2011–12 Cincinnati Bearcats men's basketball team

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2011–12 Cincinnati Bearcats men's basketball
Cincinnati University Bearcats textlogo.svg
NCAA Tournament East Region 6 Seed, Sweet Sixteen
Conference Big East Conference (1979–2013)
2011–12 record 26–11 (12–6 Big East)
Head coach Mick Cronin
Assistant coach Larry Davis
Assistant coach George Jackson
Assistant coach Darren Savino
Home arena Fifth Third Arena
Seasons


2011–12 Big East men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#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
*#2 Syracuse 0 1   .000     0 3   .000
2012 Big East Tournament winner
As of March 31, 2012[1]
*Syracuse:: 30 reg. season games, 4 postseason games vacated due to sanctions against the program; Disputed record: Syracuse–(34–3)(17–1); Rankings from AP Poll


The 2011–12 Cincinnati Bearcats men's basketball team represents the University of Cincinnati during the 2011–12 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The team plays its home games in Cincinnati, Ohio at the Fifth Third Arena, which has a capacity of 13,176. They are members of the Big East Conference.

Roster[edit]

2011–12 Cincinnati Bearcats men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
G 0 Davis, JeremiahJeremiah Davis 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Fr Muncie, Indiana
G 1 Wright, CashmereCashmere Wright 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 175 lb (79 kg) RS Jr Savannah, Georgia
F 2 Ellis, OctaviusOctavius Ellis 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Fr Memphis, Tennessee
G 3 Dixon, DionDion Dixon 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Sr Chicago, Illinois
F 5 Jackson, JustinJustin Jackson 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 210 lb (95 kg) So Cocoa Beach, Florida
G 10 Eppensteiner, AlexAlex Eppensteiner 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Jr Cincinnati, OH
F 11 Thomas, ShaquilleShaquille Thomas Current redshirt 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Fr Paterson, New Jersey
C 13 Mbodj, CheikhCheikh Mbodj 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Jr Dakar, Senegal
G 14 Guyn, Ge'LawnGe'Lawn Guyn 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Fr Georgetown, Kentucky
F 15 Sanders, JermaineJermaine Sanders 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Fr Far Rockaway, New York
G/F 23 Kilpatrick, SeanSean Kilpatrick 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 215 lb (98 kg) So White Plains, New York
F 24 Gaines, KelvinKelvin Gaines 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 225 lb (102 kg) RS Fr Ocala, Florida
F 34 Gates, YancyYancy Gates 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 260 lb (118 kg) Sr Cincinnati, Ohio
F 44 Parker, JaQuonJaQuon Parker 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Jr Suffolk, Virginia
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • Larry Davis (Asbury College)
  • George Jackson (Wittenberg)
  • Darren Savino (Jersey City College)

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

Roster
Last update: 2011-12-11

Schedule and results[edit]

