2011–12 Murray State Racers men's basketball team

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2011–12 Murray State Racers men's basketball
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Ohio Valley Regular Season & Tournament Champions
Great Alaska Shootout Champions
NCAA Tournament West Region 6 Seed
Conference Ohio Valley Conference
Ranking
Coaches #9
AP #12
2011–12 record 31–2 (15–1 OVC)
Head coach Steve Prohm (1st year)
Assistant coach William Small
Assistant coach Matt McMahon
Assistant coach James Kane
Home arena CFSB Center
Seasons
« 2010–11 2012–13 »
2011–12 Ohio Valley Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#12 Murray State 15 1   .938     31 2   .939
Tennessee State 11 5   .688     20 13   .606
Morehead State 10 6   .625     18 15   .545
Tennessee Tech 9 7   .563     19 14   .576
Southeast Missouri State 9 7   .563     15 16   .484
Austin Peay 8 8   .500     12 20   .375
Jacksonville State 8 8   .500     15 18   .455
Eastern Kentucky 7 9   .438     16 16   .500
*SIU Edwardsville 6 10   .375     10 17   .370
Eastern Illinois 5 11   .313     12 17   .414
Tennessee–Martin 0 16   .000     4 27   .129
2012 Ohio Valley Conference tournament winner
As of March 15, 2012; Rankings from AP Poll
* Ineligible for conference tournament

The 2011–12 Murray State Racers men's basketball team represented Murray State University during the 2011–12 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Racers, led by first year head coach Steve Prohm, played their home games at the CFSB Center and were members of the Ohio Valley Conference. They were the Ohio Valley regular season champions and champions of the 2012 OVC Basketball Tournament to earn the conference's automatic bid into the 2012 NCAA Tournament. This was the Racers 15th tournament appearance. They defeated Colorado State in the second round before falling to Marquette in the third round to finish the season 31–2.

Roster[edit]

2011–12 Murray State Racers men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year High School/Junior College Home town
F 1 Wilson, StacyStacy Wilson 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Jr Mullins
Coffeyville CC
Mullins, SC
F 2 Daniel, EdEd Daniel 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Jr Woodlawn Birmingham, AL
G 3 Canaan, IsaiahIsaiah Canaan 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 193 lb (88 kg) Jr Biloxi Biloxi, MS
G 5 Mushatt, LatrezeLatreze Mushatt 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Jr Arthur Hill
UMKC
Saginaw, MI
G 10 Jackson, ZayZay Jackson 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Fr St. Thomas Aquinas Hammond, LA
F 11 Poole, DonteDonte Poole 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Sr Mojave Las Vegas, NV
F 13 Garrett, BrandonBrandon Garrett 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Jr Paradise Valley
Indian Hills CC
Phoenix, AZ
G 14 Burge, JordanJordan Burge 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 162 lb (73 kg) Jr Northside Baptist Mayfield, KY
G 23 Fields, DexterDexter Fields Current redshirt 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) RS Jr Olympia
UAB
Orlando, FL
G 32 Bland, JaylenJaylen Bland 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 202 lb (92 kg) Fr Cleveland Reseda, CA
G 33 Long, JewuanJewuan Long 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) RS Sr Liberty Tech Jackson, TN
C 34 Nussman, HarleyHarley Nussman 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 228 lb (103 kg) Fr Pearland Pearland, TX
F 42 Aska, IvanIvan Aska 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Sr Boyd H. Anderson Fort Lauderdale, FL
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster

  • Dexter Fields was ineligible this season under NCAA rules as a transfer. After this season, he had two years of eligibility remaining

