2011–12 Mississippi State Bulldogs basketball team

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2011–12 Mississippi State Bulldogs men's basketball
Mississippi State Bulldogs logo.svg
2K Sports Classic Champions
Conference Southeastern Conference
2011–12 record 21–12 (8–8 SEC)
Head coach Rick Stansbury (13th year)
Assistant coach George Brooks
Assistant coach Phil Cunningham
Assistant coach Marcus Grant
Home arena Humphrey Coliseum
Seasons
2011–12 Southeastern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#1 Kentucky 16 0   1.000     38 2   .950
#25 Florida 10 6   .625     26 11   .703
#20 Vanderbilt 10 6   .625     25 11   .694
Tennessee 10 6   .625     19 15   .559
Alabama 9 7   .563     21 12   .636
Mississippi State 8 8   .500     21 12   .636
Ole Miss 8 8   .500     20 14   .588
LSU 7 9   .438     18 15   .545
Arkansas 6 10   .375     18 14   .563
Auburn 5 11   .313     15 16   .484
Georgia 5 11   .313     15 17   .469
South Carolina 2 14   .125     10 21   .323
2012 SEC Tournament winner
As of April 2, 2012; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2011–12 Mississippi State basketball team represented Mississippi State University in the 2011–12 college basketball season. The team's head coach was Rick Stansbury, in his thirteenth and final season. The team played their home games at Humphrey Coliseum in Starkville, Mississippi, and was a member of the Southeastern Conference.

Pre-season[edit]

The Bulldogs posted a record of 17–14 (9–7 SEC) in the 2010–11 season and finished second in the SEC Western Division. The Bulldogs lost three starters and four other lettermen. They also brought in five freshman recruits, finishing twelfth in Rivals.com team recruiting rankings.[1]

Class of 2011 signees[edit]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Rodney Hood
F
Meridian, Mississippi Meridian HS 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Oct 27, 2010 
Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 96
D. J. Gardner
G
Okolona, Mississippi Okolona HS 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Oct 29, 2010 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 92
Deville Smith
G
Jackson, Mississippi Callaway HS 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Apr 30, 2010 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 91
Shawn Long
F
Morgan City, Louisiana Morgan City HS 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 220 lb (100 kg) May 20, 2010 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 40
Roquez Johnson
F
Montgomery, Alabama Carver HS 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Apr 29, 2011 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 88
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 14   Rivals: 12  ESPN: 22
  • 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 Mississippi State Bulldogs men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
G 0 Steele, JalenJalen Steele 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) So Knoxville, TN
F 1 Sidney, RenardoRenardo Sidney 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 270 lb (122 kg) Jr Jackson, MS
G 3 Bost, DeeDee Bost 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 176 lb (80 kg) Sr Concord, NC
G 4 Hood, RodneyRodney Hood 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Fr Meridian, MS
G 10 Smith, ShaunessyShaunessy Smith 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 207 lb (94 kg) RS So Macon, MS
G 11 Clayton, ReedReed Clayton 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 150 lb (68 kg) So Tupelo, MS
G 12 Parker, CharlesCharles Parker 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 168 lb (76 kg) Jr McKinney, TX
G 15 Price, BaxterBaxter Price 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 156 lb (71 kg) Jr Brandon, MS
F 20 Luczak, TaylorTaylor Luczak 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Sr Glen Falls, NY
F 21 Long, ShawnShawn Long 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Fr Morgan City, LA
G 22 Bryant, BrianBrian Bryant 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 160 lb (73 kg) Jr Albany, GA
F 23 Moultrie, ArnettArnett Moultrie 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 230 lb (104 kg) RS Jr Memphis, TN
F 25 Johnson, RoquezRoquez Johnson 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Fr Montgomery, AL
C 30 Lewis, WendellWendell Lewis 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 253 lb (115 kg) Jr Selma, AL
G 33 Smith, DevilleDeville Smith 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 160 lb (73 kg) Fr Jackson, MS
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Source: 2011–12 Roster[2]

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1
C Arnett Moultrie Wendell Lewis
PF Renardo Sidney Roquez Johnson
SF Rodney Hood Shaun Smith
SG Brian Bryant Jalen Steele
PG Dee Bost Deville Smith

Schedule and results[edit]

