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 Colorado, Costa Rica, Florida, Hawaii, and Nevada.

Basketball News

Lake Honored by

Mar 13, 2018

University of Dubuque senior TJ Lake has been named men’s basketball Third Team All-West Region.

Lake, Atwater Earn All-Iowa Conference Honors

Mar 1, 2018

University of Dubuque men’s basketball seniors TJ Lake and Jamaree Atwater were honored with All-Iowa Conference honors for the 2017-18 season. Lake was voted first team by the IIAC Coaches, while Atwater was named second team.

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Upcoming Events

Men's Basketball

Nov 8, 2018 | 7:00 PM — 9:00 PM | Decatur, Ill.

at Milikin Univ.

Men's Basketball

Nov 10, 2018 | 4:00 PM — 6:00 PM | Dubuque, Iowa

vs. Greenville College

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Become a Spartan!

If you're interested in playing men's basketball at the University of Dubuque, complete the prospect form, and a coach will be in touch.

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
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
Joshua Evans 6-2 Freshman Dolton, Ill.
Joshua Evans 6-2 Freshman Dolton, Ill.
Avery Butler 6-6 Junior Dubuque, Iowa
Mac Wilner 6-3 Freshman Maple Grove, Minn.
Nate Walker Jr. 5-11 Junior West Allis, Wis.
Brandon Frick 6-1 Freshman DeWitt, Iowa
Trent Fitzpatrick 5-10 Freshman Davenport, Iowa
Ben Monroe 6-4 Freshman Moline, Ill.
Timothy Pinsel 6-4 Freshman Algonquin, Ill.
Cody Sanderson 5-10 Freshman Fulton, Ill.
Cade Daugherty 6-0 Freshman Bellevue, Iowa
Mitchell Burger 5-10 Sophomore Cedar Rapids, Iowa

2018-19 Schedule

Nov. 8

at Milikin University

Decatur, IL

7 p.m.


Nov. 10

vs. Greenville College

Dubuque, IA

4 p.m.


Nov. 13

vs. Edgewood College

Dubuque, IA

7 p.m.


Nov. 16-17

at Loras Classic




Nov. 16

vs. Olivet College

Dubuque, IA

6 p.m.


Nov. 17

vs. College of St. Scholastica

Dubuque, IA

2 p.m.


Nov. 28

vs. Loras College*

Dubuque, IA

8 p.m.


Dec. 1

vs. Nebraska Wesleyan Univ.*

Dubuque, IA

4 p.m.


Dec. 5

at Luther College*

Decorah, IA

8 p.m.


Dec. 18-19

at Daytona Beach Shootout




Dec. 18

vs. Rockford University

Daytona Beach, FL

3 p.m.


Dec. 19

vs. Marian University

Daytona Beach, FL

5 p.m.


Dec. 28

vs. Clarke University

Dubuque, IA  

4 p.m.  


Dec. 29

at Iowa Wesleyan Univ.*

Mt. Pleasant, IA

5 p.m.


Jan. 2

at Central College*

Pella, IA

8 p.m.


Jan. 5

vs. Simpson College* 

Dubuque, IA

4 p.m.


Jan. 9

at Coe College*

Cedar Rapids, IA

8 p.m.


Jan. 12

vs. Buena Vista University*

Dubuque, IA 

4 p.m.


Jan. 19

at Wartburg College*

Waverly, IA

4 p.m.


Jan. 21

at Nebraska Wesleyan Univ.*

Lincoln, NE

4 p.m.


Jan. 3

vs. Luther College*

Dubuque, IA

8 p.m.


Jan. 26

at Simpson College*

Indianola, IA

4 p.m.


Jan. 30

at Loras College*

Dubuque, IA

8 p.m.


Feb. 2

vs. Central College*

Dubuque, IA

4 p.m.


Feb. 6

vs. Coe College*

Dubuque, IA

8 p.m.


Feb. 9

at Buena Vista University*

Storm Lake, IA   

4 p.m.


Feb. 16

vs. Wartburg College*

Dubuque, IA

4 p.m.


Feb. 19

1st Round IIAC Tournament




Feb. 21

2nd Round IIAC Tournament




Feb. 23

IIAC Tournament 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.

David Pederson
David Pederson
Graduate Assistant - Men's Basketball

BS, University of Northwestern - St. Paul

Office Phone: 563.589.3377
Office Location: 106 Stoltz Sports Center
Biography - Click to Open

David Pederson begins his first year as a Men's Basketball Graduate Assistant at the University of Dubuque in the 2018-2019 season. Prior to coming to the University of Dubuque, Pederson was a Student Assistant Coach for the University of Northwestern-St. Paul's Men's Basketball team the past four years. 

While on Northwestern's coaching staff, Pederson was apart of two Conference Championship teams, and three trips to the NCAA National Tournament, including a trip to the NCAA Sweet 16 in 2015.

Pederson has also been an AAU Head Coach for a Minnesota based program, Crossfire Basketball, the past three years. Pederson coached the 16U team in 2018 and his team spent most of the season in Minnesota's Top 25 AAU Team Rankings. 

Pederson is a graduate from Northwestern, graduating with a Bachelor's degree in Communication, and will be pursuing a Masters in Communication while at Dubuque.

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2016-17 Record Book