Men's Basketball

The University of Dubuque Spartans men’s basketball program offers you the chance to experience and grow as a student-athlete to get the most of the opportunities faced while playing basketball as a Spartan. UD won the 2012-13 and 2014-15 Iowa Conference Tournament to earn its 5th and 6th trip in the NCAA Division III Championships.

As a team member you will be part of a winning program, which has been knocking at the door of the Iowa Conference Championship for the past few years. Join the team and prepare yourself to explore and develop skills needed to compete at a championship level. As a Spartan you will have the chance to travel around the United states competing in some very competitive tournaments during the season. Recent trips have included Florida, Colorado, Minnesota, and Hawaii.

2013 Iowa Conference Tournament Championship Video

Basketball News

Norris and Heffernan Extend Basketball Careers with Cedar Valley Courtkings

May 20, 2016

Former University of Dubuque men’s basketball players and All-Iowa Conference honorees, Andre Norris and Gage Heffernan, have helped kickstart Waterloo’s Cedar Valley Courtkings, a minor-league basketball team in its inaugural season.

Norris Scores 18 in Reese’s NABC Senior All-Star Game

Mar 21, 2016

Surrounded by the best senior players Division III has to offer, University of Dubuque’s Andre Norris started and scored 18 points on 7 of 10 shooting at the Reese’s NABC All-Star game held in Salem, Va. on Saturday, March 19.

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Name Position Event Height Weight Year Hometown
1 Fred Calvert 6-0 178 Sophomore Zion, Ill.
2 Alex Vogel Guard 5-10 180 Senior Washington, Iowa
3 Spencer Cooper Guard 6-0 155 Senior Aplington, Iowa
10 Austin Moutry Guard 5-8 145 Freshman Milwaukee, Wis.
11 Jayden Clayton Guard 6-4 175 Freshman Davenport, Iowa
12 Jacob Mohlis Guard 6-2 160 Junior Hazleton, Iowa
14 Jacob Butler Guard 5-11 165 Freshman Strawberry Point, Iowa
15 Tanner Hinck Guard 6-2 215 Junior Vadnais Heights, Minn.
20 Kain Arthofer Guard 6-3 175 Junior Bettendorf, Iowa
21 De'Jor Curtis Guard 5-11 168 Freshman Espanola, N.M.
22 Zachary Branch Guard 5-10 175 Sophomore Chicago, Ill.
23 Andre Norris Forward 6-7 185 Senior Plainfield, Ill.
24 Marcus McDaniel Guard 5-10 185 Freshman Roselle, Ill.
25 Wynston Wright Guard 5-8 180 Freshman Bolingbrook, Ill.
30 Mitchell Morrisey Forward 6-5 210 Senior Moline, Ill.
32 Deonte Newsome Guard 6-2 166 Freshman Milwaukee, Wis.
33 Jake Weber Forward 6-6 200 Senior Dubuque, Iowa
35 Tanner Kellogg Guard 6-2 200 Junior Albia, Iowa
42 Lucas Daniels Center 6-7 205 Freshman DeWitt, Iowa
44 Andrew Murray Forward 6-2 180 Sophomore Waynesville, Mo.
45 Spencer Bronson Center 6-8 210 Junior Maquoketa, Iowa

2015-16 Schedule

Final Record: 18-8, 11-3 IIAC Feature Story

Nov. 16

vs. UW-Plattevile

Dubuque, Iowa

W, 75-74

Nov. 20

at Illinois Classic




vs. MacMurray

Jacksonville, Ill.

W, 79-67 

Nov. 21

Illinois Classic




vs. Illinois College

Jacksonville, Ill.

L, 76-81 (OT)

Nov. 25

at University of Northern Iowa* (Exhibition)

Cedar Falls, Iowa

L, 63-83 (Exhibition)

Nov. 27

Nebraska Wesleyan Classic




vs. Nebraska Wesleyan University

Lincoln, Neb.

L, 88-101

Nov. 28

Nebraska Wesleyan Classic




vs. Greenville College

Lincoln, Neb.

W, 132-121

Dec. 02

at Clarke University

Dubuque, Iowa

W, 84-77

Dec. 08

vs. UW-Stout

Dubuque, Iowa

L, 74-82

Dec. 12

vs. Elmhurst

Dubuque, Iowa

L, 64-76

Dec. 19

at North Park University

Chicago, Ill.

