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Toledo Rockets Basketball Tickets
Team: Toledo Rockets
Home Games: Savage Arena
Head Coach: Tod Kowalczyk
School Colors: Midnight Blue and Gold
Sweet Sixteen Appearances: One
Toledo Rockets Basketball TicketsThe Toledo Rockets is a basketball team that represents the University of Toledo in the Mid-American Conference in NCAA Division I competition. The program was founded in 1915. The program has made the NCAA Final Four tournament three times during its existence with the most recent appearance coming in 1980. The Rockets program has experienced success in recent years, winning multiple conference and divisional championships in the 2010s. The Rockets look to have a bright future with some exciting play in the 2019–20 season and beyond. The Rockets' most recent NCAA tourney appearance was in 1980, but the team has been knocking on the tournament door in recent years. The team won its division in 2019 but just missed a tournament bid because it lost in the MAC postseason conference tournament to Northern Illinois in the second round. This year, the squad is looking to make its first NCAA tournament bid in 40 years. The team returns six upperclassmen from last year's roster, so it has the experience to be successful in postseason play. Grab the best Toledo Rockets' tickets at StubHub.
Who is the Toledo Rockets' basketball head coach?The current head coach of the Toledo Rockets men's basketball program is Tod Kowalczyk. He has been the head coach of the program for eight years and is responsible for much of the success that the team has experienced in recent years. Prior to being hired as the head coach at the University of Toledo, Kowalczyk was the head coach at Green Bay for eight seasons. He also had stints as an assistant at schools that include Marquette, Rutgers and Rider.
What was the Toledo Rockets' record last season?The Rockets had a successful effort during the 2018–2019 season, achieving a win-loss record of 25–8 with a 13–5 record in the MAC. This was good enough to win the MAC Western Division. The Rockets earned a berth in the National Invitational Tournament where it was ousted in the first round.
Where does the Rockets play home games?The Toledo Rockets basketball team plays its home games at Savage Arena, a multipurpose arena on the school's campus. The arena has a maximum capacity of 7,300. On top of hosting men's and women's basketball and volleyball games, the venue hosts concerts.
What are important games on the Rockets' schedule this season?Toledo has a number of important games coming up in this year's schedule, including in- and out-of-conference games. Early in the season, the team travels to South Bend, Ind., to play Notre Dame. Important games within the MAC include matchups against Buffalo and against rival Bowling Green State University.
What notable players have played for the Toledo Rockets?A number of players from the Toledo Rockets have spent time in the NBA. The player from Toledo with the most successful professional career was John Brisker. After a successful college career at Toledo, Brisker was drafted into the ABA by the Pittsburgh Pipers. He also spent time in the NBA with the Seattle Supersonics. During his career, Brisker averaged over 20 points a game and was named an ABA All-Star twice. He was known for having a volatile temper, often getting in fights during games.
What is the most successful season in Toledo Rockets' history?The most successful season the program has had when it comes to postseason play was in 1979 when the team made the Sweet Sixteen after defeating the Iowa Hawkeyes in the first round of the tournament. This is one of four NCAA Final Four Tournament appearances that Toledo has made and is the only time the team has won in the first round.
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