1980–81 Duke Blue Devils men's basketball team

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1980–81 Duke Blue Devils men's basketball
Duke Athletics logo.svg
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
1980–81 record17–13 (6–8 ACC)
Head coachMike Krzyzewski (1st season)
Assistant coachBob Bender
Assistant coachChuck Swenson
Home arenaCameron Indoor Stadium
Seasons

The 1980–81 Duke Blue Devils men's basketball team represented Duke University. The head coach was Mike Krzyzewski. Krzyzewski was in his first season at Duke. The club ranked fifth in the ACC. The team played its home games in the Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, North Carolina, and was a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Roster[edit]

1980–81 Duke Blue Devils men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
F 20 Gene Banks 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Sr Philadelphia, PA
F 33 Kenny Dennard 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Sr Walnut Cove, NC
G 22 Tom Emma 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) So Manhasset, NY
G 14 Chip Engelland 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 180 lb (82 kg) So Pacific Palisades, CA
F 24 Larry Linney 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Sr Asheville, NC
G 11 Doug McNeely 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Fr El Paso, TX
G/F 30 Jim Suddath 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Sr East Point, GA
G 12 Vince Taylor 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Jr Lexington, KY
F 31 Mike Tissaw 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 210 lb (95 kg) So Fairfax, VA
G 21 Gordon Whitted 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Fr Winston-Salem, NC
F 41 Allen Williams 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) So Princeton, WV
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster
Last update: 2015-Apr-11

Schedule[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
city, state
November 30*
Stetson W 67–49  1–0
Cameron Indoor Stadium (8,100)
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December 2*
at South Florida W 83–72  2–0
Sun Dome (6,023)
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December 5*
vs. No. 10 North Carolina
Big Four Tournament
L 76–78  2–1
Greensboro Coliseum (15,333)
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December 6*
vs. N.C. State
Big Four Tournament
L 60–74  2–2
Greensboro Coliseum (15,333)
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December 9*
at Vanderbilt W 72–69 OT 3–2
Memorial Gymnasium (15,636)
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December 12
No. 6 Virginia L 79–91  3–3
(0–1)
Cameron Indoor Stadium (8,564)
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December 19*
Brown
Iron Duke Classic
W 91–60  4–3
Cameron Indoor Stadium (6,425)
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December 20*
Detroit
Iron Duke Classic
W 111–71  5–3
Cameron Indoor Stadium (6,450)
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December 22*
Pennsylvania W 88–82  6–3
Cameron Indoor Stadium (7,450)
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December 28
vs. New Orleans
Sugar Bowl Tournament
W 77–63  7–3
Louisiana Superdome (3,000)
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December 29*
vs. Tennessee
Sugar Bowl Tournament
L 69–90  7–4
Louisiana Superdome (4,610)
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January 10
at No. 8 Maryland
Rivalry
L 79–94  7–5
(0–2)
Cole Field House (13,197)
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January 14
No. 5 Wake Forest L 73–76  7–6
(0–3)
Cameron Indoor Stadium (8,564)
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January 17
at No. 17 North Carolina
Rivalry
L 65–80  7–7
(0–4)
Carmichael Auditorium (10,000)
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January 19*
George Mason W 60–51  8–7
Cameron Indoor Stadium (6,500)
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January 21
at N.C. State W 56–47  9–7
(1–4)
Reynolds Coliseum (12,100)
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January 24
No. 19 Clemson W 75–57  10–7
(2–4)
Cameron Indoor Stadium (8,564)
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January 27*
at Rutgers W 53–51  11–7
Louis Brown Athletic Center (6,575)
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January 31
at No. 1 Virginia L 47–68  11–8
(2–5)
University Hall (9,000)
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February 4
at Georgia Tech W 82–68  12–8
(3–5)
Alexander Memorial Coliseum (2,532)
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February 7
No. 13 Maryland W 55–54  13–8
(4–5)
Cameron Indoor Stadium (8,564)
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February 14
at No. 7 Wake Forest L 52–58  13–9
(4–6)
Winston-Salem Memorial Coliseum (8,200)
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February 21
N.C. State L 51–52  13–10
(4–7)
Cameron Indoor Stadium 
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February 21
Georgia Tech W 83–56  14–10
(5–7)
Cameron Indoor Stadium (8,564)
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February 25
at Clemson L 52–54 OT 14–11
(5–8)
Littlejohn Coliseum (10,500)
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February 28
No. 11 North Carolina W 66–65 OT 15–11
(6–8)
Cameron Indoor Stadium (8,564)
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March 5*
vs. Maryland
ACC Tournament • Quarterfinals
L 53–56  15–12
Capital Centre (8,564)
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March 12*
North Carolina A&T
National Invitational Tournament • First Round
W 79–69  16–12
Cameron Indoor Stadium (8,035)
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March 16*
Alabama
National Invitational Tournament • Second Round
W 75–70  17–12
Cameron Indoor Stadium 
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March 20*
at Purdue
National Invitational Tournament • Quarterfinals
L 69–81  17–13
Mackey Arena (12,754)
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*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.

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Awards and honors[edit]

Team players drafted into the NBA[edit]

Round Pick Player NBA Club
2 28 Gene Banks San Antonio Spurs

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References[edit]

  1. ^ GoDuke.com. Retrieved 2015-Apr-11.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-03-17. Retrieved 2009-05-04.