2011–12 Norfolk State Spartans men's basketball team

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2011–12 Norfolk State Spartans men's basketball
Norfolk State Spartans Wordmark.jpg
MEAC Tournament Champions
NCAA Tournament West Region 15 Seed, Third Round
Conference Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
2011–12 record 26–10 (13–3 MEAC)
Head coach Anthony Evans (5th year)
Assistant coach Robert Jones
Assistant coach Larry Vickers
Assistant coach Wilson Washington
Home arena Joseph G. Echols Memorial Hall
Seasons
« 2010–11 2012–13 »
2011–12 MEAC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Savannah State 14 2   .875     21 12   .636
Norfolk State 13 3   .813     26 10   .722
Delaware State 12 4   .750     15 14   .517
Bethune-Cookman 11 5   .688     18 17   .514
North Carolina Central 10 6   .625     17 15   .531
Coppin State 9 7   .563     14 16   .467
North Carolina A&T 7 9   .438     12 20   .375
Hampton 6 10   .375     12 21   .364
Morgan State 6 10   .375     9 20   .310
Howard 6 10   .375     10 21   .323
Florida A&M 6 10   .375     10 23   .303
Maryland Eastern Shore 4 12   .250     7 23   .233
South Carolina State 0 16   .000     5 26   .161
2012 MEAC Tournament winner
As of March 16, 2012; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2011–12 Norfolk State Spartans men's basketball team represented Norfolk State University during the 2011–12 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Spartans, led by fifth year head coach Anthony Evans, played their home games at Joseph G. Echols Memorial Hall and are members of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. They finished the season 26–10, 13–3 in MEAC play to finish in second place. They were the champions of the MEAC Basketball Tournament to earn the conference's automatic bid in the 2012 NCAA Tournament, the school's first ever appearance in the tournament. As a 15 seed, the Spartans defeated the 2 seed Missouri in the second round, 86–84. This was only the fifth time in NCAA Tournament history that a 15 seed defeated a 2 seed, with the last coming in 2001 (later that same day, 15 seed Lehigh defeated 2 seed Duke). Norfolk State would fall to Florida in the third round.

Roster[edit]

Number Name Position Height Weight Year Hometown
1 Rob Johnson Forward 6–7 220 Junior Roswell, Georgia
2 Klevyn Lila-St.Rose Guard/Forward 6–6 180 Sophomore Corona, New York
3 Jamel Fuentes Guard 6–3 175 Sophomore Brooklyn, New York
5 Winston Graham Guard 6–2 180 Sophomore Bronx, New York
10 Kyle O'Quinn Center 6–10 240 Senior Jamaica, New York
11 Pendarvis Williams Guard 6–6 195 Sophomore Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
13 Quasim Pugh Guard 6–0 175 Junior Brooklyn, New York
15 Rodney McCauley Guard/Forward 6–5 205 Senior Dallas, Texas
21 Arnold Mayorga Forward 6–7 210 Senior London, Ontario
20 Reggie Revels Guard/Forward 6–4 205 Junior Cincinnati, Ohio
21 Jordan Weathers Guard 6–5 200 Sophomore Los Angeles, California
22 Kris Brown Guard 6–3 180 Junior Suffolk, Virginia
23 Brandon Goode Forward/Center 6–11 215 Sophomore Bronx, New York
24 Brandon Wheeless Guard/Forward 6–4 205 Senior Stone Mountain, Georgia
31 Riley Maye Forward 6–8 215 Sophomore East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
32 Marcos Tamares Forward 6–7 210 Senior Queens, New York
35 Chris McEachin Guard/Forward 6–6 195 Senior Norfolk, Virginia
45 A.J. Rogers Forward 6–7 220 Junior Rosedale, New York


Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance Record
Regular Season
11/14/2011* 7:00 PM at #21 Marquette Bradley CenterMilwaukee, WI L 68–99  12,765 0–1
11/16/2011* 8:00 PM Randolph College Joseph G. Echols Memorial HallNorfolk, VA W 63–43  2,009 1–1
11/18/2011* 1:00 PM vs. Drexel Sports and Fitness CenterSaint Thomas, USVI
(Paradise Jam First Round)
W 61–56  NA 2–1
11/20/2011* 6:00 PM vs. TCU Sports and Fitness Center • Saint Thomas, USVI
(Paradise Jam Semifinals)
FSN W 66–53  NA 3–1
11/21/2011* 8:30 PM vs. #16 Marquette Sports and Fitness Center • Saint Thomas, USVI
(Paradise Jam Finals)
L 57–59  3,109 3–2
11/27/2011* 4:00 PM Eastern Kentucky Joseph G. Echols Memorial Hall • Norfolk, VA W 70–63  375 4–2
11/30/2011* 7:00 PM Elizabeth City State Joseph G. Echols Memorial Hall • Norfolk, VA L 57–69  1,182 4–3
12/03/2011 6:00 PM Savannah State Joseph G. Echols Memorial Hall • Norfolk, VA W 60–58  766 5–3 (1–0)
12/05/2011 6:00 PM South Carolina State Joseph G. Echols Memorial Hall • Norfolk, VA W 82–67  1,013 6–3 (2–0)
12/11/2011* 4:00 PM at Virginia Tech Cassell ColiseumBlacksburg, VA ESPN3 L 60–73  8,869 6–4
12/14/2011* 7:00 PM Long Island Joseph G. Echols Memorial Hall • Norfolk, VA W 73–62  504 7–4
12/18/2011* 5:00 PM at Illinois State Redbird ArenaNormal, IL L 36–68  3,320 7–5
12/20/2011* 7:00 PM at Toledo Savage ArenaToledo, OH W 72–70  3,781 8–5
12/23/2011* 2:00 PM at St. Francis (NY) Generoso Pope Athletic ComplexBrooklyn, NY W 84–74  763 9–5
01/01/2012* 4:00 PM at Navy Alumni HallAnnapolis, MD W 71–65  1,312 10–5
01/07/2012 6:00 PM Maryland Eastern Shore Joseph G. Echols Memorial Hall • Norfolk, VA W 78–72  1,506 11–5 (3–0)
01/09/2012 8:30 PM Howard Joseph G. Echols Memorial Hall • Norfolk, VA W 68–48  1,784 12–5 (4–0)
01/14/2012 4:30 PM at Morgan State Talmadge L. Hill Field HouseBaltimore, MD W 90–89 2OT 2,531 13–5 (5–0)
01/16/2012 8:00 PM at Coppin State Physical Education Complex • Baltimore, MD W 74–66  2,531 14–5 (6–0)
01/21/2012 6:30 PM at Hampton Hampton Convocation CenterHampton, VA W 80–75  6,932 15–5 (7–0)
01/24/2012* 7:00 PM Morehead State Joseph G. Echols Memorial Hall • Norfolk, VA L 69–75  1,561 15–6
01/28/2012 6:00 PM Morgan State Joseph G. Echols Memorial Hall • Norfolk, VA W 76–59  4,074 16–6 (8–0)
01/30/2012 8:00 PM Coppin State Joseph G. Echols Memorial Hall • Norfolk, VA L 82–87  1,714 16–7 (8–1)
02/04/2012 7:00 PM at Delaware State Memorial HallDover, DE L 50–67  1,611 16–8 (8–2)
02/06/2012 7:30 PM at Maryland Eastern Shore Hytche Athletic CenterPrincess Anne, MD W 72–60  2,894 17–8 (9–2)
02/11/2012 6:00 PM Hampton Joseph G. Echols Memorial Hall • Norfolk, VA W 70–62  6,191 18–8 (10–2)
02/15/2012 7:00 PM Delaware State Joseph G. Echols Memorial Hall • Norfolk, VA L 63–73 OT 1,661 18–9 (10–3)
02/20/2012* 7:00 PM Longwood Joseph G. Echols Memorial Hall • Norfolk, VA W 66–52  1,725 19–9
02/25/2012 4:00 PM at Bethune-Cookman Moore GymnasiumDaytona Beach, FL W 75–72  NA 20–9 (11–3)
02/27/2012 7:30 PM at Florida A&M Moore GymnasiumDaytona Beach, FL W 79–70  707 21–9 (12–3)
03/01/2012 8:00 PM at North Carolina A&T Corbett Sports CenterGreensboro, NC W 72–65  1,827 22–9 (13–3)
2012 MEAC Men's Basketball Tournament
03/07/2012 8:00 PM vs. Howard LJVM ColiseumWinston-Salem, NC
(Quarterfinals)
W 71–61  NA 23–9
03/09/2012 8:00 PM vs. Florida A&M LJVM Coliseum • Winston-Salem, NC
(Semifinals)
W 58–46  NA 24–9
03/10/2012 1:00 PM vs. Bethune-Cookman LJVM Coliseum • Winston-Salem, NC
(Championship Game)
ESPN2 W 73–70  NA 25–9
2012 NCAA Tournament
03/16/2012* 4:40 PM vs. #3 (W 2) Missouri #(W 15) CenturyLink Center OmahaOmaha, NE
(Second Round)
TNT W 86–84  16,494 26–9
03/18/2012* 6:10 p.m. vs. #25 (W 7) Florida #(W 15) CenturyLink Center Omaha • Omaha, NE
(Third Round)
TNT L 50–84  16,998 26–10
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time (#) during NCAA Tournament is seed with Region.

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