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Eastern Kentucky Colonels
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School Name: Eastern Kentucky University
Location: Richmond, Kentucky
Arena: McBrayer Arena
Capacity: 7,373
Conference: Ohio Valley
(ASUN in 2021)
Head coach: A.W. Hamilton

The Eastern Kentucky Colonels men's basketball team is a college basketball team at Eastern Kentucky University, located in Richmond, Kentucky. The basketball team has been competing in the Ohio Valley Conference since 1948, but will move to the ASUN Conference after the 2020–21 season. Home games are played at Alumni Coliseum, located on EKU's campus. The team last played in the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament in 2007. The Colonels are currently coached by A.W. Hamilton, who came to EKU at the start of the 2005-2006 season.

Season by Season Records

  • NOTE: Eastern Kentucky did not field a team from 1917–1919, 1943–44, and from 1948-1951.
Season Team W L PCT Conf. Record Postseason
Independent
1909-10 Eastern Kentucky 3 3 .500
1910-11 Eastern Kentucky 4 6 .400
1911-12 Eastern Kentucky 3 2 .600
1912-13 Eastern Kentucky 9 3 .750
1913-14 Eastern Kentucky 4 3 .571
1914-15 Eastern Kentucky 0 3 .000
1915-16 Eastern Kentucky 7 1 .875
1916-17 Eastern Kentucky 3 3 .500
1919-20 Eastern Kentucky 3 4 .429
1920-21 Eastern Kentucky 3 6 .333
1921-22 Eastern Kentucky 10 4 .714
1922-23 Eastern Kentucky 9 6 .600
1923-24 Eastern Kentucky 12 7 .632
1924-25 Eastern Kentucky 5 13 .278
1925-26 Eastern Kentucky 1 11 .083
1926-27 Eastern Kentucky 4 13 .235
1927-28 Eastern Kentucky 3 15 .167
1928-29 Eastern Kentucky 2 13 .133
1929-30 Eastern Kentucky 14 8 .636
1930-31 Eastern Kentucky 12 4 .750
1931-32 Eastern Kentucky 13 8 .619
1932-33 Eastern Kentucky 14 4 .778
1933-34 Eastern Kentucky 7 7 .500
1934-35 Eastern Kentucky 8 9 .471
1935-36 Eastern Kentucky 12 10 .545
1936-37 Eastern Kentucky 10 6 .625
1937-38 Eastern Kentucky 12 7 .632
1938-39 Eastern Kentucky 11 5 .688
1939-40 Eastern Kentucky 16 2 .889
1940-41 Eastern Kentucky 10 5 .667
1941-42 Eastern Kentucky 11 5 .688
1942-43 Eastern Kentucky 12 5 .706
1944-45 Eastern Kentucky 20 5 .800 NAIA National Semifinals
1945-46 Eastern Kentucky 21 3 .875 NAIA First Round
1946-47 Eastern Kentucky 21 4 .840
1947-48 Eastern Kentucky 17 7 .708
Ohio Valley Conference
1951-52 Eastern Kentucky 13 11 .542 10-2
1952-53 Eastern Kentucky 16 9 .640 9-1 NCAA First Round
1953-54 Eastern Kentucky 7 16 .304 4-6
1954-55 Eastern Kentucky 15 8 .652 6-4
1955-56 Eastern Kentucky 9 16 .360 3-7
1956-57 Eastern Kentucky 6 15 .286 4-6
1957-58 Eastern Kentucky 8 11 .421 3-7
1958-59 Eastern Kentucky 16 6 .727 10-2 NCAA First Round
1959-60 Eastern Kentucky 14 8 .636 9-3
1960-61 Eastern Kentucky 15 9 .625 9-3
1961-62 Eastern Kentucky 10 6 .625 7-5
1962-63 Eastern Kentucky 9 12 .429 6-6
1963-64 Eastern Kentucky 15 9 .625 9-5
