2011–12 Texas A&M Aggies men's basketball team

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2011–12 Texas A&M Aggies men's basketball
Texas A&M University aTm logo.svg
Conference Big 12 Conference
2011–12 record 14–18 (4–14 Big 12)
Head coach Billy Kennedy
Assistant coach Glynn Cyprien
Assistant coach Kyle Keller
Home arena Reed Arena
Seasons
2011–12 Big 12 men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#6 Kansas 16 2   .889     32 7   .821
#3 Missouri 14 4   .778     30 5   .857
Iowa State 12 6   .667     22 10   .688
#9 Baylor 12 6   .667     30 8   .789
Kansas State 10 8   .556     22 10   .688
Texas 9 9   .500     20 13   .606
Oklahoma State 7 11   .389     15 18   .455
Oklahoma 5 13   .278     15 16   .484
Texas A&M 4 14   .222     14 18   .438
Texas Tech 1 17   .056     8 23   .258
2012 Big 12 Tournament winner
As of March 10, 2012; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2011–12 Texas A&M Aggies men's basketball team represented Texas A&M University in the 2011–12 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. Billy Kennedy was in his first season as head coach after the position was vacated by Mark Turgeon in May 2011.[1] The team played its home games in Reed Arena as members of the reformed ten member Big 12 Conference for the final season as they departed for the Southeastern Conference in 2012–13.

Previous season[edit]

The Aggies finished the previous year with a 24–9 record, 12–6 in Big 12 play, a semi-finals appearance in the Big 12 tournament, and a first-round appearance in the NCAA tournament.

Preseason[edit]

Player departures[edit]

The Aggies will be without starting guard B.J. Holmes and starting forward Nathan Walkup. Other losses include guards Derrek Lewis and Andrew Darko, as well as forward Marshall Carrell.

Recruiting[edit]

[2][3][4]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Jamal Branch
PG
Arlington, Texas Grace Prep 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 163 lb (74 kg) Sep 1, 2008 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 95
Jordan Green
SG
Flower Mound, Texas Flower Mound 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Aug 24, 2009 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 91
Overall Recruiting Rankings:

Roster[edit]

2012–13 Texas A&M Aggies men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
F 20 Alexander, DanielDaniel Alexander 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 215 lb (98 kg) RS Fr Dripping Springs, Texas
G 24 Baird, AlexAlex Baird 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Sr Flower Mound, Texas
G 11 Branch, JamalJamal Branch 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Fr Arlington, Texas
C 4 Davis, KeithKeith Davis 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 230 lb (104 kg) So Dallas, Texas
G 13 Green, JordanJordan Green 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Fr Flower Mound, Texas
G 5 Harris, DashDash Harris 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Sr Los Angeles, California
G 2 Hibbert, NajiNaji Hibbert 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Jr Baltimore, Maryland
F 42 Jahns, JarodJarod Jahns 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Sr Spring, Texas
F 33 Jolly, GrantGrant Jolly 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Fr Southlake, Texas
G/F 23 Kinsley, ZachZach Kinsley 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Sr Baton Rouge, Louisiana
F 10 Loubeau, DavidDavid Loubeau 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Sr Miami, Florida
G 12 McDonald, BlakeBlake McDonald 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Sr Spring, Texas
F 22 Middleton, KhrisKhris Middleton 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Jr North Charleston, South Carolina
F 32 Roberson, KourtneyKourtney Roberson 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 240 lb (109 kg) So Arcadia, Louisiana
G 31 Turner, ElstonElston Turner 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 220 lb (100 kg) RS Jr Missouri City, Texas
F 35 Turner, RayRay Turner 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Jr Houston, Texas
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • Glynn Cyprien
  • Kyle Keller
  • John Reese

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

Roster
Last update: 2011-10-02

Schedule[edit]

