2011–12 Georgia State Panthers men's basketball team

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2011–12 Georgia State Panthers men's basketball
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CIT, Second Round, vs. Mercer, L 59–64
Conference Colonial Athletic Association
2011–12 record 21–12 (11–7 CAA)
Head coach Ron Hunter (1st year)
Assistant coach Darryl LaBarrie (1st year)
Assistant coach Everick Sullivan (1st year)
Assistant coach Claude Pardue (1st year)
Home arena GSU Sports Arena
Seasons
2011–12 CAA men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Drexel 16 2   .889     29 7   .806
VCU 15 3   .833     29 7   .806
George Mason 14 4   .778     24 9   .727
Old Dominion 13 5   .722     21 13   .618
Delaware 12 6   .667     18 14   .563
Georgia State 11 7   .611     22 11   .667
Northeastern 9 9   .500     14 17   .452
James Madison 5 13   .278     12 20   .375
UNCW 5 13   .278     10 21   .323
William & Mary 4 14   .222     6 26   .188
Hofstra 3 15   .167     10 22   .313
Towson 1 17   .056     1 31   .031
2012 CAA Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2011–12 Georgia State Panthers men's basketball team represented Georgia State University during the 2011–12 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The team's head coach was Ron Hunter in first season at GSU. They played their home games at GSU Sports Arena and are members of the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA). They finished the season 21–12, 11–7 in CAA play to finish in sixth place. They lost in the quarterfinals of the CAA Basketball Tournament to George Mason. They were invited to the 2012 CollegeInsider.com Tournament where they defeated Tennessee Tech in the first round before falling in the second round to eventual tournament winner Mercer.

Season notes[edit]

  • During the November 29 away game at South Carolina State, Georgia State set a record margin of victory at any away game of 31 points.
  • On the December 1 game against FIU, Georgia State set a school record of 14 rejections (blocked shots). The previous record was 12 on January 29, 2000 against Troy.
  • During the 2011–12 season, the schools winning streak record was extended to 11 consecutive games ranging from the November 18th game against McNeese State game to the January 4th game against VCU.
  • Eric Buckner set the career blocks record for the university at 167.
  • Eric Buckner set the season blocks record for the university at 117.[1]
  • Jihad Ali set the career-games played record at 126 games.
  • During the CAA tournament, Georgia State set the tournament record for largest margin of victory against Hofstra at 35 points.

Roster[edit]

2011–12 Georgia State Panthers men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
F 14 Ali, JihadJihad Ali 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 200 lb (91 kg) RS Sr Atlanta, GA
F 20 Buckner, EricEric Buckner 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Sr Ehrhardt, SC
G 4 Fields, JamesJames Fields 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 192 lb (87 kg) Sr Savannah, GA
F 24 McGee, BrandonBrandon McGee 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 220 lb (100 kg) RS Sr Chicago, IL
G/F 23 Micheaux, JoshJosh Micheaux 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 211 lb (96 kg) Sr Missouri City, TX
F 55 Taylor, JamarJamar Taylor 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 225 lb (102 kg) RS Sr Charleston, SC
C 22 Vincent, JamesJames Vincent 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Jr Columbus, GA
G 25 Richardson, RashaadRashaad Richardson 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) So James Island, SC
G 10 White, DevontaDevonta White 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 158 lb (72 kg) So Alpharetta, GA
G 15 Gamble, TylerTyler Gamble 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Fr Commerce, GA
F 34 Green, JustinJustin Green 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Fr Jonesboro, GA
G 21 Green, RyannRyann Green 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 171 lb (78 kg) Fr College Park, GA
G 11 Kimbro Jr., TonyTony Kimbro Jr. 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Fr Louisville, KY
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

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Class of 2012 Commitments[edit]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
R. J. Hunter
SG
Indianapolis, IN Pike High School 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 180 lb (82 kg) May 26, 2011 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 84
T. J. Shipes
PF
Buford, GA Buford High School 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Oct 17, 2011 
Scout: N/A   Rivals:2/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 40
LaRon Smith
PF
Palm Bay, FL Heritage High School 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 210 lb (95 kg)  
Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A
Cameron Solomon
SG
Hampton, GA Brevard Community College 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 175 lb (79 kg)  
Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A
David Travers
PG
Carlsbad, CA La Costa Canyon High School 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Aug 18, 2011 
Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 79
Curtis Washington
F
Elizabethtown, KY Elizabethtown High School 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 245 lb (111 kg)  
Scout: N/A   Rivals:2/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 87
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

Schedule[edit]

