2011–12 UCF Knights men's basketball team

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2011–12 UCF Knights men's basketball
University of Central Florida UCF vertical text logo.svg
UCF Holiday Classic Champions
NIT First Round vs. Drexel, L 56–81
Conference Conference USA
2011–12 record 22–11 (10–6 C-USA)
Head coach Donnie Jones
Assistant coach Shawn Finney
Assistant coach Darren Tillis
Assistant coach Tim Thomas
Home arena UCF Arena
Seasons
« 2010–11 2012–13 »
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 UCF Knights men's basketball team was a NCAA Division I college basketball team that represented the University of Central Florida and competes in Conference USA. They played their home games at UCF Arena in Orlando, Florida and were led by second-year head coach Donnie Jones.

Previous season[edit]

In the previous year, the Knights finished the season 21–12, 6–10 in C-USA play under the leadership of then first-year Head Coach Donnie Jones. The year was full of milestones for the UCF program, who following a 10–0 start to the season, in which they defeated #18 Florida, South Florida, and Miami, the Knights were nationally ranked for the first time in program history.[1] At the time, UCF was one of only four schools to be ranked in the BCS standings and the AP men's basketball poll.[2]

The Knights would continue to start the season on a 14–0 run before an 8 game skid that dropped them out of the national rankings. UCF was invited to the 2011 College Basketball Invitational where they beat St. Bonaventure in the first round and Rhode Island in the quarterfinals before falling to Creighton in the semifinals.

Pre-season[edit]

Departures[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Jarvis Davis 2 G 6'1" 175 Freshman Columbia, South Carolina Transferred
David Diakite 15 F 6'6" 215 RS Sophomore Washington, D.C. Transferred
Tom Herzog 41 C 7'0" 250 RS Senior Flint, Michigan Graduated
Isaac Sosa 11 G 6'3" 190 Junior Guaynabo, Puerto Rico Transferred
A.J. Tyler 25 F 6'9" 225 RS Senior Palm Harbor, Florida Graduated
Taylor Young 12 G 6'1" 185 RS Senior Orlando, Florida Graduated

Class of 2011 signees[edit]

Name Home town High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Rod Days
SF
Weston, FL The Sagemont School 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Aug 2, 2010 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 89
Wayne Martin
PF
Jacksonville, FL Providence School 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Sep 11, 2010 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 89
Kasey Wilson
PF
North Port, FL North Port High School 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Aug 2, 2010 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 90
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • 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:

Roster[edit]

2011–12 UCF Knights men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Home town
F 33 Clanton, KeithKeith Clanton 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Jr Orlando, FL
F 24 Crittle, JoshJosh Crittle 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 260 lb (118 kg) RS Jr Bellwood, IL
G/F 0 Days, RodRod Days 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Fr Miami Gardens, FL
F 21 Gaynor, P.J.P.J. Gaynor 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Sr Jacksonville, FL
G 11 Horodyski, BobbyBobby Horodyski 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Jr Gainesville, FL
G 13 Jordan, JeffreyJeffrey Jordan 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) RS Sr Chicago, IL
G 5 Jordan, MarcusMarcus Jordan 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Jr Chicago, IL
F 2 Martin, WayneWayne Martin 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Fr Jacksonville, FL
F/C 10 McCombs, DwightDwight McCombs (S) 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Sr Chicago, IL
G 12 Reed, C.J.C.J. Reed 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Sr Daytona Beach, FL
G 3 Rompza, A.J.A.J. Rompza 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 160 lb (73 kg) Sr Chicago, IL
F 1 Spurlock, TristanTristan Spurlock 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 230 lb (104 kg) RS So Woodbridge, VA
G/F 32 Sykes, IsaiahIsaiah Sykes 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 205 lb (93 kg) So Detroit, MI
F 22 Wilson, KaseyKasey Wilson 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Fr North Port, FL
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster
Last update: November 4, 2011

Schedule and results[edit]

