1979–80 North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball team

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1979–80 North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball
NCAA Second Round
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 15
APNo. 15
1979–80 record21–8 (9–5 ACC)
Head coachDean Smith (19th season)
Assistant coachBill Guthridge (13th season)
Assistant coachEddie Fogler (9th season)
Assistant coachRoy Williams (2nd season)
CaptainDave Colescott
Mike O'Koren
John Virgil
Jeff Wolf
Rich Yonakor
Home arenaCarmichael Auditorium
Seasons

The 1979–80 North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball team represented the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill during the 1979–80 college basketball season.

Schedule[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
city, state
November 30*
No. 6 vs. NC State
Big Four Tournament
W 97–84  1–0
Greensboro Coliseum 
Greensboro, NC
December 1*
No. 6 vs. No. 3 Duke
Big Four Tournament
L 74–86  1–1
Greensboro Coliseum 
Greensboro, NC
December 3*
No. 6 vs. South Florida W 93–62  2–1
Civic Center 
Springfield, MA
December 8*
No. 8 Cincinnati W 68–63  3–1
Greensboro Coliseum 
Greensboro, NC
December 15*
No. 8 Detroit Mercy W 90–72  4–1
Carmichael Auditorium 
Chapel Hill, NC
December 22*
No. 8 at No. 5 Indiana W 61–57  5–1
 
Bloomington, IN
January 2
No. 6 at Clemson L 76–93  5–2
Littlejohn Coliseum 
Clemson, SC
January 5
No. 6 at No. 13 Virginia L 82–88  5–3
 
Charlottesville, VA
January 7*
No. 6 at Mercer W 81–63  6–3
 
Macon, GA
January 9
No. 15 Wake Forest W 72–68  7–3
Carmichael Auditorium 
Chapel Hill, NC
January 12
No. 15 at No. 1 Duke W 82–67  8–3
Cameron Indoor Stadium 
Durham, NC
January 14
No. 15 Georgia Tech W 54–53  9–3
Greensboro Coliseum 
Greensboro, NC
January 16
No. 9 No. 16 NC State W 67–64  10–3
Carmichael Auditorium 
Chapel Hill, NC
January 20
No. 9 No. 16 Maryland L 86–92  10–4
Carmichael Auditorium 
Chapel Hill, NC
January 23
No. 13 at Wake Forest W 73–61  11–4
 
Winston-Salem, NC
January 26
No. 13 No. 12 Clemson W 73–70  12–4
Carmichael Auditorium 
Chapel Hill, NC
January 29*
No. 13 William & Mary W 71–61  13–4
Carmichael Auditorium 
Chapel Hill, NC
February 1*
No. 11 vs. The Citadel
North-South Doubleheader
W 51–40  14–4
Charlotte Coliseum 
Charlotte, NC
February 2*
No. 11 vs. Furman
North-South Doubleheader
W 75–63  15–4
 
Charlotte, NC
February 4*
No. 11 Yale W 85–74  16–4
Carmichael Auditorium 
Chapel Hill, NC
February 7
No. 11 at No. 7 Maryland L 69–70  16–5
 
College Park, MD
February 11
No. 11 at Georgia Tech W 60–50  17–5
 
Atlanta, GA
February 14*
No. 11 vs. Rutgers W 73–70 OT 18–5
Madison Square Garden 
New York, NY
February 16
Virginia W 68–51  19–5
Carmichael Auditorium 
Chapel Hill, NC
February 20
No. 8 at NC State L 50–63  19–6
 
Raleigh, NC
February 23
No. 8 No. 17 Duke W 96–71  20–6
Carmichael Auditorium 
Chapel Hill, NC
February 28*
No. 10 vs. Wake Forest
ACC Tournament
W 75–62  21–6
Greensboro Coliseum 
Greensboro, NC
February 29*
No. 10 vs. Duke
ACC Tournament
L 61–75  21–7
Greensboro Coliseum 
Greensboro, NC
March 9*
No. 15 vs. Texas A&M
NCAA Tournament
L 61–78 2OT 21–8
 
Denton, TX
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.

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