2011–12 La Salle Explorers men's basketball team

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2011–12 La Salle Explorers men's basketball
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NIT, First Round
Conference Atlantic 10 Conference
2011–12 record 21–13 (9–7 A-10)
Head coach John Giannini (8th year)
Assistant coach Horace Owens
Assistant coach Harris Adler
Assistant coach Will Bailey
Home arena Tom Gola Arena
Seasons
« 2010–11 2012–13 »
2011–12 Atlantic 10 men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Temple 13 3   .813     24 8   .750
Saint Louis 12 4   .750     26 8   .765
Xavier 10 6   .625     23 13   .639
St. Bonaventure 10 6   .625     20 12   .625
UMass 9 7   .563     26 11   .703
La Salle 9 7   .563     21 13   .618
Dayton 9 7   .563     20 13   .606
Saint Joseph's 9 7   .563     20 14   .588
Duquesne 7 9   .438     16 15   .516
Richmond 7 9   .438     16 16   .500
Charlotte 5 11   .313     13 17   .433
George Washington 5 11   .313     10 21   .323
Rhode Island 4 12   .250     7 24   .226
Fordham 3 13   .188     10 19   .345
2012 Atlantic 10 Tournament winner
As of March 13, 2012; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2011–12 La Salle Explorers basketball team represented La Salle University during the 2011–12 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Explorers, led by eighth year head coach John Giannini, played their home games at Tom Gola Arena and are members of the Atlantic 10 Conference. They finished the season 21–13, 9–7 in A-10 to finish in a four way tie for fifth place. They lost in the quarterfinals of the A-10 Basketball Tournament to Saint Louis. They were invited to the 2012 National Invitation Tournament where they lost in the first round to Minnesota.

Roster[edit]

Number Name Position Height Weight Year Hometown
1 D. J. Peterson Guard 6–5 185 Freshman Burnsville, Minnesota
3 Tyreek Duren Guard 6–0 180 Sophomore Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
5 Taylor Dunn Guard 6–2 200 Junior State College, Pennsylvania
10 Sam Mills Guard 6–2 180 Sophomore Sunrise, Florida
14 Devon White Forward 6–8 240 Senior Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
21 Steve Zack Center 6–11 240 Freshman New Cumberland, Pennsylvania
23 Earl Pettis Guard 6–5 215 Freshman Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
25 Jerrell Wright Forward 6–8 230 Freshman Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
35 Rohan Brown Guard/Forward 6–6 205 Freshman Hartford, Connecticut
42 Matt Sheehan Forward 6–4 245 Senior Havertown, Pennsylvania
55 Ramon Galloway Guard 6–3 175 Junior Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Tyrone Garland Guard 6–1 180 Sophomore Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Schedule[edit]

