VMI Keydets basketball, 1980–89

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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 until 1981, when the construction of Cameron Hall was completed. The Keydets were members of the Southern Conference. Their primary rival is The Citadel.

1979–80[edit]

1979–80 VMI Keydets men's basketball
ConferenceSouthern Conference
1979–80 record11–16 (6–10 SoCon)
Head coachCharlie Schmaus
Home arenaCormack Field House
Seasons
1979–80 Southern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Furman 14 1   .933     23 7   .767
Marshall 10 6   .625     17 12   .586
Western Carolina 9 7   .563     17 10   .630
East Tennessee State 8 7   .533     15 13   .536
Chattanooga 7 9   .438     13 14   .481
Appalachian State 6 10   .375     12 16   .429
The Citadel 6 10   .375     14 13   .519
VMI 6 10   .375     11 16   .407
Davidson 4 11   .267     8 18   .308
Tournament winner
As of April 30, 1980; Rankings from AP Poll
Date
time, TV
Opponent Result Record Site
city, state
December 1*
no, no
Lebanon W 43–33  1–0
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
December 3
no, no
Davidson L 73–74  1–1
(0–1)
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
December 6*
no, no
Bluefield W 99–66  2–1
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
December 8
no, no
at Appalachian State L 57–66  2–2
(0–2)
Varsity Gymnasium 
Boone, NC
December 10
no, no
at Chattanooga W 56–55  3–2
(1–2)
Maclellan Gymnasium 
Chattanooga, TN
December 12*
no, no
Concord W 101–80  4–2
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
December 15
no, no
Marshall L 58–60  4–3
(1–3)
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
January 5*
no, no
at Cleveland State L 82–102  4–4
Woodling Gym 
Cleveland, OH
January 7
no, no
at Davidson W 70–69 OT 5–4
(2–3)
Johnston Gym 
Davidson, NC
January 10
no, no
at East Tennessee State L 65–97  5–5
(2–4)
Memorial Center 
Johnson City, TN
January 12
no, no
at Marshall W 75–63  6–5
(3–4)
Veterans Memorial Fieldhouse 
Huntington, WV
January 16*
no, no
Baptist College W 102–82  7–5
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
January 18*
no, no
UVA–Wise L 76–87  7–6
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
January 21
no, no
at Western Carolina W 72–71  8–6
(4–4)
 
Cullowhee, NC
January 24*
no, no
George Mason W 95–81  9–6
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
January 26
no, no
Furman L 67–84  9–7
(4–5)
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
January 28
no, no
The Citadel W 72–71  10–7
(5–5)
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
January 30*
no, no
Baltimore L 60–71  10–8
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
February 2*
no, no
at Richmond L 92–104  10–9
Robins Center 
Richmond, VA
February 4
no, no
East Tennessee State L 78–89  10–10
(5–6)
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
February 7*
no, no
at Fairleigh Dickinson L 71–78  10–11
 
Hackensack, NJ
February 9
no, no
Chattanooga L 55–59  10–12
(5–7)
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
February 11
no, no
Western Carolina W 78–73  11–12
(6–7)
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
February 14
no, no
Appalachian State L 49–55  11–13
(6–8)
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
February 16
no, no
at The Citadel L 77–79  11–14
(6–9)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
February 18
no, no
at Furman L 75–107  11–15
(6–10)
Greenville Memorial Auditorium 
Greenville, SC
1980 Southern Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
February 23
no, no
vs. Furman L 75–87  11–16
Roanoke Civic Center 
Roanoke, VA
*Non-conference game. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

1980–81[edit]