1964-65 Eastern Kentucky 19 6 .760 13-1 NCAA First Round
1965-66 Eastern Kentucky 16 9 .640 9-5
1966-67 Eastern Kentucky 5 18 .217 2-12
1967-68 Eastern Kentucky 10 14 .417 6-8
1968-69 Eastern Kentucky 13 9 .591 7-7
1969-70 Eastern Kentucky 12 10 .545 8-6
1970-71 Eastern Kentucky 16 8 .667 10-4
1971-72 Eastern Kentucky 15 11 .577 9-5 NCAA First Round
1972-73 Eastern Kentucky 12 13 .480 7-7
1973-74 Eastern Kentucky 8 15 .348 6-8
1974-75 Eastern Kentucky 7 18 .280 3-11
1975-76 Eastern Kentucky 10 15 .400 6-8
1976-77 Eastern Kentucky 8 16 .333 3-11
1977-78 Eastern Kentucky 15 11 .577 8-6
1978-79 Eastern Kentucky 21 8 .724 9-3 NCAA First Round
1979-80 Eastern Kentucky 15 12 .556 7-5
1980-81 Eastern Kentucky 10 16 .385 7-7
1981-82 Eastern Kentucky 5 21 .192 3-13
1982-83 Eastern Kentucky 10 17 .370 7-7
1983-84 Eastern Kentucky 11 16 .407 5-9
1984-85 Eastern Kentucky 16 13 .552 9-5
1985-86 Eastern Kentucky 10 18 .357 5-9
1986-87 Eastern Kentucky 19 11 .633 9-5
1987-88 Eastern Kentucky 18 11 .621 10-4
1988-89 Eastern Kentucky 7 22 .341 4-8
1989-90 Eastern Kentucky 13 17 .433 7-5
1990-91 Eastern Kentucky 19 10 .655 9-3
1991-92 Eastern Kentucky 19 14 .576 9-5
1992-93 Eastern Kentucky 15 12 .556 11-5
1993-94 Eastern Kentucky 13 14 .481 9-7
1994-95 Eastern Kentucky 9 19 .321 6-10
1995-96 Eastern Kentucky 13 14 .481 7-9
1996-97 Eastern Kentucky 8 18 .308 6-12
1997-98 Eastern Kentucky 10 17 .370 8-10
1998-99 Eastern Kentucky 3 23 .115 2-16
1999–2000 Eastern Kentucky 6 21 .222 2-16
2000-01 Eastern Kentucky 7 19 .269 1-15
2001-02 Eastern Kentucky 7 20 .259 3-13
2002-03 Eastern Kentucky 11 17 .393 5-11
2003-04 Eastern Kentucky 14 15 .483 8-8
2004-05 Eastern Kentucky 22 9 .710 11-5 NCAA First Round
2005-06 Eastern Kentucky 14 16 .467 11-9
2006-07 Eastern Kentucky 21 12 .636 13-7 NCAA First Round
2007-08 Eastern Kentucky 14 16 .467 10-10
2008-09 Eastern Kentucky 18 13 .581 10-8
2009-10 Eastern Kentucky 20 12 .625 11-7 CBI First Round
Totals 1063 1022 .510

NCAA Tournament Results

The Colonels have appeared in seven NCAA Tournaments. Their combined record is 0-7. The Colonels appeared in the NAIA Men's Tournament two years in 1945 and 1946 with a combined tournament total of 3-2. In 1945 the Colonels won 3rd place.

Year Round Opponent Final Score
1953 First Round Notre Dame 57-72
1959 First Round Louisville 63-77
1965 First Round DePaul 52-99
1972 First Round Florida State 81-83
1979 First Round Tennessee 81-97
2005 First Round Kentucky 64-72
2007 First Round North Carolina 65-86

Conference championships

Year Conference Overall Record Conference Record Coach
1953 Ohio Valley 16–9 9–1 Paul S. McBrayer
1959 Ohio Valley 16-6 10–2 Paul S. McBrayer
1961 Ohio Valley 15–9 9-3 Paul S. McBrayer
1965 Ohio Valley 19–6 13–1 James E. Baechtold
1972 Ohio Valley 15-11 9-5 Guy Strong
1979 Ohio Valley 21–8 9–3 Ed Byhre
Total 6


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