1984–85 North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball team

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1984–85 North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball
North Carolina Tar Heels interlocking blue logo.png
ACC Regular Season co-Champions
NCAA Tournament, Elite Eight
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 7
APNo. 7
1984–85 record27–9 (9–5 ACC)
Head coachDean Smith (23rd season)
Assistant coachBill Guthridge (17th season)
Assistant coachRoy Williams (6th season)
Home arenaCarmichael Auditorium
Seasons
1984–85 ACC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#6 Georgia Tech 9 5   .643     27 8   .771
#7 North Carolina 9 5   .643     27 9   .750
#16 NC State 9 5   .643     23 10   .697
#10 Duke 8 6   .571     23 8   .742
Maryland 8 6   .571     25 12   .676
Clemson 5 9   .357     16 13   .552
Wake Forest 5 9   .357     15 14   .517
Virginia 3 11   .214     17 16   .515
1985 ACC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1984–85 North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball team represented the University of North Carolina from Chapel Hill, North Carolina.[1]

Led by head coach Dean Smith, the tar heels completed yet another in a long line of impressive seasons, with 27 wins, a top ten ranked team, and having reached all the way to the Elite Eight in the NCAA Tournament. [2]

Schedule and results[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
city, state
Regular Season
Mar 2, 1985
No. 8 at No. 5 Duke W 78–68  22–7
(9–5)
Cameron Indoor Stadium (8,564)
Durham, NC
ACC Tournament
Mar 8, 1985*
No. 6 vs. Wake Forest
ACC Tournament Quarterfinal
W 72–61 OT 23–7
Omni Coliseum 
Atlanta, GA
Mar 9, 1985*
No. 6 vs. No. 18 NC State
ACC Tournament Semifinal
W 57–51  24–7
Omni Coliseum 
Atlanta, GA
Mar 10, 1985*
No. 6 at No. 9 Georgia Tech
ACC Tournament Final
L 62–67  24–8
Omni Coliseum 
Atlanta, GA
NCAA Tournament
Mar 14, 1985*
(2) No. 7 vs. (15) Middle Tennessee
First Round
W 76–57  25–8
 
South Bend, IN
Mar 16, 1985*
(2) No. 7 vs. (7) Notre Dame
Second Round
W 60–58  26–8
 
South Bend, IN
Mar 22, 1985*
(2) No. 7 vs. (11) Auburn
Southeast Regional Semifinal
W 62–56  27–8
Birmingham–Jefferson Civic Center 
Birmingham, AL
Mar 24, 1985*
(2) No. 7 vs. (8) Villanova
Southeast Regional Final
L 44–56  27–9
Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center 
Birmingham, AL
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses. SE=Southeast region.
All times are in Eastern Time.

Rankings[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1984-85 UNC Tar Heels Schedule and Results | College Basketball at Sports-Reference.com". sports-reference.com. Retrieved March 12, 2019.
  2. ^ "North Carolina Tar Heels 1984-1985 Basketball Roster". Tar Heel Times. Retrieved March 12, 2019.