2011–12 Georgetown Hoyas men's basketball team

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2011–12 Georgetown Hoyas men's basketball
Georgetown Hoyas alternate logo.svg
NCAA Tournament, Third Round
Conference Big East
Ranking
Coaches #17
AP #15
2011–12 record 24–9 (12–6 Big East)
Head coach John Thompson III (8th year)
Assistant coach Kenya Hunter (5th year)
Assistant coach Mike Brennan (3rd year)
Assistant coach Robert Kirby (2nd year)
Captain Jason Clark (1st year)
Captain Hollis Thompson (1st year)
Home arena Verizon Center
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 Georgetown Hoyas men's basketball team represented Georgetown University in the 2011–2012 NCAA Division I basketball season. They were led by John Thompson III and played their home games at the Verizon Center. They are a member of the Big East Conference. Prior to the season, the Hoyas made a goodwill trip to China for several matches with local teams. U.S. Vice President Joe Biden attended their first game, a win over the Shanxi Zhongyu Brave Dragons. Their second game, against the Bayi Rockets, however ended in a brawl, causing the team to leave the court while Chinese fans threw garbage and debris.[2] Georgetown won their final games against the Liaoning Dinosaurs and the Taiwanese national team without incident.[3][4]

Before the season began, the team was picked to finish tenth in the Big East Conference standings. However, early road wins against ranked teams like Memphis, Alabama, and Louisville made the team one of the biggest surprises of the 2011–2012 season, elevating their ranking into the top ten in the nation.[5] With a 12–6 conference record, they finished in a three-way tie for fourth place, with tie breakers placing them fifth, over South Florida but behind Cincinnati.

The team was ranked No. 15 in the season‍ '​s final Associated Press Poll and No. 17 in the postseason Coaches' Poll.

Roster[edit]

2011–12 Georgetown Hoyas men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year High School/Junior College Home town
C 0 Adams, TylerTyler Adams 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 275 lb (125 kg) Fr Brandon HS Brandon, Mississippi
F 1 Thompson, HollisHollis Thompson 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 212 lb (96 kg) Jr Loyola HS Concord, California
F 2 Whittington, GregGreg Whittington 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 212 lb (96 kg) Fr Oakland Mills HS Columbia, Maryland
F 3 Hopkins, MikealMikeal Hopkins 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 223 lb (101 kg) Fr DeMatha Catholic HS Hyattsville, Maryland
G 5 Starks, MarkelMarkel Starks 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) So Georgetown Prep Accokeek, Maryland
C 14 Sims, HenryHenry Sims 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Sr Mount Saint Joseph College Baltimore, Maryland
G 21 Clark, JasonJason Clark 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Sr Bishop O'Connell HS Arlington, Virginia
F 22 Porter, OttoOtto Porter 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Fr Scott County Central HS Sikeston, Missouri
F 23 Bowen, AaronAaron Bowen 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 205 lb (93 kg) RS Fr Wolfson HS Jacksonville, Florida
G 25 Caprio, JohnJohn Caprio 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 220 lb (100 kg) So Seton Hall Prep North Caldwell, New Jersey
C 32 Ayegba, MosesMoses Ayegba 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 250 lb (113 kg) So Progressive Christian Academy Kano, Nigeria
F 34 Lubick, NateNate Lubick 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 235 lb (107 kg) So St. Mark's School Southborough, Massachusetts
G 55 Trawick, JabrilJabril Trawick 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 208 lb (94 kg) Fr Abington Friends School Jenkintown, Pennsylvania
Head coach

John Thompson III

Assistant coach(es)

Kenya Hunter
Mike Brennan
Robert Kirby


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

Roster
Last update: December 11, 2011

Rankings[edit]

Source[6]

Ranking Movement
Legend: ██ Improvement in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking. ██ Not ranked the previous week. RV=Others receiving votes.
Poll Pre
Nov 7
Wk 2
Nov 14
Wk 3
Nov 21
Wk 4
Nov 28
Wk 5
Dec 5
Wk 6
Dec 12
Wk 7
Dec 19
Wk 8
Dec 26
Wk 9
Jan 2
Wk 10
Jan 9
Wk 11
Jan 16
Wk 12
Jan 23
Wk 13
Jan 30
Wk 14
Feb 6
Wk 15
Feb 13
Wk 16
Feb 20
Wk 17
Feb 27
Wk 18
Mar 5
Post
Mar 12
Final
Apr 2
AP RV RV 18 16 16 12 9 9 10 9 14 12 10 9 11 13 15 [note 1]
Coaches RV RV 21 17 16 12 9 9 12 10 14 11 9 8 12 14 15 17

