2011–12 Houston Cougars men's basketball team

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2011–12 Houston Cougars men's basketball
Houston Cougars Logo (1999-2012).svg
Conference Conference USA
2011–12 record 15–15 (7–9 C-USA)
Head coach James Dickey
Assistant coach Alvin Brooks
Assistant coach Daniyal Robinson
Assistant coach Ulric Maligi
Home arena Hofheinz Pavilion
Seasons
« 2010–11 2012–13 »
2011–12 Conference USA men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Memphis 13 3   .813     26 8   .765
Southern Miss 11 5   .688     25 9   .735
Tulsa 10 6   .625     17 14   .548
UCF 10 6   .625     22 11   .667
UAB 9 7   .563     15 16   .484
Marshall 9 7   .563     21 14   .600
Rice 8 8   .500     18 15   .545
UTEP 7 9   .438     15 17   .469
Houston 7 9   .438     15 15   .500
East Carolina 5 11   .313     15 16   .484
SMU 4 12   .250     13 19   .406
Tulane 3 13   .188     15 19   .441
2012 CUSA Tournament winner
As of March 15, 2012; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2011–12 Houston Cougars men's basketball team represented the University of Houston in the college basketball 2011–12 season. It was their 67th year of season play. The head coach for the Cougars was James Dickey, who was serving in his 2nd year in that position. The team played its home games at Hofheinz Pavilion on-campus in Houston and was a member of Conference USA. The Cougars improved from the season prior by ending the season with a 0.500 record at 15–15, but only managed 7–9 in conference play. In a season marked by inconsistent play,[1] the team ended their season with an overtime loss to UTEP in the Conference USA tournament.[2]

Roster[edit]

2011–12 Houston Cougars men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Home town
G 0 Young, JosephJoseph Young 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) RS Fr Houston, Texas
F 1 McLean, MikhailMikhail McLean 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 205 lb (93 kg) So Houston, Texas
F 2 Harris, AlandiseAlandise Harris 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 230 lb (104 kg) So Little Rock, Arkansas
G 3 Thompson, J.J.J.J. Thompson 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Fr Irving, Texas
G 4 Barnes, LeRonLeRon Barnes 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Fr Stonewall, Louisiana
G 11 Thibodeaux, DarianDarian Thibodeaux 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Sr Dallas, Texas
G 12 Jones, JimmieJimmie Jones 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 160 lb (73 kg) RS So Plano, Texas
F 15 Gibson, LeonLeon Gibson 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Jr Los Angeles, California
G 20 Brooks, DonaldDonald Brooks 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 185 lb (84 kg) So Houston, Texas
G 21 Stiggers, JherrodJherrod Stiggers 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Fr Terrell, Texas
G 23 Simmons, JonathonJonathon Simmons 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 195 lb (88 kg) RS Jr Houston, Texas
F 32 Van Slyke, KirkKirk Van Slyke 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Jr The Woodlands, Texas
F 35 Thomas, TaShawnTaShawn Thomas 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Fr Killeen, Texas
F 45 Stevenson, RakimRakim Stevenson 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 220 lb (100 kg) So Houston, Texas
F 55 Richardson, J.J.J.J. Richardson 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Jr Missouri City, Texas
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster
Last update: 2011-12-30

Schedule[edit]

