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2011-2012 Conference USA Men's Basketball Tournament

Tournament Information

Tournament Dates: Mar 7 - 10, 2012
Tournament Champions: Memphis
Tournament Runner Up: Marshall
Tournament MOP/MVP: Joe Jackson (Memphis, So.)
All-Tournament Team: Joe Jackson (Memphis, So.), Dennis Tinnon (Marshall, Jr.), DeAndre Kane (Marshall, So.), Will Barton (Memphis, So.), Tarik Black (Memphis, So.)
Championship Game Venue: FedExForum (Memphis, TN)
Tournament Attendance: N/A
Tournament Officials: Rick Crawford, Duke Edsall, Darron George, Darren George, Jeb Hartness, Rick Hartzell, Ted Hillary, Kipp Kissinger, Hal Lusk, Kevin Mathis, Terry Moore, Tom O'Neill, Rick Randall, Kelly Self, Bret Smith, Zelton Steed, Andrew Walton
 

Tournament Leaders

Total Points:DeAndre Kane (Marshall, So.) (88)
Total Rebounds:Dennis Tinnon (Marshall, Jr.) (44)
Total Assists:DeAndre Kane (Marshall, So.) (17), Chris Crawford (Memphis, So.) (17)
Total Steals:Neil Watson (Southern Mississippi, So.) (10)
Total Blocks:D.J. Stephens (Memphis, Jr.) (6)
Total Minutes:DeAndre Kane (Marshall, So.) (165)
Total FIC:Dennis Tinnon (Marshall, Jr.) (43.4)
Total Fouls:DeAndre Kane (Marshall, So.) (14), Robert Goff (Marshall, Jr.) (14)
Total Turnovers:Damier Pitts (Marshall, Sr.) (12)
Total FGs:DeAndre Kane (Marshall, So.) (33)
Total 3PM:Damier Pitts (Marshall, Sr.) (8)
Total FTs:Shaquille Johnson (Marshall, Sr.) (25)

Tournament Bracket

First Round
8 UTEP 67
9 Houston 62
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
5 UAB 72
12 Tulane 64
 
6 Marshall 74
11 Southern Methodist 56
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
7 Rice 66
10 East Carolina 68
 
Quarterfinals
 
1 Memphis 65
8 UTEP 47
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4 UCF 64
5 UAB 54
3 Tulsa 100
6 Marshall 105
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2 Southern Mississippi 81
10 East Carolina 78
Semifinals
 
 
 
1 Memphis 83
4 UCF 52
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2 Southern Mississippi 62
6 Marshall 73
Championship Game
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1 Memphis 83
6 Marshall 57

Tournament Participants

Seed School Overall Wins Overall Losses Overall
Win %
Conference Wins Conference Losses Conference
Win %
10 East Carolina 14  15  48.28% 11  31.25%
9 Houston 15  14  51.72% 43.75%
6 Marshall 18  12  60.00% 56.25%
1 Memphis 23  74.19% 13  81.25%
7 Rice 17  14  54.84% 50.00%
11 Southern Methodist 13  18  41.94% 12  25.00%
2 Southern Mississippi 24  77.42% 11  68.75%
12 Tulane 15  15  50.00% 13  18.75%
3 Tulsa 17  13  56.67% 10  62.50%
5 UAB 14  15  48.28% 56.25%
4 UCF 21  70.00% 10  62.50%
8 UTEP 14  16  46.67% 43.75%
*Wins, Losses and Win % based on team records entering the tournament.

Tournament Schedule

Date Away Team Home Team Result Venue Home Leaders Away Leaders
Mar 7, 2012
#10 East Carolina (W) #7 Rice (L) 68-66 FedExForum PTS: 10. Arsalan Kazemi
REB: 12. Arsalan Kazemi
AST: 11. Dylan Ennis
PTS: 16. Darrius Morrow
REB: 11. Erin Straughn
AST: 5. Darrius Morrow
Mar 7, 2012
#11 Southern Methodist (L) #6 Marshall (W) 56-74 FedExForum PTS: 18. DeAndre Kane
REB: 15. Dennis Tinnon
AST: 5. Shaquille Johnson
PTS: 17. Rodney Clinkscales
REB: 8. Robert Nyakundi
AST: 4. Jeremiah Samarrippas
Mar 7, 2012
#9 Houston (L) #8 UTEP (W) 62-67 FedExForum PTS: 18. Gabriel McCulley
REB: 8. Gabriel McCulley
AST: 2. John Bohannon
PTS: 25. Alandise Harris
REB: 12. Alandise Harris
AST: 5. Jonathon Simmons
Mar 7, 2012
#12 Tulane (L) #5 UAB (W) 64-72 FedExForum PTS: 22. Cameron Moore
REB: 14. Cameron Moore
AST: 3. Ovie Soko
PTS: 20. Josh Davis
REB: 7. Josh Davis
AST: 3. Josh Davis
Mar 8, 2012
#10 East Carolina (L) #2 Southern Mississippi (W) 78-81 FedExForum PTS: 17. Neil Watson
REB: 8. Jonathan Mills
AST: 6. Neil Watson
PTS: 28. Miguel Paul
REB: 9. Robert Sampson
AST: 12. Miguel Paul
Mar 8, 2012
#6 Marshall (W) #3 Tulsa (L) 105-100 FedExForum PTS: 25. Eric McClellan
REB: 9. Kodi Maduka
AST: 5. Eric McClellan
PTS: 40. DeAndre Kane
REB: 12. Dennis Tinnon
AST: 6. Damier Pitts
Mar 8, 2012
#8 UTEP (L) #1 Memphis (W) 47-65 FedExForum PTS: 17. Joe Jackson
REB: 13. Tarik Black
AST: 7. Chris Crawford
PTS: 15. John Bohannon
REB: 9. John Bohannon
AST: 3. Michael Perez
Mar 8, 2012
#5 UAB (L) #4 UCF (W) 54-64 FedExForum PTS: 14. Keith Clanton
REB: 7. Keith Clanton
AST: 6. A.J. Rompza
PTS: 18. Ovie Soko
REB: 11. Ovie Soko
AST: 3. Preston Purifoy
Mar 9, 2012
#6 Marshall (W) #2 Southern Mississippi (L) 73-62 FedExForum PTS: 24. Angelo Johnson
REB: 7. Rashard McGill
AST: 2. Angelo Johnson
PTS: 24. Damier Pitts
REB: 13. Dennis Tinnon
AST: 7. DeAndre Kane
Mar 9, 2012
#4 UCF (L) #1 Memphis (W) 52-83 FedExForum PTS: 15. Wesley Witherspoon
REB: 7. Will Barton
AST: 6. Will Barton
PTS: 11. Isaiah Sykes
REB: 7. Isaiah Sykes
AST: 3. A.J. Rompza
Mar 10, 2012
#6 Marshall (L) #1 Memphis (W) 57-83 FedExForum PTS: 19. Joe Jackson
REB: 13. Will Barton
AST: 7. Chris Crawford
PTS: 16. DeAndre Kane
REB: 9. Robert Goff
AST: 3. DeAndre Kane