Central Michigan Chippewas men's basketball
The Central Michigan Chippewas team is the basketball team that represent Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. The school's team currently competes in the Mid-American Conference. The team last played in the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament in 2003. The Chippewas are currently coached by Keno Davis.
|Central Michigan Chippewas|
|University||Central Michigan University|
|Head coach||Keno Davis (6th season)|
|Location||Mount Pleasant, Michigan|
|Arena||McGuirk Arena |
|Colors||Maroon and Gold|
|NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen|
|NCAA Tournament Round of 32|
|1975, 1977, 2003|
|NCAA Tournament Appearances|
|1975, 1977, 1987, 2003|
|Conference Tournament Champions|
|Conference Regular Season Champions|
|1975, 1977, 1979, 1987, 2001, 2003, 2015|
|Conference Division Season Champions|
|2001, 2003, 2009, 2010, 2015, 2016|
The Chippewas have appeared in four NCAA Tournaments. Their combined record is 3–4.
Regional Third Place Game
|1977||First Round||Charlotte||L 86–91|
|1987||#13||First Round||UCLA||L 73–92|
The Chippewas have appeared in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) twice. Their combined record is 0–2.
|1979||First Round||Purdue||L 80–97|
|2015||#6||First Round||Louisiana Tech||L 79–89|
The Chippewas have appeared in the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT) two times. Their combined record is 2–2.
|2016||First Round||UT Martin||L 73–76|
College Basketball Invitational (CBI) resultsEdit
The Chippewas have appeared in the Division I College Basketball Invitational (CBI) once. Their record is 0-1.
|2019||First Round||DePaul||L 86-100|
NAIA Tournament resultsEdit
Central Michigan went to the NAIA Tournament twice, garnering a record of 2–2. Former coach Ted Kjolhede was named NAIA Coach of the Year for 1966.
Notable former playersEdit
The Chippewas have retired six numbers, in honor of seven different players.
|Central Michigan Chippewas retired numbers|
- Mark Brisker, American-Israeli professional basketball player
- Nate Huffman (1975–2015), played most of his career with Israeli team Maccabi Tel Aviv
- Chris Kaman
- Ben Kelso
- Dan Majerle
- Jim McElroy
- Ben Poquette
- Dan Roundfield (1953 – 2012)
- Chris Kaman
- Kyle Randall (NBA G League)
- Chris Fowler (NBA G League)
- Tim Kisner (NBA G League)
- David Webber (NBA G League)
- Marcus Keene
- Central Michigan University Brand Identity (PDF). Retrieved March 28, 2016.
- "2018–19 Central Michigan Chippewas record book, page 3" (PDF). Central Michigan Chippewas. October 2018. Retrieved March 1, 2019.