2011–12 Indiana Hoosiers men's basketball team

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2011–12 Indiana Hoosiers men's basketball
Indiana Hoosiers logo.svg
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 13
APNo. 16
2011–12 record27–9 (11–7 Big Ten)
Head coachTom Crean (4th season)
Assistant coachTim Buckley (4th season)
Assistant coachBennie Seltzer (4th season)
Assistant coachSteve McClain (2nd season)
CaptainVerdell Jones III
Home arenaAssembly Hall
Seasons
2011–12 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 5 Michigan State 13 5   .722     29 8   .784
No. 13 Michigan 13 5   .722     24 10   .706
No. 7 Ohio State 13 5   .722     31 8   .795
No. 14 Wisconsin 12 6   .667     26 10   .722
No. 16 Indiana 11 7   .611     27 9   .750
Purdue 10 8   .556     22 13   .629
Northwestern 8 10   .444     19 14   .576
Iowa 8 10   .444     18 17   .514
Illinois 6 12   .333     17 15   .531
Minnesota 6 12   .333     23 15   .605
Nebraska 4 14   .222     12 18   .400
Penn State 4 14   .222     12 20   .375
2012 Big Ten Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2011–12 Indiana Hoosiers men's basketball team represented Indiana University in the 2011–12 college basketball season. Their head coach was Tom Crean, in his fourth season with the Hoosiers. The team played its home games at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Indiana, and was a member of the Big Ten Conference. They finished the season 27–9 overall and 11–7 in Big Ten play. They advanced to the second round of the 2012 Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament before falling to Wisconsin. They received an at-large bid in the 2012 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament where they advanced to the Sweet Sixteen before falling to eventual champion Kentucky.

Preseason[edit]

Coach Tom Crean signed a three-man class in 2011.

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Remy Abell
SF
Louisville, Kentucky Eastern 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 197 lb (89 kg) Apr 27, 2011 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 87
Austin Etherington
SF
Cicero, Indiana Hamilton Heights 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Aug 3, 2009 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 91
Cody Zeller
PF
Washington, Indiana Washington 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Nov 11, 2010 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 97
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 26   Rivals: 27
  • 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:

  • "2011 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2011-11-21.

Season[edit]

On December 10, 2011, top-ranked Kentucky traveled to Bloomington to take on unranked Indiana. Indiana fans sensed a resurgence in the program and possible upset, with students lining up outside the arena 10 hours before tipoff to get good seats.[1] The game remained close and hard-fought, with five lead changes in the final 121 seconds. At the last second, Christian Watford hit a 3-pointer, giving the Hoosiers a stunning 73–72 upset. Victor Oladipo had 13 points and five Hoosiers wound up in double figures. Watford's shot sent Indiana fans storming the court and crowding around players. Kentucky's loss was their only one of the regular season and prevented them from matching a record last set by Indiana's 1975–1976 team.

Video of Indiana fans reacting to the shot around the country went viral.[2] ESPN commentator Dick Vitale, who was covering the game for the network, said it was the "best game of the year"[3] and that "[t]he atmosphere there was unreal, as I felt the building shaking after Watford hit the shot."[4] According to Bob Kravitz, the win marked "a day when Hoosier Hysteria was restored to something akin to its former glory."[5]

On December 31, 2011, the Hoosiers knocked off 2nd ranked Ohio State and in doing so became the first IU team in history to knock off the top 2 team ranked teams in the same season. On February 28, 2012 they again beat a Top 5 team by beating No. 5 Michigan State, and became the first IU team since the undefeated 1975–76 team to beat 3 Top 5 teams in the same year.[6][7] The Hoosiers earned a number four seed in the 2012 NCAA Tournament and defeated New Mexico State in the second round. After defeating VCU in the third round, the Hoosiers however would go on to lose to eventual champion Kentucky in the Sweet Sixteen 102–90, as the Wildcats avenged their lone regular season loss.

Roster[edit]

2011–12 Indiana Hoosiers men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
G 0 Kory Barnett 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 186 lb (84 kg) Sr Rochester, Indiana
G 1 Jordan Hulls 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 181 lb (82 kg) Jr Bloomington, Indiana
F 2 Christian Watford 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 232 lb (105 kg) Jr Birmingham, Alabama
G 3 Maurice Creek Injured 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Jr Oxon Hill, Maryland
G 4 Victor Oladipo 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 214 lb (97 kg) So Hyattsville, Maryland
F 10 Will Sheehey 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 200 lb (91 kg) So Stuart, Florida
G 11 Daniel Moore 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Sr Carmel, Indiana
G 12 Verdell Jones III Injured 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Sr Champaign, Illinois
F 13 Austin Etherington 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 198 lb (90 kg) Fr Cicero, Indiana
G 15 Raphael Smith 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 175 lb (79 kg) RS Fr South Bend, Indiana
G 20 Taylor Wayer 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 172 lb (78 kg) So Indianapolis, Indiana
G 23 Remy Abell 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Fr Louisville, Kentucky
F 24 Jeff Howard 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 238 lb (108 kg) So Westfield, Indiana
F 25 Tom Pritchard 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Sr Westlake, Ohio
G 30 Matt Roth 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Sr Washington, Illinois
F 32 Derek Elston 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Jr Tipton, Indiana
C 40 Cody Zeller 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Fr Washington, Indiana
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster
Last update: 2012-03-23

