1979–80 Virginia Cavaliers men's basketball team

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1979–80 Virginia Cavaliers men's basketball
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
1979–80 record 24–10 (7–7 ACC)
Head coach Terry Holland (6th year)
Assistant coach Craig Littlepage (4th year)
Assistant coach Jim Larranaga (1st year)
Home arena University Hall
Seasons

The 1979–80 Virginia Cavaliers men's basketball team represented University of Virginia and was a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference. It was Ralph Sampson's freshman year with the Cavaliers.

Roster[edit]

1979–80 Virginia Cavaliers men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
G 3 Lamp, JeffJeff Lamp 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Jr Louisville, Kentucky
F 10 Robinson, CraigCraig Robinson 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Fr Montclair, New Jersey
G 11 Jefferson, GarlandGarland Jefferson (C) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Sr Covington, Virginia
F/C 12 Carpenter, DeanDean Carpenter 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
So New Orleans
G 21 Cross, DarrenDarren Cross 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Fr Queens, New York
G 23 Klein, JeffJeff Klein 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Jr Stow, Ohio
G 24 Jones, JeffJeff Jones 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
So Owensboro, Kentucky
F 25 Raker, LeeLee Raker 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Jr Louisville, Kentucky
C 31 Fulton, OtisOtis Fulton 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Sr Richmond, Virginia
G 32 Newburg, DougDoug Newburg 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Fr McLean, Virginia
F 42 MacBeth, PeterPeter MacBeth 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
So Marietta, Georgia
F 44 Gates, TerryTerry Gates 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Jr Louisville, Kentucky
F 45 Owens, MikeMike Owens (C) 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Sr Kensington, Maryland
C 50 Sampson, RalphRalph Sampson 7 ft 4 in (2.24 m)
Fr Harrisonburg, Virginia
F/C 55 Lattimore, LewisLewis Lattimore 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Jr Dayton, Ohio
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

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Schedule[edit]

