1971–72 North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball team

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1971–72 North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball
North Carolina Tar Heels interlocking blue logo.png
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
Ranking
Coaches #2
AP #2
1971–72 record 26–5 (9–3 ACC)
Head coach Dean Smith
Assistant coach John Lotz
Assistant coach Bill Guthridge
Assistant coach Eddie Fogler
Home arena Carmichael Auditorium
Seasons
« 1970–71 1972–73 »

The 1971–72 North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball team represented University of North Carolina. The Head Coach was Dean Smith. The team played its home games in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and was a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Roster[edit]

Name # Position Height Year Home Town
Ray Hite 12 Guard 5–10 Sophomore Hyattsville, MD
Steve Previs 13 Guard 6–3 Senior Bethel Park, MD
Bill Chambers 20 Guard/Forward 6–4 Senior Greensboro, NC
George Karl 22 Guard 6–2 Junior Penn Hills, PA
John O'Donnell 30 Forward 6–6 Sophomore New York, NY
Bill Chamberlain 31 Forward 6–6 Senior New York, NY
Darrell Elston 32 Guard 6–3 Sophomore Tipton, IN
Roger Jamison 33 Guard 5–11 Junior Greensboro, NC
Bobby Jones 34 Forward 6–8 Sophomore Charlotte, NC
Bob McAdoo 35 Center/Forward 6–9 Junior Greensboro, NC
Donn Johnston 40 Forward 6–8 Junior Jamestown, NY
Kim Huband 42 Guard/Forward 6–5 Senior Wilmington, NC
Craig Corson 43 Center 6–10 Senior Contoocook, NH
Dennis Wuycik 44 Forward 6–6 Senior Ambridge, PA

NCAA basketball tournament[edit]

  • East Regional
    • North Carolina 92, South Carolina 69
    • North Carolina 73, Pennsylvania 59
  • Final Four
    • Florida State 79, North Carolina 75
  • Third Place Game
    • North Carolina 105, Louisville 91

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Awards and honors[edit]

Team players drafted into the NBA[edit]

Year Round Pick Player NBA Club
1972 1 2 Bob McAdoo Buffalo Braves
1972 2 27 Dennis Wuycik Boston Celtics
1972 3 43 Bill Chamberlain Golden State Warriors
1972 7 111 Steve Previs Boston Celtics
1972 13 176 Kim Huband Buffalo Braves
1973 5 66 George Karl New York Knicks
1973 18 207 Donn Johnston Buffalo Braves
1974 1 5 Bobby Jones Houston Rockets
1974 3 43 Darrell Elston Atlanta Hawks
1974 10 174 John O'Donnell New York Knicks

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