1977–78 North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball team

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1977-78 North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball
ACC Regular Season Champions
NCAA Tournament, First Round, L 64–68 vs. San Francisco
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
Ranking
Coaches #10
AP #16
1977-78 record 23–8 (9–3 ACC)
Head coach Dean Smith
Captain Phil Ford
Captain Tom Zaliagiris
Home arena Carmichael Auditorium
Seasons
« 1976-77 1978-79 »

The 1977–78 North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball team represented the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill during the 1977-78 college basketball season.

Schedule[edit]

Date Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (Attendance)
November 28* #1 vs. Oregon State W 94–63  1-0 (11,666)
November 30* #2 Oregon State W 90–64  2-0 Carmichael Auditorium (10,000)
December 2* #2 vs. Duke
(Big Four Tournament)
W 79–66  3-0 (15,564)
December 3* #2 NC State
(Big Four Tournament)
W 87–82  4-0 (15,564)
December 7* #2 at William & Mary L 75–78  4-1 Kaplan Arena (10,000)
December 10* #2 Rochester W 101–43  5-1 Carmichael Auditorium (10,000)
December 17* #5 vs. #6 Cincinnati W 67–59  6-1 (15,100)
December 23* #3 at Tulane W 108–103  7-1 (4,100)
December 28* #2 vs. BYU
(Rainbow Classic)
W 94–81  8-1 (4,794)
December 29* #2 vs. Texas Tech
(Rainbow Classic)
W 88–76  9-1 (4,257)
December 30* #2 vs. Stanford
(Rainbow Classic)
W 92–61  10-1 (5,811)
January 4 #2 at Clemson W 79-77 OT 11-1 (1-0) (10,488)
January 7 #2 at #13 Virginia W 76–61  12-1 (2-0) (8,500)
January 14 #2 at Duke
(Carolina-Duke rivalry)
L 84–92  12-2 (2-1) Cameron Indoor Stadium (8,564)
January 15 #2 Wake Forest W 71–69  13-2 (3-1) Carmichael Auditorium (10,000)
January 18 #5 NC State
(North Carolina-NC State rivalry)
W 69–64  14-2 (4-1) Carmichael Auditorium (10,000)
January 21 #5 Maryland W 85–71  15-2 (5-1) Carmichael Auditorium (10,000)
January 26 #3 at Wake Forest L 62–71  15-3 (5-2) (8,250)
January 28 #3 Clemson W 98–64  16-3 (6-2) Carmichael Auditorium (10,000)
January 30* #3 Mercer W 73–70  17-3 Carmichael Auditorium (10,000)
February 3* #6 vs. Furman
(North-South Doubleheader)
L 83–89  17-4 (11,666)
February 4* #6 vs. Virginia Tech
(North-South Doubleheader)
W 101–88  18-4 (11,666)
February 8 #7 at Maryland W 66–64  19-4 (7-2) (14,500)
February 11* #7 vs. Rutgers W 74–57  20-4 (19,694)
February 12* #7 at #20 Providence L 59–61  20-5 (5,102)
February 15 #11 Kent State W 92–59  21-5 Carmichael Auditorium (10,000)
February 18 #11 Virginia W 71–54  22-5 (8-2) Carmichael Auditorium (10,000)
February 23 #8 at NC State L 67–72  22-6 (8-3) (12,400)
February 25 #8 #13 Duke W 87–83  23-6 (9-3) Carmichael Auditorium (10,000)
March 2* #10 vs. Wake Forest
(ACC Tournament • Quarterfinals)
L 77–82  23-7 (15,836)
March 11* #11 vs. #20 San Francisco
(NCAA Tournament • First Round)
L 64–68  23-8 (11,213)
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. ( ) Tournament seedings in parentheses.

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