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1980-81 Basketball Results

Gopher Basketball 1980-81 Season

  • Head Coach: Jim Dutcher (6th season)
  • Overall Record: 19-11
  • Conference Record: 9-9
  • Notes: Darryl Mitchell was team captain.
  •  The Pillsbury Classic took place at Williams Arena in Minneapolis, Minnesota 
  • Winston Tire Classic took place in Los Angeles, California.

1980-81 Schedule

Date Opponent W/L Score
11/29/1980 North Dakota State W 99-64
12/02/1980 Florida State W 79-66
12/05/1980 Loyola (IL) W 100-83
12/17/1980 Marquette L 84-92
12/22/1980 @ Louisville W 62-56
12/26/1980 Pillsbury Classic
Yale
W 95-54
12/27/1980 Pillsbury Classic
Texas Tech
W 72-56
12/29/1980 Winston Tire Classic
vs. Southern California
W 74-67
12/30/1980 Winston Tire Classic
vs. North Carolina
W 76-60
01/08/1981 Wisconsin W 76-60
01/10/1981 Michigan L 67-68 2OT
01/15/1981 @ Michigan State W 86-77
01/17/1981 @ Illinois L 76-80
01/22/1981 Ohio State L 63-76
01/24/1981 @ Iowa W 60-48
01/29/1981 Indiana L 53-56 OT
01/31/1981 Northwestern W 74-63
02/05/1981 @ Purdue L 59-74
02/07/1981 @ Northwestern W 68-62
02/12/1981 Iowa L 58-60 OT
02/14/1981 Purdue W 92-72
02/19/1981 @ Ohio State W 82-76
02/21/1981 @ Indiana L 63-74
02/26/1981 Illinois W 76-59
02/28/1981 Michigan State W 92-89 2OT
03/05/1981 @ Michigan L 67-83
03/07/1981 @ Wisconsin L 58-60 OT
03/11/1981 NIT 1st Round
Drake
W 90-77
03/16/1981 NIT 2nd Round
@ Connecticut
W 84-66
03/19/1981 NIT Quarterfinals
West Virginia
L 69-80

1980-81 Big Ten Standings

TEAM CONF OVERALL
Indiana 14-4 26-9
Iowa 13-5 21-7
Illinois 12-6 21-8
Purdue 10-8 21-11
Minnesota 9-9 19-11
Ohio State 9-9 14-13
Michigan 8-10 19-11
Michigan State 7-11 13-14
Wisconsin 5-13 11-16
Northwestern 3-15 9-18

1980-81 Gopher Basketball Roster

No. Name Pos. Yr. Ht. Hometown/Previous School
45 Bruer, Randy C Fr 7-2 Lake City, MN
54 Coleman, Ben F Fr 6-8 Minneapolis, MN (North)
11 Dale, Carl G Jr 6-0 Chicago, IL (Loretto)
24 Hall, Mark G So 6-2 Springfield, MA (Commerce)
42 Holmes, Gary C So 6-10 Miami, FL (Central)
33 Howell, Zebedee F Fr 6-7 Ocala, FL (Vanguard)
3 Kaupa, Bruce G Fr 6-1 Woodbury, MN
44 McHale, Kevin F/C Sr 6-11 Hibbing, MN
30 Mitchell, Darryl G So 6-4 W. Palm Beach (North Shore)
21 Thompson, Andy F Jr 6-6 Nassau, Bahamas (Miami)
32 Tucker, Trent F/G So 6-5 Flint, MI (Northwestern)

1980-81 Final AP Poll

Team
1. DePaul
2. Oregon State
3. Arizona State
4. Louisiana State
5. Virginia
6. North Carolina
7. Notre Dame
8. Kentucky
9. Indiana
10. UCLA
11. Wake Forest
12. Louisville
13. Iowa
14. Utah
15. Tennessee
16. Brigham Young
17. Wyoming
18. Maryland
19. Illinois
20. Arkansas

1980-81 Final United Press Poll

Team
1. DePaul
2. Oregon State
3. Virginia
4. Louisiana State
5. Arizona State
6. North Carolina
7. Indiana
8. Kentucky
9. Notre Dame
10. Utah
11. UCLA
12. Iowa
13. Louisville
14. Wake Forest
15. Tennessee
16. Wyoming
17. Brigham Young
18. Illinois
19. Kansas
20. Maryland

Final Four

Semifinals

Indiana 67, Louisiana State 49
North Carolina 78, Virginia 65

Finals

Indiana 63, North Carolina 50