Date
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
City, State
Exhibition
October 31*
7:00 PM
Southern Poly W 90–65   
GSU Sports Arena 
Atlanta, GA
November 5*
7:00 PM
Oglethorpe W 90–49   
GSU Sports Arena 
Atlanta,GA
Regular Season
November 12*
5:00 PM
at Washington
World Vision Classic
L 74–91  0–1
Hec Edmundson Pavilion 
Seattle, WA
November 13*
5:30 PM
vs. Portland
World Vision Classic
L 61–66  0–2
Hec Edmundson Pavilion 
Seattle, WA
November 14*
7:00 PM
vs. Florida Atlantic
World Vision Classic
L 77–84  0–3
Hec Edmundson Pavilion 
Seattle, WA
November 18*
7:00 PM
McNeese State W 69–50  1–3
GSU Sports Arena 
Atlanta, GA
November 22*
8:00 PM
at Samford W 55–47  2–3
Pete Hanna Center 
Homewood, AL
November 26*
8:00 PM
Liberty W 72–50  3–3
GSU Sports Arena 
Atlanta, GA
November 29th*
7:30 PM
at South Carolina State W 85–54  4–3
SHM Memorial Center 
Orangeburg, SC
December 1*
7:00 PM
FIU W 73–47  5–3
GSU Sports Arena 
Atlanta, GA
December 3
2:00 PM
William & Mary W 66–34  6–3 (1–0)
GSU Sports Arena 
Atlanta, GA
December 10*
2:00 PM
Rhode Island W 96–64  7–3
GSU Sports Arena 
Atlanta, GA
December 17*
9:00 PM, FCS Pacific
at Utah Valley W 71–68  8–3
UCCU Center 
Orem, UT
December 22*
7:00 PM
Georgia Southern W 72–52  9–3
GSU Sports Arena 
Atlanta, GA
January 2
7:00 PM
Drexel W 58–44  10–3 (2–0)
GSU Sports Arena 
Atlanta, GA
January 4
7:30 PM, ESPN3
at VCU W 55–53  11–3 (3–0)
Stuart C. Siegel Center 
Richmond, VA
January 7
12:00 PM, CSS
at George Mason L 58–61  11–4 (3–1)
Patriot Center 
Fairfax, VA
January 12
7:00 PM, CSS
UNC Wilmington
Barefoot for Bare Feet
W 75–61  12–4 (4–1)
GSU Sports Arena 
Atlanta, GA
January 14
2:00 PM, ESPN 3
Towson W 57–42  13–4 (5–1)
GSU Sports Arena 
Atlanta, GA
January 18
7:00 PM
at Northeastern L 57–60  13–5 (5–2)
Matthews Arena 
Boston, MA
January 21
2:00 PM
at Delaware L 74–77 2OT 13–6 (5–3)
Bob Carpenter Center 
Newark, DE
January 23
7:00 PM
James Madison W 74–58  14–6 (6–3)
GSU Sports Arena 
Atlanta, GA
January 25
7:00 PM
at Drexel L 46–68  14–7 (6–4)
Daskalakis Athletic Center 
Philadelphia, PA
January 28
4:00 PM, CSS
VCU L 58–59  14–8 (6–5)
GSU Sports Arena 
Atlanta, GA
February 1
7:00 PM
at UNC Wilmington W 68–53  15–8 (7–5)
Trask Coliseum 
Wilmington, NC
February 4
4:00 PM, FiOS1
at Hofstra W 59–43  16–8 (8–5)
Hofstra Arena 
Hempstead, NY
February 8
7:00 PM
Northeastern W 61–59  17–8 (9–5)
GSU Sports Arena 
Atlanta, GA
February 11
2:00 PM
Delaware L 77–80 OT 17–9 (9–6)
GSU Sports Arena 
Atlanta, GA
February 14
7:00 PM, ESPN3
at James Madison W 67–64  18–9 (10–6)
James Madison University Convocation Center 
Harrisonburg, VA
February 18*
7:00 PM
UTSA
Sears BracketBusters
W 82–71  19–9
GSU Sports Arena 
Atlanta, GA
February 22
7:00 PM
Old Dominion L 60–65  19–10 (10–7)
GSU Sports Arena 
Atlanta, GA
February 25
2:00 PM
at William & Mary W 64–60  20–10 (11–7)
William & Mary Hall 
Williamsburg, VA
2012 CAA Tournament
March 2
8:30 PM
vs. Hofstra
First Round
W 85–50  21–10
Richmond Coliseum 
Richmond, VA
March 3
8:30 PM, TCN, CSS
vs. George Mason
Quarterfinals
L 59–61  21–11
Richmond Coliseum 
Richmond, VA
2012 CIT
March 13*
7:00 PM
Tennessee Tech
First Round
W 74–43  22–11
GSU Sports Arena 
Atlanta, GA
March 17*
4:00 PM
at Mercer
Second Round
L 59–64  22–12
The University Center 
Macon, GA
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Holmes, Mike. "Panthers' Season Ends with 64-59 Loss at Mercer". Georgia State Athletics. Retrieved 20 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "M Basketball – 2011–12 Roster". Georgia State Athletics. Retrieved 14 March 2012. 
  3. ^ "M Basketball – 2011–12 Schedule". Georgia State Athletics. Retrieved 14 March 2012.