2011–12 Kansas State Wildcats men's basketball team

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2011–12 Kansas State Wildcats men's basketball
Kansas State Athletics wordmark.svg
2012 NCAA Tournament, Third Round
Conference Big 12 Conference
2011–12 record 22–11 (10–8 Big 12)
Head coach Frank Martin
Assistant coach Matt Figger
Assistant coach Brad Underwood
Assistant coach Lamont Evans
Home arena Bramlage Coliseum (12,528)
Seasons
« 2010–11 2012–13 »
2011–12 Big 12 men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#6 Kansas 16 2   .889     32 7   .821
#3 Missouri 14 4   .778     30 5   .857
Iowa State 12 6   .667     22 10   .688
#9 Baylor 12 6   .667     30 8   .789
Kansas State 10 8   .556     22 10   .688
Texas 9 9   .500     20 13   .606
Oklahoma State 7 11   .389     15 18   .455
Oklahoma 5 13   .278     15 16   .484
Texas A&M 4 14   .222     14 18   .438
Texas Tech 1 17   .056     8 23   .258
2012 Big 12 Tournament winner
As of March 10, 2012; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2011–12 Kansas State Wildcats men's basketball team represented Kansas State University in the 2011–12 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The head coach was Frank Martin,[1] who served in his 5th year at the helm of the Wildcats. The team played its home games in Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, Kansas, as they have done so since 1988. Kansas State is a member of the Big 12 Conference. The team set a school record for fewest points allowed in the shot clock era. The team concluded the conference season with 10–8 to finish in 5th place in the Big 12. They were defeated by Baylor in the quarterfinals in the 2012 Big 12 Men's Basketball Tournament. The team made to the 2012 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament for the third straight year, where they beat Southern Miss in the second round, and lost to Syracuse in the third round to close the season with a 22–11 record.

Preseason[edit]

The team played their home games at the Bramlage Coliseum, which has a capacity of 12,528.[2] They are in their 16th season as a member of the Big 12 Conference.[3] Coming back from their 2010–11 season, they compiled a record of 22–11 and advanced to the Round of 32 of the 2011 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament.[4]

Departures[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Jacob Pullen 0 G 6'0" 200 Senior Maywood, IL Graduated
Devon Peterson 2 G 6'3" 190 Junior Brooklyn, NY Transferred
Juevol Myles 4 G 6'1" 190 Sophomore Ajax, ONT Transferred
Nick Russell 12 F 6'4" 200 Sophomore Duncanville, TX Transferred
Curtis Kelly 24 F 6'8" 250 Senior New York, NY Graduated
Alex Potuzak 31 F 6'9" 190 Freshman Clyde, KS Quit basketball (still enrolled at K-State)

Class of 2011–12 Recruits[edit]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Adrian Diaz
C
Miami, FL Hialeah-Miami Lakes 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Aug 1, 2010 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 90
Angel Rodríguez
PG
Miami, FL Krop 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Apr 26, 2011 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 90
Thomas Gipson
PF
Cedar Hill, Texas Cedar Hill 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 275 lb (125 kg) Apr 27, 2011 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 90
Nino Williams
SG
Leavenworth, KS Leavenworth 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Oct 2, 2009 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 90
Jeremy Jones
SG
Leavenworth, KS Seward County C.C. 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 160 lb (73 kg) Apr 25, 2011 
Scout: N/A   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 40
Omari Lawrence
SG
Concordia, KS Cloud County C.C. 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 209 lb (95 kg) Mar 23, 2011 
Scout: N/A   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 40
James Watson
PF
Arkansas City, KS Cowley County C.C. 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Apr 25, 2011 
Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 40
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

Schedule[edit]

