2011–12 Gonzaga Bulldogs men's basketball team

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2011–12 Gonzaga Bulldogs men's basketball
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NCAA Tournament, Third Round
Conference West Coast Conference
2011–12 record 26–7 (13–3 WCC)
Head coach Mark Few (13th year)
Assistant coach Tommy Lloyd
Assistant coach Ray Giacoletti
Assistant coach Donny Daniels
Home arena McCarthey Athletic Center
Seasons
« 2010–11 2012–13 »
2011–12 West Coast Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#24 Saint Mary's 14 2   .875     27 6   .818
Gonzaga 13 3   .813     26 7   .788
BYU 12 4   .750     26 9   .743
Loyola Marymount 11 5   .688     21 13   .618
San Francisco 8 8   .500     20 14   .588
San Diego 7 9   .438     13 18   .419
Pepperdine 4 12   .250     10 19   .345
Portland 3 13   .188     7 24   .226
Santa Clara 0 16   .000     8 22   .267
2012 West Coast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament winner
As of March 21, 2012; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2011–12 Gonzaga Bulldogs men's basketball team represented Gonzaga University in the 2011–12 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Bulldogs (also informally referred to as the "Zags"), members of the West Coast Conference, were led by head coach Mark Few, in his 13th season at the school. The Zags played most of their home games at the McCarthey Athletic Center on the university campus in Spokane, Washington, but played one home game at Spokane Arena, located in downtown Spokane about 2 miles (3 km) from the Gonzaga campus. The team also played one game at KeyArena in Seattle, a contest billed as the "Battle in Seattle". This season, the Zags also played a game against Hawaiʻi at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC. It was something of a homecoming for center Robert Sacre who is from North Vancouver. The Zags had three Canadians on this year's roster, one of whom (Kelly Olynyk) was redshirted and did not play in 2011–12.

They finished the season 26–7, 13–3 in WCC play to finish in second place. They lost in the championship game of the West Coast Basketball Tournament to Saint Mary's. They received an at-large bid to the 2012 NCAA Tournament, their 14th straight tournament bid, where they defeated West Virginia in the second round before falling in the third round to Ohio State.

Preseason[edit]

In 2011–12, the Gonzaga Bulldogs men's basketball team were in their 32nd season as a member of the West Coast Conference.[1] Since 2004, the team has played their home games at the McCarthey Athletic Center, which has a capacity of 6,000.[2]

Roster[edit]

2011–12 Gonzaga Bulldogs men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year High School/Junior College Home town
C 00 Sacre, RobertRobert Sacre 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 260 lb (118 kg) RS Sr Handsworth Secondary North Vancouver, BC
G 2 Carter, MarquiseMarquise Carter 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 178 lb (81 kg) RS Sr Horizon Christian
Three Rivers CC
San Diego, CA
G 3 Dranginis, KyleKyle Dranginis Current redshirt 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Fr Skyview Nampa, ID
G 4 Pangos, KevinKevin Pangos 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Fr Denison Secondary Newmarket, ON
G 5 Bell, GaryGary Bell 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Fr Kentridge Kent, WA
F 10 Edi, Guy LandryGuy Landry Edi 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 218 lb (99 kg) Jr Stoneridge Prep (Simi Valley, CA)
Midland College
Agboville, Côte d'Ivoire
G 11 Stockton, DavidDavid Stockton 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 152 lb (69 kg) RS So Gonzaga Prep Spokane, WA
F 13 Olynyk, KellyKelly Olynyk Current redshirt 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 238 lb (108 kg) Jr South Kamloops Kamloops, BC
G 14 Sarbaugh, ChrisChris Sarbaugh 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Fr Gonzaga Prep Spokane, WA
F 15 Spangler, RyanRyan Spangler 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 232 lb (105 kg) Fr Bridge Creek Blanchard, OK
F 20 Harris, EliasElias Harris 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Jr Friedrich-Magnus-Schwerd-Gymnasium Speyer, Germany
F 22 Mönninghoff, MathisMathis Mönninghoff 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 189 lb (86 kg) So Landrat-Lucas-Gymnasium Ibbenbüren, Germany
G 25 Kelta, MathisMathis Kelta 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 190 lb (86 kg) So Lycée Marcelin Berthelot Thionville, France
G 30 Hart, MikeMike Hart 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 206 lb (93 kg) RS Jr Jesuit Portland, OR
C 35 Dower, SamSam Dower 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 248 lb (112 kg) RS So Osseo Brooklyn Park, MN
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster

Recruits[edit]

Source:[3]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Kyle Dranginis
PG
Nampa, Idaho Skyview 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 165 lb (75 kg) May 24, 2010 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A
Kevin Pangos
PG
Newmarket, Ontario Denison Secondary School 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Oct 5, 2010 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A
Gary Bell
PG
Kent, Washington Kentridge 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Apr 26, 2011 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A
Ryan Spangler
PF
Blanchard, Oklahoma Bridge Creek 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Sep 24, 2010 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: nr   Rivals: nr  ESPN: nr
  • 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:

