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1976-77 North Carolina Tar Heels Schedule and Results

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Overall: 28-5, .848 W-L% (15th of 244)
Conference: 9-3, 1st in ACC (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Dean Smith (28-5)

PS/G: 83.6 (23rd of 244) ▪ PA/G: 72.3 (87th of 244)
SRS: 20.78 (2nd of 244) ▪ SOS: 9.51 (1st of 244)

NCAA Tournament:
Won East First Round (69-66) versus Purdue
Won East Regional Semifinal (79-77) versus Notre Dame
Won East Regional Final (79-72) versus Kentucky
Won National Semifinal (84-83) versus Nevada-Las Vegas
Lost National Final (67-59) versus Marquette

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AP Poll Summary

Pre 11/30 12/7 12/14 12/21 12/28 1/4 1/11 1/18 1/25 2/1 2/8 2/15 2/22 3/1 3/8 Final
3 9 12 11 10 9 6 5 4 4 13 14 13 9 6 4 5

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, Nov 26, 1976 REG N North Carolina State ACC W 78 66 1 0 W 1
2 Sat, Nov 27, 1976 REG N Wake Forest ACC L 96 97 1 1 L 1
3 Wed, Dec 1, 1976 REG Marshall Southern W 90 70 2 1 W 1
4 Mon, Dec 6, 1976 REG @ Michigan State Big Ten W 81 58 3 1 W 2
5 Sat, Dec 11, 1976 REG @ Virginia Tech Ind W 81 77 4 1 W 3
6 Mon, Dec 20, 1976 REG Brigham Young WAC W 113 83 5 1 W 4
7 Mon, Dec 27, 1976 REG N Oral Roberts Ind W 100 84 6 1 W 5
8 Tue, Dec 28, 1976 REG N Oregon Pac-8 W 86 60 7 1 W 6
9 Thu, Dec 30, 1976 REG N Weber State Big Sky W 75 54 8 1 W 7
10 Wed, Jan 5, 1977 REG N Clemson ACC W 91 63 9 1 W 8
11 Sat, Jan 8, 1977 REG Virginia ACC W 91 67 10 1 W 9
12 Thu, Jan 13, 1977 REG @ Wake Forest ACC W 77 75 11 1 W 10
13 Sat, Jan 15, 1977 REG Duke ACC W 77 68 12 1 W 11
14 Wed, Jan 19, 1977 REG @ North Carolina State ACC L 73 75 12 2 L 1
15 Sat, Jan 22, 1977 REG @ Maryland ACC W 71 68 13 2 W 1
16 Wed, Jan 26, 1977 REG Wake Forest ACC L 66 67 13 3 L 1
17 Sat, Jan 29, 1977 REG @ Clemson ACC L 73 93 13 4 L 2
18 Fri, Feb 4, 1977 REG N Georgia Tech Metro W 97 74 14 4 W 1
19 Sat, Feb 5, 1977 REG N Furman Southern W 88 71 15 4 W 2
20 Wed, Feb 9, 1977 REG Maryland ACC W 97 70 16 4 W 3
21 Sat, Feb 12, 1977 REG N Tulane Metro W 106 94 17 4 W 4
22 Wed, Feb 16, 1977 REG South Florida Sun Belt W 100 65 18 4 W 5
23 Sun, Feb 20, 1977 REG @ Virginia ACC W 66 64 19 4 W 6
24 Wed, Feb 23, 1977 REG North Carolina State ACC W 90 73 20 4 W 7
25 Sat, Feb 26, 1977 REG @ Duke ACC W 84 71 21 4 W 8
26 Sun, Feb 27, 1977 REG Louisville Metro W 96 89 22 4 W 9
G Date Type Opponent Conf Tm Opp OT W L Streak
27 Fri, Mar 4, 1977 CTOURN N North Carolina State ACC W 70 56 23 4 W 10
28 Sat, Mar 5, 1977 CTOURN N Virginia ACC W 75 69 24 4 W 11
G Date Type Opponent Conf Tm Opp OT W L Streak
29 Sat, Mar 12, 1977 NCAA N Purdue Big Ten W 69 66 25 4 W 12
30 Thu, Mar 17, 1977 NCAA N Notre Dame Ind W 79 77 26 4 W 13
31 Sat, Mar 19, 1977 NCAA N Kentucky SEC W 79 72 27 4 W 14
32 Sat, Mar 26, 1977 NCAA N Nevada-Las Vegas Ind W 84 83 28 4 W 15
33 Mon, Mar 28, 1977 NCAA N Marquette Ind L 59 67 28 5 L 1