2011–12 Pacific-12 Conference men's basketball season

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2011–12 Pac-12 Men's Basketball Season
League NCAA Division I
Sport Basketball
Number of teams 12
Regular Season
Season champions Washington Huskies
Runners-up California Golden Bears
Oregon Ducks
Tournament
Champions Colorado
  Runners-up Arizona
Tournament MVP Carlon Brown, Colorado
Basketball seasons
2011–12 Pacific-12 Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Washington 14 4   .778     24 11   .686
California 13 5   .722     24 10   .706
Oregon 13 5   .722     24 10   .706
Arizona 12 6   .667     23 12   .657
Colorado 11 7   .611     24 12   .667
UCLA 11 7   .611     19 14   .576
Stanford 10 8   .556     26 11   .703
Oregon State 7 11   .389     21 15   .583
Washington State 7 11   .389     19 18   .514
Arizona State 6 12   .333     10 21   .323
Utah 3 15   .167     6 25   .194
USC 1 17   .056     6 26   .188
2012 Pacific-12 Tournament winner
As of March 8, 2012; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2011–12 Pacific-12 Conference men's basketball season began with practices in October 2011 and ended with the 2012 Pacific-12 Conference Men's Basketball Tournament from March 7–10, 2012 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The regular season began on the weekend of November 5, with the conference schedule starting on December 29.

This was the first season under the Pac-12 Conference name. In July 2011, two schools joined the conference. Colorado came from the Big 12 and Utah entered from the Mountain West.

Pre-season[edit]

  • Pre-season media day was held on October 28, 2011 at L.A. Live's Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles.
  • 2011–12 PAC-12 Men's Basketball Media Poll:
Rank, School (first-place votes), Points
1. UCLA (14) 421
2. California (13) 405
3. Arizona (11) 404
4. Washington 355
5. Oregon 282
6. Stanford 255
7. USC 194
8. Oregon State 188
9. Arizona State 148
10. Colorado 119
11. Washington State 119
12. Utah 74

Rankings[edit]

  • Three conference teams were ranked in the pre-season poll: Arizona No. 16; UCLA No. 20; and Cal No. 24.
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Non-Conference games[edit]

Conference games[edit]

Composite Matrix[edit]

This table summarizes the head-to-head results between teams in conference play.

  Arizona Arizona St California Colorado Oregon Oregon St Stanford UCLA USC Utah Washington Washington St
vs. Arizona 1–1 0–1 1–1 1–0 0–1 0–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–0 0–2
vs. Arizona St 1–1 1–0 2–0 1–0 0–1 1–0 2–0 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–1
vs. California 1–0 0–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–1 1–0
vs. Colorado 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–0 0–1 0–2 0–1 0–1
vs. Oregon 0–1 0–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–1 0–1 0–2 1–1 0–2
vs. Oregon St 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–1 0–1 0–2 2–0 2–0
vs. Stanford 1–0 0–1 1–1 0–2 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–0 1–0
vs. UCLA 1–1 0–2 2–0 0–1 1–0 1–0 1–1 0–2 0–1 1–1 0–2
vs. USC 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 2–0 2–0 0–1 2–0 2–0
vs. Utah 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 0–1
vs. Washington 0–2 0–2 1–0 1–0 1–1 0–2 0–1 1–1 0–2 0–1 0–2
vs. Washington St 2–0 1–1 0–1 1–0 2–0 0–2 0–1 2–0 0–2 1–0 2–0
Total 12–6 6–12 13–5 11–7 13–5 7–11 10–8 11–7 1–17 3–15 14–4 7–11

Conference tournament[edit]

Head coaches[edit]

Post season[edit]

NCAA Tournament[edit]

  • Colorado
  • March 14, 2012 – California defeated by South Florida 65–54

NIT[edit]

  • March 13, 2012 – Washington def. UT-Arlington 82–72
  • March 14, 2012 – Arizona defeated by Bucknell 65–54
  • March 13, 2012 – Oregon def. LSU 96–74
  • March 13, 2012 – Stanford def. Cleveland State 76–65

CBI[edit]

  • March 13, 2012 – Washington State def. San Francisco 89–75
  • March 14, 2012 – Oregon State def. Western Illinois 80-59
  • March 19, 2012 – Oregon State def. TCU 101-81
  • March 19, 2012 – Washington State def. Wyoming 61-41
  • March 21, 2012 - Washington State def. Oregon State 72-55
  • March 26, 2012 - Washington State def. Pittsburgh 67-66
  • March 28, 2012 - Pittsburgh def. Washington State 57-53
  • March 30, 2012 - Pittsburgh def. Washington State 71-65

Highlights and notes[edit]

Awards and honors[edit]

  • The Pac-12 Coach of the Year Award in both men’s and women’s basketball is now known as the John Wooden Coach of the Year Award.

Scholar-Athlete of the Year[edit]

Player-of-the-Week[edit]

All-Americans[edit]

All Pac-12 teams[edit]

Voting was by conference coaches:

FIRST TEAM:

Name School Pos. Year Ht., Wt. Hometown (Prev. School)
Allen Crabbe CAL G So. 6-6, 205 Los Angeles, Calif. (Price HS)
Jared Cunningham OSU G Jr. 6-4, 182 Oakland, Calif. (San Leandro HS)
Kyle Fogg ARIZ G Sr. 6-3, 190 Brea, Calif. (Brea Olinda HS)
Jorge Gutierrez CAL G Sr. 6-3, 195 Chihuahua, Mexico (Findlay College Prep, Nev.)
Solomon Hill ARIZ F Jr. 6-6, 226 Los Angeles, Calif. (Fairfax HS)
Devoe Joseph ORE G Sr. 6-4, 180 Pickering, Ont., Canada (Minnesota)
Brock Motum WSU F Jr. 6-10, 230 Brisbane, Aus. (Australia Institute of Sport)
André Roberson COLO F So. 6-7, 210 San Antonio, Texas (Wagner HS)
Terrence Ross WASH G So. 6-6, 195 Portland, Ore. (Jefferson HS)
Tony Wroten WASH G Fr. 6-4, 205 Seattle, Wash. (Garfield HS)

All-Academic[edit]

First Team:

Player, School Year GPA Major

Second Team:

Player, School Year GPA Major

USBWA All-District team[edit]

References[edit]