2011–12 Lamar Cardinals basketball team

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2011–12 Lamar Cardinals men's basketball
Lamar Cards wordmark.png
Southland Tournament Champions
Southland East Division Champions
Conference Southland Conference
Division East Division
2011–12 record 23–12 (11–5 Southland)
Head coach Pat Knight (1st year)
Assistant coach Joseph Price
Assistant coach Kenton Paulino
Assistant coach Clif Carroll
Home arena Montagne Center
Seasons
« 2010–11 2012–13 »
2011–12 Southland Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
East
Lamar 11 5   .688     23 12   .657
McNeese State 10 6   .625     17 16   .515
Northwestern State 8 8   .500     16 16   .500
Nicholls State 6 10   .375     10 20   .333
Southeastern Louisiana 5 11   .313     12 17   .414
Central Arkansas 3 13   .188     8 21   .276
West
Texas-Arlington 15 1   .938     24 9   .727
Stephen F. Austin 12 4   .750     20 12   .625
Texas-San Antonio 10 6   .625     18 14   .563
Sam Houston State 7 9   .438     13 19   .406
Texas State 5 11   .313     13 17   .433
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 4 12   .250     6 24   .200
2012 Southland Tournament winner
As of March 14, 2012; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2011–12 Lamar Cardinals basketball team represented Lamar University during the 2011–12 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Cardinals, led by first year head coach Pat Knight, played their home games at the Montagne Center and are members of the East Division of the Southland Conference. The Cardinals finished the season 23–12, 11–5 in Soutland play. They were the champions of the Southland East Division and are the champions of the Southland Basketball Tournament and earned an automatic bid into the 2012 NCAA Tournament where they lost to Vermont in the First Four round.

Roster[edit]

Number Name Position Height Weight Year Hometown
1 Anthony Miles Guard 6–1 165 Senior Houston, Texas
2 Nikko Acosta Forward 6–9 220 Junior New London, Connecticut
3 Tre Lynch Guard 6–0 160 Sophomore Lancaster, Texas
4 Devon Lamb Guard 6–2 195 Senior Jacksonville, Florida
5 Mike James Guard 6–1 185 Senior Portland, Oregon
10 Rhon Mitchell Forward 6–5 180 Freshman Inglewood, California
20 Brandon Davis Guard 6–6 180 Senior Jacksonville, Florida
21 Charlie Harper Forward 6–5 210 Senior San Antonio, Texas
22 Donley Minor Guard 6–1 175 Junior Los Angeles, California
24 Vincenzo Nelson Forward 6–5 205 Senior Jackson, Mississippi
33 Osas Ebomwonyi Forward 6–11 220 Sophomore Pflugerville, Texas
35 Stan Brown Forward 6–8 225 Junior Dolton, Illinois
50 Sebastian Norman Forward 6–9 235 Freshman Uppsala, Sweden

Schedule[edit]

