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1980-81 UNC Tar Heels
Schedule and Results

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Overall: 29-8, .784 W-L% (19th of 264)
Conference: 10-4, 2nd in ACC (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Dean Smith (29-8)

PS/G: 71.9 (99th of 264) ▪ PA/G: 63.4 (42nd of 264)
SRS: 18.30 (5th of 264) ▪ SOS: 10.05 (4th of 264)

NCAA Tournament: (#2 seed in West)
Won West Second Round (74-57) versus #10 Pittsburgh
Won West Regional Semifinal (61-56) versus #3 Utah
Won West Regional Final (82-68) versus #8 Kansas State
Won National Semifinal (78-65) versus #1 Virginia
Lost National Final (63-50) versus #3 Indiana

AP Poll Summary

Pre 12/2 12/9 12/16 12/23 12/30 1/6 1/13 1/20 1/27 2/3 2/10 2/17 2/24 3/3 Final
13 10 10 8 6 6 16 17 17 12 11 10 13 11 12 6

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 Fri, Nov 28, 1980 REG @ Alaska-Anchorage W 69 50 1 0 W 1 Buckner Fieldhouse
2 Sat, Nov 29, 1980 REG N Georgetown (16) Big East W 83 71 2 0 W 2 Buckner Fieldhouse
3 Sun, Nov 30, 1980 REG N Arkansas (20) SWC W 64 58 3 0 W 3 Buckner Fieldhouse
4 Tue, Dec 2, 1980 REG Mercer A-Sun W 89 74 4 0 W 4 Carmichael Auditorium
5 Fri, Dec 5, 1980 REG N Duke ACC W 78 76 5 0 W 5 Greensboro Coliseum
6 Sat, Dec 6, 1980 REG N Wake Forest ACC L 71 82 5 1 L 1 Greensboro Coliseum
7 Sat, Dec 13, 1980 REG South Florida Sun Belt W 73 64 6 1 W 1 Carmichael Auditorium
8 Sat, Dec 20, 1980 REG Indiana (11) Big Ten W 65 56 7 1 W 2 Carmichael Auditorium
9 Mon, Dec 22, 1980 REG Rutgers EAA W 71 64 8 1 W 3 Carmichael Auditorium
10 Mon, Dec 29, 1980 REG N Louisville Metro W 86 64 9 1 W 4 L. A. Sports Arena
11 Tue, Dec 30, 1980 REG N Minnesota Big Ten L 60 76 9 2 L 1 L. A. Sports Arena
12 Sat, Jan 3, 1981 REG @ Kansas Big 8 L 55 56 9 3 L 2 Allen Fieldhouse
13 Wed, Jan 7, 1981 REG Maryland (8) ACC W 75 66 10 3 W 1 Carmichael Auditorium
14 Sat, Jan 10, 1981 REG @ Virginia (3) ACC L 57 63 10 4 L 1 University Hall
15 Wed, Jan 14, 1981 REG North Carolina State ACC W 73 70 11 4 W 1 Carmichael Auditorium
16 Sat, Jan 17, 1981 REG Duke ACC W 80 65 12 4 W 2 Carmichael Auditorium
17 Thu, Jan 22, 1981 REG @ Wake Forest (3) ACC W 74 60 13 4 W 3 Winston-Salem Memorial Coliseum
18 Sat, Jan 24, 1981 REG Georgia Tech ACC W 100 60 14 4 W 4 Carmichael Auditorium
19 Wed, Jan 28, 1981 REG @ Clemson ACC W 61 47 15 4 W 5 Littlejohn Coliseum
20 Sat, Jan 31, 1981 REG @ North Carolina State ACC W 57 54 16 4 W 6 Reynolds Coliseum
21 Tue, Feb 3, 1981 REG Virginia (1) ACC L 79 80 16 5 L 1 Carmichael Auditorium
22 Fri, Feb 6, 1981 REG Saint Joseph's ECC W 87 64 17 5 W 1 Carmichael Auditorium
23 Sat, Feb 7, 1981 REG Furman Southern W 79 64 18 5 W 2 Carmichael Auditorium
24 Wed, Feb 11, 1981 REG Wake Forest (7) ACC L 68 84 18 6 L 1 Carmichael Auditorium
25 Sun, Feb 15, 1981 REG @ Maryland (19) ACC W 76 63 19 6 W 1 Cole Fieldhouse
26 Wed, Feb 18, 1981 REG @ William & Mary ECACS W 81 55 20 6 W 2 Kaplan Arena at William and Mary Hall
27 Sat, Feb 21, 1981 REG Clemson ACC W 75 61 21 6 W 3 Carmichael Auditorium
28 Wed, Feb 25, 1981 REG @ Georgia Tech ACC W 76 51 22 6 W 4 Alexander Memorial Coliseum
29 Sat, Feb 28, 1981 REG @ Duke ACC L 65 66 OT 22 7 L 1 Cameron Indoor Stadium
G Date Type Opponent Conf Tm Opp OT W L Streak Arena
30 Thu, Mar 5, 1981 CTOURN N North Carolina State ACC W 69 54 23 7 W 1 Capital Centre
31 Fri, Mar 6, 1981 CTOURN N Wake Forest (11) ACC W 58 57 24 7 W 2 Capital Centre
32 Sat, Mar 7, 1981 CTOURN N Maryland (20) ACC W 61 60 25 7 W 3 Capital Centre
G Date Type Opponent Conf Tm Opp OT W L Streak Arena
33 Sun, Mar 15, 1981 NCAA N Pittsburgh EAA W 74 57 26 7 W 4 Don Haskins Center
34 Thu, Mar 19, 1981 NCAA N Utah (14) WAC W 61 56 27 7 W 5
35 Sat, Mar 21, 1981 NCAA N Kansas State Big 8 W 82 68 28 7 W 6
36 Sat, Mar 28, 1981 NCAA N Virginia (5) ACC W 78 65 29 7 W 7
37 Mon, Mar 30, 1981 NCAA N Indiana (9) Big Ten L 50 63 29 8 L 1