2011–12 Houston Cougars men's basketball team

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2011–12 Houston Cougars men's basketball
Houston Cougars Logo (1999-2012).svg
Conference Conference USA
2011–12 record 15–15 (7–9 C-USA)
Head coach James Dickey
Assistant coach Alvin Brooks
Assistant coach Daniyal Robinson
Assistant coach Ulric Maligi
Home arena Hofheinz Pavilion
Seasons
« 2010–11 2012–13 »
2011–12 Conference USA men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Memphis 13 3   .813     26 8   .765
Southern Miss 11 5   .688     25 9   .735
Tulsa 10 6   .625     17 14   .548
UCF 10 6   .625     22 11   .667
UAB 9 7   .563     15 16   .484
Marshall 9 7   .563     21 14   .600
Rice 8 8   .500     18 15   .545
UTEP 7 9   .438     15 17   .469
Houston 7 9   .438     15 15   .500
East Carolina 5 11   .313     15 16   .484
SMU 4 12   .250     13 19   .406
Tulane 3 13   .188     15 19   .441
2012 CUSA Tournament winner
As of March 15, 2012; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2011–12 Houston Cougars men's basketball team represented the University of Houston in the college basketball 2011–12 season. It was their 67th year of season play. The head coach for the Cougars was James Dickey, who was serving in his 2nd year in that position. The team played its home games at Hofheinz Pavilion on-campus in Houston and was a member of Conference USA. The Cougars improved from the season prior by ending the season with a 0.500 record at 15–15, but only managed 7–9 in conference play. In a season marked by inconsistent play,[1] the team ended their season with an overtime loss to UTEP in the Conference USA tournament.[2]

Roster[edit]

2011–12 Houston Cougars men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Home town
G 0 Young, JosephJoseph Young 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) RS Fr Houston, Texas
F 1 McLean, MikhailMikhail McLean 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 205 lb (93 kg) So Houston, Texas
F 2 Harris, AlandiseAlandise Harris 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 230 lb (104 kg) So Little Rock, Arkansas
G 3 Thompson, J.J.J.J. Thompson 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Fr Irving, Texas
G 4 Barnes, LeRonLeRon Barnes 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Fr Stonewall, Louisiana
G 11 Thibodeaux, DarianDarian Thibodeaux 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Sr Dallas, Texas
G 12 Jones, JimmieJimmie Jones 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 160 lb (73 kg) RS So Plano, Texas
F 15 Gibson, LeonLeon Gibson 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Jr Los Angeles, California
G 20 Brooks, DonaldDonald Brooks 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 185 lb (84 kg) So Houston, Texas
G 21 Stiggers, JherrodJherrod Stiggers 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Fr Terrell, Texas
G 23 Simmons, JonathonJonathon Simmons 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 195 lb (88 kg) RS Jr Houston, Texas
F 32 Van Slyke, KirkKirk Van Slyke 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Jr The Woodlands, Texas
F 35 Thomas, TaShawnTaShawn Thomas 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Fr Killeen, Texas
F 45 Stevenson, RakimRakim Stevenson 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 220 lb (100 kg) So Houston, Texas
F 55 Richardson, J.J.J.J. Richardson 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Jr Missouri City, Texas
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster
Last update: 2011-12-30

Schedule[edit]

[3]

