2011–12 Iona Gaels men's basketball team

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2011–12 Iona Gaels men's basketball
Iona College Gaels Wordmark.jpeg
MAAC Regular Season Champions
Conference Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
2011–12 record 25–8 (15–3 MAAC)
Head coach Tim Cluess (2nd year)
Assistant coach Jared Grasso
Assistant coach Mark Calzonetti
Assistant coach Garee Bryant
Home arena Hynes Athletic Center
Seasons
« 2010–11 2012–13 »
2011–12 MAAC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Iona 15 3   .833     25 8   .758
Loyola (MD) 13 5   .722     24 9   .727
Manhattan 12 6   .667     21 13   .618
Fairfield 12 6   .667     22 15   .595
Rider 10 8   .556     13 19   .406
Siena 8 10   .444     14 17   .452
Niagara 8 10   .444     14 19   .424
Marist 7 11   .389     14 18   .438
Saint Peter's 4 14   .222     5 26   .161
Canisius 1 17   .056     5 25   .167
2012 MAAC Tournament winner
As of March 18, 2012; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2011–12 Iona Gaels men's basketball team represented Iona College during the 2011–12 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Gaels, led by second year head coach Tim Cluess, played their home games at the Hynes Athletic Center and are members of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. The Gaals were MAAC regular season champions but failed to win the MAAC Basketball Tournament after losing to Fairfield in the semifinals. They received an at–large bid to the 2012 NCAA Tournament where they lost to BYU in the First Four round. The Gaels led BYU by 25 points in the 2nd half. It was the largest comeback in NCAA Tournament history.

Roster[edit]

Number Name Position Height Weight Year Hometown
0 Taaj Ridley Forward 6–7 215 Junior Bronx, New York
1 Mike Glover Forward 6–7 215 Senior Bronx, New York
2 Lamont Jones Guard 6–0 196 Junior Harlem, New York
3 Scott Machado Guard 6–1 180 Senior Queens, New York
4 Ra'Shad James Guard 6–1 183 Junior White Plains, New York
5 Josh Gomez Center 6–10 200 Freshman Bronx, New York
10 Jermel Jenkins Guard 5–11 185 Senior Union, New Jersey
11 Trinity Fields Guard 6–2 175 Senior Queens, New York
20 Travis Layne Guard/Forward 6–4 205 Sophomore Montclair, New Jersey
22 Sean Armand Guard 6–3 190 Sophomore Brooklyn, New York
23 Randy Dezouvre Guard/Forward 6–5 210 Junior Montreal, Quebec, Canada
32 Nyandigisi Moikobu Forward 6–8 215 Junior Seattle, Washington
33 Kyle Smyth Guard 6–4 185 Junior River Edge, New Jersey
35 Kristian Duravcevic Forward 6–8 215 Sophomore Bronx, New York


Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance Record
Regular Season
11/17/2011* 1:00 PM vs. Purdue José Miguel Agrelot ColiseumSan Juan, PR
(Puerto Rico Tip-Off First Round)
ESPNU L 90–91  5,322 0–1
11/18/2011* 3:30 PM vs. Western Michigan José Miguel Agrelot Coliseum • San Juan, PR
(Puerto Rico Tip-Off Consolation Round)
ESPN3 W 94–88  6,375 1–1
11/20/2011* 2:00 PM vs. Maryland José Miguel Agrelot Coliseum • San Juan, PR
(Puerto Rico Tip-Off 5th Place Game)
ESPNU W 89–63  11,297 2–1
11/23/2011* 7:00 PM Saint Joseph's Hynes Athletic CenterNew Rochelle, NY W 104–99 2OT 2,611 3–1
11/28/2011* 7:00 PM Long Island Hynes Athletic Center • New Rochelle, NY W 100–84  2,520 4–1
12/02/2011 7:00 PM at Canisius Koessler Athletic CenterBuffalo, NY W 69–57  1,533 5–1 (1–0)
12/04/2011 2:00 PM at Niagara Gallagher CenterLewiston, NY W 98–62  1,337 6–1 (2–0)
12/07/2011* 9:00 PM at Denver Magness ArenaDenver, CO RSRM W 80–78 OT 5,886 7–1
12/11/2011* 2:30 PM at Marshall Cam Henderson CenterHuntington, WV L 63–82  5,918 7–2
12/14/2011* 3:00 PM at Richmond Robins CenterRichmond, VA W 88–79  4,217 8–2
12/17/2011* 1:00 PM at Vermont Patrick GymBurlington, VT W 73–72  2,245 9–2
12/21/2011* 7:00 PM at William & Mary Kaplan ArenaWilliamsburg, VA W 83–65  1,461 10–2
12/29/2011* 7:00 PM at Hofstra Hofstra ArenaHempstead, NY L 75–83  4,258 10–3
01/03/2012 9:00 PM vs. Siena Madison Square GardenNew York City, NY W 95–59  9,258 11–3 (3–0)
01/06/2012 9:00 PM Niagara Hynes Athletic Center • New Rochelle, NY ESPNU W 73–61  2,463 12–3 (4–0)
01/08/2012 2:00 PM at Marist McCann Field HousePoughkeepsie, NY W 100–76  1,313 13–3 (5–0)
01/12/2012 7:00 PM Manhattan Hynes Athletic Center • New Rochelle, NY L 72–75  2,611 13–4 (5–1)
01/15/2012 3:30 PM Loyola (MD) Hynes Athletic Center • New Rochelle, NY W 74–63  2,060 14–4 (6–1)
01/20/2012 10:00 PM at Rider Hynes Athletic Center • New Rochelle, NY ESPNU W 91–71  2,428 15–4 (7–1)
01/23/2012 7:00 PM at Siena Times Union CenterAlbany, NY L 62–65  5,584 15–5 (7–2)
01/27/2012 7:00 PM at Fairfield Webster Bank ArenaBridgeport, CT ESPNU W 71–62  4,055 16–5 (8–2)
01/29/2012 2:00 PM at Saint Peter's Yanitelli CenterJersey City, NJ W 64–40  941 17–5 (9–2)
02/02/2012 7:00 PM Canisius Hynes Athletic Center • New Rochelle, NY ESPN3 W 105–86  2,453 18–5 (10–2)
02/04/2012 7:00 PM at Manhattan Draddy GymnasiumRiverdale, NY ESPN3 W 85–73  2,345 19–5 (11–2)
02/10/2012 7:00 PM at Loyola (MD) Reitz ArenaBaltimore, MD ESPNU L 81–87  2,100 19–6 (11–3)
02/12/2012 7:00 PM Marist Hynes Athletic Center • New Rochelle, NY W 83–74  2,260 20–6 (12–3)
02/15/2012 7:00 PM at Rider Alumni GymnasiumLawrenceville, NJ W 75–62  1,610 21–6 (13–3)
02/18/2012* 4:00 PM Nevada Hynes Athletic Center • New Rochelle, NY
(ESPN BracketBusters)
ESPN2 W 90–84  2,611 22–6
02/24/2012 9:00 PM Fairfield Hynes Athletic Center • New Rochelle, NY ESPNU W 77–72  2,611 23–6 (14–3)
02/26/2012 3:30 PM Saint Peter's Hynes Athletic Center • New Rochelle, NY W 98–61  2,611 24–6 (15–3)
2012 MAAC Men's Basketball Tournament
03/03/2012 4:30 PM vs. Marist MassMutual CenterSpringfield, MA
(Quarterfinals)
ESPN3 W 87–63  2,256 25–6
03/04/2012 2:00 PM vs. Fairfield MassMutual Center • Springfield, MA
(Semifinals)
ESPN3 L 75–85  2,778 25–7
2012 NCAA Tournament
03/13/2012* 9:00 PM vs. BYU University of Dayton ArenaDayton, OH
(First Four)
truTV L 72–78  8,510 25–8
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

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