1985–86 Cleveland State Vikings men's basketball team

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1985–86 Cleveland State Vikings men's basketball
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AMCU-8 Regular Season Champions
AMCU-8 Tournament Champions
Sweet Sixteen vs. Navy, L, 70–71
Conference Association of Mid-Continent Universities
Ranking
Coaches No. 17[1]
AP No. RV[2]
1985–86 record 29–4 (13–1 AMCU-8)
Head coach Kevin Mackey
Home arena Woodling Gym
Seasons

The 1985–86 Cleveland State Vikings men's basketball team represented Cleveland State University in the 1985–86 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The team was led by third-year head coach Kevin Mackey. In 1984–85, the Vikings finished 21–8 (11–3 in the AMCU-8). It was the 55th season of Cleveland State basketball.

Regular season[edit]

Cleveland State finished the regular season with a 24–3 record and 13–1 in the AMCU-8. That record earned them a #1 seed in the AMCU-8 postseason tournament. They defeated Northern Iowa, Illinois-Chicago, and Eastern Illinois to win the AMCU-8 tournament, however the AMCU-8 would not receive an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament until the 1986-87 season. Nonetheless, Cleveland State received an at large invitation to the NCAA Tournament based on their overall resume. Cleveland State also won 14 games in a row, a school record that still stands today. The streak started on February 27 at Kent State and lasted all the way until they lost to Navy in the Sweet Sixteen on March 21. In the final AP Top 20 poll of the season Cleveland State received 4 points.[3]

Postseason[edit]

Cleveland State earned a trip to the NCAA Tournament. They were the #14 seed. They defeated Indiana, and St. Joseph, before losing to Navy 71–70. Cleveland State became the first #14 seed to make it to the Sweet Sixteen. The next season the Vikings started the season ranked 20th in the AP Poll. There was no post NCAA Tournament coaches poll in 1986. Cleveland State was ranked 17th in the final USA Today poll.[4] Cleveland State also set a school record for wins in a season at 29, a record that also still stands today. Clinton Smith was named Cleveland States Varsity "C" Club Player of the Year. Ken McFadden was named an All-American fifth team by Basketball Weekly. Clinton Ransey was also a Sporting News honorable mention All-American. Clinton Ransey and Clinton Smith were each named to the AMCU-8 first team. Ken McFadden was named to the AMCU-8 all-newcomer team. Keven Mackey was named the AMCU-8 coach of the year for the 2nd year in a row. Finally Ken McFadden and Clinton Smith were named to the AMCU-8 all-tournament team.

Roster[edit]

1985–86 Cleveland State Vikings men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
F 00 Bradley, WarrenWarren Bradley 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Fr
G 4 Hood, ShawnShawn Hood 5 ft 7 in (1.7 m)
Jr
G 5 Bryant, EddieEddie Bryant 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Jr
G 10 McFadden, KenKen McFadden 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Fr
G 21 Corbin, SteveSteve Corbin 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Sr
G 22 Richards, VinceVince Richards 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Sr
F 23 Strong, HerseyHersey Strong 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
So
F 24 Smith, ClintonClinton Smith 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Sr
G 25 Martin, JohnJohn Martin
So
F 30 Stewart, PaulPaul Stewart 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
So
G 31 Kingwood, TyroneTyrone Kingwood 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
So
C 33 Mudd, EricEric Mudd 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Jr
F 34 Salters, RayRay Salters 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Jr
C 40 Crawford, BobBob Crawford 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Sr
F 42 Vuyancih, PatPat Vuyancih 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Jr
F 44 Ransey, ClintonClinton Ransey 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Jr
C 50 Womack, ElginElgin Womack 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Jr
Sweeney, MartyMarty Sweeney
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster
Last update: 2014-01-03

Statistics[edit]

  • Points: Vince Richards 535
  • PPG: Vince Richards 16.2
  • Rebounds: Eric Mudd 288
  • RPG: Eric Mudd 9.6
  • Field Goals: Clinton Smith 226
  • FG%: Clinton Smith .565
  • Assists: Eddie Bryant 146
  • APG: Eddie Bryant 4.4
  • Blocks: Bob Crawford 25
  • BPG: Bob Crawford 0.8
  • Steals: Clinton Ransey 67
  • SPG: Clint Ransey 2.03
  • Free Throws: Ken McFadden 99
  • FT%: Ken McFadden .797

AMCU-8 Conference standings[edit]

