|Western Illinois Leathernecks|
|University||Western Illinois University|
|Head coach||Billy Wright (5th season)|
|Arena||Western Hall |
|Colors||Purple and Gold|
|NCAA Tournament Appearances|
|1959*, 1980*, 1981*|
|Conference Tournament Champions|
|Conference Regular Season Champions|
*at Division II level
The Western Illinois Leathernecks men's basketball team represents Western Illinois University of Macomb, Illinois, in NCAA Division I men's college basketball competition. The school's team currently competes in The Summit League. The team plays its home games at 5,139-seat Western Hall and are coached by Billy Wright.
Western Illinois' first men's basketball team was fielded in 1910-1911. The Leathernecks men's basketball program made the transition from Division II to Division I beginning in the 1981-82 season. They were selected to play in the College Basketball Invitational tournament following the 2011-12 regular season, the first Division I postseason appearance in school history. The Leathernecks were selected again to play in the College Basketball Invitational tournament after the 2012-13 season.
|Billy Wright||Head Coach||Bradley||2014|
|Joshua Wolfe||Associate Head Coach||Hope College||2012|
|Jestin Anderson||Assistant Coach||Quincy||2016|
|Joshua Jones||Assistant Coach||Eastern Kentucky||2016|
The Leathernecks have appeared in three NCAA Division II Tournaments. Their combined record is 2-4.
Regional 3rd Place Game
L 81-85 OT
South Dakota State
The Leathernecks have appeared in two College Basketball Invitationals. Their combined record is 0-2.
|Year||Overall Record||Conference Record||Conference Finish (Total teams)||Postseason|
|2011-12||18-15||9-9||4th (10)||2012 CBI|
|2012-13||22-9||13-3||2nd (9)||2013 CBI|