1985–86 Louisville Cardinals men's basketball team

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1985–86 Louisville Cardinals men's basketball
NCAA National Champions
NCAA West Regional Champions
Metro Conference Regular Season Champions
Metro Conference Tournament Champions
Conference Metro Conference
Ranking
Coaches #3
AP #7
1985–86 record 32–7 (10–2 Metro Conference)
Head coach Denny Crum
Assistant coach Wade Houston
Assistant coach Jerry Jones
Assistant coach Bobby Dotson
Home arena Freedom Hall
Seasons
« 1984-85 1986-87 »

The 1985–86 Louisville Cardinals men's basketball team represented the University of Louisville during the 1985-86 NCAA Division I men's basketball season, Louisville's 72nd season of intercollegiate competition. The Cardinals competed in the Metro Conference and were coached by Denny Crum. The team played home games at Freedom Hall.

The team complied a 32-7 record and brought Louisville basketball their second NCAA National Championship when they defeated Duke 72-69.

Roster[edit]

1985–86 Louisville Cardinals men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year High School/Junior College Home town
G/F 34 Abram, MikeMike Abram 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 195 lb (88 kg) So Northside Muncie, Indiana
F 41 Crook, HerbertHerbert Crook 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 190 lb (86 kg) So Eastern Louisville, Kentucky
F/C 43 Ellison, PervisPervis Ellison 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Fr Savannah Savannah, Georgia
G 42 Hall, JeffJeff Hall 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Sr Fairview Ashland, Kentucky
F 44 Kimbro, TonyTony Kimbro 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Fr Seneca Louisville, Kentucky
F/C 33 Marshall, AveryAvery Marshall 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Fr Myrtle Beach Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
F/C 10 McSwain, MarkMark McSwain 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Jr St. Pius X Atlanta, Georgia
F 24 Olliges, WillWill Olliges 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 205 lb (93 kg) So St.Xavier Louisville, Kentucky
F 21 Payne, KennyKenny Payne 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Fr Northeast Jones Laurel, Mississippi
F 30 Robinson, DavidDavid Robinson 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Fr Eastside Gainesville, Florida
F 55 Thompson, BillyBilly Thompson 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Sr Camden Camden, New Jersey
F 00 Valentine, RobbieRobbie Valentine 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Sr North Hardin Radcliff, Kentucky
G 20 Wagner, MiltMilt Wagner 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Sr Camden Camden, New Jersey
G 15 Walls, KevinKevin Walls 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Fr Camden Camden, New Jersey
G 23 West, ChrisChris West 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Jr Manual Louisville, Kentucky
G 22 Williams, KeithKeith Williams 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Fr Seneca Louisville, Kentucky
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • Jerry Jones

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

NCAA basketball tournament[edit]

West region[edit]

First round Second round Regional Semifinals Regional Finals
                       
1 St John's 83
16 Montana St 74
1 St John's 65
8 Auburn 81
8 Auburn 73
9 Arizona 63
8 Auburn 70
4 UNLV 63
5 Maryland 69
12 Pepperdine 64
5 Maryland 64
4 UNLV 70
4 UNLV 74
13 Northeast Louisiana 51
8 Auburn 76
2 Louisville 84
6 UAB 66
11 Missouri 64
6 UAB 59
3 North Carolina 77
3 North Carolina 84
14 Utah 72
3 North Carolina 79
2 Louisville 94
7 Bradley 83
10 UTEP 65
7 Bradley 68
2 Louisville 82
2 Louisville 93
15 Drexel 73

Final Four[edit]

National Semifinals National Championship Game
           
E1 Duke 71
M1 Kansas 67
E1 Duke 69
W2 Louisville 72
S11 LSU 77
W2 Louisville 88

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Billy Thompson, first team All-Metro Conference
  • Billy Thompson, AP honorable mention All-American
  • Billy Thompson, NCAA All-Tournament team
  • Billy Thompson, NCAA All-West regional
  • Milt Wagner, first team All-Metro Conference
  • Milt Wagner. AP honorable mention All-American
  • Pervis Ellison, Final Four Most Outstanding Player[1]
  • Pervis Ellison, NCAA All-West regional
  • Pervis Ellison, Metro Conference Freshman of the Year
  • Pervis Ellison, second team All-Metro Conference
  • Herbert Crook, NCAA All-West regional
  • Tony Kimbro, Metro Conference All-Freshman team

Team players drafted into the NBA[edit]

Year Round Pick Player NBA Club
1986 1 19 Billy Thompson Atlanta Hawks
1986 2 35 Milt Wagner Dallas Mavericks
1986 6 118 Jeff Hall Indiana Pacers
1988 3 61 Herbert Crook Indiana Pacers
1989 1 1 Pervis Ellison Sacramento Kings
1989 1 19 Kenny Payne Philadelphia 76ers

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Final Four Most Outstanding Players". cbs.sportsline.com. Retrieved 31 March 2008. 
  2. ^ "1986 NBA Draft on". Databasebasketball.com. Retrieved 2012-02-06.