2011–12 Gonzaga Bulldogs men's basketball team

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2011–12 Gonzaga Bulldogs men's basketball
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NCAA Tournament, Round of 32
Conference West Coast Conference
2011–12 record 26–7 (13–3 WCC)
Head coach Mark Few (13th year)
Assistant coach Tommy Lloyd (11th year)
Assistant coach Ray Giacoletti (5th year)
Assistant coach Donny Daniels (2nd year)
Home arena McCarthey Athletic Center
Seasons
2011–12 West Coast Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#24 Saint Mary's 14 2   .875     27 6   .818
Gonzaga 13 3   .813     26 7   .788
BYU 12 4   .750     26 9   .743
Loyola Marymount 11 5   .688     21 13   .618
San Francisco 8 8   .500     20 14   .588
San Diego 7 9   .438     13 18   .419
Pepperdine 4 12   .250     10 19   .345
Portland 3 13   .188     7 24   .226
Santa Clara 0 16   .000     8 22   .267
2012 West Coast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament winner
As of March 21, 2012; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2011–12 Gonzaga Bulldogs men's basketball team represented Gonzaga University in the 2011–12 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Bulldogs (also informally referred to as the "Zags"), members of the West Coast Conference, were led by head coach Mark Few, in his 13th season at the school. The Zags played most of their home games at the McCarthey Athletic Center on the university campus in Spokane, Washington, but played one home game at Spokane Arena, located in downtown Spokane about 2 miles (3 km) from the Gonzaga campus. The team also played one game at KeyArena in Seattle, a contest billed as the "Battle in Seattle". This season, the Zags also played a game against Hawaiʻi at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC. It was something of a homecoming for center Robert Sacre who is from North Vancouver. The Zags had three Canadians on this year's roster, one of whom (Kelly Olynyk) was redshirted and did not play in 2011–12.

They finished the season 26–7, 13–3 in WCC play to finish in second place. They lost in the championship game of the West Coast Basketball Tournament to Saint Mary's. They received an at-large bid to the 2012 NCAA Tournament, their 14th straight tournament bid, where they defeated West Virginia in the second round before falling in the third round to Ohio State.

Preseason[edit]

In 2011–12, the Gonzaga Bulldogs men's basketball team were in their 32nd season as a member of the West Coast Conference.[1] Since 2004, the team has played their home games at the McCarthey Athletic Center, which has a capacity of 6,000.[2]

Departures[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Reason for Departure
Gray, StevenSteven Gray 41 G 6'5" 205 Senior Irondale, WA Graduated
Goodson, DemetriDemetri Goodson 3 G 6'0" 173 Junior Spring, TX Transferred to Baylor (Football)
Arop, MangistoMangisto Arop 2 G 6'6" 208 Sophomore Edmonton, AB Transferred to Indiana State
Hyland, KeeganKeegan Hyland 33 G 6'4" 192 Freshman Portland, ME Transferred to Fairfield

Incoming Transfers[edit]

Name Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Previous
School
Years
Remaining
Date
Eligible
Edi, Guy LandryGuy Landry Edi F 6'6" 218 Junior Agboville, Côte d'Ivoire Midland College 1.5 Dec. 17, 2011[3]

2011 Recruiting Class[edit]

[4]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Gary Bell
PG
Kent, WA Kentridge 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Apr 26, 2010 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars   ESPN grade: 94
Kyle Dranginis
PG
Nampa, ID Skyview 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 165 lb (75 kg) May 24, 2010 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 89
Ryan Spangler
PF
Blanchard, OK Bridge Creek 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Sep 24, 2010 
Scout: N/A   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 89
Kevin Pangos
PG
Newmarket, ON Denison Secondary School 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Oct 5, 2010 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars   ESPN grade: 92
Chris Sarbaugh
PG
Spokane, WA Gonzaga Prep 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 195 lb (88 kg)  
Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A    ESPN: N/A   ESPN grade: NR
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: NR   Rivals: NR  247Sports: NR  ESPN: NR
  • 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:

Roster[edit]

