The Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons men's basketball team represents the newly created Purdue University Fort Wayne (PFW) and formerly represented the now defunct Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW). Purdue Fort Wayne has competed in the Summit League since the 2007–08 season. The team has never played in the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament. The Mastodons are coached by Jon Coffman and play their home games at the Hilliard Gates Sports Center and the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Hilliard Gates Sports Center is a multi-purpose arena located in the northeast corner of the Purdue University Fort Wayne campus, in Fort Wayne, Indiana. It opened in 1981 and contains 68,106 square feet (6,327.3 m2) of space. It is home to the Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons volleyball and men's and women's basketball teams.
The venue is named for former area sportscaster Hilliard Gates.