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2015-16 Central Oklahoma men's basketball media guide

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2015-16 Central Oklahoma men's basketball media guide

  1. 1. Central Oklahoma Basketball 4Jarred Bairstow 6-7 • 230 • Forward Sr. • Australia 11Josh Holliday 5-9 • 165 • Guard Fr. • Broken Arrow 10Garrett Kilborn 6-5 • 210 • Forward So. • Edmond 5Cornell Neal 5-11 • 187 • Guard Jr. • Midwest City 12Taylor Hicks 5-11 • 170 • Guard RS Fr.• Edmond 20Jacob Strassle 6-3 • 220 • Guard Sr. • Mustang 14Jordan London 6-0 • 180 • Guard Fr. • Fort Gibson 13Jace Kerr 6-6 • 200 • Forward RS Fr. • Forgan 2015-16 UCO BASKETBALL 0Garen Wright 6-4 • 210 • Guard So. • Oklahoma City 3Seth Heckart 6-0 • 175 • Guard Sr. • Woodward 2Corey Alpough 6-6 • 187 • Forward Jr. • Houston, Texas 1Trai Jordan 6-6 • 225 • Forward Sr. • Oklahoma City 23Corbin Byford 6-7 • 220 • Forward Jr. • Velma 33Logan Thelen 7-0 • 220 • Forward Jr. • Wichita, Kan. 32Kendahl Amerson 6-3 • 200 • Guard Jr. • Detroit, Mich. 24Cooper Clark 6-1 • 165 • Guard Fr. • Norman
  2. 2. 1 2015-16 UCO BASKETBALL Table of Contents General Information 2015-16 Schedule..............................................................................1 UCO Quick Facts/Phone Directory..................................................2 Coaches/Season Outlook/Players Head Coach.......................................................................................4 Assistant Coaches............................................................................ 5 2015-16 Outlook...............................................................................6 2015-16 Roster .................................................................................7 Player Profiles............................................................................. 8-12 2014-15 Season Review Season Review/Final Statistics................................................. 14-16 Season Results/Trends....................................................................17 MIAA Standings, All-MIAA Teams...............................................18 Records/History Central Oklahoma Records....................................................... 20-25 All-Conference Players/All-Americans.................................... 26-27 All-Time Lettermen ................................................................. 28-29 Season-by-Season Results....................................................... 30-36 National Tournament History..........................................................37 Margins and Streaks/Coaching Records.........................................38 Series Records........................................................................... 39-40 About UCO The University................................................................................42 Athletic Administration .............................................................43-45 Hamilton Field House.....................................................................46 About Edmond................................................................................47 About Oklahoma City.....................................................................48 The MIAA................................................................................. I.B.C. Schedule Date (Day) Opponent Site Time Nov. 13-14 MIAA/GAC Challenge Durant, Okla. 13 (Friday) Northwestern Oklahoma 5:30 p.m. 14 (Saturday) Southeastern Oklahoma 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17 (Tuesday) Oklahoma Christian Oklahoma City 7:30 p.m. Nov. 24 (Tuesday) Southwestern Oklahoma Edmond 7:00 p.m. Nov. 27-28 Central Oklahoma Classic Edmond 27 (Friday) Oklahoma City 7:30 p.m. 28 (Saturday) Southern Nazarene 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3 (Thursday) Missouri Southern* Joplin, Mo. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5 (Saturday) Pittsburg State* Pittsburg, Kan. 3:30 p.m. Dct. 12 (Saturday) Lincoln* Jefferson City, Mo. 3:30 p.m. Dec. 14 (Monday) Lindenwood* St. Charles, Mo. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 19 (Saturday) Northeastern State* Tahlequah, Okla. 3:30 p.m. Jan. 2 (Saturday) Northwest Missouri* Maryville, Mo. 3:30 p.m. Jan. 4 (Monday) Missouri Western* St. Joseph, Mo. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 7 (Thursday) Emporia State* Edmond 7:30 p.m. Jan. 9 (Saturday) Washburn* Edmond 3:30 p.m. Jan. 14 (Thursday) Nebraska-Kearney* Kearney, Neb. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 16 (Saturday) Fort Hays State* Hays, Kan. 3:30 p.m. Jan. 21 (Thursday) Southwest Baptist* Edmond 7:30 p.m. Jan. 23 (Saturday) Central Missouri* Edmond 3:30 p.m. Jan. 28 (Thursday) Lincoln* Edmond 7:30 p.m. Jan. 30 (Saturday) Lindenwood* Edmond 3:30 p.m. Feb. 6 (Saturday) Northeastern State* Edmond 3:30 p.m. Feb. 11 (Thursday) Northwest Missouri* Edmond 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13 (Saturday) Missouri Western* Edmond 3:30 p.m. Feb. 17 (Wednesday) Emporia State* Emporia, Kan. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 20 (Saturday) Washburn* Topeka, Kan. 3:30 p.m. Feb. 25 (Thursday) Nebraska-Kearney* Edmond 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27 (Saturday) Fort Hays State* Edmond 3:30 p.m. March 1 (Tuesday) MIAA Post-season Tournament First Round Campus sites TBA March 4-6 (Friday-Sunday) MIAA Post-Season Tournament Kansas City, Mo. TBA Bold-Home game *-Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association game All game times are Central Standard Time
  3. 3. 2 2015-16 UCO BASKETBALL University Facts Mailing Address: 100 North University Edmond, OK 73034 Founded: Dec. 24, 1890 President: Dr. Don Betz Athletic Director: Joe Muller Assistant Athletic Director/Facilities: Gunnar Poff Assistant Athletic Director/Business: Britni Brannon Assistant Athletic Director/Media Relations: Mike Kirk Assistant Athletic Director/Compliance: Darnell Smith Assistant Athletic Director/Marketing & Corporate Sales: Brandon Baker Director of Athletic Compliance: Jeremy Rogers Director of Stampede Club: Al Jones Coordinator of Athletic Ticket Sales: Ethan Hooker Head Athletic Trainer: Ed Kabrick Faculty Representative: Trey Cone National Affiliation: NCAA Division II Conference: Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association Nickname: Bronchos School Colors: Bronze and Blue Enrollment: 17,101 Basketball Facts Head Coach: Tom Hankins Years, Record at UCO: First year Years, Overall Record: First year Assistant Coach: Cameron Henderson Graduate Assistant Coach: Daniel Wheeler 2014-15 Record: 20-10 2014-15 Conference Record/Finish: 12-7 (T-3rd) Lettermen Returning/Lost: 8/6 Starters Returning/Lost: 3/2 Basketball Facts First Season of Basketball: 1921-22 All-time Record: 1,277-943 Conference/DivisionChampionships: 21(1937,‘38,‘39,‘53,‘54,‘58, ‘61, ‘63, ‘64, ‘74, ‘91, ‘92, ‘93, ‘95, ‘97, ‘98, ‘05, ‘06, ‘08, ‘09, ‘10, ‘11) National TournamentAppearances: 17, five in NAIA(1938, ‘39, ‘59, ‘61 and ‘64) and 12 in NCAA Division II (1992, ‘93, ‘95, ‘97, ‘98, ‘03, ‘05,‘06, ‘08, ‘09, ‘10 and ‘11) Media Relations Director of Athletic Media Relations: Mike Kirk Office: (405) 974-2142 Cell: (405) 615-2233 Email: mkirk@uco.edu Staff Phone/Email Directory (405 Area Code) University of Central Oklahoma Switchboard........................974-2000 Office Athletic Department................................................................974-2500 Head Coach.............................................................................974-2144 Tom Hankins (thankins5@uco.edu) Assistant Coach.......................................................................974-2514 Cameron Henderson (chenderson26@uco.edu) Athletic Director.....................................................................974-2500 Joe Muller (jmuller2@uco.edu) Assistant Athletic Director/Operations...................................974-2176 Gunnar Poff (gpoff@uco.edu) Assistant Athletic Director/Compliance ................................974-3959 Darnell Smith (dsmith132@uco.edu) Head Athletic Trainer .............................................................974-2188 Ed Kabrick (ekabrick@uco.edu) School Nickname “Bronchos” was the nickname selected for Central Oklahoma in 1922 by Mrs. C.W. Wantland, wife of long-time UCO football coach C.W. Wantland. The name was chosen from a number of suggestions for the name of UCO’s football team and became the nickname for all athletic teams at the school. Mrs.Wantland was made an honorary member of the Letterman’s Clubasaresultofselectingthenickname,becomingthefirstwoman admitted to that organization. School Colors BronzeandbluewerechosenasCentralOklahoma’sschoolcolors early in the fall of 1895 by school president Edmund Dandridge Murdaugh. The first public display of the bronze and blue was in Guthrie when a student represented UCO in the first oratorical contest ever held in Oklahoma. On the Cover Featured on the front cover of the 2015-16 UCO basketball media guide are the four seniors on this year’s team (clockwise from top left): Trai Jordan, Seth Heckart, Jacob Strassle and Jarred Bairstow. OnthebackcoverarejuniorsGarenWright(top)andCorbinByford. Cover design was done by UCO Art Director Craig Beuchaw. Production Credits The2015-16UCObasketballmediaguidewaswritten,editedand designed by the UCO Athletic Media Relations Office. Photographs, including the cover shot, were provided by UCO Photographic Services Director Dan Smith. The media guide was printed at the UCO printCentral, NUC 146. Get the latest on the Bronchos at: www.bronchosports.com
  4. 4. 2015-16 UCO BASKETBALL Coaches Outlook/Players
  5. 5. 2015-16 UCO BASKETBALL 4 Head Coach “Whenever you put together a staff, there is one guy who you feel like you absolutely need to hire. Hiring Coach Hankins was my point of emphasis since day one. He’s very well respected in the Division I ranks and there’s no question in my mind that he is head coaching material.” - Barry Hinson, head coach, Southern Illinois-Carbondale “In his 15 years at Oral Roberts Coach Hankins was a huge part of our success. He’s an excellent Xs and Os coach and motivator. Tom has prepared him- self well to be a head coach and he’ll be a great one when he gets t h e c h a n c e . ” - Scott Sutton, head coach, Oral Roberts. Tom Hankins Long-time Division I assis- tant coach Tom Hankins is in his first year at the helm of the Central Oklahoma program. Hankins took over the reigns last May, coming to UCO after spending the previous 18 seasons in the Division I ranks. A native of Tulsa, Hankins was an assistant coach for 15 years at Oral Roberts before serving the last three seasons as associate head coach at Southern Illinois-Carbondale. ORU captured six Summit League championships and made three NCAA Division I national tourna- ment appearances during Hankins’ tenure there. He also helped recruit forward Caleb Green, who scored 2,503 points and grabbed 1,189 rebounds during his career while winning Summit League Player of the Year honors three times. Hankins went to SIU in 2012 as associate head coach and recruiting coordinator, spending three seasons there before coming to UCO. Tom was a prep stand- out at Thomas Edison High School in Tulsa, finishing as the school’s career assists leader and earning Tulsa World All- Metro honors as a senior. He went on to play two years at Northeast- ern Oklahoma A&M and two years at Northeastern State, ranking among the national leaders in assists as a senior with the RiverHawks. Hankins started his coaching career as a graduate as- sistant at NEO and he also had stops at Frank Phillips College, Northwest Missouri and Tulsa East Central High School before getting hired at ORU. Tom is married (Annie) and has three children (daughters Kamryn and Elizabeth and son Luke). Born: Jan. 22, 1966 High School Education: Thomas Edison High School, Tulsa, Okla. (1984). College Education: Northeastern State University, bachelor’s de- gree in health and physical education (1989); Northwest Missouri State Univeristy, master’s degree in physical education (1993). Playing Experience: Two years at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (1984-86) and two years at Northeastern State Univeristy (1987-89). Coaching Experience: 1989-90: Northeastern OklahomaA&M College, graduate assistant. 1990-91: Frank Phillips College, assistant coach. 1991-93: Northwest Missouri State Univeristy, graduate assistant. 1993-97: Tulsa East Central High School, assistant coach. 1997: Tulsa East Central High School, head coach. 1997-12: Oral Roberts University, assistant coach. 2012-15: Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, assistant coach. Marital Status: Married (Annie). Children: Kamryn (16), Elizabeth (14) and Luke (11). Hankins Highlights: 4Helped coach ORU to three consecutive NCAADivision I national tournament appearances (2006, ‘07, ‘08). 4Helped coach ORU to six Summit Conference championships (1998, ‘05, ‘06, ‘07, ‘08, ‘12). 4Recruited two Conference Player of theYear winners (Caleb Green and Dominique Morrison) to ORU. The Hankins FIle
