2011–12 New Mexico Lobos men's basketball team

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2011–12 New Mexico Lobos men's basketball
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Mountain West Tournament Champions
Mountain West Regular Season Co-Champions
NCAA Tournament West Region 5 Seed, Third Round
Conference Mountain West Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 22
AP No. 21
2011–12 record 28–7 (10–4 Mountain West)
Head coach Steve Alford (5th Year)
Assistant coach Craig Neal (5th Year)
Assistant coach Duane Broussard
Assistant coach Ryan Miller
Home arena The Pit
Seasons
« 2010–11 2012–13 »
2011–12 Mountain West Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#21 New Mexico 10 4   .714     28 7   .800
#22 San Diego State 10 4   .714     26 8   .765
#23 UNLV 9 5   .643     26 9   .743
Colorado State 8 6   .571     20 12   .625
TCU 7 7   .500     18 15   .545
Wyoming 6 8   .429     21 12   .636
Air Force 3 11   .214     13 16   .448
Boise State 3 11   .214     13 17   .433
2012 MWC Tournament winner
As of March 8, 2012; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2011–12 Division I University of New Mexico Lobos men's basketball team represents the University of New Mexico as a member of the Mountain West Conference. The Lobos are coached by fifth-year head coach Steve Alford and play their home games at The Pit in Albuquerque, New Mexico. They finished with a record of 28-7 overall, 10-4 in Mountain West play. They were Co-Champions of the 2012 Mountain West Regular Season Champions with San Diego State and won the 2012 Mountain West Conference Men's Basketball Tournament. They earned a 5th seed in the west of the 2012 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament. They lost in the third round to Louisville.

Recruiting[edit]

Name Home town High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Dominique Dunning
SG
Corona, CA Centennial High School 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Apr 13, 2010 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 90
Hugh Greenwood
SG
Hobart, Australia Australian Institute of Sport 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Apr 13, 2011 
Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: N/A
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout:   Rivals:
  • 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 Roster
Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown High School/Last College
A.J. Hardeman 00 F 6' 8" 235 Senior Del Valle, Texas Del Valle High School
Chris Perez 2 G 6' 0" 180 Sophomore Corona, California Centennial High School
Hugh Greenwood 3 G 6' 3" 209 Freshman Hobart, Australia Australian Institute of Sport
Chad Adams 4 G/F 6' 6" 190 Junior Albuquerque, New Mexico Highland High School
Dominique Dunning 5 G 6' 3" 198 Freshman Corona, California Centennial High School
Kendall Williams 10 G 6' 3" 180 Sophomore Rancho Cucamonga, California Los Osos High School
Jamal Fenton 13 G 5' 9" 168 Junior Houston, Texas Chávez High School
Tony Snell 21 G 6' 7" 195 Sophomore Riverside, California King High School
Phillip McDonald 23 G 6' 5" 200 Senior Cypress, Texas Cypress Springs High School
Kory Alford 24 G 6' 4" 170 Freshman Albuquerque, New Mexico La Cueva High School
Drew Gordon 32 F 6' 9" 245 Senior San Jose, California UCLA
Demetrius Walker 40 G 6' 2" 200 RS Sophomore Fontana, California Arizona State
Cameron Bairstow 41 F 6' 9" 253 Sophomore Brisbane, Australia Australian Institute of Sport
Alex Kirk 53 C 6' 11" 242 Sophomore Los Alamos, New Mexico Los Alamos High School

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Departures[edit]

The Lobos lost their lone senior Dairese Gary, who was a four-year starter at point guard, who averaged 14.1 points per game, 5.5 assists per game and 3.2 rebounds per game.[2] The Lobos also lost assistant coach Wyking Jones to an assistant coach position at the University of Louisville. Due to this, former Director of Basketball Operations Duane Broussard was promoted to assistant coach to replace Jones.[3]

2011–12 Schedule[edit]

