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 No. 6
AP No. 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

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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References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.databasesports.com/ncaab/tourney.htm?yr=1981
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-11-03. Retrieved 2012-11-05.