Date
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (Attendance)
City, State
Exhibition
November 6, 2011*
1:00 pm, FSKC
Fort Hays State W 90–60 
Bramlage Coliseum (12,528)
Manhattan, KS
Regular Season
November 11, 2011*
7:00 pm, FSKC
Charleston Southern W 72–67  1–0
Bramlage Coliseum (12,528)
Manhattan, KS
November 14, 2011*
7:00 pm, FSKC
Loyola-Chicago W 74–61  2–0
Bramlage Coliseum (12,450)
Manhattan, KS
November 22, 2011*
7:00 pm, FSKC
Maryland Eastern Shore W 92–50  3–0
Bramlage Coliseum (12,528)
Manhattan, KS
December 1, 2011*
7:00 pm, FSKC
George Washington W 69–56  4–0
Bramlage Coliseum (12,528)
Manhattan, KS
December 4, 2011*
4:30 pm, ESPNU
at Virginia Tech W 69–61  5–0
Cassell Coliseum (8,782)
Blacksburg, VA
December 8, 2011*
8:00 pm, ESPN2
vs. West Virginia
Wichita Wildcat Classic
L 80–84 2OT 5–1
Intrust Bank Arena (15,004)
Wichita, KS
December 11, 2011*
1:00 pm, FSKC
North Florida W 79–68 OT 6–1
Bramlage Coliseum (12,528)
Manhattan, KS
December 17, 2011*
9:00 pm, ESPNU
vs. No. 23 Alabama
Hy-Vee Wildcat Classic
W 71–58  7–1
Sprint Center (16,685)
Kansas City, MO
December 22, 2011*
4:00 pm, ESPNU
vs. Southern Illinois
Diamond Head Classic Quarterfinals
W 83–58  8–1
Stan Sheriff Center (6,751)
Honolulu, HI
December 23, 2011*
4:00 pm, ESPNU
vs. UTEP
Diamond Head Classic semifinals
W 78–70  9–1
Stan Sheriff Center (6,676)
Honolulu, HI
December 25, 2011*
9:00 pm, ESPN2
vs. Long Beach State
Diamond Head Classic championship
W 77–60  10–1
Stan Sheriff Center (6,270)
Honolulu, HI
December 31, 2011*
1:00 pm, FSKC
Howard W 83–46  11–1
Bramlage Coliseum (12,528)
Manhattan, KS
Big 12 Season
January 4, 2012
7:00 pm, Big 12 Network
No. 23 at No. 14 Kansas
Sunflower Showdown
L 49–67  11–2
(0–1)
Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Lawrence, KS
January 7, 2012
12:30 pm, Big 12 Network
No. 23 No. 7 Missouri W 75–59  12–2
(1–1)
Bramlage Coliseum (12,528)
Manhattan, KS
January 10, 2012
7:00 pm, FSKC
No. 18 No. 4 Baylor L 73–75  12–3
(1–2)
Bramlage Coliseum (12,528)
Manhattan, KS
January 14, 2012
12:30 pm, Big 12 Network
No. 18 at Oklahoma L 73–82  12–4
(1–3)
Lloyd Noble Center (8,812)
Norman, OK
January 18, 2012
8:00 pm, ESPN2
No. 25 Texas W 84–80  13–4
(2–3)
Bramlage Coliseum (12,528)
Manhattan, KS
January 21, 2012
12:30 pm, Big 12 Network
No. 25 at Oklahoma State W 66–58  14–4
(3–3)
Gallagher-Iba Arena (10,338)
Stillwater, OK
January 25, 2012
8:00 pm, ESPNU
No. 22 at Texas Tech W 69–47  15–4
(4–3)
United Spirit Arena (7,941)
Lubbock, TX
January 28, 2012
6:00 pm, FSKC
No. 22 Oklahoma L 60–63  15–5
(4–4)
Bramlage Coliseum (12,528)
Manhattan, KS
January 31, 2012
8:00 pm, FSKC
at Iowa State L 70–72  15–6
(4–5)
Hilton Coliseum (13,456)
Ames, IA
February 4, 2012
3:00 pm, Big 12 Network
Texas A&M W 64–53  16–6
(5–5)
Bramlage Coliseum (12,528)
Manhattan, KS
February 7, 2012
7:00 pm, Big 12 Network
Texas Tech W 65–46  17–6
(6–5)
Bramlage Coliseum (12,528)
Manhattan, KS
February 11, 2012
1:00 pm, ESPN
at Texas L 64–75  17–7
(6–6)
Frank Erwin Center (14,134)
Austin, TX
February 13, 2012
8:00 pm, ESPN
No. 4 Kansas
Sunflower Showdown
L 53–59  17–8
(6–7)
Bramlage Coliseum (12,528)
Manhattan, KS
February 18, 2012
12:30 pm, Big 12 Network
at No. 9 Baylor W 57–56  18–8
(7–7)
Ferrell Center (7,174)
Waco, TX
February 21, 2012
6:00 pm, ESPN2
at No. 3 Missouri W 78–68  19–8
(8–7)
Mizzou Arena (15,061)
Columbia, MO
February 25, 2012
12:30 pm, Big 12 Network
Iowa State L 61–65  19–9
(8–8)
Bramlage Coliseum (12,528)
Manhattan, KS
February 28, 2012
6:00 pm, ESPN2
at Texas A&M W 66–60  20–9
(9–8)
Reed Arena (8,085)
College Station, TX
March 3, 2012
12:30 pm, Big 12 Network
Oklahoma State W 77–58  21–9
(10–8)
Bramlage Coliseum (12,528)
Manhattan, KS
2012 Big 12 Men's Basketball Tournament
March 8, 2012
11:30 am, ESPN2
vs. No. 12 Baylor
Quarterfinals
L 74–82  21–10
Sprint Center (16,776)
Kansas City, MO
2012 NCAA Tournament
March 15, 2012*
11:40 am, truTV
No. (8) vs. (9) Southern Miss
Second Round
W 70–64  22–10
Consol Energy Center (18,927)
Pittsburgh, PA
March 17, 2012*
11:15 am, CBS
No. (8) vs. No. 2 (1) Syracuse
Third Round
L 59–75  22–11
Consol Energy Center (18,588)
Pittsburgh, PA
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Central Time (#) during NCAA Tournament is seed.

