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1976-77 Basketball Results

Gopher Basketball 1976-77 Season

  • Head Coach: Jim Dutcher ( season)
  • Overall Record: 0-27
  • Conference Record: 0-18
  • Notes: The Pillsbury Classic took place at the Met Center in Bloomington, Minnesota.
  • The Gophers were 24-3 this year and 15-3 in the Big Ten, but the NCAA retroactively ruled Mychal Thompson ineligible for selling his complimentary tickets. Therefore, the Gophers were forced to forfeit all 27 games after the fact. The game scores are listed here as they were actually played.
  • Because of probation dating back to the Musselman regime, the Gophers were denied the opportunity to play in the post-season.

1976-77 Schedule

Date Opponent W/L Score
11/27/1976 North Dakota State W 101-68 FF
12/04/1976 @ Detroit W 104-80 FF
12/06/1976 Northern Michigan W 96-50 FF
12/08/1976 @ Nebraska W 66-58 FF
12/18/1976 Vermont W 96-61 FF
12/21/1976 @ Marquette W 66-59 FF
12/23/1976 Kansas State W 62-60 FF
12/30/1976 Pillsbury Classic
vs. Cornell (NY)
W 84-54 FF
12/31/1976 Pillsbury Classic
vs. Montana
W 102-81 FF
01/08/1977 Iowa W 78-68 FF
01/13/1977 @ Illinois W 83-69 FF
01/15/1977 @ Purdue L 64-66 OT
01/22/1977 Wisconsin W 82-64 FF
01/24/1977 Michigan State W 75-70 FF
01/27/1977 @ Indiana W 79-60 FF
01/29/1977 @ Ohio State W 77-67 FF
02/05/1977 Northwestern W 79-53 FF
02/07/1977 Michigan L 80-86
02/10/1977 Ohio State W 91-65 FF
02/12/1977 @ Iowa W 61-58 FF
02/15/1977 Indiana W 65-61 FF
02/17/1977 @ Michigan State W 99-77 FF
02/19/1977 @ Michigan L 70-89
02/24/1977 Purdue W 84-78 OT FF
02/26/1977 Illinois W 72-70 FF
03/03/1977 @ Wisconsin W 64-61 FF
03/05/1977 @ Northwestern W 105-82 FF

1976-77 Big Ten Standings

TEAM CONF OVERALL
Michigan 16-2 26-4
Purdue 14-4 20-8
Iowa 12-6 20-7
Indiana 11-7 16-11
Michigan State 9-9 12-15
Illinois 8-10 16-14
Wisconsin 7-11 11-16
Northwestern 7-11 9-18
Ohio State 6-12 11-16
Minnesota 0-18 0-27

1976-77 Gopher Basketball Roster

No. Name Pos. Yr. Ht. Wt. Hometown/Previous School
42 Carroll, David F So 6-7 200 LaGrange, IL
12 Foschi, Pat G So 6-4 205 Virginia, MN
41 Kosmoski, Dan G So 6-0 170 Owatonna, MN
32 Lewis, Tommy F Fr 6-5 190 Springfield, MA
54 Lingenfelter, Steve F Fr 6-8 200 Bloomington, MN (Jefferson)
11 Lockhart, Osborne G Jr 6-2 185 Nassau, Bahamas
44 McHale, Kevin C Fr 6-10 210 Hibbing, MN
14 Saunders, Phil 'Flip' G Sr 5-11 172 Cleveland, OH
43 Thompson, Mychal C Jr 6-10 225 Nassau, Bahamas
22 Wallace, Ricky G Fr 6-2 180 Springfield, MA
10 Williams, Ray 'Sugar' G Sr 6-2 188 Mt. Vernon, NY
34 Winey, Dave F Jr 6-10 220 Nashua, NH

1976-77 Final AP Poll

Team
1. Michigan
2. UCLA
3. Kentucky
4. UNLV
5. North Carolina
6. Syracuse
7. Marquette
8. San Francisco
9. Wake Forest
10. Notre Dame
11. Alabama
12. Detroit
13. Minnesota
14. Utah
15. Tennessee
16. Kansas State
17. Charlotte
18. Arkansas
19. Louisville
20. VMI

1976-77 Final United Press Poll

Team
1. Michigan
2. San Francisco
3. North Carolina
4. UCLA
5. Kentucky
6. UNLV
7. Arkansas
8. Tennessee
9. Syracuse
10. Utah
11. Kansas State
12. Cincinnati
13. Louisville
14. Marquette
15. Providence
16. Indiana State
17. Minnesota
18. Alabama
19. Detroit
20. Purdue

Final Four

Semifinals

Marquette 51, North Carolina-Charlotte 49
North Carolina 84, UNLV 83

Finals

Marquette 67, North Carolina 59