The Citadel Bulldogs basketball, 1975–79

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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: 1974–751975–761976–771977–781978–79


1974–75[edit]

1974–75 The Citadel Bulldogs men's basketball
Conference Southern Conference
1974–75 record 5–15 (2–11 SoCon)
Head coach Les Robinson
Home arena McAlister 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
Baptist W 107–92  1–0
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, South Carolina
December 3*
no, no
UNC Wilmington W 115–88  2–0
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, South Carolina
December 7
no, no
William & Mary L 73–82  2–1
(0–1)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, South Carolina
December 14
no, no
Appalachian State W 99–94  3–1
(1–1)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, South Carolina
December 19*
no, no
Rochester Tech W 90–80  4–1
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, South Carolina
January 4
no, no
at East Carolina L 81–111  4–2
(1–2)
Minges Coliseum 
Greenville, North Carolina
January 8*
no, no
at Tulane L 71–78  4–3
Devlin Fieldhouse 
New Orleans
January 11
no, no
at Appalachian State W 70–69  5–3
(2–2)
Varsity Gymnasium 
Boone, North Carolina
January 13
no, no
at VMI L 101–108  5–4
(2–3)
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, Virginia
January 18
no, no
Furman L 65–66  5–5
(2–4)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, South Carolina
January 25
no, no
at Davidson L 76–90  5–6
(2–5)
Johnston Gym 
Davidson, North Carolina
January 29*
no, no
at Clemson L 75–106  5–7
Littlejohn Coliseum 
Clemson, South Carolina
February 1
no, no
at Richmond L 75–80  5–8
(2–6)
Robins Center 
Richmond, Virginia
February 3
no, no
at William & Mary L 53–81  5–9
(2–7)
William & Mary Hall 
Williambsurg, Virginia
February 8
no, no
VMI L 68–82  5–10
(2–8)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, South Carolina
February 15
no, no
Richmond L 90–99  5–11
(2–9)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, South Carolina
February 18
no, no
at Furman L 69–94  5–12
(2–10)
Greenville Memorial Auditorium 
Greenville, South Carolina
February 22
no, no
East Carolina L 84–87  5–13
(2–11)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, South Carolina
February 24*
no, no
Campbell L 78–86  5–14
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, South Carolina
1975 Southern Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
March 1
no, no
at East Carolina L 66–78  5–15
Minges Coliseum 
Greenville, North Carolina
*Non-conference game. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

1975–76[edit]

1975–76 The Citadel Bulldogs men's basketball
Conference Southern Conference
1975–76 record 10–17 (6–8 SoCon)
Head coach Les Robinson
Home arena McAlister 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
at No. 13 NC State L 75–103  0–1
Reynolds Coliseum 
Raleigh, North Carolina
December 1*
no, no
UNC Wilmington W 81–63  1–1
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, South Carolina
December 6
no, no
at William & Mary L 61–70  1–2
(0–1)
William & Mary Hall 
Williamsburg, Virginia
December 10*
no, no
at Baptist W 75–70  2–2
CSU Field House 
North Charleston, South Carolina
December 13
no, no
at Appalachian State L 65–83  2–3
(0–2)
Varsity Gymnasium 
Boone, North Carolina
December 20
no, no
East Carolina L 67–68  2–4
(0–3)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, South Carolina
December 29*
no, no
vs. Rutgers
Poinsettia Classic
L 73–96  2–5
Greenville Memorial Auditorium 
Greenville, South Carolina
December 30
no, no
at Furman
Poinsettia Classic
L 90–92 OT 2–6
(0–4)
Greenville Memorial Auditorium 
Greenville, South Carolina
January 2
no, no
at East Carolina L 76–81  2–7
(0–5)
Minges Coliseum 
Greenville, North Carolina
January 5*
no, no
at Stetson
Hatter Classic
L 60–66  2–8
Edmunds Center 
DeLand, Florida
January 6*
no, no
vs. Boston University
Hatter Classic
W 86–73  3–8
Edmunds Center 
DeLand, Florida
January 10*
no, no
Clemson L 68–81  3–9
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, South Carolina
January 12
no, no
VMI W 78–74  4–9
(1–5)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, South Carolina
January 14*
no, no
at South Carolina L 74–90  4–10
Carolina Coliseum 
Columbia, South Carolina
January 17
no, no
at Furman L 67–68  4–11
(1–6)
Greenville Memorial Auditorium 
Greenville, South Carolina
January 21
no, no
Davidson W 81–77  5–11
(2–6)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, South Carolina
January 24
no, no
at Richmond W 75–74  6–11
(3–6)
Robins Center 
Richmond, Virginia
January 26*
no, no
Tulane L 85–101  6–12
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, South Carolina
January 31
no, no
Appalachian State L 67–70  6–13
(3–7)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, South Carolina
February 2*
no, no
at Campbell L 106–112 OT 6–14
Carter Gymnasium 
Buies Creek, North Carolina
February 7
no, no
Richmond W 91–79  7–14
(4–7)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, South Carolina
February 10
no, no
Furman W 76–72  8–14
(5–7)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, South Carolina
February 14
no, no
at VMI L 59–76  8–15
(5–8)
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, Virginia
February 16
no, no
William & Mary W 64–62  9–15
(6–8)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, South Carolina
February 21*
no, no
at Georgia Tech L 56–58  9–16
Alexander Memorial Coliseum 
Atlanta
February 23*
no, no
Baptist W 96–69  10–16
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, South Carolina
1976 Southern Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
February 28
no, no
at Richmond L 69–82  10–17
Robins Center 
Richmond, Virginia
*Non-conference game. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

