2015–16 The Citadel Bulldogs basketball team

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2015–16 The Citadel Bulldogs men's basketball
The Citadel Athletics script.svg
Conference Southern Conference
2015–16 record 10–22 (3–15 SoCon)
Head coach Duggar Baucom (1st season)
Assistant coach Daniel Willis
Assistant coach Ryan Mattocks
Home arena McAlister Field House
Seasons
2015–16 Southern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Chattanooga 15 3   .833     29 6   .829
East Tennessee State 14 4   .778     24 12   .667
Furman 11 7   .611     19 16   .543
Wofford 11 7   .611     15 17   .469
Western Carolina 10 8   .556     16 18   .471
UNC Greensboro 10 8   .556     15 19   .441
Mercer 8 10   .444     19 15   .559
Samford 4 14   .222     14 19   .424
VMI 4 14   .222     9 21   .300
The Citadel 3 15   .167     10 22   .313
2016 SoCon Tournament winner

The 2015–16 The Citadel Bulldogs basketball team represented The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina in the 2015–16 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Bulldogs were led by first year head coach Duggar Baucom and played their home games at McAlister Field House. Baucom was previously the head coach at military rival VMI.[1][2] They again played as a member of the Southern Conference, as they have since 1936–37. They finished the season 10–22, 3–15 in SoCon play to finish in last place. They lost in the first round of the SoCon Tournament to Mercer.

Preseason[edit]

With the hiring of Duggar Baucom as head coach, The Citadel adopted a more up-tempo style, similar to that which Baucom used at VMI. This is in stark contrast to the slow, deliberate pace employed in recent seasons by previous coach Chuck Driesell. A large turnover in personnel resulted, with several early commits deciding to go elsewhere, and several of Baucom's recruits at VMI following him to Charleston. Baucom also landed two graduate students who transferred to The Citadel to play their final year of eligibility.[3]

The Bulldogs were picked to finish 9th in the 10 team Southern Conference by both the media and coaches.[4]

Departures[edit]

Aside from three seniors, The Citadel also lost freshman guard Jake Wright to transfer.[5] Coach Baucom landed two recruits, who signed National Letters of Intent on April 20, 2015.[6]

Name Position Class Reason
C. J. Bray F RS–Jr.
Marshall Harris III G Sr. Graduation
P. J. Horgan C Sr. Graduation
Ashton Moore G Sr. Graduation
Jake Wright G Fr. Transfer

Recruiting[edit]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Matt Frierson
SG
Laurel, MD Chapelgate Christian Academy 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 150 lb (68 kg)  
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: NR
Trevor Jain
SF
Pigeon Forge, TN West Oaks Academy 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) N/A  
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: NR
Zane Najdawi
PF
Richmond, VA Cosby High School 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 205 lb (93 kg)  
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: NR
James Pado
C
Perth, Australia West Oaks Academy 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 223 lb (101 kg)  
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: NR
Connor Schroeder
SF
Blacksburg, VA Miller School 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) N/A Mar 31, 2015 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: NR
Quayson Williams
PG
Gibsonville, NC Eastern Guilford 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Apr 16, 2015 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: NR
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:

Roster[edit]

P. J. Boutte was dismissed from the team for a violation of team rules just prior to the Bulldogs' appearance in the first round of the Southern Conference Tournament.

Number Name Position Height Weight Year Hometown
1 P. J. Boutte Guard 5–9 160 Graduate Indianapolis, Indiana
2 Quayson Williams Guard 5–11 170 Freshman Greensboro, North Carolina
3 Matt Frierson Guard 6–1 150 Freshman Marriottsville, Maryland
5 Warren Sledge Guard 6–3 180 Junior Keller, Texas
11 Tom Koopman Center 6–8 210 Junior Weert, Netherlands
13 Tim Broom Guard 6-2 195 Sophomore Jacksonville, Florida
14 Tommy Olds Guard 5–10 150 Junior Blythewood, South Carolina
15 Derrick Henry Guard 6–3 190 Graduate Covington, Georgia
21 Bobby Duncan Forward 6–4 210 Senior Fayetteville, North Carolina
22 Connor Schroeder Forward 6–7 225 Freshman Blacksburg, Virginia
24 Qwandell Newton Forward 6–6 195 Freshman Naples, Florida
32 Brian White Forward 6–6 205 Junior Richmond, Virginia
33 Quinton Marshall Guard 6–5 205 Senior Raleigh, North Carolina
35 Zane Jandawi Forward 6–7 205 Freshman Midlothian, Virginia
40 Garrett Mullis Center 6–8 230 Freshman Murrells Inlet, South Carolina

Schedule[edit]

