2011–12 Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders men's basketball team

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2011–12 Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders men's basketball
Middle Tennessee Athletics logo.svg
Sun Belt East Division and overall regular season Champions
NIT, Quarterfinals
Conference Sun Belt Conference
Division East Division
2011–12 record 27–7 (14–2 Sun Belt)
Head coach Kermit Davis (10th season)
Assistant coach Win Case
Assistant coach Greg Grensing
Assistant coach Monte Towe
Home arena Murphy Center
Seasons
2011–12 Sun Belt Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
East
Middle Tennessee 14 2   .875     27 7   .794
South Alabama 8 8   .500     17 12   .586
Florida Atlantic 7 9   .438     11 19   .367
WKU 7 9   .438     16 19   .457
Troy 5 11   .313     10 18   .357
Florida International 5 11   .313     8 21   .276
West
Arkansas–Little Rock 12 4   .750     15 16   .484
Denver 11 5   .688     22 9   .710
Louisiana–Lafayette 10 6   .625     16 16   .500
North Texas 9 7   .563     18 14   .563
Arkansas State 6 10   .375     14 20   .412
*Louisiana–Monroe 2 14   .125     3 26   .103
2012 Sun Belt Tournament winner
As of March 21, 2012; Rankings from AP Poll
*Ineligible for conference tournament

The 2011–12 Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders men's basketball team represented Middle Tennessee State University during the 2011–12 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Blue Raiders, led by tenth year head coach Kermit Davis, played their home games at the Murphy Center and are members of the East Division of the Sun Belt Conference. They finished the season 27–7, 14–2 in Sun Belt play to be Sun Belt East Division champions and overall regular season conference champions. They lost in the quarterfinals of the Sun Belt Basketball Tournament to Arkansas State. As regular season conference champions, they received an automatic bid into the 2012 National Invitation Tournament where they defeated Marshall in the first round and Tennessee in the second round before falling in the quarterfinals to Minnesota.

Roster[edit]

Number Name Position Height Weight Year Hometown
0 Zane Gibson Guard 6–2 180 Sophomore Chattanooga, Tennessee
1 LaRon Dendy Forward 6–9 230 Senior Greenville, South Carolina
3 James Gallman Guard 5–11 180 Junior Knoxville, Tennessee
11 Julian Edmonson Guard 6–2 190 Freshman Fort Worth, Texas
12 Shawn Jones Forward 6–8 227 Sophomore Hialeah, Florida
13 Bruce Massey Guard 6–3 195 Junior Germantown, Maryland
14 Marcos Knight Guard 6–2 210 Junior Rentz, Georgia
15 Raymond Cintron Guard 6–0 195 Junior San Juan, Puerto Rico
20 Jimmy Oden Guard 6–3 175 Senior Murfreesboro, Tennessee
21 Torin Walker Center 6–11 248 Sophomore Columbus, Georgia
22 Jason Jones Guard/Forward 6–6 195 Junior Memphis, Tennessee
24 Kerry Hammonds Guard/Forward 6–5 200 Sophomore Murfreesboro, Tennessee
30 JT Sulton Forward 6–8 230 Junior Yazoo City, Mississippi
42 Jacquez Rozier Forward 6–7 210 Freshman Waynesboro, Georgia

