New Orleans Privateers men's basketball

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New Orleans Privateers
2016–17 New Orleans Privateers men's basketball team
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University University of New Orleans
Head coach Mark Slessinger (7th season)
Conference Southland
Location New Orleans, Louisiana
Arena Lakefront Arena
(Capacity: 8,933)
Nickname Privateers
Colors Royal Blue, Silver, and Navy[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
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NCAA Tournament Final Four
1974*, 1975*
NCAA Tournament appearances
1971*, 1972*, 1974*, 1975*, 1987, 1991, 1993, 1996, 2017
*at Division II level
Conference tournament champions
American South: 1990
Sun Belt: 1978
Southland: 2017
Conference regular season champions
American South: 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991
Sun Belt: 1993, 1996, 1997
Southland: 2017

The New Orleans Privateers men's basketball team represents the University of New Orleans in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. The school's team currently competes as a member of the Southland Conference. They are currently led by head coach Mark Slessinger and play their home games at Lakefront Arena.

Head coaches[edit]

Tenure Coach Years Record Pct.
1969–76 Ron Greene 8 146–65 .692
1977–78 Butch van Breda Kolff 2 32–22 .593
1979–84 Don Smith 6 84–83 .503
1985–86 Benny Dees 2 42–16 .724
1987 Art Tolis 1 21–11 .656
1988–93 Tim Floyd 6 126–59 .681
1994–96 Tic Price 3 63–27 .700
1997–00 Joey Stiebing 4 57–58 .496
2001–05 Monte Towe 5 70–78 .473
2006 Buzz Williams 1 14–17 .452
2007–10 Joe Pasternack 4 54–60 .474
2011–present Mark Slessinger 6 77–98 .440
Totals 12 coaches 48 seasons 786–594 .570

Reference:[2]

Season results[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Ron Greene (D–II Independent/Sun Belt) (1969–1976)
1969–70 New Orleans
1970–71 New Orleans D–II Regional Semifinals
1971–72 New Orleans D–II Regional Semifinals
1972–73 New Orleans
1973–74 New Orleans D–II Final Four
1974–75 New Orleans D–II Runner-Up
1975–76 New Orleans 18–8
1976–77 New Orleans 18–10 4–2 2nd
Ron Greene: 146–65 (.692)
Butch van Breda Kolff (Sun Belt) (1977–1978)
1977–78 New Orleans 21–6 8–2 2nd
1978–79 New Orleans 11–16 3–7 5th
Butch van Breda Kolff: 32–22 (.593)
Don Smith (Sun Belt/Independent) (1979–1984)
1979–80 New Orleans 5–21 2–12 7th
1980–81 New Orleans 13–14
1981–82 New Orleans 18–8
1982–83 New Orleans 23–7
1983–84 New Orleans 14–14
1984–85 New Orleans 11–19
Don Smith: 84–83 (.503) 2–12 (.143)
Benny Dees (Independent) (1985–1986)
1985–86 New Orleans 16–12
1986–87 New Orleans 26–4 NCAA Second Round
Benny Dees: 42–16 (.724)
Art Tolis (American South) (1987)
1987–88 New Orleans 21–11 7–3 T–1st
Art Tolis: 21–11 (.656) 7–3 (.700)
Tim Floyd (American South/Sun Belt) (1988–1993)
1988–89 New Orleans 19–11 7–3 1st NIT First Round
1989–90 New Orleans 21–11 8–2 T–1st NIT Quarterfinals
1990–91 New Orleans 23–8 9–3 T–1st NCAA First Round
1991–92 New Orleans 17–15 8–8 7th
1992–93 New Orleans 26–4 18–0 1st NCAA First Round
1993–94 New Orleans 20–10 12–6 3rd NIT Second Round
Tim Floyd: 126–59 (.681) 62–22 (.738)
Tic Price (Sun Belt) (1994–1996)
1994–95 New Orleans 20–11 13–5 2nd
1995–96 New Orleans 21–9 14–4 T–1st NCAA First Round
1996–97 New Orleans 22–7 14–4 T–1st NIT First Round
Tic Price: 63–27 (.700) 41–13 (.759)
Joey Stiebing (Sun Belt) (1997–2000)
1997–98 New Orleans 15–12 9–9 T–5th
1998–99 New Orleans 14–16 5–9 T–7th
1999–00 New Orleans 11–18 6–10 7th
2000–01 New Orleans 17–12 10–6 T–2nd (West)
Joey Stiebing: 57–58 (.496) 30–34 (.469)
Monte Towe (Sun Belt) (2001–2005)
2001–02 New Orleans 15–14 9–6 3rd (West)
2002–03 New Orleans 15–14 7–8 T–3rd (West)
2003–04 New Orleans 17–14 9–6 2nd (West)
2004–05 New Orleans 13–17 7–8 3rd (West)
2005–06 New Orleans 10–19 6–9 T–4th (West)
Monte Towe: 70–78 (.473) 38–37 (.507)
Buzz Williams (Sun Belt) (2006)
2006–07 New Orleans 14–17 9–9 4th (West)
Buzz Williams: 14–17 (.452) 9–9 (.500)
Joe Pasternack (Sun Belt/Independent) (2007–2010)
2007–08 New Orleans 19–13 8–10 4th (West)
2008–09 New Orleans 11–19 6–12 T–5th (West)
2009–10 New Orleans 8–22 3–15 7th (West)
2010–11 New Orleans 16–6
Joe Pasternack: 54–60 (.474) 17–37 (.315)
Mark Slessinger (Independent/Southland) (2011–present)
2011–12 New Orleans 17–15
2012–13 New Orleans 8–18
2013–14 New Orleans 11–15 8–10 8th
2014–15 New Orleans 11–18 6–12 T–10th
2015–16 New Orleans 10–20 6–12 T–9th
2016–17 New Orleans 20–12 13–5 1st NCAA First Four
Mark Slessinger: 77–98 (.440) 33–39 (.458)
Total: 786–594 (.570)

