2011–12 Southern Miss Golden Eagles basketball team

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2011–12 Southern Miss Golden Eagles men's basketball
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NCAA Tournament East Region 9 Seed, Second Round
Conference Conference USA
2011–12 record 25–9 (11–5 C-USA)
Head coach Larry Eustachy (8th season)
Assistant coach Steve Barnes
Assistant coach Ross Hodge
Assistant coach Leonard Perry
Home arena Reed Green Coliseum
Seasons
2011–12 Conference USA men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Memphis 13 3   .813     26 8   .765
Southern Miss 11 5   .688     25 9   .735
Tulsa 10 6   .625     17 14   .548
UCF 10 6   .625     22 11   .667
UAB 9 7   .563     15 16   .484
Marshall 9 7   .563     21 14   .600
Rice 8 8   .500     18 15   .545
UTEP 7 9   .438     15 17   .469
Houston 7 9   .438     15 15   .500
East Carolina 5 11   .313     15 16   .484
SMU 4 12   .250     13 19   .406
Tulane 3 13   .188     15 19   .441
2012 CUSA Tournament winner
As of March 15, 2012; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2011–12 Southern Miss Golden Eagles basketball team represented the University of Southern Mississippi during the 2011–12 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Golden Eagles, led by eighth year head coach Larry Eustachy, played their home games at Reed Green Coliseum and are members of Conference USA. They finished the season 25–9, 11–5 in C-USA play to finish in second place behind Memphis. They lost in the semifinals of the C-USA Basketball Tournament to Marshall. They received an at-large bid to the 2012 NCAA Basketball Tournament where they lost in the second round to Kansas State.

Roster[edit]

Number Name Position Height Weight Year Hometown
0 LaShay Page Guard 6–2 190 Junior Dillon, South Carolina
1 Maurice Bolden Forward 6–10 200 Senior Jackson, Mississippi
2 Darnell Dodson Guard 6–7 215 Senior Greenbelt, Maryland
4 Richard Carlisle Guard 6–1 190 Junior Meridian, Mississippi
5 Neil Watson Guard 5–11 170 Sophomore Kansas City, Kansas
10 Cedric Jenkins Guard 6–2 195 Sophomore LaPlace, Louisiana
11 Alahjah Franklin Guard 5–9 170 Freshman Memphis, Tennessee
12 Rahard McGill Guard 6–5 205 Junior Havana, Florida
15 Torye Pelham Forward 6–6 225 Senior Nashville, Tennessee
23 Angelo Johnson Guard 6–0 185 Senior Minneapolis, Minnesota
24 Jonathan Mills Forward 6–6 230 Junior Chicago, Illinois
25 Ahyaro Phillips Forward 6–8 215 Senior New Orleans, Louisiana
32 Christian Robbins Forward 6–11 235 Freshman Foxworth, Mississippi
42 Keith DeWitt Forward 6–11 220 Freshman High Point, North Carolina

