2014–15 Oakland Golden Grizzlies men's basketball team

The 2014–15 Oakland Golden Grizzlies men's basketball team represented Oakland University during the 2014–15 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Golden Grizzlies, led by 31st year head coach Greg Kampe, played their home games at the Athletics Center O'rena. This was Oakland's second season in the Horizon League. They finished the season 16–17, 11–5 in Horizon League play to finish in a tie for third place. They lost in the quarterfinals of the Horizon League Tournament to UIC. They were invited to the CollegeInsider.com Tournament where they lost in the first round to Eastern Illinois.

2014–15 Oakland Golden Grizzlies men's basketball
CIT, First round
ConferenceHorizon League
2014–15 record16–17 (11–5 Horizon)
Head coachGreg Kampe (31st season)
Associate head coachSaddi Washington
Assistant coaches
  • Darren Sorenson
  • Brandon Weems
Home arenaAthletics Center O'rena
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

2014 recruiting class

The Golden Grizzlies brought in two freshmen from high school detailed in the following table. The Golden Grizzlies also accepted transfer Colin Weaver from North Pointe Preparatory school in Phoenix, Arizona.[1] Weaver has sophomore eligibility.

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Alek Frascone
Point guard
Washington Township, MI Eisenhower High School 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 150 lb (68 kg) Sep 15, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: NR
Femi Olujobi
Power forward
Brentwood, NY Brentwood High School 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg)  
Recruiting star ratings: Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: NR
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A
  • 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:

  • "Oakland Basketball Commitment List". Rivals.com. Retrieved January 8, 2015.
  • "ESPN – Oakland Golden Grizzlies Basketball Recruiting 2014". ESPN.com. Retrieved January 8, 2015.
  • "2014 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved January 8, 2015.

    Preseason

    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.

    Oakland was picked by coaches, media and sports information directors to finish seventh in their second season in the Horizon League. Senior center Corey Petros was selected to the preseason first team and sophomore point guard Kahlil Felder was selected to the second team.[2]

    From the previous season, Oakland lost seniors Travis Bader and Duke Mondy to graduation. Bader finished his college career with the most three-point field goals made in NCAA history. Redshirt freshman Artis Cleveland violated team rules in the offseason and will not return to the team.[3]

    Oakland defeated NCAA Division II member Ferris State 94–87 and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics member Saint Xavier 87–72[4] in exhibition games prior to the start of the regular season. Both games were played at home at the O'rena.

    Season

    During the season Oakland announced two players transferred to the school. Guards Martez Walker transferred from the Texas Longhorns men's basketball team and Sherron Dorsey-Walker transferred from Iowa State.[5] Walker withdrew from the University of Texas after he was arrested on charges he assaulted his girlfriend.[6] He is currently a walk-on for the team although that situation may change depending on the outcome of the charges.[5] Dorsey-Walker transferred from Iowa State to be closer to his mother and younger brothers. Both players were high school teammates of Felder.[5]

    Roster

    The following table lists Oakland's roster as of January 10, 2015.[7]

    NumberNamePositionHeightWeightYearHometown
    0 Ralph Hill Forward 6′ 6″ 238 Senior (redshirt) Westerville, Ohio
    2 Dante Williams Forward 6′ 6″ 188 Senior Ann Arbor, Michigan
    4 Jalen Hayes Forward 6′ 7″ 211 Freshman (redshirt) Lansing, Michigan
    10 Max Hooper Guard 6′ 6″ 201 Junior (redshirt) Carmel Valley, California
    11 Nick Daniels Guard 6′ 1″ 160 Freshman (redshirt) Westland, Michigan
    13 Tom Cotter Forward 6′ 7″ 223 Freshman Williamston, Michigan
    20 Kahlil Felder Point guard 5′ 9″ 176 Sophomore Detroit, Michigan
    22 Alek Frascone Guard 6′ 2″ 178 Freshman Washington Township, Michigan
    23 Tommie McCune Forward 6′ 8″ 210 Junior (redshirt) Saginaw, Michigan
    24 Percy Gibson Center 6′ 9″ 265 Senior Detroit, Michigan
    25 Femi Olujobi Forward 6′ 8″ 233 Freshman Long Island, New York
    32 Kris Crosby Forward 6′ 7″ 282 Freshman Traverse City, Michigan
    33 Collin Weaver Guard 6′ 2″ 188 Sophomore Glendale, Arizona
    42 Corey Petros Center/Forward 6′ 10″ 255 Senior (redshirt) Macomb, Michigan
    Dorsey-Walker Sherron Guard 6′ 4″ 200 Sophomore (redshirt) Detroit, Michigan

