2015–16 Bowling Green Falcons men's basketball team

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2015–16 Bowling Green Falcons men's basketball
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Conference Mid-American Conference
DivisionEast Division
2015–16 record16–18 (5–13 MAC)
Head coach Michael Huger (1st season)
Assistant coaches
Home arena Stroh Center
Seasons
  2014–15
2016–17  
2015–16 Mid-American Conference men's basketball standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L PCT  W L PCT
East
Akron 135 .722  269 .743
Ohio 117 .611  2312 .657
Kent State 108 .556  1913 .594
Buffalo108 .556  2015 .571
Miami (OH) 612 .333  1320 .394
Bowling Green 513 .278  1618 .471
West
Ball State 108 .556  2114 .600
Central Michigan 108 .556  1716 .515
Northern Illinois 99 .500  2113 .618
Eastern Michigan 99 .500  1815 .545
Toledo 810 .444  1715 .531
Western Michigan 711 .389  1319 .406
2016 MAC Tournament winner

The 2015–16 Bowling Green Falcons men's basketball team represented Bowling Green State University during the 2015–16 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Falcons, led by first year head coach Michael Huger, played their home games at the Stroh Center as members of the East Division of the Mid-American Conference. They finished the season 16–18, 5–13 in MAC play to finish in last place in the East Division. They defeated Kent State and Central Michigan to advance to the semifinals of the MAC Tournament where they lost to Akron.

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Previous season

The Falcons finished the season 21–12, 11–7 in MAC play to finish in third place in the East Division. They advanced to the second round of the MAC Tournament where they lost to Eastern Michigan. They received an invitation to the CollegeInsider.com Tournament where they defeated Saint Francis (PA) in the first round before losing in the second round to Canisius.

Departures

NameNumberPos.HeightWeightYearHometownNotes
Anthony Hernderson2G6'1"175RS Senior Toledo, OH Graduated
Delvin Dickerson5G6'5"232Junior Houston, TX Transferred to North Carolina Central
Damarkeo Lyshe11G5'11"160Senior Westerville, OH Graduated
Jovan Austin12G6'1"174Junior Grand Prairie, TX Transferred to Texas A&M–Commerce
Chauncey Orr21G/F6'4"195RS Junior Bowling Green, OH Graduated & transferred to Hawaii Pacific
Richaun Holmes 22F6'8"245Senior Lockport, IL Graduated/2015 NBA draft
Jehvon Clarke23G6'1"183Senior Canton, OH Graduated

Incoming Transfers

NameNumberPos.HeightWeightYearHometownPrevious School
Wesley Alcegaire14F6'5"215Junior Miami, FL Junior college transferred from Daytona State College
Ismail Ali20G6'1"170Junior South Hayward, CA Junior college transferred from Antelope Valley College

Recruiting class of 2015

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
NameHometownHigh school / collegeHeightWeightCommit date
Antwon Lillard
SF
Cleveland, OHCentral Catholic High School6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)170 lb (77 kg) 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout: N/A    Rivals: N/A    247Sports: N/A   ESPN grade: NR
Jalone Friday
PF
Oklahoma City, OKOklahoma City Storm Homeschool6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)220 lb (100 kg)Aug 31, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout: N/A    Rivals: N/A    247Sports: N/A   ESPN grade: NR
Malik Hluchoweckyj
PG
Bellevue, NEBellevue West High School5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)170 lb (77 kg)Oct 6, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout: N/A    Rivals: N/A    247Sports: N/A   ESPN grade: NR
Demajeo Wiggins
PF
Toledo, OHSpringfield High School6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)224 lb (102 kg)Apr 21, 2015 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout: N/A    Rivals: N/A    247Sports: N/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:

  • "2015 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved September 18, 2015.

