The Citadel Bulldogs basketball, 1985–89

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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: 1984–85 - 1985–86 - 1986–87 - 1987–88 - 1988–89


1984–85[edit]

1984–85 The Citadel Bulldogs men's basketball
Conference Southern Conference
1984–85 record 18–11 (11–5 SoCon)
Head coach Les Robinson
Home arena McAlister Field House
Seasons
1984–85 Southern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Chattanooga 14 2   .875     24 8   .750
Marshall 12 4   .750     21 13   .618
The Citadel 11 5   .688     18 11   .621
Western Carolina 8 8   .500     14 14   .500
VMI 7 9   .438     16 14   .533
Appalachian State 7 9   .438     14 14   .500
Davidson 6 10   .375     10 20   .333
Furman 4 12   .250     7 21   .250
East Tennessee State 3 13   .188     9 18   .333
Tournament winner
As of April 30, 1985; Rankings from AP Poll
Date
time, TV
Opponent Result Record Site
city, state
November 24*
no, no
Sewanee W 96–91  1–0
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
November 26*
no, no
Coker W 112–85  2–0
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
November 28*
no, no
at Baptist W 78–61  3–0
CSU Field House 
North Charleston, SC
December 1*
no, no
Georgia State W 93–72  4–0
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
December 3*
no, no
at South Carolina L 82–94  4–1
Carolina Coliseum 
Columbia, SC
December 8*
no, no
Baptist W 62–53  5–1
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
December 15*
no, no
at College of Charleston L 61–70  5–2
John Kresse Arena 
Charleston, SC
December 28*
no, no
at Southern California
Trojan Classic
L 62–95  5–3
Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena 
Los Angeles, CA
December 29*
no, no
vs. UAB
Trojan Classic
L 64–79  5–4
Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena 
Los Angeles, CA
January 3*
no, no
Erskine W 93–91  6–4
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
January 5
no, no
at Furman W 83–76  7–4
(1–0)
Greenville Memorial Auditorium 
Greenville, SC
January 12
no, no
at East Tennessee State L 90–94 OT 7–5
(1–1)
Memorial Center 
Johnson City, TN
January 14
no, no
Furman W 73–65  8–5
(2–1)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
January 17
no, no
at Chattanooga L 82–91  8–6
(2–2)
McKenzie Arena 
Chattanooga, TN
January 19
no, no
Appalachian State W 84–77  9–6
(3–2)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
January 24
no, no
East Tennessee State W 79–67  10–6
(4–2)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
January 26
no, no
at Davidson L 92–102  10–7
(4–3)
Johnston Gym 
Davidson, NC
January 30
no, no
Marshall W 92–87 OT 11–7
(5–3)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
February 1*
no, no
vs. No. 13 North Carolina L 62–83  11–8
Charlotte Coliseum 
Charlotte, NC
February 4
no, no
Chattanooga W 71–63  12–8
(6–3)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
February 7
no, no
at Western Carolina W 73–70  13–8
(7–3)
 
Cullowhee, NC
February 9
no, no
at Marshall L 65–75  13–9
(7–4)
Cam Henderson Center 
Huntington, WV
February 12
no, no
VMI W 64–61  14–9
(8–4)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
February 16
no, no
Western Carolina W 91–85  15–9
(9–4)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
February 18
no, no
Davidson W 82–79 OT 16–9
(10–4)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
February 23
no, no
at Appalachian State L 56–57  16–10
(10–5)
Varsity Gymnasium 
Boone, NC
February 25
no, no
at VMI W 69–53  17–10
(11–5)
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
1985 Southern Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
March 1
no, no
Appalachian State
First Round
W 68–62  18–10
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
March 2
no, no
vs. Marshall
Second Round
L 68–79  18–11
Asheville Civic Center 
Asheville, NC
*Non-conference game. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

1985–86[edit]

