Appalachian State Mountaineers men's basketball
The Appalachian State Mountaineers men's 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 (2nd season)|
|Location||Boone, North Carolina|
|Arena||Holmes Center |
|Colors||Black and Gold|
|NCAA Tournament Appearances|
|1979, 2000, 2021|
|Conference tournament champions|
|1979, 2000, 2021|
|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 three times, 1979, 2000, and 2021. They also 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 three times. Their combined record is 0–3.
|1979||6||Second Round||(3) LSU||L 57–71|
|2000||14||First Round||(3) Ohio State||L 61–87|
|2021||16||First Four||(16) Norfolk State||L 53–54|
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 CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT) 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 Georgia Southern Eagles. After being highly competitive in Division I-AA Southern Conference from the late 1990s to the late 2000s, Appalachian State and Georgia Southern have rekindled a rivalry series in the Sun Belt conference. Since the transition in 2014, the Mountaineers are 6-7 against the Eagles, winning each of the last four[when?] meetings.
- "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.