2011–12 Creighton Bluejays men's basketball team

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2011–12 Creighton Bluejays men's basketball
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Missouri Valley Tournament Champions
NCAA Tournament Midwest Region #8 Seed, Third Round
Conference Missouri Valley Conference
Ranking
Coaches #22
AP #19
2011–12 record 29–6 (14–4 The Valley)
Head coach Greg McDermott
Assistant coach Darian DeVries
Assistant coach Steve Lutz
Assistant coach Steve Merfeld
Home arena CenturyLink Center Omaha
Seasons
« 2010–11 2012–13 »
2011–12 Missouri Valley Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#16 Wichita State 16 2   .889     27 5   .844
#19 Creighton 14 4   .778     28 5   .848
Evansville 9 9   .500     16 16   .500
Illinois State 9 9   .500     21 14   .600
Northern Iowa 9 9   .500     20 14   .588
Missouri State 9 9   .500     16 16   .500
Drake 9 9   .500     18 16   .529
Indiana State 8 10   .444     18 15   .545
Southern Illinois 5 13   .278     8 23   .258
Bradley 2 16   .111     7 25   .219
2012 MVC Tournament winner
As of March 19, 2012; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2011–12 Creighton Bluejays men's basketball team represented Creighton University during the 2011–12 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Bluejays, led by second year head coach Greg McDermott, played their home games at the CenturyLink Center Omaha (renamed from Qwest Center Omaha in the 2011 offseason) and are members of the Missouri Valley Conference. The conference season ended with 14–4 record, finishing in 2nd place, behind Wichita State. They finished the season 29–6, 14–4 in MVC play to finish in second place. They were champions of the Missouri Valley Basketball Tournament to earn the conference's automatic bid into the 2012 NCAA Tournament where they defeated Alabama in the second round before falling in the third round to North Carolina.

Roster[edit]

Number Name Position Height Weight Year Hometown
0 Gregory Echenique Center 6–9 270 Junior Guatire, Venezuela
1 Austin Chatman Guard 6–0 170 Freshman The Colony, Texas
2 Taylor Stormberg Guard 6–0 190 Sophomore Omaha, Nebraska
3 Doug McDermott Forward 6–7 210 Sophomore Ames, Iowa
4 Alex Olsen Forward 6–6 180 Freshman Council Bluffs, Iowa
5 Josh Jones Guard 6–2 195 Junior Omaha, Nebraska
10 Grant Gibbs Guard 6–4 215 Junior Marion, Iowa
11 Derek Sebastian Guard/Forward 6–5 200 Senior Loveland, Colorado
12 Jahenns Manigat Guard 6–1 175 Sophomore Ottawa, Ontario
13 Ross Ferrarini Guard 6–3 195 Junior Omaha, Nebraska
20 Matthew Dorwart Forward 6–8 200 Senior Sidney, Nebraska
22 Avery Dingman Guard 6–6 190 Freshman Branson, Missouri
23 Geoffrey Groselle Center 6–11 240 Freshman Plano, Texas
24 Nevin Johnson Guard/Forward 6–5 185 Freshman Houston, Texas
30 Antoine Young Guard 6–0 180 Senior Bellevue, Nebraska
31 Will Artino Center 6–11 205 Freshman Waukee, Iowa
34 Ethan Wragge Forward 6–7 220 Sophomore Eden Prairie, Minnesota
50 Mogboluwaga Oginni Forward 6–8 215 Freshman St. Louis, Missouri

Rankings[edit]

Ranking Movement
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
Poll Pre Wk 1 Wk 2 Wk 3 Wk 4 Wk 5 Wk 6 Wk 7 Wk 8 Wk 9 Wk 10 Wk 11 Wk 12 Wk 13 Wk 14 Wk 15 Wk 16 Wk 17 Wk 18 Final
AP [1] RV RV RV RV RV 19 25 23 21 RV 23 19 15 13 17 RV RV 25
Coaches[1] RV RV RV 25 22 17 24 21 19 24 21 18 14 12 15 RV RV 24

