2011–12 Long Island Blackbirds men's basketball team

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2011–12 Long Island Blackbirds men's basketball
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Northeast Conference Regular Season & Tournament Champions
NCAA Tournament West Region 16 Seed, Second Round
Conference Northeast Conference
2011–12 record 25–9 (16–2 NEC)
Head coach Jim Ferry (10th year)
Assistant coach Jack Perri
Assistant coach Rich Glesmann
Assistant coach Jason Harris
Home arena Athletic, Recreation & Wellness Center
Seasons
« 2010–11 2012–13 »
2011–12 Northeast Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Long Island 16 2   .889     25 9   .735
Wagner 15 3   .833     25 6   .806
Robert Morris 13 5   .722     26 10   .722
St. Francis (NY) 12 6   .667     15 15   .500
Quinnipiac 10 8   .556     18 13   .581
Monmouth 10 8   .556     12 20   .375
Central Connecticut 10 8   .556     13 16   .448
Sacred Heart 8 10   .444     14 18   .438
Mount St. Mary's 6 12   .333     8 21   .276
Saint Francis (PA) 5 13   .278     6 23   .207
Fairleigh Dickinson 2 16   .111     3 26   .103
*Bryant 1 17   .056     2 28   .067
2012 Northeast Conference tournament winner
As of March 17, 2012; Rankings from AP Poll
*Ineligible for conference tournament

The 2011–12 Long Island Blackbirds men's basketball team represented The Brooklyn Campus of Long Island University during the 2011–12 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Blackbirds, led by tenth year head coach Jim Ferry, played their home games at the Athletic, Recreation & Wellness Center and are members of the Northeast Conference. They finished the season 25–9, 16–2 in NEC play to be crowned regular season champions. They also were champions of the Northeast Conference Basketball Tournament to earn the conference's automatic bid into the 2012 NCAA Tournament where they lost in the second round to Michigan State.

Roster[edit]

Number Name Position Height Weight Year Hometown
00 Pete Aguilar Guard 6–2 200 Freshman Bronx, New York
1 Jamal Olasewere Forward 6–7 215 Junior Silver Spring, Maryland
3 C.J. Garner Guard 5–10 160 Junior Silver Spring, Maryland
4 Garrell Martin Guard 6–2 175 Freshman Bronx, New York
5 Troy Joseph Guard/Forward 6–6 200 Freshman Toronto, Ontario
11 Brandon Thompson Guard 6–1 185 Junior San Antonio, Texas
15 Jason Brickman Guard 5–10 165 Sophomore San Antonio, Texas
20 Booker Hucks Forward 6–6 210 Junior Bay Shore, New York
21 Arnold Mayorga Forward 6–7 210 Senior London, Ontario
22 Robinson Odoch Opong Guard 6–3 200 Sophomore Quebec City, Quebec
23 Michael Culpo Guard 6–1 180 Senior Pittsfield, Massachusetts
32 Kenny Onyechi Forward 6–8 230 Junior Sugar Land, Texas
34 Kurt Joseph Guard 5–10 180 Junior Morganville, New Jersey
42 Julian Boyd Forward 6–7 230 Junior San Antonio, Texas


Schedule[edit]