Date
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (Attendance)
City, State
Exhibition
11/01/2011*
7:00 PM
St. Gregory's W 82–47 
Montagne Center (2,686)
Beaumont, TX
11/07/2011*
7:00 PM
Louisiana College W 72–49 
Montagne Center (1,055)
Beaumont, TX
Regular Season
11/11/2011*
7:30 PM
Arkansas State
Global Sports Invitational
W 65–62  1–0
Montagne Center (2,689)
Beaumont, TX
11/13/2011*
3:00 PM, ESPN3
at No. 9 Louisville
Global Sports Invitational
L 48–68  1–1
KFC Yum! Center (19,842)
Louisville, KY
11/15/2011*
6:00 PM
at Ohio
Global Sports Invitational
L 78–85 OT 1–2
Convocation Center (3,672)
Athens, OH
11/19/2011*
11:00 AM
Charlotte W 72–54  2–2
Montagne Center (2,248)
Beaumont, TX
11/22/2011*
7:00 PM
at UT Martin
Global Sports Invitational
W 80–69  3–2
Skyhawk Arena (1,037)
Martin, TN
11/25/2011*
7:00 PM
at Tennessee Tech W 85–65  4–2
Eblen Center (857)
Cookeville, TN
11/30/2011*
7:00 PM
at TCU L 72–77  4–3
Daniel–Meyer Coliseum (4,263)
Fort Worth, TX
12/03/2011*
8:30 PM
Louisiana-Lafayette W 80–63  5–3
Montagne Center (2,827)
Beaumont, TX
12/05/2011*
7:00 PM
Texas–Pan American W 60–49  6–3
Montagne Center (2,467)
Beaumont, TX
12/14/2011*
7:00 PM
Huston–Tillotson W 88–59  7–3
Montagne Center (2,248)
Beaumont, TX
12/17/2011*
7:00 PM
at Rice W 87–81  8–3
Tudor Fieldhouse (1,516)
Houston, TX
12/20/2011*
7:30 PM, BTN
at No. 2 Ohio State L 50–70  8–4
Value City Arena (14,169)
Columbus, OH
12/28/2011*
7:00 PM, ESPNU
at No. 3 Kentucky L 64–86  8–5
Rupp Arena (24,230)
Lexington, KY
12/31/2011*
7:00 PM
Lyon W 102–58  9–5
Montagne Center (2,178)
Beaumont, TX
01/04/2012
7:00 PM, SLC TV
at Texas A&M–Corpus Christi W 74–58  10–5 (1–0)
American Bank Center (1,078)
Corpus Christi, TX
01/07/2012
3:30 PM
Central Arkansas W 103–67  11–5 (2–0)
Montagne Center (3,257)
Beaumont, TX
01/11/2012
7:30 PM
at McNeese State L 54–57  11–6 (2–1)
Burton Coliseum (2,158)
Lake Charles, LA
01/14/2012
2:00 PM
UT–Arlington L 82–91  11–7 (2–2)
Montagne Center (2,466)
Beaumont, TX
01/21/2012
4:00 PM, KBTV
at Central Arkansas W 92–78  12–7 (3–2)
Farris Center (2,227)
Conway, AR
01/25/2012
7:00 PM
at Northwestern State L 62–74  12–8 (3–3)
Prather Coliseum (1,277)
Natchitoches, LA
01/28/2012
2:00 PM
Nicholls State W 80–56  13–8 (4–3)
Montagne Center (2,965)
Beaumont, TX
02/01/2012
7:00 PM
at Southeastern Louisiana W 83–59  14–8 (5–3)
University Center (1,016)
Hammond, LA
02/04/2012
2:00 PM
UTSA W 80–66  15–8 (6–3)
Montagne Center (2,743)
Beaumont, TX
02/08/2012
7:00 PM
Northwestern State W 85–66  16–8 (7–3)
Montagne Center (2,829)
Beaumont, TX
02/11/2012
1:00 PM, KBTV
at Nicholls State L 63–72  16–9 (7–4)
Stopher Gym (597)
Thibodaux, LA
02/15/2012
7:00 PM
Southeastern Louisiana W 70–54  17–9 (8–4)
Montagne Center (2,577)
Beaumont, TX
02/18/2012*
3:00 PM
at George Mason
ESPN BracketBusters
L 71–75  17–10
Patriot Center (7,014)
Fairfax, VA
02/22/2012
7:00 PM
Stephen F. Austin L 52–62  17–11 (8–5)
Montagne Center (3,037)
Beaumont, TX
02/25/2012
7:00 PM
at Sam Houston State W 72–49  18–11 (9–5)
Bernard Johnson Coliseum (1,055)
Huntsville, TX
02/29/2012
7:00 PM
at Texas State W 81–65  19–11 (10–5)
Strahan Coliseum (1,946)
San Marcos, TX
03/03/2012
3:30 PM
McNeese State W 78–68  20–11 (11–5)
Montagne Center (5,138)
Beaumont, TX
2012 Southland Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
03/07/2012
2:30 PM, SLC Now
vs. Northwestern State
Quarterfinals
W 76–69  21–11
Leonard E. Merrell Center (1,436)
Katy, TX
03/08/2012
6:00 PM, SLC TV
vs. Stephen F. Austin
Semifinals
W 55–44  22–11
Leonard E. Merrell Center (1,829)
Katy, TX
03/10/2012
2:00 PM, ESPN2
vs. McNeese State
Championship Game
W 70–49  23–11
Leonard E. Merrell Center (3,593)
Katy, TX
2012 NCAA Tournament
03/14/2012*
5:30 PM, truTV
vs. Vermont
First Four
L 59–71  23–12
University of Dayton Arena (7,218)
Dayton, OH
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Central Time.

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