Toledo Rockets men's basketball

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Toledo Rockets
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UniversityUniversity of Toledo
Head coach Tod Kowalczyk (11th season)
Conference Mid-American
Location Toledo, Ohio
Arena Savage Arena
(Capacity: 7,300)
Nickname Rockets
ColorsMidnight Blue and Gold [1]
         
Uniforms
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Home
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Away
NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen
1979
NCAA Tournament Appearances
1954, 1967, 1979, 1980
Conference tournament champions
1980
Conference regular season champions
1954, 1967, 1972, 1979, 1980, 1981, 2007, 2014, 2021
Conference division season champions
1999, 2000, 2005, 2007, 2013, 2014, 2018, 2019

The Toledo Rockets men's basketball team represents the University of Toledo in Toledo, Ohio, United States. 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 1980. Their current head coach is Tod Kowalczyk. [2]

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Postseason

NCAA Tournament results

The Rockets have appeared in four NCAA Tournaments. Their combined record is 1–4.

YearRoundOpponentResult
1954 First RoundPenn StateL 62–50
1967 First RoundVirginia TechL 82–76
1979 Second Round*
Sweet Sixteen
Iowa
Notre Dame
W 74–72
L 7971
1980 First RoundFlorida StateL 94–91

* In 1979 there were two first-round games in their region prior to the second round but Toledo did not play in a first-round game.

NIT results

The Rockets have appeared in nine National Invitation Tournaments (NIT). Their combined record is 5–11.

YearRoundOpponentResult
1942 Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Third Place Game
Rhode Island
West Virginia
Creighton
W 82–71
L 39–51
L 46–48
1943 Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Championship Game
Manhattan
Washington & Jefferson
St. John's
W 54–47
W 46–39
L 27–48
1981 First Round
Second Round
American
Michigan
W 91–83
L 68–80
1999 First RoundXavierL 84–86
2001 First Round
Second Round
South Alabama
Alabama
W 76–67
L 69–79
2004 First RoundMarquetteL 72–87
2007 First RoundFlorida StateL 61–77
2014 First RoundSouthern MissL 59–66
2019 First RoundXavierL 64–78
2021 First RoundRichmondL 66–76

CIT results

The Rockets have appeared in one CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT). Their record is 1–1.

YearRoundOpponentResult
2012 First Round
Second Round
McNeese State
Robert Morris
W 76–63
L 51–69

CBI results

The Rockets have appeared in one College Basketball Invitational (CBI). Their record is 0–1.

YearRoundOpponentResult
2017 First RoundGeorge WashingtonL 69–73

CCA/NCIT results

The Rockets appeared in one of the two National Commissioners Invitational Tournaments, in 1974, and went 1-1.

YearRoundOpponentResult
1974 Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Arizona State
Indiana
W 81-74
L 73-72

Retired numbers

In 2007, the Rockets retired former forward Steve Mix's number 50, making him the first player in program history to have his number retired. [3]

No.PlayerPositionCareerYear retired
50 Steve Mix PF 1966–19692007

Rockets players in the NBA

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References

  1. "Colors". The University of Toledo Brand Guide. Retrieved August 3, 2019.
  2. >Men's Basketball - Coaches - University of Toledo Rockets Athletics Official Site - UTRockets.com
  3. "UT to Retire Jersey of Former Basketball Star Steve Mix at Halftime of Saturday's Game". utrockets.com. Retrieved 2020-11-15.