1985–86 The Citadel Bulldogs men's basketball
Conference Southern Conference
1985–86 record 10–18 (5–11 SoCon)
Head coach Randy Nesbit
Home arena McAlister Field House
Seasons
1985–86 Southern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Chattanooga 12 4   .750     21 10   .677
Davidson 10 6   .625     20 11   .645
Marshall 10 6   .625     19 11   .633
Appalachian State 9 7   .563     17 12   .586
Western Carolina 8 8   .500     14 14   .500
East Tennessee State 8 8   .500     13 16   .448
VMI 5 11   .313     11 17   .393
The Citadel 5 11   .313     10 18   .357
Furman 5 11   .313     10 17   .370
Tournament winner
As of April 30, 1986; Rankings from AP Poll
Date
time, TV
Opponent Result Record Site
city, state
November 22*
no, no
Miami (FL) L 77–85  0–1
Knight International Center 
Miami, FL
November 25*
no, no
College of Charleston L 57–63  0–2
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
December 2*
no, no
Piedmont W 92–66  1–2
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
December 5*
no, no
Morgan State W 84–73  2–2
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
December 9*
no, no
Coker W 111–93  3–2
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
December 14*
no, no
Baptist W 78–68  4–2
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
December 22*
no, no
No. 1 North Carolina L 51–104  4–3
Charlotte Coliseum 
Charlotte, NC
January 6*
no, no
at Baptist L 65–95  4–4
CSU Field House 
North Charleston, SC
January 9
no, no
at Davidson L 76–82  4–5
(0–1)
Johnston Gym 
Davidson, NC
January 13*
no, no
Francis Marion L 76–83  4–6
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
January 16
no, no
Chattanooga L 71–96  4–7
(0–2)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
January 18
no, no
at Marshall L 70–90  4–8
(0–3)
Cam Henderson Center 
Huntington, WV
January 20
no, no
at VMI L 64–66  4–9
(0–4)
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
January 23
no, no
Furman W 76–72  5–9
(1–4)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
January 25
no, no
Davidson W 64–61  6–9
(2–4)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
January 27
no, no
at East Tennessee State L 70–74  6–10
(2–5)
Memorial Center 
Johnson City, TN
January 29
no, no
at Furman L 69–74  6–11
(2–6)
Greenville Memorial Auditorium 
Greenville, SC
February 1
no, no
at Appalachian State L 55–65  6–12
(2–7)
Varsity Gymnasium 
Boone, NC
February 3
no, no
Western Carolina W 69–68  7–12
(3–7)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
February 5*
no, no
South Carolina L 70–80  7–13
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
February 8
no, no
VMI L 76–83  7–14
(3–8)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
February 10
no, no
Marshall L 78–85  7–15
(3–9)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
February 15
no, no
East Tennessee State W 98–90  8–15
(4–9)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
February 17
no, no
Appalachian State L 66–67  8–16
(4–10)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
February 20
no, no
UCF W 72–66  9–16
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
February 22
no, no
at Western Carolina L 71–72  9–17
(4–11)
 
Cullowhee, NC
February 24
no, no
at Chattanooga W 82–75  10–17
(5–11)
McKenzie Arena 
Chattanooga, TN
1986 Southern Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
February 28
no, no
vs. Chattanooga
First Round
L 66–69  10–18
Asheville Civic Center 
Asheville, NC
*Non-conference game. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

1986–87[edit]

1986–1987 The Citadel Bulldogs men's basketball
Conference Southern Conference
1986–1987 record 13–15 (6–10 SoCon)
Head coach Randy Nesbit
Home arena McAlister Field House
Seasons
1986–87 Southern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Marshall 15 1   .938     25 6   .806
Chattanooga 14 2   .875     21 8   .724
Davidson 12 4   .750     20 10   .667
Furman 10 6   .625     17 12   .586
The Citadel 6 10   .375     13 15   .464
VMI 5 11   .313     11 17   .393
Western Carolina 4 12   .250     10 19   .345
Appalachian State 3 13   .188     7 21   .250
East Tennessee State 3 13   .188     7 21   .250
1987 Southern Conference Tournament winner
As of April 30, 1987; Rankings from AP Poll
Date
time, TV
Opponent Result Record Site
city, state
November 29*
no, no
at South Alabama W 84–76  1–0
Jag Gym 
Mobile, AL
December 1*
no, no
Coker W 92–57  2–0
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
December 4*
no, no
at Army W 69–65  3–0
Christl Arena 
West Point, NY
December 5*
no, no
at Hartford L 66–74  3–1
 
Hartford, CT
December 8*
no, no
UMBC W 64–61  4–1
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
December 10*
no, no
at South Carolina L 64–75  4–2
Carolina Coliseum 
Columbia, SC
December 13*
no, no
Benedict W 113–80  5–2
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
December 22*
no, no
at No. 13 Kansas L 71–74  5–3
Allen Fieldhouse 
Lawrence, KS
January 5
no, no
at Chattanooga L 60–72  5–4
(0–1)
McKenzie Arena 
Chattanooga, TN
January 10
no, no
Davidson L 71–79  5–5
(0–2)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
January 13*
no, no
at College of Charleston L 81–96  5–6
John Kresse Arena 
Charleston, SC
January 17
no, no
Marshall L 69–72  5–7
(0–3)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
January 19
no, no
VMI W 82–78 OT 6–7
(1–3)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
January 22
no, no
at Furman L 77–93  6–8
(1–4)
Greenville Memorial Auditorium 
Greenville, SC
January 24
no, no
at Davidson L 68–86  6–9
(1–5)
Johnston Gym 
Davidson, NC
January 26
no, no
East Tennessee State W 90–80  7–9
(2–5)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
January 31
no, no
Appalachian State L 69–72  7–10
(2–6)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
February 2
no, no
at Western Carolina W 95–78  8–10
(3–6)
 