Schedule and results[edit]

Source[7][8][9][10][11][12][13][14]

Date Rank# Opponent# Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (Attendance)
Goodwill tour of China
August 17* vs. Shanxi Zhongyu Brave Dragons W 98-81  exhibition  16 - Porter   8 - Sims   4 - Clark, Lubick, Sims  Olympic Sports Center (N/A)
August 18* vs. Bayi Rockets  64-64[note 2]  exhibition  N/A - [note 2]   N/A -  [note 2]   N/A -  [note 2]  Olympic Sports Center (N/A)
August 21* vs. Liaoning Dinosaurs W 91-69  exhibition  17 - Clark   7 - Porter   6 - Lubick  Shanghai Stadium (N/A)
August 23* vs. Chinese Taipei National Team W 83-64  exhibition  16 - Thompson   10 - Thompson   4 - Bowen, Lubick  Jing'An Gymnasium (N/A)
Regular season
November 12* Savannah State W 83–54  1–0  19 - Sims   8 - Porter   5 - Lubick  Verizon Center (9,876)
November 14* UNC Greensboro
(Maui Invitational • Opening Round)
W 86–45  2–0  19 - Thompson   7 - Sims   4 - Porter  Verizon Center (7,987)
November 21* vs. #14 Kansas
(Maui Invitational • First Round)
L 63–67  2–1  15 - Clark   6 - Sims   2 - Lubick  Lahaina Civic Center (2,400)
November 22* vs. Chaminade
(Maui Invitational • Second Round)
W 88–61  3–1  28 - Clark   7 - Porter   7 - Sims  Lahaina Civic Center (2,400)
November 23* vs. #8 Memphis
(Maui Invitational • Fifth Place Game)
W 91–88 OT 4–1  26 - Clark   8 - Sims   5 - Sims  Lahaina Civic Center (2,400)
November 28* IUPUI W 81–58  5–1  21 - Thompson   14 - Lubick   5 - Lubick  Verizon Center (6,854)
December 1* at #12 Alabama
(SEC–Big East Challenge)
W 57–55  6–1  22 - Clark   8 - Thompson   3 - Thompson  Coleman Coliseum (15,383)
December 3* NJIT W 84–44  7–1  20 - Thompson   6 - Adams   4 - Sims  Verizon Center (8,742)
December 10* #18 Howard W 62–48  8–1  13 - Porter   8 - Lubick   3 - Lubick  Verizon Center (8,120)
December 17* #16 American W 81–55  9–1  18 - Starks   10 - Porter   6 - Sims  Verizon Center (9,964)
December 22* #16 Memphis W 70–59  10–1  26 - Clark   9 - Thompson   5 - Sims  Verizon Center (12,045)
December 28 #12 at #4 Louisville W 71–68  11–1 (1–0)  20 - Starks   14 - Porter   4 - Sims  KFC Yum! Center (22,517)
December 31 #12 Providence W 49–40  12–1 (2–0)  16 - Clark   12 - Porter   3 - Sims  Verizon Center (11,834)
January 4, 2012 #9 #20 Marquette W 73–70  13–1 (3–0)  26 - Clark   5 - Clark   5 - Sims  Verizon Center (11,213)
January 7 #9 at West Virginia L 62–74  13–2 (3–1)  20 - Thompson   6 - Porter   6 - Sims  WVU Coliseum (10,526)
January 9 #11 Cincinnati L 64–68  13–3 (3–2)  14 - Clark   8 - Lubick   3 - Lubick  Verizon Center (7,887)
January 15 #11 at St. John's W 69–49  14–3 (4–2)  20 - Thompson   10 - Porter   8 - Clark  Madison Square Garden (11,475)
January 17 #10 at DePaul W 83–75  15–3 (5–2)  31 - Clark   15 - Porter   6 - Lubick  Allstate Arena (8,322)
January 21 #10 Rutgers W 52–50  16–3 (6–2)  12 - Sims   10 - Sims   2 - Sims  Verizon Center (12,852)
January 28 #9 at Pittsburgh L 60–72  16–4 (6–3)  14 - Porter   6 - Porter   5 - Sims  Petersen Events Center (12,508)
February 1 #14 Connecticut W 58–44  17–4 (7–3)  18 - Thompson   9 - Thompson   2 - Thompson  Verizon Center (15,174)
February 4 #14 South Florida W 75–45  18–4 (8–3)  13 - Sims   9 - Sims   5 - Sims  Verizon Center (11,916)
February 8 #12 at #2 Syracuse L 61–64 OT 18–5 (8–4)  14 - Porter   13 - Porter   4 - Whittington  Carrier Dome (27,820)
February 12 #12 St. John's W 71–61  19–5 (9–4)  12 - Whittington   8 - Porter   5 - Lubick  Verizon Center (12,285)
