2012 CAA Men's Basketball Tournament

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2012 CAA Men's
Basketball Tournament
Tournament Logo
Tournament Logo
Classification Division I
Season 2011–12
Teams 12
Site Richmond Coliseum
Richmond, VA
Champions VCU (5th title)
Winning coach Shaka Smart (1st title)
Attendance 47,833
Television Comcast SportsNet
ESPN
Post-CAA
tournament(s)
2012 NIT, 2012 NCAA,
2012 CBI, 2012 CIT
CAA Men's
Basketball Tournaments
«2011  2013»

The 2012 Colonial Athletic Association Men's Basketball Tournament was held March 2–5[1] at the Richmond Coliseum in Richmond, VA to crown a champion of the Colonial Athletic Association. The tournament winner, Virginia Commonwealth University, received an automatic bid to the 2012 NCAA Tournament

Seeding[edit]

2011–12 CAA men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Drexel 16 2   .889     29 7   .806
VCU 15 3   .833     29 7   .806
George Mason 14 4   .778     24 9   .727
Old Dominion 13 5   .722     21 13   .618
Delaware 12 6   .667     18 14   .563
Georgia State 11 7   .611     22 11   .667
Northeastern 9 9   .500     14 17   .452
James Madison 5 13   .278     12 20   .375
UNCW 5 13   .278     10 21   .323
William & Mary 4 14   .222     6 26   .188
Hofstra 3 15   .167     10 22   .313
Towson 1 17   .056     1 31   .031
2012 CAA Tournament winner
As of March 18, 2012; Rankings from AP Poll
2012 CAA Men's Basketball Tournament seeds
Seed School Conf. Over. Tiebreaker
1†‡ Drexel 16–2 26–5
2 VCU 15–3 26–6
3 George Mason 14–4 24–8
4 Old Dominion 13–5 20–12
5 Delaware 12–6 18–13
6 Georgia State 11–7 21–11
7 Northeastern 9–9 14–17
8 James Madison 5–13 12–20 1–0 vs UNCW
9 UNC Wilmington 5–13 10–21 0–1 vs JMU
10 William & Mary 4–14 6–26
11 Hofstra 3–15 10–22
12 Towson 1–17 1–31
‡ – CAA regular season champions.
† – Received a bye in the conference tournament.
Overall records are as of the end of the regular season.

Schedule[edit]

Session Game Time* Matchup# Television Attendance
First Round – Friday, March 2
1
1
12:00 PM
#8 UNCW vs. #9 James Madison
Comcast Network
2
2:30 PM
#5 Delaware vs. #12 Towson
Comcast Network
2
3
6:00 PM
#7 Northeastern vs. #10 William & Mary
Comcast Network
4
8:30 PM
#6 Georgia State vs. #11 Hofstra
Comcast Network
Quarterfinals – Saturday, March 3
3
5
12:00 PM
#1 Drexel vs. #8 UNCW
Comcast Network
5,889
6
2:30 PM
#4 Old Dominion vs. #5 Delaware
Comcast Network
4
7
6:00 PM
#2 VCU vs. #7 Northeastern
Comcast Network
11,200
8
8:30 PM
#3 George Mason vs. #6 Georgia State
Comcast Network
Semifinals – Sunday, March 4
5
9
2:00 PM
#1 Drexel vs. #4 Old Dominion
Comcast Network
11,200
10
4:30 PM
#2 VCU vs. #3 George Mason
Comcast Network and ESPN3
Championship Game – Monday, March 5
6
11
7:00 PM
#1 Drexel vs. #2 VCU
ESPN
*Game Times in ET [1]. #-Rankings denote tournament seeding.

Bracket[edit]

  First Round
Friday, March 2, 2012
Quarterfinals
Saturday, March 3, 2012
Semifinals
Sunday, March 4, 2012
Championship Game
Monday, March 5, 2012
                                     
        
  1  Drexel 59  
    9  UNC Wilmington 47  
8  James Madison 59
9  UNC Wilmington 70  
  1  Drexel 68  
  4  Old Dominion 51  
        
        
  4  Old Dominion 88
    5  Delaware 74  
5  Delaware 72
12  Towson 65  
  1  Drexel 56
  2  VCU 59
        
        
  2  VCU 75
    7  Northeastern 65  
7  Northeastern 57
10  William & Mary 49  
  2  VCU 74
  3  George Mason 64  
        
        
  3  George Mason 61
    6  Georgia State 59  
6  Georgia State 85
11  Hofstra 50  

Honors[edit]

CAA All-Tournament Team Player School Position Year
Darius Theus Virginia Commonwealth University G Junior
Damion Lee Drexel G Freshman
Frantz Massenat Drexel G Sophomore
Bradford Burgess Virginia Commonwealth University G Senior
Mike Morrison George Mason University F Senior
Rob Brandenberg Virginia Commonwealth University G Sophomore

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2012 CAA Men's Basketball Tournament Schedule". CAASports.com. Retrieved November 17, 2011.