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The Campbell Fighting Camels basketball team is the men's basketball team that represent the Campbell University in Buies Creek, North Carolina. The school's team currently competes in the Big South Conference. The team's most recent appearance in the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament was in 1992. After struggling for several seasons, the Fighting Camels finally broke through in the 2009–2010 season. Campbell tied for first in the regular season Atlantic Sun standings. However, their bid for an NCAA Tournament bid came up short, as they were eliminated in the Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament.

Campbell Fighting Camels
2018–19 Campbell Fighting Camels basketball team
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UniversityCampbell University
Head coachKevin McGeehan (6th season)
ConferenceBig South
LocationBuies Creek, North Carolina
ArenaJohn W. Pope Jr. Convocation Center
(Capacity: 3,095)
NicknameFighting Camels
ColorsBlack and Orange[1]
         
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Team colours
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NCAA Tournament Appearances
1992
Conference Tournament Champions
1992
Conference Regular Season Champions
A-Sun: 2010
Big South: 2019

PostseasonEdit

NCAA Tournament resultsEdit

The Fighting Camels have only appeared in one NCAA Tournament. The Camels lost their only NCAA tournament game, 56–82, to eventual 1992 National Champion Duke.

Year Seed Round Opponent Result
1992 #16 First Round #1 Duke L 56–82

NIT resultsEdit

The Fighting Camels have appeared in one National Invitation Tournament. Their combined record is 0-1.

Year Round Opponent Result
2019 First Round UNC Greensboro L 69-84

CIT resultsEdit

The Fighting Camels have appeared in one CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT). Their record is 2–1.

Year Round Opponent Result
2017 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
Houston Baptist
UT Martin
Furman
W 98–79
W 73–56
L 64–79

CBI resultsEdit

The Fighting Camels have appeared in the College Basketball Invitational (CBI) one time. Their record is 2–1.

Year Round Opponent Result
2018 First Round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Miami (OH)
New Orleans
San Francisco
W 97–87
W 71–69
L 62–65

NAIA tournament resultsEdit

The Fighting Camels have appeared in the NAIA Tournament two times. Their combined record is 4–2.

Year Round Opponent Result
1970 First Round Jackson State L 65–89
1977 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
National Championship Game
Lincoln Memorial
Southwestern Oklahoma State
Alcorn State
Henderson State
Texas Southern
W 76–75
W 71–56
W 77–63
W 76–52
L 44–71

Home venuesEdit

PrimaryEdit

OtherEdit

Camels in the NBAEdit

CoachesEdit

No. Coach Seasons Record Pct.
1 Earl Smith 1951–1953 29–20 .592
2 Fred McCall 1953–1969 231–147 .611
3 Danny Roberts 1968–1983 233–178 .567
4 Jerry Smith 1983–1985 15–40 .273
5 Billy Lee 1985–2003 216–286 .430
6 Robbie Laing 2003–2013 114–185 .381
7 Kevin McGeehan 2013– 71–94 .430

Season recordsEdit

  • Records incomplete before 1951
Season Head Coach Overall Record Conf. Record Postseason
Junior College Status
1951–52 Earl Smith 18–6
1952–53 Earl Smith 11–14
1953–54 Fred McCall 17–6
1954–55 Fred McCall 23–3
1955–56 Fred McCall 23–2
1956–57 Fred McCall 9–11
1957–58 Fred McCall 17–7
1958–59 Fred McCall 12–11
1959–60 Fred McCall 16–7
1960–61 Fred McCall 16–7
Senior College Status NAIA
1961–62 Fred McCall 16–7
1962–63 Fred McCall 11–13
1963–64 Fred McCall 17–11
1964–65 Fred McCall 11–16
1965–66 Fred McCall 10–15
1966–67 Fred McCall 10–17
1967–68 Fred McCall 16–10
1968–69 Fred McCall & Danny Roberts 20–10
1969–70 Danny Roberts 24–7
1970–71 Danny Roberts 15–12
1971–72 Danny Roberts 18–11
1972–73 Danny Roberts 16–11
1973–74 Danny Roberts 9–19
1974–75 Danny Roberts 25–6
1975–76 Danny Roberts 23–4
1976–77 Danny Roberts 23–10
NCAA Division I Independent
1977–78 Danny Roberts 9–15
1978–79 Danny Roberts 10–16
1979–80 Danny Roberts 15–12
1980–81 Danny Roberts 11–16
1981–82 Danny Roberts 11–16
1982–83 Danny Roberts 11–17
1983–84 Jerry Smith 10–18
1984–85 Jerry Smith 5–22
Big South Conference (First Tenure)
1985–86 Billy Lee 8–19 3–5
1986–87 Billy Lee 17–13 10–4
1987–88 Billy Lee 11–16 3–9
1988–89 Billy Lee 18–12 8–4
1989–90 Billy Lee 15–13 7–5
1990–91 Billy Lee 9–19 3–11
1991–92 Billy Lee 19–12 7–7 NCAA First Round
1992–93 Billy Lee 12–15 10–6
1993–94 Billy Lee 20–9 12–4
Atlantic Sun Conference
1994–95 Billy Lee 8–18 4–12
1995–96 Billy Lee 17–11 11–5
1996–97 Billy Lee 11–16 8–8
1997–98 Billy Lee 10–17 4–12
1998–99 Billy Lee 9–18 6–10
1999–2000 Billy Lee 12–16 10–8
2000–01 Billy Lee 7–21 5–13
2001–02 Billy Lee 8–19 6–14
2002–03 Billy Lee 5–22 1–15
2003–04 Robbie Laing 3–24 3–17
2004–05 Robbie Laing 2–25 0–20
2005–06 Robbie Laing 10–18 9–11
2006–07 Robbie Laing 14–17 7–11
2007–08 Robbie Laing 10–20 5–11
2008–09 Robbie Laing 14–16 11–9
2009–10 Robbie Laing 19–11 14–6
2010–11 Robbie Laing 12–19 6–14
Big South Conference (Second Tenure)
2011–12 Robbie Laing 17–15 11–7
2012–13 Robbie Laing 13–20 7–9
2013–14 Kevin McGeehan 12–20 6–10
2014–15 Kevin McGeehan 10–22 4–14
2015–16 Kevin McGeehan 12–18 5–13
2016–17 Kevin McGeehan 19–18 7–11 CIT Quarterfinals
2017–18 Kevin McGeehan 18–16 10–8 CBI Semifinals
TOTAL OVERALL RECORD: 909–950 (.489)
TOTAL JUNIOR COLLEGE RECORD: 162–74 (.686)
TOTAL NAIA RECORD: 264–179 (.596)
TOTAL NCAA DIVISION I RECORD: 483–697 (.409)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Color Palette | Campbell University". Retrieved July 16, 2019.

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