W, 89-72

Dec. 29

2015 Jon Davison Classic

Dubuque, Iowa



Mt. Mercy University vs. Simpson College

3:00 p.m.



University of Dubuque vs. Illinois Institute of Technology

7:00 p.m.

W, 67-51 

Dec. 30

2015 Jon Davison Classic

Dubuque, Iowa



Illinois Institute of Technology vs. Simpson College

3:00 p.m.



University of Dubuque vs. Mt. Mercy University

7:00 p.m.

W, 85-72

Jan. 06

vs. Wartburg College***

Dubuque, Iowa

W, 74-65

Jan. 09

vs. Luther College***

Dubuque, Iowa

W, 83-47

Jan. 13

at Central College***

Pella, Iowa

L, 67-72

Jan. 16

at Simpson College***

Indianola, Iowa

W, 74-64

Jan. 20

vs. Buena Vista University***

Dubuque, Iowa

W, 100-78

Jan. 23

at Coe College***

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

L, 58-71

Jan. 27

vs. Loras College*** (Broadcast on KCRG 9.2)

Dubuque, Iowa

W, 81-66

Jan. 30

vs. Simpson College***

Dubuque, Iowa

W, 74-60

Feb. 03

at Buena Vista University***

Storm Lake, Iowa

W, 95-83

Feb. 06

at Loras College***

Dubuque, Iowa

W, 77-62

Feb. 10

vs. Coe College***

Dubuque, Iowa

W, 82-75

Feb. 13

at Luther College***

Decorah, Iowa

W, 72-53

Feb. 17

at Wartburg College***

Waverly, Iowa

L, 56-67

Feb. 20

vs. Central College***

Dubuque, Iowa

W, 67-57

Feb. 25

IIAC Semifinals vs. #5 Central

Dubuque, Iowa (UD)

L, 61-72 

 ***Iowa Conference opponent



Robbie Sieverding
Robbie Sieverding
Head Men's Basketball Coach

BA, University of Northern Iowa
MA, Loras College; Athletic Administration

Office Phone: 563.589.3248
Office Location: 313 Stoltz Sports Center
Fax: 563.589.3425
Biography - Click to Open

Robbie Sieverding, the 17th head coach in the history of the program, was selected to lead the University of Dubuque men's basketball program in September of 2007. Prior to becoming Head Coach he served as an Assistant for the men's basketball program. During his time at The University of Dubuque the men's basketball program has made significant improvements in the highly competitive Iowa Conference with two IIAC Tournament titles and one IIAC regular season title.

Coach Sieverding led the 2015-16 team to its first regular season Iowa Conference (IIAC) regular season championship with an 11-3 record. Including 2015-16, Coach Sieverding and the Spartans are the only team to finish Top-3 in the IIAC in the last seven seasons. UD won two Iowa Conference tournament titles and earned NCAA national berths in 2013 and 2015, to go along with a record of 136-55, 70-34 IIAC record. His 70 IIAC victories are the highest in the IIAC over the last seven seasons.

This season's 2016 class left as the winningest class in program history with 84 total wins, including three-straight 21+ win seasons and a school record 23 victories in 2014-15.

During his nine seasons at the University of Dubuque, Sieverding has coached 22 All-Iowa Conference players (1 back-to-back MVP, 2 Defensive Players of the Year, 13-1st Team, 11-2nd Team, and 5-Honorable Mention). He has also coached the league’s top scorer in seven different seasons and the league's top rebounder once.

Sieverding earned his 100th win in his 6th season at the helm, making him the fastest coach in UD history to 100 wins.

Sieverding is a native of Bellevue, Iowa, and attended Marquette High School. In the tri-states, Sieverding is among the all-time great scorers. He finished with 1,957 points and still has the record for most points in a game with 62 Vs. Olin on Feb. 2, 1996. He was named Telegraph-Herald Player of the Year in the 1996-97 season. In 2014, Sieverding was inducted into the Iowa High School Basketball Hall of Fame.

During his collegiate career, Sieverding played basketball at Marshalltown Community College from 1997-1998, and transferred to the University of Northern Iowa where he played from 1998-2002. He received All-Missouri Valley Conference honors in 2000 and 2002; along with finishing his career sixth on the UNI All-Time scoring list, as well as sixth on the UNI All-Time assist list.

Sieverding received his Bachelor of Arts degree along with a coaching minor in 2002 from the University of Northern Iowa. He completed his Masters degree in Athletic Administration in May of 2007. He lives in Dubuque with his wife Erin and daughters Kylie and Jayda.

