2011–12 Ohio State Buckeyes men's basketball team

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2011–12 Ohio State Buckeyes men's basketball
Buckeyes logo.svg
NCAA East Region Champions
Big Ten Regular Season Co-Champions
NCAA Tournament East Region, No. 2 Seed, L 62–64, Kansas, Final Four
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 3
AP No. 7
2011–12 record 31–8 (13–5 Big Ten)
Head coach Thad Matta
Assistant coach Dave Dickerson
Assistant coach Jeff Boals
Assistant coach Chris Jent
Home arena Value City 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 Ohio State Buckeyes men's basketball team represented Ohio State University during the 2011–12 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. Their head coach is Thad Matta, in his 8th season with the Buckeyes. The team plays its home games at Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio, and is a member of the Big Ten Conference. The team clinched a share of the Big Ten regular season championship for the third year in the row with a 13–5 conference record, sharing it with Michigan and Michigan State. In the postseason, the team invited the 2012 Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament, where they beat Purdue and Michigan before losing to Michigan State in the championship, and they also invited the 2012 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament, where they beat Loyola, Gonzaga, Cincinnati, and an upset of Syracuse before losing to Kansas in the Final Four to finish the season with 31–8 in overall record.

Pre-season[edit]

Previous season[edit]

Ohio State, led by experienced seniors and player of the year candidate Jared Sullinger, started the season 24–0. The Buckeyes were ranked No. 1 for six weeks during the regular season, as well as entering postseason play, and earned the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA tournament with an overall regular season record of 29–2 along with a Big Ten tournament championship. After defeating UT–San Antonio and George Mason in the first two rounds of the tournament, Ohio State fell to the Kentucky Wildcats, who would eventually go on to the Final Four, 62–60, ending their season in the Sweet Sixteen for the second year in a row.

Departures[edit]

2011 recruiting class[edit]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Trey McDonald
PF
Battle Creek, Michigan Battle Creek Central 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 230 lb (100 kg) Oct 18, 2010 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 91
LaQuinton Ross
SF
Burlington, New Jersey Life Center Academy 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Aug 16, 2010 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 95
Shannon Scott
PG
Alpharetta, Georgia Milton 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Nov 25, 2009 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 96
Sam Thompson
SF
Chicago, Illinois Whitney Young 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Sep 12, 2010 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 95
Amir Williams
C
Beverly Hills, Michigan Country Day 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Nov 17, 2010 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 95
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 8   Rivals: 10  ESPN: 6
  • 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 Ohio State Buckeyes men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
F 0 Sullinger, JaredJared Sullinger 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 280 lb (127 kg) So Columbus, Ohio
F 1 Thomas, DeshaunDeshaun Thomas 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 225 lb (102 kg) So Fort Wayne, Indiana
G 2 Sibert, JordanJordan Sibert 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 185 lb (84 kg) So Cincinnati, Ohio
G 3 Scott, ShannonShannon Scott 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Fr Alpharetta, Georgia
G 4 Craft, AaronAaron Craft 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) So Findlay, Ohio
F 10 Ross, LaQuintonLaQuinton Ross 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Fr Jackson, Mississippi
F 12 Thompson, SamSam Thompson 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Fr Chicago, Illinois
G 14 Rogers, AlexAlex Rogers 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Jr Cincinnati, Ohio
F 15 Weatherspoon, J.D.J.D. Weatherspoon 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 215 lb (98 kg) So Columbus, Ohio
C 23 Williams, AmirAmir Williams 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Fr Birmingham, Michigan
F 30 Ravenel, EvanEvan Ravenel 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 260 lb (118 kg) Jr Tampa, Florida
G 32 Smith, Jr., LenzelleLenzelle Smith, Jr. 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 205 lb (93 kg) So Zion, Illinois
G 44 Buford, WilliamWilliam Buford 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Sr Toledo, Ohio
C 55 McDonald, TreyTrey McDonald 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 255 lb (116 kg) Fr Battle Creek, Michigan
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster
Last update: 2011-10-28

