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1978-79 Basketball Results

Gopher Basketball 1978-79 Season

  • Head Coach: Jim Dutcher (4th season)
  • Overall Record: 11-16
  • Conference Record: 6-12
  • Assistant coaches were Jimmy Williams, Jessie Evans and Stu Starner.
  • Notes: The Pillsbury Classic took place at the Met Center in Bloomington, Minnesota.

1978-79 Schedule

Date Opponent W/L Score
11/25/1978 Idaho W 72-57
11/28/1978 @ Nebraska L 48-58
12/02/1978 Loyola (IL) W 95-90 OT
12/05/1978 @ Kansas State L 62-72
12/16/1978 @ Marquette L 55-72
12/20/1978 South Florida W 69-54
12/23/1978 South Carolina L 53-57
12/29/1978 Pillsbury Classic
vs. Houston
W 80-67
12/30/1978 Pillsbury Classic
vs. Georgia Tech
W 57-56
01/04/1979 @ Michigan L 75-88
01/06/1979 @ Michigan State L 62-69
01/11/1979 Indiana W 80-63
01/13/1979 Northwestern W 60-58
01/18/1979 @ Ohio State L 80-83
01/20/1979 Wisconsin W 82-72
01/25/1979 Purdue L 61-64
01/27/1979 @ Iowa L 64-81
02/01/1979 @ Illinois L 57-67
02/03/1979 Iowa L 71-97
02/08/1979 @ Wisconsin W 74-72
02/10/1979 Illinois L 57-59
02/15/1979 Ohio State L 68-74
02/17/1979 @ Purdue L 56-80
02/22/1979 @ Northwestern W 73-71
02/24/1979 @ Indiana L 46-71
03/01/1979 Michigan State L 63-76
03/03/1979 Michigan W 78-69

1978-79 Big Ten Standings

TEAM CONF OVERALL
Michigan State 13-5 26-6
Purdue 13-5 27-8
Iowa 13-5 20-8
Ohio State 12-6 19-12
Indiana 10-8 22-12
Michigan 8-10 15-12
Illinois 7-11 19-11
Minnesota 6-12 11-16
Wisconsin 6-12 12-15
Northwestern 2-16 6-21

1978-79 Gopher Basketball Roster

No. Name Pos. Yr. Ht. Wt. Hometown/Previous School
5 Duffy, Bill G So 6-4 191 Pomona, CA
54 Engler, Chris C So 6-11 235 Stillwater, MN
24 Hall, Mark G Fr 6-2 180 Springfield, MA (Commerce)
50 Holmes, Gary C Fr 6-10 225 Miami, FL (Central)
31 Jackson, James G/F Jr 6-4 210 Chicago, IL
44 McHale, Kevin F/C Jr 6-11 230 Hibbing, MN
30 Mitchell, Darryl G Fr 6-4 185 W. Palm Beach (North Shore)
40 Pederson, Brian C/F So 6-10 216 Prior Lake, MN
4 Pringles, Kenny G Fr 6-1 171 Wheaton, IL
11 Rautins, Leo F Fr 6-8 195 Toronto, Ontario
32 Tucker, Trent F Fr 6-5 190 Flint, MI (Northwestern)

1978-79 Final AP Poll

Team
1. Indiana State
2. UCLA
3. Michigan State
4. Notre Dame
5. Arkansas
6. DePaul
7. Louisiana State
8. Syracuse
9. North Carolina
10. Marquette
11. Duke
12. San Francisco
13. Louisville
14. Pennsylvania
15. Purdue
16. Oklahoma
17. St. John's (NY)
18. Rutgers
19. Toledo
20. Iowa

1978-79 Final United Press Poll

Team
1. Indiana State
2. UCLA
3. North Carolina
4. Michigan State
5. Notre Dame
6. Arkansas
7. Duke
8. DePaul
9. Louisiana State
10. Syracuse
11. Iowa
12. Georgetown
13. Marquette
14. Purdue
15. Texas
16. Temple
17. San Francisco
18. Tennessee
19. Louisville
20. Detroit

Final Four

Semifinals

Michigan State 101, Penn 67
Indiana State 76, DePaul 74

Finals

Michigan State 75, Indiana State 64