Western Michigan Broncos men's basketball

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Western Michigan Broncos
2014–15 Western Michigan Broncos men's basketball team
Western Michigan Broncos athletic logo
University Western Michigan University
Conference Mid-American
West Division
Location Kalamazoo, MI
Head coach Steve Hawkins (12th year)
Arena University Arena
(Capacity: 5,421)
Nickname Broncos
Colors

Brown and Gold

            
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

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.

NCAA Tournament results

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

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

The Broncos have appeared in one College Basketball Invitational. 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

Coaching staff

Broncos in the NBA

All-time win-loss record

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
Steve Hawkins: 204–155 113–71
Total: 1,262–1,123

      National 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 2013–14 season

Career leaders

Points

Rank Points Player Years
1 2,122 David Kool 2006–10
2 1,787 Manny Newsome 1961–64
3 1,743 Booker James 1983–87
4 1,713 Joe Reitz 2004–08
5 1,688 Saddi Washington 1993–98

Rebounds

Rank Rebounds Player Years
1 1,008 Paul Griffin 1972–76
2 947 Tom Cutter 1973–77
3 939 Joe Reitz 2004–08
4 864 Booker James 1983–87
5 846 Anthony Kann 2000–04

Assists

Rank Assists Player Years
1 477 Mike Douglas 2008–12
2 427 Billy Stanback 1986–90
3 406 Brian Snider 2002–06
4 391 Todd Dietrich 1977–81
5 373 Jim Kurzen 1972–76

Field goal percentage (3 made per game)

Rank Field goal pct Player Years
1 59.5% (459–771) Tom Cutter 1973–77
2 59.3% (176–297) Russ DesErmia 1995–97
3 56.7% (421–743) Paul Griffin 1972–76
4 55.3% (283–512) Matt Stainbrook 2010–12
5 54.8% (568–1036) Joe Reitz 2004–08

Free throw percentage (2 made per game)

Rank Free throw pct Player Years
1 90.5% (86–95) Kylo Jones 1997–99
2 89.0% (605–680) David Kool 2006–10
3 82.9% (247–298) Billy Stanback 1986–90
3 82.6% (266–322) Jason Black 1994–97
4 82.5% (329–399) Manny Newsome 1961–64

Three point field goal percentage (1 made per game)

Rank 3-Pt field goal pct Player Years
1 50.7% (139–274) Sean Wightman 1990–93
2 47.6% (70–147) Eli Parker 1987–89
3 46.6% (165–354) Mark Brown 1987–90
4 41.3% (171–414) Darrick Brooks 1989–93
5 40.9% (128–313) Levi Rost 2003–05

Blocks

Rank Blocks Player Years
1 149 Matt Van Abbema 1991–95
2 137 Mike Seberger 1978–82
3 130 Shayne Whittington 2009–14
4 116 Ben Handlogten 1992–96
5 104 Donald Lawson 2006–10

Steals

Rank Steals Player Years
1 199 Robby Collum 2000–03
2 185 Booker James 1983–87
3 177 Anthony Kann 2000–04
4 173 Saddi Washington 1993–98
5 163 David Kool 2006–10

Games played

Rank Games Player Years
1 135 Nate Hutcheson 2009–13
2 130 Demetrius Ward 2008–12
3 128 Joe Reitz 2004–08
4 126 Shawntes Gary 2005–09
5 125 David Kool 2006–10
5 125 Flenard Whitfield 2008–12

Single-season leaders

Points

Rank Points Player Year (games)
1 714 David Kool 2009–10 (33)
2 654 Manny Newsome 1963–64 (20)
3 630 Kenny Cunningham 1979–80 (26)
4 626 Saddi Washington 1997–98 (29)
5 620 Gene Ford 1968–69 (24)

Rebounds

Rank Rebounds Player Year (games)
1 324 Edgar Blair 1957–58 (24)
2 313 Bob Bolton 1960–61 (24)
3 308 Shayne Whittington 2012–13 (35)
4 300 Earl Jenkins 1970–71 (24)
5 298 Tom Cutter 1975–76 (28)

Assists

Rank Assists Player Year (games)
1 170 Rod Brown 1999–00 (28)
2 168 Mike Douglas 2010–11 (33)
3 166 Jason Kimbrough 1997–98 (29)
4 160 Rickey Willis 2004–05 (33)
5 159 Brian Snider 2005–06 (31)

Field goal percentage (3 made per game)

Rank Field goal pct Player Year
1 64.5% (140–217) Tom Cutter 1975–76
2 60.5% (78–129) Russ DesErmia 1995–96
3 59.92% (154–257) Ben Handlogten 1995–96
4 59.90% (115–192) Paul Griffin 1975–76
5 59.8% (134–224) Tom Cutter 1974–75

Free throw percentage (2 made per game)

Rank Free throw pct Player Year
1 93.2% (55–59) Thadus Williams 1998–99
2 91.7% (99–108) David Kool 2006–07
3 89.7% (209–233) David Kool 2009–10
4 89.4% (161–180) David Kool 2008–09
5 89.2% (58–65) Sean Wightman 1992–93

Three point field goal percentage (1 made per game)

Rank 3-Pt field goal pct Player Year
1 63.2% (48–76) Sean Wightman 1991–92
2 48.8% (63–129) Sean Wightman 1992–93
3 48.2% (67–139) Mark Brown 1989–90
4 47.3% (61–129) Mark Brown 1987–88
5 47.2% (51–108) Eli Parker 1988–89

Blocks

Rank Blocks Player Year (games)
1 58 Shayne Whittington 2012–13 (35)
2 56 Matt Van Abbema 1993–94 (28)
3 48 LaMarcus Lowe 2008–09 (28)
4 47 Donald Lawson 2009–10 (33)
4 47 Matt Van Abbema 1992–93 (29)

Steals

Rank Steals Player Year (games)
1 83 Robby Collum 2002–03 (31)
2 72 Robby Collum 2001–02 (30)
3 63 Brian Snider 2005–06 (31)
4 60 Mike Williams 2003–04 (31)
5 59 Anthony Kann 2002–03 (30)

NCAA records

  • 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

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