      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

Reference:[3]

Postseason appearances[edit]

NCAA Division II Tournament results[edit]

The Privateers have appeared in the NCAA Division II Tournament four times. Their combined record is 9–6.

Year Round Opponent Result
1971 Regional Semifinals
Regional 3rd Place Game
Southwestern Louisiana
Louisiana Tech
L 107–113
L 88–107
1972 Regional Quarterfinals
Regional Semifinals
Regional 3rd Place Game
Prairie View A&M
Wartburg
Transylvania
W 80–72
L 79–80
W 110–74
1974 Regional Semifinals
Regional Finals
Elite Eight
Final Four
National 3rd Place Game
Southern
Fisk
UC Riverside
Southwest Missouri State
Assumption
W 85–80
W 78–63
W 83–78
L 63–68
L 103–115
1975 Regional Semifinals
Regional Finals
Elite Eight
Final Four
National Championship Game
West Georgia
Lincoln (MO)
UC Riverside
Assumption
Old Dominion
W 90–89
W 84–83
W 73–59
W 84–73 OT
L 74–76

NCAA Division I Tournament results[edit]

The Privateers have appeared in the NCAA Division I Tournament five times. Their combined record is 1–5.

Year Round Opponent Result
1987 First Round
Second Round
BYU
Alabama
W 83–79
L 76–101
1991 First Round Kansas L 49–55
1993 First Round Xavier L 55–73
1996 First Round North Carolina L 62–83
2017 First Four Mount St. Mary's L 66–67

National Invitational Tournament (NIT) results[edit]

The Privateers have appeared in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) four times. Their combined record is 3–4.

Year Round Opponent Result
1989 First Round Wisconsin L 61–63
1990 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
James Madison
Mississippi State
Vanderbilt
W 78–74
W 65–60
L 85–88
1994 First Round
Second Round
Texas A&M
Vanderbilt
W 79–73
L 59–78
1997 First Round Pittsburgh L 63–82

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ New Orleans Privateers – Official Brand Identity (PDF). July 13, 2016. Retrieved April 23, 2017. 
  2. ^ "New Orleans Privateers Coaches". Sportsreference.com. Retrieved 2017-05-30. 
  3. ^ "New Orleans Privateers School History". Sportsreference.com. Retrieved 2017-05-30. 

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