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Western Illinois Leathernecks
Western Illinois Leathernecks
School Name: Western Illinois University
Location: Macomb, Illinois
Arena: Western Hall
Capacity: 5,139
Conference: Ohio Valley
Head coach: Chad Boudreau

The Western Illinois Leathernecks Basketball team represents Western Illinois University of Macomb, Illinois, in NCAA Division I men's college basketball competition. The "Leathernecks" nickname is specific to men's athletes and teams at WIU; women's athletes and teams are known as Westerwinds.

The school's team currently competes in The Ohio Valley. The team has never played in the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament. The Leathernecks are coached by Jim Molinari who takes over for Derek Thomas who resigned on March 11, 2008.

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