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Eastern Illinois Panthers men's basketball

The Eastern Illinois Panthers men's basketball team is the basketball team that represents Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois, United States. The first basketball team started in 1908–09 season.[2] The school's team currently competes in the Ohio Valley Conference. The Panthers competed in the NCAA Tournament in 1992 and 2001.[3]

Eastern Illinois Panthers
men's basketball
2019–20 Eastern Illinois Panthers men's basketball team
Eastern Illinois Panthers wordmark.svg
UniversityEastern Illinois University
All-time record512–603 (.459)
Athletic directorTom Michael
Head coachJay Spoonhour (7th season)
ConferenceOhio Valley Conference
LocationCharleston, Illinois
ArenaLantz Arena
(Capacity: 5,300)
NicknamePanthers
ColorsBlue and Gray[1]
         
NCAA Tournament Appearances
1992, 2001
Conference Tournament Champions
OVC: 2001
Mid-Cont: 1985, 1992

Season ResultsEdit

Eastern Illinois' records season by season since joining Division I in 1981.[4]

Season Head Coach Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Division I Independent
1981–82 Rick Samuels 14–13 0–0 -
Mid-Continent Conference
1982–83 Rick Samuels 13–18 8–4 2nd of 8
1983–84 Rick Samuels 15–13 7–7 4th of 8
1984–85 Rick Samuels 20–10 9–5 3rd of 8
1985–86 Rick Samuels 19–13 8–6 3rd of 8
1986–87 Rick Samuels 9–19 3–11 7th of 8
1987–88 Rick Samuels 17–11 7–7 4th of 8
1988–89 Rick Samuels 16–16 7–5 3rd of 8
1989–90 Rick Samuels 10–18 3–9 6th of 8
1990–91 Rick Samuels 17–12 10–6 T—3rd of 9
1991–92 Rick Samuels 17–14 9–7 T—4th of 9 NCAA 1st Round
1992–93 Rick Samuels 10–17 7–9 T—6th of 9
1993–94 Rick Samuels 12–15 7–11 T—6th of 10
1994–95 Rick Samuels 16–13 10–8 T—4th of 10
1995–96 Rick Samuels 13–15 9–9 T—6th of 10
Ohio Valley Conference
1996–97 Rick Samuels 12–15 9–9 T—5th of 10
1997–98 Rick Samuels 16–11 13–5 2nd of 10
1998–99 Rick Samuels 13–16 8–10 T—7th of 10
1999–00 Rick Samuels 17–12 11–7 T—3rd of 10
2000–01 Rick Samuels 21–10 11–5 T—2nd of 9 NCAA 1st Round
2001–02 Rick Samuels 15–16 7–9 T—5th of 9
2002–03 Rick Samuels 14–15 9–7 T—4th of 11
2003–04 Rick Samuels 6–21 4–12 T—10th of 11
2004–05 Rick Samuels 12–16 7–9 8th of 11
2005–06 Mike Miller 6–21 5–15 9th of 11
2006–07 Mike Miller 10–20 6–14 10th of 11
2007–08 Mike Miller 7–22 6–14 10th of 11
2008–09 Mike Miller 12–18 8–10 7th of 10
2009–10 Mike Miller 19–12 11–7 T—3rd of 10
2010–11 Mike Miller 9–20 4–14 9th of 10
2011–12 Mike Miller 12–17 5–11 10th of 11
2012–13 Jay Spoonhour 11–21 6–10 3rd West
2013–14 Jay Spoonhour 11–19 7–9 3rd West
2014–15 Jay Spoonhour 18–15 9–7 3rd West CIT 2nd Round
2015–16 Jay Spoonhour 13–17 9–7 3rd West
2016–17 Jay Spoonhour 14–15 6–10 5th West
2017–18 Jay Spoonhour 12–19 7–11 8th of 12
2018–19 Jay Spoonhour 14–18 7–11 6th of 12
Totals 38 Years
3 Coaches
512–603
(.459)
0 Conf. Championships 3 Postseason Appearances

PostseasonEdit

NCAA Division I tournament resultsEdit

The Panthers have appeared in the NCAA Division I Tournament two times. Their combined record is 0–2.

Year Seed Round Opponent Result
1992 #15 First Round #2 Indiana L 55–94
2001 #15 First Round #2 Arizona L 76–101

NCAA Division II tournament resultsEdit

The Panthers have appeared in the NCAA Division II Tournament six times. Their combined record is 10–7.

Year Round Opponent Result
1975 Regional Semifinals
Regional 3rd Place Game
Akron
Youngstown State
L 62–76
L 80–86
1976 Regional Semifinals
Regional Finals
Elite Eight
Final Four
National 3rd Place Game
Saint Joseph's (IN)
Evansville
Bridgeport
Chattanooga
Old Dominion
W 65–56
W 75–73
W 81–66
L 84–93
W 78–74
1977 Regional Semifinals
Regional Finals
Bellarmine
Randolph-Macon
W 87–72
L 66–69
1978 Regional Semifinals
Regional Finals
Elite Eight
Final Four
National 3rd Place Game
Saint Joseph's (IN)
Indiana State Evansville
Elizabeth City State
Wisconsin-Green Bay
Florida Tech
W 100–93
W 79–67
W84–71
L 43–58
W 77–67
1979 Regional Semifinals
Regional 3rd Place Game
Saint Joseph's (IN)
Northern Michigan
L 66–76
W 65–58
1980 Regional Semifinals
Regional Finals
Wright State
Northern Michigan
W 74–63
L 56–58

NAIA tournament resultsEdit

The Panthers have appeared in the NAIA Tournament six times. Their combined record is 7–7.

Year Round Opponent Result
1947 First Round Southeastern Oklahoma State L 42–53
1949 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
Miami (FL)
San Jose State
Beloit
W 89–73
W 81–75
L 64–65
1950 First Round River Fall State L 68–80
1952 First Round
Second Round
Huron
Morningside
W 113–78
L 93–98
1953 First Round
Second Round
Morris Harvey
Hamline
W 84–67
L 86–88
1957 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
National 3rd Place Game
New Mexico Highlands
Villa Madonna
Hamline
Southeastern Oklahoma State
Pacific Lutheran
W 88–76
W 110–78
W 88–83
L 81–95
L 85–87

CIT resultsEdit

The Panthers have appeared in the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT) one time. Their record is 1–1.

Year Round Opponent Result
2015 First Round
Second Round
Oakland
Evansville
W 97–91
L 68–83

Retired NumbersEdit

No. Player Position Career Date of Retirement
00 Kevin Duckworth[5] C 1983–86 September 14, 1991
44 Henry Domercant SG 2000–03 February 16, 2013

Notable former playersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Eastern Illinois University Panthers - Media Relations". October 15, 2015. Retrieved October 6, 2016.
  2. ^ "Eastern Illinois 20-7-18 Media Guide" (PDF). eiupanthers.com. Retrieved 16 July 2018.
  3. ^ "ESPN NCAA Tournament History". espn.go.com. Retrieved 16 February 2015.
  4. ^ "Eastern Illinois". College Basketball at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2016-10-07.
  5. ^ "EIU Retired Numbers".
  6. ^ "Kevin Duckworth". Basketball Reference.com. Retrieved 3 October 2013.
  7. ^ "Kyle Hill". ABC.com. Retrieved 3 October 2013.

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