1923–24 North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball team

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1923–24 North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball
SoCon Regular Season Co-Champion
SoCon Tournament Champion
Helms Foundation National Champion
Premo-Porretta National Champion
Conference Southern Conference
1923–24 record 26–0 (7–0 SoCon)
Head coach Norman Shepard (1st season)
Home arena Bynum Gymnasium
Seasons
1923–24 Southern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Tulane 10 0   1.000     21 1   .955
North Carolina 7 0   1.000     26 0   1.000
Georgia 7 0   1.000     16 5   .762
Alabama 5 1   .833     12 4   .750
Kentucky 6 2   .750     13 3   .813
Mississippi State 8 4   .667     13 8   .619
Virginia 3 2   .600     13 3   .813
Tennessee 5 5   .500     10 8   .556
South Carolina 2 2   .500     11 9   .550
Georgia Tech 4 5   .444     9 13   .409
Ole Miss 2 4   .333     16 6   .727
Washington and Lee 2 4   .333     9 5   .643
NC State 2 4   .333     7 16   .304
Maryland 1 2   .333     5 7   .417
Vanderbilt 1 3   .250     7 15   .318
Florida 0 2   .000     5 10   .333
Sewanee 0 2   .000     2 7   .222
Virginia Tech 0 4   .000     5 13   .278
Auburn 0 6   .000     4 9   .308
LSU 0 7   .000     8 12   .400
Clemson 0 8   .000     2 17   .105
Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1923–24 North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball team represented the University of North Carolina during the 1923–24 NCAA men's basketball season in the United States. The head coach was Norman Shepard, coaching in his first and only season with the Tar Heels. The team finished the season with a 26–0 record[1] and was retroactively named the national champion by the Helms Athletic Foundation and the Premo-Porretta Power Poll.[2][3]

Schedule and results[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
city, state
Regular season
12/15/1923*
at Durham Elks W 33–20  1–0
 
Durham, NC
12/30/1923*
at Charlotte YMCA W 32–29  2–0
 
Charlotte, NC
1/8/1924*
Mercer W 34–23  3–0
Bynum Gymnasium 
Chapel Hill, NC
1/16/1924*
Guilford W 50–22  4–0
Bynum Gymnasium 
Chapel Hill, NC
1/19/1924*
at Davidson W 37–27  5–0
 
Davidson, NC
1/22/1924*
Durham Elks W 49–23  6–0
Bynum Gymnasium 
Chapel Hill, NC
1/23/1924*
at Elon W 60–13  7–0
Bynum Gymnasium 
Chapel Hill, NC
1/26/1924*
at Wake Forest W 32–16  8–0
 
Wake Forest, NC
1/31/1924*
Duke
Rivalry
W 31–20  9–0
Bynum Gymnasium 
Chapel Hill, NC
2/2/1924*
at VMI W 40–25  10–0
 
Lexington, VA
2/4/1924*
at Catholic W 35–22  11–0
 
Washington, D.C.
2/5/1924
at Maryland W 26–20  12–0 (1–0)
UMD Gymnasium 
College Park, MD
2/7/1924*
at Lynchburg W 36–26  13–0
 
Lynchburg, VA
2/8/1924
at Washington and Lee W 19–16  14–0 (2–0)
 
Lexington, VA
2/9/1924
at Virginia W 33–20  15–0 (3–0)
 
Charlottesville, VA
2/14/1924
South Carolina W 53–19  16–0 (4–0)
Bynum Gymnasium 
Chapel Hill, NC
2/16/1924*
William & Mary W 54–16  17–0
Bynum Gymnasium 
Chapel Hill, NC
2/18/1924
NC State
Rivalry
W 44–9  18–0 (5–0)
Bynum Gymnasium 
Chapel Hill, NC
2/19/1924*
at Duke
Rivalry
W 23–20  19–0
The Ark 
Durham, NC
2/21/1924*
Wake Forest W 33–12  20–0
Bynum Gymnasium 
Chapel Hill, NC
2/23/1924
at NC State
Rivalry
W 41–24  21–0 (6–0)
 
Raleigh, NC
2/26/1924
Washington and Lee W 26–17  22–0 (7–0)
Bynum Gymnasium 
Chapel Hill, NC
Southern Conference Tournament
2/29/1924*
Kentucky
SoCon Tournament First Round / Rivalry
W 41–20  23–0
Atlanta Memorial Auditorium 
Atlanta, GA
3/1/1924*
Vanderbilt
SoCon Tournament Quarterfinals
W 37–20  24–0
Atlanta Memorial Auditorium 
Atlanta, GA
3/3/1924*
Mississippi State
SoCon Tournament Semifinals
W 33–23  25–0
Atlanta Memorial Auditorium 
Atlanta, GA
3/4/1924*
Alabama
SoCon Tournament Championship
W 26–18  26–0
Atlanta Memorial Auditorium 
Atlanta, GA
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.

Source[4]

Letterwinners[edit]

The players who earned a varsity letter in 1923–24 were Cartwright Carmichael, Jack Cobb, Billy Devin, Bill Dodderer, Donald Koonce, Henry Lineberger, Sam McDonald, and Jimmy Poole.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "North Carolina Tar Heels season-by-season results". sports-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. 2014. Retrieved May 23, 2014. 
  2. ^ "NCAA Division I Men's Basketball – NCAA Division I Champions". Rauzulu's Street. 2004. Retrieved May 23, 2014. 
  3. ^ ESPN, ed. (2009). ESPN College Basketball Encyclopedia: The Complete History of the Men's Game. New York, NY: ESPN Books. p. 536. ISBN 978-0-345-51392-2. 
  4. ^ a b "2004–05 North Carolina Tar Heels Men's Basketball Media Guide" (PDF). All-Time Results (p. 266). University of North Carolina. 2004. Retrieved May 23, 2014.