Navy Midshipmen men's basketball
The Navy Midshipmen men's basketball team represents the United States Naval Academy, in Annapolis, Maryland, in NCAA Division I college basketball. The team competes in the Patriot League and plays its home games in Alumni Hall.
|University||United States Naval Academy|
|Head coach||Ed DeChellis (8th season)|
|Arena||Alumni Hall |
|Colors||Navy Blue and Gold|
|Pre-tournament Premo-Porretta Champions|
|Pre-tournament Helms Champions|
|NCAA Tournament Elite Eight|
|NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen|
|1954, 1959, 1986|
|NCAA Tournament Appearances|
|1947, 1953, 1954, 1959, 1960, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1994, 1997, 1998|
|Conference Tournament Champions|
|CAA: 1985, 1986, 1987|
Patriot: 1994, 1997, 1998
|Conference Regular Season Champions|
|CAA: 1985, 1986, 1987|
Patriot: 1994 (co-champion), 1996 (co-champion), 1997, 1998 (co-champion), 2000 (co-champion)
The U.S. Naval Academy began varsity intercollegiate competition in men's basketball in the 1907–08 season. Navy was retroactively recognized as the pre-NCAA Tournament national champion for the 1912–13 and 1918–19 seasons by the Premo-Porretta Power Poll and for the 1912–13 season by the Helms Athletic Foundation.
|1947||Quarterfinals||Holy Cross||L 47–55|
|1953||First Round||Holy Cross||L 74–87|
Regional 3rd Place Game
|1960||Regional Quarterfinals||West Virginia||L 86–94|
|1987||First Round||Michigan||L 82–97|
|1994||First Round||Missouri||L 53–76|
|1997||First Round||Utah||L 61–75|
|1998||First Round||North Carolina||L 52–88|
The Midshipmen have appeared in one National Invitation Tournament. Their record is 0–1.
|1962||First Round||Duquesne||L 58–70|
Conference tournament championshipsEdit
Patriot League tournamentEdit
- 1994: tournament champion (tournament MVP: T.J. Hall)
- 1997: tournament champion (tournament MVP: Hassan Booker)
- 1998: tournament champion (tournament MVP: Skip Victor)
Colonial Athletic Association tournamentEdit
Awards and honorsEdit
Colonial Athletic Association Men's Basketball Player of the YearEdit
- 1984–85 – David Robinson
- 1985–86 – David Robinson
- 1986–87 – David Robinson
Patriot League Men's Basketball Player of the YearEdit
- 2007–08 – Greg Sprink
Athletic Hall of FameEdit
- Laurence Wild (1913) – Later head coach of the team, and the 30th Governor of American Samoa.
- Brian Gregory (1985–86) – head men's basketball coach at Georgia Tech
- Cliff Rees (1984–88) – over 1,100 career points at the Naval Academy and teammate of David Robinson.
- David Robinson (1983–87) – two-time NBA champion and a 2009 inductee into the Basketball Hall of Fame; the CAA's all-time points leader (2,669); won college basketball's two most prestigious player awards, the Naismith and Wooden awards
- Doug Wojcik (1982–86) – a teammate of David Robinson; former head coach at the College of Charleston and Tulsa University.
- "American Athletic Conference Brand Standards Guide" (PDF). July 11, 2014. Retrieved November 8, 2016.
- Navy men's basketball 2006–07 media guide. Accessed April 20, 2008.
- ESPN, ed. (2009). ESPN College Basketball Encyclopedia: The Complete History of the Men's Game. New York, NY: ESPN Books. pp. 532–34. ISBN 978-0-345-51392-2.
- Men's Basketball Past Team Champions. Colonial Athletic Association official website. Retrieved 2010-03-02.
- Robinson also received several national awards, including: Naismith College Player of the Year, John R. Wooden Award (Player of the Year), and Sporting News Men's College Basketball Player of the Year.
- Hall of Fame Index (by sport). Naval Academy Varsity Athletics official website. Retrieved 2010-11-10.
- Bailey, Steve (August 22, 2008). "In Annapolis, Md., the Past Is Always at Hand". New York Times. Retrieved 2011-01-08.
- "Navy Men's Basketball: A Tradition of Excellence". NavySports. CBS Sports. 2010. Retrieved 30 April 2010.
- My San Antonio.com – Christenson: Dreaming of Mr. Robinson's neighborhood. Accessed July 2, 2008. Archived September 30, 2005, at the Wayback Machine
- According to the following article about the city of Annapolis, Robinson won the "Eastman Award" in 1987 and the award is in Lejeune Hall. Bailey, Steve (August 22, 2008). "In Annapolis, Md., the Past Is Always at Hand". New York Times. Retrieved 2010-03-18. See also the footnote at United States Naval Academy#Halls and principal buildings (at "Lejeune Hall").