2011–12 George Mason Patriots men's basketball team

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2011–12 George Mason Patriots men's basketball
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Conference Colonial Athletic Association
2011–12 record 24–9 (14–4 CAA)
Head coach Paul Hewitt
Assistant coach Roland Houston
Assistant coach Mike Wells
Assistant coach Chris Kreider
Home arena Patriot Center
Seasons
« 2010–11 2012–13 »
2011–12 CAA men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Drexel 16 2   .889     29 7   .806
VCU 15 3   .833     29 7   .806
George Mason 14 4   .778     24 9   .727
Old Dominion 13 5   .722     21 13   .618
Delaware 12 6   .667     18 14   .563
Georgia State 11 7   .611     22 11   .667
Northeastern 9 9   .500     14 17   .452
James Madison 5 13   .278     12 20   .375
UNCW 5 13   .278     10 21   .323
William & Mary 4 14   .222     6 26   .188
Hofstra 3 15   .167     10 22   .313
Towson 1 17   .056     1 31   .031
2012 CAA Tournament winner
As of March 18, 2012; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2011–12 George Mason Patriots men's basketball represented George Mason University during the 2011–12 college basketball season. This was the 46th season for the program. The Patriots, led by first year head coach Paul Hewitt, are members of the Colonial Athletic Association and played their home games at the Patriot Center. They finished the season 24–9, 14–4 in CAA play. They lost in the semifinals of the 2011 CAA Men's Basketball Tournament to VCU.

Season Notes[edit]

Awards[edit]

NCAA Men's Basketball All-Americans

CAA Player of the Year

  • Ryan Pearson

First Team All-CAA

  • Ryan Pearson

CAA Player of the Week

  • Ryan Pearson - Jan. 2
  • Ryan Pearson - Jan. 30

Roster[edit]

2011–12 George Mason men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year High School/Junior College Home town
G 0 Allen, BryonBryon Allen 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 214 lb (97 kg) So St. Thomas More Largo, MD
F 21 Arledge, JonathanJonathan Arledge 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 228 lb (103 kg) So KIMA Washington, DC
F 1 Bennett, ParisParis Bennett 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 226 lb (103 kg) RS So St. Patrick's Elizabeth, NJ
G 15 Baird, JordanJordan Baird 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 160 lb (73 kg) Jr Stonewall Jackson Gainesville, VA
C 4 Copes, ErikErik Copes 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 244 lb (111 kg) Fr Imhotep Charter Philadelphia, PA
G 45 Cornelius, AndreAndre Cornelius 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 174 lb (79 kg) Sr Victory Christian Charlotte, NC
G 13 Edwards, CoreyCorey Edwards 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 177 lb (80 kg) Fr Christ the King Middle Village, NY
F 12 Gray, VaughnVaughn Gray 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Fr St. Benedict's Elmwood Park, NJ
G 30 Hoxie, JacobJacob Hoxie 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 203 lb (92 kg) So Montreat College Garner, NC
G 2 Lewis, BryceBryce Lewis 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Jr Union Union, NJ
F 22 Morrison, MikeMike Morrison 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 237 lb (108 kg) Sr Lakewood St. Petersburg, FL
F 14 Okoloji, AnaliAnali Okoloji 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 232 lb (105 kg) So Impact Academy Brooklyn, NY
F 24 Pearson, RyanRyan Pearson 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 237 lb (108 kg) Sr Christ the King Far Rockaway, NY
G 11 Vaughns, VertrailVertrail Vaughns 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 184 lb (83 kg) RS So Mesquite Mesquite, TX
F 32 Williams, JohnnieJohnnie Williams Injured 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 266 lb (121 kg) Jr Briarcrest Christian Memphis, TN
G 10 Wright, SherrodSherrod Wright 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 196 lb (89 kg) RS So Mount Vernon Mount Vernon, NY
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster
Last update: 2011-10-20

Stats[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Ryan Pearson 33 33 30.7 .503 .350 .725 8.2 1.8 1.3 0.5 17.0
Mike Morrison 33 33 26.8 .592 .000 .550 6.6 1.4 0.5 1.9 9.8
Sherrod Wright 32 15 26.4 .529 .404 .859 3.3 1.3 0.8 0.3 9.6
Vertrail Vaughns 33 33 25.3 .416 .356 .763 1.8 1.1 0.7 0.0 8.8
Bryon Allen 33 31 27.7 .407 .167 .737 2.6 3.7 1.0 0.2 7.5
Andre Cornelius 23 17 21.3 .400 .341 .735 2.3 1.1 0.8 0.0 6.7
Jonathan Arledge 31 2 12.0 .404 .200 .793 3.1 0.4 0.3 0.5 4.3
Vaughn Gray 32 0 11.3 .355 .405 .634 1.2 0.2 0.4 0.0 3.4
Erik Copes 27 0 15.0 .452 .000 .419 3.7 0.1 0.3 1.9 3.3
Corey Edwards 31 2 15.2 .338 .265 .727 1.3 2.2 1.0 0.0 2.5
Paris Bennett 16 0 5.8 .500 .333 .556 1.1 0.3 0.3 0.2 1.6
Jacob Hoxie 2 0 1.5 1.000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0
Jordan Baird 4 0 1.3 .333 .000 .000 0.3 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.5
Bryce Lewis 5 0 2.2 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.4 0.2 0.0 0.0

2011–2012 game log[edit]

