1978–79 Duke Blue Devils men's basketball team

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1978-79 Duke Blue Devils men's basketball
ACC Regular Season Co-Champions
NCAA, Second Round, L 78–80 vs. St. John's
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
1978-79 record 22–8 (9–3 ACC)
Head coach Bill Foster (5th year)
Assistant coach Terry Chili
Assistant coach Steve Steinwedel
Assistant coach Bob Wenzel
MVP Jim Spanarkel
Captain Jim Spanarkel
Home arena Cameron Indoor Stadium
Seasons
« 1977-78 1979-80 »

The 1978–79 Duke Blue Devils men's basketball team represented Duke University during the 1978-79 college basketball season.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site


Result Record
November 25* at Western Kentucky #1 Bowling Green, KY W 78–53  1-0
November 27* SMU #1 Cameron Indoor StadiumDurham, NC W 86–80  2-0
December 1* vs. #6 North Carolina State #1 Greensboro, NC
(Big Four Tournament)
W 65–63  3-0
December 2* vs. #14 North Carolina #1 Greensboro, NC
(Big Four Tournament)
W 78–68  4-0
December 5* La Salle #1 Cameron Indoor Stadium • Durham, NC W 66–42  5-0
December 13* #12 USC #1 Cameron Indoor Stadium • Durham, NC W 79–65  6-0
December 29* vs. Ohio State #1 New York, NY
(ECAC Holiday Tournament)
L 84–90  6-1
December 30* vs. St. John's #1 New York, NY
(ECAC Holiday Tournament)
L 66–69  6-2
January 2* at Davidson #1 Davidson, NC W 77–59  7-2
January 5* vs. #15 Long Beach State #5 Raleigh, NC
(Holiday Doubleheader)
W 79–78  8-2
January 6* vs. Tulane #5 Raleigh, NC
(Holiday Doubleheader)
W 74–64  9-2
January 10 Clemson #7 Cameron Indoor Stadium • Durham, NC W 73–54  10-2 (1-0)
January 13 at #3 North Carolina #7 Chapel Hill, NC L 68–74  10-3 (1-1)
January 18 Wake Forest #8 Cameron Indoor Stadium • Durham, NC W 81–69  11-3 (2-1)
January 21 at #14 North Carolina State #8 Raleigh, NC W 75–69  12-3 (3-1)
January 24 at Virginia #7 Charlottesville, VA W 84–66  13-3 (4-1)
January 28* #13 Marquette #7 Cameroon Indoor Stadium • Durham, NC W 69–64  14-3 (4-1)
January 31 at Wake Forest #3 Winston-Salem, NC W 75–60  15-3 (5-1)
February 3 #17 Maryland #3 Cameroon Indoor Stadium • Durham, NC W 87–78  16-3 (6-1)
February 6 Virginia #3 Cameroon Indoor Stadium • Durham, NC W 64–63  17-3 (7-1)
February 10* Pittsburgh #3 Cameroon Indoor Stadium • Durham, NC L 69–71  17-4 (7-1)
February 14 North Carolina State #5 Cameroon Indoor Stadium • Durham, NC W 66–48  18-4 (8-1)
February 16 at Maryland #5 College Park, MD L 68–70  18-5 (8-2)
February 18* vs. #9 Louisville #5 Charlotte, NC W 88–72  19-6 (8-2)
February 21 at Clemson #6 Clemson, SC L 49–70  19-7 (8-3)
February 24 #4 North Carolina #6 Cameroon Indoor Stadium • Cameron, NC W 47–40  20-6 (9-3)
March 1* vs. Wake Forest Greensboro, NC
(ACC Tournament • Quarterfinals)
W 58–56  21-6
March 2* vs. North Carolina State Greensboro, NC
(ACC Tournament • Semifinals)
W 62–59  22-6
March 3* vs. North Carolina Greensboro, NC
(ACC Tournament • Final)
L 63–71  22-7
March 11* vs. St. John's Raleigh, NC
(NCAA Tournament • Second Round)
L 78–80  22-8
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 1978-79 schedule. GoDuke.com Retrieved 2012-11-20.