2015-16 Oklahoma Sooners Men's Basketball Team
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2015%E2%80%9316 Oklahoma Sooners Men's Basketball Team
2015-16 Oklahoma Sooners men's basketball
Oklahoma Sooners logo.svg
NCAA Tournament, Final Four
ConferenceBig 12 Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 4
APNo. 7
2015-16 record29-8 (12-6 Big 12)
Head coach
Assistant coaches
Home arenaLloyd Noble Center
Seasons
← 2014-15
2016-17 →
2015-16 Big 12 men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 1 Kansas + 15 3   .833     33 5   .868
13 5   .722     26 9   .743
No. 7 Oklahoma 12 6   .667     29 8   .784
Texas 11 7   .611     20 13   .606
No. 21 Baylor 10 8   .556     22 12   .647
No. 22 Iowa State 10 8   .556     23 12   .657
Texas Tech 9 9   .500     19 13   .594
Kansas State 5 13   .278     17 16   .515
Oklahoma State 3 15   .167     12 20   .375
TCU 2 16   .111     12 21   .364
+ 2016 Big 12 Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll [1]

The 2015-16 Oklahoma Sooners basketball team represented the University of Oklahoma in the 2015-16 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Sooners were led by Lon Kruger in his fifth season. They played their home games at the Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, Oklahoma as a member of the Big 12 Conference. They finished the season 29-8, 12-6 in Big 12 play to finish in third place. They defeated Iowa State in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Tournament to advance to the semifinals where they lost to West Virginia. They received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament where they defeated Cal State Bakersfield, VCU, Texas A&M, and Oregon to be champions of the West Regional and earn a trip to the Final Four for the fifth time in school history. At the Final Four, they lost in the national semifinal to the eventual champion Villanova by 44 points, the largest margin in Final Four history.

Previous season

The Sooners finished the season 24-11, 12-6 in Big 12 play to finish in a tie for second place. They advanced to the semifinals of the Big 12 Tournament where they lost to Iowa State. They received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament where they defeated Albany in the second round and Dayton in the third round to advance to the Sweet Sixteen where they lost to Michigan State.

Departures

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Frank Booker 1 G 6'4" 193 Sophomore Augusta, GA Transferred to Florida Atlantic
James Fraschilla 13 G 5'10" 154 Senior Dallas, TX Graduated
D. J. Bennett 31 F 6'8" 202 RS Senior Chicago, IL Graduated
TaShawn Thomas 35 F 6'8" 242 Senior Killeen, TX Graduated
Trey Slate 45 G 6'1" 205 Sophomore Gore, OK Walk-on; transferred

Incoming transfers

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Previous School
Akolda Manyang 30 C 7'0" 235 Junior Rochester, MN Junior college transfer from Indian Hills Community College

Recruits

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Rashard Odomes
SF
Copperas Cove, TX Copperas Cove High School 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 205 lb (93 kg)
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars
Christian James
SF
Houston, TX Bellaire High School 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 205 lb (93 kg)
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars
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:

  • "Oklahoma 2015 Basketball Commitments". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2014.
  • "2015 Oklahoma Basketball Commits". Scout.com. Retrieved 2014.
  • "ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2014.
  • "Scout.com Team Recruiting Rankings". Scout.com. Retrieved 2014.
  • "2015 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2014.

Recruit class of 2016

Roster

Schedule

[2]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
*
W  
 (7,892)
*
W  
 (7,123)
Regular season
*

W   1-0
 (12,688)
*
W   2-0
 (8,364)
*
W   3-0
 (7,332)
*
W   4-0
 (6,543)
*
W   5-0
 (7,109)
*

W   6-0
 (4,024)
*
W   7-0
 (9,421)
*
W   8-0
 (9,528)
*

W   9-0
 
*

W   10-0
 
*

W   11-0
 

W   12-0
(1-0)
 (11,251)

L  3OT 12-1
(1-1)
 (16,300)

W   13-1
(2-1)
 (11,113)


W   14-1
(3-1)
 (9,380)

W   15-1
(4-1)
 (10,346)

L   15-2
(4-2)
 (14,384)

W   16-2
(5-2)
 (10,206)

W   17-2
(6-2)
 (10,682)
*

W   18-2
 (13,822)

W   19-2
(7-2)
 (7,455)

L   19-3
(7-3)
 (12,528)

W   20-3
(8-3)
 (11,547)


L   20-4
(8-4)
 (12,247)

L   20-5
(8-5)
 (14,471)

W   21-5
(9-5)
 (15,289)


W   22-5
(10-5)
 (11,470)

L   22-6
(10-6)
 (16,540)

W   23-6
(11-6)
 (11,563)

W   24-6
(12-6)
 (6,532)
Big 12 Tournament


W   25-6
 (18,972)


L   25-7
 (18,972)
NCAA Tournament
*

W   26-7
 (15,662)
*

W   27-7
 (15,279)
*

W   28-7
 (17,601)
*

W   29-7
 (16,232)
*

L   29-8
 (75,505)
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses. W=West Region.
All times are in Central Time.

x- Sooner Sports Television (SSTV) is aired locally on Fox Sports. However the contract allows games to air on various affiliates. Those affiliates are FSSW, FSSW+, FSOK, FSOK+, and FCS Atlantic, Central, and Pacific.

Rankings

Ranking movement
Legend: Increase in ranking. Decrease in ranking. Not ranked the previous week.
Poll Pre Wk 2 Wk 3 Wk 4 Wk 5 Wk 6 Wk 7 Wk 8 Wk 9 Wk 10 Wk 11 Wk 12 Wk 13 Wk 14 Wk 15 Wk 16 Wk 17 Wk 18 Post Final
AP 8 8 7 6 7 3 3 3 2 2 1 1 1 3 3 3-T 6 6 7 *N/A
Coaches 8 8-T 6 8 8 3 2 2 1 2 1 2 2 3 3 4 6 6 7 4

*AP does not release post-NCAA tournament rankings

References

  1. ^ "2019-20 Big 12 Men's Basketball Record Book" (PDF). Big 12 Conference. pp. 26-30. Retrieved 2020.
  2. ^ "Men's Basketball". University of Oklahoma.

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