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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 Iowa Conference Tournament to earn its 5th trip in the NCAA Division 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 three years. Join the team and prepare yourself to explore and develop skills needed to compete at a championship level.

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All-American! Norris Garners National and Regional Honors

The awards continue to roll in for junior Andre Norris as he added a Honorable Mention All-American and All-West Region selection to his Iowa Conference MVP award.

Men's Basketball Season Ends in NCAA Tourney

The University of Dubuque men's season was halted in the opening round of the 2015 NCAA Division III National Tournament on Friday night. The Spartans hampered by costly fouls and cold shooting lost to Illinois Wesleyan 53-72. The Spartans finish the season with a record 23 victories, best in school history.

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Name Position Event Height Weight Year Hometown
1 Fred Calvert 6-0 178 Freshman Zion, Ill.
2 Alex Vogel Guard 5-10 180 Senior Washington, Iowa
3 Spencer Cooper Guard 6-0 155 Junior Aplington, Iowa
5 Sean Mulhern 5-11 165 Freshman East Peoria, Ill.
12 Jacob Mohlis Guard 6-2 160 Sophomore Hazleton, Iowa
14 Lucas Ware Guard 6-1 175 Senior Platteville, Wis.
15 Tanner Hinck 6-2 215 Freshman Vadnais Heights, Minn.
20 Kain Arthofer Guard 6-3 175 Sophomore Bettendorf, Iowa
23 Andre Norris Forward 6-7 185 Junior Plainfield, Ill.
24 Jeremy Ware 6-2 175 Senior Cheyenne, Wyo.
25 Brandon Ferguson Guard 6-3 180 Senior Gurnee, Ill.
30 Mitchell Morrisey Forward 6-5 210 Junior Moline, Ill.
32 Gage Heffernan Forward 6-4 195 Senior Dubuque, Iowa
33 Tanner Cooke Forward 6-4 200 Senior Cedar Falls, Iowa
40 Christopher Moragne 6-9 215 Freshman Zion, Ill.
42 Andrew Murray 6-2 180 Freshman Waynesville, Mo.
44 Jake Weber Forward 6-6 200 Sophomore Dubuque, Iowa
45 Spencer Bronson Center 6-8 210 Sophomore Maquoketa, Iowa
50 Tyler Ware Forward 6-6 215 Senior Platteville, Wis.


 Record (23-6, 10-4 IIAC)





Nov. 15-16

at Carroll University Johnson Bank Classic



Nov. 15

vs. Concordia University (Wis.)

Waukesha, Wis.

W, 79-69

Nov. 16

vs. Carroll University

Waukesha, Wis.        

W, 51-33

Nov. 21-22

at Northwestern ACR Homes Tip-off Classic

St. Paul, Minn.


Nov. 21

vs North Central University (Minn.)

St. Paul, Minn.

W, 68-57

Nov. 22

vs. University of Northwestern - St. Paul

St. Paul, Minn

W, 79-67

Nov. 28-29

at Colorado College Tournament



Nov. 28

vs. Willamette University (Ore.)

Colorado Springs, Colo.

W, 83-60

Nov. 29

Championship Game vs. Colorado College

Colorado Springs, Colo. 

W, 77-68

Dec. 4

vs. Clarke University

Dubuque, Iowa

W, 95-85

Dec. 9

at Bethany Lutheran College

Mankato, Minn.    

W, 85-62

Dec. 13

at Elmhurst College

Elmhurst, Ill.

L, 93-98 (OT)

Dec. 20-21

at Daytona Beach Shootout at Ocean Center



Dec. 20

vs. Birmingham Southern Univ.

Daytona Beach, Fla.

W, 76-62

Dec. 21

vs. Bridgewater College

Daytona Beach, Fla.

W, 58-51   

Jan. 7

vs. Central College**

Dubuque, Iowa

W, 79-63

Jan. 10

vs. Wartburg College**

Dubuque, Iowa

L, 63-74

Jan. 14

at Luther College**

Decorah. Iowa

W, 68-65

Jan. 17

at Buena Vista University**

Storm Lake, Iowa

L, 78-85

Jan. 21

vs. Loras College**

Dubuque, Iowa (DBQ)

W, 67-55

Jan. 24

vs. Simpson College**

Dubuque, Iowa

W, 96-60

Jan. 28

at Coe College**

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

L, 63-69

Jan. 31

at Loras College**

Dubuque, Iowa (LOR)

W, 83-57

Feb. 4

at Central College**

Pella, Iowa

W, 105-62

Feb. 7

vs. Coe College**

Dubuque, Iowa

W, 87-66

Feb. 11

at Simpson College**

Indianola, Iowa

W, 78-65

Feb. 14

at Wartburg College**

Waverly, Iowa

W, 65-60

Feb. 18

vs. Buena Vista University**

Dubuque, Iowa

L, 80-94

Feb. 21

vs. Luther College**

Dubuque, Iowa

W, 77-63

Feb. 24

IIAC Tournament First Round vs. Luther

Dubuque, Iowa

W, 92-74

Feb. 26

IIAC Tournament Semifinals at Coe

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

W, 71-59

Feb. 28

IIAC Tournament Championship vs. Wartburg

Dubuque, Iowa

W, 81-73

Mar. 6

NCAA Tournament First Round vs. Illinois Wesleyan
(Hosted by UW-Stevens Point)

Stevens Point, Wis.

L, 53-72

*Central Standard Time unless otherwise noted
**Iowa Conference game

Season Statistics


University of Dubuque Men's Basketball Coaches Profile
Robbie Sieverding
Robbie Sieverding
Head Men's Basketball Coach

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

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

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. 

Coach Sieverding led the 2012-2013 team to a 22-7 overall record which marked the most wins in school history. The 2012-13 team went on to capture its first ever Iowa Conference Tournament Championship and advanced to the National Tournament for the fifth time in school history. During his time at Dubuque Sieverding has coached 19 All-Iowa Conference players (11-1st Team, 8-2nd Team, and 5-Honorable Mention). He has also coached the league’s top scorer five different seasons. In his first two seasons as head coach, Sieverding guided the Spartans to its first back to back winning seasons since 1989-90 and 1990-91. The Spartans have won 17+ games each of the past five seasons and are the only Iowa Conference team to finish third or higher the past five seasons. Sieverding earned his 100th win in his 6th season at the helm, making him the fastest coach in UD History to 100 wins. Sieverding led UD to 20+ wins in back-to-back seasons for the first time in school history with 22 wins in 2012-13 and 21 wins in 2013-14

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 3rd place *IIAC Tournament Champions, NCAA National Qualifier
TOTAL: 146-71  74-48     

Dustin Bierman
Dustin Bierman
Assistant Men's Basketball Coach

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

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

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 of 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. 

Lee Piccinelli
Lee Piccinelli
Graduate Assistant Men's Basketball

BA, University of Dubuque


Jordan Townsend
Jordan Townsend
Graduate Assistant Men's Basketball

BS, University of Dubuque

Office Phone: 563.589.3230
Fax: 563.589.3425
Office Location: Stoltz Sports Center


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