| Ohio Valley Conference|
17–14 (9–7 OVC)
| East Division|
Ray Harper (1st year)
The 2016–17 Jacksonville State Gamecocks men's basketball team represents Jacksonville State University during the 2016–17 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Gamecocks, led by first-year head coach Ray Harper, play their home games at the Pete Mathews Coliseum in Jacksonville, Alabama and are members of the East Division of the Ohio Valley Conference.
2016–17 Jacksonville State Gamecocks men's basketball team Wikipedia
The Gamecocks finished the 2015–16 season 8–23, 4–12 in OVC play to finish in last place in the East Division. As a result, they failed to qualify for the OVC Tournament.
Following the season, Jacksonville State and head coach James Green mutually agreed to part ways. On April 6, 2016, the school hired Ray Harper as head coach.
In a vote of Ohio Valley Conference head men’s basketball coaches and sports information directors, Jacksonville State was picked to finish last in the East Division of the OVC.