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1984–85 Indiana Hoosiers men's basketball team

The 1984–85 Indiana Hoosiers men's basketball team represented Indiana University. Their head coach was Bobby Knight, who was in his 14th year. The team played its home games in Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Indiana, and was a member of the Big Ten Conference.

1984–85 Indiana Hoosiers men's basketball
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1984–85 record19–14 (7–11 Big Ten)
Head coachBobby Knight (14th season)
CaptainDan Dakich
Uwe Blab
Home arenaAssembly Hall
Seasons
1984–85 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#2 Michigan 16 2   .889     26 4   .867
#12 Illinois 12 6   .667     26 9   .743
Purdue 11 7   .611     20 9   .690
Ohio State 11 7   .611     20 10   .667
Iowa 10 8   .556     21 11   .656
Michigan State 10 8   .556     19 10   .655
Indiana 7 11   .389     19 14   .576
Minnesota 6 12   .333     13 15   .464
Wisconsin 5 13   .278     14 14   .500
Northwestern 2 16   .111     6 22   .214
Rankings from AP Poll)

The Hoosiers finished the regular season with an overall record of 19–14 and a conference record of 7–11, finishing 7th in the Big Ten Conference. Missing out on the NCAA Tournament, IU was invited to participate in the 1985 NIT; IU advanced to the championship game, but they lost to the UCLA Bruins.[1]

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OlympicsEdit

Prior to the start of the season, Bobby Knight was the head coach of the US Olympic Basketball Team at the 1984 Summer Olympics. Steve Alford was a member of the gold medal winning team.[2] Hoosiers trainer Tim Garl was the trainer of the Olympic team.

RosterEdit

No. Name Position Ht. Year Hometown
11 Dan Dakich G 6–5 Sr. Merrillville, Indiana
12 Steve Alford G 6–2 So. New Castle, Indiana
14 Magnus Pelkowski C 6–10 Fr. Bogotá, Colombia
21 Winston Morgan G/F 6–5 Jr. Anderson, Indiana
22 Stew Robinson G 6–1 Jr. Anderson, Indiana
23 Delray Brooks G 6–4 Fr. Michigan City, Indiana
24 Daryl Thomas F/C 6–7 So. Westchester, Illinois
30 Todd Meier F/C 6–8 So. Oshkosh, Wisconsin
32 Steve Eyl F 6–6 Fr. Hamilton, Ohio
33 Uwe Blab C 7–2 Sr. Munich, Germany
41 Mike Giomi F 6–8 Jr. Newark, Ohio
42 Kreigh Smith G/F 6–7 Fr. Tipton, Indiana
44 Joe Hillman G 6–2 Fr. Glendale, California
45 Brian Sloan F/C 6–8 Fr. McLeansboro, Illinois
50 Marty Simmons G/F 6–5 So. Lawrenceville, Illinois
52 Courtney Witte F/C 6–8 RS Sr. Vincennes, Indiana

Player statsEdit

Player Games Field Goals Three Pointers Free Throws Rebounds Blocks Steals Points
Steve Alford[3] 32 232 N/A 116 101 0 44 580
Uwe Blab[4] 33 212 N/A 105 207 72 15 529

