Louisiana–Monroe Warhawks men's basketball

The Louisiana–Monroe Warhawks men's basketball (formerly the Northeast Louisiana Indians)[2] program represents intercollegiate men's basketball at the University of Louisiana at Monroe. The school competes in the West Division of the Sun Belt Conference in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and play home games at the Fant–Ewing Coliseum in Monroe, Louisiana. Former ULM player and alum Keith Richard will be entering his 10th season as head coach in 2019–20 after signing a contract extension through the 2022–23 season on February 14, 2019.[3]

Louisiana–Monroe Warhawks men's basketball
2019–20 Louisiana–Monroe Warhawks men's basketball team
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UniversityUniversity of Louisiana at Monroe
First season1951–52
Head coachKeith Richard (10th season)
ConferenceSun Belt
LocationMonroe, Louisiana
ArenaFant–Ewing Coliseum
(Capacity: 7,000)
ColorsMaroon and Gold[1]
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Home jersey
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Team colours
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Away jersey
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Team colours

NCAA Tournament Appearances
1982, 1986, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1996
Conference Tournament Champions
1979, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1996
Conference Regular Season Champions
1962, 1965, 1980, 1986, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997
Conference Division Season Champions
For information on all University of Louisiana at Monroe sports, see Louisiana–Monroe Warhawks


Conference membership historyEdit


Years Coach Record
1951–1953 Cary Phillips 8–33
1953–1957 Arnold Kilpatrick 58–52
1957–1979 Lenny Fant 326–221
1979–1981 Benny Hollis 33–23
1981–2005 Mike Vining 402–302
2006–2010 Orlando Early 60–92
2010–present Keith Richard 112–174

All-time conference recordEdit

Conference Seasons Record
Gulf States 18 100–98
Atlantic Sun 4 23–11
Southland 24 235–145
Sun Belt 13 90–146

Postseason resultsEdit

All of their appearances were when the school was still known as Northeast Louisiana and their mascot was the Indians.

NCAA Tournament resultsEdit

The Warhawks have appeared in the NCAA Tournament seven times. Their combined record is 0–7.

Year Round Opponent Result
1982 First Round Iowa L 63–70
1986 First Round UNLV L 51–74
1990 First Round Purdue L 63–75
1991 First Round Duke L 73–102
1992 First Round USC L 54–84
1993 First Round Iowa L 69–82
1996 First Round Wake Forest L 50–62

NAIA Tournament resultsEdit

The Warhawks have appeared in the NAIA Tournament one time. Their record is 1–1.

Year Round Opponent Result
1970 First Round
Second Round
Jackson State
W 78–72
L 83–90

NIT resultsEdit

The Warhawks have appeared in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) two times. Their combined record is 0–2.

Year Round Opponent Result
1979 First Round Virginia L 78–79
1988 First Round Arkansas State L 54–70

CBI resultsEdit

The Warhawks have appeared in the College Basketball Invitational (CBI) one time. Their record is 3–2.

Year Round Opponent Result
2015 First Round
Finals Game 1
Finals Game 2
Eastern Michigan
W 71–67
W 71–69
W 71–65
L 58–65
L 62–63

CIT resultsEdit

The Warhawks have appeared in the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT) three times. Their combined record is 1-3.

Year Round Opponent Result
2016 First Round Furman L 57–58
2018 First Round Austin Peay L 66–80
2019 First Round
Kent State
Texas Southern
W 87-77
L 102-108 3OT

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Primary & Secondary Colors. University of Louisiana-Monroe Brand Guide. Retrieved January 8, 2020.
  2. ^ Hunsucker, Adam (February 13, 2016). "ULM welcomes 1986 NCAA tournament team home". The News-Star. Monroe. Archived from the original on February 23, 2016. Retrieved February 22, 2016.
  3. ^ "Richard Signs Contract Extension Through 2022-23 Season". www.ulmwarhawks.com.

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