2011–12 Iowa State Cyclones men's basketball team

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2011–12 Iowa State Cyclones men's basketball
Iowa State Cyclones logo.svg
NCAA Tournament South Region 8 Seed, Round of 32
Conference Big 12
2011–12 record 23–11 (12–6 Big 12)
Head coach Fred Hoiberg
Assistant coach T. J. Otzelberger
Assistant coach Cornell Mann
Assistant coach Matt Abdelmassih
Home arena Hilton Coliseum
Seasons
« 2010–11 2012–13 »
2011–12 Big 12 men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#6 Kansas 16 2   .889     32 7   .821
#3 Missouri 14 4   .778     30 5   .857
Iowa State 12 6   .667     22 10   .688
#9 Baylor 12 6   .667     30 8   .789
Kansas State 10 8   .556     22 10   .688
Texas 9 9   .500     20 13   .606
Oklahoma State 7 11   .389     15 18   .455
Oklahoma 5 13   .278     15 16   .484
Texas A&M 4 14   .222     14 18   .438
Texas Tech 1 17   .056     8 23   .258
2012 Big 12 Tournament winner
As of March 10, 2012; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2011–12 Iowa State Cyclones men's basketball team represented Iowa State University in the 2011–12 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. Their head coach, Fred Hoiberg, was in his second season as a head coach. The team played its home games at Hilton Coliseum in Ames, Iowa and were members of the Big 12 Conference. The preseason polls picked Iowa State to finish 8th in the Big 12, however, the Cyclones finished the 2011-12 season with a 22-10 record ranked #25, tied with Baylor for third place with 12-6 in Big 12 play, lost to Texas in the quarterfinals of the 2012 Big 12 Men's Basketball Tournament, and earned a #8 seed (#30 overall) in the south regional of the 2012 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament defeating #9 seed and the defending 2011 NCAA National Champions Connecticut Huskies in the second round at Louisville but losing to #1 seed Kentucky in the third round (the round of 32). Head coach Fred Hoiberg was named co-coach of the year for the Big 12 conference after the Cyclones made the biggest one season improvement in Big 12 history by winning 9 more conference games in 2011-12 than in 2010-11.

Roster[edit]

# Name Height Weight Position Year Hometown
0 Jordan Railey 6′-11″ 250 Center Sophomore Beaverton, Oregon
1 Bubu Palo 6′-1″ 175 Guard Redshirt Sophomore Ames, Iowa
2 Chris Babb 6′-5″ 225 Guard Redshirt Junior Arlington, Texas
3 Melvin Ejim 6′-6″ 220 Forward Sophomore Toronto, Ontario
4 Chris Allen 6′-3″ 205 Guard Redshirt Senior Lawrenceville, Georgia
5 Tavon Sledge 5′-9′ 175 Guard Freshman Spring Valley, New York
10 Aaron Law 5′-11″ 175 Guard Freshman Chapel Hill, North Carolina
11 Scott Christopherson 6′-3″ 195 Guard Redshirt Senior LaCrosse, Wisconsin
12 Austin McBeth 6′-1″ 185 Guard Junior Wayland, Iowa
21 Will Clyburn 6′-7″ 205 Guard Senior Detroit, Michigan
22 Anthony Booker 6′-9″ 250 Forward Redshirt Junior St. Louis, Missouri
24 Percy Gibson 6′-9″ 245 Center Freshman Detroit, Michigan
25 Tyrus McGee 6′-2″ 205 Guard Junior Stringtown, Oklahoma
30 Royce White 6′-8″ 270 Forward Redshirt Sophomore Minneapolis, Minnesota
34 Korie Lucious 5′-11″ 175 Guard Senior Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Preseason[edit]

Italy trip[edit]

Chris Allen in Italy (Vatican)

In August, 2011, the Cyclones traveled to Italy to compete with 4 teams from the area. They won all 4 games.

Recruiting[edit]

Class of 2011[edit]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Percy Gibson
F
Detroit, MI Southeastern 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 240 lb (110 kg)  
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A
Tyrus McGee
G
Arkansas City, KS Cowley County, CC 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg)  
Scout: N/A   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A
Tavon Sledge
G
Dix Hills, NY Half Hollow Hills West 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 175 lb (79 kg)  
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • 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:

Rankings[edit]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Final 
AP Poll[1] RV RV RV RV RV 25 RV  
Coaches Poll[1] RV RV RV RV RV RV RV RV RV RV


Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance Record
Exhibition
11/06/2011* 12:30pm Grand Valley State Hilton ColiseumAmes, IA W 77–62  13,221
Regular Season
11/12/2011* 1:00pm Lehigh Hilton Coliseum • Ames, IA Mediacom W 86–77  13,343 1–0
11/15/2011* 8:00pm at Drake Knapp CenterDes Moines, IA Mediacom L 65–74  5,665 1–1
11/20/2011* 12:30pm Western Carolina Hilton Coliseum • Ames, IA
(South Padre Island Invitational)
Mediacom W 92–60  10,922 2–1
11/22/2011* 7:00pm Northern Colorado Hilton Coliseum • Ames, IA
(South Padre Island Invitational)
Mediacom W 90–82  11,155 3–1
11/25/2011* 7:30pm vs. Providence South Padre Island Convention CentreSouth Padre Island, TX
(South Padre Island Invitational)
W 64–54  675 4–1
11/26/2011* 6:30pm vs. Rice South Padre Island Convention Centre • South Padre Island, TX
(South Padre Island Invitational)
CBSSN W 90–63  660 5–1
11/30/2011* 7:00pm Northern Iowa Hilton Coliseum • Ames, IA Mediacom L 62–69  13,509 5–2
12/03/2011* 11:00am at #15 Michigan Crisler ArenaAnn Arbor, MI BTN L 66–76  10,845 5–3
12/06/2011* 7:00pm Prairie View A&M Hilton Coliseum • Ames, IA Mediacom W 84–59  12,915 6–3
12/09/2011* 7:00pm Iowa Hilton Coliseum • Ames, IA
(Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series)
CTN W 86–76  14,356 7–3
12/18/2011* 1:00pm Central Michigan Hilton Coliseum • Ames, IA CTN W 59–52  11,764 8–3
12/21/2011* 7:00pm Lipscomb Hilton Coliseum • Ames, IA Mediacom W 81–64  11,513 9–3
12/31/2011* 12:00pm Mississippi Valley State Hilton Coliseum • Ames, IA CTN W 67–65  12,399 10–3
01/04/2012 8:00pm Texas Hilton Coliseum • Ames, IA ESPNU W 77–71  12,248 11–3 (1–0)
01/07/2012 3:00pm at Texas A&M Reed ArenaCollege Station, TX Big 12 Network W 74–50  6,450 12–3 (2–0)
01/11/2012 7:00pm Missouri Hilton Coliseum • Ames, IA Big 12 Network L 69–76  13,198 12–4 (2–1)
01/14/2012 3:00pm at #10 Kansas Allen FieldhouseLawrence, KS Big 12 Network L 73–82  16,300 12–5 (2–2)
01/18/2012 8:00pm Oklahoma State Hilton Coliseum • Ames, IA ESPNU W 71–68  12,397 13–5 (3–2)
01/21/2012 4:00pm at Texas Tech United Spirit ArenaLubbock, TX ESPN2 W 76–52  8,367 14–5 (4–2)
01/24/2012 8:00pm at Texas Frank Erwin CenterAustin, TX LHN L 55–62  10,117 14–6 (4–3)
01/28/2012 1:00pm #5 Kansas Hilton Coliseum • Ames, IA ESPN W 72–64  14,376 15–6 (5–3)
01/31/2012 8:00pm Kansas State Hilton Coliseum • Ames, IA
("Farmaggedon")
CTN W 72–70  13,456 16–6 (6–3)
02/04/2012 5:00pm at Oklahoma Lloyd Noble CenterNorman, OK ESPN2 W 77–70  9,272 17–6 (7–3)
02/07/2012 6:00pm at Oklahoma State Gallagher Iba ArenaStillwater, OK ESPN2 L 67–69  9,365 17–7 (7–4)
02/11/2012 3:00 p.m. Texas A&M Hilton Coliseum • Ames, IA Big 12 Network W 69–46  14,376 18–7 (8–4)
02/13/2012 6:00 p.m. at #10 Baylor Ferrell CenterWaco, TX ESPNU L 64–79  7,047 18–8 (8–5)
2/18/2012 12:45pm Oklahoma Hilton Coliseum • Ames, IA Big 12 Network W 80–69  14,376 19–8 (9–5)
2/22/2012 8:00pm Texas Tech Hilton Coliseum • Ames, IA ESPNU W 72–54  13,587 20–8 (10–5)
02/25/2012 12:45pm at Kansas State Bramlage ColiseumManhattan, KS
("Farmageddon")
Big 12 Network W 65–61  12,528 21–8 (11–5)
02/29/2012 7:00pm at #7 Missouri Mizzou ArenaColumbia, MO Big 12 Network L 72–78  14,837 21–9 (11–6)
03/03/2012 6:00pm #9 Baylor Hilton Coliseum • Ames, Iowa CTN W 80–72  14,376 22–9 (12–6)
2012 Big 12 Men's Basketball Tournament
03/08/2012 8:30pm vs. Texas #25 Sprint CenterKansas City, MO
(Quarterfinals)
Big 12 Network L 65–71  18,972 22–10
2012 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament
03/15/2012* 8:20pm vs. (S 9) Connecticut #(S 8) KFC Yum! CenterLouisville, KY
(Second Round)
TBS W 77–64  22,131 23–10
03/17/2012* 6:45pm vs. #1 (S 1) Kentucky #(S 8) KFC Yum! Center • Louisville, KY
(Third Round)
CBS L 71–87  21,757 23–11
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll. All times are in Central Time (#) during NCAA Tournament is seed with Region.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2011-12 NCAA Men's Basketball Rankings". ESPN. ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved October 21, 2011.