1971–72 North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball team

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1971–72 North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball
North Carolina Tar Heels interlocking blue logo.png
ACC Tournament Champions
ACC Regular Season Champions
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
Ranking
Coaches #2
AP #2
1971–72 record 26–5 (9–3 ACC)
Head coach Dean Smith
Assistant coach Eddie Fogler
Bill Guthridge
John Lotz
Captain Steve Previs
Dennis Wuycik
Home arena Carmichael Auditorium
Seasons
« 1970–71 1972–73 »

The 1971–72 North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball team represented University of North Carolina. The Head Coach was Dean Smith. The team played its home games in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and was a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Roster[edit]

Name # Position Height Year Home Town
Ray Hite 12 Guard 5–10 Sophomore Hyattsville, MD
Steve Previs 13 Guard 6–3 Senior Bethel Park, MD
Bill Chambers 20 Guard/Forward 6–4 Senior Greensboro, NC
George Karl 22 Guard 6–2 Junior Penn Hills, PA
John O'Donnell 30 Forward 6–6 Sophomore New York, NY
Bill Chamberlain 31 Forward 6–6 Senior New York, NY
Darrell Elston 32 Guard 6–3 Sophomore Tipton, IN
Roger Jamison 33 Guard 5–11 Junior Greensboro, NC
Bobby Jones 34 Forward 6–8 Sophomore Charlotte, NC
Bob McAdoo 35 Center/Forward 6–9 Junior Greensboro, NC
Donn Johnston 40 Forward 6–8 Junior Jamestown, NY
Kim Huband 42 Guard/Forward 6–5 Senior Wilmington, NC
Craig Corson 43 Center 6–10 Senior Contoocook, NH
Dennis Wuycik 44 Forward 6–6 Senior Ambridge, PA

Schedule[edit]

Date
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
City, State
December 2*
#2 Rice W 127–69 
Carmichael Auditorium
Chapel Hill, NC
December 4*
#2 at Pittsburgh W 90–75 

Pittsburgh, PA
December 6*
#2 at Princeton L 73–89 

Princeton, NJ
December 11*
#3 Virginia Tech W 93–60 
Carmichael Auditorium
Chapel Hill, NC
December 17*
#4 vs. Wake Forest
Big Four Tournament
W 99–76 

December 18*
#4 vs. NC State
Big Four Tournament
W 99–68 

December 27*
#4 vs. Harvard W 96–78 

December 29*
#4 vs. St. Joseph's (PA)
Sugar Bowl Tournament
W 93–77 

New Orleans, LA
December 30*
#4 vs. Bradley
Sugar Bowl Tournament
W 75–69 

New Orleans, LA
January 8*
#3 Furman W 118–66 
Carmichael Auditorium
Chapel Hill, NC
January 12
#3 at Clemson W 81–61 

Clemson, SC
January 15
#3 at #8 Virginia W 85–79 

Charlottesville, VA
January 19
#3 Wake Forest W 92–77 
Carmichael Auditorium
Chapel Hill, NC
January 22
#3 at Duke L 74–76 
Cameron Indoor Stadium
Durham, NC
January 29
#3 #18 Maryland W 92–72 
Carmichael Auditorium
Chapel Hill, NC
February 3
#3 at Wake Forest W 71–59 

Greensboro, NC
February 7
#4 NC State W 101–78 
Carmichael Auditorium
Chapel Hill, NC
February 11
#3 vs. Clemson
North-South Doubleheader
W 73–50 

Charlotte, NC
February 12*
#3 vs. Georgia Tech
North-South Doubleheader
W 118–73 

Charlotte, NC
February 16
#3 at #19 Maryland L 77–79 OT

College Park, MD
February 19*
#3 vs. Notre Dame W 99–74 
Madison Square Garden
New York, NY
February 23*
#5 Georgia Tech W 87–66 
Carmichael Auditorium
Chapel Hill, NC
February 26
#5 #13 Virginia W 91–78 
Carmichael Auditorium
Chapel Hill, NC
February 29
#5 at NC State L 84–85 

Raleigh, NC
March 4
#3 Duke W 93–69 
Carmichael Auditorium
Chapel Hill, NC
March 10*
#3 vs. Duke
ACC Tournament
W 63–48 

Greensboro, NC
March 11*
#3 vs. #13 Maryland
ACC Tournament
W 73–64 

Greensboro, NC
March 16*
#2 vs. #6 South Carolina
NCAA Tournament
W 92–69 

Morgantown, WV
March 18*
#2 vs. #3 Pennsylvania
NCAA Tournament
W 73–59 

Morgantown, WV
March 23*
#2 vs. #10 Florida State
NCAA Tournament
L 75–79 
Los Angeles Sports Arena
Los Angeles, CA
March 25*
#2 vs. #4 Louisville
NCAA Tournament • Third Place Game
W 105–91 
Los Angeles Sports Arena
Los Angeles, CA
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses. E=East.

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Awards and honors[edit]

Team players drafted into the NBA[edit]

Year Round Pick Player NBA Club
1972 1 2 Bob McAdoo Buffalo Braves
1972 2 27 Dennis Wuycik Boston Celtics
1972 3 43 Bill Chamberlain Golden State Warriors
1972 7 111 Steve Previs Boston Celtics
1972 13 176 Kim Huband Buffalo Braves
1973 5 66 George Karl New York Knicks
1973 18 207 Donn Johnston Buffalo Braves
1974 1 5 Bobby Jones Houston Rockets
1974 3 43 Darrell Elston Atlanta Hawks
1974 10 174 John O'Donnell New York Knicks

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