2015–16 Northwestern Wildcats women's basketball team

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2015–16 Northwestern Wildcats women's basketball
Northwestern Wildcats logo.svg
Lone Star Showcase Champions
WNIT, First Round
Conference Big Ten Conference
2015–16 record 18–17 (4–14 B1G)
Head coach Joe McKeown (8th season)
Assistant coach Sam Dixon
Assistant coach Carrie Banks
Assistant coach Shauna Green
Home arena Welsh-Ryan Arena
Seasons
2015–16 Big Ten women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#5 Maryland 16 2   .889     31 4   .886
#9 Ohio State 15 3   .833     26 8   .765
#16 Michigan State 13 5   .722     25 9   .735
Indiana 12 6   .667     21 12   .636
Minnesota 11 7   .611     20 12   .625
Purdue 10 8   .556     20 12   .625
Michigan 9 9   .500     21 14   .600
Nebraska 9 9   .500     18 13   .581
Iowa 8 10   .444     19 14   .576
Rutgers 8 10   .444     19 15   .559
Penn State 6 12   .333     12 19   .387
Northwestern 4 14   .222     18 17   .514
Wisconsin 3 15   .167     7 22   .241
Illinois 2 16   .111     9 21   .300
2016 Big Ten Tournament winner
As of March 31, 2016; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2015–16 Northwestern Wildcats women's basketball team will represent Northwestern University during the 2015–16 NCAA Division I women's basketball season. The Wildcats, led by eighth year head coach Joe McKeown, play their home games at the Welsh-Ryan Arena and were members of the Big Ten Conference. They finished the season 18–17, 4–14 in Big Ten play to finish in twelfth place. They advanced to the semifinals of the Big Ten Women's Tournament where they lost to Maryland. They were invited to the Women's National Invitation Tournament where they lost to San Diego in the first round.

Roster[edit]

2015–16 Northwestern Wildcats women's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Year Previous school Hometown
G 2 Tessa Haldes 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Sr Whitney Young Chicago, IL
G 3 Ashley Deary 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m) Jr Flower Mound Flower Mound, TX
G 5 Jordan Hankins 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) Fr Lawrence North Indianapolis, IN
F 10 Nia Coffey 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Jr Hopkins Minneapolis, MN
F 11 Lauren Douglas 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Sr Briarcrest Christian Collierville, TN
G 12 Lydia Rohde 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) So Brookfield Central Brookfield, WI
G 13 Nof Kedem 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m) Sr Ostrovski Olesh, Israel
F 14 Pallas Kunaiyi-Akpanah 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Fr Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School Abuja, Nigeria
G 24 Christen Inman 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Jr Seven Lakes Katy, TX
G 25 Maggie Lyon 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Jr New Trier Wilmette, IL
F/C 30 Allie Tuttle 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Jr Panther Creek Cary, NC
F 32 Christen Johnson 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Sr The Lovett School Powder Springs, GA
C 33 Oceana Hamilton (I) Current redshirt 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Jr St. Edmund Campion
Alabama
Mississauga, ON
F 34 Amber Jamison 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Fr Rochester Adams Rochester Hills, MI
G 35 Maya Jonas 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) So Whitefish Bay Whitefish Bay, WI
Head coach

Joe McKeown (Mercer)

Assistant coach(es)

Sam Dixon (College of Wooster)
Carrie Banks (Detroit)
Shauna Green (Canisius)


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

Roster

Schedule[edit]

