1968–69 North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball team

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1968–69 North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball
ACC Tournament Champions
ACC Regular Season Champions
NCAA Tournament, National Consolation Game
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 2
APNo. 4
1968–69 record27–5 (12–2 ACC)
Head coachDean Smith (8th season)
Assistant coachBill Guthridge (2nd season)
Home arenaCarmichael Auditorium
Seasons

The 1968–69 North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball team represented the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill during the 1968–69 men's college basketball season.

Schedule[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
city, state
December 2*
No. 2 vs. Oregon W 89–78 
 
Greensboro, NC
December 3*
No. 2 Oregon W 106–73 
Carmichael Auditorium 
Chapel Hill, NC
December 7*
No. 2 at No. 3 Kentucky
Rivalry
W 87–77 
 
Lexington, KY
December 9*
No. 2 vs. No. 12 Vanderbilt W 100–78 
 
Charlotte, NC
December 16
No. 2 Clemson W 90–69 
Carmichael Auditorium 
Chapel Hill, NC
December 17
No. 2 Virginia W 94–67 
Carmichael Auditorium 
Chapel Hill, NC
December 27*
No. 2 vs. No. 8 Villanova
ECAC Holiday Festival
W 69–61 
Madison Square Garden 
New York, NY
December 28*
No. 2 vs. St. John's
ECAC Holiday Festival
L 70–72 
Madison Square Garden 
New York, NY
December 30*
No. 2 vs. Princeton
ECAC Holiday Festival
W 103–76 
Madison Square Garden 
New York, NY
January 4
No. 4 Duke
Rivalry
W 94–70 
Carmichael Auditorium 
Chapel Hill, NC
January 8
No. 2 NC State
Rivalry
W 83–63 
Carmichael Auditorium 
Chapel Hill, NC
January 11*
No. 2 Virginia Tech W 99–77 
Carmichael Auditorium 
Chapel Hill, NC
January 14*
No. 2 at Georgia Tech W 101–70 
 
Atlanta, GA
February 1
No. 2 Maryland W 107–87 
Carmichael Auditorium 
Chapel Hill, NC
January 18
No. 2 at Wake Forest W 94–89 
 
Winston-Salem, NC
February 1
No. 2 Maryland W 107–87 
Carmichael Auditorium 
Chapel Hill, NC
February 4
No. 2 at Virginia W 99–76 
 
Charlottesville, VA
February 6
No. 2 Wake Forest W 84–76 
Carmichael Auditorium 
Chapel Hill, NC
February 8*
vs. Florida State W 100–82 
 
Greensboro, NC
February 10
No. 2 at NC State W 85–62 
 
Raleigh, NC
February 14
No. 2 vs. South Carolina
North-South Doubleheader
L 66–68 
 
Charlotte, NC
February 15
No. 2 vs. Clemson
North-South Doubleheader
W 107–81 
 
Charlotte, NC
February 19
No. 3 at Maryland W 88–86 
 
College Park, MD
February 22*
No. 3 The Citadel W 106–59 
Carmichael Auditorium 
Chapel Hill, NC
February 26
No. 2 at No. 8 South Carolina W 68–62 
 
Columbia, SC
March 1
No. 2 at Duke L 81–87 
Cameron Indoor Stadium 
Durham, NC
March 6*
No. 4 vs. Clemson
ACC Tournament
W 94–70 
 
Charlotte, NC
March 7*
No. 4 vs. Wake Forest
ACC Tournament
W 80–72 
 
Charlotte, NC
March 8*
No. 4 vs. Duke
ACC Tournament
W 85–74 
 
Charlotte, NC
March 13*
No. 4 vs. No. 9 Duquesne
NCAA Tournament
W 79–78 
 
College Park, MD
March 15*
No. 4 vs. No. 5 Davidson
NCAA Tournament
W 87–85 
 
College Park, MD
March 20*
No. 4 vs. No. 6 Purdue
NCAA Tournament
L 65–92 
 
Louisville, KY
March 22*
No. 4 vs. No. 11 Drake
NCAA Tournament
L 84–104 
 
Louisville, KY
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses. E=East.

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