2011–12 Montana Grizzlies basketball team

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2011–12 Montana Grizzlies men's basketball
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Big Sky Regular Season & Tournament Champions
NCAA Tournament East Region 13 Seed, Second Round
Conference Big Sky Conference
2011–12 record 25–7 (15–1 Big Sky)
Head coach Wayne Tinkle (6th year)
Assistant coach Bill Evans
Assistant coach Freddie Owens
Assistant coach Kurt Paulson
Home arena Dahlberg Arena
Seasons
« 2010–11 2012–13 »
2011–12 Big Sky men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Montana 15 1   .938     25 7   .781
Weber State 14 2   .875     25 7   .781
Portland State 10 6   .625     17 14   .548
Eastern Washington 8 8   .500     15 17   .469
Idaho State 7 9   .438     9 21   .300
Montana State 7 9   .438     12 17   .414
Northern Colorado 5 11   .313     9 19   .321
Sacramento State 5 11   .313     10 18   .357
Northern Arizona 1 15   .063     5 24   .172
2012 Big Sky Tournament winner
As of March 18, 2012; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2011–12 Montana Grizzlies basketball team represented the University of Montana during the 2011–12 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Grizzlies, led by sixth year head coach Wayne Tinkle, played their home games at Dahlberg Arena and are members of the Big Sky Conference. They finished the season 25–7, 15–1 in Big Sky play to be crowned regular season champions. They were also champions the Big Sky Basketball Tournament to earn the conference's automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament where they lost in the second round to Wisconsin.

Roster[edit]

Number Name Position Height Weight Year Hometown
1 Art Steward Forward 6–4 210 Senior Casper, Wyoming
2 Kevin Henderson Guard/Forward 6–5 190 Freshman Auburn, Washington
5 Will Cherry Guard 6–1 177 Junior West Oakland, California
10 Jordan Gregory Guard 6–2 185 Freshman Pueblo, Colorado
12 Jordan Wood Guard 6–3 200 Senior Cedar City, Utah
20 Keron DeShields Guard 6–2 177 Freshman Baltimore, Maryland
22 Shawn Stockton Guard 6–1 195 Senior Spokane, Washington
24 Derek Selvig Forward 7–0 230 Senior Glendive, Montana
32 Kareem Jamar Guard/Forward 6–5 210 Sophomore Los Angeles, California
33 Michael Weisner Forward 6–7 185 Freshman Walla Walla, Washington
40 Mathias Ward Forward 6–7 236 Junior Gig Harbor, Washington
45 Eric Hutchison Forward 6–9 230 Sophomore Longview, Washington
50 Billy Reader Forward/Center 6–9 217 Freshman Lake Oswego, Oregon

Schedule[edit]

[1]

