2011–12 Atlantic 10 Conference men's basketball season

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2011–12 Atlantic 10 Conference men's basketball season
League NCAA Division I
Sport Basketball
Number of teams 14
TV partner(s) CBS College Sports Network
Tournament
Basketball seasons
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2011–12 Atlantic 10 men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Temple 13 3   .813     24 8   .750
Saint Louis 12 4   .750     26 8   .765
Xavier 10 6   .625     23 13   .639
St. Bonaventure 10 6   .625     20 12   .625
UMass 9 7   .563     26 11   .703
La Salle 9 7   .563     21 13   .618
Dayton 9 7   .563     20 13   .606
Saint Joseph's 9 7   .563     20 14   .588
Duquesne 7 9   .438     16 15   .516
Richmond 7 9   .438     16 16   .500
Charlotte 5 11   .313     13 17   .433
George Washington 5 11   .313     10 21   .323
Rhode Island 4 12   .250     7 24   .226
Fordham 3 13   .188     10 19   .345
2012 Atlantic 10 Tournament winner
As of March 13, 2012; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2011–12 Atlantic 10 Conference men's basketball season marked the 36th season of Atlantic 10 Conference basketball. The 2012 Atlantic 10 Men's Basketball Tournament was held for the six straight year at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Preseason[edit]

Atlantic 10 media day was held on October 13, 2011. Xavier, who had won at least a share of the last five regular season championships, was chosen as the preseason favorite by coaches and the media. They received 18 first-place votes, while Temple received four first-place votes and finished in second. Xavier's Tu Holloway was the reigning player of the year, having won the honor in the 2010–11 Atlantic 10 Conference men's basketball season.[1]

Atlantic 10 preseason poll[edit]

Rank Team Votes[1]
1 Xavier 304
2 Temple 287
3 Saint Louis 239
4 St. Bonaventure 217
5 Richmond 196
6 Dayton 168
7 Saint Joseph's 165
8 George Washington 163
9 Duquesne 151
10 Rhode Island 117
11 Charlotte 115
12 Massachusetts 107
13 La Salle 52
14 Fordham 29

Atlantic 10 preseason teams[edit]

Award Recipients[1]
First Team Juan Fernandez (Temple)
Tu Holloway (Xavier)
Ramone Moore (Temple)
Andrew Nicholson (St. Bonaventure)
Tony Taylor (George Washington)
Second Team Kenny Frease (Xavier)
Chris Gaston (Fordham)
Chris Johnson (Dayton)
Mark Lyons (Xavier)
Kwamain Mitchell (Saint Louis)
Third Team Chris Braswell (Charlotte)
Derrio Green (Charlotte)
Carl Jones (Saint Joseph's)
T. J. McConnell (Duquesne)
Scootie Randall (Temple)
Defensive Team C. J. Aiken (Saint Joseph's)
Darrius Garrett (Richmond)
Tu Holloway (Xavier)
T. J. McConnell (Duquesne)
Andrew Nicholson (St. Bonaventure)
Rookie Team Cady LaLane (Massachusetts)
Anthony Lee (Temple)
Justin Martin (Xavier)
Alonzo Nelson-Odada (Richmond)
Dezmine Wells (Xavier)
Jerrell Wright (La Salle)

Preseason watchlists[edit]

Wooden[2] Naismith[3]
Tu Holloway (Xavier) Green tickY Green tickY
Andrew Nicholson (St. Bonaventure) Green tickY Green tickY

Rankings[edit]

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RV Received votes but were not ranked in Top 25 of poll
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Charlotte AP
C
Dayton AP RV RV
C RV RV
Duquesne AP
C
Fordham AP
C
George Washington AP
C
La Salle AP
C
Massachusetts AP
C
Rhode Island AP
C
Richmond AP
C
Saint Joseph's AP
C RV RV RV
Saint Louis AP RV 23 RV RV RV RV RV RV RV RV RV RV
C RV 25 RV RV RV RV RV RV RV RV RV
St. Bonaventure AP RV
C
Temple AP RV RV RV RV RV 22 23 21 RV
C RV RV RV RV RV RV 22 25 24 RV
Xavier AP 14 13 12 11 8 8 14 RV RV
C 15 14 12 11 8 9 15 RV

Conference awards & honors[edit]

Weekly honors[edit]

Throughout the conference regular season, the Atlantic 10 offices name a player of the week and rookie of the week each Monday.

