2011–12 Bucknell Bison men's basketball team

The 2011–12 Bucknell Bison men's basketball team represented Bucknell University during the 2011–12 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Bison, led by fourth year head coach Dave Paulsen, played their home games at Sojka Pavilion and are members of the Patriot League. They finished the season 25–10, 12–2 in Patriot League play to be crowned regular season champions. They lost in the championship game of the Patriot League Basketball Tournament to Lehigh. As regular season champions, they received an automatic bid into the 2012 National Invitation Tournament where they defeated Arizona in the first round before falling in the second round to Nevada.

2011–12 Bucknell Bison men's basketball
Patriot League regular season champions
NIT, Second Round
ConferencePatriot League
2011–12 record25–10 (12–2 Patriot)
Head coachDave Paulsen (4th season)
Assistant coaches
Home arenaSojka Pavilion
2011–12 Patriot League men's basketball standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L PCT  W L PCT
Bucknell122 .857  2510  .714
Lehigh113 .786  278  .771
American104 .714  2012  .625
Holy Cross95 .643  1514  .517
Lafayette77 .500  1318  .419
Army59 .357  1218  .400
Colgate212 .143  822  .267
Navy014 .000  326  .103
2012 Patriot League Tournament winner

Roster

Number Name Position Height Weight Year Hometown
1 Probese Leo Forward/Center 6–9 230 Senior Nassau, Bahamas
3 Steven Kasper Guard 6–2 181 Freshman Lakeland, Tennessee
4 Bryan Cohen Guard 6–6 213 Senior Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania
5 Colin Kiebon Forward 6–8 233 Junior Shamokin, Pennsylvania
10 Brian Fitzpatrick Forward 6–8 238 Junior Cheshire, Connecticut
11 Joshea Singleton Guard 6–3 212 Freshman Kinston, North Carolina
12 Bryson Johnson Guard 6–2 194 Junior Pictou, Nova Scotia
15 Joe Willman Forward 6–7 217 Junior Tinton Falls, New Jersey
21 Enoch Andoh Forward/Center 6–8 252 Senior San Jose, California
22 Cory Starkey Forward 6–7 208 Freshman Petoskey, Michigan
24 Ryan Hill Guard 6–3 202 Sophomore Steelton, Pennsylvania
31 Mike Muscala Forward/Center 6–11 234 Junior Roseville, Minnesota
33 Ben Brackney Guard 6–6 208 Sophomore Lincoln, Illinois
42 Cameron Ayers Guard 6–5 203 Sophomore Blue Bell, Pennsylvania

