2011–12 Southeastern Conference men's basketball season

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2011–12 SEC Men's Basketball Season
Southeastern Conference logo.svg
League NCAA Division I
Sport Basketball
Number of teams 12
TV partner(s) CBS, ESPN, FSN
NBA Draft
Top draft pick Anthony Davis, Kentucky
Picked by New Orleans Hornets
Regular Season
2012 SEC Champions Kentucky
Season MVP Anthony Davis, Kentucky
SEC Tournament
Champions Vanderbilt
  Runners-up Kentucky
Finals MVP John Jenkins, Vanderbilt
Basketball seasons
2011–12 Southeastern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#1 Kentucky 16 0   1.000     38 2   .950
#25 Florida 10 6   .625     26 11   .703
#20 Vanderbilt 10 6   .625     25 11   .694
Tennessee 10 6   .625     19 15   .559
Alabama 9 7   .563     21 12   .636
Mississippi State 8 8   .500     21 12   .636
Ole Miss 8 8   .500     20 14   .588
LSU 7 9   .438     18 15   .545
Arkansas 6 10   .375     18 14   .563
Auburn 5 11   .313     15 16   .484
Georgia 5 11   .313     15 17   .469
South Carolina 2 14   .125     10 21   .323
2012 SEC Tournament winner
As of April 2, 2012; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2011–12 Southeasten Conference men's basketball season began with practices on October 15, 2011 and ended with the SEC Tournament on March 8–11, 2012 at the New Orleans Arena in New Orleans.

This was the first season for the SEC's one-division alignment in men's basketball. The league's head coaches voted at the league's annual meeting on June 1, 2011 to eliminate the divisional format, starting with the 2011–12 season.[1]

Pre-season polls and teams[edit]

Pre-Season Poll:

SEC Media[2]
1. Kentucky (18)
2. Vanderbilt (4)
3. Florida (1)
4. Alabama
5. Mississippi State
6. Arkansas
7. Ole Miss
8. Georgia
9. LSU
10. Auburn
11. Tennessee
12. South Carolina

Pre-Season All-SEC Teams

SEC Media[3] SEC Coaches
Dee Bost Mississippi State
JaMychal Green Alabama
John Jenkins Vanderbilt
Terrence Jones Kentucky
Jeffery Taylor Vanderbilt
  • SEC Coaches select 8 players
  • Players in bold are choices for SEC Player of the Year

Rankings[edit]

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Alabama AP 17 16 13 12 16 23 RV RV RV RV RV
C 15 21 RV RV RV RV RV
Arkansas AP RV
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Auburn AP
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Florida AP 8 7 10 10 12 13 11 10 13 19 17 14 12 8 14 12 16 22 25
C 10 8 9 9 12 13 12 10 14 19 14 13 11 7 12 11 13 19 21 9
Georgia AP
C
Kentucky AP 2 2 2 1 1 3 3 3 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
C 2 2 2 1 1 3 3 3 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
LSU AP
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Mississippi State AP 24 21 17 17 18 15 15 20 18 18 22 20 RV
C RV 24 18 16 17 14 16 20 15 16 19 18 23 RV RV
Ole Miss AP
C
South Carolina AP
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Tennessee AP
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Vanderbilt AP 7 18 18 20 RV RV RV RV RV RV RV RV 25 RV RV RV RV RV 20
C 7 20 22 19 RV RV RV RV RV RV RV RV RV RV RV RV RV 24 19

Conference schedules[edit]

Composite Matrix[edit]

This table summarizes the head-to-head results between teams in conference play. (x) indicates games remaining this season.

  Alabama Arkansas Auburn Florida Georgia Kentucky LSU Mississippi State Ole Miss South Carolina Tennessee Vanderbilt
vs. Alabama 0–2 0–2 1–0 0–1 1–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–0 0–1 1–0
vs. Arkansas 2–0 0–2 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–1 1–0 0–1
vs. Auburn 2–0 2–0 1–0 0–1 1–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–1 1–0 1–0
vs. Florida 0–1 0–1 0–1 1–1 2–0 0–1 0–1 0–1 0–2 2–0 1–1
vs. Georgia 1–0 0–1 1–0 1–1 2–0 1–0 0–1 1–0 2–0 1–1 2–0
vs. Kentucky 0–1 0–1 0–1 0–2 0–2 0–1 0–1 0–1 0–2 0–2 0–2
vs. LSU 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–0 0–1 1–0 1–1 1–1 0–1 1–0 1–0
vs. Mississippi State 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 0–1 0–1 0–1
vs. Ole Miss 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–0 0–1 1–0 1–1 1–1 0–1 1–0 1–0
vs. South Carolina 0–1 1–0 1–0 2–0 0–2 2–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 2–0 2–0
vs. Tennessee 1–0 0–1 0–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 0–1 1–0 0–1 0–2 1–1
vs. Vanderbilt 0–1 1–0 0–1 1–1 0–2 2–0 0–1 1–0 0–1 0–2 1–1
Total 9–7 6–10 5–11 10–6 5–11 16–0 7–9 8–8 8–8 2–14 10–6 10–6

