2011–12 UNLV Runnin' Rebels basketball team

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2011–12 UNLV Runnin' Rebels men's basketball
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Las Vegas Invitational Champions
NCAA Tournament South Region 6 Seed, Second Round
Conference Mountain West Conference
Ranking
Coaches #25
AP #23
2011–12 record 26–9 (9–5 Mountain West)
Head coach Dave Rice
Assistant coach Justin Hutson
Assistant coach Stacey Augmon
Assistant coach Heath Schroyer
Home arena Thomas & Mack Center
Seasons
« 2010–11 2012–13 »
2011–12 Mountain West Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#21 New Mexico 10 4   .714     28 7   .800
#22 San Diego State 10 4   .714     26 8   .765
#23 UNLV 9 5   .643     26 9   .743
Colorado State 8 6   .571     20 12   .625
TCU 7 7   .500     18 15   .545
Wyoming 6 8   .429     21 12   .636
Air Force 3 11   .214     13 16   .448
Boise State 3 11   .214     13 17   .433
2012 MWC Tournament winner
As of March 8, 2012; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2011–12 UNLV Runnin' Rebels men's basketball team represented the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The team was coached by Dave Rice, in his first year with the Runnin' Rebels. They played their home games at the Thomas & Mack Center on UNLV's main campus in Las Vegas, Nevada and are a member of the Mountain West Conference. UNLV's season ended with 26–9 overall, and 9–5 in MWC Play, placing third. They lost in the semifinals of the Mountain West Basketball Tournament by New Mexico. They received an at-large bid to the 2012 NCAA Tournament where they lost in the second round to Colorado.

Roster[edit]

# Name Height Weight (lbs.) Position Class Hometown Previous school
0 Oscar Bellfield 6'2" 190 G Sr. Los Angeles, CA Westchester HS
1 Quintrell Thomas 6'8" 245 F RS Jr. Newark, NJ Kansas
2 Kendall Wallace 6'4" 195 G RS Sr. Mesa, AZ Mountain View HS
3 Anthony Marshall 6'3" 200 G Jr. Las Vegas, NV Mojave HS
5 Reggie Smith 6'0" 185 G RS So. Chicago, IL Marquette
11 Carlos Lopez 6'11" 215 F So. Lajas, Puerto Rico Findlay Prep
12 Brice Massamba 6'10" 245 F/C Sr. Södertälje, Sweden Findlay Prep
14 Bryan Glenn 6'11" 215 C Fr. Las Vegas, NV Coronado HS
15 Bryce Jones 6'5" 200 G So. Los Angeles, CA USC
20 Karam Mashour 6'6" 210 G/F So. Nazareth, Israel St. Joseph
22 Chase Stanback 6'8" 215 G/F RS Sr. Los Angeles, CA UCLA
24 Barry Cheaney 6'1" 160 G Fr. Corona, CA Los Osos HS
31 Justin Hawkins 6'3" 190 G Jr. Los Angeles, CA Taft HS
33 Wade Norman 6'4" 170 G Fr. Las Vegas, NV Faith Lutheran HS
43 Mike Moser 6'8" 210 F So. Portland, OR UCLA

Rankings[edit]

Ranking Movement
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking. ██ Not ranked the previous week. RV–Received Votes
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 RV RV RV 18 RV RV 21 19 17 12 14 12 11 14 11 21 17 20 23
Coaches RV RV RV RV 20 RV RV 23 20 17 12 20 15 13 16 11 20 17 20 25

Schedule and results[edit]

