San Jose State Spartans men's basketball

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San Jose State Spartans
2014–15 San Jose State Spartans men's basketball team
San Jose State Spartans athletic logo
University San José State University
First season 1909
Conference Mountain West
Location San Jose, CA
Head coach Dave Wojcik (2nd year)
Arena Event Center Arena
(Capacity: 5,000)
Nickname Spartans
Colors

Blue, Gold, and White

                  
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 appearances
1951, 1980, 1996[1]
Conference tournament champions
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[2]

The San Jose State Spartans men's basketball team is a varsity intercollegiate athletic team of San José State University in San Jose, California, United States. The team is a member of the Mountain West Conference, which competes in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association.

History[edit]

The SJSU men's basketball team played its first recorded game in 1909.[2] 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).[2]

Eleven former SJSU men's basketball players have been drafted into the NBA.[2]

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 resigned at the end of the 2012-2013 season.[3]

Postseason results[edit]

In five postseason tournament appearances, the Spartans have yet to win a game.[2]

NCAA Tournament results[edit]

The Spartans have appeared in the NCAA Tournament three times. Their combined record is 0–3.

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

NIT results[edit]

The Spartans have appeared in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) one time. Their record is 0–1.

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

CBI results[edit]

The Spartans have appeared in the College Basketball Invitational (CBI) one time. Their record is 0–1.

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4dad4023#/4dad4023/1
  2. ^ a b c d e "SJSU Spartans Media Guide". sjsuspartans.com. 2014. Retrieved December 4, 2014. 
  3. ^ http://www.mercurynews.com/sjsu-spartans/ci_22901990/report-san-jose-state-hires-boise-state-assistant

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