# Team Conference Pct. Overall Pct.
1 Cleveland State
13–1
.929
29–4
.879
2 Southwest Missouri State
10–4
.714
24–8
.750
3 Eastern Illinois
8–6
.571
19–13
.594
4 Western Illinois
7–7
.500
13–15
.464
5 Illinois Chicago
7–7
.500
13–16
.448
6 Valparaiso
5–9
.357
9–19
.321
7 Wisconsin–Green Bay
3–11
.214
5–23
.179
8 Northern Iowa
3–11
.214
8–19
.296

Schedule[edit]

AMCU-8 Standing: 1st
Date Opponent* Rank* Location Time# Result Overall Conference
Regular Season Games
November 25, 1985 Clarion Cleveland, OH W 105–65 1–0 0–0
November 30, 1985 Central Connecticut State Cleveland, OH W 118–66 2–0 0–0
December 2, 1985 Youngstown State Cleveland, OH W 101–69 3–0 0–0
December 3, 1985 Ohio Wesleyan Cleveland, OH W 98–49 4–0 0–0
December 7, 1985 Ohio State Columbus, OH L 95–99 4–1 0–0
December 10, 1985 Akron Cleveland, OH W 88–76 5–1 0–0
December 14, 1985 Kent State Cleveland, OH W 101–76 6–1 0–0
December 21, 1985 Eastern Michigan Cleveland, OH W 108–59 7–1 0–0
December 23, 1985 Maryland Eastern Shore Princess Anne, MD W 90–56 8–1 0–0
December 29, 1985 #2 Michigan Ann Arbor, MI L 85–105 8–2 0–0
January 4, 1986 Utica Cleveland, OH W 92–61 9–2 0–0
January 11, 1986 Wisconsin–Green Bay Green Bay, WI W 76–59 10–2 1–0
January 13, 1986 Illinois Chicago Chicago, IL W 101–77 11–2 2–0
January 15, 1986 DePaul Chicago, IL W 90–75 12–2 2–0
January 18, 1986 Northern Iowa Cleveland, OH W 102–88 13–2 3–0
January 20, 1986 Western Illinois Cleveland, OH W 60–53 14–2 4–0
January 22, 1986 Eastern Illinois Charleston, IL W 112–89 15–2 5–0
January 25, 1986 Southwest Missouri State Springfield, MO L 61–65 15–3 5–1
January 27, 1986 Kent State Kent, OH W 75–55 16–3 5–1
February 1, 1986 Valparaiso Cleveland, OH W 91–66 17–3 6–1
February 8, 1986 Wisconsin–Green Bay Cleveland, OH W 103–64 18–3 7–1
February 12, 1986 Illinois Chicago Cleveland, OH W 113–75 19–3 8–1
February 15, 1986 Northern Iowa Cedar Falls, IA W 80–65 20–3 9–1
February 17, 1986 Western Illinois Macomb, IL W 76–64 21–3 10–1
February 22, 1986 Southwest Missouri State Cleveland, OH W 94–67 22–3 11–1
February 24, 1986 Eastern Illinois Cleveland, OH W 76–68 23–3 12–1
February 27, 1986 Valparaiso Valparaiso, IN W 72–50 24–3 13–1
AMCU-8 Conference Tournament
March 6, 1986 Northern Iowa Springfield, MO W 73–68 25–3 13–1
March 7, 1986 Illinois Chicago Springfield, MO W 100–84 26–3 13–1
March 8, 1986 Eastern Illinois Springfield, MO W 70–66 27–3 13–1
NCAA Tournament
March 14, 1986 #16 Indiana Syracuse, NY W 83–79 28–3 13–1
March 16, 1986 Saint Joseph's Syracuse, NY W 75–69 29–3 13–1
March 21, 1986 #17 Navy East Rutherford, NJ L 70–71[5] 29–4 13–1
*Rank according to AP Top 20 Poll. #All times are in EST. Conference games in BOLD.

Rankings[edit]

Ranking Movement
Legend: ██ Improvement in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking. ██ Not ranked the previous week. rv=Others receiving votes.
Poll Pre Wk 1 Wk 2 Wk 3 Wk 4 Wk 5 Wk 6 Wk 7 Wk 8 Wk 9 Wk 10 Wk 11 Wk 12 Wk 13 Wk 14 Wk 15 Final
AP NR[6] NR[7] NR[8] NR[9] NR[10] NR[11] NR[12] NR[13] NR[14] RV[15] NR[16] RV[17] NR[18] RV[19] RV[20] RV[21] RV[22]

References[edit]

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  22. ^ http://collegepollarchive.com/mbasketball/ap/seasons.cfm?appollid=572

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