Date
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (Attendance)
City, State
Exhibition
11/1/2011*
7:00pm
No. 21 McGill W 75–41 
Fifth Third Arena (3,484)
Cincinnati, OH
11/8/2011*
7:00pm
No. 21 Northern Kentucky W 66–54 
Fifth Third Arena (5,329)
Cincinnati, OH
Regular Season
11/13/2011*
7:00pm, FS Ohio
No. 21 Alabama State W 65–40  1–0
Fifth Third Arena (4,264)
Cincinnati, OH
11/15/2011*
7:00pm, FS Ohio
No. 20 Jacksonville State W 79–63  2–0
Fifth Third Arena (4,152)
Cincinnati, OH
11/19/2011*
4:00 PM
Presbyterian L 54–56  2–1
Fifth Third Arena (4,960)
Cincinnati, OH
11/21/2011*
7:00pm, FS Ohio
Northwestern State W 71–43  3–1
Fifth Third Arena (4,505)
Cincinnati, OH
11/25/2011*
7:00pm, ESPN3
Marshall L 69–73 OT 3–2
Fifth Third Arena (7,201)
Cincinnati, OH
11/29/2011*
7:00pm, FS Ohio
Miami (OH) W 56–47  4–2
Fifth Third Arena (6,457)
Cincinnati, OH
12/2/2011*
7:00pm, ESPNU
at Georgia
SEC–Big East Challenge
W 57–51  5–2
Stegeman Coliseum (6,796)
Athens, GA
12/10/2011*
12:30pm, ESPN2
at No. 8 Xavier
Skyline Chili Crosstown Shootout
L 53–76  5–3
Cintas Center (10,250)
Cincinnati, OH
12/14/2011*
7:00pm, ESPN2
at Wright State W 78–58  6–3
Nutter Center (5,097)
Dayton, OH
12/17/2011*
2:00pm, ESPN3
Radford W 101–70  7–3
Fifth Third Arena (4,771)
Cincinnati, OH
12/21/2011*
7:00pm, FS Ohio
Arkansas-Pine Bluff W 101–53  8–3
Fifth Third Arena (4,874)
Cincinnati, OH
12/23/2011*
7:00pm, FS Ohio
Chicago State W 95–60  9–3
Fifth Third Arena (5,321)
Cincinnati, OH
12/29/2011*
9:00pm, ESPNU
vs. Oklahoma W 56–55  10–3
US Bank Arena (4,439)
Cincinnati, OH
Big East Regular Season
1/1/2012
7:00pm, FS Ohio/BIG EAST Network
at No. 22 Pittsburgh W 66–63  11–3 (1–0)
Petersen Events Center (12,508)
Pittsburgh, PA
1/4/2012
7:00pm, FS Ohio/BIG EAST Network
Notre Dame W 71–55  12–3 (2–0)
Fifth Third Arena (10,142)
Cincinnati, OH
1/7/2012
2:00pm, FS Ohio/BIG EAST Network
St. John's L 55–57  12–4 (2–1)
Fifth Third Arena (8,820)
Cincinnati, OH
1/9/2012
9:00pm, ESPNU
at No. 11 Georgetown W 68–64  13–4 (3–1)
Verizon Center (7,877)
Washington, D.C.
1/14/2012
12:00pm, CinCW/BIG EAST Network
Villanova W 82–78  14–4 (4–1)
Fifth Third Arena (10,205)
Cincinnati, OH
1/18/2012
7:00pm, ESPN2
at No. 11 Connecticut W 70–67  15–4 (5–1)
Gampel Pavilion (10,167)
Storrs, CT
1/21/2012
3:00pm, ESPNU
at West Virginia L 74–77  15–5 (5–2)
WVU Coliseum (14,070)
Morgantown, WV
1/23/2012
7:00pm, ESPN
No. 3 Syracuse
BIG MONDAY
L 53–60  15–6 (5–3)
Fifth Third Arena (13,176)
Cincinnati, OH
1/28/2012
6:00pm, FS Ohio/BIG EAST Network
at Rutgers L 54–61  15–7 (5–4)
Louis Brown Athletic Center (7,693)
Piscataway, NJ
2/4/2012
7:00pm, FS Ohio/BIG EAST Network
DePaul W 74–66  16–7 (6–4)
Fifth Third Arena (10,450)
Cincinnati, OH
2/8/2012
7:00pm, ESPNU
at St. John's W 76–54  17–7 (7–4)
Madison Square Garden (7,618)
New York, NY
2/11/2012
3:00pm, ESPNU
at No. 18 Marquette L 78–95  17–8 (7–5)
Bradley Center (18,815)
Milwaukee, WI
2/15/2012
9:00pm, ESPNU
Providence W 81–66  18–8 (8–5)
Fifth Third Arena (7,822)
Cincinnati, OH
2/18/2012
4:00pm, FS Ohio/BIG EAST Network
Seton Hall W 72–67  19–8 (9–5)
Fifth Third Arena (13,003)
Cincinnati, OH
2/23/2012
9:00pm, ESPN
No. 17 Louisville W 60–56  20–8 (10–5)
Fifth Third Arena (13,176)
Cincinnati, OH
2/26/2012
12:00pm, CinCW/BIG EAST Network
at South Florida L 45–46  20–9 (10–6)
Tampa Bay Times Forum (6,784)
Tampa, FL
2/29/2012
7:00pm, ESPN2
No. 8 Marquette W 72–61  21–9 (11–6)
Fifth Third Arena (11,316)
Cincinnati, OH
3/3/2012
2:00pm, ESPN
at Villanova W 72–68  22–9 (12–6)
The Pavilion (6,500)
Villanova, PA
2012 Big East Tournament
3/8/2012
2:00pm, ESPN
vs. No. 13 Georgetown
Quarterfinals
W 72–70 2OT 23–9
Madison Square Garden (20,057)
New York, NY
3/9/2012
7:00pm, ESPN
vs. No. 2 Syracuse
Semifinals
W 71–68  24–9
Madison Square Garden (20,057)
New York, NY
3/10/2012
9:00pm, ESPN
vs. Louisville
Championship Game
L 44–50  24–10
Madison Square Garden (20,057)
New York, NY
2012 NCAA Tournament
3/16/2012*
12:15pm, CBS
No. (E 6) vs. No. (E 11) Texas
Second Round
W 65–59  25–10
Bridgestone Arena 
Nashville, TN
3/18/2012*
9:40pm, TBS
No. (E 6) vs. No. (E 3) Florida State
Third Round
W 62–56  26–10
Bridgestone Arena (11,033)
Nashville, Tennessee
3/22/2012*
9:45 p.m., CBS
No. (E 6) vs. No. (E 2) Ohio State
East Region Semifinal/Sweet Sixteen
L 66–81  26–11
TD Garden (18,796)
Boston, Massachusetts
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time. (#) during NCAA Tournament is seed with Region.[2].

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Big East Conference Standings - 2011-12." ESPN.com. Retrieved 03-31-12.
  2. ^ Schedule GoBearcats.com. Retrieved on October 10, 2011.