1976–77 William & Mary Indians men's basketball team

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1976–77 William & Mary Indians men's basketball
Conference Southern Conference
1976–77 record 16–14 (7–4 SoCon)
Head coach George Balanis (3rd season)
Captain John Lowenhaupt
Home arena William & Mary Hall
Seasons

The 1976–77 William & Mary Indians men's basketball team represented the College of William & Mary in intercollegiate basketball during the 1976–77 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. Under the third, and final, year of head coach George Balanis, the team finished the season 16–14 and 7–4 in the Southern Conference, this was the 72nd season of the collegiate basketball program at William & Mary, whose nickname is now the Tribe. This was William & Mary's final season in the Southern Conference before becoming an independent and eventually joining the Colonial Athletic Association.[1]

The Indians finished in 4th place in the conference and qualified for the 1977 Southern Conference Men's Basketball Tournament, where they lost to East Carolina in an opening round game on campus at William & Mary Hall.

Schedule[edit]

1976–77 Southern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
VMI 8 2   .800     26 4   .867
Furman 8 2   .800     18 10   .643
Appalachian State 8 4   .667     17 12   .586
William & Mary 7 4   .636     16 14   .533
East Carolina 3 9   .250     10 18   .357
Davidson 2 8   .200     5 22   .185
The Citadel 2 9   .182     8 19   .296
Chattanooga 0 0       27 5   .844
Western Carolina 0 0       8 16   .333
Marshall 0 0       8 19   .296
Tournament winner
As of April 30, 1977; Rankings from AP Poll
Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
city, state
Regular season
11/29/1976*
Christopher Newport W 105–51  1–0
William & Mary Hall 
Williamsburg, VA
12/1/1976*
Hampden–Sydney W 92–67  2–0
William & Mary Hall 
Williamsburg, VA
12/4/1976
The Citadel W 94–61  3–0 (1–0)
William & Mary Hall 
Williamsburg, VA
12/8/1976*
No. 11 Wake Forest L 84–90 OT 3–1
William & Mary Hall 
Williamsburg, VA
12/11/1976
at Appalachian State L 59–68  3–2 (1–1)
Varsity Gymnasium 
Boone, NC
12/22/1976*
at UC Santa Barbara W 78–65  4–2
Robertson Gymnasium 
Santa Barbara, CA
12/23/1976*
at No. 8 UCLA L 55–59  4–3
Pauley Pavilion 
Los Angeles, CA
12/27/1976*
at Hawaii
Rainbow Classic
L 60–63  4–4
Honolulu International Center 
Honolulu, HI
12/28/1976*
vs. Illinois
Rainbow Classic
L 60–63  4–5
Honolulu International Center 
Honolulu, HI
12/29/1976*
vs. Temple
Rainbow Classic
W 68–65  5–5
Honolulu International Center 
Honolulu, HI
1/8/1977
Appalachian State W 68–63  6–5 (2–1)
William & Mary Hall 
Williamsburg, VA
1/10/1977*
at Virginia W 71–65  7–5
University Hall 
Charlottesville, VA
1/12/1977
at VMI L 79–92  7–6 (2–2)
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
1/15/1977*
at Richmond W 67–62  8–6
Robins Center 
Richmond, VA
1/18/1977
East Carolina W 79–43  9–6 (3–2)
William & Mary Hall 
Williamsburg, VA
1/20/1977*
Queens College W 91–41  10–6
William & Mary Hall 
Williamsburg, VA
1/22/1977
at Furman L 83–88 OT 10–7 (3–3)
Greenville Memorial Auditorium 
Greenville, SC
1/24/1977
at The Citadel W 61–53  11–7 (4–3)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
1/26/1977*
Princeton L 38–42  11–8
William & Mary Hall 
Williamsburg, VA
1/29/1977*
Navy W 70–56  12–8
William & Mary Hall 
Williamsburg, VA
1/31/1977
at Davidson L 52–69  12–9 (4–4)
Johnston Gym 
Davidson, NC
2/2/1977*
George Washington W 83–70  13–9
William & Mary Hall 
Williamsburg, VA
2/5/1977*
Old Dominion L 71–73  13–10
William & Mary Hall 
Williamsburg, VA
2/7/1977*
vs. West Virginia L 58–69  13–11
Charleston Civic Center 
Charleston, WV
2/10/1977
at East Carolina W 70–66  14–11 (5–4)
Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum 
Greenville, NC
2/12/1977
Davidson W 68–60  15–11 (6–4)
William & Mary Hall 
Williamsburg, VA
2/16/1977
No. 19 VMI W 86–84  16–11 (7–4)
William & Mary Hall 
Williamsburg, VA
2/19/1977*
Richmond L 77–78  16–12
William & Mary Hall 
Williamsburg, VA
2/21/1977*
at Old Dominion L 68–82  16–13
ODU Fieldhouse 
Norfolk, VA
1977 Southern Conference Tournament
2/26/1977
(5) East Carolina
Quarterfinals
L 76–79  16–14
William & Mary Hall 
Williamsburg, VA
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.

Source[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "William & Mary season-by-season results". sports-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. 2014. Retrieved January 30, 2015. 
  2. ^ "2013–14 William & Mary Tribe Men's Basketball Media Guide". Year-by-year records. College of William & Mary. 2013. Retrieved January 30, 2015.