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1978-79 Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Schedule and Results

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Overall: 24-6, .800 W-L% (10th of 256) (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Digger Phelps (24-6)

PS/G: 79.7 (45th of 256) ▪ PA/G: 64.1 (16th of 256)
SRS: 18.94 (2nd of 256) ▪ SOS: 3.31 (60th of 256)

NCAA Tournament: (#1 seed in Mideast)
Won Mideast Second Round (73-67) versus #8 Tennessee
Won Mideast Regional Semifinal (79-71) versus #5 Toledo
Lost Mideast Regional Final (80-68) versus #2 Michigan State

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
3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 3 3 2 5 4

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 Sat, Dec 2, 1978 REG Valparaiso Ind W 87 57 1 0 W 1 Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center
2 Mon, Dec 4, 1978 REG Rice SWC W 105 61 2 0 W 2 Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center
3 Wed, Dec 6, 1978 REG Northwestern Big Ten W 101 57 3 0 W 3 Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center
4 Sat, Dec 9, 1978 REG @ UCLA (2) Pac-10 W 81 78 4 0 W 4 Pauley Pavilion
5 Wed, Dec 27, 1978 REG Saint Francis (PA) Ind W 96 43 5 0 W 5 Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center
6 Sat, Dec 30, 1978 REG N Kentucky (13) SEC L 76 81 5 1 L 1 Freedom Hall
7 Sat, Jan 6, 1979 REG @ Villanova EAA W 75 64 6 1 W 1 The Palestra
8 Mon, Jan 8, 1979 REG @ Davidson Southern W 95 63 7 1 W 2 Charlotte Colieum
9 Sat, Jan 13, 1979 REG @ Marquette (13) Ind W 65 60 8 1 W 3 MECCA Arena
10 Tue, Jan 16, 1979 REG Lafayette ECC W 91 66 9 1 W 4 Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center
11 Thu, Jan 18, 1979 REG San Francisco WCC W 88 69 10 1 W 5 Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center
12 Sat, Jan 20, 1979 REG South Carolina Ind W 82 73 11 1 W 6 Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center
13 Wed, Jan 24, 1979 REG Fordham NJNY7 W 85 53 12 1 W 7 Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center
14 Sat, Jan 27, 1979 REG @ Maryland ACC L 66 67 12 2 L 1 Cole Fieldhouse
15 Tue, Jan 30, 1979 REG Brown Ivy W 80 53 13 2 W 1 Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center
16 Thu, Feb 1, 1979 REG Xavier Ind W 66 57 14 2 W 2 Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center
17 Sat, Feb 3, 1979 REG Dayton Ind W 86 71 15 2 W 3 Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center
18 Mon, Feb 5, 1979 REG Loyola (IL) Ind W 84 66 16 2 W 4 Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center
19 Wed, Feb 7, 1979 REG @ North Carolina State ACC W 53 52 17 2 W 5 Reynolds Coliseum
20 Sun, Feb 11, 1979 REG UCLA (4) Pac-10 L 52 56 17 3 L 1 Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center
21 Thu, Feb 15, 1979 REG @ Manhattan NJNY7 W 86 63 18 3 W 1 Alumni Gym
22 Sat, Feb 17, 1979 REG @ West Virginia EAA W 70 54 19 3 W 2 WVU Coliseum
23 Wed, Feb 21, 1979 REG Oklahoma City A-Sun W 88 60 20 3 W 3 Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center
24 Sat, Feb 24, 1979 REG La Salle ECC W 93 70 21 3 W 4 Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center
25 Mon, Feb 26, 1979 REG East Carolina Ind W 89 72 22 3 W 5 Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center
26 Fri, Mar 2, 1979 REG @ DePaul (15) Ind L 72 76 22 4 L 1 Alumni Hall
27 Sun, Mar 4, 1979 REG @ Michigan Big Ten L 59 62 22 5 L 2 Pontiac Silverdome
G Date Type Opponent Conf Tm Opp OT W L Streak Arena
28 Sun, Mar 11, 1979 NCAA N Tennessee (20) SEC W 73 67 23 5 W 1
29 Fri, Mar 16, 1979 NCAA N Toledo (19) MAC W 79 71 24 5 W 2
30 Sun, Mar 18, 1979 NCAA N Michigan State (3) Big Ten L 68 80 24 6 L 1