VMI Keydets basketball, 1970–79

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The VMI Keydets basketball teams represented the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Virginia. The program began in 1908, and played their games out of Cormack Field House, nicknamed “The Pit”. The Keydets were members of the Southern Conference. Their primary rival is The Citadel.

Contents: 1969–70 - 1970–71 - 1971–72 - 1972–73 - 1973–74 - 1974–75 - 1975–76 - 1976–77 - 1977–78 - 1978–79


1969–70[edit]

1969–70 VMI Keydets men's basketball
Conference Southern Conference
1969–70 record 6–19 (3–10 SoCon)
Head coach Mike Schuler
Home arena Cormack Field House
Seasons
1969–70 Southern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Davidson 10 0   1.000     22 5   .815
East Carolina 9 2   .818     16 10   .615
George Washington 6 4   .600     12 15   .444
Furman 5 6   .455     13 13   .500
William & Mary 5 7   .417     11 16   .407
The Citadel 4 8   .333     8 16   .333
Richmond 4 9   .308     9 18   .333
VMI 3 10   .231     6 19   .240
Tournament winner
As of April 30, 1970; Rankings from AP Poll
Date
time, TV
Opponent Result Record Site
city, state
December 1*
no, no
Atlantic Christian W 82–76  1–0
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
December 3*
no, no
at Navy L 66–71  1–1
Halsey Field House 
Annapolis, MD
December 6
no, no
at George Washington L 78–80  1–2
(0–1)
 
Washington, D.C.
December 10*
no, no
at Virginia L 44–65  1–3
University Hall 
Charlottesville, VA
December 18*
no, no
vs. William & Mary
Big 5 Tournament
L 64–75  1–4
Holland Hall Gymnasium 
Hampton, VA
December 20*
no, no
vs. Richmond
Big 5 Tournament
L 61–69  1–5
Holland Hall Gymnasium 
Hampton, VA
December 29*
no, no
vs. Stetson
Gold Coast Classic
L 61–62  1–6
 
West Palm Beach, FL
December 30*
no, no
vs. Florida Southern W 66–60  2–6
 
West Palm Beach, FL
January 5*
no, no
at Old Dominion L 72–94  2–7
ODU Fieldhouse 
Norfolk, VA
January 8
no, no
at Davidson L 52–95  2–8
(0–2)
Johnston Gym 
Davidson, NC
January 10
no, no
at East Carolina L 66–108  2–9
(0–3)
Minges Coliseum 
Greenville, NC
January 13
no, no
Richmond W 71–70  3–9
(1–3)
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
January 17
no, no
at The Citadel L 70–84  3–10
(1–4)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
January 21*
no, no
Roanoke L 79–90  3–11
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
January 24*
no, no
Wofford W 78–64  4–11
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
January 29*
no, no
Old Dominion L 55–90  4–12
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
January 31
no, no
East Carolina L 49–63  4–13
(1–5)
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
February 2
no, no
George Washington L 79–107  4–14
(1–6)
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
February 5
no, no
Furman W 67–66  5–14
(2–6)
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
February 10
no, no
William & Mary W 74–68  6–14
(3–6)
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
February 14
no, no
at William & Mary L 58–77  6–15
(3–7)
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA
February 17
no, no
The Citadel L 61–68  6–16
(3–8)
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
February 19
no, no
at Richmond L 54–78  6–17
(3–9)
Richmond Arena 
Richmond, VA
February 21
no, no
at Furman L 52–53  6–18
(3–10)
Greenville Memorial Auditorium 
Greenville, SC
1970 Southern Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
February 26
no, no
vs. Davidson L 46–72  6–19
Charlotte Coliseum 
Charlotte, NC
*Non-conference game. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

1970–71[edit]

