2011–12 St. Francis Terriers men's basketball team

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2011–12 St. Francis Terriers men's basketball
Script logo St. Francis College Terriers.jpg
Conference Northeast Conference
2011–12 record 15–15 (12–6 NEC)
Head coach Glenn Braica (2nd year)
Assistant coach Andy Johnston (4th year)
Assistant coach Clive Bentick (5th year)
Assistant coach Daniel Nigro (2nd year)
Home arena Generoso Pope Athletic Complex
Seasons
2011–12 Northeast Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Long Island 16 2   .889     25 9   .735
Wagner 15 3   .833     25 6   .806
Robert Morris 13 5   .722     26 10   .722
St. Francis (NY) 12 6   .667     15 15   .500
Quinnipiac 10 8   .556     18 13   .581
Monmouth 10 8   .556     12 20   .375
Central Connecticut 10 8   .556     13 16   .448
Sacred Heart 8 10   .444     14 18   .438
Mount St. Mary's 6 12   .333     8 21   .276
Saint Francis (PA) 5 13   .278     6 23   .207
Fairleigh Dickinson 2 16   .111     3 26   .103
*Bryant 1 17   .056     2 28   .067
2012 Northeast Conference tournament winner
As of March 17, 2012; Rankings from AP Poll
*Ineligible for conference tournament

The 2011–2012 St. Francis Terriers men's basketball team represented St. Francis College during the 2011–12 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The team is coached by Glenn Braica, who is in his second year at the helm of the St. Francis Terriers. The Terrier's home games are played at the Generoso Pope Athletic Complex. The team has been a member of the Northeast Conference since 1981. They finished the season at 15–15 overall and 12–6 in NEC play to finish in fourth place. The Terriers went on to lose in the quarterfinals of the Northeast Conference Basketball Tournament to Quinnipiac.

Braica was awarded the NEC Jim Phelan coach of the year award and freshman forward Jalen Cannon was selected to the NEC All-Rookie team.[1] Ben Mockford led the Terriers in scoring with 11.8 points per game, Jalen Cannon led the team in rebounding with 8.8 per game and Brent Jones paced the team with 3.9 assists per game.

Season outlook[edit]

Going into Glenn Braica's second year as head coach, the Terriers were looking to build on the previous years success and get beyond the NEC quarter-finals. Although, the Terriers lost several key pieces to their team via graduation, including St. Francis College all-time leading scorer, Ricky Cadell, and Akeem Bennett.[2] These losses led in part to their NEC coaches preseason poll selection to finish 11th.

Recruiting[edit]

6' 6" power forward Lowell Ulmer, 6' 5” guard Kevin Douglas and 6' 6” power forward Jalen Cannon were signed in the spring.[3][4][5]

Regular season[edit]

The Terriers had a difficult schedule with their first 9 games on the road. To begin the year, the Terriers lost 3 close games to Seton Hall, Lafayette and Hofstra. In the season opener the Terriers were leading 62–60 with 0:09 left, yet they gave up the lead and lost in overtime 71–75.[6] Against Lafayette, the Terriers were tied 69–69 with just 1:33 left, but were unable to pull out the victory.[7] Versus Hofstra, the game was tied 9 times and there were 12 lead changes as the game went down to the wire.[8] In the fourth contest of the season the Terriers were soundly defeated by the Red Storm.[9] Against NJIT, the Terriers picked up their first win of the season behind a 22-point performance by Ben Mockford. Then in their first conference game, the Terriers rode Mockford's 19 points to beat the Mountaineers and win their second game of the season. After their 2-game winning streak, the Terriers lost to the surging Wagner Seahawks, which went on to defeat 13th ranked Pittsburgh. The Terriers next faced Colgate, a team that has never beaten them before (4–0), and loss a close contest 63–65. Then, after being on the losing end of buzzer-beaters and last minute runs, the Terriers pulled out a win in the final minute of the game at Howard.

