2011–12 Vermont Catamounts men's basketball team

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2011–12 Vermont Catamounts men's basketball
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Conference America East Conference
2011–12 record 24–12 (13–3 America East)
Head coach John Becker (1st year)
Assistant coach Chris Markwood
Assistant coach Matt O'Brien
Assistant coach Kyle Cieplicki
Home arena Patrick Gym
Seasons
« 2010–11 2012–13 »
2011–12 America East men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Stony Brook 14 2   .875     22 10   .688
Vermont 13 3   .813     24 12   .667
Boston University 12 4   .750     16 16   .500
Albany 9 7   .563     19 15   .559
Hartford 7 9   .438     9 22   .290
New Hampshire 7 9   .438     13 16   .448
Maine 6 10   .375     12 17   .414
UMBC 3 13   .188     4 26   .133
Binghamton 1 15   .063     2 29   .065
2012 America East Tournament winner
As of March 16, 2012; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2011–12 Vermont Catamounts men's basketball team represented the University of Vermont during the 2011–12 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Catamounts, led by first year head coach John Becker, played their home games at Patrick Gym and are members of the America East Conference. They finished the season 24–12, 13–3 in America East play to finish in second place. They were champions of the America East Basketball Tournament and earned the conference's automatic bid into the 2012 NCAA Tournament. They defeated Lamar in the First Four round before falling to North Carolina in the second round.

Roster[edit]

Number Name Position Height Weight Year Hometown
2 Luke Apfeld Forward 6–7 215 Sophomore Chattanooga, Tennessee
4 Four McGlynn Guard 6–2 180 Freshman York, Pennsylvania
12 Sandro Carissimo Guard 6–2 170 Sophomore Sleepy Hollow, New York
14 Josh Elbaum Guard 6–3 195 Sophomore Melville, New York
20 Brendan Bald Guard 6–5 200 Junior Millersville, Maryland
21 Candon Rusin Guard 6–4 190 Junior Wilmington, Vermont
23 Brian Voelkel Forward 6–6 210 Sophomore Pleasantville, New York
24 Chris Santo Forward 6–5 210 Freshman Cherry Hill, New Jersey
30 Pat Bergmann Forward/Center 6–9 240 Senior Burlington, Vermont
31 Clancy Rugg Forward 6–8 195 Sophomore Burlington, Vermont
34 Matt Glass Forward 6–8 210 Senior Underhill, Vermont
40 Ryan McKeaney Forward 6–9 210 Sophomore Marlton, New Jersey
42 Ben Crenca Forward/Center 6–10 260 Junior Exeter, Rhode Island

Schedule[edit]

