2011–12 Penn State Nittany Lions basketball team

The 2011–12 Penn State Nittany Lions men's basketball team represents Pennsylvania State University. Head coach Pat Chambers is in his first season with the team. The team played its home games in University Park, Pennsylvania, US at the Bryce Jordan Center (which has a capacity of 15,000) for the thirteenth consecutive season. They finished with a record of 12–20 overall, 4–14 in Big Ten play for a tied for a last place finish with Nebraska. They lost in the lost in the first round of the 2012 Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament by Indiana.

2011–12 Penn State Nittany Lions men's basketball
Penn State Athletics wordmark.svg
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
2011–12 record12–20 (4–14 Big Ten)
Head coach
Assistant coaches
  • Eugene Burroughs
  • Brian Daly
  • Keith Urgo
Home arenaBryce Jordan Center
Seasons
2011–12 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   PCT W   L   PCT
No. 5 Michigan State 13 5   .722 29 8   .784
No. 13 Michigan 13 5   .722 24 10   .706
No. 7 Ohio State 13 5   .722 31 8   .795
No. 14 Wisconsin 12 6   .667 26 10   .722
No. 16 Indiana 11 7   .611 27 9   .750
Purdue 10 8   .556 22 13   .629
Northwestern 8 10   .444 19 14   .576
Iowa 8 10   .444 18 17   .514
Illinois 6 12   .333 17 15   .531
Minnesota 6 12   .333 23 15   .605
Nebraska 4 14   .222 12 18   .400
Penn State 4 14   .222 12 20   .375
2012 Big Ten Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

Coaching staffEdit

Position Name Year Alma mater
Head coach Pat Chambers 2011 Philadelphia (1994)
Associate Head Coach Eugene Burroughs 2011 Richmond (1994)
Assistant coach Brian Daly 2011 Saint Joseph's (1992)
Assistant coach Keith Urgo 2011 Fairfield (2002)
Director of Basketball Operations Ross Condon 2011 Villanova (2007)
Video coordinator Adam Fisher 2011 Penn State (2006)
Strength and conditioning coach Brad Pantall 2006 Penn State (1996)
Athletic trainer Jon Salazer 2001 Penn State (1993)
On Campus Recruiting Coordinator David Caporaletti 2011 Philadelphia University (1993)
Graduate Manager Brendan Smith 2011 Penn State (2011)

RosterEdit

Name No. Position Height Weight Year Home town
D. J. Newbill 2 Guard 6–4 210 Sophomore Philadelphia, PA
Trey Lewis 3 Guard 6–1 180 Freshman Garfield Heights, OH
Matt Glover 5 Guard 6–4 210 Sophomore Orange, CA
Jermaine Marshall 11 Guard 6–4 200 RS sophomore Etters, PA
Kevin Montminy 14 Guard 6–3 185 Freshman Centre Hall, PA
Nick Colella 20 Guard 6–3 195 Junior New Castle, PA
Sasa Borovnjak 21 Forward 6–9 235 RS sophomore Belgrade, Serbia
Tim Frazier 23 Guard 6–1 170 Junior Houston, TX
Cammeron Woodyard 24 Guard 6–5 210 Senior Westminster, MD
Jonathan Graham 25 Forward 6–8 240 Freshman Baltimore, MD
Patrick Ackerman 32 Forward 6–11 230 Freshman Rutland, MA
Alan Wisniewski 34 Forward 6–9 230 Sophomore Sterling Heights, MI
Billy Oliver 35 Forward 6–8 230 RS junior Chatham, NJ
Ross Travis 43 Forward 6–6 220 Freshman Chaska, MN
Peter Alexis 52 Forward 6–10 255 Freshman Wilkes-Barre, PA

