2010–11 UCF Knights men's basketball team

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2010–11 UCF Knights men's basketball
University of Central Florida UCF vertical text logo.svg
UCF Holiday Classic Champions
CBI Semifinals vs. Creighton, L 64–82
Conference Conference USA
2010–11 record 0–12[1] (0–10[1] C-USA)
Head coach Donnie Jones
Assistant coach Shawn Finney
Assistant coach Darren Tillis
Assistant coach Tim Thomas
Home arena UCF Arena
Seasons
« 2009–10 2011–12 »
2010–11 Conference USA men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
UAB 12 4   .750     22 9   .710
Tulsa 11 5   .688     19 13   .594
UTEP 11 5   .688     25 10   .714
Memphis 10 6   .625     25 10   .714
Southern Miss 9 7   .563     22 10   .688
Marshall 9 7   .563     22 12   .647
Southern Methodist 8 8   .500     20 15   .571
East Carolina 8 8   .500     18 16   .529
UCF 6 10   .375     21 12   .636
Rice 5 11   .313     14 18   .438
Houston 4 12   .250     12 18   .400
Tulane 3 13   .188     13 17   .433
2011 CUSA Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2010–11 UCF Knights men's basketball team was a NCAA Division I college basketball team that represented the University of Central Florida and competed in Conference USA. They played their home games at UCF Arena in Orlando, Florida and were led by first year head coach Donnie Jones.

Following a 10–0 start to the season, in which they defeated #18 Florida, South Florida, and Miami, the Knights were nationally ranked for the first time in program history.[2] At the time, UCF was one of only four schools to be ranked in the BCS standings and the AP men's basketball poll.[3]

They finished the season 21–12, 6–10 in CUSA play and lost in the first round of the 2011 Conference USA Men's Basketball Tournament to East Carolina. They were invited to the 2011 College Basketball Invitational where they beat St. Bonaventure in the first round and Rhode Island in the quarterfinals before falling to Creighton in the semifinals.

In February 2012, UCF vacated its wins from the 2010–11 season after it was discovered that there was an ineligible player on the team.[1][4]

Previous season[edit]

In the previous year, the Knights finished the season 15–17, 6–10 in C-USA play under the leadership of Head Coach Kirk Speraw. After the season, Speraw was fired and replaced by Donnie Jones .[5]

Roster[edit]

Name Number Position Height Weight Year Hometown
Keith Clanton 33 F 6–8 245 Sophomore Orlando, Florida
Josh Crittle 24 F 6–8 250 Junior Bellwood, Illinois
Jarvis Davis 2 G 6–1 175 Freshman Columbia, South Carolina
David Diakite 15 F 6–6 215 Redshirt Sophomore Washington, D.C.
P.J. Gaynor 21 F 6–8 205 Junior Jacksonville, Florida
Tom Herzog 41 C 7–0 250 Redshirt Senior Flint, Michigan
Jeffrey Jordan 13 G 6–1 180 Senior Chicago, Illinois
Marcus Jordan 5 G 6–3 205 Sophomore Chicago, Illinois
Doğukan Kuzucan 14 G 6–2 175 Sophomore Istanbul, Turkey
Dwight McCombs 10 F/C 6–8 245 Junior Chicago, Illinois
A.J. Rompza 3 G 5–9 160 Junior Chicago, Illinois
Isaac Sosa 11 G 6–3 190 Junior Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
Tristan Spurlock 1 F 6–8 220 Sophomore Woodbridge, Virginia
Isaiah Sykes 32 G/F 6–5 205 Freshman Detroit, Michigan
Amara Thompson 22 G 6–4 180 Redshirt Sophomore Tucker, Georgia
Taylor Young 12 G 6–1 185 Redshirt Senior Orlando, Florida
A.J. Tyler 25 F 6–9 225 Redshirt Senior Palm Harbor, Florida

Coaches[edit]

Name Type College Graduating year
Donnie Jones Head Coach Pikeville College 1988
Shawn Finney Associate Head Coach Fairmont State 1985
Darren Tillis Assistant Coach Paul Quinn College 1996
Tim Thomas Assistant Coach Wheeling Jesuit 1993
Micah Byars Director of Basketball Operations University of West Florida 2006
Brendan Suhr Director of Program Development Montclair State 1973

