2021–22 McNeese State Cowboys basketball team

The 2021–22 McNeese State Cowboys basketball team represented McNeese State University in the 2021–22 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Cowboys, led by first-year head coach John Aiken, played their home games at Burton Coliseum until moving to The Legacy Center on January 15, 2022 following hurricane damage repairs,[1] in Lake Charles, Louisiana as members of the Southland Conference.

2021–22 McNeese State Cowboys basketball
McNeese State "M" logo.png
ConferenceSouthland Conference
Record11–22 (4–10 Southland)
Head coach
Associate head coachThomas Gray
Assistant coaches
  • Michael Moynihan
  • Tevon Saddler
Home arenaThe Legacy Center
Burton Coliseum
Seasons
2021–22 Southland Conference men's basketball standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   PCT W   L   PCT
Nicholls 11 3   .786 21 12   .636
Southeastern Louisiana 10 4   .714 19 15   .559
New Orleans 10 4   .714 18 14   .563
Texas A&M–Corpus Christi 7 7   .500 23 12   .657
Houston Baptist 6 8   .429 11 18   .379
Northwestern State 5 9   .357 9 23   .281
McNeese State 4 10   .286 11 22   .333
Incarnate Word 3 11   .214 7 25   .219
2022 Southland Tournament winner

Previous seasonEdit

In a season limited due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Cowboys finished the 2020–21 season 10–14, 4–10 in Southland play to finish in tenth place. They lost to Southeastern Louisiana in the first round of the Southland Tournament.

RosterEdit

2021–22 McNeese State Cowboys men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
G 0 Trae English 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Fr Baltimore, MD
G 2 Johnathan Massie 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Fr Houston, TX
G 3 Collin Warren 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 200 lb (91 kg) So Houston, TX
F 5 Myles Lewis 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 190 lb (86 kg) GS Herndon, VA
G 11 Trevor Passmore 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Fr Houston, TX
F 12 Kellon Taylor 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 215 lb (98 kg) GS Landover, MD
G 13 Remy Robert II 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Jr Baton Rouge, LA
F 14 Caleb Rawls 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Fr Columbia, MS
G 15 Zach Scott 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Jr Miami, FL
G 22 Harwin Francois 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 200 lb (91 kg) RS Jr Fort Myers, FL
F 23 Jonathan Lucas 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Fr Jackson, MS
F 24 Christian Shumate 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 194 lb (88 kg) Fr Chicago, IL
C 35 Brendan Medley-Bacon 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Jr Baltimore, MD
F 50 Shaun Walker 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 280 lb (127 kg) Fr Houston, TX
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster
Last update: February 2, 2022

