1966–67 The Citadel Bulldogs basketball team

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1966–67 The Citadel Bulldogs men's basketball
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Conference Southern Conference
1966–67 record 8–17 (6–7 SoCon)
Head coach Mel Thompson
Assistant coach Ed Thompson
Home arena The Citadel Armory
Seasons
1966–67 Southern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
West Virginia 9 1   .900     19 9   .679
Davidson 8 4   .667     15 12   .556
William & Mary 8 5   .615     14 11   .560
Richmond 9 7   .563     11 12   .478
The Citadel 6 7   .462     8 16   .333
George Washington 5 7   .417     6 18   .250
Furman 4 6   .400     9 15   .375
East Carolina 4 8   .333     7 17   .292
VMI 4 12   .250     5 16   .238
Tournament winner
As of April 30, 1967; Rankings from AP Poll

The 1966–67 The Citadel Bulldogs basketball team represented The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina in the 1966–67 NCAA University Division men's basketball season. The Bulldogs were led by seventh year head coach Mel Thompson and played their home games at The Citadel Armory. They played as a member of the Southern Conference.

The Bulldogs struggled throughout the season, enduring a three-game losing streak and two separate four game losing streaks while only recording consecutive wins twice in the season en route to an 8–17 overall finish, and 6–7 in the SoCon.[1]

The season was later chronicled by Pat Conroy in his memoir My Losing Season. Conroy was a senior guard for the Bulldogs in the 1966–67 season.

Schedule[edit]

Date
time, TV
Opponent Result Record Site
city, state
December 1, 1966*
Auburn L 83–105  0–1
The Citadel Armory 
Charleston, South Carolina
December 3, 1966*
at Clemson L 84–102  0–2
Fike Field House 
Clemson, South Carolina
December 6, 1966*
Wofford W 84–75  1–2
The Citadel Armory 
Charleston, South Carolina
December 10, 1966
George Washington W 89–86  2–2
(1–0)
The Citadel Armory 
Charleston, South Carolina
December 14, 1966*
Old Dominion L 70–78  2–3
The Citadel Armory 
Charleston, South Carolina
December 17, 1966*
at Loyola (New Orleans) L 87–97  2–4
 
New Orleans, Louisiana
December 19, 1966*
vs. Florida State
Tampa Invitational
L 67–83  2–5
 
Tampa, Florida
December 20, 1966*
vs. Columbia
Tampa Invitational
W 74–71  3–5
 
Tampa, Florida
January 2, 1967*
Jacksonville L 80–87  3–6
The Citadel Armory 
Charleston, South Carolina
January 4, 1967*
at Georgia Southern L 78–79  3–7
 
Statesboro, Georgia
January 7, 1967
Richmond W 81–79  4–7
(2–0)
The Citadel Armory 
Charleston, South Carolina
January 10, 1967
Davidson L 72–76  4–8
(2–1)
The Citadel Armory 
Charleston, South Carolina
January 14, 1967
at Furman L 68–85  4–9
(2–2)
Greenville Memorial Auditorium 
Greenville, South Carolina
January 16, 1967
at East Carolina L 72–80  4–10
(2–3)
 
Greenville, North Carolina
January 26, 1967*
at Jacksonville L 85–87  4–11
 
Jacksonville, Florida
January 28, 1967
William & Mary W 85–77  5–11
(3–3)
The Citadel Armory 
Charleston, South Carolina
February 3, 1967
at VMI W 73–70  6–11
(4–3)
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, Virginia
February 4, 1967
at William & Mary L 57–91  6–12
(4–4)
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, Virginia
February 8, 1967
East Carolina W 105–91  7–12
(5–4)
The Citadel Armory 
Charleston, South Carolina
February 11, 1967
at Richmond L 76–89  7–13
(5–5)
Richmond Arena 
Richmond, Virginia
February 13, 1967
VMI W 81–78  8–13
(6–5)
The Citadel Armory 
Charleston, South Carolina
February 18, 1967
Furman L 65–71  8–14
(6–6)
The Citadel Armory 
Charleston, South Carolina
February 20, 1967*
at Stetson L 74–82  8–15
 
DeLand, Florida
February 25, 1967
Davidson L 85–97  8–16
(6–7)
The Citadel Armory 
Charleston, South Carolina
1967 Southern Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
March 2, 1967
vs. Richmond L 98–100 OT 8–17
Charlotte Coliseum 
Charlotte, North Carolina
*Non-conference game. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2010-11 The Citadel Basketball. CitadelSports.com. p. 154. Retrieved February 11, 2013.