Bobcats Highlights

General Team Information:

NCAA Division: Division I
Conference: Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
Past Conferences: Northeast Conference
City: Hamden, Connecticut
Arena: TD Bank Sports Center
NCAA Tournaments: 0


National Championships – 0
Conference Titles – 0

Team History

Quinnipiac began play in the 1951-52 season but was an NAIA and Division II school until the 1998-99 season when the team made the move to Division I and joined the Northeast Conference, where they remained until they moved to the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference for the 2013-14 season.

Quinnipiac had a 10-year stretch beginning in the 1971-72 season that saw them post nine winning seasons and go 182-97, reaching the NAIA Tournament twice and the Division II Tournament on three occasions, but went just 1-8 in those tournaments. The Bobcats are still trying to earn their first trip to the Division I NCAA Basketball Tournament.

Quinnipiac has had several good teams since moving up to Division I and has earned berths in the NIT, CBI and CIT tournaments but have yet to win a game in any of the tournaments. The Bobcats last appeared in the postseason in 2019 when they lost to NJIT in the first round of the CIT.

All-Time Records

Points Scored

  • Frank Vieira, 2,649
  • Charles Schneider, 1,881
  • Peter Gray, 1,839


  • Harold Driver, 1,147
  • Ousmain Drame, 1,108
  • Dave Tuthill, 1,082


  • Mike Buscetto, 624
  • John Mirabello, 596
  • Rob Monroe, 541


When Did Quinnipiac Become the Bobcats?

After being known as the Braves for a little more than 50 years, Quinnipiac University announced they were becoming the Bobcats on August 27th, 2002. Called the Connecticut College of Commerce between 1929-1951, the school changed its name to Quinnipiac College in 1951 to pay tribute to the Quinnipiac tribe of Connecticut.

Has Quinnipiac Produced Any NBA Players?

No Quinnipiac player has ever reached the NBA, although the school has had two players drafted. In 1971, Cliff Mosely was drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers in the ninth round, after leading the Quinnipiac team stats in scoring with 20.6 points per game. Bob Bocca was drafted in the 10th round by the Milwaukee Bucks in 1973.

Who Is the Best Coach Quinnipiac Has Had?

Red Verderame, who coached the team for its first two years of existence, has the best winning percentage (.650) in school history, but it’s difficult to consider a two-year coach as the best. At Quinnipiac, that distinction would have to go to Burt Kahn, who patrolled the sidelines between 1961-1991, posting a 459-358 during his 30 years as head coach.

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