Fort Wayne Mastodons men's basketball

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Fort Wayne Mastodons
2016–17 Fort Wayne Mastodons men's basketball team
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University Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne
First season 1973
Conference Summit League
Location Fort Wayne, IN
Head coach Jon Coffman (3rd year)
Arena Hilliard Gates Sports Center
(Capacity: 2,700)
Allen County War Memorial Coliseum (Capacity:13,000, select games)
Nickname Mastodons
Student section The Blue Crew
Colors Royal Blue and White[1]
         
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Team colours
Away
NCAA Tournament appearances
1993*
*at Division II level
Conference regular season champions
2016

The Fort Wayne Mastodons men's basketball team represents Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The school's team currently competes in the Summit League. The team has never played in the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament. The Mastodons are coached by Jon Coffman and play their home games at the Hilliard Gates Sports Center and the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum.[2]

History[edit]

The Mastodons' first season was 1973–1974. Twice All-American and conference player of the year Sean Gibson (1993) is current all-time leading scorer and rebounder and Hall of Fame member. Their first season in Division I was 2001–2002. In 2007, they began playing in The Summit League. Before joining NCAA Division I athletics, IPFW competed in the Great Lakes Valley Conference in the NCAA Division II.

In 2014, IPFW played in their first conference final as a Division I school.

On November 22, 2016, the Mastodons defeated the then number 3 ranked Indiana Hoosiers 71–68 OT in front of 11,076 in attendance at Allen County War Memorial Coliseum. This defeat of Indiana was the Mastodons first victory over a AP Top 25 ranked team in program history.

Conference affiliation[edit]

Years Conference Seasons
2007–08 to Present Summit League 9
2001–02 to 2006–07 NCAA D-I Independent 6
1984–85 to 2000–01 Great Lakes Valley Conference 17
1981–82 to 1983–84 NCAA D-II Independent 3
1973–74 to 1980–81 NCAA D-III Independent 8

Postseason[edit]

NCAA Division II Tournament results[edit]

The Mastodons have appeared in one NCAA Division II Tournament. Their record is 0–2.

Year Round Opponent Result
1993 Regional Semifinals
Regional 3rd Place Game
Wayne State
Southern Indiana
L 72–78
L 93–95

NIT results[edit]

The Mastodons have appeared in one National Invitation Tournament (NIT). Their record is 0–1

Year Round Opponent Result
2016 First Round San Diego State L 55–79

CIT results[edit]

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

Year Round Opponent Result
2014 First Round
Second Round
Akron
VMI
W 97–91
L 95–106
2015 First Round Evansville L 77–82
2017 First Round
Quarterfinals
Ball State
Texas A&M–Corpus Christi
W 88–80
L 62–78

Division I season records[edit]

Season Coach Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Independent (NCAA Division I) (2001–2006)
2001–2002[3] Doug Noll 7–21
2002–2003[4] Doug Noll 9–21
2003–2004[5] Doug Noll 3–25
2004–2005[6] Doug Noll (3–13)

Joe Pechota (4–9)[7]

7–22
2005–2006[8] Dane Fife 10–18
United Basketball Conference (NCAA Division I) (2006–2007)
2006–2007[9] Dane Fife 12–17 6–4 3rd
The Summit League (NCAA Division I) (2007–present)
2007–2008[10] Dane Fife 13–18 9–9 5th
2008–2009[11] Dane Fife 13–17 8–10 5th
2009–2010[12] Dane Fife 16–15 9–9 5th
2010–2011[13] Dane Fife 18–12 11–7 4th
2011–2012 Tony Jasick 11–19 5–13 T–8th
2012–2013 Tony Jasick 16–17 7–9 5th
2013–2014 Tony Jasick 25–11 10–4 T–2nd CIT Second Round
2014–2015 Jon Coffman 16–15 9–7 T-4th CIT First Round
2015–2016 Jon Coffman 24–10 12–4 T-1st NIT First Round
Total: 200–264

      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

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Official Colors". Retrieved 2015-11-14. 
  2. ^ IPFW Mastodons athletic facilities http://www.gomastodons.com/sports/2014/7/17/GEN_0717142321.aspx?tab=facilities.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ "IPFW Mastodons Basketball 2014–15 Schedule – Mastodons Home and Away – ESPN". Sports.espn.go.com. Retrieved 2015-04-17. 
  4. ^ "IPFW Mastodons Basketball 2014–15 Schedule – Mastodons Home and Away – ESPN". Sports.espn.go.com. Retrieved 2015-04-17. 
  5. ^ "IPFW Mastodons Basketball 2014–15 Schedule – Mastodons Home and Away – ESPN". Sports.espn.go.com. Retrieved 2015-04-17. 
  6. ^ "IPFW Mastodons Basketball 2014–15 Schedule – Mastodons Home and Away – ESPN". Sports.espn.go.com. Retrieved 2015-04-17. 
  7. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20060916124308/http://www.brescia.edu/bearcats/basketball/men/coaches.htm. Archived from the original on September 16, 2006. Retrieved March 24, 2009.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  8. ^ "IPFW Mastodons Basketball 2014–15 Schedule – Mastodons Home and Away – ESPN". Sports.espn.go.com. Retrieved 2015-04-17. 
  9. ^ "IPFW Mastodons Basketball 2014–15 Schedule – Mastodons Home and Away – ESPN". Sports.espn.go.com. Retrieved 2015-04-17. 
  10. ^ "IPFW Mastodons Basketball 2014–15 Schedule – Mastodons Home and Away – ESPN". Sports.espn.go.com. Retrieved 2015-04-17. 
  11. ^ "IPFW Mastodons Basketball 2014–15 Schedule – Mastodons Home and Away – ESPN". Sports.espn.go.com. Retrieved 2015-04-17. 
  12. ^ "IPFW Mastodons Basketball 2014–15 Schedule – Mastodons Home and Away – ESPN". Sports.espn.go.com. Retrieved 2015-04-17. 
  13. ^ "IPFW Mastodons Basketball 2014–15 Schedule – Mastodons Home and Away – ESPN". Sports.espn.go.com. Retrieved 2015-04-17. 

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