*School record for wins (22)
*NCAA Tournament Second-Round
Men's basketball is among the most storied athletic programs at Bowdoin College. Since 1941, the Bowdoin College campus has gathered in Morrell Gymnasium to support their Polar Bears, with considerable success. Bowdoin has seen postseason play numerous times in the last 20 years, making four ECAC appearances and two NCAA appearances. Bowdoin has made three NCAA Tournament appearances in 1995-96, 1998-99 and 2007-08.
The Polar Bears have qualified for the NESCAC Tournament in each of the past seven seasons and have posted winning seasons in 14 of the past 16 years. Head Coach Tim Gilbride has led the team for the past 23 seasons, posting a school-record 320 wins during that span. For more information about the program, you can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org .
The Polar Bears enjoyed the program's best-ever season in 2007-08, accumulating a 22-7 record and defeating top-ranked Amherst in the NESCAC Semifinals to reach their first-ever NESCAC Championship Game. The Polar Bears earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament, where they won their first round game in convincing fashion over Curry, 79-49, before bowing to host Brandeis in the second round.
A trio of seniors- Andrew Hippert, Jordan Fliegel and Andrew Sargeantson- paced the Polar Bears to their program-record 22 wins. Hippert and Fliegel were recognized as Second-Team All-NESCAC selections.
As their impressive record at home suggests, Bowdoin plays in front of some of the best fans in New England, as Morrell Gymnasium provides a fantastic environment to watch and play College Basketball. Bowdoin fans (aka Polar Bear Nation) pack the gym to the rafters for NESCAC contests, especially traditional rivalry games against Bates and Colby.