Western Michigan Broncos men's basketball

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Western Michigan Broncos
2017–18 Western Michigan Broncos men's basketball team
Western Michigan Athletics wordmark.svg
University Western Michigan University
Head coach Steve Hawkins (15th season)
Conference Mid-American
Location Kalamazoo, Michigan
Arena University Arena
(Capacity: 5,421)
Nickname Broncos
Colors Brown and Gold[1]
         
NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen
1976
NCAA Tournament Round of 32
1976 • 1998
NCAA Tournament appearances
1976 • 1998 • 2004 • 2014
Conference tournament champions
2004 • 2014
Conference regular season champions
1952 • 1976 • 1981 • 1998 • 2004 • 2014
Conference division season champions
1998 • 2004 • 2005 • 2008 • 2009 • 2011 • 2013 • 2014 • 2017

The Western Michigan Broncos men's basketball team represents Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The school's team competes in the Mid-American Conference (MAC). The team last played in the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament in 2014. The Broncos are coached by Steve Hawkins.

Postseason[edit]

NCAA Tournament results[edit]

The Broncos have appeared in four NCAA Tournaments. Their combined record is 2–4.

Year Seed Round Opponent Result
1976 Quarterfinals
Regional Semifinals
Virginia Tech
Marquette
W 77–67
L 57–62
1998 #11 First Round
Second Round
Clemson
Stanford
W 75–72
L 65–83
2004 #11 First Round Vanderbilt L 58–71
2014 #14 Round of 64 Syracuse L 53–77

NIT results[edit]

The Broncos have appeared in three National Invitational Tournaments (NIT). Their combined record is 2–3.

Year Round Opponent Result
1992 First Round Notre Dame L 56–63
2003 First Round
Second Round
Illinois–Chicago
Siena
W 63–62
L 62–68
2005 First Round
Second Round
Marquette
Texas Christian
W 54–50
L 76–78

CBI results[edit]

The Broncos have appeared in one College Basketball Invitational (CBI). Their record is 2–1.

Year Round Opponent Result
2013 First Round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
North Dakota State
Wyoming
George Mason
W 72–71 OT
W 75–67 OT
L 52–62

CIT results[edit]

The Broncos have appeared in the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT) two times. Their combined record is 1–2.

Year Round Opponent Result
2011 First Round
Second Round
Tennessee Tech
Buffalo
W 74–66
L 48–49
2015 First Round Cleveland State L 57–86

Coaching staff[edit]

  • Steve Hawkins – Head coach
  • Clayton Bates – Assistant coach
  • James Holland – Assistant coach
  • Glen Heffernan – Assistant coach
  • Dan Hoff – Director of operations

Broncos in the NBA[edit]

All-time win–loss record[edit]