1980–81 VMI Keydets men's basketball
ConferenceSouthern Conference
1980–81 record4–23 (3–13 SoCon)
Head coachCharlie Schmaus
Home arenaCormack Field House
Seasons
1980–81 Southern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Chattanooga 11 5   .688     21 9   .700
Davidson 11 5   .688     13 14   .481
Appalachian State 11 5   .688     20 9   .690
East Tennessee State 9 7   .563     13 14   .481
Western Carolina 9 7   .563     18 10   .643
Furman 8 8   .500     11 16   .407
Marshall 8 8   .500     18 10   .643
VMI 3 13   .188     4 23   .148
The Citadel 2 14   .125     9 17   .346
Tournament winner
As of April 30, 1981; Rankings from AP Poll
Date
time, TV
Opponent Result Record Site
city, state
November 28*
no, no
at UCLA L 61–99  0–1
Pauley Pavilion 
Los Angeles, CA
November 29*
no, no
at UC Irvine L 96–125  0–2
Crawford Hall 
Irvine, CA
December 3
no, no
Furman L 82–87 OT 0–3
(0–1)
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
December 6
no, no
at Chattanooga L 53–63  0–4
(0–2)
Maclellan Gymnasium 
Chattanooga, TN
December 9*
no, no
Navy L 61–71  0–5
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
December 12*
no, no
at Louisiana–Lafayette
Bayou Classic
L 52–80  0–6
Blackham Coliseum 
Lafayette, LA
December 13*
no, no
vs. Western Michigan
Bayou Classic
L 68–89  0–7
Blackham Coliseum 
Lafayette, LA
January 3
no, no
Marshall L 81–99  0–8
(0–3)
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
January 7
no, no
at East Tennessee State W 43–42  1–8
(1–3)
Memorial Center 
Johnson City, TN
January 10
no, no
at Furman L 63–75  1–9
(1–4)
Greenville Memorial Auditorium 
Greenville, SC
January 12
no, no
at The Citadel W 58–49  2–9
(2–4)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
January 14*
no, no
at Baptist College W 57–44  3–9
CSU Field House 
North Charleston, SC
January 17
no, no
at Appalachian State L 68–78  3–10
(2–5)
Varsity Gymnasium 
Boone, NC
January 19
no, no
East Tennessee State L 67–68  3–11
(2–6)
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
January 21
no, no
at Davidson L 63–79  3–12
(2–7)
Johnston Gym 
Davidson, NC
January 24*
no, no
at Baltimore L 41–46  3–13
Campus Recreation and Wellness 
Baltimore, MD
January 26
no, no
Marshall L 53–63  3–14
(2–8)
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
January 29*
no, no
Richmond L 73–79  3–15
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
January 31
no, no
Western Carolina L 71–86  3–16
(2–9)
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
February 2
no, no
The Citadel W 65–62  4–16
(3–9)
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
February 4*
no, no
vs. William & Mary L 63–75  4–17
Roanoke Civic Center 
Roanoke, VA
February 7
no, no
at Western Carolina L 75–91  4–18
(3–10)
 
Cullowhee, NC
February 9
no, no
Appalachian State L 51–70  4–19
(3–11)
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
February 11
no, no
Davidson L 82–95  4–20
(3–12)
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
February 16
no, no
Chattanooga L 68–90  4–21
(3–13)
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
February 19*
no, no
vs. Campbell L 65–89  4–22
 
Raleigh, NC
1981 Southern Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
February 28
no, no
vs. Chattanooga L 63–89  4–23
Roanoke Civic Center 
Roanoke, VA
*Non-conference game. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

1981–82[edit]

This was the first year in which the Keydets played in newly built Cameron Hall, which replaced aging Cormack Field House. Cameron Hall, with a capacity of 5,029, continues to serve as VMI's home today.

1981–82 VMI Keydets men's basketball
ConferenceSouthern Conference
1981–82 record1–25 (1–15 SoCon)
Head coachCharlie Schmaus
Home arenaCameron Hall
Seasons
1981–82 Southern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Chattanooga 15 1   .938     27 4   .871
Western Carolina 11 5   .688     19 8   .704
Davidson 9 7   .563     14 15   .483
East Tennessee State 8 8   .500     13 15   .464
Marshall 8 8   .500     16 11   .593
Furman 7 9   .438     11 16   .407
The Citadel 7 9   .438     14 14   .500
Appalachian State 6 10   .375     11 15   .423
VMI 1 15   .063     1 25   .038
Tournament winner
As of April 30, 1982; Rankings from AP Poll
Date
time, TV
Opponent Result Record Site
city, state
November 27*
no, no
at Navy L 37–63  0–1
Halsey Field House 
Annapolis, MD
December 2*
no, no
at William & Mary L 57–84  0–2
William & Mary Hall 
Williamsburg, VA
December 5*
no, no
Virginia L 49–76  0–3
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
December 8*
no, no
James Madison L 43–64  0–4
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
December 9*
no, no
at Richmond L 48–83  0–5
Robins Center 
Richmond, VA
January 4
no, no
at Marshall L 63–90  0–6
(0–1)
Cam Henderson Center 
Huntington, WV
January 6*
no, no
at Maine L 71–81  0–7
Memorial Gymnasium 
Orono, ME
January 8*
no, no
vs. Illinois State
Worcester Co. National Classic
L 56–74  0–8
Hart Center 
Worcester, MA
January 9*
no, no
vs. Manhattan
Worcester Co. National Classic
L 75–84  0–9
Hart Center 
Worcester, MA
January 13*
no, no
Old Dominion L 51–88  0–10
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
January 16
no, no
Western Carolina L 57–72  0–11
(0–2)
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
January 18
no, no
The Citadel L 61–72  0–12
(0–3)
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
January 21
no, no
at Chattanooga L 61–81  0–13
(0–4)
Maclellan Gymnasium 
Chattanooga, TN
January 23
no, no
at Western Carolina L 69–99  0–14
(0–5)
 
