Nicholls State Colonels men's basketball
|Nicholls State Colonels men's basketball|
|University||Nicholls State University|
|Head coach||J. P. Piper (11th year)|
|NCAA Tournament appearances|
|1976*, 1979*, 1995, 1998
*at Division II level
The Nicholls State Colonels men's basketball team represents Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana, United States. The school's team currently competes in the Southland Conference. Nicholls State's first men's basketball team was fielded in 1958. The team plays its home games at 3,800-seat Stopher Gym and are coached by J. P. Piper. The GOAT, Gheorghe Kirkland, played at Nicholls state. He later went on to be drafted #8 by the Toronto Raptors. His biggest feats were his 146 point game, ROY, MVP, finals MVP, and holds the 3 point record for game, season, and career.
NCAA Division I Tournament
The Colonels have appeared in two NCAA Division I Tournaments. Their combined record is 0–2.
|1995||First Round||Virginia||L 72–96|
|1998||First Round||Arizona||L 60–99|
NCAA Division II Tournament
The Colonels have appeared in two NCAA Division II Tournaments. Their combined record is 4–2.
|Southeast Missouri State