2011–12 Connecticut Huskies men's basketball team

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2011–12 Connecticut Huskies men's basketball
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NCAA Tournament South Region 9 Seed, Second round
Conference Big East Conference (1979–2013)
2011–12 record 20–14 (8–10 Big East)
Head coach Jim Calhoun (26th year)
Assistant coach George Blaney
Assistant coach Kevin Ollie
Assistant coach Glen Miller
Home arena Harry A. Gampel Pavilion
XL Center
Seasons
« 2010–11 2012–13 »
2011–12 Big East men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#11 Marquette 14 4   .778     27 8   .771
Notre Dame 13 5   .722     22 12   .647
Cincinnati 12 6   .667     26 11   .703
#15 Georgetown 12 6   .667     24 9   .727
South Florida 12 6   .667     22 14   .611
#17 Louisville 10 8   .556     30 10   .750
West Virginia 9 9   .500     19 14   .576
Connecticut 8 10   .444     20 14   .588
Seton Hall 8 10   .444     21 13   .618
Rutgers 6 12   .333     14 18   .438
St. John's 6 12   .333     13 19   .406
Pittsburgh 5 13   .278     22 17   .564
Villanova 5 13   .278     13 19   .406
Providence 4 14   .222     15 17   .469
DePaul 3 15   .167     12 19   .387
*#2 Syracuse 0 1   .000     0 3   .000
2012 Big East Tournament winner
As of March 31, 2012[1]
*Syracuse:: 30 reg. season games, 4 postseason games vacated due to sanctions against the program; Disputed record: Syracuse–(34–3)(17–1); Rankings from AP Poll

The 2011–12 Connecticut Huskies men's basketball team represents the University of Connecticut in the 2011–2012 NCAA Division I basketball season. The Huskies are coached by Jim Calhoun and play their home games at the XL Center in Hartford, Connecticut, and on campus at the Harry A. Gampel Pavilion in Storrs, Connecticut. The Huskies are a member of the Big East Conference.

As punishment for prior recruiting violations, head coach Jim Calhoun served a three-game suspension, in UConn's first three Big East games (at South Florida, St. John's, at Seton Hall). The team also lost one scholarship, reduced from 13 to 12, and is restricted in other recruiting activities.[2]

On February 4, 2012, Calhoun announced he will take an indefinite medical break from coaching as a result of spinal stenosis. Associate head coach George Blaney said he will be managing the team during Calhoun's absence.[3]

Roster[edit]

2011–12 Connecticut Huskies men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Home town
G 4 Allen, BrendanBrendan Allen 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 187 lb (85 kg) Fr Windsor, CT
G 21 Bailey, KyleKyle Bailey 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Sr Lancaster, NH
G 11 Boatright, RyanRyan Boatright 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Fr Aurora, IL
F/C 25 Bradley, MichaelMichael Bradley 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 235 lb (107 kg) RS Fr Chattanooga, TN
G 14 Cochrane, P.J.P.J. Cochrane 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Sr Newtown, CT
F 2 Daniels, DeAndreDeAndre Daniels 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 191 lb (87 kg) Fr Woodland Hills, CA
C 12 Drummond, AndreAndre Drummond 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 275 lb (125 kg) Fr Middletown, CT
G/F 5 Giffey, NielsNiels Giffey 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 210 lb (95 kg) So Berlin, Germany
G/F 3 Lamb, JeremyJeremy Lamb 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 185 lb (84 kg) So Norcross, GA
G 13 Napier, ShabazzShabazz Napier 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 170 lb (77 kg) So Randolph, MA
F 10 Olander, TylerTyler Olander 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 225 lb (102 kg) So Mansfield, CT
F/C 34 Oriakhi, AlexAlex Oriakhi 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Jr Lowell, MA
F 22 Smith, RoscoeRoscoe Smith 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 205 lb (93 kg) So Baltimore, MD
F 23 Stewart, BenjaminBenjamin Stewart 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Jr Denver, CO
G 40 Waite, EthanEthan Waite 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Sr East Hartford, CT
C 1 Wolf, EnoschEnosch Wolf 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) 260 lb (118 kg) So Göttingen, Germany
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster
Last update: October 14, 2011

Schedule[edit]

