GOLDEN GOPHER BASKETBALL

Gopher Basketball 1979-1980 Season

1979-1980 Schedule

Date Opponent W/L Score
11/30/1979 Eastern Michigan W 77-56
12/03/1979 Fresno State W 65-49
12/05/1979 North Dakota W 87-60
12/15/1979 Nebraska W 75-58
12/17/1979 @ Tennessee L 64-71
12/20/1979 @ Florida State L 91-112
12/22/1979 Kansas State W 78-61
12/28/1979 Pillsbury Classic
Rutgers
W 98-59
12/29/1979 Pillsbury Classic
Texas A&M
W 69-63
01/03/1980 @ Michigan L 67-71
01/05/1980 @ Michigan State W 93-80
01/10/1980 Wisconsin W 82-76 OT
01/12/1980 Illinois W 79-75
01/17/1980 @ Ohio State L 70-75 OT
01/19/1980 Purdue W 67-61
01/24/1980 Indiana W 55-47
01/26/1980 @ Iowa L 73-80
01/31/1980 @ Northwestern W 74-64
02/02/1980 Iowa L 63-74
02/07/1980 @ Purdue L 56-58
02/09/1980 Northwestern W 72-55
02/14/1980 Ohio State W 74-70
02/16/1980 @ Indiana L 54-67
02/21/1980 @ Illinois L 58-60 OT
02/23/1980 @ Wisconsin L 55-70
02/28/1980 Michigan State W 87-73
03/01/1980 Michigan W 68-67
03/05/1980 NIT 1st Round
Bowling Green
W 64-50
03/10/1980 NIT 2nd Round
Mississippi
W 58-56
03/13/1980 NIT Quarterfinals
SW Louisiana
W 94-73
03/17/1980 NIT Semifinals
vs. Illinois
W 65-63
03/19/1980 NIT Finals
vs. Virginia
L 55-58

1979-1980 Big Ten Standings

Team Conference Overall
W L PCT W L PCT
Indiana 13 5 .722 21 8 .724
Ohio State 12 6 .667 21 8 .724
Purdue 11 7 .611 23 10 .697
Minnesota 10 8 .556 21 11 .656
Iowa 10 8 .556 23 10 .697
Illinois 8 10 .444 22 13 .629
Michigan 8 10 .444 17 13 .567
Wisconsin 7 11 .389 15 14 .517
Michigan State 6 12 .333 12 15 .444
Northwestern 5 13 .278 10 17 .370

Season notes:

Coached by Jim Dutcher (5th season). Kevin McHale was team captain. Assistant coaches were Jimmy Williams, Jessie Evans and Dick Lein. The Pillsbury Classic took place at Williams Arena in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The game against Illinois which took place in the NIT is considered a non-conference game.

Team Roster:

By Name By Number By Position By Eligibility

1979-1980 Poll Results

Associated Press United Press
1. DePaul
2. Louisville
3. Louisiana State
4. Kentucky
5. Oregon State
6. Syracuse
7. Indiana
8. Maryland
9. Notre Dame
10. Ohio State
11. Georgetown
12. Brigham Young
13. St. John's (NY)
14. Duke
15. North Carolina
16. Missouri
17. Weber State
18. Arizona State
19. Iona
20. Purdue
1. DePaul
2. Louisiana State
3. Kentucky
4. Louisville
5. Oregon State
6. Syracuse
7. Indiana
8. Maryland
9. Ohio State
10. Georgetown
11. Notre Dame
12. Brigham Young
13. St. John's (NY)
14. Missouri
15. North Carolina
16. Duke
17. Weber State
18. Texas A&M
19. Arizona State
20. Kansas State