Cullowhee, NC
January 25
no, no
at Davidson L 63–79  0–15
(0–6)
Johnston Gym 
Davidson, NC
January 28
no, no
at East Tennessee State L 68–92  0–16
(0–7)
Memorial Center 
Johnson City, TN
January 30
no, no
Appalachian State W 67–62 OT 1–16
(1–7)
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
February 1
no, no
at Davidson L 63–79  1–17
(1–8)
Johnston Gym 
Davidson, NC
February 4*
no, no
at Virginia Tech L 76–101  1–18
Cassell Coliseum 
Blacksburg, VA
February 6
no, no
East Tennessee State L 69–104  1–19
(1–9)
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
February 8
no, no
Chattanooga L 50–80  1–20
(1–10)
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
February 11
no, no
Marshall L 67–103  1–21
(1–11)
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
February 13
no, no
at Furman L 80–102  1–22
(1–12)
Greenville Memorial Auditorium 
Greenville, SC
February 15
no, no
at The Citadel L 74–91  1–23
(1–13)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
February 20
no, no
at Appalachian State L 58–91  1–24
(1–14)
Varsity Gymnasium 
Boone, NC
February 22
no, no
Furman L 83–92  1–25
(1–15)
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
*Non-conference game. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

1982–83[edit]

1982–83 VMI Keydets men's basketball
ConferenceSouthern Conference
1982–83 record2–25 (1–15 SoCon)
Head coachMarty Fletcher
Home arenaCameron Hall
Seasons
1982–83 Southern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#15 Chattanooga 15 1   .938     26 4   .867
Marshall 13 3   .813     20 8   .714
East Tennessee State 12 4   .750     22 9   .710
Western Carolina 9 7   .563     17 12   .586
Davidson 8 8   .500     13 15   .464
The Citadel 7 9   .438     12 16   .429
Furman 4 12   .250     9 20   .310
Appalachian State 3 13   .188     6 21   .222
VMI 1 15   .063     2 25   .074
1983 Southland Tournament winner
As of April 30, 1983; Rankings from AP Poll
Date
time, TV
Opponent Result Record Site
city, state
November 28*
no, no
at James Madison L 33–58  0–1
JMU Convocation Center 
Harrisonburg, VA
November 30*
no, no
Longwood L 49–54  0–2
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
December 4*
no, no
at Virginia L 41–86  0–3
University Hall 
Charlottesville, VA
December 7*
no, no
at Old Dominion L 45–71  0–4
ODU Fieldhouse 
Norfolk, VA
December 11*
no, no
North Carolina Wesleyan L 47–58  0–5
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
December 13*
no, no
Emory and Henry W 75–70  1–5
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
January 3*
no, no
at South Florida L 76–93  1–6
USF Sun Dome 
Tampa, FL
January 8
no, no
at Marshall L 64–95  1–7
(0–1)
Cam Henderson Center 
Huntington, WV
January 15
no, no
at Furman L 58–87  1–8
(0–2)
Greenville Memorial Auditorium 
Greenville, SC
January 17
no, no
at The Citadel L 50–57  1–9
(0–3)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
January 22
no, no
at Davidson L 43–75  1–10
(0–4)
Johnston Gym 
Davidson, NC
January 24
no, no
at Appalachian State L 61–69  1–11
(0–5)
Varsity Gymnasium 
Boone, NC
January 27*
no, no
Navy L 53–57  1–12
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
January 29
no, no
Chattanooga L 68–82  1–13
(0–6)
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
January 31
no, no
Western Carolina L 55–75  1–14
(0–7)
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
February 3*
no, no
Richmond L 69–75  1–15
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
February 5
no, no
at Western Carolina L 50–64  1–16
(0–8)
 
