2011–12 Connecticut Huskies men's basketball team

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2011–12 Connecticut Huskies men's basketball
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NCAA Tournament South Region 9 Seed, Second round
Conference Big East Conference (1979–2013)
2011–12 record 20–14 (8–10 Big East)
Head coach Jim Calhoun
Assistant coach George Blaney
Assistant coach Kevin Ollie
Assistant coach Glen Miller
Home arena Harry A. Gampel Pavilion
XL Center
Seasons
« 2010–11 2012–13 »
2011–12 Big East men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#2 Syracuse 17 1   .944     34 3   .919
#11 Marquette 14 4   .778     27 8   .771
Notre Dame 13 5   .722     22 12   .647
Cincinnati 12 6   .667     26 11   .703
#15 Georgetown 12 6   .667     24 9   .727
South Florida 12 6   .667     22 14   .611
#17 Louisville 10 8   .556     30 10   .750
West Virginia 9 9   .500     19 14   .576
Connecticut 8 10   .444     20 14   .588
Seton Hall 8 10   .444     21 13   .618
Rutgers 6 12   .333     14 18   .438
St. John's 6 12   .333     13 19   .406
Pittsburgh 5 13   .278     22 17   .564
Villanova 5 13   .278     13 19   .406
Providence 4 14   .222     15 17   .469
DePaul 3 15   .167     12 19   .387
2012 Big East Tournament winner
As of March 31, 2012[1]; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2011–12 Connecticut Huskies men's basketball team represents the University of Connecticut in the 2011–2012 NCAA Division I basketball season. The Huskies are coached by Jim Calhoun and play their home games at the XL Center in Hartford, Connecticut, and on campus at the Harry A. Gampel Pavilion in Storrs, Connecticut. The Huskies are a member of the Big East Conference.

As punishment for prior recruiting violations, head coach Jim Calhoun served a three-game suspension, in UConn's first three Big East games (at South Florida, St. John's, at Seton Hall). The team also lost one scholarship, reduced from 13 to 12, and is restricted in other recruiting activities.[2]

On February 4, 2012, Calhoun announced he will take an indefinite medical break from coaching as a result of spinal stenosis. Associate head coach George Blaney said he will be managing the team during Calhoun's absence.[3]

Roster[edit]

2011–12 Connecticut Huskies men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Home town
G 4 Allen, BrendanBrendan Allen 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 187 lb (85 kg) Fr Windsor, CT
G 21 Bailey, KyleKyle Bailey 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Sr Lancaster, NH
G 11 Boatright, RyanRyan Boatright 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Fr Aurora, IL
F/C 25 Bradley, MichaelMichael Bradley 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 235 lb (107 kg) RS Fr Chattanooga, TN
G 14 Cochrane, P.J.P.J. Cochrane 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Sr Newtown, CT
F 2 Daniels, DeAndreDeAndre Daniels 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 191 lb (87 kg) Fr Woodland Hills, CA
C 12 Drummond, AndreAndre Drummond 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 275 lb (125 kg) Fr Middletown, CT
G/F 5 Giffey, NielsNiels Giffey 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 210 lb (95 kg) So Berlin, Germany
G/F 3 Lamb, JeremyJeremy Lamb 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 185 lb (84 kg) So Norcross, GA
G 13 Napier, ShabazzShabazz Napier 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 170 lb (77 kg) So Randolph, MA
F 10 Olander, TylerTyler Olander 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 225 lb (102 kg) So Mansfield, CT
F/C 34 Oriakhi, AlexAlex Oriakhi 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Jr Lowell, MA
F 22 Smith, RoscoeRoscoe Smith 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 205 lb (93 kg) So Baltimore, MD
F 23 Stewart, BenjaminBenjamin Stewart 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Jr Denver, CO
G 40 Waite, EthanEthan Waite 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Sr East Hartford, CT
C 1 Wolf, EnoschEnosch Wolf 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) 260 lb (118 kg) So Göttingen, Germany
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster
Last update: October 14, 2011

