Originally Posted by Assembly Hall
The '86 team was the same team that won it in '87. The '91 team was the same team in '92 and '93. The '89 team got beat by Seton Hall in the sweet sixteen and Illinois and Michigan made it to the FF that year. The '79-'83 teams were stacked. Knight kicked 2 starters off in '79. Mike Woodson got injured in '80. They won it in '81. Isiah Thomas went pro and Landon Turner got paralyzed before the '82 season.
The 86 team did not have Dean Garrett and Keith Smart and their starting center was 6'6" Andre Harris, they were a solid but not spectacular team.
The 89 team overacheived and played 3 guards most of the year and Jay Edwards won like 3-4 games on last second shots.
The 82 team also lost Ray Tolbert who had a good career in the NBA, they were in rebuilding mode that season.
The 91 team was lead by a ton of sophomores and Eric Anderson, they were good but not quite ready to win.