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1978-79 Michigan State Spartans Schedule and Results

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Overall: 26-6, .813 W-L% (5th of 256)
Conference: 13-5, 1st in Big Ten (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Jud Heathcote (26-6)

PS/G: 75.7 (95th of 256) ▪ PA/G: 62.7 (12th of 256)
SRS: 22.53 (1st of 256) ▪ SOS: 9.47 (2nd of 256)

NCAA Tournament: (#2 seed in Mideast)
Won Mideast Second Round (95-64) versus #10 Lamar
Won Mideast Regional Semifinal (87-71) versus #3 Louisiana State
Won Mideast Regional Final (80-68) versus #1 Notre Dame
Won National Semifinal (101-67) versus #9 Pennsylvania
Won National Final (75-64) versus #1 Indiana State

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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
7 7 4 3 5 4 1 1 6 4 14 10 8 7 4 4 3

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 Mon, Nov 27, 1978 REG Central Michigan MAC W 71 54 1 0 W 1
2 Sat, Dec 9, 1978 REG Cal State Fullerton PCAA W 92 89 2 0 W 2
3 Wed, Dec 13, 1978 REG @ Western Michigan MAC W 109 69 3 0 W 3
4 Sat, Dec 16, 1978 REG @ North Carolina ACC L 69 70 3 1 L 1
5 Tue, Dec 19, 1978 REG Cincinnati Metro W 63 52 4 1 W 1
6 Thu, Dec 28, 1978 REG N Washington State Pac-10 W 98 52 5 1 W 2
7 Fri, Dec 29, 1978 REG @ Oregon State Pac-10 W 65 57 6 1 W 3
8 Sat, Dec 30, 1978 REG N Indiana Big Ten W 74 57 7 1 W 4
9 Thu, Jan 4, 1979 REG Wisconsin Big Ten W 84 55 8 1 W 5
10 Sat, Jan 6, 1979 REG Minnesota Big Ten W 69 62 9 1 W 6
11 Thu, Jan 11, 1979 REG @ Illinois Big Ten L 55 57 9 2 L 1
12 Sat, Jan 13, 1979 REG @ Purdue Big Ten L 50 52 9 3 L 2
13 Thu, Jan 18, 1979 REG Indiana Big Ten W 82 58 10 3 W 1
14 Sat, Jan 20, 1979 REG Iowa Big Ten W 83 72 OT 11 3 W 2
15 Thu, Jan 25, 1979 REG @ Michigan Big Ten L 48 49 11 4 L 1
16 Sat, Jan 27, 1979 REG @ Northwestern Big Ten L 65 83 11 5 L 2
17 Thu, Feb 1, 1979 REG Ohio State Big Ten W 84 79 OT 12 5 W 1
18 Sat, Feb 3, 1979 REG Northwestern Big Ten W 61 50 13 5 W 2
19 Sun, Feb 4, 1979 REG Kansas Big 8 W 85 61 14 5 W 3
20 Thu, Feb 8, 1979 REG @ Iowa Big Ten W 60 57 15 5 W 4
21 Sat, Feb 10, 1979 REG @ Ohio State Big Ten W 73 57 16 5 W 5
22 Thu, Feb 15, 1979 REG @ Indiana Big Ten W 59 47 17 5 W 6
23 Sat, Feb 17, 1979 REG Michigan Big Ten W 80 57 18 5 W 7
24 Thu, Feb 22, 1979 REG Purdue Big Ten W 73 67 19 5 W 8
25 Sat, Feb 24, 1979 REG Illinois Big Ten W 76 62 20 5 W 9
26 Thu, Mar 1, 1979 REG @ Minnesota Big Ten W 76 63 21 5 W 10
27 Sat, Mar 3, 1979 REG @ Wisconsin Big Ten L 81 83 21 6 L 1
G Date Type Opponent Conf Tm Opp OT W L Streak
28 Sat, Mar 10, 1979 NCAA N Lamar Southland W 95 64 22 6 W 1
29 Fri, Mar 16, 1979 NCAA N Louisiana State SEC W 87 71 23 6 W 2
30 Sun, Mar 18, 1979 NCAA N Notre Dame Ind W 80 68 24 6 W 3
31 Thu, Mar 22, 1979 NCAA N Pennsylvania Ivy W 101 67 25 6 W 4
32 Sat, Mar 24, 1979 NCAA N Indiana State MVC W 75 64 26 6 W 5