1978–79 Duke Blue Devils men's basketball team

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1978-79 Duke Blue Devils men's basketball
Duke Athletics logo.svg
ACC regular season co-champions
NCAA Tournament, Second Round
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 7
APNo. 11
1978-79 record22–8 (9–3 ACC)
Head coachBill Foster (5th season)
Assistant coachTerry Chili
Assistant coachSteve Steinwedel
Assistant coachBob Wenzel
MVPJim Spanarkel
CaptainJim Spanarkel
Home arenaCameron Indoor Stadium
Seasons
← 1977-78
1979-80 →
1978–79 ACC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#9 North Carolina 9 3   .750     23 6   .793
#11 Duke 9 3   .750     22 8   .733
Virginia 7 5   .583     19 10   .655
Maryland 6 6   .500     19 11   .633
Clemson 5 7   .417     19 10   .655
NC State 3 9   .250     18 12   .600
Wake Forest 3 9   .250     12 15   .444
1979 ACC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1978–79 Duke Blue Devils men's basketball team represented Duke University during the 1978-79 college basketball season.

Schedule[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
city, state
November 25*
no, no
No. 1 at Western Kentucky W 78–53  1-0
 
Bowling Green, KY
November 27*
no, no
No. 1 SMU W 86–80  2-0
Cameron Indoor Stadium 
Durham, NC
December 1*
no, no
No. 1 vs. No. 6 North Carolina State
Big Four Tournament
W 65–63  3-0
 
Greensboro, NC
December 2*
no, no
No. 1 vs. No. 14 North Carolina
Big Four Tournament
W 78–68  4-0
 
Greensboro, NC
December 5*
no, no
No. 1 La Salle W 66–42  5-0
Cameron Indoor Stadium 
Durham, NC
December 13*
no, no
No. 1 No. 12 Southern California W 79–65  6-0
Cameron Indoor Stadium 
Durham, NC
December 29*
no, no
No. 1 vs. Ohio State
ECAC Holiday Tournament
L 84–90  6-1
 
New York, NY
December 30*
no, no
No. 1 vs. St. John's
ECAC Holiday Tournament
L 66–69  6-2
 
New York, NY
January 2*
no, no
No. 1 at Davidson W 77–59  7-2
 
Davidson, NC
January 5*
no, no
No. 5 vs. No. 15 Long Beach State
Holiday Doubleheader
W 79–78  8-2
 
Raleigh, NC
January 6*
no, no
No. 5 vs. Tulane
Holiday Doubleheader
W 74–64  9-2
 
Raleigh, NC
January 10
no, no
No. 7 Clemson W 73–54  10-2
(1-0)
Cameron Indoor Stadium 
Durham, NC
January 13
no, no
No. 7 at No. 3 North Carolina L 68–74  10-3
(1-1)
 
Chapel Hill, NC
January 18
no, no
No. 8 Wake Forest W 81–69  11-3
(2-1)
Cameron Indoor Stadium 
Durham, NC
January 21
no, no
No. 8 at No. 14 North Carolina State W 75–69  12-3
(3-1)
 
Raleigh, NC
January 24
no, no
No. 7 at Virginia W 84–66  13-3
(4-1)
 
Charlottesville, VA
January 28*
no, no
No. 7 No. 13 Marquette W 69–64  14-3
(4-1)
Cameroon Indoor Stadium 
Durham, NC
January 31
no, no
No. 3 at Wake Forest W 75–60  15-3
(5-1)
 
Winston-Salem, NC
February 3
no, no
No. 3 No. 17 Maryland W 87–78  16-3
(6-1)
Cameroon Indoor Stadium 
Durham, NC
February 6
no, no
No. 3 Virginia W 64–63  17-3
(7-1)
Cameroon Indoor Stadium 
Durham, NC
February 10*
no, no
No. 3 Pittsburgh L 69–71  17-4
(7-1)
Cameroon Indoor Stadium 
Durham, NC
February 14
no, no
No. 5 North Carolina State W 66–48  18-4
(8-1)
Cameroon Indoor Stadium 
Durham, NC
February 16
no, no
No. 5 at Maryland L 68–70  18-5
(8-2)
 
College Park, MD
February 18*
no, no
No. 5 vs. No. 9 Louisville W 88–72  19-6
(8-2)
 
Charlotte, NC
February 21
no, no
No. 6 at Clemson L 49–70  19-7
(8-3)
 
Clemson, SC
February 24
no, no
No. 6 No. 4 North Carolina W 47–40  20-6
(9-3)
Cameroon Indoor Stadium 
Cameron, NC
March 1*
no, no
vs. Wake Forest
ACC Tournament • Quarterfinals
W 58–56  21-6
 
Greensboro, NC
March 2*
no, no
vs. North Carolina State
ACC Tournament • Semifinals
W 62–59  22-6
 
Greensboro, NC
March 3*
no, no
vs. North Carolina
ACC Tournament • Final
L 63–71  22-7
 
Greensboro, NC
March 11*
no, no
vs. St. John's
NCAA Tournament • Second Round
L 78–80  22-8
 
Raleigh, NC
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 1978-79 schedule. GoDuke.com Retrieved 2012-11-20.