  6. 6. 2015-16 UCO BASKETBALL 5 Cameron Henderson In his first year as Central Oklahoma’s assistant men’s basketball coach is Cameron Henderson, who came to the Bronchos in July 2015 after a highly-successful three-year stint at Connors State College. Henerson spent the last three years as assistant coach at Connors, helping the Cowboys go 79-18 during that span while qualifying for the junior college national tournament twice. A three-time All-State performer at Hall High School in Little Rock, Ark., Hender- son started his college career at Connors in 2007. He was a two-time All-Bi-State Conference and All-Region II selection for the Cowboys before signing with Division I Montana State. Cameron was a two-year letterman for the Bobcats and then stayed on as a student assistant coach. He re- turned to Connors as assistant coach in 2012. The Cowboys went 24-9 in 2012-13, followed with a 23-7 campaign and conference championship in 2013- 14 and then had a 32-2 record last season while winning conference and regional titles. Connors made the national tournament in 2013 and ’15, advancing to the Elite Eight last year. Henderson recruited the 2014 and ’15 Region II MVP award winners and 11 players signed with Division I schools during his tenure at Connors. Cameron is married (Kiesha) and has two children (Jaylin and Mirasia). Assistant Coach Daniel Wheeler Serving in his first season as Central Oklahoma’s graduate assistant coach is Daniel Wheeler. Wheeler came to the Bronchos after spending the past two years as student assistant coach for operations at Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association rival Mis- souri Western. Daniel worked the previous three years as a student manager/assistant coach at Northern Oklahoma-Tonkawa, helping the Mavericks to a best-ever 27-4 record and conference championship. A native of Burden, Kan., Wheeler was a four-year standout in football, basketball and baseball at Central High School. Graduate Assistant Coach
  7. 7. 2015-16 UCO BASKETBALL 6 Strassle netted 3.8 points and 1.6 rebounds a year ago and is a key team leader with 3-point range who does a lot of the little things that helps the Bronchos succeed. The athletic Byford is capable of taking over a starting role and becoming a big-time contributor this season after averag- ing 3.4 points and 2.4 rebounds last season. Kilborn and Thelen will be looking to play increased roles after seeing limited time in 2014-15. Redshirt freshmen Taylor Hicks (5-11, 170) and Jace Kerr (6-6, 200) are also back from last year, while senior CalAndrews (6- 7, 200) will sit out the season with injury after averaging 8.5 points and 3.2 rebounds in 2014-15. The Bronchos added six newcomers in ju- nior transfers Corey Alpough (6-6, 187), Kendahl Amerson (6- 3, 200) and Cornell Neal (5-11, 187) and freshmen Cooper Clark (6-1, 165), Josh Holliday (5-9, 165) and Jordan London (6-0, 180). Neal is expected to vie for a starting berth, while Al- pough, Amerson, Holliday and London should all see extensive action. Clark is expected to redshirt. Alpough and Neal played together in junior college, with Alpough averaging 12.9 points and 8.9 rebounds a game last year while Neal netted 11.5 points and 5.7 assists. Amerson redshirted at Division I Bradley last year, but is a deadly 3-point shooter who made 81 treys in averaging 17.5 points a game in the juco ranks in 2013-14. “We have good depth and a lot of guys who can shoot the ball,” Hankins said. “We’re not as worried about what we can do offensively as we are how well we can defend and rebound. Those are areas we really need to improve on. “Our main objective is to get better each and every day. Making the effort to improve every time we step on the court is key for us and I think our guys understand that.” Another rugged MIAA schedule awaits, but Hankins feels his team is ready. “Obviously I haven’t been through it yet, but I know this is a tough league and there are no off nights,” Hankins said. “You have to come out ready to play from the opening tip in every game and I expect us to do that.” new coach and a new system may require an early adjustment period, but Central Oklahoma appears more than capable of challenging for Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association supremacy in 2015-16. First-year head coach Tom Hankins came to the Bronchos last May with 18 years of Division I assistant coaching expe- rience and inherited a UCO team with eight lettermen back from a 20-10 team that tied for third in the league, including six who started at least four games. Several newcomers will also look to have an immediate impact and Hankins is excited about what his team can ac- complish this season. “We’re very pleased with how hard the team has been work- ing,” said Hankins, who spent 15 years at Oral Roberts and three at Southern Illinois-Carbondale prior to taking over the UCO helm. “They’ve done a great job of buying into a new coaching staff and a new way of doing things. “This is a fun group to get in the gym with every day and I’m looking forward to seeing how we continue to grow as the season progresses.” Set to lead the Bronchos are a trio of players who made 17-plus starts last year -- seniors Seth Heckart (6-0, 175) and Trai Jordan (6-6, 225) and sopho- more Garen Wright (6-4, 210). Heckart is the team’s undisputed leader and one of the top long-range shooting threats in the conference, with the scrappy, do-every- thing veteran intent on finishing his career in style. He averaged 10.6 points, 3.9 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.6 steals a game last year while making 73 treys. Jordan is a rugged inside force who should be the team’s top rebounder and shot-blocker. He aver- aged 6.6 points and a team-high 5.1 rebounds a contest last season to go with 27 blocks and is looking to be more of an offensive threat this winter. The explosive Wright has the ability to score inside or out and is poised to take on an even bigger role after averaging 9.7 points and 3.7 rebounds a game last year. UCO’s other returning lettermen are seniors Jarred Bairstow (6-7, 230) and Jacob Strassle (6-3, 220), juniors Corbin Byford (6-7, 220) and Logan Thelen (7-0, 220) and sophomore Garrett Kilborn (6-5, 210). Bairstow averaged 4.9 points and 3.1 rebounds a contest last season, has started a handful of games the past two years and is capable of really helping the Bronchos inside with his size and strength. A Season Outlook Seth Heckart
  8. 8. 2015-16 UCO BASKETBALL 7 Numerical No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Class Hometown (High School) 0 Garen Wright G 6-4 210 So. Oklahoma City (Putnam City) 1 Trai Jordan F 6-6 225 Sr. Oklahoma City (Southeast) 2 Corey Alpough F 6-6 187 Jr. Houston, Texas (Channelview) 3 Seth Heckart G 6-0 175 Sr. Woodward (Woodward) 4 Jarred Bairstow F 6-7 230 Sr. Brisbane, Australia (Anglican Church) 5 Cornell Neal G 5-11 187 Jr. Midwest City (Midwest City) 10 Garrett Kilborn F 6-5 210 So. Edmond (Oklahoma Christian School) 11 Josh Holliday G 5-9 165 Fr. Broken Arrow (Broken Arrow) 12 Taylor Hicks G 5-11 170 RS Fr. Edmond (Memorial) 13 Jace Kerr F 6-6 200 RS Fr. Forgan (Forgan) 14 Jordan London G 6-0 180 Fr. Fort Gibson (Fort Gibson) 20 Jacob Strassle G 6-3 220 Sr. Mustang (Mustang) 23 Corbin Byford F 6-7 220 Jr. Velma (Velma-Alma) 24 Cooper Clark G 6-1 165 Fr. Norman (High) 32 Kendahl Amerson G 6-3 200 Jr. Detroit, Mich. (Henry Ford) 33 Logan Thelen F 7-0 220 Jr. Wichita, Kan. (Sunrise Christian) RS Cal Andrews F 6-7 200 Sr. Washington (Washington) Central Oklahoma Roster By Class Seniors (4): Bairstow, Heckart, Jordan, Strassle. Juniors (5): Alpough, Amerson, Byford, Neal, Thelen. Sophomores (2): Kilborn, Wright. Redshirt Freshmen (2): Hicks, Kerr. Freshman (3): Clark, Holliday, London. By State Kansas (1): Thelen (Wichita). Michigan (1): Amerson (Detroit). Oklahoma (12): Byford (Velma), Clark (Norman), Heckart (Woodward), Hicks (Edmond), Holliday (Broken Arrow), Jordan (Oklahoma City), Kerr (Forgan) Kilborn (Edmond), London (Fort Gibson), Neal (Midwest City), Strassle (Mus- tang), Wright (Oklahoma City). Texas (1): Alpough (Houston). Foreign Country (1): Bairstow (Australia) By Height 5-9 (1): Holliday. 5-11 (2): Hicks, Neal. 6-0 (2): Heckart, London. 6-1 (1): Clark. 6-3 (2): Amerson, Strassle. 6-4 (1): Wright. 6-5 (1): Kilborn. 6-6 (3): Alpough, Jordan, Kerr. 6-7 (2): Bairstow, Byford. 7-0 (1): Thelen. Alphabetical No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Class Hometown (High School) RS Cal Andrews F 6-7 200 Sr. Washington (Washington) 2 Corey Alpough F 6-6 187 Jr. Houston, Texas (Channelview) 32 Kendahl Amerson G 6-3 200 Jr. Detroit, Mich. (Henry Ford) 4 Jarred Bairstow F 6-7 230 Sr. Brisbane, Australia (Anglican Church) 23 Corbin Byford F 6-7 220 Jr. Velma (Velma-Alma) 24 Cooper Clark G 6-1 165 Fr. Norman (High) 3 Seth Heckart G 6-0 175 Sr. Woodward (Woodward) 12 Taylor Hicks G 5-11 170 RS Fr. Edmond (Memorial) 11 Josh Holliday G 5-9 165 Fr. Broken Arrow (Broken Arrow) 1 Trai Jordan F 6-6 225 Sr. Oklahoma City (Southeast) 13 Jace Kerr F 6-6 200 RS Fr. Forgan (Forgan) 10 Garrett Kilborn F 6-5 210 So. Edmond (Oklahoma Christian School) 14 Jordan London G 6-0 180 Fr. Fort Gibson (Fort Gibson) 5 Cornell Neal G 5-11 187 Jr. Midwest City (Midwest City) 20 Jacob Strassle G 6-3 220 Sr. Mustang (Mustang) 33 Logan Thelen F 7-0 220 Jr. Wichita, Kan. (Sunrise Christian) 0 Garen Wright G 6-4 210 So. Oklahoma City (Putnam City)
  9. 9. 2015-16 UCO BASKETBALL 8 Senior post player looking to take over a full-time starting role this season . . . Has gained plenty of experience while starting a handful UCO Career Highs Points: 17 vs. Pittsburg State, 2/8/14. Rebounds: 11 vs. Fort Hays State, 3/7/14. Assists: 3, three times. Steals: 2vs.NorthwesternOklahoma,11/15/14. Blocks: 1, three times. Total 3-Point Season G-GS FG-FGA Pct. FG-FGA Pct. FT-FTA Pct. RB-Avg. Pts-Avg. ‘13-14 11-9 23-61 .377 3-11 .273 26-39 .667 59-5.4 75-6.8 ‘14-15 30-7 48-103 .466 8-34 .235 42-53 .792 93-3.1 146-4.9 Totals 41-16 71-164 .433 11-45 .244 68-92 .739 152-3.7 221-5.4 Junior college transfer with a chance to make an immediate impact this season . . . Enjoyed solid career at Northern Oklahoma-Enid and has the experience needed to be a factor . . . Thrives in the paint with his scoring and rebounding ability. Juco: Spent two years with the Jets, starting in 48 of 54 games played . . . Averaged 5.8 points and 4.9 rebounds a game while shooting 55.5 percent from the field as a freshman . . . Offensive MVPlast year after av- eraging 12.9 points and 8.9 rebounds a contest on 55.4-percent shooting. High School: All-District pick as a senior at Channelview High School. Personal: General studies major . . . Birthdate is Nov. 22, 1994. 6-6 • 187 • Forward Junior • Houston, Texas Corey Alpough2 6-7 • 230 • Forward Senior • Brisbane, Australia Jarred Bairstow4 Versatile junior who will push for a starting berth this season . . . Came in as a Division I transfer last year and saw extensive action in showing a hint of what he’s capable of . . . Showcases great quickness and leaping ability and is capable of becoming a major force for the Bronchos . . . Transferred to UCO from Oral Roberts. 6-7 • 220 • Forward Junior • Velma Corbin Byford23 Division I transfer ready to return to the court after sitting out redshirt year at Bradley in 2014-15 . . . Sharp-shooting junior guard who can re- ally light it up from long range and should contend for major minutes this year . . . Played at two different junior colleges before going to Bradley. Juco: Played freshman season at South Plains (Texas) College, averag- ing 9.6 points a game for the 22-8 Texans . . . Went to Utah State College as a sophomore and earned first-team All-Region honors in leading the Aggies to 21-10 finish . . . Averaged 17.5 points and 3.3 rebounds a game while shooting 39.5 percent from 3-point range, making 81 treys. High School: Prep standout at Henry Ford High School in Detroit . . . Led the Detroit metro area in scoring as a senior in earning All-District and All-Detroit honors. Personal: General studies major . . . Names the Oklahoma City Thunder as his favorite team . . . Lists “He Got Game” as his top sports movie . . . Birthdate is March 10, 1994. 6-3 • 200 • Guard Junior • Detroit, Mich. Kendahl Amerson32 of games the past two seasons and is capable of big things . . . Tough, physical player able to handle the rugged battles in the paint and also a smooth shooter with 3-point range . . . Came to UCO from Australia two years ago and is determined to finish his career in style. 2014-15: Averaged 4.9 points and 3.1 rebounds a game while playing in all 30 contests with seven starts .. . Shot a solid 46.6 percent from the field and 79.2 percent from the free throw line . . . Scored in double figures three times, capped by 15-point outing against Southwestern Christian after hitting 7-of-8 shots from the field . . . Had 12 points and season-high nine rebounds in season-opening win over Southeastern Oklahoma . . . Hauled in five-plus rebounds eight times . . . Was named to the MIAAAcademic Honor Roll. 2013-14: Appeared in 11 games with nine starts, averaging 6.8 points and 5.4 rebounds a contest . . . Played 21 minutes off the bench in first- ever college game, chipping in six points and five rebounds in road win over Northeastern State . . . Scored career-best 17 points the next game, making 5-of-9 field goals and 7-of-10 free throws to spark road win over Pittsburg State . . . Started the final nine games and hit double digits one other time, making 5-of-6 shots and 5-of-6 foul shots in 16-point, 10-rebound outing at Nebraska-Kearney . . . Pulled down career-high 11 boards in MIAA Tournament win over Fort Hays State. High School: Played on Queensland State team and moved on to star for the Brisbane Capitals in the Queensland League. Personal: Engineering major . . . Has six siblings, including a brother (Cam- eron) who is in his second year with the NBA’s Chicago Bulls and a sister (Stephanie) who played at Utah State . . . Lists “Remember the Titans” as his favorite sports movie . . . Birth- date is Nov. 5, 1992.