Cullowhee, NC
February 7
no, no
Chattanooga L 54–64  1–17
(0–9)
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
February 9
no, no
East Tennessee State L 63–86  1–18
(0–10)
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
February 14
no, no
Appalachian State L 61–65  1–19
(0–11)
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
February 16*
no, no
William & Mary L 65–83  1–20
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
February 19
no, no
at East Tennessee State L 64–83  1–21
(0–12)
Memorial Center 
Johnson City, TN
February 21
no, no
Marshall L 91–110  1–22
(0–13)
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
February 23*
no, no
Virginia Tech L 54–72  1–23
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
February 26
no, no
The Citadel W 65–63  2–23
(1–13)
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
February 28
no, no
Furman L 64–65  2–24
(1–14)
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
March 3
no, no
Davidson L 68–83  2–25
(1–15)
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
*Non-conference game. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

1983–84[edit]

1983–84 VMI Keydets men's basketball
ConferenceSouthern Conference
1983–84 record8–19 (4–12 SoCon)
Head coachMarty Fletcher
Home arenaCameron Hall
Seasons
1983–84 Southern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Marshall 13 3   .813     25 6   .806
Chattanooga 12 4   .750     24 7   .774
Western Carolina 9 7   .563     15 13   .536
Appalachian State 8 8   .500     13 16   .448
The Citadel 8 8   .500     14 14   .500
Furman 7 9   .438     12 17   .414
East Tennessee State 6 10   .375     9 19   .321
Davidson 5 11   .313     9 19   .321
VMI 4 12   .250     8 19   .296
Tournament winner
As of April 30, 1984; Rankings from AP Poll
Date
time, TV
Opponent Result Record Site
city, state
November 28*
no, no
Emory and Henry W 75–48  1–0
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
November 30*
no, no
at Navy L 57–73  1–1
Halsey Field House 
Annapolis, MD
December 3*
no, no
Radford L 64–75  1–2
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
December 5*
no, no
Bridgewater W 83–73  2–2
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
December 7*
no, no
Averett W 75–58  3–2
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
December 10*
no, no
Old Dominion L 65–82  3–3
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
December 17*
no, no
at Virginia Tech L 61–122  3–4
Cassell Coliseum 
Blacksburg, VA
January 4
no, no
at Chattanooga L 38–55  3–5
(0–1)
McKenzie Arena 
Chattanooga, TN
January 7
no, no
at East Tennessee State W 62–56  4–5
(1–1)
Memorial Center 
Johnson City, TN
January 9*
no, no
at Richmond L 58–61  4–6
Robins Center 
Richmond, VA
January 11
no, no
at Marshall L 53–79  4–7
(1–2)
Cam Henderson Center 
Huntington, WV
January 14
no, no
at Appalachian State L 54–74  4–8
(1–3)
Varsity Gymnasium 
Boone, NC
January 16
no, no
Chattanooga L 49–56  4–9
(1–4)
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
January 18*
no, no
at William & Mary L 55–73  4–10
William & Mary Hall 
Williamsburg, VA
January 21*
no, no
at Bucknell L 49–66  4–11
Davis Gym 
Lewisburg, PA
January 23
no, no
East Tennessee State L 55–56  4–12
(1–5)
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
January 28
no, no
at Davidson L 55–62  4–13
(1–6)
Johnston Gym 
Davidson, NC
January 30
no, no
Western Carolina W 68–65 OT 5–13
(2–6)
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
February 4
no, no
at Western Carolina L 82–86  5–14
(2–7)
 
Cullowhee, NC
February 6
no, no
at Furman L 58–70  5–15
(2–8)
Greenville Memorial Auditorium 
Greenville, SC
February 8
no, no
at The Citadel L 61–65  5–16
(2–9)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
February 11
no, no
Appalachian State W 67–58  6–16
(3–9)
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
February 13
no, no
Davidson L 44–47  6–17
(3–10)
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
February 16
no, no
Marshall L 61–99  6–18
(3–11)
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
February 20
no, no
The Citadel W 64–62  7–18
(4–11)
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
February 22*
no, no
James Madison W 62–60 OT 8–18
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
February 27
no, no
Furman L 65–81  8–19
(4–12)
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
*Non-conference game. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

1984–85[edit]