Date
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (Attendance)
City, State
Exhibition
11/05/2011*
5:00 PM
West Virginia Tech W 81–66 
UCF Arena (N/A)
Orlando, FL
Regular season
11/12/2011*
5:00 PM
St. Thomas W 74–61  1–0
UCF Arena (4,106)
Orlando, FL
11/14/2011*
7:00 PM, ESPN3
at #25 Florida State L 50–73  1–1
Donald L. Tucker Center (7,655)
Tallahassee, FL
11/18/2011*
7:00 PM
High Point W 84–72  2–1
UCF Arena (5,293)
Orlando, FL
11/24/2011*
2:00 PM, Versus
vs. College of Charleston
Battle 4 Atlantis Quarterfinals
W 74–63  3–1
Imperial Arena (N/A)
Nassau, BAH
11/25/2011*
2:00 PM, Versus
vs. #4 Connecticut
Battle 4 Atlantis Semifinals
W 68–63  4–1
Imperial Arena (2,394)
Nassau, BAH
11/26/2011*
4:30 PM, Versus
vs. Harvard
Battle 4 Atlantis Championship
L 49–59  4–2
Imperial Arena (2,752)
Nassau, BAH
12/03/2011*
5:00 PM
Hartford W 67–48  5–2
UCF Arena (4,914)
Orlando, FL
12/10/2011*
5:00 PM, BHSN
Bethune-Cookman W 53–51  6–2
UCF Arena (4,723)
Orlando, FL
12/13/2011*
7:00 PM
North Carolina A&T W 77–65  7–2
UCF Arena (4,300)
Orlando, FL
12/17/2011*
5:00 PM
Old Dominion W 61–53  8–2
UCF Arena (4,621)
Orlando, FL
12/21/2011*
8:00 PM
at Louisiana-Lafayette L 60–61  8–3
Cajundome (3,132)
Lafayette, LA
12/29/2011*
7:00 PM
Stetson
UCF Holiday Classic Semifinals
W 80–70  9–3
UCF Arena (4,894)
Orlando, FL
12/30/2011*
7:00 PM
Rhode Island
UCF Holiday Classic Championship
W 65–54  10–3
UCF Arena (5,230)
Orlando, FL
01/04/2012
7:00 PM, BHSN
Tulane W 60–53  11–3
(1–0)
UCF Arena (4,495)
Orlando, FL
01/07/2012
5:00 PM
at East Carolina W 81–63  12–3
(2–0)
Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum (6,095)
Greenville, NC
01/11/2012
7:00 PM, BHSN
Houston W 74–63  13–3
(3–0)
UCF Arena (7,862)
Orlando, FL
01/14/2012
7:00 PM
at Marshall L 64–65  13–4
(3–1)
Cam Henderson Center (8,379)
Huntington, WV
01/18/2012
8:00 PM, CBSSN
Memphis W 68–67  14–4
(4–1)
UCF Arena (8,734)
Orlando, FL
01/21/2012
2:00 PM, FSN
at UAB W 48–41  15–4
(5–1)
Bartow Arena (4,476)
Birmingham, AL
01/25/2012
2:00 PM, CBSSN
at Tulsa L 61–66  15–5
(5–2)
Reynolds Center (4,381)
Tulsa, OK
01/28/2012
7:00 PM, BHSN
Southern Miss L 65–78  15–6
(5–3)
UCF Arena (7,790)
Orlando, FL
01/30/2012*
7:00 PM
Palm Beach Atlantic W 84–69  16–6
UCF Arena (4,529)
Orlando, FL
02/04/2012
3:00 PM
at SMU W 59–52  17–6
(6–3)
Moody Coliseum (2,065)
University Park, TX
02/08/2012
7:00 PM, BHSN
Marshall W 67–60  18–6
(7–3)
UCF Arena (6,192)
Orlando, FL
02/11/2012
5:00 PM
at Southern Miss L 74–78  18–7
(7–4)
Reed Green Coliseum (4,482)
Hattiesburg, MS
02/18/2012
7:00 PM, BHSN
East Carolina W 64–55  19–7
(8–4)
UCF Arena (7,025)
Orlando, FL
02/22/2012
9:00 PM, CSS
at Rice L 74–83  19–8
(8–5)
Tudor Fieldhouse (1,517)
Houston, TX
02/25/2012
8:00 PM, CBSSN
UTEP W 63–45  20–8
(9–5)
UCF Arena (6,306)
Orlando, FL
02/28/2012
9:00 PM, CSS
at Memphis L 55–84  20–9
(9–6)
FedExForum (17,784)
Memphis, TN
03/03/2012
7:00 PM
UAB W 71–63  21–9
(10–6)
UCF Arena (6,283)
Orlando, FL
2012 Conference USA Tournament
03/08/2012
10:00 PM, CBSSN
vs. UAB
Quarterfinals
W 64–54  22–9
FedEx Forum (11,697)
Memphis, TN
03/09/2012
6:30 PM, CBSSN
vs. Memphis
Semifinals
L 52–83  22–10
FedEx Forum (14,441)
Memphis, TN
2012 National Invitation Tournament
03/14/2012
7:15 PM, ESPN3
at Drexel
First Round
L 56–81  22–11
Daskalakis Athletic Center (1,821)
Philadelphia, PA
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

Rankings[edit]

Ranking Movement[3]
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking. ██Not ranked the previous week.
Poll Pre Wk 1 Wk 2 Wk 3 Wk 4 Wk 5 Wk 6 Wk 7 Wk 8 Wk 9 Wk 10 Wk 11 Wk 12 Wk 13 Wk 14 Wk 15 Wk 16 Wk 17 Wk 18 Wk 19 Final
AP
Coaches RV

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ UCF Men's Basketball Ranked For First Time In School History
  2. ^ UCF Basketball Notoriety Grows with First National Ranking
  3. ^ It is possible to receive votes in certain polls but not be officially ranked in the Top 25. Rankings of 26 and greater indicate the team has received votes, but not enough to be featured in the Top 25.

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