2011–12 Long Beach State 49ers men's basketball team

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2011–12 Long Beach State 49ers men's basketball
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Big West Regular Season & Tournament Champions
NCAA Tournament West Region 12 Seed, Second Round
Conference Big West Conference
2011–12 record 25–9 (15–1 Big West)
Head coach Dan Monson (5th year)
Assistant coach Vic Couch
Assistant coach Eric Brown
Assistant coach Rod Palmer
Home arena Walter Pyramid
Seasons
« 2010–11 2012–13 »
2011–12 Big West men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Long Beach State 15 1   .938     25 9   .735
Cal State Fullerton 12 4   .750     21 10   .677
UC Santa Barbara 12 4   .750     20 11   .645
Cal Poly 8 8   .500     18 15   .545
UC Riverside 7 9   .438     14 17   .452
Pacific 6 10   .375     11 19   .367
UC Irvine 6 10   .375     12 20   .375
UC Davis 3 13   .188     5 26   .161
*Cal State Northridge 3 13   .188     7 21   .250
2012 Big West Tournament winner
As of March 15, 2012; Rankings from AP Poll
*Ineligible for conference tournament due to low APR

The 2011–12 Long Beach State 49ers men's basketball team represented California State University, Long Beach during the 2011–12 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The 49ers, led by fifth year head coach Dan Monson, played their home games at Walter Pyramid and are members of the Big West Conference. They finished the season 25–9, 15–1 in Big West play to be crowned regular season champions. They were also champions of the Big West Basketball Tournament to earn the conference's automatic bid into the 2012 NCAA Tournament where they lost in the second round to New Mexico. The 49ers were the only Los Angeles-area college basketball team to make the tournament that year.

Roster[edit]

Number Name Position Height Weight Year Hometown
1 Shaquille Hunter Guard 6–2 165 Freshman Villa Park, California
2 Peter Poppageorge Guard 6–0 175 Junior Burlingame, California
4 Eugene Phelps Forward 6–7 225 Senior Los Angeles, California
5 Mike Caffey Guard 6–0 170 Freshman Riverside, California
11 James Ennis Guard/Forward 6–6 190 Junior Ventura, California
12 Corey Jackson Guard 6–0 185 Senior Brentwood, New York
13 Edis Dervisevic Forward 6–8 250 Senior New York, New York
14 Mike Vantrimpont Center 7–0 220 Junior Los Angeles, California
15 Kris Gulley Guard/Forward 6–7 175 Sophomore Dallas, Texas
20 T.J. Robinson Forward 6–8 205 Senior West Haven, Connecticut
21 Larry Anderson Guard 6–5 210 Senior Long Beach, California
22 Casper Ware Guard 5–10 175 Senior Cerritos, California
23 Sean Starkey Guard/Forward 6–4 190 Senior Huntington Beach, California
24 Gatete Djuma Forward 6–9 220 Freshman Salt Lake City, Utah
25 Jerramy King Guard 5–11 170 Junior La Canada, California
33 Nick Shepherd Forward 6–9 218 Freshman Missouri City, Texas
34 Kyle Richardson Forward 6–7 225 Junior Lakewood, California
35 Dan Jennings Forward 6–9 255 Junior Staten Island, New York

Schedule[edit]

[1]

