IUPUI Jaguars men's basketball

The IUPUI Jaguars men's basketball team is the men's basketball team that represents Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. The school's team currently competes in the Horizon League. The first year of IUPUI basketball was 1971–72 and the school competed as a NCAA Division III Independent. From 1982 to 2014, the Jaguars played on campus at The Jungle, which seated 1,215. Beginning with the 2014–15 season, the Jaguars play their home games at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum on the State Fairgrounds. Prior to the Jaguars move, the arena underwent a $63 million renovation to modernize it for the fair and for basketball. The renovated arena has capacity for 6,800.[2]

IUPUI Jaguars
2019–20 IUPUI Jaguars men's basketball team
UniversityIndiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Head coachByron Rimm II (interim)
ConferenceHorizon League
LocationIndianapolis, Indiana
ArenaIndiana Farmers Coliseum
(Capacity: 8,200)
Student sectionRed Zone
ColorsRed, Gold, and Black[1]
NCAA Tournament Appearances
Conference Tournament Champions
The Summit League
Conference Regular Season Champions
The Summit League

The Jaguars are currently led by interim head coach Byron Rimm II. The Jaguars joined the Horizon League on July 1, 2017, replacing Valparaiso who left the conference on the same day.[3]

Conference affiliation

Years Conference Seasons
1973–1978 NCAA D-III Independent 4
1978–1993 NAIA Independent 15
1993–1998 NCAA D-II Independent 5
1998–2017 Summit League 19
2017–present Horizon League 1


NCAA Tournament results

The Jaguars have appeared in one NCAA Tournament. Their record is 0–1.

Year Seed Round Opponent Result
2003No. 16First RoundNo. 1 KentuckyL 64–95

NAIA Tournament results

The Jaguars have appeared in the NAIA Tournament two times. Their record is 1–2.

Year Round Opponent Result
1985First RoundWisconsin-Stevens PointL 61–71
1990First Round
Second Round
Siena Heights
W 87–80
L 86–92

CBI results

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

Year Round Opponent Result
2010First Round
W 74–60
L 69–74 2OT

CIT Results

The Jaguars have appeared in the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT) one time. Their record is 0–1.

Year Round Opponent Result
2019First RoundMarshallL 83-87

Record year-by-year

Season Coach Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Ron Hunter (The Summit League) (1998–2011)
1998–99 Ron Hunter 11–166–8T–5th
1999–00 Ron Hunter 7–214–128th
2000–01 Ron Hunter 11–186–106th
2001–02 Ron Hunter 15–156–86th
2002–03 Ron Hunter 20–1410–4T–2ndNCAA First Round
2003–04 Ron Hunter 21–1110–62nd
2004–05 Ron Hunter 16–139–74th
2005–06 Ron Hunter 19–1013–3T–1st
2006–07 Ron Hunter 15–157–74th
2007–08 Ron Hunter 26–715–32nd
2008–09 Ron Hunter 16–149–94th
2009–10 Ron Hunter 25–1115–32ndCBI Quarterfinals
2010–11 Ron Hunter 19–1412–63rd
Ron Hunter: 221–179 (.553)122–86 (.720)
Todd Howard (The Summit League) (2011–2014)
2011–12 Todd Howard 14–187–117th
2012–13 Todd Howard 6–261–159th
2013–14 Todd Howard 6–261–138th
Todd Howard: 26–70 (.271)9–39 (.188)
Jason Gardner (The Summit League) (2014–2017)
2014–15 Jason Gardner 10–216–10T–6th
2015–16 Jason Gardner 13–199–74th
2016–17 Jason Gardner 14–187–97th
Jason Gardner (Horizon League) (2017–present)
2017–18 Jason Gardner 11–198–10T-5th
Jason Gardner: 48–77 (.384)30–36 (.455)
Total:295–326 (.475)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

  • IUPII joined NCAA Division I beginning in the 1998–99 season. Non-Division I seasons are not included.
  • IUPUI vacated the records of eight conference games in 2003–04, nine games in 2004–05, and seven games in 2006–07 as a result of NCAA sanctions. The Summit League also sanctioned IUPUI one conference game in 2008–09. Vacated games are included in this table.

Notable players

In 2008, guard George Hill skipped his final year of eligibility and entered the NBA Draft where he was selected by the San Antonio Spurs, becoming the first player drafted from IUPUI.[4]


  1. "Colors : Applying the Brand: IU Brand Guidelines: Indiana University". Retrieved March 13, 2016.
  2. Wang, Stephanie (2014-01-26). "Indiana State Fairgrounds Coliseum renovations enter final stretch". Indystar.com. Retrieved 2017-03-20.
  3. "IUPUI will compete in Horizon League beginning this school year". Indianapolis Star. Retrieved 2017-07-11.
  4. Ed Holdaway. Hill Picked 26th Overall by the San Antonio Spurs iupuijags.com, June 25, 2006. Accessed July 12, 2008
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