Schedule[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
10/27/2011*
7:00 PM
Loyola New Orleans W 88–53 
Reed Green Coliseum (2,395)
Hattiesburg, MS
11/08/2011*
7:00 PM
William Carey W 78–53 
Reed Green Coliseum (2,833)
Hattiesburg, MS
Regular Season
11/12/2011*
12:00 PM
Spring Hill W 76–41  1–0
Reed Green Coliseum (2,143)
Hattiesburg, MS
11/17/2011*
8:00 PM
at Denver L 52–59  1–1
Magness Arena (5,222)
Denver, CO
11/19/2011*
8:00 PM
at Colorado State W 79–58  2–1
Moby Arena (2,275)
Fort Collins, CO
11/24/2011*
11:30 PM, FCS
vs. UC Irvine
Great Alaska Shootout First Round
W 78–67  3–1
Sullivan Arena (4,278)
Anchorage, AK
11/25/2011*
11:00 PM, FCS
vs. New Mexico State
Great Alaska Shootout Semifinals
W 80–72  4–1
Sullivan Arena (4,744)
Anchorage, AK
11/26/2011*
9:00 PM, FCS
vs. Murray State
Great Alaska Shootout Finals
L 81–90 2OT 4–2
Sullivan Arena (5,057)
Anchorage, AK
12/04/2011*
1:00 PM
New Mexico State W 74–66  5–2
Reed Green Coliseum (2,606)
Hattiesburg, MS
12/07/2011*
7:00 PM
at South Alabama W 67–54  6–2
Mitchell Center (3,461)
Mobile, AL
12/10/2011*
7:00 PM
Louisiana Tech W 78–62  7–2
Reed Green Coliseum (2,714)
Hattiesburg, MS
12/17/2011*
3:30 PM, FSN
Ole Miss W 86–82  8–2
Reed Green Coliseum (5,195)
Hattiesburg, MS
12/19/2011*
9:00 PM, FSN
at Arizona State W 64–61  9–2
Wells Fargo Arena (4,738)
Tempe, AZ
12/22/2011*
7:00 PM
South Florida W 53–51  10–2
Reed Green Coliseum (3,037)
Hattiesburg, MS
12/27/2011*
7:00 PM
Belhaven W 93–48  11–2
Reed Green Coliseum (2,871)
Hattiesburg, MS
12/29/2011*
7:00 PM
Alcorn State W 80–49  12–2
Reed Green Coliseum (3,017)
Hattiesburg, MS
12/31/2011*
1:00 PM
at McNeese State W 65–56  13–2
Burton Coliseum (986)
Lake Charles, LA
01/04/2012
7:00 PM
East Carolina W 78–76  14–2 (1–0)
Reed Green Coliseum (2,889)
Hattiesburg, MS
01/07/2012
3:00 PM
at Tulane W 71–66 OT 15–2 (2–0)
Fogelman Arena (2,140)
New Orleans, LA
01/11/2012
6:00 PM, CSS
at Memphis L 58–60  15–3 (2–1)
FedExForum (16,246)
Memphis, TN
01/14/2012
1:00 PM, FSN
UAB W 59–55  16–3 (3–1)
Reed Green Coliseum (3,111)
Hattiesburg, MS
01/21/2012
5:00 PM, CSS
Marshall W 67–63  17–3 (4–1)
Reed Green Coliseum (4,757)
Hattiesburg, MS
01/25/2012
6:00 PM, CSS
at East Carolina W 72–60  18–3 (5–1)
Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum (4,235)
Greenville, NC
01/28/2012
6:00 PM, BHSN
at UCF W 78–65  19–3 (6–1)
UCF Arena (7,790)
Orlando, FL
02/01/2012
7:00 PM, CBSSN
Memphis W 75–72  20–3 (7–1)
Reed Green Coliseum (7,964)
Hattiesburg, MS
02/08/2012
7:00 PM
at UAB L 61–71  20–4 (7–2)
Bartow Arena (4,721)
Birmingham, AL
02/11/2012
4:00 PM
UCF W 78–74  21–4 (8–2)
Reed Green Coliseum (4,482)
Hattiesburg, MS
02/15/2012
7:00 PM
Tulsa W 77–69  22–4 (9–2)
Reed Green Coliseum (3,561)
Hattiesburg, MS
02/18/2012
8:00 PM, CSS
at Houston L 71–73  22–5 (9–3)
Hofheinz Pavilion (3,399)
Houston, TX
02/22/2012
8:00 PM
at UTEP L 68–76 2OT 22–6 (9–4)
Don Haskins Center (9,564)
El Paso, TX
02/25/2012
7:00 PM, CSS
Rice W 58–56  23–6 (10–4)
Reed Green Coliseum (3,965)
Hattiesburg, MS
02/29/2012
7:00 PM
SMU W 67–60  24–6 (11–4)
Reed Green Coliseum (3,934)
Hattiesburg, MS
03/03/2012
2:00 PM
at Marshall L 75–79  24–7 (11–5)
Cam Henderson Center (5,947)
Huntington, WV
2012 Conference USA Men's Basketball Tournament
03/08/2012
12:00 PM, CBSSN
vs. East Carolina
Quarterfinals
W 81–78 OT 25–7
FedExForum (7,930)
Memphis, TN
03/09/2012
3:00 PM, CBSSN
vs. Marshall
Semifinals
L 62–73  25–8
FedExForum (14,441)
Memphis, TN
2012 NCAA Tournament
03/15/2012*
11:40 AM, truTV
No. (E 9) vs. (E 8) Kansas State
Second Round
L 64–70  25–9
Consol Energy Center (18,568)
Pittsburgh, PA
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Central Time (#) during NCAA Tournament is seed with Region.

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