2011-12 Review: Season Notables

March 29, 2012

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By Doug Richards

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - UCF enjoyed a productive 2011-12 campaign which culminated with the program's first appearance in the postseason National Invitation Tournament. The Knights concluded the season with a 22-11 overall record under second-year head coach Donnie Jones.

UCF enjoyed many notable accomplishments during the season:

? UCF's 22 victories were the third-most since the program moved to the Division I level in 1984

? The Knights have now recorded back-to-back 20-win campaigns under Jones and the program has only had consecutive 20-victory seasons on three occasions

? UCF's NIT selection was the first for the program

? The team's 10 Conference USA victories were the second-most for UCF since joining the league in 2005

? UCF's third-place finish in C-USA was the second-best for the program since joining the conference

? The Knights advanced to the C-USA Championship semifinals for the first time after posting a quarterfinal victory over UAB

? The Knights defeated a top-5 ranked team - No. 4 UConn - for the first time in program history

? UCF topped league foes Memphis (0-10 entering the year) and UAB (0-7) for the first time

? Keith Clanton became just the second Knight, joining Jermaine Taylor (2008-09), to earn All-C-USA First Team honors

? Clanton recorded 59 blocks, good for third on the school single-season register

? His 266 rebounds ranked fifth in school history, and were the second-most recorded by a Knight at the D-I level

? Marcus Jordan established a new school single-season minutes record (1,112)

? Clanton moved to 11th on the school career points register with 1,260 and Jordan moved to 14th (1,182)

? During the campaign, Clanton became UCF's all-time leader in blocks (164)

? Clanton moved to third on the career rebounds list with 737

? Jordan moved to fourth in career free throws (350) and third in career free-throw attempts (474)

? A.J. Rompza finished his career second all-time at UCF in steals (211) and third in assists (487)

? Rompza also concluded his time as the Knight seventh in C-USA history in career steals

? P.J. Gaynor ended his career with 121 appearances, good for fourth on the school games played list