2011–12 Saint Mary's Gaels men's basketball team

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2011–12 Saint Mary's Gaels men's basketball
Saint Mary's College Gaels Wordmark.jpg
WCC Regular Season Champions
WCC Tournament Champions
Conference West Coast Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 16
AP No. 24
2011–12 record 27–6 (14–2 WCC)
Head coach Randy Bennett (11th season)
Assistant coach Rick Croy
Assistant coach Adam Caporn
Assistant coach Eran Ganot
Home arena McKeon Pavilion
Seasons
2011–12 West Coast Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#24 Saint Mary's 14 2   .875     27 6   .818
Gonzaga 13 3   .813     26 7   .788
BYU 12 4   .750     26 9   .743
Loyola Marymount 11 5   .688     21 13   .618
San Francisco 8 8   .500     20 14   .588
San Diego 7 9   .438     13 18   .419
Pepperdine 4 12   .250     10 19   .345
Portland 3 13   .188     7 24   .226
Santa Clara 0 16   .000     8 22   .267
2012 West Coast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament winner
As of March 21, 2012; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2011–12 Saint Mary's Gaels men's basketball team represented Saint Mary's College of California in the 2011–12 college basketball season. This was head coach Randy Bennett's eleventh season at Saint Mary's. The Gaels compete in the West Coast Conference and played their home games at the McKeon Pavilion. They finished the season 27–6, 14–2 in WCC play to be crowned West Coast Conference regular season champions. They were also champions of the West Coast Basketball Tournament to earn the conference's auotmatic bid to the 2012 NCAA Tournament where they lost in the second round to Purdue.

Roster[edit]

Source[1]

# Name Height Weight (lbs.) Position Class Hometown Previous Team(s)
00 Brad Waldow 6'9" 250 F RS Fr. Shingle Springs, CA, U.S. Ponderosa HS
1 Jorden Page 6'1" 180 G So. Maroochydore, Queensland, Australia AIS
2 Paul McCoy 5'11" 175 G Jr. Portland, OR, U.S. Grant HS
SMU
3 Mitchell Young 6'9" 235 F Jr. Logan, Queensland, Australia AIS
4 Matthew Dellavedova 6'4" 190 G Jr. Maryborough, Victoria, Australia AIS
5 Kyle Rowley 7'0" 280 C Jr. Arima, Trinidad Lake Forest Acad.
Northwestern
10 Zach Sanchez 6'1" 175 G RS Fr. Bonita, CA, U.S. Bonita Vista HS
11 Clint Steindl 6'7" 195 F Sr. Mackay, Queensland, Australia AIS
12 Jordan Giusti 6'2" 185 G Fr. San Ramon, CA, U.S. San Ramon Valley HS
14 Stephen Holt 6'4" 195 G So. Portland, OR, U.S. Jesuit HS
15 Beau Levesque 6'6" 220 F So. Lafayette, CA, U.S. De La Salle HS
22 Rob Jones 6'6" 240 F RS Sr. San Francisco, CA, U.S. Archbishop Riordan HS
San Diego
25 Tim Williams 6'9" 235 F RS Jr. Antioch, CA, U.S. Antioch HS
30 Kenton Walker II 6'9" 240 F RS Sr. San Diego, CA, U.S. Scripps Ranch HS
Creighton
42 Eividas Petrulis 6'7" 210 F RFr. Vilnius, Lithuania Šarūnas Marčiulionis Academy
Matt Hodgson 6'11" 225 C Jr. Booval, Queensland, Australia Ipswich Grammar

Schedule and results[edit]