  10. 10. 2015-16 UCO BASKETBALL 9 Freshman guard who provides quality depth . . . Lacks experience, but could see some playing time this season and has a great future ahead. High School: Two-timeAll-District andAll-Conference pick at Norman High School, finishing as the school’s second-leading all-time scorer . . .Averaged 13.1 points, 6.1 rebounds and 3.4 assists a game as a senior last year . . . Also lettered in track and field for the Tigers. Personal: Education major looking to become a teacher and coach . . . Enjoys playing video games as a hobby . . . Lists Drake as his favorite musician . . . Names the Los Angeles Lakers as his top team . . . Birth- date is Nov. 26, 1996. 6-1 • 165 • Guard Freshman • Norman Cooper Clark24 UCO Career Highs Points: 18 vs. Southwestern Christian, 11/24/14. Rebounds: 6, two times. Assists: 2, two times. Steals: 1, three times. Blocks: 2 two times. Total 3-Point Season G-GS FG-FGA Pct. FG-FGA Pct. FT-FTA Pct. RB-Avg. Pts-Avg. ‘14-15 28-4 36-84 .429 7-25 .280 16-31 .516 66-2.4 95-3.4 2014-15: Appeared in 28 games with four starts, averaging 3.4 points and 2.4 rebounds a game . . . Scored in double digits twice, capped by 18-point performance against Southwestern Christian after hitting 6-of- 9 shots, including 3-of-4 from long range . . . Made 6-of-8 field goals with a 3-pointer in 14-point outing against Fort Hays State . . . Pulled down five-plus rebounds five times. ORU: Redshirted in 2012-13 for the Golden Eagles and then appeared in 18 games the next season, averaging 1.7 points and 1.4 rebounds an outing. High School: Racked up more than 2,000 points and 1,000 rebounds during tremendous career at Velma- Alma High School . . .Averaged 23.3 points and 11.0 rebounds a game as a senior in earning All-State and Class A Player of the Year honors . . . Also a six-time state champion in track for the Comets, setting a Class A state record in the 400-meter dash. Personal: Education major look- ing to become a coach . . . Father (Lyndle) was an All-Big Eight of- fensive lineman at Oklahoma and was taken in the 1982 NFL draft by the Kansas City Chiefs . . . Enjoys playing video games in his spare time . . . Names “Coach Carter” as his favorite sports movie . . . Birthdate is Nov. 7, 1992. Redshirt freshman ready to push for playing time at a guard slot . . . Made great strides during redshirt year and will only get better with more experience. High School: Averaged 12.3 points, three assists and two steals a game as a senior at Edmond Memorial High School to earn honorable mention All-State recognition . . . Helped Bulldogs capture state championship as a junior. Personal: Business major . . . Enjoys drawing as a hobby . . . Names the Cleveland Cavs as his favorite professional team . . . Lists “Remember the Titans” as his top sports movie . . . Birthdate is March 11, 1996. 5-11 • 170 • Guard RS Freshman • Edmond Taylor Hicks12 Rookie guard looking to contribute . . . Outstanding athlete with great quickness and has the ability to help immediately this season. High School: Prep standout at Broken Arrow High School, helping the Tigers qualify for state tournament twice during four-year career . . . All-State selection as a senior last year after averaging 16.7 points a game in leading team to Class 6A quarterfinals. Personal: Undecided on a major . . . Has seven siblings, including six brothers . . . Names John Legend as his favorite musician . . . Lists “Space Jam” as his top sports movie . . . Birthdate is May 5, 1996. 5-9 • 165 • Guard Freshman • Broken Arrow Josh Holliday11 Multi-talented senior standout and team leader ready for his third year of starting duty . . . One of the top players in the Mid-America Intercol- legiateAthleticsAssociation, capable of hurting teams in multiple ways with his overall game . . . Deadly shooter from beyond the 3-point arc and savvy ball-handler who doesn’t make mistakes . . . Excels in run- ning an up-tempo attack with his quickness and court vision . . . Fierce competitor who plays with great intensity and also a superb perimeter defender . . . Has played in 87 career games with 55 starts, having made 180 3-pointers and scored 806 points . . . Needs 25 treys to break into UCO’s all-time top five and is 194 points shy of the 1,000-point club. 6-0 • 175 • Guard Senior • Woodward Seth Heckart3
  11. 11. 2015-16 UCO BASKETBALL 10 UCO Career Highs Points: 28 vs. Southern Nazarene, 11/16/13. Rebounds: 8, three times. Assists: 9 vs. Fort Hays State, 2/26/15. Steals: 7 vs. Southwestern Christian, 11/15/12. Blocks: 1, two times. Total 3-Point Season G-GS FG-FGA Pct. FG-FGA Pct. FT-FTA Pct. RB-Avg. Pts-Avg. ‘12-13 27-6 56-127 .441 37-93 .398 20-29 .690 52-1.9 169-6.3 ‘13-14 30-26 107-265 .404 70-189 .370 35-44 .795 101-3.4 319-10.6 ‘14-15 30-23 96-222 .432 73-171 .427 53-60 .883 117-3.9 318-10.6 Totals 87-55 259-614 .422 180-453 .397 108-133 .812 270-3.1 806-9.3 Redshirt freshman ready to contend for minutes . . . Made good progress while sitting out last year and is eager to contribute. 6-6 • 200 • Forward RS Freshman • Forgan Jace Kerr13 Senior big man capable of becoming a dominating inside force for the Bronchos . . . Showed glimpses of what he can do while starting most of the season after missing the previous year to injury and should be much improved in 2015-16 . . . Tough to stop once he establishes position underneath the basket and is looking to be more of an offensive threat this winter . . . Hard-nosed defender with good shot-blocking ability who will be also counted on to be a major contributor on the boards . . . Came to UCO from Murray State College. 2014-15: Averaged 6.6 points, team-high 5.1 rebounds and 1.1 steals a game while also blocking 27 shots . . . Appeared in all 30 games with 17 starts and shot 61.6 percent (69-of-112) from the field . . . Had nine double-digit scoring games, capped by 16-point outing in home win over Nebraska-Kearney after making 7-of-8 field goals and 2-of-3 free throws . . . Averaged 12.0 points and 7.3 rebounds in final three games of the season while shooting 83.3 percent (15-of-18) from the field . . . Pulled down seven-plus rebounds nine times, including 10-carom games against Oklahoma Christian and Missouri Western. 2013-14: Sat out season with injury. Juco: Played two years at Murray, netting 11 points and seven rebounds a game for the Aggies as a sophomore. High School: Prep star at Southeast High School in Oklahoma City, leading the Spar- tans to the Class 5A state championship as a senior . . . Averaged 15 points, 13 rebounds, five assists and three blocked shots a game in his final season. Personal: General studies major . . . Lists “He Got Game” as his top sports movie . . . Birthdate is May 6, 1993. 6-6 • 225 • Forward Senior • Oklahoma City Trai Jordan1 UCO Career Highs Points: 16 vs. Nebraska-Kearney, 2/28/15. Rebounds: 10, two times. Assists: 4 vs. Lindenwood, 12-4.14. Steals: 6 vs. Oklahoma City, 11/22/14. Blocks: 2, eight times Total 3-Point Season G-GS FG-FGA Pct. FG-FGA Pct. FT-FTA Pct. RB-Avg. Pts-Avg. ‘14-15 30-17 69-112 .616 0-0 .000 60-120 .500 152-5.1 198-6.6 2014-15: Put together a stellar junior season, averaging 10.6 points, 3.9 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.6 steals a game while playing in all 30 games with 23 starts . . . Ranked fourth in the league in 3-pointers (2.4/ game), fifth in assists and 10th in steals . . . Scored in double figures 17 times with a pair of 20-point outings . . . Made 6-of-7 shots with five treys and 6-of-6 free throws in 23-point performance against Southwest Baptist and also hit five 3-pointers in 20-point game against Oklahoma Christian . . . Shot 42.7 percent (73-of-171) from long range, making three-plus 3-pointers in 13 games . . . Had 10 games with at least five rebounds, pulling down career-high eight three times . . . Dished out five-plus assists six games, get- ting career-best nine against Fort Hays State to go with 14 points and five rebounds . . . Averaged 12.7 points, 4.3 assists and 4.2 rebounds over final nine games of the season while shooting 92.9 percent (26-of-28) from the foul line . . . Missed only seven free throws all season (53-of-60) in shooting team-high 88.3 percent. 2013-14: Averaged 10.6 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.6 assists a game while playing in all 30 games with 26 starts . . . Led the team in steals with 40 and shot a solid 37.0 percent from 3-point range with 70 treys . . . Scored in double figures 14 times, topped by back- to-back 20-plus outings early in the season . . . Scored career-high 28 points while making 10-of-14 shots with six 3-pointers against Southern Nazarene and followed that three nights later with 24 points on 10-of- 17 shooting with four treys against Oklahoma City . . . Had 10 games with four-plus assists and made two or more steals 12 times, topped by a pair of five-steal games . . . Hit three-plus 3-pointers in 13 contests. 2012-13: Played in 27 of 29 games with six starts and averaged 6.3 points, 1.9 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.1 steals a game . . . Made impres- sive collegiate debut in home win over Southwestern Christian with 14 points, seven steals, six assists and five rebounds -- with seven steals tied for the fifth-best game in school history . . . Had five other double-digit scoring games, highlighted by 18-point outing while making 4-of-6 3-pointers in road win over Southwest Baptist. 2011-12: Sat out redshirt year. High School: Averaged 23.5 points, 5.9 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 4.3 steals a game as a senior at Woodward High School to earn All-State accolades . . . Finished career with school-record 1,713 points, leading the Boomers to 61 wins and two Class 4Astate tournament appearances. Personal: Education major . . . Enjoys playing video games in his spare time . . . Names the Oklahoma City Thunder as his favor- ite professional team . . . Birthdate is Feb. 23, 1993.
