2011–12 Colorado Buffaloes men's basketball team

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2011–12 Colorado Buffaloes men's basketball
Colorado Buffaloes wordmark.svg
Pac-12 Tournament Champions
NCAA Tournament South Region 11 Seed, Third Round
Conference Pac-12 Conference
2011–12 record 24–12 (11–7 Pac–12)
Head coach Tad Boyle
Assistant coach Tom Abatemarco
Assistant coach Jean Prioleau
Assistant coach Mike Rohn
Home arena Coors Events Center
Seasons
« 2010–11 2012–13 »
2011–12 Pac-12 Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Washington 14 4   .778     24 11   .686
California 13 5   .722     24 10   .706
Oregon 13 5   .722     24 10   .706
Arizona 12 6   .667     23 12   .657
Colorado 11 7   .611     24 12   .667
UCLA 11 7   .611     19 14   .576
Stanford 10 8   .556     26 11   .703
Oregon State 7 11   .389     21 15   .583
Washington State 7 11   .389     19 18   .514
Arizona State 6 12   .333     10 21   .323
Utah 3 15   .167     6 25   .194
USC 1 17   .056     6 26   .188
2012 Pac-12 Tournament winner
As of March 8, 2012; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2011–12 Colorado Buffaloes men's basketball team represents the University of Colorado in the 2011–12 college basketball season. Head coach Tad Boyle is in his 2nd season at Colorado. They are the members of the Pac-12. They finished the regular season with 24-12 overall, 11-7 in Pac-12 play. They won the 2012 Pac-12 Conference Men's Basketball Tournament and earn a trip to the 2012 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament with an 11 seed in south. They defeated UNLV in the second round before they got defeated by Baylor in the third round.

Roster[edit]

# Name Height Weight (lbs.) Position Class Hometown Previous School
0 Askia Booker 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 160 pounds (73 kg) G Fr. Los Angeles, California Price HS
1 Nate Tomlinson 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 pounds (86 kg) G Sr. Sydney, New South Wales Lee Academy
2 Shannon Sharpe 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 200 pounds (91 kg) G So. Corona, California Centennial HS
15 Shane Harris-Tunks 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 225 pounds (102 kg) F/C RS So. Liverpool, New South Wales Australian Institute of Sport
21 André Roberson 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 195 pounds (88 kg) G So. San Antonio, Texas Wagner HS
23 Sabatino Chen 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 180 pounds (82 kg) G Sr. Louisville, Colorado University of Denver
25 Spencer Dinwiddie 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 160 pounds (73 kg) G Fr. Woodland Hills, California Taft HS
30 Carlon Brown 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 215 pounds (98 kg) G RS Sr. Riverside, California University of Utah
31 Jeremy Adams 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 215 pounds (98 kg) G So. Madison, Mississippi Navarro JC
32 Ben Mills 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 215 pounds (98 kg) C So. Hartland, Wisconsin Arrowhead HS
33 Austin Dufault 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 230 pounds (100 kg) F Sr. Killdeer, North Dakota Killdeer HS
55 Trey Eckloff 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 235 pounds (107 kg) F Sr. Englewood, Colorado Cherry Creek HS

Schedule[edit]

