2011–12 Belmont Bruins men's basketball team

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2011–12 Belmont Bruins men's basketball
Belmont Bruins wordmark.svg
Atlantic Sun regular season
and Tournament champions
NCAA Tournament, Round of 64
Conference Atlantic Sun Conference
2011–12 record 27–8 (16–2 A-Sun)
Head coach Rick Byrd (26th season)
Assistant coach Brian Ayers
Assistant coach James Strong
Assistant coach Mark Price
Home arena Curb Event Center
Seasons
2011–12 Atlantic Sun men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Belmont 16 2   .889     27 8   .771
Mercer 13 5   .722     27 11   .711
USC Upstate 13 5   .722     21 13   .618
East Tennessee State 10 8   .556     17 14   .548
North Florida 10 8   .556     16 16   .500
Florida Gulf Coast 8 10   .444     15 17   .469
Lipscomb 8 10   .444     13 18   .419
Jacksonville 6 12   .333     8 22   .267
Stetson 6 12   .333     9 20   .310
Kennesaw State 0 18   .000     3 28   .097
2012 Atlantic Sun Tournament winner
As of March 28, 2012; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2011–12 Belmont Bruins men's basketball team represented Belmont University during the 2011–12 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Bruins, led by 26th-year head coach Rick Byrd, played their home games at Curb Event Center and were in their final season as members of the Atlantic Sun Conference. Belmont became a member of the Ohio Valley Conference on July 1, 2012.

The Bruins finished the season 27–8, 16–2 to be crowned Atlantic Sun regular season champions. They were also champions of the Atlantic Sun Basketball Tournament to earn the conference's automatic bid into the 2012 NCAA Tournament where they lost in the second round to Georgetown.

Roster[edit]

Number Name Position Height Weight Year Hometown
0 Chad Lang Center 6–11 275 Freshman Marietta, Georgia
1 Drew Hanlen Guard 5–11 180 Senior St. Louis, Missouri
2 Blake Jenkins Forward 6–7 205 Sophomore Knoxville, Tennessee
3 Kerron Johnson Guard 6–1 175 Junior Huntsville, Alabama
4 Holden Mobley Guard/Forward 6–3 200 Freshman Nashville, Tennessee
5 Seth Cavera Guard 6–2 195 Freshman Colorado Springs, Colorado
11 Spencer Turner Guard 6–3 185 Freshman Bloomington, Indiana
14 J. J. Mann Guard/Forward 6–6 210 Sophomore Smyrna, Georgia
21 Ian Clark Guard 6–3 175 Junior Memphis, Tennessee
22 Reece Chamberlain Guard 6–1 175 Freshman Goodlettsville, Tennessee
24 Adam Barnes Guard 6–2 190 Junior Clarksville, Tennessee
30 Trevor Noack Forward 6–7 240 Junior Keller, Texas
32 Scott Saunders Forward/Center 6–10 250 Senior New Orleans, Louisiana
34 Mick Hedgepeth Forward/Center 6–9 235 Senior Crossville, Alabama
45 Brandon Baker Forward 6–6 220 Junior Milford, Ohio