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance Record
Exhibition
October 28, 2011* 6:00 pm Carroll College #23 McCarthey Athletic CenterSpokane, WA KHQ W 95–51  6,000
Regular Season
November 11, 2011* 8:00 pm Eastern Washington #23 McCarthey Athletic Center • Spokane, WA SWX/ROOT W 77–69  6,000 1–0
November 14, 2011* 9:00 pm Washington State #22 McCarthey Athletic Center • Spokane, WA ESPN W 89–81  6,000 2–0
November 19, 2011* 6:00 pm vs. Hawaii #22 Rogers ArenaVancouver, BC
(BC Basketball Classic)
KHQ/ROOT W 73–54  9,687 3–0
November 26, 2011* 1:00 pm vs. Western Michigan #19 Spokane Arena • Spokane, WA
(Ronald McDonald House Charities Classic)
KHQ/ROOT W 78–58  9,610 4–0
November 30, 2011* 8:15 pm Notre Dame #19 McCarthey Athletic Center • Spokane, WA ESPN2 W 73–53  6,000 5–0
December 3, 2011* 12:15 pm at Illinois #19 Assembly HallChampaign, IL ESPN2 L 75–82  15,879 5–1
December 10, 2011* 6:00 pm Michigan State #23 McCarthey Athletic Center • Spokane, WA ESPN2 L 67–74  6,000 5–2
December 15, 2011* 6:00 pm Oral Roberts McCarthey Athletic Center • Spokane, WA KHQ/ROOT W 67–61  6,000 6–2
December 17, 2011* 1:00 pm vs. Arizona KeyArenaSeattle, WA
(Battle in Seattle)
CBS W 71–60  15,127 7–2
December 20, 2011* 6:00 pm Butler McCarthey Athletic Center • Spokane, WA ESPN2 W 71–55  6,000 8–2
December 22, 2011* 6:00 pm Air Force McCarthey Athletic Center • Spokane, WA KHQ/ROOT W 70–60  6,000 9–2
December 28, 2011 6:00 pm Portland McCarthey Athletic Center • Spokane, WA KHQ/ROOT W 90–51  6,000 10–2 (1–0)
December 31, 2011* 5:00 pm at Xavier Cintas CenterCincinnati, OH ESPN2 W 72–65  10,250 11–2
January 5, 2012 6:00 pm Pepperdine #25 McCarthey Athletic Center • Spokane, WA KHQ/ROOT W 73–45  6,000 12–2 (2–0)
January 7, 2012 5:00 pm Santa Clara #25 McCarthey Athletic Center • Spokane, WA KAYU/ROOT W 82–60  6,000 13–2 (3–0)
January 12, 2012 8:00 pm at Saint Mary's #21 McKeon PavilionMoraga, CA ESPN2 L 62–83  3,500 13–3 (3–1)
January 14, 2012 5:00 pm at Loyola Marymount #21 Gersten PavilionLos Angeles, CA KHQ/ROOT W 62–58  3,942 14–3 (4–1)
January 19, 2012 6:00 pm San Francisco McCarthey Athletic Center • Spokane, WA ESPNU W 74–63  6,000 15–3 (5–1)
January 21, 2012 5:00 pm San Diego McCarthey Athletic Center • Spokane, WA KHQ/ROOT W 77–60  6,000 16–3 (6–1)
January 26, 2012 8:00 pm at Portland Chiles CenterPortland, OR ESPN2 W 74–62  4,852 17–3 (7–1)
February 2, 2012 7:00 pm at BYU #24 Marriott CenterProvo, UT ESPN2 L 73–83  19,257 17–4 (7–2)
February 4, 2012 7:00 pm at Pepperdine #24 Firestone FieldhouseMalibu, CA KHQ/ROOT W 72–60  2,120 18–4 (8–2)
February 9, 2012 8:00 pm #16 Saint Mary's McCarthey Athletic Center • Spokane, WA ESPN2 W 73–59  6,000 19–4 (9–2)
February 11, 2012 5:00 pm Loyola Marymount McCarthey Athletic Center • Spokane, WA KHQ/ROOT W 78–59  6,000 20–4 (10–2)
February 16, 2012 8:00 pm at Santa Clara #24 Leavey CenterSanta Clara, CA ESPN2 W 73–62  4,700 21–4 (11–2)
February 18, 2012 5:00 pm at San Francisco #24 War Memorial GymnasiumSan Francisco, CA KHQ/ROOT L 65–66  4,500 21–5 (11–3)
February 23, 2012 8:00 pm BYU McCarthey Athletic Center • Spokane, WA ESPN2 W 74–63  6,000 22–5 (12–3)
February 25, 2012 4:00 pm at San Diego Jenny Craig PavilionSan Diego, CA KHQ/ROOT W 65–57  3,962 23–5 (13–3)
February 27, 2012* 6:00 pm Longwood McCarthey Athletic Center • Spokane, WA KHQ/ROOT W 92–60  6,000 24–5
2012 West Coast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
March 3, 2012 8:30 pm vs. BYU Orleans ArenaParadise, NV
(Semifinals)
ESPN2 W 77–58  7,828 25–5
March 5, 2012 6:00 pm vs. Saint Mary's #24 Orleans Arena • Paradise, NV
(Championship Game)
ESPN L 74–78 OT 6,826 25–6
2012 NCAA Tournament
March 15, 2012* 4:20 pm vs. (10) West Virginia #(7) Consol Energy CenterPittsburgh, PA
(Second Round)
TNT W 77–54  19,413 26–6
March 17, 2012* 11:45 am vs. #7 (2) Ohio State #(7) Consol Energy Center • Pittsburgh, PA
(Third Round)
CBS L 66–73  18,588 26–7
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Pacific Time (#) during NCAA Tournament is seed with Region.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "West Coast Conference History". CBS Interactive. Retrieved November 13, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Gonzaga History 1990–present". Gonzaga University. Retrieved November 13, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Commitments/Recruits". Retrieved March 21, 2010.