Western Michigan Broncos men's basketball

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Western Michigan Broncos
Basketball current event.svg 2019–20 Western Michigan Broncos men's basketball team
Western Michigan Athletics wordmark.svg
UniversityWestern Michigan University
Head coach Clayton Bates
Conference Mid-American
Location Kalamazoo, Michigan
Arena University Arena
(Capacity: 5,421)
Nickname Broncos
ColorsBrown 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) and is currently coached by Clayton Bates. The team last played in the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament in 2014.

Contents

Postseason

NCAA Tournament results

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

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

NIT results

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

YearRoundOpponentResult
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

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

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

CIT results

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

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

Coaching staff

Broncos in the NBA

All-time win–loss record

Statistics overview
SeasonCoachOverallConferenceStandingPostseason
Bill Spaulding (1913–1922)
1913–14Spaulding4–4
1914–15Spaulding7–5
1915–16Spaulding9–7
1916–17Spaulding7–6
1917–18Spaulding8–4
1918–19Spaulding11–3
1919–20Spaulding8–3
1920–21Spaulding12–5
1921–22Spaulding11–6
Bill Spaulding:77–43
Buck Read (1922–1949)
1922–23Read17–6
1923–24Read13–8
1924–25Read17–4
1925–26Read15–4
1926–27Read16–2
1927–28Read9–8
1928–29Read10–9
1929–30Read17–0
1930–31Read14–3
1931–32Read14–5
1932–33Read14–3
1933–34Read12–5
1934–35Read11–5
1935–36Read15–3
1936–37Read13–4
1937–38Read6–12
1938–39Read7–10
1939–40Read10–9
1940–41Read9–9
1941–42Read12–8
1942–43Read15–4
1943–44Read15–4
1944–45Read8–10
1945–46Read15–7
1946–47Read17–7
1947–48Read12–101–25th
1948–49Read12–104–6T-3rd
Buck Read:345–1695–8
Bill Perigo (1949–1952)
1949–50Perigo12–106–2T-2nd
1950–51Perigo13–94–4T-2nd
1951–52Perigo16–89–3T-1st
Bill Perigo:41–2719–9
Joe Hoy (1952–1958)
1952–53Hoy12–96–64th
1953–54Hoy10–114–55th
1954–55Hoy12–109–53rd
1955–56Hoy13–97–5T-3rd
1956–57Hoy9–134–85th
1957–58Hoy5–181–117th
Joe Hoy:61–7031–40
Don Boven (1958–1966)
1958–59Boven2–201–117th
1959–60Boven12–115–75th
1960–61Boven10–144–8T-5th
1961–62Boven13–116–6T-4th
1962–63Boven12–127–55th
1963–64Boven10–146–64th
1964–65Boven8–163–96th
1965–66Boven8–144–85th
Don Boven:75–11236–60
Sonny Means (1966–1970)
1966–67Means10–144–85th
1967–68Means11–135–74th
1968–69Means11–136–6T-3rd
1969–70Means6–172–8T-5th
Sonny Means:38–5717–29
Eldon Miller (1970–1976)
1970–71Miller14–105–53rd
1971–72Miller10–145–54th
1972–73Miller8–182–107th
1973–74Miller13–135–76th
1974–75Miller16–108–65th
1975–76 Miller25–315–11st NCAA Sweet Sixteen
Eldon Miller:86–6840–34
Dick Shilts (1976–1979)
1976–77Shilts14–138–85th
1977–78Shilts7–204–12T-9th
1978–79Shilts7–233–1310th
Dick Shilts:28–5615–33
Les Wothke (1979–1982)
1979–80Wothke12–147–9T-4th
1980–81Wothke15–1310–6T-1st
1981–82Wothke15–148–8T-4th
Les Wothke:42–4125–23
Vernon Payne (1982–1989)
1982–83Payne5–233–1510th
1983–84Payne4–222–1610th
1984–85Payne12–167–11T-7th
1985–86Payne12–167–11T-6th
1986–87Payne12–167–9T-5th
1987–88Payne12–177–9T-5th
1988–89Payne12–166–10T-6th
Vernon Payne:69–12639–81
Bob Donewald (1989–2000)
1989–90Donewald9–183–139th
1990–91Donewald5–222–149th
1991–92Donewald21–911–5T-2nd NIT first round
1992–93Donewald17–1212–63rd
1993–94Donewald14–147–118th
1994–95Donewald14–139–97th
1995–96Donewald16–1113–52nd
1996–97Donewald14–149–9T-5th
1997–98 Donewald21–814–4T-1st (West) NCAA round of 32
1998–99Donewald11–156–124th (West)
1999–00Donewald10–186–125th (West)
Bob Donewald:152–15492–100
Robert McCullum (2000–2003)
2000–01McCullum7–217–114th (West)
2001–02McCullum17–1310–83rd (West)
2002–03McCullum20–1110–83rd (West) NIT first round
Robert McCullum:44–4527–27
Steve Hawkins (2003–2020)
2003–04Hawkins26–515–31st (West) NCAA round of 64
2004–05Hawkins20–1311–7T-1st (West) NIT second round
2005–06Hawkins14–1710–8T-2nd (West)
2006–07Hawkins16–169–72nd (West)
2007–08 Hawkins20–12 12–4 1st (West)
2008–09 Hawkins10–21 7–9 T-1st (West)
2009–10 Hawkins18–15 8–8 T-2nd (West)
2010–11 Hawkins21–1311–51st (West) CollegeInsider.com second round
2011–12Hawkins14–206–10T-3rd (West)
2012–13 Hawkins22–1310–61st (West) CBI semifinals
2013–14 Hawkins23–1014–41st (West) NCAA round of 64
2014–15 Hawkins20–1410–83rd (West) CIT first round
2015–16 Hawkins13–197–116th (West)
2016–17 Hawkins16–1611–7T-1st (West)
2017–18 Hawkins17–159–94th (West)
2018–19 Hawkins8–242–166th (West)
2019–20 Hawkins13–196–12t-5th (West)
Steve Hawkins:291–262158–134
Clayton Bates (2020–present)
2020–21 Bates0–00–0
Clayton Bates:0–00–0
Total:1,349–1,230

      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

Through 2019–20 season

Career leaders

Single-season leaders

NCAA records

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References

  1. Western Michigan University Official Athletics Style Guide (PDF). February 17, 2017. Retrieved November 24, 2018.