2014–15 Cleveland State Vikings men's basketball team

The 2014–15 Cleveland State Vikings men's basketball team represented Cleveland State University in the 2014–15 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. Their head coach was Gary Waters in his ninth season. The Vikings played their home games at the Wolstein Center and were members of the Horizon League. It was the 84th season of Cleveland State basketball. They finished the season 19–15, 11–5 in Horizona League play to finish in a tie for third place. They advanced to the semifinals of the Horizon League Tournament where they lost to Valparaiso. They were invited to the CollegeInsider.com Tournament where they defeated Western Michigan in the first round before losing in the second round to NJIT.

2014–15 Cleveland State Vikings men's basketball
CIT, Second round
ConferenceHorizon League
2014–15 record19–15 (11–5 Horizon)
Head coachGary Waters (9th season)
Assistant coaches
  • Larry DeSimpelare
  • Jermaine Kimbrough
  • Cornelius Jackson
Home arenaWolstein Center
2014–15 Horizon League men's basketball standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L PCT  W L PCT
Valparaiso133 .813  286  .824
Green Bay124 .750  249  .727
Oakland115 .688  1617  .485
Cleveland State115 .688  1915  .559
Milwaukee *97 .563  1416  .467
Detroit79 .438  1518  .455
UIC412 .250  1024  .294
Wright State313 .188  1120  .355
Youngstown State214 .125  1121  .344
* Ineligible for postseason play due to APR penalties
2015 Horizon League Tournament winner

Roster

2014–15 Cleveland State Vikings men's basketball team
PlayersCoaches
Pos.#NameHeightWeightYearHometown
F 0 Derek Sloan 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)210 lb (95 kg) RS Fr Moreland Hills, OH
G 1 Andre Yates 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)185 lb (84 kg) So Dayton, OH
G 2 Myles Hamilton 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)190 lb (86 kg) Jr Cleveland, OH
G 3 Trey Lewis 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)190 lb (86 kg) Jr Garfield Heights, OH
G 4 Kenny Carpenter 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)180 lb (82 kg) Fr Detroit, MI
F 5 Jonothan Janssen 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)215 lb (98 kg) Fr Mountain Creek, Australia
G 11 Terrell Hales 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)185 lb (84 kg) Fr Detroit, MI
G 13 Dave Goodwater 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)210 lb (95 kg) Sr Cleveland, OH
G 15 Anton Grady 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)225 lb (102 kg) Jr Cleveland, OH
G 20 Kaza Keane 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)185 lb (84 kg) Jr Ajax, ON, Canada
G 21 Tim Hasbargen 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)200 lb (91 kg) Fr Munich, Germany
G 23 Khyler Fields 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)175 lb (79 kg) Jr Massillon, OH
G 31 Charlie Lee 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)160 lb (73 kg) Sr Milwaukee, WI
C 32 Aaron Scales 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)260 lb (118 kg) RS So High Point, NC
F 33 Demonte Flannigan 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)240 lb (109 kg) So Richmond Heights, OH
F 41 Vinny Zollo 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)230 lb (104 kg) Jr Greenfield, OH
F 42 Marlin Mason 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)220 lb (100 kg) Sr Detroit, MI
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster
Last update: 2014–11–04

Preseason

Cleveland State was picked second in the Horizon League preseason poll, with nine first place votes.

Preseason poll
SchoolPoints

Green Bay (32)357
Cleveland St. (9)335
Detroit239
Valparaiso228
Wright St.186
Milwaukee182
Oakland178
Youngstown St.95
UIC45
First place votes in parentheses.

