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Quinnipiac Bobcats men's basketball

The Quinnipiac Bobcats men's basketball team represents Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut, United States. The school's team currently competes in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. They are currently coached by Baker Dunleavy, formerly the associate head coach at Villanova, and play their home games at the TD Bank Sports Center.

Quinnipiac Bobcats
2019–20 Quinnipiac Bobcats men's basketball team
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UniversityQuinnipiac University
Head coachBaker Dunleavy (1st season)
ConferenceMAAC
LocationHamden, Connecticut
ArenaTD Bank Sports Center
(Capacity: 3,570)
NicknameBobcats
ColorsNavy and Gold
         
NCAA Tournament Appearances
1976*, 1979*, 1988*
*at Division II level

HistoryEdit

1996–2007Edit

Joe DeSantis was the fifth head coach in Quinnipiac history. He led the Bobcats during their transition from Division II to Division I. DeSantis's best season was in 1999–2000 when the team went 18–10 and DeSantis won NEC Coach of The Year. On March 8, 2007, DeSantis was fired after 11 years.

His record was 118–188.

2007–2017Edit

Tom Moore was hired in 2007 to replace Joe DeSantis. In Moore's first season, the team went 15–15 and finished fifth in the Northeast Conference. After a 15–16 2008-09 season, Moore and the Bobcats went 23–10, finishing first in the Northeast conference, but failed to win the conference tournament. The team received a bid to the NIT, losing in the first round to Virginia Tech, 81–61. The next season the Bobcats went 22–10 and earned a bid to the CIT, losing in the first round to Buffalo, 75–68. In 2011–12 the team finished 18–14, earned a bid to the CBI, and lost in the first round to Pennsylvania, 74–63. In 2013 Quinnipiac moved to the Metro Atlantic and went 20–12 in their first season. They earned a bid to the CIT and lost in the first round to Yale, 69–68. Moore was fired on March 7, 2017.[1]

PostseasonEdit

NCAA Division II Tournament resultsEdit

The Bobcats have appeared in three NCAA Division II Tournaments. Their combined record is 0–6.

Year Round Opponent Result
1976 Regional Semifinals
Regional 3rd Place Game
Bridgeport
Bentley
L 86–93
L 77–83
1979 Regional Semifinals
Regional 3rd Place Game
Bridgeport
Bentley
L 75–92
L 93–104
1988 Regional Semifinals
Regional 3rd Place
New Haven
Assumption
L 62–96
L 73–88

NAIA Tournament resultsEdit

The Bobcats have appeared in two NAIA Tournaments. Their combined record is 1–2.

Year Round Opponent Result
1972 First Round Belhaven L 64–75
1973 First Round
Second Round
Ouachita Baptist
Slippery Rock
W 79–66
L 75–104

NIT resultsEdit

The Bobcats have appeared in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) one time. Their record is 0–1.

Year Round Opponent Result
2010 First Round Virginia Tech L 61–81

CBI resultsEdit

The Bobcats have appeared in the College Basketball Invitational (CBI) one time. Their record is 0–1.

Year Round Opponent Result
2012 First Round Penn L 63–74

CIT resultsEdit

The Bobcats have appeared in the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT) three times. Their combined record is 0–3.

Year Round Opponent Result
2011 First Round Buffalo L 68–75
2014 First Round Yale L 68–69
2019 First Round NJIT L 81–92

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