2011–12 Mercer Bears men's basketball team

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2011–12 Mercer Bears men's basketball
Mercer Bears wordmark.svg
Conference Atlantic Sun Conference
2011–12 record 27–11 (13–5 A-Sun)
Head coach Bob Hoffman (4th season)
Assistant coach Spencer Wright
Assistant coach Doug Esleeck
Assistant coach Jake Nelp
Home arena University Center
Seasons
2011–12 Atlantic Sun men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Belmont 16 2   .889     27 8   .771
Mercer 13 5   .722     27 11   .711
USC Upstate 13 5   .722     21 13   .618
East Tennessee State 10 8   .556     17 14   .548
North Florida 10 8   .556     16 16   .500
Florida Gulf Coast 8 10   .444     15 17   .469
Lipscomb 8 10   .444     13 18   .419
Jacksonville 6 12   .333     8 22   .267
Stetson 6 12   .333     9 20   .310
Kennesaw State 0 18   .000     3 28   .097
2012 Atlantic Sun Tournament winner
As of March 28, 2012; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2011–12 Mercer Bears men's basketball team represented Mercer University during the 2011–12 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Bears, led by fourth year head coach Bob Hoffman, played their home games at the University Center and are members of the Atlantic Sun Conference. They finished the season 27–11, 13–5 in A-Sun play to finish in a tie for second place. They lost in the semifinals of the Atlantic Sun Basketball Tournament to Florida Gulf Coast. They were invited to the 2012 CollegeInsider.com Tournament where they defeated Tennessee State, Georgia State, Old Dominion, Fairfield, and Utah State to be the 2012 CIT Champions.

Roster[edit]

Number Name Position Height Weight Year Hometown
0 R.J. Miskimon Guard 6–2 190 Sophomore Fort Worth, Texas
1 Kymon Woods Guard 6–4 190 Freshman Gainesville, Georgia
2 Travis Smith Guard 6–3 185 Junior Johns Island, South Carolina
3 Kevin Canevari Guard 5–11 165 Sophomore Charlotte, North Carolina
5 Bud Thomas Forward 6–6 200 Sophomore Highlands Ranch, Colorado
14 T.J. Hallice Forward 6–9 205 Freshman Weddington, North Carolina
15 Justin Cecil Forward 6–8 225 Senior Lakeland, Florida
20 Jakob Gollon Forward 6–6 200 Sophomore Stevens Point, Wisconsin
21 Langston Hall Guard 6–4 180 Sophomore Atlanta, Georgia
22 Darious Moten Forward 6–6 195 Freshman Bowdon, Georgia
23 Chris Smith Guard 6–1 170 Junior Dublin, Georgia
32 Shaquille Harris Guard 6–2 190 Junior Americus, Georgia
34 Jibri Bryan Guard 6–3 180 Junior Savannah, Georgia
44 Marquisse Jackson Forward 6–5 183 Junior Bartlesville, Oklahoma
45 Monty Brown Center 6–11 250 Sophomore Liberty Mounds, Oklahoma
50 Paul Larsen Forward 6–7 220 Sophomore Mooresville, North Carolina
52 Daniel Coursey Forward 6–10 220 Sophomore Savannah, Georgia

