Appalachian State Mountaineers men's basketball
|Appalachian State Mountaineers|
|University||Appalachian State University|
|Head coach||Jason Capel (3rd year)|
Black and Gold
|NCAA Tournament appearances|
|Conference tournament champions|
|Conference regular season champions|
|1940, 1941, 1943, 1948, 1950, 1967, 1978, 1979, 1981, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2010|
The Appalachian State Mountaineers basketball team is the college basketball team at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. The Mountaineers have competed in the Southern Conference since 1972, and are currently a Division I member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). Appalachian plays their home games at the George M. Holmes Convocation Center.
The current head coach of the Apps is Jason Capel, who was hired on April 21, 2010. Notable past coaches include Press Maravich and Bobby Cremins. The Mountaineers have appeared in the NCAA Tournament twice, 1979 and 2000, and appeared in the National Invitation Tournament in 2007. The Mountaineers also reached the semifinals of the 2010 CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament.
|1939–1940||North State||19–3||Flucie Stewart|
|1940–1941||North State||22–3||Clyde Canipe|
|1942–1943||North State||16–5||Belus Smawley|
|1947–1948||North State||20–8||Francis Hoover|
|1949–1950||North State||21–9||Francis Hoover|
|1997–1998♦*||Southern||13–2 (North)||Buzz Peterson|
|1998–1999||Southern||13–3 (North)||Buzz Peterson|
|1999–2000||Southern||13–3 (North)||Buzz Peterson|
|2002–2003♦||Southern||11–5 (North)||Houston Fancher|
|2006–2007||Southern||15–3 (North)||Houston Fancher|
|2007–2008♦||Southern||13–7 (North)||Houston Fancher|
|2009–2010||Southern||13–5 (North)||Buzz Peterson|
|♦ Denotes a tie for first place and conference co-champion
* The Southern Conference split into North and South divisions beginning with the 1994–95 season
NCAA Tournament results
The Mountaineers have appeared in the NCAA Tournament two times. Their combined record is 0–2.
|1979||Second Round||LSU||L 57–71|
|2000||First Round||Ohio State||L 61–87|
The Mountaineers have appeared in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) one time. Their record is 0–1.
|2007||First Round||Mississippi||L 59–73|
The Mountaineers have appeared in the College Basketball Invitational (CBI) one time. Their record is 2–1.
|Coach||Years||Seasons||Record||Pct.||Conf. Record||Pct.||Conf. Titles||NIT App.||NCAA App.|
|G. P. Eggers||1944–45||1||6–13||.316||7–5||.583|
Appalachian's primary basketball rival is the Davidson Wildcats. The proximity of the two campuses (less than 100 miles apart) as well as the large number of Appalachian alumni in the Charlotte region add to the animosity between the two schools.
The two teams have met on the hardwood 70 times. The Apps have won 32 of the meetings, the Cats have won 38.
- Appalachian Sports Information. "Holmes Convocation Center". GoASU. Retrieved 2008-10-08.
- Appalachian Sports Information (2010-04-21). "Capel Named ASU Men’s Basketball Head Coach". GoASU. Retrieved 2010-04-21.
- Appalachian Sports Information (2007-03-11). "Mountaineers to Face Ole Miss in NIT". GoASU.
- GoASU.com - Official Appalachian State Mountaineers basketball website