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1978-79 Iona Gaels Schedule and Results

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Overall: 23-6, .793 W-L% (27th of 256) (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Jim Valvano (23-6)

PS/G: 76.9 (78th of 256) ▪ PA/G: 71.0 (81st of 256)
SRS: 4.26 (75th of 256) ▪ SOS: -1.66 (145th of 256)

NCAA Tournament: (#8 seed in East)
Lost East First Round (73-69) versus #9 Pennsylvania

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AP Poll Summary

Pre 11/28 12/5 12/12 12/19 12/26 1/3 1/9 1/16 1/23 1/30 2/6 2/13 2/20 2/27 3/6 Final
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Schedules prior to the 1996-97 season may be missing games vs. non-Division I opponents.

Schedule and Results

G Date Type Opponent Conf Tm Opp OT W L Streak
1 Fri, Dec 1, 1978 REG N Utah State PCAA W 73 61 1 0 W 1
2 Sat, Dec 2, 1978 REG @ Syracuse Ind L 76 89 1 1 L 1
3 Wed, Dec 6, 1978 REG @ Fairleigh Dickinson Ind W 81 63 2 1 W 1
4 Sat, Dec 9, 1978 REG @ Auburn SEC L 66 74 2 2 L 1
5 Thu, Dec 21, 1978 REG Detroit Mercy Ind L 72 76 2 3 L 2
6 Sat, Dec 23, 1978 REG New Orleans Sun Belt W 75 52 3 3 W 1
7 Fri, Dec 29, 1978 REG Northeastern Ind W 103 88 4 3 W 2
8 Sat, Dec 30, 1978 REG Saint Mary's (CA) WCC W 84 74 5 3 W 3
9 Tue, Jan 2, 1979 REG East Carolina Ind L 75 76 5 4 L 1
10 Sat, Jan 6, 1979 REG Wagner Ind W 82 78 6 4 W 1
11 Wed, Jan 10, 1979 REG Niagara Ind W 78 66 7 4 W 2
12 Sat, Jan 13, 1979 REG @ Milwaukee Ind W 88 75 8 4 W 3
13 Wed, Jan 17, 1979 REG @ Saint Peter's Ind W 70 68 9 4 W 4
14 Mon, Jan 22, 1979 REG Pittsburgh EAA W 84 79 OT 10 4 W 5
15 Wed, Jan 24, 1979 REG Fairfield Ind W 97 89 11 4 W 6
16 Tue, Jan 30, 1979 REG @ Nevada-Las Vegas Ind L 79 86 11 5 L 1
17 Sat, Feb 3, 1979 REG St. Francis (NY) Ind W 91 70 12 5 W 1
18 Wed, Feb 7, 1979 REG Holy Cross Ind W 64 62 13 5 W 2
19 Sat, Feb 10, 1979 REG @ Saint Francis (PA) Ind W 65 63 14 5 W 3
20 Wed, Feb 14, 1979 REG @ Army Ind W 55 53 15 5 W 4
21 Sat, Feb 17, 1979 REG Long Island University Ind W 81 63 16 5 W 5
22 Mon, Feb 19, 1979 REG @ Siena Ind W 70 68 17 5 W 6
23 Sat, Feb 24, 1979 REG N Fordham NJNY7 W 79 70 18 5 W 7
G Date Type Opponent Conf Tm Opp OT W L Streak
24 Thu, Mar 1, 1979 CTOURN N Seton Hall NJNY7 W 80 73 19 5 W 8
25 Sat, Mar 3, 1979 CTOURN N St. John's (NY) NJNY7 W 63 57 20 5 W 9
G Date Type Opponent Conf Tm Opp OT W L Streak
26 Fri, Mar 9, 1979 NCAA N Pennsylvania Ivy L 69 73 20 6 L 1