Season Coach Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Bill Spaulding (1913–1922)
1913–14 Spaulding 4–4
1914–15 Spaulding 7–5
1915–16 Spaulding 9–7
1916–17 Spaulding 7–6
1917–18 Spaulding 8–4
1918–19 Spaulding 11–3
1919–20 Spaulding 8–3
1920–21 Spaulding 12–5
1921–22 Spaulding 11–6
Bill Spaulding: 77–43
Buck Read (1922–1949)
1922–23 Read 17–6
1923–24 Read 13–8
1924–25 Read 17–4
1925–26 Read 15–4
1926–27 Read 16–2
1927–28 Read 9–8
1928–29 Read 10–9
1929–30 Read 17–0
1930–31 Read 14–3
1931–32 Read 14–5
1932–33 Read 14–3
1933–34 Read 12–5
1934–35 Read 11–5
1935–36 Read 15–3
1936–37 Read 13–4
1937–38 Read 6–12
1938–39 Read 7–10
1939–40 Read 10–9
1940–41 Read 9–9
1941–42 Read 12–8
1942–43 Read 15–4
1943–44 Read 15–4
1944–45 Read 8–10
1945–46 Read 15–7
1946–47 Read 17–7
1947–48 Read 12–10 1–2 5th
1948–49 Read 12–10 4–6 T-3rd
Buck Read: 345–169 5–8
Bill Perigo (1949–1952)
1949–50 Perigo 12–10 6–2 T-2nd
1950–51 Perigo 13–9 4–4 T-2nd
1951–52 Perigo 16–8 9–3 T-1st
Bill Perigo: 41–27 19–9
Joe Hoy (1952–1958)
1952–53 Hoy 12–9 6–6 4th
1953–54 Hoy 10–11 4–5 5th
1954–55 Hoy 12–10 9–5 3rd
1955–56 Hoy 13–9 7–5 T-3rd
1956–57 Hoy 9–13 4–8 5th
1957–58 Hoy 5–18 1–11 7th
Joe Hoy: 61–70 31–40
Don Boven (1958–1966)
1958–59 Boven 2–20 1–11 7th
1959–60 Boven 12–11 5–7 5th
1960–61 Boven 10–14 4–8 T-5th
1961–62 Boven 13–11 6–6 T-4th
1962–63 Boven 12–12 7–5 5th
1963–64 Boven 10–14 6–6 4th
1964–65 Boven 8–16 3–9 6th
1965–66 Boven 8–14 4–8 5th
Don Boven: 75–112 36–60
Sonny Means (1966–1970)
1966–67 Means 10–14 4–8 5th
1967–68 Means 11–13 5–7 4th
1968–69 Means 11–13 6–6 T-3rd
1969–70 Means 6–17 2–8 T-5th
Sonny Means: 38–57 17–29
Eldon Miller (1970–1976)
1970–71 Miller 14–10 5–5 3rd
1971–72 Miller 10–14 5–5 4th
1972–73 Miller 8–18 2–10 7th
1973–74 Miller 13–13 5–7 6th
1974–75 Miller 16–10 8–6 5th
1975–76 Miller 25–3 15–1 1st NCAA Sweet Sixteen
Eldon Miller: 86–68 40–34
Dick Shilts (1976–1979)
1976–77 Shilts 14–13 8–8 5th
1977–78 Shilts 7–20 4–12 T-9th
1978–79 Shilts 7–23 3–13 10th
Dick Shilts: 28–56 15–33
Les Wothke (1979–1982)
1979–80 Wothke 12–14 7–9 T-4th
1980–81 Wothke 15–13 10–6 T-1st
1981–82 Wothke 15–14 8–8 T-4th
Les Wothke: 42–41 25–23
Vernon Payne (1982–1989)
1982–83 Payne 5–23 3–15 10th
1983–84 Payne 4–22 2–16 10th
1984–85 Payne 12–16 7–11 T-7th
1985–86 Payne 12–16 7–11 T-6th
1986–87 Payne 12–16 7–9 T-5th
1987–88 Payne 12–17 7–9 T-5th
1988–89 Payne 12–16 6–10 T-6th
Vernon Payne: 69–126 39–81
Bob Donewald (1989–2000)
1989–90 Donewald 9–18 3–13 9th
1990–91 Donewald 5–22 2–14 9th
1991–92 Donewald 21–9 11–5 T-2nd NIT first round
1992–93 Donewald 17–12 12–6 3rd
1993–94 Donewald 14–14 7–11 8th
1994–95 Donewald 14–13 9–9 7th
1995–96 Donewald 16–11 13–5 2nd
1996–97 Donewald 14–14 9–9 T-5th
1997–98 Donewald 21–8 14–4 T-1st (West) NCAA round of 32
1998–99 Donewald 11–15 6–12 4th (West)
1999–00 Donewald 10–18 6–12 5th (West)
Bob Donewald: 152–154 92–100
Robert McCullum (2000–2003)
2000–01 McCullum 7–21 7–11 4th (West)
2001–02 McCullum 17–13 10–8 3rd (West)
2002–03 McCullum 20–11 10–8 3rd (West) NIT first round
Robert McCullum: 44–45 27–27
Steve Hawkins (2003–present)
2003–04 Hawkins 26–5 15–3 1st (West) NCAA round of 64
2004–05 Hawkins 20–13 11–7 T-1st (West) NIT second round
2005–06 Hawkins 14–17 10–8 T-2nd (West)
2006–07 Hawkins 16–16 9–7 2nd (West)
2007–08 Hawkins 20–12 12–4 1st (West)
2008–09 Hawkins 10–21 7–9 T-1st (West)
2009–10 Hawkins 18–15 8–8 T-2nd (West)
2010–11 Hawkins 21–13 11–5 1st (West) CollegeInsider.com second round
2011–12 Hawkins 14–20 6–10 T-3rd (West)
2012–13 Hawkins 22–13 10–6 1st (West) CBI semifinals
2013–14 Hawkins 23–10 14–4 1st (West) NCAA round of 64
2014–15 Hawkins 20–14 10–8 3rd (West) CIT first round
2015–16 Hawkins 13–19 7–11 6th (West)
2016–17 Hawkins 16–16 11–7 T-1st (West)
2017–18 Hawkins 17–15 9–9 4th (West)
Steve Hawkins: 270–219 150–106
Total: 1,328–1,187

      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

Records[edit]

Through 2017–18 season

Career leaders[edit]

Single-season leaders[edit]

NCAA records[edit]

  • Ben Handlogten, highest single game field goal percentage, 100% (13–13), January 22, 1996 vs. Toledo
  • David Kool, fourth highest single-season free throw percentage by a freshman, 91.7% (99–108), 2006–07
  • Sean Wightman, second highest single-season three point field goal percentage, 63.2% (48–76), 1991–92

References[edit]

  1. ^ WMU Official Athletics Style Guide (PDF). August 22, 2016. Retrieved August 27, 2016.