1980–81 Duke Blue Devils men's basketball team

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1980–81 Duke Blue Devils men's basketball
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
1980–81 record 17–13 (6–8 ACC)
Head coach Mike Krzyzewski
Assistant coach Bob Bender
Assistant coach Chuck Swenson
Home arena Cameron Indoor Stadium
Seasons
« 1979–80 1980–81 »

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 Home town
F 20 Banks, GeneGene Banks 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Sr Philadelphia, PA
F 33 Dennard, KennyKenny Dennard 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Sr Walnut Cove, NC
G 22 Emma, TomTom Emma 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) So Manhasset, NY
G 14 Engelland, ChipChip Engelland 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 180 lb (82 kg) So Pacific Palisades, CA
F 24 Linney, LarryLarry Linney 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Sr Asheville, NC
G 11 McNeely, DougDoug McNeely 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Fr El Paso, TX
G/F 30 Suddath, JimJim Suddath 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Sr East Point, GA
G 12 Taylor, VinceVince Taylor 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Jr Lexington, KY
F 31 Tissaw, MikeMike Tissaw 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 210 lb (95 kg) So Fairfax, VA
G 21 Whitted, GordonGordon Whitted 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Fr Winston-Salem, NC
F 41 Williams, AllenAllen 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*
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Stetson W 67–49  1–0
Cameron Indoor Stadium (8,100)
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December 2*
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at South Florida W 83–72  2–0
Sun Dome (6,023)
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December 5*
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vs. #10 North Carolina
Big Four Tournament
L 76–78  2–1
Greensboro Coliseum (15,333)
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December 6*
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vs. N.C. State
Big Four Tournament
L 60–74  2–2
Greensboro Coliseum (15,333)
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December 9*
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at Vanderbilt W 72–69 OT 3–2
Memorial Gymnasium (15,636)
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December 12
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#6 Virginia L 79–91  3–3
(0–1)
Cameron Indoor Stadium (8,564)
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December 19*
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Brown
Iron Duke Classic
W 91–60  4–3
Cameron Indoor Stadium (6,425)
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December 20*
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Detroit
Iron Duke Classic
W 111–71  5–3
Cameron Indoor Stadium (6,450)
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December 22*
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Pennsylvania W 88–82  6–3
Cameron Indoor Stadium (7,450)
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December 28
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vs. New Orleans
Sugar Bowl Tournament
W 77–63  7–3
Louisiana Superdome (3,000)
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December 29*
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vs. Tennessee
Sugar Bowl Tournament
L 69–90  7–4
Louisiana Superdome (4,610)
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January 10
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at #8 Maryland
Rivalry
L 79–94  7–5
(0–2)
Cole Field House (13,197)
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January 14
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#5 Wake Forest L 73–76  7–6
(0–3)
Cameron Indoor Stadium (8,564)
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January 17
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at #17 North Carolina
Rivalry
L 65–80  7–7
(0–4)
Carmichael Auditorium (10,000)
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January 19*
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George Mason W 60–51  8–7
Cameron Indoor Stadium (6,500)
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January 21
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at N.C. State W 56–47  9–7
(1–4)
Reynolds Coliseum (12,100)
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January 24
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#19 Clemson W 75–57  10–7
(2–4)
Cameron Indoor Stadium (8,564)
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January 27*
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at Rutgers W 53–51  11–7
Louis Brown Athletic Center (6,575)
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January 31
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at #1 Virginia L 47–68  11–8
(2–5)
University Hall (9,000)
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February 4
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at Georgia Tech W 82–68  12–8
(3–5)
Alexander Memorial Coliseum (2,532)
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February 7
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#13 Maryland W 55–54  13–8
(4–5)
Cameron Indoor Stadium (8,564)
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February 14
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at #7 Wake Forest L 52–58  13–9
(4–6)
Winston-Salem Memorial Coliseum (8,200)
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February 21
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N.C. State L 51–52  13–10
(4–7)
Cameron Indoor Stadium
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February 21
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Georgia Tech W 83–56  14–10
(5–7)
Cameron Indoor Stadium (8,564)
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February 25
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at Clemson L 52–54 OT 14–11
(5–8)
Littlejohn Coliseum (10,500)
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February 28
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#11 North Carolina W 66–65 OT 15–11
(6–8)
Cameron Indoor Stadium (8,564)
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March 5*
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vs. Maryland
ACC Tournament • Quarterfinals
L 53–56  15–12
Capital Centre (8,564)
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March 12*
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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*
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Alabama
National Invitational Tournament • Second Round
W 75–70  17–12
Cameron Indoor Stadium
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March 20*
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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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