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 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 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 Final Post
AP 18 16 16 12 9 9 10 9 14 12 10 9 11 13 15 [note 1]
Coaches 21 17 16 12 9 9 12 10 14 11 9 8 12 14 15 17

Schedule and results[edit]

Source[7]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Pts Ldr Reb Ldr Ast Ldr Result Attendance Record
Regular season
November 12* 12:00 PM Savannah State Verizon CenterWashington, D.C.  19 - Sims   8 - Porter   5 - Lubick  W 83–54  9,876 1–0
November 14* 7:00 PM UNC Greensboro Verizon Center • Washington, D.C.
(Maui Invitational • Opening Round)
MASN  19 - Thompson   7 - Sims   4 - Porter  W 86–45  7,987 2–0
November 21* 11:50 PM vs. #14 Kansas Lahaina Civic CenterMaui, HI
(Maui Invitational • First Round)
ESPN2  15 - Clark   6 - Sims   2 - Lubick  L 63–67  2,400 2–1
November 22* 4:30 PM vs. Chaminade Lahaina Civic Center • Maui, HI
(Maui Invitational • Second Round)
ESPN2  28 - Clark   7 - Porter   7 - Sims  W 88–61  2,400 3–1
November 23* 5:00 pm vs. #8 Memphis Lahaina Civic Center • Maui, HI
(Maui Invitational • Fifth Place Game)
ESPN2  26 - Clark   8 - Sims   5 - Sims  W 91–88 OT 2,400 4–1
November 28* 7:00 PM IUPUI Verizon Center • Washington, D.C. MASN  21 - Thompson   14 - Lubick   5 - Lubick  W 81–58  6,854 5–1
December 1* 9:30 PM at #12 Alabama Coleman ColiseumTuscaloosa, AL
(SEC–Big East Challenge)
ESPN2  22 - Clark   8 - Thompson   3 - Thompson  W 57–55  15,383 6–1
December 3* 1:00 PM NJIT Verizon Center • Washington, D.C. ESPN3  20 - Thompson   6 - Adams   4 - Sims  W 84–44  8,742 7–1
December 10* 12:00 PM Howard #18 Verizon Center • Washington, D.C. MASN  13 - Porter   8 - Lubick   3 - Lubick  W 62–48  8,120 8–1
December 17* 12:00 PM American #16 Verizon Center • Washington, D.C. MASN  18 - Starks   10 - Porter   6 - Sims  W 81–55  9,964 9–1
December 22* 12:00 PM Memphis #16 Verizon Center • Washington, D.C. ESPN2  26 - Clark   9 - Thompson   5 - Sims  W 70–59  12,045 10–1
December 28 7:00 PM at #4 Louisville #12 KFC Yum! CenterLouisville, KY ESPN2  20 - Starks   14 - Porter   4 - Sims  W 71–68  22,517 11–1 (1–0)
December 31 2:00 PM Providence #12 Verizon Center • Washington, D.C. ESPN2  16 - Clark   12 - Porter   3 - Sims  W 49–40  11,834 12–1 (2–0)
January 4, 2012 7:00 PM #20 Marquette #9 Verizon Center • Washington, D.C. ESPNU  26 - Clark   5 - Clark   5 - Sims  W 73–70  11,213 13–1 (3–0)
January 7 12:00 PM at West Virginia #9 WVU ColiseumMorgantown, WV MASN  20 - Thompson   6 - Porter   6 - Sims  L 74–62  10,526 13–2 (3–1)
January 9 9:00 PM Cincinnati #11 Verizon Center • Washington, D.C. ESPNU  14 - Clark   8 - Lubick   3 - Lubick  L 64–68  7,887 13–3 (3–2)
January 15 12:00 PM at St. John's #11 Madison Square GardenNew York City, NY MASN  20 - Thompson   10 - Porter   8 - Clark  W 69–49  11,475 14–3 (4–2)
January 17 7:00 PM at DePaul #10 Allstate ArenaChicago, IL ESPN2  31 - Clark   15 - Porter   6 - Lubick  W 83–75  8,322 15–3 (5–2)
January 21 12:00 PM Rutgers #10 Verizon Center • Washington, D.C. MASN  12 - Sims   10 - Sims   2 - Sims  W 52–50  12,852 16–3 (6–2)
January 28 4:00 PM at Pittsburgh #9 Petersen Events CenterPittsburgh, PA ESPN  14 - Porter   6 - Porter   5 - Sims  L 60–72  12,508 16–4 (6–3)
February 1 7:00 PM Connecticut #14 Verizon Center • Washington, D.C. ESPN2  18 - Thompson   9 - Thompson   2 - Thompson  W 58–44  15,174 17–4 (7–3)
February 4 11:00 AM South Florida #14 Verizon Center • Washington, D.C. ESPNU  13 - Sims   9 - Sims   5 - Sims  W 75–45  11,916 18–4 (8–3)
February 8 7:00 PM at #2 Syracuse #12 Carrier DomeSyracuse, NY ESPN  14 - Porter   13 - Porter   4 - Whittington  L 61–64 OT 27,820 18–5 (8–4)
February 12 1:00 PM St. John's #12 Verizon Center • Washington, D.C. ESPN  12 - Whittington   8 - Porter   5 - Lubick  W 71–61  12,285 19–5 (9–4)
February 18 7:00 PM at Providence #10 Dunkin Donuts CenterProvidence, RI MASN  13 - Thompson   10 - Thompson   5 - Sims  W 63–53  11,563 20–5 (10–4)
February 21 7:00 PM at Seton Hall #9 Prudential CenterNewark, NJ MASN  9 - Whittington   6 - Thompson   2 - Thompson  L 55–73  8,111 20–6 (10–5)
February 25 2:00 PM Villanova #9 Verizon Center • Washington, D.C. CBS  15 - Clark   6 - Clark   4 - Thompson  W 67–46  19,277 21–6 (11–5)
February 27 7:00 PM #20 Notre Dame #11 Verizon Center • Washington, D.C. ESPN  15 - Whittington   10 - Porter   5 - Sims  W 59–41  14,514 22–6 (12–5)
March 3 2:00 PM at #8 Marquette #11 Bradley CenterMilwaukee, WI MASN  19 - Thompson   9 - Sims   4 - Thompson  L 69–83  19,087 22–7 (12–6)
Big East Tournament
March 7 2:00pm vs. Pittsburgh #13 Madison Square Garden • New York, NY
(Second Round)
ESPN  20 - Sims   13 - Sims   5 - Sims  W 64–52  20,057 23–7
March 8 2:00pm vs. Cincinnati #13 Madison Square Garden • New York, NY
(Quarterfinal)
ESPN  22 - Sims   15 - Sims   4 - Porter  L 70–72 2OT 20,057 23–8
NCAA Tournament
March 16* 3:10pm vs. Belmont #15 Nationwide ArenaColumbus, OH
(Midwest Region Second Round)
truTV  21 - Clark   8 - Porter   5 - Sims  W 74–59  17,030 24–8
March 18* 12:15pm vs. North Carolina State #15 Nationwide Arena • Columbus, Ohio
(Midwest Region Third Round)
CBS  23 - Thompson   8 - Porter   3 - Thompson  L 63–66  17,425 24–9
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time Zone.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ No Associated Press Poll this week.

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.

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