1983–84 Oklahoma Sooners men's basketball team

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1983-84 Oklahoma Sooners men's basketball
Big 8 Conference Regular Season Champions
NCAA Men's Division I Tournament, #2 Seed, Bye, Second Round
Conference Big 8 Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 8
AP No. 7
1983-84 record 29–5 (13–1 Big 8)
Head coach Billy Tubbs
Home arena Lloyd Noble Center
Seasons
← 1982-83
1984-85 →

The 1983–84 Oklahoma Sooners men's basketball team represented the University of Oklahoma in competitive college basketball during the 1983–84 NCAA Division I season. The Oklahoma Sooners men's basketball team played its home games in the Lloyd Noble Center and was a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association's (NCAA) former Big Eight Conference at that time. The team posted a 29–5 overall record and a 13–1 conference record to finish first in the Conference for head coach Billy Tubbs, this was the first Big Eight Conference Regular Season Championship for Tubbs.[1]

The team was led by All American and Big Eight Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year Wayman Tisdale. The team lost its second game at the Great Alaska Shootout, it then won eleven in a row before enduring its only conference loss at Iowa State. It then won four in a row before losing to Memphis, the team won the rest of its regular season games and the first two Big Eight Conference Tournament games bringing its win streak to 13. It lost the conference title game to Kansas, the team then lost its first game in the 1983 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament to Dayton.[2]

Over the course of the season, Wayman Tisdale established the current Oklahoma Sooners men's basketball single-season scoring average (27.0) and single-game points (61) records.[3]

NCAA basketball tournament[edit]

The following is a summary of the team's performance in the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament:[4]

  • West
    • Dayton (10) 89, (2) Oklahoma 85

Honors[edit]

Team players drafted into the NBA[edit]

The following players were drafted in the 1984 NBA Draft:[7][8]

Round Pick Player NBA Club
9 186 Calvin Pierce Chicago Bulls

The following players were varsity letter-winners from this team who were drafted in the NBA Draft in later years:[9] [10]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Conference Championships". SoonerStats.com. Archived from the original on June 23, 2010. Retrieved July 6, 2010. 
  2. ^ "1984 Men's Basketball Season". SoonerStats.com. Retrieved July 6, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Oklahoma 2009-10 Men's Basketball Guide" (PDF). CBS Interactive. p. 126. Retrieved July 5, 2010. 
  4. ^ "1984 NCAA Basketball Tournament Bracket". databaseSports.com. Retrieved July 5, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Oklahoma 2009-10 Men's Basketball Guide" (PDF). CBS Interactive. p. 164. Retrieved July 5, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Oklahoma 2009-10 Men's Basketball Guide" (PDF). CBS Interactive. p. 165. Retrieved July 5, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Sooners in NBA Draft". CBS Interactive. Archived from the original on July 18, 2010. Retrieved July 5, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on November 21, 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-05. 
  9. ^ "Sooners in NBA Draft". CBS Interactive. Archived from the original on July 18, 2010. Retrieved July 5, 2010. 
  10. ^ "Oklahoma 2009-10 Men's Basketball Guide" (PDF). CBS Interactive. pp. 168–169. Retrieved July 5, 2010.