2011–12 Akron Zips men's basketball team

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2011–12 Akron Zips men's basketball
University of Akron script logo.gif
MAC East Division Champions
NIT, First Round
Conference Mid-American Conference East Division
2011–12 record 22–12 (13–3 MAC)
Head coach Keith Dambrot (8th year)
Assistant coach Rick McFadden
Assistant coach Charles Thomas
Assistant coach Terry Weigand
Home arena James A. Rhodes Arena
Seasons
« 2010–11 2012–13 »
2011–12 Mid-American Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
East
Akron 13 3   .813     22 12   .647
Buffalo 12 4   .750     20 11   .645
Ohio 11 5   .688     29 8   .784
Kent State 10 6   .625     21 12   .636
Bowling Green 9 7   .563     16 16   .500
Miami 5 11   .313     9 21   .300
West
Eastern Michigan 9 7   .563     14 18   .438
Toledo 7 9   .438     19 17   .528
Western Michigan 6 10   .375     14 20   .412
Ball State 6 10   .375     15 15   .500
Central Michigan 5 11   .313     11 21   .344
Northern Illinois 3 13   .188     5 26   .161
2012 MAC Tournament winner
As of March 23, 2012; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2011–12 Akron Zips men's basketball team represented the University of Akron during the 2011–12 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Zips, led by eighth year head coach Keith Dambrot, played their home games at James A. Rhodes Arena and are members of the East Division of the Mid-American Conference. The Zips were MAC East Division champions and overall regular season champions but failed to win the MAC Basketball Tournament after falling in the championship game to Ohio. As regular season champions, they received an automatic bid into the 2012 National Invitation Tournament where they lost in the first round to Northwestern.

Roster[edit]

Number Name Position Height Weight Year Hometown
1 Demetrius Treadwell Forward 6–7 225 Sophomore Euclid, Ohio
2 Brian Walsh Guard 6–5 200 Junior Coraopolis, Pennsylvania
3 Luke Avsec Guard 5–10 180 Sophomore Cleveland, Ohio
4 Deji Ibitayo Guard 6–3 205 Freshman Country Club Hills, Illinois
5 Brett McClanahan Guard 6–4 206 Senior Nitro, West Virginia
10 Nick Harney Forward 6–7 210 Sophomore Cleveland, Ohio
11 Alex Abreu Guard 5–10 175 Sophomore Bayamón, Puerto Rico
12 Kyle Petersen Guard 6–4 190 Senior Naples, Florida
13 Nikola Cvetinović Forward 6–8 230 Senior Loznica, Serbia
14 Blake Justice Guard 6–3 195 Freshman Peebles, Ohio
15 C.J. Oldham Forward 6–5 190 Sophomore Solon, Ohio
22 Quincy Diggs Forward 6–6 215 Junior Wichita, Kansas
23 Chauncey Gilliam Forward 6–5 230 Junior Columbia, Maryland
33 Josh Egner Forward 6–7 215 Sophomore Massillon, Ohio
44 Zeke Marshall Center 7–0 235 Junior McKeesport, Pennsylvania


Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance Record
Exhibition
11/03/2011* 7:00 PM John Carroll James A. Rhodes ArenaAkron, OH W 84–62  2,734
Regular Season
11/09/2011* 6:00 PM at Mississippi State Humphrey ColiseumStarkville, MS
(2K Sports Classic)
ESPNU W 68–58  6,897 1–0
11/12/2011* 7:00 PM Hiram James A. Rhodes Arena • Akron, OH
(2K Sports Classic)
W 95–65  3,292 2–0
11/18/2011* 7:30 PM at Valparaiso Athletics–Recreation CenterValparaiso, IN
(2K Sports Classic)
L 59–62  3,876 2–1
11/19/2011* 5:00 PM vs. Duquesne Athletics–Recreation Center • Valparaiso, IN
(2K Sports Classic)
L 76–81  2,244 2–2
11/26/2011* 7:00 PM Detroit James A. Rhodes Arena • Akron, OH W 81–63  2,585 3–2
11/28/2011* 7:00 PM at West Virginia WVU ColiseumMorgantown, WV ESPN3 L 56–77  7,334 3–3
12/04/2011* 2:00 PM at Middle Tennessee Murphy CenterMurfreesboro, TN L 53–77  3,298 3–4
12/10/2011* 2:00 PM at Cleveland State Wolstein CenterCleveland, OH L 66–69  4,739 3–5
12/15/2011* 7:00 PM Arkansas-Pine Bluff James A. Rhodes Arena • Akron, OH W 87–64  2,073 4–5
12/17/2011* 4:00 PM Florida A&M James A. Rhodes Arena • Akron, OH W 91–69  2,425 5–5
12/19/2011* 8:00 PM Youngstown State James A. Rhodes Arena • Akron, OH W 88–62  2,408 6–5
12/21/2011* 7:00 PM North Carolina A&T James A. Rhodes Arena • Akron, OH W 79–52  2,909 7–5
12/29/2011* 7:00 PM VCU James A. Rhodes Arena • Akron, OH L 75–76 OT 3,993 7–6
01/01/2012* 5:00 PM at Marshall Cam Henderson CenterHuntington, WV W 67–51  6,063 8–6
01/07/2012 7:00 PM at Miami (OH) Millett HallOxford, OH ONN W 65–60  1,513 9–6 (1–0)
01/11/2012 7:00 PM at Bowling Green Stroh CenterBowling Green, OH W 56–55  2,263 10–6 (2–0)
01/14/2012 4:00 PM Ohio James A. Rhodes Arena • Akron, OH ESPNU W 68–63  4,661 11–6 (3–0)
01/18/2012 7:00 PM at Buffalo Alumni ArenaAmherst, NY TWCSN L 70–82  5,924 11–7 (3–1)
01/21/2012 6:00 PM Kent State James A. Rhodes Arena • Akron, OH STO W 84–75  5,252 12–7 (4–1)
01/24/2012 7:00 PM at Ball State John E. Worthen ArenaMuncie, IN STO W 70–58  3,757 13–7 (5–1)
01/28/2012 7:00 PM at Central Michigan McGuirk ArenaMount Pleasant, MI W 74–64  1,787 14–7 (6–1)
02/01/2012 7:00 PM Toledo James A. Rhodes Arena • Akron, OH STO W 86–72  3,037 15–7 (7–1)
02/04/2012 7:30 PM Eastern Michigan James A. Rhodes Arena • Akron, OH W 77–47  4,234 16–7 (8–1)
02/08/2012 7:00 PM at Western Michigan University ArenaKalamazoo, MI STO W 69–66 OT 2,416 17–7 (9–1)
02/11/2012 7:30 PM Northern Illinois James A. Rhodes Arena • Akron, OH W 75–51  4,378 18–7 (10–1)
02/15/2012 7:00 PM Miami (OH) James A. Rhodes Arena • Akron, OH W 74–59  3,237 19–7 (11–1)
02/18/2012* 2:00 PM at Oral Roberts Mabee CenterTulsa, OK
(ESPN BracketBusters)
ESPN2 L 61–67  7,745 19–8
02/22/2012 7:00 PM at Bowling Green James A. Rhodes Arena • Akron, OH W 79–68  3,234 20–8 (12–1)
02/25/2012 8:00 PM at Ohio Convocation CenterAthens, OH ESPNU L 61–85  8,018 20–9 (12–2)
02/29/2012 7:00 PM Buffalo James A. Rhodes Arena • Akron, OH L 70–74  3,875 20–10 (12–3)
03/02/2012 7:00 PM at Kent State Memorial Athletic and Convocation CenterKent, OH ESPN2 W 61–55  6,335 21–10 (13–3)
2012 MAC Men's Basketball Tournament
03/09/2012 7:00 PM vs. Kent State Quicken Loans ArenaCleveland, OH
(Semifinals)
STO W 78–74  8,513 22–10
03/10/2012 8:00 PM vs. Ohio Quicken Loans Arena • Cleveland, OH
(Championship Game)
ESPN2 L 63–64  10,301 22–11
2012 NIT
03/13/2012* 9:00 PM at Northwestern Welsh-Ryan ArenaEvanston, IL
(First Round)
ESPN2 L 74–76  2,319 22–12
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

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