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University of Dayton: Basketball (men)

Men's Basketball

1949: NCI second round

1950: OCT Runner up

1951: NIT Runner up (first Flyer team to ever go to the NIT)

1952: NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen; NIT Runner up

1954: NIT Quarterfinalist

1955: NIT Runner up

1956: NIT Runner up

1957: NIT Quarterfinalist

1958: NIT Runner up

1960: NIT Quarterfinalist

1961: NIT Final Four

1962: NIT Champions

1965: NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen

1966: NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen

1967: NCAA Tournament Runner up

1968: NIT Champions

1969: NCAA First Round

1970: NCAA First Round

1971: NIT First Round

1974: NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen

1978: NIT Quarterfinalist

1979: NIT Second Round

1981: NIT Second Round

1982: NIT Quarterfinalist

1984: NCAA Tournament Elite Eight

1985: NCAA First Round

1986: NIT First Round

1990: NCAA Second Round; Conference Tournament Champions

1997: Conference Regular Season Champions

1998: NIT Second Round

2000: NCAA First Round; Conference Regular Season Champions

2001: NIT Quarterfinals

2002: NIT First Round

2003: NCAA First Round; Conference Tournament Champions

2004: NCAA First Round; Conference Regular Season Champions

2008: NIT Quarterfinals

2009: NCAA Second Round

2010: NIT Champions

2011: NIT First Round

Basketball game circa 1950

A Brief History of Men's Basketball

Basketball was introduced at St. Mary's around the turn of the century.  The first basketball game was played against Steele High School in 1903 and St. Mary's offered the best court in the state.  In 1907 the basketball team won the Ohio Championship which symbolized the opening of the Golden Era of Basketball (1907-1918).  From 1908, St. Mary's produced two teams-the Regulars (boarding students) and the Cadets (day students).  In 1913 St. Mary's Cadets annexed the title of World Champion Basketball Team.  Today the men's basketball team competes in the Atlantic 10 Conference. 

1903 St. Mary's Institute basketball team

1947-48 basketball team

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