[1]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
11/08/2015*
2:00 PM
No. 19 Seton Hill W 103–44 
Welsh-Ryan Arena 
Evanston, IL
Non-conference regular season
11/15/2015*
6:00 PM
No. 19 Howard W 89–49  1–0
Welsh-Ryan Arena (623)
Evanston, IL
11/19/2015*
7:00 PM
No. 20 Idaho State W 72–36  2–0
Welsh-Ryan Arena (420)
Evanston, IL
11/22/2015*
2:00 PM
No. 20 Western Michigan W 86–62  3–0
Welsh-Ryan Arena (652)
Evanston, IL
11/26/2015*
5:00 PM
No. 19 vs. Eastern Washington
Lone Star Showcase
W 74–70  4–0
Cedar Park Center 
Cedar Park, TX
11/27/2015*
7:30 PM
No. 19 vs. Creighton
Lone Star Showcase
W 75–52  5–0
Cedar Park Center (687)
Cedar Park, TX
11/28/2015*
7:30 PM
No. 19 vs. East Carolina
Lone Star Showcase
W 78–75  6–0
Cedar Park Center (379)
Cedar Park, TX
12/02/2015*
5:00 PM, ESPN3
No. 15 at North Carolina
ACC–Big Ten Women's Challenge
W 85–72  7–0
Carmichael Auditorium (1,664)
Chapel Hill, NC
12/06/2015*
2:00 PM
No. 15 Milwaukee W 69–44  8–0
Welsh-Ryan Arena (812)
Evanston, IL
12/13/2015*
2:00 PM
No. 12 at Loyola–Chicago W 81–72  9–0
Joseph J. Gentile Arena (411)
Chicago, IL
12/15/2015*
11:00 AM
No. 12 Alcorn State W 91–47  10–0
Welsh-Ryan Arena (5,246)
Evanston, IL
12/19/2015*
5:00 PM
No. 12 No. 16 DePaul L 64–77  10–1
Welsh-Ryan Arena (1,744)
Evanston, IL
12/22/2015*
1:00 PM
No. 15 UMKC W 80–38  11–1
Welsh-Ryan Arena (625)
Evanston, IL
Big Ten regular season
12/31/2015
1:00 PM
No. 14 at Penn State L 72–79  11–2 (0–1)
Bryce Jordan Center (2,956)
University Park, PA
01/03/2016
1:00 PM, BTN
No. 14 Nebraska W 85–62  12–2 (1–1)
Welsh-Ryan Arena (1,249)
Evanston, IL
01/07/2016
7:00 PM
No. 16 Purdue L 71–85  12–3 (1–2)
Welsh-Ryan Arena (714)
Evanston, IL
01/10/2016
1:00 PM, BTN
No. 16 at No. 23 Michigan State L 51–74  12–4 (1–3)
Breslin Center (6,272)
East Lansing, MI
01/14/2016
7:00 PM, BTN
No. 5 Ohio State W 86–82  13–4 (2–3)
Welsh-Ryan Arena (852)
Evanston, IL
01/17/2016
11:00 AM, BTN
at No. 8 Maryland L 62–80  13–5 (2–4)
Xfinity Center (6,037)
College Park, MD
01/20/2016
7:00 PM
at Minnesota L 92–95  13–6 (2–5)
Williams Arena (2,549)
Minneapolis, MN
01/24/2016
4:00 PM, BTN
Indiana L 84–91  13–7 (2–6)
Welsh-Ryan Arena (1,642)
Evanston, IL
01/28/2016
6:00 PM, BTN
at No. 7 Ohio State L 73–76  13–8 (2–7)
Value City Arena (4,606)
Columbus, OH
01/31/2016
2:00 PM
Iowa L 64–79  13–9 (2–8)
Welsh-Ryan Arena (2,016)
Evanston, IL
02/04/2016
7:00 PM
Illinois W 69–59  14–9 (3–8)
Welsh-Ryan Arena (1,331)
Evanston, IL
02/07/2016
2:00 PM, BTN
Minnesota L 106–112 2OT 14–10 (3–9)
Welsh-Ryan Arena (1,223)
Evanston, IL
02/10/2016
6:00 PM
at Rutgers L 59–61  14–11 (3–10)
Louis Brown Athletic Center (3,177)
Piscataway, NJ
02/14/2016
3:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 5 Maryland L 70–79  14–12 (3–11)
Welsh-Ryan Arena (1,792)
Evanston, IL
02/17/2016
7:00 PM
Penn State L 54–73  14–13 (3–12)
Welsh-Ryan Arena (796)
Evanston, IL
02/20/2016
1:00 PM, BTN
at Wisconsin W 71–53  15–13 (4–12)
Kohl Center (3,942)
Madison, WI
02/23/2016
5:30 PM, BTN
Michigan L 65–70  15–14 (4–13)
Welsh-Ryan Arena (1,140)
Evanston, IL
02/28/2016
3:00 PM, BTN
at Nebraska L 67–76  15–15 (4–14)
Pinnacle Bank Arena (6,596)
Lincoln, NE
Big Ten Women's Tournament
03/02/2016
12:30 PM, BTN
vs. Wisconsin
First Round
W 76–72 OT 16–15
Bankers Life Fieldhouse 
Indianapolis, IN
03/03/2016
1:30 PM, BTN
vs. Minnesota
Second Round
W 84–74  17–15
Bankers Life Fieldhouse 
Indianapolis, IN
03/04/2016
1:30 PM, BTN
vs. Indiana
Quarterfinals
W 79–73  18–15
Bankers Life Fieldhouse 
Indianapolis, IN
03/05/2016
2:00 PM, BTN
vs. No. 5 Maryland
Semifinals
L 62–83  18–16
Bankers Life Fieldhouse 
Indianapolis, IN
WNIT
03/17/2016*
7:00 PM
San Diego
First Round
L 65–69  18–17
Welsh-Ryan Arena (416)
Evanston, IL
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Central Time.

Rankings[edit]

Regular Season Polls
Poll Pre-
Season
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Final
AP 19 20 19 15 12 12 15 14 16 RV RV NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR N/A
Coaches 24 22 19 16 14 13 15 15 17 24 20 RV NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
Legend
  Increase in ranking
  Decrease in ranking
  Not ranked previous week
(RV)   Received Votes

See also[edit]

2015–16 Northwestern Wildcats men's basketball team

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