2011–12 Gonzaga Bulldogs men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Home town
C 00 Sacre, RobertRobert Sacre 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 260 lb (118 kg) RS Sr Handsworth North Vancouver, BC
G 2 Carter, MarquiseMarquise Carter 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 178 lb (81 kg) RS Sr Horizon Christian
Three Rivers CC
San Diego, CA
G 30 Hart, MikeMike Hart (W) 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 206 lb (93 kg) RS Jr Jesuit Portland, OR
F 20 Harris, EliasElias Harris 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Jr Friedrich-Magnus-Schwerd-Gymnasium
BIS Speyer
Speyer, Germany
F 13 Olynyk, KellyKelly Olynyk Current redshirt 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 238 lb (108 kg) Jr South Kamloops Kamloops, BC
F 10 Edi, Guy LandryGuy Landry Edi 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 218 lb (99 kg) Jr Stoneridge Prep (CA)
Midland College
Agboville, Côte d'Ivoire
C 35 Dower, SamSam Dower 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 248 lb (112 kg) RS So Osseo Brooklyn Park, MN
G 11 Stockton, DavidDavid Stockton 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 152 lb (69 kg) RS So Gonzaga Prep Spokane, WA
G 25 Keita, MathisMathis Keita 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 190 lb (86 kg) So Lycée Marcelin Berthelot
INSEP
Thionville, France
F 22 Mönninghoff, MathisMathis Mönninghoff 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 189 lb (86 kg) So Landrat-Lucas-Gymnasium
Bayer Giants
Ibbenbüren, Germany
G 5 Bell, GaryGary Bell 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Fr Kentridge Kent, WA
F 15 Spangler, RyanRyan Spangler 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 232 lb (105 kg) Fr Bridge Creek Blanchard, OK
G 4 Pangos, KevinKevin Pangos 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Fr Denison Secondary Newmarket, ON
G 3 Dranginis, KyleKyle Dranginis Current redshirt 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Fr Skyview Nampa, ID
G 14 Sarbaugh, ChrisChris Sarbaugh (W) Current redshirt 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Fr Gonzaga Prep Spokane, WA
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster

Schedule[edit]

