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
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 7
AP No. 11
1978-79 record 22–8 (9–3 ACC)
Head coach Bill Foster (5th season)
Assistant coach Terry Chili
Assistant coach Steve Steinwedel
Assistant coach Bob Wenzel
MVP Jim Spanarkel
Captain Jim Spanarkel
Home arena Cameron 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.