Date
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (Attendance)
City, State
Exhibition
11/01/2011*
7:00 PM
Washburn W 58–50 
Thomas & Mack Center (9,619)
Paradise, NV
Regular season
11/11/2011*
7:00 PM
Grand Canyon W 83–66  1–0
Thomas & Mack Center (13,763)
Paradise, NV
11/14/2011*
7:00 PM, CBSSN
Nevada W 71–67  2–0
Thomas & Mack Center (14,827)
Paradise, NV
11/17/2011*
7:00 PM
Canisus W 95–70  3–0
Thomas & Mack Center (10,663)
Paradise, NV
11/20/2011*
7:00 PM
Morgan State
Las Vegas Invitational
W 92–55  4–0
Thomas & Mack Center (10,782)
Paradise, NV
11/22/2011*
7:30 PM
Cal Poly
Las Vegas Invitational
W 75–52  5–0
Thomas & Mack Center (12,061)
Paradise, NV
11/25/2011*
5:00 PM, ESPN3
vs. USC
Las Vegas Invitational semifinals
W 66–55  6–0
Orleans Arena (7,200)
Paradise, NV
11/26/2011*
7:30 PM, ESPN2
vs. #1 North Carolina
Las Vegas Invitational championship
W 90–80  7–0
Orleans Arena (7,523)
Paradise, NV
11/30/2011*
7:00 PM
#18 at UC Santa Barbara W 94–88 2OT 8–0
The Thunderdome (5,516)
Santa Barbara, CA
12/04/2011*
1:00 PM, Cox 96
#18 at Wichita State
MWC-MVC Challenge
L 70–89  8–1
Charles Koch Arena (10,466)
Wichita, KS
12/07/2011*
7:00 PM
Cal State San Marcos W 94–50  9–1
Orleans Arena (5,938)
Paradise, NV
12/10/2011*
11:00 AM, BTN
at #14 Wisconsin L 51–62  9–2
Kohl Center (17,123)
Madison, WI
12/14/2011*
7:00 PM, The Mtn.
UTEP W 65–54  10–2
Thomas & Mack Center (11,805)
Paradise, NV
12/17/2011*
2:00 PM, BTN
vs. #19 Illinois W 64–48  11–2
United Center (15,144)
Chicago, IL
12/19/2011*
7:00 PM
#21 Louisiana-Monroe W 81–63  12–2
Thomas & Mack Center (11,515)
Paradise, NV
12/23/2011*
2:00 PM, CBSSN
#21 California W 85–68  13–2
Thomas & Mack Center (15,188)
Paradise, NV
12/28/2011*
7:00 PM
#19 Central Arkansas W 124–75  14–2
Thomas & Mack Center (14,401)
Paradise, NV
12/31/2011*
5:00 PM, KLAS
#19 at Hawaiʻi W 74–69  15–2
Stan Sheriff Center (6,726)
Honolulu, HI
01/05/2012*
7:00 PM
#17 at Cal State Bakersfield W 89–57  16–2
Rabobank Arena (3,325)
Bakersfield, CA
01/14/2012
1:00 PM, NBCSN
#12 at #22 San Diego State L 67–69  16–3 (0–1)
Viejas Arena (12,414)
San Diego, CA
01/18/2012
7:30 PM, The Mtn.
#14 TCU W 101–78  17–3 (1–1)
Thomas & Mack Center (14,126)
Paradise, NV
01/21/2012
7:00 PM, CBSSN
#14 New Mexico W 80–63  18–3 (2–1)
Thomas & Mack Center (18,577)
Paradise, NV
01/25/2012
7:00 PM, The Mtn.
#12 at Boise State W 77–72 OT 19–3 (3–1)
Taco Bell Arena (6,024)
Boise, ID
01/28/2012
6:00 PM, The Mtn.
#12 at Air Force W 65–63 OT 20–3 (4–1)
Clune Arena (4,170)
Colorado Springs, CO
02/01/2012
7:30 PM, The Mtn.
#11 Colorado State W 82–63  21–3 (5–1)
Thomas & Mack Center (15,053)
Paradise, NV
02/04/2012
1:00 PM, The Mtn.
#11 at Wyoming L 66–68  21–4 (5–2)
Arena-Auditorium (7,179)
Laramie, WY
02/11/2012
1:00 PM, NBCSN
#14 #13 San Diego State W 65–63  22–4 (6–2)
Thomas & Mack Center (18,577)
Paradise, NV
02/14/2012
4:30 PM, The Mtn.
#11 at TCU L 97–102 OT 22–5 (6–3)
Daniel-Meyer Coliseum (4,710)
Fort Worth, TX
02/18/2012
10:00 AM, CBS
#11 at New Mexico L 45–65  22–6 (6–4)
The Pit (15,411)
Albuquerque, NM
02/22/2012
7:00 PM, CBSSN
#21 Boise State W 75–58  23–6 (7–4)
Thomas & Mack Center (14,409)
Paradise, NV
02/25/2012
1:00 PM, NBCSN
#21 Air Force W 68–58  24–6 (8–4)
Thomas & Mack Center (16,036)
Paradise, NV
02/29/2012
7:00 PM, CBSSN
#17 at Colorado State L 59–66  24–7 (8–5)
Moby Arena (8,371)
Fort Collins, CO
03/03/2012
7:00 PM, The Mtn.
#17 Wyoming W 74–63  25–7 (9–5)
Thomas & Mack Center (18,577)
Paradise, NV
2012 Mountain West Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
03/08/2012
8:30 PM, The Mtn.
#20 vs. Wyoming
Quarterfinals
W 56–48  26–7
Thomas & Mack Center (13,772)
Paradise, NV
03/08/2012
8:30 PM, CBSSN
#20 vs. New Mexico
Semifinals
L 67–72  26–8
Thomas & Mack Center (16,339)
Paradise, NV
2012 NCAA Tournament
03/15/2012*
6:57 PM, truTV
#23 (S 6) vs. (S 11) Colorado
Second Round
L 64–68  26–9
The Pit (15,674)
Albuquerque, NM
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Pacific Time. (#) during NCAA Tournament is seed with Region.

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