1986–87 Michigan State Spartans men's basketball team

The 1986–87 Michigan State Spartans men's basketball team represented Michigan State University in the 1986–87 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The team played their home games at Jenison Field House in East Lansing, Michigan and were members of the Big Ten Conference. They were coached by Jud Heathcote in his 11th year at Michigan State. The Spartans finished with a record of 11–17, 6–12 to finish in seventh place in Big Ten play.

1986–87 Michigan State Spartans men's basketball
Michigan State Spartans script.svg
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1986–87 record11–17 (6–12 Big Ten)
Head coachJud Heathcote (11th season)
Assistant coaches
Captains
Home arenaJenison Fieldhouse
Seasons
1986–87 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#3 Indiana 15 3   .833     30 4   .882
#7 Purdue 15 3   .833     25 5   .833
#6 Iowa 14 4   .778     30 5   .857
#11 Illinois 13 5   .722     23 8   .742
Michigan 10 8   .556     20 12   .625
Ohio State 9 9   .500     20 13   .606
Michigan State 6 12   .333     11 17   .393
Wisconsin 4 14   .222     14 17   .452
Minnesota 2 16   .111     9 19   .321
Northwestern 2 16   .111     7 21   .250
As of March 30, 1987[1]; Rankings from AP Poll

Previous seasonEdit

The Spartans finished the 1985–86 season with a record of 23–8, 12–6 to finish in third place in Big Ten play. They received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament as a No. 5 seed. There they defeated No. 12-seeded Washington and No. 4-seeded Georgetown to advance to the Sweet Sixteen where they lost to No. 1-seeded Kansas.

Roster and statisticsEdit

1986–87 Michigan State Spartans men's basketball team
No Name Pos Year Height Pts Reb Ast
13 Darryl Johnson G SR 6–2 22.1 3.7 4.0
23 Vernon Carr G/F SR 6–6 13.8 4.5 3.4
45 Carlton Valentine F JR 6–5 11.1 5.6 1.1
10 Kirk Manns G FR 6–1 7.3 1.3 1.4
40 Barry Fordham F/C SR 6–8 5.8 4.8 0.6
42 Todd Wolfe G/F SO 6–5 5.3 1.8 1.0
35 Ed Wright G/F JR 6–6 4.1 1.8 2.2
41 George Papadakos C JR 7–0 3.4 2.6 0.3
43 Bobby Worthington F JR 6–7 1.9 1.8 0.4
20 Ken Redfield F FR 6–7 1.4 1.1 0.6
44 Scott Sekal F SO 6–8 0.9 0.6 0.1
55 Mario Izzo C SO 6–11 0.6 0.7 0.1
30 Jim Sarkine F SO 6–9 0.3 0.4 0.0

Source[2][3]

Schedule and resultsEdit

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
city, state
Non-conference regular season
Nov 28, 1986*
Eastern Michigan
Spartan Cutlass Classic semifinal
W 99–83  1–0
Jenison Field House 
East Lansing, MI
Nov 29, 1986*
No. 9 Navy
Spartan Cutlass Classic championship
L 90–91  1–1
Jenison Field House 
East Lansing, MI
Dec 2, 1986*
Brooklyn W 80–62  2–1
Jenison Field House 
East Lansing, MI
Dec 4, 1986*
at Maine L 81–84  2–2
Alfond Arena 
Orono, ME
Dec 6, 1986*
at George Washington W 77–62  3–2
Charles E. Smith Center 
Washington, DC
Dec 13, 1986*
Iowa State W 86–85  4–2
Jenison Field House 
East Lansing, MI
Dec 16, 1986*
at Illinois–Chicago L 65–74  4–3
UIC Pavilion 
Chicago, IL
Dec 20, 1986*
at Texas Christian L 47–66  4–4
Daniel–Meyer Coliseum 
Fort Worth, TX
Dec 29, 1986*
vs. Brigham Young
Cable Car Classic semifinals
L 88–96  4–5
Toso Pavilion 
Santa Clara, CA
Dec 30, 1986*
vs. Wake Forest
Cable Car Classic third place game
W 71–62  5–5
Toso Pavilion 
Santa Clara, CA
Big Ten regular season
Jan 3, 1987
at No. 2 Purdue L 72–87  5–6
(0–1)
Mackey Arena 
West Lafayette, IN
Jan 5, 1987
at No. 16 Illinois L 72–79  5–7
(0–2)
Assembly Hall 
Champaign, IL
Jan 8, 1987
No. 4 Indiana L 60–79  5–8
(0–3)
Jenison Field House 
East Lansing, MI
Jan 10, 1987
Ohio State W 90–80  6–8
(1–3)
Jenison Field House 
East Lansing, MI
Jan 15, 1987
at Michigan
Rivalry
L 70–74  6–9
(1–4)
Crisler Arena 
Ann Arbor, MI
Jan 22, 1987
at Wisconsin W 71–78  7–9
(2–4)
Wisconsin Field House 
Madison, WI
Jan 28, 1987
at Northwestern L 65–67  7–10
(2–5)
Welsh-Ryan Arena 
Evanston, IL
Jan 29, 1987
No. 2 Iowa L 75–89  7–11
(2–6)
Jenison Field House 
East Lansing, MI
Jan 31, 1987
Minnesota W 72–60  8–11
(3–6)
Jenison Field House 
East Lansing, MI
Feb 4, 1987
at No. 2 Indiana L 80–84  8–12
(3–7)
Assembly Hall 
Bloomington, IN
Feb 9, 1987
at Ohio State L 72–90  8–13
(3–8)
St. John Arena 
Columbus, OH
Feb 15, 1987
Michigan
Rivalry
W 90–81  9–13
(4–8)
Jenison Field House 
East Lansing, MI
Feb 19, 1987
Northwestern W 96–71  10–13
(5–8)
Jenison Field House 
East Lansing, MI
Feb 21, 1987
Wisconsin L 63–65  10–14
(6–8)
Jenison Field House 
East Lansing, MI
Feb 26, 1987
at No. 7 Iowa L 64–93  10–15
(6–9)
Carver-Hawkeye Arena 
Iowa City, IA
Feb 28, 1987
at Minnesota W 77–67  11–15
(7–9)
Williams Arena 
Minneapolis, MN
Mar 4, 1987
No. 3 Purdue L 59–69  11–16
(7–10)
Jenison Field House 
East Lansing, MI
Mar 7, 1987
No. 12 Illinois L 64–77  11–17
(7–11)
Jenison Field House 
East Lansing, MI
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll,. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Central Time[4].

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1986-87 Big Ten Conference Season Summary". sports-reference.com. Retrieved February 4, 2018.
  2. ^ "1989 Michigan State Spartans". College Basketball at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2016-05-16.
  3. ^ http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/msu/sports/m-baskbl/auto_pdf/2015-16/misc_non_event/201516basketballguide.pdf
  4. ^ https://www.sports-reference.com/cbb/schools/michigan-state/1987-schedule.html