Denver Pioneers men's basketball

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Denver Pioneers
2014–15 Denver Pioneers men's basketball team
Denver Pioneers athletic logo
University University of Denver
Conference The Summit
Location Denver, CO
Head coach Joe Scott (8th year)
Arena Magness Arena
(Capacity: 7,200)
Nickname Pioneers
Colors

Crimson and Gold

            
NCAA Tournament appearances
1992*, 1994*, 1996*
*at Division II level

The Denver Pioneers men's basketball team represents the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado, United States. Their current head coach is Joe Scott and are members of the The Summit League. They play their home games at Magness Arena.

Denver has never qualified for the NCAA Division I Tournament.

History[edit]

Denver played basketball at the regional level prior to WWII and at the Division I level between the 1940s and 1979, dropping down to the Division II and NAIA levels between 1979 to 1998. DU moved back up to Division I in 1998 and joined the Sun Belt Conference in 1999. In 2012, the Pioneers moved from the Sun Belt to the Western Athletic Conference. After only one year in the WAC, they joined The Summit League in July, 2013.

Alumni[edit]

Notable former Denver basketball players include:

Postseason results[edit]

NCAA Division II Tournament results[edit]

The Pioneers have appeared in two NCAA Division II Tournaments. Their combined record is 1–3.

Year Round Opponent Result/Score
1992 Regional Semifinals
Regional Finals
North Dakota
South Dakot State
W 73–68
L 57–87
1994 Regional Quarterfinals North Dakota State L 72–87
1996 Regional Quarterfinals North Dakota State L 70–71

NAIA Tournament results[edit]

The Pioneers have appeared in two NAIA Tournaments. Their record is 0–2.

Year Round Opponent Result/Score
1948 First Round Mankato State L 46–49
1984 First Round Waynesburg L 56–58 OT

NIT results[edit]

The Pioneers have appeared in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) three times. Their combined record is 1–3.

Year Round Opponent Result/Score
1959 First Round at NYU L 81–90
2005 Opening Round at University of San Francisco L 67–69
2013 First Round
Second Round
Ohio
Maryland
W 61–57
L 52–62

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