2011–12 Tennessee State Tigers basketball team

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2011–12 Tennessee State Tigers men's basketball
Tennessee State Tigers wordmark.svg
CIT, First Round
Conference Ohio Valley Conference
2011–12 record 20–13 (11–5 OVC)
Head coach John Cooper (3rd season)
Assistant coach Travis Williams
Assistant coach Rick Duckett
Assistant coach Sheldon Everett
Home arena Gentry Complex
Seasons
2011–12 Ohio Valley Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#12 Murray State 15 1   .938     31 2   .939
Tennessee State 11 5   .688     20 13   .606
Morehead State 10 6   .625     18 15   .545
Tennessee Tech 9 7   .563     19 14   .576
Southeast Missouri State 9 7   .563     15 16   .484
Austin Peay 8 8   .500     12 20   .375
Jacksonville State 8 8   .500     15 18   .455
Eastern Kentucky 7 9   .438     16 16   .500
*SIU Edwardsville 6 10   .375     10 17   .370
Eastern Illinois 5 11   .313     12 17   .414
UT Martin 0 16   .000     4 27   .129
2012 Ohio Valley Conference tournament winner
As of March 15, 2012; Rankings from AP Poll
* Ineligible for conference tournament

The 2011–12 Tennessee State Tigers basketball team represented Tennessee State University during the 2011–12 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Tigers, led by third year head coach John Cooper, played their home games at the Gentry Complex and are members of the Ohio Valley Conference. They finished the season 20–13, 11–5 in OVC play to finish in second place. They lost in the championship game of the Ohio Valley Basketball Tournament to Murray State. They were invited to the 2012 CollegeInsider.com Tournament where they lost in the first round to Mercer.

Roster[edit]

Number Name Position Height Weight Year Hometown
1 DeShawn Dockery Guard 5–10 160 Junior Chicago, Illinois
2 Patrick Miller Guard 6–0 189 Sophomore Chicago, Illinois
3 Kharon Butcher Guard 6–2 173 Freshman Atlanta, Georgia
5 Jay Harris Guard 5–10 156 Freshman Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
10 Wil Peters Guard 6–1 175 Senior Nashville, Tennessee
12 Muniru Bawa Center 6–11 237 Sophomore Tumu, Ghana
20 Chris Conner Forward 6–4 229 Junior Powell, Tennessee
21 Kellen Thornton Forward 6–7 243 Junior Chicago, Illinois
22 Tashan Fredrick Guard 6–4 204 Junior Hemingway, South Carolina
24 Taylor Ward Guard 6–4 151 Freshman White House, Tennessee
31 Kenny Moore Forward 6–7 236 Senior Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
33 Robert Covington Forward 6–9 204 Junior Bellwood, Illinois
34 M. J. Rhett Forward 6–8 232 Freshman Hopkins, South Carolina
44 Michael Green Forward 6–9 192 Sophomore Columbia, South Carolina
45 Jordan Cyphers Guard 6–4 179 Junior Wichita, Kansas

