1978–79 Duke Blue Devils men's basketball team

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1978-79 Duke Blue Devils men's basketball
ACC Regular Season Co-Champions
NCAA, Second Round, L 78–80 vs. St. John's
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
1978-79 record 22–8 (9–3 ACC)
Head coach Bill Foster (5th year)
Assistant coach Terry Chili
Assistant coach Steve Steinwedel
Assistant coach Bob Wenzel
MVP Jim Spanarkel
Captain Jim Spanarkel
Home arena Cameron Indoor Stadium
Seasons
« 1977-78 1979-80 »

The 1978–79 Duke Blue Devils men's basketball team represented Duke University during the 1978-79 college basketball season.

Schedule[edit]

Date
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
City, State
November 25*
no, no
#1 at Western Kentucky W 78–53  1-0

Bowling Green, KY
November 27*
no, no
#1 SMU W 86–80  2-0
Cameron Indoor Stadium
Durham, NC
December 1*
no, no
#1 vs. #6 North Carolina State
Big Four Tournament
W 65–63  3-0

Greensboro, NC
December 2*
no, no
#1 vs. #14 North Carolina
Big Four Tournament
W 78–68  4-0

Greensboro, NC
December 5*
no, no
#1 La Salle W 66–42  5-0
Cameron Indoor Stadium
Durham, NC
December 13*
no, no
#1 #12 USC W 79–65  6-0
Cameron Indoor Stadium
Durham, NC
December 29*
no, no
#1 vs. Ohio State
ECAC Holiday Tournament
L 84–90  6-1

New York, NY
December 30*
no, no
#1 vs. St. John's
ECAC Holiday Tournament
L 66–69  6-2

New York, NY
January 2*
no, no
#1 at Davidson W 77–59  7-2

Davidson, NC
January 5*
no, no
#5 vs. #15 Long Beach State
Holiday Doubleheader
W 79–78  8-2

Raleigh, NC
January 6*
no, no
#5 vs. Tulane
Holiday Doubleheader
W 74–64  9-2

Raleigh, NC
January 10
no, no
#7 Clemson W 73–54  10-2
(1-0)
Cameron Indoor Stadium
Durham, NC
January 13
no, no
#7 at #3 North Carolina L 68–74  10-3
(1-1)

Chapel Hill, NC
January 18
no, no
#8 Wake Forest W 81–69  11-3
(2-1)
Cameron Indoor Stadium
Durham, NC
January 21
no, no
#8 at #14 North Carolina State W 75–69  12-3
(3-1)

Raleigh, NC
January 24
no, no
#7 at Virginia W 84–66  13-3
(4-1)

Charlottesville, VA
January 28*
no, no
#7 #13 Marquette W 69–64  14-3
(4-1)
Cameroon Indoor Stadium
Durham, NC
January 31
no, no
#3 at Wake Forest W 75–60  15-3
(5-1)

Winston-Salem, NC
February 3
no, no
#3 #17 Maryland W 87–78  16-3
(6-1)
Cameroon Indoor Stadium
Durham, NC
February 6
no, no
#3 Virginia W 64–63  17-3
(7-1)
Cameroon Indoor Stadium
Durham, NC
February 10*
no, no
#3 Pittsburgh L 69–71  17-4
(7-1)
Cameroon Indoor Stadium
Durham, NC
February 14
no, no
#5 North Carolina State W 66–48  18-4
(8-1)
Cameroon Indoor Stadium
Durham, NC
February 16
no, no
#5 at Maryland L 68–70  18-5
(8-2)

College Park, MD
February 18*
no, no
#5 vs. #9 Louisville W 88–72  19-6
(8-2)

Charlotte, NC
February 21
no, no
#6 at Clemson L 49–70  19-7
(8-3)

Clemson, SC
February 24
no, no
#6 #4 North Carolina W 47–40  20-6
(9-3)
Cameroon Indoor Stadium
Cameron, NC
March 1*
no, no
vs. Wake Forest
ACC Tournament • Quarterfinals
W 58–56  21-6

Greensboro, NC
March 2*
no, no
vs. North Carolina State
ACC Tournament • Semifinals
W 62–59  22-6

Greensboro, NC
March 3*
no, no
vs. North Carolina
ACC Tournament • Final
L 63–71  22-7

Greensboro, NC
March 11*
no, no
vs. St. John's
NCAA Tournament • Second Round
L 78–80  22-8

Raleigh, NC
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 1978-79 schedule. GoDuke.com Retrieved 2012-11-20.