2011–12 Cincinnati Bearcats men's basketball team

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2011–12 Cincinnati Bearcats men's basketball
Cincinnati University Bearcats textlogo.svg
NCAA Tournament East Region 6 Seed, Sweet Sixteen
Conference Big East Conference (1979–2013)
2011–12 record 26–11 (12–6 Big East)
Head coach Mick Cronin
Assistant coach Larry Davis
Assistant coach George Jackson
Assistant coach Darren Savino
Home arena Fifth Third Arena
Seasons
« 2010–11 2012–13 »


2011–12 Big East men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#2 Syracuse 17 1   .944     34 3   .919
#11 Marquette 14 4   .778     27 8   .771
Notre Dame 13 5   .722     22 12   .647
Cincinnati 12 6   .667     26 11   .703
#15 Georgetown 12 6   .667     24 9   .727
South Florida 12 6   .667     22 14   .611
#17 Louisville 10 8   .556     30 10   .750
West Virginia 9 9   .500     19 14   .576
Connecticut 8 10   .444     20 14   .588
Seton Hall 8 10   .444     21 13   .618
Rutgers 6 12   .333     14 18   .438
St. John's 6 12   .333     13 19   .406
Pittsburgh 5 13   .278     22 17   .564
Villanova 5 13   .278     13 19   .406
Providence 4 14   .222     15 17   .469
DePaul 3 15   .167     12 19   .387
2012 Big East Tournament winner
As of March 31, 2012[1]; Rankings from AP Poll


The 2011–12 Cincinnati Bearcats men's basketball team represents the University of Cincinnati during the 2011–12 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The team plays its home games in Cincinnati, Ohio at the Fifth Third Arena, which has a capacity of 13,176. They are members of the Big East Conference.

Roster[edit]

2011–12 Cincinnati Bearcats men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Home town
G 0 Davis, JeremiahJeremiah Davis 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Fr Muncie, Indiana
G 1 Wright, CashmereCashmere Wright 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 175 lb (79 kg) RS Jr Savannah, Georgia
F 2 Ellis, OctaviusOctavius Ellis 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Fr Memphis, Tennessee
G 3 Dixon, DionDion Dixon 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Sr Chicago, Illinois
F 5 Jackson, JustinJustin Jackson 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 210 lb (95 kg) So Cocoa Beach, Florida
G 10 Eppensteiner, AlexAlex Eppensteiner 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Jr Cincinnati, OH
F 11 Thomas, ShaquilleShaquille Thomas Current redshirt 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Fr Paterson, New Jersey
C 13 Mbodj, CheikhCheikh Mbodj 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Jr Dakar, Senegal
G 14 Guyn, Ge'LawnGe'Lawn Guyn 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Fr Georgetown, Kentucky
F 15 Sanders, JermaineJermaine Sanders 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Fr Far Rockaway, New York
G/F 23 Kilpatrick, SeanSean Kilpatrick 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 215 lb (98 kg) So White Plains, New York
F 24 Gaines, KelvinKelvin Gaines 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 225 lb (102 kg) RS Fr Ocala, Florida
F 34 Gates, YancyYancy Gates 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 260 lb (118 kg) Sr Cincinnati, Ohio
F 44 Parker, JaQuonJaQuon Parker 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Jr Suffolk, Virginia
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • Larry Davis (Asbury College)
  • George Jackson (Wittenberg)
  • Darren Savino (Jersey City College)

