2011–12 San Diego State Aztecs men's basketball team

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2011–12 San Diego State Aztecs men's basketball
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Mountain West Regular Season Co-Champions
NCAA Tournament Midwest 6 Seed, Second Round
Conference Mountain West Conference
Ranking
Coaches #23
AP #22
2011–12 record 26–8 (10–4 Mountain West)
Head coach Steve Fisher
Assistant coach Brian Dutcher
Assistant coach Mark Fisher
Assistant coach Tony Bland
Home arena Viejas Arena
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 San Diego State men's basketball team represented San Diego State University in the 2011–12 college basketball season. It was their 13th season in the Mountain West Conference. This was head coach Steve Fisher's thirteenth season at San Diego State. The Aztecs played their home games at Viejas Arena. They finished with a record of 26–8 overall and 10–4 in Mountain West play to be Co-Champions of the Mountain West with New Mexico. They lost in the championship game of the Mountain West Basketball Tournament to New Mexico. They received an at-large bid into the 2012 NCAA Tournament, earning the 11 seed in the Midwest which they lost to North Carolina State in the second round.

Off Season[edit]

Departures[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Brian Carlwell 5 C 6'11" 300 Senior Maywood, Illinois Graduated
Mehdi Cheriet 42 F 6'9" 225 Senior Tarare, France Graduated
D.J. Gay 23 G 6'0" 170 Senior Sun Valley, California Graduated
Malcom Thomas 4 F 6'9" 220 Senior San Diego, California Graduated
Billy White 32 F 6'8" 235 Senior Las Vegas, Nevada Graduated
Kawhi Leonard 15 F 6'7" 225 Sophomore Riverside, California Declared for the 2011 NBA Draft

Incoming Transfers[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
J.J. O' Brien 20 F 6'7" 215 Sophomore Rancho Cucamonga, California Elected to transfer from Utah. O' Brien will redshirt for the 2011-12 season, under NCAA transfer rules. Will have three years of eligibility.[1]
Dwayne Polee ll 20 F 6'7" 195 Sophomore Los Angeles, California Elected to transfer from St. John's. Polee ll will redshirt for the 2011-12 season, under NCAA transfer rules. Will have three years of eligibility.[2]

2011 Recruiting Class[edit]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Deshawn Stephens
PF
Los Angeles, CA Santa Monica College 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Oct 19, 2010 
Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: JC
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • 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]

Source[3]

# Name Height Weight (lbs.) Position Class Hometown Previous Team(s)
0 Alec Williams 6'6" 245 F Jr. San Juan Capistrano, CA JSerra HS
2 Xavier Thames 6'3" 185 G RS So. Sacramento, CA Washington State
3 LaBradford Franklin 6'2" 170 G So. Temecula, CA Great Oak High School
5 Garrett Green 6'11" 230 F Sr. Woodland Hills, CA LSU
10 Tim Shelton 6'7" 245 F Sr. Fresno, CA Clovis West HS
11 James Rahon 6'5" 205 G RS Jr. San Diego, CA Santa Clara
20 J.J. O'Brien 6'7" 215 F So. Ranco Cucamonga, CA Utah
21 Jamaal Franklin 6'5" 185 G So. Sacramento, CA Westwind Prep
22 Chase Tapley 6'2" 200 G Jr. Sacramento, CA Sacramento HS
23 Deshawn Stephens 6'8" 215 F Jr. Los Angeles, CA Santa Monica College
24 Dwayne Polee II 6'7" 193 F So. Los Angeles, CA St. John's

Schedule and results[edit]

Source[4]

