2011–12 Florida Gators men's basketball team

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2011–12 Florida Gators men's basketball
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NCAA Tournament, Elite Eight
Conference Southeastern Conference
Ranking
Coaches #9
AP #25
2011–12 record 26–11 (10–6 SEC)
Head coach Billy Donovan (16th year)
Assistant coach Matt McCall
John Pelphrey
Norm Roberts
Home arena O'Connell Center
Seasons
« 2010–11 2012–13 »
2011–12 Southeastern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#1 Kentucky 16 0   1.000     38 2   .950
#25 Florida 10 6   .625     26 11   .703
#20 Vanderbilt 10 6   .625     25 11   .694
Tennessee 10 6   .625     19 15   .559
Alabama 9 7   .563     21 12   .636
Mississippi State 8 8   .500     21 12   .636
Ole Miss 8 8   .500     20 14   .588
LSU 7 9   .438     18 15   .545
Arkansas 6 10   .375     18 14   .563
Auburn 5 11   .313     15 16   .484
Georgia 5 11   .313     15 17   .469
South Carolina 2 14   .125     10 21   .323
2012 SEC Tournament winner
As of April 2, 2012; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2011–12 Florida Gators men's basketball team represented the University of Florida in the sport of basketball during the 2011–12 college basketball season. The Gators competed in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Southeastern Conference (SEC). They were led by head coach Billy Donovan, and played their home games in the O'Connell Center on the university's Gainesville, Florida campus.

The Gators finished the SEC regular season with a 10–6 conference record, and lost to Kentucky in the semifinals of the 2012 SEC Tournament. They received an at-large bid in the 2012 NCAA Tournament as a No. 7 seed in west region where they advanced to the Elite Eight before losing to Louisville.

Previous season[edit]

The Gators finished the 2010–11 season 29–8, 13–3 in SEC play and lost in the Elite Eight round of the NCAA Tournament to Butler. Senior small forward Chandler Parsons won SEC Player of the Year honors and head coach Billy Donovan was named SEC Coach of the Year. Parsons and senior power forward Vernon Macklin were both selected in the 2011 NBA Draft.

Roster[edit]

Retrieved from Gatorzone.com

2011–12 Florida Gators men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Home town
G 23 Beal, BradleyBradley Beal 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 207 lb (94 kg) Fr St. Louis, MO
G 1 Boynton, KennyKenny Boynton 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 189 lb (86 kg) Jr Pompano Beach, FL
G 0 Kurtz, JacobJacob Kurtz 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Fr Oviedo, FL
F 34 Larson, CodyCody Larson 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 231 lb (105 kg) RS Fr Sioux Falls, SD
F 33 Murphy, ErikErik Murphy 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Jr South Kingstown, RI
F 35 Pitchford, WalterWalter Pitchford 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 221 lb (100 kg) Fr Grand Rapids, MI
G/F 24 Prather, CaseyCasey Prather 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 212 lb (96 kg) So Jackson, TN
G 3 Rosario, MikeMike Rosario 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 191 lb (87 kg) RS Jr Jersey City, NJ
G 11 Walker, ErvingErving Walker 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) 177 lb (80 kg) Sr Brooklyn, NY
G 5 Wilbekin, ScottieScottie Wilbekin 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 178 lb (81 kg) So Gainesville, FL
F 15 Yeguete, WillWill Yeguete 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 222 lb (101 kg) So Bordeaux, FRA
F/C 4 Young, PatricPatric Young 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 247 lb (112 kg) So Jacksonville, FL
Head coach

Billy Donovan

Assistant coach(es)

Matt McCall
John Pelphrey
Norm Roberts


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

Coaches[edit]

Name Position College Graduating year
Billy Donovan Head Coach Providence College 1987
Matt McCall Associate Head Coach University of Florida 2005
John Pelphrey Assistant Coach University of Kentucky 1992
Norm Roberts Assistant Coach Queens College 1987
Darren Hertz Assistant to the Head Coach University of Florida 1997
Oliver Winterbone Video Coordinator Rutgers University 2005
Preston Greene Strength & Conditioning Coordinator Clemson University 1999
Dave Werner Athletic Trainer Eastern Kentucky University 1991
Tom Williams Academic Counselor University of Florida 1978
Denver Parler Communications

Team statistics[edit]

As of March 24, 2012.
     Indicates team leader in specific category.
Retrieved from Gatorzone.com

Name PTS PPG FG % 3P % FT % AST REB BLK STL
Bradley Beal 546 14.8 .445 .339 .769 83 249 31 51
Kenny Boynton 588 15.9 .440 .407 .754 100 97 1 28
Jacob Kurtz 2 0.5 1.000 0 1 0 0
Cody Larson 12 0.5 .455 .000 .400 1 21 2 0
Erik Murphy 356 10.5 .485 .421 .814 29 154 37 18
Walter Pitchford 6 0.5 .273 .000 1 4 1 0
Casey Prather 57 2.0 .367 .400 .393 8 49 8 12
Mike Rosario 205 6.6 .430 .337 .750 30 43 2 16
Erving Walker 447 12.1 .394 .363 .815 170 106 0 37
Scottie Wilbekin 97 2.6 .434 .457 .714 61 55 2 22
Will Yeguete 114 4.4 .581 .359 27 163 10 31
Patric Young 378 10.2 .618 .593 41 238 30 18
TEAM 2808 75.9 .463 .380 .713 551 1321 124 233

