2011–12 Wichita State Shockers men's basketball team

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2011–12 Wichita State Shockers men's basketball
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Missouri Valley Conference Regular Season Champions
NCAA Tournament South Region 5 Seed, Second Round
Conference Missouri Valley Conference
Ranking
Coaches #16
AP #16
2011–12 record 27–6 (16–2 MVC)
Head coach Gregg Marshall
Assistant coach Chris Jans
Assistant coach Greg Heiar
Assistant coach Dana Ford
Home arena Charles Koch Arena (10,506)
Seasons
« 2010–11 2012–13 »
2011–12 Missouri Valley Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#16 Wichita State 16 2   .889     27 5   .844
#19 Creighton 14 4   .778     28 5   .848
Evansville 9 9   .500     16 16   .500
Illinois State 9 9   .500     21 14   .600
Northern Iowa 9 9   .500     20 14   .588
Missouri State 9 9   .500     16 16   .500
Drake 9 9   .500     18 16   .529
Indiana State 8 10   .444     18 15   .545
Southern Illinois 5 13   .278     8 23   .258
Bradley 2 16   .111     7 25   .219
2012 MVC Tournament winner
As of March 19, 2012; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2011–12 Wichita State Shockers men's basketball team represented Wichita State University in the 2011–12 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The team, played in the Missouri Valley Conference, and were led by fifth-year head coach Gregg Marshall. The Shockers played their home games at Charles Koch Arena. They finished with a 16–2 conference record to be crowned Missouri Valley Conference regular season champions. In the 2012 Missouri Valley Conference Tournament, they beat Indiana State in the quarterfinals before losing to Illinois State in the semifinals. They received an at-large bid to the 2012 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament for their first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2006 and earned No. 5 seed in the South Region where they were defeated by VCU in the second round to end the season with 27–6 record.

Roster[edit]

2011–12 Wichita State Shockers men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year High School/Junior College Home town
G 1 Ragland, JoeJoe Ragland 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Sr West Springfield
North Platte CC
West Springfield, MA
G 2 Armstead, MalcolmMalcolm Armstead 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Sr Central Park Christian
Chipola JC
Florence, AL
G 3 Wessel, EvanEvan Wessel 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 203 lb (92 kg) Fr Wichita Heights Wichita, KS
F 5 Anacreon, JamesJames Anacreon 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Jr Frances Lewis
Lake Land CC (IL)
Queens, NY
G 5 Williams, DemetricDemetric Williams 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 177 lb (80 kg) Jr Cheyenne Las Vegas, NV
G 10 Mitchell, JoeJoe Mitchell 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 193 lb (88 kg) Jr Wichita Southeast
Hutchinson CC
Wichita, KS
F 15 Vautravers, RandallRandall Vautravers 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 185 lb (84 kg) RS Fr Andover Central Andover, KS
F 20 Smith, BenBen Smith 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 209 lb (95 kg) Sr Oklahoma City Southeast
Northern Oklahoma–Enid
Oklahoma City, OK
C 21 Orukpe, EhimenEhimen Orukpe 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 251 lb (114 kg) Jr Lifeline Educational Center
Three Rivers CC (MO)
Lagos, Nigeria
F 22 Hall, CarlCarl Hall 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 233 lb (106 kg) Jr NW Florida State Cochran, GA
G 23 Murry, Toure'Toure' Murry 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 199 lb (90 kg) Sr Klein Forest Houston, TX
G 24 Kyles, DavidDavid Kyles 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Sr Kimball Dallas, TX
G 31 Baker, RonRon Baker Current redshirt 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 209 lb (95 kg) Fr Scott City Scott City, KS
G 32 Cotton, TekeleTekele Cotton 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 203 lb (92 kg) Fr Whitefield Academy Smyrna, GA
C 41 Stutz, GarrettGarrett Stutz 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 255 lb (116 kg) Sr North Kansas City Kansas City, MO
F 50 White, JakeJake White 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 218 lb (99 kg) Fr Chaska Chaska, MN
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster

Preseason[edit]

The team plays their home games at the Charles Koch Arena, which has a capacity of 10,506.[1] They are in their 67th season as a member of the Missouri Valley Conference. Coming back from their 2010–11 season, they compiled a record of 29–8 and are 2011 National Invitation Tournament Champions.

