The Citadel Bulldogs basketball, 1980–84

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The Citadel Bulldogs basketball teams represented The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, United States. The program was established in 1900–01, and has continuously fielded a team since 1912–13, their primary rivals are College of Charleston, Furman and VMI.

Contents: 1979–80 - 1980–81 - 1981–82 - 1982–83 - 1983–84


1979–80[edit]

1979–80 The Citadel Bulldogs men's basketball
Conference Southern Conference
1979–80 record 14–13 (6–10 SoCon)
Head coach Les Robinson
Home arena McAlister Field House
Seasons
1979–80 Southern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Furman 14 1   .933     23 7   .767
Marshall 10 6   .625     17 12   .586
Western Carolina 9 7   .563     17 10   .630
East Tennessee State 8 7   .533     15 13   .536
Chattanooga 7 9   .438     13 14   .481
Appalachian State 6 10   .375     12 16   .429
The Citadel 6 10   .375     14 13   .519
VMI 6 10   .375     11 16   .407
Davidson 4 11   .267     8 18   .308
Tournament winner
As of April 30, 1980; Rankings from AP Poll
Date
time, TV
Opponent Result Record Site
city, state
November 30*
no, no
Piedmont W 69–56  1–0
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
Dec 4*
no, no
USC Aiken W 98–84  2–0
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
Dec 5*
no, no
South Carolina State W 73–67  3–0
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
Dec 8
no, no
Furman L 88–9  3–1
(0–1)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
Dec 10*
no, no
at Baptist W 68–62  4–1
CSU Field House 
North Charleston, SC
Dec 15*
no, no
Wofford W 90–79  5–1
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
Jan 5*
no, no
UNC Greensboro W 81–63  6–1
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
Jan 7
no, no
at Chattanooga L 51–68  6–2
(0–2)
Maclellan Gymnasium 
Chattanooga, TN
Jan 12
no, no
Western Carolina W 85–73  7–2
(1–2)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
Jan 14
no, no
Appalachian State W 54–53  8–2
(2–2)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
Jan 16
no, no
Davidson W 77–72  9–2
(3–2)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
Jan 19
no, no
at Furman L 55–82  9–3
(3–3)
Greenville Memorial Auditorium 
Greenville, SC
Jan 21
no, no
Chattanooga W 52–51  10–3
(4–3)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
Jan 23
no, no
at Western Carolina L 60–79  10–4
(4–4)
 
Cullowhee, NC
Jan 26
no, no
at Marshall L 59–68  10–5
(4–5)
Veterans Memorial Fieldhouse 
Huntington, WV
Jan 28
no, no
at VMI L 71–72  10–6
(4–6)
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
Jan 30
no, no
East Tennessee State L 52–54  10–7
(4–7)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
Feb 1*
no, no
vs. No. 11 North Carolina
North-South Doubleheader
L 40–51  10–8
Charlotte Coliseum 
Charlotte, NC
Feb 2*
no, no
vs. NC State
North-South Doubleheader
L 35–57  10–9
Charlotte Coliseum 
Charlotte, NC
Feb 4*
no, no
Coastal Carolina W 90–70  11–9
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
Feb 6
no, no
Davidson W 98–88 OT 12–9
(5–7)
 
Charlotte, NC
Feb 9
no, no
at Appalachian State L 57–73  12–10
(5–8)
Varsity Gymnasium 
Boone, NC
Feb 11
no, no
at East Tennessee State L 49–58  12–11
(5–9)
Memorial Center 
Johnson City, TN
Feb 13*
no, no
Baptist W 62–52  13–11
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
Feb 16
no, no
VMI W 79–77 OT 14–11
(6–9)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
Feb 18
no, no
Marshall L 74–78 OT 14–12
(6–10)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
1980 Southern Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
Feb 23
no, no
at Marshall L 66–100  14–13
Veterans Memorial Fieldhouse 
Huntington, WV
*Non-conference game. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

1980–81[edit]

