2011–12 UC Irvine Anteaters men's basketball team

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2011–12 UC Irvine Anteaters men's basketball
UC Irvine Anteaters logo.svg
ConferenceBig West Conference
2011–12 record12–20 (6–10 Big West)
Head coachRussell Turner (2nd season)
Assistant coachAli Ton
Assistant coachRyan Badrtalei
Assistant coachNick Booker
Home arenaBren Events Center
Seasons
2011–12 Big West men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Long Beach State 15 1   .938     25 9   .735
Cal State Fullerton 12 4   .750     21 10   .677
UC Santa Barbara 12 4   .750     20 11   .645
Cal Poly 8 8   .500     18 15   .545
UC Riverside 7 9   .438     14 17   .452
Pacific 6 10   .375     11 19   .367
UC Irvine 6 10   .375     12 20   .375
UC Davis 3 13   .188     5 26   .161
*Cal State Northridge 3 13   .188     7 21   .250
2012 Big West Tournament winner
As of March 15, 2012; Rankings from AP Poll
*Ineligible for conference tournament due to low APR

The 2011–12 UC Irvine Anteaters men's basketball team represented the University of California, Irvine during the 2011–12 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Anteaters, led by second year head coach Russell Turner, played their home games at the Bren Events Center and were members of the Big West Conference. They finished the season 12–20, 6–10 in Big West play to finish tied for sixth place.

Off-Season[edit]

2011 Recruiting Class[edit]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Will Davis II
PF
Sacramento, CA New Hampton School 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 210 lb (95 kg) May 16, 2011 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN:2/5 stars   ESPN grade: 88
Aaron Wright
PG
Cerritos, CA Cerritos High School 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Apr 27, 2011 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN:2/5 stars   ESPN grade: 87
Collin Woods
PG
Scottsdale, AZ Horizon High School 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Nov 18, 2010 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN:2/5 stars   ESPN grade: 85
Marcus Bardley
PF
Newport Beach, CA Corona Del Mar High School 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 220 lb (100 kg) May 20, 2011 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN:2/5 stars   ESPN grade: 81
Reed McConnell
SG
Oakland, CA Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Nov 18, 2010 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN:1/5 stars   ESPN grade: 78
Thanos Thodos
C
Lee, ME Lee Academy 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 240 lb (110 kg) Nov 18, 2010 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN:1/5 stars   ESPN grade: 74
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: n/a   Rivals: n/a  ESPN: 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:

  • "ESPN - UC Irvine Basketball Recruiting 2011". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2017-10-20.
  • "2011 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2017-10-20.

Roster[edit]

2011–12 UC Irvine Anteaters men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
G 0 Derick Flowers 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Jr Los Angeles, CA
F 1 Marcus Bradley 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Fr San Bernardino, CA
F 2 Travis Souza 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Fr Turlock, CA
F/C 3 Will Davis II 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Fr Sacramento, CA
F 4 Reed McConnell 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Fr Atherton, CA
G 5 Chris McNealy 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 180 lb (82 kg) So Danville, CA
G 10 Collin Woods 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Fr Scottsdale, AZ
C 20 Adam Folker 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 230 lb (104 kg) RS Jr Markham, ON (Canada)
G 22 Daman Starring 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Jr Las Vegas, NV
G/F 23 Michael Wilder 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Jr Los Angeles, California
C 25 John Ryan 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 260 lb (118 kg) RS So El Segundo, CA
G 32 Aaron Wright 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Fr Cerritos, CA
C 33 Mike Best 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Fr San Rafael, CA
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster
Last update: 6/19/2017

Schedule[edit]

