2015–16 Central Michigan Chippewas men's basketball team

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2015–16 Central Michigan Chippewas men's basketball
Central Michigan Chippewas logo.svg
MAC West Division co–champions
CIT, First round
ConferenceMid-American Conference
DivisionWest Division
2015–16 record17–16 (10–8 MAC)
Head coachKeno Davis (4th season)
Assistant coachKevin Gamble
Kyle Gerdeman
Jeff Smith
Home arenaMcGuirk Arena
Seasons
2015–16 Mid-American Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
East
Akron 13 5   .722     26 9   .743
Ohio 11 7   .611     23 12   .657
Kent State 10 8   .556     19 13   .594
Buffalo 10 8   .556     20 15   .571
Miami (OH) 6 12   .333     13 20   .394
Bowling Green 5 13   .278     16 18   .471
West
Ball State 10 8   .556     21 14   .600
Central Michigan 10 8   .556     17 16   .515
Northern Illinois 9 9   .500     21 13   .618
Eastern Michigan 9 9   .500     18 15   .545
Toledo 8 10   .444     17 15   .531
Western Michigan 7 11   .389     13 19   .406
2016 MAC Tournament winner

The 2015–16 Central Michigan Chippewas men's basketball team represented Central Michigan University during the 2015–16 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Chippewas, led by fourth year head coach Keno Davis, played their home games at McGuirk Arena as members of the West Division of the Mid-American Conference. They finished the season 17–16, 10–8 in MAC play to finish in a tie for the West Division championship. They lost in the quarterfinals of the MAC Tournament to Bowling Green. They were invited to the CollegeInsider.com Tournament where they lost in the first round to Tennessee–Martin.

Previous season[edit]

The Chippewas finished the season 23–9, 12–6 in MAC play to be champions of the West Division and share the overall MAC regular season championship with Buffalo. They advanced to the championship game of the MAC Tournament where they lost to Buffalo. As a conference champion, and #1 seed in their conference tournament, who failed to win their conference tournament they received an automatic bid to the National Invitation Tournament where they lost in the first round to Louisiana Tech.

Departures[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Spencer Krannitz 1 G/F 6'4" 202 Junior North Muskegon, Michigan Transferred to Fresno Pacific
Derrick Richardson, Jr. 3 G 6'4" 200 Junior Ypsilanti, Michigan Transferred
Filip Medjo 13 G 6'3" 210 Freshman Belgrade, Serbia Transferred to Pensacola State College
Austin Keel 30 G 6'3" 182 Senior Winter Springs, Florida Graduated

Recruiting class of 2015[edit]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Corey Redman
SG
Boyne City, Michigan Boyne City High School 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Aug 3, 2012 
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:

  • "2015 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved September 21, 2015.

Recruiting class of 2016[edit]

Roster[edit]

2015–16 Central Michigan Chippewas men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
G 0 Tanner Beachnau (W) 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Jr Holt HS Holt, Michigan
G 1 Corey Redman 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Fr Boyne City HS Boyne City, Michigan
G 2 Braylon Rayson 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Jr West Mesquite HS Dallas
G 4 Rayshawn Simmons (C) 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Sr Moberly Area CC St. Louis, Missouri
G 5 Janeau Joubert (W) 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 160 lb (73 kg) Fr Ypsilanti HS Belleville, Michigan
G 10 Austin Stewart 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Sr West HS Normal, Illinois
C 11 Milos Cabarkapa 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 245 lb (111 kg) RS So Impact Academy Belgrade, Serbia
G 12 Josh Kozinski 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 185 lb (84 kg) RS So Edwardsburg HS Edwardsburg, Michigan
G 15 Chris Fowler (C) 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Sr Detroit Country Day School Southfield, Michigan
G 21 Hunter Hale (W) 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Fr Kalamazoo Central HS Kalamazoo, Michigan
G 22 Tedaro France III (W) 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Jr New Haven HS New Haven, Michigan
G 23 DaRohn Scott 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 230 lb (104 kg) So Grand Rapids Christian HS Grand Rapids, Michigan
F 24 Luke Meyer 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 225 lb (102 kg) So Addison HS Addison, Michigan
F 32 Blake Hibbitts 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Sr Hudsonville HS Hudsonville, Michigan
F 34 John Simons (C) 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Sr Cadillac HS Cadillac, Michigan
F 35 John McCarty (W) 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 210 lb (95 kg) So Lake Orion HS Lake Orion, Michigan
C 55 Cole Israelson (W) 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 250 lb (113 kg) RS So Cass City HS Cass City, Michigan
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster

Schedule and results[edit]

