2011–12 Iona Gaels men's basketball team

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2011–12 Iona Gaels men's basketball
Iona College Gaels Wordmark.jpeg
MAAC Regular Season Champions
Conference Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
2011–12 record 25–8 (15–3 MAAC)
Head coach Tim Cluess (2nd year)
Assistant coach Jared Grasso
Assistant coach Mark Calzonetti
Assistant coach Garee Bryant
Home arena Hynes Athletic Center
Seasons
« 2010–11 2012–13 »
2011–12 MAAC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Iona 15 3   .833     25 8   .758
Loyola (MD) 13 5   .722     24 9   .727
Manhattan 12 6   .667     21 13   .618
Fairfield 12 6   .667     22 15   .595
Rider 10 8   .556     13 19   .406
Siena 8 10   .444     14 17   .452
Niagara 8 10   .444     14 19   .424
Marist 7 11   .389     14 18   .438
Saint Peter's 4 14   .222     5 26   .161
Canisius 1 17   .056     5 25   .167
2012 MAAC Tournament winner
As of March 18, 2012; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2011–12 Iona Gaels men's basketball team represented Iona College during the 2011–12 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Gaels, led by second year head coach Tim Cluess, played their home games at the Hynes Athletic Center and are members of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. The Gaals were MAAC regular season champions but failed to win the MAAC Basketball Tournament after losing to Fairfield in the semifinals. They received an at–large bid to the 2012 NCAA Tournament where they lost to BYU in the First Four round. The Gaels led BYU by 25 points in the 2nd half. It was the largest comeback in NCAA Tournament history.

Roster[edit]

Number Name Position Height Weight Year Hometown
0 Taaj Ridley Forward 6–7 215 Junior Bronx, New York
1 Mike Glover Forward 6–7 215 Senior Bronx, New York
2 Lamont Jones Guard 6–0 196 Junior Harlem, New York
3 Scott Machado Guard 6–1 180 Senior Queens, New York
4 Ra'Shad James Guard 6–1 183 Junior White Plains, New York
5 Josh Gomez Center 6–10 200 Freshman Bronx, New York
10 Jermel Jenkins Guard 5–11 185 Senior Union, New Jersey
11 Trinity Fields Guard 6–2 175 Senior Queens, New York
20 Travis Layne Guard/Forward 6–4 205 Sophomore Montclair, New Jersey
22 Sean Armand Guard 6–3 190 Sophomore Brooklyn, New York
23 Randy Dezouvre Guard/Forward 6–5 210 Junior Montreal, Quebec, Canada
32 Nyandigisi Moikobu Forward 6–8 215 Junior Seattle, Washington
33 Kyle Smyth Guard 6–4 185 Junior River Edge, New Jersey
35 Kristian Duravcevic Forward 6–8 215 Sophomore Bronx, New York

Schedule[edit]