Date
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (Attendance)
City, State
Exhibition
11/02/2011*
7:00 PM
Cal State San Marcos W 78–63 
Viejas Arena (11,711)
San Diego, CA
11/07/2011*
7:30 PM
Point Loma Nazarene W 78–53 
Viejas Arena (11,613)
San Diego, CA
Regular Season
11/11/2011*
7:30 PM
Bryant
Basketball Travelers Classic
W 75–63  1–0
Viejas Arena (11,734)
San Diego, CA
11/12/2011*
7:30 PM
Southern Utah
Basketball Travelers Classic
W 70–37  2–0
Viejas Arena (11,765)
San Diego, CA
11/13/2011*
3:00 PM
UC Davis
Basketball Travelers Classic
W 89–74  3–0
Viejas Arena (11,792)
San Diego, CA
11/15/2011*
11:00 AM, ESPN
at #12 Baylor L 67–77  3–1
Ferrell Center (6,941)
Waco, TX
11/17/2011*
7:00 PM, The Mtn.
USC W 56–54  4–1
Viejas Arena (12,414)
San Diego, CA
11/19/2011*
1:30 PM, 4SD
Long Beach State W 77–73 OT 5–1
Viejas Arena (12,094)
San Diego, CA
11/23/2011*
5:30 PM, FSAZ+
at #23 Arizona W 61–57  6–1
McKale Center (13,761)
Tucson, AZ
11/26/2011*
7:00 PM
at UC Santa Barbara W 76–75 OT 7–1
The Thunderdome (5,011)
Santa Barbara, CA
11/30/2011*
7:30 PM, The Mtn.
Creighton
MWC–MVC Challenge
L 83–85  7–2
Viejas Arena (12,414)
San Diego, CA
12/04/2011*
2:00 PM, The Mtn.
#24 California W 64–63  8–2
Viejas Arena (12,414)
San Diego, CA
12/07/2011*
7:00 PM, 4SD
at San Diego W 64–52  9–2
Jenny Craig Pavilion (4,708)
San Diego, CA
12/19/2011*
7:00 PM, 4SD
UC Riverside W 80–55  10–2
Viejas Arena (11,555)
San Diego, CA
12/22/2011*
4:30 PM
Elon W 81–55  11–2
Viejas Arena (11,370)
San Diego, CA
12/30/2011*
7:00 PM
#25 Redlands W 95–43  12–2
Viejas Arena (12,414)
San Diego, CA
01/05/2012*
7:00 PM
#24 San Diego Christian W 83–52  13–2
Viejas Arena (10,857)
San Diego, CA
01/10/2012*
7:00 PM, 4SD
#22 Chicago State W 73–65  14–2
Viejas Arena (12,099)
San Diego, CA
01/14/2012
1:00 PM, NBCSN
#22 #12 UNLV W 69–67  15–2 (1–0)
Viejas Arena (12,414)
San Diego, CA
01/18/2012
7:00 PM, CBSSN
#16 at New Mexico W 75–70  16–2 (2–0)
The Pit (15,411)
Albuquerque, NM
01/21/2012
7:00 PM, The Mtn.
#16 Air Force W 57–44  17–2 (3–0)
Viejas Arena (12,414)
San Diego, CA
01/24/2012
5:30 PM, The Mtn.
#13 at Wyoming W 52–42  18–2 (4–0)
Arena-Auditorium (5,692)
Laramie, WY
01/28/2012
1:00 PM, NBCSN
#13 at Colorado State L 60–77  18–3 (4–1)
Moby Arena (6,038)
Fort Collins, CO
02/01/2012
7:00 PM, CBSSN
#17 Boise State W 58–56  19–3 (5–1)
Viejas Arena (12,414)
San Diego, CA
02/04/2012
7:00 PM, The Mtn.
#17 TCU W 83–73  20–3 (6–1)
Viejas Arena (12,414)
San Diego, CA
02/11/2012
1:00 PM, NBCSN
#13 at #14 UNLV L 63–65  20–4 (6–2)
Thomas & Mack Center (18,577)
Paradise, NV
02/14/2012
7:00 PM, CBSSN
#13 New Mexico L 67–77  20–5 (6–3)
Viejas Arena (12,414)
San Diego, CA
02/18/2012
1:00 PM, NBCSN
#13 at Air Force L 56–58  20–6 (6–4)
Clune Arena (2,483)
Colorado Springs, CO
02/22/2012
7:30 PM, The Mtn.
#24 Wyoming W 67–58 OT 21–6 (7–4)
Viejas Arena (12,414)
San Diego, CA
02/25/2012
7:00 PM, The Mtn.
#24 Colorado State W 74–66  22–6 (8–4)
Viejas Arena (12,414)
San Diego, CA
02/29/2012
7:00 PM, The Mtn.
#21 at Boise State W 66–53  23–6 (9–4)
Taco Bell Arena (6,145)
Boise, ID
03/03/2012
4:00 PM, The Mtn.
#21 at TCU W 98–92 OT 24–6 (10–4)
Daniel-Meyer Coliseum (5,955)
Fort Worth, TX
2012 Mountain West Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
03/08/2012
12:00 PM, The Mtn.
#18 vs. Boise State
Quarterfinals
W 65–62  25–6
Thomas & Mack Center (8,601)
Paradise, NV
03/09/2012
6:00 PM, CBSSN
#18 vs. Colorado State
Semifinals
W 79–69  26–6
Thomas & Mack Center (16,339)
Paradise, NV
03/10/2012
4:00 PM, NBCSN
#18 vs. New Mexico
Championship Game
L 59–68  26–7
Thomas & Mack Center (12,168)
Paradise, NV
2012 NCAA Tournament
03/16/2012*
9:40 AM, truTV
#22 (MW 6) vs. (MW 11) NC State
Second Round
L 65–79  26–8
Nationwide Arena (17,030)
Columbus, OH
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Pacific Time Zone.

Rankings[edit]

Ranking Movement
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking. ██ Not ranked the previous week.
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 Wk 19
Final
AP RV RV RV RV RV RV RV 25 24 22 16 13 17 13 13 24 21 18 22 22
Coaches RV RV RV RV RV RV 25 22 16 12 17 14 15 25 23 21 23 RV

*AP does not release post-tournament rankings

References[edit]

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