2011–12 Villanova Wildcats men's basketball team

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2011–12 Villanova Wildcats men's basketball
Villanova Wildcats logo.svg
Conference Big East Conference (1979–2013)
2011–12 record 13–19 (5–13 Big East)
Head coach Jay Wright
Assistant coach Billy Lange
Assistant coach Doug West
Assistant coach Jason Donnelly
Home arena The Pavilion
Wells Fargo Center
Seasons
2011–12 Big East men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 11 Marquette 14 4   .778     27 8   .771
Notre Dame 13 5   .722     22 12   .647
Cincinnati 12 6   .667     26 11   .703
No. 15 Georgetown 12 6   .667     24 9   .727
South Florida 12 6   .667     22 14   .611
West Virginia 9 9   .500     19 14   .576
Connecticut 8 10   .444     20 14   .588
Seton Hall 8 10   .444     21 13   .618
Rutgers 6 12   .333     14 18   .438
St. John's 6 12   .333     13 19   .406
Pittsburgh 5 13   .278     22 17   .564
Villanova 5 13   .278     13 19   .406
Providence 4 14   .222     15 17   .469
DePaul 3 15   .167     12 19   .387
*No. 2 Syracuse 0 1   .000     0 3   .000
**No. 17 Louisville 0 8   .000     0 10   .000
2012 Big East Tournament winner
As of March 31, 2012[1]
*Syracuse: 30 reg. season games, 4 postseason games vacated due to sanctions against the program; Disputed record: Syracuse–(34–3)(17–1) **Louisville: 25 reg. season games, 5 postseason games vacated due to sanctions against the program; Disputed record: Louisville–(30-10)(10-8); Rankings from AP Poll

The 2011–12 Villanova Wildcats men's basketball team represents Villanova University in the 2011–12 college basketball season. Villanova is led by eleventh year head coach Jay Wright. The Wildcats participate in the Big East Conference and play their home games at The Pavilion with some select home games at the Wells Fargo Center. The Wildcats finished with a record of 13–19 overall, 5–13 in Big East play for a tie for fourteenth-place finish, Wright's worst season at Nova and the only Nova team coach by Wright that would not play in any of the post-season tournaments. They lost in the 2nd round in the 2012 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament to South Florida. They were not invited to a postseason tournament for the first time since 1998, leading to some speculation that Wright's job might be jeopardy.

Roster[edit]

2011–12 Villanova Wildcats men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
G 2 Wayns, MaalikMaalik Wayns 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Jr Philadelphia
G 3 Johnson, TyroneTyrone Johnson 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Fr Plainfield, New Jersey
G 4 Hilliard, DarrunDarrun Hilliard 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Fr Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
G 12 McMahon, NickNick McMahon 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 165 lb (75 kg) So Colts Neck, New Jersey
F/C 13 Yarou, MouphtaouMouphtaou Yarou 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Jr Natitingou, Benin
G 20 Ouano, DallasDallas Ouano 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Sr Holmdel, New Jersey
F 21 Kennedy, MarkusMarkus Kennedy 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 260 lb (118 kg) Fr Yeadon, Pennsylvania
F 22 Pinkston, JayVaughnJayVaughn Pinkston 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 260 lb (118 kg) RS Fr Brooklyn, New York
G 23 Cheek, DominicDominic Cheek 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Jr Jersey City, New Jersey
G 24 Yacoubou, AchrafAchraf Yacoubou 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Fr Bronx, New York
F/C 25 Sutton, MauriceMaurice Sutton 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 220 lb (100 kg) RS Jr Upper Marlboro, Maryland
G 32 Bell, JamesJames Bell 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 225 lb (102 kg) So Orlando, Florida
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster
Last update: 2011-11-12

Rankings[edit]

Ranking Movement
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking. ██ No Change In Ranking
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 Final
AP [2] RV RV RV RV RV NR NR
Coaches[2] RV RV RV RV NR NR NR

