2014–15 Texas Longhorns men's basketball team

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2014–15 Texas Longhorns men's basketball
Texas Longhorns logo.svg
NCAA Tournament, Second Round
Conference Big 12
2014–15 record 20–14 (8–10 Big 12)
Head coach Rick Barnes (17th season)
Assistant coach Rob Lanier
Assistant coach Russell Springmann
Assistant coach Chris Ogden
Home arena Frank Erwin Center
Seasons
2014–15 Big 12 men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#10 Kansas 13 5   .722     27 9   .750
#9 Iowa State 12 6   .667     25 9   .735
#13 Oklahoma 12 6   .667     24 11   .686
#16 Baylor 11 7   .611     24 10   .706
#20 West Virginia 11 7   .611     25 10   .714
Oklahoma State 8 10   .444     18 14   .563
Texas 8 10   .444     20 14   .588
Kansas State 8 10   .444     15 17   .469
TCU 4 14   .222     18 15   .545
Texas Tech 3 15   .167     13 19   .406
2015 Big 12 Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2014–15 Texas Longhorns men's basketball team represented the University of Texas at Austin in the 2014–15 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. Their head coach was Rick Barnes, who was in his 17th year as head coach, the team played their home games at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas and were members of the Big 12 Conference. They finished the season 20–14, 8–10 in Big 12 play to finish in a three way tie for sixth place, they lost in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Tournament to Iowa State. They received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament where they lost in the second round to Butler.

Previous season[edit]

They finished the season 24–11, 11–7 in Big 12 play to finish in a tie for third place, they advanced to the semifinals of the Big 12 Tournament where they lost to Baylor. They received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament where they defeated Arizona State in the second round before losing in the third round to Michigan.

Before the season[edit]

Departures[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Martez Walker 24 G 6'4" 185 Freshman Detroit, MI Suspended indefinitely[1]

Recruiting[edit]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Obinna Oleka
PF
Washington, D.C. State College of Florida 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Nov 4, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPNN/A
Jordan Barnett
SF
Saint Louis, MO Christian Brothers College High School 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Aug 1, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars
Myles Turner
C
Bedford, TX Trinity High School 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 240 lb (110 kg) Apr 30, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247Sports:5/5 stars    ESPN:5/5 stars
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: NR   Rivals: NR  ESPN: 19
  • 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:

Roster[edit]

2014–15 Texas Longhorns men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
G 0 Yancy, KendallKendall Yancy 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 200 lb (91 kg) So Berkner Richardson, TX
G 1 Taylor, IsaiahIsaiah Taylor 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 170 lb (77 kg) So The Village School Hayward, CA
G 2 Holland, DeMarcusDeMarcus Holland 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Jr Naaman Forest Garland, TX
G 3 Felix, JavanJavan Felix 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Jr St. Augustine New Orleans, LA
F 4 Newsome, DannyDanny Newsome 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 190 lb (86 kg) RS So Langham Creek Houston, TX
G 5 Croaker, DamarcusDamarcus Croaker 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) So Jones Orlando, FL
F 10 Holmes, JonathanJonathan Holmes 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Sr Antonian College Prep San Antonio, TX
F 21 Lammert, ConnorConnor Lammert 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Jr Churchill San Antonio, TX
F 22 Allums, BrandonBrandon Allums (W) 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 241 lb (109 kg) Jr Plano West Plano, TX
F 30 McClurg, RyanRyan McClurg 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 225 lb (102 kg) RS Fr Seven Lakes Katy, TX
F 33 Barnett, JordanJordan Barnett 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Fr Christian Brothers College High School Saint Louis, MO
G 40 Murry, TaraleTarale Murry (W) 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 187 lb (85 kg) Sr Lehman San Antonio, TX
C 44 Ibeh, PrincePrince Ibeh 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Jr Naaman Forest Garland, TX
C 52 Turner, MylesMyles Turner 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Fr Trinity High School Bedford, TX
C 55 Ridley, CameronCameron Ridley 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 285 lb (129 kg) Jr Bush Richmond, TX
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster
Last update: 2014-02-17

Schedule[edit]

