2011–12 Marshall Thundering Herd men's basketball team

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2011–12 Marshall Thundering Herd men's basketball
Marshall Thundering Herd logo.svg
NIT, First Round
Conference Conference USA
Division East
2011–12 record 21–14 (9–7 C-USA)
Head coach Tom Herrion
Assistant coach Jorge Fernandez
Mark Cline
Dino Presley
Home arena Cam Henderson Center
Seasons
2011–12 Conference USA men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Memphis 13 3   .813     26 8   .765
Southern Miss 11 5   .688     25 9   .735
Tulsa 10 6   .625     17 14   .548
UCF 10 6   .625     22 11   .667
UAB 9 7   .563     15 16   .484
Marshall 9 7   .563     21 14   .600
Rice 8 8   .500     18 15   .545
UTEP 7 9   .438     15 17   .469
Houston 7 9   .438     15 15   .500
East Carolina 5 11   .313     15 16   .484
SMU 4 12   .250     13 19   .406
Tulane 3 13   .188     15 19   .441
2012 CUSA Tournament winner
As of March 15, 2012; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2011–12 Marshall Thundering Herd men's basketball team represented Marshall University in the 2011–12 college basketball season as a member of Conference USA (C-USA). They played their home games at the Cam Henderson Center and were led by second year head coach Tom Herrion.

Preseason[edit]

Recruiting[edit]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Robert Goff
C
Hutchinson, Kansas Hutchinson 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 230 lb (100 kg) Mar 31, 2011 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: JC
Devince Boykins
SG
Forest City, North Carolina East Rutherford High School 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Dec 15, 2010 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 86
Chris Martin
SG
Washington, D.C. St. Patrick High School 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Apr 24, 2011 
Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 84
Jamir Hanner
PF
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Notre Dame Prep 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Dec 10, 2010 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: POST
Dennis Tinnon
PF
Kansas City, Kansas Kansas City Kansas CC 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Nov 12, 2010 
Scout: N/A   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: JC
Isaiah Thomas
SF
Newark, New Jersey Shabazz High School 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Apr 11, 2011 
Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 86
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: NR   Rivals: 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 Marshall Thundering Herd men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
G 15 Boykins, DeVinceDeVince Boykins Current redshirt 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Fr Forest City, North Carolina
G 21 Coleman, JustinJustin Coleman 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 225 lb (102 kg) RS Fr Richmond, Virginia
F 2 Goff, RobertRobert Goff 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Jr Indianapolis, Indiana
F 4 Hanner, JamirJamir Hanner 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Fr Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
G 23 Johnson, ShaquilleShaquille Johnson 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Sr Jacksonville, Florida
C 50 Kambola, JPJP Kambola 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 245 lb (111 kg) RS Fr Toronto, Ontario, Canada
G 24 Kane, DeAndreDeAndre Kane 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 200 lb (91 kg) RS So Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
G 0 Martin, ChrisChris Martin 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Fr Upper Marlboro, Maryland
C 34 Mbao, YousYous Mbao 7 ft 2 in (2.18 m) 235 lb (107 kg) RS So Rufisque, Senegal
F 10 Pena, DagoDago Pena 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Sr Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
G 3 Pitts, DamierDamier Pitts 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Sr Charlotte, North Carolina
C 11 Spikes, NigelNigel Spikes 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 237 lb (108 kg) RS Jr Fort Lauderdale, Florida
F 1 Tinnon, DennisDennis Tinnon 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Jr Green Bay, Wisconsin
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • Mark Cline (Wake Forest)
  • Jorge Fernandez (Stetson)
  • Dino Presley (Kutztown)

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

Roster
Last update: 2012-11-13

Schedule[edit]