  12. 12. 2015-16 UCO BASKETBALL 11 Sophomore letterman who will push for more playing time in 2015-16 . . . Gained valuable experience in limited action last year and will only continue to improve . . . Intelligent player who doesn’t make mistakes on the court. 2015-16: Averaged 1.9 points and 1.0 a game while appearing in eight contests . . . Scored six points while hitting a pair of 3-pointers against Northeastern State . . . Was named to the MIAAAcademic Honor Roll. High School: Basketball-football standout at Oklahoma Christian School in Edmond . . . All-Conference pick in both sports while also earning Oklahoman LittleAll-City honors in hoops and honorable men- tionAll-State accolades on the gridiron . . .Averaged 14 points and nine rebounds a game as a senior. Personal: Education major . . . Enjoys playing video games in his spare time . . . Names the Oklahoma City Thunder as his fa- vorite professional team . . . Birthdate is March 23, 1995. 6-5 • 210 • Forward Sophomore • Edmond Garrett Kilborn10 Junior transfer set to compete for the starting point guard job . . . Excel- lent floor leader with great court vision who knows how to find open teammates and also a solid outside shooter . . . Came to UCO after two-year starting career at Northern Oklahoma-Enid. Juco: Averaged 9.6 points, 6.5 assists and 2.9 rebounds a game as a freshman for the Jets . . . Came back last year to net 11.5 points, 5.7 assists. 4.3 rebounds and 1.8 steals a contest in leading team to 19-10 record. High School: Earned All-Conference, All-District, Oklahoman Big All-City and All-State honors on the court as a senior at Midwest City . . . Averaged 15 points and seven rebounds a game his final year in leading the Bombers to Class 6A state runner-up finish . . . Also a football standout. Personal: Business major . . . Name’s Lil Wayne as his favorite musi- cian . . . Birthdate is Dec. 13, 1994. 5-11 • 187 • Guard Junior • Midwest City Cornell Neal5 Athletic newcomer with a chance to earn playing time this year . . . Capable of helping in a variety of ways and has a great future ahead. High School: Named the state’s Male Athlete of the Year by the Okla- homa CoachesAssociation as a senior at Fort Gibson High School after earningAll-State recognition in three sports . . .Averaged 16 points, nine 6-0 • 180 • Guard Freshman • Fort Gibson Jordan London14 UCO Career Highs Points: 6 vs. Northeastern State, 2/5/15. Rebounds: 4 vs. Northwestern Oklahoma, 11/15/14. Assists: 1, four times. Steals: 1 vs. Southwestern Christian, 11/28/14. Blocks: 1 vs. Northwestern Oklahoma, 11/15/14. Total 3-Point Season G-GS FG-FGA Pct. FG-FGA Pct. FT-FTA Pct. RB-Avg. Pts-Avg. ‘14-15 8-0 4-10 .400 3-9 .333 4-4 1.000 8-1.0 15-1.9 High School: Two-time All-Conference selection at Forgan High School, earningAll-District andAll-State honors as a senior . . . Helped lead the Bulldogs to three state championships and was state tournament MVP his final season . . . Also an All-District pick in football. Personal: Education major looking to become a coach . . . Enjoys watching movies and weight lifting as hobbies . . . Names “Coach Carter” as his favorite sports movie . . . Father (Todd) played football at Oklahoma Panhandle . . . Lists the Oklahoma City Thunder as his top team . . . Birthdate is June 14, 1995. rebounds and eight assists a game last year in leading the Tigers to the Class 4A state playoffs, claiming District and Muskogee Phoenix MVP recognition . . . Also an All-State pick in football and golf. Personal: Undecided on a major but wants to become a coach . . . Names the Oklahoma City Thunder as his favorite team . . . Birthdate is April 8, 1996. Senior veteran and three-year letterman who fills key leadership role for the Bronchos . . . Gritty, hard-working player willing to do all the intangible things needed to help the team succeed . . . Excellent long- range shooter also able to hold his own in physical play in the paint . . . Will probably be a major contributor off the bench, but could also see some starting duty . . . Has played in 71 games with eight starts the last three years. 2014-15: Averaged 3.8 points and 1.6 rebounds a contest while mak- ing six starts in 28 games played . . . Shot 45.5 percent (20-of-44) from 3-point range, making two or more treys six times . . . Scored in double digits three times . . . Made 5-of-7 shots with four 3-pointers in scoring career-best 14 points against Lindenwood and tied that mark two months later against Pittsburg State while hitting 4-of-5 long-range shots . . . Started six straight games late in the season, averaging 6.0 points and 2.0 rebounds during that stretch . . . Was named to the MIAA Academic Honor Roll. 6-3 • 220 • Guard Senior • Mustang Jacob Strassle20
  13. 13. 2015-16 UCO BASKETBALL 12 UCO Career Highs Points: 14, two times. Rebounds: 6, two times. Assists: 4 vs. Washburn, 2/12/15. Steals: 1, 10 times. Blocks: 1, five times Total 3-Point Season G-GS FG-FGA Pct. FG-FGA Pct. FT-FTA Pct. RB-Avg. Pts-Avg. ‘12-13 21-0 6-11 .545 1-3 .333 3-7 .429 12-0.6 16-0.8 ‘13-14 22-2 24-45 .533 9-21 .429 16-20 .800 46-2.1 73-3.3 ‘14-15 28-6 39-84 .464 20-44 .455 9-12 .750 44-1.6 107-3.8 Totals 71-8 69-104 .493 30-68 .441 28-39 .718 102-1.4 196-2.8 Returning letterman looking to be more of a factor this season . . . Played sparingly last year, but made great strides and has a chance to help with his height and reach . . . Joined the team last fall after attending UCO the previous two years . . . May be the first 7-footer in program history. 2014-15: Played in seven games, finishing with five points and three rebounds . . . Four points came against Southwestern Christian after mak- ing only field goal try and two free throws. High School: Played at Sunrise Christian Academy . . . Also a golf letterman. 7-0 • 220 • Forward Junior • Wichita, Kan. Logan Thelen33 Returning starter who will definitely be in the mix for a spot in the top five . . . Fantastic all-around athlete who showed what he’s capable of last season in his return to the court after a lengthy layoff and should be much improved in 2015-16 . . . Owns great quickness and excels at taking the ball to the basket . . . Spent four years after high school play- ing minor league baseball for the Houston Astros organization before coming to UCO . . . Missed the 2013-14 season to injury, but had an immediate impact last season. 2014-15: Averaged 9.7 points and 3.7 rebounds a game while starting in 18 of 25 games played, missing five contests to injury . . . Scored in double figures 14 times, including a pair of 20-point outings . . . Made 6-of-11 shots and 9-of-13 free throws in career-best 21-point game against Oklahoma City and had 20 points in win over Lindenwood while making 7-of-9 field goals with three 3-pointers . . .Averaged 14.9 points on 52.3-percent shooting (46-of-88) during one nine-game stretch . . . Had eight games with five-plus rebounds, hauling in season-high nine against Missouri Western while adding 15 points and three assists . . . Was named to the MIAAAcademic Honor Roll. 2013-14: Missed season to injury. High School: Baseball-basketball star at Putnam City High School, earning All- State honors in both as a senior . . . Three- year starter in basketball, averaging 18 points, seven rebounds and five assists a game his final season . . . Four-year starter in baseball and hit .407 with 22 stolen bases his senior season before be- ing picked by theAstros in the 29th round of the Major League Baseball draft. Personal: Kinesiology major . . . Enjoys writing as a hobby and can play five musical instruments . . . Father (Gary) played baseball at Houston and mother (Renea) basketball at Southern Nazarene . . . Names “42” as his favorite sports movie . . . Lists Boyz II Men as his top musical group . . . Birthdate is Dec. 25, 1990. 6-4 • 210 • Guard Sophomore • Oklahoma City Garen Wright0 UCO Career Highs Points: 4 vs. Southwestern Christian, 11/24/14. Rebounds: 1, three times. Assists: 0. Steals: 0. Blocks: 0. Total 3-Point Season G-GS FG-FGA Pct. FG-FGA Pct. FT-FTA Pct. RB-Avg. Pts-Avg. ‘14-15 7-0 1-4 .250 0-0 .000 3-4 .750 3-0.4 5-0.7 UCO Career Highs Points: 21 vs. Oklahoma City, 11/22/14. Rebounds: 9 vs. Missouri Western, 12/20/14. Assists: 4 vs. Oklahoma City, 11/22/14. Steals: 4 vs. Oklahoma City, 11/22/14. Blocks: 1, three times. Total 3-Point Season G-GS FG-FGA Pct. FG-FGA Pct. FT-FTA Pct. RB-Avg. Pts-Avg. ‘14-15 25-18 79-190 .416 18-55 .327 67-113 .593 92-3.7 243-9.7 2013-14: Appeared in 22 games with two starts, averaging 3.3 points and 2.2 rebounds a contest . . . Scored season-high 12 points in just 12 minutes of action to spark home win over Emporia State, making 4-of-5 shots with a trio of 3-pointers . . . Had five points, three rebounds and two assists in first-ever start against Southwest Baptist . . . Scored nine points in back-to-back games against Nebraska-Kearney and Washburn. 2012-13: Averaged 0.8 points and 0.6 rebounds a contest while playing in 21 games . . . Scored season-high four points with lone 3-pointer of the season at Fort Hays State . . . Had a pair of assists in road win over Nebraska-Kearney . . . Hit 6-of-11 shots (54.5 percent) for the season. 2011-12: Sat out redshirt year. High School: Three-sport standout at Mustang High School . . . Jim ThorpeAll-Star pick in foot- ball,All-Conference selection in basketball and an All-Stater in soccer for the Broncos. Personal: Computer science major . . . Class valedictorian at MHS . . . Names the Oklahoma City Thunder as his favorite team . . . Lists “Glory Road” as his top sports movie . . . Birthdate is July 17, 1993. Personal: Business management major and multiple member of UCO Dean’s Honor Roll . . . Names the Oklahoma City Thunder as his favorite team . . . Birthdate is May 14, 1994.
  14. 14. 2015-16 UCO BASKETBALL 2014-15 Review
  15. 15. 2015-16 UCO BASKETBALL 14 UCO 80, Southeastern Oklahoma 68 TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (Nov. 14) -- Reggie Sloan scored six points during a 15-2 first-half run that put Central Oklahoma in the lead and the Bronchos beat Southeastern Oklahoma 80-68 on the first day of the MIAA/GAC Challenge. The Savage Storm led 11-7 in the early going before Sloan hit a 3-pointer and three free throws in the spurt that put UCO in front 23-13 with 11:11 left in the first half. The Bronchos pulled away from there and led by as many as 31 before coasting in with the season-opening victory. Four players finished in double figures for the Bronchos, led by Mahlon Jones’ 16 points. Sloan ended up with 14, while Cal Andrews added 13 and Jarred Bairstow 12 points and a game-high nine rebounds. UCO 104, Northwestern Oklahoma 68 TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (Nov. 15) -- Three different players scored in a game- opening 7-0 scoring spurt that gave Central Oklahoma early command and the Bronchos went on to a 104-68 drubbing of Northwestern Oklahoma on the final day of the MIAA/GAC Challenge. The Bronchos shot 53.7 percent (36-of-67) from the field, including a sizzling 54.5 percent (18-of-33) from 3-point range. UCO outrebounded the Rangers 45-36 and limited NWOSU to 35.4-percent shooting from the field (23-of-65). Reggie Sloan led five players in double figures with 20 points and added 11 rebounds, hitting 7-of-10 shots with four 3-pointers. Seth Heckart was 6-of-8 from long range in an 18-point outing. UCO 86, Oklahoma Christian 60 EDMOND (Nov. 18) -- Seth Heckart sparked a first-half run that put Central Oklahoma in control and the unbeaten Bronchos went on to pound near-by rival Oklahoma Christian 86-60. Heckart made 5-of-10 long-range shots and all three free throw attempts in a 20-point outing while adding a career-high eight rebounds, four assists and two steals. Cal Andrews made four treys in scoring 16 points off the bench, Garen Wright had 14 points and Trai Jordan added 10 rebounds and eight points. The Eagles were within 11 at 49-38 five minutes into the second half, but Andrews nailed a pair of 3-pointers and Jordan had an explosive two-handed dunk after a steal during a 15-1 run that pushed the lead to 25 (64-39) with 10:19 remaining. Oklahoma City 109, UCO 97 EDMOND (Nov. 22) -- A late-game cold spell resulted in a 20-point turn- around and ended up in Central Oklahoma’s first loss of the season. The Bronchos had an eight-point lead (89-81) over Oklahoma City with 7:35 left to play, but the Stars used a 20-1 run to surge in front and went on to a 108-97 victory. UCO missed three of four free throws and all three field goal tries while also committing three turnovers during the game-changing spurt that gave OCU a 101-90 lead with 3:15 remaining and the Bronchos never got closer than eight the rest of the way. Seven players scored in double figures for UCO, with Garen Wright’s 21 leading the way. Trai Jordan had 12 points, six steals and two blocked shots. UCO 113, Southwestern Christian 74 EDMOND (Nov. 23) -- Seven players scored in double figures as Central Oklahoma throttled Southwestern Christian 113-74. UCO overpowered the Eagles inside with a variety of layups and dunks, riding a big 46-8 scoring advantage in the paint to register its highest-scoring game since the 2009 season opener (a 116-114 win over Emporia State). The Bronchos shot a sizzling 59.4 percent (38-of-64) from the field while hitting 12-of-25 3-pointers (48.0 percent) and also came up with 16 