Schedule and results[edit]

Retrieved from Gatorzone.com

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Record
Exhibition
Nov. 3, 2011* 7:00 p.m. Catholic #8 O'Connell CenterGainesville, FL GatorVision W 114–57 
Regular season (Non-conference play)
Nov. 11, 2011* 7:00 p.m. Jackson State #8 O'Connell Center • Gainesville, FL
(Global Sports Shootout)
FSFL W 99–59  1–0
Nov. 15, 2011* 8:00 p.m. at #3 Ohio State #7 Value City ArenaColumbus, OH
(Global Sports Shootout)
ESPN2 L 74–81  1–1
Nov. 17, 2011* 8:00 p.m. North Florida #7 O'Connell Center • Gainesville, FL
(Global Sports Shootout)
FSFL W 91–55  2–1
Nov. 21, 2011* 7:00 p.m. vs. Wright State #10 St. Pete Times ForumTampa, FL
(Global Sports Shootout)
Sun Sports W 78–65  3–1
Nov. 25, 2011* 7:00 p.m. Jacksonville #10 O'Connell Center • Gainesville, FL FSFL W 107–62  4–1
Nov. 28, 2011* 7:00 p.m. vs. Stetson #10 Amway CenterOrlando, FL
(Florida Citrus Sports Shootout)
Sun Sports W 96–70  5–1
Dec. 2, 2011* 7:00 p.m. at #4 Syracuse #10 Carrier DomeSyracuse, NY
(SEC–Big East Challenge)
ESPN L 68–72  5–2
Dec. 7, 2011* 7:00 p.m. Arizona #12 O'Connell Center • Gainesville, FL ESPN W 78–72 OT 6–2
Dec. 9, 2011* 7:00 p.m. vs. Rider #12 Veterans Memorial ArenaJacksonville, FL CSS/ESPN3 W 90–69  7–2
Dec. 17, 2011* 2:30 p.m. vs. #22 Texas A&M #13 BankAtlantic CenterSunrise, FL
(Orange Bowl Classic)
FSN/Sun W 84–64  8–2
Dec. 19, 2011* 7:00 p.m. Mississippi Valley State #11 O'Connell Center • Gainesville, FL FSFL W 82–54  9–2
Dec. 22, 2011* 7:00 p.m. Florida State #11 O'Connell Center • Gainesville, FL ESPNU W 82–64  10–2
Dec. 29, 2011* 7:00 p.m. at Rutgers #10 Louis Brown Athletic CenterPiscataway, NJ ESPN2 L 83–85 2OT 10–3
Dec. 31, 2011* 2:00 p.m. Yale #10 O'Connell Center • Gainesville, FL ESPNU W 90–70  11–3
Jan. 3, 2012* 7:00 p.m. UAB #13 O'Connell Center • Gainesville, FL FSN W 79–60  12–3
Regular season (SEC conference play)
Jan. 7, 2012 11:00 a.m. at Tennessee #13 Thompson–Boling ArenaKnoxville, TN ESPN2 L 56–67  12–4 (0–1)
Jan. 10, 2012 7:00 p.m. Georgia #19 O'Connell Center • Gainesville, FL ESPN W 70–48  13–4 (1–1)
Jan. 14, 2012 7:00 p.m. at South Carolina #19 Colonial Life ArenaColumbia, SC CSS W 79–65  14–4 (2–1)
Jan. 21, 2012 6:00 p.m. LSU #17 O'Connell Center • Gainesville, FL FSN W 76–64  15–4 (3–1)
Jan. 26, 2012 7:00 p.m. at Ole Miss #14 Tad Smith ColiseumOxford, MS ESPN2 W 64–60  16–4 (4–1)
Jan. 28, 2012 1:30 p.m. #18 Mississippi State #14 O'Connell Center • Gainesville, FL SECN W 69–57  17–4 (5–1)
Feb. 2, 2012 9:00 p.m. South Carolina #12 O'Connell Center • Gainesville, FL ESPN2 W 74–66  18–4 (6–1)
Feb. 4, 2012 1:00 p.m. #25 Vanderbilt #12 O'Connell Center • Gainesville, FL CBS W 73–65  19–4 (7–1)
Feb. 7, 2012 7:00 p.m. at #1 Kentucky #8 Rupp ArenaLexington, KY ESPN L 58–78  19–5 (7–2)
Feb. 11, 2012 4:00 p.m. Tennessee #8 O'Connell Center • Gainesville, FL SECN L 70–75  19–6 (7–3)
Feb. 14, 2012 7:00 p.m. at Alabama #14 Coleman ColiseumTuscaloosa, AL ESPN W 61–52  20–6 (8–3)
Feb. 18, 2012 6:00 p.m. at Arkansas #14 Bud Walton ArenaFayetteville, AR ESPN2 W 98–68  21–6 (9–3)
Feb. 21, 2012 7:00 p.m. Auburn #12 O'Connell Center • Gainesville, FL ESPNU W 63–47  22–6 (10–3)
Feb. 25, 2012 4:00 p.m. at Georgia #12 Stegeman ColiseumAthens, GA SECN L 62–76  22–7 (10–4)
Feb. 28, 2012 9:00 p.m. at Vanderbilt #16 Memorial GymnasiumNashville, TN ESPN L 67–77  22–8 (10–5)
Mar. 4, 2012 12:00 p.m. #1 Kentucky #16 O'Connell Center • Gainesville, FL CBS L 59–74  22–9 (10–6)
SEC Tournament
Mar. 9, 2012 3:30 p.m. vs. (5) Alabama #22 (4) New Orleans ArenaNew Orleans, LA
(Quarterfinals)
SECN W 66–63  23–9
Mar. 10, 2012 1:00 p.m. vs. #1 (1) Kentucky #22 (4) New Orleans Arena • New Orleans, LA
(Semifinals)
ABC L 71–74  23–10
NCAA Tournament
Mar. 16, 2012 2:10 p.m. vs. (10) Virginia #25 (7) CenturyLink CenterOmaha, NE
(Second round)
TNT W 71–45  24–10
Mar. 18, 2012 6:10 p.m. vs. (15) Norfolk State #25 (7) CenturyLink Center • Omaha, NE
(Third round)
TNT W 84–50  25–10
Mar. 22, 2012 10:17 p.m. vs. #11 (3) Marquette #25 (7) US Airways CenterPhoenix, AZ
(Sweet Sixteen)
TBS W 68–58  26–10
Mar. 24, 2012 4:30 p.m. vs. #17 (4) Louisville #25 (7) US Airways Center • Phoenix, AZ
(Elite Eight)
CBS L 68–72  26–11
*Non-Conference Game. Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.
( ) Tournament seedings in parenthesis.

