2011–12 Bucknell Bison men's basketball team

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2011–12 Bucknell Bison men's basketball
Bucknell Bison wordmark.png
Patriot League regular season champions
NIT, Second Round
Conference Patriot League
2011–12 record 25–10 (12–2 Patriot)
Head coach Dave Paulsen (4th season)
Assistant coach Dane Fischer
Assistant coach Michael Cotton
Assistant coach Aaron Kelly
Home arena Sojka Pavilion
Seasons
2011–12 Patriot League men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Bucknell 12 2   .857     25 10   .714
Lehigh 11 3   .786     27 8   .771
American 10 4   .714     20 12   .625
Holy Cross 9 5   .643     15 14   .517
Lafayette 7 7   .500     13 18   .419
Army 5 9   .357     12 18   .400
Colgate 2 12   .143     8 22   .267
Navy 0 14   .000     3 26   .103
2012 Patriot League Tournament winner

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.

Roster[edit]

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[edit]

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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