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1977-78 Notre Dame Fighting Irish Schedule and Results

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Overall: 23-8, .742 W-L% (42nd of 253) (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Digger Phelps (23-8)

PS/G: 79.8 (54th of 253) ▪ PA/G: 68.0 (39th of 253)
SRS: 18.29 (3rd of 253) ▪ SOS: 6.49 (15th of 253)

NCAA Tournament:
Won Midwest First Round (100-77) versus Houston
Won Midwest Regional Semifinal (69-56) versus Utah
Won Midwest Regional Final (84-64) versus DePaul
Lost National Semifinal (90-86) versus Duke
Lost National Third Place (71-69) versus Arkansas

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AP Poll Summary

Pre 11/29 12/6 12/13 12/20 12/27 1/3 1/10 1/17 1/24 1/31 2/7 2/14 2/21 2/28 3/6 Final
4 3 3 2 5 4 5 5 7 5 4 4 7 9 7 10 6

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 Sat, Nov 26, 1977 REG Mississippi SEC W 111 62 1 0 W 1
2 Wed, Nov 30, 1977 REG Baylor SWC W 98 57 2 0 W 2
3 Sat, Dec 3, 1977 REG Valparaiso Ind W 89 75 3 0 W 3
4 Mon, Dec 5, 1977 REG Lafayette ECC W 76 42 4 0 W 4
5 Wed, Dec 7, 1977 REG @ Northwestern Big Ten W 88 48 5 0 W 5
6 Sat, Dec 10, 1977 REG UCLA Pac-8 W 69 66 6 0 W 6
7 Wed, Dec 14, 1977 REG @ Indiana Big Ten L 66 67 6 1 L 1
8 Sat, Dec 31, 1977 REG N Kentucky SEC L 68 73 6 2 L 2
9 Tue, Jan 10, 1978 REG @ San Francisco WCC L 70 79 6 3 L 3
10 Sat, Jan 14, 1978 REG @ St. Bonaventure Ind W 79 78 7 3 W 1
11 Tue, Jan 17, 1978 REG Manhattan NJNY7 W 81 64 8 3 W 2
12 Thu, Jan 19, 1978 REG Villanova EAA W 70 69 9 3 W 3
13 Sun, Jan 22, 1978 REG UCLA Pac-8 W 75 73 10 3 W 4
14 Mon, Jan 23, 1978 REG Dartmouth Ivy W 78 64 11 3 W 5
15 Wed, Jan 25, 1978 REG West Virginia EAA W 103 82 12 3 W 6
16 Sun, Jan 29, 1978 REG Maryland ACC W 69 54 13 3 W 7
17 Wed, Feb 1, 1978 REG @ La Salle ECC W 95 90 14 3 W 8
18 Sat, Feb 4, 1978 REG Davidson Southern W 100 76 15 3 W 9
19 Sun, Feb 12, 1978 REG DePaul Ind L 68 69 15 4 L 1
20 Thu, Feb 16, 1978 REG @ Fordham NJNY7 W 95 76 16 4 W 1
21 Sat, Feb 18, 1978 REG @ South Carolina Ind L 60 65 16 5 L 1
22 Tue, Feb 21, 1978 REG North Carolina State ACC W 70 59 17 5 W 1
23 Sun, Feb 26, 1978 REG Marquette Ind W 65 59 18 5 W 2
24 Sat, Mar 4, 1978 REG @ Dayton Ind L 59 66 18 6 L 1
25 Mon, Mar 6, 1978 REG Loyola (IL) Ind W 83 68 19 6 W 1
G Date Type Opponent Conf Tm Opp OT W L Streak
26 Sun, Mar 12, 1978 NCAA N Houston SWC W 100 77 20 6 W 2
27 Fri, Mar 17, 1978 NCAA N Utah WAC W 69 56 21 6 W 3
28 Sun, Mar 19, 1978 NCAA N DePaul Ind W 84 64 22 6 W 4
29 Sat, Mar 25, 1978 NCAA N Duke ACC L 86 90 22 7 L 1
30 Mon, Mar 27, 1978 NCAA N Arkansas SWC L 69 71 22 8 L 2