1979–80 Iowa Hawkeyes men's basketball team

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1979–80 Iowa Hawkeyes men's basketball
NCAA Tournament East Region 5 Seed, Final Four vs. Purdue, L 75–58
Conference Big Ten Conference
1979–80 record 23–10 (10–8 Big Ten)
Head coach Lute Olson (6th year)
MVP Ronnie Lester
Home arena Iowa Field House
Seasons
« 1978–79 1980–81 »
1979–80 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#7 Indiana 13 5   .722     21 8   .724
#10 Ohio State 12 6   .667     21 8   .724
#20 Purdue 11 7   .611     23 10   .697
Iowa 10 8   .556     23 10   .697
Minnesota 10 8   .556     21 11   .656
Illinois 8 10   .444     22 13   .629
Michigan 8 10   .444     17 13   .567
Wisconsin 7 11   .389     15 14   .517
Michigan State 6 12   .333     12 15   .444
Northwestern 5 13   .278     10 17   .370
Rankings from AP Poll)

The 1979–80 Iowa Hawkeyes men's basketball team represented the University of Iowa in the 1979–80 college basketball season. The team was led by head coach Lute Olson and played their home games at the Iowa Field House. They finished with a 23–10 (10–8 Big Ten) record, and reached the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament as champions of the East Region. To date, this is Iowa's most recent appearance in the NCAA Final Four in men's basketball.

Roster[edit]

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No. Position Player
52 United States F Steve Waite
32 United States F Vince Brookins
54 United States C Steve Krafcisin
40 United States G Kevin Boyle
30 United States G Kenny Arnold
12 United States G Ronnie Lester
24 United States G Bob Hansen
44 United States F Mark Gannon


Schedule[edit]

Big Ten Conference Standing: 4th
Date Opponent* Rank* Location Time# Result Overall Conference
Regular Season Games
December 1, 1979 Northern Illinois Iowa City, IA W 86–43 1–0 0–0
December 3, 1979 Colorado State Iowa City, IA W 113–66 2–0 0–0
December 6, 1979 Northern Iowa #20 Iowa City, IA W 78–46 3–0 0–0
December 8, 1979 Detroit #20 Detroit, MI W 80–54 4–0 0–0
December 11, 1979 Wichita State #17 Wichita, KS W 81–62 5–0 0–0
December 15, 1979 Iowa State #17 Ames, IA W 67–64 6–0 0–0
December 22, 1979 Mississippi State #13 Dayton, OH W 81–62 7–0 0–0
December 23, 1979 Dayton #13 Dayton, OH W 61–54 8–0 0–0
December 29, 1979 Drake #11 Iowa City, IA W 77–66 9–0 0–0
January 3, 1980 #20 Illinois #10 Champaign, IL W 72–71 10–0 1–0
January 5, 1980 Michigan #10 Ann Arbor, MI L 68–65 10–1 1–1
January 10, 1980 #3 Ohio State #12 Iowa City, IA L 77–71 10–2 1–2
January 12, 1980 Wisconsin #12 Iowa City, IA W 66–65 11–2 2–2
January 17, 1980 #19 Indiana #13 Bloomington, IN L 81–69 11–3 2–3
January 19, 1980 Michigan State #13 East Lansing, MI L 75–67 11–4 2–4
January 24, 1980 Northwestern Iowa City, IA W 86–64 12–4 3–4
January 26, 1980 Minnesota Iowa City, IA W 80–73 13–4 4–4
January 31, 1980 #17 Purdue West Lafayette, IN L 70–56 13–5 4–5
February 2, 1980 Minnesota Minneapolis, MN W 73–63 14–5 5–5
February 7, 1980 Michigan State Iowa City, IA W 44–39 OT 15–5 6–5
February 9, 1980 #12 Purdue Iowa City, IA W 74–59 16–5 7–5
February 14, 1980 Indiana #20 Iowa City, IA L 66–55 16–6 7–6
February 16, 1980 Northwestern #20 Evanston, IL W 60–58 17–6 8–6
February 21, 1980 Wisconsin Madison, WI L 62–58 17–7 8–7
February 23, 1980 #9 Ohio State Columbus, OH L 70–69 17–8 8–8
February 28, 1980 Michigan Iowa City, IA W 83–67 18–8 9–8
March 1, 1980 Illinois Iowa City, IA W 75–71 19–8 10–8
NCAA Tournament
March 6, 1980 Virginia Commonwealth Greensboro, NC W 86–72 20–8 10–8
March 8, 1980 North Carolina State Greensboro, NC W 77–64 21–8 10–8
March 14, 1980 #6 Syracuse Philadelphia, PA W 88–77 22–8 10–8
March 16, 1980 #11 Georgetown Philadelphia, PA W 81–80 23–8 10–8
March 22, 1980 #2 Louisville Indianapolis, IN L 80–72 23–9 10–8
March 24, 1980 #20 Purdue Indianapolis, IN L 75–58 23–10 10–8
*Rank according to AP Top 20 Poll. #All times are in CST. Conference games in BOLD.

Team players in the 1980 NBA Draft[edit]

See also: 1980 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player NBA Club
1 10 Ronnie Lester Portland Trail Blazers

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "1980 NBA Draft". Basketball-reference.com. Retrieved January 15, 2016.