Schedule and resultsEdit

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Non-conference regular season
November 9, 2021*
7:00 pm, ESPN+
at SMU L 62–86  0–1
Moody Coliseum (3,259)
Dallas, TX
November 11, 2021*
7:00 pm, ESPN+
at TCU L 61–77  0–2
Schollmaier Arena (5,267)
Fort Worth, TX
November 15, 2021*
6:30 pm
Champion Christian W 116–66  1–2
Burton Coliseum (667)
Lake Charles, LA
November 18, 2021*
7:00 pm, SECN+/ESPN+
at LSU
Emerald Coast Classic campus-site game
L 46–85  1–3
Maravich Center (9,062)
Baton Rouge, LA
November 22, 2021*
6:30 pm
Carver W 98–54  2–3
Burton Coliseum (1,905)
Lake Charles, LA
November 26, 2021*
11:00 am
vs. St. Francis Brooklyn
Emerald Coast Classic Second Round
W 95–71  3–3
Raider Arena (250)
Destin, FL
November 27, 2021*
12:30 pm
vs. Samford
Emerald Coast Classic Championship
L 75–83  3–4
Raider Arena (125)
Destin, FL
December 1, 2021*
9:00 pm, ESPN+
at Seattle L 62–78  3–5
Climate Pledge Arena (775)
Seattle, WA
December 4, 2021*
3:00 pm
at Wyoming L 58-79  3–6
Arena-Auditorium (3,726)
Laramie, WY
December 8, 2021*
7:05 pm, ESPN+
at Louisiana L 68–83  3–7
Cajundome (2,524)
Lafayette, LA
December 16, 2021*
7:00 pm, CUSA-TV
at UTEP L 72–82  3–8
Don Haskins Center (5,522)
El Paso, TX
December 18, 2021*
4:00 pm
Dallas Christian Canceled due to COVID-19 protocols Burton Coliseum 
Lake Charles, LA
December 21, 2021*
7:00 pm, ESPN+
at Kansas State L 59–74  3–9
Bramlage Coliseum (5,223)
Manhattan, KS
December 30, 2021*
11:00 am
Ecclesia W 115–66  4–9
Burton Coliseum (1,101)
Lake Charles, LA
January 6, 2022*
1:30 pm, ESPN+
vs. New Orleans
Southland Basketball Tip-Off First Round
W 92–82 2OT 5–9
Merrell Center 
Katy, TX
January 7, 2022*
5:00 pm, ESPN+
vs. Southeastern Louisiana
Southland Basketball Tip-Off Semifinals
L 78–83  5–10
Merrell Center 
Katy, TX
January 8, 2022*
5:00 pm, ESPN+
vs. Texas A&M–Corpus Christi
Southland Basketball Tip-Off 3rd Place Game
L 54–67  5–11
Merrell Center 
Katy, TX
January 12, 2022
4:00 pm, ESPN+
Arlington Baptist W 120–44  6–11
The Legacy Center (150)
Lake Charles, LA
Southland Conference season
January 15, 2022
4:00 pm, ESPN+
Houston Baptist W 78–75  7–11
(1–0)
The Legacy Center (2,405)
Lake Charles, LA
January 20, 2022
7:30 pm, ESPN+
at Texas A&M–Corpus Christi L 56–60  7–12
(1–1)
American Bank Center (1,023)
Corpus Christi, TX
January 22, 2022
4:00 pm
at Incarnate Word W 82–72  8–12
(2–1)
McDermott Center (216)
San Antonio, TX
January 27, 2022
7:30 pm
Nicholls L 71–81  8–13
(2–2)
The Legacy Center (1,734)
Lake Charles, LA
January 30, 2022
5:00 pm, ESPNU
New Orleans L 78–84  8–14
(2–3)
The Legacy Center (1,712)
Lake Charles, LA
February 3, 2022
7:30 pm
Southeastern Louisiana L 78–83  8–15
(2–4)
The Legacy Center (1,435)
Lake Charles, LA
February 5, 2022
4:00 pm
Northwestern State W 93–84  9–15
(3–4)
The Legacy Center (2,115)
Lake Charles, LA
February 10, 2022
8:00 pm, ESPN+
at Southeastern Louisiana L 86–91  9–16
(3–5)
University Center (743)
Hammond, LA
February 12, 2022
3:00 pm, ESPN+
at Northwestern State W 80–75  10–16
(4–5)
Prather Coliseum (738)
Natchitoches, LA
February 17, 2022
7:00 pm
at Nicholls L 73–82  10–17
(4–6)
Stopher Gym (1,121)
Thibodaux, LA
February 19, 2022
4:00 pm, ESPN+
at New Orleans L 75–88  10–18
(4–7)
Lakefront Arena (1,245)
New Orleans, LA
February 24, 2022
7:30 pm
Texas A&M–Corpus Christi L 53–65  10–19
(4–8)
The Legacy Center (1,474)
Lake Charles, LA
February 26, 2022
4:00 pm, ESPN+
Incarnate Word L 67–69  10–20
(4–9)
The Legacy Center (1,643)
Lake Charles, LA
March 5, 2022
7:00 pm
at Houston Baptist L 144–149 4OT 10–21
(4–10)
Sharp Gym (792)
Houston, TX
Southland Tournament
March 9, 2022
7:30 pm, ESPN+
(7) vs. (6) Northwestern State
First round
W 80–67  11–21
Merrell Center 
Katy, TX
March 10, 2022
7:30 pm, ESPN+
(7) vs. (3) New Orleans
Second round
L 78–82  11–22
Merrell Center 
Katy, TX
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Central.

Source[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Brady Renard (October 14, 2021). "McNeese basketball to host conference games at Legacy Center this season". Gray Television, Inc. Retrieved November 21, 2021.
  2. ^ "2021–22 Men's Basketball Schedule". McNeese State University Athletics. Retrieved November 21, 2021.