Date
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (Attendance)
City, State
Exhibition
11/01/2011*
7:00 PM, KASY
Davenport W 92–54 
The Pit (12,978)
Albuquerque, NM
11/05/2011*
7:00 PM, KASY
Western New Mexico W 99–68 
The Pit (13,473)
Albuquerque, NM
Regular Season
11/11/2011*
7:00 PM, KASY
New Orleans W 92–40  1–0
The Pit (14,011)
Albuquerque, NM
11/16/2011*
7:00 PM, The Mtn.
New Mexico State
Rio Grande Rivalry
L 53–62  1–1
The Pit (15,303)
Albuquerque, NM
11/18/2011*
6:30 PM, FSAZ
at Arizona State W 76–71  2–1
Wells Fargo Arena (5,046)
Tempe, AZ
11/24/2011*
7:00 PM, ESPNU
vs. Santa Clara
76 Classic Quarterfinals
L 76–79 OT 2–2
Anaheim Convention Center (N/A)
Anaheim, CA
11/25/2011*
7:30 PM, ESPNU
vs. Washington State
76 Classic loser bracket
W 72–62  3–2
Anaheim Convention Center (N/A)
Anaheim, CA
11/27/2011*
2:00 PM, ESPNU
vs. Boston College
76 Classic 5th place game
W 75–57  4–2
Anaheim Convention Center (N/A)
Anaheim, CA
11/30/2011*
7:00 PM
Idaho State W 65–41  5–2
The Pit (13,142)
Albuquerque, NM
12/03/2011*
8:00 PM, The Mtn.
Missouri State
MWC-MVC Challenge
W 76–60  6–2
The Pit (14,077)
Albuquerque, NM
12/10/2011*
5:00 PM, FS West
at USC W 44–41  7–2
Galen Center (3,863)
Los Angeles, CA
12/17/2011*
8:30 PM, ESPN2
vs. Oklahoma State
All-College Basketball Classic
W 66–56  8–2
Chesapeake Energy Arena (5,303)
Oklahoma City, OK
12/20/2011*
7:00 PM, KASY
Montana State W 91–46  9–2
The Pit (13,462)
Albuquerque, NM
12/22/2011*
7:00 PM
UMKC W 87–62  10–2
The Pit (13,419)
Albuquerque, NM
12/28/2011*
7:00 PM, AggieVision
at New Mexico State
Rio Grande Rivalry
W 89–69  11–2
Pan American Center (8,361)
Las Cruces, NM
12/31/2011*
4:00 PM, The Mtn.
Saint Louis W 64–60  12–2
The Pit (15,139)
Albuquerque, NM
01/03/2012*
7:00 PM, KASY
Houston Baptist W 98–61  13–2
The Pit (12,789)
Albuquerque, NM
01/07/2012*
1:30 PM, KASY
North Dakota W 85–57  14–2
The Pit (14,094)
Albuquerque, NM
01/14/2012
1:30 PM, The Mtn.
at Wyoming W 72–62  15–2 (1–0)
Arena-Auditorium (6,955)
Laramie, WY
01/18/2012
8:00 PM, CBSSN
No. 16 San Diego State L 70–75  15–3 (1–1)
The Pit (15,411)
Albuquerque, NM
01/21/2012
8:00 PM, CBSSN
at No. 14 UNLV L 63–80  15–4 (1–2)
Thomas & Mack Center (18,577)
Paradise, NV
01/25/2012
8:00 PM, CBSSN
Colorado State W 85–52  16–4 (2–2)
The Pit (14,089)
Albuquerque, NM
01/28/2012
4:00 PM, The Mtn.
TCU W 71–54  17–4 (3–2)
The Pit (15,212)
Albuquerque, NM
01/31/2012
8:00 PM, The Mtn.
at Air Force W 81–42  18–4 (4–2)
Clune Arena (1,916)
Colorado Springs, CO
02/04/2012
2:00 PM, NBCSN
at Boise State W 65–49  19–4 (5–2)
Taco Bell Arena (4,159)
Boise, ID
02/11/2012
1:30 PM, The Mtn.
Wyoming W 48–38  20–4 (6–2)
The Pit (15,140)
Albuquerque, NM
02/15/2012
8:00 PM, CBSSN
at No. 13 San Diego State W 77–67  21–4 (7–2)
Viejas Arena (12,414)
San Diego, CA
02/18/2012
11:00 AM, CBS
No. 11 UNLV W 65–45  22–4 (8–2)
The Pit (15,411)
Albuquerque, NM
02/21/2012
8:00 PM, The Mtn.
No. 18 at Colorado State L 63–71  22–5 (8–3)
Moby Arena (4,444)
Fort Collins, CO
02/25/2012
5:00 PM, The Mtn.
No. 18 at TCU L 64–83  22–6 (8–4)
Daniel–Meyer Coliseum (6,460)
Fort Worth, TX
02/29/2012
6:00 PM, The Mtn.
Air Force W 86–56  23–6 (9–4)
The Pit (15,152)
Albuquerque, NM
03/02/2012
2:00 PM, NBCSN
Boise State W 76–61  24–6 (10–4)
The Pit (15,411)
Albuquerque, NM
2012 Mountain West Conference Tournament
03/08/2012
7:00 PM, The Mtn.
vs. Air Force
Quarterfinals
W 79–64  25–6
Thomas & Mack Center (13,772)
Paradise, NV
03/09/2012
9:30 PM, CBSSN
vs. No. 20 UNLV
Semifinals
W 72–67  26–6
Thomas & Mack Center (16,339)
Paradise, NV
03/10/2012
5:00 PM, NBCSN
vs. No. 18 San Diego State
Championship Game
W 68–59  27–6
Thomas & Mack Center (12,168)
Paradise, NV
2012 NCAA Tournament
03/15/2012*
2:10 PM, TBS
No. 21 (W 5) vs. (W 12) Long Beach State
Second Round
W 75–68  28–6
Rose Garden (17,519)
Portland, OR
03/17/2012*
7:40 PM, TBS
No. 21 (W 5) vs. No. 17 (W 4) Louisville
Third Round
L 56–59  28–7
Rose Garden (18,167)
Portland, OR
*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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