1984–85 Villanova Wildcats men's basketball team

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1984–85 Villanova Wildcats men's basketball
Conference Big East Conference (1979–2013)
1984–85 record 25–10 (11–8 Big East)
Head coach Rollie Massimino
Assistant coach Mitch Buonaguro
Assistant coach Marty Marbach
Assistant coach Steve Lappas
Home arena Villanova Field House
Seasons
« 1983–84 1985–86 »
1984–85 Big East men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#3 St. John's 15 1   .938     31 4   .886
#1 Georgetown 14 2   .875     35 3   .921
#15 Syracuse 9 7   .563     22 9   .710
Villanova 9 7   .563     25 10   .714
Pittsburgh 8 8   .500     17 12   .586
Boston College 7 9   .438     20 11   .645
Connecticut 6 10   .375     13 15   .464
Providence 3 13   .188     11 20   .355
Seton Hall 1 15   .063     10 18   .357
† 1985 Big East Tournament winner
As of April 1, 1985[1]; Rankings from AP Poll

The 1984–85 Villanova Wildcats men's basketball team represented Villanova University. The Head Coach was Rollie Massimino. The team played its home games at Villanova Field House in Villanova, Pennsylvania, and was a member of the Big East Conference. The team is famous for one of the biggest upsets in sports history – a 66–64 win over #1 Georgetown in the NCAA Final on April 1, 1985.

Roster[edit]

Name # Position Height Year Home Town
Connally Brown 50 Forward 6–7 Sophomore Orange, TX
Veltra Dawson 10 Guard 6–1 Freshman Highwood, IL
Chuck Everson 51 Center 7–1 Junior Brentwood, NY
Brian Harrington 20 Guard 6–0 Senior Pound Ridge, NY
Harold Jensen 32 Guard 6–5 Sophomore Trumbull, CT
Wyatt Maker 43 Center 6–11 Sophomore Salinas, CA
R. C. Massimino 13 Guard 5–10 Junior Villanova, PA
Dwayne McClain 33 Guard/Forward 6–6 Senior Worcester, MA
Gary McLain 22 Guard 6–0 Senior Methuen, MA
Ed Pinckney 54 Forward/Center 6–9 Senior Bronx, NY
Steve Pinone 25 Forward 6–4 Sophomore Wethersfield, CT
Mark Plansky 31 Forward 6–7 Freshman Wakefield, MA
Harold Pressley 21 Forward 6–7 Junior Mystic, CT
Dwight Wilbur 4 Guard 6–2 Junior Paterson, NJ

NCAA basketball tournament[edit]

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Awards and honors[edit]

Team players drafted into the NBA[edit]

Year Round Pick Player NBA Club
1985 1 10 Ed Pinckney Phoenix Suns[3]
1985 2 27 Dwayne McClain Indiana Pacers[3]
1985 7 144 Gary McLain New Jersey Nets[3]
1986 1 17 Harold Pressley Sacramento Kings[4]
1986 6 130 Chuck Everson Utah Jazz[4]
1987 6 122 Harold Jensen Cleveland Cavaliers[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ sports-reference.com 1984-85 Big East Conference Season Summary
  2. ^ http://www.databasesports.com/ncaab/tourney.htm?yr=1985
  3. ^ a b c "1985 NBA Draft". BasketballReference.com. Archived from the original on 10 March 2010. Retrieved 18 February 2010. 
  4. ^ a b "1986 NBA Draft". BasketballReference.com. Archived from the original on 10 March 2010. Retrieved 18 February 2010. 
  5. ^ "1986 NBA Draft". BasketballReference.com. Archived from the original on 10 March 2010. Retrieved 18 February 2010.