Date
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (Attendance)
City, State
Exhibition
10/29/2011*
4:00 PM
Saint Michael's W 64–31 
Patrick Gym (2,107)
Burlington, VT
11/05/2011*
1:00 PM
Concordia (QC) W 69–56 
Patrick Gym (1,986)
Burlington, VT
Regular Season
11/12/2011*
7:00 PM
at South Florida
Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament
L 59–61  0–1
Bob Martinez Sports Center (2,319)
Tampa, FL
11/16/2011*
7:00 PM
Dartmouth
Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament
W 65–53  1–1
Leede Arena (1,319)
Hanover, NH
11/19/2011*
6:00 PM
vs. Marist
Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament
W 84–75  2–1
Mohegan Sun Arena (1,504)
Uncasville, CT
11/20/2011*
5:30 PM
vs. Long Island
Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament
L 75–80  2–2
Mohegan Sun Arena (1,223)
Uncasville, CT
11/23/2011*
7:00 PM, CSNMA
at Old Dominion W 65–63 OT 3–2
Ted Constant Convocation Center (6,902)
Norfolk, VA
11/26/2011*
1:00 PM, WCAXtra
Siena W 64–62  3–3
Patrick Gym (2,562)
Burlington, VT
12/01/2011*
7:00 PM
Harvard L 48–55  4–3
Patrick Gym (2,827)
Burlington, VT
12/03/2011*
2:00 PM
at Yale L 52–68  4–4
Payne Whitney Gymnasium (1,205)
New Haven, CT
12/07/2011*
8:00 PM, FS Midwest
at Saint Louis L 43–62  4–5
Chaifetz Arena (5,677)
St. Louis, MO
12/11/2011*
1:00 PM
Quinnipiac L 58–62  4–6
Patrick Gym (2,251)
Burlington, VT
12/17/2011*
1:00 PM
Iona L 72–73  4–7
Patrick Gym (2,245)
Burlington, VT
12/21/2011*
7:00 PM
at Fairleigh Dickinson W 71–53  5–7
Rothman Center (1,050)
Hackensack, NJ
12/23/2011*
7:00 PM
at Towson W 65–49  6–7
Towson Center (942)
Towson, MD
12/30/2011*
4:30 PM
Northeastern L 51–53  6–8
Patrick Gym (2,340)
Burlington, VT
01/02/2012
7:00 PM
at Stony Brook L 59–65  6–9 (0–1)
Pritchard Gymnasium (1,088)
Stony Brook, NY
01/05/2012
7:00 PM, WCAXtra
Boston University W 83–69  7–9 (1–1)
Patrick Gym (2,049)
Burlington, VT
01/08/2012
2:00 PM
at Hartford W 72–59  8–9 (2–1)
Chase Arena at RFP (873)
Hartford, CT
01/12/2012
7:00 PM
Binghamton W 73–53  9–9 (3–1)
Patrick Gym (1,931)
Burlington, VT
01/14/2012
3:00 PM
at New Hampshire L 64–72  9–10 (3–2)
Lundholm Gym (1,021)
Durham, NH
01/16/2012
7:00 PM, WCAXtra
Maine W 79–65  10–10 (4–2)
Patrick Gym (2,142)
Burlington, VT
01/19/2012
7:00 PM, ESPN3
Albany W 73–69  11–10 (5–2)
Patrick Gym (2,260)
Burlington, VT
01/22/2012
1:00 PM
at UMBC W 90–62  12–10 (6–2)
Retriever Activities Center (838)
Baltimore, MD
01/29/2012
12:00 PM, CBSSN
New Hampshire W 77–60  13–10 (7–2)
Patrick Gym (2,774)
Burlington, VT
02/01/2012
7:00 PM, ESPN3
at Boston University W 68–67  14–10 (8–2)
Case Gym (1,163)
Boston, MA
02/04/2012
1:00 PM, WCAXtra
Hartford W 82–56  15–10 (9–2)
Patrick Gym (2,412)
Burlington, VT
02/06/2012
7:00 PM
at Maine W 73–63  16–10 (10–2)
Memorial Gymnasium (1,137)
Orono, ME
02/12/2012
12:00 PM, CBSSN
Stony Brook W 68–49  17–10 (11–2)
Patrick Gym (3,266)
Burlington, VT
02/15/2012
7:00 PM, TWCS
at Albany W 50–47  18–10 (12–2)
SEFCU Arena (2,811)
Albany, NY
02/18/2012*
2:00 PM
Niagara
ESPN BracketBusters
W 92–70  19–10
Patrick Gym (2,895)
Burlington, VT
02/21/2012
7:00 PM
at Binghamton L 53–57  19–11 (12–3)
Binghamton University Events Center (2,427)
Vestal, NY
02/25/2012
1:00 PM, WCAXtra
UMBC W 80–49  20–11 (13–3)
Patrick Gym (2,817)
Burlington, VT
2012 America East Tournament
03/03/2012
6:00 PM, ESPN3
vs. Maine
Quarterfinals
W 50–40  21–11
Chase Arena at RFP (2,562)
Hartford, CT
03/04/2012
7:15 PM, ESPN3
vs. Hartford
Semifinals
W 77–73 2OT 22–11
Chase Arena at RFP (2,644)
Hartford, CT
03/10/2012
11:00 AM, ESPN2
at Stony Brook
Championship Game
W 51–43  23–11
Stony Brook University Arena (4,423)
Stony Brook, NY
2012 NCAA Tournament
03/14/2012*
6:30 PM, truTV
vs. Lamar
First Four
W 71–59  24–11
University of Dayton Arena (7,218)
Dayton, OH
03/16/2012*
4:10 PM, TBS
vs. No. 4 North Carolina
Second Round
L 58–77  24–12
Greensboro Coliseum (16,422)
Greensboro, NC
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

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