Campbell Fighting Camels basketball

The Campbell Fighting Camels basketball team is the men's basketball team that represent the Campbell University in Buies Creek, North Carolina. The school's team currently competes in the Big South Conference. The team's most recent appearance in the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament was in 1992. After struggling for several seasons, the Fighting Camels finally broke through in the 2009–2010 season. Campbell tied for first in the regular season Atlantic Sun standings. However, their bid for an NCAA Tournament bid came up short, as they were eliminated in the Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament.

Campbell Fighting Camels
2019–20 Campbell Fighting Camels basketball team
UniversityCampbell University
Head coachKevin McGeehan (6th season)
ConferenceBig South
LocationBuies Creek, North Carolina
ArenaJohn W. Pope Jr. Convocation Center
(Capacity: 3,095)
NicknameFighting Camels
ColorsBlack and Orange[1]
NCAA Tournament Appearances
Conference Tournament Champions
Conference Regular Season Champions
A-Sun: 2010
Big South: 2019


NCAA Tournament results

The Fighting Camels have only appeared in one NCAA Tournament. The Camels lost their only NCAA tournament game, 56–82, to eventual 1992 National Champion Duke.

Year Seed Round Opponent Result
1992#16First Round#1 DukeL 56–82

NIT results

The Fighting Camels have appeared in one National Invitation Tournament. Their combined record is 0-1.

Year Round Opponent Result
2019First RoundUNC GreensboroL 69-84

CIT results

The Fighting Camels have appeared in one Postseason Tournament (CIT). Their record is 2–1.

Year Round Opponent Result
2017First Round
Second Round
Houston Baptist
UT Martin
W 98–79
W 73–56
L 64–79

CBI results

The Fighting Camels have appeared in the College Basketball Invitational (CBI) one time. Their record is 2–1.

Year Round Opponent Result
2018First Round
Miami (OH)
New Orleans
San Francisco
W 97–87
W 71–69
L 62–65

NAIA tournament results

The Fighting Camels have appeared in the NAIA Tournament two times. Their combined record is 4–2.

Year Round Opponent Result
1970First RoundJackson StateL 65–89
1977First Round
Second Round
National Championship Game
Lincoln Memorial
Southwestern Oklahoma State
Alcorn State
Henderson State
Texas Southern
W 76–75
W 71–56
W 77–63
W 76–52
L 44–71

Home venues



Camels in the NBA


No. Coach Seasons Record Pct.
1 Earl Smith 1951–1953 29–20 .592
2 Fred McCall 1953–1969 231–147 .611
3 Danny Roberts 1968–1983 233–178 .567
4 Jerry Smith 1983–1985 15–40 .273
5 Billy Lee 1985–2003 216–286 .430
6 Robbie Laing 2003–2013 114–185 .381
7 Kevin McGeehan 2013– 71–94 .430

Season records

  • Records incomplete before 1951
SeasonHead CoachOverall RecordConf. RecordPostseason
Junior College Status
1951–52Earl Smith18–6
1952–53Earl Smith11–14
1953–54Fred McCall17–6
1954–55Fred McCall23–3
1955–56Fred McCall23–2
1956–57Fred McCall9–11
1957–58Fred McCall17–7
1958–59Fred McCall12–11
1959–60Fred McCall16–7
1960–61Fred McCall16–7
Senior College Status NAIA
1961–62Fred McCall16–7
1962–63Fred McCall11–13
1963–64Fred McCall17–11
1964–65Fred McCall11–16
1965–66Fred McCall10–15
1966–67Fred McCall10–17
1967–68Fred McCall16–10
1968–69Fred McCall & Danny Roberts20–10
1969–70Danny Roberts24–7
1970–71Danny Roberts15–12
1971–72Danny Roberts18–11
1972–73Danny Roberts16–11
1973–74Danny Roberts9–19
1974–75Danny Roberts25–6
1975–76Danny Roberts23–4
1976–77Danny Roberts23–10
NCAA Division I Independent
1977–78Danny Roberts9–15
1978–79Danny Roberts10–16
1979–80Danny Roberts15–12
1980–81Danny Roberts11–16
1981–82Danny Roberts11–16
1982–83Danny Roberts11–17
1983–84Jerry Smith10–18
1984–85Jerry Smith5–22
Big South Conference (First Tenure)
1985–86Billy Lee8–193–5
1986–87Billy Lee17–1310–4
1987–88Billy Lee11–163–9
1988–89Billy Lee18–128–4
1989–90Billy Lee15–137–5
1990–91Billy Lee9–193–11
1991–92Billy Lee19–127–7NCAA First Round
1992–93Billy Lee12–1510–6
1993–94Billy Lee20–912–4
Atlantic Sun Conference
1994–95Billy Lee8–184–12
1995–96Billy Lee17–1111–5
1996–97Billy Lee11–168–8
1997–98Billy Lee10–174–12
1998–99Billy Lee9–186–10
1999–2000Billy Lee12–1610–8
2000–01Billy Lee7–215–13
2001–02Billy Lee8–196–14
2002–03Billy Lee5–221–15
2003–04Robbie Laing3–243–17
2004–05Robbie Laing2–250–20
2005–06Robbie Laing10–189–11
2006–07Robbie Laing14–177–11
2007–08Robbie Laing10–205–11
2008–09Robbie Laing14–1611–9
2009–10Robbie Laing19–1114–6
2010–11Robbie Laing12–196–14
Big South Conference (Second Tenure)
2011–12Robbie Laing17–1511–7
2012–13Robbie Laing13–207–9
2013–14Kevin McGeehan12–206–10
2014–15Kevin McGeehan10–224–14
2015–16Kevin McGeehan12–185–13
2016–17Kevin McGeehan19–187–11CIT Quarterfinals
2017–18Kevin McGeehan18–1610–8CBI Semifinals
TOTAL OVERALL RECORD: 909–950 (.489)
TOTAL NAIA RECORD: 264–179 (.596)


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