Date
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (Attendance)
City, State
Exhibition
11/04/2011*
7:00 PM
Carleton W 74–56 
Tom Gola Arena
Philadelphia, PA
Regular Season
11/11/2011*
7:00 PM
Lafayette W 79–53  1–0
Tom Gola Center (2,322)
Philadelphia, PA
11/15/2011*
7:00 PM, ESPN3
at Villanova
Big 5 Game
L 69–76  1–1
The Pavilion (6,500)
Villanova, PA
11/19/2011*
3:00 PM
James Madison
Philly Hoop Group Classic
W 92–83  2–1
Tom Gola Arena (2,951)
Philadelphia, PA
11/22/2011*
7:00 PM, ESPN3
at #17 Pittsburgh
Philly Hoop Group Classic
L 69–73  2–2
Petersen Events Center (8,375)
Pittsburgh, PA
11/25/2011*
4:30 PM, TCN
vs. Robert Morris
Philly Hoop Group Classic
L 44–51  2–3
The Palestra (1,211)
Philadelphia, PA
11/26/2011*
4:30 PM, TCN
vs. Rider
Philly Hoop Group Classic
W 82–70  3–3
The Palestra (2,824)
Philadelphia, PA
11/30/2011*
7:00 PM
Northeastern W 68–51  4–3
Tom Gola Arena (1,511)
Philadelphia, PA
12/03/2011*
4:00 PM
Bucknell W 78–52  5–3
Tom Gola Arena (1,823)
Philadelphia, PA
12/07/2011*
7:00 PM
at Towson W 89–51  6–3
Towson Center (648)
Towson, MD
12/10/2011*
2:00 PM
Army W 76–64  7–3
Tom Gola Arena (1,562)
Philadelphia, PA
12/19/2011*
7:00 PM
at Delaware L 66–70  7–4
Bob Carpenter Center (2,345)
Newark, DE
12/22/2011*
7:00 PM
at Central Connecticut W 85–59  8–4
William H. Detrick Gymnasium (1,612)
New Britain, CT
12/29/2011*
2:00 PM
Boston University W 70–53  9–4
Tom Gola Arena (1,547)
Philadelphia, PA
12/31/2011*
2:00 PM
Hartford W 73–55  10–4
Tom Gola Arena (1,233)
Philadelphia, PA
01/04/2012
6:00 PM, TCN
Xavier W 80–70  11–4 (1–0)
Tom Gola Arena (2,075)
Philadelphia, PA
01/08/2012
2:00 PM, CSN
Massachusetts W 82–75  12–4 (2–0)
Tom Gola Arena (2,395)
Philadelphia, PA
01/10/2012*
7:00 PM
at Penn
Big 5 Game
W 68–57  13–4
The Palestra (4,480)
Philadelphia, PA
01/14/2012
7:00 PM
at Dayton L 75–79  13–5 (2–1)
UD Arena (12,580)
Dayton, OH
01/18/2012
7:00 PM
at Temple
Big 5 Game
L 70–76  13–6 (2–2)
Liacouras Center (8,068)
Philadelphia, PA
01/21/2012
4:00 PM
Rhode Island W 80–66  14–6 (3–2)
Tom Gola Arena (2,622)
Philadelphia, PA
01/25/2012
7:00 PM
George Washington W 78–63  15–6 (4–2)
Tom Gola Arena (2,085)
Philadelphia, PA
01/28/2012
7:00 PM
at Duquesne W 71–68  16–6 (5–2)
Palumbo Center (3,531)
Pittsburgh, PA
02/01/2012
7:00 PM
Charlotte W 85–72  17–6 (6–2)
Tom Gola Arena (1,778)
Philadelphia, PA
02/04/2012
12:00 PM, TCN
vs. Saint Joseph's
Big 5 Game
L 66–70  17–7 (6–3)
The Palastra (8,722)
Philadelphia, PA
02/08/2012
7:00 PM
at Richmond L 76–78  17–8 (6–4)
Robins Center (4,028)
Richmond, VA
02/11/2012
2:00 PM
Saint Louis L 51–59  17–9 (6–5)
Tom Gola Arena (2,903)
Philadelphia, PA
02/18/2012
6:00 PM, CBSSN
at Massachusetts W 72–71  18–9 (7–5)
William D. Mullins Memorial Center (6,283)
Amherst, MA
02/22/2012
7:00 PM
#22 Temple
Big 5 Game
L 79–80 OT 18–10 (7–6)
Tom Gola Arena (3,400)
Philadelphia, PA
02/25/2012
1:00 PM, YES
at Fordham L 62–67  18–11 (7–7)
Rose Hill Gymnasium (2,796)
Bronx, NY
02/29/2012
7:00 PM
at George Washington W 60–56  19–11 (8–7)
Charles E. Smith Athletic Center (2,216)
Washington, D.C.
03/03/2012
2:00 PM
St. Bonaventure W 71–61  20–11 (9–7)
Tom Gola Arena (2,616)
Philadelphia, PA
2012 Atlantic 10 Men's Basketball Tournament
03/06/2012
7:00 PM
Richmond
First Round
W 80–72  21–11
Tom Gola Arena (1,702)
Philadelphia, PA
03/09/2012
6:30 PM, CBSSN
vs. Saint Louis
Quarterfinals
L 71–78  21–12
Boardwalk Hall (5,955)
Atlantic City, NJ
2012 NIT
03/14/2012*
7:00 PM, ESPN2
Minnesota
First Round
L 61–70  21–13
Tom Gola Arena (3,023)
Philadelphia, PA
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

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