2011–12 Northwestern Wildcats men's basketball team

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2011–12 Northwestern Wildcats men's basketball
Northwestern Wildcats logo.svg
NIT, Second Round
Conference Big Ten Conference
2011–12 record 19–14 (8–10 Big Ten)
Head coach Bill Carmody
Assistant coach Fred Hill
Assistant coach Tavaras Hardy
Assistant coach Ivan Vujic
Home arena Welsh-Ryan Arena
Seasons
2011–12 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 5 Michigan State 13 5   .722     29 8   .784
No. 13 Michigan 13 5   .722     24 10   .706
No. 7 Ohio State 13 5   .722     31 8   .795
No. 14 Wisconsin 12 6   .667     26 10   .722
No. 16 Indiana 11 7   .611     27 9   .750
Purdue 10 8   .556     22 13   .629
Northwestern 8 10   .444     19 14   .576
Iowa 8 10   .444     18 17   .514
Illinois 6 12   .333     17 15   .531
Minnesota 6 12   .333     23 15   .605
Nebraska 4 14   .222     12 18   .400
Penn State 4 14   .222     12 20   .375
2012 Big Ten Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2011–12 Northwestern Wildcats men's basketball team represented Northwestern University in the 2011–12 college basketball season. This was head coach Bill Carmody's twelfth season at the Northwestern. The Wildcats were members of the Big Ten Conference and played their home games at Welsh-Ryan Arena. They finished the season with 19-14 overall, 8-10 in Big Ten play, finished in a tie with Iowa in 7th place. The team concluded the postseason for the 2012 Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament, where they were defeated by Minnesota in the first round. They were invited to the NIT, where they beat Akron in the first round, and they lost to Washington in the second round.

2011–12 Roster[edit]

No. Name Position Ht. Wt. Year Hometown/High School
0 Mike Turner F 6–8 208 FR Chicago, Illinois/University of Chicago Lab. School
1 Drew Crawford G/F 6–5 210 JR Naperville, Illinois/Naperville Central
3 Dave Sobolewski G 6–1 185 FR Naperville, Illinois/Benet Academy
4 Alex Marcotullio G 6–3 180 JR Warren, Michigan/De La Salle
10 Austin Nichols G 6–0 190 JR Lansing, Michigan/Lansing Catholic
11 Reggie Hearn G 6–4 210 JR Fort Wayne, Indiana/Snider High School
12 Luka Mirković C 6–11 248 SR Belgrade, Serbia/La Lumiere
14 Tre Demps G 6–2 195 FR San Antonio, Texas/Ronald Reagan High School
15 Nick Fruendt G 6–5 205 SR Batavia, Illinois/Batavia High School
23 JerShon Cobb G 6–5 205 SO Decatur, Georgia/Columbia High School
24 John Shurna F 6–8 215 SR Glen Ellyn, Illinois/Glenbard West
30 Davide Curletti F 6–9 230 SR Farmington Hills, Michigan/Orchard Lake St. Mary's
45 Nikola Cerina F 6–9 245 JR Topola, Serbia / Nikola Tesla Secondary School

Source:[1]

Schedule and results[edit]