1984–85 VMI Keydets men's basketball
ConferenceSouthern Conference
1984–85 record16–14 (7–9 SoCon)
Head coachMarty Fletcher
Home arenaCameron Hall
Seasons
1984–85 Southern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Chattanooga 14 2   .875     24 8   .750
Marshall 12 4   .750     21 13   .618
The Citadel 11 5   .688     18 11   .621
Western Carolina 8 8   .500     14 14   .500
VMI 7 9   .438     16 14   .533
Appalachian State 7 9   .438     14 14   .500
Davidson 6 10   .375     10 20   .333
Furman 4 12   .250     7 21   .250
East Tennessee State 3 13   .188     9 18   .333
Tournament winner
As of April 30, 1985; Rankings from AP Poll
Date
time, TV
Opponent Result Record Site
city, state
November 25*
no, no
at James Madison L 64–67 OT 0–1
JMU Convocation Center 
Harrisonburg, VA
November 26*
no, no
Bridgewater W 86–46  1–1
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
November 28*
no, no
at Old Dominion L 50–56  1–2
ODU Fieldhouse 
Norfolk, VA
December 1*
no, no
Lynchburg W 76–60  2–2
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
December 3*
no, no
Virginia L 57–68  2–3
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
December 6*
no, no
Radford W 53–51  3–3
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
December 8*
no, no
Hampden–Sydney W 80–55  4–3
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
January 5
no, no
at Marshall W 58–54  5–3
(1–0)
Cam Henderson Center 
Huntington, WV
January 14
no, no
Chattanooga L 60–78  5–4
(1–1)
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
January 17
no, no
at Appalachian State W 52–47  6–4
(2–1)
Varsity Gymnasium 
Boone, NC
January 19
no, no
Western Carolina W 60–57  7–4
(3–1)
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
January 21
no, no
Davidson W 57–51  8–4
(4–1)
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
January 24
no, no
Furman W 71–62  9–4
(5–1)
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
January 26
no, no
at Chattanooga L 54–70  9–5
(5–2)
McKenzie Arena 
Chattanooga, TN
January 28
no, no
Marshall L 63–65  9–6
(5–3)
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
January 30*
no, no
Bluefield W 81–61  10–6
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
February 2*
no, no
Bucknell L 60–63  10–7
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
February 4
no, no
East Tennessee State W 60–53  11–7
(6–3)
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
February 6*
no, no
William & Mary W 50–48  12–7
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
February 9
no, no
Appalachian State W 64–56  13–7
(7–3)
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
February 12
no, no
at The Citadel L 61–64 OT 13–8
(7–4)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
February 14
no, no
at Furman L 58–63  13–9
(7–5)
Greenville Memorial Auditorium 
Greenville, SC
February 18
no, no
at Western Carolina L 54–61  13–10
(7–6)
 
Cullowhee, NC
February 21
no, no
at Davidson L 63–71  13–11
(7–7)
Johnston Gym 
Davidson, NC
February 23
no, no
at East Tennessee State L 70–71 OT 13–12
(7–8)
Memorial Center 
Johnson City, TN
February 25
no, no
The Citadel L 53–69  13–13
(7–9)
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
February 27*
no, no
Richmond W 48–47  14–13
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
1985 Southern Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
March 1
no, no
vs. Western Carolina W 65–63 OT 15–13
Asheville Civic Center 
Asheville, NC
March 2
no, no
vs. Chattanooga W 71–69 OT 16–13
Asheville Civic Center 
Asheville, NC
March 3
no, no
vs. Marshall L 65–70  16–14
Asheville Civic Center 
Asheville, NC
*Non-conference game. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

1985–86[edit]

