Toledo Rockets men's basketball

The Toledo Rockets men's basketball team represents the University of Toledo in Toledo, Ohio, United States. 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. Their current head coach is Tod Kowalczyk.[2]

Toledo Rockets
2018–19 Toledo Rockets men's basketball team
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UniversityUniversity of Toledo
Head coachTod Kowalczyk (8th season)
LocationToledo, Ohio
ArenaSavage Arena
(Capacity: 7,300)
ColorsMidnight Blue and Gold[1]
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Home jersey
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Team colours
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Away jersey
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Team colours

NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen
NCAA Tournament Appearances
1954, 1967, 1979, 1980
Conference Tournament Champions
Conference Regular Season Champions
1954, 1967, 1972, 1979, 1980, 1981, 2007, 2014
Conference Division Season Champions
1999, 2000, 2005, 2007, 2013, 2014, 2019


NCAA Tournament resultsEdit

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

Year Round Opponent Result
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.

NIT resultsEdit

The Rockets have appeared in nine National Invitation Tournaments (NIT). Their combined record is 5–10.

Year Round Opponent Result
1942 Quarterfinals
Third Place Game
Rhode Island
West Virginia
W 82–71
L 39–51
L 46–48
1943 Quarterfinals
Championship Game
Washington & Jefferson
St. John's
W 54–47
W 46–39
L 27–48
1981 First Round
Second Round
W 91–83
L 68–80
1999 First Round Xavier L 84–86
2001 First Round
Second Round
South Alabama
W 76–67
L 69–79
2004 First Round Marquette L 72–87
2007 First Round Florida State L 61–77
2014 First Round Southern Miss L 59–66
2019 First Round Xavier L 64–78

CIT resultsEdit

The Rockets have appeared in one Postseason Tournament (CIT). Their record is 1–1.

Year Round Opponent Result
2012 First Round
Second Round
McNeese State
Robert Morris
W 76–63
L 51–69

CBI resultsEdit

The Rockets have appeared in one College Basketball Invitational (CBI). Their record is 0–1.

Year Round Opponent Result
2017 First Round George Washington L 69–73

Rockets players in the NBAEdit


  1. ^ "Colors". The University of Toledo Brand Guide. Retrieved August 3, 2019.
  2. ^ >Men's Basketball - Coaches - University of Toledo Rockets Athletics Official Site -

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