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1979-80 Iowa Hawkeyes
Schedule and Results

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Overall: 23-10, .697 W-L% (52nd of 260)
Conference: 10-8, 4th in Big Ten (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Lute Olson (23-10)

PS/G: 72.8 (114th of 260) ▪ PA/G: 66.2 (43rd of 260)
SRS: 17.57 (1st of 260) ▪ SOS: 10.91 (5th of 260)

NCAA Tournament: (#5 seed in East)
Won East First Round (86-72) versus #12 Virginia Commonwealth
Won East Second Round (77-64) versus #4 North Carolina State
Won East Regional Semifinal (88-77) versus #1 Syracuse
Won East Regional Final (81-80) versus #3 Georgetown
Lost National Semifinal (80-72) versus #2 Louisville
Lost National Third Place (75-58) versus #6 Purdue

AP Poll Summary

Pre 12/4 12/11 12/18 12/26 1/2 1/8 1/15 1/22 1/29 2/5 2/12 2/19 2/26 Final
- 20 17 13 11 10 12 13 - - - 20 - - -

Schedules prior to the 1995-96 season may be missing games vs. non-Division I opponents.

Schedule and Results

G Date Type Opponent Conf Tm Opp OT W L Streak Arena
1 Sat, Dec 1, 1979 REG Northern Illinois MAC W 86 43 1 0 W 1 Iowa Field House
2 Mon, Dec 3, 1979 REG Colorado State WAC W 113 66 2 0 W 2 Iowa Field House
3 Sat, Dec 8, 1979 REG @ Detroit Mercy Ind W 80 54 3 0 W 3 Calihan Hall
4 Tue, Dec 11, 1979 REG @ Wichita State MVC W 81 62 4 0 W 4 Levitt Arena
5 Sat, Dec 15, 1979 REG @ Iowa State Big 8 W 67 64 5 0 W 5 James H. Hilton Coliseum
6 Fri, Dec 21, 1979 REG N Mississippi State SEC W 81 62 6 0 W 6 University of Dayton Arena
7 Sat, Dec 22, 1979 REG @ Dayton Ind W 61 54 7 0 W 7 University of Dayton Arena
8 Sat, Dec 29, 1979 REG Drake MVC W 77 66 8 0 W 8 Iowa Field House
9 Thu, Jan 3, 1980 REG @ Illinois (20) Big Ten W 72 71 9 0 W 9 Assembly Hall
10 Sat, Jan 5, 1980 REG @ Michigan Big Ten L 65 68 9 1 L 1 Crisler Arena
11 Thu, Jan 10, 1980 REG Ohio State (3) Big Ten L 71 77 9 2 L 2 Iowa Field House
12 Sat, Jan 12, 1980 REG Wisconsin Big Ten W 66 65 10 2 W 1 Iowa Field House
13 Thu, Jan 17, 1980 REG @ Indiana (19) Big Ten L 69 81 10 3 L 1 Assembly Hall
14 Sat, Jan 19, 1980 REG @ Michigan State Big Ten L 67 75 10 4 L 2 Jenison Field House
15 Thu, Jan 24, 1980 REG Northwestern Big Ten W 86 64 11 4 W 1 Iowa Field House
16 Sat, Jan 26, 1980 REG Minnesota Big Ten W 80 73 12 4 W 2 Iowa Field House
17 Thu, Jan 31, 1980 REG @ Purdue (17) Big Ten L 56 70 12 5 L 1 Mackey Arena
18 Sat, Feb 2, 1980 REG @ Minnesota Big Ten W 73 63 13 5 W 1 Williams Arena
19 Thu, Feb 7, 1980 REG Michigan State Big Ten W 44 39 14 5 W 2 Iowa Field House
20 Sat, Feb 9, 1980 REG Purdue (12) Big Ten W 74 59 15 5 W 3 Iowa Field House
21 Thu, Feb 14, 1980 REG Indiana Big Ten L 55 66 15 6 L 1 Iowa Field House
22 Sat, Feb 16, 1980 REG @ Northwestern Big Ten W 60 58 16 6 W 1 Welsh-Ryan Arena
23 Thu, Feb 21, 1980 REG @ Wisconsin Big Ten L 58 62 16 7 L 1 Wisconsin Field House
24 Sat, Feb 23, 1980 REG @ Ohio State (11) Big Ten L 69 70 16 8 L 2 St. John Arena
25 Thu, Feb 28, 1980 REG Michigan Big Ten W 83 67 17 8 W 1 Iowa Field House
26 Sat, Mar 1, 1980 REG Illinois Big Ten W 75 71 18 8 W 2 Iowa Field House
G Date Type Opponent Conf Tm Opp OT W L Streak Arena
27 Thu, Mar 6, 1980 NCAA N Virginia Commonwealth Sun Belt W 86 72 19 8 W 3 Greensboro Coliseum
28 Sat, Mar 8, 1980 NCAA N North Carolina State ACC W 77 64 20 8 W 4
29 Fri, Mar 14, 1980 NCAA N Syracuse (6) Big East W 88 77 21 8 W 5
30 Sun, Mar 16, 1980 NCAA N Georgetown (11) Big East W 81 80 22 8 W 6 The Palestra
31 Sat, Mar 22, 1980 NCAA N Louisville (2) Metro L 72 80 22 9 L 1
32 Mon, Mar 24, 1980 NCAA N Purdue (20) Big Ten L 58 75 22 10 L 2