1976–77[edit]

1976–77 The Citadel Bulldogs men's basketball
Conference Southern Conference
1976–77 record 8–19 (0–10 SoCon)
Head coach Les Robinson
Home arena McAlister 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 29*
no, no
Wofford W 83–77  1–0
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, South Carolina
December 1*
no, no
at Penn L 69–108  1–1
Palestra 
Philadelphia
December 4
no, no
at William & Mary L 61–94  1–2
(0–1)
William & Mary Hall 
Williamsburg, Virginia
December 6*
no, no
Presbyterian
Citadel Invitational Tournament
W 87–78  2–2
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, South Carolina
December 7*
no, no
College of Charleston
Citadel Invitational Tournament
L 72–81  2–3
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, South Carolina
December 11*
no, no
USC Aiken W 86–78  3–3
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, South Carolina
December 18*
no, no
at East Carolina W 70–62  4–3
Minges Coliseum 
Greenville, North Carolina
December 28*
no, no
vs. Columbia
Poinsettia Classic
L 87–89 OT 4–4
Greenville Memorial Auditorium 
Greenville, South Carolina
December 29*
no, no
vs. Navy
Poinsettia Classic
L 56–89  4–5
Greenville Memorial Auditorium 
Greenville, South Carolina
January 3*
no, no
at Stetson W 67–65  5–5
Edmunds Center 
DeLand, Florida
January 10*
no, no
at Baptist L 54–68  5–6
CSU Field House 
North Charleston, South Carolina
January 15
no, no
at Furman L 74–88  5–7
(0–2)
Greenville Memorial Auditorium 
Greenville, South Carolina
January 17
no, no
VMI L 62–68  5–8
(0–3)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, South Carolina
January 22*
no, no
Georgia Tech L 59–63  5–9
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, South Carolina
January 24
no, no
William & Mary L 53–61  5–10
(0–4)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, South Carolina
January 27
no, no
at Appalachian State L 56–76  5–11
(0–5)
Varsity Gymnasium 
Boone, North Carolina
January 29
no, no
at VMI L 70–88  5–12
(0–6)
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, Virginia
January 31
no, no
Marshall L 73–82  5–13
(0–7)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, South Carolina
February 2
no, no
at Davidson L 60–62  5–14
(0–8)
Johnston Gym 
Davidson, North Carolina
February 5
no, no
Appalachian State L 64–68  5–15
(0–9)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, South Carolina
February 9*
no, no
at South Carolina L 66–85  5–16
Carolina Coliseum 
Columbia, South Carolina
February 12
no, no
Furman L 88–91  5–17
(0–10)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, South Carolina
February 15*
no, no
at Georgia Tech L 64–90  5–18
Alexander Memorial Coliseum 
Atlanta, Georgia
February 17*
no, no
Baptist W 78–74  6–18
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, South Carolina
February 19*
no, no
at East Carolina W 75–72  7–18
Minges Coliseum 
Greenville, North Carolina
February 21*
no, no
James Madison W 79–72  8–18
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, South Carolina
1977 Southern Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
February 26
no, no
at Furman L 69–76  8–19
Greenville Memorial Auditorium 
Greenville, South Carolina
*Non-conference game. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

1977–78[edit]

1977–78 The Citadel Bulldogs men's basketball
Conference Southern Conference
1977–78 record 8–19 (2–11 SoCon)
Head coach Les Robinson
Home arena McAlister 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
USC Aiken W 82–58  1–0
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, South Carolina
November 28*
no, no
College of Charleston
Citadel Invitational
W 84–82 OT 2–0
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, South Carolina
November 29*
no, no
Lander
Citadel Invitational
W 74–69  3–0
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, South Carolina
December 3*
no, no
at Clemson L 65–99  3–1
Littlejohn Coliseum 
Clemson, South Carolina
December 5*
no, no
Wofford W 88–59  4–1
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, South Carolina
December 8*
no, no
Vanderbilt L 50–53 OT 4–2
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, South Carolina
December 10
no, no
Western Carolina L 64–65  4–3
(0–1)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, South Carolina
December 20*
no, no
Canisius W 79–72  5–3
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, South Carolina
December 21*
no, no
Catholic L 72–74  5–4
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, South Carolina
January 5*
no, no
at UNC Wilmington L 66–81  5–5
Trask Coliseum 
Wilmington, North Carolina
January 7
no, no
at Chattanooga L 70–80  5–6
(0–2)
Maclellan Gymnasium 
Chattanooga, Tennessee
January 10*
no, no
Penn L 73–103  5–7
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, South Carolina
January 12
no, no
at Western Carolina L 72–73  5–8
(0–3)
 
