2011–12 Iowa State Cyclones men's basketball team

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2011–12 Iowa State Cyclones men's basketball
Iowa State Cyclones logo.svg
NCAA Tournament South Region 8 Seed, Round of 32
Conference Big 12
2011–12 record 23–11 (12–6 Big 12)
Head coach Fred Hoiberg
Assistant coach T. J. Otzelberger
Assistant coach Cornell Mann
Assistant coach Matt Abdelmassih
Home arena Hilton Coliseum
Seasons
« 2010–11 2012–13 »
2011–12 Big 12 men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#6 Kansas 16 2   .889     32 7   .821
#3 Missouri 14 4   .778     30 5   .857
Iowa State 12 6   .667     22 10   .688
#9 Baylor 12 6   .667     30 8   .789
Kansas State 10 8   .556     22 10   .688
Texas 9 9   .500     20 13   .606
Oklahoma State 7 11   .389     15 18   .455
Oklahoma 5 13   .278     15 16   .484
Texas A&M 4 14   .222     14 18   .438
Texas Tech 1 17   .056     8 23   .258
2012 Big 12 Tournament winner
As of March 10, 2012; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2011–12 Iowa State Cyclones men's basketball team represented Iowa State University in the 2011–12 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. Their head coach, Fred Hoiberg, was in his second season as a head coach. The team played its home games at Hilton Coliseum in Ames, Iowa and were members of the Big 12 Conference. The preseason polls picked Iowa State to finish 8th in the Big 12, however, the Cyclones finished the 2011-12 season with a 22-10 record ranked #25, tied with Baylor for third place with 12-6 in Big 12 play, lost to Texas in the quarterfinals of the 2012 Big 12 Men's Basketball Tournament, and earned a #8 seed (#30 overall) in the south regional of the 2012 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament defeating #9 seed and the defending 2011 NCAA National Champions Connecticut Huskies in the second round at Louisville but losing to #1 seed Kentucky in the third round (the round of 32). Head coach Fred Hoiberg was named co-coach of the year for the Big 12 conference after the Cyclones made the biggest one season improvement in Big 12 history by winning 9 more conference games in 2011-12 than in 2010-11.

Roster[edit]

# Name Height Weight Position Year Hometown
0 Jordan Railey 6′-11″ 250 Center Sophomore Beaverton, Oregon
1 Bubu Palo 6′-1″ 175 Guard Redshirt Sophomore Ames, Iowa
2 Chris Babb 6′-5″ 225 Guard Redshirt Junior Arlington, Texas
3 Melvin Ejim 6′-6″ 220 Forward Sophomore Toronto, Ontario
4 Chris Allen 6′-3″ 205 Guard Redshirt Senior Lawrenceville, Georgia
5 Tavon Sledge 5′-9′ 175 Guard Freshman Spring Valley, New York
10 Aaron Law 5′-11″ 175 Guard Freshman Chapel Hill, North Carolina
11 Scott Christopherson 6′-3″ 195 Guard Redshirt Senior LaCrosse, Wisconsin
12 Austin McBeth 6′-1″ 185 Guard Junior Wayland, Iowa
21 Will Clyburn 6′-7″ 205 Guard Senior Detroit, Michigan
22 Anthony Booker 6′-9″ 250 Forward Redshirt Junior St. Louis, Missouri
24 Percy Gibson 6′-9″ 245 Center Freshman Detroit, Michigan
25 Tyrus McGee 6′-2″ 205 Guard Junior Stringtown, Oklahoma
30 Royce White 6′-8″ 270 Forward Redshirt Sophomore Minneapolis, Minnesota
34 Korie Lucious 5′-11″ 175 Guard Senior Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Preseason[edit]

Italy trip[edit]

Chris Allen in Italy (Vatican)

In August, 2011, the Cyclones traveled to Italy to compete with 4 teams from the area. They won all 4 games.

Recruiting[edit]

Class of 2011[edit]

Name Home town High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Percy Gibson
F
Detroit, MI Southeastern 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 240 lb (110 kg)  
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A
Tyrus McGee
G
Arkansas City, KS Cowley County, CC 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg)  
Scout: N/A   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A
Tavon Sledge
G
Dix Hills, NY Half Hollow Hills West 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 175 lb (79 kg)  
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A
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:

Rankings[edit]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Final 
AP Poll[1] RV RV RV RV RV 25 RV  
Coaches Poll[1] RV RV RV RV RV RV RV RV RV RV


Schedule[edit]

