2011–12 Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils basketball team

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2011–12 Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils men's basketball
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SWAC Regular Season & Tournament Champions
NCAA Tournament South Region 16 Seed, First Four
Conference Southwestern Athletic Conference
2011–12 record 21–13 (17–1 SWAC)
Head coach Sean Woods (4th year)
Assistant coach Brian Ellis
Assistant coach Chico Potts
Home arena Harrison HPER Complex
Seasons
« 2010–11 2012–13 »
2011–12 SWAC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Mississippi Valley State 17 1   .944     21 13   .618
*Southern 13 5   .722     17 14   .548
Texas Southern 12 6   .667     15 18   .455
Prairie View A&M 10 8   .556     14 18   .438
Arkansas-Pine Bluff 9 9   .500     11 22   .333
Alabama State 9 9   .500     12 19   .387
Alcorn State 6 12   .333     10 22   .313
Alabama A&M 5 13   .278     7 21   .250
Jackson State 5 13   .278     7 24   .226
*Grambling State 4 14   .222     4 24   .143
2012 SWAC Tournament winner
As of March 13, 2012; Rankings from AP Poll
*Ineligible for conference tournament due to low APR

The 2011–12 Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils basketball team represented Mississippi Valley State University during the 2011–12 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Delta Devils, led by fourth year head coach Sean Woods, played their home games at Harrison HPER Complex and are members of the Southwestern Athletic Conference. The Delta Devils finished the season 21–13, 17–1 in SWAC play to be crowned SWAC regular season champions. They also won the SWAC Basketball Tournament to earn the conference's automatic bid into the 2012 NCAA Tournament. It was the Delta Devils fifth NCAA Tournament appearance and first since 2008. They lost in the First Four round to WKU.

Roster[edit]

Number Name Position Height Weight Year Hometown
0 Bryson Pope Guard 6–6 220 Junior Jenks, Oklahoma
1 William Pugh Guard 6–3 195 Junior Greenwood, Mississippi
2 Roger Hubbard, Jr. Guard 5–10 160 Freshman Marietta, Georgia
3 Terrence Joyner Guard 6–3 180 Senior Mendenhall, Mississippi
5 Luka Pajkovic Guard 6–2 195 Freshman Belgrade, Serbia
11 Brent Arrington Guard 6–2 181 Freshman Baltimore, Maryland
12 Amos Studivant Forward/Center 6–8 230 Senior Bessemer, Alabama
21 Cor-J Cox Guard 6–5 190 Senior Washington, North Carolina
23 Falando Jones Forward 6–4 212 Senior Greenwood, Mississippi
25 Kevin Burwell Guard 5–10 185 Senior Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
32 Paul Crosy Center 6–8 245 Senior Lansing, Michigan
33 Blake Ralling Guard 6–5 197 Freshman Smyrna, Georgia
42 Jason Holmes Forward 6–9 225 Senior Chicago, Illinois


Schedule[edit]

Date Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (Attendance)
Regular Season
11/12/2011* at Notre Dame L 67–80  0–1 Edmund P. Joyce Center (7,087)
11/14/2011* at DePaul L 70–80  0–2 Sullivan Athletic Center (3,286)
11/20/2011* at #1 North Carolina
(Las Vegas Invitational)
L 75–101  0–3 Dean E. Smith Center (18,160)
11/22/2011* at South Carolina
(Las Vegas Invitational)
L 57–61  0–4 Colonial Life Arena (6,723)
11/25/2011* vs. Tennessee State
(Las Vegas Invitational)
W 90–89 2OT 1–4 Orleans Arena (7,200)
11/26/2011* vs. Cal Poly
(Las Vegas Invitational)
L 55–72  1–5 Orleans Arena (500)
11/30/2011* at Arkansas L 64–97  1–6 Bud Walton Arena (11,446)
12/02/2011* at Northwestern L 67–92  1–7 Welsh-Ryan Arena (4,705)
12/10/2011* at Ole Miss L 56–80  1–8 Tad Smith Coliseum (5,585)
12/19/2011* at #11 Florida L 54–82  1–9 O'Connell Center (8,025)
12/23/2011* at #13 Wisconsin L 45–79  1–10 Kohl Center (17,230)
12/31/2011* at Iowa State L 65–67  1–11 Hilton Coliseum (12,399)
01/03/2012 Arkansas-Pine Bluff W 82–67  2–11 (1–0) Harrison HPER Complex (3,497)
01/07/2012 at Alabama State W 67–60  3–11 (2–0) Dunn–Oliver Acadome (1,912)
01/09/2012 at Alabama A&M W 81–69  4–11 (3–0) Elmore Gymnasium (NA)
01/14/2012 Alcorn State W 85–66  5–11 (4–0) Harrison HPER Complex (4,976)
01/16/2012 Southern W 77–56  6–11 (5–0) Harrison HPER Complex (3,938)
01/21/2012 at Prairie View A&M W 81–57  7–11 (6–0) William Nicks Building (3,311)
01/23/2012 at Texas Southern W 69–77 OT 8–11 (7–0) Health and Physical Education Arena (1,412)
01/28/2012 Jackson State W 60–54  9–11 (8–0) Harrison HPER Complex (5,301)
01/30/2012 Grambling State W 77–59  10–11 (9–0) Harrison HPER Complex (3,209)
02/04/2012 Alabama State W 70–58  11–11 (10–0) Harrison HPER Complex (3,445)
02/06/2012 Alabama A&M W 78–64  12–11 (11–0) Harrison HPER Complex (3,091)
02/11/2012 at Alcorn State W 71–63  13–11 (12–0) Davey Whitney Complex (2,000)
02/13/2012 at Southern W 58–53  14–11 (13–0) F. G. Clark Center (2,062)
02/18/2012 Prairie View A&M W 60–58  15–11 (14–0) Harrison HPER Complex (3,098)
02/20/2012 Texas Southern W 56–53  16–11 (15–0) Harrison HPER Complex (4,908)
02/25/2012 at Grambling State W 79–60  17–11 (16–0) Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center (NA)
02/27/2012 at Jackson State W 78–69  18–11 (17–0) Williams Assembly Center (2,608)
03/01/2012 at Arkansas-Pine Bluff L 67–78  18–12 (17–1) K. L. Johnson Complex (4,012)
2012 SWAC Men's Basketball Tournament
03/07/2012 vs. Jackson State
(Quarterfinals)
W 63–60  19–12 Garland Special Events Center (NA)
03/09/2012 vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff
(Semifinals)
W 71–64  20–12 Garland Special Events Center (NA)
03/10/2012 vs. Texas Southern
(Championship Game)
W 71–69  21–12 Garland Special Events Center (NA)
2012 NCAA Tournament
03/13/2012* #(S 16) vs. (S 16) WKU
(First Four)
L 58–59  21–13 UD Arena (8,510)
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. ( ) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Central Time (#) during NCAA Tournament is seed with Region.

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