1985–86 NCAA Division I men's basketball season

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Season headlines[edit]

  • Blocked shots became an official statistic tracked by the NCAA. David Robinson of Navy became the first national blocked shot champion, averaging 5.9 per game for the season.[1]

Major rule changes[edit]

Beginning in 1985–86, the following rules changes were implemented:

  • The 45 second shot clock was introduced.
  • With the shot clock's introduction, the so-called "lack of action" count (when the offense fails to attempt a shot in a five-second timeframe) is abolished.
  • If a shooter was fouled intentionally and the shot was missed, the penalty was two shots and possession of the ball out of bounds to the team who was fouled.[1]
  • Conferences are permitted to experiment with a three-point field goal, provided the distance is set to at least 19 feet, 9 inches.

Season outlook[edit]

Pre-season polls[edit]

The top 20 from the AP Poll during the pre-season.[2]

Associated Press
Ranking Team
1 Georgia Tech (28)
2 North Carolina (13)
3 Michigan (13)
4 Syracuse
5 Kansas (4)
6 Duke (2)
7 Illinois
8 Georgetown (1)
9 Louisville
10 Auburn
11 Kentucky
12 Notre Dame
13 Oklahoma
14 Louisiana State
15 Memphis State
16 Alabama-Birmingham
17 NC State
18 UNLV
19 Maryland
Navy
UPI Coaches
Ranking Team
1 Michigan
2 Georgia Tech
3 North Carolina
4 Kansas
5 Duke
6 Syracuse
7 Illinois
8 Georgetown
9 Louisiana State
10 Louisville
11 Auburn
12 Kentucky
13 Notre Dame
14 Iowa
NC State
16 Alabama-Birmingham
17 Washington
18 UNLV
19 DePaul
20 UCLA

Regular season[edit]

Conference winners and tournaments[edit]

Conference standings[edit]

