2011–12 UMass Minutemen basketball team

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2011–12 UMass Minutemen men's basketball
UMassMinutemen wordmark.svg
NIT, Semifinals
Conference Atlantic 10 Conference
2011–12 record 25–12 (9–7 A-10)
Head coach Derek Kellogg (4th year)
Assistant coach Shyrone Chatman
Assistant coach Adam Ginsburg
Assistant coach Antwon Jackson
Home arena William D. Mullins Memorial Center
Seasons
« 2010–11 2012–13 »
2011–12 Atlantic 10 men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Temple 13 3   .813     24 8   .750
Saint Louis 12 4   .750     26 8   .765
Xavier 10 6   .625     23 13   .639
St. Bonaventure 10 6   .625     20 12   .625
UMass 9 7   .563     26 11   .703
La Salle 9 7   .563     21 13   .618
Dayton 9 7   .563     20 13   .606
Saint Joseph's 9 7   .563     20 14   .588
Duquesne 7 9   .438     16 15   .516
Richmond 7 9   .438     16 16   .500
Charlotte 5 11   .313     13 17   .433
George Washington 5 11   .313     10 21   .323
Rhode Island 4 12   .250     7 24   .226
Fordham 3 13   .188     10 19   .345
2012 Atlantic 10 Tournament winner
As of March 13, 2012; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2011–12 UMass Minutemen basketball team represented the University of Massachusetts Amherst during the 2011–12 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Minutemen, led by fourth year head coach Derek Kellogg, played their home games at William D. Mullins Memorial Center, with one home game played at Curry Hicks Cage, and are members of the Atlantic 10 Conference. They finished the season 25–12, 9–7 in A-10 play to finish in a four way tie for fifth place. They lost in the semifinals of the Atlantic 10 Basketball Tournament to St. Bonaventure. They were invited to the 2012 National Invitation Tournament where they defeated Mississippi State, Seton Hall, and Drexel en rout to the semifinals at Madison Square Garden where they fell to Stanford.

Roster[edit]

Number Name Position Height Weight Year Hometown
0 Javorn Farrell Guard/Forward 6–5 215 Junior Woodbridge, Virginia
1 Maxie Esho Forward 6–8 205 RS Freshman Upper Marlboro, Maryland
3 Chaz Williams Guard 5–9 175 RS Sophomore Brooklyn, New York
4 Freddie Riley Guard 6–5 190 Junior Ocala, Florida
5 Jesse Morgan Guard 6–5 190 Sophomore Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
10 Cady Lalanne Forward/Center 6–9 250 Freshman Orlando, Florida
12 Jordan Laguerre Guard 6–2 190 Freshman Manchester, New Hampshire
13 Trey Lang Forward 6–7 240 RS Senior Marietta, Georgia
22 Sampson Carter Forward 6–8 220 Junior Baton Rouge, Louisiana
33 Terrell Vinson Forward 6–7 220 Junior Baltimore, Maryland
34 Raphiael Putney Forward 6–9 185 RS Sophomore Woodbridge, Virginia
50 Matt Hill Forward 6–7 225 RS Senior Middletown, Connecticut
52 Andrew McCarthy Center 7–1 260 RS Freshman Scituate, Massachusetts
54 Sean Carter Forward/Center 6–9 245 RS Senior Fayetteville, North Carolina

Schedule[edit]

