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 Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance Record
Regular Season
11/12/2011* 1:00 PM at Notre Dame Edmund P. Joyce CenterSouth Bend, IN L 67–80  7,087 0–1
11/14/2011* 7:00 PM at DePaul Sullivan Athletic CenterChicago, IL L 70–80  3,286 0–2
11/20/2011* 2:00 PM at #1 North Carolina Dean E. Smith CenterChapel Hill, NC
(Las Vegas Invitational)
FS South L 75–101  18,160 0–3
11/22/2011* 7:00 PM at South Carolina Colonial Life ArenaColumbia, SC
(Las Vegas Invitational)
FS South L 57–61  6,723 0–4
11/25/2011* 1:30 PM vs. Tennessee State Orleans ArenaParadise, NV
(Las Vegas Invitational)
W 90–89 2OT 7,200 1–4
11/26/2011* 4:00 PM vs. Cal Poly Orleans Arena • Las Vegas, NV
(Las Vegas Invitational)
L 55–72  500 1–5
11/30/2011* 7:00 PM at Arkansas Bud Walton ArenaFayetteville, AR L 64–97  11,446 1–6
12/02/2011* 7:00 PM at Northwestern Welsh-Ryan ArenaEvanston, IL L 67–92  4,705 1–7
12/10/2011* 2:00 PM at Ole Miss Tad Smith ColiseumOxford, MS L 56–80  5,585 1–8
12/19/2011* 7:00 PM at #11 Florida O'Connell CenterGainesville, FL FS South L 54–82  8,025 1–9
12/23/2011* 2:00 PM at #13 Wisconsin Kohl CenterMadison, WI BTN L 45–79  17,230 1–10
12/31/2011* 12:00 PM at Iowa State Hilton ColiseumAmes, IA L 65–67  12,399 1–11
01/03/2012 7:30 PM Arkansas-Pine Bluff Harrison HPER ComplexItta Bena, MS W 82–67  3,497 2–11 (1–0)
01/07/2012 4:30 PM at Alabama State Dunn–Oliver AcadomeMontgomery, AL W 67–60  1,912 3–11 (2–0)
01/09/2012 5:00 PM at Alabama A&M Elmore GymnasiumNormal, AL W 81–69  NA 4–11 (3–0)
01/14/2012 4:30 PM Alcorn State Harrison HPER Complex • Itta Bena, MS W 85–66  4,976 5–11 (4–0)
01/16/2012 7:30 PM Southern Harrison HPER Complex • Itta Bena, MS W 77–56  3,938 6–11 (5–0)
01/21/2012 7:30 PM at Prairie View A&M William Nicks BuildingPrairie View, TX W 81–57  3,311 7–11 (6–0)
01/23/2012 8:00 PM at Texas Southern Health and Physical Education ArenaHouston, TX ESPNU W 69–77 OT 1,412 8–11 (7–0)
01/28/2012 4:30 PM Jackson State Harrison HPER Complex • Itta Bena, MS W 60–54  5,301 9–11 (8–0)
01/30/2012 7:30 PM Grambling State Harrison HPER Complex • Itta Bena, MS W 77–59  3,209 10–11 (9–0)
02/04/2012 4:30 PM Alabama State Harrison HPER Complex • Itta Bena, MS W 70–58  3,445 11–11 (10–0)
02/06/2012 7:30 PM Alabama A&M Harrison HPER Complex • Itta Bena, MS W 78–64  3,091 12–11 (11–0)
02/11/2012 4:30 PM at Alcorn State Davey Whitney ComplexLorman, MS W 71–63  2,000 13–11 (12–0)
02/13/2012 7:30 PM at Southern F. G. Clark CenterBaton Rouge, LA W 58–53  2,062 14–11 (13–0)
02/18/2012 4:30 PM Prairie View A&M Harrison HPER Complex • Itta Bena, MS W 60–58  3,098 15–11 (14–0)
02/20/2012 8:00 PM Texas Southern Harrison HPER Complex • Itta Bena, MS ESPNU W 56–53  4,908 16–11 (15–0)
02/25/2012 5:00 PM at Grambling State Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly CenterGrambling, LA W 79–60  NA 17–11 (16–0)
02/27/2012 7:30 PM at Jackson State Williams Assembly CenterJackson, MS ESPNU W 78–69  2,608 18–11 (17–0)
03/01/2012 7:30 PM at Arkansas-Pine Bluff K. L. Johnson ComplexPine Bluff, AR L 67–78  4,012 18–12 (17–1)
2012 SWAC Men's Basketball Tournament
03/07/2012 8:00 PM vs. Jackson State Garland Special Events CenterGarland, TX
(Quarterfinals)
W 63–60  NA 19–12
03/09/2012 8:00 PM vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff Garland Special Events Center • Garland, TX
(Semifinals)
W 71–64  NA 20–12
03/10/2012 7:00 PM vs. Texas Southern Garland Special Events Center • Garland, TX
(Championship Game)
ESPNU W 71–69  NA 21–12
2012 NCAA Tournament
03/13/2012* 5:40 PM vs. (S 16) WKU #(S 16) UD ArenaDayton, OH
(First Four)
truTV L 58–59  8,510 21–13
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time (#) during NCAA Tournament is seed with Region.

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