UMass Lowell River Hawks men's basketball

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UMass Lowell River Hawks
2016–17 UMass Lowell River Hawks men's basketball team
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University University of Massachusetts Lowell
Conference America East
NCAA Division I Division
Location Lowell, MA
Head coach Pat Duquette (4th year)
Arena Costello Athletic Center
Tsongas Center
(Capacity: Costello Athletic Center 1,100; Tsongas Center 7,649)
Nickname River Hawks
Colors Blue, White, and Red[1]
NCAA Tournament champions
NCAA Tournament Final Four
NCAA Tournament appearances
1988*, 2001*, 2002*, 2003*, 2004*, 2006*, 2009*, 2010*, 2011*, 2012*
*at Division II level

The UMass Lowell River Hawks men's basketball team represents the University of Massachusetts Lowell in Lowell, Massachusetts, United States. Beginning in the 2013–14 season, the River Hawks made the jump to NCAA Division I and joined the America East Conference.[2] As part of their transition from Division II to Division I, they will not be eligible for postseason play until the 2017-2018 season.[3][non-primary source needed] The team is coached by Pat Duquette, who is in his second season.[4] The River Hawks currently play most of their home games at the Costello Athletic Center, but will move to the Tsongas Center once their four-year transition into Division I is complete.[5] In 1988, UMass Lowell (then known as the University of Lowell) was the NCAA Division II national champions.


NCAA Division II Tournament results[edit]

The River Hawks have appeared in the NCAA Division II Tournament ten times, making that tournament's Elite Eight three times. Their combined record is 15–9. They were Division II national champions in 1988.

Year Round Opponent Result/Score
1988 Regional Semifinals
Regional Finals
Elite Eight
Final Four
National Championship Game
New Haven
Alabama A&M
Florida Southern
W 90–65
W 84–72
W 76–68
W 88–81
W 75–72
2001 Regional Quarterfinals
Regional Semifinals
Saint Michael's
W 85–67
L 69–80
2002 Regional Quarterfinals
Regional Semifinals
W 72–70
L 57–72
2003 Regional Quarterfinals
Regional Semifinals
Regional Finals
Elite Eight
Saint Rose
C.W. Post
Bowie State
W 91–67
W 86–73
W 65–59
L 62–72
2004 Regional Quarterfinals
Regional Semifinals
Regional Finals
Elite Eight
Southern New Hampshire
Humboldt State
W 84–64
W 67–61 OT
W 63–62
L 82–89
2006 Regional Quarterfinals
Regional Semifinals
Regional Finals
Saint Anselm
W 77–67
W 74–70
L 80–89
2009 Regional Quarterfinals Merrimack L 84–86 OT
2010 Regional Quarterfinals Merrimack L 62–81
2011 Regional Quarterfinals Saint Rose L 68–81
2012 Regional Quarterfinals Bloomfield L 83–91
Former Men's Basketball Coach Stan Van Gundy

Notable athletes and coaches[edit]


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