2011–12 Ohio Bobcats men's basketball team

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2011–12 Ohio Bobcats men's basketball
Ohio Bobcats wordmark.svg
MAC Tournament Champions
NCAA Tournament Midwest Region 13 Seed, Sweet Sixteen
Conference Mid-American Conference
Division East Division
Ranking
Coaches No. 25
AP No. 25
2011–12 record 29–8 (11–5 MAC)
Head coach John Groce (4th year)
Assistant coach Dustin Ford
Assistant coach Jamall Walker
Assistant coach Ramon Williams
Home arena Convocation Center
Seasons
2011–12 Mid-American Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
East
Akron 13 3   .813     22 12   .647
Buffalo 12 4   .750     20 11   .645
Ohio 11 5   .688     29 8   .784
Kent State 10 6   .625     21 12   .636
Bowling Green 9 7   .563     16 16   .500
Miami 5 11   .313     9 21   .300
West
Eastern Michigan 9 7   .563     14 18   .438
Toledo 7 9   .438     19 17   .528
Western Michigan 6 10   .375     14 20   .412
Ball State 6 10   .375     15 15   .500
Central Michigan 5 11   .313     11 21   .344
Northern Illinois 3 13   .188     5 26   .161
2012 MAC Tournament winner
As of March 23, 2012; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2011–12 Ohio Bobcats men's basketball team represented Ohio University during the 2011–12 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Bobcats, led by fourth year head coach John Groce, played their home games at the Convocation Center and are members of the East Division of the Mid-American Conference. They finished the season 29–8, 11–5 in MAC play to finish in third place in the East Division. They were champions of the MAC Basketball Tournament and earned an automatic bid into the 2012 NCAA Tournament where the 13th seeded Bobcats defeated Michigan in the second round and South Florida in the third round to advance to school's first Sweet Sixteen since 1964. They lost in the Sweet Sixteen to North Carolina in overtime.

Roster[edit]

2011–12 Ohio Bobcats men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
G 2 Goff, NickNick Goff 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 180 lb (82 kg) So Columbus, Ohio
G 3 Offutt, WalterWalter Offutt 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Jr Indianapolis, Indiana
G 4 McKinley, DavidDavid McKinley 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 156 lb (71 kg) Jr Dublin, Ohio
G 5 Cooper, D. J.D. J. Cooper 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Jr Chicago, Illinois
F 13 Hall, T. J.T. J. Hall 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 210 lb (95 kg) So Gainesville, Florida
G 15 Kellogg, NickNick Kellogg 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) So Westerville, Ohio
G 20 Johnson, RicardoRicardo Johnson 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) So Covington, Kentucky
F 21 Smith, JonJon Smith 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 190 lb (86 kg) So Columbus, Ohio
G 22 Taylor, StevieStevie Taylor 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 150 lb (68 kg) Fr Gahanna, Ohio
F 23 Baltic, IvoIvo Baltic 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 214 lb (97 kg) Jr Kansas City, Missouri
F 30 Keely, ReggieReggie Keely 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 263 lb (119 kg) Jr University Heights, Ohio
F 32 Goard, TyQuaneTyQuane Goard 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Fr Charleston, West Virginia
F/C 45 Belton, KennyKenny Belton 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 280 lb (127 kg) Sr Greensboro, North Carolina
C 53 Jacobs, EthanEthan Jacobs 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 220 lb (100 kg) So Tipton, Indiana
Head coach

John Groce

Assistant coach(es)

Jamall Walker
Ramon Williams
Dustin Ford


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

Roster
Last update: 2014-03-18

Coaching staff[edit]

Name Position College Graduating year
John Groce Head Coach Taylor University 1994
Jamall Walker Assistant Coach Saint Louis University 2000
Dustin Ford Assistant Coach Ohio University 2001
Ramon Williams Assistant Coach Virginia Military Institute 1990

Schedule[edit]

