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
Conference Big 12 Conference
2011–12 record 23-11 (12-6 Big 12)
Head coach Fred Hoiberg (2nd year)
Assistant coach T. J. Otzelberger
Assistant coach Matt Abdelmassih
Assistant coach Cornell Mann
Home arena Hilton Coliseum
Seasons
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 represents Iowa State University during the 2011–12 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Cyclones were coached by Fred Hoiberg, who was in his 2nd season. They played their home games at Hilton Coliseum in Ames, Iowa and competed in the Big 12 Conference.

Previous season[edit]

The Cyclones finished 16-16, and 3-13 in Big 12 play to finish tied for 12th in the regular season conference standings.[1] They lost to Colorado in the first round of the Big 12 Tournament.

Offseason departures[edit]

Offseason Departures
Name Position Reason
Jake Anderson Guard Graduated
Diante Garrett Guard Graduated
Jamie Vanderbeken Forward Graduated
Drew Mitchell Forward Graduated
Eric McKnight Forward Transferred to Florida Gulf Coast
DeMarcus Phillips Guard Transferred to Marshalltown CC
John Lamb Guard Transferred to Dakota State
Calvin Godfrey Forward Dismissed from team
Reference:[2]

Recruiting[edit]

Prep recruits[edit]

Chris Allen in Italy (Vatican)
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Percy Gibson
PF
Detroit, MI Southeastern High 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 185 lb (84 kg) May 22, 2011 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 89
Tavon Sledge
PG
Spring Valley, NY Half Hollow Hills West 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Sep 27, 2010 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:2/5 stars   ESPN grade: 88
Elgin Cook
SF
Milwaukee, WI Hamilton 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Aug 22, 2009 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 90
Overall recruiting rankings:   247Sports: 75
  • 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:

Incoming transfers[edit]

Incoming Transfers
Name Position Hometown Previous
School
Remaining
Eligibility
Notes
Tyrus McGee Guard Stringtown, OK Cowley County CC 2 McGee was eligible to play immediately.
Korie Lucious Guard Milwaukee, WI Michigan State 1 Lucious sat out the 2011–12 season due to NCAA eligibility rules.
Will Clyburn Guard Detroit, MI Utah 1 Clyburn sat out the 2011–12 season due to NCAA eligibility rules.
Reference:[3]

Preseason[edit]

In August 2011 the team took a week-long trip to Italy.[4] In addition to playing several scrimmages against local teams they were able to tour Milan, Florence, the Colosseum, the Vatican, and other landmarks.[5]

Roster[edit]

2011–12 Iowa State Cyclones men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
C 0 Railey, JordanJordan Railey 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 245 lb (111 kg) So Beaverton High Beaverton, OR
G 1 Palo, BubuBubu Palo 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) RS So Ames High Ames, IA
G 2 Babb, ChrisChris Babb 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 220 lb (100 kg) RS Jr Penn State Arlington, TX
F 3 Ejim, MelvinMelvin Ejim 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 215 lb (98 kg) So Brewster Academy Toronto, ON
G 4 Allen, ChrisChris Allen 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 205 lb (93 kg) RS Sr Michigan State Lawrenceville, GA
G 5 Sledge, TavonTavon Sledge 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Fr Half Hollow Hills West Spring Valley, NY
G 10 Law, AaronAaron Law 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Fr Tilton Chapel Hill, NC
G 11 Christopherson, ScottScott Christopherson 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 205 lb (93 kg) RS Sr Marquette La Crosse, WI
G 12 McBeth, AustinAustin McBeth Current redshirt 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 185 lb (84 kg) RS Jr Iowa Western CCnote=W Wayland, IA
G 21 Clyburn, WillWill Clyburn Current redshirt 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 205 lb (93 kg) RS Sr Utah Detroit, MI
F 22 Booker, AnthonyAnthony Booker 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 245 lb (111 kg) RS Jr Southern Illinois Florissant, MO
F 24 Gibson, PercyPercy Gibson 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Fr Southeastern High Detroit, MI
25 McGee, TyrusTyrus McGee 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Jr Cowley County CC Stringtown, OK
F 30 White, RoyceRoyce White 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 250 lb (113 kg) RS So Minnesota Minneapolis, MN
G 34 Lucious, KorieKorie Lucious Current redshirt 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 175 lb (79 kg) RS Sr Michigan State Milwaukee, WI
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Schedule and results[edit]

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

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[6] RV RV RV RV RV 25 RV  
Coaches Poll[6] RV RV RV RV RV RV RV RV RV RV


Awards and honors[edit]

References[edit]