2011–12 Montana Grizzlies basketball team

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2011–12 Montana Grizzlies men's basketball
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Big Sky Regular Season & Tournament Champions
NCAA Tournament East Region 13 Seed, Second Round
Conference Big Sky Conference
2011–12 record 25–7 (15–1 Big Sky)
Head coach Wayne Tinkle (6th year)
Assistant coach Bill Evans
Assistant coach Freddie Owens
Assistant coach Kurt Paulson
Home arena Dahlberg Arena
Seasons
« 2010–11 2012–13 »
2011–12 Big Sky men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Montana 15 1   .938     25 7   .781
Weber State 14 2   .875     25 7   .781
Portland State 10 6   .625     17 14   .548
Eastern Washington 8 8   .500     15 17   .469
Idaho State 7 9   .438     9 21   .300
Montana State 7 9   .438     12 17   .414
Northern Colorado 5 11   .313     9 19   .321
Sacramento State 5 11   .313     10 18   .357
Northern Arizona 1 15   .063     5 24   .172
2012 Big Sky Tournament winner
As of March 18, 2012; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2011–12 Montana Grizzlies basketball team represented the University of Montana during the 2011–12 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Grizzlies, led by sixth year head coach Wayne Tinkle, played their home games at Dahlberg Arena and are members of the Big Sky Conference. They finished the season 25–7, 15–1 in Big Sky play to be crowned regular season champions. They were also champions the Big Sky Basketball Tournament to earn the conference's automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament where they lost in the second round to Wisconsin.

Roster[edit]

Number Name Position Height Weight Year Hometown
1 Art Steward Forward 6–4 210 Senior Casper, Wyoming
2 Kevin Henderson Guard/Forward 6–5 190 Freshman Auburn, Washington
5 Will Cherry Guard 6–1 177 Junior West Oakland, California
10 Jordan Gregory Guard 6–2 185 Freshman Pueblo, Colorado
12 Jordan Wood Guard 6–3 200 Senior Cedar City, Utah
20 Keron DeShields Guard 6–2 177 Freshman Baltimore, Maryland
22 Shawn Stockton Guard 6–1 195 Senior Spokane, Washington
24 Derek Selvig Forward 7–0 230 Senior Glendive, Montana
32 Kareem Jamar Guard/Forward 6–5 210 Sophomore Los Angeles, California
33 Michael Weisner Forward 6–7 185 Freshman Walla Walla, Washington
40 Mathias Ward Forward 6–7 236 Junior Gig Harbor, Washington
45 Eric Hutchison Forward 6–9 230 Sophomore Longview, Washington
50 Billy Reader Forward/Center 6–9 217 Freshman Lake Oswego, Oregon

Schedule[edit]

[1]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance Record
Exhibition
11/03/2011* 7:00 PM Lewis–Clark State Dahlberg ArenaMissoula, MT W 64–52   
Regular Season
11/11/2011* 7:00 PM at Colorado State Moby ArenaFort Collins, CO L 58–64  4,666 0–1
11/14/2011* 7:00 PM Great Falls Dahlberg Arena • Missoula, MT W 60–59  2,445 1–1
11/17/2011* 7:00 PM Idaho Dahlberg Arena • Missoula, MT W 57–52  2,684 2–1
11/20/2011* 6:00 PM at San Diego Jenny Craig PavilionSan Diego, CA W 73–60  1,659 3–1
11/28/2011* 6:00 PM at North Dakota Betty Engelstad Sioux CenterGrand Forks, ND L 81–88 OT 1,760 3–2
11/26/2011* 7:00 PM Long Beach State Dahlberg Arena • Missoula, MT W 73–71  3,529 4–2
12/01/2011* 7:00 PM San Francisco Dahlberg Arena • Missoula, MT L 62–65  3,212 4–3
12/04/2011* 6:00 PM at Oregon State Gill ColiseumCorvallis, OR L 46–71  5,518 4–4
12/07/2011* 7:00 PM Montana Tech Dahlberg Arena • Missoula, MT W 64–49  2,835 5–4
12/10/2011* 7:00 PM Nevada Dahlberg Arena • Missoula, MT L 64–70  2,946 5–5
12/17/2011* 8:00 PM at Portland Chiles CenterPortland, OR W 80–65  1,312 6–5
12/22/2011* 7:00 PM Utah Valley Dahlberg Arena • Missoula, MT W 65–52  2,591 7–5
12/28/2011 7:00 PM Portland State Dahlberg Arena • Missoula, MT W 75–64  3,490 8–5 (1–0)
12/30/2011 1:00 PM Eastern Washington Dahlberg Arena • Missoula, MT W 79–71  3,363 9–5 (2–0)
01/07/2012 7:00 PM at Idaho State Holt ArenaPocatello, ID W 68–44  2,203 10–5 (3–0)
01/12/2012 6:30 PM at Northern Arizona Walkup SkydomeFlagstaff, AZ W 78–53  561 11–5 (4–0)
01/14/2012 7:00 PM at Weber State Dee Events CenterOgden, UT L 64–80  7,236 11–6 (4–1)
01/19/2012 7:00 PM Northern Colorado Dahlberg Arena • Missoula, MT W 76–58  2,844 12–6 (5–1)
01/19/2012 7:00 PM Sacramento State Dahlberg Arena • Missoula, MT W 85–56  3,709 13–6 (6–1)
01/26/2012 7:00 PM at Eastern Washington Reese CourtCheney, WA W 74–60  3,512 14–6 (7–1)
01/29/2012 2:00 PM at Portland State Stott Center • Portland, OR W 69–67  1,307 15–6 (8–1)
02/04/2012 7:00 PM at Montana State Worthington ArenaBozeman, MT KPAX W 67–58  6,018 16–6 (9–1)
02/06/2012 7:00 PM Idaho State Dahlberg Arena • Missoula, MT W 76–40  3,444 17–6 (10–1)
02/09/2012 7:00 PM at Northern Colorado Butler–Hancock Sports PavilionGreeley, CO W 75–68  1,419 18–6 (11–1)
02/11/2012 8:00 PM at Sacramento State Colberg CourtSacramento, CA W 67–58  818 19–6 (12–1)
02/18/2012* 7:00 PM Hawaiʻi Dahlberg Arena • Missoula, MT
(Sears BracketBusters)
W 94–79  5,009 20–6
02/23/2012 7:00 PM Northern Arizona Dahlberg Arena • Missoula, MT Altitude W 78–60  3,227 21–6 (13–1)
02/25/2012 7:00 PM Montana State Dahlberg Arena • Missoula, MT KPAX W 57–47  7,003 22–6 (14–1)
02/28/2012 7:00 PM Weber State Dahlberg Arena • Missoula, MT Altitude W 66–51  7,157 23–6 (15–1)
2012 Big Sky Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
03/06/2012 8:00 PM Eastern Washington Dahlberg Arena • Missoula, MT
(Semifinals)
Altitude W 74–66  5,563 24–6
03/07/2012 7:00 PM Weber State Dahlberg Arena • Missoula, MT
(Championship Game)
ESPN2 W 85–66  7,042 25–6
2012 NCAA Tournament
03/15/2012* 12:10 PM vs. #14 (E 4) Wisconsin #(E 13) The PitAlbuquerque, NM
(Second Round)
TNT L 49–73  10,774 25–7
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Mountain Time (#) during NCAA Tournament is seed with Region.

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