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Appalachian State Mountaineers men's basketball

The Appalachian State Mountaineers basketball team is the college basketball team at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. The Mountaineers have competed in the Southern Conference since 1972, and are currently a Division I member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). Appalachian plays their home games at the George M. Holmes Convocation Center.[1]

The current head coach of the Apps is Jason Capel, who was hired on April 21, 2010.[2] Notable past coaches include Press Maravich and Bobby Cremins. The Mountaineers have appeared in the NCAA Tournament twice, 1979 and 2000, and appeared in the National Invitation Tournament in 2007.[3] The Mountaineers also reached the semifinals of the 2010 CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament.

Conference championships

Year Conference Record Coach
1939–1940 North State 19–3 Flucie Stewart
1940–1941 North State 22–3 Clyde Canipe
1942–1943 North State 16–5 Belus Smawley
1947–1948 North State 20–8 Francis Hoover
1949–1950 North State 21–9 Francis Hoover
1966–1967 Carolinas 21–8 Bob Light
1977–1978 Southern 9–3 Bobby Cremins
1978–1979 Southern 11–3 Bobby Cremins
1980–1981♦ Southern 11–5 Bobby Cremins
1997–1998♦* Southern 13–2 (North) Buzz Peterson
1998–1999 Southern 13–3 (North) Buzz Peterson
1999–2000 Southern 13–3 (North) Buzz Peterson
2002–2003♦ Southern 11–5 (North) Houston Fancher
2006–2007 Southern 15–3 (North) Houston Fancher
2007–2008♦ Southern 13–7 (North) Houston Fancher
2009–2010 Southern 13–5 (North) Buzz Peterson
Total 16
Denotes a tie for first place and conference co-champion

* The Southern Conference split into North and South divisions beginning with the 1994–95 season

Postseason results

NCAA Tournament results

The Mountaineers have appeared in the NCAA Tournament two times. Their combined record is 0–2.

Year Round Opponent Result/Score
1979 Second Round LSU L 57–71
2000 First Round Ohio State L 61–87

NIT results

The Mountaineers have appeared in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) one time. Their record is 0–1.

Year Round Opponent Result/Score
2007 First Round Mississippi L 59–73

CBI results

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

Year Round Opponent Result/Score
2010 First Round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Harvard
Marshall
Pacific
W 93–71
W 80–72
L 56–64

Coaching history

Coach Years Seasons Record Pct. Conf. Record Pct. Conf. Titles NIT App. NCAA App.
No Coach 1919–20/1925–34 9 86–33 .723
Eugene Garbee 1934–35 1 8–11 .421
Flucie Stewart 1935–40/1946–47 6 67–38 .638 48–24 .667 1
Clyde Canipe 1940–42 2 38–7 .844 22–5 .815 1
Belus Smawley 1942–43 1 16–5 .762 9–0 1.000 1
Harold Quincy 1943–44 1 0–7 .000
G. P. Eggers 1944–45 1 6–13 .316 7–5 .583
Francis Hoover 1945–46/1947–57 11 133–127 .512 91–87 .511 2
Bob Light 1957–72 15 212–178 .544 94–85 .525 1
Press Maravich 1972–75 3 14–63 .182 5–30 .143
Bobby Cremins 1975–81 6 100–70 .588 51–31 .622 3 1
Kevin Cantwell 1981–86 5 61–78 .439 33–47 .413
Tom Apke 1986–96 10 139–147 .486 70–82 .461
Buzz Peterson 1996–2000/2009–10 5 103–52 .665 60–17 .779 4 1
Houston Fancher 2000–09 9 137–136 .502 79–73 .520 3 1
Jason Capel 2010–present 3 44–49 .473 27–27 .556
Totals 1919–present 87 1164–1014 .534 596–513 .537 16 1 2

Rivalries

Appalachian's primary basketball rival is the Davidson Wildcats. The proximity of the two campuses (less than 100 miles apart) as well as the large number of Appalachian alumni in the Charlotte region add to the animosity between the two schools.

The two teams have met on the hardwood 70 times. The Apps have won 32 of the meetings, the Cats have won 38.

See also

References

External links

College basketball portal
  • GoASU.com - Official Appalachian State Mountaineers basketball website
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