Schedule

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Regular Season
11/11/2011*
8:00 PM
at Minnesota L 58–70  0–1
Williams Arena (11,976)
Minneapolis, MN
11/15/2011*
8:00 PM
at Vanderbilt
Legends Classic
L 68–80  0–2
Memorial Gymnasium (12,543)
Nashville, TN
11/19/2011*
7:00 PM
Saint Francis (PA) W 73–42  1–2
Sojka Pavilion (3,242)
Lewisburg, PA
11/22/2011*
7:00 PM
at Marist W 74–68  2–2
McCann Field House (1,168)
Poughkeepsie, NY
11/25/2011*
6:00 PM
Princeton
Legends Classic
W 62–56  3–2
Sojka Pavilion (2,488)
Lewisburg, PA
11/26/2011*
4:30 PM
West Alabama
Legends Classic
W 87–50  4–2
Sojka Pavilion (2,185)
Lewisburg, PA
11/27/2011*
4:30 PM
Morehead State
Legends Classic
W 54–50  5–2
Sojka Pavilion (2,256)
Lewisburg, PA
11/30/2011*
7:00 PM, MASN
at George Mason L 57–61  5–3
Patriot Center (5,057)
Fairfax, VA
12/03/2011*
4:00 PM
at La Salle L 52–78  5–4
Tom Gola Arena (1,823)
Philadelphia, PA
12/06/2011*
7:00 PM
at Binghamton W 77–63  6–4
Binghamton University Events Center (2,078)
Vestal, NY
12/17/2011*
7:00 PM
Richmond W 79–65  7–4
Sojka Pavilion (3,140)
Lewisburg, PA
12/20/2011*
7:00 PM, ESPNU
at No. 1 Syracuse L 61–80  7–5
Carrier Dome (17,302)
Syracuse, NY
12/22/2011*
7:00 PM
at Boston University W 75–61  8–5
Case Gym (703)
Boston, MA
12/28/2011*
7:00 PM
Loyola (MD) L 67–72  8–6
Sojka Pavilion (3,348)
Lewisburg, PA
12/31/2011*
2:00 PM
Cornell W 63–60  9–6
Sojka Pavilion (2,649)
Lewisburg, PA
01/03/2012*
7:00 PM
at Dartmouth W 67–59  10–6
Leede Arena (744)
Hanover, NH
01/07/2012
7:00 PM
at Army W 75–59  11–6 (1–0)
Christl Arena (1,357)
West Point, NY
01/11/2012
7:00 PM
Colgate W 70–57  12–6 (2–0)
Sojka Pavilion (2,416)
Lewisburg, PA
01/14/2012
1:00 PM
at Lafayette W 79–65  13–6 (3–0)
Kirby Sports Center (2,515)
Easton, PA
01/18/2012
7:00 PM
at Lehigh W 68–61  14–6 (4–0)
Stabler Arena (1,795)
Bethlehem, PA
01/21/2012
7:00 PM
Holy Cross W 75–41  15–6 (5–0)
Sojka Pavilion (3,983)
Lewisburg, PA
01/25/2012
7:00 PM
American W 67–61  16–6 (6–0)
Sojka Pavilion (2,867)
Lewisburg, PA
01/28/2012
7:00 PM
at Navy W 66–51  17–6 (7–0)
Alumni Hall (3,718)
Annapolis, MD
02/04/2012
7:00 PM
Army W 81–68  18–6 (8–0)
Sojka Pavilion (3,769)
Lewisburg, PA
02/08/2012
7:00 PM
at Colgate W 66–50  19–6 (9–0)
Cotterell Court (584)
Hamilton, NY
02/11/2012
7:00 PM
Lafayette W 90–78  20–6 (10–0)
Sojka Pavilion (3,482)
Lewisburg, PA
02/16/2012
7:00 PM, CBSSN
Lehigh L 53–56  20–7 (10–1)
Sojka Pavilion (3,347)
Lewisburg, PA
02/18/2012
4:00 PM
at Holy Cross L 52–54  20–8 (10–2)
Hart Center (3,372)
Worcester, MA
02/23/2012
7:00 PM, CBSSN
at American W 55–50  21–8 (11–2)
Bender Arena (1,653)
Washington, D.C.
02/25/2012
4:00 PM
Navy W 64–55  22–8 (12–2)
Sojka Pavilion (3,894)
Lewisburg, PA
2012 Patriot League Men's Basketball Tournament
02/29/2012
7:00 PM
Navy
Quarterfinals
W 87–63  23–8
Sojka Pavilion (2,709)
Lewisburg, PA
03/03/2012
4:30 PM, CBSSN
Lafayette
Semifinals
W 79–52  24–8
Sojka Pavilion (3,823)
Lewisburg, PA
03/07/2012
7:00 PM, CBSSN
Lehigh
Championship Game
L 77–82  24–9
Sojka Pavilion (4,267)
Lewisburg, PA
2012 NIT
03/14/2012*
9:00 PM, ESPN2
at Arizona
First Round
W 65–54  25–9
McKale Center (8,433)
Tucson, AR
03/18/2012*
3:00 PM, ESPNU
at Nevada
Second Round
L 67–75  25–10
Lawlor Events Center (6,927)
Reno, NV
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

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