Date
Time, TV
Opponent Result Record Site
City, State
Exhibition
Tue, Nov 8*
7:00PM
Concordia W 118–70 
Hofheinz Pavilion
Houston, TX
Regular Season
Sat, Nov 12*
7:00PM
Grambling State W 88–42  1–0
Hofheinz Pavilion
Houston, TX
Mon, Nov 14*
7:00PM
Utah Valley W 84–71  2–0
Hofheinz Pavilion
Houston, TX
Fri, Nov 18*
7:00PM, FSN
at Arkansas
Southwest Showcase
W 87–78  3–0
Verizon Arena
North Little Rock, AR
Tue, Nov 22*
7:15PM
Oakland L 74–76  3–1
Hofheinz Pavilion
Houston, TX
Sat, Nov 22*
7:00PM
TCU L 80–81  3–2
Hofheinz Pavilion
Houston, TX
Tue, Nov 29*
7:00PM, CBSSN
LSU L 58–59  3–3
Hofheinz Pavilion
Houston, TX
Sat, Dec 3*
7:00PM
Texas A&M–Corpus Christi W 87–66  4–3
Hofheinz Pavilion
Houston, TX
Sat, Dec 6*
6:00PM
at Texas State L 78–81  4–4
Strahan Coliseum
San Marcos, TX
Sat, Dec 17*
7:00PM, ESPNU
vs. Oklahoma
All-College Basketball Classic
L 74–79  4–5
Chesapeake Energy Arena
Oklahoma City, OK
Tue, Dec 20*
7:00PM
UTSA W 77–75  5–5
Hofheinz Pavilion
Houston, TX
Wed, Dec 21*
7:00PM
Rogers State W 90–80  6–5
Hofheinz Pavilion
Houston, TX
Wed, Dec 28*
2:00PM
North Carolina A&T W 71–67  7–5
Hofheinz Pavilion
Houston, TX
Fri, Dec 30*
8:00PM, CSS
Texas State W 94–71  8–5
Hofheinz Pavilion
Houston, TX
Wed, Jan 4
7:00PM
Tulsa W 70–69 OT 9–5 (1–0)
Hofheinz Pavilion
Houston, TX
Sat, Jan 7
8:00PM
at UTEP L 50–70  9–6 (1–1)
Don Haskins Center
El Paso, TX
Wed, Jan 11
6:00PM
at UCF L 63–74  9–7 (1–2)
UCF Arena
Orlando, FL
Sat, Jan 14
8:00PM, CBSSN
Memphis L 55–89  9–8 (1–3)
Hofheinz Pavilion
Houston, TX
Wed, Jan 18
7:00PM
at SMU L 54–70  9–9 (1–4)
Moody Coliseum
University Park, TX
Sat, Jan 21
7:00PM
East Carolina W 82–76  10–9 (2–4)
Hofheinz Pavilion
Houston, TX
Sat, Jan 28
7:00PM
UTEP W 81–76 OT 11–9 (3–4)
Hofheinz Pavilion
Houston, TX
Wed, Feb 1
8:00PM, CSS
at UAB L 69–80  11–10 (3–5)
Bartow Arena
Birmingham, AL
Sat, Feb 4
7:00PM
at Tulane L 54–75  11–11 (3–6)
Avron B. Fogelman Arena
New Orleans, LA
Wed, Feb 8
7:00PM, FSN
Rice L 71–79  11–12 (3–7)
Hofheinz Pavilion
Houston, TX
Sat, Feb 11
7:00PM
at Tulsa L 48–72  11–13 (3–8)
Reynolds Center
Tulsa, OK
Sat, Feb 18
8:00PM, CSS
Southern Miss W 73–71  12–13 (4–8)
Hofheinz Pavilion
Houston, TX
Wed, Feb 22
6:00PM
at Marshall L 58–66  12–14 (4–9)
Cam Henderson Center
Huntington, WV
Sat, Feb 25
7:00PM
SMU W 62–59  13–14 (5–9)
Hofheinz Pavilion
Houston, TX
Wed, Feb 29
7:00PM
Tulane W 82–53  14–14 (6–9)
Hofheinz Pavilion
Houston, TX
Sat, Mar 3
7:00PM, CSS
at Rice W 76–75  15–14 (7–9)
Tudor Fieldhouse
Houston, TX
2012 Conference USA Men's Basketball Tournament
Wed, Mar 7
6:30PM, CSS
vs. UTEP
First Round
L 67–62 OT 15–15
FedEx Forum
Memphis, TN
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Central Standard Time.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sam Khan, "UH notebook: Early exit from C-USA tournament not surprising", Houston Chronicle, March 13, 2012.
  2. ^ Pete Wickham, "UH watches chance to advance slip away in OT loss to UTEP", Houston Chronicle, March 7, 2012.
  3. ^ [1], University of Houston Athletics, retrieved 9 December 2011

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