UNC Wilmington Seahawks men's basketball

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UNC Wilmington Seahawks
2016–17 UNC Wilmington Seahawks men's basketball team
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University UNC Wilmington
First season 1976
Conference CAA
Location Wilmington, NC
Head coach Vacant
Arena Trask Coliseum
(Capacity: 5,200)
Nickname Seahawks
Student section Screamin' Seahawks
Colors Teal, Gold, 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
Away
NCAA Tournament Round of 32
2002
NCAA Tournament appearances
2000, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2016, 2017
Conference tournament champions
2000, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2016, 2017
Conference regular season champions
1997, 1998, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2015, 2016, 2017

The UNC Wilmington Seahawks men's basketball team represents UNC Wilmington or "UNCW". The team plays in the Colonial Athletic Association. The Seahawks last played in the NCAA tournament in 2017.

History[edit]

Conference memberships[edit]

Season-by-season results[edit]

Season Coach Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Mel Gibson (Independent) (1976–1986)
1976–77 Mel Gibson 16–10
1977–78 Mel Gibson 19–7
1978–79 Mel Gibson 19–8
1979–80 Mel Gibson 19–10
1980–81 Mel Gibson 13–13
1981–82 Mel Gibson 13–14
1982–83 Mel Gibson 11–16
1983–84 Mel Gibson 11–17
Mel Gibson (Colonial Athletic Association) (1984–1986)
1984–85 Mel Gibson 12–16 4–11 6th
1985–86 Mel Gibson 16–13 7–9 4th
Mel Gibson: 149–124 11–20
Robert McPherson (Colonial Athletic Association) (1986–1990)
1986–87 Robert McPherson 18–12 11–6 2nd
1987–88 Robert McPherson 15–14 9–7 4th
1988–89 Robert McPherson 16–14 9–5 3rd
1989–90 Robert McPherson 8–20 3–11 7th
Robert McPherson: 57–60 34–31
Kevin Eastman (Colonial Athletic Association) (1990–1994)
1990–91 Kevin Eastman 11–17 6–8 5th
1991–92 Kevin Eastman 13–15 6–8 5th
1992–93 Kevin Eastman 17–11 6–8 4th
1993–94 Kevin Eastman 18–10 9–5 3rd
Kevin Eastman: 59–53 29–33
Jerry Wainwright (Colonial Athletic Association) (1994–2002)
1994–95 Jerry Wainwright 16–11 10–4 2nd
1995–96 Jerry Wainwright 13–16 9–7 3rd
1996–97 Jerry Wainwright 16–14 10–6 T1st
1997–98 Jerry Wainwright 20–11 13–3 T1st NIT First round
1998–99 Jerry Wainwright 11–17 9–7 T-4th
1999–2000 Jerry Wainwright 18–13 8–8 4th NCAA First Round
2000–01 Jerry Wainwright 19–11 11–5 T-2nd NIT First round
2001–02 Jerry Wainwright 23–10 14–4 1st NCAA Second Round
Jerry Wainwright: 136–103 84–44
Brad Brownell (Colonial Athletic Association) (2002–2006)
2002–03 Brad Brownell 24–7 15–3 1st NCAA First round
2003–04 Brad Brownell 15–15 9–9 7th
2004–05 Brad Brownell 19–10 13–5 T-2nd
2005–06 Brad Brownell 25–8 15–3 1st NCAA First round
Brad Brownell: 83–40 52–20
Benny Moss (Colonial Athletic Association) (2006–2010)
2006–07 Benny Moss 7–22 4–14 T-10th
2007–08 Benny Moss 20–13 12–6 T-2nd
2008–09 Benny Moss 7–25 3–15 12th
2009–10 Benny Moss 7–14 3–7 n/a Terminated Jan. 28, 2010
Benny Moss: 41–74 22–42
Brooks Lee (Colonial Athletic Association) (2010–2010)
2009–10 Brooks Lee 2–8 2–6 T-9th
Brooks Lee: 2–8 2–6
Buzz Peterson (Colonial Athletic Association) (2010–2014)
2010–11 Buzz Peterson 13–17 7–11 7th
2011–12 Buzz Peterson 10–20 5–13 T-8th
2012–13 Buzz Peterson 10–20 5–13 9th
2013–14 Buzz Peterson 9–23 3–13 9th
Buzz Peterson: 42–80 20–50
Kevin Keatts (Colonial Athletic Association) (2014–2017)
2014–15 Kevin Keatts 18–14 12–6 T–1st CIT First Round
2015–16 Kevin Keatts 25–8 14–4 T-1st NCAA First Round
2016–17 Kevin Keatts 29–6 15-3 1st NCAA First Round
Kevin Keatts: 78–28 41–13
Total: 641–582

