Eastern Illinois Panthers men's basketball

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Eastern Illinois Panthers
2016–17 Eastern Illinois Panthers men's basketball team
Eastern Illinois Panthers wordmark.svg
University Eastern Illinois University
Conference OVC
West Division
Location Charleston, IL
Head coach Jay Spoonhour (5th year)
Arena Lantz Arena
(Capacity: 5,300)
Nickname Panthers
Colors Blue and Gray[1]
         
NCAA Tournament appearances
1992, 2001
Conference tournament champions
OVC: 2001
Mid-Cont: 1985, 1992

The Eastern Illinois Panthers men's basketball team is the basketball team that represents Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois, United States. The school's team currently competes in the Ohio Valley Conference. The Panthers competed in the NCAA Tournament in 1992 and 2001.[2]

Seasons[edit]

Eastern Illinois' records season by season since joining Division I in 1981.[3]

Season Head Coach Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Division I Independent
1981–82 Rick Samuels 14–13 0–0 -
Mid-Continent Conference
1982–83 Rick Samuels 13–18 8–4 2nd
1983–84 Rick Samuels 15–13 7–7 4th
1984–85 Rick Samuels 20–10 9–5 3rd
1985–86 Rick Samuels 19–13 8–6 3rd
1986–87 Rick Samuels 9–19 3–11 7th
1987–88 Rick Samuels 17–11 7–7 4th
1988–89 Rick Samuels 16–16 7–5 3rd
1989–90 Rick Samuels 10–18 3–9 6th
1990–91 Rick Samuels 17–12 10–6 3rd
1991–92 Rick Samuels 17–14 9–7 4th NCAA 1st Round
1992–93 Rick Samuels 10–17 7–9 6th
1993–94 Rick Samuels 12–15 7–11 6th
1994–95 Rick Samuels 16–13 10–8 6th
1995–96 Rick Samuels 13–15 9–9 7th
Ohio Valley Conference
1996–97 Rick Samuels 12–15 9–9 5th
1997–98 Rick Samuels 16–11 13–5 2nd
1998–99 Rick Samuels 13–16 8–10 7th
1999–00 Rick Samuels 17–12 11–7 4th
2000–01 Rick Samuels 21–10 11–5 2nd NCAA 1st Round
2001–02 Rick Samuels 15–16 7–9 6th
2002–03 Rick Samuels 14–15 9–7 5th
2003–04 Rick Samuels 6–21 4–12 10th
2004–05 Rick Samuels 12–16 7–9 8th
2005–06 Mike Miller 6–21 5–15 9th
2006–07 Mike Miller 10–20 6–14 10th
2007–08 Mike Miller 7–22 6–14 9th
2008–09 Mike Miller 12–18 8–10 7th
2009–10 Mike Miller 19–12 11–7 4th
2010–11 Mike Miller 9–20 4–14 9th
2011–12 Mike Miller 12–17 5–11 10th
2012–13 Jay Spoonhour 11–21 6–10 3rd West
2013–14 Jay Spoonhour 11–19 7–9 T-3rd West
2014–15 Jay Spoonhour 18–15 9–7 3rd West CIT 2nd Round
2015–16 Jay Spoonhour 13–17 9–7 3rd West
2016–17 Jay Spoonhour 14–15 6–10 5th West

Postseason[edit]

NCAA Division I tournament results[edit]

The Panthers have appeared in the NCAA Division I Tournament two times. Their combined record is 0–2.

Year Seed Round Opponent Result
1992 #15 First Round #2 Indiana L 55–94
2001 #15 First Round #2 Arizona L 76–101

NCAA Division II tournament results[edit]

The Panthers have appeared in the NCAA Division II Tournament six times. Their combined record is 10–7.

Year Round Opponent Result
1975 Regional Semifinals
Regional 3rd Place Game
Akron
Youngstown State
L 62–76
L 80–86
1976 Regional Semifinals
Regional Finals
Elite Eight
Final Four
National 3rd Place Game
Saint Joseph's (IN)
Evansville
Bridgeport
Chattanooga
Old Dominion
W 65–56
W 75–73
W 81–66
L 84–93
W 78–74
1977 Regional Semifinals
Regional Finals
Bellarmine
Randolph-Macon
W 87–72
L 66–69
1978 Regional Semifinals
Regional Finals
Elite Eight
Final Four
National 3rd Place Game
Saint Joseph's (IN)
Indiana State Evansville
Elizabeth City State
Wisconsin-Green Bay
Florida Tech
W 100–93
W 79–67
W84–71
L 43–58
W 77–67
1979 Regional Semifinals
Regional 3rd Place Game
Saint Joseph's (IN)
Northern Michigan
L 66–76
W 65–58
1980 Regional Semifinals
Regional Finals
Wright State
Northern Michigan
W 74–63
L 56–58

NAIA tournament results[edit]

The Panthers have appeared in the NAIA Tournament six times. Their combined record is 7–7.

Year Round Opponent Result
1947 First Round Southeastern Oklahoma State L 42–53
1949 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
Miami (FL)
San Jose State
Beloit
W 89–73
W 81–75
L 64–65
1950 First Round River Fall State L 68–80
1952 First Round
Second Round
Huron
Morningside
W 113–78
L 93–98
1953 First Round
Second Round
Morris Harvey
Hamline
W 84–67
L 86–88
1957 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
National 3rd Place Game
New Mexico Highlands
Villa Madonna
Hamline
Southeastern Oklahoma State
Pacific Lutheran
W 88–76
W 110–78
W 88–83
L 81–95
L 85–87

CIT results[edit]

The Panthers have appeared in the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT) one time. Their record is 1–1.

Year Round Opponent Result
2015 First Round
Second Round
Oakland
Evansville
W 97–91
L 68–83

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eastern Illinois University Panthers - Media Relations". 2015-10-15. Retrieved 2016-10-06. 
  2. ^ espn.go.com http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/tournament/history/_/team1/5867. Retrieved 16 February 2015.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ "Eastern Illinois". College Basketball at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2016-10-07. 

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