Date
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (Attendance)
City, State
Exhibition
11/07/2011*
7:00 PM
Mercyhurst W 82–63 
Convocation Center (3,314)
Athens, OH
Regular Season
11/13/2011*
2:00 PM
UT Martin
Global Sports Invitational
W 74–65  1–0
Convocation Center (3,835)
Athens, OH
11/15/2011*
7:00 PM
Lamar
Global Sports Invitational
W 85–78 OT 2–0
Convocation Center (3,672)
Athens, OH
11/20/2011*
2:00 PM
Arkansas State
Global Sports Invitational
W 69–54  3–0
Convocation Center (3,455)
Athens, OH
11/25/2011*
7:00 PM, ESPN3
at No. 7 Louisville
Global Sports Invitational
L 54–59  3–1
KFC Yum! Center (21,334)
Louisville, KY
11/30/2011*
7:00 PM
at Marshall W 70–68  4–1
Cam Henderson Center (7,061)
Huntington, WV
12/03/2011*
2:00 PM
Morgan State W 61–53  5–1
Convocation Center (2,768)
Athens, OH
12/07/2011*
7:00 PM
at Oakland W 84–82  6–1
Athletics Center O'rena (2,175)
Rochester, MI
12/30/2011*
10:00 PM
at Portland W 72–54  7–1
Chiles Center (2,002)
Portland, OR
12/14/2011*
7:00 PM
Marietta College W 88–54  8–1
Convocation Center (8,672)
Athens, OH
12/17/2011*
7:00 PM, WBDT
at Wright State W 82–54  9–1
Nutter Center (3,749)
Dayton, OH
12/20/2011*
8:00 PM
at Northern Iowa W 76–59  10–1
McLeod Center (3,486)
Cedar Fals, IA
12/23/2011*
7:00 PM
North Carolina A&T W 82–66  11–1
Convocation Center (4,255)
Athens, OH
12/30/2011*
7:00 PM
Kennesaw State W 71–63  12–1
Convocation Center (5,863)
Athens, OH
01/02/2012*
7:00 PM
Robert Morris L 67–70  12–2
Convocation Center (6,018)
Athens, OH
01/07/2012
6:00 PM, STO
at Bowling Green L 57–67  12–3 (0–1)
Stroh Center (2,649)
Bowling Green, OH
01/11/2012
7:00 PM
Buffalo W 60–52  13–3 (1–1)
Convocation Center (6,284)
Athens, OH
01/14/2012
4:00 PM, ESPNU
at Akron L 63–68  13–4 (1–2)
James A. Rhodes Arena (4,661)
Akron, OH
01/18/2012
7:00 PM, STO
Kent State W 87–65  14–4 (2–2)
Convocation Center (5,924)
Athens, OH
01/21/2012
2:00 PM
Miami (OH) W 69–65  15–4 (3–2)
Convocation Center (13,011)
Athens, OH
01/25/2012
7:00 PM, STO
Western Michigan W 56–51  16–4 (4–2)
Convocation Center (4,638)
Athens, OH
01/28/2012
11:00 AM, ESPNU
Ball State W 59–55  17–4 (5–2)
Convocation Center (6,018)
Athens, OH
02/01/2012
8:00 PM
at Northern Illinois W 67–58  18–4 (6–2)
Convocation Center (784)
DeKalb, IL
02/04/2012
2:00 PM
Central Michigan W 68–42  19–4 (7–2)
Convocation Center (7,581)
Athens, OH
02/08/2012
7:00 PM
at Toledo L 73–77  19–5 (7–3)
Savage Arena (4,139)
Toledo, OH
02/11/2012
4:30 PM
at Eastern Michigan L 55–68  19–6 (7–4)
Convocation Center (1,473)
Ypsilanti, MI
02/15/2012
7:00 PM
Bowling Green W 72–59  20–6 (8–4)
Convocation Center (5,028)
Athens, OH
02/18/2012*
7:00 PM, ESPN3
UNC Asheville
ESPN BracketBusters
W 81–62  21–6
Convocation Center (9,961)
Athens, OH
02/22/2012
7:00 PM
at Buffalo W 88–77  22–6 (9–4)
Alumni Arena (2,925)
Amherst, NY
02/26/2012
8:00 PM, ESPNU
Akron W 85–61  23–6 (10–4)
Convocation Center (8,018)
Athens, OH
02/29/2012
7:00 PM
at Kent State L 61–68  23–7 (10–5)
Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (2,965)
Kent, OH
03/03/2012
12:00 PM
at Miami (OH) W 63–54  24–7 (11–5)
Millett Hall (1,683)
Oxford, OH
MAC Tournament
03/08/2012
9:30 PM, STO
vs. Toledo
Quarterfinals
W 65–57  25–7
Quicken Loans Arena (3,351)
Cleveland, OH
03/09/2012
9:30 PM, STO
vs. Buffalo
Semifinals
W 77–74  26–7
Quicken Loans Arena (8,513)
Cleveland, OH
03/10/2012
8:00 PM, ESPN2
vs. Akron
Championship Game
W 64–63  27–7
Quicken Loans Arena (10,301)
Cleveland, OH
NCAA Tournament
03/16/2012*
7:20 PM, TNT
No. (MW 13) vs. No. 13 (MW 4) Michigan
Second Round
W 65–60  28–7
Bridgestone Arena (11,625)
Nashville, TN
03/18/2012*
7:10 PM, TBS
No. (MW 13) vs. (MW 12) South Florida
Third Round
W 62–56  29–7
Bridgestone Arena (11,033)
Nashville, TN
03/23/2012*
7:47 PM, TBS
No. (MW 13) vs. No. 4 (MW 1) North Carolina
Sweet Sixteen
L 65–73 OT 29–8
Edward Jones Dome (21,471)
St. Louis, MO
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time (#) during NCAA Tournament is seed with Region.

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