2011–12 University of North Dakota men's basketball team

The 2011–12 University of North Dakota men's basketball team represented the University of North Dakota during the 2011–12 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. They were led by sixth year head coach Brian Jones, played their home games at the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center, with one home game at Ralph Engelstad Arena, and are members of the Great West Conference. They were champions of the Great West Basketball Tournament for the second consecutive year and earned an automatic bid into the 2012 CollegeInsider.com Tournament where they lost in the first round to Drake.

2011–12 North Dakota Fighting Sioux men's basketball
Great West Tournament Champions
CIT, First Round
ConferenceGreat West Conference
2011–12 record1715 (64 Great West)
Head coachBrian Jones (6th season)
Assistant coaches
Home arenaBetty Engelstad Sioux Center
Ralph Engelstad Arena
2011–12 Great West Conference men's basketball standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L PCT  W L PCT
Utah Valley91 .900  2013  .606
North Dakota64 .600  1715  .531
Texas-Pan American55 .500  1121  .344
NJIT55 .500  1517  .469
Houston Baptist37 .300  1020  .333
*Chicago State28 .200  426  .133
2012 Great West Tournament winner
As of March 14, 2012; Rankings from AP Poll
*Ineligible for conference tournament

This season North Dakota officially played without a mascot name after the decision to retire "Fighting Sioux" as the school's mascot amid controversy.[1] However, the school is fighting to keep the mascot name and some continue to use it.[2]

This was also North Dakota's final year as a member of the Great West as they became a full member of the Big Sky Conference in July 2012.

Roster

Number Name Position Height Weight Year Hometown
0 Aaron Anderson Guard 5–10 150 Sophomore Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
2 Nick Haugen Guard 6–2 200 Junior Rockford, Minnesota
3 Lenny Antwi Guard 6–1 173 Freshman Montreal, Quebec
4 Mike Mathison Center 6–10 265 Senior Walhalla, North Dakota
5 Troy Huff Guard/Forward 6–4 175 Sophomore Milwaukee, Wisconsin
10 Shane Benton Guard 6–3 195 Freshman Cedar Rapids, Iowa
11 Jamal Webb Guard 6–1 185 Sophomore Buffalo, New York
12 Jordan Allard Guard 6–7 225 Junior Fargo, North Dakota
20 Josh Gentry Guard 6–4 170 Freshman Indianapolis, Indiana
22 Mitch Wilmer Center 6–11 245 Junior Warroad, Minnesota
23 Spencer Goodman Forward 6–5 185 Junior Jackson, Missouri
24 Brandon Brekke Forward/Center 6–8 215 Sophomore East Grand Forks, Minnesota
32 Josh Schuler Guard 6–2 187 Sophomore Urbana, Ohio
33 Doug Archer Forward/Center 6–8 210 Junior Conception Junction, Missouri
40 Dan Stockdale Forward 6–8 180 Junior Sheboygan, Wisconsin
45 Patrick Mitchell Guard 6–8 220 Senior Des Moines, Iowa