[3]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Record
Exhibition
Tue, Nov 8* 7:00PM Concordia Hofheinz PavilionHouston, TX W 118–70 
Regular Season
Sat, Nov 12* 7:00PM Grambling State Hofheinz Pavilion • Houston, TX W 88–42  1–0
Mon, Nov 14* 7:00PM Utah Valley Hofheinz Pavilion • Houston, TX W 84–71  2–0
Fri, Nov 18* 7:00PM at Arkansas Verizon ArenaNorth Little Rock, AR
(Southwest Showcase)
FSN W 87–78  3–0
Tue, Nov 22* 7:15PM Oakland Hofheinz Pavilion • Houston, TX L 74–76  3–1
Sat, Nov 22* 7:00PM TCU Hofheinz Pavilion • Houston, TX L 80–81  3–2
Tue, Nov 29* 7:00PM LSU Hofheinz Pavilion • Houston, TX CBSSN L 58–59  3–3
Sat, Dec 3* 7:00PM Texas A&M–Corpus Christi Hofheinz Pavilion • Houston, TX W 87–66  4–3
Sat, Dec 6* 6:00PM at Texas State Strahan ColiseumSan Marcos, TX L 78–81  4–4
Sat, Dec 17* 7:00PM vs. Oklahoma Chesapeake Energy ArenaOklahoma City, OK
(All-College Basketball Classic)
ESPNU L 74–79  4–5
Tue, Dec 20* 7:00PM UTSA Hofheinz Pavilion • Houston, TX W 77–75  5–5
Wed, Dec 21* 7:00PM Rogers State Hofheinz Pavilion • Houston, TX W 90–80  6–5
Wed, Dec 28* 2:00PM North Carolina A&T Hofheinz Pavilion • Houston, TX W 71–67  7–5
Fri, Dec 30* 8:00PM Texas State Hofheinz Pavilion • Houston, TX CSS W 94–71  8–5
Wed, Jan 4 7:00PM Tulsa Hofheinz Pavilion • Houston, TX W 70–69 OT 9–5 (1–0)
Sat, Jan 7 8:00PM at UTEP Don Haskins CenterEl Paso, TX L 50–70  9–6 (1–1)
Wed, Jan 11 6:00PM at UCF UCF ArenaOrlando, FL L 63–74  9–7 (1–2)
Sat, Jan 14 8:00PM Memphis Hofheinz Pavilion • Houston, TX CBSSN L 55–89  9–8 (1–3)
Wed, Jan 18 7:00PM at SMU Moody ColiseumUniversity Park, TX L 54–70  9–9 (1–4)
Sat, Jan 21 7:00PM East Carolina Hofheinz Pavilion • Houston, TX W 82–76  10–9 (2–4)
Sat, Jan 28 7:00PM UTEP Hofheinz Pavilion • Houston, TX W 81–76 OT 11–9 (3–4)
Wed, Feb 1 8:00PM at UAB Bartow ArenaBirmingham, AL CSS L 69–80  11–10 (3–5)
Sat, Feb 4 7:00PM at Tulane Avron B. Fogelman ArenaNew Orleans, LA L 54–75  11–11 (3–6)
Wed, Feb 8 7:00PM Rice Hofheinz Pavilion • Houston, TX FSN L 71–79  11–12 (3–7)
Sat, Feb 11 7:00PM at Tulsa Reynolds CenterTulsa, OK L 48–72  11–13 (3–8)
Sat, Feb 18 8:00PM Southern Miss Hofheinz Pavilion • Houston, TX CSS W 73–71  12–13 (4–8)
Wed, Feb 22 6:00PM at Marshall Cam Henderson CenterHuntington, WV L 58–66  12–14 (4–9)
Sat, Feb 25 7:00PM SMU Hofheinz Pavilion • Houston, TX W 62–59  13–14 (5–9)
Wed, Feb 29 7:00PM Tulane Hofheinz Pavilion • Houston, TX W 82–53  14–14 (6–9)
Sat, Mar 3 7:00PM at Rice Tudor Fieldhouse • Houston, TX CSS W 76–75  15–14 (7–9)
2012 Conference USA Men's Basketball Tournament
Wed, Mar 7 6:30PM vs. UTEP FedEx ForumMemphis, TN
(First Round)
CSS L 67–62 OT 15–15
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Standard Time.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sam Khan, "UH notebook: Early exit from C-USA tournament not surprising", Houston Chronicle, March 13, 2012.
  2. ^ Pete Wickham, "UH watches chance to advance slip away in OT loss to UTEP", Houston Chronicle, March 7, 2012.
  3. ^ [1], University of Houston Athletics, retrieved 9 December 2011

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