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2011-12 Basketball Results

Gopher Basketball 2011-12 Season

  • Head Coach:  Tubby Smith (5th season)
  • Overall Record: 23-15
  • Conference Record: 6-12
  • The Old Spice Classic was played at the HP Field House in Lake Buena Vista, FL.

2011-12 Schedule

Date Opponent W/L Score
11/01/2011 Exhibition
Bemidji State
W 71-58
11/07/2011 Exhibition
Augustana (SD)
W 72-70
11/11/2011 Bucknell W 70-58
11/14/2011 South Dakota State W 71-55
11/17/2011 Fairfield W 67-57
11/21/2011 Mount St. Mary's W 85-56
11/24/2011 Old Spice Classic
vs. DePaul
W 86-85
11/25/2011 Old Spice Classic
vs. Indiana State
W 76-69
11/27/2011 Old Spice Classic
vs. Dayton
L 70-86
11/30/2011 Big Ten/ACC Challenge
Virginia Tech
W 58-55
12/03/2011 Southern California W 55-40
12/06/2011 Appalachian State W 70-56
12/10/2011 St. Peter's W 69-47
12/13/2011 Central Michigan W 76-56
12/22/2011 North Dakota State W 63-59
12/27/2011 @ Illinois L 72-81 2OT
01/01/2012 @ Michigan L 56-61
01/04/2012 Iowa L 62-64
01/08/2012 Purdue L 66-79
01/12/2012 @ Indiana W 77-74
01/15/2012 @ Penn State W 80-66
01/22/2012 Northwestern W 75-52
01/25/2012 @ Michigan State L 52-68
01/28/2012 Illinois W 77-72 OT
02/01/2012 @ Iowa L 59-63
02/05/2012 @ Nebraska W 69-61
02/09/2012 Wisconsin L 61-68 OT
02/14/2012 Ohio State L 68-78
02/18/2012 @ Northwestern L 68-75 OT
02/22/2012 Michigan State L 61-66
02/26/2012 Indiana L 50-69
02/28/2012 @ Wisconsin L 45-52
03/03/2012 Nebraska W 81-69
03/08/2012 Big Ten 1st Round
vs. Northwestern
W 75-68 OT
03/09/2012 Big Ten Quarterfinals
vs. Michigan
L 69-73 OT
03/14/2012 NIT 1st Round
@ La Salle
W 70-61
03/19/2012 NIT 2nd Round
@ Miami (FL)
W 78-60
03/21/2012 NIT Quarterfinals
@ Middle Tennessee State
W 78-72
03/27/2012 NIT Semifinals
vs. Washington
W 68-67 OT
03/29/2012 NIT Finals
vs. Stanford
L 51-75

2011-12 Big Ten Standings

TEAM CONF OVERALL
Michigan State 13-5 29-8
Michigan 13-5 24-10
Ohio State 13-5 31-8
Wisconsin 12-6 26-10
Indiana 11-7 27-9
Purdue 10-8 22-13
Northwestern 8-10 19-14
Iowa 8-10 18-17
Minnesota 6-12 23-15
Illinois 6-12 17-15
Nebraska 4-14 12-18
Penn State 4-14 12-20

2011-12 Big Ten Tournament

First Round

#8 Iowa 64, #9 Illinois 61
#5 Indiana 75, #12 Penn State 58
#10 Minnesota 75, #7 Northwestern 68 (OT)
#6 Purdue 79, #11 Nebraska 61

Quarterfinals

#1 Michigan State 92, #8 Iowa 75
#4 Wisconsin 79, #5 Indiana 71
#2 Michigan 73, #10 Minnesota 69 (OT)
#3 Ohio State 88, #6 Purdue 71

Semifinals

#1 Michigan State 65, #4 Wisconsin 52
#3 Ohio State 77, #2 Michigan 55

Finals

#1 Michigan State 68, #3 Ohio State 64

2011-12 Gopher Basketball Roster

No. Name Pos. Yr. Ht. Wt. Hometown (Last School)
13 Ahanmisi, Maverick G So 6-2 192 Santa Clarita, CA (Stoneridge Prep)
23 Armelin, Chip G So 6-3 198 Sulphur, LA (Sulphur HS)
11 Coleman, Joe G Fr 6-4 200 Minneapolis, MN (Hopkins HS)
55 Eliason, Elliott C Fr* 6-11 260 Chadron, NE (Chadron HS)
22 Halvorsen, Chris F So* 6-8 214 St. Paul, MN (Henry Sibley)
1 Hollins, Andre G Fr 6-1 200 Memphis, TN (White Station HS)
20 Hollins, Austin G So 6-4 185 Germantown, TN (Germantown HS)
30 Ingram, Andre F Jr 6-7 213 Minneapolis, MN (MN Transitions)
32 Mbakwe, Trevor F Sr* 6-8 245 St. Paul, MN (St. Bernard/Miami Dade)
10 Osenieks, Oto F Fr* 6-8 205 Riga, Latvia (Brehm Prep)
50 Sampson III, Ralph F/C Sr 6-11 241 Duluth, GA (Northview)
34 Shell, Kendal G Fr 6-0 190 St.Louis, MO (Webster Groves)
15 Walker, Maurice F So 6-10 289 Scarborough, Ontario (Brewster Academy)
00 Welch, Julian G Jr 6-3 195 Elk Grove, CA (Franklin)
33 Williams, Rodney F Jr 6-7 200 Minneapolis, MN (Robbinsdale Cooper)

* Indicates a player who has used a redshirt season

2011-12 Final AP Poll

Team Record Pts
1 Kentucky (61) 32-2 1,621
2 Syracuse (1) 31-2 1,545
3 Missouri (2) 30-4 1,459
4 North Carolina (1) 29-5 1,403
5 Michigan State 27-7 1,386
6 Kansas 27-6 1,330
7 Ohio State 27-7 1,229
8 Duke 27-6 1,158
9 Baylor 27-7 1,064
10 Florida State 24-9 972
11 Marquette 25-7 912
12 Murray State 30-1 871
13 Michigan 24-9 808
14 Wisconsin 24-9 766
15 Georgetown 23-8 726
16 Indiana 25-8 576
17 Louisville 26-9 558
18 Wichita State 27-5 517
19 Creighton 28-5 373
20 Vanderbilt 24-10 334
21 New Mexico 27-6 318
22 San Diego State 26-7 223
23 UNLV 26-8 201
24 St Mary's (CA) 27-5 187
25 Florida 23-10 146

2011-12 Final USA Today Poll

Team Record Pts
1 Kentucky (31) 37-2 775
2 Kansas 32-6 744
3 Ohio State 31-8 705
4 Louisville 30-10 661
5 Syracuse 34-3 641
6 North Carolina 32-6 624
7 Michigan State 29-8 566
8 Baylor 30-8 564
9 Florida 26-11 506
10 Marquette 27-8 464
11 Missouri 30-5 425
12 Wisconsin 26-10 424
13 Indiana 27-9 382
14 Duke 27-7 336
15 Florida State 25-10 325
16 Murray State 31-2 283
17 Georgetown 24-9 242
18 Cincinnati 26-11 216
19 Vanderbilt 25-11 161
20 North Carolina State 24-13 146
21 Creighton 29-6 129
22 Michigan 24-10 119
23 New Mexico 28-7 107
24 Xavier (OH) 23-13 92
25 Ohio 29-8 91

Final Four

Semifinals

Kentucky 69, Louisville 61
Kansas 64, Ohio State 62

Finals

Kentucky 67, Kansas 59