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

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