Source[2]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Regular Season
11/11/2011*
7:00pm, CSNBA
Fresno Pacific W 98–58  1–0
McKeon Pavilion (2,453)
Moraga, CA
11/14/2011*
11:00pm, ESPN
Northern Iowa
ESPN Season Tip-Off Marathon
W 57–41  2–0
McKeon Pavilion (2,053)
Moraga, CA
11/23/2011*
4:00pm, ROOT
at Denver L 58–70  2–1
Magness Arena (5,408)
Denver, CO
11/27/2011*
4:00pm, CSNBA
San Francisco State
Shamrock Office Solutions Classic
W 86–52  3–1
McKeon Pavilion (1,791)
Moraga, CA
11/28/2011*
7:30pm, CSNBA
Weber State
Shamrock Office Solutions Classic
W 87–70  4–1
McKeon Pavilion (1,488)
Moraga, CA
12/03/2011*
7:00pm, CSNBA
at Cal Poly W 59–54  5–1
Mott Gym (2,878)
San Luis Obispo, CA
12/13/2011*
7:00pm, CSNBA
Jackson State W 77–53  6–1
McKeon Pavilion (2,401)
Moraga, CA
12/15/2011*
7:00pm, CSNBA
North Carolina A&T W 84–45  7–1
McKeon Pavilion (2,368)
Moraga, CA
12/17/2011*
7:00pm, CSNBA
Bethune-Cookman
Las Vegas Classic
W 77–52  8–1
McKeon Pavilion (2,380)
Moraga, CA
12/19/2011*
7:00pm, CSNBA
Kennesaw State
Las Vegas Classic
W 74–51  9–1
McKeon Pavilion (2,548)
Moraga, CA
12/20/2011*
7:00pm, CSNBA
Eastern Washington W 77–61  10–1
McKeon Pavilion (2,796)
Moraga, CA
12/22/2011*
7:30pm, ESPN3
vs. No. 6 Baylor
Las Vegas Classic Semifinals
L 59–72  10–2
Orleans Arena (1,526)
Paradise, NV
12/23/2011*
8:30pm, ESPN3
vs. Missouri State
Las Vegas Classic 3rd place
W 77–61  11–2
Orleans Arena (1,526)
Las Vegas, NV
12/29/2011
8:00pm, ESPN2
BYU W 98–82  12–2
(1–0)
McKeon Pavilion (3,500)
Moraga, CA
12/31/2011
3:00pm, CSNCA
at Pepperdine W 74–45  13–2
(2–0)
Firestone Fieldhouse (741)
Malibu, CA
01/05/2012
6:00pm, ESPNU
at San Diego W 78–72  14–2
(3–0)
Jenny Craig Pavilion (3,317)
San Diego, CA
01/09/2012
7:00pm, CSNCA
San Francisco W 87–72  15–2
(4–0)
McKeon Pavilion (3,500)
Moraga, CA
01/12/2012
8:00pm, ESPN2
No. 21 Gonzaga W 83–62  16–2
(5–0)
McKeon Pavilion (3,500)
Moraga, CA
01/14/2012
8:00pm, CSNBA
Portland W 69–61  17–2
(6–0)
McKeon Pavilion (3,500)
Moraga, CA
01/19/2012
7:00pm, CSNBA
No. 24 Pepperdine W 61–47  18–2
(7–0)
McKeon Pavilion (3,500)
Moraga, CA
01/21/2012
7:00pm, CSNCA
No. 24 at Santa Clara W 93–77  19–2
(8–0)
Leavey Center (4,700)
Santa Clara, CA
01/26/2012
7:00pm, CSNCA
No. 21 at Loyola Marymount W 71–64  20–2
(9–0)
Gersten Pavilion (2,243)
Los Angeles, CA
01/28/2012
6:00pm, ESPNU
No. 21 at BYU W 80–66  21–2
(10–0)
Marriott Center (22,700)
Provo, UT
02/02/2012
7:00pm, CSNCA
No. 18 San Diego W 84–73  22–2
(11–0)
McKeon Pavilion (3,500)
Moraga, CA
02/09/2012
8:00pm, ESPN2
No. 16 at Gonzaga L 59–73  22–3
(11–1)
McCarthey Athletic Center (6,000)
Spokane, WA
02/11/2012
7:00pm, CSNCA+
No. 16 Santa Clara W 82–67  23–3
(12–1)
McKeon Pavilion (3,500)
Moraga, CA
02/15/2012
7:30pm, CSNCA
No. 21 Loyola Marymount L 60–75  23–4
(12–2)
McKeon Pavilion (3,500)
Moraga, CA
02/18/2012*
3:00pm, ESPN
No. 21 at No. 16 Murray State
ESPN BracketBusters
L 51–65  23–5
CFSB Center (8,825)
Murray, KY
02/23/2012
7:00pm, ESPNU
at Portland W 70–43  24–5
(13–2)
Chiles Center (2,829)
Portland, OR
02/25/2012
8:00pm, CSNCA
at San Francisco W 67–60  25–5
(14–2)
War Memorial Gymnasium (4,500)
San Francisco, CA
West Coast Conference Tournament
03/03/2011
6:00pm, ESPN2
vs. San Francisco
Semifinals
W 83–78  26–5
Orleans Arena (7,828)
Las Vegas, NV
03/05/2011
6:00pm, ESPN
vs. No. 24 Gonzaga
Championship
W 78–74 OT 27–5
Orleans Arena (6,826)
Las Vegas, NV
2012 NCAA Tournament
03/16/2012*
4:27pm, truTV
No. 24 vs. Purdue
Second Round
L 69–72  27–6
CenturyLink Center Omaha (16,833)
Omaha, NE
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.

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