2015-16 Saint Mary's Gaels Men's Basketball Team
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2015%E2%80%9316 Saint Mary's Gaels Men's Basketball Team
2015-16 Saint Mary's Gaels men's basketball
Saint Mary's College Gaels Wordmark.jpg
WCC regular season co-champion
NIT, Quarterfinals
ConferenceWest Coast Conference
2015-16 record29-6 (15-3 WCC)
Head coachRandy Bennett (15th season)
Assistant coaches
Home arenaMcKeon Pavilion
Seasons
← 2014-15
2016-17 →
2015-16 West Coast Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Saint Mary's 15 3   .833     29 6   .829
Gonzaga + 15 3   .833     28 8   .778
BYU 13 5   .722     26 11   .703
Pepperdine 10 8   .556     18 14   .563
San Francisco 8 10   .444     15 15   .500
Santa Clara 7 11   .389     11 20   .355
Portland 6 12   .333     12 20   .375
Loyola Marymount 6 12   .333     14 17   .452
Pacific* 6 12   .333     8 20   .286
San Diego 4 14   .222     9 21   .300
*ineligible for postseason due to self probation
+ Conference tournament winner

The 2015-16 Saint Mary's Gaels men's basketball team represented Saint Mary's College of California during the 2015-16 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. This was head coach Randy Bennett's fifteenth season at Saint Mary's. The Gaels competed in the West Coast Conference and played their home games at the McKeon Pavilion. They finished the season 29-6, 15-3 in WCC play to win a share of the WCC regular season conference championship. They defeated Loyola Marymount and Pepperdine to advance to the championship game of the WCC Tournament where they lost to Gonzaga. As a regular season conference champion, and #1 seed in their conference tournament, who failed to win their conference tournament, they received an automatic bid to the National Invitation Tournament. As a #2 seed, they defeated New Mexico State and Georgia to advance to the quarterfinals where they lost to before losing to Valparaiso.

Previous season

The Gaels finished the 2014-15 season 21-10, 13-5 in WCC play to finish in a tie for second place. They lost in the quarterfinals of the WCC Tournament to Portland. They were invited to the National Invitation Tournament where they lost in the first round to Vanderbilt.

Departures

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Brad Waldow 00 F 6'9" 260 RS Senior Shingle Springs, CA Graduated
Kerry Carter 3 G 6'2" 205 Senior West Covina, CA Graduated / Playing for Iberostar Tenerife (Spain)
Joe Coleman 10 G 6'4" 210 RS Junior Minneapolis, MN Left the team due to personal reasons
Tyler Harville 12 G 5'11" 170 Freshman Lexington, KY Transferred to Berry College
Aaron Bright 20 G 5'11" 175 Senior Bellevue, WA Graduated
Garrett Jackson 22 F 6'6" 225 RS Senior Portland, OR Graduated
Treaven Duffy 25 G 6'2" 190 RS Sophomore Walnut Creek, CA Transferred to San Francisco State
Desmond Simmons 30 F 6'7" 225 RS Senior Vallejo, CA Graduated

Recruiting

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Stefan Gonzalez
PG
Pocatello, ID Highland High School 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg)
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 60
Franklin Porter
SG
Portland, OR Titon School 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 195 lb (88 kg)
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: NR
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: nr   Rivals: nr  ESPN: nr
  • 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:

  • "ESPN". ESPN.com.
  • "2015 Team Ranking". Rivals.com.

Roster

Schedule and results

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Regular season
*
W   1-0
(2,589)
*
W   2-0
(2,242)
*
W   3-0
(3,500)
*
W   4-0
(2,340)
*
W   5-0
(2,506)
*
W   6-0
(2,333)
*
L   6-1
(10,074)
*
W   7-1
(2,183)
*
W   8-1
(1,836)

W   9-1
(1-0)
(2,408)

W   10-1
(2-0)
(1,950)
*
W   11-1
(2,113)

W   12-1
(3-0)
(3,183)

W   13-1
(4-0)
(2,185)

W   14-1
(5-0)
(1,791)

L   14-2
(5-1)
(1,423)

W   15-2
(6-1)
(2,983)

W   16-2
(7-1)
(3,500)

W   17-2
(8-1)
(3,338)

W   18-2
(9-1)
(3,010)

L   18-3
(9-2)
(14,897)

W   19-3
(10-2)
(2,292)

L   19-4
(10-3)
(3,340)

W   20-4
(11-3)
(3,165)

W   21-4
(12-3)
(2,868)

W   22-4
(13-3)
(6,000)

W   23-4
(14-3)
(3,165)

W   24-4
(15-3)
(2,769)
*
W   25-4
(2,735)
WCC Tournament


W   26-4
(7,209)


W   27-4
(8,362)


L   27-5
(7,418)
NIT
*

W   28-5
(1,154)
*

W   29-5
(2,050)
*

L   29-6
(5,444)
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Pacific Time.

Rankings

Ranking movement
Legend: Increase in ranking. Decrease in ranking. (RV) Received votes but unranked. (NR) Not ranked.
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 Wk 19 Final
AP RV RV RV RV RV RV RV NR RV *N/A
Coaches RV RV RV RV RV 25 RV RV RV

*AP does not release post-NCAA tournament rankings

References


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