Week Player of the week Rookie of the week
November 14, 2011 Jamal Wilson (Rhode Island) Kendall Anthony (Richmond)[5]
November 21, 2011 Carl Jones (Saint Joseph's) Kendall Anthony (Richmond)[6]
November 28, 2011 Kevin Dillard (Dayton)
Brian Conklin (Saint Louis)
Jonathan Holton (Rhode Island)[7]
December 5, 2011 Tu Holloway (Xavier) Kendall Anthony (Richmond)[8]
December 12, 2011 Carl Jones (Saint Joseph's)
Ramone Moore (Temple)
Anthony Lee (Temple)[9]
December 19, 2011 Demitrius Conger (St. Bonaventure)
Langston Galloway (Saint Joseph's)
Alex Gavrilovic (Dayton)[10]
December 26, 2011 Chris Gaston (Fordham)
Darien Brothers (Richmond)
Jerrell Wright (La Salle)[11]
January 2, 2012 B. J. Monteiro (Duquesne) Mike Powell (Rhode Island)
Anthony Lee (Temple)[12]
January 9, 2012 Khalif Wyatt (Temple) Mike Powell (Rhode Island)
Bryan Smith (Fordham)[13]
January 16, 2012 Andrew Nicholson (St. Bonaventure) Pierria Henry (Charlotte)
Jonathan Holton (Rhode Island)[14]
January 23, 2012 Matt Kavanaugh (Dayton)
Tyreek Duren (La Salle)
Jonathan Holton (Rhode Island)[15]
January 30, 2012 Ramon Galloway (La Salle)
Raphiael Putney (Massachusetts)
Jonathan Holton (Rhode Island)[16]
February 6, 2012 Ramon Moore (Temple) Bryan Smith (Fordham)[17]
February 13, 2012 Andrew Nicholson (St. Bonavenure)
Ramon Moore (Temple)
Pierria Henry (Charlotte)[18]
February 20, 2012 Andrew Nicholson (St. Bonavenure)
Tu Holloway (Xavier)
Maxie Esho (Massachusetts)[19]
February 27, 2012 Andrew Nicholson (St. Bonavenure) Dez Wells (Xavier)[20]
March 5, 2012 Darien Brothers (Richmond) Kendall Anthony (Richmond)[21]

Atlantic 10 All-Conference teams[edit]