Date
time, TV
Opponent Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
November 6*
3:00 p.m.
Erskine W 118–73 
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
Regular season
November 14*
7:30 p.m., FS2
at No. 24 Butler L 71–144  0–1
Hinkle Fieldhouse (8,440)
Indianapolis, IN
November 17*
6:00 p.m., ESPN3
Stetson W 94–93  1–1
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
November 19*
6:00 p.m., ESPN3
Mid-Atlantic Christian
Upstate Challenge
W 132–60  2–1
McAlister Field House (1,312)
Charleston, SC
November 21*
7:00 p.m.
at Presbyterian L 79–95  2–2
Templeton Physical Education Center (810)
Clinton, SC
November 25*
7:00 p.m.
vs. Georgia Southern
Palmetto State Shootout
W 95–90  3–3
G. B. Hodge Center (420)
Spartanburg, SC
November 27*
7:00 p.m.
vs. Bob Jones
Palmetto State Shootout
W 121–81  4–2
G. B. Hodge Center (417)
Spartanburg, SC
November 28*
2:00 p.m.
at USC Upstate
Palmetto State Shootout
W 88–81  5–2
G. B. Hodge Center (354)
Spartanburg, SC
December 2*
9:00 p.m.
at Air Force L 93–97  5–3
Clune Arena (806)
Colorado Springs, CO
December 5*
1:00 p.m., ESPN3
College of Charleston L 74–82  5–4
McAlister Field House (2,156)
Charleston, SC
December 8*
6:00 p.m., ESPN3
Voorhees W 89–85  6–4
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
December 16*
7:30 p.m.
at Bethune-Cookman W 99–87  7–4
Moore Gymnasium (202)
Daytona Beach, FL
December 19*
2:00 p.m., l
at Campbell L 82–101  7–5
John W. Pope, Jr. Convocation Center (1,004)
Buies Creek, NC
December 29*
7:00 p.m.
at Charlotte L 93–111  7–6
Dale F. Halton Arena (4,026)
Charlotte, NC
January 2
1:00 p.m., ESPN3
Chattanooga L 78–84  7–7
(0–1)
McAlister Field House (1,332)
Charleston, SC
January 5
8:00 p.m., ESPN3
at Samford L 74–94  7–8
(0–2)
Pete Hanna Center (834)
Homewood, AL
January 9
11:00 a.m., ESPN3
Mercer L 80–91  7–9
(0–3)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
January 14
6:00 p.m., ESPN3
Wofford L 83–86  7–10
(0–4)
McAlister Field House (1,481)
Charleston, SC
January 16
1:00 p.m., ESPN3
Furman
Rivalry
W 89–86  8–10
(1–4)
McAlister Field House (1,401)
Charleston, SC
January 21
7:00 p.m., SDN
at Western Carolina W 92–91  9–10
(2–4)
Ramsey Center (1,638)
Cullowhee, NC
January 23
4:00 p.m., ESPN3
at East Tennessee State L 92–101 OT 9–11
(2–5)
Freedom Hall Civic Center (2,789)
Johnson City, TN
January 28
6:00 p.m., ESPN3
at UNC Greensboro L 95–102  9–12
(2–6)
McAlister Field House (1,277)
Charleston, SC
January 30
1:00 p.m., ESPN3
VMI
Rivalry
W 78–75  10–12
(3–6)
McAlister Field House (3,535)
Charleston, SC
February 1
7:00 p.m., SDN
at Chattanooga L 85–125  10–13
(3–7)
McKenzie Arena (2,587)
Chattanooga, TN
February 6
4:30 p.m., ESPN3
at Mercer L 72–88  10–14
(3–8)
Hawkins Arena (4,772)
Macon, GA
February 8
6:00 p.m., ESPN3
Samford L 86–95  10–15
(3–9)
McAlister Field House (1,742)
Charleston, SC
February 11
7:00 p.m., ESPN3
at Furman
Rivalry
L 75–95  10–16
(3–10)
Timmons Arena (1,606)
Greenville, SC
February 13
7:00 p.m., ESPN3
at Wofford L 89–99  10–17
(3–11)
Benjamin Johnson Arena (2,430)
Spartanburg, SC
February 18
6:00 p.m., ESPN3
East Tennessee State L 51–67  10–18
(3–12)
McAlister Field House (1,389)
Charleston, SC
February 20
1:00 p.m., ESPN3
Western Carolina L 97–102  10–19
(3–13)
McAlister Field House (4,424)
Charleston, SC
February 25
7:00 p.m., ESPN3
at UNC Greensboro L 63–92  10–20
(3–14)
Greensboro Coliseum (3,109)
Greensboro, NC
February 27
1:00 p.m., ESPN3
at VMI
Rivalry
L 95–111  10–21
(3–15)
Cameron Hall (3,327)
Lexington, VA
SoCon Tournament
March 4
7:30 p.m., ESPN3
vs. Mercer
First round
L 69–71  10–22
U.S. Cellular Center (2,411)
Asheville, NC
*Non-conference game. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Citadel names Duggar Baucom men's head basketball coach". The Citadel. March 30, 2015. Retrieved March 30, 2015. 
  2. ^ Kevin Bilodeau (March 30, 2015). "The Citadel names VMI's Duggar Baucom as basketball coach". Charleston, SC: WCSC-TV. Retrieved March 30, 2015. 
  3. ^ Jeff Hartsell (October 7, 2015). "Under Duggar Baucom, Citadel basketball will 'embrace the pace'". Post and Courier. Charleston, SC. Retrieved October 16, 2015. 
  4. ^ Gene Henley (October 22, 2015). "UTC men's basketball tabbed as SoCon favorite". Times Free Press. Chattanooga, Tennessee. Retrieved October 22, 2015. 
  5. ^ Jeff Hartsell (March 31, 2015). "Citadel Notes: New coach Duggar Baucom nets first recruit; Oxendine signs with CFL". Post and Courier. Charleston, SC. Retrieved April 1, 2015. 
  6. ^ Jeff Hartsell (April 20, 2015). "Citadel coach Duggar Baucom signs first two basketball players". Post and Courier. Charleston, SC. Retrieved April 20, 2015.