steals in scoring 44 points off turnovers. Corbin Byford led another balanced attack with 18 points on 6-of-9 shoot- ing with three 3-pointers, while Philip Brown made 6-of-8 shots in a 17-point outing. Garen Wright, Mahlon Jones and Jacob Richardson ended up with 15 points apiece, Cal Andrews added 13 and Trai Jordan had 10. Southwestern Oklahoma 70, UCO 68 WEATHERFORD, Okla. (Nov. 25) -- Southwestern Oklahoma scored the final five points of the game and handed Central Oklahoma a stunning 70-68 setback. The Bronchos -- who led by as many as 12 in the first half -- went ahead 68- 65 on Mahlon Jones’ 25-foot 3-pointer from the wing with 59 seconds left, but SWOSU tied it with a corner trey 17 seconds later. Jones missed on a drive to the basket with 16.7 ticks left and the ball went out of bounds off a UCO player to give the Bulldogs possession. SWOSU made a tough shot with 1.9 seconds left to take the lead and Jones’off-balance 50-footer went over the backboard at the buzzer as the Bronchos dropped to 4-2. Jones led UCO with 20 points, while Trai Jordan added 12 points and two blocked shots. Garen Wright chipped in 11 points and Seth Heckart 10. UCO 93, Southwestern Christian 77 OKLAHOMACITY(Nov. 28) -- CalAndrews and Mahlon Jones combined for 25 second-half points to spark Central Oklahoma past pesky Southwestern Christian 93-77 on the first day of the Oklahoma Christian Classic. It was second game of the week between the two teams, but this meeting didn’t resemble UCO’s 113-74 home rout four days earlier. The Bronchos got out to a slow start and made just four of their first 14 shots in falling into a surprising 21-10 hole before Reggie Sloan swished three 3-pointers in a three-minute span to ignite a 19-0 run that put UCO in the lead for good. Andrews and Jones both went 6-of-10 from the field in 18-point outings, with Jones scoring 13 points in the final half and Andrews 12. Jarred Bairstow made 7-of-8 shots in adding 15 points, while Sloan finished with 13 and Garen Wright chipped in 12. UCO 74, Southern Nazarene 70 OKLAHOMA CITY (Nov. 29) -- Mahlon Jones and Seth Heckart made two pressure-packed free throws apiece in the final 24 seconds to cap a late-game rally that vaulted Central Oklahoma past Southern Nazarene 74-70. The Bronchos overcame a 16-point first-half deficit and ended the game with an 8-1 run to pull out the tense victory in improving to 6-2 on the season. Garen Wright hit 7-of-13 shots in scoring a game-high 17 points to lead another balanced attack, while Jones added 15 points and Heckart 13. The Bronchos shot 56.8 percent (25-of-44) from the field in overcoming 16 turnovers. UCO 103, Mid-America Christian 96 EDMOND (Dec. 4) -- Philip Brown scored seven of his season-high 18 points during a crucial late-game stretch that gave Central Oklahoma some breathing room and the Bronchos went on to turn back Mid-America Christian 103-96. It was the 250th career win for head coach Terry Evans, who moved to 250- 116 in his 13th year at the helm as UCO improved to 7-2 despite committing a season-high 22 turnovers. Mahlon Jones led UCO with 23 points, four assists and three steals, while Seth Heckart had 16 points, a career-high eight assists and three steals. The Bronchos also got 14 points from Garen Wright and 11 points and eight re- bounds from Trai Jordan. UCO 93, Lindenwood 70 EDMOND (Dec. 4) -- Philip Brown and Garen Wright scored 20 points apiece while missing just two combined shots and Central Oklahoma opened Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association play with a 93-70 drubbing of Lindenwood. The Bronchos blistered the nets all night in shooting a season-high 68.0 percent (34-of-50) and held a 46-22 scoring advantage in the paint en route to picking up their fourth straight win. UCO had two other players in double figures as Mahlon Jones scored 17 points along with having game highs for rebounds (eight) and assists (six), while Trai Jordan chipped in 10 points, six rebounds and four assists. Central Oklahoma got off to a strong start and went on to win 20 games for the second straight season in 2014-15, finishing 20-10 overall and tying for third in the rugged Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association. The Bronchos were 4-2 six games into the season before ripping off seven straight wins in getting to 11-2 overall and 4-0 in the league. UCO dropped seven of its next 11 games to fall out of the conference race, but won its last four games of the regular season and then prevailed in the first round of the MIAA Post-season Tournament before being eliminated in the quarterfinals. Here’s a game-by-game look at UCO’s 2014-15 season: 2014-15 Season Review
  16. 16. 2015-16 UCO BASKETBALL 15 2014-15 Season Review UCO 93, Lincoln 70 EDMOND (Dec. 7) -- Central Oklahoma overcame a cold start with a red- hot shooting exhibition that carried the Bronchos to a 93-70 trouncing of Mid- America Intercollegiate Athletics Association rival Lincoln. UCO made just four of its first 13 shots in falling behind 13-9, but responded by hitting 14-of-16 field goals over the next 11 minutes in roaring to a 44-24 lead en route to its fifth straight win. Balance was once again the key for UCO, with eight players scoring at least eight points and five in double figures. The Bronchos had a huge 36-10 edge in bench scoring, outrebounded LU 37-24 and ended up shooting 55.6 percent (35-of-63) from the field. CalAndrews finished with four treys and 15 points to share team-high scoring honors with Jacob Strassle, who went 4-of-5 from long range. Mahlon Jones added 13 points, Seth Heckart 12 along with four assists and three steals and Philip Brown had 10 points and five rebounds. UCO 72, Central Missouri 57 WARRENSBURG, Mo. (Dec. 18) -- Suffocating defense down the stretch paved the way for Central Oklahoma to pull off a monumental upset here Thurs- day night as the Bronchos knocked off defending national champion and No. 3-ranked Central Missouri 72-57. UCO forced the Mules into 10 straight missed shots during an eight-minute span late in the game in turning a precarious three-point lead into an 18-point cushion and the Bronchos cruised in with their sixth straight win to inprove to 10-2 on the season and 3-1 in Mid-America IntercollegiateAthleticsAssociation play. Mahlon Jones led the Bronchos with 18 points, three assists and three steals, while CalAndrews made 4-of-6 shots from long range in a 17-point, six-rebound outing. Seth Heckart added nine points, seven rebounds and three assists, with Philip Brown chipping in nine points, five rebounds and three blocked shots. UCO 62, Missouri Western 57 ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (Dec. 20) -- Philip Brown and GarenWright pulled down big rebounds and made clutch free throws in the final seconds to lead Central Oklahoma past Missouri Western 62-57. The Bronchos were ahead 58-57 with 15 seconds left when Brown was fouled while hauling in a Griffon miss and the 6-foot-7 senior calmly swished both charity tosses to bump the lead to 60-57. Wright then rebounded MWSU’s tying 3-point try with four seconds remain- ing and was quickly fouled. The redshirt freshman drained the two foul shots to arrange the final margin and secure UCO’s seventh straight win, the longest streak since a nine-game string in 2010-11. Wright led the way, scoring all 15 of his points in the second half while add- ing a game-high nine rebounds and three assists. Trai Jordan scored 11 points with seven rebounds and three steals, while Brown had 10 points, eight boards and four blocked shots. Northwest Missouri 91, UCO 70 EDMOND (Jan. 3) -- Northwest Missouri put on a stunning long-range shooting clinic en route to ending Central Oklahoma’s seven-game winning streak in emphatic fashion. The Bearcats made their first seven 3-point tries of the game, hit five straight to start the second half and didn’t miss many in between in handing the Bronchos a 91-70 MIAAloss. NWMSU ended up shooting a sensational 70.8 percent from beyond the arc, draining 17-of-24 attempts. Garen Wright led the Bronchos with 13 points, while Philip Brown made all five field goal tries and both free throw attempts in a 12-point outing. Missouri Southern 83, UCO 78 JOPLIN, Mo. (Jan. 8) -- A late-game scoring drought led to a second straight Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics loss for Central Oklahoma. The Bronchos made only one shot in the final 7:30 – that coming at the final buzzer – as the Lions scored 14 unanswered points to steal an 83-78 victory. UCO fell to 11-4 on the season and 4-2 in the league. MahlonJonesledtheBronchoswith17points,whilePhilipBrownhad13points, 10 rebounds and two blocked shots. CalAndrews and Seth Heckart chipped in 12 points apiece and Garen Wright had 10. UCO 73, Southwest Baptist 61 BOLIVAR, Mo. (Jan. 10) -- Seth Heckart’s long-range shooting stroke heated up and Central Oklahoma ended a two-game Mid-America IntercollegiateAthletics Association skid with a 73-61 victory over Southwest Baptist. Heckart drilled his first five 3-point attempts, with four of those coming in the second half as the Bronchos dominated the final 20 minutes to easily overcome a four-point halftime deficit. The junior guard went 6-of-7 from the field with the five treys and 6-of-6 from the line in finishing with a season-high 23 points while adding three rebounds, three assists, two steals and a blocked shot. Mahlon Jones was the only other player in double figures with 10 points, while Philip Brown chipped in eight points, a game-high nine rebounds and two blocks. Fort Hays State 82, UCO 72 HAYS, Kan. (Jan. 15) -- A cold spell down the stretch spoiled a spirited Central Oklahoma rally as the Bronchos fell to Fort Hays State 82-72. UCO overcame a 15-point second-half deficit to take a 67-66 lead with 5:35 remaining, but four straight misses and four turnovers over the next four minutes resulted in a game-clinching 10-0 run for the Tigers. It was the third loss in four outings for the Bronchos, who fell to 12-5 on the season and 5-3 in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association. Mahlon Jones led UCO with 16 points, Corbin Byford had 14 points while making 6-of-8 shots and Philip Brown had a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds. Nebraska-Kearney 83, UCO 80 KEARNEY, Neb. (Jan. 17) -- Nebraska-Kearney scored six points in the final 27 seconds to hand Central Oklahoma a stunning 83-80 Mid-America Intercol- legiate Athletics Association setback. The Bronchos led 80-77 after Mahlon Jones’ layup with 43 seconds left, but UNK converted a rare four-point play at 0:27 to take the lead and added two free throws at 0:16 to make it 83-80. UCO missed two tying 3-point tries in the final 13 seconds as the Lopers held on. It was the second straight loss and fourth in five outings for the Bronchos, who fell to 12-6 on the season and 5-4 in the conference. Jones led UCO with 23 points and four assists, making 10-of-13 shots with a pair of 3-pointers. Reggie Sloan made three treys in a 15-point outing and Philip Brown chipped in 13 points and seven rebounds Washburn 68, UCO 60 EDMOND (Jan. 22) -- Opening- and closing-game shooting slumps were too much for Central Oklahoma to overcome as the Bronchos fell to Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association rival Washburn 68-60. UCO made just 2-of-14 shots to start the game in falling into a huge 24-7 hole and then – after rallying to take a 54-51 lead -- hit only 2-of-9 field goals over the final seven minutes in losing for the fifth time in six outings. The Bronchos shot just 35.6 percent (21-of-59) for the game and made only 9-of-15 free throws (60.0 percent) in falling to 12-7 overall and 5-5 in the league. Garen Wright was the lone player in double figures for UCO, scoring 12 of his game-high 18 points in the second half. CalAndrews made three 3-pointers in a nine-point outing, while Philip Brown had seven points and six rebounds. UCO 68, Emporia State 50 EDMOND (Jan. 24) -- Seth Heckart’s 3-pointer sparked a 12-0 first-half run that put Central Oklahoma in the lead and the Bronchos went on to dismantle Emporia State 68-50. UCO shot 52.8 percent (28-of-53) from the field and committed just 12 turn- overs in improving to 13-7 on the season and 6-5 in Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association play. Ten players scored and Philip Brown led the way with a game-high 15 points on 6-of-9 shooting from the field and a 3-of-3 effort from the line. Mahlon Jones added 13 points, Trai Jordan was big off the bench with 10 points and a team-high eight rebounds and Heckart finished with nine points, six assists and four rebounds. Pittsburg State 78, UCO 61 PITTSBURG, Kan. (Jan. 29) -- Twelve tough minutes to open the game put Central Oklahoma in a deficit it couldn’t recover from and the Bronchos went on to drop a 78-61 decision to Pittsburg State. UCO made just two of its first 15 shots while also committing seven turnovers in falling behind 24-8 and the Bronchos never really threatened after that in falling to 13-8 on the season and 6-6 in Mid-America Athletics Association play with their fourth loss in five outings. Jacob Strassle was the only player in double figures for UCO, hitting 4-of-5 attempts from 3-point range in tying a career high with 14 points. Philip Brown had eight points, while Trai Jordan and Seth Heckart added seven apiece.
