2011–12 Lamar Cardinals basketball team

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2011–12 Lamar Cardinals men's basketball
Lamar Cardinals LU Wordmark.jpg
Southland Tournament Champions
Southland East Division Champions
Conference Southland Conference East Division
2011–12 record 23–12 (11–5 Southland)
Head coach Pat Knight (1st year)
Assistant coach Joseph Price
Assistant coach Kenton Paulino
Assistant coach Clif Carroll
Home arena Montagne Center
Seasons
« 2010–11 2012–13 »
2011–12 Southland Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
East
Lamar 11 5   .688     23 12   .657
McNeese State 10 6   .625     17 16   .515
Northwestern State 8 8   .500     16 16   .500
Nicholls State 6 10   .375     10 20   .333
Southeastern Louisiana 5 11   .313     12 17   .414
Central Arkansas 3 13   .188     8 21   .276
West
Texas-Arlington 15 1   .938     24 9   .727
Stephen F. Austin 12 4   .750     20 12   .625
Texas-San Antonio 10 6   .625     18 14   .563
Sam Houston State 7 9   .438     13 19   .406
Texas State 5 11   .313     13 17   .433
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 4 12   .250     6 24   .200
2012 Southland Tournament winner
As of March 14, 2012; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2011–12 Lamar Cardinals basketball team represented Lamar University during the 2011–12 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Cardinals, led by first year head coach Pat Knight, played their home games at the Montagne Center and are members of the East Division of the Southland Conference. The Cardinals finished the season 23–12, 11–5 in Soutland play. They were the champions of the Southland East Division and are the champions of the Southland Basketball Tournament and earned an automatic bid into the 2012 NCAA Tournament where they lost to Vermont in the First Four round.

Roster[edit]

Number Name Position Height Weight Year Hometown
1 Anthony Miles Guard 6–1 165 Senior Houston, Texas
2 Nikko Acosta Forward 6–9 220 Junior New London, Connecticut
3 Tre Lynch Guard 6–0 160 Sophomore Lancaster, Texas
4 Devon Lamb Guard 6–2 195 Senior Jacksonville, Florida
5 Mike James Guard 6–1 185 Senior Portland, Oregon
10 Rhon Mitchell Forward 6–5 180 Freshman Inglewood, California
20 Brandon Davis Guard 6–6 180 Senior Jacksonville, Florida
21 Charlie Harper Forward 6–5 210 Senior San Antonio, Texas
22 Donley Minor Guard 6–1 175 Junior Los Angeles, California
24 Vincenzo Nelson Forward 6–5 205 Senior Jackson, Mississippi
33 Osas Ebomwonyi Forward 6–11 220 Sophomore Pflugerville, Texas
35 Stan Brown Forward 6–8 225 Junior Dolton, Illinois
50 Sebastian Norman Forward 6–9 235 Freshman Uppsala, Sweden


Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance Record
Exhibition
11/01/2011* 7:00 PM St. Gregory's Montagne CenterBeaumont, TX W 82–47  2,686
11/07/2011* 7:00 PM Louisiana College Montagne Center • Beaumont, TX W 72–49  1,055
Regular Season
11/11/2011* 7:30 PM Arkansas State Montagne Center • Beaumont, TX
(Global Sports Invitational)
W 65–62  2,689 1–0
11/13/2011* 3:00 PM at #9 Louisville KFC Yum! CenterLouisville, KY
(Global Sports Invitational)
ESPN3 L 48–68  19,842 1–1
11/15/2011* 6:00 PM at Ohio Convocation CenterAthens, OH
(Global Sports Invitational)
L 78–85 OT 3,672 1–2
11/19/2011* 11:00 AM Charlotte Montagne Center • Beaumont, TX W 72–54  2,248 2–2
11/22/2011* 7:00 PM at UT Martin Skyhawk ArenaMartin, TN
(Global Sports Invitational)
W 80–69  1,037 3–2
11/25/2011* 7:00 PM at Tennessee Tech Eblen CenterCookeville, TN W 85–65  857 4–2
11/30/2011* 7:00 PM at TCU Daniel–Meyer ColiseumFort Worth, TX L 72–77  4,263 4–3
12/03/2011* 8:30 PM Louisiana-Lafayette Montagne Center • Beaumont, TX W 80–63  2,827 5–3
12/05/2011* 7:00 PM Texas–Pan American Montagne Center • Beaumont, TX W 60–49  2,467 6–3
12/14/2011* 7:00 PM Huston–Tillotson Montagne Center • Beaumont, TX W 88–59  2,248 7–3
12/17/2011* 7:00 PM at Rice Tudor FieldhouseHouston, TX W 87–81  1,516 8–3
12/20/2011* 7:30 PM at #2 Ohio State Value City ArenaColumbus, OH BTN L 50–70  14,169 8–4
12/28/2011* 7:00 PM at #3 Kentucky Rupp ArenaLexington, KY ESPNU L 64–86  24,230 8–5
12/31/2011* 7:00 PM Lyon Montagne Center • Beaumont, TX W 102–58  2,178 9–5
01/04/2012 7:00 PM at Texas A&M–Corpus Christi American Bank CenterCorpus Christi, TX SLC TV W 74–58  1,078 10–5 (1–0)
01/07/2012 3:30 PM Central Arkansas Montagne Center • Beaumont, TX W 103–67  3,257 11–5 (2–0)
01/11/2012 7:30 PM at McNeese State Burton ColiseumLake Charles, LA L 54–57  2,158 11–6 (2–1)
01/14/2012 2:00 PM UT–Arlington Montagne Center • Beaumont, TX L 82–91  2,466 11–7 (2–2)
01/21/2012 4:00 PM at Central Arkansas Farris CenterConway, AR KBTV W 92–78  2,227 12–7 (3–2)
01/25/2012 7:00 PM at Northwestern State Prather ColiseumNatchitoches, LA L 62–74  1,277 12–8 (3–3)
01/28/2012 2:00 PM Nicholls State Montagne Center • Beaumont, TX W 80–56  2,965 13–8 (4–3)
02/01/2012 7:00 PM at Southeastern Louisiana University CenterHammond, LA W 83–59  1,016 14–8 (5–3)
02/04/2012 2:00 PM UTSA Montagne Center • Beaumont, TX W 80–66  2,743 15–8 (6–3)
02/08/2012 7:00 PM Northwestern State Montagne Center • Beaumont, TX W 85–66  2,829 16–8 (7–3)
02/11/2012 1:00 PM at Nicholls State Stopher GymThibodaux, LA KBTV L 63–72  597 16–9 (7–4)
02/15/2012 7:00 PM Southeastern Louisiana Montagne Center • Beaumont, TX W 70–54  2,577 17–9 (8–4)
02/18/2012* 3:00 PM at George Mason Patriot CenterFairfax, VA
(ESPN BracketBusters)
L 71–75  7,014 17–10
02/22/2012 7:00 PM Stephen F. Austin Montagne Center • Beaumont, TX L 52–62  3,037 17–11 (8–5)
02/25/2012 7:00 PM at Sam Houston State Bernard Johnson ColiseumHuntsville, TX W 72–49  1,055 18–11 (9–5)
02/29/2012 7:00 PM at Texas State Strahan ColiseumSan Marcos, TX W 81–65  1,946 19–11 (10–5)
03/03/2012 3:30 PM McNeese State Montagne Center • Beaumont, TX W 78–68  5,138 20–11 (11–5)
2012 Southland Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
03/07/2012 2:30 PM vs. Northwestern State Leonard E. Merrell CenterKaty, TX
(Quarterfinals)
SLC Now W 76–69  1,436 21–11
03/08/2012 6:00 PM vs. Stephen F. Austin Leonard E. Merrell Center • Katy, TX
(Semifinals)
SLC TV W 55–44  1,829 22–11
03/10/2012 2:00 PM vs. McNeese State Leonard E. Merrell Center • Katy, TX
(Championship Game)
ESPN2 W 70–49  3,593 23–11
2012 NCAA Tournament
03/14/2012* 5:30 PM vs. Vermont University of Dayton ArenaDayton, OH
(First Four)
truTV L 59–71  7,218 23–12
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

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