2014-15 Vanderbilt Commodores Men's Basketball Team
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2014%E2%80%9315 Vanderbilt Commodores Men's Basketball Team
2014-15 Vanderbilt Commodores men's basketball
Vanderbilt Commodores logo.svg
NIT, Quarterfinals
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
2014-15 record21-14 (9-9 SEC)
Head coachKevin Stallings (16th season)
Assistant coaches
  • Adam Cohen
  • Derrick Jones
  • Tom Richardson
Home arenaMemorial Gymnasium
Seasons
← 2013-14
2015-16 →
2014-15 Southeastern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#1 Kentucky + 18 0   1.000     38 1   .974
#21 Arkansas 13 5   .722     27 9   .750
LSU 11 7   .611     22 11   .667
Georgia 11 7   .611     21 12   .636
Texas A&M 11 7   .611     21 12   .636
Ole Miss 11 7   .611     21 13   .618
Vanderbilt 9 9   .500     21 14   .600
Alabama 8 10   .444     19 15   .559
Florida 8 10   .444     16 17   .485
Tennessee 7 11   .389     16 16   .500
South Carolina 6 12   .333     17 16   .515
Mississippi State 6 12   .333     13 19   .406
Auburn 4 14   .222     15 20   .429
Missouri 3 15   .167     9 23   .281
+ 2015 SEC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2014-15 Vanderbilt Commodores men's basketball team represented Vanderbilt University in the 2014-15 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The team's head coach was Kevin Stallings, in his sixteenth season at Vanderbilt. The team played their home games at Memorial Gymnasium in Nashville, Tennessee, as a member of the Southeastern Conference. They finished the season 21-14, 9-9 in SEC play to finish in seventh place. They lost in the second round of the SEC Tournament where they lost to Tennessee. They were invited to the National Invitation Tournament where they defeated Saint Mary's in the first round and South Dakota State in the second round before losing in the quarterfinals to Stanford.

Previous season

Coach Kevin Stallings completed his fifteenth season by posting a 15-16 record during the 2013-14 season, where the Commodores finished tenth in the SEC. The Commodores lost to Mississippi State in the 1st round of the SEC Tournament.

Departures

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Rod Odom 0 F 6'9" 215 Senior Central Islip, NY Graduated
Eric McClellan 1 G 6'4" 180 RS Sophomore Austin, TX Suspended
Kedren Johnson 2 G 6'4" 215 Junior Lewisburg, TN Suspended
Kyle Fuller 11 G 6'1" 200 Senior Moreno Valley, CA Graduated
Rob Cross 12 G 6'0" 195 Senior Chappaqua, NY Graduated
Dai-Jon Parker 24 G 6'3" 190 Senior Baton Rouge, LA Suspended

Incoming transfers

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Previous School
Nolan Cressler 42 G 6'4" 198 Junior Pittsburgh, PA Transferred from Cornell. Under NCAA transfer rules, Cressler will have to redshirt for the 2014-15 season. Will have two years of remaining eligibility.

Class of 2014 signees

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Riley LaChance
PG
Brookfield, Wisconsin Brookfield Central 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg)
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars
Wade Baldwin
PG
Hillsborough, New Jersey St. Joseph 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg)
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars
Shelton Mitchell
PG
Waxhaw, North Carolina Oak Hill Academy 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg)
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars
Matthew Fisher-Davis
SG
Charlotte, North Carolina Charlotte Christian School 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 175 lb (79 kg)
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars
Jeff Roberson
SF
Houston, Texas The Kinkaid School 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 195 lb (88 kg)
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 23   Rivals: 30
  • 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:

  • "Vanderbilt 2014 Basketball Commitments". Rivals.com. Retrieved .
  • "2014 Vanderbilt Basketball Commits". Scout.com. Retrieved .
  • "ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved .
  • "Scout.com Team Recruiting Rankings". Scout.com. Retrieved .
  • "2014 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved .

Roster

Schedule

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
*
W  
(7,407)
*
W  
(7,871)
Non-Conference Regular Season
*
W   1-0
(7,581)
*
W   2-0
(8,415)
*

W   3-0
(7,446)
*

W   4-0
(7,504)
*

L   4-1
(4,118)
*

W   5-1
(4,105)
*

L   5-2
(7,740)
*
W   6-2
(9,565)
*
W   7-2
(7,504)
*
L   7-3
(6,081)
*
W   8-3
(8,084)
*
W   9-3
(8,194)
*
W  2OT 10-3
(10,103)
SEC Conference Season

W   11-3 (1-0)
(10,502)

L   11-4 (1-1)
(17,238)

L   11-5 (1-2)
(9,203)

L   11-6 (1-3)
(6,568)

L   11-7 (1-4)
(24,249)

L  OT 11-8 (1-5)
(9,392)

L   11-9 (1-6)
(7,091)

L   11-10 (1-7)
(12,722)

W   12-10 (2-7)
(9,815)

W   13-10 (3-7)
(9,259)

L  OT 13-11 (3-8)
(11,892)

W   14-11 (4-8)
(11,501)

L   14-12 (4-9)
(9,417)

W   15-12 (5-9)
(10,154)

W   16-12 (6-9)
(13,536)

W   17-12 (7-9)
(9,928)

W   18-12 (8-9)
(8,685)

W   19-12 (9-9)
(8,862)
SEC Tournament


L   19-13
(15,032)
NIT
*

W   20-13
(1,322)
*

W   21-13
(5,605)
*

L   21-14
(1,546)
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Central Time. (#) during NIT is seed within region.

See also

2014-15 Vanderbilt Commodores women's basketball team

References


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