  17. 17. 2015-16 UCO BASKETBALL 16 Total 3-Point Player GP-GS FG-FGA Pct. FG-FGA Pct. FT-FTA Pct. Reb.-Avg. PF-FO A TO BK ST Pts.-Avg. Mahlon Jones 30-30 143-284 .504 28-97 .289 82-130 .631 75-2.5 62-0 73 68 1 29 396-13.2 Philip Brown 30-17 122-195 .626 0-0 .000 82-112 .732 154-5.1 75-5 28 53 36 15 326-10.9 Seth Heckart 30-23 96-222 .432 73-171 .427 53-60 .883 117-3.9 73-0 106 49 1 48 318-10.6 Garen Wright 25-18 79-190 .416 18-55 .327 67-113 .593 92-3.7 24-0 40 38 3 14 243-9.7 Cal Andrews 30-21 82-205 .400 52-144 .361 40-63 .635 95-3.2 69-2 36 26 17 23 256-8.5 Trai Jordan 30-17 69-112 .616 0-0 .000 60-120 .500 152-5.1 75-2 27 60 27 34 198-6.6 Reggie Sloan 24-2 45-95 .474 24-58 .414 28-36 .778 34-1.4 12-0 12 23 1 7 142-5.9 Jarred Bairstow 30-7 48-103 .466 8-34 .235 42-53 .792 93-3.1 43-0 20 33 12 7 146-4.9 Jacob Strassle 28-6 39-84 .464 20-44 .455 9-12 .750 44-1.6 33-0 20 15 1 5 107-3.8 Corbin Byford 28-4 36-84 .429 7-25 .280 16-31 .516 66-2.4 42-1 16 14 13 3 95-3.4 Jacob Richardson 18-0 17-47 .362 5-18 .278 13-17 .765 28-1.6 15-0 24 15 0 6 52-2.9 Darrius Bryson 21-5 21-27 .778 0-0 .000 9-13 .692 33-1.6 31-1 14 11 1 8 51-2.4 Garret Kilborn 8-0 4-10 .400 3-9 .333 4-4 1.000 8-1.0 5-0 4 2 1 1 15-1.9 Logan Thelen 7-0 1-4 .250 0-0 .000 3-4 .750 3-0.4 5-0 0 2 0 0 5-0.7 UCO Totals 30 802-1,662 .483 238-655 .363 508-768 .661 1,082-36.1 565-11 420 414 114 200 2,350-78.3 Opponent Totals 30 728-1,756 .415 240-664 .361 434-605 .717 1,030-34.3 635-14 388 420 72 205 2,130-71.0 2014-15 Season Review 2014-15 Individual Statistics UCO 77, Northeastern State 49 EDMOND (Feb. 5) -- Reggie Sloan’s 3-point barrage to end the first half put Central Oklahoma firmly in control and the Bronchos went on to clobber intrastate rival Northeastern State 77-49. Sloan drilled three long-range bombs in the final 3:12 as UCO used a 13-0 run to turn a five-point lead into a commanding 18-point halftime cushion and the RiverHawks had no answer in the final 20 minutes. Sloan led a balanced attack with 16 points while hitting 4-of-7 long-distance attempts. Seth Heckart was 5-of-9 from 3-point land in a 15-point, five-rebound, four-assist outing and Philip Brown added 12 points. UCO 82, Pittsburg State 65 EDMOND (Feb. 7) -- Seth Heckart scored 13 of his game-high 15 points in the first half and Central Oklahoma took command early en route to an 82-65 drubbing of Pittsburg State. UCO’s swarming defense played a key role in the big win as the Bronchos limited PSU to 33.3-percent shooting from the field while forcing 20 turnovers in improving to 15-8 on the season and 8-6 in the league. Heckart was 9-of-9 from the free throw line and had two 3-pointers in his 15-point outing while adding five assists and two steals. Mahlon Jones added 14 points and Philip Brown 11. Washburn 71, UCO 65 TOPEKA, Kan. (Feb. 12) -- Washburn used superior bench play to hand Cen- tral Oklahoma a 71-65 Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association loss. The Bronchos had a brief two-game winning streak snapped after a 38-12 scoring advantage by WU’s reserves gave the Ichabods a home-and-home sweep in dropping UCO to 15-9 on the season and 8-6 in the league. Seth Heckart made four 3-pointers in scoring 16 points to lead a balanced attack by the Bronchos. Philip Brown added 13 points and six rebounds, while Mahlon Jones had 12 points. UCO 74, Emporia State 69 EMPORIA, Kan. (Feb. 14) -- Philip Brown scored 15 of his season-high 23 points in the second half to spark Central Oklahoma to a 74-69 Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association victory over Emporia State. The Bronchos led by 11 points with 3:59 left to play and then had to hold on down the stretch, getting clutch free throws from Jarred Bairstow and Seth Heckart in staving off the Hornets for the much-needed road win. Cal Andrews was the only other player in double figures with 13 points, while Trai Jordan had nine points and five rebounds. UCO 63, Northeastern State 57 TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (Feb. 21) -- Jacob Strassle scored six points during an early-game 14-2 run that put Central Oklahoma in front and the Bronchos went on to topple Northeastern State 63-57. The RiverHawks hit two 3-pointers in taking a quick 6-0 lead before Strassle sparked the scoring spurt that put UCO on top 14-8 and the Bronchos never trailed again in winning for the fifth straight time over their intrastate rivals. Mahlon Jones led a balanced attack with 14 points, hitting 5-of-7 shots with three 3-pointers. Philip Brown had his third double-double of the season with 13 points and 11 rebounds, while CalAndrews chipped in 13 points and eight boards. UCO 76, Fort Hays State 69 (OT) EDMOND (Feb. 26) -- Mahlon Jones scored six of his season-high 26 points in overtime and Central Oklahoma survived Fort Hays State 76-69. The Bronchos didn’t score the final 2:11 of regulation and had to sweat out a buzzer-beating free throw situation that saw the Tigers make one of two foul shots with .2 seconds remaining and a chance to win the game. UCO improved to 18-9 on the season and 11-7 in the Mid-America Intercol- legiate Athletics Association. Seth Heckart played 40 minutes and had 14 points, a career-high nine as- sists, five rebounds and two steals. Philip Brown chipped in nine points, five rebounds and three blocked shots. UCO 74, Nebraska-Kearney 69 EDMOND (Feb. 28) -- Trai Jordan and Garen Wright scored five points each in a game-closing 13-2 run that lifted the Bronchos to a thrilling 74-69 Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association triumph that made Terry Evans the winningest coach in program history. UCO overcame a 13-point second-half deficit in pulling out the win, the 262nd of Evans’stellar 13-year career with the Bronchos. Evans surpassed Jim Seward (261-165 from 1987-02) for the all-time lead. Jordan and Philip Brown had 16 points apiece to lead UCO, with Brown adding eight rebounds and four blocked shots. UCO 73, Missouri Western 72 EDMOND (March 2) – Philip Brown and Seth Heckart combined for 26 second-half points to sparked Central Oklahoma to a a dramatic 73-72 victory over Missouri Western in the first round of the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association Post-season Tournament. The Bronchos overcame a 17-point deficit, taking the final lead on Brown’s follow shot with 11 seconds left and then using stout defense to thwart the Griffons’ last chance. It was the fifth straight win for UCO, which improved to 20-9 in reaching the 20-win plateau for the 22nd time in school history game. Brown and Heckart finished with 19 points apiece to lead the way, with Brown adding 10 rebounds. Cal Andrews chipped in 12 points and four steals. Central Missouri 67, UCO 66 KANSAS CITY, Mo. (March 5) – Mahlon Jones’ heavily contested layup just ahead of the final buzzer refused to fall and the Bronchos dropped a hard- fought 67-66 battle to No. 18-ranked Central Missouri in the quarterfinals of the Mid-America IntercollegiateAthleticsAssociation Post-season Tournament. UCO had overcome 12-, 13- and 17-point deficits in their last three wins, but the defending national champion Mules built a 14-point second-half advantage and were just able to hold on. The Bronchos ended the season 20-10. Brown, Trai Jordon and Seth Heckart had 11 points apiece to lead UCO, with Jordan and Heckart also pulling down seven rebounds each.
  18. 18. 2015-16 UCO BASKETBALL 17 Record Opponent Won/Lost Score Top Scorer Top Rebounder MIAA/GAC Challenge in Tahlequah, Okla. 1-0 Southeastern Oklahoma Won 80-68 Jones 16 Bairstow 9 2-0 Northwestern Oklahoma Won 104-68 Sloan 20 Sloan 3-0 Oklahoma Christian Won 86-60 Heckart 20 Jordan 10 3-1 Oklahoma City Lost 109-97 Wright 21 Bairstow, Wright 6 4-1 Southwestern Christian Won 113-74 Byford 18 Three with 6 4-2 at Southwestern Oklahoma Lost 70-68 Jones 20 Jordan 5 Oklahoma Christian Classic in Oklahoma City 5-2 Southwestern Christian Won 93-77 Andrews, Jones 18 Wright 6 6-2 Southern Nazarene Won 74-70 Wright 17 Andrews 5 7-2 Mid-America Christian Won 103-96 Jones 23 Jordan 8 8-2, 1-0* Lindenwood* Won 93-70 Brown, Wright 20 Jones 8 9-2, 2-0* Lincoln* Won 93-70 Andrews, Strassle 14 Jordan 8 10-2, 3-0* at Central Missouri* Won 72-57 Jones 18 Heckart 7 11-2, 4-0* at Missouri Western* Won 62-57 Wright 15 Wright 9 11-3, 4-1* Northwest Missouri* Lost 91-70 Wright 13 Brown, Wright 5 11-4, 4-2* at Missouri Southern* Lost 83-78 Jones 17 Brown 10 12-4, 5-2* at Southwest Baptist* Won 73-61 Heckart 23 Brown 9 12-5, 5-3* at Fort Hays State* Lost 82-72 Jones 16 Brown 10 12-6, 5-4* at Nebraska-Kearney* Lost 83-80 Jones 23 Brown 7 12-7, 5-5* Washburn* Lost 68-60 Wright 18 Three with 6 13-7, 6-5* Emporia State* Won 68-50 Brown 15 Jordan 8 13-8, 6-6* at Pittsburg State* Lost 78-61 Strassle 14 Jordan 7 14-8, 7-6 Northeastern State* Won 77-49 Sloan 16 Bairstow 6 15-8, 8-6* Pittsburg State* Won 82-65 Heckart 15 Andrews 5 15-9, 8-7* at Washburn* Lost 71-65 Heckart 16 Brown 6 16-9, 9-7* at Emporia State* Won 74-69 Brown 23 Jordan 5 17-9, 10-7* at Northeastern State* Won 63-57 Jones 14 Brown 11 18-9, 11-7* Fort Hays State* Won 76-69 (OT) Jones 26 Jones 12 19-9, 12-7* Nebraska-Kearney* Won 74-69 Brown, Jordan 16 Brown, Heckart 8 Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association Post-season Tournament 20-9 Missouri Western Won 73-72 Brown, Heckart 19 Brown, Jordan 10 20-10 Central Missouri (Kansas City) Lost 67-66 Three with 11 Heckart, Jordan 7 Bold-Home game *-Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association game UCO’s Record Overall ................................................. 20-10 When led at halftime.............................. 14-2 When trailed at halftime........................... 6-8 Shot 50 percent-plus from field.............. 10-3 Shot under 50 percent from field........... 10-7 Shot 35 percent-plus from 3-point......... 14-2 Shot under 35 percent from 3-point......... 6-8 Shot 70 percent-plus from the line........... 7-3 Shot under 70 percent from line............. 13-7 Outrebounded opponent......................... 13-1 Outrebounded by opponent...................... 7-9 Had 15 or less turnovers........................ 14-7 Have more than 15 turnovers................... 6-3 By Days of the Week Monday...................................................3-0 Tuesday...................................................1-1 Thursday.................................................4-5 Friday......................................................2-0 Saturday................................................10-4 Fast or Slow UCO scored less than 70 points..............3-5 UCO scored 70-79 points ......................8-3 UCO scored 80-89 points .......................3-1 UCO scored 90-99 points........................3-1 UCO scored 100-plus points...................3-0 2014-15 Trends By Month November.............................................. 6-2 December.............................................. 5-0 January.................................................. 2-6 February................................................ 6-1 March.................................................... 1-1 By Location Hamilton Field House ........................ 11-3 On the road ........................................... 5-6 Neutral Site .......................................... 4-1 By Time of Day Day Games ........................................ 10-3 Night Games ..................................... 10-7 2014-15 Season Results
