Western Illinois Leathernecks men's basketball
|Western Illinois Leathernecks|
|University||Western Illinois University|
|Head coach||Billy Wright (2nd year)|
|Colors||Purple and Gold
|NCAA Tournament appearances|
|1959*, 1980*, 1981*|
|Conference tournament champions|
|Conference regular season champions|
*at Division II level
The Western Illinois Leathernecks men's basketball team represents Western Illinois University of Macomb, Illinois, in NCAA Division I men's college basketball competition. The school's team currently competes in The Summit League. The team plays it home games at 5,139-seat Western Hall and are coached by Billy Wright.
Western Illinois' first men's basketball team was fielded in 1910-1911. The Leathernecks men's basketball program made the transition from Division II to Division I beginning in the 1981–82 season. They were selected to play in the College Basketball Invitational tournament following the 2011–12 regular season, the first Division I postseason appearance in school history. The leathernecks were selected again to play in the College Basketball Invitational tournament after the 2012-13 season.
|Billy Wright||Head Coach||2014|
|Wade Hokenson||Assistant Coach||Minnesota||2008|
|Kyle Vogt||Assistant Coach||Lakeland||2011|
NCAA Division II Tournament results
The Leathernecks have appeared in three NCAA Division II Tournaments. Their combined record is 2–4.
Regional 3rd Place Game
L 81–85 OT
South Dakota State
The Leathernecks have appeared in two College Basketball Invitationals. Their combined record is 0–2.
|2012||First Round||Oregon State||L 59–80|
|2013||First Round||Purdue||L 67–81|
- "Approved WIU Colors". Retrieved 2016-04-16.
- "Western Illinois to play in first-ever D-I postseason tourney". Retrieved 27 March 2012.
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