     20 13   .606
Illinois State 10 8   .556     18 15   .545
Drake 10 8   .556     17 17   .500
Bradley 9 9   .500     20 13   .606
Indiana State 8 10   .444     13 18   .419
Missouri State 7 11   .389     18 15   .545
Evansville 7 11   .389     17 15   .531
Northern Iowa 7 11   .389     16 16   .500
Valparaiso 6 12   .333     15 17   .469
2018 MVC Tournament winner

Previous seasonEdit

The Sycamores finished the 2016–17 season 11–20, 5–13 to finish in a tie for ninth place in MVC play. They lost in the first round of the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament to Evansville.[1]

OffseasonEdit

DeparturesEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Reason for departure
Everett Clemons 0 G 6'1" 185 Senior Springfield, IL Graduated
Niels Bunschoten 12 F 6'9" 225 Senior Bussum, Netherlands Graduated
Donovan Franklin 13 G 6'5" 195 Sophomore St. Louis, MO Transferred to Pittsburg State
Matt Van Scyoc 30 F 6'6" 216 RS Senior Green Lake, WI Graduated
Laquarious Paige 32 G 6'3" 180 Junior West Orange, TX Transferred to Lamar
T. J. Bell 42 C 6'8" 250 Senior Charleston, IL Graduated

Incoming transfersEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Previous School
Christian Williams 10 G 6'5" 200 Junior Decatur, IL Transferred from Iowa. Under NCAA transfer rules, Williams will have to sit out for the 2017–18 season. Will have two years of remaining eligibility.
Qiydar Davis 25 G 6'6" 220 RS Senior Atlanta, GA Transferred from Louisiana Tech. Will be eligible to play immediately since Ashton graduated from Louisiana Tech.
Devin Thomas 35 F 6'8" 205 Junior Richmond, IN Junior college transferred from Mineral Area College

2017 recruiting classEdit

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Tyreke Key
PG
Celina, TN Clay County High School 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Oct 13, 2016 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: NR
Cooper Neese
SG
Cloverdale, IN Cloverdale High School 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Aug 3, 2015 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN grade: 79
Clayton Hughes
SF
Jackson, TN Hargrave Military Academy 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Apr 28, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: NR
Daniel Hunermann
PF
St Gallen, Switzerland Kantonsschule am Burggraben 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Oct 16, 2016 
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:

  • "2017 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2017-10-28.

PreseasonEdit

In the conference's preseason poll, the Sycamores were picked to finish in eighth place in the MVC.[2] Senior guard Brenton Scott was named to the preseason All-MVC first team.[2]