Date
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (Attendance)
City, State
Exhibition
11/03/2011*
7:00 PM
Lewis–Clark State W 64–52 
Dahlberg Arena 
Missoula, MT
Regular Season
11/11/2011*
7:00 PM
at Colorado State L 58–64  0–1
Moby Arena (4,666)
Fort Collins, CO
11/14/2011*
7:00 PM
Great Falls W 60–59  1–1
Dahlberg Arena (2,445)
Missoula, MT
11/17/2011*
7:00 PM
Idaho W 57–52  2–1
Dahlberg Arena (2,684)
Missoula, MT
11/20/2011*
6:00 PM
at San Diego W 73–60  3–1
Jenny Craig Pavilion (1,659)
San Diego, CA
11/28/2011*
6:00 PM
at North Dakota L 81–88 OT 3–2
Betty Engelstad Sioux Center (1,760)
Grand Forks, ND
11/26/2011*
7:00 PM
Long Beach State W 73–71  4–2
Dahlberg Arena (3,529)
Missoula, MT
12/01/2011*
7:00 PM
San Francisco L 62–65  4–3
Dahlberg Arena (3,212)
Missoula, MT
12/04/2011*
6:00 PM
at Oregon State L 46–71  4–4
Gill Coliseum (5,518)
Corvallis, OR
12/07/2011*
7:00 PM
Montana Tech W 64–49  5–4
Dahlberg Arena (2,835)
Missoula, MT
12/10/2011*
7:00 PM
Nevada L 64–70  5–5
Dahlberg Arena (2,946)
Missoula, MT
12/17/2011*
8:00 PM
at Portland W 80–65  6–5
Chiles Center (1,312)
Portland, OR
12/22/2011*
7:00 PM
Utah Valley W 65–52  7–5
Dahlberg Arena (2,591)
Missoula, MT
12/28/2011
7:00 PM
Portland State W 75–64  8–5
(1–0)
Dahlberg Arena (3,490)
Missoula, MT
12/30/2011
1:00 PM
Eastern Washington W 79–71  9–5
(2–0)
Dahlberg Arena (3,363)
Missoula, MT
01/07/2012
7:00 PM
at Idaho State W 68–44  10–5
(3–0)
Holt Arena (2,203)
Pocatello, ID
01/12/2012
6:30 PM
at Northern Arizona W 78–53  11–5
(4–0)
Walkup Skydome (561)
Flagstaff, AZ
01/14/2012
7:00 PM
at Weber State L 64–80  11–6
(4–1)
Dee Events Center (7,236)
Ogden, UT
01/19/2012
7:00 PM
Northern Colorado W 76–58  12–6
(5–1)
Dahlberg Arena (2,844)
Missoula, MT
01/19/2012
7:00 PM
Sacramento State W 85–56  13–6
(6–1)
Dahlberg Arena (3,709)
Missoula, MT
01/26/2012
7:00 PM
at Eastern Washington W 74–60  14–6
(7–1)
Reese Court (3,512)
Cheney, WA
01/29/2012
2:00 PM
at Portland State W 69–67  15–6
(8–1)
Stott Center (1,307)
Portland, OR
02/04/2012
7:00 PM, KPAX
at Montana State W 67–58  16–6
(9–1)
Worthington Arena (6,018)
Bozeman, MT
02/06/2012
7:00 PM
Idaho State W 76–40  17–6
(10–1)
Dahlberg Arena (3,444)
Missoula, MT
02/09/2012
7:00 PM
at Northern Colorado W 75–68  18–6
(11–1)
Butler–Hancock Sports Pavilion (1,419)
Greeley, CO
02/11/2012
8:00 PM
at Sacramento State W 67–58  19–6
(12–1)
Colberg Court (818)
Sacramento, CA
02/18/2012*
7:00 PM
Hawaiʻi
Sears BracketBusters
W 94–79  20–6
Dahlberg Arena (5,009)
Missoula, MT
02/23/2012
7:00 PM, Altitude
Northern Arizona W 78–60  21–6
(13–1)
Dahlberg Arena (3,227)
Missoula, MT
02/25/2012
7:00 PM, KPAX
Montana State W 57–47  22–6
(14–1)
Dahlberg Arena (7,003)
Missoula, MT
02/28/2012
7:00 PM, Altitude
Weber State W 66–51  23–6
(15–1)
Dahlberg Arena (7,157)
Missoula, MT
2012 Big Sky Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
03/06/2012
8:00 PM, Altitude
Eastern Washington
Semifinals
W 74–66  24–6
Dahlberg Arena (5,563)
Missoula, MT
03/07/2012
7:00 PM, ESPN2
Weber State
Championship Game
W 85–66  25–6
Dahlberg Arena (7,042)
Missoula, MT
2012 NCAA Tournament
03/15/2012*
12:10 PM, TNT
No. (E 13) vs. No. 14 (E 4) Wisconsin
Second Round
L 49–73  25–7
The Pit (10,774)
Albuquerque, NM
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Mountain Time (#) during NCAA Tournament is seed with Region.

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