Schedule[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
11/08/2011*
7:00 PM
NYIT W 91–58 
Wells Fargo Center (5,127)
Philadelphia
Regular Season
11/11/2011*
7:00 PM
Monmouth W 106–70  1–0
The Pavilion (6,500)
Villanova, Pennsylvania
11/15/2011*
7:00 PM, ESPN3
La Salle
Big 5 game
W 76–70 OT 2–0
The Pavilion (6,500)
Villanova, Pennsylvania
11/18/2011*
7:00 PM, ESPN3
Delaware W 79–69  3–0
The Pavilion (6,500)
Villanova, Pennsylvania
11/24/2011*
7:00 PM, ESPN2
vs. UC Riverside
76 Classic First Round
W 71–46  4–0
Anaheim Convention Center (1,427)
Anaheim, California
11/25/2011*
2:30 PM, ESPN
vs. Saint Louis
76 Classic semifinals
L 68–80  4–1
Anaheim Convention Center (2,087)
Anaheim, California
11/27/2011*
6:30 PM, ESPNU
vs. Santa Clara
76 Classic 3rd place game
L 64–65  4–2
Anaheim Convention Center (N/A)
Anaheim, California
12/03/2011*
7:00 PM, ESPN3
Penn
Big 5 Game
W 73–65  5–2
The Pavilion (6,500)
Villanova, Pennsylvania
12/06/2011*
7:00 PM, ESPN
vs. No. 10 Missouri
Jimmy V Classic
L 71–81  5–3
Madison Square Garden (8,231)
New York City
12/10/2011*
5:00 PM, ESPN2
at Temple
Big 5 Game
L 67–78  5–4
Liacouras Center (10,206)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
12/13/2011*
7:00 PM, ESPN2
Boston University W 68–43  6–4
Wells Fargo Center (8,313)
Philadelphia
12/17/2011*
7:00 PM, CBSSN
at Saint Joseph's
Big 5 Game
L 58–74  6–5
Hagan Arena (4,200)
Philadelphia
12/22/2011*
7:00 PM
American W 73–52  7–5
The Pavilion (6,500)
Villanova, Pennsylvania
12/28/2011
7:00 PM, WPHL
at West Virginia L 69–83  7–6
(0–1)
WVU Coliseum (11,262)
Morgantown, West Virginia
01/01/2012
1:00 PM, ESPNU
at No. 14 Marquette L 77–81  7–7
(0–2)
BMO Harris Bradley Center (14,550)
Milwaukee
01/05/2012
8:00 PM, WPHL
South Florida L 57–74  7–8
(0–3)
The Pavilion (6,500)
Villanova, Pennsylvania
01/08/2012
12:00 PM, WPHL
DePaul W 87–71  8–8
(1–3)
The Pavilion (6,500)
Villanova, Pennsylvania
01/11/2012
7:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 1 Syracuse L 66–79  8–9
(1–4)
Wells Fargo Arena (14,877)
Philadelphia
01/14/2012
12:00 PM, WPHL
at Cincinnati L 78–82  8–10
(1–5)
Fifth Third Arena (10,205)
Cincinnati
01/18/2012
7:00 PM, ESPNU
Seton Hall W 84–76  9–10
(2–5)
The Pavilion (6,500)
Villanova, Pennsylvania
01/21/2012
1:00 PM, ESPNU
at St. John's W 79–76  10–10
(3–5)
Madison Square Garden (11,430)
New York City
01/25/2012
1:00 PM, ESPN
at Louisville L 74–84  10–11
(3–5)
KFC Yum! Center (21,219)
Louisville, Kentucky
01/28/2012
12:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 17 Marquette L 78–82  10–12
(3–7)
Wells Fargo Center (15,578)
Philadelphia
02/05/2012
2:00 PM, ESPN
at Pittsburgh L 70–79  10–13
(3–8)
Peterson Events Center (21,219)
Pittsburgh
02/07/2012
8:00 PM, WPHL
Providence W 74–72  11–13
(4–8)
The Pavilion (6,500)
Villanova, Pennsylvania
02/15/2012
7:00 PM, ESPN2
at South Florida L 51–65  11–14
(4–9)
Tampa Bay Times Forum (4,636)
Tampa, Florida
02/18/2012
8:00 PM, ESPNU
No. 23 Notre Dame L 70–74 OT 11–15
(4–10)
Wells Fargo Center (15,939)
Philadelphia
02/20/2012
7:00 PM, ESPN
Connecticut L 70–74 OT 11–16
(4–11)
Wells Fargo Center (13,832)
Philadelphia
02/25/2012
2:00 PM, CBS
at Georgetown L 46–67  11–17
(4–12)
Verizon Center (19,277)
Washington, D.C.
03/01/2012
9:00 PM, ESPN2
at Rutgers W 77–71  12–17
(5–12)
The RAC (5,496)
Piscataway, New Jersey
03/02/2012
2:00 PM, ESPN
Cincinnati L 68–72  12–18
(5–13)
The Pavilion (6,500)
Villanova, Pennsylvania
Big East Tournament
03/06/2012
9:00 PM, ESPNU
vs. Rutgers
First Round
W 70–49  13–18
Madison Square Garden (20,057)
New York City
03/07/2012
9:00 PM, ESPN
vs. South Florida
Second Round
L 47–56  13–19
Madison Square Garden (20,057)
New York City
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Big East Conference Standings - 2011-12." ESPN.com. Retrieved 03-31-12.
  2. ^ a b "2011–12 NCAA Men's Basketball Rankings". ESPN. ESPN Internet Ventures. Archived from the original on February 9, 2010. Retrieved October 21, 2011.