1970–71 VMI Keydets men's basketball
Conference Southern Conference
1970–71 record 1–25 (1–11 SoCon)
Head coach Mike Schuler
Home arena Cormack Field House
Seasons
1970–71 Southern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Davidson 9 1   .900     15 11   .577
William & Mary 7 3   .700     11 16   .407
East Carolina 7 4   .636     13 12   .520
The Citadel 6 5   .545     13 12   .520
Furman 5 5   .500     15 12   .556
Richmond 3 9   .250     7 21   .250
VMI 1 11   .083     1 25   .038
Tournament winner
As of April 30, 1971; Rankings from AP Poll
Date
time, TV
Opponent Result Record Site
city, state
December 1*
no, no
vs. Virginia
Big 5 Tournament
L 52–81  0–1
Holland Hall Gymnasium 
Hampton, VA
December 3*
no, no
vs. Richmond
Big 5 Tournament
L 57–75  0–2
Holland Hall Gymnasium 
Hampton, VA
December 5*
no, no
at Army L 47–82  0–3
Gillis Field House 
West Point, NY
December 7*
no, no
Old Dominion L 85–94  0–4
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
December 19
no, no
at William & Mary L 49–75  0–5
(0–1)
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA
December 23*
no, no
at Toledo L 46–79  0–6
Toledo Field House 
Toledo, OH
January 2
no, no
at Furman L 68–93  0–7
(0–2)
Greenville Memorial Auditorium 
Greenville, SC
January 4*
no, no
at South Alabama
Senior Bowl Tournament
L 67–80  0–8
Jag Gym 
Mobile, AL
January 6*
no, no
vs. Trinity (CT)
Senior Bowl Tournament
L 70–95  0–9
Jag Gym 
Mobile, AL
January 9
no, no
East Carolina L 63–71  0–10
(0–3)
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
January 12*
no, no
Gardner–Webb L 72–95  0–11
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
January 16
no, no
The Citadel L 64–66 OT 0–12
(0–4)
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
January 20*
no, no
Roanoke L 73–96  0–13
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
January 23*
no, no
at Old Dominion L 56–95  0–14
ODU Fieldhouse 
Norfolk, VA
January 25*
no, no
Eastern Illinois L 45–59  0–15
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
January 27*
no, no
George Washington L 67–78  0–16
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
January 30
no, no
at East Carolina L 67–78  0–17
(0–5)
Minges Coliseum 
Greenville, NC
February 2
no, no
Davidson L 39–70  0–18
(0–6)
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
February 4
no, no
at The Citadel L 65–91  0–19
(0–7)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
February 8
no, no
Richmond W 73–63  1–19
(1–7)
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
February 10*
no, no
at Navy L 47–65  1–20
Halsey Field House 
Annapolis, MD
February 13
no, no
Furman L 79–88  1–21
(1–8)
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
February 16
no, no
William & Mary L 69–85  1–22
(1–9)
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
February 20
no, no
at Richmond L 77–93  1–23
(1–10)
Richmond Arena 
Richmond, VA
February 24
no, no
at Davidson L 64–109  1–24
(1–11)
Johnston Gym 
Davidson, NC
1971 Southern Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
March 4
no, no
vs. William & Mary L 65–69  1–25
Charlotte Coliseum 
Charlotte, NC
*Non-conference game. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

1971–72[edit]

1971–72 VMI Keydets men's basketball
Conference Southern Conference
1971–72 record 6–19 (2–10 SoCon)
Head coach Mike Schuler
Home arena Cormack Field House
Seasons
1971–72 Southern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Davidson 8 2   .800     19 9   .679
Furman 8 3   .727     17 11   .607
William & Mary 6 4   .600     10 17   .370
East Carolina 7 5   .583     14 15   .483
The Citadel 5 6   .455     12 13   .480
Richmond 3 9   .250     6 19   .240
VMI 2 10   .167     6 19   .240
Tournament winner
As of April 30, 1972; Rankings from AP Poll
Date
time, TV
Opponent Result Record Site
city, state
December 1*
no, no
West Virginia Wesleyan W 95–78  1–0
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
December 4*
no, no
Atlantic Christian L 101–105 OT 1–1
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
December 11
no, no
at Richmond L 61–73  1–2
(0–1)
Richmond Coliseum 
Richmond, VA
December 20*
no, no
vs. Virginia
Big 5 Tournament
L 51–93  1–3
Roanoke Civic Center 
Roanoke, VA
December 21*
no, no
vs. Virginia Tech
Big 5 Tournament
W 57–56  2–3
Roanoke Civic Center 
Roanoke, VA
January 3*
no, no
at Roanoke L 69–96  2–4
 
Roanoke, VA
January 5*
no, no
at Eastern Illinois L 71–111  2–5
Lantz Arena 
Charleston, IL
January 8
no, no
at East Carolina L 57–62  2–6
(0–2)
Minges Coliseum 
Greenville, SC
January 10*
no, no
Old Dominion L 82–96  2–7
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
January 12*
no, no
Wofford W 80–63  3–7
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
January 15
no, no
The Citadel L 62–68 OT 3–8
(0–3)
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
January 18
no, no
Davidson L 57–73  3–9
(0–4)
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
January 20*
no, no
at George Washington L 66–104  3–10
 