      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

UNC Wilmington began playing Division I NCAA basketball in the 1976–77 season. The above records do not include the years UNC Wilmington played as a junior college (1951–63) or in the NAIA (1963–76).[3]

Postseason results[edit]

Division I NCAA tournament results[edit]

The Seahawks have appeared in the Division I NCAA tournament six times. Their combined record is 1–6.

Year Round Seed Opponent Result
2000 First Round #15 #2 Cincinnati L 47–64
2002 First Round
Second Round
#13 #4 USC
#5 Indiana
W 93–89 OT
L 67–76
2003 First Round #11 #5 Maryland L 73–75
2006 First Round #9 #8 George Washington L 85–88 OT
2016 First Round #13 #4 Duke L 85–93
2017 First Round #12 #5 Virginia L 71–76

NIT results[edit]

The Seahawks have appeared in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) two times. Their combined record is 0–2.

Year Round Opponent Result
1998 First Round Wake Forest L 52–56
2001 First Round Dayton L 59–68

CIT results[edit]

The Seahawks have appeared in the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT) one time. Their record is 0–1.

Year Round Opponent Result
2015 First Round Sam Houston State L 71–87

Seahawks in the NBA[edit]

  • Jay Neary
  • Denny Fields
  • Danny Davis
  • Brian Rowsom
  • Matt Fish

Members of the Seahawk family in coaching[edit]

Former UNC Wilmington Players

  • Mark Byington, (1994–1998), Head basketball coach of Georgia Southern (2013-present)
  • John Calipari, (1978–80), Head basketball coach of UMass (1988–96), NBA New Jersey Nets (1996–99), Memphis (2000–09), Kentucky (2009–current)
  • Billy Donlon, (1995–99), Head basketball coach of Wright State (2010–2016)
  • Todd Lickliter, (1975–76), Head basketball coach of Butler (2001–07), Iowa (2007–10), Marian (2012–2015)

Former UNC Wilmington Coaches

  • Brad Brownell, UNC Wilmington Head Coach (2002–2006), Head basketball coach of Wright State (2006–10), Clemson (2010–current)
  • Kirk Earlywine, UNC Wilmington Asst Coach (2006–07), Head basketball coach of Eastern Washington (2007–2011)
  • Kevin Eastman, UNC Wilmingtin Head Coach (1990–94), Head basketball coach of Washington State (1994–99), NBA Boston Celtics Asst Coach (2004–current)
  • Frank Haith, UNC Wilmington Asst Coach (1990–92), Head basketball coach of Miami (FL) (2004–2011), Missouri (2011 – 2014), Tulsa (2014 – current)
  • Dave Hanners, UNC Wilmington Asst Coach (1986–89), NBA Asst Coach Philadelphia 76ers (2000–03), Asst Detroit Pistons (2003–05), Asst NY Knicks (2005–06), Asst Charlotte Bobcats (2008–2010), Asst New Orleans Pelicans, (2010–2015)
  • Jeff Reynolds, UNC Wilmington Asst Coach (1990–94), Head basketball coach of Wingate (1997–2000), US Air Force Academy (2007–2012)
  • Byron Samuels, UNC Wilmington Asst Coach (1992–94), Head basketball coach of Hampton (1995–97), Radford (2002–2007), Florida A&M (2014 - current)
  • Rodney Terry, UNC Wilmington Asst Coach (1998-2002), Head basketball coach of Fresno State (2011-current)
  • Jerry Wainwright, UNC Wilmington Head Coach (1994–2002), Head basketball coach of Richmond (2002–05), DePaul (2005–2010)

References[edit]

  1. ^ UNCW Seahawks - Official Brand Identity Usage and Style Guide (PDF). 2015-01-28. Retrieved 2016-04-01. 
  2. ^ "North Carolina-Wilmington summary". sports-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. 2016. Retrieved April 24, 2016. 
  3. ^ http://www.uncwsports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=19800&ATCLID=204828769