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance Record
Exhibition
11/06/2011* 2:00 PM Rockhurst CenturyLink Center OmahaOmaha, NE W 81–42  13,533
Regular Season
11/11/2011* 7:00 PM North Carolina A&T CenturyLink Center Omaha • Omaha, NE
(Dale Howard Classic)
W 97–65  15,228 1–0
11/13/2011* 2:00 PM Chicago State CenturyLink Center Omaha • Omaha, NE
(Dale Howard Classic)
W 95–61  13,908 2–0
11/16/2011* 7:00 PM at UAB Bartow ArenaBirmingham, AL W 70–60  4,417 3–0
11/20/2011* 3:00 PM vs. Iowa Wells Fargo ArenaDes Moines, IA
(Dale Howard Classic)
BTN W 82–59  12,746 4–0
11/25/2011* 7:00 PM Campbell CenturyLink Center Omaha • Omaha, NE
(Dale Howard Classic)
W 104–81  16,683 5–0
11/30/2011* 9:30 PM at San Diego State Viejas ArenaSan Diego, CA
(MWC–MVC Challenge)
The Mtn. W 85–83  12,414 6–0
12/04/2011* 4:00 PM Nebraska CenturyLink Center Omaha • Omaha, NE KMTV W 76–66  16,561 7–0
12/10/2011* 11:00 AM at Saint Joseph's #19 Hagan ArenaPhiladelphia, PA KMTV L 71–80  4,200 7–1
12/17/2011* 7:00 PM Houston Baptist #25 CenturyLink Center Omaha • Omaha, NE W 97–62  16,513 8–1
12/19/2011* 7:00 PM at Tulsa #23 Reynolds CenterTulsa, OK W 83–64  4,228 9–1
12/22/2011* 7:00 PM Northwestern #23 CenturyLink Center Omaha • Omaha, NE W 87–79  17,676 10–1
12/28/2011 7:00 PM Missouri State #21 CenturyLink Center Omaha • Omaha, NE FSN L 65–77  17,665 10–2 (0–1)
12/31/2011 5:00 PM at Wichita State #21 Charles Koch ArenaWichita, KS ESPNU W 68–61  10,317 11–2 (1–1)
01/03/2012 7:00 PM Drake CenturyLink Center Omaha • Omaha, NE KMTV W 76–59  15,390 12–2 (2–1)
01/07/2012 7:00 PM at Bradley Peoria Civic CenterPeoria, IL KMTV W 92–83  8,610 13–2 (3–1)
01/10/2012 8:00 PM Northern Iowa #23 CenturyLink Center Omaha • Omaha, NE ESPN3 W 63–60  16,627 14–2 (4–1)
01/13/2012 8:00 PM at Illinois State #23 Redbird ArenaNormal, IL ESPN3 W 87–78  8,771 15–2 (5–1)
01/15/2012 7:05 PM at Missouri State #23 JQH ArenaSpringfield, MO W 66–65  9,124 16–2 (6–1)
01/18/2012 6:00 PM Southern Illinois #18 CenturyLink Center Omaha • Omaha, NE NET W 90–71  15,794 17–2 (7–1)
01/21/2012 2:00 PM Indiana State #18 CenturyLink Center Omaha • Omaha, NE ESPN2 W 75–49  17,411 18–2 (8–1)
01/25/2012 7:00 PM at Drake #15 Knapp Center • Des Moines, IA KMTV W 77–69  6,110 19–2 (9–1)
01/28/2012 7:00 PM Bradley #15 CenturyLink Center Omaha • Omaha, NE KMTV W 73–59  18,436 20–2 (10–1)
02/01/2012 7:00 PM Illinois State #13 CenturyLink Center Omaha • Omaha, NE NET W 102–74  17,311 21–2 (11–1)
02/04/2012 4:00 PM at Northern Iowa #13 McLeod Center • Cedar Falls, IA FSN L 62–65  6,910 21–3 (11–2)
02/07/2012 7:00 PM at Evansville #17 Ford CenterEvansville, IN L 57–65  5,128 21–4 (11–3)
02/11/2012 2:00 PM Wichita State #17 CenturyLink Center Omaha • Omaha, NE ESPN2 L 68–89  16,772 21–5 (11–4)
02/14/2012 7:00 PM at Southern Illinois SIU ArenaCarbondale, IL W 88–69  3,408 22–5 (12–4)
02/18/2012* 9:00 PM Long Beach State CenturyLink Center Omaha • Omaha, NE
(Sears BracketBusters)
ESPN2 W 81–79  16,503 23–5
02/21/2012 7:00 PM Evansville CenturyLink Center Omaha • Omaha, NE FSN W 93–92 OT 16,447 24–5 (13–4)
02/25/2012 3:00 PM Indiana State Hulman CenterTerre Haute, IN ESPN2 W 61–60  7,911 25–5 (14–4)
Missouri Valley Conference Basketball Tournament
03/02/2012 6:00 PM vs. Drake #25 Scottrade CenterSt. Louis, MO
(Quarterfinals)
MVCTV W 68–61  14,412 26–5
03/03/2012 4:30 PM vs. Evansville #25 Scottrade Center • St. Louis, MO
(Semifinals)
MVCTV W 99–71  16,271 27–5
03/04/2012 1:00 PM vs. Illinois State #25 Scottrade Center • St.Louis, MO
(Championship Game)
CBS W 83–79 OT 12,380 28–5
2012 NCAA Tournament
03/16/2012* 1:40 pm vs. #(9) Alabama #19 (8) Greensboro Coliseum ComplexGreensboro, North Carolina
(Second Round)
TBS W 58–57  15,880 29–5
03/18/2012* 4:30 pm vs. #4 (1) North Carolina #19 (8) Greensboro Coliseum Complex • Greensboro, North Carolina
(Third Round)
CBS L 73–87  18,722 29–6
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2011–12 NCAA Men's Basketball Rankings". ESPN. ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved October 21, 2011.