Washington, D.C.
January 22
no, no
Furman L 62–97  3–11
(0–5)
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
January 25
no, no
at William & Mary L 59–76  3–12
(0–6)
William & Mary Hall 
Williamsburg, VA
January 29
no, no
East Carolina L 56–66  3–13
(0–7)
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
February 1*
no, no
at Ohio L 60–98  3–14
Convocation Center 
Athens, OH
February 3
no, no
at Davidson L 61–84  3–15
(0–8)
Johnston Gym 
Davidson, NC
February 7*
no, no
Roanoke L 66–87  3–16
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
February 12
no, no
at Furman L 66–104  3–17
(0–9)
Greenville Memorial Auditorium 
Greenville, SC
February 14
no, no
at The Citadel L 60–87  3–18
(0–10)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
February 16*
no, no
West Virginia Tech W 68–59  4–18
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
February 22
no, no
William & Mary W 37–35 OT 5–18
(1–10)
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
February 24
no, no
Richmond W 79–74 2OT 6–18
(2–10)
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
1972 Southern Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
March 2
no, no
at Furman L 80–126  6–19
Greenville Memorial Auditorium 
Greenville, SC
*Non-conference game. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

1972–73[edit]

1972–73 VMI Keydets men's basketball
Conference Southern Conference
1972–73 record 6–20 (3–9 SoCon)
Head coach Bill Blair
Home arena Cormack Field House
Seasons
1972–73 Southern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Davidson 9 1   .900     18 9   .667
Furman 11 2   .846     20 9   .690
East Carolina 7 7   .500     13 13   .500
The Citadel 6 7   .462     11 15   .423
William & Mary 5 6   .455     10 17   .370
Richmond 5 9   .357     8 16   .333
Appalachian State 3 8   .273     6 20   .231
VMI 3 9   .250     6 20   .231
Tournament winner
As of April 30, 1973; Rankings from AP Poll
Date
time, TV
Opponent Result Record Site
city, state
December 2*
no, no
Hampden–Sydney W 95–81  1–0
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
December 4*
no, no
George Washington L 73–85  1–1
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
December 6*
no, no
at Virginia L 67–85  1–2
University Hall 
Charlottesville, VA
December 9
no, no
Richmond W 71–60  2–2
(1–0)
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
December 18*
no, no
at Texas A&M–Corpus Christi L 50–57  2–3
American Bank Center 
Corpus Christi, TX
December 20*
no, no
at Rice L 56–72  2–4
Rice Gymnasium 
Houston, TX
December 22*
no, no
at New Mexico State
New Mexico State Invitational
L 57–86  2–5
Pan American Center 
Las Cruces, NM
December 23*
no, no
vs. Xavier
New Mexico State Invitational
W 60–59  3–5
Pan American Center 
Las Cruces, NM
January 3*
no, no
at Wake Forest L 57–71  3–6
Reynolds Gymnasium 
Winston-Salem, NC
January 6
no, no
at East Carolina L 63–81  3–7
(1–1)
Minges Coliseum 
Greenville, NC
January 10*
no, no
Roanoke L 55–56  3–8
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
January 13
no, no
Appalachian State W 82–68  4–8
(2–1)
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
January 18
no, no
Furman L 49–86  4–9
(2–2)
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
January 20*
no, no
West Virginia Tech W 87–60  5–9
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
January 27
no, no
East Carolina L 45–71  5–10
(2–3)
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
January 29
no, no
The Citadel L 67–69  5–11
(2–4)
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
January 31
no, no
at William & Mary L 59–77  5–12
(2–5)
William & Mary Hall 
Williamsburg, VA
February 3*
no, no
at Roanoke L 58–66  5–13
 
Roanoke, VA
February 6
no, no
Davidson L 88–105  5–14
(2–6)
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
February 10
no, no
at Furman L 60–94  5–15
(2–7)
Greenville Memorial Auditorium 
Greenville, SC
February 12
no, no
at The Citadel L 62–75  5–16
(2–8)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
February 15*
no, no
Morris Harvey L 60–65  5–17
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
February 17*
no, no
at Old Dominion L 56–72  5–18
ODU Fieldhouse 
Norfolk, VA
February 20
no, no
William & Mary W 66–64  6–18
(3–8)
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
February 22
no, no
at Richmond L 84–113  6–19
(3–9)
Robins Center 
Richmond, VA
1973 Southern Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
March 1
no, no
vs. Davidson L 77–88  6–20
Richmond Coliseum 
Richmond, VA
*Non-conference game. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

Note: The February 15 game against Morris Harvey College was forfeited by VMI due to the use of an ineligible player.