Schedule[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
November 5, 2011*
7:00 pm
UIndy W 90–72 
Assembly Hall (16,516)
Bloomington, Indiana
Regular Season
November 11, 2011*
7:00 pm, BTN
Stony Brook W 96–66  1–0
Assembly Hall (16,506)
Bloomington, Indiana
November 13, 2011*
5:00 pm, BTN
Chattanooga
Hoosier Invitational
W 78–53  2–0
Assembly Hall (16,149)
Bloomington, Indiana
November 16, 2011*
8:00 pm, ESPN3
at Evansville W 94–73  3–0
Ford Center (9,640)
Evansville, Indiana
November 19, 2011*
8:00 pm, BTN
Savannah State
Hoosier Invitational
W 94–65  4–0
Assembly Hall (16,613)
Bloomington, Indiana
November 21, 2011*
6:30 pm, BTN
Gardner–Webb
Hoosier Invitational
W 73–49  5–0
Assembly Hall (16,261)
Bloomington, Indiana
November 27, 2011*
7:00 pm, BTN
Butler
Hoosier Invitational
W 75–59  6–0
Assembly Hall (17,265)
Bloomington, Indiana
November 30, 2011*
7:15 pm, ESPN2
at NC State
ACC – Big Ten Challenge
W 86–75  7–0
RBC Center (16,597)
Raleigh, North Carolina
December 4, 2011*
4:30 pm
Stetson W 84–50  8–0
Assembly Hall (16,821)
Bloomington, Indiana
December 10, 2011*
5:15 pm, ESPN
No. 1 Kentucky
Rivalry
W 73–72  9–0
Assembly Hall (17,472)
Bloomington, Indiana
December 17, 2011*
4:30 pm, ESPN2
No. 18 vs. Notre Dame
Close the Gap Crossroads Classic
W 69–58  10–0
Conseco Fieldhouse (19,064)
Indianapolis
December 19, 2011*
6:30 pm, BTN
No. 17 Howard W 107–50  11–0
Assembly Hall (11,111)
Bloomington, Indiana
December 22, 2011*
6:00 pm, ESPN3
No. 17 UMBC W 89–47  12–0
Assembly Hall (12,665)
Bloomington, Indiana
Big Ten Regular Season
December 28, 2011
7:30 pm, BTN
No. 13 at No. 16 Michigan State L 65–80  12–1
(0–1)
Breslin Center (14,797)
East Lansing, Michigan
December 31, 2011
6:00 pm, ESPN2
No. 13 No. 2 Ohio State W 74–70  13–1
(1–1)
Assembly Hall (17,472)
Bloomington, Indiana
January 5, 2012
9:00 pm, ESPN2
No. 12 No. 16 Michigan W 73–71  14–1
(2–1)
Assembly Hall (16,020)
Bloomington, Indiana
January 8, 2012
12:00 pm, BTN
No. 12 at Penn State W 88–82  15–1
(3–1)
Bryce Jordan Center (8,250)
University Park, Pennsylvania
January 12, 2012
8:00 pm, BTN
No. 7 Minnesota L 74–77  15–2
(3–2)
Assembly Hall (17,373)
Bloomington, Indiana
January 15, 2012
4:30 pm, CBS
No. 7 at No. 5 Ohio State L 63–80  15–3
(3–3)
Value City Arena (18,809)
Columbus, Ohio
January 18, 2012
7:00 pm, BTN
No. 11 at Nebraska L 69–70  15–4
(3–4)
Bob Devaney Sports Center (10,438)
Lincoln, Nebraska
January 22, 2012
12:00 pm, BTN
No. 11 Penn State W 73–54  16–4
(4–4)
Assembly Hall (17,248)
Bloomington, Indiana
January 26, 2012
9:00 pm, ESPN2
No. 16 at No. 25 Wisconsin L 50–57  16–5
(4–5)
Kohl Center (17,230)
Madison, Wisconsin
January 29, 2012
6:00 pm, BTN
No. 16 Iowa W 103–89  17–5
(5–5)
Assembly Hall (17,243)
Bloomington, Indiana
February 1, 2012
6:30 pm, BTN
No. 20 at No. 23 Michigan L 56–68  17–6
(5–6)
Crisler Arena (12,721)
Ann Arbor, Michigan
February 4, 2012
7:00 pm, BTN
No. 20 at Purdue
Rivalry/Crimson and Gold Cup
W 78–61  18–6
(6–6)
Mackey Arena (15,108)
West Lafayette, Indiana
February 9, 2012
8:00 pm, BTN
No. 23 Illinois
Rivalry
W 84–71  19–6
(7–6)
Assembly Hall (17,389)
Bloomington, Indiana
February 15, 2012
6:30 pm, BTN
No. 18 Northwestern W 71–66  20–6
(8–6)
Assembly Hall (17,246)
Bloomington, Indiana
February 19, 2012
6:00 pm, BTN
No. 18 at Iowa L 66–78  20–7
(8–7)
Carver–Hawkeye Arena (13,282)
Iowa City, IA
February 22, 2012*
7:00 pm
No. 23 North Carolina Central W 75–56  21–7
Assembly Hall (17,164)
Bloomington, Indiana
February 26, 2012
1:00 pm, ESPN
No. 23 at Minnesota W 69–50  22–7
(9–7)
Williams Arena (11,421)
Minneapolis
February 28, 2012
7:00 pm, ESPN
No. 18 No. 5 Michigan State W 70–55  23–7
(10–7)
Assembly Hall (17,280)
Bloomington, Indiana
March 4, 2012
6:00 pm, BTN
No. 18 Purdue
Rivalry/Crimson and Gold Cup
W 85–74  24–7
(11–7)
Assembly Hall (17,472)
Bloomington, Indiana
Big Ten Conference Tournament
March 8, 2012
2:00 pm, BTN
No. 15 vs. Penn State
First Round
W 75–58  25–7
Bankers Life Fieldhouse (17,936)
Indianapolis
March 9, 2012
2:30 pm, ESPN
No. 15 vs. No. 14 Wisconsin
Quarterfinals
L 71–79  25–8
Bankers Life Fieldhouse (18,484)
Indianapolis
2012 NCAA Tournament
March 15, 2012*
9:45 pm, CBS
No. 16 (S 4) vs. (S 13) New Mexico State
Round of 64
W 79–66  26–8
Rose Garden (17,519)
Portland, Oregon
March 17, 2012*
7:10 pm, TBS
No. 16 (S 4) vs. (S 12) VCU
Round of 32
W 63–61  27–8
Rose Garden (17,337)
Portland, Oregon
March 23, 2012*
9:45 pm, CBS
No. 16 (S 4) vs. No. 1 (S 1) Kentucky
Sweet Sixteen
L 90–102  27–9
Georgia Dome (24,731)
Atlanta
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time. (#) during NCAA Tournament is seed with Region.

