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Texas State Bobcats men's basketball

The Texas State Bobcats men's basketball team is the basketball team that represents Texas State University. The school's team currently competes in the Sun Belt Conference. Their current coach is Danny Kasper who is entering his sixth season as coach. The Bobcats last appeared in the NCAA Tournament in 1997.

Texas State Bobcats
2018–19 Texas State Bobcats men's basketball team
Texas State Athletics wordmark.svg
UniversityTexas State University
Head coachDanny Kaspar (6th season)
ConferenceSun Belt
LocationSan Marcos, Texas
ArenaStrahan Coliseum
(Capacity: 7,200)
ColorsMaroon and Gold[1]
NCAA Tournament Appearances
1994, 1997
Conference Tournament Champions
Southland: 1994, 1997
Lone Star: 1979, 1980
Conference Regular Season Champions
1997, 1999


The Bobcats' first season of college basketball was in 1920. The Bobcats were one of the charter members of the Lone Star Conference, which started play in 1934. Starting in 1950, the team won nine conference titles, winning the 1960 NAIA title in the process along with playing in the NAIA Final Four four times before leaving in 1983 to join the Gulf Star Conference, playing from 1984 until 1987 until the conference disbanded. They soon joined the Southland Conference from 1987 until 2012, when they left for the Western Athletic Conference. A year later, they left the WAC and joined the Sun Belt Conference.[2] Southwest Texas State became Texas State in 2003.[3]


  • O.W. Strahan 1920–1924, 1944–1946
  • Henry Shands 1924–1935
  • Joe Bailey Cheaney 1935–1939, 1942–43
  • George Vest 1939–1942
  • Milton Jowers 1946–1961
  • Vernon McDonald 1961–1977
  • Dan Wall 1977–1981
  • Bob Derryberry 1981–1984
  • Celester Collier 1984–1986
  • Harry Larrabee 1986–1991
  • Jim Woolridge 1991–1994
  • Mike Miller 1994–2000
  • Dennis Nutt 2000–2006
  • Doug Davalos 2006–2013
  • Danny Kaspar 2013–present

Postseason resultsEdit

NCAA Division I Tournament resultsEdit

Year Seed Round Coach Opponent Result
1994 No. 15 First Round Jim Wooldridge No. 2 Massachusetts L 60–78
1997 No. 16 First Round Mike Miller No. 1 Minnesota^ L 46–78

^Minnesota win vacated for NCAA infractions

NAIA Division I Tournament resultsEdit

Year Seed Round Opponent Coach Result
1951 - First Round
Second Round
Morehead State
Milton Jowers W 70–62
L 64–82
1952 - First Round
Second Round
Elite Eight
Third Place Game Game
Arkansas Tech
New Mexico A&M
Lawrence Tech
Southwest Missouri
Milton Jowers W 97–53
W 65–57
L 62–70 2OT
W 78–68
1957 - First Round
Second Round
Upper Iowa
Southeastern Oklahoma State
Milton Jowers W 104–71
L 78–98
1959 5 First Round
Second Round
Elite Eight
Third Place Game Game
Linfield (OR)
Tennessee State
Fort Hays State
Milton Jowers W 93–61
W 61–58
W 80–78
L 62–64
W 87–80
1960 2 First Round
Second Round
Elite Eight
National Championship
Savannah State
Grambling State
William Jewell
Milton Jowers W 93–69
W 101–88
W 76–88
W 82–44
W 66–44
1961 11 First Round
Second Round
Elite Eight
Central Connecticut
East Texas State Baptist
Northern Michigan
Milton Jowers W 70–59
W 61–59
L 75–80
1979 8 First Round
Second Round
Elite Eight
Third Place Game
Kentucky State
St. Johns (MN)
Henderson State
Midwestern State
Dan Wall W 78–74
W 79–75
W 77–73 OT
L 57–58
W 101–88

CIT resultsEdit

The Bobcats have appeared in the Postseason Tournament (CIT) two times. Their combined record is 2–2.

Year Round Opponent Coach Result
2017 First Round
Second Round
Saint Peter's
Danny Kaspar W 70–60
W 64–55
L 44–49
2019 First Round FIU Danny Kaspar L 81-87


  1. ^ Texas State University Athletic Logos Art Sheet (PDF). January 12, 2015. Retrieved January 9, 2016.
  2. ^ "Texas State Athletics Men's Basketball History".
  3. ^ "NCAA Basketball Tournament History".

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