|Sam Houston State Bearkats|
|University||Sam Houston State University|
|Head coach||Jason Hooten (10th season)|
|Arena||Bernard Johnson Coliseum |
|Colors||Orange and White|
|NCAA Tournament Appearances|
|1986*, 2003, 2010|
*at Division II level
|Conference Tournament Champions|
|Southland: 2003, 2010|
Lone Star: 1975, 1981, 1982
|Conference Regular Season Champions|
|Texas Intercollegiate Athletic Association: 1925|
Lone Star Conference: 1934 o 1937 o 1948 o 1964 o 1971 o 1973 o 1975 o 1981 o 1986
Southland Conference: 2000 o 2003 o 2010 o 2019
The Sam Houston State Bearkats men's basketball team represents Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, United States. The school's team currently competes in the Southland Conference. The Bearkats have played home games at Johnson Coliseum, a 5,529 seat indoor arena, since 1976, when it was then called University Coliseum. They are currently led by head coach Jason Hooten.
Sam Houston State University has a prestigious history in regards to basketball. The Bearkats have fielded a basketball team since 1917, excluding the 1942-43 and 1943-44 basketball seasons. Basketball was not played these years because World War II had decimated male enrollment at Sam Houston State. Success began early as Sam Houston went 43-11 during its first five years, including an unblemished 24-0 record during its first three.
During the 21st Century, Sam Houston's men's basketball program boasts the second winning-est program in Texas Division I, only behind Texas. The Bearkats are also the winning-est program in the Southland Conference during the last decade.
The Bearkats have appeared in two NCAA Division I Tournaments. Their combined record is 0-2.
|2003||15 (S)||First Round||Florida||L 55-85|
|2010||14 (S)||First Round||Baylor||L 59-68|
The Bearkats have appeared in one National Invitation Tournament. Their combined record is 0-1.
|2019||First Round||TCU||L 69-82|
The Bearkats have appeared in the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT) four times. Their combined record is 4-4.
|2016||First Round||Jackson State||L 77-81OT|
The Bearkats have appeared in one NCAA Division II Tournament. Their record is 0-2.
Regional 3rd Place Game
The Bearkats have appeared in one NAIA Tournament. Their record is 1-1.