Originally Posted by redsfanmia
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.
In '86 they dang near won the B1G. Finished second behind Michigan. I know they didnt have Garrett or Smart. But they did have a young guy by the name of Calloway that was on his game. They were a 3 seed in the tournament.
The '89 team might have overachieved. But the fact of the matter is, going into the tournament they were a 2 seed.
The '82 team was set to return 4 starters from the previous year along with their 6th man. Tolbert graduated but the pieces were there to make another run. Isiah went pro and Landon Turner got in an auto accident ending his career.
The '91 team was tough. Although they were a sophomore laden team along with Eric Anderson and Damon Bailey, they were a Top 5 team. I believe they only lost 4 regular season games, and received a 2 seed in the tourney where they got beat by a 3 seed in Kansas.
Geez, I love talking about this stuff!!!!!!!!!!