Cullowhee, NC
February 5*
no, no
UNC Asheville W 71–65  9–10
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
February 7
no, no
at VMI L 62–68  9–11
(3–7)
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
February 9
no, no
at Marshall L 92–96  9–12
(3–8)
Cam Henderson Center 
Huntington, WV
February 12*
no, no
Barber–Scotia W 94–69  10–12
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
February 14
no, no
at East Tennessee State W 86–72  11–12
(4–8)
Memorial Center 
Johnson City, TN
February 16
no, no
at Appalachian State W 70–66  12–12
(5–8)
Varsity Gymnasium 
Boone, NC
February 19
no, no
at Furman L 69–80 OT 12–13
(5–9)
Greenville Memorial Auditorium 
Greenville, SC
February 21
no, no
Western Carolina L 70–75  12–14
(5–10)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
February 23
no, no
Chattanooga W 86–71  13–14
(6–10)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
1987 Southern Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
February 27
no, no
vs. Furman
First Round
L 78–85  13–15
Asheville Civic Center 
Asheville, NC
*Non-conference game. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

1987–88[edit]

1987–1987 The Citadel Bulldogs men's basketball
Conference Southern Conference
1987–1987 record 8–20 (5–11 SoCon)
Head coach Randy Nesbit
Home arena John Kresse Arena &
North Charleston High School
Seasons
1987–88 Southern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Marshall 14 2   .875     24 8   .750
Furman 11 5   .688     18 10   .643
Davidson 9 7   .563     15 13   .536
East Tennessee State 9 7   .563     14 15   .483
Appalachian State 8 8   .500     16 13   .552
Chattanooga 8 8   .500     20 13   .606
VMI 6 10   .375     13 17   .433
The Citadel 5 11   .313     8 20   .286
Western Carolina 2 14   .125     8 19   .296
Tournament winner
As of April 30, 1988; Rankings from AP Poll

With McAlister Field House undergoing renovation, the Bulldogs played home games at College of Charlreston's home arena, John Kresse Arena and North Charleston High School.

Date
time, TV
Opponent Result Record Site
city, state
November 27*
no, no
vs. Rhode Island
Investors' Classic
L 85–113  0–1
University Hall 
Charlottesville, VA
November 28*
no, no
vs. Columbia
Investors' Classic
W 70–56  1–1
University Hall 
Charlottesville, VA
December 2*
no, no
at UNC Asheville L 72–85  1–2
Justice Center 
Asheville, NC
December 5*
no, no
Army L 64–69  1–3
John Kresse Arena 
Charleston, SC
December 12*
no, no
Eckerd W 80–65  2–3
John Kresse Arena 
Charleston, SC
December 17*
no, no
at No. 4 North Carolina L 74–98  2–4
Dean Smith Center 
Chapel Hill, NC
January 4*
no, no
at Navy L 67–79  2–5
Halsey Field House 
Annapolis, MD
January 7
no, no
at Furman L 84–91  2–6
(0–1)
Greenville Memorial Auditorium 
Greenville, SC
January 9
no, no
Davidson L 80–85  2–7
(0–2)
John Kresse Arena 
Charleston, SC
January 13
no, no
at College of Charleston L 58–84  2–8
(0–3)
John Kresse Arena 
Charleston, SC
January 16*
no, no
Newberry W 78–66  3–8
John Kresse Arena 
Charleston, SC
January 18*
no, no
Coker L 51–54  3–9
John Kresse Arena 
Charleston, SC
January 21
no, no
Chattanooga L 63–77  3–10
(0–3)
North Charleston High School 
North Charleston, SC
January 23
no, no
at Marshall L 67–87  3–11
(0–4)
Cam Henderson Center 
Huntington, WV
January 25
no, no
at VMI L 63–77  3–12
(0–5)
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
January 30
no, no
at Davidson L 67–79  3–13
(0–6)
Johnston Gym 
Davidson, NC
February 1
no, no
at East Tennessee State L 90–97  3–14
(0–7)
Memorial Center 
Johnson City, TN
February 6
no, no
at Appalachian State L 72–89  3–15
(0–8)
Varsity Gymnasium 
Boone, NC
February 8
no, no
Western Carolina W 67–64  4–15
(1–8)
John Kresse Arena 
Charleston, SC
February 10
no, no
Furman L 68–81  4–16
(1–9)
John Kresse Arena 
Charleston, SC
February 13
no, no
VMI W 64–59  5–16
(2–9)
John Kresse Arena 
Charleston, SC
February 15
no, no
at Marshall L 78–105  5–17
(2–10)
Cam Henderson Center 
Huntington, WV
February 20
no, no
at Western Carolina L 67–73  5–18
(2–11)
 
