Alabama A&M Bulldogs basketball
|Alabama A&M Bulldogs|
|University||Alabama A&M University|
|Head coach||Dylan Howard (interim)|
Elmore Gymnasium |
Maroon and White|
|NCAA Tournament Elite Eight|
|D-II: 1988, 1994, 1995, 1996|
|NCAA Tournament second round|
|D-II: 1988, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997|
|NCAA Tournament appearances|
D-II: 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997|
|Conference tournament champions|
|Conference regular season champions|
The Alabama A&M Fighting Bulldogs Men's Basketball team is the basketball team that represents Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University in Normal, Alabama. The school's team currently competes in the Southwestern Athletic Conference. Prior to the "Fighting Bulldogs" move to Division 1 in 1998, the team was a member of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and a consistent presence in the Division II tournament. Notable players include Desmond Cambridge, Mickell Gladness, Obie Trotter, Frank Sillmon, Willie Hayes, Nigel Moore, Terrance Vanlier, Craig Lottie, Jeremy Crutcher, Ladarius Tabb, and Dooley Petty. The Bulldogs were coached by L. Vann Pettaway from 1986 to 2010. During his tenure, Pettaway amassed a 440-264 record with the a school-best 28-3 in 1992-93 and 1995-96. From 1992 to 1997, the Bulldogs went 136-20.
NCAA Record Holders
Desmond Cambridge holds the D1 NCAA record for all-time single season steals. Obie Trotter is 4th all-time single season steals. Mickell Gladness is 2nd all-time in blocks in a season. Gladness set an NCAA Division I single game record with 16 blocks against Texas Southern on February 24, 2007. No other player in Division I history has even recorded 15 blocks in a single game.
NCAA Division I Tournament
Alabama A&M has appeared in the NCAA tournament one time, with the Bulldogs garnering a record of 0–1.
|2005||#16||Opening Round||Oakland||L 69–79|
NCAA Division II
Alabama A&M made ten appearances in the NCAA Division II Men's Basketball Tournament, with the Bulldogs garnering a record of 9–10.
|1985||Regional Semifinals||Southeast Missouri State||L 74–85|
|1986||Regional Semifinals||Tampa||L 69–76|
|1987||Regional Semifinals||Florida A&M||L 83–92|
|1989||Regional Semifinals||Virginia Union||L 80–116|
|1993||Regional Semifinals||North Carolina Central||L 84–93|
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