Postseason[edit]

SEC Tournament[edit]

Session Game Time* Matchup# Television Attendance
First Round - Thursday, March 8
1
1
12:00 PM
#8 LSU vs. #9 Arkansas
SEC Network
2
2:30 PM
#5 Alabama vs. #12 South Carolina
SEC Network
2
3
6:30 PM
#7 Ole Miss vs. #10 Auburn
SEC Network
4
9:00 PM
#6 Mississippi State vs. #11 Georgia
SEC Network
Quarterfinals - Friday, March 9
3
5
12:00 PM
#1 Kentucky vs. #8 LSU
SEC Network
6
2:30 PM
#4 Florida vs. #5 Alabama
SEC Network
4
7
6:30 PM
#2 Tennessee vs. #7 Ole Miss
SEC Network
8
9:00 PM
#3 Vanderbilt vs. #11 Georgia
SEC Network
Semifinals - Saturday, March 10
5
9
12:00 PM
#1 Kentucky vs. #4 Florida
ABC
10
2:30 PM
#7 Ole Miss vs. #3 Vanderbilt
ABC
Championship Game - Sunday, March 11
6
11
12:00 PM
#1 Kentucky vs. #3 Vanderbilt
ABC
*Game Times in CT[1]. #-Rankings denote tournament seeding.

NCAA Tournament[edit]

Seed Region School First Four Second Round Third Round Sweet 16 Elite Eight Final Four Championship
1 South Kentucky   #16 WKU - W, 81–66 #8 Iowa State - W, 87–71 #4 Indiana - W, 102–90 #3 Baylor - W, 82–70 #4 LouisvilleW, 69-61 #2 Kansas - W, 67-59
7 West Florida   #10 VirginiaW, 71-45 #15 Norfolk StateW, 84-50 #3 Marquette - W, 68-58 #4 Louisville - L, 68-72    
5 East Vanderbilt   #12 HarvardW, 79–70 #4 WisconsinL, 57-60        
9 Midwest Alabama   #8 CreightonL, 57-58          

National Invitation Tournament[edit]

# of Bids Record Win % R2 R3 SF CG
4 1–4 .200 1 0 0 0
Team Bid Type Seed Results
Tennessee At-large 1 W 65-51 vs. 8 Savannah State
L 64-71 vs. 4 Middle Tennessee
Ole Miss At-large 2 L 93-96 (OT) vs. 7 Illinois State
Mississippi State At-large 4 L 96-101 (2OT) vs. 5 UMass
LSU At-large 6 L 74-96 vs. 3 Oregon

Other tournaments[edit]

2012 NBA Draft[edit]

The following 1st & 2nd team All-SEC performers were listed as seniors: Dee Bost, Jeffery Taylor, JaMychal Green, Erving Walker, Terrance Henry. The deadline for entering the NBA draft is April 29, but once one has declared, the deadline for withdrawing the declaration and retaining NCAA eligibility is April 10.[4] The deadline for submitting information to the NBA Advisory Committee for a 72-hour response is April 3.[5]
The following SEC underclassmen have sought the advice of the NBA's undergraduate advisory committee to determine his draft prospects:
The following SEC underclassmen declared early for the 2011 draft: Renardo Sidney,[6] Justin Hamilton[7] Arnett Moultrie,[8] B. J. Young,[8] John Jenkins,[9] Bradley Beal,[10] Anthony Davis,[11] Michael Kidd-Gilchrist,[11] Marquis Teague,[11] Terrence Jones[11] and Doron Lamb[11]
The following SEC underclassmen entered their name in the draft but who did not hire agents and opted to return to college: B. J. Young[12]
Round Pick Player Position Nationality Team School/club team
1 1 Davis, AnthonyAnthony Davis PF  United States New Orleans Hornets Kentucky (Fr.)
1 2 Kidd-Gilchrist, MichaelMichael Kidd-Gilchrist SF  United States Charlotte Bobcats Kentucky (Fr.)
1 3 Beal, BradleyBradley Beal SG  United States Washington Wizards Florida (Fr.)
1 18 Jones, TerrenceTerrence Jones PF  United States Houston Rockets Kentucky (So.)
1 23 Jenkins, JohnJohn Jenkins SG  United States Atlanta Hawks Vanderbilt (Jr.)
1 27 Moultrie, ArnettArnett Moultrie PF  United States Miami Heat Mississippi St. (Jr.)
1 29 Teague, MarquisMarquis Teague PG  United States Chicago Bulls Kentucky (Fr.)
1 30 Ezeli, FestusFestus Ezeli C  Nigeria Golden State Warriors Vanderbilt (Sr.)
2 31 Taylor, JefferyJeffery Taylor SF  Sweden Charlotte Bobcats Vanderbilt (Sr.)
2 42 Lamb, DoronDoron Lamb SG  United States Milwaukee Bucks Kentucky (So.)
2 45 Hamilton, JustinJustin Hamilton C  United States Philadelphia 76ers LSU (Jr.)
2 46 Miller, DariusDarius Miller SF  United States New Orleans Hornets Kentucky (Sr.)

