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WBR Season Archives (2011-12)

WBR Season Archives (2011-12)

Offseason NewsSeason Previews  |  2012 MVC Tournament  | 2012 NCAA Tournament

In 2011-12, Creighton tied a school-record for wins and was nationally-ranked for much of the season. They beat Drake, Evansville and Illinois State to win its 11th MVC Tournament, then beat Alabama in the NCAA Tournament for their first tourney win in a decade before falling to North Carolina. The win over Alabama improved CU to 7-1 in games decided by three points or less.

First Team All-American Doug McDermott became the first sophomore ever named MVC Player of the Year, and was named a finalist for the Naismith and Wooden National Player of the Year. McDermott also won the CollegeInsider.com Lute Olson National Player of the Year award. He led the country in field goals made, and ranked third nationally in scoring, including a high game of 44 points at Bradley.

Antoine Young was named Second Team All-MVC, while Gregory Echenique became CU’s first MVC Defensive Player of the Year honoree. Gonzaga transfer Grant Gibbs led the team in assists and steals from the wing position. Creighton ranked second nationally in field goal percentage and assists per game, third in three-point percentage, fifth in assist/turnover ratio, sixth in average home attendance, seventh in winning percentage and ninth in scoring offense.

DateOpponentResult 
11/06/2011Rockhurst (Exhib.)W, 104-53Details
11/11/2011North Carolina A&TW, 97-65Details
11/13/2011Chicago StateW, 95-61Details
11/16/2011at UABW, 70-60Details
11/20/2011Iowa (Dale Howard Classic)W, 82-59Details
11/25/2011CampbellW, 104-81Details
11/30/2011at San Diego StateW, 85-83Details
12/04/2011NebraskaW, 76-66Details
12/10/2011at Saint Joseph'sL, 80-71Details
12/17/2011Houston BaptistW, 97-62Details
12/19/2011at TulsaW, 83-64Details
12/22/2011NorthwesternW, 87-79Details
12/28/2011Missouri StateL, 77-65Details
12/31/2011at Wichita StateW, 68-61Details
01/03/2012DrakeW, 76-59Details
01/07/2012at BradleyW, 92-83Details
01/10/2012Northern IowaW, 63-60Details
01/13/2012at Illinois StateW, 87-79Details
01/15/2012Southern IllinoisW, 90-71Details
01/18/2012at Missouri StateW, 66-65Details
01/21/2012Indiana StateW, 75-49Details
01/25/2012at DrakeW, 77-69Details
01/28/2012BradleyW, 73-59Details
02/01/2012Illinois StateW, 102-74Details
02/04/2012at Northern IowaL, 65-62Details
02/07/2012at EvansvilleL, 65-57Details
02/11/2012Wichita StateL, 89-68Details
02/14/2012at Southern IllinoisW, 88-69Details
02/18/2012Long Beach StateW, 81-79Details
02/21/2012EvansvilleW, 93-92 (OT)Details
02/25/2012at Indiana StateW, 61-60Details
03/02/2012Drake (MVC Quarterfinal)W, 68-61Details
03/03/2012Evansville (MVC Semifinal)W, 99-71Details
03/04/2012Illinois State (MVC Final)W, 83-79 (OT)Details
03/16/2012Alabama (NCAA Tournament)W, 58-57Details
03/18/2012North Carolina (NCAA Tournament)L, 87-73Details
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