1985–86 VMI Keydets men's basketball
ConferenceSouthern Conference
1985–86 record11–17 (5–11 SoCon)
Head coachMarty Fletcher
Home arenaCameron Hall
Seasons
1985–86 Southern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Chattanooga 12 4   .750     21 10   .677
Davidson 10 6   .625     20 11   .645
Marshall 10 6   .625     19 11   .633
Appalachian State 9 7   .563     17 12   .586
Western Carolina 8 8   .500     14 14   .500
East Tennessee State 8 8   .500     13 16   .448
VMI 5 11   .313     11 17   .393
The Citadel 5 11   .313     10 18   .357
Furman 5 11   .313     10 17   .370
Tournament winner
As of April 30, 1986; Rankings from AP Poll
Date
time, TV
Opponent Result Record Site
city, state
November 23*
no, no
Christopher Newport W 63–52  1–0
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
November 25*
no, no
Averett W 106–67  2–0
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
November 26*
no, no
Radford W 69–59  3–0
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
December 2*
no, no
James Madison W 91–88  4–0
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
December 4*
no, no
at Virginia L 58–101  4–1
University Hall 
Charlottesville, VA
December 10*
no, no
at Richmond L 61–69  4–2
Robins Center 
Richmond, VA
December 11*
no, no
Lynchburg W 76–72  5–2
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
December 30*
no, no
vs. #13 Kentucky L 55–93  5–3
Freedom Hall 
Louisville, KY
January 9
no, no
at Appalachian State W 63–56  6–3
(1–0)
Varsity Gymnasium 
Boone, NC
January 11
no, no
at East Tennessee State L 74–88  6–4
(1–1)
Memorial Center 
Johnson City, TN
January 16
no, no
Marshall L 82–84  6–5
(1–2)
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
January 18
no, no
Furman W 71–64  7–5
(2–2)
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
January 20
no, no
The Citadel W 66–64  8–5
(3–2)
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
January 22*
no, no
at William & Mary L 64–71  8–6
William & Mary Hall 
Williamsburg, VA
January 25
no, no
Western Carolina L 55–57  8–7
(3–3)
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
January 27
no, no
Chattanooga L 70–72  8–8
(3–4)
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
January 30
no, no
at Marshall L 77–85  8–9
(3–5)
Cam Henderson Center 
Huntington, WV
February 1
no, no
at Davidson L 68–75  8–10
(3–6)
Johnston Gym 
Davidson, NC
February 3
no, no
East Tennessee State L 74–77  8–11
(3–7)
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
February 8
no, no
at The Citadel W 83–76  9–11
(4–7)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
February 10
no, no
at Furman L 70–72 OT 9–12
(4–8)
Greenville Memorial Auditorium 
Greenville, SC
February 12*
no, no
Bluefield W 70–68  10–12
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
February 15
no, no
at Chattanooga L 64–74  10–13
(4–9)
McKenzie Arena 
Chattanooga, TN
February 17
no, no
at Western Carolina L 96–99 OT 10–14
(4–10)
 
Cullowhee, NC
February 19*
no, no
#18 Virginia Tech L 73–88  10–15
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
February 22
no, no
Appalachian State L 67–69  10–16
(4–11)
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
February 24
no, no
Davidson W 76–70  11–16
(5–11)
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
1986 Southern Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
February 28
no, no
vs. Davidson L 62–71  11–17
Asheville Civic Center 
Asheville, NC
*Non-conference game. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

1986–87[edit]

1986–87 VMI Keydets men's basketball
ConferenceSouthern Conference
1986–87 record11–17 (5–11 SoCon)
Head coachJoe Cantafio
Home arenaCameron Hall
Seasons
1986–87 Southern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Marshall 15 1   .938     25 6   .806
Chattanooga 14 2   .875     21 8   .724
Davidson 12 4   .750     20 10   .667
Furman 10 6   .625     17 12   .586
The Citadel 6 10   .375     13 15   .464
VMI 5 11   .313     11 17   .393
Western Carolina 4 12   .250     10 19   .345
Appalachian State 3 13   .188     7 21   .250
East Tennessee State 3 13   .188     7 21   .250
1987 Southern Conference Tournament winner
As of April 30, 1987; Rankings from AP Poll
Date
time, TV
Opponent Result Record Site
city, state
November 30*
no, no
Shenandoah W 80–64  1–0
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
December 1*
no, no
at James Madison L 68–74  1–1
JMU Convocation Center 
Harrisonburg, VA
December 3*
no, no
at Virginia L 69–81  1–2
University Hall 
Charlottesville, VA
December 6*
no, no
Richmond W 68–57  2–2
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
December 8*
no, no
Elon W 77–72  3–2
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
December 10*
no, no
at Radford L 51–56  3–3
Dedmon Center 
Radford, VA
December 11*
no, no
Roanoke W 70–59  4–3
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
December 22*
no, no
at Tennessee L 60–99  4–4
Stokely Athletic Center 
Knoxville, TN
January 7*
no, no
at Virginia Tech L 68–99  4–5
Cassell Coliseum 
Blacksburg, VA
January 10
no, no
at East Tennessee State L 66–68  4–6
(0–1)
Memorial Center 
Johnson City, TN
January 12
no, no
Appalachian State W 68–64  5–6
(1–1)
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
January 15
no, no
Marshall L 71–83  5–7
(1–2)
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
January 17
no, no
at Furman L 71–90  5–8
(1–3)
Greenville Memorial Auditorium 
Greenville, SC
January 19
no, no
at The Citadel L 78–82 OT 5–9
(1–4)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
January 21*
no, no
Bluefield W 113–83  6–9
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
January 24
no, no
at Western Carolina W 65–56  7–9
(2–4)
Ramsey Center 
Cullowhee, NC
January 26
no, no
at Chattanooga L 63–75  7–10
(2–5)
McKenzie Arena 
Chattanooga, TN
January 29
no, no
at Marshall L 77–104  7–11
(2–6)
Cam Henderson Center 
Huntington, WV
January 31
no, no
Davidson L 65–90  7–12
(2–7)
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
February 7
no, no
The Citadel W 68–62  8–12
(3–7)
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
February 9
no, no
Furman L 78–84 OT 8–13
(3–8)
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
February 11*
no, no
William & Mary W 76–68  9–13
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
February 14
no, no
Chattanooga L 60–75  9–14
(3–9)
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
February 16
no, no
Western Carolina L 62–64  9–15
(3–10)
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
February 19
no, no
East Tennessee State W 81–65  10–15
(4–10)
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
February 21
no, no
at Appalachian State W 86–84  11–15
(5–10)
Varsity Gymnasium 
Boone, NC
February 23
no, no
at Davidson L 69–72  11–16
(5–11)
Johnston Gym 
Davidson, NC
1987 Southern Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
February 27
no, no
vs. Davidson L 63–92  11–17
Asheville Civic Center 
Asheville, NC
*Non-conference game. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

