2011–12 Auburn Tigers men's basketball team

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2011–12 Auburn Tigers men's basketball
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Conference Southeastern Conference
2011–12 record 15–16 (5–11 SEC)
Head coach Tony Barbee
Assistant coach Tony Madlock
Assistant coach Randall Dickey
Assistant coach Milt Wagner
Home arena Auburn Arena
Seasons
2011–12 Southeastern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#1 Kentucky 16 0   1.000     38 2   .950
#25 Florida 10 6   .625     26 11   .703
#20 Vanderbilt 10 6   .625     25 11   .694
Tennessee 10 6   .625     19 15   .559
Alabama 9 7   .563     21 12   .636
Mississippi State 8 8   .500     21 12   .636
Ole Miss 8 8   .500     20 14   .588
LSU 7 9   .438     18 15   .545
Arkansas 6 10   .375     18 14   .563
Auburn 5 11   .313     15 16   .484
Georgia 5 11   .313     15 17   .469
South Carolina 2 14   .125     10 21   .323
2012 SEC Tournament winner
As of April 2, 2012; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2011–12 Auburn Tigers men's basketball team represented Auburn University in the sport of basketball during the 2011–12 college basketball season. The Tigers competed in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Western Division of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). They were led by head coach Tony Barbee, and played their home games at Auburn Arena on the university's Auburn, Alabama campus.

Previous season[edit]

The Tigers finished the 2010–11 season 11–20 overall, 4–12 in SEC play and lost in the first round of the SEC Tournament to Georgia.

Roster[edit]

2011–12 Auburn Tigers men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
G 0 Langford, JoshJosh Langford 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 209 lb (95 kg) So Huntsville, Alabama
G 1 Ward, VarezVarez Ward 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 208 lb (94 kg) RS So Montgomery, Alabama
F 3 Payne, AllenAllen Payne 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 210 lb (95 kg) So Cincinnati, Ohio
F 3 Denson, ChrisChris Denson 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 172 lb (78 kg) So Columbus, Georgia
G 4 McAfee, CedrickCedrick McAfee 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Fr Memphis, Tennessee
G 5 Morena, BernardBernard Morena 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Fr Abidjan, Ivory Coast
G 11 Wallace, JoshJosh Wallace 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Jr Pensacola, Florida
G 15 Neysmith, TonyTony Neysmith 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 217 lb (98 kg) Sr Norcross, Georgia
F 22 Gabriel, KennyKenny Gabriel 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 208 lb (94 kg) Sr Charlotte, North Carolina
G 23 Sullivan, FrankieFrankie Sullivan 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 206 lb (93 kg) RS Jr Uniontown, Alabama
G 24 Rice, T. J.T. J. Rice 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 160 lb (73 kg) So Alpharetta, Georgia
F 25 Drum, JakeJake Drum 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 253 lb (115 kg) Sr Hoover, Alabama
G 32 Johnson, NoelNoel Johnson 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 200 lb (91 kg) RS So Fayetteville, Georgia
C 41 Chubb, RobRob Chubb 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 242 lb (110 kg) Jr Peachtree City, Georgia
G 44 Spencer, DylanDylan Spencer 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Jr Birmingham, Alabama
F 45 Forbes, AdrianAdrian Forbes 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 232 lb (105 kg) Sr Spanish Town, Jamaica
C 50 Kouassi, WillyWilly Kouassi 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 219 lb (99 kg) Fr Abidjan, Ivory Coast
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Schedule[edit]