Award Recipients[22]
Coach of the Year Fran Dunphy (Temple)
Player of the Year Andrew Nicholson (St. Bonaventure)
Defensive Player of the Year C.J. Aiken (Saint Joseph's)
Rookie of the Year Kendall Anthony (Richmond)
Sixth Man of the Year Ronald Roberts (Saint Joseph's)
Chris Daniels Most Improved Player of the Year Earl Pettis (La Salle)
All-Academic Team Luke Fabrizius (Dayton)
Nemanja Mikic (George Washington)
Brian Conklin (Saint Louis)
Kyle Cassity (Saint Louis)
Juan Fernandez (Temple)
First Team Chaz Williams (Massachusetts)
Andrew Nicholson
Brian Conklin (Saint Louis)
Ramone Moore (Temple)
Tu Holloway (Xavier)
Second Team Kevin Dillard (Dayton)
Chris Gaston (Fordham)
Ramon Galloway (La Salle)
Langston Galloway (Saint Joseph's)
Khalif Wyatt (Temple)
Third Team Chris Braswell (Charlotte)
T. J. McConnell (Duquesne)
Kwamain Mitchell (Saint Louis)
Juan Fernandez (Temple)
Mark Lyons (Xavier)
Honorable Mention Chris Johnson (Dayton)
Earl Pettis (La Salle)
Carl Jones (Saint Joseph's)
Halil Kanacevic (Saint Joseph's)
All-Defensive Team T. J. McConnell (Duquesne)
Darrius Garrett (Richmond)
Andrew Nicholson (St. Bonaventure)
C.J. Aiken (Saint Joseph's)
Jordair Jett (Saint Louis)
All-Rookie Team Pierria Henry (Charlotte)
Jerrell Wright (La Salle)
Jonathan Holton (Rhode Island)
Kendall Anthony (Richmond)
Dezmine Wells (Xavier)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Xavier Picked A-10 Men's Basketball Preseason Favorite". Atlantic 10 Conference. October 13, 2011. Retrieved October 26, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Scouting the Wooden Award watch list". ESPN. ESPN Internet Ventures. October 3, 2011. Retrieved October 29, 2011. 
  3. ^ Goodman, Jeff (November 7, 2011). "Naismith Preseason Top 50 - Early Edition". CBS Sports. CBS Interactive. Retrieved November 22, 2011. 
  4. ^ "2011-12 NCAA Men's Basketball Rankings". ESPN. ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved October 21, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Wilson, Anthony Claim First A-10 Men's Basketball Awards". Atlantic 10 Conference. November 14, 2011. Retrieved November 29, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Jones, Anthony Earn A-10 Men's Basketball Weekly Awards". Atlantic 10 Conference. November 21, 2011. Retrieved November 29, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Conklin, Dillard, Holton Earn A-10 Weekly Awards". Atlantic 10 Conference. November 28, 2011. Retrieved November 29, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Holloway, Anthony Selected For A-10 Weekly Awards". Atlantic 10 Conference. December 5, 2011. Retrieved December 5, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Jones, Moore, Lee Selected For A-10 Weekly Awards". Atlantic 10 Conference. December 12, 2011. Retrieved December 13, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Conger, Galloway, Gavrilovic Earn A-10 Weekly Awards". Atlantic 10 Conference. December 19, 2011. Retrieved December 21, 2011. 
  11. ^ "Gaston, Brothers, Wright Earn Weekly A-10 Awards". Atlantic 10 Conference. December 26, 2011. Retrieved December 27, 2011. 
  12. ^ "Monteiro Earns Player, Powell, Lee Named Rookie of the Week". Atlantic 10 Conference. January 2, 2012. Retrieved January 2, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Wyatt, Smith and Powell Win A-10 Weekly Awards". Atlantic 10 Conference. January 9, 2012. Retrieved January 9, 2012. 
  14. ^ "Nicholson, Henry, Holton Chosen as Weekly Award Winners". Atlantic 10 Conference. January 16, 2012. Retrieved January 16, 2012. 
  15. ^ "Kavanaugh, Duren, Holton Earn A-10 Weekly Honors". Atlantic 10 Conference. January 23, 2012. Retrieved January 23, 2012. 
  16. ^ "Galloway, Putney, Holton Earn A-10 Weekly Honors". Atlantic 10 Conference. January 30, 2012. Retrieved January 30, 2012. 
  17. ^ "Moore, Smith Named Men's Basketball Weekly Award Winners". Atlantic 10 Conference. February 6, 2012. Retrieved February 6, 2012. 
  18. ^ "Nicholson, Moore, Henry Named A-10 Weekly Award Winners". Atlantic 10 Conference. February 13, 2012. Retrieved February 14, 2012. 
  19. ^ "Nicholson, Holloway, Esho Earn A-10 Weekly Awards". Atlantic 10 Conference. February 20, 2012. Retrieved February 20, 2012. 
  20. ^ "Nicholson, Wells Earn A-10 Weekly Awards". Atlantic 10 Conference. February 27, 2012. Retrieved February 27, 2012. 
  21. ^ "Brothers, Anthony Nab Final A-10 Regular-Season Nods". University of Richmond. March 5, 2012. Retrieved March 5, 2012. 
  22. ^ "Dunphy, Nicholson Take Top A-10 Men's Basketball Honors". Atlantic 10 Conference. Retrieved March 5, 2012.