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1978-79 North Carolina Tar Heels Schedule and Results

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Overall: 23-6, .793 W-L% (45th of 256)
Conference: 9-3, 1st in ACC (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Dean Smith (23-6)

PS/G: 76.5 (85th of 256) ▪ PA/G: 65.4 (27th of 256)
SRS: 18.55 (3rd of 256) ▪ SOS: 7.51 (15th of 256)

NCAA Tournament: (#1 seed in East)
Lost East Second Round (72-71) 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
16 14 14 13 6 5 3 3 2 2 4 6 4 4 7 3 9

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 Wed, Nov 29, 1978 REG @ Northwestern Big Ten W 97 67 1 0 W 1
2 Fri, Dec 1, 1978 REG N Wake Forest ACC W 73 55 2 0 W 2
3 Sat, Dec 2, 1978 REG N Duke ACC L 68 78 2 1 L 1
4 Mon, Dec 4, 1978 REG Detroit Mercy Ind W 93 76 3 1 W 1
5 Sat, Dec 9, 1978 REG Jacksonville Sun Belt W 85 56 4 1 W 2
6 Sat, Dec 16, 1978 REG Michigan State Big Ten W 70 69 5 1 W 3
7 Fri, Dec 22, 1978 REG @ Cincinnati Metro W 62 59 6 1 W 4
8 Fri, Dec 29, 1978 REG N Dartmouth Ivy W 86 67 7 1 W 5
9 Sat, Dec 30, 1978 REG N Niagara Ind W 121 69 8 1 W 6
10 Wed, Jan 3, 1979 REG Clemson ACC W 90 68 9 1 W 7
11 Sat, Jan 6, 1979 REG Virginia ACC W 86 74 2OT 10 1 W 8
12 Wed, Jan 10, 1979 REG @ Wake Forest ACC L 56 59 10 2 L 1
13 Sat, Jan 13, 1979 REG Duke ACC W 74 68 11 2 W 1
14 Sun, Jan 14, 1979 REG Arkansas SWC W 63 57 12 2 W 2
15 Wed, Jan 17, 1979 REG @ North Carolina State ACC W 70 69 13 2 W 3
16 Sat, Jan 20, 1979 REG Maryland ACC W 54 53 14 2 W 4
17 Thu, Jan 25, 1979 REG @ Wake Forest ACC W 76 69 15 2 W 5
18 Sat, Jan 27, 1979 REG @ Clemson ACC L 61 66 15 3 L 1
19 Fri, Feb 2, 1979 REG N Furman Southern L 70 83 15 4 L 2
20 Sat, Feb 3, 1979 REG N Virginia Tech Metro W 92 80 OT 16 4 W 1
21 Wed, Feb 7, 1979 REG Maryland ACC W 76 67 17 4 W 2
22 Sat, Feb 10, 1979 REG Providence Ind W 89 55 18 4 W 3
23 Wed, Feb 14, 1979 REG William & Mary Ind W 85 60 19 4 W 4
24 Sat, Feb 17, 1979 REG @ Virginia ACC W 66 57 20 4 W 5
25 Thu, Feb 22, 1979 REG North Carolina State ACC W 71 56 21 4 W 6
26 Sat, Feb 24, 1979 REG @ Duke ACC L 40 47 21 5 L 1
G Date Type Opponent Conf Tm Opp OT W L Streak
27 Fri, Mar 2, 1979 CTOURN N Maryland ACC W 102 79 22 5 W 1
28 Sat, Mar 3, 1979 CTOURN N Duke ACC W 71 63 23 5 W 2
G Date Type Opponent Conf Tm Opp OT W L Streak
29 Sun, Mar 11, 1979 NCAA N Pennsylvania Ivy L 71 72 23 6 L 1