Date
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (Attendance)
City, State
Regular Season
11/11/2011*
9:00 PM
Elon W 85–67  1–0
Curry Hicks Cage (3,093)
Amherst, MA
11/14/2011*
7:00 PM, WBIN
Northeastern W 83–67  2–0
Mullins Center (2,663)
Amherst, MA
11/17/2011*
7:00 PM
NJIT W 79–58  3–0
Mullins Center (2,497)
Amherst, MA
11/21/2011*
7:00 PM, ESPN3
at Boston College
Commonwealth Classic
W 83–46  4–0
Conte Forum (4,162)
Chestnut Hill, MA
11/24/2011*
4:30 PM, Versus
vs. #22 Florida State
Battle 4 Atlantis First Round
L 53–73  4–1
Imperial Arena (1,493)
Nassau, Bahamas
11/25/2011*
9:30 PM, HDNet
vs. Utah
Battle 4 Atlantis Consolation Round
W 89–75  5–1
Imperial Arena (3,441)
Nassau, Bahamas
11/26/2011*
7:00 PM, HDNet
vs. College of Charleston
Battle 4 Atlantis 5th Place Game
L 61–85  5–2
Imperial Arena (NA)
Nassau, Bahamas
11/30/2011*
7:00 PM
Towson W 86–56  6–2
Mullins Center (2,579)
Amherst, MA
12/03/2011*
7:00 PM, ESPNU
at Miami (FL) L 75–83  6–3
BankUnited Center (3,653)
Coral Gables, FL
12/06/2011*
7:00 PM
at East Carolina W 63–58  7–3
Williams Arena (4,419)
Greenville, NC
12/09/2011*
7:00 PM
vs. Siena
Hall of Fame Holiday Showcase
W 82–78  8–3
MassMutual Center (4,236)
Springfield, MA
12/17/2011*
7:00 PM, NESN
Quinnipiac W 72–67  9–3
Mullins Center (2,890)
Amherst, MA
12/22/2011*
7:00 PM
Davidson W 73–65  10–3
Mullins Center (3,821)
Amherst, MA
12/30/2011*
7:00 PM
Central Connecticut W 97–65  11–3
Mullins Center (3,576)
Amherst, MA
01/05/2012
7:00 PM
Fordham W 80–76  12–3 (1–0)
Mullins Center (2,846)
Amherst, MA
01/08/2012
2:00 PM, CSNNE
at La Salle L 75–82  12–4 (1–1)
Tom Gola Arena (2,395)
Philadelphia, PA
01/11/2012
7:00 PM
Charlotte W 85–75  13–4 (2–1)
Mullins Center (2,760)
Amherst, MA
01/14/2012
4:00 PM
Saint Joseph's W 71–62  14–4 (3–1)
Mullins Center (4,616)
Amherst, MA
01/18/2012
7:00 PM
at Duquesne L 69–80  14–5 (3–2)
Palumbo Center (3,207)
Pittsburgh, PA
01/21/2012
5:00 PM, CBSSN
at Richmond W 79–68  15–5 (4–2)
Robins Center (7,231)
Richmond, VA
01/28/2012
2:00 PM, CBSSN
Saint Louis W 72–59  16–5 (5–2)
Mullins Center (8,399)
Amherst, MA
02/01/2012
7:00 PM
at Rhode Island L 78–81 OT 16–6 (5–3)
Ryan Center (4,236)
Kingston, RI
02/04/2012
7:00 PM
at George Washington W 86–75  17–6 (6–3)
Charles E. Smith Athletic Center (3,143)
Washington, D.C.
02/08/2012
7:30 PM
St. Bonaventure W 76–67  18–6 (7–3)
Mullins Center (4,253)
Amherst, MA
02/11/2012
7:00 PM
at Saint Joseph's L 62–73  18–7 (7–4)
Hagan Arena (4,200)
Philadelphia, PA
02/18/2012
6:00 PM, CBSSN
La Salle L 71–72  18–8 (7–5)
Mullins Center (6,283)
Amherst, MA
02/21/2012
7:00 PM, CBSSN
Xavier W 80–73  19–8 (8–5)
Mullins Center (6,632)
Amherst, MA
02/25/2012
6:00 PM, CBSSN
at Dayton L 43–76  19–9 (8–6)
UD Arena (13,435)
Dayton, OH
02/29/2012
7:00 PM
at #23 Temple L 88–90 OT 19–10 (8–7)
Liacouras Center (6,519)
Philadelphia, PA
03/03/2012
4:00 PM, CBSSN
Rhode Island W 89–83  20–10 (9–7)
Mullins Center (7,501)
Amherst, MA
2012 Atlantic 10 Men's Basketball Tournament
03/06/2012
7:00 PM
Duquesne
First Round
W 92–83  21–10
Mullins Center (4,061)
Amherst, MA
03/09/2012
12:00 PM, CBSSN
vs. Temple
Quarterfinals
W 77–71  22–10
Boardwalk Hall (7,022)
Atlantic City, NJ
03/10/2012
1:00 PM, CBSSN
vs. St. Bonaventure
Semifinals
L 80–84  22–11
Boardwalk Hall (6,784)
Atlantic City, NJ
2012 NIT
03/13/2012*
7:00 PM, ESPN2
at Mississippi State
First Round
W 101–96 2OT 23–11
Humphrey Coliseum (2,507)
Starkville, MS
03/17/2012*
11:00 AM, ESPN
at Seton Hall
Second Round
W 77–67  24–11
Walsh Gymnasium (1,674)
South Orange, NJ
03/20/2012*
7:00 PM, ESPN
at Drexel
Quarterfinals
W 72–70  25–11
Daskalakis Athletic Center (2,293)
Philadelphia, PA
03/27/2012*
7:00 PM, ESPN2
vs. Stanford
Semifinals
L 64–74  25–12
Madison Square Garden (7,574)
New York, NY
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

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