Date
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (Attendance)
City, State
Exhibition
November 1, 2011*
7:00 pm
Northern Kentucky W 65–55  0–0
Cam Henderson Center (6,070)
Huntington, WV
Regular Season
November 11, 2011*
8:00 pm
Alabama State W 67–49  1–0
Cam Henderson Center (6,009)
Huntington, WV
November 13, 2011*
4:00 pm
Jacksonville State W 58–44  2–0
Cam Henderson Center (5,513)
Huntington, WV
November 19, 2011*
7:00 pm
Northwestern State W 83–61  3–0
Cam Henderson Center (5,578)
Huntington, WV
November 22, 2011*
7:00 pm
at UNC Wilmington W 69–64  4–0
Trask Coliseum (3,270)
Wilmington, NC
November 25, 2011*
7:00 pm, ESPN3
at Cincinnati W 73–69 OT 5–0
Fifth Third Arena (7,021)
Cincinnati, OH
November 30, 2011*
7:00 pm
Ohio L 78–80  5–1
Cam Henderson Center (7,061)
Huntington, WV
December 6, 2011*
7:00 pm, WSAZ
at No. 3 Syracuse L 56–62  5–2
Carrier Dome (19,817)
Syracuse, NY
December 11, 2011*
2:30 pm
Iona W 82–63  6–2
Cam Henderson Center (5,918)
Huntington, WV
December 17, 2011*
7:00 pm
High Point W 79–59  7–2
Cam Henderson Center (5,564)
Huntington, WV
December 19, 2011*
7:00 pm
Belmont W 87–86  8–2
Cam Henderson Center (5,759)
Huntington, WV
December 21, 2011*
7:00 pm
West Virginia Tech W 99–80  9–2
Cam Henderson Center (5,572)
Huntington, WV
December 29, 2011*
8:00 pm
at Belmont L 74–79  9–3
Curb Event Center (2,007)
Nashville, TN
January 1, 2012*
4:00 pm
Akron L 51–67  9–4
Cam Henderson Center (6,063)
Huntington, WV
January 4, 2012
8:00 pm, CBSSN
UTEP W 76–60  10–4 (1–0)
Cam Henderson Center (5,229)
Huntington, WV
January 7, 2012
8:00 pm
at Rice W 63–61  11–4 (2–0)
Tudor Fieldhouse (1,237)
Houston, TX
January 11, 2012
8:00 pm
at UAB W 61–59  12–4 (3–0)
Bartow Arena (3,127)
Birmingham, AL
January 14, 2012
7:00 pm
UCF W 65–64  13–4 (4–0)
Cam Henderson Center (8,379)
Huntington, WV
January 18, 2012*
7:30 pm, WOWK
vs. West Virginia
Chesapeake Energy Capital Classic
L 62–78  13–5
Charleston Civic Center (12,684)
Charleston, WV
January 21, 2012
6:00 pm, CSS/WSAZ
at Southern Miss L 63–67  13–6 (4–1)
Reed Green Coliseum (4,757)
Hattiesburg, MS
January 25, 2012
7:00 pm, CSS
UAB L 49–56  13–7 (4–2)
Cam Henderson Center (5,653)
Huntington, WV
January 28, 2012
9:00 pm, CSS/WSAZ
at Memphis L 76–83  13–8 (4–3)
FedEx Forum (17,337)
Memphis, TN
February 1, 2012
7:00 pm
Tulane W 63–44  14–8 (5–3)
Cam Henderson Center (5,590)
Huntington, WV
February 4, 2012
8:00 pm
at Tulsa L 70–79  14–9 (5–4)
Reynolds Center (4,751)
Tulsa, OK
February 8, 2012
7:00 pm
at UCF L 60–67  14–10 (5–5)
UCF Arena (6,192)
Orlando, Fl
February 11, 2012
7:00 pm, WSAZ
East Carolina W 78–68  15–10 (6–5)
Cam Henderson Center (6,447)
Huntington, WV
February 18, 2012
3:00 pm
at SMU W 73–68  16–10 (7–5)
Moody Coliseum (2,110)
University Park, TX
February 22, 2012
7:00 pm
Houston W 66–58  17–10 (8–5)
Cam Henderson Center (6,023)
Huntington, WV
February 25, 2012
4:00 pm, FSN
Memphis L 67–87  17–11 (8–6)
Cam Henderson Center (8,252)
Huntington, WV
February 29, 2012
7:00 pm, WSAZ
at East Carolina L 68–69 OT 17–12 (8–7)
Williams Arena (4,334)
Greenville, NC
March 3, 2012
7:00 pm, FSN
Southern Miss W 79–75  18–12 (9–7)
Cam Henderson Center (5,947)
Huntington, WV
2012 C-USA Basketball Tournament
March 7, 2012
3:30 pm, CSS
(6) vs. (11) SMU
First Round
W 74–56  19–12
FedEx Forum (8,356)
Memphis, TN
March 8, 2012
3:50 pm, CBSSN
(6) vs. (3) Tulsa
Quarterfinals
W 105–100 3OT 20–12
FedEx Forum (7,930)
Memphis, TN
March 9, 2012
4:00 pm, CBSSN
(6) vs. (2) Southern Miss
Semifinals
W 73–62  21–12
FedEx Forum (14,441)
Memphis, TN
March 10, 2012
11:30 am, CBS
(6) at (1) Memphis
Championship Game
L 57–83  21–13
FedEx Forum (14,821)
Memphis, TN
2012 National Invitation Tournament
March 13, 2012
9:15 pm, ESPN3
(5) at (4) Middle Tennessee
First Round
L 78–86  21–14
Murphy Center (4,556)
Murfreesboro, TN
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] retrieved December 9, 2011