Central Michigan Chippewas men's basketball

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Central Michigan Chippewas
2016–17 Central Michigan Chippewas men's basketball team
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University Central Michigan University
Head coach Keno Davis (6th season)
Conference Mid-American
Location Mount Pleasant, Michigan
Arena McGuirk Arena
(Capacity: 5,300)
Nickname Chippewas
Colors Maroon and Gold[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 Sweet Sixteen
NCAA Tournament Round of 32
1975, 1977, 2003
NCAA Tournament appearances
1975, 1977, 1987, 2003
Conference tournament champions
1987, 2003
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[edit]

NCAA Tournament[edit]

The Chippewas have appeared in four NCAA Tournaments. Their combined record is 3–4.

Year Seed Round Opponent Result
1975 First Round
Sweet 16
Regional Third Place Game
Oregon State
W 77–75
L 73–90
W 88–87
1977 First Round Charlotte L 86–91
1987 #13 First Round UCLA L 73–92
2003 #11 First Round
Second Round
W 79–73
L 60–86


The Chippewas have appeared in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) twice. Their combined record is 0–2.

Year Seed Round Opponent Result
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.

Year Round Opponent Result
2016 First Round Tennessee–Martin L 73–76

NAIA Tournament results[edit]

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[edit]

Notable former players[edit]


  1. ^ Central Michigan University Brand Identity (PDF). Retrieved March 28, 2016. 
  2. ^ [1]

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