Schedule

Date
time, TV
Opponent Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
Nov 10*
7:00 pm
Malone W 69–48 
 27  Lewis  9  Grady  6 tied  2  Wolstein Center (929)
Cleveland, OH
Regular season
Nov 14*
7:00 pm
at Iona L 73–78  0–1
 16  Mason  9  Grady  5  Lewis  Hynes Athletic Center (2,008)
New Rochelle, NY
Nov 17*
7:00 pm, ESPN3
Tiffin W 85–56  1–1
 26  Grady  8  Mason  4  Keane, Lewis  Wolstein Center (1,529)
Cleveland, OH
Nov 19*
7:00 pm, ESPN3
Jacksonville State
Global Sports Showcase
W 60–46  2–1
 13  Keane  8  Mason  3  Grady, Lewis  Wolstein Center (1,153)
Cleveland, OH
Nov 22*
4:00 pm
at Savannah State
Global Sports Showcase
L 83–87 OT 2–2
 27  Lewis  7  Grady  4  Keane, Lewis  Tiger Arena (1,730)
Savannah, GA
Nov 26*
7:00 pm, ESPN3
at No. 6 Louisville
Global Sports Showcase
L 33–45  2–3
 24  Lewis  5  Lewis, Mason, Zollo  3  Yates  KFC Yum! Center (20,887)
Louisville, KY
Nov 28*
8:00 pm
at Marshall
Global Sports Showcase
W 68–59  3–3
 18  Mason  4  Carpenter, Flannigan, Grady, Lewis  7  Lewis  Cam Henderson Center (4,991)
Huntington, WV
Dec 3*
7:00 pm, ESPN3
Toledo L 54–59  3–4
 21  Lewis  6  Lee, Mason  4  Zollo  Wolstein Center (1,729)
Cleveland, OH
Dec 7*
1:00 pm, ESPN3
Western Illinois W 76–54  4–4
 21  Lewis  6  Grady  4  Yates  Wolstein Center (1,187)
Cleveland, OH
Dec 13*
4:00 pm, ESPN3
at Bowling Green L 57–67  4–5
 14  Lewis  7  Lewis  4  Lewis  Stroh Center (2,045)
Bowling Green, OH
Dec 15*
7:00 pm, ESPN3
Mount Vernon Nazarene W 86–40  5–5
 32  Lewis  7  Grady  5  Lewis  Wolstein Center (1,171)
Cleveland, OH
Dec 18*
7:00 pm, ESPNU
at No. 6 Virginia L 54–70  5–6
 18  Lewis  4  Lee, Zollo  2  Keane, Mason  John Paul Jones Arena (11,812)
Charlottesville, VA
Dec 21*
1:00 pm, STO
San Francisco W 69–65 OT 6–6
 17  Grady  7  Grady, Zollo  3  Lee, Lewis, Zollo  Wolstein Center (1,289)
Cleveland, OH
Dec 23*
2:00 pm, ESPN3
Eastern Illinois L 65–67  6–7
 15  Lee  7  Grady  4  Lee  Wolstein Center (1,169)
Cleveland, OH
Dec 29*
7:00 pm
at VCU L 63–72  6–8
 15  Lee, Lewis  9  Scales, Zollo  4  Lee  Siegel Center (7,637)
Richmond, VA
Jan 2
7:00 pm, TWCS Ohio
Milwaukee W 84–57  7–8 (1–0)
 27  Lewis  8  Grady  4  Lewis  Wolstein Center (1,727)
Cleveland, OH
Jan 4
4:00 pm, STO
at UIC W 74–69  8–8 (2–0)
 18  Grady, Lee  11  Fells  7  Harris  UIC Pavilion (717)
Chicago, IL
Jan 8
7:30 pm, ESPN3
Oakland W 65–61  9–8 (3–0)
 14  Yates  8  Grady, Mason  7  Lee  Wolstein Center (1,593)
Cleveland, OH
Jan 10
8:00 pm, ESPN3
at Valparaiso L 56–58  9–9 (3–1)
 19  Grady  6  Lee  6  Lee  Athletics–Recreation Center (4,155)
Valparaiso, IN
Jan 14
7:00 pm, ESPN3
at Wright State W 55–50  10–9 (4–1)
 16  Grady  10  Grady  6  Lee  Nutter Center (4,891)
Fairborn, OH
Jan 17
7:00 pm, ESPN3
at Youngstown State W 74–61  11–9 (5–1)
 29  Lewis  10  Grady  8  Lee  Beeghly Center (3,385)
Youngstown, OH
Jan 23
7:00 pm, ESPN3
Detroit W 70–66  12–9 (6–1)
 30  Lewis  14  Grady  4  Keane  Wolstein Center (2,803)
Cleveland, OH
Jan 26
7:00 pm, ESPN3
at Oakland L 56–59  12–10 (6–2)
 16  Keane  10  Grady  6  Keane  Athletics Center O'rena (2,168)
Rochester, MI
Jan 31
2:00 pm, TWCS Ohio
Green Bay W 76–62  13–10 (7–2)
 25  Lewis  12  Lewis  7  Lee  Wolstein Center (3,525)
Cleveland, OH
Feb 4
7:00 pm, ESPN3
Youngstown State W 73–60  14–10 (8–2)
 17  Grady  13  Grady  4  Grady, Keane, Lee  Wolstein Center (1,731)
Cleveland, OH
Feb 7
2:00 pm, STO
Wright State W 88–72  15–10 (9–2)
 22  Grady  8  Mason  3  Keane, Lee, Mason  Wolstein Center (2,733)
Cleveland, OH
Feb 13
8:00 pm, ESPNU
at Detroit L 65–66  15–11 (9–3)
 23  Lewis  9  Zollo  3  Lewis  Calihan Hall (1,723)
Detroit, MI
Feb 15
3:00 pm, ASN
UIC W 67–59  16–11 (10–3)
 18  Lewis  13  Grady  8  Lee  Wolstein Center (2,471)
Cleveland, OH
Feb 17*
7:00 pm, STO
at Western Carolina  Cancelled[1] 
                   Ramsey Center 
Cullowhee, NC
Feb 20
7:00 pm, ESPN2
at Green Bay W 66–61 OT 17–11 (11–3)
 21  Lewis  11  Grady  6  Lee  Resch Center (4,674)
Green Bay, WI
Feb 22
3:00 pm, ASN
at Milwaukee L 60–66  17–12 (11–4)
 24  Grady  10  Grady, Lewis  3  Lee  UW–Milwaukee Panther Arena (3,405)
Milwaukee, WI
Feb 27
10:00 pm, ESPNU
Valparaiso L 53–56  17–13 (11–5)
 13  Lewis  13  Grady  5  Lee  Wolstein Center (4,133)
Cleveland, OH
Horizon League Tournament
Mar 6
9:30 pm, ESPN3
vs. Detroit
Quarterfinals
W 70–53  18–13
 17  Lee  13  Mason  5  Lewis  Athletics–Recreation Center (1,650)
Valparaiso, IN
Mar 7
9:30 pm, ESPNU
vs. Valparaiso
Semifinals
L 55–60  18–14
 20  Grady  11  Grady  6  Grady  Athletics–Recreation Center (3,629)
Valparaiso, IN
CIT
Mar 18*
7:00 pm
at Western Michigan
First round
W 86–57  19–14
 28  Lee  14  Grady  7  Lee  University Arena (1,112)
Kalamazoo, MI
Mar 23*
7:00 pm
at NJIT
Second round
L 77–80  19–15
 26  Grady  11  Grady  4  Keane  Fleisher Center (1,404)
Newark, NJ
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

References

  1. "Western Carolina vs. Cleveland State game cancelled". ESPN.com. February 17, 2015. Retrieved February 17, 2015.
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