Date
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (Attendance)
City, State
Regular Season
11/12/2011*
2:00 PM
Idaho W 69–61  1–0
Walter Pyramid (4,348)
Long Beach, CA
11/16/2011*
6:00 PM, ESPNU
at No. 9 Pittsburgh W 86–76  2–0
Petersen Events Center (8,215)
Pittsburgh, PA
11/19/2011*
1:30 PM, 4SD
at San Diego State L 73–77 OT 2–1
Viejas Arena (12,094)
San Diego, CA
11/22/2011*
7:05 PM
Boise State W 72–62  3–1
Walter Pyramid (3,866)
Long Beach, CA
11/26/2011*
6:00 PM
at Montana L 71–73  3–2
Dahlberg Arena (3,529)
Missoula, MT
11/28/2011*
4:00 PM, ESPNU
at No. 6 Louisville L 66–79  3–3
KFC Yum! Center (20,468)
Louisville, KY
12/02/2011*
7:05 PM
BYU–Hawaiʻi W 79–43  4–3
Walter Pyramid (3,214)
Long Beach, CA
12/06/2011*
6:00 PM, ESPNU
at No. 13 Kansas L 80–88  4–4
Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Lawrence, KS
12/10/2011*
4:00 PM, ESPN3
at No. 6 North Carolina L 78–84  4–5
Dean E. Smith Center (20,426)
Chapel Hill, NC
12/19/2011*
8:05 PM
Eastern New Mexico W 76–54  5–5
Walter Pyramid (2,403)
Long Beach, CA
12/22/2011*
8:00 PM, ESPNU
vs. No. 14 Xavier
Diamond Head Classic first round
W 68–58  6–5
Stan Sheriff Center (NA)
Honolulu, HI
12/23/2011*
8:00 PM, ESPN2
vs. Auburn
Diamond Head Classic semifinals
W 64–43  7–5
Stan Sheriff Center (NA)
Honolulu, HI
12/25/2011*
7:00 PM, ESPN2
vs. Kansas State
Diamond Head Classic Championship Game
L 60–77  7–6
Stan Sheriff Center (6,270)
Honolulu, HI
01/02/2012
7:00 PM
at UC Irvine W 74–60  8–6 (1–0)
Bren Events Center (1,246)
Irvine, CA
01/05/2012
7:05 PM
Cal Poly W 55–50  9–6 (2–0)
Walter Pyramid (2,662)
Long Beach, CA
01/07/2012
7:00 PM
at Cal State Northridge W 81–68  10–6 (3–0)
Matadome (1,459)
Northridge, CA
01/12/2012
7:05 PM
UC Davis W 86–58  11–6 (4–0)
Walter Pyramid (2,278)
Long Beach, CA
01/14/2012
4:05 PM, Prime Ticket
Pacific W 76–66  12–6 (5–0)
Walter Pyramid (2,660)
Long Beach, CA
01/19/2012
7:00 PM
at Cal Poly W 78–69  13–6 (6–0)
Mott Gym (2,779)
San Luis Obispo, CA
01/21/2012
8:00 PM, ESPNU
at UC Santa Barbara W 71–48  14–6 (7–0)
The Thunderdome (6,000)
Santa Barbara, CA
01/26/2012
7:00 PM
at UC Riverside W 77–70 OT 15–6 (8–0)
UC Riverside Student Recreation Center (1,298)
Riverside, CA
01/28/2012
8:00 PM, ESPNU
Cal State Fullerton W 75–61  16–6 (9–0)
Walter Pyramid (5,649[2])
Long Beach, CA
02/04/2012
7:30 PM
Cal State Northridge W 75–67  17–6 (10–0)
Walter Pyramid (4,007)
Long Beach, CA
02/09/2012
7:30 PM
at Pacific W 74–66  18–6 (11–0)
Alex G. Spanos Center (2,604)
Stockton, CA
02/11/2012
7:00 PM
at UC Davis W 89–69  19–6 (12–0)
The Pavilion (1,808)
Davis, CA
02/18/2012*
7:00 PM, ESPN2
at Creighton
ESPN BracketBusters
L 79–81  19–7 (12–0)
CenturyLink Center Omaha (16,503)
Omaha, NE
02/22/2012
8:00 PM, ESPN2
UC Santa Barbara W 70–58  20–7 (13–0)
Walter Pyramid (4,732)
Long Beach, CA
02/25/2012
4:05 PM
UC Riverside W 64–40  21–7 (14–0)
Walter Pyramid (3,842)
Long Beach, CA
02/29/2012
8:05 PM
UC Irvine W 77–50  22–7 (15–0)
Walter Pyramid (3,785)
Long Beach, CA
03/03/2012
4:00 PM, FS West
at Cal State Fullerton L 74–77  22–8 (15–1)
Titan Gym (3,458)
Fullerton, CA
2012 Big West Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
03/08/2012
6:00 PM
vs. UC Davis
Quarterfinals
W 80–46  23–8
Honda Center (3,917)
Anaheim, CA
03/09/2012
6:30 PM, ESPNU
vs. UC Irvine
Semifinals
W 68–57  24–8
Honda Center (5,171)
Anaheim, CA
03/10/2012
7:00 PM, ESPN2
vs. UC Santa Barbara
Championship Game
W 77–64  25–8
Honda Center (7,564)
Anaheim, CA
2012 NCAA Tournament
03/15/2012*
1:10 PM, TBS
No. (W 12) vs. No. 21 (W 5) New Mexico
Second Round
L 68–75  25–9
Rose Garden (17,519)
Portland, OR
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Pacific Time (#) during NCAA Tournament is seed with Region.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.longbeachstate.com/sports/m-baskbl/sched/lbst-m-baskbl-sched.html
  2. ^ This was a record crowd for the Walter Pyramid. Morales, Robert (January 29, 2012). "Ennis refuses to let 49ers falter". Press-Telegram. Retrieved January 29, 2012.