    Schedule

    Date
    time, TV
    Opponent Result Record Site (attendance)
    city, state
    Exhibition
    November 1, 2014*
    1:00 pm, ESPN3
    Ferris State W 94–87 
    Athletics Center O'rena (1,323)
    Rochester, MI
    November 7, 2014*
    7:00 pm, ESPN3
    Saint Xavier W 87–72 
    Athletics Center O'rena (1,610[4])
    Rochester, MI
    Regular season
    November 14, 2014*
    8:00 pm, cyclones.tv
    at No. 14 Iowa State
    CBE Hall of Fame Classic
    L 93–82  0–1
    Hilton Coliseum (14,384[8])
    Ames, IA
    November 17, 2014*
    7:00 pm
    at Eastern Michigan L 89–77  0–2
    Convocation Center (863[9])
    Ypsilanti, MI
    November 19, 2014*
    7:00 pm, WMYD
    Western Michigan L 82–71  0–3
    Athletics Center O'rena (2,415[10])
    Rochester, MI
    November 24, 2014*
    7:00 pm, Comcast
    Western Carolina
    CBE Hall of Fame Classic
    L 88–79 2OT 0–4
    Athletics Center O'rena (1,631[11])
    Rochester, MI
    November 25, 2014*
    7:00 pm, Comcast
    Chicago State
    CBE Hall of Fame Classic
    W 70–57  1–4
    Athletics Center O'rena (1,377[12])
    Rochester, MI
    November 26, 2014*
    7:00 pm, Comcast
    Georgia State
    CBE Hall of Fame Classic
    L 83–78  1–5
    Athletics Center O'rena (1,527[13])
    Rochester, MI
    November 29, 2014*
    3:00 pm, WMYD/Comcast
    Toledo W 81–79  2–5
    Athletics Center O'rena (1,482[14])
    Rochester, MI
    December 3, 2014*
    7:30 pm, Comcast
    Rochester College W 84–52  3–5
    Athletics Center O'rena (1,272[15])
    Rochester, MI
    December 6, 2014*
    2:00 pm
    at Morehead State W 70–68 OT 4–5
    Ellis Johnson Arena (2,087[16])
    Morehead, KY
    December 14, 2014*
    8:00 pm, ESPNU
    at Michigan State L 87–61  4–6
    Breslin Center (14,797[17])
    East Lansing, MI
    December 16, 2014*
    10:00 pm, Pac-12 Network
    at No. 3 Arizona L 101–64  4–7
    McKale Center (14,405)
    Tucson, AZ
    December 20, 2014*
    4:00 pm, Fox Sports Detroit
    at Pittsburgh L 81–77 OT 4–8
    Petersen Events Center (9,049)
    Pittsburgh, PA
    December 22, 2014*
    7:00 pm, ESPN3
    at Clemson L 70–60  4–9
    Littlejohn Coliseum (7,146)
    Clemson, SC
    December 27, 2014*
    5:00 pm, BTN
    at No. 15 Maryland L 72–56  4–10
    Xfinity Center (12,938)
    College Park, MD
    January 2, 2015
    7:00 pm, WMYD/Comcast
    Valparaiso W 89–75 OT 5–10
    (1–0)
    Athletics Center O'rena (2,873[18])
    Rochester, MI
    January 8, 2015
    7:30 pm, ESPN3
    at Cleveland State L 65–61  5–11
    (1–1)
    Wolstein Center (1,593[19])
    Cleveland, OH
    January 10, 2015
    3:00 pm, WADL
    at Detroit
    Michigan Sports Hall of Fame Cup
    L 74–54  5–12
    (1–2)
    Calihan Hall (6,522[20])
    Detroit, MI
    January 15, 2015
    7:00 pm, Comcast
    Green Bay W 69–66  6–12
    (2–2)
    Athletics Center O'rena (1,973[21])
    Rochester, MI
    January 18, 2015*
    3:00 pm, Comcast
    Albion W 83–68  7–12
    Athletics Center O'rena (2,004[22])
    Rochester, MI
    January 22, 2015
    7:00 pm, WMYD/Comcast
    Milwaukee W 66–53  8–12
    (3–2)
    Athletics Center O'rena (2,048[23])
    Rochester, MI
    January 26, 2015
    7:00 pm, WMYD/Comcast
    Cleveland State W 59–56  9–12
    (4–2)
    Athletics Center O'rena (2,168)
    Rochester, MI
    January 28, 2015
    7:00 pm, Comcast
    Wright State W 84–76 OT 10–12
    (5–2)
    Athletics Center O'rena (2,872[24])
    Rochester, MI
    February 1, 2015
    12:30 pm, American Sports Network[25]
    at Youngstown State W 96–80  11–12
    (6–2)
    Beeghly Center (1,512)
    Youngstown, OH
    February 4, 2015
    8:00 pm, ESPN3[26]
    at UIC W 91–77  12–12
    (7–2)
    UIC Pavilion (2,121[27])
    Chicago, IL
    February 8, 2015
    3:30 pm, American Sports Network[26]
    at Valparaiso L 82–76  12–13
    (7–3)
    Athletics–Recreation Center (4,267[28])
    Valparaiso, IN
    February 10, 2015
    8:00 pm, TWC Sports Wisconsin[29]
    at Milwaukee L 84–67  12–14
    (7–4)
    UW–Milwaukee Panther Arena (3,016)
    Milwaukee, WI
    February 15, 2015
    3:00 pm, WMYD/Comcast
    Detroit
    Michigan Sports Hall of Fame Cup
    W 83–78  13–14
    (8–4)
    Athletics Center O'rena (4,101[30])
    Rochester, MI
    February 18, 2015
    7:00 pm, ESPN3
    at Wright State W 76–67  14–14
    (9–4)
    Nutter Center (3,738[31])
    Fairborn, OH
    February 22, 2015
    3:00 pm, WMYD/Comcast
    UIC W 81–56  15–14
    (10–4)
    Athletics Center O'rena (3,781[32])
    Rochester, MI
    February 25, 2015
    7:00 pm, WMYD/Comcast
    Youngstown State W 82–71  16–14
    (11–4)
    Athletics Center O'rena (2,233[33])
    Rochester, MI
    February 28, 2015
    2:00 pm, ESPN3
    at Green Bay L 83–63  16–15
    (11–5)
    Resch Center (6,019[34])
    Green Bay, WI
    2015 Horizon League Men's Basketball Tournament
    March 6, 2015
    7:00 pm, ESPN3
    vs. UIC
    Quarterfinals
    L 72–69  16–16
    Athletics–Recreation Center (2,341[35])
    Valparaiso, IN
    2015 CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament
    March 17, 2015
    7:00 pm, Comcast
    Eastern Illinois
    First round
    L 97–91[36]  16–17
    Athletics Center O'rena (2,609)
    Rochester, MI
    *Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
    All times are in Eastern Time.

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