Schedule

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
10/30/2011*
3:00 PM
at Minot State W 80–60 
MSU Dome (1,340)
Minot, ND
Regular Season
11/12/2011*
3:00 PM
Waldorf W 93–62  1–0
Betty Engelstad Sioux Center (1,642)
Grand Forks, ND
11/14/2011*
8:00 PM
Idaho State W 63–47  2–0
Betty Engelstad Sioux Center (1,645)
Grand Forks, ND
11/19/2011*
7:00 PM
at Bradley L 69–78  2–1
Carver Arena (7,777)
Peoria, IL
11/23/2011*
7:00 PM, FCS Central
Montana W 88–81 OT 3–1
Betty Engelstad Sioux Center (1,760)
Grand Forks, ND
11/26/2011*
2:00 PM
Western Illinois L 62–65  3–2
Betty Engelstad Sioux Center (1,566)
Grand Forks, ND
11/30/2011*
7:00 PM
Jamestown W 74–66  4–2
Betty Engelstad Sioux Center (1,509)
Grand Forks, ND
12/03/2011*
8:00 PM
at Idaho State L 63–76  4–3
Holt Arena (2,001)
Pocatello, ID
12/07/2011*
7:00 PM
at UKMC L 75–78  4–4
Swinney Recreation Center (1,131)
Kansas City, MO
12/10/2011*
7:30 PM
at South Dakota State L 54–92  4–5
Frost Arena (4,104)
Brookings, SD
12/15/2011*
7:00 PM
South Dakota State W 89–70  5–5
Betty Engelstad Sioux Center (1,495)
Grand Forks, ND
12/18/2011*
7:00 PM
at Sacramento State L 64–75  5–6
Colberg Court (406)
Sacramento, CA
12/22/2011*
7:00 PM
at Western Illinois L 46–68  5–7
Western Hall (426)
Macomb, IL
12/31/2011*
3:00 PM, ESPNU
at No. 17 Kansas L 58–84  5–8
Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Lawrence, KS
01/04/2012*
7:00 PM
Mayville State W 72–54  6–8
Betty Engelstad Sioux Center (1,508)
Grand Forks, ND
01/07/2012*
2:30 PM
at New Mexico W 57–85  6–9
The Pit (14,094)
Albuquerque, NM
01/12/2012*
8:00 PM
Valley City State W 69–46  7–9
Betty Engelstad Sioux Center (2,021)
Grand Forks, ND
01/17/2012*
7:00 PM, FCS
North Dakota State W 59–54  8–9
Ralph Engelstad Arena (7,169)
Grand Forks, ND
01/21/2012
9:00 PM
at Utah Valley L 64–72  8–10 (0–1)
UCCU Center (2,512)
Orem, UT
01/26/2012
7:00 PM, FCS Atlantic
NJIT W 80–63  9–10 (1–1)
Betty Engelstad Sioux Center (1,498)
Grand Forks, ND
01/28/2012
7:00 PM
Chicago State W 71–61  10–10 (2–1)
Betty Engelstad Sioux Center (1,844)
Grand Forks, ND
02/02/2012
7:00 PM
at Houston Baptist L 62–69  10–11 (2–2)
Sharp Gymnasium (1,844)
Houston, TX
02/04/2012
7:00 PM
at Texas-Pan American L 58–70  10–12 (2–3)
UTPA Fieldhouse (643)
Edinburg, TX
02/09/2012
7:00 PM
at Chicago State W 75–69  11–12 (3–3)
Emil and Patricia Jones Convocation Center (126)
Chicago, IL
02/11/2012
1:00 PM
at NJIT L 57–72  11–13 (3–4)
Fleisher Center (553)
Newark, NJ
02/16/2012*
8:00 PM
at Louisiana Tech L 53–58  11–14
Thomas Assembly Center (4,071)
Ruston, LA
02/18/2012*
1:00 PM
at Longwood W 67–59  12–14
Willett Hall (718)
Farmville, VA
02/25/2012
4:00 PM, FCS Central
Houston Baptist W 66–62  13–14 (4–4)
Betty Engelstad Sioux Center (1,576)
Grand Forks, ND
02/27/2012
7:00 PM, FCS Central
Texas-Pan American W 86–60  14–14 (5–4)
Betty Engelstad Sioux Center (1,496)
Grand Forks, ND
03/03/2012
2:00 PM
Utah Valley W 57–56  15–14 (6–4)
Betty Engelstad Sioux Center (1,903)
Grand Forks, ND
2012 Great West Basketball Tournament
03/09/2012
2:30 PM
vs. Texas-Pan American
Semifinals
W 63–59  16–14
Emil and Patricia Jones Convocation Center (NA)
Chicago, IL
03/10/2012
4:00 PM
vs. NJIT
Championship Game
W 75–60  17–14
Emil and Patricia Jones Convocation Center (NA)
Chicago, IL
2012 CIT
03/14/2012*
7:00 PM
at Drake
First Round
L 64–70  17–15
Knapp Center (1,829)
Des Moines, IA
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Central Time.

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