1980–81 The Citadel Bulldogs men's basketball
Conference Southern Conference
1980–81 record 9–17 (2–14 SoCon)
Head coach Les Robinson
Home arena McAlister Field House
Seasons
1980–81 Southern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Chattanooga 11 5   .688     21 9   .700
Davidson 11 5   .688     13 14   .481
Appalachian State 11 5   .688     20 9   .690
East Tennessee State 9 7   .563     13 14   .481
Western Carolina 9 7   .563     18 10   .643
Furman 8 8   .500     11 16   .407
Marshall 8 8   .500     18 10   .643
VMI 3 13   .188     4 23   .148
The Citadel 2 14   .125     9 17   .346
Tournament winner
As of April 30, 1981; Rankings from AP Poll
Date
time, TV
Opponent Result Record Site
city, state
Dec 1*
no, no
Piedmont W 56–45  1–0
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
Dec 3*
no, no
Bethune-Cookman W 67–57  2–0
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
Dec 6*
no, no
USC Upstate W 75–70  3–0
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
Dec 13*
no, no
Coastal Carolina W 71–66  4–0
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
Dec 19*
no, no
at South Carolina
Palmetto Classic
L 81–83 3OT 4–1
Carolina Coliseum 
Columbia, SC
Dec 20*
no, no
vs. South Carolina State
Palmetto Classic
W 66–65  5–1
Carolina Coliseum 
Columbia, SC
Jan 6
no, no
at Chattanooga L 64–65  5–2
(0–1)
Maclellan Gymnasium 
Chattanooga, TN
Jan 7
no, no
at Furman L 65–75  5–3
(0–2)
Greenville Memorial Auditorium 
Greenville, SC
Jan 12
no, no
VMI L 49–58  5–4
(0–3)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
Jan 14*
no, no
at No. 19 Clemson L 58–82  5–5
Littlejohn Coliseum 
Clemson, SC
Jan 17
no, no
Western Carolina W 61–59  6–5
(1–3)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
Jan 19
no, no
Chattanooga L 76–85  6–6
(1–4)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
Jan 22*
no, no
at Wofford W 65–64  7–6
 
Spartanburg, SC
Jan 24
no, no
at East Tennessee State L 66–91  7–7
(1–5)
Memorial Center 
Johnson City, TN
Jan 26
no, no
Furman L 65–67  7–8
(1–6)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
Jan 28
no, no
Davidson W 72–58  8–8
(2–6)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
Jan 31
no, no
at Marshall L 60–76  8–9
(2–7)
Veterans Memorial Fieldhouse 
Huntington, WV
Feb 2
no, no
at VMI L 62–65  8–10
(2–8)
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
Feb 4*
no, no
Presbyterian W 75–65  9–10
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
Feb 7
no, no
at Appalachian State L 41–48  9–11
(2–9)
Varsity Gymnasium 
Boone, NC
Feb 14
no, no
Appalachian State L 54–66  9–12
(2–10)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
Feb 16
no, no
East Tennessee State L 66–70 OT 9–13
(2–11)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
Feb 18
no, no
at Davidson L 61–63  9–14
(2–12)
Johnston Gym 
Davidson, NC
Feb 21
no, no
at Western Carolina L 62–70  9–15
(2–13)
 
Cullowhee, NC
Feb 23
no, no
Marshall L 79–87  9–16
(2–14)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
Feb 25
no, no
Baptist L 62–67  9–17
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
*Non-conference game. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

1981–82[edit]

1981–82 The Citadel Bulldogs men's basketball
Conference Southern Conference
1981–82 record 14–14 (7–9 SoCon)
Head coach Les Robinson
Home arena McAlister Field House
Seasons
1981–82 Southern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Chattanooga 15 1   .938     27 4   .871
Western Carolina 11 5   .688     19 8   .704
Davidson 9 7   .563     14 15   .483
East Tennessee State 8 8   .500     13 15   .464
Marshall 8 8   .500     16 11   .593
Furman 7 9   .438     11 16   .407
The Citadel 7 9   .438     14 14   .500
Appalachian State 6 10   .375     11 15   .423
VMI 1 15   .063     1 25   .038
Tournament winner
As of April 30, 1982; Rankings from AP Poll
Date
time, TV
Opponent Result Record Site
city, state
Nov 30*
no, no
Piedmont W 66–54  1–0
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
Dec 5*
no, no
Newberry W 101–88  2–0
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
Dec 7*
no, no
Presbyterian W 68–50  3–0
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
Dec 11*
no, no
vs. Davidson
First Union Invitational
L 55–63  3–1
(0–1)
Charlotte Coliseum 
Charlotte, NC
Dec 12*
no, no
vs. Holy Cross
First Union Invitational
W 89–80  4–1
Charlotte Coliseum 
Charlotte, NC
Dec 19
no, no
Davidson W 49–47  5–1
(1–1)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
Jan 6*
no, no
at Georgia State W 70–62  6–1
GSU Sports Arena 
Atlanta, GA
Jan 9
no, no
at Chattanooga L 72–79  6–2
(1–2)
Maclellan Gymnasium 
Chattanooga, TN
Jan 11
no, no
Appalachian State W 83–64  7–2
(2–2)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
Jan 13
no, no
East Tennessee State W 64–52  8–2
(3–2)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
Jan 16
no, no
at Marshall L 61–74  8–3
(3–3)
Cam Henderson Center 
Huntington, WV
Jan 18
no, no
at VMI W 72–61  9–3
(4–3)
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
Jan 21
no, no
Furman W 69–66  10–3
(5–3)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
Jan 23
no, no
at East Tennessee State L 81–89  10–4
(5–4)
Memorial Center 
Johnson City, TN
Jan 25
no, no
Chattanooga L 65–83  10–5
(5–5)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
Jan 29
no, no
Western Carolina L 53–58  10–6
(5–6)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
Jan 30*
no, no
Clemson L 56–88  10–7
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
Feb 1
no, no
Marshall W 77–62  11–7
(6–6)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
Feb 5*
no, no
vs. No. 17 NC State
North-South Doubleheader
L 44–54  11–8
Charlotte Coliseum 
Charlotte, NC
Feb 6*
no, no
vs. No. 2 North Carolina
North-South Doubleheader
L 46–67  11–9
Charlotte Coliseum 
Charlotte, NC
Feb 13
no, no
at Appalachian State L 46–65  11–10
(6–7)
Varsity Gymnasium 
Boone, NC
Feb 15
no, no
VMI W 91–74  12–10
(7–7)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
Feb 17*
no, no
USC Aiken W 107–105 5OT 13–10
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
Feb 20
no, no
at Furman L 64–84  13–11
(7–8)
Greenville Memorial Auditorium 
Greenville, SC
Feb 22
no, no
at Western Carolina L 75–83  13–12
(7–9)
 