1973–74[edit]

1973–74 VMI Keydets men's basketball
Conference Southern Conference
1973–74 record 6–18 (3–9 SoCon)
Head coach Bill Blair
Home arena Cormack Field House
Seasons
1973–74 Southern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Furman 11 1   .917     22 9   .710
Richmond 10 4   .714     16 12   .571
Davidson 7 3   .700     18 9   .667
East Carolina 8 6   .571     13 12   .520
William & Mary 5 6   .455     9 18   .333
The Citadel 4 9   .308     10 14   .417
VMI 3 9   .250     6 18   .250
Appalachian State 1 11   .083     5 20   .200
Tournament winner
As of April 30, 1974; Rankings from AP Poll
Date
time, TV
Opponent Result Record Site
city, state
December 1*
no, no
at Virginia Tech L 51–62  0–1
VPI Coliseum 
Blacksburg, VA
December 3*
no, no
Hampden–Sydney W 89–54  1–1
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
December 5*
no, no
West Virginia Tech L 48–49  1–2
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
December 8
no, no
at Appalachian State W 74–65  2–2
(1–0)
Varsity Gymnasium 
Boone, NC
December 12*
no, no
James Madison W 58–54  3–2
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
December 15*
no, no
Towson L 65–66  3–3
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
December 28*
no, no
at Arkansas
Razorback Classic
L 86–96  3–4
Barton Coliseum 
Little Rock, AR
December 29*
no, no
vs. Connecticut
Razorback Classic
L 78–80  3–5
Barton Coliseum 
Little Rock, AR
January 5
no, no
at Davidson L 62–76  3–6
(1–1)
Johnston Gym 
Davidson, NC
January 10*
no, no
Salem W 85–82  4–6
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
January 12
no, no
East Carolina L 58–59  4–7
(1–2)
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
January 14
no, no
The Citadel W 70–63  5–7
(2–2)
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
January 19*
no, no
Loyola (MD) L 69–71  5–8
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
January 22
no, no
at William & Mary L 68–85  5–9
(2–3)
William & Mary Hall 
Williamsburg, VA
January 26
no, no
at East Carolina L 55–57  5–10
(2–4)
Minges Coliseum 
Greenville, NC
January 29
no, no
Richmond L 65–81  5–11
(2–5)
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
February 2*
no, no
at Dayton L 60–76  5–12
University of Dayton Arena 
Dayton, OH
February 6
no, no
William & Mary L 65–67  5–13
(2–6)
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
February 9
no, no
at Richmond L 78–84  5–14
(2–7)
Robins Center 
Richmond, VA
February 13
no, no
Appalachian State W 62–59  6–14
(3–7)
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
February 16
no, no
at Furman L 66–80  6–15
(3–8)
Greenville Memorial Auditorium 
Greenville, SC
February 18
no, no
at The Citadel L 47–65  6–16
(3–9)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
February 21*
no, no
Shepherd L 76–85  6–17
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
1974 Southern Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
February 27
no, no
at Richmond L 59–69  6–18
Richmond Coliseum 
Richmond, VA
*Non-conference game. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

1974–75[edit]

