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, 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
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 represented the University of Colorado in the 2011–12 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. Head coach Tad Boyle was in his second season at Colorado. They awere the members of the Pac-12 Conference. 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 earned 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 lost to 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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