Schedule and resultsEdit

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
Nov 5*
4:00 p.m.
Slippery Rock W 64–47 
Bryce Jordan Center (7,746)
University Park, PA
Regular season
Nov 12*
4:30 p.m.
Hartford W 70–55  1–0
Bryce Jordan Center (4,152)
University Park, PA
Nov 14*
7:00 p.m.
Radford
Hall of Fame Tip Off
W 62–46  2–0
Bryce Jordan Center (4,916)
University Park, PA
Nov 16*
7:00 p.m.
Long Island
Hall of Fame Tip Off
W 77–68  3–0
Bryce Jordan Center (5,258)
University Park, PA
Nov 19*
12:00 p.m., ESPN3
vs. No. 2 Kentucky
Hall of Fame Tip Off semifinal
L 47–85  3–1
Mohegan Sun Arena (2,500)
Uncasville, CT
Nov 20*
2:30 p.m., ESPN3
vs. South Florida
Hall of Fame Tip Off 3rd place game
W 53–49  4–1
Mohegan Sun Arena (4,755)
Uncasville, CT
Nov 23*
7:00 p.m.
Youngstown State W 82–71  5–1
Bryce Jordan Center (4,461)
University Park, PA
Nov 26*
3:30 p.m.
at Saint Joseph's L 47–65  5–2
Hagan Arena (4,200)
Philadelphia, PA
Nov 30*
7:15 p.m., ESPNU
at Boston College
ACC – Big Ten Challenge
W 62–54  6–2
Conte Forum (4,326)
Chestnut Hill, MA
Dec 4*
6:00 p.m., BTN
Ole Miss L 70–72  6–3
Bryce Jordan Center (6,001)
University Park, PA
Dec 7*
7:00 p.m.
Lafayette L 57–61  6–4
Bryce Jordan Center (5,462)
University Park, PA
Dec 10*
7:00 p.m.
at Duquesne L 59–66  6–5
CONSOL Energy Center (7,046)
Pittsburgh, PA
Dec 18*
4:00 p.m., BTN
Mount St. Mary's W 72–43  7–5
Bryce Jordan Center (7,202)
University Park, PA
Dec 21*
7:30 p.m., BTN
Cornell W 74–67  8–5
Bryce Jordan Center (4,414)
University Park, PA
Dec 29
7:30 p.m., BTN
at No. 18 Michigan L 53–71  8–6 (0–1)
Crisler Arena (12,751)
Ann Arbor, MI
Jan 1
7:00 p.m., ESPNU
at Northwestern L 56–68  8–7 (0–2)
Welsh-Ryan Arena (5,389)
Evanston, IL
Jan 5
8:00 p.m., BTN
Purdue W 65–45  9–7 (1–2)
Bryce Jordan Center (5,081)
University Park, PA
Jan 8
12:00 p.m., BTN
No. 12 Indiana L 82–88  9–8 (1–3)
Bryce Jordan Center (8,200)
University Park, PA
Jan 11
8:30 p.m., BTN
at Nebraska L 58–70  9–9 (1–4)
Bob Devaney Sports Center (10,791)
Lincoln, NE
Jan 15
4:00 p.m., BTN
Minnesota L 66–80  9–10 (1–5)
Bryce Jordan Center (9,065)
University Park, PA
Jan 19
9:00 p.m., ESPN2
No. 22 Illinois W 54–52  10–10 (2–5)
Bryce Jordan Center (6,945)
University Park, PA
Jan 22
12:00 p.m., BTN
at No. 11 Indiana L 54–73  10–11 (2–6)
Assembly Hall (17,248)
Bloomington, IN
Jan 25
6:30 p.m., BTN
at No. 4 Ohio State L 54–78  10–12 (2–7)
Value City Arena (16,907)
Columbus, OH
Jan 31
8:00 p.m., BTN
No. 19 Wisconsin L 46–52  10–13 (2–8)
Bryce Jordan Center (8,752)
University Park, PA
Feb 4
3:00 p.m., ESPNU
at Iowa L 64–77  10–14 (2–9)
Carver-Hawkeye Arena (13,510)
Iowa City, IA
Feb 8
6:30 p.m., BTN
at No. 11 Michigan State L 57–77  10–15 (2–10)
Breslin Center (14,797)
East Lansing, MI
Feb 11
1:00 p.m., ESPNU
Nebraska W 67–51  11–15 (3–10)
Bryce Jordan Center (13,103)
University Park, PA
Feb 16
8:00 p.m., ESPNU
Iowa W 69–64  12–15 (4–10)
Bryce Jordan Center (6,794)
University Park, PA
Feb 19
4:00 p.m., BTN
at No. 15 Wisconsin L 55–65  12–16 (4–11)
Kohl Center (17,230)
Madison, WI
Feb 25
9:00 p.m., ESPNU
Northwestern L 66–67  12–17 (4–12)
Bryce Jordan Center (8,513)
University Park, PA
Feb 29
6:30 p.m., BTN
at Purdue L 56–80  12–18 (4–13)
Mackey Arena (14,565)
West Lafayette, IN
Mar 4
1:00 p.m., ESPN
No. 13 Michigan L 65–71  12–19 (4–14)
Bryce Jordan Center (9,564)
University Park, PA
Big Ten Tournament
Mar 8
2:00 p.m., BTN
vs. No. 15 Indiana
First round
L 58–75  12–20
Bankers Life Fieldhouse (17,936)
Indianapolis, IN
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

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