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1971-72 UNC Tar Heels
Schedule and Results

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Overall: 26-5, .839 W-L% (12th of 212)
Conference: 9-3, 1st in ACC (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Dean Smith (26-5)

PS/G: 89.1 (11th of 210) ▪ PA/G: 71.4 (40th of 210)
SRS: 23.49 (2nd of 210) ▪ SOS: 5.78 (11th of 210)

NCAA Tournament:
Won East Regional Semifinal (92-69) versus South Carolina
Won East Regional Final (73-59) versus Pennsylvania
Lost National Semifinal (79-75) versus Florida State
Won National Third Place (105-91) versus Louisville

AP Poll Summary

Pre 12/7 12/14 12/21 12/28 1/4 1/11 1/18 1/25 2/1 2/8 2/15 2/22 2/29 3/7 Final
2 3 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 4 3 3 5 3 3 2

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 Thu, Dec 2, 1971 REG Rice SWC W 127 69 1 0 W 1 Carmichael Auditorium
2 Sat, Dec 4, 1971 REG @ Pittsburgh Ind W 90 75 2 0 W 2 Fitzgerald Fieldhouse
3 Mon, Dec 6, 1971 REG @ Princeton Ivy L 73 89 2 1 L 1 Jadwin Gymnasium
4 Sat, Dec 11, 1971 REG Virginia Tech Ind W 93 60 3 1 W 1 Carmichael Auditorium
5 Fri, Dec 17, 1971 REG N Wake Forest ACC W 99 76 4 1 W 2
6 Sat, Dec 18, 1971 REG N North Carolina State ACC W 99 68 5 1 W 3
7 Mon, Dec 27, 1971 REG N Harvard Ivy W 96 78 6 1 W 4
8 Wed, Dec 29, 1971 REG N Saint Joseph's Mid-Atl W 93 77 7 1 W 5
9 Thu, Dec 30, 1971 REG N Bradley MVC W 75 69 8 1 W 6
10 Sat, Jan 8, 1972 REG Furman Southern W 118 66 9 1 W 7 Carmichael Auditorium
11 Wed, Jan 12, 1972 REG @ Clemson ACC W 81 61 10 1 W 8 Littlejohn Coliseum
12 Sat, Jan 15, 1972 REG @ Virginia (8) ACC W 85 79 11 1 W 9 University Hall
13 Wed, Jan 19, 1972 REG Wake Forest ACC W 92 77 12 1 W 10 Carmichael Auditorium
14 Sat, Jan 22, 1972 REG @ Duke ACC L 74 76 12 2 L 1 Cameron Indoor Stadium
15 Sat, Jan 29, 1972 REG Maryland (18) ACC W 92 72 13 2 W 1 Carmichael Auditorium
16 Thu, Feb 3, 1972 REG @ Wake Forest ACC W 71 59 14 2 W 2 Winston-Salem Memorial Coliseum
17 Mon, Feb 7, 1972 REG North Carolina State ACC W 101 78 15 2 W 3 Carmichael Auditorium
18 Fri, Feb 11, 1972 REG N Clemson ACC W 73 50 16 2 W 4
19 Sat, Feb 12, 1972 REG @ Georgia Tech Ind W 118 73 17 2 W 5 Alexander Memorial Coliseum
20 Wed, Feb 16, 1972 REG @ Maryland (19) ACC L 77 79 17 3 L 1 Cole Fieldhouse
21 Sat, Feb 19, 1972 REG N Notre Dame Ind W 99 74 18 3 W 1
22 Wed, Feb 23, 1972 REG Georgia Tech Ind W 87 66 19 3 W 2 Carmichael Auditorium
23 Sat, Feb 26, 1972 REG @ Virginia (13) ACC W 91 78 20 3 W 3 University Hall
24 Tue, Feb 29, 1972 REG @ North Carolina State ACC L 84 85 20 4 L 1 Reynolds Coliseum
25 Sat, Mar 4, 1972 REG Duke ACC W 93 69 21 4 W 1 Carmichael Auditorium
G Date Type Opponent Conf Tm Opp OT W L Streak Arena
26 Fri, Mar 10, 1972 CTOURN N Duke ACC W 63 48 22 4 W 2 Greensboro Coliseum
G Date Type Opponent Conf Tm Opp OT W L Streak Arena
27 Sat, Mar 11, 1972 REG N Maryland (13) ACC W 73 64 23 4 W 3
G Date Type Opponent Conf Tm Opp OT W L Streak Arena
28 Thu, Mar 16, 1972 NCAA N South Carolina (6) Ind W 92 69 24 4 W 4
29 Sat, Mar 18, 1972 NCAA N Pennsylvania (3) Ivy W 73 59 25 4 W 5
30 Thu, Mar 23, 1972 NCAA N Florida State (10) Ind L 75 79 25 5 L 1
31 Sat, Mar 25, 1972 NCAA N Louisville (4) MVC W 105 91 26 5 W 1