Schedule/ResultsEdit

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
city, state
Regular Season
11/24/1984*
No. 4 No. 17 Louisville L 64–75  0–1
Assembly Hall 
Bloomington, Indiana
12/1/1984*
No. 12 Ohio W 90–73  1–1
Assembly Hall 
Bloomington, Indiana
12/4/1984*
No. 11 at Notre Dame L 63–74  1–2
Joyce Center 
Notre Dame, Indiana
12/8/1984*
No. 11 Kentucky
Indiana–Kentucky rivalry
W 81–68  2–2
Assembly Hall 
Bloomington, Indiana
12/11/1984*
No. 16 at Iowa State W 69–67  3–2
Hilton Coliseum 
Ames, Iowa
12/14/1984*
No. 16 Western Kentucky
Indiana Classic
W 80–57  4–2
Assembly Hall 
Bloomington, Indiana
12/15/1984*
No. 16 St. Joseph (Pa.)
Indiana Classic
W 81–44  5–2
Assembly Hall 
Bloomington, Indiana
12/22/1984*
No. 16 at Kansas State W 70–58  6–2
Ahearn Field House 
Manhattan, Kansas
12/29/1984*
No. 15 vs. Miami (OH)
Hoosier Classic
W 77–72  7–2
Market Square Arena 
Indianapolis
12/30/1984*
No. 15 vs. Florida
Hoosier Classic
W 80–63  8–2
Market Square Arena 
Indianapolis
1/2/1985
No. 12 at No. 16 Michigan W 87–62  9–2 (1–0)
Crisler Arena 
Ann Arbor, Michigan
1/5/1985
No. 12 at Michigan State L 61–68  9–3 (1–1)
Jenison Fieldhouse 
East Lansing, Michigan
1/10/1985
No. 11 Northwestern W 77–50  10–3 (2–1)
Assembly Hall 
Bloomington, Indiana
1/12/1985
No. 11 Wisconsin W 90–68  11–3 (3–1)
Assembly Hall 
Bloomington, Indiana
1/19/1985
No. 8 at Ohio State L 84–86  11–4 (3–2)
St. John Arena 
Columbus, Ohio
1/24/1985
No. 13 at Purdue
Rivalry
L 52–62  11–5 (3–3)
Mackey Arena 
West Lafayette, Indiana
1/27/1985
No. 13 at No. 6 Illinois
Rivalry
L 41–52  11–6 (3–4)
Assembly Hall 
Champaign, Illinois
1/31/1985
Iowa L 59–72  11–7 (3–5)
Assembly Hall 
Bloomington, Indiana
2/2/1985
Minnesota W 89–66  12–7 (4–5)
Assembly Hall 
Bloomington, Indiana
2/7/1985
at Wisconsin W 58–54  13–7 (5–5)
Wisconsin Field House 
Madison, Wisconsin
2/9/1985
at Northwestern W 78–59  14–7 (6–5)
Welsh-Ryan Arena 
Evanston, Illinois
2/14/1985
Ohio State L 63–72  14–8 (6–6)
Assembly Hall 
Bloomington, Indiana
2/21/1985
No. 16 Illinois
Rivalry
L 50–66  14–9 (6–7)
Assembly Hall 
Bloomington, Indiana
2/23/1985
Purdue
Rivalry
L 63–72  14–10 (6–8)
Assembly Hall 
Bloomington, Indiana
2/28/1985
at Minnesota W 79–68  15–10 (7–8)
Williams Arena 
Minneapolis
3/3/1985
at Iowa L 50–70  15–11 (7–9)
Carver–Hawkeye Arena 
Iowa City, Iowa
3/7/1985
Michigan State L 58–68  15–12 (7–10)
Assembly Hall 
Bloomington, Indiana
3/10/1985
No. 3 Michigan L 71–73  15–13 (7–11)
Assembly Hall 
Bloomington, Indiana
NIT
3/15/1985*
Butler
First Round
W 79–57  16–13 (7–11)
Assembly Hall 
Bloomington, Indiana
3/19/1985*
Richmond
Second Round
W 75–53  17–13 (7–11)
Assembly Hall 
Bloomington, Indiana
3/24/1985*
Marquette
Quarterfinals
W 94–82  18–13 (7–11)
Assembly Hall 
Bloomington, Indiana
3/27/1985*
vs. Tennessee
Semifinals
W 74–67  19–13 (7–11)
Madison Square Garden 
New York City
3/29/1985*
vs. UCLA
Championship
L 62–65  19–14 (7–11)
Madison Square Garden 
New York City
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.

Team players drafted into the NBAEdit

Round Pick Player NBA Club
1 17 Uwe Blab Dallas Mavericks

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Indiana Basketball Men's Database". IndyStar. Retrieved November 15, 2015.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-02-20. Retrieved 2009-06-01.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-04-04. Retrieved 2010-05-22.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-10-07. Retrieved 2009-05-15.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-01-17. Retrieved 2009-05-15.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)