1987–88[edit]

1987–88 VMI Keydets men's basketball
ConferenceSouthern Conference
1987–88 record13–17 (6–10 SoCon)
Head coachJoe Cantafio
Home arenaCameron Hall
Seasons
1987–88 Southern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Marshall 14 2   .875     24 8   .750
Furman 11 5   .688     18 10   .643
Davidson 9 7   .563     15 13   .536
East Tennessee State 9 7   .563     14 15   .483
Appalachian State 8 8   .500     16 13   .552
Chattanooga 8 8   .500     20 13   .606
VMI 6 10   .375     13 17   .433
The Citadel 5 11   .313     8 20   .286
Western Carolina 2 14   .125     8 19   .296
Tournament winner
As of April 30, 1988; Rankings from AP Poll
Date
time, TV
Opponent Result Record Site
city, state
November 30*
no, no
Bridgewater W 78–77 OT 1–0
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
December 2*
no, no
Radford L 68–88  1–1
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
December 5*
no, no
at #17 Georgetown L 45–81  1–2
Capital Centre 
Washington, D.C.
December 9*
no, no
Roanoke L 50–51  1–3
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
December 12*
no, no
Shenandoah W 71–55  2–3
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
December 28*
no, no
at Texas L 76–85  2–4
Frank Erwin Center 
Austin, TX
January 2*
no, no
at Oral Roberts W 84–78  3–4
Mabee Center 
Tulsa, OK
January 6*
no, no
at Richmond L 55–88  3–5
Robins Center 
Richmond, VA
January 11*
no, no
at William & Mary L 59–69  3–6
William & Mary Hall 
Williamsburg, VA
January 13
no, no
Davidson L 64–66  3–7
(0–1)
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
January 16
no, no
at East Tennessee State L 65–86  3–8
(0–2)
Memorial Center 
Johnson City, TN
January 18
no, no
at Appalachian State L 82–98  3–9
(0–3)
Varsity Gymnasium 
Boone, NC
January 21
no, no
Marshall L 62–64  3–10
(0–4)
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
January 23
no, no
Furman W 69–60  4–10
(1–4)
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
January 25
no, no
The Citadel W 77–63  5–10
(2–4)
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
January 27*
no, no
Bluefield W 94–80  6–10
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
January 30
no, no
Western Carolina W 79–80  7–10
(2–5)
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
February 1
no, no
Chattanooga W 68–61  7–10
(3–5)
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
February 4
no, no
at Marshall L 91–95 OT 7–11
(3–6)
Cam Henderson Center 
Huntington, WV
February 4
no, no
at Davidson W 59–55  8–11
(4–6)
Johnston Gym 
Davidson, NC
February 8
no, no
East Tennessee State L 61–77  8–12
(4–7)
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
February 11*
no, no
James Madison W 71–66  9–12
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
February 13
no, no
at The Citadel L 59–64  9–13
(4–8)
John Kresse Arena 
Charleston, SC
February 15
no, no
at Furman L 64–82  9–14
(4–9)
Greenville Memorial Auditorium 
Greenville, SC
February 20
no, no
Appalachian State W 66–65  10–14
(5–9)
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
February 27
no, no
at Chattanooga L 70–77  10–15
(5–10)
McKenzie Arena 
Chattanooga, TN
February 29
no, no
at Western Carolina W 75–69  11–16
(6–10)
Ramsey Center 
Cullowhee, NC
1988 Southern Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
March 4
no, no
vs. Furman W 78–73  12–16
Asheville Civic Center 
Asheville, NC
March 5
no, no
vs. East Tennessee State W 79–60  13–16
Asheville Civic Center 
Asheville, NC
March 6
no, no
vs. Chattanooga L 61–75  13–17
Asheville Civic Center 
Asheville, NC
*Non-conference game. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