February 18 #10 at Providence W 63–53  20–5 (10–4)  13 - Thompson   10 - Thompson   5 - Sims  Dunkin Donuts Center (11,563)
February 21 #9 at Seton Hall L 55–73  20–6 (10–5)  9 - Whittington   6 - Thompson   2 - Thompson  Prudential Center (8,111)
February 25 #9 Villanova W 67–46  21–6 (11–5)  15 - Clark   6 - Clark   4 - Thompson  Verizon Center (19,277)
February 27 #11 #20 Notre Dame W 59–41  22–6 (12–5)  15 - Whittington   10 - Porter   5 - Sims  Verizon Center (14,514)
March 3 #11 at #8 Marquette L 69–83  22–7 (12–6)  19 - Thompson   9 - Sims   4 - Thompson  Bradley Center (19,087)
Big East Tournament
March 7 #13 vs. Pittsburgh
(Second Round)
W 64–52  23–7  20 - Sims   13 - Sims   5 - Sims  Madison Square Garden (20,057)
March 8 #13 vs. Cincinnati
(Quarterfinal)
L 70–72 2OT 23–8  22 - Sims   15 - Sims   4 - Porter  Madison Square Garden (20,057)
NCAA Tournament
March 16* #15 vs. Belmont
(Midwest Region Second Round)
W 74–59  24–8  21 - Clark   8 - Porter   5 - Sims  Nationwide Arena (17,030)
March 18* #15 vs. North Carolina State
(Midwest Region Third Round)
L 63–66  24–9  23 - Thompson   8 - Porter   3 - Thompson  Nationwide Arena (17,425)
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. ( ) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time Zone.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ No Associated Press Poll this week.
  2. ^ a b c d The game was suspended with the score tied 64-64 after a brawl broke out between the teams with 9 minutes 32 seconds left to play. John Thompson III pulled Georgetown‍ '​s players off the court out of concern for their safety. Play never resumed. No box score was posted.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Big East Conference Standings - 2011-12." ESPN.com. Retrieved 03-31-12.
  2. ^ Wang, Gene (August 18, 2011). "Georgetown basketball exhibition in China ends in brawl". The Washington Post. Retrieved November 23, 2011. 
  3. ^ Yiu, Karson (August 21, 2011). "Basketball Brawl Makes Georgetown Hoyas a Hot Ticket in China". ABC News. Retrieved November 23, 2011. 
  4. ^ Staihar, Janet (August 23, 2011). "Georgetown plays Taiwan team ... in Shanghai". The Georgetown Dish. Retrieved February 20, 2012. 
  5. ^ Elfin, David (February 15, 2012). "Hoyas Surprising Everyone But Themselves". CBS News. Retrieved February 20, 2012. 
  6. ^ sports-reference.com 2011-12 Polls
  7. ^ 2012-2013 Georgetown Men's Basketball Media Guide, p. 67.
  8. ^ Georgetown.edu "Hoyas Win in Beijing as Biden Cheers Team," August 17, 2011.
  9. ^ Official Basketball Box Score -- Game Totals -- Final Statistics Georgetown vs Shanxi Dragons 08/17/11 7:15 p.m. at Olympic Sports Center, Beijing, China
  10. ^ Anonymous, "Georgetown Tops Shanxi Dragons, 98-81, in Front of Vice President Biden," guhoyas.com, August 17, 2011.
  11. ^ thegeorgtowndish.com Staihar, Janet, "Georgetown plays Taiwan team ... in Shanghai," August 23, 2011.
  12. ^ Wang, Gene, "Georgetown’s men’s basketball team puts brawl in China behind them," washingtonpost.com, August 21, 2011.
  13. ^ Official Basketball Box Score -- Game Totals -- Final Statistics Georgetown vs Lioaning Dinosaurs 08/21/11 4 p.m.
  14. ^ Official Basketball Box Score -- Game Totals -- Final Statistics Georgetown vs Chinese Taipei 08/23/11 7 p.m. at Jing'An Gymnasium, Shanghai, China

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