Bryant Bulldogs men's basketball
|Head coach||Jared Grasso (1st season)|
|Location||Smithfield, Rhode Island|
|Arena||Chace Athletic Center
|Colors||Black and Gold
|NCAA Tournament runner-up|
|NCAA Tournament Final Four|
|NCAA Tournament appearances|
|1978*, 1980*, 2004*, 2005*, 2006*, 2007*, 2008*|
|Conference tournament champions|
|1980, 1997, 2004, 2005|
|Conference regular season champions|
*at Division II level
The Bryant Bulldogs men's basketball team represents Bryant University in NCAA Division I men's basketball. The team currently competes in the Northeast Conference. They are led by head coach Jared Grasso and play their home games at the Chace Athletic Center.
Bryant University competed in the NAIA as an NAIA independent program from 1963 until 1976 as the Bryant College Indians before the college became a member of the NCAA Division II level in 1977. Bryants most successful season during the college's tenure in the NAIA came in the 1966–67 season when the team recorded an undefeated regular season, going 22–0 before losing the final two games of the 1966–67 season in the District 32 Tournament. The 22–2 overall record was the team's best during the NAIA years. The 22 wins set a team high win streak that still stands as a school record as of 2012. And the 22 total wins was not eclipsed until the 2003–04 season.
In 2008, Bryant began the transition to Division I with former Ohio University coach Tim O'Shea. The 2012–13 season marked the first year Bryant was eligible for the postseason, in which they qualified for the 2013 College Basketball Invitational.
NCAA Division II Tournament results
The Bulldogs have appeared in seven NCAA Division II Tournaments. Their combined record is 10–9.
Regional 3rd Place Game
Regional 3rd Place Game
New York Tech
National Championship Game
|2006||Regional Quarterfinals||UMass Lowell||L 67–77|
NAIA Tournament results
The Bulldogs have appeared in one NAIA Tournament. Their record is 0–1.
|1975||First Round||Winona State||L 72–93|
The Bulldogs have appeared in one College Basketball Invitational (CBI). Their record is 0–1.
|2013||First Round||Richmond||L 71–76|
Bryant University has had seven coaches during its history:
|Head Coach||Years||Record||Win %|
|Season||Record||Head Coach||Playoff Appearance|
|1977–78||20–6||Tom Foliard||Round of 32|
|1979–80||20–7||Leon Drury||Round of 32|
|2003–04||23–10||Max Good||Sweet Sixteen|
|2004–05||25–9||Max Good||Championship Game|
|2005–06||21–10||Max Good||Elite Eight|
|2006–07||21–11||Max Good||Sweet Sixteen|
|2007–08||19–12||Max Good||Sweet Sixteen|
|2012–13||19–12||Tim O'Shea||CBI First Round|
- Note: From 2008–2012 Bryant was ineligible for NCAA post season play during transition to NCAA Division I.
- Bryant University Bulldogs Sports Information. Retrieved September 11, 2016.
- "2006–07 BryantMen's Basketball Media Guide" (PDF). Bryant University. Retrieved October 8, 2011.
- "The History of the Northeast-10 Conference". Northeast-10 Conference. Archived from the original on August 15, 2014. Retrieved October 7, 2011.