Date
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (Attendance)
City, State
Exhibition
October 28, 2011*
6:00 pm, KHQ
No. 23 Carroll College W 95–51 
McCarthey Athletic Center (6,000)
Spokane, WA
November 5, 2011*
No. 23 vs. Texas
Secret Scrimmage
W   -
Pepsi Center (-)
Denver, CO
Regular Season
November 11, 2011*
8:00 pm, SWX/ROOT
No. 23 Eastern Washington W 77–69  1–0
McCarthey Athletic Center (6,000)
Spokane, WA
November 14, 2011*
9:00 pm, ESPN
No. 22 Washington State W 89–81  2–0
McCarthey Athletic Center (6,000)
Spokane, WA
November 19, 2011*
6:00 pm, KHQ/ROOT
No. 22 vs. Hawaii
BC Basketball Classic
W 73–54  3–0
Rogers Arena (9,687)
Vancouver, BC
November 26, 2011*
1:00 pm, KHQ/ROOT
No. 19 vs. Western Michigan
Ronald McDonald House Charities Classic
W 78–58  4–0
Spokane Arena (9,610)
Spokane, WA
November 30, 2011*
8:15 pm, ESPN2
No. 19 Notre Dame W 73–53  5–0
McCarthey Athletic Center (6,000)
Spokane, WA
December 3, 2011*
12:15 pm, ESPN2
No. 19 at Illinois L 75–82  5–1
Assembly Hall (15,879)
Champaign, IL
December 10, 2011*
6:00 pm, ESPN2
No. 23 Michigan State L 67–74  5–2
McCarthey Athletic Center (6,000)
Spokane, WA
December 15, 2011*
6:00 pm, KHQ/ROOT
Oral Roberts W 67–61  6–2
McCarthey Athletic Center (6,000)
Spokane, WA
December 17, 2011*
1:00 pm, CBS
vs. Arizona
Battle in Seattle
W 71–60  7–2
KeyArena (15,127)
Seattle, WA
December 20, 2011*
6:00 pm, ESPN2
Butler W 71–55  8–2
McCarthey Athletic Center (6,000)
Spokane, WA
December 22, 2011*
6:00 pm, KHQ/ROOT
Air Force W 70–60  9–2
McCarthey Athletic Center (6,000)
Spokane, WA
December 28, 2011
6:00 pm, KHQ/ROOT
Portland W 90–51  10–2
(1–0)
McCarthey Athletic Center (6,000)
Spokane, WA
December 31, 2011*
5:00 pm, ESPN2
at Xavier W 72–65  11–2
Cintas Center (10,250)
Cincinnati, OH
January 5, 2012
6:00 pm, KHQ/ROOT
No. 25 Pepperdine W 73–45  12–2
(2–0)
McCarthey Athletic Center (6,000)
Spokane, WA
January 7, 2012
5:00 pm, KAYU/ROOT
No. 25 Santa Clara W 82–60  13–2
(3–0)
McCarthey Athletic Center (6,000)
Spokane, WA
January 12, 2012
8:00 pm, ESPN2
No. 21 at Saint Mary's L 62–83  13–3
(3–1)
McKeon Pavilion (3,500)
Moraga, CA
January 14, 2012
5:00 pm, KHQ/ROOT
No. 21 at Loyola Marymount W 62–58  14–3
(4–1)
Gersten Pavilion (3,942)
Los Angeles, CA
January 19, 2012
6:00 pm, ESPNU
San Francisco W 74–63  15–3
(5–1)
McCarthey Athletic Center (6,000)
Spokane, WA
January 21, 2012
5:00 pm, KHQ/ROOT
San Diego W 77–60  16–3
(6–1)
McCarthey Athletic Center (6,000)
Spokane, WA
January 26, 2012
8:00 pm, ESPN2
at Portland W 74–62  17–3
(7–1)
Chiles Center (4,852)
Portland, OR
February 2, 2012
7:00 pm, ESPN2
No. 24 at BYU L 73–83  17–4
(7–2)
Marriott Center (19,257)
Provo, UT
February 4, 2012
7:00 pm, KHQ/ROOT
No. 24 at Pepperdine W 72–60  18–4
(8–2)
Firestone Fieldhouse (2,120)
Malibu, CA
February 9, 2012
8:00 pm, ESPN2
No. 16 Saint Mary's W 73–59  19–4
(9–2)
McCarthey Athletic Center (6,000)
Spokane, WA
February 11, 2012
5:00 pm, KHQ/ROOT
Loyola Marymount W 78–59  20–4
(10–2)
McCarthey Athletic Center (6,000)
Spokane, WA
February 16, 2012
8:00 pm, ESPN2
No. 24 at Santa Clara W 73–62  21–4
(11–2)
Leavey Center (4,700)
Santa Clara, CA
February 18, 2012
5:00 pm, KHQ/ROOT
No. 24 at San Francisco L 65–66  21–5
(11–3)
War Memorial Gymnasium (4,500)
San Francisco, CA
February 23, 2012
8:00 pm, ESPN2
BYU W 74–63  22–5
(12–3)
McCarthey Athletic Center (6,000)
Spokane, WA
February 25, 2012
4:00 pm, KHQ/ROOT
at San Diego W 65–57  23–5
(13–3)
Jenny Craig Pavilion (3,962)
San Diego, CA
February 27, 2012*
6:00 pm, KHQ/ROOT
Longwood W 92–60  24–5
McCarthey Athletic Center (6,000)
Spokane, WA
2012 West Coast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
March 3, 2012
8:30 pm, ESPN2
vs. BYU
Semifinals
W 77–58  25–5
Orleans Arena (7,828)
Paradise, NV
March 5, 2012
6:00 pm, ESPN
No. 24 vs. Saint Mary's
Championship Game
L 74–78 OT 25–6
Orleans Arena (6,826)
Paradise, NV
2012 NCAA Tournament
March 15, 2012*
4:20 pm, TNT
No. (7) vs. (10) West Virginia
Second Round
W 77–54  26–6
Consol Energy Center (19,413)
Pittsburgh, PA
March 17, 2012*
11:45 am, CBS
No. (7) vs. No. 7 (2) Ohio State
Third Round
L 66–73  26–7
Consol Energy Center (18,588)
Pittsburgh, PA
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Pacific Time (#) during NCAA Tournament is seed with Region.

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