2011–12 Tennessee Volunteers basketball team

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2011–12 Tennessee Volunteers men's basketball
Tennessee Volunteers logo.svg
NIT, second round
Conference Southeastern Conference
2011–12 record 19–15 (10–6 SEC)
Head coach Cuonzo Martin
Assistant coach Tracy Webster
Assistant coach Jon Harris
Assistant coach Kent Williams
Home arena Thompson-Boling Arena
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 Tennessee Volunteers basketball team represented the University of Tennessee in the 2011–12 season. The team was a member of the Southeastern Conference and played its home games at Thompson-Boling Arena. This was the first season for Cuonzo Martin as the Volunteers' head coach. Martin left Missouri State to take over for former head coach Bruce Pearl who was fired on March 21, 2011 for lying to NCAA investigators about recruiting violations.[1]

Roster[edit]

Class of 2011 Signees[edit]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Josh Richardson
SF
Edmond, Oklahoma Edmond Santa Fe High School 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Apr 21, 2011 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 90
Wes Washpun
PG
Cedar Rapids, Iowa Washington High School 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 160 lb (73 kg) Apr 14, 2011 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 88
Quinton Chievous
SG
Niles, Illinois Notre Dame High School 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 200 lb (91 kg) May 11, 2011 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 84
Yemi Makanjuola
C
Raleigh, North Carolina Word of God Christian Academy 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 230 lb (100 kg) May 26, 2011 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 80
Dwight Miller
PF
Bellaire, Texas St. Pius X 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) May 23, 2011 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: JC
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A
  • 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:

