2011–12 New Mexico Lobos men's basketball team

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2011–12 New Mexico Lobos men's basketball
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Mountain West Tournament Champions
Mountain West Regular Season Co-Champions
NCAA Tournament West Region 5 Seed, Third Round
Conference Mountain West Conference
Ranking
Coaches #22
AP #21
2011–12 record 28–7 (10–4 Mountain West)
Head coach Steve Alford (5th Year)
Assistant coach Craig Neal (5th Year)
Assistant coach Duane Broussard
Assistant coach Ryan Miller
Home arena The Pit
Seasons
« 2010–11 2012–13 »
2011–12 Mountain West Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#21 New Mexico 10 4   .714     28 7   .800
#22 San Diego State 10 4   .714     26 8   .765
#23 UNLV 9 5   .643     26 9   .743
Colorado State 8 6   .571     20 12   .625
TCU 7 7   .500     18 15   .545
Wyoming 6 8   .429     21 12   .636
Air Force 3 11   .214     13 16   .448
Boise State 3 11   .214     13 17   .433
2012 MWC Tournament winner
As of March 8, 2012; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2011–12 Division I University of New Mexico Lobos men's basketball team represents the University of New Mexico as a member of the Mountain West Conference. The Lobos are coached by fifth-year head coach Steve Alford and play their home games at The Pit in Albuquerque, New Mexico. They finished with a record of 28-7 overall, 10-4 in Mountain West play. They were Co-Champions of the 2012 Mountain West Regular Season Champions with San Diego State and won the 2012 Mountain West Conference Men's Basketball Tournament. They earned a 5th seed in the west of the 2012 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament. They lost in the third round to Louisville.

Recruiting[edit]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Dominique Dunning
SG
Corona, CA Centennial High School 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Apr 13, 2010 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 90
Hugh Greenwood
SG
Hobart, Australia Australian Institute of Sport 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Apr 13, 2011 
Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: N/A
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout:   Rivals:
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

Roster[edit]

2011–12 Roster
Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown High School/Last College
A.J. Hardeman 00 F 6' 8" 235 Senior Del Valle, Texas Del Valle High School
Chris Perez 2 G 6' 0" 180 Sophomore Corona, California Centennial High School
Hugh Greenwood 3 G 6' 3" 209 Freshman Hobart, Australia Australian Institute of Sport
Chad Adams 4 G/F 6' 6" 190 Junior Albuquerque, New Mexico Highland High School
Dominique Dunning 5 G 6' 3" 198 Freshman Corona, California Centennial High School
Kendall Williams 10 G 6' 3" 180 Sophomore Rancho Cucamonga, California Los Osos High School
Jamal Fenton 13 G 5' 9" 168 Junior Houston, Texas Chávez High School
Tony Snell 21 G 6' 7" 195 Sophomore Riverside, California King High School
Phillip McDonald 23 G 6' 5" 200 Senior Cypress, Texas Cypress Springs High School
Kory Alford 24 G 6' 4" 170 Freshman Albuquerque, New Mexico La Cueva High School
Drew Gordon 32 F 6' 9" 245 Senior San Jose, California UCLA
Demetrius Walker 40 G 6' 2" 200 RS Sophomore Fontana, California Arizona State
Cameron Bairstow 41 F 6' 9" 253 Sophomore Brisbane, Australia Australian Institute of Sport
Alex Kirk 53 C 6' 11" 242 Sophomore Los Alamos, New Mexico Los Alamos High School

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Departures[edit]

The Lobos lost their lone senior Dairese Gary, who was a four year starter at point guard, who averaged 14.1 points per game, 5.5 assists per game and 3.2 rebounds per game.[2] The Lobos also lost assistant coach Wyking Jones to an assistant coach position at the University of Louisville. Due to this, former Director of Basketball Operations Duane Broussard was promoted to assistant coach to replace Jones.[3]

