Central Michigan Chippewas men's basketball
The Central Michigan Chippewas team is the basketball team that represent Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. The school's team currently competes in the Mid-American Conference. The team last played in the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament in 2003. The Chippewas are currently coached by Tony Barbee.
|Central Michigan Chippewas|
|University||Central Michigan University|
|Head coach||Tony Barbee|
|Location||Mount Pleasant, Michigan|
|Arena||McGuirk Arena |
|Colors||Maroon and gold|
|NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen|
|NCAA Tournament Round of 32|
|1975, 1977, 2003|
|NCAA Tournament Appearances|
|1975, 1977, 1987, 2003|
|Conference tournament champions|
|Conference regular season champions|
|1975, 1977, 1979, 1987, 2001, 2003, 2015|
|Conference division season champions|
|2001, 2003, 2009, 2010, 2015, 2016|
The Chippewas have appeared in four NCAA Tournaments. Their combined record is 3–4.
Regional Third Place Game
|1977||First Round||Charlotte||L 86–91|
|1987||#13||First Round||UCLA||L 73–92|
The Chippewas have appeared in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) twice. Their combined record is 0–2.
|1979||First Round||Purdue||L 80–97|
|2015||#6||First Round||Louisiana Tech||L 79–89|
College Basketball Invitational (CBI) resultsEdit
The Chippewas have appeared in the Division I College Basketball Invitational (CBI) once. Their record is 0–1.
|2019||First Round||DePaul||L 86–100|
The Chippewas have appeared in the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT) two times. Their combined record is 2–2.
|2016||First Round||UT Martin||L 73–76|
NAIA Tournament resultsEdit
Central Michigan went to the NAIA Tournament twice, garnering a record of 2–2. Former coach Ted Kjolhede was named NAIA Coach of the Year for 1966.
Player achievements and accoladesEdit
The Chippewas have retired six numbers, in honor of seven different players.
|Central Michigan Chippewas retired numbers|
Chippewas in the ABA/NBAEdit
- Graphic Identity Guidelines (PDF). Central Michigan University Brand Identity Standards. Archived from the original (PDF) on January 4, 2017. Retrieved August 3, 2019.
- "2018–19 Central Michigan Chippewas record book, page 3" (PDF). Central Michigan Chippewas. October 2018. Retrieved March 1, 2019.