Central Michigan Chippewas men's basketball
|Central Michigan Chippewas|
|University||Central Michigan University|
|Head coach||Keno Davis (6th season)|
|Location||Mount Pleasant, Michigan|
|Colors||Maroon and Gold
|NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen|
|NCAA Tournament Round of 32|
|1975, 1977, 2003|
|NCAA Tournament appearances|
|1975, 1977, 1987, 2003|
|Conference tournament champions|
|Conference regular season champions|
|1975, 1977, 1979, 1987, 2001, 2003, 2015|
|Conference division season champions|
|2001, 2003, 2009, 2010, 2015, 2016|
The Central Michigan Chippewas team is the basketball team that represent Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. The school's team currently competes in the Mid-American Conference. The team last played in the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament in 2003. The Chippewas are currently coached by Keno Davis.
NCAA Tournament results
The Chippewas have appeared in four NCAA Tournaments. Their combined record is 3–4.
Regional Third Place Game
|1977||First Round||Charlotte||L 86–91|
|1987||#13||First Round||UCLA||L 73–92|
The Chippewas have appeared in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) twice. Their combined record is 0–2.
|1979||First Round||Purdue||L 80–97|
|2015||#6||First Round||Louisiana Tech||L 79–89|
The Chippewas have appeared in the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT) once. Their record is 0–1.
|2016||First Round||Tennessee–Martin||L 73–76|
NAIA Tournament results
The Chippewas appeared in the NAIA National Tournament twice. In back to back seasons in 1966 and 1967. The combined tournament wins and losses were 2 and 2 (advancing and then losing in the second round both years). Former coach Ted Kjolhede was named NAIA coach of the year for 1966.
Chippewas currently playing in the NBA
Notable former players
- Mark Brisker, American-Israeli professional basketball player
- Nate Huffman (1975–2015), played most of his career with Israeli team Maccabi Tel Aviv
- Ben Kelso
- Dan Majerle
- Jim McElroy
- Ben Poquette
- Dan Roundfield
- Chris Kaman
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