1974–75 VMI Keydets men's basketball
Conference Southern Conference
1974–75 record 13–13 (6–6 SoCon)
Head coach Bill Blair
Home arena Cormack Field House
Seasons
1974–75 Southern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Furman 12 0   1.000     22 7   .759
East Carolina 11 3   .786     19 9   .679
William & Mary 6 5   .545     16 12   .571
Richmond 7 7   .500     10 16   .385
VMI 6 6   .500     13 13   .500
Davidson 4 6   .400     7 19   .269
The Citadel 2 11   .154     5 15   .250
Appalachian State 1 11   .083     3 23   .115
Tournament winner
As of April 30, 1975; Rankings from AP Poll
Date
time, TV
Opponent Result Record Site
city, state
November 30*
no, no
Virginia Tech L 64–96  0–1
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
December 5
no, no
at Appalachian State W 98–81  1–1
(1–0)
Varsity Gymnasium 
Boone, NC
December 10
no, no
at East Carolina L 68–73  1–2
(1–1)
Minges Coliseum 
Greenville, NC
December 14
no, no
Richmond L 90–95  1–3
(1–2)
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
January 4*
no, no
at Middle Tennessee L 89–93  1–4
Murphy Center 
Murfreesboro, TN
January 6*
no, no
at South Alabama
Senior Bowl Tournament
L 96–116  1–5
Jag Gym 
Mobile, AL
January 7*
no, no
vs. Louisiana Tech
Senior Bowl Tournament
L 73–85  1–6
Jag Gym 
Mobile, AL
January 11
no, no
at Richmond W 98–95  2–6
(2–2)
Robins Center 
Richmond, VA
January 13
no, no
The Citadel W 108–101  3–6
(3–2)
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
January 15*
no, no
Christopher Newport W 86–66  4–6
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
January 18*
no, no
Towson W 67–65  5–6
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
January 20*
no, no
Bethany W 72–43  6–6
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
January 22
no, no
William & Mary W 71–69  7–6
(4–2)
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
January 25
no, no
East Carolina L 80–82  7–7
(4–3)
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
January 27
no, no
Appalachian State W 73–55  8–7
(5–3)
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
January 30*
no, no
Shepherd W 96–83  9–7
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
February 3*
no, no
George Washington L 79–90  9–8
 
Washington, D.C.
February 5*
no, no
Bridgewater W 51–37  10–8
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
February 8
no, no
at The Citadel W 82–68  11–8
(6–3)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
February 11
no, no
Davidson L 93–94 2OT 11–9
(6–4)
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
February 15*
no, no
Old Dominion L 69–84  11–10
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
February 19
no, no
at William & Mary L 66–67 OT 11–11
(6–5)
William & Mary Hall 
Williamsburg, VA
February 22
no, no
Furman L 68–80  11–12
(6–6)
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
February 26*
no, no
Virginia Wesleyan W 99–68  12–12
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
1975 Southern Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
March 1
no, no
at Richmond W 85–81  13–12
Robins Center 
Richmond, VA
March 5
no, no
at Furman L 81–94  13–13
Greenville Memorial Auditorium 
Greenville, SC
*Non-conference game. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

1975–76[edit]

1975–76 VMI Keydets men's basketball
Conference Southern Conference
1975–76 record 22–10 (9–3 SoCon)
Head coach Bill Blair
Home arena Cormack Field House
Seasons
1975–76 Southern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
VMI 9 3   .750     22 10   .688
William & Mary 8 3   .727     15 13   .536
Richmond 7 7   .500     14 14   .500
East Carolina 7 7   .500     11 15   .423
Appalachian State 6 6   .500     13 14   .481
The Citadel 6 7   .462     10 17   .370
Furman 5 7   .417     9 18   .333
Davidson 1 9   .100     5 21   .192
Tournament winner
As of April 30, 1976; Rankings from AP Poll
Date
time, TV
Opponent Result Record Site
city, state
November 29*
no, no
Lebanon Valley W 92–70  1–0
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
December 1*
no, no
Liberty W 106–58  2–0
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
December 3*
no, no
at James Madison L 76–82  2–1
 
