2011–12 UMass Minutemen basketball team

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2011–12 UMass Minutemen men's basketball
UMassMinutemen wordmark.svg
NIT, Semifinals
Conference Atlantic 10 Conference
2011–12 record 25–12 (9–7 A-10)
Head coach Derek Kellogg (4th year)
Assistant coach Shyrone Chatman
Assistant coach Adam Ginsburg
Assistant coach Antwon Jackson
Home arena William D. Mullins Memorial Center
Seasons
« 2010–11 2012–13 »
2011–12 Atlantic 10 men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Temple 13 3   .813     24 8   .750
Saint Louis 12 4   .750     26 8   .765
Xavier 10 6   .625     23 13   .639
St. Bonaventure 10 6   .625     20 12   .625
UMass 9 7   .563     26 11   .703
La Salle 9 7   .563     21 13   .618
Dayton 9 7   .563     20 13   .606
Saint Joseph's 9 7   .563     20 14   .588
Duquesne 7 9   .438     16 15   .516
Richmond 7 9   .438     16 16   .500
Charlotte 5 11   .313     13 17   .433
George Washington 5 11   .313     10 21   .323
Rhode Island 4 12   .250     7 24   .226
Fordham 3 13   .188     10 19   .345
2012 Atlantic 10 Tournament winner
As of March 13, 2012; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2011–12 UMass Minutemen basketball team represented the University of Massachusetts Amherst during the 2011–12 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Minutemen, led by fourth year head coach Derek Kellogg, played their home games at William D. Mullins Memorial Center, with one home game played at Curry Hicks Cage, and are members of the Atlantic 10 Conference. They finished the season 25–12, 9–7 in A-10 play to finish in a four way tie for fifth place. They lost in the semifinals of the Atlantic 10 Basketball Tournament to St. Bonaventure. They were invited to the 2012 National Invitation Tournament where they defeated Mississippi State, Seton Hall, and Drexel en rout to the semifinals at Madison Square Garden where they fell to Stanford.

Roster[edit]

Number Name Position Height Weight Year Hometown
0 Javorn Farrell Guard/Forward 6–5 215 Junior Woodbridge, Virginia
1 Maxie Esho Forward 6–8 205 RS Freshman Upper Marlboro, Maryland
3 Chaz Williams Guard 5–9 175 RS Sophomore Brooklyn, New York
4 Freddie Riley Guard 6–5 190 Junior Ocala, Florida
5 Jesse Morgan Guard 6–5 190 Sophomore Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
10 Cady Lalanne Forward/Center 6–9 250 Freshman Orlando, Florida
12 Jordan Laguerre Guard 6–2 190 Freshman Manchester, New Hampshire
13 Trey Lang Forward 6–7 240 RS Senior Marietta, Georgia
22 Sampson Carter Forward 6–8 220 Junior Baton Rouge, Louisiana
33 Terrell Vinson Forward 6–7 220 Junior Baltimore, Maryland
34 Raphiael Putney Forward 6–9 185 RS Sophomore Woodbridge, Virginia
50 Matt Hill Forward 6–7 225 RS Senior Middletown, Connecticut
52 Andrew McCarthy Center 7–1 260 RS Freshman Scituate, Massachusetts
54 Sean Carter Forward/Center 6–9 245 RS Senior Fayetteville, North Carolina


Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance Record
Regular Season
11/11/2011* 9:00 PM Elon Curry Hicks CageAmherst, MA W 85–67  3,093 1–0
11/14/2011* 7:00 PM Northeastern Mullins Center • Amherst, MA WBIN W 83–67  2,663 2–0
11/17/2011* 7:00 PM NJIT Mullins Center • Amherst, MA W 79–58  2,497 3–0
11/21/2011* 7:00 PM at Boston College Conte ForumChestnut Hill, MA
(Commonwealth Classic)
ESPN3 W 83–46  4,162 4–0
11/24/2011* 4:30 PM vs. #22 Florida State Imperial ArenaNassau, Bahamas
(Battle 4 Atlantis First Round)
Versus L 53–73  1,493 4–1
11/25/2011* 9:30 PM vs. Utah Imperial Arena • Nassau, Bahamas
(Battle 4 Atlantis Consolation Round)
HDNet W 89–75  3,441 5–1
11/26/2011* 7:00 PM vs. College of Charleston Imperial Arena • Nassau, Bahamas
(Battle 4 Atlantis 5th Place Game)
HDNet L 61–85  NA 5–2
11/30/2011* 7:00 PM Towson Mullins Center • Amherst, MA W 86–56  2,579 6–2
12/03/2011* 7:00 PM at Miami (FL) BankUnited CenterCoral Gables, FL ESPNU L 75–83  3,653 6–3
12/06/2011* 7:00 PM at East Carolina Williams ArenaGreenville, NC W 63–58  4,419 7–3
12/09/2011* 7:00 PM vs. Siena MassMutual CenterSpringfield, MA
(Hall of Fame Holiday Showcase)
W 82–78  4,236 8–3
12/17/2011* 7:00 PM Quinnipiac Mullins Center • Amherst, MA NESN W 72–67  2,890 9–3
12/22/2011* 7:00 PM Davidson Mullins Center • Amherst, MA W 73–65  3,821 10–3
12/30/2011* 7:00 PM Central Connecticut Mullins Center • Amherst, MA W 97–65  3,576 11–3
01/05/2012 7:00 PM Fordham Mullins Center • Amherst, MA W 80–76  2,846 12–3 (1–0)
01/08/2012 2:00 PM at La Salle Tom Gola ArenaPhiladelphia, PA CSNNE L 75–82  2,395 12–4 (1–1)
01/11/2012 7:00 PM Charlotte Mullins Center • Amherst, MA W 85–75  2,760 13–4 (2–1)
01/14/2012 4:00 PM Saint Joseph's Mullins Center • Amherst, MA W 71–62  4,616 14–4 (3–1)
01/18/2012 7:00 PM at Duquesne Palumbo CenterPittsburgh, PA L 69–80  3,207 14–5 (3–2)
01/21/2012 5:00 PM at Richmond Robins CenterRichmond, VA CBSSN W 79–68  7,231 15–5 (4–2)
01/28/2012 2:00 PM Saint Louis Mullins Center • Amherst, MA CBSSN W 72–59  8,399 16–5 (5–2)
02/01/2012 7:00 PM at Rhode Island Ryan CenterKingston, RI L 78–81 OT 4,236 16–6 (5–3)
02/04/2012 7:00 PM at George Washington Charles E. Smith Athletic CenterWashington, D.C. W 86–75  3,143 17–6 (6–3)
02/08/2012 7:30 PM St. Bonaventure Mullins Center • Amherst, MA W 76–67  4,253 18–6 (7–3)
02/11/2012 7:00 PM at Saint Joseph's Hagan Arena • Philadelphia, PA L 62–73  4,200 18–7 (7–4)
02/18/2012 6:00 PM La Salle Mullins Center • Amherst, MA CBSSN L 71–72  6,283 18–8 (7–5)
02/21/2012 7:00 PM Xavier Mullins Center • Amherst, MA CBSSN W 80–73  6,632 19–8 (8–5)
02/25/2012 6:00 PM at Dayton UD ArenaDayton, OH CBSSN L 43–76  13,435 19–9 (8–6)
02/29/2012 7:00 PM at #23 Temple Liacouras Center • Philadelphia, PA L 88–90 OT 6,519 19–10 (8–7)
03/03/2012 4:00 PM Rhode Island Mullins Center • Amherst, MA CBSSN W 89–83  7,501 20–10 (9–7)
2012 Atlantic 10 Men's Basketball Tournament
03/06/2012 7:00 PM Duquesne Mullins Center • Amherst, MA
(First Round)
W 92–83  4,061 21–10
03/09/2012 12:00 PM vs. Temple Boardwalk HallAtlantic City, NJ
(Quarterfinals)
CBSSN W 77–71  7,022 22–10
03/10/2012 1:00 PM vs. St. Bonaventure Boardwalk Hall • Atlantic City, NJ
(Semifinals)
CBSSN L 80–84  6,784 22–11
2012 NIT
03/13/2012* 7:00 PM at Mississippi State Humphrey ColiseumStarkville, MS
(First Round)
ESPN2 W 101–96 2OT 2,507 23–11
03/17/2012* 11:00 AM at Seton Hall Walsh GymnasiumSouth Orange, NJ
(Second Round)
ESPN W 77–67  1,674 24–11
03/20/2012* 7:00 PM at Drexel Daskalakis Athletic Center • Philadelphia, PA
(Quarterfinals)
ESPN W 72–70  2,293 25–11
03/27/2012* 7:00 PM vs. Stanford Madison Square GardenNew York, NY
(Semifinals)
ESPN2 L 64–74  7,574 25–12
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

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