Rankings[edit]

Ranking Movement
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking. NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes.
Poll Pre Wk 1
Nov 14
Wk 2
Nov 21
Wk 3
Nov 28
Wk 4
Dec 5
Wk 5
Dec 12
Wk 6
Dec 19
Wk 7
Dec 26
Wk 8
Jan 2
Wk 9
Jan 9
Wk 10
Jan 16
Wk 11
Jan 23
Wk 12
Jan 30
Wk 13
Feb 6
Wk 14
Feb 13
Wk 15
Feb 20
Wk 16
Feb 27
Wk 17
Mar 5
Wk 18
Mar 12
Final
Apr 2
AP 8 7 10 10 12 13 11 10 13 19 17 14 12 8 14 12 16 22 25 -
Coaches 10 8 9 9 12 13 12 10 14 19 14 13 11 7 12 11 13 19 21 9

Awards and honors[edit]

Bradley Beal
  • SEC Freshman of the Week (11/21/11–11/28/11). Beal averaged 8.5 points, seven rebounds, two assists and 1.5 steals in two wins over Wright State and Jacksonville.[1]
  • SEC Freshman of the Week (12/5/11–12/12/11). Beal averaged 13.5 points and five rebounds in two wins over Arizona and Rider.[2]
  • SEC Freshman of the Week (12/19/11–12/26/11). Beal averaged 17 points, six rebounds, two steals and one assist in two wins over Mississippi Valley State and Florida State.[3]
  • SEC Freshman of the Week (1/23/12–1/30/12). Beal averaged 14 points, three rebounds and 2.5 assists in two wins over Ole Miss and Mississippi State.[4]
  • SEC Freshman of the Week (1/31/12–2/6/12). Beal averaged 16.5 points, nine rebounds and two assists in two wins over South Carolina and Vanderbilt.[5]
  • SEC Freshman of the Week (2/13/12–2/20/12). Beal averaged 17.5 points, 8.5 rebounds and three assists in two road wins over Alabama and Arkansas.[6]
  • First-Team All-SEC[7]
  • SEC All-Freshman Team[7]
Kenny Boynton
  • SEC Player of the Week (12/12/11–12/19/11). Boynton scored 22 points, two assists, one rebound and a steal in a win over Texas A&M.[8]
  • First-Team All-SEC[7]
Erving Walker
  • Second-Team All-SEC[7]
Will Yeguete
  • 2012 SEC Community Service Team[7]
Patric Young
  • SEC Player of the Week (12/5/11–12/12/11). Young averaged 18.5 points on 77.3 percent shooting (17–22) and 10 rebounds in two wins over Arizona and Rider.[2]
  • SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year[7]

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