Sources: [1][2]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Regular season
November 11, 2011*
7:30 PM
at No. 24 California L 56–77  0–1
Haas Pavilion (5,305)
Berkeley, CA
November 14, 2011*
7:00 PM
at San Jose State L 50–51  0–2
Event Center Arena (1,263)
San Jose, CA
November 19, 2011
4:30 PM
Weber State L 72–80  0–3
Bren Events Center (1,655)
Irvine, CA
November 24*
8:30 PM
vs. Southern Miss
Great Alaska Shootout
L 67–78  0–4
Sullivan Arena (4,278)
Anchorage, AK
November 25, 2011*
2:00 PM
vs. Central Michigan
Great Alaska Shootout
L 72–82  0–5
Sullivan Arena (4,264)
Anchorage, AK
November 26, 2011*
12:00 PM
vs. Alaska Anchorage
Great Alaska Shootout
L 63–77  0–6
Sullivan Arena (4,318)
Anchorage, AK
December 3, 2011*
7:00 PM
San Diego W 99–79  1–6
Bren Events Center (1,186)
Irvine, CA
December 10, 2011*
7:00 PM
Vanguard W 75–73  2–6
Bren Events Center (671)
Irvine, CA
December 13, 2011*
7:00 PM
at Wyoming L 48–58  2–7
Arena-Auditorium (4,084)
Laramie, WY
December 15, 2011*
7:00 PM
at LSU L 59–66  2–8
Pete Maravich Assembly Center (7,469)
Baton Rouge, LA
December 20, 2011*
7:30 PM
at UCLA L 60–89  2–9
Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena (4,090)
Los Angeles, CA
December 22, 2011*
7:00 PM
Hope International W 76–54  3–9
Bren Events Center (755)
Irvine, CA
December 29, 2011
7:05 PM
at Cal State Northridge W 71–62  4–9
(1–0)
Matadome (959)
Northridge, CA
January 2, 2012
7:00 PM
Long Beach State L 60–74  4–10
(1–1)
Bren Events Center (1,246)
Irvine, CA
January 5, 2012
7:00 PM
at Pacific W 73–69  5–10
(2–1)
Alex G. Spanos Center (1,976)
Stockton, CA
January 7, 2012
7:00 PM
at UC Davis W 70–55  6–10
(3–1)
The Pavilion (1,042)
Davis, CA
January 12, 2012
7:00 PM
Cal Poly L 50–66  6–11
(3–2)
Bren Events Center (1,790)
Irvine, CA
January 14, 2012
7:00 PM
at UC Santa Barbara L 56–74  6–12
(3–3)
Thunderdome (2,607)
Santa Barbara, CA
January 21, 2012
7:00 PM
Cal State Fullerton L 84–92  6–13
(3–4)
Bren Events Center (1,521)
Irvine, CA
January 24, 2012*
7:00 PM
Seattle W 78–67  7–13
Bren Events Center (671)
Irvine, CA
January 28, 2012
5:00 PM
UC Riverside W 65–57  8–13
(4–4)
Bren Events Center (3,382)
Irvine, CA
February 2, 2012
7:35 PM
UC Davis W 68–61  9–13
(5–4)
Bren Events Center (858)
Irvine, CA
February 4, 2012
7:00 PM
Pacific L 64–72  9–14
(5–5)
Bren Events Center (3,003)
Irvine, CA
February 9, 2012
7:05 PM
at Cal State Fullerton L 94–100  9–15
(5–6)
Titan Gym (923)
Fullerton, CA
February 11, 2012
7:05 PM
at Cal Poly L 74–77  9–16
(5–7)
Mott Gym (2,753)
San Luis Obispo, CA
February 15, 2012
7:00 PM
UC Santa Barbara L 62–85  9–17
(5–8)
Bren Events Center (1,372)
Irvine, CA
February 18, 2012*
7:05 PM
Eastern Washington
Sears BracketBusters Game
W 78–73  10–17
Bren Events Center (1,094)
Irvine, CA
February 25, 2012
7:30 PM
Cal State Northridge W 94–85  11–17
(6–8)
Bren Events Center (1,480)
Irvine, CA
February 29, 2012
7:05 PM
at Long Beach State L 50–77  11–18
(6–9)
Walter Pyramid (3,785)
Long Beach, CA
March 3, 2012
5:20 PM
at UC Riverside L 69–72  11–19
(6–10)
SRC (2,185)
Riverside, CA
Big West Tournament
March 8, 2012
2:15 PM
vs. Cal State Fullerton
Quarterfinals
W 65–59  12–19
Honda Center (3,917)
Anaheim, CA
March 9, 2012
6:30 PM
vs. Long Beach State
Semifinals
L 57–68  12–20
Honda Center (5,171)
Anaheim, CA
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Pacific Time.

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