2015-16 Seton Hall Pirates Men's Basketball Team
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2015-16 Seton Hall Pirates Men's Basketball Team
2015-16 Seton Hall Pirates men's basketball
Seton Hall Pirates wordmark.svg
NCAA Tournament, First Round
ConferenceBig East Conference
Ranking
APNo. 20
2015-16 record25-9 (12-6 Big East)
Head coachKevin Willard (6th season)
Assistant coachShaheen Holloway
Assistant coachFred Hill
Assistant coachGrant Billmeier
Home stadiumPrudential Center
Walsh Gymnasium
Seasons
← 2014-15
2016-17 →
2015-16 Big East men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#6 Villanova 16 2   .889     35 5   .875
#9 Xavier 14 4   .778     28 5   .848
#20 Seton Hall + 12 6   .667     25 9   .735
Providence 10 8   .556     24 11   .686
Butler 10 8   .556     22 11   .667
Creighton 9 9   .500     20 15   .571
Marquette 8 10   .444     20 13   .606
Georgetown 7 11   .389     15 18   .455
DePaul 3 15   .167     9 22   .290
St. John's 1 17   .056     8 24   .250
+ 2016 Big East Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2015-16 Seton Hall Pirates men's basketball team represented Seton Hall University in the 2015-16 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Pirates played home games in Newark, New Jersey at the Prudential Center, with one exhibition and one regular season game at Walsh Gymnasium in South Orange, New Jersey. They were coached, for the sixth year, by Kevin Willard. They were members of the Big East Conference. They finished the season 25-9, 12-6 in Big East play to finish in third place. They defeated Creighton, Xavier, and the eventual national champion Villanova to become champions of the Big East Tournament. They received the Big East Conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament where they lost in the first round to Gonzaga.

Previous season

The Pirates finished the season 16-15, 6-12 in Big East play to finish in a tie for seventh place. They lost in the first round of the Big East Tournament to Marquette.

Departures

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Brandon Mobley 2 F 6'9" 225 Senior Savannah, GA Graduated
Sterling Gibbs 4 G 6'2" 185 RS Junior Scotch Plains, NJ Graduate transferred to Connecticut
Haralds K?rlis 13 F 6'6" 210 Senior Riga, Latvia Graduated
Cheir Ajou 42 C 7'1" 245 RS Junior Aweil, South Sudan Transferred to Texas Wesleyan
Stephane Manga 45 F 6'6" 220 Senior Orléans, France Graduated

Incoming transfers

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Previous School
Jevon Thomas 2 G 6'0" 180 Junior Queens, NY Transferred from Kansas State. Under NCAA transfer rules, Thomas will have to sit out for the 2015-16 season. Will have two years of remaining eligibility.
Braeden Anderson 4 F 6'9" 225 RS Junior Okotoks, AB Transferred from Fresno State. Will be eligible to play immediately since Anderson graduated from Fresno State.
Derrick Gordon 32 G 6'3" 205 RS Senior Plainfield, NJ Transferred from Massachusetts. Will be eligible to play immediately since Gordon graduated from Massachusetts.

Incoming recruits

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Amarveer Singh
SF
New Orleans, LA Thurgood Marshall High School 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 180 lb (82 kg)
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 80
Myles Carter
SF
Chicago, IL Saint Rita High School 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 221 lb (100 kg)
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 76
Dalton Soffer
SG
San Diego, CA Poway High School 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg)
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 67
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:

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

Roster

Schedule

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
*
W  
(1,073)
Non-Conference Regular Season
*
W   1-0
(6,114)
*
W   2-0
(1,800)
*

L   2-1
(3,437)
*

W   3-1
(2,820)
*

W   4-1
(1,553)
*
W   5-1
(6,553)
*
L   5-2
(2,280)
*

W   6-2
(5,631)
*
W   7-2
(5,549)
*
W   8-2
(6,433)
*
W  OT 9-2
(7,596)
*
W   10-2
(5,700)
Big East Regular Season

W   11-2
(1-0)
(13,314)


W   12-2
(2-0)
(8,201)

L   12-3
(2-1)
(6,500)

L   12-4
(2-2)
(8,010)

W   13-4
(3-2)
(11,148)

L   13-5
(3-3)
(8,788)

L   13-6
(3-4)
(10,368)

W   14-6
(4-4)
(6,767)

W   15-6
(5-4)
(17,927)

W   16-6
(6-4)
(6,008)

W   17-6
(7-4)
(9,167)

L   17-7
(7-5)
(7,476)

W   18-7
(8-5)
(5,278)

W   19-7
(9-5)
(13,204)

W   20-7
(10-5)
(8,600)

W   21-7
(11-5)
(10,353)

L   21-8
(11-6)
(7,392)

W   22-8
(12-6)
(5,954)
Big East Tournament


W   23-8
(13,813)


W   24-8
(17,130)


W   25-8
(19,812)
NCAA Tournament
*

L   25-9
(19,500)
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses. MW=Midwest Region.
All times are in Eastern Time.

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Rankings

Ranking movement
Legend: Improvement in ranking. Decrease in ranking. RV=Received votes.
Poll Pre Wk 1 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 NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR RV NR NR NR NR RV NR NR RV RV 20 N/A
Coaches NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR RV NR RV RV RV RV RV RV 21 RV

References


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