Schedule[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
11/03/2011*
7:30 AM
Georgia College W 58–57 
University Center (1,473)
Macon, GA
Regular Season
11/12/2011*
3:00 PM
at Emory W 66–57  1–0
University Center (NA)
Macon, GA
11/14/2011*
7:00 PM
at No. 24 Missouri
CBE Classic
L 63–81  1–1
Mizzou Arena (5,778)
Columbia, MO
11/17/2011*
3:30 PM
at Furman W 66–46  2–1
Timmons Arena (1,269)
Greenville, SC
11/21/2011*
7:00 PM
Sam Houston State
CBE Classic
W 60–38  3–1
University Center (1,537)
Macon, GA
11/22/2011*
7:00 PM
Niagara
CBE Classic
W 74–55  4–1
University Center (1,422)
Macon, GA
11/23/2011*
7:00 PM
South Dakota State
CBE Classic
L 61–74  4–2
University Center (1,568)
Macon, GA
12/01/2011
7:15 PM
at Lipscomb W 79–72  5–2 (1–0)
Allen Arena (1,730)
Nashville, TN
12/03/2011
4:15 PM
at Belmont L 78–82  5–3 (1–1)
Curb Event Center (1,640)
Nashville, TN
12/07/2011*
8:00 PM
at Samford W 83–78  6–3
Pete Hanna Center (1,036)
Homewood, AL
12/10/2011*
7:00 PM
Chattanooga W 67–56  7–3
University Center (1,795)
Macon, GA
12/18/2011*
12:00 PM
at Seton Hall L 77–80 OT 7–4
Prudential Center (6,502)
Newark, NJ
12/20/2011*
7:00 PM
at Georgia L 58–72  7–5
Stegeman Coliseum (5,654)
Athens, GA
12/22/2011*
7:00 PM
at Georgia Tech W 65–59  8–5
Arena at Gwinnett Center (3,841)
Duluth, GA
12/28/2011*
7:30 PM
at Tulsa L 62–68  8–6
Reynolds Center (3,922)
Tulsa, OK
12/30/2011*
7:00 PM
at Navy W 65–56  9–6
Alumni Hall (2,555)
Annapolis, MD
01/02/2012
7:30 PM
Florida Gulf Coast W 76–54  10–6 (2–1)
University Center (2,075)
Macon, GA
01/04/2012
7:00 PM
Stetson W 75–59  11–6 (3–1)
University Center (1,750)
Macon, GA
01/07/2012
7:00 PM
at East Tennessee State L 61–76  11–7 (3–2)
ETSU/Mountain States Health Alliance Athletic Center (3,221)
Johnson City, TN
01/09/2012
7:30 PM
at USC Upstate W 73–66  12–7 (4–2)
G. B. Hodge Center (694)
Spartanburg, SC
01/13/2012
7:00 PM, CSS
Kennesaw State W 81–51  13–7 (5–2)
University Center (2,856)
Macon, GA
01/21/2012
2:00 PM
North Florida W 69–58  14–7 (6–2)
University Center (2,951)
Macon, GA
01/23/2012
7:00 PM
Jacksonville W 75–65  15–7 (7–2)
University Center (2,210)
Macon, GA
01/28/2012
3:15 PM
at Stetson W 75–64  16–7 (8–2)
Edmunds Center (1,929)
DeLand, FL
01/30/2012
7:00 PM
at Florida Gulf Coast W 75–66  17–7 (9–2)
Alico Arena (1,738)
Fort Myers, FL
02/04/2012
4:30 PM
USC Upstate W 61–47  18–7 (10–2)
University Center (3,007)
Macon, GA
02/06/2012
7:00 PM
East Tennessee State W 54–46  19–7 (11–2)
University Center (2,265)
Macon, GA
02/10/2012
7:00 PM, CSS
at Kennesaw State W 61–57  20–7 (12–2)
KSU Convocation Center (4,991)
Kennesaw, GA
02/18/2012
3:30 PM
at Jacksonville L 75–81  20–8 (12–3)
Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena (1,111)
Jacksonville, FL
02/20/2012
7:00 PM
at North Florida L 66–75  20–9 (12–4)
UNF Arena (1,397)
Jacksonville, FL
02/23/2012
7:30 PM
Lipscomb W 63–54  21–9 (13–4)
University Center (2,450)
Macon, GA
02/25/2012
4:30 PM
Belmont L 61–62  21–10 (13–5)
University Center (NA)
Macon, GA
2012 Atlantic Sun Men's Basketball Tournament
02/29/2012
8:30 PM, ESPN3
Lipscomb
Quarterfinals
W 61–53  22–10
University Center (2,621)
Macon, GA
03/02/2012
8:30 PM, ESPN3
Florida Gulf Coast
Semifinals
L 58–62  22–11
University Center (3,497)
Macon, GA
2012 CIT
03/13/2012*
7:00 PM
Tennessee State
First Round
W 68–60  23–11
University Center (1,773)
Macon, GA
03/17/2012*
4:00 PM
Georgia State
Second Round
W 64–59  24–11
University Center (2,132)
Macon, GA
03/21/2012*
7:00 PM
at Old Dominion
Quarterfinals
W 79–73  25–11
Ted Constant Convocation Center (3,412)
Norfolk, VA
03/24/2012*
7:00 PM
at Fairfield
Semifinals
W 64–59  26–11
Alumni Hall (1,557)
Faifield, CT
03/28/2012*
9:00 PM, FCS Central
at Utah State
Championship Game
W 70–67  27–11
Smith Spectrum (6,154)
Logan, UT
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

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