Date
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (Attendance)
City, State
Regular Season
11/11/2011
8:00 PM
Fort Lewis* W 85–57  1–0
Coors Events Center (7,925)
Boulder, CO
11/17/2011
5:30 PM, ESPNU
vs. Wichita State*
Puerto Rico Tip-Off semifinals
L 58–67  1–1
José Miguel Agrelot Coliseum (5,322)
San Juan, PR
11/19/2011
4:30 PM
vs. Maryland*
Puerto Rico Tip-Off loser bracket
L 71–78  1–2
José Miguel Agrelot Coliseum (N/A)
San Juan, PR
11/20/2011
9:30 AM
vs. Western Michigan*
Puerto Rico Tip-Off 7th place game
W 81–76  2–2
José Miguel Agrelot Coliseum (N/A)
San Juan, PR
11/23/2011
7:00 PM, The Mtn.
at Air Force* W 76–73 OT 3–2
Clune Arena (3,834)
Colorado Springs, CO
11/28/2011
6:30 PM, FSN
Georgia* W 70–68  4–2
Coors Events Center (6,453)
Boulder, CO
11/30/2011
6:00 PM, The Mtn.
at Colorado State* L 64–65  4–3
Moby Arena (6,481)
Fort Collins, CO
12/07/2011
7:00 PM
Fresno State* W 71–64  5–3
Coors Events Center (5,562)
Boulder, CO
12/09/2011
7:00 PM, RTRM
Wyoming* L 54–65  5–4
Coors Events Center (7,049)
Boulder, CO
12/19/2011
7:00 PM
Cal State Bakersfield* W 70–64  6–4
Coors Events Center (5,531)
Boulder, CO
12/22/2011
7:00 PM
Texas Southern* W 56–51  7–4
Coors Events Center (4,621)
Boulder, CO
12/28/2011
7:00 PM, RTRM
New Orleans* W 92–34  8–4
Coors Events Center (5,277)
Boulder, CO
12/31/2011
4:00 PM, RTRM
Utah W 73–33  9–4 (1–0)
Coors Events Center (6,491)
Boulder, CO
01/05/2012
7:00 PM, RTRM
Washington W 87–69  10–4 (2–0)
Coors Events Center (7,110)
Boulder, CO
01/07/2012
2:00 PM, FSN
Washington State W 71–60  11–4 (3–0)
Coors Events Center (8,518)
Boulder, CO
01/12/2012
9:00 PM, CSNCA
at California L 50–57  11–5 (3–1)
Haas Pavilion (7,577)
Berkeley, CA
01/14/2012
2:00 PM, FSN
at Stanford L 64–84  11–6 (3–2)
Maples Pavilion (5,850)
Stanford, CA
01/19/2012
6:30 PM, RTRM
Arizona State W 69–54  12–6 (4–2)
Coors Events Center (8,278)
Boulder, CO
01/21/2012
4:00 PM, RTRM
Arizona W 64–63  13–6 (5–2)
Coors Events Center (11,056)
Boulder, CO
01/26/2012
8:30 PM
at USC W 74–50  14–6 (6–2)
Galen Center (3,147)
Los Angeles, CA
01/28/2012
2:00 PM, PT
at UCLA L 60–77  14–7 (6–3)
LA Sports Arena (9,253)
Los Angeles, CA
02/02/2012
7:00 PM
Oregon State W 82–60  15–7 (7–3)
Coors Events Center (7,858)
Boulder, CO
02/04/2012
7:00 PM, RTRM
Oregon W 72–71  16–7 (8–3)
Coors Events Center (11,052)
Boulder, CO
02/09/2012
7:00 PM, ESPN
at Arizona L 57–71  16–8 (8–4)
McKale Center (14,225)
Tucson, AZ
02/11/2012
4:30 PM, RTRM
at Arizona State W 63–49  17–8 (9–4)
Wells Fargo Arena (5,201)
Tempe, AZ
02/18/2012
3:00 PM, FSN
at Utah W 55–48  18–8 (10–4)
Jon M. Huntsman Center (N/A)
Salt Lake City, UT
02/23/2012
8:30 PM, FSN
Stanford L 50–74  18–9 (10–5)
Coors Events Center (11,036)
Boulder, CO
02/26/2012
3:30 PM, FSN
California W 70–57  19–9 (11–5)
Coors Events Center (11,043)
Boulder, CO
03/01/2012
8:30 PM, FSN
at Oregon L 81–90  19–10 (11–6)
Matthew Knight Arena (10,056)
Eugene, OR
03/03/2012
2:00 PM, FSN
at Oregon State L 69–83  19–11 (11–7)
Gill Coliseum (4,326)
Corvallis, OR
2012 Pac-12 Men's Basketball Tournament
03/07/2012
9:40 PM, FSN
vs. Utah
First Round
W 53–41  20–11
Staples Center (6,747)
Los Angeles, CA
03/08/2012
9:40 PM, FSN
vs. Oregon
Quarterfinals
W 63–62  21–11
Staples Center (9,317)
Los Angeles, CA
03/09/2012
9:40 PM, FSN
vs. California
Semifinals
W 70–59  22–11
Staples Center (11,615)
Los Angeles, CA
03/10/2012
4:10 PM, CBS
vs. Arizona
Championship Game
W 53–51  23–11
Staples Center (11,197 )
Los Angeles, CA
2012 NCAA Tournament
03/15/2012
7:57 PM, truTV
No. (S 11) vs. No. 23 (S 6) UNLV*
Second Round
W 68–64  24–11
The Pit (15,674)
Albuquerque, NM
03/17/2012
6:40 PM, TNT
No. (S 11) vs. No. 9 (S 3) Baylor*
Third Round
L 63–80  24–12
The Pit (12,128)
Albuquerque, NM
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Mountain Time (#) during NCAA Tournament is seed with Region.

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