  19. 19. 2015-16 UCO BASKETBALL 18 Conference Overall Place Team W-L Pct. W-L Pct. 1. Northwest Missouri 15-4 .789 25-7 .781 2. Central Missouri 14-5 .737 25-7 .781 3. Central Oklahoma 12-7 .632 20-10 .667 Lindenwood 12-7 .632 17-12 .586 Missouri Southern 12-7 .632 20-11 .645 Nebraska-Kearney 12-7 .632 18-10 .643 Pittsburg State 12-7 .632 20-12 .625 8. Washburn 10-9 .526 16-16 .500 9. Fort Hays State 9-10 .474 16-13 .552 10. Nebraska-Kearney 6-13 .316 12-17 .414 12. Emporia State 5-14 .263 12-16 .429 Northeastern State 5-14 .263 7-20 .259 Southwest Baptist 5-14 .263 11-18 .379 16. Lincoln 1-18 .053 4-24 .143 2014-15 All-MIAA Teams First Team Connor Beranek, Junior, Forward, Nebraska-Kearney; Ethan Drozek, Junior, Forward, Nebraska-Kearney; Josiah Gustafson, Sophomore, Guard, Pittsburg State; Brennen Hughes, Senior, Forward, Central Missouri; Justin Pitts, Freshman, Guard, Northwest Missouri. Second Team Conner Crooker, Junior, Guard, Northwest Missouri; Rakeem Dickerson, Senior, Guard, Central Missouri; Taevaunn Prince, Junior, Forward, Missouri Southern; Darris Smith, Senior, Guard, Lindenwood; Kyle Wig- gins, Senior, Guard, Washburn. Third Team Devon Branch, Senior, Guard, Pittsburg State; Mahlon Jones, Senior, Guard, Central Oklahoma; Terrence Moore, Junior, Guard, Emporia State; Dom Samac, Junior, Forward, Fort Hays State; Menas Stephens, Senior, Guard, Southwest Baptist. All-Defensive Team Preston Brunz, Senior, Guard, Central Missouri; Favis Flynn, Junior, Guard, Pittsburg State; Greg Renfroe, Junior, Center, Missouri Southern; Matt Wallace, Senior, Guard, Northwest Missouri; T.J. White, Senior, Guard, Central Missouri. Honorable Mention Cory Arentsen, Junior, Lindenwood; Lane Barlow, Senior, Missouri Southern; Philip Brown, Senior, Central Oklahoma; Joshua Buie, Senior, Lincoln; Cortrez Colbert, Senior, Missouri Western; Cameron Cornelius, Senior, Missouri Southern; Grant Cozad, Senior, Northwest Missouri; Chance Creekmur, Senior, Lindenwood; Dillon Deck, Senior, Central Missouri; Trey Mohair, Junior, Northeastern State; Craig Nicholson, Junior, Fort Hays State; Alex North, Senior, Washburn; Zach Schneider, Sophomore, Northwest Missouri. Player of the Year - Connor Beranek, Junior, Forward, Nebraska-Kearney Defensive Player of the Year - Matt Wallace, Senior, Guard, Northwest Missouri Freshman of the Year - Justin Pitts, Guard, Northwest Missouri Co-Coach of the Year - Ben McCollum, Northwest Missouri and Kevin Muff, Pittsburg State Mahlon Jones MIAA Post-season Tournament First Round (Campus sites) Central Oklahoma 72, Missouri Western 71 Nebraska-Kearney 90, Southwest Baptist 74 Pittsburg State 69, Northeastern State 54 Washburn 66, Fort Hays State 57 Quarterfinals (Kansas City, Mo.) Central Missouri 67, Central Oklahoma 66 Missouri Southern 97, Nebraska-Kearney 88 Northwest Missouri 71, Washburn 61 Pittsburg State 74, Lindenwood 55 Semifinals (Kansas City, Mo.) Missouri Southern 81, Central Missouri 74 Pittsburg State 65, Northwest Missouri 58 Finals (Kansas City, Mo.) Pittsburg State 91, Missouri Southern 65 2014-15 MIAA Standings
  20. 20. 2015-16 UCO BASKETBALL Records/History
  21. 21. 2015-16 UCO BASKETBALL 20 Individual Records Most Points Game: 52, Eddie Robinson vs. Southwestern Oklahoma, Feb. 6, 1999. Season: 865, Joe Newton, 1997-98. Career: 2,148, Wesley Clark, 1975-79. Most Field Goals Made Game: 19, Eddie Robinson vs. Southwest- ern Oklahoma, Feb. 6, 1999 (at- tempted 27). Season: 305, Eddie Robinson, 1998-99 (attempted 550). Career: 887, Wesley Clark, 1975-79 (attempted 1,431). Most Field Goals Attempted Game: 34, Marlon Dawson vs. Southeastern Oklahoma, Feb. 17, 2001 (made 13). Season: 642, Joe Newton, 1997-98 (made 298). Career: 1,431, Wesley Clark, 1975-79 (Made 887). Best Field Goal Percentage Game: 100%, DeWayne Rogers vs. Eastern New Mexico, Feb. 3, 1996 (11-of- 11); James Morris vs. Eastern New Mexico, Feb. 15, 1992 (10-of-10) and Morris vs. Wayne State, Dec. 1, 1990 (13-of-13). Minimum 10 attempts. Season: 68.9%, James Morris, 1991-92 (195- of-283). Minimum 150 attempts. Career: 66.7%, James Morris, 1990-93 (532-of-798). Minimum 500 attempts. Most 3-Point Field Goals Made Game: 11, Marlon Dawson vs. Southeastern Oklahoma, Feb. 17, 2001 (attempted 28) and Shawn Williams vs. Nebraska-Kearney, Dec. 10, 1990 (attempted 21). Season: 139, Shawn Pughsley, 1997-98 (attempted 303). Career: 263, Sam Belt, 2004-08 (attempted 698). Most 3-Point Field Goals Attempted Game: 28, Marlon Dawson vs. Southeastern Oklahoma, Feb. 17, 2001 (made 11). Season: 318, Shawn Williams, 1990-91 (made 129). Career: 698, Sam Belt, 2004-08 (made 263). Best 3-Point Field Goal Percentage Game: 100%, David Thomas vs. Midwestern State, Nov. 25, 2008 (6-of-6) and Scott Moody vs. Eastern New Mexico, Feb. 1, 1988 (5-of-5). Minimum five attempts. Season: 46.5%, Marlon Brown, 1990-91 (47-of-101). Minimum 75 attempts. Career: 45.9%, Shawn Pughsley, 1997-98 (139-of-303). Minimum 200 attempts. Most Free Throws Made Game: 23, Alex Wright vs. Southeastern, Feb. 5, 1992 (at- tempted 25) and William Cotton vs. Pittsburg State, Dec. 17, 1963 (attempted 26). Season: 187, Joe Newton, 1997-98 (attempted 268). Career: 511, Sam Belt, 2004-08 (attempted 652). Most Free Throws Attempted Game: 26, Tyshon Fisher vs. Midwestern State, Feb. 10, 1996 (made 19) and William Cotton vs. Pittsburg State, Dec. 17, 1963 (made 23). Season: 268, Joe Newton, 1997-98 (made 187). Career: 652, Sam Belt, 2004-08 (made 511). Best Free Throw Percentage Game: 100%, seven players. Most recent - Josh Gibbs vs. Emporia State, Feb. 15, 2014 (11-of-11). Minimum 10 attempts. Season: 90.1%, Troy Denwalt, 1974-75 (109- of-121). Minimum 100 attempts. Career: 83.3%, Alex Wright, 1991-93 (310- of-372). Minimum 300 attempts. Most Rebounds Game: 25, Tony Bolar vs. Eastern New Mexico, Jan. 12, 1974. Season: 362, Wesley Clark, 1975-76. Career: 1,169, Wesley Clark, 1975-79. Most Assists Game: 17, Zoderick Green vs. Tarleton State, Feb. 25, 1995. Season: 233, Reggie Evans, 1991-92 Career: 539, David Factor, 1995-99. Most Steals Game: 8, four players. Most recent - David Thomas vs. Abilene Christian, Dec. 1, 2007. Season: 110, Joe Newton, 1997-98. Career: 208, David Factor, 1995-99. Most Blocked Shots Game: 8, Johnny Tyson vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville, Jan. 29, 1994 and Fred Tyler vs. Bridgeport, March 26, 1992. Season: 126, Johnny Tyson, 1993-94. Career: 147, Jason Pritchett, 2000-03. Joe Newton James Morris Sam Belt Alex Wright Wesley Clark David Factor Central Oklahoma Records
  22. 22. 2015-16 UCO BASKETBALL 21 Scoring Top 10 Games Rank Points Player Opponent Season 1. 52 Eddie Robinson Southwestern Okla. 1998-99 2. 51 Alex Wright Oklahoma Panhandle 1991-92 3. 50 Marlon Dawson Barry 2000-01 4. 47 Shawn Williams Abilene Christian 1990-91 5. 45 Alex Wright Eastern New Mexico 1992-93 6. 44 Joe Newton Abilene Christian 1997-98 6. 44 Alex Wright Eastern New Mexico 1992-93 6. 44 James Morris Stonehill 1990-91 6. 44 Charles Crosby Cameron 1981-82 10. 43 Wesley Clark Eastern New Mexico 1978-79 Top 40 Seasons Rank Points Player Season Avg. 1. 865 Joe Newton 1997-98 27.0 2. 848 Alex Wright 1992-93 30.3 3. 789 Alex Wright 1991-92 24.7 4. 729 Eddie Robinson 1998-99 28.0 5. 689 Dauntae Williams 2010-11 20.9 6. 680 Tyrone Hopkins 1995-96 23.4 7. 668 Marlon Dawson 2000-01 25.7 8. 650 Sam Belt 2007-08 19.1 9. 648 Josh Gibbs 2013-14 21.6 10. 646 Junie Sanders 1994-95 21.5 11. 630 Wesley Clark 1975-76 21.7 12. 610 Zoderick Green 1994-95 20.3 13. 587 Reggie Evans 1991-92 18.3 14. 579 Larry Wood 1954-55 24.1 15. 576 Dauntae Williams 2009-10 19.9 16. 574 Van Smith 1958-59 18.5 17. 569 Anthony Brown 2006-07 20.3 18. 567 William Cotton 1963-64 20.3 19. 567 Wesley Clark 1978-79 27.0 20. 566 Shawn Williams 1990-91 19.5 21. 565 David Foote 1990-91 18.8 22. 562 Kelvin McCain 1988-89 20.8 23. 559 Shawn Pughsley 1997-98 17.5 24. 554 Junie Sanders 1993-94 21.3 25. 553 Tyrone Hopkins 1996-97 24.0 26. 550 Mark Martinovich 1986-87 19.2 27. 543 Demario Jones 2002-03 18.7 28. 538 Fred Tyler 1992-93 18.6 29. 534 Reggie Evans 1987-88 19.8 30. 530 Shawn Williams 1989-90 18.9 31. 529 Dantrail Coleman 2001-02 20.3 32. 523 Terry Anderson 1978-79 18.7 33. 521 Anthony Brown 2005-06 17.4 33. 521 Wesley Clark 1977-78 19.3 35. 507 Josh Gibbs 2012-13 17.5 36. 505 Lance Harper 2008-09 16.8 37. 500 Sam Belt 2006-07 17.9 37. 500 Bryce Vann 1958-59 16.1 39. 492 Deshone Henderson 2003-04 17.6 40. 487 Dante Harris 1999-00 19.5 Single-Season Scoring Average Leaders Rank Avg. Player Games Points Season 1. 30.3 Alex Wright 28 848 1992-93 2. 28.0 Eddie Robinson 26 729 1998-99 3. 27.0 Joe Newton 32 865 1997-98 4. 27.0 Wesley Clark 21 567 1978-79 5. 25.7 Marlon Dawson 27 668 2000-01 1,000-Point Career Scorers Rank Points Player Years 1. 2,148 Wesley Clark 1975-79 2. 1,918 Sam Belt 2004-08 3. 1,850 Larry Wood 1952-55 4. 1,659 Leo Holland 1954-58 5. 1,637 Alex Wright 1991-93 6. 1,501 S.L. Shofner 1949-53 7. 1,429 Reggie Evans 1986-92 8. 1,420 Alfred Murrell 1963-67 9. 1,377 William Cotton 1962-65 10. 1,353 Bryce Vann 1958-61 11. 1,341 Don Burget 1950-54 12. 1,330 Chuck Kersgieter 1982-86 13. 1,326 Van Smith 1956-59 14. 1,315 Joe Newton 1996-98 15. 1,308 Steve Austin 1979-83 16. 1,297 James Morris 1990-93 17. 1,293 Willie Malone 1961-65 18. 1,265 Dauntae Williams 2009-11 19. 1,264 Troy Denwalt 1972-76 20. 1,255 Joe Sheets 1971-75 21. 1,248 Terry Anderson 1975-79 22. 1,233 Tyrone Hopkins 1995-97 23. 1,210 Howard Stutte 1965-69 24. 1,207 Eric Cazenave 2006-10 25. 1,200 Junie Sanders 1993-95 26. 1,155 Josh Gibbs 2012-14 27. 1,129 Eddie Robinson 1997-99 28. 1,110 Charles Crosby 1978-82 29. 1,102 James Keith 1966-70 30. 1,096 Shawn Williams 1989-91 31. 1,092 Bill Ballew 1946-50 32. 1,090 Anthony Brown 2005-07 33. 1,083 Zoderick Green 1993-95 34. 1,072 Tyler Phillips 2007-12 35. 1,054 John Roseburr 1970-74 36. 1,033 Mike Mimms 1965-69 37. 1,032 Shane Carroll 2008-12 38. 1,030 Eligha Bell 1970-74 39. 1,021 Scott Streller 1985-89 40. 1,013 Marvin Harris 1958-62 41. 1,003 Mark Martinovich 1985-87 Rebounding Top 10 Games Rank Reb. Player Opponent Season 1. 25 Tony Bolar Eastern New Mexico 1973-74 2. 21 Josh Gibbs SW Christian 2013-14 2. 21 Josh Gibbs USAO 2013-14 2. 21 Herman Stevenson Phillips 1963-64 2. 21 Wesley Clark Langston 1976-77 6. 20 Eight times by six players Central Oklahoma Records
