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, Hawaii, and Nevada.

Basketball News

Men's Basketball End Season on Senior Day

Feb 17, 2018

The University of Dubuque battled a full 40 minutes on Saturday, Senior Day for Jamaree Atwater and T.J. Lake who both would lead the Spartans in scoring in a 82-95 loss in front of a capacity crowd against the Loras College Duhawks.

Men's Basketball Keep Hope Alive for Final IIAC Tournament Spot

Feb 14, 2018

The University of Dubuque men's basketball team kept hope alive for the final IIAC Tournament Qualifying spot with a 84-71 home victory over the Luther College Norse on Wednesday night in Stoltz Sports Center.

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Upcoming Events

Men's Basketball

Feb 20, 2018 | 4:00 PM — 6:00 PM

IIAC Tournament First Round vs. TBA

Men's Basketball

Feb 22, 2018 | 4:00 PM — 6:00 PM | TBD

IIAC Tournament Second Round

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Name Position Event Height Weight Year Hometown
1 Zach Parson Guard 5-11 Freshman Clinton, Iowa
2 Colin Squiers Guard 5-10 Sophomore Dyersville, Iowa
3 Jarrett Easton Guard 6-3 Junior Onslow, Iowa
4 Ben Cash Guard 5-10 Freshman Pekin, Ill.
5 Zachary Randolph Guard 6-1 Sophomore Wilton, Iowa
10 William Bentley Forward 6-2 Sophomore Durant, Iowa
12 Dakota Soenksen Guard 6-2 Freshman Camanche, Iowa
15 TJ Lake Guard 5-10 Senior Peosta, Iowa
20 Jamaree Atwater Forward 6-3 Senior Moline, Ill.
21 Luke Harper Guard 6-2 Freshman Belvidere, Ill.
22 Dylan Hundley Guard 6-3 Freshman Camanche, Iowa
24 Marcus McDaniel Guard 5-10 Junior Roselle, Ill.
25 Wynston Wright Guard 5-9 Junior Bolingbrook, Ill.
30 Henry Thompson Guard 6-0 Sophomore Plainfield, Ill.
31 Mason Horton Guard 5-11 Freshman Spring Green, Wis.
32 Deonte Newsome Guard 6-2 Junior Milwaukee, Wis.
33 Peter Ragen Guard 6-3 Freshman Orland Park, Ill.
35 Robert Bennett Jr. Guard 6-1 Freshman Madison, Wis.
40 Michael Williams Forward 6-6 Freshman Hammond, Indiana
42 Lucas Daniels Center 6-7 Junior DeWitt, Iowa
44 Jason Barker Forward 6-5 185 Freshman Hammond, Indiana
45 Justin Smith Forward 6-4 Freshman Bolingbrook, Ill.
50 Davon Beckert Center 6-10 Junior Waverly, Iowa


2017-18 Schedule

Nov. 15

at Edgewood College

Madison, WI

W, 75-61


Nov. 17

at NW Univ. of St. Paul

St. Paul, MN

W, 82-78


Nov. 18

at North Central

St. Paul, MN

W, 90-55


Nov. 21

vs. Iowa Wesleyan Univ.

Dubuque, IA

W, 76-56


Nov. 22

vs. Rockford University

Dubuque, IA

W, 102-83


Nov. 29

vs. Wartburg College*

Dubuque, IA

L, 77-51


Dec. 2

at Central College*

Pella, IA

L, 96-89


Dec. 6

vs. Simpson College*

Dubuque, IA

L, 87-83


Dec. 10

at Univ. of Northern Iowa

Cedar Falls, IA

L, 80-47


Dec. 18

at Lawrence University

Daytona Beach, FL

W, 80-75


Dec. 19

at Berry University

Daytona Beach, FL

W, 86-70


Dec. 29

vs. Monmouth College

Dubuque, IA

W, 80-75


Dec. 30

at Clarke University

Dubuque, IA

L, 77-74


Jan. 3

at Loras College*

Dubuque, IA

L, 98-91


Jan. 10

vs. Buena Vista University*

Dubuque, IA

L, 96-87


Jan. 13

at. Nebraska Wesleyan*

Lincoln, NE

L, 103-94


Jan. 15

at. Luther College*

Decorah, IA

W, 83-66


Jan. 17

vs. Coe College*

Dubuque, IA

W, 66-58


Jan. 20

vs. NE Wesleyan Univ.*

Dubuque, IA

L, 85-84


Jan. 24

at Simpson College*

Indianola, IA

W, 80-75


Jan. 27

at Wartburg College*

Waverly, IA

W, 102-92


Feb. 3

vs. Central College (Alumni Game)

Dubuque, IA

L, 85-78


Feb. 7

at Buena Vista University*

Storm Lake, IA

W, 92-84


Feb. 10

at Coe College*

Cedar Rapids, IA

4:00 p.m.


Feb. 14

vs. Luther College*

Dubuque, IA

8:00 p.m.


Feb. 17

vs. Loras College*

Dubuque, IA

4:00 p.m.


Feb. 20

IIAC Tournament First Round




Feb. 22

IIAC Tournament Semifinals




Feb. 24

IIAC Championship




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
2016-17 10-15 7-9 7th place
 TOTAL:   174-94   92-60     

Jordan Townsend
Jordan Townsend
Assistant Men's Basketball Coach

BA, University of Dubuque; Health, Wellness & Sport
MBA, University of Dubuque; Business Administration

Office Phone: 563.589.3553
Office Location: 306 Stoltz Sports Center
Biography - Click to Open

Jordan Townsend begins his first season as an assistant coach at the University of Dubuque in 2016-17. Townsend who played at the University of Dubuque and was part of the 2012-2013 team that reached the school’s first-ever Iowa Conference (IIAC) Tournament Championship. During his playing career the Spartans finished 3rd or higher in the Iowa Conference each season and finished with a four year record of 74-36.

Townsend was a Graduate Assistant at the University of Dubuque from 2013-2015. He helped the Spartans to 44 wins in those two years and a school record of 23 wins in the 2014-2015 season.

Last season Townsend was the top assistant at Rockford University and helped them to their first winning season in six years. Townsend coached four all conference players while at Rockford and also was the recruiting coordinator.

Townsend owns a Bachelor degree in Health and Wellness from the University of Dubuque and also earned his Masters of Business Administration in 2015.

Townsend a native of Moline, Illinois and now currently lives in Dubuque, Iowa.

Gage Heffernan
Gage Heffernan
Graduate Assistant - Men's Basketball

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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