1985–86 AMCU-8 men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Cleveland State 13 1   .929     29 4   .879
Southwest Missouri State 10 4   .714     24 8   .750
Eastern Illinois 8 6   .571     19 13   .594
Western Illinois 7 7   .500     13 15   .464
Illinois-Chicago 7 7   .500     13 16   .448
Valparaiso 5 9   .357     9 19   .321
Wisconsin–Green Bay 3 11   .214     5 23   .179
Northern Iowa 3 11   .214     8 19   .296
Rankings from AP Poll
1985–86 Atlantic Coast Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#1 Duke 12 2   .857     37 3   .925
#6 Georgia Tech 11 3   .786     27 7   .794
#8 North Carolina 10 4   .714     28 6   .824
North Carolina State 7 7   .500     21 13   .618
Virginia 7 7   .500     19 11   .633
Maryland 6 8   .429     19 14   .576
Clemson 3 11   .214     19 15   .559
Wake Forest 0 14   .000     8 21   .276
ACC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll
1985–86 Atlantic 10 Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Saint Joseph's 16 2   .889     26 6   .813
West Virginia 15 3   .833     22 11   .667
Temple 15 3   .833     25 6   .806
St. Bonaventure 10 8   .556     15 13   .536
Duquesne 9 9   .500     15 14   .517
George Washington 7 11   .389     12 16   .429
UMass 6 12   .333     9 9   .500
St. Bonaventure 5 13   .278     9 19   .321
Penn State 5 13   .278     12 17   .414
Rutgers 2 16   .111     8 21   .276
Rankings from AP Poll
1985–86 Big East men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#4 St. John's 14 2   .875     31 5   .861
#9 Syracuse 14 2   .875     26 6   .813
#13 Georgetown 11 5   .688     24 8   .750
Villanova 10 6   .625     23 14   .622
Providence 7 9   .438     17 14   .548
Pittsburgh 6 10   .375     15 14   .517
Boston College 4 12   .250     13 15   .464
Connecticut 3 13   .188     12 16   .429
Seton Hall 3 13   .188     14 18   .438
† 1986 Big East Tournament winner
As of March 31, 1986[3]; Rankings from AP Poll
1985–86 Big Eight Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Kansas 13 1   .929     35 4   .897
Iowa State 9 5   .643     22 11   .667
Nebraska 8 6   .571     19 11   .633
Missouri 8 6   .571     21 14   .600
Oklahoma 8 6   .571     26 9   .743
Oklahoma State 6 8   .429     15 13   .536
Colorado 0 14   .000     8 20   .286
Kansas State 4 10   .286     16 14   .533
† 1986 Big Eight Conference Tournament winner
As of March 31, 1986; Rankings from AP Poll
1985–86 Big Sky Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Northern Arizona 9 5   .643     19 10   .655
Montana 9 5   .643     21 11   .656
Idaho State 8 6   .571     15 12   .556
Weber State 7 7   .500     18 11   .621
Nevada 7 7   .500     13 15   .464
Montana State 6 8   .429     14 17   .452
Boise State 6 8   .429     12 16   .429
Idaho 4 10   .286     11 18   .379
Rankings from AP Poll
1985–86 Big South Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Baptist College 5 1   .833     21 9   .700
Winthrop 5 3   .625     20 9   .690
Augusta State 4 4   .500     13 17   .433
Radford 3 4   .429     11 17   .393
UNC Asheville 4 2   .667     20 9   .690
Campbell 3 5   .375     8 19   .296
Armstrong 4 3   .571     15 12   .556
Coastal Carolina 1 7   .125     10 17   .370
1986 Big South Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll
1985–86 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#5 Michigan 14 4   .778     28 5   .848
#16 Indiana 13 5   .722     21 8   .724
#18 Michigan State 12 6   .667     23 8   .742
#19 Illinois 11 7   .611     22 10   .688
Purdue 10 8   .556     22 10   .688
Iowa 10 8   .556     20 12   .625
Ohio State 8 10   .444     19 14   .576
Minnesota 5 13   .278     15 16   .484
Wisconsin 4 14   .222     12 16   .429
Northwestern 2 16   .111     8 20   .286
Rankings from AP Poll
1985–86 Big West Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#11 UNLV 16 2   .889     33 5   .868
UC Irvine 12 6   .667     17 13   .567
New Mexico State 10 8   .556     18 12   .600
San Jose State 9 9   .500     16 12   .571
Pacific 9 9   .500     17 14   .548
Cal State Fullerton 8 10   .444     16 16   .500
Fresno State 8 10   .444     15 15   .500
Utah State 8 10   .444     12 16   .429
UC Santa Barbara 7 11   .389     12 15   .444
Long Beach State 3 15   .167     7 22   .241
Rankings from AP Poll
1985–86 CAA men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#17 Navy 13 1   .929     30 5   .857
Richmond 12 2   .857     23 7   .767
George Mason 10 4   .714     20 12   .625
UNC Wilmington 6 8   .429     16 13   .552
East Carolina 6 8   .429     12 16   .429
American 3 11   .214     10 18   .357
William & Mary 3 11   .214     8 20   .286
James Madison 3 11   .214     5 23   .179
Rankings from AP Poll
1985–86 East Coast Conference (Division I) men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Drexel 11 3   .786     0 0  
Rankings from AP Poll
1985–86 ECAC North men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Northeastern 16 2   .889     26 5   .839
Canisus 14 4   .778     21 8   .724
Boston University 13 5   .722     21 10   .677
Siena 12 6   .667     21 8   .724
Niagara 10 8   .556     14 14   .500
Hartford 10 8   .556     12 16   .429
New Hampshire 5 13   .278     11 17   .393
Maine 5 13   .278     7 20   .259
Vermont 5 13   .278     9 19   .321
Colgate 0 18   .000     1 24   .040
Rankings from AP Poll
1985–86 Gulf Star Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Sam Houston State 9 1   .900     0 0  
Stephen F. Austin 7 3   .700     0 0  
Northwestern State 7 3   .700     0 0  
Southeastern Louisiana 3 5   .375     0 0  
Nicholls State 2 8   .200     0 0  
Southwest Texas State 1 9   .100     0 0  
Rankings from AP Poll
1985–86 NCAA Division I men's basketball independents standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#10 Notre Dame - -       23 6   .793
Chicago State - -       22 6   .786
Eastern Washington - -       20 8   .714
Texas–Pan American - -       20 8   .714
Marquette - -       19 11   .633
DePaul - -       18 13   .581
New Orleans - -       16 12   .571
Dayton - -       17 13   .567
Southwestern Louisiana - -       15 13   .536
Miami - -       14 14   .500
Tennessee State - -       14 14   .500
Utica - -       13 14   .481
Florida A&M - -       12 16   .429
Brooklyn - -       9 22   .290
U.S. International - -       8 20   .286
Texas–San Antonio - -       7 24   .226
Central Florida - -       6 22   .214
Rankings from AP Poll
1985–86 Ivy League men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Brown 10 4   .714     16 11   .593
Penn 9 5   .643     15 11   .577
Cornell 9 5   .643     14 12   .538
Princeton 7 7   .500     13 13   .500
Yale 7 7   .500     13 13   .500
Columbia 6 8   .429     12 14   .462
Dartmouth 6 8   .429     11 15   .423
Harvard 2 12   .143     6 20   .231
Rankings from AP Poll
1985–86 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Fairfield 13 1   .929     24 7   .774
Iona 9 5   .643     14 15   .483
La Salle 8 6   .571     14 14   .500
Saint Peter's 7 7   .500     16 12   .571
