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UW-Platteville Pioneers

The Pioneers compete in 14 sports, but nothing comes close to their legacy in men’s hoops. From 1984-1999, Platteville employed the services of a young coach by the name of Bo Ryan. During that 15-year span the Pioneers compiled a record of 353-76, won eight WIAC titles, and were crowned Division III National Champions four times (’91, ’95, ’98, ’99). Ryan’s teams went undefeated in ’95 and ’98 and had an unbelievable home record of 157-7 during his final 12 years on campus. The Pioneers set the DIII single-season mark for scoring defense in ’97, surrendering a measly 47.5 points per game. To top it all off, UW-Platteville was the winningest basketball program in all of college sports during the 1990’s, a decade that saw the Pioneers average 26 wins per season, despite the schedule limiting them to 25 regular season games.