Date
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (Attendance)
City, State
Summer European Tour
08/11/11*
12:00 p.m.
Swiss National Team L 51–62   
Saint-Leonard 
Fribourg, Switzerland
08/12/11*
9:00 a.m.
Swiss National Team L 73–85   
Saint-Leonard 
Fribourg, Switzerland
08/14/11*
9:00 a.m.
AMW Elite W 90–61   
Halles Georges Carpentier 
Paris, France
08/16/11*
12:30 p.m.
AMW Elite W 80–78   
Halles Georges Carpentier 
Paris, France
Exhibition
11/03/11*
7:00 p.m.
No. 20 Dallas Baptist W 91–55 
Reed Arena (5,472)
College Station, TX
Regular season
11/09/11*
7:00 p.m., FSSW/FSH
No. 20 Liberty
Coaches vs. Cancer Classic
W 81–59  1–0
Reed Arena (6,118)
College Station, TX
11/13/11*
3:00 p.m., FSSW/FSH
No. 19 Southern W 83–58  2–0
Reed Arena (5,503)
College Station, TX
11/17/11*
6:00 p.m., ESPN2
No. 19 vs. Mississippi State
Coaches vs. Cancer Classic
L 60–69  2–1
Madison Square Garden (9,036)
New York, NY
11/18/11*
4:30 p.m., ESPN2
No. 19 vs. St. John's
Coaches vs. Cancer Classic
W 58–57  3–1
Madison Square Garden (6,338)
New York, NY
11/26/11*
3:00 p.m.
No. 25 Texas A&M–Corpus Christi W 56–43  4–1
Reed Arena (6,114)
College Station, TX
11/30/11*
7:00 p.m., FSSW/FSH
No. 25 Alcorn State W 56–44  5–1
Reed Arena (5,315)
College Station, TX
12/03/11*
7:00 p.m.
No. 25 Stephen F. Austin W 55–42  6–1
Reed Arena (6,465)
College Station, TX
12/07/11*
7:00 p.m., FSSW/FSH
No. 22 Sam Houston State W 64–37  7–1
Reed Arena (5,431)
College Station, TX
12/10/11*
7:00 p.m.
No. 22 Louisiana–Monroe W 67–54  8–1
Reed Arena (6,875)
College Station, TX
12/17/10*
3:30 p.m., FSSW/FSH/
Sun Sports
No. 22 vs. No. 13 Florida
Orange Bowl Classic
L 64–84  8–2
BankAtlantic Center (11,262)
Sunrise, FL
12/22/11*
7:00 p.m., FSSW/FSH
Rice L 58–65  8–3
Reed Arena (8,284)
College Station, TX
12/29/11*
7:00 p.m.
Arkansas Tech W 76–58  9–3
Reed Arena (8,519)
College Station, TX
01/02/12
6:00 p.m., ESPNU
at No. 4 Baylor L 52–61  9–4
(0–1)
Ferrell Center (8,424)
Waco, TX
01/07/12
3:00 p.m., Big 12 Network
Iowa State L 50–74  9–5
(0–2)
Reed Arena (6,450)
College Station, TX
01/11/12
3:00 p.m., ESPN2
at Texas L 51–61  9–6
(0–3)
Frank Erwin Center (13,917)
Austin, TX
01/14/12
12:45 p.m., Big 12 Network
Texas Tech W 67–54  10–6
(1–3)
Reed Arena (7,083)
College Station, TX
01/16/12
4:30 p.m., ESPN
at No. 5 Missouri L 51–70  10–7
(1–4)
Mizzou Arena (15,061)
Columbia, MO
01/21/12
3:00 p.m., Big 12 Network
Oklahoma W 81–75  11–7
(2–4)
Reed Arena (8,468)
College Station, TX
01/23/12
8:00 p.m., ESPN
at No. 5 Kansas L 54-64  11–8
(2–5)
Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Lawrence, KS
01/28/12
3:00 p.m., Big 12 Network
Oklahoma State W 76–61  12–8
(3–5)
Reed Arena (9,027)
College Station, TX
02/01/12
8:00 p.m., ESPN2
No. 6 Baylor L 60–63  12–9
(3–6)
Reed Arena (9,309)
College Station, TX
02/04/12
3:00 p.m., Big 12 Network
at Kansas State L 53–64  12–10
(3–7)
Bramlage Coliseum (12,528)
Manhattan, KS
02/06/12
8:00 p.m., ESPN
Texas L 68–70  12–11
(3–8)
Reed Arena (9,792)
College Station, TX
02/11/12
3:00 p.m., Big 12 Network
at Iowa State L 46–68  12–12
(3–9)
Hilton Coliseum (14,376)
Ames, IA
02/14/12
6:00 p.m., ESPN2
at Texas Tech W 47–38  13–12
(4–9)
United Spirit Arena (7,837)
Lubbock, TX
02/18/12
1:00 p.m., ESPN2
No. 3 Missouri L 62–71  13–13
(4–10)
Reed Arena (11,818)
College Station, TX
02/22/12
8:00 p.m., ESPN2
No. 4 Kansas L 58-66  13–14
(4–11)
Reed Arena (6,868)
College Station, TX
02/25/12
1:00 p.m., ESPN2
at Oklahoma State L 42-60  13–15
(4–12)
Gallagher-Iba Arena (12,190)
Stillwater, OK
02/28/12
6:00 p.m., ESPN2
Kansas State L 60-66  13–16
(4–13)
Reed Arena (8,085)
College Station, TX
03/03/12
3:00 p.m., Big 12 Network
at Oklahoma L 62–65  13–17
(4–14)
Lloyd Noble Center (6,188)
Norman, OK
2012 Big 12 Men's Basketball Tournament
03/07/12
6:00 p.m., Big 12 Network
vs. Oklahoma
First Round
W 62–53  14–17
Sprint Center (18,972)
Kansas City, MO
03/08/12
2:00 p.m., ESPN2
vs. No. 3 Kansas
Quarterfinals
L 66–83  14–18
Sprint Center (18,972)
Kansas City, MO
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Central Standard Time.

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