1984–85 Auburn Tigers men's basketball team

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1984–85 Auburn Tigers men's basketball
Auburn Tigers logo.svg
SEC Tournament champions
NCAA Tournament, Sweet Sixteen
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
1984–85 record22–12 (8–10 SEC)
Head coachSonny Smith (7th season)
Home arenaMemorial Coliseum
Seasons
1984–85 Southeastern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#20 LSU 13 5   .722     19 10   .655
#19 Georgia 12 6   .667     22 9   .710
Alabama 11 7   .611     23 10   .697
Kentucky 11 7   .611     18 13   .581
Florida 9 9   .500     18 12   .600
Mississippi State 9 9   .500     13 15   .464
Tennessee 8 10   .444     22 15   .595
Auburn 8 10   .444     22 12   .647
Ole Miss 5 13   .278     11 17   .393
Vanderbilt 4 14   .222     11 17   .393
1985 SEC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1984–85 Auburn Tigers men's basketball team represented Auburn University in the 1984–85 college basketball season. The team's head coach was Sonny Smith, who was in his seventh season at Auburn.

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.[1]

Roster[edit]

1984–85 Auburn Tigers men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
F 45 Chuck Person 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Jr Brantley High School Brantley, AL
G 15 Frank Ford 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
So Osceola High School Kissimmee, Florida
F 34 Chris Morris 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Fr Fredrick Douglass High School Atlanta, Georgia
C 40 Jeff Moore 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Fr Midfield High School Midfield, Alabama
G 12 Gerald White 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
So Richmond Academy Augusta, Georgia
C 33 Carey Holland 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Sr Baldwin High School Baldwin, Florida
G 10 Terrence Howard 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Fr Southwest, Alabama Southwest, Alabama
C 32 Darren Guest 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Fr Thornton Township Harvey, Illinois
G 14 Johnny Lynn 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Fr Beech High School Hendersonville, Tennessee
F 25 Gary Godfrey 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Jr North Shore High School North Palm Beach, Florida
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Schedule and results[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Regular Season
SEC Tournament
NCAA Tournament
Mar 22, 1985*
vs. No. 7 North Carolina
Southeast Regional Semifinal
L 56–62  22–12
Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center 
Birmingham, AL
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.

Sources [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1984-85 Auburn Tigers Schedule and Results". Retrieved 9 December 2016.