Source: [1]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
11/07/2015*
4:30 pm
Ferris State W 77–63 
McGuirk Arena 
Mount Pleasant, Michigan
Non-conference games
11/13/2015*
4:30 pm, ESPN3
Jacksonville State W 89–83  1–0
McGuirk Arena (3,116)
Mount Pleasant, Michigan
11/17/2015*
7:00 pm, CSN Digital
Alma
Gulf Coast Showcase Opening Round
W 79–64  2–0
McGuirk Arena (2,582)
Mount Pleasant, Michigan
11/23/2015*
8:30 pm
vs. Weber State
Gulf Coast Showcase quarterfinals
L 60–63  2–1
Germain Arena (523)
Estero, Florida
11/24/2015*
2:30 pm
vs. WKU
Gulf Coast Showcase consolation round
L 60–88  2–2
Germain Arena (823)
Estero, Florida
11/25/2015*
12:00 pm
vs. Milwaukee
Gulf Coast Showcase 7th place game
L 78–84  2–3
Germain Arena (1,077)
Estero, Florida
11/30/2015*
7:00 pm, ESPN3
McNeese State W 74–73  3–3
McGuirk Arena (2,153)
Mount Pleasant, Michigan
12/03/2015*
9:00 pm, Cox 7
at Grand Canyon L 72–75  3–4
GCU Arena (5,642)
Phoenix, Arizona
12/07/2015*
7:00 pm, CSN Digital
Aquinas W 90–51  4–4
McGuirk Arena (2,318)
Mount Pleasant, Michigan
12/12/2015*
4:30 pm, ESPN3
Texas Southern W 79–71  5–4
McGuirk Arena (2,492)
Mount Pleasant, Michigan
12/18/2015*
9:00 pm, BYUtv
at BYU L 85-98  5–5
Marriott Center (13,408)
Provo, Utah
12/22/2015*
7:00 pm, ESPN3
Howard W 72–52  6–5
McGuirk Arena (2,259)
Mount Pleasant, Michigan
12/29/2015*
7:30 pm
at William & Mary L 84-88  6-6
Kaplan Arena (3313)
Williamsburg, Virginia
12/31/2015*
1:00 pm, CSN Digita
Lourdes W 87–66  7–6
McGuirk Arena (1,901)
Mount Pleasant, Michigan
Mid-American Conference games
01/06/2016
7:00 pm, ESPN3
Eastern Michigan
Michigan MAC Trophy
L 80-99  7–7
(0–1)
McGuirk Arena (2,207)
Mount Pleasant, Michigan
01/09/2016
2:00 pm, ESPN3
at Bowling Green W 79–67  8–7
(1–1)
Stroh Center (2,432)
Bowling Green, Kentucky
01/12/2016
7:00 pm, ESPN3/ASN
Akron W 92–81  9–7
(2–1)
McGuirk Arena (2,260)
Mount Pleasant, Michigan
01/16/2016
3:30 pm, ESPN3
at Buffalo L 6174  9–8
(2–2)
Alumni Arena (3,547)
Amherst, New York
01/19/2016
8:00 pm, ESPN3
at Northern Illinois L 70–75  9–9
(2–3)
Convocation Center (1,497)
DeKalb, Illinois
01/23/2016
4:30 pm, ESPN3
Ohio W 72–49  10–9
(3–3)
McGuirk Arena 
Mount Pleasant, Michigan
01/26/2016
7:00 pm
at Miami (OH) W 68–51  11–9
(4–3)
Millett Hall (1,431)
Oxford, Ohio
01/30/2016
4:30 pm, ESPN3
Bowling Green W 77–65  12–9
(5–3)
McGuirk Arena (3,758)
Mount Pleasant, Michigan
02/02/2016
7:00 pm, ESPN3/ASN
Kent State W 88–61  13–9
(6–3)
McGuirk Arena (2,132)
Mount Pleasant, Michigan
02/06/2016
8:00 pm
at Akron L 87–92  13–10
(6–4)
James A. Rhodes Arena (3,829)
Akron, Ohio
02/09/2016
7:00 pm
at Eastern Michigan
Michigan MAC Trophy
L 56–71  13–11
(6–5)
Convocation Center (1,233)
Ypsilanti, Michigan
02/13/2016
4:30 pm, ESPN3
Ball State L 63–75  13–12
(6–6)
McGuirk Arena (3,351)
Mount Pleasant, Michigan
02/16/2016
7:00 pm, ESPN3/ASN
Toledo W 77–69  14–12
(7–6)
McGuirk Arena (2,139)
Mount Pleasant, Michigan
02/20/2016
2:00 pm
at Western Michigan
Michigan MAC Trophy
L 85–92  14–13
(7–7)
University Arena (3,869)
Kalamazoo, Michigan
02/23/2016
7:00 pm, ESPN3
Northern Illinois W 76–64  15–13
(8–7)
McGuirk Arena (2,371)
Mount Pleasant, Michigan
02/27/2016
7:00 pm
at Toledo W 76–74  16–13
(9–7)
Savage Arena (5,629)
Toledo, Ohio
03/01/2016
7:00 pm
at Ball State W 65–57  17–13
(10–7)
John E. Worthen Arena (2,738)
Muncie, Indiana
03/04/2016
7:00 pm, ESPN3
Western Michigan
Michigan MAC Trophy
L 82–91 OT 17–14
(10–8)
McGuirk Arena (3,292)
Mount Pleasant, Michigan
MAC Tournament
03/10/2016
2:30 pm, ESPN3
vs. Bowling Green
Quarterfinals
L 59–62  17–15
Quicken Loans Arena (2,217)
Cleveland, Ohio
CIT
03/16/2016*
7:00 pm
Tennessee–Martin
First round
L 73–76  17–16
McGuirk Arena (832)
Mount Pleasant, Michigan
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern.

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