Date
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (Attendance)
City, State
Exhibition
October 31*
7:00 PM
Lycoming W 90–62 
Patriot Center
Fairfax, VA
Regular Season
November 11*
7:30 PM
Rhode Island W 92–90 OT 1–0
Patriot Center (6,644)
Fairfax, VA
November 14*
9:30 PM, ESPN3
vs. Florida International
NIT Season Tip-Off
L 76–79 OT 1–1
Cassell Coliseum (3,052)
Blacksburg, VA
November 15*
8:30 PM
vs. Monmouth
NIT Season Tip-Off
W 71–39  2–1
Cassell Coliseum (3,148)
Blacksburg, VA
November 19*
7:00 PM
at Florida Atlantic L 75–80 OT 2–2
FAU Arena (2,854)
Boca Raton, FL
November 21*
7:30 PM
Brown
NIT Season Tip-Off - Consolation Bracket
W 74–48  3–2
Patriot Center (1,536)
Fairfax, VA
November 22*
7:30 PM
Albany
NIT Season Tip-Off - Consolation Bracket
W 66–46  4–2
Patriot Center (1,384)
Fairfax, VA
November 30*
7:00 PM, MASN
Bucknell W 61–57  5–2
Patriot Center (5,057)
Fairfax, VA
December 3
7:00 PM
at Towson W 65–53  6–2
(1–0)
Towson Center (1,202)
Towson, MD
December 6*
7:00 PM, ESPN3
at Virginia L 48–68  6–3
John Paul Jones Arena (8,954)
Charlottesville, VA
December 10*
4:00 PM
at Radford W 76–61  7–3
Dedmon Center (1,811)
Radford, VA
December 21*
7:00 PM, MASN
Duquesne L 64–75  7–4
Patriot Center (4,054)
Fairfax, VA
December 23*
7:00 PM
Manhattan W 81–61  8–4
Patriot Center (4,014)
Fairfax, VA
December 30*
7:00 PM, ESPN3
at College of Charleston W 84–76  9–4
Carolina First Arena (5,008)
Charleston, SC
January 2
12:00 PM
William & Mary W 70–56  10–4
(2–0)
Patriot Center (5,017)
Fairfax, VA
January 5
7:00 PM, CSN
at Old Dominion W 63-54  11–4
(3–0)
Ted Constant Convocation Center (7,783)
Norfolk, VA
January 7
7:00 PM, CSN
Georgia State W 61–58  12–4
(4–0)
Patriot Center (5,191)
Fairfax, VA
January 12
8:00 PM, ESPNU
at Drexel L 53–60  12–5
(4–1)
Daskalakis Athletic Center (2,532)
Philadelphia, PA
January 14
7:00 PM, CSN
at James Madison W 89–83  13–5
(5–1)
JMU Convocation Center (4,312)
Harrisonburg, VA
January 18
7:00 PM, ESPN3
Delaware W 89–63  14–5
(6–1)
Patriot Center (3,927)
Fairfax, VA
January 21
4:00 PM, CSN
Towson W 72–60  15–5
(7–1)
Patriot Center (5,663)
Fairfax, VA
January 23
9:00 PM, MASN
UNC Wilmington W 67–61  16–5
(8–1)
Patriot Center (4,147)
Fairfax, VA
January 25
7:00 PM
at Hofstra W 55–50  17–5
(9–1)
Hofstra Arena (2,703)
Hempstead, NY
January 28
2:00 PM, CSN
James Madison W 89–79  18–5
(10–1)
Patriot Center (8,014)
Fairfax, VA
February 1
7:00 PM
at Delaware L 60–65  18–6
(10–2)
Bob Carpenter Center (2,091)
Newark, DE
February 4
5:00 PM, ESPNU
Old Dominion
Homecoming
W 54–50  19–6
(11–2)
Patriot Center (9,840)
Fairfax, VA
February 8
7:00 PM, ESPN3
Hofstra W 72–62  20–6
(12–2)
Patriot Center (4,343)
Fairfax, VA
February 11
7:00 PM, MASN
at UNC Wilmington W 75–69  21–6
(13–2)
Trask Coliseum (3,513)
Wilmington, NC
February 14
9:00 PM, CSN
VCU W 62–61  22–6
(14–2)
Patriot Center (6,734)
Fairfax, VA
February 18*
4:30 PM
Lamar
ESPN BracketBusters
W 75–71  23–6
(14–2)
Patriot Center (7,014)
Fairfax, VA
February 22
7:00 PM
at Northeastern L 82–85 OT 23–7
(14–3)
Matthews Arena (1,827)
Boston, MA
February 25
6:00 PM, ESPN2
at VCU L 77–89  23–8
(14–4)
Stuart C. Siegel Center (7,617)
Richmond, VA
2012 CAA Men's Basketball Tournament
March 3
8:30 PM, Comcast Network
vs. Georgia State
Quarterfinals
W 61–59  24–8
Richmond Coliseum (11,200)
Richmond, VA
March 4
4:30 PM, Comcast Network
vs. VCU
Semifinals
L 64–74  24–9
Richmond Coliseum (11,200)
Richmond, VA
Notes: 1 - Denotes Daily Attendance
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

Recruiting[edit]

The following is a list of players signed for the 2012–13 season:

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Marko Gujanicic
F
Cacak, Serbia Stoneridge Prep 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Jan 29, 2012 
Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A
Patrick Holloway
PG
Stafford, VA Paul VI 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 160 lb (73 kg) Aug 4, 2011 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 83
Jalen Jenkins
F
Yonkers, NY Cardinal Hayes 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Jun 9, 2012 
Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

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