1980–81 Duke Blue Devils men's basketball team

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1980–81 Duke Blue Devils men's basketball
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
1980–81 record 17–13 (6–8 ACC)
Head coach Mike Krzyzewski
Assistant coach Bob Bender
Assistant coach Chuck Swenson
Home arena Cameron Indoor Stadium
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The 1980–81 Duke Blue Devils men's basketball team represented Duke University. The Head Coach was Mike Krzyzewski. Krzyzewski was in his first season at Duke. The club ranked fifth in the ACC. The team played its home games in the Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, North Carolina, and was a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference.

NIT Tournament[edit]

Duke participated in the quarterfinals of the 1981 National Invitation Tournament

  • First Round
    • Duke 79, North Carolina A&T 69
  • Second Round
    • Duke 75, Alabama 70
  • Quarterfinals
    • Purdue 81, Duke 69


Awards and honors[edit]

Team players drafted into the NBA[edit]

Round Pick Player NBA Club
2 28 Gene Banks San Antonio Spurs