Awards and honors[edit]

Player-of-the-Week[edit]

All-Americans[edit]

Starting on March 6, the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball All-Americans were released for 2011–12 season, based upon selections by the four major syndicates. The four syndicates include the Associated Press, USBWA, NABC, and Sporting News

All-SEC awards and teams[edit]

Voting was by conference coaches:

2012 SEC Men's Basketball Individual Awards[13]
Award Recipient(s)
Player of the Year Anthony Davis, C., KENTUCKY
Coach of the Year John Calipari, KENTUCKY
Defensive Player of the Year Anthony Davis, C., KENTUCKY
Rookie of the Year Anthony Davis, C., KENTUCKY
Scholar-Athlete of the Year Patric Young, F., FLORIDA
Sixth Man Award Darius Miller, F., KENTUCKY
2012 All-SEC Men's Basketball Teams[13]
First Team Second Team All-Freshman Team All-Defensive Team
Bradley Beal Fr., G, FLORIDA
Dee Bost Sr., G, MISS STATE
Kenny Boynton Jr., G, FLORIDA
Anthony Davis Fr., C, KENTUCKY
John Jenkins Jr., G, VANDERBILT
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Fr., F, KENTUCKY
Arnett Moultrie Sr., F, MISSISSIPPI STATE
Jeffery Taylor Sr., F, VANDERBILT
JaMychal Green Sr., F, ALABAMA
Justin Hamilton Jr., F, LSU
Terrance Henry Jr., F, OLE MISS
Terrence Jones So., F, KENTUCKY
Doron Lamb So., G, KENTUCKY
Jeronne Maymon So., F, TENNESSEE
Trevor Releford So., G, ALABAMA
Erving Walker Sr., G, FLORIDA
B. J. Young Fr., G, ARKANSAS
Bradley Beal, G., FLORIDA
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, G., GEORGIA
Anthony Davis, F., KENTUCKY
Anthony Hickey, G., LSU
Rodney Hood, F., MISS STATE
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, F., KENTUCKY
Jarnell Stokes, F., TENNESSEE
B. J. Young, G., ARKANSAS
Reginald Buckner, F., OLE MISS
Anthony Davis, F., KENTUCKY
Damontre Harris, F., SOUTH CAROLINA
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, F., KENTUCKY
Jeffery Taylor, F., VANDERBILT
- denotes unanimous selection

All-Academic[edit]

First Team:

Player, School Year GPA Major

Second Team:

Player, School Year GPA Major

USBWA All-District team[edit]

On March 6, the U.S. Basketball Writers Association released its 2011–12 Men's All-District Teams, based on voting from its national membership. There were nine regions from coast to coast, and a player and coach of the year were selected in each. The following lists all the SEC representatives selected within their respective regions. (Note bold represents player of the year within that district)[14]

District IV(KY, TN, MS, AL, GA, FL)
  • Bradley Beal, Florida
  • Kenny Boynton, Florida
  • Anthony Davis, Kentucky
  • John Jenkins, Vanderbilt
  • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Kentucky
  • Arnett Moultrie, Mississippi State
  • Jeffery Taylor, Vanderbilt

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Destin Recap: Day Two" (Press release). Southeastern Conference. June 1, 2011. Retrieved June 4, 2011. 
  2. ^ Media Tabs Florida As SEC Men’s Hoops Champion
  3. ^ http://www.secdigitalnetwork.com/NEWS/tabid/473/Article/228875/media-tabs-kentucky-as-sec-mens-champion.aspx
  4. ^ Snyder, Mark (2012-03-21). "Michigan's Trey Burke inquiring about NBA draft status". USA Today. Retrieved 2012-03-23. 
  5. ^ Baumgardner, Nick (2012-03-22). "Michigan point guard Trey Burke 'has nothing to lose' by seeking advisory committee's opinion, NBA draft analyst says". AnnArbor.com. Retrieved 2012-03-23. 
  6. ^ "Renardo Sidney declares for NBA". ESPN. 2012-03-26. Retrieved 2012-03-26. 
  7. ^ "Justin Hamilton to enter draft". ESPN. 2012-04-05. Retrieved 2012-04-05. 
  8. ^ a b "Underclassmen: To go or not to go?". ESPN. 2012-04-06. Retrieved 2012-04-07. 
  9. ^ "Vandy's John Jenkins to hire agent". ESPN. 2012-04-10. Retrieved 2012-04-10. 
  10. ^ DiRocco, Michael (2012-04-13). "Gators' Bradley Beal one and done". ESPN. Retrieved 2012-04-14. 
  11. ^ a b c d e "UK's starting five opts for draft". ESPN. 2012-04-17. Retrieved 2012-04-17. 
  12. ^ Norlander, Matt. "2012 NBA Draft early entry watch list". CBS Sports. Retrieved 2012-04-30. 
  13. ^ a b 2012 SEC Men’s Basketball Awards Announced, accessed March 6, 2012
  14. ^ "USBWA Names 2011-12 Men's All-District Teams". U.S. Basketball Writers Association. 2012-03-06. Retrieved 2012-03-06.