2011–12 UNC Asheville Bulldogs men's basketball team

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2011–12 UNC Asheville Bulldogs men's basketball
UNC Asheville A Wordmark.jpg
Big South Regular Season & Tournament Champions
NCAA Tournament East Region 16 Seed, Second Round
Conference Big South Conference
2011–12 record 24–10 (16–2 Big South)
Head coach Ed Biedenbach (16th year)
Assistant coach Nicholas McDevitt
Assistant coach Brett Carey
Assistant coach Dion Dacons
Home arena Kimmel Arena
Seasons
« 2010–11 2012–13 »
2011–12 Big South men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
UNC Asheville 16 2   .889     24 10   .706
Coastal Carolina 12 6   .667     19 12   .613
Campbell 11 7   .611     17 15   .531
Charleston Southern 11 7   .611     19 12   .613
Liberty 9 9   .500     14 18   .438
Winthrop 8 10   .444     12 20   .375
VMI 8 10   .444     17 16   .515
High Point 8 10   .444     13 18   .419
Presbyterian* 8 10   .444     14 15   .483
Gardner–Webb 6 12   .333     12 20   .375
Radford 2 16   .111     6 26   .188
2012 Big South Tournament winner
As of March 15, 2012; Rankings from AP Poll
*Ineligible for conference tournament

The 2011–12 UNC Asheville Bulldogs men's basketball team represented the University of North Carolina at Asheville during the 2011–12 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Bulldogs, led by 16th year head coach Ed Biedenbach, played their home games at the brand new Kimmel Arena and are members of the Big South Conference. They finished the season 24–10, 16–2 in Big South play to be crowned regular season champions. The Bulldogs won the Big South Tournament for the second straight year to earn the conference's automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament where they lost in the second round to Syracuse.

Roster[edit]

Number Name Position Height Weight Year Hometown
2 Matt Dickey Guard 6–1 180 Senior Trussville, Alabama
3 J. P. Primm Guard 6–1 195 Senior Dickson, Tennessee
4 Chris Stephenson Guard 6–3 200 Senior Punta Gorda, Florida
5 Jaron Lane Guard 6–4 170 Junior Greenville, North Carolina
11 Josh Seligson Guard 6–3 205 Sophomore Raleigh, North Carolina
12 Madison Davis Guard 5–10 160 Junior Waynesville, North Carolina
15 Jeremy Atkinson Forward 6–4 210 Junior Elm City, North Carolina
20 Chudier Pal Center 6–9 230 Sophomore Rockingham, Australia
21 Thomas Bess Guard 6–0 180 Freshman Bessemer City, North Carolina
22 Corey Littlejohn Guard 6–3 180 Freshman Columbia, South Carolina
23 Keith Hornsby Guard 6–4 190 Freshman Williamsburg, Virginia
32 Quinard Jackson Forward 6–5 240 Senior West Palm Beach, Florida
33 D.J. Cunningham Center 6–10 240 Junior Waterford, Ohio
35 Jon Nwannunu Forward 6–8 225 Junior Merrillville, Indiana
45 Jaleel Roberts Center 7–0 220 Freshman Evans, Georgia
50 Jeremy Harn Forward 6–8 230 Junior Chapel Hill, North Carolina
55 Trent Meyer Guard 6–2 165 Sophomore Fort Lauderdale, Florida


Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance Record
Exhibition
11/07/2011* 8:00 PM Lees–McRae Kimmel ArenaAsheville, NC W 98–67   
Regular Season
11/11/2011* 7:00 PM at #22 NC State RBC CenterRaleigh, NC L 75–84  12,441 0–1
11/13/2011* 4:00 PM #1 North Carolina Kimmel Arena • Asheville, NC ESPNU L 75–91  3,280 0–2
11/16/2011* 7:00 PM Mars Hill Kimmel Arena • Asheville, NC
(First Round)
W 126–75  1,187 1–2
11/21/2011* 7:00 PM Brevard Kimmel Arena • Asheville, NC W 89–48  1,321 2–2
11/24/2011* 7:00 PM vs. #4 Connecticut Imperial ArenaNassau, Bahamas
(Battle 4 Atlantis First Round)
HDNet L 63–73  2,530 2–3
11/25/2011* 7:00 PM vs. College of Charleston Imperial Arena • Nassau, Bahamas
(Battle 4 Atlantis Consolation Round)
HDNet L 66–68  NA 2–4
11/26/2011* 9:30 PM vs. Utah Imperial Arena • Nassau, Bahamas
(Battle 4 Atlantis 7th Place Game)
HDNet/Versus W 87–65  1,645 3–4
12/01/2011 5:30 PM Gardner–Webb Paul Porter ArenaBoiling Springs, NC W 66–60  1,320 4–4 (1–0)
12/04/2011* 2:00 PM USC Upstate Kimmel Arena • Asheville, NC WMYA W 88–81  1,796 5–4
12/15/2011* 7:00 PM Montreat College Kimmel Arena • Asheville, NC W 109–61  1,821 6–4
12/20/2011* 7:00 PM at Tennessee Thompson–Boling ArenaKnoxville, TN
(SportSouth)
L 68–72  15,324 6–5
12/28/2011* 6:00 PM at Western Carolina Ramsey CenterCullowhee, NC L 67–86  15,324 6–6
12/31/2011 4:00 PM at Winthrop Winthrop ColiseumRock Hill, SC MASN W 73–68 OT 15,324 7–6 (2–0)
01/02/2012 7:00 PM at Radford Dedmon CenterRadford, VA W 66–56  431 8–6 (3–0)
01/05/2012 7:00 PM VMI Kimmel Arena • Asheville, NC W 94–85  1,620 9–6 (4–0)
01/07/2012 4:30 PM Liberty Kimmel Arena • Asheville, NC W 98–75  1,569 10–6 (5–0)
01/12/2012 7:00 PM at Campbell John W. Pope, Jr. Convocation CenterBuies Creek, NC W 89–82  3,035 11–6 (6–0)
01/14/2012 7:00 PM at High Point Millis Athletic Convocation CenterHigh Point, NC W 86–79  1,474 12–6 (7–0)
01/17/2012 7:00 PM Coastal Carolina Kimmel Arena • Asheville, NC ESPN3 W 88–81  2,041 13–6 (8–0)
01/19/2012 7:00 PM Charleston Southern Kimmel Arena • Asheville, NC L 88–93  1,748 13–7 (8–1)
01/21/2012 7:00 PM at Presbyterian Templeton Physical Education CenterClinton, SC W 66–58  1,610 14–7 (9–1)
01/26/2012 7:00 PM High Point Kimmel Arena • Asheville, NC W 90–70  1,542 15–7 (10–1)
01/28/2012 4:30 PM Campbell Kimmel Arena • Asheville, NC WMYA W 95–84  2,104 16–7 (11–1)
02/02/2012 7:00 PM at VMI Cameron HallLexington, VA W 89–86  2,319 17–7 (12–1)
02/04/2012 7:00 PM at Liberty Vines CenterLynchburg, VA W 65–51  2,368 18–7 (13–1)
02/11/2012 4:30 PM Radford Kimmel Arena • Asheville, NC W 88–62  2,754 19–7 (14–1)
02/14/2012 7:00 PM at Coastal Carolina Kimbel ArenaConway, SC L 69–74  1,039 19–8 (14–2)
02/18/2012* 7:00 PM at Ohio Convocation CenterAthens, OH
(ESPN BracketBusters)
ESPN3 L 62–81  9,961 19–9
02/23/2012 7:00 PM Gardner–Webb Kimmel Arena • Asheville, NC W 71–61  1,765 20–9 (15–2)
02/25/2012 2:00 PM Winthrop Kimmel Arena • Asheville, NC WMYA W 67–55  2,875 21–9 (16–2)
2012 Big South Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
02/29/2012 6:00 PM High Point Kimmel Arena • Asheville, NC
(Quarterfinals)
W 86–61  1,568 22–9
03/01/2012 8:00 PM Charleston Southern Kimmel Arena • Asheville, NC
(Semifinals)
ESPNU W 91–64  2,452 23–9
03/03/2012 12:00 PM VMI Kimmel Arena • Asheville, NC
(Championship Game)
ESPN2 W 80–64  3,205 24–9
2012 NCAA Tournament
03/15/2012* 3:10 PM vs. #2 (E 1) Syracuse #(E 16) Consol Energy CenterPittsburgh, PA
(Second Round)
truTV L 65–72  18,927 24–10
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time (#) during NCAA Tournament is seed with Region.

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