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San Jose State Spartans men's basketball

The San Jose State Spartans men's basketball team represents San José State University in NCAA Division I college basketball as a member of the Mountain West Conference.

San Jose State Spartans
2018–19 San Jose State Spartans men's basketball team
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UniversitySan José State University
First season1909–10
All-time record1,138–1,358 (.456)[1]
Head coachJean Prioleau (2nd season)
ConferenceMountain West
LocationSan Jose, California
ArenaEvent Center Arena
(Capacity: 5,000)
NicknameSpartans
Student sectionSpartan Squad
ColorsBlue, White, and Gold[2]
              
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Team colours
Away


NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen
1951
NCAA Tournament Appearances
1951, 1980, 1996
Conference Tournament Champions
1925, 1928, 1929, 1931, 1938, 1941, 1948, 1949, 1980, 1996

HistoryEdit

The SJSU men's basketball team played its first recorded game in 1909.[3] The team has won 10 conference championships, appeared in the NCAA Tournament three times, appeared once in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT), and once in the College Basketball Invitational (CBI).[3]

From the 1930s to 1976, the team played home games at the on-campus Spartan Gym. Starting in 1961, the team also played home games at the off-campus San Jose Civic Auditorium.[4] From 1976 to 1979, Independence High School hosted home games, as the Civic was being remodeled.[5] The team resumed play at the Civic Auditorium beginning in the 1979–80 season.[6] In 1989, the on-campus Event Center became the primary home for San Jose State basketball.[4][7]

Conference Tournament Champions by Conference

California Coast Conference: 1925, 1928
Far West Conference: 1929, 1931
Northern California Athletic Conference: 1938
California Collegiate Athletic Association: 1941 (co-champion), 1948, 1949
Pacific Coast Athletic Association: 1980
Big West Conference: 1996[3]

Eleven former SJSU men's basketball players have been drafted into the NBA.[3]

On March 29, 2013, San Jose State hired Boise State assistant coach Dave Wojcik to be the new head coach. Wojcik succeeded George Nessman, who was fired at the end of the 2012-2013 season.[8] Wojcik resigned on July 11, 2017 for personal reasons and assistant coach Rodney Tention was named interim head coach.[9] Colorado assistant Jean Prioleau was named head coach on August 4.[10]

All-time record vs. current Mountain West teamsEdit

As of the conclusion of the 2016–17 NCAA Division I men's basketball season:

Opponent Won Lost Tied Percentage Streak First meeting
Air Force 6 5 0 .545 Won 3 1971
Boise State 3 30 0 .091 Lost 2 1988
Colorado State 0 15 0 .000 Lost 15 1969
Fresno State 81 89 0 .476 Lost 1 1916
Nevada 50 57 0 .467 Lost 5 1911
New Mexico 1 11 0 .083 Won 1 1961
San Diego State 35 36 0 .493 Won 1 1936
UNLV 6 35 0 .146 Won 2 1983
Utah State 21 59 0 .263 Lost 20 1935
Wyoming 2 11 0 .154 Lost 3 1965
Totals 205 348 0 .371

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Postseason resultsEdit

In five postseason tournament appearances, the Spartans have yet to win a game.[3]

NCAA Tournament resultsEdit

The Spartans have appeared in the NCAA Tournament three times, with a combined record of 0–3.

Year Seed Round Opponent Result/Score
1951 Sweet Sixteen BYU L 61–68
1980 12 M Round of 48 (5) #16 Missouri L 51–61
1996 16 M Round of 64 (1) #2 Kentucky L 72–110

NIT resultsEdit

The Spartans have appeared in one National Invitation Tournament (NIT), and lost their opener.

Year Round Opponent Result/Score
1981 First Round UTEP L 53–57

CBI resultsEdit

The Spartans have appeared in one College Basketball Invitational (CBI), and lost their opener.

Year Round Opponent Result/Score
2011 First Round Creighton L 74–85

Spartans in the NBAEdit

San José State has had 6 NBA draft selections who played professionally in the National Basketball Association.[12]

Year Player Country Retired
1970 Coby Dietrick   United States (USA) 1982–83
1971 Darnell Hillman   United States (USA) 1979–80
1980 Wally Rank   United States (USA) 1980–81
1983 Chris McNealy   United States (USA) 1987–88
1988 Ricky Berry   United States (USA) 1988–89
1997 Tariq Abdul-Wahad   France (FRA) 2002–03

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Division I Men's Basketball Records (Page 73)" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association. Retrieved 28 July 2017.
  2. ^ San Jose State University Brand Manual. Retrieved March 28, 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d e "SJSU Spartans Media Guide". sjsuspartans.com. 2014. Retrieved December 4, 2014.
  4. ^ a b "San Jose State", ESPN College Basketball Encyclopedia: The Complete History of the Men's Game, New York: ESPN Books/Ballantine Books, p. 403, ISBN 0345513924
  5. ^ Rhodie, Jeff (August 31, 1979), "Civic lures SJSU cagers", The Spartan Daily, p. 7
  6. ^ "SJSU loses by 2 in OT", The Spartan Daily, p. 4, December 6, 1979
  7. ^ "Men's Hoops At Civic For N. Colorado & Home Vs. USF". San Jose State Athletics. December 19, 2008. Retrieved May 16, 2016.
  8. ^ "San Jose State hires Boise State assistant Dave Wojcik - San Jose Mercury News". Mercurynews.com. 2013-03-30. Retrieved 2015-07-13.
  9. ^ "Men's Basketball Head Coach Dave Wojcik Resigns" (Press release). San José State University Athletics. Retrieved 11 July 2017.
  10. ^ "Jean Prioleau named San Jose State University men's basketball head coach". San Jose State Spartans. August 4, 2017. Retrieved August 4, 2017.
  11. ^ "2017–18 San José State Spartans Men's Basketball Team Media Guide". Athletics at San José State University. Retrieved 24 November 2017.
  12. ^ "List of NBA Draft Selections from San José State University". Basketball Reference. Retrieved 8 January 2018.

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