Schedule[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Regular Season
11/11/2011*
8:00 PM, ESPNU
at No. 6 Duke
Maui Invitational Opening Round
L 76–77  0–1
Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Durham, NC
11/15/2011*
11:00 AM, ESPN
at No. 10 Memphis
Maui Invitational Opening Round/ESPN College Tip-Off Marathon
L 81–97  0–2
FedExForum (16,294)
Memphis, TN
11/19/2011*
2:30 PM
vs. Towson
Maui Invitational Regional
W 87–41  1–2
Murphy Center (5,411)
Murfreesboro, TN
11/20/2011*
3:30 PM
at Middle Tennessee
Maui Invitational Regional
W 87–84 2OT 2–2
Murphy Center (4,762)
Murfreesboro, TN
11/28/2011*
7:00 PM
Trevecca Nazarene W 86–61  3–2
Curb Event Center (2,004)
Nashville, TN
12/01/2011
7:15 PM
Kennesaw State W 98–52  4–2 (1–0)
Curb Event Center (1,460)
Nashville, TN
12/03/2011
4:15 PM
Mercer W 82–78  5–2 (2–0)
Curb Event Center (1,640)
Nashville, TN
12/06/2011*
7:00 PM
Tennessee State W 75–62  6–2
Curb Event Center (1,403)
Nashville, TN
12/13/2011*
7:00 PM, ESPN3
at Middle Tennessee L 62–65  6–3
Murphy Center (6,095)
Murfreesboro, TN
12/15/2011*
7:00 PM
Troy W 78–55  7–3
Curb Event Center (1,068)
Nashville, TN
12/17/2011*
3:30 PM
at Miami (OH) L 66–61  7–4
Millett Hall (1,324)
Oxford, OH
12/19/2011*
6:00 PM
at Marshall L 87–86  7–5
Cam Henderson Center (5,759)
Huntington, WV
12/21/2011*
7:30 PM
at Austin Peay W 77–67  8–5
Dunn Center (3,212)
Clarksville, TN
12/29/2011*
7:00 PM
Marshall W 79–74  9–5
Curb Event Center (2,007)
Nashville, TN
01/02/2012
6:45 PM
at North Florida W 83–53  10–5 (3–0)
UNF Arena (1,002)
Jacksonville, FL
01/04/2012
6:15 PM
at Jacksonville W 75–63  11–5 (4–0)
Veterans Memorial Arena (1,105)
Jacksonville, FL
01/06/2012
7:00 PM
Lipscomb L 74–85  11–6 (4–1)
Curb Event Center (5,227)
Nashville, TN
01/14/2012
7:15 PM
Stetson W 84–71  12–6 (5–1)
Curb Event Center (2,130)
Nashville, TN
01/16/2012
7:00 PM
Florida Gulf Coast W 95–53  13–6 (6–1)
Curb Event Center (1,005)
Nashville, TN
01/21/2012
1:00 PM
at USC Upstate L 78–79  13–7 (6–2)
G. B. Hodge Center (781)
Spartanburg, SC
01/23/2012
6:00 PM
at East Tennessee State W 82–70  14–7 (7–2)
ETSU/MSHA Athletic Center (3,965)
Johnson City, TN
01/28/2012
7:15 PM
Jacksonville W 85–71  15–7 (8–2)
Curb Event Center (2,429)
Nashville, TN
01/30/2012
7:00 PM
North Florida W 83–69  16–7 (9–2)
Curb Event Center (1,065)
Nashville, TN
02/03/2012
6:00 PM, CSS
at Lipscomb W 84–58  17–7 (10–2)
Allen Arena (5,387)
Nashville, TN
02/06/2012*
7:00 PM
Austin Peay W 94–55  18–7
Curb Event Center (1,476)
Nashville, TN
02/11/2012
4:15 PM
at Florida Gulf Coast W 86–63  19–7 (11–2)
Alico Arena (2,100)
Ft. Myers, FL
02/13/2012
6:00 PM
at Stetson W 106–93  20–7 (12–2)
Edmunds Center (1,975)
DeLand, FL
02/18/2012
7:15 PM
East Tennessee State W 80–58  21–7 (13–2)
Curb Event Center (3,451)
Nashville, TN
02/20/2012
7:00 PM
USC Upstate W 88–79  22–7 (14–2)
Curb Event Center (1,809)
Nashville, TN
02/23/2012
6:00 PM
at Kennesaw State W 90–50  23–7 (15–2)
KSU Convocation Center (1,047)
Kennesaw, GA
02/25/2012
4:30 PM
at Mercer W 62–61  24–7 (16–2)
University Center (NA)
Macon, GA
2012 Atlantic Sun Men's Basketball Tournament
02/29/2012
2:30 PM, ESPN3
vs. Jacksonville
Quarterfinals
W 76–62  25–7
University Center (2,621)
Macon, GA
03/02/2012
6:00 PM, ESPN3
vs. East Tennessee State
Semifinals
W 69–61  26–7
University Center (3,497)
Macon, GA
03/03/2012
7:00 PM, ESPN2
vs. Florida Gulf Coast
Championship Game
W 83–69  27–7
University Center (1,121)
Macon, GA
2012 NCAA Tournament
03/16/2012*
3:10 PM, truTV
No. (MW 14) vs. No. 15 (MW 3) Georgetown
Second Round
L 59–74  27–8
Nationwide Arena (17,030)
Columbus, OH
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time (#) during NCAA Tournament is seed with Region.

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