|School Name:||University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee|
|Arena:||UW–Milwaukee Panther Arena|
|Head coach:||Rob Jeter|
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) and its predecessor institutions have had three mascots and nicknames: Green Gulls (1910-1956), Cardinals (1956-1964), and Panthers (1964-present). The athletic program is currently known as the Milwaukee Panthers.
- 1 History
- 2 Rivalry records
- 3 NCAA Tournament seeding history
- 4 NCAA Division 1 ranking history
- 5 Conferences
- 6 Home arenas
- 7 External Links
The modern era of Milwaukee men's basketball began with the 1956–57 school year but its predecessor institutions, Milwaukee Normal and Milwaukee State, had been playing basketball since 1896 and were members of the Wisconsin State College Conference. They left the WSCC (now the WIAC) in 1964 with intentions to form a conference with other urban universities in the Great Lakes states such as the University of Illinois-Chicago and Cleveland State University. Such plans never materialized, and the Panthers remained independent even as they moved from the NCAA College Division (now Division II) to the University Division (now Division I) in 1973.
The team moved again to NCAA Division III in 1980. Between 1985 and 1987, Milwaukee Men's Basketball competed in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. In 1987, the program moved to NCAA Division II where it competed in the NCAA Men's Division II Basketball Championship's Elite Eight in 1989. Since 1990, Milwaukee Men's Basketball has competed in NCAA Division I. They played in the the Mid-Continent Conference (now The Summit League) for one year in 1993-94 before joining the Mid-Continent Conference which became the Horizon League in 1999 and has been the Panthers' home ever since.
The Milwaukee men's basketball team reached new heights of success during the mid-2000s, making its first NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship appearance in 2003 under head coach Bruce Pearl, followed by a sweet sixteen appearance in 2005 and a second round appearance in 2006. The Panthers won three straight regular-season Horizon League championships from 2004–2006 as well as the Horizon League tournament championship in 2003, 2005, and 2006.
The Panthers' most recent Horizon League championship came in 2011 under head coach Rob Jeter.
|Years of basketball||113|
|20+ win seasons||10|
|30+ win seasons||0|
|Horizon League Games|
|Horizon W–L record||143-128|
|NCAA Division I Tournament|
|NCAA W–L record||3–3|
NCAA Tournament results
The Panthers have appeared in six NCAA Tournaments. Their combined record is 7–6.
Regional Third Place Game
Regional Third Place Game
SE Missouri St.
|2003||First Round||Notre Dame||L 70–69|
Other tournament results
The Panthers have appeared in two National Invitation Tournaments. Their combined record is 1–2.
|2011||First Round||Northwestern||L 70–61|
|Guy Penwell||1930-1942, 1946-1952||186||145||0||.562|
|Milwaukee (Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) (1956–1964)|
|1959-1960||Russ Rebholz||18-4||10-2||1st||NCAA College Division Regional Third Place|
|Milwaukee (Independent) (1964–1993)|
|1981-1982||Bob Voight||20-6||NCAA Division III Regional Third Place|
|1988–1989||Steve Antrim||24-7||NCAA Division II Elite 8|
|Milwaukee (Summit League) (1993–1994)|
|Milwaukee (Horizon League) (1994–Present)|
|2002–2003||Bruce Pearl||24–8||13–3||2nd||NCAA Round of 64|
|2003–2004||Bruce Pearl||20–11||13–3||1st||NIT 1st Round|
|2004–2005||Bruce Pearl||26–6||14–2||1st||NCAA Sweet Sixteen|
|2005–2006||Rob Jeter||22–9||12–4||1st||NCAA Round of 32|
|2010-2011||Rob Jeter||19-14||13-5||1st||NIT 1st Round|
Conference Regular Season Champion
Conference Tournament Champion
Green Bay (Phoenix 25–19)
1970s and 1980s (Phoenix 4–0)
|1979||Green Bay||58–57 OT||Milwaukee|
1990s (Phoenix 11–4)
2000s (Panthers 13–8)
2010s (Tied 2–2)
NCAA Tournament seeding history
The NCAA began seeding the tournament with the 1979 edition.
NCAA Division 1 ranking history
The UWM Panthers were ranked in the Top 20 at one point during the 1992-1993 season. The UWM Panthers were also ranked after week 17 in 2005 at #23.
Final AP Poll
Final ESPN/USA Today Poll
Final Mid-Major Poll
|1913-1964||Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC)||N/A||N/A|
|1994–present||Midwestern Collegiate Conference/Horizon League||143-128||.528|
|1977–1992||J. Martin Klotsche Center|
|1998–2003||J. Martin Klotsche Center|
|2003–Present||UW–Milwaukee Panther Arena|