Coaching Record at the University of Dubuque
Year Overall IIAC    
 2007-08  14-12 8-8 4th place *IIAC Tournament Qualifier  
2008-09 14-12 7-9 5th place *IIAC Tournament Qualifier
2009-10 18-9 10-6 2nd place *IIAC Tournament Qualifier
2010-11 17-11 9-7 3rd place *IIAC Tournament Qualifier
2011-12 17-9 11-5 2nd place *IIAC Tournament Qualifier
2012-13 22-7 9-5 3rd place *IIAC Tournament Qualifier, NCAA National Qualifier
2013-14 21-5 10-4   2nd place   *IIAC Tournament Qualifier
2014-15 23-6 10-4 T-2nd place *IIAC Tournament Champions, NCAA National Qualifier
2015-16 18-8 11-3 1st place *IIAC Regular Season Champions
TOTAL: 164-79  85-51     

Dustin Bierman
Dustin Bierman
Assistant Men's Basketball Coach

BS, University of Dubuque; Health Wellness
MA, Loras College; Athletic Administration

Office Phone: 563.589.3230
Office Location: 303 Stoltz Sports Center
Fax: 563.589.3425
Biography - Click to Open

Dustin Bierman is entering his seventh season as the head assistant coach at the University of Dubuque. With Bierman on staff, the Spartans have combined for an 132-59 record over the past six seasons and have won 17 or more games in the last seven seasons, including 21+ wins in the last three.

Bierman helped the Spartans reach their school’s first-ever Iowa Conference (IIAC) Tournament Championship in 2012-2013 and won another in 2014-15. In 2014-15, Bierman and the Spartans set a new school record of 23 wins en route to their second NCAA Tournament appearance in the last three seasons after setting a then-school record 22 wins and a trip to the NCAA Division III Tournament in the 2012-13 season.

During his tenure with the Spartans, Bierman has excelled as the recruiting coordinator and has recruited 20 players who earned All-Iowa Conference honors in his six seasons. Last year alone, he coached the IIAC MVP Andre Norris, and IIAC Defensive Player of the Year Brandon Ferguson. He also assists the program in scouting of opponents, breaking down film, on the floor instructions, and is the Director of all University of Dubuque Basketball camps and tournaments.

Prior to coming to the University of Dubuque, Bierman was an assistant men’s basketball coach and head women’s golf coach at Ashford University from 2006-08. He helped the basketball program to their best finish in eight seasons with a 16-13 record. He also recruited and coach three all-conference players while with the basketball program. He also leaded the Women’s Golf Team to two top three finishes in the Midwest Conference in two seasons.

A native of Newton, Illinois, Bierman began his basketball career at Parkland College in Champaign, Illinois. He then transferred to the University of Dubuque where he completed his playing career in 2002. While at UD he was named men’s basketball team MVP following his junior season in 2001.

Bierman holds a Bachelor degree from the University of Dubuque, and completed his master’s degree in athletic administration from Loras College in 2007.

Bierman and his wife, Jackie, are the parents of two children Josie and Max. 

Gage Heffernan
Gage Heffernan
Graduate Assistant Men's Basketball Coach

BA, University of Dubuque; Health, Wellness & Sport
AA, Kirkwood CC

Office Phone: 563.589.3227
Office Location: 401 Stoltz Sports Center
Biography - Click to Open

Heffernan is entering his first year as graduate assistant to the University of Dubuque men’s basketball program. As a collegiate player with the Spartans, Heffernan earned All-Iowa Conference accolades three out of his four years. He was named First Team All-Region at Kirkwood Community College for the 2012-13 season.

Following the 2012-13 season at Kirkwood, Heffernan graduated with his Associates degree and transferred back to his hometown of Dubuque, Iowa. His first year with the Univeresity of Dubuque resulted in the school setting the mark to its best start in history by winning its first 16 straight games. Heffernan went on to lead the IIAC in steals, was voted as the team’s defensive player of the year, named Jon Davison Tournament MVP and also earned Second Team All-IIAC honors.

The following year, Heffernan was a part of the program that set the school record for wins in a season at 23. For a second straight year he led the IIAC in steals. Heffernan also earned the Colorado Tournament MVP, Coaches Award, and was a First Team All-IIAC selection following the 2014-15 season.

Heffernan owns a Bachelor degree in Health, Wellness & Sport from the University of Dubuque and is currently working on his MBA.

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