Date
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (Attendance)
City, State
Exhibition
November 2*
7:30 pm
No. 4 American International W 78–35   
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion (9,038)
Storrs, CT
November 6*
1:00 pm
No. 4 C.W. Post W 91–61   
XL Center (7,215)
Hartford, CT
Regular Season
November 11*
7:00 pm, ESPNU
No. 4 Columbia W 70–57  1–0
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion (10,167)
Storrs, CT
November 14*
7:30 pm, SNY
No. 4 Wagner W 78–66  2–0
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion (9,217)
Storrs, CT
November 17*
7:00 pm, SNY
No. 4 Maine W 80–60  3–0
XL Center (10,726)
Hartford, CT
November 20*
1:00 pm, SNY
No. 4 Coppin State W 87–70  4–0
XL Center (11,397)
Hartford, CT
November 24*
7:00 pm, HDNet
No. 4 vs. UNC Asheville
Battle 4 Atlantis quarterfinal
W 73–63   5–0
Atlantis Resort (NA)
Nassau, Bahamas
November 25*
2:00 pm, Versus
No. 4 vs. UCF
Battle 4 Atlantis semifinal
L 63–68   5–1
Atlantis Resort (NA)
Nassau, Bahamas
November 26*
2:00 pm, HDNet/Versus
No. 4 vs. No. 22 Florida State
Battle 4 Atlantis 3rd place game
W 78–76 OT 6–1
Atlantis Resort (NA)
Nassau, Bahamas
December 3*
3:15 pm, ESPN
No. 8 Arkansas
SEC/Big East Invitational
W 75–62  7–1
XL Center (14,333)
Hartford, CT
December 8*
7:00 pm, ESPN2
No. 9 No. 25 Harvard W 67–53  8–1
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion (10,167)
Storrs, CT
December 18*
1:00 pm, SNY
No. 9 Holy Cross W 77–40  9–1
XL Center (13,396)
Hartford, CT
December 22*
7:00 pm, SNY
No. 9 Fairfield W 79–71  10–1
XL Center (13,821)
Hartford, CT
December 28
9:00 pm, SNY
No. 9 at South Florida W 60–57  11–1 (1–0)
Tampa Bay Times Forum (5,705)
Tampa Bay, FL
December 31
12:00 pm, SNY
No. 9 St. John's W 83–69  12–1 (2–0)
XL Center (16,294)
Hartford, CT
January 3
7:00 pm, SNY
No. 8 at Seton Hall L 63–75  12–2 (2–1)
Prudential Center (8,089)
Newark, NJ
January 7
8:00 pm, SNY
No. 8 at Rutgers L 60–67  12–3 (2–2)
Rutgers Athletic Center (7,011)
Piscataway, NJ
January 9
7:00 pm, ESPN2
No. 17 West Virginia W 64–57  13–3 (3–2)
XL Center (15,805)
Hartford, CT
January 14
11:00 am, ESPN2
No. 17 at Notre Dame W 67–53  14–3 (4–2)
Edmund P. Joyce Center (9,149)
South Bend, IN
January 18
7:00 pm, ESPN2
No. 13 Cincinnati L 67–70  14–4 (4–3)
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion (10,167)
Storrs, CT
January 21*
4:00 pm, CBS
No. 13 at Tennessee L 57–60  14–5
Thompson-Boling Arena 
Knoxville, TN
January 29
12:00 pm, SNY
No. 24 Notre Dame L 48–50  14–6 (4–4)
XL Center 
Hartford, CT
February 1
7:00 pm, ESPN2
at No. 14 Georgetown L 44–58  14–7 (4–5)
Verizon Center 
Washington, DC
February 4
12:00 pm, SNY
Seton Hall W 69–46  15–7 (5–5)
XL Center 
Hartford, CT
February 6
7:00 pm, ESPN
at Louisville L 59–80  15–8 (5–6)
KFC Yum! Center 
Louisville, KY
February 11
1:00 pm, CBS
at No. 2 Syracuse L 67–85  15–9 (5–7)
Carrier Dome 
Syracuse, NY
February 15
7:00 pm, SNY
DePaul W 80–54  16–9 (6–7)
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion 
Storrs, CT
February 18
12:00 pm, ESPN
No. 13 Marquette L 79–64  16–10 (6–8)
XL Center 
Hartford, CT
February 20
7:00 pm, ESPN
at Villanova W 73–70 OT 17–10 (7–8)
Wells Fargo Center 
Philadelphia, PA
February 25
9:00 pm, ESPN
No. 2 Syracuse
ESPN College Gameday
L 71–69  17–11 (7–9)
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion 
Storrs, CT
February 28
7:00 pm, SNY
at Providence L 72–70  17–12 (7–10)
Dunkin' Donuts Center 
Providence, RI
March 3
12:00 pm, ESPN
Pittsburgh W 74–65  18–12 (8–10)
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion 
Storrs, CT
2012 Big East Tournament
March 6
12:00 pm, ESPN2
vs. DePaul
First round
W 81–67  19–12
Madison Square Garden (20,057)
New York, NY
March 7
12:00 pm, ESPN
vs. West Virginia
Second round
W 71–67 OT 20–12
Madison Square Garden (20,057)
New York, NY
March 8
12:00 pm, ESPN
vs. No. 2 Syracuse
Quarterfinals
L 55–58  20–13
Madison Square Garden (20,057)
New York, NY
2012 NCAA Tournament
March 15*
9:20 pm, TBS
No. (S 9) vs. (S 8) Iowa State
Second round
L 64–77  20–14
KFC Yum! Center (22,131)
Louisville, KY
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time (#) during NCAA Tournament is seed with Region.

Rankings[edit]

Ranking Movement
Legend: ██ Improvement in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking. ██ Not ranked the previous week. rv=Others receiving 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 4 4 4 8 9 9 8 9 8 17 13 24
Coaches 4 4 4 10 9 10 9 9 8 16 11 19

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Big East Conference Standings - 2011-12." ESPN.com. Retrieved 03-31-12.
  2. ^ "Jim Calhoun to be suspended in 2011–12". ESPN. February 23, 2011. Retrieved October 21, 2011. 
  3. ^ ESPN News Services. "Jim Calhoun on indefinite medical leave". ESPN. Retrieved February 4, 2012.