Departures[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Aaron Ellis 0 PF 6'9" 208 Senior Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Graduated
Jerome Hamilton 4 PF 6'7" 220 Freshman Warwick, Georgia Transferred Connors State
Graham Hatch 14 G/F 6'4" 206 Senior Mesa, Arizona Graduated
Tyler Richardson 22 G/F 6'4" 207 Freshman Huntsville, Alabama Transferred North Alabama
J.T. Durley 31 PF 6'8" 236 Senior Pittsburg, Texas Graduated
Gabe Blair 32 PF 6'8" 235 Senior Gastonia, North Carolina Graduated

Class of 2011 Recruits[edit]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Jake White
SF
Chaska, MN Chaska 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Jan 10, 2010 
Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 89
Evan Wessel
PG
Wichita, KS Wichita Heights 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) May 24, 2010 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 83
Tekele Cotton
SG
Smyrna, GA Whitefield Academy 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Sep 30, 2010 
Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 83
Ron Baker
SG
Scott City, KS Scott City High School 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 195 lb (88 kg) May 30, 2011 
Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 40
Ede Egharevba
SF
Queens, NY Evelyn Mack Academy 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 180 lb (82 kg) May 30, 2011 
Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 40


Carl Hall
C
Cochran, GA Northwest Florida State College 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Nov 10, 2010 
Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A
James Anacreon
PF
Queens, NY Lake Land College 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Aug 7, 2011 
Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A
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:

Schedule[edit]

Date Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (Attendance)
Exhibition
November 8, 2011* Emporia State W 82–43    Charles Koch Arena (9,862)
Regular Season
November 13, 2010* Charleston Southern W 85–57  1–0 Charles Koch Arena (10,181)
November 17, 2011* vs. Colorado
(Puerto Rico Tip-Off Quarterfinals)
W 67–58  2–0 José Miguel Agrelot Coliseum (5,322)
November 18, 2011* vs. #16 Alabama
(Puerto Rico Tip-Off semifinals)
L 60–70  2–1 José Miguel Agrelot Coliseum (6,375)
November 20, 2011* vs. Temple
(Puerto Rico Tip-Off 3rd place game)
L 74–78 OT 2–2 José Miguel Agrelot Coliseum (6,183)
November 25, 2011* vs. UAB W 68–46  3–2 Intrust Bank Arena (11,204)
December 1, 2011* Cal State Fullerton W 75–60  4–2 Charles Kock Arena (10,269)
December 4, 2011* #18 UNLV
(MVC-MWC Challenge)
W 89–70  5–2 Charles Kock Arena (10,466)
December 7, 2011* at Tulsa W 77–67  6–2 Reynolds Center (4,360)
December 10, 2011* Utah State W 83–76  7–2 Charles Koch Arena (10,386)
December 14, 2011* Chicago State W 94–44  8–2 Charles Koch Arena (10,203)
December 19, 2011* Newman W 102–53  9–2 Charles Koch Arena (10,187)
December 28, 2011 at Bradley W 90–51  10–2 (1–0) Carver Arena (7,184)
December 31, 2011 #21 Creighton L 61–68  10–3 (1–1) Charles Koch Arena (10,317)
January 4, 2012 at Evansville W 67–66  11–3 (2–1) Ford Center (3,916)
January 7, 2012 at Southern Illinois W 83–73  12–3 (3–1) SIU Arena (4,004)
January 10, 2012 Illinois State W 65–62  13–3 (4–1) Charles Koch Arena (10,078)
January 13, 2012 Bradley W 78–41  14–3 (5–1) Charles Koch Arena (10,335)
January 15, 2012 at Indiana State W 75–65  15–3 (6–1) Hulman Center (6,410)
January 18, 2012 at Northern Iowa W 71–68  16–3 (7–1) McLeod Center (4,690)
January 21, 2012 Southern Illinois W 85–42  17–3 (8–1) Charles Koch Arena (10,298)
January 25, 2012 Evansville W 85–74  18–3 (9–1) Charles Koch Arena (10,219)
January 28, 2012 at Drake L 86–92 3OT 18–4 (9–2) Knapp Center (6,027)
February 1, 2012 at Missouri State W 74–67  19–4 (10–2) JQH Arena (7,666)
February 4, 2012 Indiana State W 71–66  20–4 (11–2) Charles Koch Arena (10,329)
February 8, 2012 Northern Iowa W 82–57  21–4 (12–2) Charles Koch Arena (10,241)
February 11, 2012 at #17 Creighton W 89–68  22–4 (13–2) CenturyLink Center (16,772)
February 15, 2012 #24 Missouri State W 73–58  23–4 (14–2) Charles Koch Arena (10,506)
February 18, 2012* #24 at Davidson
(ESPN BracketBusters)
W 91–74  24–4 John M. Belk Arena (5,223)
February 22, 2012 #19 at Illinois State W 68–55  25–4 (15–2) Redbird Arena (7,111)
February 25, 2012 #19 Drake W 81–58  26–4 (16–2) Charles Koch Arena (10,375)
State Farm MVC Tournament
March 2, 2012 #15 vs. Indiana State
(Quarterfinals)
W 72–48  27–4 Scottrade Center (11,348)
March 3, 2012 #15 vs. Illinois State
(Semifinals)
L 64–65  27–5 Scottrade Center (16,271)
NCAA Tournament
March 15, 2012* #(S 5) (S 12) VCU
(Second Round)
L 59–62  27–6 Rose Garden (17,519)
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. ( ) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Central Time[2] (#) during NCAA Tournament is seed with Region.

Rankings[edit]

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 Final
AP NR NR NR NR NR NR RV RV NR NR RV RV 24 19 15 16
Coaches NR RV NR NR NR NR NR RV NR RV RV RV RV 19 14 16

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