Rankings[edit]

Regular Season Polls
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Final
AP NR NR NR NR RV RV 18 17 13 12 7 11 16 20 23 18 23 18 15 16
Coaches NR NR NR RV RV RV 20 18 15 12 8 13 17 20 23 20 24 20 15 17 13
Legend
  Increase in ranking
  Decrease in ranking
  No Change
(RV)   Received Votes

"The Movement"[edit]

The 2012 class consists of Yogi Ferrell, Hanner Perea, Jeremy Hollowell, Peter Jurkin, and Ron Patterson.

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Yogi Ferrell
PG
Indianapolis Park Tudor 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 173 lb (78 kg) Nov 24, 2010 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 96
Ron Patterson
SG
Indianapolis Broad Ripple 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 188 lb (85 kg) Aug 15, 2010 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 91
Jeremy Hollowell
SF
Indianapolis, Indiana Lawrence Central 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Mar 24, 2011 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 95
Hanner Mosquera-Perea
PF
La Porte, Indiana La Lumiere 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Oct 31, 2010 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 93
Peter Jurkin
C
Charlotte, N.C. United Faith Christian Academy 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 218 lb (99 kg) Aug 9, 2010 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 89
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 3   Rivals: 2
  • 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:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Indiana Bests No. 1 Kentucky". Indiana Univ. Athletic Dept. Archived from the original on July 20, 2014. Retrieved March 25, 2012.
  2. ^ "Fan Reaction to Indiana Beating Kentucky on Buzzer Beater". YouTube. Retrieved December 11, 2011.
  3. ^ "Q & A: Dick Vitale's enthusiasm for NCAA tournament is contagious". Los Angeles Times. March 13, 2012. Retrieved March 22, 2012.
  4. ^ Vitale, Dick (December 12, 2011). "Indiana basketball back on the map". ESPN. Retrieved March 22, 2012.
  5. ^ Kravitz, Bob (December 10, 2011). "Victory marks return for Indiana basketball". Indianapolis Star. Retrieved March 22, 2012.
  6. ^ "Indiana vs. Michigan State – Postgame Notes". iuhoosiers.com. February 28, 2012. Archived from the original on March 2, 2012. Retrieved March 4, 2012.
  7. ^ "Cody Zeller key as Indiana downs No. 5 Michigan State". espn.com. February 28, 2012. Retrieved 2012-03-04.