1965–66 North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball team

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1965–66 North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
1965–66 record16–11 (8–6 ACC)
Head coachDean Smith (5th season)
Home arenaCarmichael Auditorium
Seasons

The 1965–66 North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball team represented the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill during the 1965–66 men's college basketball season. This was the first season that North Carolina played its home games at Carmichael Auditorium.

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1965–66 ACC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#2 Duke 12 2   .857     26 4   .867
NC State 9 5   .643     18 9   .667
Clemson 8 6   .571     15 10   .600
North Carolina 8 6   .571     16 11   .593
Maryland 7 7   .500     14 11   .560
South Carolina 4 10   .286     11 13   .458
Virginia 4 10   .286     7 15   .318
Wake Forest 4 10   .286     8 18   .308
1966 ACC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll
Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
city, state
December 1
at Clemson L 74–84 
 
Clemson, SC
December 4*
William & Mary W 82–68 
Carmichael Auditorium 
Chapel Hill, NC
December 6*
at Ohio State W 82–72 
 
Columbus, OH
December 8*
Richmond W 127–76 
Carmichael Auditorium 
Chapel Hill, NC
December 11*
at No. 4 Vanderbilt L 72–81 
 
Nashville, TN
December 16*
Florida State W 115–80 
Carmichael Auditorium 
Chapel Hill, NC
December 18*
vs. Florida W 66–59 
 
Charlotte, NC
December 27*
vs. Princeton W 75–61 
 
Greensboro, NC
December 30*
vs. Utah
Triangle Doubleheader
W 90–85 
 
Raleigh, NC
December 31*
vs. West Virginia
Triangle Doubleheader
L 97–102 
 
Raleigh, NC
January 3
Maryland W 67–52 
Carmichael Auditorium 
Chapel Hill, NC
January 5
at Wake Forest W 99–83 
 
Winston-Salem, NC
January 8
No. 1 Duke
Rivalry
L 77–88 
Carmichael Auditorium 
Chapel Hill, NC
January 13
NC State W 83–75 
Carmichael Auditorium 
Chapel Hill, NC
January 15
at Virginia L 69–70 
 
Charlottesville, VA
February 3
Wake Forest W 115–87 
Carmichael Auditorium 
Chapel Hill, NC
February 5
at Maryland L 66–77 
 
College Park, MD
February 7
South Carolina W 104–70 
Carmichael Auditorium 
Chapel Hill, NC
February 9*
at NYU L 78–83 
 
New York, NY
February 12*
Virginia Tech L 75–81 
Carmichael Auditorium 
Chapel Hill, NC
February 15
at NC State L 77–87 
 
Raleigh, NC
February 18
vs. Clemson
North-South Doubleheader
W 70–66 
 
Charlotte, NC
February 19
vs. South Carolina
North-South Doubleheader
W 83–71 
 
Charlotte, NC
February 22
Virginia W 81–79 
Carmichael Auditorium 
Chapel Hill, NC
February 26
at No. 2 Duke L 63–77 
Cameron Indoor Stadium 
Durham, NC
March 3*
vs. Maryland
ACC Tournament
W 77–70 
 
Raleigh, NC
March 4*
vs. No. 2 Duke
ACC Tournament
L 20–21 
 
Raleigh, NC
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.

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