Quinnipiac Bobcats men's basketball
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|Head coach||Baker Dunleavy (1st season)|
|Arena||TD Bank Sports Center |
|Colors||Navy and Gold|
|NCAA Tournament appearances|
|1976*, 1979*, 1988*|
*at Division II level
The Quinnipiac Bobcats men's basketball team represents Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut, United States. The school's team currently competes in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. They are currently coached by Baker Dunleavy, formerly the associate head coach at Villanova, and play their home games at the TD Bank Sports Center.
Joe DeSantis was the fifth head coach in Quinnipiac history. He led the Bobcats during their transition from Division II to Division I. DeSantis's best season was in 1999–2000 when the team went 18–10 and DeSantis won NEC Coach of The Year. On March 8, 2007, DeSantis was fired after 11 years.
His record was 118–188.
Tom Moore was hired in 2007 to replace Joe DeSantis. In Moore's first season, the team went 15–15 and finished fifth in the Northeast Conference. After a 15–16 2008-09 season, Moore and the Bobcats went 23–10, finishing first in the Northeast conference, but failed to win the conference tournament. The team received a bid to the NIT, losing in the first round to Virginia Tech, 81–61. The next season the Bobcats went 22–10 and earned a bid to the CIT, losing in the first round to Buffalo, 75–68. In 2011–12 the team finished 18–14, earned a bid to the CBI, and lost in the first round to Pennsylvania, 74–63. In 2013 Quinnipiac moved to the Metro Atlantic and went 20–12 in their first season. They earned a bid to the CIT and lost in the first round to Yale, 69–68. Moore was fired on March 7, 2017.
NCAA Division II Tournament results
The Bobcats have appeared in three NCAA Division II Tournaments. Their combined record is 0–6.
Regional 3rd Place Game
Regional 3rd Place Game
Regional 3rd Place
NAIA Tournament results
The Bobcats have appeared in two NAIA Tournaments. Their combined record is 1–2.
|1972||First Round||Belhaven||L 64–75|
The Bobcats have appeared in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) one time. Their record is 0–1.
|2010||First Round||Virginia Tech||L 61–81|
The Bobcats have appeared in the College Basketball Invitational (CBI) one time. Their record is 0–1.
|2012||First Round||Penn||L 63–74|
The Bobcats have appeared in the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT) two times. Their combined record is 0–2.
|2011||First Round||Buffalo||L 68–75|
|2014||First Round||Yale||L 68–69|
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