Date
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (Attendance)
City, State
Exhibition
11/04/2011*
7:30 PM
Adelphi W 74–66 
Athletic, Recreation & Wellness Center (674)
Brooklyn, NY
Regular Season
11/11/2011*
7:00 PM
at Hofstra L 71–89  0–1
Hofstra Arena (3,589)
Hempstead, NY
11/14/2011*
7:00 PM
at Old Dominion
Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament
L 69–77  0–2
Ted Constant Convocation Center (6,624)
Norfolk, VA
11/16/2011*
7:00 PM
at Penn State
Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament
L 68–77  0–3
Bryce Jordan Center (5,258)
University Park, PA
11/19/2011*
8:00 PM
vs. Radford
Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament
W 60–47  1–3
Mohegan Sun Arena (NA)
Uncasville, CT
11/20/2011*
5:30 PM
vs. Vermont
Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament
W 80–75  2–3
Mohegan Sun Arena (1,223)
Uncasville, CT
11/28/2011*
7:00 PM
at Iona L 84–100  2–4
Hynes Athletic Center (2,520)
New Rochelle, NY
12/01/2011
7:00 PM
Wagner W 78–73  3–4 (1–0)
Athletic, Recreation & Wellness Center (1,201)
Brooklyn, NY
12/03/2011
7:00 PM
at Mount St. Mary's W 85–76  4–4 (2–0)
Knott Arena (1,146)
Emmitsburg, MD
12/05/2011*
7:00 PM
at Lafayette W 82–80  5–4
Kirby Sports Center (780)
Easton, PA
12/10/2011*
2:00 PM
at Columbia L 53–63  5–5
Levien Gymnasium (874)
New York City, NY
12/14/2011*
7:00 PM
at Norfolk State L 62–73  5–6
Joseph G. Echols Memorial Hall (504)
Norfolk, VA
12/17/2011*
2:00 PM
Saint Peter's W 82–80  6–6
Athletic, Recreation & Wellness Center (623)
Brooklyn, NY
12/20/2011*
7:00 PM
Texas State W 100–84  7–6
Athletic, Recreation & Wellness Center (519)
Brooklyn, NY
12/30/2011*
7:00 PM
NJIT W 84–74  8–6
Athletic, Recreation & Wellness Center (527)
Brooklyn, NY
01/05/2012
7:00 PM
at Sacred Heart W 87–81  9–6 (3–0)
William H. Pitt Center (494)
Fairfield, CT
01/07/2012
2:00 PM
at Quinnipiac W 79–75  10–6 (4–0)
TD Bank Sports Center (2,089)
Hamden, CT
01/12/2012
7:00 PM
Fairleigh Dickinson W 82–64  11–6 (5–0)
Athletic, Recreation & Wellness Center (639)
Brooklyn, NY
01/14/2012
4:30 PM
Monmouth W 106–86  12–6 (6–0)
Athletic, Recreation & Wellness Center (680)
Brooklyn, NY
01/19/2012
7:00 PM
Mount St. Mary's W 77–62  13–6 (7–0)
Athletic, Recreation & Wellness Center (1,162)
Brooklyn, NY
01/21/2012
7:00 PM, ESPNU
at Wagner W 73–66  14–6 (8–0)
Spiro Sports Center (2,412)
Staten Island, NY
01/26/2012
7:00 PM, MSG
at Robert Morris L 66–75  14–7 (8–1)
Charles L. Sewall Center (1,845)
Moon Township, PA
01/28/2012
7:00 PM
at Saint Francis (PA) W 97–76  15–7 (9–1)
DeGol Arena (1,246)
Loretto, PA
02/02/2012
7:00 PM
Bryant W 75–70  16–7 (10–1)
Athletic, Recreation & Wellness Center (1,121)
Brooklyn, NY
02/04/2012
4:30 PM
Central Connecticut W 95–80  17–7 (11–1)
Athletic, Recreation & Wellness Center (1,498)
Brooklyn, NY
02/08/2012
9:15 PM
vs. St. Francis (NY) W 86–77  18–7 (12–1)
Madison Square Garden (7,618)
New York City, NY
02/12/2012
4:30 PM, MSG
St. Francis (NY)
Battle of Brooklyn
W 81–78  19–7 (13–1)
Athletic, Recreation & Wellness Center (1,472)
Brooklyn, NY
02/16/2012
7:00 PM
Sacred Heart W 103–91  20–7 (14–1)
Athletic, Recreation & Wellness Center (1,028)
Brooklyn, NY
02/18/2012
4:30 PM
Quinnipiac W 99–89  21–7 (15–1)
Athletic, Recreation & Wellness Center (1,172)
Brooklyn, NY
02/23/2012
7:00 PM
at Fairleigh Dickinson W 91–80  22–7 (16–1)
Rothman Center (512)
Teaneck, NJ
02/25/2012
7:00 PM
at Monmouth L 78–106  22–8 (16–2)
Multipurpose Activity Center (1,980)
West Long Branch, NJ
2012 Northeast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
03/01/2012
7:00 PM
Sacred Heart
Quarterfinals
W 80–68  23–8
Athletic, Recreation & Wellness Center (1,112)
Brooklyn, NY
03/04/2012
6:00 PM, MSG/FCS
Quinnipiac
Semifinals
W 78–75  24–8
Athletic, Recreation & Wellness Center (1,327)
Brooklyn, NY
03/07/2012
7:00 PM, ESPN2
Robert Morris
Championship Game
W 90–73  25–8
Athletic, Recreation & Wellness Center (1,700)
Brooklyn, NY
2012 NCAA Tournament
03/16/2012*
9:20 PM, TBS
#(W 16) vs. #5 (W 1) Michigan State
Second Round
L 67–89  25–9
Nationwide Arena (17,464)
Columbus, OH
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time (#) during NCAA Tournament is seed with Region.

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