GOLDEN GOPHER BASKETBALL

Gopher Basketball 1977-1978 Season

1977-1978 Schedule

Date Opponent W/L Score
11/26/1977 @ South Carolina L 55-62
11/28/1977 Eastern Kentucky W 61-59
11/30/1977 @ Loyola (IL) L 66-70
12/06/1977 Marquette L 44-61
12/19/1977 Nebraska L 49-63
12/21/1977 @ South Florida W 75-61
12/30/1977 Pillsbury Classic
vs. Air Force
W 66-50
12/31/1977 Pillsbury Classic
vs. Florida State
W 88-74
01/05/1978 @ Michigan State L 83-87
01/08/1978 @ Michigan L 65-69
01/12/1978 Indiana W 75-62
01/14/1978 Ohio State W 72-47
01/19/1978 Illinois W 70-66
01/21/1978 @ Wisconsin W 61-51
01/26/1978 @ Purdue L 64-72
01/28/1978 @ Northwestern W 69-58
02/02/1978 Iowa W 82-71
02/04/1978 Northwestern W 80-69
02/09/1978 Wisconsin W 64-55
02/11/1978 @ Iowa W 78-65
02/16/1978 @ Illinois W 75-69
02/18/1978 Purdue W 79-72
02/19/1978 Louisville W 72-71
02/23/1978 @ Ohio State L 87-94 OT
02/25/1978 @ Indiana L 47-68
03/02/1978 Michigan W 84-78
03/04/1978 Michigan State L 70-71

1977-1978 Big Ten Standings

Team Conference Overall
W L PCT W L PCT
Michigan State 15 3 .833 25 5 .833
Minnesota 12 6 .667 17 10 .630
Indiana 12 6 .667 21 8 .724
Michigan 11 7 .611 16 11 .593
Purdue 11 7 .611 16 11 .593
Ohio State 9 9 .500 16 11 .593
Illinois 7 11 .389 13 14 .481
Iowa 5 13 .278 12 15 .444
Northwestern 4 14 .222 8 19 .296
Wisconsin 4 14 .222 8 19 .296

Season notes:

Coached by Jim Dutcher (3rd season). Assistant coaches were Jimmy Williams, Terry Kunze and Jessie Evans. The Pillsbury Classic took place at the Met Center in Bloomington, Minnesota.

Team Roster:

By Name By Number By Position By Eligibility

1977-1978 Poll Results

Associated Press United Press
1. Kentucky
2. UCLA
3. DePaul
4. Michigan State
5. Arkansas
6. Notre Dame
7. Duke
8. Marquette
9. Louisville
10. Kansas
11. San Francisco
12. New Mexico
13. Indiana
14. Utah
15. Florida State
16. North Carolina
17. Texas
18. Detroit
19. Miami (OH)
20. Pennsylvania
1. Kentucky
2. UCLA
3. Marquette
4. New Mexico
5. Michigan State
6. Arkansas
7. DePaul
8. Kansas
9. Duke
10. North Carolina
11. Notre Dame
12. Florida State
13. San Francisco
14. Louisville
15. Indiana
16. Houston
17. Utah State
18. Utah
19. Texas
20. Georgetown


1977-1978 National Invitation Tournament


First Round

Georgetown 70, Virginia 68 OT
Nebraska 67, Utah State 66
Texas 72, Temple 58
Rutgers 72, Army 70
Indiana State 73, Illinois State 71
North Carolina State 82, South Carolina 70
Detroit 94, Virginia Commonwealth 86
Dayton 108, Fairfield 93


Quarterfinals

Georgetown 71, Dayton 62
Texas 67, Nebraska 48
Rutgers 57, Indiana State 56
North Carolina State 84, Detroit 77


NIT Final Four

Semifinals Finals
Texas 96, Rutgers 76
North Carolina State 86, Georgetown 85
Texas 101, North Carolina State 93


1977-1978 NCAA Tournament


First Round

Mideast West
Michigan State 77, Providence 63
Western Kentucky 87, Syracuse 86 (OT)
Miami (OH) 84, Marquette 81 (OT)
Kentucky 85, Florida State 76
UCLA 83, Kansas 76
Arkansas 73, Weber State 52
San Francisco 68, North Carolina 64
Cal State-Fullerton 90, New Mexico 85
East Midwest
Duke 63, Rhode Island 62
Penn 92, St. Bonaventure 83
Indiana 63, Furman 62
Villanova 103, La Salle 97
Utah 86, Missouri 79 (2OT)
Notre Dame 100, Houston 77
DePaul 80, Creighton 78
Louisville 76, St. John's (NY) 68


Sweet Sixteen

Mideast West
Michigan State 90, Western Kentucky 69
Kentucky 91, Miami (OH) 69
Arkansas 74, UCLA 70
Cal State-Fullerton 75, San Francisco 72
East Midwest
Duke 84, Penn 80
Villanova 61, Indiana 60
Notre Dame 69, Utah 56
DePaul 90, Louisville 89 (2OT)


Elite Eight

Mideast West
Kentucky 52, Michigan State 49 Arkansas 61, Cal State-Fullerton 58
East Midwest
Duke 90, Villanova 72 Notre Dame 84, DePaul 64


Final Four

Semifinals Finals
Kentucky 64, Arkansas 59
Duke 90, Notre Dame 86
Kentucky 94, Duke 88

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