The Quinnipiac Bobcats are beginning to make a name for themselves in basketball. The history of Quinnipiac men’s basketball has evolved from a Division II and III team in the 1970s to a Division I, Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) member in 2012. The Bobcats may not win the conference regularly. However, they almost always put on a great show. The team has continually upset teams ranked significantly higher, such as Canisius during the 2018 MAAC conference tournament. Get your Quinnipiac Bobcats' basketball tickets at StubHub.
How many conference championships has the team won?
Quinnipiac has won several conference championships while participating in different conferences. While in the MAAC during the past seven years, they have not yet won a regular-season championship. The situation looks ripe to change this season or the next. The team has, however, won a regular-season championship while participating in the NEC, and the team won a tournament championship in the Northeast 10 and three tournament championships for the ECAC New England Divisions II/III. The most recent championship was in 2010.
Who is the Quinnipiac basketball head coach?
Quinnipiac basketball is the first head coach job for Baker Dunleavy. From 2010 to 2017, Baker had various coaching positions with Villanova, which is his alma mater and where Baker played for four years. While he was the associate head coach at Villanova, the team only lost 17 games and won an NCAA national championship in 2016. Dunleavy is the son of former Tulane coach and NBA player Mike Dunleavy Sr., and his older brother, Mike Dunleavy Jr., was a star at Duke and has played in the NBA for years.
How many times has the Quinnipiac basketball team won the NCAA tournament?
The Quinnipiac Bobcats basketball team has not yet made it to the NCAA tournament. However, they have made an appearance at the NIT, one CBI appearance, three appearances at the NCAA Division II tournament, three CIT appearances and two NAIA appearances. With players like Cameron Young scoring 55 points, they have a chance at tournament play again quite soon.
Which venue does the Quinnipiac Bobcats' basketball team play in?
The Quinnipiac Bobcats' basketball venue is at the People’s United Center in Hamden, Conn. The center was completed in 2007, and it was part of a $360 million development project. Both basketball and hockey are played at the facility along with a lobby area, a university club, locker rooms, offices, meeting rooms, storage, dedicated training areas and premium seats. When the center initially opened, it was called the TD Banknorth Sports Center.
Which teams are the Quinnipiac Bobcats' rivals in basketball?
Siena College in New York has become one of Quinnipiac’s biggest basketball rivals in just a short amount of time. The two teams' competitive series began in 2014. The series is currently tied with six wins and six losses each. Right now, Quinnipiac has more momentum with a four-game winning streak. The Quinnipiac and Siena rivalry becomes so entertaining at times that it even receives national notoriety. In 2019, the game went into triple overtime with Quinnipiac winning 107 to 100 and Cameron Young, a guard for the Bobcats, scored 55 points in one game.
Who are the Bobcats' all-time greats in basketball?
To date, perhaps the best Quinnipiac basketball player of all-time is Frank Vieira. He graduated from Quinnipiac in 1957 as the all-time leading scorer with 2,731 points. The most remarkable aspect of this accomplishment is that during this time in college basketball, there was no three-point line. Despite no three-point line, he is still one of the highest scorers in NCAA history. Frank was also honored by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and the MAAC Honor Roll.Back to Top