The Terriers then began a 3-game homestand at the Pope, where they lost their first 2 to Albany and Norfolk State. In their final game of the homestand the Terriers won their first home game against Brown. The Terriers then went on the road against Army where they faltered ending the non-conference portion of the schedule and finishing 3–7 against non-conference opponents. The Terriers then got hot and won 9 out of their next 10 games against conference opponents. Their only loss was to Wagner, which swept the season series, 0–2. Heading into Rivalry Week the Terriers were set to play 2 matches against LIU and at stake was 1st place in the NEC.[10] Yet the Terriers were swept, losing both games, including the Battle of Brooklyn ending their hopes of a regular season championship. The Terriers then bounced back and beat Quinnipiac on the road, taking the season series 2–0 and clinching a NEC Tournament spot with 3 games left to play. They then went on to go 1–2 beating Sacred Heart and losing to Monmouth and Farleigh Dickinson; both loses came on the road. One high note came in the last game of the regular season, when freshman Jalen Cannon grabbed 20 rebounds against Farleigh Dickinson, which was the most by a Division I freshman in the entire country last season.[11]

The Terriers were able to get the 4th seed going into the NEC tournament. They will host their first home playoff game since 1997.[12] Additionally, coach Glenn Braica won the NEC Jim Phelan coach of the year award and Jalen Cannon was selected to the NEC All-Rookie team.[13]

NEC tournament[edit]

The Terriers clinched the 4th seed in the Northeast Conference tournament and faced 5th seed Quinnipiac at home. The Terriers made a quick exit from the tournament losing to Quinnipiac 72–80 in the first round of play.

Roster[edit]

2011–12 St. Francis Terriers men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
G 32 Calloway, DreDre Calloway Injured 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 170 lb (77 kg) RS Sr Harlem, New York
G/F 2 Perunicic, StefanStefan Perunicic 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Sr Belgrade, Serbia
G 15 Newton, JustinJustin Newton 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Sr Queens, New York
F 14 Nichols, TravisTravis Nichols 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Jr Brooklyn, New York
F 30 Johnson, AkeemAkeem Johnson 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Jr Brooklyn, New York
G 11 Santavenere, PhillipPhillip Santavenere 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) So Middletown, Connecticut
F 12 Trivic, MilosMilos Trivic 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 210 lb (95 kg) So Belgrade, Serbia
C 33 Milk, MattMatt Milk 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) So Wantagh, New York
G 3 Mockford, BenBen Mockford 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) So Shoreham-by-Sea, England
G/F 34 Douglas, KevinKevin Douglas 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Fr Bronx, New York
G 1 Jones, BrentBrent Jones 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Fr Bronx, New York
F 5 Cannon, JalenJalen Cannon 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Fr Allentown, Pennsylvania
F 23 Ulmer, LowellLowell Ulmer 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Fr Staten Island, New York
G 25 Nierva, MikeMike Nierva 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Fr Staten Island, New York
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster
Last update: January 21, 2012