Schedule[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
11/01/2011*
7:30 PM
Trevecca Nazarene W 90–52 
Gentry Complex 
Nashville, TN
Regular Season
11/11/2011*
8:00 PM
at Saint Louis L 37–71  0–1
Chaifetz Arena (6,497)
St. Louis, MO
11/14/2011*
7:00 PM
at WKU L 49–52  0–2
E. A. Diddle Arena (3,372)
Bowling Green, KY
11/16/2011*
7:00 PM
Fisk W 81–57  1–2
Gentry Complex (7,548)
Nashville, TN
11/20/2011*
5:00 PM, SportSouth
at South Carolina
Las Vegas Invitational
W 64–63  2–2
Colonial Life Arena (9,045)
Columbia, SC
11/22/2011*
6:30 PM, ESPN3
at No. 1 North Carolina
Las Vegas Invitational
L 69–102  2–3
Dean E. Smith Center (17,509)
Chapel Hill, NC
11/25/2011*
1:30 PM
vs. Mississippi Valley State
Las Vegas Invitational
L 89–90 2OT 2–4
Orleans Arena (7,200)
Paradise, NV
11/26/2011*
1:30 PM
vs. Morgan State
Las Vegas Invitational
W 69–64  3–4
Orleans Arena (NA)
Las Vegas, NV
12/01/2011*
7:00 PM
Middle Tennessee L 62–77  3–5
Gentry Complex (6,131)
Nashville, TN
12/06/2011*
7:00 PM
at Belmont L 62–75  3–6
Curb Event Center (1,403)
Nashville, TN
12/10/2011*
2:00 PM
Central Michigan W 65–57  4–6
Gentry Complex (1,986)
Nashville, TN
12/17/2011*
6:00 PM
at Delaware State W 59–55  5–6
Memorial Hall (207)
Dover, DE
12/19/2011*
7:00 PM
LeMoyne–Owen W 92–55  6–6
Gentry Complex (827)
Nashville, TN
12/21/2011*
7:00 PM
Alabama A&M W 78–68  7–6
Gentry Complex (1,022)
Nashville, TN
12/29/2011
7:30 PM
UT Martin W 83–67  8–6 (1–0)
Gentry Complex (1,137)
Nashville, TN
12/31/2011
1:00 PM
at Eastern Kentucky L 68–73  8–7 (1–1)
Alumni Coliseum (1,050)
Richmond, KY
01/05/2012
7:00 PM
at Tennessee Tech L 86–92  8–8 (1–2)
Eblen Center (1,123)
Cookeville, TN
01/07/2012
4:30 PM
at Jacksonville State L 65–72  8–9 (1–3)
Pete Mathews Coliseum (655)
Jacksonville, AL
01/11/2012
7:00 PM
Morehead State W 77–72  9–9 (2–3)
Gentry Complex (1,306)
Nashville, TN
01/14/2012
7:30 PM
SIU Edwardsville W 52–49  10–9 (3–3)
Gentry Complex (3,952)
Nashville, TN
01/16/2012
7:30 PM
at Austin Peay L 63–69  10–10 (3–4)
Dunn Center (2,345)
Clarksville, TN
01/19/2012
7:00 PM
at Eastern Illinois W 55–46  11–10 (4–4)
Lantz Arena (2,032)
Charleston, IL
01/26/2012
7:00 PM
at UT Martin W 72–59  12–10 (5–4)
Skyhawk Arena (1,091)
Martin, TN
01/28/2012
7:00 PM
Eastern Kentucky W 91–85 2OT 13–10 (6–4)
Gentry Complex (1,631)
Nashville, TN
01/30/2012
7:00 PM
Austin Peay W 77–57  14–10 (7–4)
Gentry Complex (2,019)
Nashville, TN
02/04/2012
7:30 PM
at Southeast Missouri State W 75–72  15–10 (8–4)
Show Me Center (3,500)
Cape Girardeau, MO
02/09/2012
7:00 PM, ESPN3
at No. 9 Murray State W 72–68  16–10 (9–4)
CFSB Center (8,668)
Murray, KY
02/11/2012
7:30 PM
Tennessee Tech W 68–53  17–10 (10–4)
Gentry Complex (3,650)
Nashville, TN
02/14/2012
7:00 PM
Jacksonville State W 69–64 OT 18–10 (11–4)
Gentry Complex (2,065)
Nashville, TN
02/19/2012*
2:00 PM
at Miami (OH)
ESPN BracketBusters
W 68–61  19–10
Millett Hall (1,724)
Oxford, OH
02/23/2012
7:00 PM, ESPNU
No. 14 Murray State L 62–80  19–11 (11–5)
Gentry Complex (10,125)
Nashville, TN
2012 OVC Basketball Tournament
03/02/2012
8:00 PM, ESPNU
vs. Morehead State
Semifinals
W 59–52  20–11
Nashville Municipal Auditorium (5,142)
Nashville, TN
03/03/2012
7:00 PM, ESPN2
vs. No. 12 Murray State
Championship Game
L 52–54  20–12
Nashville Municipal Auditorium (6,454)
Nashville, TN
2012 CIT
03/13/2012*
6:00 PM
at Mercer
First Round
L 60–68  20–13
University Center (1,773)
Macon, GA
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Central Time.

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