2011–12 Tennessee Volunteers men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
F 0 Makanjuola, YemiYemi Makanjuola 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 244 lb (111 kg) Fr Lagos, Nigeria
G 1 Richardson, JoshJosh Richardson 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 186 lb (84 kg) Fr Edmond, OK
G 2 Campbell, GalenGalen Campbell 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 193 lb (88 kg) Fr Knoxville, TN
F 3 Woolridge, RenaldoRenaldo Woolridge 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 212 lb (96 kg) Sr Sherman Oaks, CA
G 4 Washpun, WesWes Washpun 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 163 lb (74 kg) Fr Cedar Rapids, IA
F 5 Stokes, JarnellJarnell Stokes 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Fr Memphis, TN
G 11 Golden, TraeTrae Golden 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 209 lb (95 kg) So Powder Springs, GA
G 13 McBee, SkylarSkylar McBee 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 184 lb (83 kg) Jr Rutledge, TN
G 14 Summitt, TylerTyler Summitt 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 175 lb (79 kg) RS So Knoxville, TN
F 15 Murphy, RobRob Murphy 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 232 lb (105 kg) RS Jr Brentwood, TN
F 20 Hall, KennyKenny Hall 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 222 lb (101 kg) Jr Stone Mountain, GA
F 21 Kilmartin, RobRob Kilmartin 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 210 lb (95 kg) RS So Charlotte, NC
G 24 Lopez, BrandonBrandon Lopez 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 179 lb (81 kg) Fr Knoxville, TN
G 23 Tatum, CameronCameron Tatum 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 193 lb (88 kg) RS Sr Lithonia, GA
F 25 Miller, DwightDwight Miller 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 240 lb (109 kg) RS Jr Nassau, Bahamas
G 31 Chievous, QuintonQuinton Chievous 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 201 lb (91 kg) Fr Chicago, IL
F 34 Maymon, JeronneJeronne Maymon 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 265 lb (120 kg) RS Jr Madison, WI
G 52 McRae, JordanJordan McRae 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 174 lb (79 kg) So Midway, GA
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Schedule[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
city, state
Exhibition
November 3, 2011*
7:30 p.m.
Carson–Newman W 73–52 
Thompson-Boling Arena 
Knoxville, TN
November 7, 2011*
7:00 p.m.
Lincoln Memorial W 76–67 
Thompson-Boling Arena 
Knoxville, TN
Non-Conference Regular Season
November 11, 2011*
7:00 p.m., FSN
UNC Greensboro
Maui Invitational Tournament opening game
W 92–63  1–0
Thompson-Boling Arena 
Knoxville, TN
November 16, 2011*
7:00 p.m.
Louisiana-Monroe W 85–62  2–0
Thompson-Boling Arena 
Knoxville, TN
November 21, 2011*
5:30 p.m., ESPN2
vs. No. 6 Duke
Maui Invitational Tournament
L 77–67  2–1
Lahaina Civic Center 
Maui, HI
November 22, 2011*
2:00 p.m., ESPN2
vs. No. 8 Memphis
Maui Invitational Tournament
L 97–99 2OT 2–2
Lahaina Civic Center 
Maui, HI
November 23, 2011*
2:30 p.m., ESPNU
vs. Chaminade
Maui Invitational Tournament 7th place game
W 86–60  3–2
Lahaina Civic Center 
Maui, HI
November 28, 2011*
9:00 p.m., ESPNU
at Oakland L 81–89  3–3
Athletics Center O'rena 
Rochester, MI
December 3, 2011*
5:15 p.m., ESPN
Pittsburgh
SEC–Big East Challenge
L 56–61  3–4
Thompson-Boling Arena 
Knoxville, TN
December 10, 2011*
12:00 p.m., CSS
Austin Peay L 70–74  3–5
Thompson-Boling Arena 
Knoxville, TN
December 14, 2011*
9:00 p.m., ESPN2
at College of Charleston L 65–71  3–6
Carolina First Arena 
Charleston, SC
December 20, 2011*
7:00 p.m., SportSouth
UNC Asheville W 72–68  4–6
Thompson-Boling Arena 
Knoxville, TN
December 23, 2011*
7:00 p.m.
East Tennessee State W 66–63  5–6
Thompson-Boling Arena 
Knoxville, TN
December 29, 2011*
7:00 p.m., SportSouth
The Citadel W 86–55  6–6
Thompson-Boling Arena 
Knoxville, TN
January 2, 2012*
7:00 p.m., SportSouth
Chattanooga W 76–63  7–6
Thompson-Boling Arena 
Knoxville, TN
January 4, 2012*
8:00 p.m., FSN
at Memphis L 51–69  7–7
FedEx Forum 
Memphis, TN
SEC Regular Season
January 7, 2012
11:00 a.m., ESPN2
No. 13 Florida W 67–56  8–7 (0–1)
Thompson-Boling Arena 
Knoxville, TN
January 12, 2012
9:00 p.m., ESPN2
at No. 20 Mississippi State L 58–62  8–8 (1–1)
Humphrey Coliseum 
Starkville, MS
January 14, 2012
12:00 p.m., ESPN
No. 2 Kentucky L 62–65  8–9 (1–2)
Thompson-Boling Arena 
Knoxville, TN
January 18, 2012
8:00 p.m., SECN
at Georgia L 53–57 OT 8–10 (1–3)
Stegeman Coliseum 
Athens, GA
January 21, 2012*
12:00 p.m., CBS
No. 11 Connecticut W 60–57  9–10
Thompson-Boling Arena 
Knoxville, TN
January 24, 2012
7:00 p.m., ESPNU
at Vanderbilt L 47–65  9–11 (1–4)
Memorial Gym 
Nashville, TN
January 28, 2012
6:00 p.m., ESPN2
Auburn W 64–49  10–11 (2–4)
Thompson-Boling Arena 
Knoxville, TN
January 31, 2012
7:00 p.m., ESPNU
at No. 1 Kentucky L 44–69  10–12 (2–5)
Rupp Arena 
Lexington, KY
February 4, 2012
8:00 p.m., ESPNU
Georgia W 73–62  11–12 (3–5)
Thompson-Boling Arena 
Knoxville, TN
February 8, 2012
8:00 p.m., SECN
South Carolina W 69–57  12–12 (4–5)
Thompson-Boling Arena 
Knoxville, TN
February 11, 2012
4:00 p.m., SECN
at No. 8 Florida W 75–70  13–12 (5–5)
O'Connell Center 
Gainesville, FL
February 15, 2012
8:00 p.m., SECN
Arkansas W 77–58  14–12 (6–5)
Thompson-Boling Arena 
Knoxville, TN
February 18, 2012
1:30 p.m., SECN
at Alabama L 50–62  14–13 (6–6)
Coleman Coliseum 
Tuscaloosa, AL
February 22, 2012
7:00 p.m., CSS
Ole Miss W 60–73  15–13 (7–6)
Thompson-Boling Arena 
Knoxville, TN
February 25, 2012
8:00 p.m., FSN
at South Carolina W 73–64  16–13 (8–6)
Colonial Life Arena 
Columbia, SC
February 29, 2012
9:00 p.m., CSS
at LSU W 74–69 OT 17–13 (9–6)
Maravich Assembly Center 
Baton Rouge, LA
March 3, 2012
4:00 p.m., ESPN
Vanderbilt W 68–61  18–13 (10–6)
Thompson-Boling Arena 
Knoxville, TN
2012 SEC Tournament
March 9, 2012
7:30 p.m., SECN
No. (2) vs. (7) Ole Miss
Quarterfinals
L 72–77 OT 18–14
New Orleans Arena 
New Orleans, LA
2012 NIT
March 13, 2012
8:00 p.m., ESPNU
No. (1 TN) (8 TN) Savannah State
First Round
W 65–51  19–14
Thompson-Boling Arena 
Knoxville, TN
March 18, 2012
7:00 p.m., ESPN
No. (1 TN) (4 TN) Middle Tennessee
Second Round
L 64–71  19–15
Thompson-Boling Arena 
Knoxville, TN
*Non-Conference Game. Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.
( ) Tournament seedings in parenthesis.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Beth Rucker,Tennessee Fires Coach Bruce Pearl, Associated Press via NBCSports.MSNBC.com, March 21, 2011