1972–73 North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball team

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1972–73 North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 11
APNo. 12
1972–73 record25–8 (8–4 ACC)
Head coachDean Smith (12th season)
Assistant coachJohn Lotz (8th season)
Assistant coachBill Guthridge (6th season)
Assistant coachEddie Fogler (2nd season)
CaptainDonn Johnston
George Karl
Home arenaCarmichael Auditorium
Seasons
1972–73 ACC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#2 NC State 12 0   1.000     27 0   1.000
#11 North Carolina 8 4   .667     25 8   .758
#8 Maryland 7 5   .583     23 7   .767
Duke 4 8   .333     12 14   .462
Virginia 4 8   .333     13 12   .520
Clemson 4 8   .333     12 14   .462
Wake Forest 3 9   .250     12 15   .444
1973 ACC Tournament winner
As of March 3, 1973; Rankings from AP Poll

The 1972–73 North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball team represented the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill during the 1972–73 men's college basketball season.

Schedule[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
city, state
November 25*
St. Thomas (FL) W 107–62 
Carmichael Auditorium 
Chapel Hill, NC
December 2*
Pittsburgh W 99–70 
Carmichael Auditorium 
Chapel Hill, NC
December 5*
vs. Dartmouth W 128–86 
 
Greensboro, NC
December 9*
No. 13 vs. Virginia Tech W 96–82 
 
Charlotte, NC
December 11*
No. 13 vs. No. 8 Kentucky W 78–70 
 
Louisville, KY
December 15*
No. 11 vs. Duke
Big Four Tournament
W 91–86 
 
Greensboro, NC
December 16*
No. 11 vs. No. 6 NC State
Big Four Tournament
L 61–68 
 
Greensboro, NC
December 22*
No. 13 at California W 64–61 
 
Berkeley, CA
December 28*
No. 11 vs. Utah
Rainbow Classic
W 73–61 
 
Honolulu, HI
December 29*
No. 11 vs. Washington
Rainbow Classic
W 89–72 
 
Honolulu, HI
December 30*
No. 11 vs. Louisville
Rainbow Classic
W 89–86 
 
Honolulu, HI
January 4*
No. 9 vs. Furman W 100–67 
 
Charlotte, NC
January 6*
No. 9 vs. Nebraska W 79–62 
 
Greensboro, NC
January 10
No. 7 Clemson W 92–58 
Carmichael Auditorium 
Chapel Hill, NC
January 17
No. 4 at Wake Forest W 99–80 
 
Greensboro, NC
January 20
No. 4 Duke W 82–71 
Carmichael Auditorium 
Chapel Hill, NC
January 25
No. 3 Virginia L 78–84 
Carmichael Auditorium 
Chapel Hill, NC
January 27
No. 3 at No. 4 Maryland L 88–94 
 
College Park, MD
January 31
No. 8 Wake Forest W 69–51 
Carmichael Auditorium 
Chapel Hill, NC
February 5
No. 8 at No. 2 NC State L 73–76 
 
Raleigh, NC
February 9*
No. 6 vs. Georgia Tech
North-South Doubleheader
W 107–72 
 
Charlotte, NC
February 10
No. 6 vs. Clemson
North-South Doubleheader
W 84–69 
 
Charlotte, NC
February 14
No. 6 No. 10 Maryland W 95–85 
Carmichael Auditorium 
Chapel Hill, NC
February 17*
No. 6 vs. Florida State W 91–79 
Madison Square Garden 
New York, NY
February 21*
No. 6 Miami (OH) L 92–102 
Carmichael Auditorium 
Chapel Hill, NC
February 24
No. 6 at Virginia W 76–68 
 
Charlottesville, VA
February 27
No. 6 No. 2 NC State L 78–82 
Carmichael Auditorium 
Chapel Hill, NC
March 3
No. 7 at Duke W 72–70 
Cameron Indoor Stadium 
Durham, NC
March 8*
No. 8 vs. Wake Forest
ACC Tournament
L 52–54 OT
 
Greensboro, NC
March 17*
No. 11 vs. Oral Roberts
NIT
W 82–65 
Madison Square Garden 
New York, NY
March 20*
No. 11 vs. Massachusetts
NIT
W 73–63 
Madison Square Garden 
New York, NY
March 24*
No. 11 vs. Notre Dame
NIT
L 71–78 
Madison Square Garden 
New York, NY
March 25*
No. 11 vs. Alabama
NIT
W 88–69 
Madison Square Garden 
New York, NY
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.

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