Date
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (Attendance)
City, State
Regular Season
11/17/2011*
1:00 PM, ESPNU
vs. Purdue
Puerto Rico Tip-Off First Round
L 90–91  0–1
José Miguel Agrelot Coliseum (5,322)
San Juan, PR
11/18/2011*
3:30 PM, ESPN3
vs. Western Michigan
Puerto Rico Tip-Off Consolation Round
W 94–88  1–1
José Miguel Agrelot Coliseum (6,375)
San Juan, PR
11/20/2011*
2:00 PM, ESPNU
vs. Maryland
Puerto Rico Tip-Off 5th Place Game
W 89–63  2–1
José Miguel Agrelot Coliseum (11,297)
San Juan, PR
11/23/2011*
7:00 PM
Saint Joseph's W 104–99 2OT 3–1
Hynes Athletic Center (2,611)
New Rochelle, NY
11/28/2011*
7:00 PM
Long Island W 100–84  4–1
Hynes Athletic Center (2,520)
New Rochelle, NY
12/02/2011
7:00 PM
at Canisius W 69–57  5–1 (1–0)
Koessler Athletic Center (1,533)
Buffalo, NY
12/04/2011
2:00 PM
at Niagara W 98–62  6–1 (2–0)
Gallagher Center (1,337)
Lewiston, NY
12/07/2011*
9:00 PM, RSRM
at Denver W 80–78 OT 7–1
Magness Arena (5,886)
Denver, CO
12/11/2011*
2:30 PM
at Marshall L 63–82  7–2
Cam Henderson Center (5,918)
Huntington, WV
12/14/2011*
3:00 PM
at Richmond W 88–79  8–2
Robins Center (4,217)
Richmond, VA
12/17/2011*
1:00 PM
at Vermont W 73–72  9–2
Patrick Gym (2,245)
Burlington, VT
12/21/2011*
7:00 PM
at William & Mary W 83–65  10–2
Kaplan Arena (1,461)
Williamsburg, VA
12/29/2011*
7:00 PM
at Hofstra L 75–83  10–3
Hofstra Arena (4,258)
Hempstead, NY
01/03/2012
9:00 PM
vs. Siena W 95–59  11–3 (3–0)
Madison Square Garden (9,258)
New York City, NY
01/06/2012
9:00 PM, ESPNU
Niagara W 73–61  12–3 (4–0)
Hynes Athletic Center (2,463)
New Rochelle, NY
01/08/2012
2:00 PM
at Marist W 100–76  13–3 (5–0)
McCann Field House (1,313)
Poughkeepsie, NY
01/12/2012
7:00 PM
Manhattan L 72–75  13–4 (5–1)
Hynes Athletic Center (2,611)
New Rochelle, NY
01/15/2012
3:30 PM
Loyola (MD) W 74–63  14–4 (6–1)
Hynes Athletic Center (2,060)
New Rochelle, NY
01/20/2012
10:00 PM, ESPNU
at Rider W 91–71  15–4 (7–1)
Hynes Athletic Center (2,428)
New Rochelle, NY
01/23/2012
7:00 PM
at Siena L 62–65  15–5 (7–2)
Times Union Center (5,584)
Albany, NY
01/27/2012
7:00 PM, ESPNU
at Fairfield W 71–62  16–5 (8–2)
Webster Bank Arena (4,055)
Bridgeport, CT
01/29/2012
2:00 PM
at Saint Peter's W 64–40  17–5 (9–2)
Yanitelli Center (941)
Jersey City, NJ
02/02/2012
7:00 PM, ESPN3
Canisius W 105–86  18–5 (10–2)
Hynes Athletic Center (2,453)
New Rochelle, NY
02/04/2012
7:00 PM, ESPN3
at Manhattan W 85–73  19–5 (11–2)
Draddy Gymnasium (2,345)
Riverdale, NY
02/10/2012
7:00 PM, ESPNU
at Loyola (MD) L 81–87  19–6 (11–3)
Reitz Arena (2,100)
Baltimore, MD
02/12/2012
7:00 PM
Marist W 83–74  20–6 (12–3)
Hynes Athletic Center (2,260)
New Rochelle, NY
02/15/2012
7:00 PM
at Rider W 75–62  21–6 (13–3)
Alumni Gymnasium (1,610)
Lawrenceville, NJ
02/18/2012*
4:00 PM, ESPN2
Nevada
ESPN BracketBusters
W 90–84  22–6
Hynes Athletic Center (2,611)
New Rochelle, NY
02/24/2012
9:00 PM, ESPNU
Fairfield W 77–72  23–6 (14–3)
Hynes Athletic Center (2,611)
New Rochelle, NY
02/26/2012
3:30 PM
Saint Peter's W 98–61  24–6 (15–3)
Hynes Athletic Center (2,611)
New Rochelle, NY
2012 MAAC Men's Basketball Tournament
03/03/2012
4:30 PM, ESPN3
vs. Marist
Quarterfinals
W 87–63  25–6
MassMutual Center (2,256)
Springfield, MA
03/04/2012
2:00 PM, ESPN3
vs. Fairfield
Semifinals
L 75–85  25–7
MassMutual Center (2,778)
Springfield, MA
2012 NCAA Tournament
03/13/2012*
9:00 PM, truTV
vs. BYU
First Four
L 72–78  25–8
University of Dayton Arena (8,510)
Dayton, OH
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

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