Source[2]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
11/07/2011*
7:00 PM
Robert Morris (Illinois) W 99–48 
Welsh-Ryan Arena (N/A)
Evanston, IL
Regular Season
11/13/2011*
6:00 PM, BTN
Texas-Pan American W 60–36  1–0
Welsh-Ryan Arena (3,613)
Evanston, IL
11/17/2011*
2:00 PM, ESPNU
vs. LSU
Charleston Classic First Round
W 88–82  2–0
TD Arena (2,532)
Charleston, SC
11/18/2011*
2:30 PM, ESPNU
vs. Tulsa
Charleston Classic Semifinals
W 69–65  3–0
TD Arena (1,711)
Charleston, SC
11/20/2011*
7:30 PM, ESPNU
vs. Seton Hall
Charleston Classic Championship
W 80–73  4–0
TD Arena (3,563)
Charleston, SC
11/25/2011*
12:00 PM
Stony Brook W 63–58  5–0
Welsh-Ryan Arena (4,608)
Evanston, IL
11/29/2011*
6:15 PM, ESPNU
at Georgia Tech
ACC–Big Ten Challenge
W 76–60  6–0
Philips Arena (5,619)
Atlanta, GA
12/02/2011*
7:00 PM
Mississippi Valley State W 92–67  7–0
Welsh-Ryan Arena (4,705)
Evanston, IL
12/04/2011*
3:00 PM, BTN
No. 7 Baylor L 41–69  7–1
Welsh-Ryan Arena (6,316)
Evanston, IL
12/15/2011*
7:00 PM
Texas Southern W 81–51  8–1
Welsh-Ryan Arena (4,905)
Evanston, IL
12/17/2011*
1:00 PM
Central Connecticut W 70–64  9–1
Welsh-Ryan Arena (5,246)
Evanston, IL
12/18/2011*
5:00 PM, BTN
Eastern Illinois W 87–72  10–1
Welsh-Ryan Arena (5,071)
Evanston, IL
12/22/2011*
7:05 PM
at No. 23 Creighton L 79–87  10–2
CenturyLink Center (17,676)
Omaha, NE
12/28/2011
4:30 PM, BTN
at No. 2 Ohio State L 54–87  10–3
(0–1)
Value City Arena (19,049)
Columbus, OH
01/01/2012
6:00 PM, ESPNU
Penn State W 68–56  11–3
(1–1)
Welsh-Ryan Arena (5,389)
Evanston, IL
01/04/2012
6:00 PM, BTN
Illinois L 56–57  11–4
(1–2)
Welsh-Ryan Arena (8,117)
Evanston, IL
01/11/2012
5:30 PM, BTN
at No. 13 Michigan L 64–66 OT 11–5
(1–3)
Crisler Arena (12,605)
Ann Arbor, MI
01/14/2012
2:00 PM, BTN
No. 6 Michigan State W 81–74  12–5
(2–3)
Welsh-Ryan Arena (8,117)
Evanston, IL
01/18/2012
8:00 PM, BTN
at Wisconsin L 57–77  12–6
(2–4)
Kohl Center (16,939)
Madison, WI
01/22/2012
3:00 PM, BTN
at Minnesota L 52–75  12–7
(2–5)
Williams Arena (12,219)
Minneapolis, MN
01/28/2012
3:00 PM, ESPN2
Purdue L 56–58  12–8
(2–6)
Welsh-Ryan Arena (8,117)
Evanston, IL
02/02/2012
6:00 PM, ESPN2
Nebraska W 84–74  13–8
(3–6)
Welsh-Ryan Arena (5,239)
Evanston, IL
02/05/2012
2:00 PM, BTN
at Illinois W 74–70  14–8
(4–6)
Assembly Hall (15,461)
Champaign, IL
02/09/2012
8:00 PM, ESPNU
Iowa W 83–64  15–8
(5–6)
Welsh-Ryan Arena (6,013)
Evanston, IL
02/12/2012
5:00 PM, BTN
at Purdue L 77–87  15–9
(5–7)
Mackey Arena (14,155)
West Lafayette, IN
02/15/2012
5:30 PM, BTN
at No. 18 Indiana L 66–71  15–10
(5–8)
Assembly Hall (17,246)
Bloomington, IN
02/18/2012
6:00 PM, BTN
Minnesota W 64–53  16–10
(6–8)
Welsh-Ryan Arena (7,522)
Evanston, IL
02/21/2012
7:00 PM, BTN
No. 11 Michigan L 55–67 OT 16–11
(6–9)
Welsh-Ryan Arena (8,117)
Evanston, IL
02/25/2012
8:00 PM, ESPNU
at Penn State W 67–66  17–11
(7–9)
Bryce Jordan Center (8,513)
University Park, PA
02/29/2012
7:30 PM, BTN
No. 10 Ohio State L 73–75  17–12
(7–10)
Welsh-Ryan Arena (8,117)
Evanston, IL
03/03/2012
1:30 PM, BTN
at Iowa W 70–66  18–12
(8–10)
Carver-Hawkeye Arena (15,400)
Iowa City, IA
Big Ten Tournament
03/08/2012
5:30 PM, ESPN2
vs. Minnesota
First Round
L 68–75 OT 18–13
Bankers Life Fieldhouse (17,257)
Indianapolis, IN
National Invitation Tournament
03/13/2012*
8:00 PM, ESPN2
Akron
First Round
W 76–74  19–13
Welsh-Ryan Arena (2,319)
Evanston, IL
03/16/2012*
9:00 PM, ESPNU
at Washington
Second Round
L 55–76  19–14
Alaska Airlines Arena (5,761)
Seattle, WA
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Central.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2011-12 Northwestern Roster". Retrieved 2011-10-31.
  2. ^ "2011-12 Northwestern Men's Basketball Schedule". Archived from the original on 2011-10-02. Retrieved 2011-10-31.