Chicago State Cougars men's basketball

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Chicago State Cougars
2017–18 Chicago State Cougars men's basketball team
Chicago State Athletics wordmark.png
University Chicago State University
Head coach 8th season
Conference Western Athletic Conference
Location Chicago, Illinois
Arena Emil and Patricia Jones Convocation Center
(Capacity: 7,000)
Nickname Cougars
Colors Green and White[1]
Conference tournament champions

The Chicago State Cougars men's basketball team represents Chicago State University in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The school's team currently competes in the Western Athletic Conference. They are currently led by head coach Tracy Dildy and play their home games at the Emil and Patricia Jones Convocation Center.

The 2012–2013 team won the Great West Conference Tournament championship to earn an automatic bid to the Tournament.

In the 2017-18 season, the team tied the NCAA Division I season low for points scored in the first half of a game. This occurred during their meeting with the Northwestern Wildcats men's basketball team on December 11, 2017 where the Cougars amassed a total of 8 points.[2]

Postseason tournaments[edit]

NAIA Tournament results[edit]

The Cougars have appeared in three NAIA Tournaments. Their record is 5–3.

Year Round Opponent Result
1981 First Round Bethany Nazarene L 63–69
1983 First Round
Second Round
West Virginia Wesleyan
W 76–65
L 70–87
1984 First Round
Second Round
3rd Place Game
Franklin Pierce
Kearney State
Fort Hays State
W 79–62
W 105–104 2OT
W 68–66
L 84–86 OT
W 86–82 OT

CIT results[edit]

The Cougars have appeared in one Postseason Tournament (CIT). Their record is 0–1.

Year Round Opponent Result
2013 First Round UIC L 69–80


  1. ^ Chicago State University Brand Style Guide (PDF). September 1, 2011. Retrieved April 17, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Chicago State vs Northwestern - DI Men's Basketball". Retrieved 2017-12-17. 

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