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

Roster
Last update: 2011-12-11

Schedule and results[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance Record
Exhibition
11/1/2011* 7:00pm McGill #21 Fifth Third ArenaCincinnati, OH W 75–41  3,484
11/8/2011* 7:00pm Northern Kentucky #21 Fifth Third Arena • Cincinnati, OH W 66–54  5,329
Regular Season
11/13/2011* 7:00pm Alabama State #21 Fifth Third Arena • Cincinnati, OH FS Ohio W 65–40  4,264 1–0
11/15/2011* 7:00pm Jacksonville State #20 Fifth Third Arena • Cincinnati, OH FS Ohio W 79–63  4,152 2–0
11/19/2011* 4:00 PM Presbyterian Fifth Third Arena • Cincinnati, OH L 54–56  4,960 2–1
11/21/2011* 7:00pm Northwestern State Fifth Third Arena • Cincinnati, OH FS Ohio W 71–43  4,505 3–1
11/25/2011* 7:00pm Marshall Fifth Third Arena • Cincinnati, OH ESPN3 L 69–73 OT 7,201 3–2
11/29/2011* 7:00pm Miami (OH) Fifth Third Arena • Cincinnati, OH FS Ohio W 56–47  6,457 4–2
12/2/2011* 7:00pm at Georgia Stegeman ColiseumAthens, GA
(SEC–Big East Challenge)
ESPNU W 57–51  6,796 5–2
12/10/2011* 12:30pm at #8 Xavier Cintas Center • Cincinnati, OH
(Skyline Chili Crosstown Shootout)
ESPN2 L 53–76  10,250 5–3
12/14/2011* 7:00pm at Wright State Nutter CenterDayton, OH ESPN2 W 78–58  5,097 6–3
12/17/2011* 2:00pm Radford Fifth Third Arena • Cincinnati, OH ESPN3 W 101–70  4,771 7–3
12/21/2011* 7:00pm Arkansas-Pine Bluff Fifth Third Arena • Cincinnati, OH FS Ohio W 101–53  4,874 8–3
12/23/2011* 7:00pm Chicago State Fifth Third Arena • Cincinnati, OH FS Ohio W 95–60  5,321 9–3
12/29/2011* 9:00pm vs. Oklahoma US Bank Arena • Cincinnati, OH ESPNU W 56–55  4,439 10–3
Big East Regular Season
1/1/2012 7:00pm at #22 Pittsburgh Petersen Events CenterPittsburgh, PA FS Ohio/BIG EAST Network W 66–63  12,508 11–3 (1–0)
1/4/2012 7:00pm Notre Dame Fifth Third Arena • Cincinnati, OH FS Ohio/BIG EAST Network W 71–55  10,142 12–3 (2–0)
1/7/2012 2:00pm St. John's Fifth Third Arena • Cincinnati, OH FS Ohio/BIG EAST Network L 55–57  8,820 12–4 (2–1)
1/9/2012 9:00pm at #11 Georgetown Verizon CenterWashington, D.C. ESPNU W 68–64  7,877 13–4 (3–1)
1/14/2012 12:00pm Villanova Fifth Third Arena • Cincinnati, OH CinCW/BIG EAST Network W 82–78  10,205 14–4 (4–1)
1/18/2012 7:00pm at #11 Connecticut Gampel PavilionStorrs, CT ESPN2 W 70–67  10,167 15–4 (5–1)
1/21/2012 3:00pm at West Virginia WVU ColiseumMorgantown, WV ESPNU L 74–77  14,070 15–5 (5–2)
1/23/2012 7:00pm #3 Syracuse Fifth Third Arena • Cincinnati, OH
(BIG MONDAY)
ESPN L 53–60  13,176 15–6 (5–3)
1/28/2012 6:00pm at Rutgers Louis Brown Athletic CenterPiscataway, NJ FS Ohio/BIG EAST Network L 54–61  7,693 15–7 (5–4)
2/4/2012 7:00pm DePaul Fifth Third Arena • Cincinnati, OH FS Ohio/BIG EAST Network W 74–66  10,450 16–7 (6–4)
2/8/2012 7:00pm at St. John's Madison Square GardenNew York, NY ESPNU W 76–54  7,618 17–7 (7–4)
2/11/2012 3:00pm at #18 Marquette Bradley CenterMilwaukee, WI ESPNU L 78–95  18,815 17–8 (7–5)
2/15/2012 9:00pm Providence Fifth Third Arena • Cincinnati, OH ESPNU W 81–66  7,822 18–8 (8–5)
2/18/2012 4:00pm Seton Hall Fifth Third Arena • Cincinnati, OH FS Ohio/BIG EAST Network W 72–67  13,003 19–8 (9–5)
2/23/2012 9:00pm #17 Louisville Fifth Third Arena • Cincinnati, OH ESPN W 60–56  13,176 20–8 (10–5)
2/26/2012 12:00pm at South Florida Tampa Bay Times ForumTampa, FL CinCW/BIG EAST Network L 45–46  6,784 20–9 (10–6)
2/29/2012 7:00pm #8 Marquette Fifth Third Arena • Cincinnati, OH ESPN2 W 72–61  11,316 21–9 (11–6)
3/3/2012 2:00pm at Villanova The PavilionVillanova, PA ESPN W 72–68  6,500 22–9 (12–6)
2012 Big East Tournament
3/8/2012 2:00pm vs. #13 Georgetown Madison Square Garden • New York, NY
(Quarterfinals)
ESPN W 72–70 2OT 20,057 23–9
3/9/2012 7:00pm vs. #2 Syracuse Madison Square Garden • New York, NY
(Semifinals)
ESPN W 71–68  20,057 24–9
3/10/2012 9:00pm vs. Louisville Madison Square Garden • New York, NY
(Championship Game)
ESPN L 44–50  20,057 24–10
2012 NCAA Tournament
3/16/2012* 12:15pm vs. #(E 11) Texas #(E 6) Bridgestone ArenaNashville, TN
(Second Round)
CBS W 65–59    25–10
3/18/2012* 9:40pm vs. #(E 3) Florida State #(E 6) Bridgestone Arena • Nashville, Tennessee
(Third Round)
TBS W 62-56  11,033 26-10
3/22/2012* 9:45 p.m. vs. #(E 2) Ohio State #(E 6) TD GardenBoston, Massachusetts
(East Region Semifinal/Sweet Sixteen)
CBS L 66-81  18,796 26-11
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time. (#) during NCAA Tournament is seed with Region.[2].

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Big East Conference Standings - 2011-12." ESPN.com. Retrieved 03-31-12.
  2. ^ Schedule GoBearcats.com. Retrieved on October 10, 2011.