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Toledo Rockets
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School Name: University of Toledo
Location: Toledo, Ohio
Arena: Savage Arena
Capacity: 7,300
Conference: MAC
Head coach: Tod Kowalczyk

The Toledo Rockets team is the basketball team that represent the University of Toledo in Toledo, Ohio. The school's team currently competes in the Mid-American Conference. The team last played in the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament in 1980. Stan Joplin was released from his duties as head coach on March 17, 2008 after serving as head coach for 12 seasons. He was replaced by Gene Cross.

NCAA Tournament results

The Rockets have appeared in four NCAA Tournaments. Their combined record is 1–4.

Year Round Opponent Result/Score
1954 First Round Penn State L 62–50
1967 First Round Virginia Tech L 82–76
1979 Second Round*
Sweet Sixteen
Notre Dame
W 74–72
L 79–71
1980 First Round Florida State L 94–91

* In 1979 there were two first round games in their region prior to the second round but Toledo did not play in a first round game.

Rockets in the NBA

  • John Brisker
  • Cal Christensen
  • Larry Jones
  • Tom Kozelko
  • Phil Martin
  • Dick Miller
  • Steve Mix
  • George Patterson
  • Jim Ray
  • Paul Seymour
  • Casey Shaw

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