Schedule and results[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (attendance)
city, state
Regular Season
November 12, 2011*
7:00 PM, SNY
at Seton Hall L 71–75 OT 0–1
 25  Nichols   14  Nichols   6  Calloway  Prudential Center (6,988)
Newark, NJ
November 16, 2011*
7:00 PM
at Lafayette L 74–79  0–2
 15  Nichols   9  Cannon   2  Jones  Kirby Sports Center (1,924)
Easton, PA
November 19, 2011*
4:00 PM
at Hofstra L 59–63  0–3
 12  Nichols   7  Johnson/Mockford   4  Jones/Calloway  Hofstra Arena (2,133)
Hempstead, NY
November 22, 2011*
9:00 PM, ESPN3
at St. John's L 48–63  0–4
 13  Perunicic   7  Cannon   4  Calloway  Carnesecca Arena (3,922)
Queens, NY
November 26, 2011*
2:00 PM
at NJIT W 79–60  1–4
 22  Mockford   8  Cannon   5  Jones  Fleisher Center (290)
Newark, NJ
December 1, 2011
7:00 PM
at Mount St. Mary's W 64–54  2–4 (1–0)
 19  Mockford   9  Cannon   8  Newton  Knott Arena (789)
Emmitsburg, MD
December 3, 2011
7:00 PM
at Wagner L 50–90  2–5 (1–1)
 9  Jones/Mockford   8  Douglas   2  Jones  Spiro Sports Center (1,889)
Staten Island, NY
December 10, 2011*
2:00 PM
at Colgate L 63–65  2–6
 18  Johnson   8  Cannon   6  Jones  Cotterell Court (576)
Hamilton, NY
December 12, 2011*
7:00 PM
at Howard W 73–71  3–6
 24  Mockford   10  Cannon   7  Jones  Burr Gymnasium (349)
Washington, DC
December 19, 2011*
7:00 PM
Albany L 64–76  3–7
 23  Nichols   8  Johnson   8  Newton  Generoso Pope Athletic Complex (935)
Brooklyn, NY
December 23, 2011*
2:00 PM
Norfolk State L 74–84  3–8
 21  Perunicic   7  Nichols   7  Newton  Generoso Pope Athletic Complex (763)
Brooklyn, NY
December 29, 2011*
7:00 PM
Brown W 66–49  4–8
 14  Perunicic   9  Cannon   6  Newton  Generoso Pope Athletic Complex (743)
Brooklyn, NY
December 31, 2011*
2:00 PM
Army L 70–79  4–9
 17  Mockford/Perunicic   13  Cannon   3  Newton  Christl Arena (843)
West Point, NY
January 5, 2012
7:00 PM
Quinnipiac W 73–72  5–9 (2–1)
 21  Perunicic   8  Newton   6  Newton  Generoso Pope Athletic Complex (732)
Brooklyn, NY
January 7, 2012
4:00 PM
at Sacred Heart W 99–84  6–9 (3–1)
 28  Mockford   5  Jones   7  Jones  William H. Pitt Center (451)
Fairfield, CT
January 12, 2012
7:00 PM
at Monmouth W 81–64  7–9 (4–1)
 14  Perunicic/Jones   12  Cannon   9  Newton  Generoso Pope Athletic Complex (687)
Brooklyn, NY
January 14, 2012
4:00 PM
at Fairleigh Dickinson W 62–51  8–9 (5–1)
 15  Jones   12  Cannon   3  Jones/Mockford  Generoso Pope Athletic Complex (549)
Brooklyn, NY
January 19, 2012
7:00 PM
at Wagner L 61–73  8–10 (5–2)
 16  Perunicic   9  Cannon   6  Jones  Generoso Pope Athletic Complex (978)
Brooklyn, NY
January 21, 2012
4:00 PM
at Mount St. Mary's W 79–60  9–10 (6–2)
 21  Perunicic   11  Cannon   6  Jones  Generoso Pope Athletic Complex (567)
Brooklyn, NY
January 26, 2012
7:00 PM
at Saint Francis (PA) W 75–65  10–10 (7–2)
 22  Johnson   9  Newton   8  Newton  DeGol Arena (912)
Loretto, PA
January 28, 2012
7:00 PM
at Robert Morris W 81–68  11–10 (8–2)
 19  Jones   11  Cannon   4  Jones/Newton  Charles L. Sewall Center (1,378)
Moon Township, PA
February 2, 2012
7:00 PM
at Central Connecticut W 73–67  12–10 (9–2)
 16  Nichols/Johnson   10  Cannon   6  Jones  Generoso Pope Athletic Complex (647)
Brooklyn, NY
February 4, 2012
4:00 PM
at Bryant W 80–67  13–10 (10–2)
 21  Mockford   10  Cannon   6  Jones  Generoso Pope Athletic Complex (726)
Brooklyn, NY
February 8, 2012
9:00 PM
vs. Long Island L 75–86  13–11 (10–3)
 24  Johnson   8  Johnson   6  Jones  Madison Square Garden (7,618)
New York, NY
February 12, 2012
4:00 PM, MSG
at Long Island
Battle of Brooklyn
L 78–81  13–12 (10–4)
 23  Johnson   9  Johnson   6  Newton  Athletic, Recreation & Wellness Center (1,472)
Brooklyn, NY
February 16, 2012
7:00 PM
at Quinnipiac W 64–56  14–12 (11–4)
 13  Cannon   19  Cannon   5  Jones  TD Bank Sports Center (1,996)
Hamden, CT
February 18, 2012
4:00 PM, MSG
at Sacred Heart W 58–56  15–12 (12–4)
 16  Johnson   10  Cannon   6  Jones  Generoso Pope Athletic Complex (935)
Brooklyn, NY
February 23, 2012
7:00 PM
at Monmouth L 73–79  15–13 (12–5)
 16  Mockford   14  Cannon   5  Jones  Multipurpose Activity Center (1,505)
West Long Branch, NJ
February 25, 2012
4:00 PM
at Fairleigh Dickinson L 44–45  15–14 (12–6)
 14  Douglas   20  Cannon   3  Jones  Rothman Center (1,433)
Teaneck, NJ
Northeast Conference Tournament
March 1, 2012
7:00 PM
Quinnipiac
Quarterfinals
L 72–80  15–15
 21  Jones   11  Cannon   5  Jones  Generoso Pope Athletic Complex (875)
Brooklyn, NY
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

