|McNeese State Cowboys|
|University||McNeese State University|
|Head coach||John Aiken (1st season)|
|Location||Lake Charles, Louisiana|
|Arena||The Legacy Center |
|Colors||Royal blue and gold|
|NCAA Tournament Appearances|
|1968*, 1989, 2002|
*at Division II level
|Conference tournament champions|
|Conference regular season champions|
|1975, 1978, 1997, 2001, 2002, 2011|
The McNeese State Cowboys basketball team represents McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States. The school's team currently competes in the Southland Conference.
They are led by head coach John Aiken and play their home games at The Legacy Center. Currently members of the NCAA Division I, they were national champions of the NAIA in 1956.
The Cowboys have appeared in two NCAA Division I Tournaments. Their combined record is 0–2.
|1989||First Round||Illinois||L 71–77|
|2002||First Round||Mississippi State||L 58–70|
The Cowboys have appeared in one NCAA Division II Tournament. Their record is 0–2.
Regional 3rd Place Game
The Cowboys have appeared in one NAIA Tournament. Their record is 5–0. They were national champions in 1956, their only appearance in the tournament.
National Championship Game
Central State (OH)
The Cowboys have appeared in three National Invitation Tournaments (NIT). Their combined record is 1–3.
|2001||First Round||UTEP||L 74–84|
|2011||First Round||Boston College||L 64–82|
The Cowboys have appeared in one CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT). Their record is 0–1.
|2012||First Round||Toledo||L 63–76|