Cullowhee, NC
February 22
no, no
at Chattanooga W 69–68 OT 6–18
(3–11)
McKenzie Arena 
Chattanooga, TN
February 24*
no, no
at South Carolina L 66–88  6–19
Carolina Coliseum 
Columbia, SC
February 27
no, no
East Tennessee State W 85–66  7–19
(4–11)
North Charleston High School 
North Charleston, SC
February 29
no, no
Appalachian State W 73–71  8–19
(5–11)
John Kresse Arena 
Charleston, SC
1988 Southern Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
March 4
no, no
vs. Marshall L 78–121  8–20
Asheville Civic Center 
Asheville, NC
*Non-conference game. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

1988–89[edit]

1988–1989 The Citadel Bulldogs men's basketball
Conference Southern Conference
1988–1989 record 16–12 (7–7 SoCon)
Head coach Randy Nesbit
Home arena Deas Hall
Seasons
1988–89 Southern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Chattanooga 10 4   .714     18 12   .600
Furman 9 5   .643     17 12   .586
Appalachian State 8 6   .571     20 8   .714
East Tennessee State 7 7   .500     20 11   .645
The Citadel 7 7   .500     16 12   .571
Marshall 6 8   .429     15 15   .500
VMI 5 9   .357     11 17   .393
Western Carolina 4 10   .286     12 16   .429
SoCon Tournament winner
As of April 30, 1988; Rankings from AP Poll

Due to the continuing renovations of McAlister Field House, the Bulldogs played home games at the on-campus Deas Hall. This facility is traditionally used for cadet recreation and fitness.

Date
time, TV
Opponent Result Record Site
city, state
November 26*
no, no
at No. 1 Duke L 52–93  0–1
Cameron Indoor Stadium 
Durham, NC
November 28*
no, no
at Clemson L 82–96  0–2
Littlejohn Coliseum 
Clemson, SC
December 1*
no, no
UNC Asheville W 93–77  1–2
Deas Hall 
Charleston, SC
December 4*
no, no
Savannah State W 100–73  2–2
Deas Hall 
Charleston, SC
December 8
no, no
Allen W 71–45  3–2
Deas Hall 
Charleston, SC
December 19*
no, no
at San Francisco
Met Life Classic
L 80–94  3–3
War Memorial Gymnasium 
San Francisco, CA
December 20
no, no
vs. Indiana State
Met Life Classic
W 112–75  4–3
War Memorial Gymnasium 
San Francisco, CA
January 7
no, no
at Furman W 80–76  5–3
(1–0)
Greenville Memorial Auditorium 
Greenville, SC
January 9*
no, no
Navy W 71–62  6–3
Deas Hall 
Charleston, SC
January 12*
no, no
at College of Charleston W 65–58  7–3
John Kresse Arena 
Charleston, SC
January 14
no, no
Appalachian State W 65–62  8–3
(2–0)
Deas Hall 
Charleston, SC
January 21
no, no
at Marshall L 53–62  8–4
(2–1)
Cam Henderson Center 
Huntington, WV
January 23
no, no
at VMI W 73–61  9–4
(3–1)
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
January 25
no, no
East Tennessee State L 70–79  9–5
(3–2)
Deas Hall 
Charleston, SC
January 28
no, no
Chattanooga L 67–71  9–6
(3–3)
Deas Hall 
Charleston, SC
January 30
no, no
Western Carolina W 79–51  10–6
(4–3)
Deas Hall 
Charleston, SC
February 2*
no, no
at South Carolina State L 70–84  10–7
SHM Memorial Center 
Orangeburg, SC
February 4
no, no
Furman L 60–61  10–8
(4–4)
Deas Hall 
Charleston, SC
February 6*
no, no
at Liberty W 81–74  11–8
 
Lynchburg, VA
February 8
no, no
Peidmont W 105–48  12–8
Deas Hall 
Charleston, SC
February 11
no, no
at East Tennessee State W 78–75  13–8
(5–4)
Memorial Center 
Johnson City, TN
February 13
no, no
at Appalachian State L 72–86  13–9
(5–5)
Varsity Gymnasium 
Boone, NC
February 18
no, no
VMI W 88–79  14–9
(6–5)
Deas Hall 
Charleston, SC
February 20
no, no
Marshall W 100–80  15–9
(7–5)
Deas Hall 
Charleston, SC
February 22*
no, no
at South Carolina W 88–87  16–9
Carolina Coliseum 
Columbia, SC
February 25
no, no
at Western Carolina L 61–64  16–10
(7–6)
 
Cullowhee, NC
February 27
no, no
at Chattanooga L 70–79  16–11
(7–7)
McKenzie Arena 
Chattanooga, TN
1989 Southern Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
March 3
no, no
vs. East Tennessee State
First round
L 89–93  16–12
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. 94–97. Retrieved December 20, 2013.