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance Record
Exhibition
November 2* 7:30 pm American International #4 Harry A. Gampel PavilionStorrs, CT W 78–35  9,038  
November 6* 1:00 pm C.W. Post #4 XL CenterHartford, CT W 91–61  7,215  
Regular Season
November 11* 7:00 pm Columbia #4 Harry A. Gampel Pavilion • Storrs, CT ESPNU W 70–57  10,167 1–0
November 14* 7:30 pm Wagner #4 Harry A. Gampel Pavilion • Storrs, CT SNY W 78–66  9,217 2–0
November 17* 7:00 pm Maine #4 XL Center • Hartford, CT SNY W 80–60  10,726 3–0
November 20* 1:00 pm Coppin State #4 XL Center • Hartford, CT SNY W 87–70  11,397 4–0
November 24* 7:00 pm vs. UNC Asheville #4 Atlantis ResortNassau, Bahamas
(Battle 4 Atlantis quarterfinal)
HDNet W 73–63   NA 5–0
November 25* 2:00 pm vs. UCF #4 Atlantis Resort • Nassau, Bahamas
(Battle 4 Atlantis semifinal)
Versus L 63–68   NA 5–1
November 26* 2:00 pm vs. #22 Florida State #4 Atlantis Resort • Nassau, Bahamas
(Battle 4 Atlantis 3rd place game)
HDNet/Versus W 78–76 OT NA 6–1
December 3* 3:15 pm Arkansas #8 XL Center • Hartford, CT
(SEC/Big East Invitational)
ESPN W 75–62  14,333 7–1
December 8* 7:00 pm #25 Harvard #9 Harry A. Gampel Pavilion • Storrs, CT ESPN2 W 67–53  10,167 8–1
December 18* 1:00 pm Holy Cross #9 XL Center • Hartford, CT SNY W 77–40  13,396 9–1
December 22* 7:00 pm Fairfield #9 XL Center • Hartford, CT SNY W 79–71  13,821 10–1
December 28 9:00 pm at South Florida #9 Tampa Bay Times ForumTampa Bay, FL SNY W 60–57  5,705 11–1 (1–0)
December 31 12:00 pm St. John's #9 XL Center • Hartford, CT SNY W 83–69  16,294 12–1 (2–0)
January 3 7:00 pm at Seton Hall #8 Prudential CenterNewark, NJ SNY L 63–75  8,089 12–2 (2–1)
January 7 8:00 pm at Rutgers #8 Rutgers Athletic CenterPiscataway, NJ SNY L 60–67  7,011 12–3 (2–2)
January 9 7:00 pm West Virginia #17 XL Center • Hartford, CT ESPN2 W 64–57  15,805 13–3 (3–2)
January 14 11:00 am at Notre Dame #17 Edmund P. Joyce CenterSouth Bend, IN ESPN2 W 67–53  9,149 14–3 (4–2)
January 18 7:00 pm Cincinnati #13 Harry A. Gampel Pavilion • Storrs, CT ESPN2 L 67–70  10,167 14–4 (4–3)
January 21* 4:00 pm at Tennessee #13 Thompson-Boling ArenaKnoxville, TN CBS L 57–60    14–5
January 29 12:00 pm Notre Dame #24 XL Center • Hartford, CT SNY L 48–50    14–6 (4–4)
February 1 7:00 pm at #14 Georgetown Verizon Center • Washington, DC ESPN2 L 44–58    14–7 (4–5)
February 4 12:00 pm Seton Hall XL Center • Hartford, CT SNY W 69–46    15–7 (5–5)
February 6 7:00 pm at Louisville KFC Yum! CenterLouisville, KY ESPN L 59–80    15–8 (5–6)
February 11 1:00 pm at #2 Syracuse Carrier DomeSyracuse, NY CBS L 67–85    15–9 (5–7)
February 15 7:00 pm DePaul Harry A. Gampel Pavilion • Storrs, CT SNY W 80–54    16–9 (6–7)
February 18 12:00 pm #13 Marquette XL Center • Hartford, CT ESPN L 79–64    16–10 (6–8)
February 20 7:00 pm at Villanova Wells Fargo CenterPhiladelphia, PA ESPN W 73–70 OT   17–10 (7–8)
February 25 9:00 pm #2 Syracuse Harry A. Gampel Pavilion • Storrs, CT
(ESPN College Gameday)
ESPN L 71–69    17–11 (7–9)
February 28 7:00 pm at Providence Dunkin' Donuts CenterProvidence, RI SNY L 72–70    17–12 (7–10)
March 3 12:00 pm Pittsburgh Harry A. Gampel Pavilion • Storrs, CT ESPN W 74–65    18–12 (8–10)
2012 Big East Tournament
March 6 12:00 pm vs. DePaul Madison Square Garden • New York, NY
(First round)
ESPN2 W 81–67  20,057 19–12
March 7 12:00 pm vs. West Virginia Madison Square Garden • New York, NY
(Second round)
ESPN W 71–67 OT 20,057 20–12
March 8 12:00 pm vs. #2 Syracuse Madison Square Garden • New York, NY
(Quarterfinals)
ESPN L 55–58  20,057 20–13
2012 NCAA Tournament
March 15* 9:20 pm vs. (S 8) Iowa State #(S 9) KFC Yum! CenterLouisville, KY
(Second round)
TBS L 64–77  22,131 20–14
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time (#) during NCAA Tournament is seed with Region.

Rankings[edit]

Ranking Movement
Legend: ██ Improvement in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking. ██ Not ranked the previous week. rv=Others receiving votes.
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 4 4 4 8 9 9 8 9 8 17 13 24
Coaches 4 4 4 10 9 10 9 9 8 16 11 19

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Big East Conference Standings - 2011-12." ESPN.com. Retrieved 03-31-12.
  2. ^ "Jim Calhoun to be suspended in 2011–12". ESPN. February 23, 2011. Retrieved October 21, 2011. 
  3. ^ ESPN News Services. "Jim Calhoun on indefinite medical leave". ESPN. Retrieved February 4, 2012.