    Roster

    2015–16 Bowling Green Falcons men's basketball team
    PlayersCoaches
    Pos.#NameHeightWeightYearPrevious schoolHometown
    C 0Josh Gomez6 ft 10 in(2.08 m)226 lb(103 kg)RS Sr Rice HS
    Iona
    Bronx, NY
    F 1Demajeo Wiggins6 ft 9 in(2.06 m)225 lb(102 kg)Fr Springfield HS Toledo, OH
    G 2Malik Hluchoweckyj6 ft 1 in(1.85 m)175 lb(79 kg)Fr Bellevue West HS Bellevue, NE
    F 3Spencer Parker6 ft 7 in(2.01 m)210 lb(95 kg)Sr West Bloomfield HS West Bloomfield, MI
    G 4Zack Denny6 ft 2 in(1.88 m)184 lb(83 kg)Jr Valley View HS Germantown, OH
    G 5JD Tisdale6 ft 4 in(1.93 m)185 lb(84 kg)Jr Swartz Creek HS Flint, MI
    F 10David Joseph6 ft 0 in(1.83 m)187 lb(85 kg)SrWestlake Prep
    Howard JC
    Queens, NY
    G 14Wes Alcegaire6 ft 5 in(1.96 m)185 lb(84 kg)Jr Archbishop Curley-Notre Dame
    Daytona State College
    Miami, FL
    G 15Brandon Busuttil6 ft 4 in(1.93 m)205 lb(93 kg)Sr St. John's-Kilmarnock Kitchener, ON
    G 20Ismail Ail6 ft 1 in(1.85 m)165 lb(75 kg)Jr San Leandro HS
    Antelope Valley College
    South Hayward, CA
    G 24Matt Fox (W)6 ft 4 in(1.93 m)185 lb(84 kg)So Anthony Wayne HS Maumee, OH
    F 32Rasheed Worrell6 ft 7 in(2.01 m)205 lb(93 kg)RS FrSipsey Valley HS Coker, AL
    F 33Garrett Mayleben6 ft 9 in(2.06 m)245 lb(111 kg)RS So Milford HS Milford, OH
    Head coach
    Assistant coach(es)

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

    Roster

    Schedule

    Source:

    Date
    time, TV
    Rank#Opponent#ResultRecordSite (attendance)
    city, state
    Exhibition
    11/06/2015*
    6:00 pm,  ESPN3
    Notre Dame College W 74–65 
    Stroh Center  
    Bowling Green, OH
    Non-conference regular season
    11/14/2015*
    2:00 pm, ESPN3
    New Orleans W 79–61 1–0
    Stroh Center 
    Bowling Green, OH
    11/18/2015*
    7:00 pm, ESPN3
    Cincinnati
    Bill Frack Challenge
    L 50–83 1–1
    Stroh Center (3,411)
    Bowling Green, OH
    11/21/2015*
    4:00 pm
    vs.  North Dakota
    FGCU Classic
    L 59–77 1–2
    Alico Arena  (3,562)
    Fort Myers, FL
    11/22/2015*
    4:00 pm
    vs.  Youngstown State
    FGCU Classic
    W 79–72 2–2
    Alico Arena (3,412)
    Fort Myers, FL
    11/23/2015*
    7:00 pm, ESPN3
    at  Florida Gulf Coast
    FGCU Classic
    W 82–77 3–2
    Alico Arena (3,854)
    Fort Myers, FL
    11/29/2015*
    2:00 pm, ESPN3
    Urbana
    FGCU Classic
    W 96–55 4–2
    Stroh Center (1,450)
    Bowling Green, OH
    12/02/2015*
    8:00 pm, ESPN3
    UMBC W 72–64 5–2
    Stroh Center (2,019)
    Bowling Green, OH
    12/05/2015*
    4:00 pm, ESPN3
    Drake W 75-63 6-2
    Stroh Center 
    Bowling Green, OH
    12/08/2015*
    8:00 pm
    at  Southeast Missouri State W 79-52 7-2
    Show Me Center  
    Cape Girardeau, MO
    12/12/2015*
    1:00 pm, ESPN3
    at  Detroit W 95-80 7-3
    Calihan Hall  (1,609)
    Detroit, MI
    12/20/2015*
    4:30 pm, ESPN3
    at  Wright State L 47–83 7–4
    Nutter Center  (3,772)
    Dayton, OH
    12/23/2015*
    1:00 pm, ESPN3
    at  Cleveland State W 62–47 8–4
    Wolstein Center  (1,725)
    Cleveland, OH
    01/02/2016*
    4:00 pm, ESPN3
    Oakland City W 87–56 9–4
    Stroh Center (1,916)
    Bowling Green, OH
    MAC regular season
    01/06/2016
    7:00 pm,  BCSN/ESPN3
    Miami (OH) W 73–62 10–4
    (1–0)
    Stroh Center (1,611)
    Bowling Green, OH
    01/09/2016
    2:00 pm, ESPN3
    Central Michigan L 67–79 10–5
    (1–1)
    Stroh Center (2,432)
    Bowling Green, OH
    01/12/2016
    7:00 pm,  TWCSC/ESPN3
    at  Ohio W 91–75 11–5
    (2–1)
    Convocation Center  (7,083)
    Athens, OH
    01/16/2016
    12:00 pm, ESPN3
    at  Eastern Michigan W 84-79 12–5
    (3–1)
    Convocation Center  (1,280)
    Ypsilanti, MI
    01/19/2016
    7:00 pm, BCSN/ESPN3
    Toledo L 74–81 12–6
    (3–2)
    Stroh Center (3,304)
    Bowling Green, OH
    01/23/2016
    4:00 pm, ESPN3
    Kent State L 59–62 12–7
    (3–3)
    Stroh Center (3,100)
    Bowling Green, OH
    01/26/2016
    7:00 pm
    at  Western Michigan W 79–78 13–7
    (4–3)
    University Arena  (2,245)
    Kalamazoo, MI
    01/30/2016
    4:30 pm
    at Central MichiganL 65–77 13–8
    (4–4)
    McGuirk Arena  (3,758)
    Mount Pleasant, MI
    02/02/2016
    7:00 pm, ESPN3
    Ball State L 64–72 13–9
    (4–5)
    Stroh Center (2,593)
    Bowling Green, OH
    02/06/2016
    3:30 pm
    at Miami (OH)L 51–55 13–10
    (4–6)
    Millett Hall  (1,330)
    Oxford, OH
    02/09/2016
    7:00 pm, ESPN3
    Akron L 68–83 13–11
    (4–7)
    Stroh Center (1,554)
    Bowling Green, OH
    02/13/2016
    2:00 pm, ESPN3
    Western MichiganL 68–74 13–12
    (4–8)
    Stroh Center 
    Bowling Green, OH
    02/16/2016
    8:00 pm
    at  Northern Illinois L 60–71 13–13
    (4–9)
    Convocation Center  (1,148)
    DeKalb, IL
    02/20/2016
    3:30 pm
    at  Buffalo L 74–88 13–14
    (4–10)
    Alumni Arena  (3,397)
    Amherst, NY
    02/23/2016
    7:00 pm, ESPN3
    OhioW 87–82 14–14
    (5–10)
    Stroh Center (2,332)
    Bowling Green, OH
    02/25/2016
    7:00 pm
    at AkronL 54–89 14–15
    (5–11)
    James A. Rhodes Arena  (4,284)
    Akron, OH
    03/01/2016
    7:00 pm, TWCSC/ESPN3
    at Kent StateL 54–70 14–16
    (5–12)
    MAC Center  (3,531)
    Kent, OH
    03/04/2016
    7:00 pm, ESPN3
    BuffaloL 83–87 14–17
    (5–13)
    Stroh Center (2,189)
    Bowling Green, OH
    MAC Tournament
    03/07/2016
    7:00 pm, ESPN3
    (12) at (5) Kent State
    First round
    W 70–69 15–17
    MAC Center (2,660)
    Kent, OH
    03/10/2016
    2:30 pm, ESPN3
    (12) vs. (4) Central Michigan
    Quarterfinals
    W 62–59 16–17
    Quicken Loans Arena  (2,217)
    Cleveland, OH
    03/11/2016
    6:30 pm, ESPN3
    (12) vs. (1) Akron
    Semifinals
    L 66–80 16–18
    Quicken Loans Arena  (6,427)
    Cleveland, OH
    *Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
    All times are in Eastern Time.

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