1979-1980 National Invitation Tournament


First Round

Virginia 67, Lafayette 56
Boston College 95, Boston U 74
Texas-El Paso 58, Wichita State 56
Michigan 76, Nebraska 69
St. Peter's 71, Connecticut 56
Duquesne 65, Pittsburgh 63
UNLV 93, Washington 73
Long Beach State 104, Pepperdine 87
Texas 70, St. Joseph's (PA) 61
Minnesota 64, Bowling Green 50
SW Louisiana 74, Alabama-Birmingham 72
Mississippi 76, Grambling 74
Illinois State 80, West Texas State 63
Murray State 53, Jacksonville 49
Illinois 105, Loyola (IL) 87
Alabama 53, Penn State 49


Second Round

Virginia 57, Boston College 55
Michigan 74, Texas-El Paso 65
St. Peter's 34, Duquesne 33
UNLV 90, Long Beach State 81
SW Louisiana 77, Texas 76
Minnesota 58, Mississippi 56
Murray State 70, Alabama 62
Illinois 75, Illinois State 65


Quarterfinals

Virginia 79, Michigan 68
UNLV 67, St. Peter's 62
Minnesota 94, SW Louisiana 73
Illinois 65, Murray State 63


NIT Final Four

Semifinals Finals
Virginia 90, UNLV 71
Minnesota 65, Illinois 63
Virginia 58, Minnesota 55


1979-1980 NCAA Tournament


First Round

East Midwest
#8 Villanova 77, #9 Marquette 59
#5 Iowa 86, #12 Virginia Commonwealth 72
#6 Iona 84 #11, Holy Cross 78
#7 Tennessee 80, #10 Furman 69
#9 Alcorn State 70, #9 South Alabama 62
#5 Missouri 61, #12 San Jose State 51
#6 Texas A&M 55, #11 Bradley 53
#7 Kansas State 71, #10 Arkansas 53
Mideast West
#8 Florida State 94, #9 Toledo 91
#12 Penn 62, #5 Washington State 55
#6 Purdue 90, #11 La Salle 82
#7 Virginia Tech 89, #10 Western Kentucky 85 (OT)
#8 UCLA 87, #9 Old Dominion 74
#5 Arizona State 99, #12 Loyola Marymount 71
#6 Clemson 76, #11 Utah State 73
#10 Lamar 87, #7 Weber State 86


Second Round

East Midwest
#1 Syracuse 97, #8 Villanova 83
#5 Iowa 77, #4 North Carolina State 64
#3 Georgetown 74, #6 Iona 71
#2 Maryland 86, #7 Tennessee 75
#1 Louisiana State 98, #8 Alcorn State 88
#5 Missouri 87, #4 Notre Dame 84 (OT)
#6 Texas A&M 78, #3 North Carolina 61 (2OT)
#2 Louisville 71, #7 Kansas State 69 (OT)
Mideast West
#1 Kentucky 97, #8 Florida State 78
#4 Duke 52, #12 Penn 42
#6 Purdue 87, #3 St. John's (NY) 72
#2 Indiana 68, #7 Virginia Tech 59
#8 UCLA 77, #1 DePaul 71
#4 Ohio State 89, #5 Arizona State 75
#6 Clemson 71, #3 Brigham Young 66
#10 Lamar 81, #2 Oregon State 77


Sweet Sixteen

East Midwest
#5 Iowa 88, #1 Syracuse 77
#3 Georgetown 74, #2 Maryland 68
#1 Louisiana State 68, #5 Missouri 63
#2 Louisville 66, #6 Texas A&M 55 (OT)
Mideast West
#4 Duke 55, #1 Kentucky 54
#6 Purdue 76, #2 Indiana 69
#8 UCLA 72, #4 Ohio State 68
#6 Clemson 74, #10 Lamar 66


Elite Eight

East Midwest
#5 Iowa 81, #3 Georgetown 80 #2 Louisville 86, #1 Louisiana State 66
Mideast West
#6 Purdue 68, #4 Duke 60 #8 UCLA 77, #6 Clemson 74


Final Four

Semifinals Finals
Louisville 80, Iowa 72
UCLA 67, Purdue 62
Louisville 59, UCLA 54

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