Season Statistics[edit]

Individual Player Statistics (As of March 12, 2012)
Minutes Scoring Total FGs 3-point FGs Free-Throws Rebounds
Player GP GS Tot Avg Pts Avg FG FGA Pct 3FG 3FA Pct FT FTA Pct Off Def Tot Avg A TO Blk Stl
Cannon, Jalen 30 18 736 24.5 240 8 85 153 .556 0 0 .000 70 118 .593 104 161 265 8.8 22 24 16 17
Johnson, Akeem 28 27 669 23.9 317 11.3 117 204 .574 0 0 .000 83 119 .697 55 88 143 5.1 26 58 28 20
Mockford, Ben 30 30 921 30.7 354 11.8 119 336 .354 83 240 .346 33 46 .717 3 49 52 1.7 36 48 2 16
Douglas, Kevin 30 2 323 10.8 87 2.9 31 81 .383 7 31 .226 18 27 .667 11 54 65 2.2 11 20 3 15
Jones, Brent 30 12 667 22.2 237 7.9 80 228 .351 15 53 .283 62 86 .721 16 68 84 2.8 118 100 2 42
Nichols, Travis 28 14 561 20.0 261 9.3 91 207 .440 46 113 .407 33 41 .805 39 78 117 4.2 7 37 3 15
Calloway, Dre 5 5 120 24 42 8.4 15 39 .385 0 3 .000 12 25 .480 2 9 11 2.2 17 18 1 4
Santavenere, P. J. 24 0 242 10.1 85 3.5 31 72 .431 12 42 .286 11 14 .786 9 8 17 0.7 11 13 0 11
Perunicic, Stefan 29 28 851 29.3 336 11.6 109 257 .424 73 172 .424 45 66 0.682 8 62 70 2.4 36 68 6 25
Trivic, Milos 14 0 40 2.9 5 0.4 2 5 .400 0 1 .000 1 6 .167 3 2 5 0.4 2 2 0 3
Newton, Justin 30 13 558 18.6 49 1.6 16 43 .372 3 16 .188 14 26 .538 10 65 75 2.5 101 69 5 31
Milk, Matt 30 1 289 9.6 60 2.0 26 49 .531 0 0 .000 8 13 .615 20 27 47 1.6 4 15 6 6
Ulmer, Lowell 15 0 48 3.2 11 0.7 5 11 .455 0 1 .000 1 3 .333 5 6 11 0.7 1 3 1 0
Team 28 28 56 3
Total 30 6025 2084 69.5 727 1685 0.431 239 672 0.356 391 590 0.663 344 741 1085 36.2 392 486 73 205
Opponents 30 6024 2062 68.7 711 1621 0.439 138 456 0.303 502 746 0.673 308 711 1019 34.0 338 448 81 203
Legend
  GP  Games played   GS  Games started  Avg  Average per game
  FG  Field-goals made  FGA  Field-goal attempts  Off  Offensive rebounds
 Def  Defensive rebounds   A  Assists   TO Turnovers
 Blk  Blocks  Stl  Steals  High  Team high

Signings[edit]

The Terriers announced that 6' 3” combo guard Anthony White (Mastic, NY) and 6' 4” shooting guard Aleksandar Isailovic (Belgrade/Serbia) have signed National Letters-of-Intent to enroll at the college fall 2012.[14]

References[edit]

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