Date
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (Attendance)
City, State
Exhibition
Oct. 29, 2011*
2:00 p.m.
Florida Tech W 97–63   
                     Humphrey Coliseum 
Starkville, MS
Nov. 4, 2011*
7:00 p.m.
Pikeville W 94–70   
                     Humphrey Coliseum 
Starkville, MS
Non-Conference Regular Season
Nov. 7, 2011*
7:00 p.m.
Eastern Kentucky
2K Sports Classic – Regionals
W 76–66  1–0
 23  Bost   10  Moultrie   6  Bost  Humphrey Coliseum (6,516)
Starkville, MS
Nov. 9, 2011*
9:00 p.m., ESPN
Akron
2K Sports Classic – Regionals
L 58–68  1–1
 13  Bost   15  Moultrie   2  Bost  Humphrey Coliseum (6,897)
Starkville, MS
Nov. 12, 2011*
1:00 p.m.
South Alabama W 80–65   2–1
 28  Moultrie   13  Moultrie   4  Bryant  Humphrey Coliseum (5,414)
Starkville, MS
Nov. 17, 2011*
6:00 p.m., ESPN2
vs. No. 19 Texas A&M
2K Sports Classic – Semifinals
W 69–60   3–1
 20  Bost   8  Moultrie   2  Tied  Madison Square Garden (NA)
New York, NY
Nov. 18, 2011*
6:30 p.m., ESPN2
vs. No. 15 Arizona
2K Sports Classic – Championship
W 67–57   4–1
 19  Moultrie   10  Moultrie   6  Bost  Madison Square Garden (NA)
New York, NY
Nov. 21, 2011*
7:00 p.m.
No. 24 Louisiana-Monroe W 78–63   5–1
 21  Bost   10  Bryant   5  Tied  Humphrey Coliseum (7,547)
Starkville, MS
Nov. 25, 2011*
7:00 p.m.
No. 24 Tennessee-Martin W 76–50   6–1
 17  Tied   11  Lewis   3  Tied  Humphrey Coliseum (6,409)
Starkville, MS
Nov. 27, 2011*
1:30 p.m.
No. 24 North Texas W 82–59   7–1
 20  Moultrie   9  Moultrie   5  Bost  Humphrey Coliseum (7,418)
Starkville, MS
Dec. 3, 2011*
8:00 p.m., ESPNU
No. 21 West Virginia
SEC–Big East Challenge
W 75–62   8–1
 21  Moultrie   13  Moultrie   7  Bost  Humphrey Coliseum (7,529)
Starkville, MS
Dec. 10, 2011*
3:00 p.m., CSS
No. 17 Troy W 106–68   9–1
 28  Bost   12  Moultrie   9  Bost  Humphrey Coliseum (7,742)
Starkville, MS
Dec. 13, 2011*
8:00 p.m., CSS
No. 17 Florida Atlantic W 75–68   10–1
 22  Bost   15  Hood   3  Bost  Humphrey Coliseum (7,390)
Starkville, MS
Dec. 17, 2011*
11:00 a.m.
No. 17 at Detroit W 80–75   11–1
 17  Tied   15  Moultrie   5  Bost  Calihan Hall (2,217)
Detroit, MI
Dec. 22, 2011*
7:00 p.m.
No. 18 vs. Northwestern State W 82–67   12–1
 24  Moultrie   14  Moultrie   4  Moultrie  Mississippi Coliseum (6,330)
Jackson, MS
Dec. 28, 2011*
8:00 p.m., ESPN2
No. 15 vs. No. 6 Baylor L 52–54   12–2
 10  Tied   10  Moultrie   5  Bost  American Airlines Center (6,707)
Dallas, TX
Dec. 31, 2011*
1:00 p.m.
No. 15 Utah State W 66–64   13–2
 16  Hood   10  Moultrie   6  Tied  Humphrey Coliseum (7,385)
Starkville, MS
SEC Regular Season
Jan. 7, 2012
8:00 p.m., CSS
No. 15 at Arkansas L 88–98   13–3 (0–1)
                     Bud Walton Arena 
Fayetteville, AR
Jan. 12, 2012
8:00 p.m., ESPN
No. 20 Tennessee W 62–58  14–3 (1–1)
                     Humphrey Coliseum 
Starkville, MS
Jan. 14, 2012
3:00 p.m., SECN
No. 20 Alabama W 56–52  15–3 (2–1)
                     Humphrey Coliseum 
Starkville, MS
Jan. 18, 2012
8:00 p.m., ESPN
No. 18 at Ole Miss L 68–75  15–4 (2–2)
                     Tad Smith Coliseum 
Oxford, MS
Jan. 21, 2012
6:00 p.m., ESPN2
No. 18 at Vanderbilt W 78–77 OT 16–4 (3–2)
                     Memorial Gymnasium 
Nashville, TN
Jan. 25, 2012
7:00 p.m., SECN
No. 18 LSU W 76–71  17–4 (4–2)
                     Humphrey Coliseum 
Starkville, MS
Jan. 28, 2012
12:30 p.m., SECN
No. 18 at No. 14 Florida L 57–69  17–5 (4–3)
                     O'Connell Center 
Gainesville, FL
Feb. 4, 2012
3:00 p.m., SECN
No. 22 Auburn W 91–88  18–5 (5–3)
                     Humphrey Coliseum (9,026)
Starkville, MS
Feb. 9, 2012
6:00 p.m., ESPN
No. 20 Ole Miss W 70–60  19–5 (6–3)
                     Humphrey Coliseum 
Starkville, MS
Feb. 11, 2012
12:30 p.m., SECN
No. 20 Georgia L 68–70 OT 19–6 (6–4)
                     Humphrey Coliseum 
Starkville, MS
Feb. 14, 2012
8:00 p.m., ESPNU
at LSU L 67–69 OT 19–7 (6–5)
                     Maravich Assembly Center 
Baton Rouge, LA
Feb. 18, 2012
4:00 p.m., FSN
at Auburn L 55–65  19–8 (6–6)
                     Auburn Arena 
Auburn, AL
Feb. 21, 2012
8:00 p.m., ESPN
No. 1 Kentucky L 64–73  19–9 (6–7)
                     Humphrey Coliseum 
Starkville, MS
Feb. 25, 2012
5:00 p.m., ESPN
at Alabama L 50–67  19–10 (6–8)
                     Coleman Coliseum 
Tuscaloosa, AL
Feb. 29, 2012
7:00 p.m., SECN
at South Carolina W 69–67 OT 20–10 (7–8)
                     Colonial Life Arena 
Columbia, SC
Mar. 3, 2012
4:00 p.m., FSN
Arkansas W 79–59  21–10 (8–8)
                     Humphrey Coliseum 
Starkville, MS
2012 SEC Tournament
Mar. 8, 2012
9:00 p.m., SECN
No. (6) vs. (11) Georgia
First round
L 61–71  21–11
                     New Orleans Arena 
New Orleans, LA
National Invitation Tournament
Mar. 13, 2012
6:00 p.m., ESPN2
No. (4) vs. (5) Massachusetts
First round
L 96–101 2OT 21–12
                     Humphrey Coliseum 
Starkville, MS
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Central Time (#) Tournament seedings in parenthesis.

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