1979–80 Indiana Hoosiers men's basketball team

The 1979–80 Indiana Hoosiers men's basketball team represented Indiana University. Their head coach was Bobby Knight, who was in his 9th year. The team played its home games in Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Indiana, and was a member of the Big Ten Conference.

1979–80 Indiana Hoosiers men's basketball
Big Ten Regular Season Champions
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 7
APNo. 7
1979–80 record21–8 (13–5 Big Ten)
Head coachBobby Knight (9th season)
CaptainButch Carter
Mike Woodson
Home arenaAssembly Hall
Seasons
1979–80 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 7 Indiana 13 5   .722     21 8   .724
No. 10 Ohio State 12 6   .667     21 8   .724
No. 20 Purdue 11 7   .611     23 10   .697
Iowa 10 8   .556     23 10   .697
Minnesota 10 8   .556     21 11   .656
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
Rankings from AP Poll)

The Hoosiers finished the regular season with an overall record of 21–8 and a conference record of 13–5, finishing 1st in the Big Ten Conference. After missing out on the previous NCAA Tournament, IU was invited to participate in the 1980 NCAA Tournament as a 2-seed; the Hoosiers advanced to the Sweet Sixteen, but they lost to the 6-seed Purdue Boilermakers.[1]

RosterEdit

No. Name Position Ht. Year Hometown
11 Isiah Thomas G 6–1 Fr. Chicago, Illinois
20 Jim Thomas G 6–3 Fr. Fort Lauderdale, Florida
23 Chuck Franz G 6–2 Fr. Clarksville, Indiana
24 Randy Wittman G/F 6–6 RS So. Indianapolis, Indiana
30 Ted Kitchel F 6–8 RS So. Galveston, Indiana
31 Tony Brown G 6–2 Fr. Chicago, Illinois
32 Landon Turner F/C 6–10 So. Indianapolis, Indiana
33 Eric Kirchner F 6–7 Jr. Edelstein, Illinois
34 Steve Risley F 6–8 Jr. Indianapolis, Indiana
40 Glen Grunwald F 6–9 RS Sr. Franklin Park, Illinois
41 Butch Carter G 6–5 Sr. Middletown, Ohio
42 Mike Woodson F 6–5 Sr. Indianapolis, Indiana
44 Phil Isenbarger F 6–8 Jr. Muncie, Indiana
45 Ray Tolbert F/C 6–9 Jr. Anderson, Indiana
54 Steve Bouchie F 6–8 Fr. Washington, Indiana

Schedule/ResultsEdit

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
city, state
Regular Season
12/1/1979*
No. 1 Miami (OH) W 80–52  1–0
Assembly Hall 
Bloomington, Indiana
12/7/1979*
No. 1 Xavier
Indiana Classic
W 92–66  2–0
Assembly Hall 
Bloomington, Indiana
12/8/1979*
No. 1 UTEP
Indiana Classic
W 75–43  3–0
Assembly Hall 
Bloomington, Indiana
12/11/1979*
No. 1 No. 16 Georgetown W 76–69  4–0
Assembly Hall 
Bloomington, Indiana
12/15/1979*
No. 1 at No. 5 Kentucky
Indiana–Kentucky rivalry
L 58–69  4–1
Rupp Arena 
Lexington, Kentucky
12/18/1979*
No. 5 vs. Toledo W 80–56  5–1
Market Square Arena 
Indianapolis
12/22/1979*
No. 5 No. 8 North Carolina L 57–61  5–2
Assembly Hall 
Bloomington, Indiana
12/28/1979*
No. 10 vs. Tennessee W 70–68  6–2
San Diego Sports Arena 
San Diego
12/29/1979*
No. 10 vs. Brown W 61–52  7–2
San Diego Sports Arena 
San Diego
1/3/1980
No. 11 at No. 5 Ohio State L 58–59  7–3 (0–1)
St. John Arena 
Columbus, Ohio
1/5/1980
No. 11 at Wisconsin L 50–52  7–4 (0–2)
Wisconsin Field House 
Madison, Wisconsin
1/10/1980
No. 19 Michigan W 63–61 OT 8–4 (1–2)
Assembly Hall 
Bloomington, Indiana
1/12/1980
No. 19 Michigan State W 72–64  9–4 (2–2)
Assembly Hall 
Bloomington, Indiana
1/17/1980
No. 19 No. 13 Iowa W 81–69  10–4 (3–2)
Assembly Hall 
Bloomington, Indiana
1/19/1980
No. 19 at Northwestern W 81–72  11–4 (4–2)
Welsh-Ryan Arena 
Evanston, Illinois
1/24/1980
No. 16 at Minnesota L 47–55  11–5 (4–3)
Williams Arena 
Minneapolis
1/26/1980
No. 16 No. 17 Purdue
Rivalry
W 69–58  12–5 (5–3)
Assembly Hall 
Bloomington, Indiana
1/31/1980
No. 18 Illinois
Rivalry
W 60–54  13–5 (6–3)
Assembly Hall 
Bloomington, Indiana
2/2/1980
No. 18 at No. 17 Purdue
Rivalry
L 51–56  13–6 (6–4)
Mackey Arena 
West Lafayette, Indiana
2/7/1980
No. 20 Northwestern W 83–69  14–6 (7–4)
Assembly Hall 
Bloomington, Indiana
2/9/1980
No. 20 at Illinois
Rivalry
L 68–89  14–7 (7–5)
Assembly Hall 
Champaign, Illinois
2/14/1980
at No. 20 Iowa W 66–55  15–7 (8–5)
Iowa Field House 
Iowa City, Iowa
2/16/1980
Minnesota W 67–54  16–7 (9–5)
Assembly Hall 
Bloomington, Indiana
2/21/1980
No. 19 at Michigan State W 75–72  17–7 (10–5)
Jenison Fieldhouse 
East Lansing, Michigan
2/23/1980
No. 19 at Michigan W 65–61  18–7 (11–5)
Crisler Arena 
Ann Arbor, Michigan
2/28/1980
No. 13 Wisconsin W 61–52  19–7 (12–5)
Assembly Hall 
Bloomington, Indiana
3/2/1980
No. 13 No. 9 Ohio State W 76–73 OT 20–7 (13–5)
Assembly Hall 
Bloomington, Indiana
NCAA Tournament
3/9/1980*
No. 7 (2) vs. No. (7) Virginia Tech
Second Round
W 68–59  21–7 (13–5)
E. A. Diddle Arena 
Bowling Green, Kentucky
3/13/1980*
No. 7 (2) vs. No. 20 (6) Purdue
Sweet Sixteen
L 69–76  21–8 (13–5)
Rupp Arena 
Lexington, Kentucky
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Indiana Basketball Men's Database". IndyStar. Retrieved November 16, 2015.