Date
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (Attendance)
City, State
Exhibition
11/06/2011*
12:30pm
Grand Valley State W 77–62 
Hilton Coliseum (13,221)
Ames, IA
Regular Season
11/12/2011*
1:00pm, Mediacom
Lehigh W 86–77  1–0
Hilton Coliseum (13,343)
Ames, IA
11/15/2011*
8:00pm, Mediacom
at Drake L 65–74  1–1
Knapp Center (5,665)
Des Moines, IA
11/20/2011*
12:30pm, Mediacom
Western Carolina
South Padre Island Invitational
W 92–60  2–1
Hilton Coliseum (10,922)
Ames, IA
11/22/2011*
7:00pm, Mediacom
Northern Colorado
South Padre Island Invitational
W 90–82  3–1
Hilton Coliseum (11,155)
Ames, IA
11/25/2011*
7:30pm
vs. Providence
South Padre Island Invitational
W 64–54  4–1
South Padre Island Convention Centre (675)
South Padre Island, TX
11/26/2011*
6:30pm, CBSSN
vs. Rice
South Padre Island Invitational
W 90–63  5–1
South Padre Island Convention Centre (660)
South Padre Island, TX
11/30/2011*
7:00pm, Mediacom
Northern Iowa L 62–69  5–2
Hilton Coliseum (13,509)
Ames, IA
12/03/2011*
11:00am, BTN
at No. 15 Michigan L 66–76  5–3
Crisler Arena (10,845)
Ann Arbor, MI
12/06/2011*
7:00pm, Mediacom
Prairie View A&M W 84–59  6–3
Hilton Coliseum (12,915)
Ames, IA
12/09/2011*
7:00pm, CTN
Iowa
Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series
W 86–76  7–3
Hilton Coliseum (14,356)
Ames, IA
12/18/2011*
1:00pm, CTN
Central Michigan W 59–52  8–3
Hilton Coliseum (11,764)
Ames, IA
12/21/2011*
7:00pm, Mediacom
Lipscomb W 81–64  9–3
Hilton Coliseum (11,513)
Ames, IA
12/31/2011*
12:00pm, CTN
Mississippi Valley State W 67–65  10–3
Hilton Coliseum (12,399)
Ames, IA
01/04/2012
8:00pm, ESPNU
Texas W 77–71  11–3
(1–0)
Hilton Coliseum (12,248)
Ames, IA
01/07/2012
3:00pm, Big 12 Network
at Texas A&M W 74–50  12–3
(2–0)
Reed Arena (6,450)
College Station, TX
01/11/2012
7:00pm, Big 12 Network
Missouri L 69–76  12–4
(2–1)
Hilton Coliseum (13,198)
Ames, IA
01/14/2012
3:00pm, Big 12 Network
at No. 10 Kansas L 73–82  12–5
(2–2)
Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Lawrence, KS
01/18/2012
8:00pm, ESPNU
Oklahoma State W 71–68  13–5
(3–2)
Hilton Coliseum (12,397)
Ames, IA
01/21/2012
4:00pm, ESPN2
at Texas Tech W 76–52  14–5
(4–2)
United Spirit Arena (8,367)
Lubbock, TX
01/24/2012
8:00pm, LHN
at Texas L 55–62  14–6
(4–3)
Frank Erwin Center (10,117)
Austin, TX
01/28/2012
1:00pm, ESPN
No. 5 Kansas W 72–64  15–6
(5–3)
Hilton Coliseum (14,376)
Ames, IA
01/31/2012
8:00pm, CTN
Kansas State
"Farmaggedon"
W 72–70  16–6
(6–3)
Hilton Coliseum (13,456)
Ames, IA
02/04/2012
5:00pm, ESPN2
at Oklahoma W 77–70  17–6
(7–3)
Lloyd Noble Center (9,272)
Norman, OK
02/07/2012
6:00pm, ESPN2
at Oklahoma State L 67–69  17–7
(7–4)
Gallagher Iba Arena (9,365)
Stillwater, OK
02/11/2012
3:00 p.m., Big 12 Network
Texas A&M W 69–46  18–7
(8–4)
Hilton Coliseum (14,376)
Ames, IA
02/13/2012
6:00 p.m., ESPNU
at No. 10 Baylor L 64–79  18–8
(8–5)
Ferrell Center (7,047)
Waco, TX
2/18/2012
12:45pm, Big 12 Network
Oklahoma W 80–69  19–8
(9–5)
Hilton Coliseum (14,376)
Ames, IA
2/22/2012
8:00pm, ESPNU
Texas Tech W 72–54  20–8
(10–5)
Hilton Coliseum (13,587)
Ames, IA
02/25/2012
12:45pm, Big 12 Network
at Kansas State
"Farmageddon"
W 65–61  21–8
(11–5)
Bramlage Coliseum (12,528)
Manhattan, KS
02/29/2012
7:00pm, Big 12 Network
at No. 7 Missouri L 72–78  21–9
(11–6)
Mizzou Arena (14,837)
Columbia, MO
03/03/2012
6:00pm, CTN
No. 9 Baylor W 80–72  22–9
(12–6)
Hilton Coliseum (14,376)
Ames, Iowa
2012 Big 12 Men's Basketball Tournament
03/08/2012
8:30pm, Big 12 Network
No. 25 vs. Texas
Quarterfinals
L 65–71  22–10
Sprint Center (18,972)
Kansas City, MO
2012 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament
03/15/2012*
8:20pm, TBS
No. (S 8) vs. (S 9) Connecticut
Second Round
W 77–64  23–10
KFC Yum! Center (22,131)
Louisville, KY
03/17/2012*
6:45pm, CBS
No. (S 8) vs. No. 1 (S 1) Kentucky
Third Round
L 71–87  23–11
KFC Yum! Center (21,757)
Louisville, KY
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Central Time (#) during NCAA Tournament is seed with Region.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2011-12 NCAA Men's Basketball Rankings". ESPN. ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved October 21, 2011.