Schedule[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
November 6*
2:00 pm
No. 3 Walsh W 95–49 
Value City Arena (13,696)
Columbus, OH
Regular season
November 11*
9:00 pm, BTN
No. 3 Wright State
Global Sports Shootout
W 73–42  1–0
Value City Arena (13,696)
Columbus, OH
November 15*
8:00 pm, ESPN2
No. 3 No. 7 Florida
Global Sports Shootout
W 81–74  2–0
Value City Arena (17,785)
Columbus, OH
November 18*
9:00 pm, BTN
No. 3 Jackson State
Global Sports Shootout
W 85–41  3–0
Value City Arena (14,621)
Columbus, OH
November 21*
8:30 pm, BTN
No. 3 North Florida
Global Sports Shootout
W 85–50  4–0
Value City Arena (12,552)
Columbus, OH
November 23*
7:00 pm, BTN
No. 3 VMI W 107–74  5–0
Value City Arena (13,660)
Columbus, OH
November 25*
6:30 pm, BTN
No. 3 Valparaiso W 80–47  6–0
Value City Arena (15,606)
Columbus, OH
November 29*
9:30 pm, ESPN
No. 2 No. 3 Duke
ACC – Big Ten Challenge
W 85–63  7–0
Value City Arena (18,809)
Columbus, OH
December 3*
12:00 pm
No. 2 Texas–Pan American W 64–35  8–0
Value City Arena (14,041)
Columbus, OH
December 10*
3:15 pm, ESPN
No. 2 at No. 13 Kansas L 67–78  8–1
Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Lawrence, KS
December 14*
7:30 pm, BTN
No. 2 USC Upstate W 82–58  9–1
Value City Arena (13,552)
Columbus, OH
December 17*
12:00 pm, ESPN
No. 2 at South Carolina W 74–66  10–1
Colonial Life Arena (13,654)
Columbia, SC
December 20*
8:30 pm, BTN
No. 2 Lamar W 70–50  11–1
Value City Arena (14,169)
Columbus, OH
December 22*
8:30 pm, BTN
No. 2 Miami (Ohio) W 69–40  12–1
Nationwide Arena (17,463)
Columbus, OH
December 28
5:30 pm, BTN
No. 2 Northwestern W 87–54  13–1 (1–0)
Value City Arena (19,049)
Columbus, OH
December 31
6:00 pm, ESPN2
No. 2 at No. 13 Indiana L 70–74  13–2 (1–1)
Assembly Hall (17,472)
Bloomington, IN
January 3
6:30 pm, BTN
No. 6 Nebraska W 71–40  14–2 (2–1)
Value City Arena (16,158)
Columbus, OH
January 7
3:00 pm, BTN
No. 6 at Iowa W 76–47  15–2 (3–1)
Carver–Hawkeye Arena (15,400)
Iowa City, IA
January 10
9:00 pm, ESPN
No. 5 at Illinois L 74–79  15–3 (3–2)
Assembly Hall (14,636)
Champaign, IL
January 15
4:30 pm, CBS
No. 5 No. 7 Indiana W 80–63  16–3 (4–2)
Value City Arena (18,809)
Columbus, OH
January 21
8:00 pm, BTN
No. 6 at Nebraska W 79–45  17–3 (5–2)
Bob Devaney Sports Center (12,214)
Lincoln, NE
January 25
6:30 pm, BTN
No. 4 Penn State W 78–54  18–3 (6–2)
Value City Arena (16,907)
Columbus, OH
January 29
1:00 pm, CBS
No. 4 No. 20 Michigan W 64–49  19–3 (7–2)
Value City Arena (18,809)
Columbus, OH
February 4
2:00 pm, ESPN
No. 3 at No. 19 Wisconsin W 58–52  20–3 (8–2)
Kohl Center (17,230)
Madison, WI
February 7
9:00 pm, ESPN
No. 3 Purdue W 87–84  21–3 (9–2)
Value City Arena (16,504)
Columbus, OH
February 11
6:00 pm, ESPN
No. 3 No. 11 Michigan State L 48–58  21–4 (9–3)
Value City Arena (18,809)
Columbus, OH
February 14
9:00 pm, ESPN
No. 6 at Minnesota W 78–68  22–4 (10–3)
Williams Arena (13,245)
Minneapolis, MN
February 18
9:00 pm, ESPN
No. 6 at No. 17 Michigan L 51–56  22–5 (10–4)
Crisler Arena (12,721)
Ann Arbor, MI
February 21
7:00 pm, ESPN
No. 8 Illinois W 83–67  23–5 (11–4)
Value City Arena (18,481)
Columbus, OH
February 26
4:00 pm, CBS
No. 8 No. 16 Wisconsin L 60–63  23–6 (11–5)
Value City Arena (18,809)
Columbus, OH
February 29
8:30 pm, BTN
No. 10 at Northwestern W 75–73  24–6 (12–5)
Welsh–Ryan Arena (8,117)
Evanston, IL
March 4
4:00 pm, CBS
No. 10 at No. 5 Michigan State W 72–70  25–6 (13–5)
Breslin Center (14,797)
East Lansing, MI
Big Ten Tournament
March 9
8:55 pm, BTN
No. 7 vs. Purdue
Quarterfinals
W 88–71  26–6
Bankers Life Fieldhouse (18,484)
Indianapolis, IN
March 10
4:10 pm, CBS
No. 7 vs. No. 10 Michigan
Semifinals
W 77–55  27–6
Bankers Life Fieldhouse (18,451)
Indianapolis, IN
March 11
3:30 pm, CBS
No. 7 vs. No. 8 Michigan State
Championship Game
L 64–68  27–7
Bankers Life Fieldhouse (17,125)
Indianapolis, IN
NCAA Tournament
March 15*
9:50 pm, TNT
No. 7 (2-E) vs. (15-E) Loyola (MD)
East Region Second Round
W 78–59  28–7
CONSOL Energy Center (19,413)
Pittsburgh, PA
March 17*
2:45 pm, CBS
No. 7 (2-E) vs. (7-E) Gonzaga
East Region Third Round
W 73–66  29–7
CONSOL Energy Center (18,588)
Pittsburgh, PA
March 22*
9:45 pm, CBS
No. 7 (2-E) vs. (6-E) Cincinnati
East Regional Semifinal
W 81–66  30–7
TD Garden (18,796)
Boston, MA
March 24*
7:05 pm, CBS
No. 7 (2-E) vs. No. 2 (1-E) Syracuse
East Regional Final
W 77–70  31–7
TD Garden (18,796)
Boston, MA
March 31*
9:05 pm, CBS
No. 7 (2-E) vs. No. 6 (2-MKansas
National Semifinal
L 62–64  31–8
Mercedes-Benz Superdome (73,361)
New Orleans, LA
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time[1] Rank indicates seed in the NCAA tournament. E-East region, W-West region, S-South region, M-Midewest Region.

Rankings[edit]

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Final
AP 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 6 5 6 4 3 3 6 8 10 7 7
Coaches 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 7 5 6 4 3 3 6 9 11 7 7 3
Legend
  Increase in ranking
  Decrease in ranking
  Not ranked previous week
(RV)   Received votes

References[edit]