Source:[2]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Non-conference regular season
11/14/2014*
7:00 PM, LHN
No. 10 North Dakota State
2K Sports Classic
W 85–50  1–0
Frank Erwin Center (11,232)
Austin, TX
11/16/2014*
7:00 PM, ESPNU
No. 10 Alcorn State
2K Sports Classic
W 85–53  2–0
Frank Erwin Center (8,463)
Austin, TX
11/20/2014*
6:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 10 vs. Iowa
2K Sports Classic Semifinals
W 71–57  3–1
Madison Square Garden (11,541)
New York City, NY
11/21/2014*
6:30 PM, ESPN2
No. 10 vs. California
2K Sports Classic Championship
W 71–55  4–0
Madison Square Garden (11,255)
New York City, NY
11/25/2014*
7:00 PM, LHN
No. 7 Saint Francis (PA) W 78–46  5–0
Frank Erwin Center (9,356)
Austin, TX
11/30/2014*
11:00 AM, ESPN2
No. 7 at No. 24 Connecticut W 55–54  6–0
Gampel Pavilion (10,167)
Storrs, CT
12/02/2014*
7:00 PM, LHN
No. 6 Texas–Arlington W 63–53  7–0
Frank Erwin Center (8,632)
Austin, TX
12/05/2014*
6:00 PM, ESPN
No. 6 at No. 1 Kentucky
Big 12/SEC Challenge
L 51–63  7–1
Rupp Arena (24,340)
Lexington, KY
12/13/2014*
7:00 PM, LHN
No. 8 Texas State W 59–27  8–1
Frank Erwin Center (10,452)
Austin, TX
12/16/2014*
7:00 PM, LHN
No. 9 Lipscomb W 106–61  9–1
Frank Erwin Center (8,653)
Austin, TX
12/20/2014*
7:00 PM, LHN
No. 9 Long Beach State W 78–68  10–1
Frank Erwin Center (9,179)
Austin, TX
12/23/2014*
6:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 9 Stanford L 71–74  10–2
Frank Erwin Center (13,661)
Austin, TX
12/29/2014*
7:00 PM, LHN
No. 11 Rice W 66–55  11–2
Frank Erwin Center (9,373)
Austin, TX
Big 12 Conference season
01/03/2015
1:00 PM, ESPNU
No. 11 at Texas Tech W 70–61  12–2 (1–0)
United Supermarkets Arena (9,936)
Lubbock, TX
01/05/2015
8:00 PM, ESPN
No. 10 No. 16 Oklahoma L 49–70  12–3 (1–1)
Frank Erwin Center (12,625)
Austin, TX
01/10/2015
4:00 PM, ESPNU
No. 10 at Oklahoma State L 58–69  12–4 (1–2)
Gallagher-Iba Arena (9,592)
Stillwater, OK
01/17/2015
5:15 PM, ESPN
No. 20 No. 16 West Virginia W 77–50  13–4 (2–2)
Frank Erwin Center (13,204)
Austin, TX
01/19/2015
6:00 PM, ESPNU
No. 17 at TCU W 66–48  14–4 (3–2)
Wilkerson-Greines Activity Center (5,153)
Fort Worth, TX
01/24/2015
1:00 PM, CBS
No. 17 No. 11 Kansas L 62–75  14–5 (3–3)
Frank Erwin Center (16,540)
Austin, TX
01/26/2015
8:00 PM, ESPN
No. 19 at No. 15 Iowa State L 86–89  14–6 (3–4)
Hilton Coliseum (14,384)
Ames, IA
01/31/2015
5:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 19 at No. 20 Baylor L 60–83  14–7 (3–5)
Ferrell Center (9,680)
Waco, TX
02/04/2015
7:00 PM, LHN
No. 25 Oklahoma State L 63–65  14–8 (3–6)
Frank Erwin Center (11,954)
Austin, TX
02/07/2015
3:00 PM, ESPN
No. 25 at Kansas State W 61–57  15–8 (4–6)
Bramlage Coliseum (12,528)
Manhattan, KS
02/11/2015
7:00 PM, LHN
TCU W 66–43  16–8 (5–6)
Frank Erwin Center (8,634)
Austin, TX
02/14/2015
7:00 PM, LHN
Texas Tech W 56–41  17–8 (6–6)
Frank Erwin Center (13,178)
Austin, TX
02/17/2015
8:00 PM, ESPN2
at No. 17 Oklahoma L 69–71  17–9 (6–7)
Lloyd Noble Center (11,413)
Norman OK
02/21/2015
1:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 14 Iowa State L 77–85  17–10 (6–8)
Frank Erwin Center (13,161)
Austin, TX
02/24/2015
6:00 PM, ESPN2
at No. 20 West Virginia L 64–71  17–11 (6–9)
WVU Coliseum (12,048)
Morgantown, WV
02/28/2015
4:00 PM, ESPN
at No. 8 Kansas L 64–69  17–12 (6–10)
Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Lawrence, KS
03/02/2015
6:00 PM, ESPNU
No. 14 Baylor W 61–59  18–12 (7–10)
Frank Erwin Center (12,139)
Austin, TX
03/07/2015
3:00 PM, ESPN2
Kansas State W 62–49  19–12 (8–10)
Frank Erwin Center (12,053)
Austin, TX
Big 12 Tournament
03/11/2015
8:00 PM, ESPNU
vs. Texas Tech
First round
W 65–53  20–12
Sprint Center (18,972)
Kansas City, MO
03/12/2015
6:00 PM, ESPNU
vs. No. 13 Iowa State
Quarterfinals
L 67–69  20–13
Sprint Center (18,972)
Kansas City, MO
NCAA Tournament
03/19/2015*
1:45 PM, CBS
No. (11 MW) vs. No. 24 (6 MW) Butler
Second round
L 48–56  20–14
Consol Energy Center (15,818)
Pittsburgh, PA
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Central Time. (#) during NCAA Tournament is seed with Region MW=Midwest.

Rankings[edit]

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 10 10 7 6 8 9 9 11 10 20 17 19 25 RV RV RV NR NR NR N/A
Coaches 10 10 9 7 9 9 9 10 10 20 18 20 RV RV RV NR RV RV RV NR

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Texas basketball player Martez Walker suspended". NBC Sports. Retrieved September 12, 2014. 
  2. ^ "2014–15 Schedule". Retrieved 2014-10-13.