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1977-78 Basketball Results

Gopher Basketball 1977-78 Season

  • Head Coach: Jim Dutcher (3rd season)
  • Overall Record: 17-10
  • Conference Record: 12-6
  • Notes: Assistant coaches were Jimmy Williams, Terry Kunze and Jessie Evans.
  • he Pillsbury Classic took place at the Met Center in Bloomington, Minnesota.

1977-78 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

1977-78 Big Ten Standings

TEAM CONF OVERALL
Michigan State 15-3 25-5
Minnesota 12-6 17-10
Indiana 12-6 21-8
Michigan 11-7 16-11
Purdue 11-7 16-11
Ohio State 9-9 16-11
Illinois 7-11 13-14
Iowa 5-13 12-15
Northwestern 4-14 8-19
Wisconsin 4-14 8-19

1977-78 Gopher Basketball Roster

No. Name Pos. Yr. Ht. Wt. Hometown/Previous School
42 Carroll, David F Jr 6-7 201 LaGrange, IL
22 Duffy, Bill G/F Fr 6-4 180 Pomona, CA
54 Engler, Chris C Fr 6-11 235 Stillwater, MN
14 Hargest, Rodney G Fr 6-0 155 Minneapolis, MN
4 Harmon, Bill G Jr 6-3 180 Detroit, MI
21 Jackson, James G So 6-3 205 Chicago, IL
35 Johnson, Rockne F So 6-6 200 Duluth, MN
28 Lamar, Ed G Fr 6-3 173 Plant City, FL
50 Lingenfelter, Steve F So 6-8 200 Bloomington, MN
11 Lockhart, Osborne G Sr 6-2 185 Nassau, Bahamas
44 McHale, Kevin F So 6-11 230 Hibbing, MN
40 Pederson, Brian F/C Fr 6-10 195 Prior Lake, MN
43 Thompson, Mychal C Sr 6-10 225 Nassau, Bahamas
3 Wallace, Ricky G Fr 6-2 170 Springfield, MA
34 Winey, Dave F Sr 6-10 225 Nashua, NH
55 Ziegler, Mike F Jr 6-4 200 Chaska, MN

1977-78 Final AP Poll

Team
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

1977-78 Final United Press Poll

Team
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

Final Four

Semifinals

Kentucky 64, Arkansas 59
Duke 90, Notre Dame 86

Finals

Kentucky 94, Duke 88