Schedule and results[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Record
Exhibition
November 4, 2010* 7:00 PM Flagler UCF ArenaOrlando, FL W 78–70  1–0
Regular season (Non-conference play)
November 12, 2010* 7:00 PM West Florida UCF Arena • Orlando, FL W 115–61  1–0
November 15, 2010* 7:00 PM Jackson State UCF Arena • Orlando, FL W 80–39  2–0
November 18, 2010* 7:00 PM South Florida UCF Arena • Orlando, FL
(UCF–USF rivalry)
CBS CS W 65–59  3–0
November 23, 2010* 7:00 PM at Stetson Edmunds CenterDeLand, FL W 85–58  4–0
November 27, 2010* 5:00 PM Alabama State UCF Arena • Orlando, FL W 84–48  5–0
December 1, 2010* 7:00 PM vs. #18 Florida Amway Center • Orlando, FL
(Florida Citrus Shootout)
FS Florida W 57–54  6–0
December 4, 2010* 4:00 PM Southeastern Louisiana UCF Arena • Orlando, FL W 74–49  7–0
December 11, 2010* 5:00 PM Bethune Cookman UCF Arena • Orlando, FL BHSN/ CSS W 76–59  8–0
December 15, 2010* 7:00 PM Louisiana-Lafayette UCF Arena • Orlando, FL W 79–58  9–0
December 18, 2010* 1:00 PM vs. Miami (FL) BankAtlantic CenterSunrise, FL
(MetroPCS Orange Bowl Classic)
FSN W 84–78  10–0
December 22, 2010* 7:00 PM at Massachusetts #24 Mullins CenterAmherst, MA W 64–59  11–0
December 29, 2010* 7:00 PM Furman #19 UCF Arena • Orlando, FL
(UCF Holiday Classic)
W 71–53  12–0
December 30, 2010* 7:30 PM Princeton #19 UCF Arena • Orlando, FL
(UCF Holiday Classic)
W 68–62  13–0
Regular season (C-USA conference play)
January 5, 2011 7:00 PM Marshall #19 UCF Arena • Orlando, FL BHSN/ CSS W 65–58  14–0 (1–0)
January 8, 2011 5:00 PM at Houston #19 Hofheinz PavilionHouston, TX L 71–76  14–1 (1–1)
January 15, 2011 5:00 PM at Southern Miss #23 Reed Green ColiseumHattiesburg, MS L 69–86  14–2 (1–2)
January 19, 2011 7:00 PM East Carolina UCF Arena • Orlando, FL BHSN L 62–74  14–3 (1–3)
January 22, 2011 7:00 PM Rice UCF Arena • Orlando, FL BHSN/ CSS L 50–57  14–4 (1–4)
January 26, 2011 8:00 PM at Memphis FedExForumMemphis, TN BHSN/ CBS CS L 61–77  14–5 (1–5)
January 29, 2011 7:00 PM UAB UCF Arena • Orlando, FL BHSN/ CSS L 69–74  14–6 (1–6)
February 2, 2011 9:00 PM at UTEP Don Haskins CenterEl Paso, TX  PPD** 
February 5, 2011 5:00 PM at East Carolina Williams Arena at Minges ColiseumGreenville, NC L 61–68  14–7 (1–7)
February 9, 2011 7:00 PM Memphis UCF Arena • Orlando, FL BHSN/ CBS CS L 62–63  14–8 (1–8)
February 12, 2011 7:00 PM Tulsa UCF Arena • Orlando, FL W 58–57  15–8 (2–8)
February 16, 2011 8:00 PM at Tulane Avron B. Fogelman ArenaNew Orleans, LA W 65–62  16–8 (3–8)
February 19, 2011 6:00 PM at UAB Bartow ArenaBirmingham, AL BHSN/ CSS L 58–63  16–9 (3–9)
February 21, 2011 1:00 PM at UTEP Don Haskins Center • El Paso, TX W 74–68  17–9 (4–9)
February 26, 2011 7:00 PM Southern Miss UCF Arena • Orlando, FL W 65–64  18–9 (5–9)
March 2, 2011 7:00 PM SMU UCF Arena • Orlando, FL BHSN W 51–48  19–9 (6–9)
March 5, 2011 7:00 PM at Marshall Cam Henderson CenterHuntington, WV L 69–83  19–10 (6–10)
C-USA Tournament
March 9, 2011 1:00 PM vs. East Carolina Don Haskins Center • El Paso, TX
(First Round)
L 60–75  19–11
College Basketball Invitational
March 16, 2011* 8:00 PM St. Bonaventure UCF Arena • Orlando, FL
(First Round)
HDNet W 69–54  20–11
March 21, 2011* 7:00 PM Rhode Island UCF Arena • Orlando, FL
(Quarterfinals)
W 66–54  21–11
March 23, 2011* 8:00 PM at Creighton Qwest Center OmahaOmaha, NE
(Semifinals)
HDNet L 64–82  21–12
*Non-Conference Game. Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.
**The game on February 2 at UTEP was canceled due to inclement weather and rescheduled for February 21.

Rankings[edit]

Ranking Movement[6]
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking. ██Not ranked the previous week.
Poll Pre
Oct 28
Wk 1
Nov 15
Wk 2
Nov 22
Wk 3
Nov 29
Wk 4
Dec 6
Wk 5
Dec 13
Wk 6
Dec 20
Wk 7
Dec 27
Wk 8
Jan 3
Wk 9
Jan 10
Wk 10
Jan 17
Wk 11
Jan 24
Wk 12
Jan 31
Wk 13
Feb 7
Wk 14
Feb 14
Wk 15
Feb 21
Wk 16
Feb 28
Wk 17
Mar 7
Wk 18
Mar 14
Wk 19
Mar 21
Final
AP 30 26 24 19 19 23 40
Coaches 38 33 26 21 18 22 33

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c UCF vacated its 19 regular season and 2 post season wins from the 2010–11 season after it was discovered that there was an ineligible player on the team. The team's pre-sanctions record was 21–12 (6–10). The "official" record therefore stands as 0–12.
  2. ^ UCF Men's Basketball Ranked For First Time In School History
  3. ^ UCF Basketball Notoriety Grows with First National Ranking
  4. ^ UCF, NCAA investigation: Former UCF Athletic Director Keith Tribble responds to NCAA allegations
  5. ^ New coach Jones eyes big things for UCF
  6. ^ It is possible to receive votes in certain polls but not be officially ranked in the Top 25. Rankings of 26 and greater indicate the team has received votes, but not enough to be featured in the Top 25.

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