Grand Canyon Antelopes men's basketball

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Grand Canyon Antelopes
2018–19 Grand Canyon Antelopes men's basketball team
Grand Canyon Antelopes logo.svg
UniversityGrand Canyon University
Head coachDan Majerle (6th season)
ConferenceWestern Athletic Conference
LocationPhoenix, Arizona
ArenaGCU Arena
(Capacity: 7,000)
NicknameAntelopes
ColorsPurple, Black, and White[1]
              
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
Team colours
Team colours
Away


NCAA Tournament Champions
1975‡, 1978‡, 1988‡ ‡NAIA Champions
NCAA Tournament Second round
1996*, 1997*, 2006*
NCAA Tournament Appearances
1992*, 1993*, 1994*, 1995*, 1996*, 1997*, 1998*, 2007*, 2012*, 2013*
*at Division II level
Conference Tournament Champions
1994 (CCAA)
Conference Regular Season Champions
2007 (Pacific West)

The Grand Canyon Antelopes men's basketball team represents Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona. They are a member of the Western Athletic Conference (WAC). They are currently led by head coach Dan Majerle and play their home games at the GCU Arena. They made the jump to NCAA Division I and joined the WAC on July 1, 2013.[2][3]

During their time as a member of the NAIA, they were national champions in 1975, 1978, and 1988.

Postseason[edit]

WAC Tournament results

After four years of probation during their transition into Division 1, GCU entered the Western Athletic Conference tournament as the number 3 seed. On March 8, 2018, the Lopes won their first game in the WAC tournament.

Year Round Opponent Result
2018 Quarterfinals
Semfinals
Final
UMKC
Uth Valley
New Mexico State
W 77-74
W 75-60
L 72-58

NCAA Division II Tournament results[edit]

The Lopes have appeared in ten NCAA Division II Tournaments. Their combined record is 5–10.

Year Round Opponent Result
1992 Regional Quarterfinals
Regional 3rd Place Game
UC Riverside
Chico State
L 61–74
W 88–87
1993 Regional Quarterfinals
Regional 3rd Place Game
Cal State Bakersfield
Chico State
L 68–98
W 103–98
1994 Regional Quarterfinals San Francisco State L 79–84 OT
1995 Regional Quarterfinals UC Davis L 88–92 OT
1996 Regional Quarterfinals
Regional Semifinals
Alaska-Anchorage
Cal State Bakersfield
W 105–96 OT
L 65–71
1997 Regional Quarterfinals
Regional Semifinals
UC Davis
Cal State Bakersfield
W 78–66
L 70–80
1998 Regional Quarterfinals Cal State Los Angeles L 58–53
2007 Regional Quarterfinals
Regional Semifinals
Seattle Pacific
Humboldt State
W 87–65
L 81–95
2012 Regional Quarterfinals Western Washington L 73–79
2013 Regional Quarterfinals Seattle Pacific L 59–85

NAIA Tournament results[edit]

The Lopes have appeared in 11 NAIA Tournaments. Their combined record is 18–8 and are three time NAIA national champions (1975, 1978, 1988).

Year Round Opponent Result
1973 First Round Winona State L 64–70
1974 First Round
Second Round
Virginia State
Indiana (PA)
W 67–65
L 65–66
1975 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
National Championship Game
Willamette
Illinois Wesleyan
Wisconsin-Parkside
Alcorn State
Midwestern State
W 83–60
W 66–63
W 70–54
W 88–68
W 65–54
1962 First Round Cal State Fullerton L 79–94
1976 First Round
Second Round
Central State (OH)
Newberry
W 57–52
L 58–65
1978 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
National Championship Game
Cumberland
Hawaiʻi-Hilo
Central State (OH)
Texas A&M-Commerce
Nebraska-Kearney
W 70–64
W 83–67
W 88–82 5OT
W 74–69
W 79–75
1979 First Round Marymount (KS) L 74–79
1980 First Round Clarion L 75–83
1988 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
National Championship Game
Hastings
Fort Hays State
College of Idaho
Waynesburg
Auburn-Montgomery
W 103–75
W 101–95
W 99–96 OT
W 108–106
W 88–86 OT
1989 First Round Western Montana L 65–79
1990 First Round
Second Round
Briar Cliff
South Carolina-Upstate
W 72–66
L 69–75

CIT results[edit]

The Lopes have appeared in three Division I CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT) Tournaments. Their combined record is 2–3.

Year Round Opponent Result
2014 First Round Pacific L 67–69
2015 First Round Northern Arizona L 70–75
2016 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
South Carolina State
Jackson State
Coastal Carolina
W 78–74
W 64–54
L 58–60

CBI results[edit]

The Lopes have appeared in the Division I College Basketball Invitational (CBI) two times. Their combined record is 0–2.

Year Round Opponent Result
2018 First Round Mercer L 73–78
Year Round Opponent Result
2019 First Round West Virginia L 63-77

Record year-by-year[edit]

Season Coach Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Grand Canyon (Great Northwest Conference) (1949–1994)
1990–1991 Leighton McCrary 19–11[4] 5–3
1991–1992 Leighton McCrary 21–7[5] 7–3
1992–1993 Leighton McCrary 20–11[6] 7–5
1993–1994 Leighton McCrary 14–15[7] 6–6
Grand Canyon (California Collegiate Athletic Association) (1994–2004)
1994–1995 Leighton McCrary 17–11[8] 8–4 2nd of 7 NCAA First Round
1995–1996 Leighton McCrary 23–6[9] 8–4 2nd of 7 NCAA Second Round
1996–1997 Leighton McCrary 23–6[10] 9–3 2nd of 7 NCAA Second Round
1997–1998 Leighton McCrary 17–10[11] 6–6 T–2nd of 7 NCAA First Round
1998–1999 Leighton McCrary 16–11[12] 12–10 6th of 12
1999–2000 Leighton McCrary 15–14[13] 11–11[14][15] T–7th of 12
2000–2001 Leighton McCrary 9–17[16] 9–13[17] T–8th of 12
2001–2002 Leighton McCrary 10–17 8–14 9th of 12
2002–2003 Leighton McCrary 9–18 7–15 9th of 12
2003–2004 Leighton McCrary 3–24 2–20 12th of 12
Grand Canyon (Pacific West Conference) (2004–2013)
2004–2005 Scott Mossman 13–16
2005–2006 Scott Mossman 19–8
2006–2007 Scott Mossman 21–8 13–2[18] 1st of 7 NCAA Second Round
2007–2008 Scott Mossman 12–15 6–12[19] T–5th of 7
2008–2009 Dan Nichols 14–14 5–7[20] 5th of 7
2009–2010 Russ Pennell 16–16 10–6[21] 4th of 9
2010–2011 Russ Pennell 14–12 9–7[22] 4th of 9
2011–2012 Russ Pennell 19–8 13–5[23] 3rd of 10 NCAA First Round
2012–2013 Russ Pennell 23-8 0–0 TBD of 14 NCAA First Round
Grand Canyon (Western Athletic Conference) (2013–present)
2013–2014 Dan Majerle 15–15 [24] 10–6 3rd CIT First Round
2014–2015 Dan Majerle 17–15 8–6 T–2nd CIT First Round
2015–2016 Dan Majerle 27–7 11–3 2nd CIT Quarterfinals
2016–2017 Dan Majerle 22–9 11–3 T-2nd
2017–2018 Dan Majerle 22–12 9–5 3rd CBI First Round
Total: 1,163–726

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

* Ineligible for NCAA Tournament during transition to Division I from 2013-2016 seasons

  • Totals updated through the end of the 2011–2012 school year.

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