1987–88 North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball team

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1987–88 North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball
North Carolina Tar Heels interlocking blue logo.png
ACC regular season champions
NCAA Tournament, Elite Eight
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 7
APNo. 7
1987–88 record27–7 (11–3 ACC)
Head coachDean Smith (26th season)
Assistant coachBill Guthridge (20th season)
Assistant coachRoy Williams (9th season)
Home arenaDean Smith Center
Seasons
1987–88 ACC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#7 North Carolina 11 3   .786     27 7   .794
#14 NC State 10 4   .714     24 7   .774
#5 Duke 9 5   .643     28 7   .800
Georgia Tech 8 6   .571     22 10   .688
Maryland 6 8   .429     18 13   .581
Virginia 5 9   .357     13 18   .419
Clemson 4 10   .286     14 15   .483
Wake Forest 3 11   .214     10 18   .357
1988 ACC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1987–88 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 an ACC Regular Season title, a top ten ranked team, and having reached all the way to the Elite Eight in the NCAA Tournament. After the season, longtime assistant coach Roy Williams would depart to become head coach of that season's national championship, Kansas. Williams would eventually leave Kansas to become the head coach of the Tar Heels since 2003, Williams would win national Championships with the Tar Heels in 2005, 2009, and 2017, surpassing Smith as having the most national Championships at UNC with three. [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1987-88 UNC Tar Heels Schedule and Results | College Basketball at Sports-Reference.com". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2018-06-01.
  2. ^ "North Carolina Tar Heels 1987-1988 Basketball Roster". Tar Heel Times. Retrieved 2018-06-01.