1984–85 Auburn Tigers men's basketball team
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|1984–85 Auburn Tigers men's basketball|
SEC Tournament champions
NCAA Tournament, Sweet Sixteen
|1984–85 record||22–12 (8–10 SEC)|
|Head coach||Sonny Smith (7th season)|
|Home arena||Memorial Coliseum|
|1984–85 Southeastern Conference men's basketball standings|
|† 1985 SEC Tournament winner |
Rankings from AP Poll
Smith and the Tigers had to deal with the losses of center Charles Barkley (left for NBA) and forward Greg Turner (graduated). However, a stellar recruiting class of five freshman, including forward Chris Morris, centers Jeff Moore and Darren Guest, and guards Johnny Lynn and Terrence Howard joined holdovers Chuck Person, Gerald White, and Frank Ford and matured and improved as the season progressed. The team played their home games at Memorial Coliseum in Auburn, Alabama.
The Tigers finished the season 22–12, 8–10 in SEC play. They defeated Ole Miss, LSU, Florida, and Alabama to win the SEC Tournament championship. They received an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament where they defeated Purdue and Kansas to advance to the Sweet Sixteen where they lost to North Carolina.
|1984–85 Auburn Tigers men's basketball team|
Schedule and results
|Rank#||Opponent#||Result||Record||Site (attendance) |
|Mar 22, 1985*
||vs. No. 7 North Carolina
Southeast Regional Semifinal
||Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center |
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
- "1984-85 Auburn Tigers Schedule and Results". Retrieved 9 December 2016.