San Jose State Spartans men's basketball
|San Jose State Spartans|
|University||San José State University|
|All-time record||1,138–1,358 (.456)|
|Head coach||Jean Prioleau (2nd season)|
|Location||San Jose, California|
|Arena||Event Center Arena |
|Student section||Spartan Squad|
|Colors||Blue, White, and Gold|
|NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen|
|NCAA Tournament appearances|
|1951, 1980, 1996|
|Conference tournament champions|
|1925, 1928, 1929, 1931, 1938, 1941, 1948, 1949, 1980, 1996|
The SJSU men's basketball team played its first recorded game in 1909. The team has won 10 conference championships, appeared in the NCAA Tournament three times, appeared once in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT), and once in the College Basketball Invitational (CBI).
From the 1930s to 1976, the team played home games at the on-campus Spartan Gym. Starting in 1961, the team also played home games at the off-campus San Jose Civic Auditorium. From 1976 to 1979, Independence High School hosted home games, as the Civic was being remodeled. The team resumed play at the Civic Auditorium beginning in the 1979–80 season. In 1989, the on-campus Event Center became the primary home for San Jose State basketball.
Conference Tournament Champions by Conference
California Coast Conference: 1925, 1928
Far West Conference: 1929, 1931
Northern California Athletic Conference: 1938
California Collegiate Athletic Association: 1941 (co-champion), 1948, 1949
Pacific Coast Athletic Association: 1980
Big West Conference: 1996
On March 29, 2013, San Jose State hired Boise State assistant coach Dave Wojcik to be the new head coach. Wojcik succeeded George Nessman, who was fired at the end of the 2012-2013 season. Wojcik resigned on July 11, 2017 for personal reasons and assistant coach Rodney Tention was named interim head coach. Colorado assistant Jean Prioleau was named head coach on August 4.
All-time record vs. current Mountain West teams
As of the conclusion of the 2016–17 NCAA Division I men's basketball season:
|Air Force||6||5||0||.545||Won 3||1971|
|Boise State||3||30||0||.091||Lost 2||1988|
|Colorado State||0||15||0||.000||Lost 15||1969|
|Fresno State||81||89||0||.476||Lost 1||1916|
|New Mexico||1||11||0||.083||Won 1||1961|
|San Diego State||35||36||0||.493||Won 1||1936|
|Utah State||21||59||0||.263||Lost 20||1935|
In five postseason tournament appearances, the Spartans have yet to win a game.
NCAA Tournament results
The Spartans have appeared in the NCAA Tournament three times. Their combined record is 0–3.
|1951||Sweet Sixteen||BYU||L 61–68|
|1980||#12||Round of 48||#5 Missouri||L 51–61|
|1996||#16||Round of 64||#1 Kentucky||L 72–110|
The Spartans have appeared in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) one time. Their record is 0–1.
|1981||First Round||UTEP||L 53–57|
The Spartans have appeared in the College Basketball Invitational (CBI) one time. Their record is 0–1.
|2011||First Round||Creighton||L 74–85|
Spartans in the NBA
|1970||Coby Dietrick||United States (USA)||1982–83|
|1971||Darnell Hillman||United States (USA)||1979–80|
|1980||Wally Rank||United States (USA)||1980–81|
|1983||Chris McNealy||United States (USA)||1987–88|
|1988||Ricky Berry||United States (USA)||1988–89|
|1997||Tariq Abdul-Wahad||France (FRA)||2002–03|
- "Division I Men's Basketball Records (Page 73)" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association. Retrieved 28 July 2017.
- San Jose State University Brand Manual. Retrieved March 28, 2016.
- "SJSU Spartans Media Guide". sjsuspartans.com. 2014. Retrieved December 4, 2014.
- "San Jose State", ESPN College Basketball Encyclopedia: The Complete History of the Men's Game, New York: ESPN Books/Ballantine Books, p. 403, ISBN 0345513924
- Rhodie, Jeff (August 31, 1979), "Civic lures SJSU cagers", The Spartan Daily, p. 7
- "SJSU loses by 2 in OT", The Spartan Daily, p. 4, December 6, 1979
- "Men's Hoops At Civic For N. Colorado & Home Vs. USF". San Jose State Athletics. December 19, 2008. Retrieved May 16, 2016.
- "San Jose State hires Boise State assistant Dave Wojcik - San Jose Mercury News". Mercurynews.com. 2013-03-30. Retrieved 2015-07-13.
- "Men's Basketball Head Coach Dave Wojcik Resigns" (Press release). San José State University Athletics. Retrieved 11 July 2017.
- "Jean Prioleau named San Jose State University men's basketball head coach". San Jose State Spartans. August 4, 2017. Retrieved August 4, 2017.
- "2017–18 San José State Spartans Men's Basketball Team Media Guide". Athletics at San José State University. Retrieved 24 November 2017.
- "List of NBA Draft Selections from San José State University". Basketball Reference. Retrieved 8 January 2018.
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