RosterEdit

2017–18 Indiana State Sycamores men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
G 1 Demonte Ojinnaka 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 212 lb (96 kg) Sr Blake HS
Cloud County CC
Silver Spring, MD
G 2 Jordan Barnes 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 152 lb (69 kg) So Christian Brothers HS St. Louis, MO
G 3 Trey Knight III 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 180 lb (82 kg) RS So Cedar Park HS Cedar Park, TX
G 4 Brenton Scott 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 190 lb (86 kg) RS Sr Northrop HS Fort Wayne, IN
F 5 Bronson Kessinger 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 222 lb (101 kg) RS So Corydon Central HS Corydon, IN
F 10 Ethan Claycomb (W) 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 194 lb (88 kg) RS Fr Lincoln HS Vincennes, IN
G 10 Christian Williams   6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Jr St. Teresa HS
Iowa
Decatur, IL
G 11 Tyreke Key 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 201 lb (91 kg) Fr Clay County HS Celina, TN
G 13 Clayton Hughes 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 206 lb (93 kg) Fr University School/Hargrave Military Jackson, TN
F/C 20 Daniel Huenermann 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 221 lb (100 kg) Fr Kantonsschule Am Burggraben St. Gallen, Switzerland
G 24 Matt Deady (W) 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 208 lb (94 kg) RS Fr South Vigo HS Terre Haute, IN
G 25 Qiydar Davis 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 209 lb (95 kg) RS Sr Indian Hills Community College
Flora MacDonald Academy
Atlanta, GA
G 32 Cooper Neese   6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Fr Cloverdale HS Cloverdale, IN
C 34 Brandon Murphy 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 270 lb (122 kg) Sr Carver HS Montgomery, AL
F 35 Devin Thomas 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Jr Richmond HS
Mineral Area College
Richmond, IN
C 41 Emondre Richman 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 255 lb (116 kg) Jr Collinsville HS Collinsville, IL
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
Exhibition
Oct 28, 2017*
3:00 pm
at Purdue L 72–94 
Mackey Arena (5,168)
West Lafayette, IN
Nov 3, 2017*
7:00 pm, ESPN3
Marian W 84–64 
Hulman Center (3,247)
Terre Haute, IN
Non-conference regular season
Nov 10 2017*
7:00 pm, BTN Plus
at Indiana W 90–69  1–0
Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall (17,222)
Bloomington, IN
Nov 16, 2017*
11:30 am, ESPNU
vs. Auburn
Charleston Classic quarterfinals
L 64–83  1–1
TD Arena (2,136)
Charleston, SC
Nov 17, 2017*
1:30 pm, ESPNU
vs. Old Dominion
Charleston Classic consolation second round
L 44–62  1–2
TD Arena (1,970)
Charleston, SC
Nov 19, 2017*
1:00 pm, ESPN3
vs. Ohio
Charleston Classic 7th place game
L 94–96 4OT 1–3
TD Arena 
Charleston, SC
Nov 22, 2017*
5:00 pm, ESPN3
Missouri–St. Louis W 75–58  2–3
Hulman Center (2,612)
Terre Haute, IN
Nov 25, 2017*
1:00 pm, ESPN3
Ball State L 85–93  2–4
Hulman Center (3,274)
Terre Haute, IN
Nov 29, 2017*
7:00 pm, ESPN3
Air Force
MW–MVC Challenge
W 74–64  3–4
Hulman Center (3,797)
Terre Haute, IN
Dec 6, 2017*
8:00 pm
at North Texas L 76–79 OT 3–5
The Super Pit (1,642)
Denton, TX
Dec 9, 2017*
4:00 pm, ESPN3
Indianapolis W 79–75  4–5
Hulman Center (3,491)
Terre Haute, IN
Dec 12, 2017*
7:00 pm, ESPN3
Green Bay W 85–63  5–5
Hulman Center (2,924)
Terre Haute, IN
Dec 16, 2017*
3:00 pm
at Western Kentucky L 65–81  5–6
E. A. Diddle Arena (4,412)
Bowling Green, KY
Dec 22, 2017*
6:00 pm, ESPN3
Elon L 68–73  5–7
Hulman Center (2,979)
Terre Haute, IN
Missouri Valley regular season
Dec 28, 2017
7:00 pm, NBCSC
Valparaiso W 73–64  6–7
(1–0)
Hulman Center (3,269)
Terre Haute, IN
Dec 31, 2017
4:00 pm, ESPN3
at Illinois State L 81–84 OT 6–8
(1–1)
Redbird Arena (5,824)
Normal, IL
Jan 3, 2018
8:00 pm, NBCSC+
at Loyola–Chicago W 61–57  7–8
(2–1)
Joseph J. Gentile Arena (1,501)
Chicago, IL
Jan 6, 2018
2:00 pm, ESPN3
Drake L 72–75  7–9
(2–2)
Hulman Center 
Terre Haute, IN
Jan 10, 2018
7:00 pm, FSI/NBCSC
Northern Iowa W 69–67  8–9
(3–2)
Hulman Center (3,216)
Terre Haute, IN
Jan 14, 2018
3:00 pm, ESPN3
at Missouri State L 73–76  8–10
(3–3)
JQH Arena (4,137)
Springfield, MO
Jan 17, 2018
8:00 pm, ESPN3
at Evansville W 71–66  9–10
(4–3)
Ford Center (3,601)
Evansville, IN
Jan 20, 2018
2:00 pm, ESPN3
Illinois State W 84–54  10–10
(5–3)
Hulman Center (5,950)
Terre Haute, IN
Jan 24, 2018
8:00 pm, ESPN3
at Southern Illinois L 77–82  10–11
(5–4)
SIU Arena (3,929)
Carbondale, IL
Jan 28, 2018
2:00 pm, ESPN3
Bradley L 73–81  10–12
(5–5)
Hulman Center (4,516)
Terre Haute, IN
Jan 31, 2018
8:00 pm, ESPN3
at Valparaiso L 63–69  10–13
(5–6)
Athletics–Recreation Center (2,228)
Valparaiso, IN
Feb 3, 2018
4:00 pm, FSI/NBCSC
at Northern Iowa W 77–66  11–13
(6–6)
McLeod Center (4,564)
Cedar Falls, IA
Feb 6, 2018
7:00 pm, FSI/NBCSC
Missouri State L 62–81  11–14
(6–7)
Hulman Center (4,040)
Terre Haute, IN
Feb 10, 2018
2:00 pm, ESPN3
Loyola–Chicago L 71–75  11–15
(6–8)
Hulman Center (4,328)
Terre Haute, IN
Feb 14, 2018
8:00 pm, ESPN3
at Drake L 76–90  11–16
(6–9)
Knapp Center (2,617)
Des Moines, IA
Feb 17, 2018
2:00 pm, ESPN3
Southern Illinois L 72–76 OT 11–17
(6–10)
Hulman Center (3,895)
Terre Haute, IN
Feb 21, 2018
7:00 pm, ESPN3
Evansville W 58–53  12–17
(7–10)
Hulman Center (4,295)
Terre Haute, IN
Feb 24, 2018
4:00 pm, CBSSN
at Bradley W 66–64  13–17
(8–10)
Carver Arena (7,827)
Peoria, IL
Missouri Valley Tournament
Mar 2, 2018
9:30 pm, ESPN3
(6) vs. (3) Illinois State
Quarterfinals
L 70–77  13–18
Scottrade Center (7,077)
St. Louis, MO
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

Source[3][4]

ReferencesEdit