Cullowhee, NC
Feb 24*
no, no
at South Carolina L 57–62  13–13
Carolina Coliseum 
Columbia, SC
1982 Southern Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
Feb 27
no, no
at Western Carolina W 66–62 OT 14–13
 
Cullowhee, NC
Feb 28
no, no
vs. Davidson L 54–57  14–14
Cam Henderson Center 
Huntington, WV
*Non-conference game. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

1982–83[edit]

1982–83 The Citadel Bulldogs men's basketball
Conference Southern Conference
1982–83 record 12–16 (7–9 SoCon)
Head coach Les Robinson
Home arena McAlister Field House
Seasons
1982–83 Southern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#15 Chattanooga 15 1   .938     26 4   .867
Marshall 13 3   .813     20 8   .714
East Tennessee State 12 4   .750     22 9   .710
Western Carolina 9 7   .563     17 12   .586
Davidson 8 8   .500     13 15   .464
The Citadel 7 9   .438     12 16   .429
Furman 4 12   .250     9 20   .310
Appalachian State 3 13   .188     6 21   .222
VMI 1 15   .063     2 25   .074
1983 Southland Tournament winner
As of April 30, 1983; Rankings from AP Poll
Date
time, TV
Opponent Result Record Site
city, state
Nov 29*
no, no
Piedmont W 82–59  1–0
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
Dec 1
no, no
at Appalachian State W 60–55  2–0
(1–0)
Varsity Gymnasium 
Boone, NC
Dec 4*
no, no
at College of Charleston L 50–63  2–1
John Kresse Arena 
Charleston, SC
Dec 6*
no, no
at Clemson L 56–63  2–2
Littlejohn Coliseum 
Clemson, SC
Dec 8*
no, no
Presbyterian W 80–74  3–2
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
Dec 18
no, no
Davidson L 66–77  3–3
(1–1)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
Dec 20*
no, no
Rider L 59–64 OT 3–4
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
Jan 8*
no, no
vs. Campbell W 68–50  4–4
Winthrop Coliseum 
Rock Hill, NC
Jan 10
no, no
at East Tennessee State L 54–57  4–5
(1–2)
Memorial Center 
Johnson City, TN
Jan 12*
no, no
South Carolina L 56–60  4–6
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
Jan 15
no, no
Marshall L 70–71  4–7
(1–3)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
Jan 17
no, no
VMI W 57–50  5–7
(2–3)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
Jan 19
no, no
Chattanooga L 57–58  5–8
(2–4)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
Jan 22
no, no
Furman W 60–49  6–8
(3–4)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
Jan 26
no, no
at Davidson L 52–57  6–9
(3–5)
Johnston Gym 
Davidson, NC
Jan 29
no, no
Appalachian State W 90–72  7–9
(4–5)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
Jan 31
no, no
East Tennessee State W 79–64  8–9
(5–5)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
Feb 4*
no, no
vs. No. 1 North Carolina
North-South Doubleheader
L 36–81  8–10
Charlotte Coliseum 
Charlotte, NC
Feb 5*
no, no
vs. NC State
North-South Doubleheader
L 47–57  8–11
Charlotte Coliseum 
Charlotte, NC
Feb 10*
no, no
Georgia State W 79–63  9–11
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
Feb 12
no, no
at Western Carolina L 76–87  9–12
(5–6)
 