Harrisonburg, VA
December 6
no, no
East Carolina W 73–56  3–1
(1–0)
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
December 8*
no, no
Georgia Tech W 68–53  4–1
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
December 11*
no, no
Radford W 112–65  5–1
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
December 13
no, no
Richmond W 65–60  6–1
(2–0)
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
December 29*
no, no
at Indiana State
Indiana Hall of Fame Classic
L 60–88  6–2
Hulman Center 
Terre Haute, IN
December 30*
no, no
vs. Pacific
Indiana Hall of Fame Classic
W 72–59  7–2
Hulman Center 
Terre Haute, IN
January 3*
no, no
vs. Virginia L 63–74  7–3
Roanoke Civic Center 
Roanoke, VA
January 7
no, no
at Furman W 82–67  8–3
(3–0)
Greenville Memorial Auditorium 
Greenville, SC
January 10*
no, no
Salem W 108–84  9–3
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
January 12
no, no
at The Citadel L 74–78  9–4
(3–1)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
January 15*
no, no
at Old Dominion L 70–72  9–5
ODU Fieldhouse 
Norfolk, VA
January 17
no, no
at Appalachian State L 67–71  9–6
(3–2)
Varsity Gymnasium 
Boone, NC
January 21
no, no
William & Mary W 84–78  10–6
(4–2)
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
January 24
no, no
at East Carolina W 74–60  11–6
(5–2)
Minges Coliseum 
Greenville, NC
January 29*
no, no
Green Bay L 74–76 OT 11–7
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
February 2*
no, no
at Georgia Tech L 56–66  11–8
Hank McCamish Pavilion 
Atlanta, GA
February 5*
no, no
Southeastern W 97–57  12–8
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
February 7
no, no
at William & Mary L 62–68  12–9
(5–3)
William & Mary Hall 
Williamsburg, VA
February 11
no, no
at Davidson W 92–76  13–9
(6–3)
Johnston Gym 
Davidson, NC
February 14
no, no
The Citadel W 76–59  14–9
(7–3)
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
February 18
no, no
at Richmond W 74–67  15–9
(8–3)
Robins Center 
Richmond, VA
February 21
no, no
Appalachian State W 78–74  16–9
(9–3)
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
February 24*
no, no
Southern Wesleyan W 85–48  17–9
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
1976 Southern Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
February 28
no, no
Davidson W 71–69  18–9
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
March 2
no, no
vs. Appalachian State W 71–64  19–9
Greenville Memorial Auditorium 
Greenville, SC
March 3
no, no
vs. Richmond W 41–33  20–9
Greenville Memorial Auditorium 
Greenville, SC
NCAA Tournament
March 13*
no, no
vs. Tennessee
First Round
W 81–75  21–9
Charlotte Coliseum 
Charlotte, NC
March 18*
no, no
vs. DePaul
Sweet Sixteen
W 71–66 OT 22–9
Greensboro Coliseum 
Greensboro, NC
March 20*
no, no
vs. Rutgers
Elite Eight
L 75–91  22–10
Greensboro Coliseum 
Greensboro, NC
*Non-conference game. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

1976–77[edit]

1976–77 VMI Keydets men's basketball
Conference Southern Conference
Ranking
AP No. 20
1976–77 record 26–4 (8–2 SoCon)
Head coach Charlie Schmaus
Home arena Cormack Field House
Seasons
1976–77 Southern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
VMI 8 2   .800     26 4   .867
Furman 8 2   .800     18 10   .643
Appalachian State 8 4   .667     17 12   .586
William & Mary 7 4   .636     16 14   .533
East Carolina 3 9   .250     10 18   .357
Davidson 2 8   .200     5 22   .185
The Citadel 2 9   .182     8 19   .296
Chattanooga 0 0       27 5   .844
Western Carolina 0 0       8 16   .333
Marshall 0 0       8 19   .296
Tournament winner
As of April 30, 1977; Rankings from AP Poll
Date
time, TV
Opponent Result Record Site
city, state
November 26*
no, no
vs. James Madison
UVA Tip-Off
W 85–77  1–0
University Hall 
Charlottesville, VA
November 27*
no, no
at Virginia
UVA Tip-Off
L 50–55  1–1
University Hall 
Charlottesville, VA
December 4
no, no
at East Carolina W 78–67  2–1
(1–0)
Minges Coliseum 
Greenville, NC
December 8*
no, no
Radford W 74–52  3–1
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
December 11*
no, no
Old Dominion W 62–60  4–1
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
December 28*
no, no
vs. Tulane
All-College Tournament
W 75–66  5–1
 
Oklahoma City, OK
December 29*
no, no
vs. California
All-College Tournament
W 73–71  6–1
 
Oklahoma City, OK
December 30*
no, no
at Oklahoma City
All-College Tournament
W 69–58  7–1
 
