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I-59 Tiger
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Old guys, other older fans, 30 years ago tonight Derrick Taylor

made a 35 ft shot at the buzzer to beat Auburn and Charles Barkley. Now, that shot has grown over time to 50 ft, 60 ft,etc but in reality to he took kind of a jump after crossing the timeline with his dribble at let one go. Barkley (who was a freshman and still had his Afro) had just tipped one end to give AU the lead. Sir Charles broke down in tears after Taylor's shot and the student section was all over his case.


Choupique19
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re: Old guys, other older fans, 30 years ago tonight Derrick Taylor
Wasn't Derrick Taylor still playing in 1986? Did he play 5 years?


NOSTRODAMUS
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re: Old guys, other older fans, 30 years ago tonight Derrick Taylor
He had to sit out a year due to grade issues(obsession with PAC-MAN). Fact


I-59 Tiger
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re: Old guys, other older fans, 30 years ago tonight Derrick Taylor
he had an issue with a history professor, Roider?. Seems like it kinda ugly for awhile with the AD and A&S.


Choupique19
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He had to sit out a year due to grade issues(obsession with PAC-MAN). Fact


Thanks. It must have been a good break for LSU basketball, cause I remember him running the point for the 1986 Final Four team!
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Geauxst
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re: Old guys, other older fans, 30 years ago tonight Derrick Taylor
I was there that night..... It was an electric atmosphere. If I remember right, Roland Barbay was on his official visit and got caught up in the excitement of the crowd and committed that night.


I-59 Tiger
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re: Old guys, other older fans, 30 years ago tonight Derrick Taylor
oh,man, the Assembly Center rocked in those days. Hard sellouts and probably close to 90% of the seats filled. If you didn't get in line at least two hours before the gates opened for the student section you might have gotten turned away.


Y.A. Tittle
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obsession with PAC-MAN


Great reference.


bbaut
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re: Old guys, other older fans, 30 years ago tonight Derrick Taylor
Was there. Was awesome. It's what makes basketball great.


tigerclicks
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re: Old guys, other older fans, 30 years ago tonight Derrick Taylor
It was the late night 3 card guts, no limit games that caused a few issues with a few of the younger players on that team. Good Broussard Hall memories.


Topwater Trout
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re: Old guys, other older fans, 30 years ago tonight Derrick Taylor
DT is one of my all time favorites.


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Choupique19
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It was the late night 3 card guts, no limit games that caused a few issues with a few of the younger players on that team. Good Broussard Hall memories.


Wow! I fell in love with that game in my dorm room as well.


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Bubba Hotep
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re: Old guys, other older fans, 30 years ago tonight Derrick Taylor
LSU is recruiting his son David, who is a junior in Germany. (Yes, this is Germans)

Euro Prospects.

He is about a 6-3 shooting guard.


Manswers
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re: Old guys, other older fans, 30 years ago tonight Derrick Taylor
Was it PAC-MAN or Donkey Kong? The only reference to this I remember is Al McGuire mentioning it during an LSU-North Carolina game (1984?).


NorthEndZone
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re: Old guys, other older fans, 30 years ago tonight Derrick Taylor
I remember it like it was yesterday. I was not there as a student (was still in high school - I'm not THAT old ) but saw it on TV.

Speaking of Barkley, I remember the student section - which in those days was behind the baseline on one end of the court - waving Dominos pizza boxes at him when he was shooting free throws - an original idea at that time. Charles was a pretty good sport about it and let his play on the court speak for itself. Good times and good basketball in the SEC in those years.


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tigerclicks
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Wow! I fell in love with that game in my dorm room as well.


Derrick, Jose, Dennis, Big John(SAM), Neboisha, Terry Belle, and Jim Bowie were regulars to the big games. Many stories and lots of paper money exchanged daily. Just getting to class the next day was the challenge.


Choupique19
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Jim Bowie


Dude dropped bombs onto Nicholson Drive!!!


WDcajun
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re: Old guys, other older fans, 30 years ago tonight Derrick Taylor
How about the game against Georgetown in the Superdome in front of 60,000 fans..That was a game for the ages


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AlaTiger
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re: Old guys, other older fans, 30 years ago tonight Derrick Taylor
Derrick Taylor was one of my favorite Tigers as a kid. If there had been a 3 point line that year, that team would have been ridiculous (86). He was deadly from the top of the key and inspired me as a 12 year old to hone my shot from there.

People forget that 86 team started 14-0, then struggled later in the season before making a tourney run. Anthony Wilson from the baseline, too. Would have been lots of 3s if they had played just a year later.


Scoob
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People forget that 86 team started 14-0, then struggled later in the season before making a tourney run.
wasn't that when everyone got chicken pox?


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