Fordham 7 7   .500     13 17   .433
Holy Cross 6 8   .429     12 18   .400
Army 5 9   .357     9 18   .333
Manhattan 1 13   .071     2 26   .071
Rankings from AP Poll
1985–86 Metro Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#7 Louisville 10 2   .833     32 7   .821
#12 Memphis State 9 3   .750     28 6   .824
Virginia Tech 7 5   .583     22 9   .710
Southern Mississippi 6 6   .500     17 12   .586
Cincinnati 5 7   .417     12 16   .429
Florida State 3 9   .250     12 17   .414
South Carolina 2 10   .167     12 16   .429
Rankings from AP Poll
1985–86 Midwestern Collegiate Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Xavier 10 2   .833     25 5   .833
Saint Louis 8 4   .667     18 12   .600
Detroit 7 5   .583     14 15   .483
Loyola (IL) 7 5   .583     13 16   .448
Oral Roberts 5 7   .417     10 18   .357
Evansville 3 9   .250     8 19   .296
Butler 2 10   .167     9 19   .321
Rankings from AP Poll
1985–86 Mid-American Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Miami 16 2   .889     24 7   .774
Ohio 14 4   .778     22 8   .733
Ball State 11 7   .611     21 10   .677
Northern Illinois 10 8   .556     15 12   .556
Toledo 8 10   .444     12 17   .414
Western Michigan 7 11   .389     12 16   .429
Central Michigan 7 11   .389     11 17   .393
Kent State 7 11   .389     11 16   .407
Eastern Michigan 5 13   .278     9 18   .333
Bowling Green 5 13   .278     7 20   .259
Rankings from AP Poll
1985–86 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
North Carolina A&T 12 2   .857     20 7   .741
Howard 11 3   .786     18 9   .667
Delaware State 7 7   .500     11 16   .407
Coppin State 7 7   .500     10 17   .370
Morgan State 7 7   .500     7 20   .259
South Carolina State 5 9   .357     10 17   .370
Bethune-Cookman 4 10   .286     6 21   .222
Maryland Eastern Shore 3 11   .214     4 23   .148
Rankings from AP Poll
1985–86 Missouri Valley Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#14 Bradley 16 0   1.000     32 3   .914
Tulsa 10 6   .625     23 9   .719
Drake 10 6   .625     19 11   .633
Illinois State 9 7   .563     15 14   .517
Wichita State 7 9   .438     14 14   .500
Creighton 7 9   .438     12 16   .429
Indiana State 7 9   .438     11 17   .393
West Texas State 4 12   .250     11 17   .393
Southern Illinois 4 12   .250     8 20   .286
Rankings from AP Poll
1985–86 Northeast Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Fairleigh Dickenson 13 3   .813     22 8   .733
Marist 11 5   .688     16 11   .593
Loyola (MD) 10 6   .625     16 12   .571
Wagner 10 6   .625     16 13   .552
Saint Francis (PA) 8 8   .500     10 18   .357
Robert Morris 6 10   .375     10 18   .357
Monmouth 6 10   .375     9 19   .321
St. Francis (NY) 4 12   .250     9 19   .321
Long Island 4 12   .250     9 19   .321
Rankings from AP Poll
1985–86 Ohio Valley Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Akron 10 4   .714     22 8   .733
Middle Tennessee 10 4   .714     23 11   .676
Murray State 8 6   .571     17 12   .586
Austin Peay 8 6   .571     14 14   .500
Youngstown State 8 6   .571     14 15   .483
Tennessee Tech 6 8   .429     14 15   .483
Eastern Kentucky 5 9   .357     10 18   .357
Morehead State 1 13   .071     8 19   .296
Rankings from AP Poll
1985–86 Pacific-10 Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Arizona 14 4   .778     23 9   .719
Washington 13 5   .722     19 12   .613
California 11 7   .611     19 10   .655
UCLA 9 9   .500     15 14   .517
Arizona State 8 10   .444     14 14   .500
Washington State 8 10   .444     15 16   .484
Stanford 8 10   .444     14 16   .467
Oregon State 8 10   .444     12 15   .444
Oregon 6 12   .333     11 17   .393
USC 5 13   .278     11 17   .393
1986 Pacific-10 Tournament winner
As of March 25, 1986[4]; Rankings from AP Poll
1985–86 Sun Belt Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Old Dominion 11 3   .786     23 8   .742
WKU 10 4   .714     23 8   .742
Alabama-Birmingham 9 5   .643     25 11   .694
Jacksonville 9 5   .643     21 10   .677
Virginia Commonwealth 6 8   .429     12 16   .429
South Alabama 5 9   .357     16 16   .500
South Florida 5 9   .357     14 14   .500
UNC Charlotte 1 13   .071     8 20   .286
Rankings from AP Poll
1985–86 Southeastern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#3 Kentucky 17 1   .944     32 4   .889
Alabama 13 5   .722     24 9   .727
Auburn 13 5   .722     22 11   .667
Florida 10 8   .556     19 14   .576
LSU 9 9   .500     26 12   .684
Georgia 9 9   .500     17 13   .567
Vanderbilt 7 11   .389     13 15   .464
Tennessee 5 13   .278     12 16   .429
Mississippi 4 14   .222     12 17   .414
Mississippi State 3 15   .167     6 22   .214
Rankings from AP Poll
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
1985–86 Southland Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Northeast Louisiana 9 3   .750     20 10   .667
McNeese State 8 4   .667     21 11   .656
Arkansas State 7 5   .583     18 11   .621
Lamar 6 6   .500     18 12   .600
Louisiana Tech 6 6   .500     20 14   .588
North Texas State 4 8   .333     10 18   .357
UT Arlington 2 10   .167     12 18   .400
Rankings from AP Poll
1985–86 Southwest Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
TCU 12 4   .750     22 9   .710
Texas 12 4   .750     19 12   .613
Texas A&M 12 4   .750     20 12   .625
SMU 10 6   .625     18 11   .621
Texas Tech 9 7   .563     18 13   .581
Houston 8 8   .500     14 14   .500
Arkansas 8 8   .500     14 14   .500
Baylor 3 13   .188     11 16   .407
Rice 2 14   .125     9 19   .321
Rankings from AP Poll
1985–86 Southwestern Athletic Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Southern 0 0       0 0  
Rankings from AP Poll
1985–86 Trans America Athletic Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Arkansas–Little Rock 12 2   .857     23 11   .676
Samford 8 6   .571     16 13   .552
Houston Baptist 7 7   .500     14 14   .500
Hardin–Simmons 7 7   .500     15 13   .536
Mercer 6 8   .429     15 14   .517
Centenary 6 8   .429     13 17   .433
Georgia Southern 6 8   .429     15 13   .536
Georgia State 4 10   .286     10 18   .357
Stetson - -       10 18   .357
Rankings from AP Poll
1985–86 West Coast Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Pepperdine 13 1   .929     25 5   .833
Loyola Marymount 10 4   .714     19 11   .633
San Diego 9 5   .643     19 9   .679
Gonzaga 8 6   .571     15 13   .536
Santa Clara 7 7   .500     12 16   .429
Portland 4 10   .286     13 16   .448
Saint Mary's 3 11   .214     10 17   .370
San Francisco 2 12   .143     7 21   .250
Rankings from AP Poll
1985–86 Western Athletic Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Wyoming 12 4   .750     24 12   .667
#20 UTEP 12 4   .750     27 6   .818
Utah 12 4   .750     20 10   .667
Brigham Young 11 5   .688     18 14   .563
New Mexico 8 8   .500     17 14   .548
San Diego State 7 9   .438     10 19   .345
Colorado State 6 10   .375     11 18   .379
Air Force 3 13   .188     10 19   .345
Hawaii 1 15   .063     4 24   .143
Rankings from AP Poll

