Western Michigan Broncos men's basketball

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Western Michigan Broncos
2016–17 Western Michigan Broncos men's basketball team
Western Michigan Athletics wordmark.svg
University Western Michigan University
Conference Mid-American
West Division
Location Kalamazoo, MI
Head coach Steve Hawkins (14th year)
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 Team Seed Result Round of 64 Round of 32 Sweet Sixteen
1976 1975–76 team N/A Sweet Sixteen def. Virginia Tech 77–67 lost to Marquette 62–57
1998 1997–98 team 11 Round of 32 def. Clemson 75–72 lost to Stanford 83–65
2004 2003–04 team 11 Round of 64 lost to Vanderbilt 71–58
2014 2013–14 team 14 Round of 64 lost to Syracuse 77–53

NIT results[edit]

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

Year Result Opening round First round Second round
1992 First Round lost to Notre Dame 63–56
2003 First Round def. Illinois–Chicago 63–62 lost to Siena 68–62
2005 Second Round def. Marquette 54–50 lost to Texas Christian 78–76

CBI results[edit]

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

Year Result First round Quarterfinals Semifinals
2013 Semifinals def. North Dakota State 72–71 (OT) def. Wyoming 75–67 (OT) lost to George Mason 62–52

CIT results[edit]

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

Year Result First round Second round
2011 Second Round def. Tennessee Tech 74–66 lost to Buffalo 49–48
2015 First Round lost to Cleveland State 86–57

Coaching staff[edit]

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
Steve Hawkins: 224–169 123–79
Total: 1,282–1,137

      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 2014–15 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). 2016-08-22. Retrieved 2016-08-27.