UMass Lowell River Hawks men's basketball
|UMass Lowell River Hawks|
|University||University of Massachusetts Lowell|
NCAA Division I Division
|Head coach||Pat Duquette (4th year)|
|Arena||Costello Athletic Center
(Capacity: Costello Athletic Center 1,100; Tsongas Center 7,649)
|Colors||Blue, White, and Red
|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. As part of their transition from Division II to Division I, they will not be eligible for postseason play until the 2017-2018 season.[non-primary source needed] The team is coached by Pat Duquette, who is in his second season. 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. In 1988, UMass Lowell (then known as the University of Lowell) was the NCAA Division II national champions.
NCAA Division II Tournament results
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.
National Championship Game
Southern New Hampshire
W 67–61 OT
|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|
Notable athletes and coaches
- Don Doucette, coach of 1988 National Champions
- Pat Duquette, current coach
- Leo Parent, two-time All-American
- Stan Van Gundy, coach from 1988-1992
- UMass Lowell Athletics Branding Guide (PDF). 2016-01-29. Retrieved 2016-04-09.
- "University Quick Facts". UMass Lowell.
- "Pat Duquette Named Head Men's Basketball Coach at UMass Lowell" (Press release). UMass Lowell Sports Information. May 16, 2013. Retrieved May 16, 2013.
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