Statistical leaders[edit]

Points Per Game
Rebounds Per Game
Assists Per Game
Blocked Shots Per Game
Player School PPG Player School RPG Player School APG Player School BPG
Terrance Bailey Wagner 29.4 David Robinson Navy 13.0 Mark Jackson St. John's 9.1 David Robinson Navy 5.9
Scott Skiles Michigan St. 27.4 Greg Anderson Houston 12.9 Taurence Chisholm Delaware 8.5 Tim Perry Temple 4.0
Joe Yezbak U. S. International 27.0 Brad Sellers Ohio St. 12.6 Tyrone Bogues Wake Forest 8.4 Rodney Blake St. Joseph's 3.8
Reggie Miller UCLA 25.9 Ron Harper Miami (OH) 11.7 Ralph Lee Xavier 8.4 Lester Fonville Jackson St. 3.2
Ron Harper Miami (OH) 24.4 Larry Krystkowiak Montana 11.4 Derric Thomas Monmouth 8.2 Curtis Kitchen S. Florida 3.2
Field Goal Percentage
Free Throw Percentage
Player School FG% Player School FT%
Brad Daugherty N. Carolina 64.8 Jim Barton Dartmouth 94.2
Ken Norman Illinois 64.1 Damon Goodwin Dayton 93.1
Kenny Gattison Old Dominion 63.7 Rick Suder Duquesne 91.8
Derrick McKey Alabama 63.6 Scott Coval William & Mary 91.7
Albert Thomas Centenary 63.2 Mike Androlewicz Lehigh 90.3

