Alabama A&M Bulldogs basketball

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Alabama A&M Bulldogs
2017–18 Alabama A&M Bulldogs basketball team
Alabama A&M Bulldogs logo.svg
University Alabama A&M University
Head coach Donnie Marsh (1st season)
Conference SWAC
Location Huntsville, Alabama
Arena Elmore Gymnasium
(Capacity: 6,000)
Nickname Bulldogs
Colors Maroon and White[1]
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Home jersey
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Team colours
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Away jersey
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Team colours

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
D-I: 2005
Conference tournament champions

1975, 1976, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1993, 1995, 1996

Conference regular season champions

1975, 1976, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996


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, and Ladarius Tabb. 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[edit]

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.[2] No other player in Division I history has even recorded 15 blocks in a single game.[3]


NCAA Division I Tournament[edit]

Alabama A&M has appeared in the NCAA tournament one time, with the Bulldogs garnering a record of 0–1.

Year Seed Round Opponent Result
2005 #16 Opening Round Oakland L 69–79

NCAA Division II[edit]

Alabama A&M made ten appearances in the NCAA Division II Men's Basketball Tournament, with the Bulldogs garnering a record of 9–10.

Year Round Opponent Result
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
1988 Regional Semifinals
Regional Final
National Quarterfinals
Kentucky Wesleyan
W 75–73OT
W 92–88
L 68–76
1989 Regional Semifinals Virginia Union L 80–116
1993 Regional Semifinals North Carolina Central L 84–93
1994 Regional Semifinals
Regional Final
Elite Eight
New Hampshire College
W 110–1062OT
W 95–90
L 90–100
1995 Regional Semifinals
Regional Final
Elite Eight
Norfolk State
W 75–50
W 79–78
L 67–85
1996 Region Semifinals
Region Finals
Elite Eight
South Carolina-Spartanburg
California (PA)
W 106–91
W 98–82
L 85–95
1997 Region Semifinals
Region Finals
Delta State
W 81–80
L 82–87


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