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance Record
Exhibition
11/08/2011* 7:00 PM Bethel CFSB CenterMurray, KY W 77–32   
Regular Season
11/11/2011* 7:45 PM Harris–Stowe CFSB Center • Murray, KY W 76–49  2,440 1–0
11/14/2011* 6:00 PM at Morgan State Talmadge L. Hill Field HouseBaltimore, MD W 80–69  2,738 2–0
11/17/2011* 7:30 PM Tennessee Temple CFSB Center • Murray, KY W 83–41  2,308 3–0
11/20/2011* 3:00 PM at UAB Bartow ArenaBirmingham, AL W 62–55  3,863 4–0
11/23/2011* 9:30 PM at Alaska Anchorage Sullivan ArenaAnchorage, AK
(Great Alaska Shootout first round)
W 64–62  4,586 5–0
11/25/2011* 8:30 PM vs. San Francisco Sullivan Arena • Anchorage, AK
(Great Alaska Shootout semifinals)
W 70–67  4,661 6–0
11/26/2011* 11:00 PM vs. Southern Miss Sullivan Arena • Anchorage, AK
(Great Alaska Shootout finals)
W 90–81 2OT 5,057 7–0
12/01/2011* 7:00 PM at WKU E. A. Diddle ArenaBowling Green, Kentucky W 70–59  3,845 8–0
12/04/2011* 1:00 PM Dayton CFSB Center • Murray, KY FS Ohio W 75–58  3,857 9–0
12/11/2011* 5:00 PM at #21 Memphis FedExForumMemphis, TN CSS W 76–72  16,795 10–0
12/15/2011* 7:00 PM Lipscomb #24 CFSB Center • Murray, KY W 89–65  3,993 11–0
12/17/2011* 7:00 PM Arkansas State #24 CFSB Center • Murray, KY W 66–53  4,031 12–0
12/21/2011 7:00 PM UT Martin #22 CFSB Center • Murray, KY W 78–54  5,877 13–0 (1–0)
12/30/2012 7:00 PM at Eastern Illinois #20 Lantz ArenaCharleston, IL W 73–40  2,612 14–0 (2–0)
01/04/2012 7:00 PM Eastern Kentucky #18 CFSB Center • Murray, KY W 76–67  5,852 15–0 (3–0)
01/07/2012 7:00 PM at Austin Peay #18 Dunn CenterClarksville, TN ESPNU W 87–75  5,503 16–0 (4–0)
01/12/2012 7:00 PM Jacksonville State #14 CFSB Center • Murray, KY W 66–55  5,839 17–0 (5–0)
01/14/2012 5:00 PM Tennessee Tech #14 CFSB Center • Murray, KY ESPNU W 82–74  8,691 18–0 (6–0)
01/18/2012 6:00 PM at Morehead State #12 Ellis Johnson ArenaMorehead, KY ESPN3 W 66–60  6,036 19–0 (7–0)
01/21/2012 8:00 PM at SIU Edwardsville #12 Vadalabene CenterEdwardsville, IL ESPNU W 82–65  4,157 20–0 (8–0)
01/28/2012 7:00 PM Eastern Illinois #11 CFSB Center • Murray, KY ESPN3 W 73–58  8,673 21–0 (9–0)
02/02/2012 7:00 PM Southeast Missouri State #10 CFSB Center • Murray, KY ESPNU W 81–73  8,369 22–0 (10–0)
02/04/2012 6:00 PM at UT Martin #10 Skyhawk ArenaMartin, TN W 65–58  4,700 23–0 (11–0)
02/09/2012 7:00 PM Tennessee State #9 CFSB Center • Murray, KY ESPN3 L 68–72  8,668 23–1 (11–1)
02/11/2012 7:30 PM Austin Peay #9 CFSB Center • Murray, KY ESPN3 W 82–63  8,587 24–1 (12–1)
02/15/2012 7:00 PM at Southeast Missouri State #16 Show Me CenterCape Girardeau, MO W 75–66  7,125 25–1 (13–1)
02/18/2012* 5:00 PM #21 Saint Mary's #16 CFSB Center • Murray, KY
(ESPN BracketBusters)
ESPN W 65–51  8,825 26–1
02/23/2012 7:30 PM at Tennessee State #14 Gentry ComplexNashville, TN ESPNU W 80–62  10,125 27–1 (14–1)
02/25/2012 7:30 PM at Tennessee Tech #14 Eblen CenterCookeville, TN W 69–64  9,021 28–1 (15–1)
2012 OVC Basketball Tournament
03/02/2012 6:00 PM vs. Tennessee Tech #12 Nashville Municipal Auditorium • Nashville, TN
(Semifinals)
ESPNU W 78–58  5,142 29–1
03/03/2012 1:00 PM vs. Tennessee State #12 Nashville Municipal Auditorium • Nashville, TN
(Championship Game)
ESPN2 W 54–52  6,454 30–1
2012 NCAA Tournament
03/15/2012* 11:15 AM vs. (W 11) Colorado State #12 (W 6) KFC Yum! CenterLouisville, KY
(Second Round)
CBS W 58–41  16,069 31–1
03/17/2012* 4:15 PM vs. #11 (W 3) Marquette #12 (W 6) KFC Yum! Center • Louisville, KY
(Third Round)
CBS L 53–62  21,757 31–2
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time (#) Number seeded with region..

Rankings[edit]

Ranking Movement
Legend: ██ Improvement in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
Poll Pre Wk 1 Wk 2 Wk 3 Wk 4 Wk 5 Wk 6 Wk 7 Wk 8 Wk 9 Wk 10 Wk 11 Wk 12 Wk 13 Wk 14 Wk 15 Wk 16 WK 17 Wk 18 Final
AP NR NR NR NR NR 24 22 20 19 15 12 11 10 9 16 14 12 11 12
Coaches NR NR NR NR NR NR 22 21 18 14 10 9 9 7 14 12 9 10 9

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