2011–12 Tennessee Volunteers basketball team

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2011–12 Tennessee Volunteers men's basketball
UT Volunteers logo.svg
NIT, second round
Conference Southeastern Conference
2011–12 record 19–15 (10–6 SEC)
Head coach Cuonzo Martin
Assistant coach Tracy Webster
Assistant coach Jon Harris
Assistant coach Kent Williams
Home arena Thompson-Boling Arena
Seasons
« 2010–11 2012–13 »
2011–12 Southeastern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#1 Kentucky 16 0   1.000     38 2   .950
#25 Florida 10 6   .625     26 11   .703
#20 Vanderbilt 10 6   .625     25 11   .694
Tennessee 10 6   .625     19 15   .559
Alabama 9 7   .563     21 12   .636
Mississippi State 8 8   .500     21 12   .636
Ole Miss 8 8   .500     20 14   .588
LSU 7 9   .438     18 15   .545
Arkansas 6 10   .375     18 14   .563
Auburn 5 11   .313     15 16   .484
Georgia 5 11   .313     15 17   .469
South Carolina 2 14   .125     10 21   .323
2012 SEC Tournament winner
As of April 2, 2012; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2011–12 Tennessee Volunteers basketball team represented the University of Tennessee in the 2011–12 season. The team was a member of the Southeastern Conference and played its home games at Thompson-Boling Arena. This was the first season for Cuonzo Martin as the Volunteers' head coach. Martin left Missouri State to take over for former head coach Bruce Pearl who was fired on March 21, 2011 for lying to NCAA investigators about recruiting violations.[1]

Roster[edit]

Class of 2011 Signees[edit]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Josh Richardson
SF
Edmond, Oklahoma Edmond Santa Fe High School 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Apr 21, 2011 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 90
Wesley Washpun
PG
Cedar Rapids, Iowa Washington High School 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 160 lb (73 kg) Apr 14, 2011 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 88
Quinton Chievous
SG
Niles, Illinois Notre Dame High School 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 200 lb (91 kg) May 11, 2011 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 84
Yemi Makanjuola
C
Raleigh, North Carolina Word of God Christian Academy 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 230 lb (100 kg) May 26, 2011 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 80
Dwight Miller
PF
Bellaire, Texas St. Pius X 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) May 23, 2011 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: JC
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A
  • 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:

2011–12 Tennessee Volunteers men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Home town
F 0 Makanjuola, YemiYemi Makanjuola 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 244 lb (111 kg) Fr Lagos, Nigeria
G 1 Richardson, JoshJosh Richardson 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 186 lb (84 kg) Fr Edmond, OK
G 2 Campbell, GalenGalen Campbell 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 193 lb (88 kg) Fr Knoxville, TN
F 3 Woolridge, RenaldoRenaldo Woolridge 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 212 lb (96 kg) Sr Sherman Oaks, CA
G 4 Washpun, WesWes Washpun 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 163 lb (74 kg) Fr Cedar Rapids, IA
F 5 Stokes, JarnellJarnell Stokes 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Fr Memphis, TN
G 11 Golden, TraeTrae Golden 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 209 lb (95 kg) So Powder Springs, GA
G 13 McBee, SkylarSkylar McBee 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 184 lb (83 kg) Jr Rutledge, TN
G 14 Summitt, TylerTyler Summitt 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 175 lb (79 kg) RS So Knoxville, TN
F 15 Murphy, RobRob Murphy 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 232 lb (105 kg) RS Jr Brentwood, TN
F 20 Hall, KennyKenny Hall 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 222 lb (101 kg) Jr Stone Mountain, GA
F 21 Kilmartin, RobRob Kilmartin 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 210 lb (95 kg) RS So Charlotte, NC
G 24 Lopez, BrandonBrandon Lopez 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 179 lb (81 kg) Fr Knoxville, TN
G 23 Tatum, CameronCameron Tatum 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 193 lb (88 kg) RS Sr Lithonia, GA
F 25 Miller, DwightDwight Miller 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 240 lb (109 kg) RS Jr Nassau, Bahamas
G 31 Chievous, QuintonQuinton Chievous 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 201 lb (91 kg) Fr Chicago, IL
F 34 Maymon, JeronneJeronne Maymon 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 265 lb (120 kg) RS Jr Madison, WI
G 52 McRae, JordanJordan McRae 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 174 lb (79 kg) So Midway, GA
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Record
Exhibition
November 3, 2011* 7:30 p.m. Carson–Newman Thompson-Boling ArenaKnoxville, TN W 73–52 
November 7, 2011* 7:00 p.m. Lincoln Memorial Thompson-Boling Arena • Knoxville, TN W 76–67 
Non-Conference Regular Season
November 11, 2011* 7:00 p.m. UNC Greensboro Thompson-Boling Arena • Knoxville, TN
(Maui Invitational Tournament opening game)
FSN W 92–63  1–0
November 16, 2011* 7:00 p.m. Louisiana-Monroe Thompson-Boling Arena • Knoxville, TN W 85–62  2–0
November 21, 2011* 5:30 p.m. vs. #6 Duke Lahaina Civic CenterMaui, HI
(Maui Invitational Tournament)
ESPN2 L 77–67  2–1
November 22, 2011* 2:00 p.m. vs. #8 Memphis Lahaina Civic Center • Maui, HI
(Maui Invitational Tournament)
ESPN2 L 97–99 2OT 2–2
November 23, 2011* 2:30 p.m. vs. Chaminade Lahaina Civic Center • Maui, HI
(Maui Invitational Tournament 7th place game)
ESPNU W 86–60  3–2
November 28, 2011* 9:00 p.m. at Oakland Athletics Center O'renaRochester, MI ESPNU L 81–89  3–3
December 3, 2011* 5:15 p.m. Pittsburgh Thompson-Boling Arena • Knoxville, TN
(SEC–Big East Challenge)
ESPN L 56–61  3–4
December 10, 2011* 12:00 p.m. Austin Peay Thompson-Boling Arena • Knoxville, TN CSS L 70–74  3–5
December 14, 2011* 9:00 p.m. at College of Charleston Carolina First ArenaCharleston, SC ESPN2 L 65–71  3–6
December 20, 2011* 7:00 p.m. UNC Asheville Thompson-Boling Arena • Knoxville, TN SportSouth W 72–68  4–6
December 23, 2011* 7:00 p.m. East Tennessee State Thompson-Boling Arena • Knoxville, TN W 66–63  5–6
December 29, 2011* 7:00 p.m. The Citadel Thompson-Boling Arena • Knoxville, TN SportSouth W 86–55  6–6
January 2, 2012* 7:00 p.m. Chattanooga Thompson-Boling Arena • Knoxville, TN SportSouth W 76–63  7–6
January 4, 2012* 8:00 p.m. at Memphis FedEx ForumMemphis, TN FSN L 51–69  7–7
SEC Regular Season
January 7, 2012 11:00 a.m. #13 Florida Thompson-Boling Arena • Knoxville, TN ESPN2 W 67–56  8–7 (0–1)
January 12, 2012 9:00 p.m. at #20 Mississippi State Humphrey ColiseumStarkville, MS ESPN2 L 58–62  8–8 (1–1)
January 14, 2012 12:00 p.m. #2 Kentucky Thompson-Boling Arena • Knoxville, TN ESPN L 62–65  8–9 (1–2)
January 18, 2012 8:00 p.m. at Georgia Stegeman ColiseumAthens, GA SECN L 53–57 OT 8–10 (1–3)
January 21, 2012* 12:00 p.m. #11 Connecticut Thompson-Boling Arena • Knoxville, TN CBS W 60–57  9–10
January 24, 2012 7:00 p.m. at Vanderbilt Memorial GymNashville, TN ESPNU L 47–65  9–11 (1–4)
January 28, 2012 6:00 p.m. Auburn Thompson-Boling Arena • Knoxville, TN ESPN2 W 64–49  10–11 (2–4)
January 31, 2012 7:00 p.m. at #1 Kentucky Rupp ArenaLexington, KY ESPNU L 44–69  10–12 (2–5)
February 4, 2012 8:00 p.m. Georgia Thompson-Boling Arena • Knoxville, TN ESPNU W 73–62  11–12 (3–5)
February 8, 2012 8:00 p.m. South Carolina Thompson-Boling Arena • Knoxville, TN SECN W 69–57  12–12 (4–5)
February 11, 2012 4:00 p.m. at #8 Florida O'Connell CenterGainesville, FL SECN W 75–70  13–12 (5–5)
February 15, 2012 8:00 p.m. Arkansas Thompson-Boling Arena • Knoxville, TN SECN W 77–58  14–12 (6–5)
February 18, 2012 1:30 p.m. at Alabama Coleman ColiseumTuscaloosa, AL SECN L 50–62  14–13 (6–6)
February 22, 2012 7:00 p.m. Ole Miss Thompson-Boling Arena • Knoxville, TN CSS W 60–73  15–13 (7–6)
February 25, 2012 8:00 p.m. at South Carolina Colonial Life ArenaColumbia, SC FSN W 73–64  16–13 (8–6)
February 29, 2012 9:00 p.m. at LSU Maravich Assembly CenterBaton Rouge, LA CSS W 74–69 OT 17–13 (9–6)
March 3, 2012 4:00 p.m. Vanderbilt Thompson-Boling Arena • Knoxville, TN ESPN W 68–61  18–13 (10–6)
2012 SEC Tournament
March 9, 2012 7:30 p.m. vs. (7) Ole Miss #(2) New Orleans ArenaNew Orleans, LA
(Quarterfinals)
SECN L 72–77 OT 18–14
2012 NIT
March 13, 2012 8:00 p.m. (8 TN) Savannah State #(1 TN) Thompson-Boling Arena • Knoxville, TN
(First Round)
ESPNU W 65–51  19–14
March 18, 2012 7:00 p.m. (4 TN) Middle Tennessee #(1 TN) Thompson-Boling Arena • Knoxville, TN
(Second Round)
ESPN L 64–71  19–15
*Non-Conference Game. Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.
( ) Tournament seedings in parenthesis.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Beth Rucker,Tennessee Fires Coach Bruce Pearl, Associated Press via NBCSports.MSNBC.com, March 21, 2011