Oklahoma City, OK
January 5*
no, no
Roanoke W 73–57  8–1
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
January 8*
no, no
Emory and Henry W 107–71  9–1
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
January 10
no, no
Appalachian State W 74–54  10–1
(2–0)
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
January 12
no, no
William & Mary W 92–79  11–1
(3–0)
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
January 17
no, no
at The Citadel W 68–62  12–1
(4–0)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
January 20*
no, no
at Richmond W 88–79  13–1
Robins Center 
Richmond, VA
January 22
no, no
East Carolina W 67–58  14–1
(5–0)
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
January 24*
no, no
Southern Wesleyan W 104–97  15–1
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
January 29
no, no
The Citadel W 88–70  16–1
(6–0)
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
January 31
no, no
Furman W 99–86  17–1
(7–0)
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
February 2*
no, no
Hampden–Sydney W 94–78  18–1
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
February 7
no, no
vs. Marshall W 97–90  19–1
Roanoke Civic Center 
Roanoke, VA
February 9*
no, no
Morris Harvey W 98–84  20–1
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
February 12*
no, no
Richmond W 92–87  21–1
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
February 14
no, no
Davidson W 93–68  22–1
(8–0)
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
February 16
no, no
at William & Mary L 84–86  22–2
(8–1)
William & Mary Hall 
Williamsburg, VA
February 19
no, no
at Appalachian State L 58–62  22–3
(8–2)
Varsity Gymnasium 
Boone, NC
February 22*
no, no
Randolph–Macon W 81–75  23–3
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
1977 Southern Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
February 26
no, no
vs. East Carolina W 88–77  24–3
Roanoke Civic Center 
Roanoke, VA
March 2
no, no
vs. Appalachian State W 69–67 OT 25–3
Roanoke Civic Center 
Roanoke, VA
1977 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament
March 12*
no, no
vs. Duquesne
First Round
W 73–66  26–3
Reynolds Coliseum 
Raleigh, NC
March 17*
no, no
vs. Kentucky
Sweet Sixteen
L 78–93  26–4
Cole Field House 
College Park, MD
*Non-conference game. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

1977–78[edit]

1977–78 VMI Keydets men's basketball
Conference Southern Conference
1977–78 record 21–7 (7–3 SoCon)
Head coach Charlie Schmaus
Home arena Cormack Field House
Seasons
1977–78 Southern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Appalachian State 9 3   .750     15 13   .536
VMI 7 3   .700     21 7   .750
Marshall 8 5   .615     14 15   .483
Furman 7 5   .583     19 11   .633
Chattanooga 7 5   .583     16 11   .593
Western Carolina 4 8   .333     7 19   .269
Davidson 3 7   .300     9 18   .333
The Citadel 2 11   .154     8 19   .296
Tournament winner
As of April 30, 1978; Rankings from AP Poll
Date
time, TV
Opponent Result Record Site
city, state
November 25*
no, no
vs. Roanoke
UVA Tip-Off
W 64–50  1–0
University Hall 
Charlottesville, VA
November 26*
no, no
at Virginia
UVA Tip-Off
L 70–90  1–1
University Hall 
Charlottesville, VA
November 28*
no, no
Liberty W 105–68  2–1
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
November 30*
no, no
Alderson Broaddus W 107–90  3–1
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
December 5
no, no
Chattanooga W 81–72  4–1
(1–0)
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
December 7*
no, no
James Madison W 86–68  5–1
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
December 10
no, no
at Appalachian State L 77–92  5–2
(1–1)
Varsity Gymnasium 
Boone, NC
December 28*
no, no
at Toledo
Blade Grass City Classic
L 68–91  5–3
Savage Arena 
Toledo, OH
December 29*
no, no
vs. Long Beach State
Blade Grass City Classic
L 97–106  5–4
Savage Arena 
Toledo, OH
January 3*
no, no
vs. Cleveland State
Siena College Tournament
W 71–66  6–4
Alumni Recreation Center 
Loudonville, NY
January 4*
no, no
at Siena
Siena College Tournament
W 72–61  7–4
Alumni Recreation Center 
Loudonville, NY
January 9*
no, no
Southern Wesleyan W 98–79  8–4
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
January 12
no, no
at Furman L 79–102  8–5
(1–2)
Greenville Memorial Auditorium 
Greenville, SC
January 14
no, no
at Western Carolina W 77–68  9–5
(2–2)
 
Cullowhee, NC
January 17
no, no
Marshall W 79–71  10–5
(3–2)
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
January 21*
no, no
Salem W 84–70  11–5
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
January 23
no, no
at Davidson W 89–69  12–5
(4–2)
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
January 25*
no, no
at Old Dominion W 69–60  13–5
ODU Fieldhouse 
Norfolk, VA
January 28
no, no
at The Citadel W 79–61  14–5
(5–2)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
February 1*
no, no
Richmond W 110–90  15–5
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
February 4*
no, no
at Roanoke W 61–47  16–5
 