Date
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
City, State
Exhibition
November 1, 2011
7:00 p.m.
Paine College W 86–60 
Auburn Arena 
Auburn, AL
November 5, 2011
7:00 p.m.
Victory University W 83–47 
Auburn Arena 
Auburn, AL
Regular Season
November 11, 2011*
7:00 p.m.
McNeese State W 84–62  1–0
Auburn Arena 
Auburn, AL
November 14, 2011*
7:00 p.m.
Kennesaw State W 68–55  2–0
Auburn Arena 
Auburn, AL
November 25, 2011*
7:00 p.m.
Nicholls State W 78–57  3–0
Auburn Arena 
Auburn, AL
November 28, 2011*
7:00 p.m.
Arkansas-Pine Bluff W 72–59  4–0
Auburn Arena 
Auburn, AL
December 2, 2011*
8:00 p.m., ESPNU
at Seton Hall
SEC–Big East Challenge
L 59–81  4–1
Prudential Center 
Newark, NJ
December 14, 2011*
8:30 p.m., CSS
South Florida W 52–40  5–1
Auburn Arena 
Auburn, AL
December 17, 2011*
7:00 p.m.
North Florida W 84–71  6–1
Auburn Arena 
Auburn, AL
December 19, 2011*
7:00 p.m.
Florida A&M W 76–69  7–1
Auburn Arena 
Auburn, AL
December 23, 2011*
12:00 a.m., ESPNU
vs. Hawaii
Diamond Head Classic quarterfinals
W 65–62  8–1
Stan Sheriff Center 
Honolulu, HI
December 23, 2011*
10:00 p.m., ESPN2
vs. Long Beach State
Diamond Head Classic simifinals
L 43–64  8–2
Stan Sheriff Center 
Honolulu, HI
December 25, 2011*
6:30 p.m., ESPN2
vs. UTEP
Diamond Head Classic consolation
L 76–83  8–3
Stan Sheriff Center 
Honolulu, HI
December 30, 2011*
6:00 p.m.
Georgia Southern W 78–75  9–3
Auburn Arena 
Auburn, AL
January 2, 2012*
7:00 p.m.
Bethune-Cookman W 67–41  10–3
Auburn Arena 
Auburn, AL
January 4, 2012*
6:00 p.m., ESPN3
at Florida State L 56–85  10–4
Donald L. Tucker Center 
Tallahassee, FL
SEC Regular Season
January 7, 2012
1:30 p.m., SECN
at Vanderbilt L 35–65  10–5 (0–1)
Memorial Gym 
Nashville, TN
January 11, 2012
8:00 p.m., SECN
No. 2 Kentucky L 53–68  10–6 (0–2)
Auburn Arena 
Auburn, AL
January 14, 2012
1:30 p.m., SECN
Ole Miss W 69–68 2OT 11–6 (1–2)
Auburn Arena 
Auburn, AL
January 17, 2012
7:00 p.m., ESPNU
at LSU L 58–65 OT 11–7 (1–3)
Maravich Assembly Center 
Baton Rouge, LA
January 21, 2012
1:30 p.m., SECN
South Carolina W 63–52  12–7 (2–3)
Auburn Arena 
Auburn, AL
January 25, 2012
9:00 p.m., CSS
at Arkansas L 53–56  12–8 (2–4)
Bud Walton Arena 
Fayetteville, AR
January 28, 2012
6:00 p.m., ESPN2
at Tennessee L 49–64  12–9 (2–5)
Thompson-Boling Arena 
Knoxville, TN
February 1, 2012
8:00 p.m., SECN
Georgia W 59–51  13–9 (3–5)
Auburn Arena 
Auburn, AL
February 4, 2012
4:00 p.m., SECN
at No. 22 Mississippi State L 88–91  13–10 (3–6)
Humphrey Coliseum 
Starkville, MS
February 7, 2012
9:00 p.m., ESPNU
Alabama L 50–68  13–11 (3–7)
Auburn Arena 
Auburn, AL
February 11, 2012
7:00 p.m., FSN
at Ole Miss L 54–61  13–12 (3–8)
Tad Smith Coliseum 
Oxford, MS
February 18, 2012
8:00 p.m., FSN
Mississippi State W 65–55  14–12 (4–8)
Auburn Arena 
Auburn, AL
February 21, 2012
7:00 p.m., ESPNU
at No. 12 Florida L 47–63  14–13 (4–9)
O'Connell Center 
Gainesville, FL
February 25, 2012
4:00 p.m., SECN
Arkansas L 71–77  14–14 (4–10)
Auburn Arena 
Auburn, AL
February 29, 2012
8:00 p.m., SECN
at Alabama L 49–55  14–15 (4–11)
Coleman Coliseum 
Tuscaloosa, AL
March 3, 2012
2:00 p.m., CBS
LSU W 67–52  15–15 (5–11)
Auburn Arena 
Auburn, AL
2012 SEC Tournament
March 8, 2012
12:00 p.m., SECN
No. (10) vs. (7) Ole Miss
First Round
L 54–68  15–16
New Orleans Arena 
New Orleans, LA
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Central Time Zone.

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