  23. 23. 2015-16 UCO BASKETBALL 22 Top 20 Seasons Rank Rebounds Name Season Avg. 1. 362 Wesley Clark 1975-76 12.5 2. 344 Eligha Bell 1972-73 11.9 3. 339 Fran Siebuhr 1958-59 10.9 4. 337 Fred Tyler 1992-93 11.6 5. 333 Josh Gibbs 2013-14 11.1 6. 317 Eligha Bell 1971-72 11.7 7. 308 Junie Sanders 1994-95 10.3 8. 307 Bryce Vann 1958-59 9.9 9. 303 James Keith 1968-69 9.8 10. 302 Devin Baker 1997-98 9.4 11. 300 Marcus Penny 1979-80 10.7 12. 298 Wesley Clark 1977-78 11.0 13. 285 Ferney Presley 1959-60 12.4 14. 283 Marlon Brown 1990-91 9.4 15. 280 Bobby Harris 1988-89 10.4 16. 273 J.W. Lockett 1958-59 8.8 17. 268 Bobby Harris 1989-90 9.2 18. 266 Willie Malone 1961-62 10.2 19. 265 Sam Belt 2007-08 7.8 20. 264 Wesley Clark 1976-77 10.6 Single-Season Rebound Average Leaders Rank Avg. Player Games Rebounds Season 1. 12.5 Wesley Clark 29 362 1975-76 2. 12.4 Ferney Presley 23 285 1959-60 3. 11.9 Eligha Bell 29 344 1972-73 4. 11.7 Eligha Bell 27 317 1971-72 4. 11.7 Wesley Clark 21 245 1978-79 Top 10 Careers Rank Rebounds Player Years 1. 1,169 Wesley Clark 1975-79 2. 1,061 Eligha Bell 1970-74 3. 845 Sam Belt 2004-08 4. 835 Alfred Murrell 1963-66 5. 787 Bryce Vann 1958-61 6. 764 James Keith 1966-70 6. 764 Charles Crosby 1978-82 8. 743 Steve Austin 1979-83 9. 737 Jason Pritchett 2000-03 10. 718 Willie Malone 1961-65 Field Goals Made Top 10 Games Rank No. Player Opponent Season 1. 19 Eddie Robinson Southwestern Okla. 1998-99 2. 18 Alex Wright Oklahoma Panhandle 1991-92 2. 18 Eddie Robinson Eastern New Mexico 1998-99 4. 17 Eddie Robinson Harding 1998-99 4. 17 Eddie Robinson Southwestern Okla. 1998-99 4. 17 Tyrone Hopkins Eastern New Mexico 1996-97 4. 17 James Morris Stonehill 1990-91 8. 16 Dante Harris Mid-America 1999-00 8. 16 Alex Wright Eastern New Mexico 1992-93 8. 16 Kelvin McCain Cameron 1988-89 8. 16 Charles Crosby Cameron 1981-82 8. 16 Wesley Clark Washburn 1975-76 8. 16 James Dawson Northwestern Okla. 1969-70 Top 10 Seasons Rank No. Player Season 1. 305 Eddie Robinson 1998-99 2. 298 Joe Newton 1997-98 3. 293 Alex Wright 1992-93 4. 277 Wesley Clark 1975-76 4. 277 Alex Wright 1991-92 6. 266 Junie Sanders 1994-95 7. 234 Tyrone Hopkins 1995-96 8. 233 Van Smith 1958-59 9. 229 Dauntae Williams 2010-11 10. 228 Anthony Brown 2006-07 Top Five Careers Rank No. Player Years 1. 887 Wesley Clark 1975-79 2. 577 Sam Belt 2004-08 3. 570 Alex Wright 1991-93 4. 540 Willie Malone 1961-65 5. 490 Joe Sheets 1972-75 Field Goals Attempted Top 10 Games Rank No. Player Opponent Season 1. 34 Marlon Dawson Southeastern Okla. 2000-01 2. 32 Eddie Robinson Southwestern Okla. 1998-99 3. 31 Joe Newton Abilene Christian 1997-98 3. 31 Shawn Williams Stonehill 1990-91 5. 30 Eddie Robinson Montana St.-Billings 1998-99 5. 30 Eddie Robinson East Central 1998-99 5. 30 Shawn Williams Abilene Christian 1990-91 5. 30 Mark Martinovich Langston 1986-87 9. 29 Joe Newton TX A&M-Commerce 1997-98 9. 29 Alex Wright Baptist Christian 1992-93 9. 29 Alfred Murrell Southwest Missouri 1965-66 Top 10 Seasons Rank No. Player Season 1. 642 Joe Newton 1997-98 2. 606 Alex Wright 1992-93 3. 602 Alex Wright 1991-92 4. 550 Eddie Robinson 1998-99 5. 500 Van Smith 1958-59 6. 495 Junie Sanders 1994-95 7. 493 Zoderick Green 1994-95 8. 489 Josh Gibbs 2013-14 9. 474 Marlon Dawson 2000-01 10. 472 Shawn Williams 1990-91 Top Five Careers Rank No. Player Years 1. 1,431 Wesley Clark 1975-79 2. 1,332 Sam Belt 2004-08 3. 1,208 Alex Wright 1991-93 4. 1,128 Willie Malone 1961-65 5. 1,003 Eric Cazenave 2006-10 Central Oklahoma Records
  24. 24. 2015-16 UCO BASKETBALL 23 3-Point Field Goals Made Top 10 Games Rank No. Player Opponent Season 1. 11 Marlon Dawson Southeastern Okla. 2000-01 1. 11 Shawn Williams Nebraska-Kearney 1990-91 3. 10 Shawn Pughsley Southeastern Okla. 1997-98 4. 9 Marlon Dawson Barry 2000-01 4. 9 Zoderick Green Midwestern State 1993-94 4. 9 Shawn Williams Abilene Christian 1990-91 7. 8 Eric Cazenave East Central 2008-09 7. 8 Sam Belt TX A&M-Commerce 2007-08 7. 8 Sam Belt Oklahoma Christian 2006-07 7. 8 Terrance Watkins Abilene Christian 1999-00 7. 8 Shawn Pughsley Southern Connecticut 1997-98 7. 8 Alex Wright Baptist Christian 1992-93 7. 8 Alex Wright Tabor 1992-93 7. 8 Darrell Gibson Northwest Missouri 1992-93 Top 10 Seasons Rank No. Player Season 1. 139 Shawn Pughsley 1997-98 2. 129 Shawn Williams 1990-91 3. 110 Zoderick Green 1994-95 4. 104 Reggie Evans 1991-92 5. 102 Zoderick Green 1993-94 6. 101 Marlon Dawson 2000-01 7. 97 Alex Wright 1992-93 8. 90 Alex Wright 1991-92 9. 87 Dante Harris 1999-00 10. 83 Shawn Williams 1989-90 Top Five Careers Rank No. Player Years 1. 263 Sam Belt 2004-08 2. 212 Zoderick Green 1993-95 2. 212 Shawn Williams 1989-91 4. 211 Eric Cazenave 2006-10 5. 204 Tyler Phillips 2007-12 3-Point Field Goals Attempted Top 10 Games Rank No. Player Opponent Season 1. 28 Marlon Dawson Southeastern Okla. 2000-01 1. 21 Shawn Williams Nebraska-Kearney 1990-91 3. 20 Shawn Williams Abilene Christian 1990-91 3. 20 Shawn Williams Stonehill 1990-91 5. 19 Marlon Dawson Barry 2000-01 6. 18 Shawn Williams Abilene Christian 1989-90 6. 18 Shawn Pughsley Southeastern Okla. 1997-98 8. 17 Zoderick Green TX A&M-Kingsville 1993-94 8. 17 Alex Wright Baptist Christian 1992-93 8. 17 Reggie Evans Cameron 1991-92 8. 17 Kelvin McCain Abilene Christian 1988-89 Top 10 Seasons Rank No. Player Season 1. 318 Shawn Williams 1990-91 2. 303 Shawn Pughsley 1997-98 2. 303 Zoderick Green 1994-95 4. 276 Marlon Dawson 2000-01 5. 261 Zoderick Green 1993-94 6. 251 Joe Newton 1997-98 7. 247 Alex Wright 1991-92 8. 244 Reggie Evans 1991-92 9. 240 Dante Harris 1999-00 10. 238 Alex Wright 1992-93 Top Five Careers Rank No. Player Years 1. 698 Sam Belt 2004-08 2. 568 Eric Cazenave 2006-10 3. 564 Zoderick Green 1993-95 4. 562 Tyler Phillips 2007-12 5. 516 Shawn Williams 1989-91 Free Throws Made Top 10 Games Rank No. Player Opponent Season 1. 23 Alex Wright Southeastern Okla. 1991-92 1. 23 William Cotton Pittsburg State 1963-64 3. 19 Tyshon Fisher Midwestern State 1995-96 4. 17 Marlon Dawson Barry 2000-01 4. 17 Tyrone Hopkins Tarleton State 1996-97 4. 17 James Morris Dallas 1990-91 7. 16 Josh Gibbs Fort Hays State 2013-14 7. 16 Tyrone Hopkins Midwestern State 1996-97 9. 15 Sam Belt Angelo State 2007-08 10. 14 Joe Newton Abilene Christian 1997-98 10. 14 Alex Wright TX A&M-Commerce 1992-93 Top 10 Seasons Rank No. Player Season 1. 187 Joe Newton 1997-98 2. 184 Sam Belt 2007-08 3. 177 William Cotton 1963-64 4. 175 Tyrone Hopkins 1995-96 5. 169 Tyrone Hopkins 1996-97 6. 165 Dauntae Williams 2010-11 6. 165 Alex Wright 1992-93 8. 159 Josh Gibbs 2013-14 9. 155 Marlon Dawson 2000-01 10. 145 Alex Wright 1991-92 Top Five Careers Rank No. Player Years 1. 511 Sam Belt 2004-08 2. 419 William Cotton 1962-65 3. 374 Wesley Clark 1975-79 4. 344 Tyrone Hopkins 1995-97 5. 310 Alex Wright 1991-93 Free Throws Attempted Top 10 Games Rank No. Player Opponent Season 1. 26 Tyshon Fisher Midwestern State 1995-96 1. 26 William Cotton Pittsburg State 1963-64 3. 25 Alex Wright Southeastern Okla. 1991-92 4. 23 Tyrone Hopkins Midwestern State 1996-97 Central Oklahoma Records
  25. 25. 2015-16 UCO BASKETBALL 24 5. 20 Marlon Dawson Barry 2000-01 5. 20 Tyrone Hopkins Tarleton State 1996-97 5. 20 James Morris Dallas 1990-91 8. 19 Joe Newton Seattle Pacific 1997-98 9. 18 Sam Belt Angelo State 2007-08 10. 17 Josh Gibbs Fort Hays State 2013-14 10. 17 Demario Jones Central Arkansas 2002-03 10. 17 Joe Newton Abilene Christian 1997-98 10. 17 Devin Baker Southwestern Okla. 1997-98 Top 10 Seasons Rank No. Player Season 1. 268 Joe Newton 1997-98 2. 245 Sam Belt 2007-08 3. 237 Dauntae Williams 2010-11 4. 233 Tyrone Hopkins 1995-96 5. 225 Tyrone Hopkins 1996-97 6. 224 Josh Gibbs 2013-14 7. 221 William Cotton 1963-64 8. 203 Marlon Dawson 2000-01 9. 202 Alex Wright 1992-93 10. 186 Junie Sanders 1993-94 Top Five Careers Rank No. Player Years 1. 652 Sam Belt 2004-08 2. 546 William Cotton 1962-65 3. 525 Wesley Clark 1975-79 4. 458 Tyrone Hopkins 1995-97 5. 430 Brent Friday 2008-12 Assists Top 10 Games Rank No. Player Opponent Season 1. 17 Zoderick Green Tarleton State 1994-95 2. 15 David Foote Stonehill 1990-91 2. 15 Kevin Pierce Eastern New Mexico 1978-79 4. 14 Zoderick Green Angelo State 1994-95 4. 14 Reggie Evans Oklahoma Christian 1987-88 5. 13 Pechone Stepps Abilene Christian 1993-94 5. 13 Spencer Wright Tabor 1992-93 5. 13 Reggie Evans Paul Quinn 1991-92 5. 13 Kevin Pierce Oklahoma Baptist 1978-79 5. 13 Kevin Pierce Southwestern Okla. 1978-79 5. 13 Scott de la Garza Oklahoma Christian 1988-89 Top 10 Seasons Rank No. Player Season Avg. 1. 233 Reggie Evans 1991-92 7.3 2. 209 Zoderick Green 1994-95 7.0 2. 200 Kevin Pierce 1978-79 7.1 4. 174 Joe Newton 1997-98 5.4 5. 170 Spencer Wright 1992-93 6.1 5. 170 Kendall Cudjoe 1980-81 6.1 6. 158 Dauntae Williams 2009-10 5.4 7. 156 Keith Felton 2000-01 5.8 8. 153 David Foote 1990-91 5.1 9. 145 Kevin Pierce 1979-80 4.8 9. 145 Kendall Cudjoe 1981-82 4.8 Top Five Careers Rank No. Player Years 1. 539 David Factor 1995-99 2. 434 Reggie Evans 1986-92 3. 429 Kendall Cudjoe 1979-82 4. 428 Kevin Pierce 1978-82 5. 377 Marty Kelsey 1974-78 Steals Top 10 Games Rank No. Player Opponent Season 1. 8 David Thomas Abilene Christian 2007-08 1. 8 Norton Edmonds Cameron 2001-02 1. 8 Joe Newton Ind.-Purdue@Indiana 2006-07 1 8 Tyrone Hopkins Angelo State 2005-06 5. 7 By numerous players Top 10 Seasons Rank No. Player Season Avg. 1. 110 Joe Newton 1997-98 3.4 2. 100 Alex Wright 1992-93 3.6 3. 76 Dauntae Williams 2010-11 2.3 4. 74 David Foote 1990-91 2.5 5. 73 Alex Wright 1991-92 2.3 6. 71 Dauntae Williams 2009-10 2.4 7. 66 Eddie Robinson 1998-99 2.5 8. 65 Scott Sanders 1995-96 2.3 9. 64 Scott Sanders 1994-95 2.1 9. 64 Marlon Brown 1990-91 2.1 Top Five Careers Rank No. Player Years 1. 208 David Factor 1995-99 2. 174 Eric Cazenave 2006-10 3. 173 Alex Wright 1991-93 4. 160 Joe Newton 1996-98 5. 148 Sam Belt 2004-08 Blocked Shots Top 10 Games Rank No. Player Opponent Season 1. 8 Johnny Tyson TX A&M-Kingsville 1993-94 2. 8 Fred Tyler Bridgeport 1991-92 3. 7 Johnny Tyson TX A&M-Commerce 1993-94 3. 7 Johnny Tyson Eastern New Mexico 1993-94 3. 7 Johnny Tyson California (Pa.) 1993-94 3. 7 Johnny Tyson Emporia State 1993-94 3. 7 Johnny Tyson Arkansas Baptist 1993-94 3. 7 Fred Tyler SIU-Edwardsville 1991-92 3. 7 Fred Tyler Missouri Western 1991-92 10. 6 Jason Pritchett Southeastern Okla. 2002-03 10. 6 Al Segova TX A&M-Commerce 1994-95 10. 6 Johnny Tyson TX A&M-Kingsville 1993-94 Central Oklahoma Records

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