2011–12 West Virginia Mountaineers men's basketball team

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2011–12 West Virginia Mountaineers men's basketball
West Virginia Mountaineers logo.svg
NCAA Tournament, First Round
Conference Big East Conference
2011–12 record 19–14 (9–9 Big East)
Head coach Bob Huggins
Assistant coach Larry Harrison
Assistant coach Erik Martin
Assistant coach Jerrod Calhoun
Home arena WVU Coliseum
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
No. 17 Louisville 10 8   .556     30 10   .750
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
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); Rankings from AP Poll

The 2011–12 West Virginia Mountaineers men's basketball team represented West Virginia University during the 2011–12 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Mountaineers, led by fifth year head coach Bob Huggins, played their home games at WVU Coliseum and are members of the Big East Conference. They finished the season 19–14, 9–9 in Big East play to finish in eighth place. They lost in the second round of the Big East Basketball Tournament to Connecticut. They received an at-large bid to the 2012 NCAA Basketball Tournament where they lost in the second round to Gonzaga.

Roster[edit]

Number Name Position Height Weight Year Hometown
1 Dominique Ruledge Forward 6–8 240 Junior Newark, New Jersey
3 Juwan Staten Guard 6–1 190 Sophomore Dayton, Ohio
4 Jabarie Hinds Guard 5–11 175 Freshman Mount Vernon, New York
5 Kevin Jones Forward 6–8 260 Senior Mount Vernon, New York
12 Aaron Brown Forward 6–5 220 Freshman Darby, Pennsylvania
13 Deniz Kılıçlı Forward 6–9 260 Junior Istanbul, Turkey
14 Gary Browne Guard 6–1 185 Freshman Cupey, San Juan, Puerto Rico
20 Pat Forsythe Center 6–11 240 Freshman Brunswick, Ohio
22 Aric Dickerson Guard 6–5 180 Freshman Chicago, Illinois
23 Tommie McCune Forward 6–8 205 Freshman Saginaw, Michigan
24 Aaric Murray Center 6–10 240 Junior Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
25 Darryl Bryant Guard 6–1 185 Senior Brooklyn, New York
32 Paul Williamson Guard 6–3 195 Freshman Harts, West Virginia
34 Kevin Noreen Forward 6–10 245 Freshman Minneapolis, Minnesota
55 Keaton Miles Forward 6–6 205 Freshman Dallas, Texas