Rankings[edit]

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 NR NR NR NR RV NR RV RV 23 18 25 22 RV NR NR NR RV RV NR NR
Coaches RV NR NR NR RV NR RV 25 22 18 RV 25 RV NR NR RV RV RV NR NR

Roster[edit]

2011–12 Kansas State Wildcats men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Home town
G 1 Southwell, ShaneShane Southwell 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 220 lb (100 kg) So Harlem, NY
G 3 Irving, MartaviousMartavious Irving 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Jr Fort Lauderdale, Fl
F 10 Ojeleye, VictorVictor Ojeleye 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Sr Ottawa, KS
F 11 Williams, NinoNino Williams 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 226 lb (103 kg) RS Fr St. Louis, MO
F 12 Lawrence, OmariOmari Lawrence 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 220 lb (100 kg) So Bronx, NY
G 13 Rodríguez, AngelAngel Rodríguez 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Fr Miami, FL
F 14 Watson, JamesJames Watson 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Jr Atoka, OK
F 20 Diaz, AdrianAdrian Diaz 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Fr Miami, FL
F 21 Henriquez-Roberts, JordanJordan Henriquez-Roberts 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Jr Port Chester, NY
G 22 McGruder, RodneyRodney McGruder 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Jr Washington, D.C.
G 24 Jones, JermeyJermey Jones 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Jr Chicago, IL
F 32 Samuels, JamarJamar Samuels 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Sr Washington, D.C.
G 33 Rohleder, BrianBrian Rohleder 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Fr Wichita, KS
G 40 Meyer, ShawnShawn Meyer 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Fr Lee's Summit, MO
F 42 Gipson, ThomasThomas Gipson 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 275 lb (125 kg) Fr Ceder Hill, TX
G 55 Spradling, WillWill Spradling 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) So Overland Park, KS
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster
Last update: 2011-11-01

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2 Bench 3
C Jordan Henriquez Thomas Gipson Adrian Diaz
PF Jamar Samuels Jeremy Jones James Watson Thomas Gipson
SF Rodney McGruder Victor Ojeleye Nino Williams Omari Lawrence
SG Angel Rodriguez Rodney McGruder Will Spradling
PG Will Spradling Shane Southwell Angel Rodriguez Martavious Irving

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Frank Martin Bio
  2. ^ "Kansas State Athletics Facilities". CBS Sports. CBS Interactive. 2010. Archived from the original on November 1, 2010. Retrieved October 26, 2010. 
  3. ^ "The Big 12 Conference – Outstanding Success". Big 12 Conference. August 5, 2010. Retrieved October 26, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Team Preview: Kansas State". Blue Ribbon Yearbook. ESPN. October 22, 2010. Archived from the original on October 28, 2010. Retrieved October 26, 2010.