1978–79 North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball team

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1978–79 North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball
ACC Tournament Champions
ACC Regular Season Champions
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 3
APNo. 9
1978–79 record23–6 (9–3 ACC)
Head coachDean Smith (18th season)
Assistant coachBill Guthridge (12th season)
Assistant coachEddie Fogler (8th season)
Assistant coachRoy Williams (1st season)
Home arenaCarmichael Auditorium
Seasons
1978–79 ACC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#9 North Carolina 9 3   .750     23 6   .793
#11 Duke 9 3   .750     22 8   .733
Virginia 7 5   .583     19 10   .655
Maryland 6 6   .500     19 11   .633
Clemson 5 7   .417     19 10   .655
NC State 3 9   .250     18 12   .600
Wake Forest 3 9   .250     12 15   .444
1979 ACC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1978–79 North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball team represented the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Schedule[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
city, state
November 29*
at Northwestern W 97–67 
 
Evanston, IL
December 1*
No. 14 vs. Wake Forest
Big Four Tournament
W 73–55 
Greensboro Coliseum 
Greensboro, NC
December 2*
No. 14 vs. No. 1 Duke
Big Four Tournament
L 68–78 
Greensboro Coliseum 
Greensboro, NC
December 4*
No. 14 Detroit Mercy W 93–76 
Carmichael Auditorium 
Chapel Hill, NC
December 9*
No. 14 Jacksonville W 85–56 
Carmichael Auditorium 
Chapel Hill, NC
December 16*
No. 13 No. 3 Michigan State W 70–69 
Carmichael Auditorium 
Chapel Hill, NC
December 22*
No. 6 at Cincinnati W 62–59 
 
Cincinnati, OH
December 29*
No. 5 vs. Dartmouth
Kodak Classic
W 86–67 
War Memorial Coliseum 
Rochester, NY
December 50*
No. 5 vs. Niagara
Kodak Classic
W 121–69 
War Memorial Coliseum 
Rochester, NY
January 3
No. 5 vs. Clemson W 90–68 
Greensboro Coliseum 
Greensboro, NC
January 6
No. 3 Virginia W 86–74 2OT
Carmichael Auditorium 
Chapel Hill, NC
January 10
No. 3 at Wake Forest L 56–59 
 
Winston-Salem, NC
January 13
No. 3 No. 7 Duke W 74–68 
Carmichael Auditorium 
Chapel Hill, NC
January 14*
No. 3 vs. No. 10 Arkansas W 63–57 
Greensboro Coliseum 
Greensboro, NC
January 17
No. 2 at No. 14 NC State W 70–69 
Reynolds Coliseum 
Raleigh, NC
January 20
No. 2 at No. 19 Maryland W 54–53 
 
College Park, MD
January 25
No. 2 Wake Forest W 76–69 
Carmichael Auditorium 
Chapel Hill, NC
January 27
No. 2 at Clemson L 61–66 
 
Clemson, SC
February 2*
No. 4 vs. Furman
North-South Doubleheader
L 70–83 
 
Charlotte, NC
February 3*
No. 4 vs. Virginia Tech
North-South Doubleheader
W 92–80 OT
 
Charlotte, NC
February 7
No. 6 Maryland W 76–67 
Carmichael Auditorium 
Chapel Hill, NC
February 10*
No. 6 vs. Providence W 89–55 
 
Charlotte, NC
February 14*
No. 4 William & Mary W 85–60 
Carmichael Auditorium 
Chapel Hill, NC
February 17
No. 4 at Virginia W 66–57 
 
Charlottesville, VA
February 22
No. 4 NC State W 71–56 
Carmichael Auditorium 
Chapel Hill, NC
February 24
No. 4 at No. 6 Duke L 40–47 
Cameron Indoor Stadium 
Durham, NC
March 2*
No. 7 vs. Maryland
ACC Tournament
W 102–79 
Greensboro Coliseum 
Greensboro, NC
March 3*
No. 7 vs. No. 5 Duke
ACC Tournament
W 71–63 
Greensboro Coliseum 
Greensboro, NC
March 11*
No. 3 Pennsylvania
NCAA Tournament
L 71–72 
 
Raleigh, NC
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses. E=East.

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