1980–81 North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball team

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1980–81 North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball
North Carolina Tar Heels interlocking blue logo.png
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
Ranking
Coaches #6
AP #6
1980–81 record 29–8 (10–4 ACC)
Head coach Dean Smith
Assistant coach Bill Guthridge
Assistant coach Eddie Fogler
Assistant coach Roy Williams
Home arena Carmichael Auditorium
Seasons
« 1979–80 1981–82 »

The 1980–81 North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball team represented University of North Carolina. Led by senior guard-forward Al Wood, it won the 1981 ACC Tournament and reached the championship of the NCAA Tournament, falling to the University of Indiana 62-50. The Head Coach was Dean Smith. The team played its home games at Carmichael Auditorium in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

NCAA basketball tournament[edit]

  • West
    • North Carolina 74, Pittsburgh 57
    • North Carolina 61, Utah 56
    • North Carolina 82, Kansas State 68
  • Final Four
    • North Carolina 78, Virginia 65
    • Indiana 63, North Carolina 50

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Awards and honors[edit]

Team players drafted into the NBA[edit]

Year Round Pick Player NBA Club
1981 1 4 Al Wood Atlanta Hawks
1981 5 73 Pete Budko Dallas Mavericks
1981 6 123 Mike Pepper San Diego Clippers
1982 1 1 James Worthy Los Angeles Lakers
1982 3 59 Jimmy Black New Jersey Nets
1982 6 131 Chris Brust Denver Nuggets
1982 7 153 Jeb Barlow Denver Nuggets
1983 5 107 Jim Braddock Denver Nuggets
1984 1 4 Sam Perkins Dallas Mavericks
1984 6 118 Matt Doherty Cleveland Cavaliers
1984 9 194 Cecil Exum Denver Nuggets
1985 5 104 Dean Shaffer Washington Bullets

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