Appalachian State Mountaineers men's basketball
The Appalachian State Mountaineers basketball team is the college basketball team at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. The Mountaineers compete in the Sun Belt Conference after having competed in the Southern Conference from 1972 to 2014. They are currently a Division I member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). Appalachian State plays their home games at the George M. Holmes Convocation Center.
|Appalachian State Mountaineers|
|University||Appalachian State University|
|Head coach||Dustin Kerns (1st season)|
|Location||Boone, North Carolina|
|Arena||Holmes Center |
|Colors||Black and Gold|
|NCAA Tournament Appearances|
|Conference Tournament Champions|
|Conference Regular Season Champions|
|1940, 1941, 1943, 1948, 1950, 1967, 1978, 1979, 1981, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2010|
Notable past coaches include Buzz Peterson, Press Maravich, and Bobby Cremins. The Mountaineers have appeared in the NCAA Tournament twice, 1979 and 2000, and appeared in the National Invitation Tournament in 2007. The Mountaineers also reached the semifinals of the 2010 CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament.
|1939–1940||North State||19–3||Flucie Stewart|
|1940–1941||North State||22–3||Clyde Canipe|
|1942–1943||North State||16–5||Belus Smawley|
|1947–1948||North State||20–8||Francis Hoover|
|1949–1950||North State||21–9||Francis Hoover|
|1997–1998♦*||Southern||13–2 (North)||Buzz Peterson|
|1998–1999||Southern||13–3 (North)||Buzz Peterson|
|1999–2000||Southern||13–3 (North)||Buzz Peterson|
|2002–2003♦||Southern||11–5 (North)||Houston Fancher|
|2006–2007||Southern||15–3 (North)||Houston Fancher|
|2007–2008♦||Southern||13–7 (North)||Houston Fancher|
|2009–2010||Southern||13–5 (North)||Buzz Peterson|
|♦ Denotes a tie for first place and conference co-champion
* The Southern Conference split into North and South divisions beginning with the 1994–95 season
NCAA Tournament resultsEdit
The Mountaineers have appeared in the NCAA Tournament two times. Their combined record is 0–2.
|1979||Second Round||LSU||L 57–71|
|2000||First Round||Ohio State||L 61–87|
The Mountaineers have appeared in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) one time. Their record is 0–1.
|2007||First Round||Mississippi||L 59–73|
The Mountaineers have appeared in the College Basketball Invitational (CBI) one time. Their record is 2–1.
NAIA tournament resultsEdit
The Mountaineers have appeared in the NAIA Tournament five times. Their combined record is 5–5.
San Diego State
Santa Barbara State
Northwest Missouri State
|1948||First Round||Lawrence Tech||L 48–76|
|1950||First Round||Brooklyn||L 75–79|
|Coach||Years||Seasons||Record||Pct.||Conf. Record||Pct.||Conf. Titles||NIT App.||NCAA App.|
|G. P. Eggers||1944–45||1||6–13||.316||7–5||.583|
Appalachian's primary basketball rival is the Davidson Wildcats. The proximity of the two campuses (less than 100 miles apart) as well as the large number of Appalachian alumni in the Charlotte region add to the animosity between the two schools.
- "University Colors :: University Communications Toolbox :: Appalachian State University". Retrieved March 28, 2016.
- Appalachian Sports Information. "Holmes Convocation Center". GoASU. Retrieved 2008-10-08.
- Appalachian Sports Information (2007-03-11). "Mountaineers to Face Ole Miss in NIT". GoASU.