Western Illinois Leathernecks men's basketball
|Western Illinois Leathernecks|
|University||Western Illinois University|
|Head coach||Billy Wright (4th season)|
|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 its 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||Bradley||2014|
|Joshua Wolfe||Associate Head Coach||Hope College||2012|
|Jestin Anderson||Assistant Coach||Quincy||2016|
|Joshua Jones||Assistant Coach||Eastern Kentucky||2016|
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|
|Year||Overall Record||Conference Record||Conference Finish (Total teams)||Postseason|
|2011–12||18–15||9–9||4th (10)||2012 CBI|
|2012–13||22–9||13–3||2nd (9)||2013 CBI|
- Western Illinois Leathernecks Athletics 2017–18 Branding & Style Guidelines (PDF). July 11, 2017. Retrieved August 28, 2017.
- "Western Illinois to play in first-ever D-I postseason tourney". Retrieved 27 March 2012.
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