Date
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (Attendance)
City, State
Regular season
Nov. 30*
No. 13 Johns Hopkins W 93–58  1–0
University Hall (9,000)
Charlottesville, Virginia
Dec. 1
No. 13 Georgia Tech W 55–37  2–0
(1–0)
University Hall (9,000)
Charlottesville, Virginia
Dec. 3*
No. 13 Randolph–Macon W 76–55  3–0
(1–0)
University Hall (8,500)
Charlottesville, Virginia
Dec. 5*
No. 13 at Temple W 58–52  4–0
(1–0)
McGonigle Hall (8,559)
Philadelphia
Dec. 15*
No. 13 at BYU–Hawaii W 82–64  5–0
(1–0)
Cannon Activities Center (1,000)
Laie, HI
Dec. 18*
No. 12 at Chaminade W 79–54  6–0
(1–0)
Neal S. Blaisdell Center (1,092)
Honolulu, HI
Dec. 21*
No. 12 vs. San Jose State L 79–83  6–1
(1–0)
Toso Pavilion 
Santa Clara, California
Dec. 22*
No. 12 vs. Army W 84–60  7–1
(1–0)
Toso Pavilion 
Santa Clara, California
Dec. 28*
No. 14 vs. VCU W 89–72  8–1
(1–0)
Richmond Coliseum (10,716)
Richmond, Virginia
Dec. 29*
No. 14 vs. Old Dominion W 79–58  9–1
(1–0)
Richmond Coliseum (10,716)
Richmond, Virginia
Jan. 2
No. 13 Wake Forest W 64–59  10–1
(2–0)
University Hall (9,000)
Charlottesville, Virginia
Jan. 5
No. 13 No. 6 North Carolina W 88–82  11–1
(3–0)
University Hall (9,000)
Charlottesville, Virginia
Jan. 7*
No. 13 Delaware W 82–55  12–1
(3–0)
University Hall (9,000)
Charlottesville, Virginia
Jan. 12
No. 8 at NC State L 56–64  12–2
(3–1)
Reynolds Coliseum (12,200)
Raleigh, North Carolina
Jan. 14*
No. 8 vs. Virginia Tech W 65–58  13–2
(3–1)
Richmond Coliseum (10,716)
Richmond, Virginia
Jan. 16*
No. 12 Pennsylvania W 69–39  14–2
(3–1)
University Hall (9,000)
Charlottesville, Virginia
Jan. 19
No. 12 at No. 17 Clemson L 68–88  14–3
(3–2)
Littlejohn Coliseum (10,700)
Clemson, South Carolina
Jan. 23
No. 17 at No. 3 Duke W 90–84  15–3
(4–2)
Cameron Indoor Stadium (8,564)
Durham, North Carolina
Jan. 26
No. 17 NC State W 49–47  16–3
(5–2)
University Hall (9,000)
Charlottesville, Virginia
Jan. 27*
No. 17 at No. 4 Ohio State L 65–70  16–4
(5–2)
St. John Arena (13,591)
Columbus, Ohio
Jan. 30
No. 13 No. 12 Maryland L 61–63  16–5
(5–3)
University Hall (9,000)
Charlottesville, Virginia
Feb. 2
No. 13 at Wake Forest L 77–79  16–6
(5–4)
Winston-Salem Memorial Coliseum (8,100)
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Feb. 6
No. 18 No. 10 Duke W 73–69  17–6
(6–4)
University Hall (9,000)
Charlottesville, Virginia
Feb. 9
No. 18 at Georgia Tech L 61–62  17–7
(6–5)
Alexander Memorial Coliseum (5,414)
Atlanta
Feb. 13
No. 10 Clemson W 89–87  18–7
(7–5)
University Hall (9,000)
Charlottesville, Virginia
Feb. 16
at No. 11 North Carolina L 51–68  18–8
(7–6)
Carmichael Arena (10,000)
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Feb. 20*
William & Mary W 63–55  19–8
(7–6)
University Hall (9,000)
Charlottesville, Virginia
Feb. 23
at No. 9 Maryland L 71–82  19–9
(7–7)
Cole Field House (14,500)
College Park, Maryland
ACC Tournament
Feb. 28
vs. No. 17 Clemson
ACC Quarterfinals
L 49–57  19–10
Greensboro Coliseum (15,735)
Greensboro, North Carolina
National Invitation Tournament
Mar. 5*
Lafayette
NIT First Round
W 67–56  20–10
University Hall (6,804)
Charlottesville, Virginia
Mar. 10*
Boston College
NIT Second Round
W 57–55  21–10
University Hall (9,000)
Charlottesville, Virginia
Mar. 13*
Michigan
NIT Quarterfinals
W 79–68  22–10
University Hall (9,000)
Charlottesville, Virginia
Mar. 17*
vs. UNLV
NIT Semifinals
W 90–71  23–10
Madison Square Garden (11,223)
New York City
Mar. 19*
vs. Minnesota
NIT Finals
W 58–55  24–10
Madison Square Garden (13,598)
New York
*Non-conference game. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

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Awards and honors[edit]

Team players drafted into the NBA[edit]

Year Round Pick Player NBA Club
1981 1 15 Jeff Lamp Portland Trail Blazers
1981 4 77 Lee Raker San Diego Clippers
1981 7 159 Lewis Latimore Milwaukee Bucks
1982 4 77 Jeff Jones Indiana Pacers
1983 1 1 Ralph Sampson Houston Rockets
1983 3 68 Craig Robinson Boston Celtics

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "All-Time Results". VIRGINIASPORTS.COM – The University of Virginia Official Athletic Site. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "1982-83 Box Scores" (PDF). VIRGINIASPORTS.COM – The University of Virginia Official Athletic Site. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 
  3. ^ http://www.databasebasketball.com/draft/draftyear.htm?lg=N&yr=1981