1953–54 North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball team

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1953–54 North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball
University of North Carolina Tarheels Interlocking NC logo.svg
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
1953–54 record 11–10 (5–6 ACC)
Head coach Frank McGuire
Home arena Woollen Gymnasium
Seasons
« 1952–53 1954–55 »
1953–54 ACC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#15 Duke 9 1   .900     21 6   .778
#20 Maryland 7 2   .778     23 7   .767
Wake Forest 8 4   .667     17 12   .586
NC State 5 3   .625     26 7   .788
North Carolina 5 6   .455     11 10   .524
South Carolina 2 8   .200     10 16   .385
Virginia 1 4   .200     16 11   .593
Clemson 0 9   .000     5 18   .217
ACC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1953–54 North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball team represented the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The head coach was Frank McGuire. The team played its home games at Woollen Gymnasium in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and was a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference.

1953–54 Record: 11–10; H: 7–3, A: 4–3, N: 1–4 ACC 5–6, 5th Place

Coach: Frank McGuire

Schedule and results[edit]

Date
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
City, State
December 11*
William & Mary W 71–61  1–0
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Chapel Hill, NC
December 12
South Carolina W 82–56  2–0

Chapel Hill, NC
December 19
Clemson W 85–48  3–0
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Chapel Hill, NC

December 19 Clemson H W 85–48
Dixie Classic
December 28 Navy RAL L 62–86
December 29 Seton Hall RAL L 63–73
December 30 Oregon State (-/4) RAL L 53–65
January 8 The Citadel H W 83–42
January 9 Wake Forest A W 66–65
January 11 Davidson A W 70–54
January 16 Virginia H W 78–66
January 19 NC State H L 77–84
February 2 Washington and Lee LY W 69–60
February 4 Duke (-/8) A L 47–63
February 8 Virginia A L 69–83
February 11 Wake Forest H L 62–76
February 13 Clemson (-/14) A W 72–56
February 16 Davidson H W 89–69
February 20 Duke (-/14) H L 63–67
February 24 NC State A L 48–57
February 27 The Citadel A W 79–52
ACC Tournament
March 4 NC State (-/18) RAL L 51–52

Roster[edit]

Name # Height Year Home Town
Gene Glancy 20 6–0 Sophomore Belleville, NJ
Dick Kocornick 40 6–5 Senior West Orange, NJ
Al Lifson 21 6–2 Junior Elizabeth, NJ
Paul Likins 41 6–9 Junior Elkhart, IN
Al Long 25 6–0 Junior Durham, NC
Bud Maddie 42 6–4 Senior Bronx, NY
Gerry McCabe 31 6–3 Sophomore New York, NY
Tony Radovich 44 6–2 Senior Hoboken, NJ
Cooper Taylor 35 5–10 Senior Raleigh, NC
Jerry Vayda 43 6–4 Sophomore Bayonne, NJ
Cliff Walker 30 6–4 Sophomore Durham, NC
Skippy Winstead 23 6–2 Senior Roxboro, NC

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