1988–89[edit]

1988–89 VMI Keydets men's basketball
ConferenceSouthern Conference
1988–89 record11–17 (5–9 SoCon)
Head coachJoe Cantafio
Home arenaCameron Hall
Seasons
1988–89 Southern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Chattanooga 10 4   .714     18 12   .600
Furman 9 5   .643     17 12   .586
Appalachian State 8 6   .571     20 8   .714
East Tennessee State 7 7   .500     20 11   .645
The Citadel 7 7   .500     16 12   .571
Marshall 6 8   .429     15 15   .500
VMI 5 9   .357     11 17   .393
Western Carolina 4 10   .286     12 16   .429
SoCon Tournament winner
As of April 30, 1988; Rankings from AP Poll
Date
time, TV
Opponent Result Record Site
city, state
November 28
no, no
at James Madison L 92–94  0–1
JMU Convocation Center 
Harrisonburg, VA
December 1*
no, no
Shenandoah W 78–58  1–1
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
December 5*
no, no
at #20 Tennessee L 82–84 2OT 1–2
Thompson–Boling Arena 
Knoxville, TN
December 8*
no, no
Eastern Mennonite W 96–50  2–2
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
December 10*
no, no
UNC Greensboro W 76–55  3–2
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
December 30*
no, no
at #18 North Carolina State L 79–105  3–3
Reynolds Coliseum 
Raleigh, NC
January 7*
no, no
at UNC Asheville L 70–74  3–4
Justice Center 
Asheville, NC
January 9
no, no
at Marshall W 63–61  4–4
(1–0)
Cam Henderson Center 
Huntington, WV
January 14
no, no
at Western Carolina L 71–75  4–5
(1–1)
Ramsey Center 
Cullowhee, NC
January 16
no, no
at Chattanooga L 76–80 OT 4–6
(1–2)
McKenzie Arena 
Chattanooga, TN
January 19*
no, no
vs. Virginia Tech L 83–90 OT 4–7
Roanoke Civic Center 
Roanoke, VA
January 21
no, no
Furman W 91–82 OT 5–7
(2–2)
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
January 23
no, no
The Citadel L 61–73  5–8
(2–3)
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
January 25*
no, no
Bluefield W 95–75  6–8
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
January 28
no, no
East Tennessee State L 81–91  6–9
(2–4)
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
January 30
no, no
at Appalachian State L 69–76  6–10
(2–5)
Varsity Gymnasium 
Boone, NC
February 2*
no, no
Richmond L 79–87  6–11
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
February 4
no, no
Marshall W 65–63  7–11
(3–5)
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
February 6*
no, no
William & Mary W 66–64  8–11
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
February 9*
no, no
at Radford W 76–66  9–11
Dedmon Center 
Radford, VA
February 11
no, no
Chattanooga W 68–66  10–11
(4–5)
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
February 13
no, no
Western Carolina W 79–66  11–11
(5–5)
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
February 16*
no, no
at Virginia L 79–92  11–12
University Hall 
Charlottesville, VA
February 18
no, no
at The Citadel L 79–88  11–13
(5–6)
Deas Hall 
Charleston, SC
February 20
no, no
at Furman L 71–87  11–14
(5–7)
Greenville Memorial Auditorium 
Greenville, SC
February 25
no, no
Appalachian State L 60–67  11–15
(5–8)
Cameron Hall 
Lexington, VA
February 27
no, no
at East Tennessee State L 80–82  11–16
(5–9)
Memorial Center 
Johnson City, TN
1989 Southern Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
March 3
no, no
vs. Furman L 73–81  11–17
Asheville Civic Center 
Asheville, 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. 53–54. Retrieved July 19, 2014.