Cullowhee, North Carolina
January 14
no, no
at Marshall L 81–85 OT 5–9
(0–4)
Veterans Memorial Fieldhouse 
Huntington, West Virginia
January 17
no, no
at Furman L 77–106  5–10
(0–5)
Greenville Memorial Auditorium 
Greenville, South Carolina
January 21
no, no
at Appalachian State L 66–75  5–11
(0–6)
Varsity Gymnasium 
Boone, North Carolina
January 25
no, no
Chattanooga L 81–84 OT 5–12
(0–7)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, South Carolina
January 28
no, no
VMI L 61–79  5–13
(0–8)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, South Carolina
February 1
no, no
Appalachian State L 65–66  5–14
(0–9)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, South Carolina
February 4
no, no
Marshall W 74–57  6–14
(1–9)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, South Carolina
February 6
no, no
Davidson L 81–88  6–15
(1–10)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, South Carolina
February 8
no, no
Furman W 85–82  7–15
(2–10)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, South Carolina
February 11
no, no
at VMI L 72–84  7–16
(2–11)
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, Virginia
February 13*
no, no
at James Madison L 70–71  7–17
 
Harrisonburg, Virginia
February 15*
no, no
Baptist L 77–83  7–18
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, South Carolina
February 20*
no, no
James Madison W 89–88  8–18
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, South Carolina
1978 Southern Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
February 25
no, no
at Appalachian State L 64–81  8–19
Varsity Gymnasium 
Boone, North Carolina
*Non-conference game. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

1978–79[edit]

1978–79 The Citadel Bulldogs men's basketball
Conference Southern Conference
1978–79 record 20–7 (10–4 SoCon)
Head coach Les Robinson
Home arena McAlister 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
Piedmont W 103–61  1–0
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, South Carolina
December 1*
no, no
Fredonia State W 75–48  2–0
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, South Carolina
December 2*
no, no
Biscayne W 98–69  3–0
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, South Carolina
December 4*
no, no
at Vanderbilt L 63–78  3–1
Memorial Gymnasium 
Nashville, Tennessee
December 7*
no, no
USC Upstate W 99–67  4–1
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, South Carolina
December 9*
no, no
at Clemson L 58–71  4–2
Littlejohn Coliseum 
Clemson, South Carolina
December 16*
no, no
Wofford W 92–62  5–2
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, South Carolina
January 6*
no, no
Clemson W 58–56  6–2
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, South Carolina
January 8
no, no
VMI W 91–83  7–2
(1–0)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, South Carolina
January 13
no, no
at Marshall W 58–57  8–2
(2–0)
Veterans Memorial Fieldhouse 
Huntington, West Virginia
January 15
no, no
Western Carolina W 78–54  9–2
(3–0)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, South Carolina
January 20
no, no
Furman W 78–76  10–2
(4–0)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, South Carolina
January 22*
no, no
Erskine W 83–61  11–2
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, South Carolina
January 24
no, no
at Davidson L 72–87  11–3
(4–1)
Johnston Gym 
Davidson, North Carolina
January 27
no, no
at Chattanooga W 79–71  12–3
(5–1)
Maclellan Gymnasium 
Chattanooga, Tennessee
January 29
no, no
at South Carolina State W 91–86  13–3
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, South Carolina
February 3
no, no
at Appalachian State L 65–76  13–4
(5–2)
Varsity Gymnasium 
Boone, North Carolina
February 5
no, no
Davidson W 79–70  14–4
(6–2)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, South Carolina
February 7
no, no
Chattanooga W 62–61  15–4
(7–2)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, South Carolina
February 10
no, no
at Furman L 84–88 OT 15–5
(7–3)
Greenville Memorial Auditorium 
Greenville, South Carolina
February 12
no, no
at VMI W 72–69  16–5
(8–3)
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, Virginia
February 14
no, no
Appalachian State L 64–68  16–6
(8–4)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, South Carolina
February 17
no, no
at Western Carolina W 70–69  17–6
(9–4)
 
Cullowhee, North Carolina
February 19
no, no
Marshall W 75–69  18–6
(10–4)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, South Carolina
February 21
no, no
Baptist W 91–42  19–6
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, South Carolina
1979 Southern Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
February 24
no, no
Davidson W 86–79  20–6
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, South Carolina
March 3
no, no
vs. Furman L 94–105  20–7
Roanoke Civic Center 
Roanoke, Virginia
*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. 92–94. Retrieved May 31, 2014.