Postseason tournaments[edit]

NCAA Tournament[edit]

Final Four - Reunion Arena, Dallas, Texas[edit]

National Semifinals National Championship Game
           
E1 Duke 71
M1 Kansas 67
E1 Duke 69
W2 Louisville 72
S11 LSU 77
W2 Louisville 88

National Invitation Tournament[edit]

NIT Semifinals and Final[edit]

Played at Madison Square Garden in New York City

Semifinals Finals
           
  Louisiana Tech 66
  Ohio State 79
  Ohio State 73
  Wyoming 63
  Florida 58
  Wyoming 67
  • Third Place - Louisiana Tech 67, Florida 62

Award winners[edit]

Consensus All-American teams[edit]

Consensus First Team
Player Position Class Team
Steve Alford G Junior Indiana
Walter Berry F Junior St. John's
Len Bias F Senior Maryland
Johnny Dawkins G Senior Duke
Kenny Walker F Senior Kentucky


Consensus Second Team
Player Position Class Team
Dell Curry G Senior Virginia Tech
Brad Daugherty C Senior North Carolina
Ron Harper G/F Senior Miami (OH)
Danny Manning F Sophomore Kansas
David Robinson C Junior Navy
Scott Skiles G Senior Michigan State

Major player of the year awards[edit]

Major coach of the year awards[edit]

Other major awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2009–10 NCAA Men's Basketball Records" (PDF). 2009–10 NCAA Men's Basketball Media Guide. National Collegiate Athletic Association. 2009. Retrieved 10 November 2011. 
  2. ^ *ESPN College Basketball Encyclopedia: The Complete History of the Men's Game. Random House. 2009. ISBN 0-345-51392-4. 
  3. ^ sports-reference.com 1985-86 Big East Conference Season Summary
  4. ^ "2011-12 Men's Basketball Media Guide". Pacific-12 Conference. p. 67. Retrieved March 28, 2013.