The Montana State Bobcats men's basketball team represents Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana, United States. The school's team currently competes in the Big Sky Conference. They play their home games at Brick Breeden Fieldhouse.
|Montana State Bobcats|
|University||Montana State University|
|Head coach||Danny Sprinkle (2nd season)|
|Arena||Worthington Arena at Brick Breeden Fieldhouse |
|Colors||Blue and gold|
|Pre-tournament Premo-Porretta Champions|
|Pre-tournament Helms Champions|
|NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen|
|NCAA Tournament Appearances|
|1951, 1986, 1996, 2022|
|Conference tournament champions|
|1986, 1996, 2022|
|Conference regular season champions|
|1927, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1937, 1964, 1967, 1987, 1996, 2002, 2022|
Montana State began varsity intercollegiate competition in men's basketball in 1902. The Bobcats were retroactively recognized as the pre-NCAA tournament national champion for the 1928–29 season by the Premo-Porretta Power Poll and the Helms Athletic Foundation. Cat Thompson played for the Bobcats from 1926-1930 and was a four year all American and 1929 Helms Foundation College Basketball Player of the Year.
NCAA tournament resultsEdit
The Bobcats have appeared in four NCAA Tournaments, with a combined record of 0–4.
|1951||Sweet Sixteen||#2 Oklahoma A&M||L 46–50|
|1986||16 W||Round of 64||(1 W) #4 St. John's||L 74–83|
|1996||13 W||Round of 64||(4 W) #15 Syracuse||L 55–88|
|2022||14 W||Round of 64||(3 W) #12 Texas Tech||L 62–97|
The Bobcats have appeared in two National Invitation Tournaments, with a combined record of 1–2.
|1987||Round of 32||Washington||L 90–98OT|
Round of 32
|at Utah State
NAIA tournament resultsEdit
The Bobcats have appeared in seven NAIA Tournaments, with a combined record of 1–7.
|1946||First Round||State College of Iowa||L 42–58|
|1947||First Round||Houston||L 58–60|
|1950||First Round||Portland||L 47–48|
|1954||First Round||Southeastern Oklahoma State||L 62–68|
|1955||First Round||Florida State||L 84–93|
|1956||First Round||Central State||L 66–67|
|Season||Overall Record||Conference Record||Coach|
|1993–94||8–19 (8 wins vacated)||0–14 (8 wins vacated)||Mick Durham|
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