McNeese State Cowboys basketball
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|McNeese State Cowboys|
|University||McNeese State University|
|Location||Lake Charles, LA|
|Head coach||Dave Simmons (11th year)|
|Colors||Royal Blue and Sunflower Yellow
|NCAA Tournament appearances|
|1968*, 1989, 2002
*at Division II level
The McNeese State Cowboys basketball team represents McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States. The school's team currently competes in the Southland Conference. They are currently led by head coach Dave Simmons and play their home games at Burton Coliseum. Currently members of the NCAA Division I, they were national champions of the NAIA in 1956.
NCAA Division I Tournament
The Cowboys have appeared in two NCAA Division I Tournaments. Their combined record is 0–2.
|1989||First Round||Illinois||L 71–77|
|2002||First Round||Mississippi State||L 58–70|
NCAA Division II Tournament
The Cowboys have appeared in one NCAA Division II Tournament. Their combined record is 0–2.
Regional 3rd Place Game
The Cowboys have appeared in one NAIA Tournament. Their record is 5–0. They were national champions in 1956, their only appearance in the tournament.
National Championship Game
Central State (OH)
The Cowboys have appeared in three National Invitation Tournaments (NIT). Their combined record is 1–2.
|2001||First Round||UTEP||L 74–84|
|2011||First Round||Boston College||L 64–82|
The Cowboys have appeared in one CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT). Their record is 0–1.
|2012||First Round||Toledo||L 63–76|
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