1988–89 McNeese State Cowboys basketball team

The 1988–89 McNeese State Cowboys basketball team represented the McNeese State University during the 1988–89 NCAA Division I men’s basketball season. The Cowboys, led by head coach Steve Welch, played their home games at Burton Coliseum and were members of the Southland Conference. They finished the season with a record of 16–14, 9–5 in Southland play. They won the 1989 Southland Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament to earn an automatic bid in the 1989 NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament as No. 16 seed in the Midwest region. They lost in the first round to No. 1 seed Illinois, 77–71.

American college basketball season
1988–89McNeese State Cowboys basketball
Conference Southland Conference
1988–89 record 16–14 (9–5 Southland)
Head coach
Home arena Burton Coliseum
Seasons
 1987–88
1989–90 

1988–89 Southland Conference men’s basketball standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   PCT W   L   PCT
North Texas State 10 4   .714 14 15   .483
NE Louisiana 9 5   .643 17 12   .586
McNeese State 9 5   .643 16 14   .533
Sam Houston State 8 6   .571 12 16   .429
Northwestern State 7 7   .500 13 16   .448
Texas State 6 8   .429 13 17   .433
UT Arlington 4 10   .286 7 21   .250
Stephen F. Austin 3 11   .214 10 18   .357
1989 Southland Conference Tournament winner

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1988–89 McNeese State Cowboys men’s basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
F Anthony Pullard 6 ft 10 in(2.08 m) 240 lb(109 kg) Jr DeQuincy, Louisiana
Head coach
  • Steve Welch
Assistant coach(es)

    Legend
    • (C) Team captain
    • (S) Suspended
    • (I) Ineligible
    • (W)Walk-on

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