Roanoke, VA
February 8*
no, no
at Richmond W 66–51  17–5
Robins Center 
Richmond, VA
February 11
no, no
The Citadel W 84–72  18–5
(6–2)
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
February 13
no, no
at Marshall L 71–88  18–6
(6–3)
Veterans Memorial Fieldhouse 
Huntington, WV
February 15*
no, no
vs. William & Mary W 60–59  19–6
Holland Hall Gymnasium 
Hampton, VA
February 18
no, no
Appalachian State W 77–70  20–6
(7–3)
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
1978 Southern Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
February 25
no, no
Davidson W 95–80  21–6
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
March 3
no, no
vs. Marshall L 71–76  21–7
Roanoke Civic Center 
Roanoke, VA
*Non-conference game. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

1978–79[edit]

1978–79 VMI Keydets men's basketball
Conference Southern Conference
1978–79 record 12–15 (2–8 SoCon)
Head coach Charlie Schmaus
Home arena Cormack Field House
Seasons
1978–79 Southern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Appalachian State 11 3   .786     24 6   .800
Furman 9 3   .750     20 9   .690
The Citadel 10 4   .714     20 7   .741
Western Carolina 5 7   .417     14 14   .500
Marshall 5 8   .385     11 16   .407
Davidson 3 7   .300     8 19   .296
Chattanooga 3 8   .273     14 13   .519
VMI 2 8   .200     12 15   .444
East Tennessee State 0 0       16 11   .593
Tournament winner
As of April 30, 1979; Rankings from AP Poll
Date
time, TV
Opponent Result Record Site
city, state
November 27*
no, no
UNC Greensboro W 114–91  1–0
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
November 29*
no, no
Radford W 90–88  2–0
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
November 30*
no, no
West Liberty State W 86–83  3–0
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
December 2*
no, no
vs. Virginia Tech L 66–79  3–1
Roanoke Civic Center 
Roanoke, VA
December 6*
no, no
at James Madison L 71–93  3–2
 
Harrisonburg, VA
December 9*
no, no
Bethany W 90–73  4–2
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
December 13
no, no
at Appalachian State L 82–103  4–3
(0–1)
Varsity Gymnasium 
Boone, NC
December 16*
no, no
Georgia State W 75–72  5–3
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
December 28*
no, no
vs. UCF
Tangerine Bowl Tournament
L 91–108  5–4
 
Winter Park, FL
December 29*
no, no
vs. Stetson
Tangerine Bowl Tournament
L 89–98  5–5
 
Winter Park, FL
January 10
no, no
at The Citadel L 83–91  5–6
(0–2)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
January 17
no, no
Appalachian State L 58–73  5–7
(0–3)
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
January 20
no, no
at Chattanooga W 64–56  6–7
(1–3)
Maclellan Gymnasium 
Chattanooga, TN
January 22*
no, no
Cleveland State W 75–72 OT 7–7
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
January 24*
no, no
Richmond L 78–90  7–8
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
January 27
no, no
Western Carolina L 65–76  7–9
(1–4)
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
January 31*
no, no
Christopher Newport W 75–49  8–9
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
February 1*
no, no
Campbell W 78–74  9–9
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
February 3*
no, no
Fairleigh Dickinson W 79–77  10–9
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
February 5
no, no
at Marshall W 63–58  11–9
(2–4)
Veterans Memorial Fieldhouse 
Huntington, WV
February 8*
no, no
at Georgia State W 76–72  12–9
GSU Sports Arena 
Atlanta, GA
February 10
no, no
Davidson L 54–81  12–10
(2–5)
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
February 12
no, no
The Citadel L 69–72  12–11
(2–6)
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
February 14
no, no
Marshall L 66–88  12–12
(2–7)
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
February 19
no, no
Furman L 65–80  12–13
(2–8)
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
February 21*
no, no
at Richmond L 76–79  12–14
Robins Center 
Richmond, VA
1979 Southern Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
February 24
no, no
at Appalachian State L 63–73  12–15
Varsity Gymnasium 
Boone, NC
*Non-conference game. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

References[edit]

  1. 2013–14 VMI Basketball Fact Book (PDF). VMI. pp. 52–53. Retrieved July 22, 2014.