2011–12 Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance Record
Exhibition
11/01/2011* 7:00 PM Davenport The PitAlbuquerque, NM KASY W 92–54  12,978
11/05/2011* 7:00 PM Western New Mexico The Pit • Albuquerque, NM KASY W 99–68  13,473
Regular Season
11/11/2011* 7:00 PM New Orleans The Pit • Albuquerque, NM KASY W 92–40  14,011 1–0
11/16/2011* 7:00 PM New Mexico State The Pit • Albuquerque, NM
(Rio Grande Rivalry)
The Mtn. L 53–62  15,303 1–1
11/18/2011* 6:30 PM at Arizona State Wells Fargo ArenaTempe, AZ FSAZ W 76–71  5,046 2–1
11/24/2011* 7:00 PM vs. Santa Clara Anaheim Convention CenterAnaheim, CA
(76 Classic Quarterfinals)
ESPNU L 76–79 OT N/A 2–2
11/25/2011* 7:30 PM vs. Washington State Anaheim Convention Center • Anaheim, CA
(76 Classic loser bracket)
ESPNU W 72–62  N/A 3–2
11/27/2011* 2:00 PM vs. Boston College Anaheim Convention Center • Anaheim, CA
(76 Classic 5th place game)
ESPNU W 75–57  N/A 4–2
11/30/2011* 7:00 PM Idaho State The Pit • Albuquerque, NM W 65–41  13,142 5–2
12/03/2011* 8:00 PM Missouri State The Pit • Albuquerque, NM
(MWC-MVC Challenge)
The Mtn. W 76–60  14,077 6–2
12/10/2011* 5:00 PM at USC Galen CenterLos Angeles, CA FS West W 44–41  3,863 7–2
12/17/2011* 8:30 PM vs. Oklahoma State Chesapeake Energy ArenaOklahoma City, OK
(All-College Basketball Classic)
ESPN2 W 66–56  5,303 8–2
12/20/2011* 7:00 PM Montana State The Pit • Albuquerque, NM KASY W 91–46  13,462 9–2
12/22/2011* 7:00 PM UMKC The Pit • Albuquerque, NM W 87–62  13,419 10–2
12/28/2011* 7:00 PM at New Mexico State Pan American CenterLas Cruces, NM
(Rio Grande Rivalry)
AggieVision W 89–69  8,361 11–2
12/31/2011* 4:00 PM Saint Louis The Pit • Albuquerque, NM The Mtn. W 64–60  15,139 12–2
01/03/2012* 7:00 PM Houston Baptist The Pit • Albuquerque, NM KASY W 98–61  12,789 13–2
01/07/2012* 1:30 PM North Dakota The Pit • Albuquerque, NM KASY W 85–57  14,094 14–2
01/14/2012 1:30 PM at Wyoming Arena-AuditoriumLaramie, WY The Mtn. W 72–62  6,955 15–2 (1–0)
01/18/2012 8:00 PM #16 San Diego State The Pit • Albuquerque, NM CBSSN L 70–75  15,411 15–3 (1–1)
01/21/2012 8:00 PM at #14 UNLV Thomas & Mack CenterParadise, NV CBSSN L 63–80  18,577 15–4 (1–2)
01/25/2012 8:00 PM Colorado State The Pit • Albuquerque, NM CBSSN W 85–52  14,089 16–4 (2–2)
01/28/2012 4:00 PM TCU The Pit • Albquerque, NM The Mtn. W 71–54  15,212 17–4 (3–2)
01/31/2012 8:00 PM at Air Force Clune ArenaColorado Springs, CO The Mtn. W 81–42  1,916 18–4 (4–2)
02/04/2012 2:00 PM at Boise State Taco Bell ArenaBoise, ID NBCSN W 65–49  4,159 19–4 (5–2)
02/11/2012 1:30 PM Wyoming The Pit • Albuquerque, NM The Mtn. W 48–38  15,140 20–4 (6–2)
02/15/2012 8:00 PM at #13 San Diego State Viejas ArenaSan Diego, CA CBSSN W 77–67  12,414 21–4 (7–2)
02/18/2012 11:00 AM #11 UNLV The Pit • Albuquerque, NM CBS W 65–45  15,411 22–4 (8–2)
02/21/2012 8:00 PM at Colorado State #18 Moby ArenaFort Collins, CO The Mtn. L 63–71  4,444 22–5 (8–3)
02/25/2012 5:00 PM at TCU #18 Daniel–Meyer ColiseumFort Worth, TX The Mtn. L 64–83  6,460 22–6 (8–4)
02/29/2012 6:00 PM Air Force The Pit • Albuquerque, NM The Mtn. W 86–56  15,152 23–6 (9–4)
03/02/2012 2:00 PM Boise State The Pit • Albuquerque, NM NBCSN W 76–61  15,411 24–6 (10–4)
2012 Mountain West Conference Tournament
03/08/2012 7:00 PM vs. Air Force Thomas & Mack Center • Paradise, NV
(Quarterfinals)
The Mtn. W 79–64  13,772 25–6
03/09/2012 9:30 PM vs. #20 UNLV Thomas & Mack Center • Paradise, NV
(Semifinals)
CBSSN W 72–67  16,339 26–6
03/10/2012 5:00 PM vs. #18 San Diego State Thomas & Mack Center • Paradise, NV
(Championship Game)
NBCSN W 68–59  12,168 27–6
2012 NCAA Tournament
03/15/2012* 2:10 PM vs. (W 12) Long Beach State #21 (W 5) Rose GardenPortland, OR
(Second Round)
TBS W 75–68  17,519 28–6
03/17/2012* 7:40 PM vs. #17 (W 4) Louisville #21 (W 5) Rose Garden • Portland, OR
(Third Round)
TBS L 56–59  18,167 28–7
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Mountain Time (#) during NCAA Tournament is seed with Region.

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