Schedule[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
11/07/2011*
7:00 PM
North Alabama W 108–58 
Murphy Center (2,300)
Murfreesboro, TN
Regular Season
11/11/2011*
7:00 PM
Austin Peay W 80–71  1–0
Murphy Center (4,011)
Murfreesboro, TN
11/13/2011*
5:00 PM
at Loyola Marymount W 58–51  2–0
Gersten Pavilion (1,853)
Los Angeles, CA
11/15/2011*
10:00 PM, Prime Ticket
at UCLA
Maui Invitational Opening Game
W 86–66  3–0
Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena (2,308)
Los Angeles, CA
11/19/2011*
5:15 PM
UNC Greensboro
Maui Invitational Regional
W 82–60  4–0
Murphy Center (5,411)
Murfreesboro, TN
11/20/2011*
3:30 PM
Belmont
Maui Invitational Regional
L 84–87 2OT 4–1
Murphy Center (4,762)
Murfreesboro, TN
11/22/2011*
7:00 PM
Cumberland W 88–48  5–1
Murphy Center (2,911)
Murfreesboro, TN
11/26/2011*
7:00 PM
at Austin Peay W 90–70  6–1
Dunn Center (2,632)
Clarksville, TN
12/01/2011*
7:00 PM
at Tennessee State W 77–62  7–1
Gentry Center (6,131)
Nashville, TN
12/04/2011*
1:00 PM
Akron W 77–53  8–1
Murphy Center (3,298)
Murfreesboro, TN
12/07/2011*
7:00 PM
at UAB L 56–66  8–2
Bartow Arena (4,576)
Birmingham, AL
12/10/2011*
5:00 PM
UT Martin W 78–62  9–2
Murphy Center (3,528)
Murfreesboro, TN
12/13/2011*
7:00 PM, ESPN3
Belmont W 65–62  10–2
Murphy Center (6,095)
Murfreesboro, TN
12/21/2011*
8:00 PM, CSS
vs. Ole Miss W 68–56  11–2
Lander's Center (2,342)
Southaven, MS
12/29/2011
7:00 PM
at FIU W 71–66  12–2 (1–0)
Murphy Center (4,922)
Murfreesboro, TN
12/31/2011
2:30 PM, Sun Belt Network
South Alabama W 68–52  13–2 (2–0)
Murphy Center (3,528)
Murfreesboro, TN
01/05/2012
7:30 PM
at Troy W 63–53  14–2 (3–0)
Trojan Arena (1,752)
Troy, AL
01/07/2012
5:30 PM
Louisiana–Lafayette W 65–53  15–2 (4–0)
Murphy Center (4,028)
Murfreesboro, TN
01/12/2012
6:30 PM
at FIU W 70–59  16–2 (5–0)
U.S. Century Bank Arena (1,116)
Miami, FL
01/14/2012
6:00 PM
at Florida Atlantic W 67–54  17–2 (6–0)
FAU Arena (2,590)
Boca Raton, FL
01/19/2012
7:00 PM, ESPN3
Arkansas State W 59–46  18–2 (7–0)
Murphy Center (5,822)
Murfreesboro, TN
01/21/2012
7:00 PM
at South Alabama W 68–47  19–2 (8–0)
Mitchell Center (2,889)
Mobile, AL
01/26/2012
7:00 PM
Troy W 71–58  20–2 (9–0)
Murphy Center (5,712)
Murfreesboro, TN
01/28/2012*
1:00 PM
at Vanderbilt L 77–84  20–3
Memorial Gymnasium (14,316)
Nashville, TN
02/02/2012
7:00 PM
at North Texas W 68–66  21–3 (10–0)
UNT Coliseum (5,510)
Denton, TX
02/04/2012
3:00 PM, ESPN2
at Denver L 60–75  21–4 (10–1)
Magness Arena (6,066)
Denver, CO
02/09/2012
7:00 PM, FCS
WKU W 72–64  22–4 (11–1)
Murphy Center (7,080)
Murfreesboro, TN
02/11/2012
5:00 PM, ESPN2
Arkansas–Little Rock W 68–60  23–4 (12–1)
Murphy Center (6,806)
Murfreesboro, TN
02/18/2012
5:30 PM, ESPN3
Florida Atlantic W 72–59  24–4 (13–1)
Murphy Center (7,605)
Murfreesboro, TN
02/23/2012
7:30 PM
at Louisiana–Monroe W 94–61  25–4 (14–1)
Fant–Ewing Coliseum (1,498)
Monroe, LA
02/25/2012
5:00 PM, Sun Belt Network
at WKU L 67–73  25–5 (14–2)
E. A. Diddle Arena (7,326)
Bowling Green, KY
2012 Sun Belt Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
03/04/2012
6:00 PM, Sun Belt Network
vs. Arkansas State
Quarterfinals
L 61–64  25–6
Summit Arena (4,365)
Hot Springs, AR
2012 NIT
03/13/2012*
8:15 PM, ESPN3
Marshall
First Round
W 86–78  26–6
Murphy Center (4,556)
Murfreesboro, TN
03/19/2012*
6:00 PM, ESPN
at Tennessee
Second Round
W 71–64  27–6
Thompson-Boling Arena (12,038)
Knoxville, TN
03/21/2012*
6:00 PM, ESPN2
Minnesota
Quarterfinals
L 72–78  27–7
Murphy Center (10,521)
Murfreesboro, TN
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Central Time.

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