Schedule[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Regular Season
11/11/2011*
9:00 PM, ESPN3
Oral Roberts W 78–71  1–0
WVU Coliseum (8,579)
Morgantown, WV
11/15/2011*
10:00 AM, ESPN
Kent State
ESPN College Tip Off Marathon
L 60–70  1–1
WVU Coliseum (5,616)
Morgantown, WV
11/17/2011*
7:00 PM, ESPN3
Alcorn State W 97–62  2–1
WVU Coliseum (2,308)
Morgantown, WV
11/22/2011*
7:00 PM, Big East Network
vs. Morehead State W 83–48  3–1
Charleston Civic Center (10,122)
Charleston, WV
11/28/2011*
7:00 PM, Big East Network
Akron W 77–56  4–1
WVU Coliseum (7,334)
Morgantown, WV
12/03/2011*
9:00 PM, ESPNU
at No. 21 Mississippi State L 62–75  4–2
Humphrey Coliseum (7,529)
Starkville, MS
12/08/2011*
9:00 PM, ESPN2
vs. Kansas State W 85–80 2OT 5–2
Intrust Bank Arena (15,004)
Wichita, KS
12/10/2011*
7:00 PM, ESPN2
Miami (FL) W 77–66  6–2
WVU Coliseum (12,257)
Morgantown, WV
12/17/2011*
2:00 PM, Big East Network
Texas A&M–Corpus Christi
Las Vegas Classic
W 84–64  7–2
WVU Coliseum (7,226)
Morgantown, WV
12/19/2011*
7:00 PM, Big East Network
Tennessee Tech
Las Vegas Classic
W 72–53  8–2
WVU Coliseum (6,252)
Morgantown, WV
12/22/2011*
8:00 PM, ESPN3
vs. Missouri State
Las Vegas Classic semifinals
W 70–68 OT 9–2
Orleans Arena (NA)
Paradise, NV
12/23/2011*
9:00 PM, ESPN
vs. No. 7 Baylor
Las Vegas Classic finals
L 81–83 OT 9–3
Orleans Arena (1,526)
Las Vegas, NV
12/28/2011
7:00 PM, Big East Network
Villanova W 83–69  10–3 (1–0)
WVU Coliseum (11,262)
Morgantown, WV
12/30/2011
9:00 PM, ESPN2
at Seton Hall L 48–67  10–4 (1–1)
Prudential Center (7,533)
Newark, NJ
01/04/2012
7:00 PM, Big East Network
at Rutgers W 85–64  11–4 (2–1)
Louis Brown Athletic Center (4,815)
Piscataway, NJ
01/07/2012
12:00 PM, Big East Network
No. 9 Georgetown W 74–62  12–4 (3–1)
WVU Coliseum (10,526)
Morgantown, WV
01/09/2012
7:00 PM, ESPN2
at No. 17 Connecticut L 57–64  12–5 (3–2)
XL Center (15,805)
Hartford, CT
01/14/2012
2:00 PM, Big East Network
Rutgers W 84–60  13–5 (4–2)
WVU Coliseum (13,820)
Morgantown, WV
01/18/2012*
7:30 PM, WOWK
vs. Marshall
Chesapeake Energy Capital Classic
W 78–62  14–5
Charleston Civic Center (12,684)
Charleston, WV
01/21/2012
3:00 PM, ESPNU
Cincinnati W 77–74 OT 15–5 (5–2)
WVU Coliseum (14,070)
Morgantown, WV
01/25/2012
7:00 PM, ESPNU
at St. John's L 62–78  15–6 (5–3)
Madison Square Garden (6,901)
New York City, NY
01/28/2012
1:00 PM, ESPNU
at No. 3 Syracuse L 61–63  15–7 (5–4)
Carrier Dome (28,740)
Syracuse, NY
01/30/2012
7:00 PM, ESPN
Pittsburgh L 66–72  15–8 (5–5)
WVU Coliseum (13,032)
Morgantown, WV
02/05/2012
12:00 PM, Big East Network
at Providence W 87–84 OT 16–8 (6–5)
Dunkin' Donuts Center (8,122)
Providence, RI
02/08/2012
9:00 PM, ESPNU
Notre Dame L 51–55  16–9 (6–6)
WVU Coliseum (9,258)
Morgantown, WV
02/11/2012
12:00 PM, ESPN
No. 24 Louisville L 74–77  16–10 (6–7)
WVU Coliseum (11,254)
Morgantown, WV
02/16/2012
9:00 PM, ESPN
at Pittsburgh W 66–48  17–10 (7–7)
Petersen Events Center (12,508)
Pittsburgh, PA
02/22/2012
7:00 PM, ESPN2
at No. 20 Notre Dame L 44–71  17–11 (7–8)
Edmund P. Joyce Center (8,265)
South Bend, IN
02/24/2012
9:00 PM, ESPN
No. 10 Marquette L 60–61  17–12 (7–9)
WVU Coliseum (12,087)
Morgantown, WV
02/28/2012
7:00 PM, Big East Network
DePaul W 92–75  18–12 (8–9)
WVU Coliseum (10,255)
Morgantown, WV
03/03/2012
12:00 PM, Big East Network
at South Florida W 50–44  19–12 (9–9)
Tampa Bay Times Forum (9,737)
Tampa, FL
2012 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament
03/07/2012
12:00 PM, ESPN
vs. Connecticut
Second Round
L 67–71 OT 19–13
Madison Square Garden (20,057)
New York City, NY
2012 NCAA Tournament
03/15/2012*
7:20 PM, TNT
No. (E 10) vs. (E 7) Gonzaga
Second Round
L 54–77  19–14
Consol Energy Center (19,413)
Pittsburgh, PA
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time (#) during NCAA Tournament is seed with Region.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Big East Conference Standings - 2011-12." ESPN.com. Retrieved 03-31-12.