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

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