1977–78 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball team

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1977–78 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball
A maize-colored block M
Conference Big Ten Conference
1977–78 record 16–11 (11–7 Big Ten)
Head coach Johnny Orr
Assistant coach Bill Frieder
Assistant coach Jim Boyce
MVP Dion Harris
Seasons
« 1976–77 1978–79 »
1977–78 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#4 Michigan State 15 3   .833     25 5   .833
#13 Indiana 12 6   .667     21 8   .724
Minnesota 12 6   .667     17 10   .630
Michigan 11 7   .611     16 11   .593
Purdue 11 7   .611     16 11   .593
Ohio State 9 9   .500     16 11   .593
Illinois 7 11   .389     13 14   .481
Iowa 5 13   .278     12 15   .444
Northwestern 4 14   .222     8 19   .296
Wisconsin 4 14   .222     8 19   .296
Rankings from AP Poll)

The 1977–78 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball team represented the University of Michigan in intercollegiate college basketball during the 1977–78 season. The team played its home games in the Crisler Arena in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and was a member of the Big Ten Conference. Under the direction of head coach Johnny Orr, the team finished tied for fourth in the Big Ten Conference.[1] The team failed to earn an invitation to either the 1978 National Invitation Tournament or the 1978 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament.[2] The team was ranked in the Associated Press Top Twenty-Five Poll for four of the season's seventeen weeks, reaching a number 8 ranking on December 6, 1977 and falling out after the December 20, 1977 poll.[3]

Rankings[edit]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Final 
AP Poll[3] 13 13 9 15


Team players drafted into the NBA[edit]

Six players from this team were selected in the NBA Draft.[4][5][6] Hubbard accumulated no statistics.

Year Round Pick Overall Player NBA Club
1978 3 17 61 Dave Baxter Seattle SuperSonics
1978 4 3 69 Joel Thompson Houston Rockets
1979 1 15 15 Phil Hubbard Detroit Pistons
1981 1 19 19 Mike McGee Los Angeles Lakers
1981 3 23 69 John Johnson Boston Celtics
1981 5 20 112 Paul Heuerman Phoenix Suns

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Big Ten Basketball 2009–10 Media Guide". CBS Interactive. p. 69. Retrieved 2010-09-14. 
  2. ^ "NCAA Tournament History". University of Michigan. 2010. p. 3. Retrieved 2010-09-18. 
  3. ^ a b "Division I Records" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association. pp. 68–83. Retrieved 2010-08-28. 
  4. ^ "1978 NBA Draft". Basketball-reference.com. Retrieved 2014-04-25. 
  5. ^ "1979 NBA Draft". Basketball-reference.com. Retrieved 2014-04-25. 
  6. ^ "1981 NBA Draft". Basketball-reference.com. Retrieved 2014-04-25.