Cullowhee, NC
Feb 14
no, no
at Chattanooga L 68–85  9–13
(5–7)
McKenzie Arena 
Chattanooga, TN
Feb 17
no, no
Western Carolina W 83–80 OT 10–13
(6–7)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
Feb 19
no, no
at Furman W 76–68  11–13
(7–7)
Greenville Memorial Auditorium 
Greenville, SC
Feb 22*
no, no
College of Charleston W 66–52  12–13
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
Feb 24
no, no
at Marshall L 61–69  12–14
(7–8)
Cam Henderson Center 
Huntington, WV
Feb 26
no, no
at VMI L 63–65  12–15
(7–9)
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
1983 Southern Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
Mar 10
no, no
vs. East Tennessee State L 65–75  12–16
Cam Henderson Center 
Huntington, WV
*Non-conference game. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

1983–84[edit]

1983–84 The Citadel Bulldogs men's basketball
Conference Southern Conference
1983–84 record 14–14 (8–8 SoCon)
Head coach Les Robinson
Home arena McAlister Field House
Seasons
1983–84 Southern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Marshall 13 3   .813     25 6   .806
Chattanooga 12 4   .750     24 7   .774
Western Carolina 9 7   .563     15 13   .536
Appalachian State 8 8   .500     13 16   .448
The Citadel 8 8   .500     14 14   .500
Furman 7 9   .438     12 17   .414
East Tennessee State 6 10   .375     9 19   .321
Davidson 5 11   .313     9 19   .321
VMI 4 12   .250     8 19   .296
Tournament winner
As of April 30, 1984; Rankings from AP Poll
Date
time, TV
Opponent Result Record Site
city, state
Nov 28*
no, no
Piedmont W 105–54  1–0
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
Dec 3*
no, no
Bapist W 72–61  2–0
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
Dec 7
no, no
Chattanooga L 67–79  2–1
(0–1)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
Dec 10*
no, no
at Clemson L 70–92  2–2
Littlejohn Coliseum 
Clemson, SC
Dec 17
no, no
Davidson W 69–63  3–2
(1–1)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
Dec 18*
no, no
at South Carolina L 64–85  3–3
Carolina Coliseum 
Columbia, SC
Jan 5*
no, no
vs. Francis Marion L 64–78  3–4
Winthrop Coliseum 
Rock Hill, SC
Jan 7*
no, no
at Georgia State W 72–67  4–4
GSU Sports Arena 
Atlanta, GA
Jan 9
no, no
Marshall W 84–76  5–4
(2–1)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
Jan 12*
no, no
College of Charleston W 71–62  6–4
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
Jan 14
no, no
at East Tennessee State W 75–62  7–4
(3–1)
Memorial Center 
Johnson City, TN
Jan 16
no, no
at Western Carolina L 72–84  7–5
(3–2)
 
Cullowhee, NC
Jan 19
no, no
Furman W 89–83  8–5
(4–2)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
Jan 21
no, no
at Appalachian State L 60–66  8–6
(4–3)
Varsity Gymnasium 
Boone, NC
Jan 23
no, no
at Davidson L 60–62  8–7
(4–4)
Johnston Gym 
Davidson, NC
Jan 25
no, no
at Furman L 70–96  8–8
(4–5)
Greenville Memorial Auditorium 
Greenville, SC
Jan 28
no, no
Appalachian State W 83–69  9–8
(5–5)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
Feb 3*
no, no
vs. NC State L 49–50  9–9
Charlotte, NC 
Charlotte, NC
Feb 4*
no, no
vs. No. 1 North Carolina L 60–76  9–10
Charlotte Coliseum 
Charlotte, NC
Feb 8
no, no
VMI W 65–61  10–10
(6–5)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
Feb 11
no, no
East Tennessee State W 76–72  11–10
(7–5)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
Feb 13
no, no
at Chattanooga L 83–85  11–11
(7–6)
McKenzie Arena 
Chattanooga, TN
Feb 16*
no, no
Newberry W 108–77  12–11
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
Feb 18
no, no
at Marshall L 71–85  12–12
(7–7)
Cam Henderson Center 
Huntington, WV
Feb 20
no, no
at VMI L 62–64  12–13
(7–8)
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
Feb 23
no, no
South Carolina State W 91–78  13–13
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
Feb 25
no, no
Western Carolina W 106–101  14–13
(8–8)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
1984 Southern Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
Mar 2
no, no
vs. Appalachian State L 77–82  14–14
Asheville Civic Center 
Asheville, NC
*Non-conference game. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

References[edit]

  1. 2012-13 The Citadel Basketball Fact Back (PDF). The Citadel. pp. 92–94. Retrieved May 31, 2014.