1979–80 Virginia Cavaliers men's basketball team

The 1979–80 Virginia Cavaliers men's basketball team represented University of Virginia and was a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference. It was Ralph Sampson's freshman year with the Cavaliers.

1979–80 Virginia Cavaliers men's basketball
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
1979–80 record24–10 (7–7 ACC)
Head coach
Assistant coaches
Home arenaUniversity Hall
Seasons
1979–80 ACC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 8 Maryland 11 3   .786     24 7   .774
No. 15 North Carolina 9 5   .643     21 8   .724
NC State 9 5   .643     20 8   .714
Clemson 8 6   .571     23 9   .719
Virginia 7 7   .500     24 10   .706
No. 14 Duke 7 7   .500     24 9   .727
Wake Forest 4 10   .286     13 14   .481
Georgia Tech 1 13   .071     8 18   .308
1980 ACC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll[1]

RosterEdit

1979–80 Virginia Cavaliers men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
G 3 Jeff Lamp 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Jr Louisville, Kentucky
F 10 Craig Robinson 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Fr Montclair, New Jersey
G 11 Garland Jefferson (C) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Sr Covington, Virginia
F/C 12 Dean Carpenter 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
So New Orleans
G 21 Darren Cross 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Fr Queens, New York
G 23 Jeff Klein 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Jr Stow, Ohio
G 24 Jeff Jones 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
So Owensboro, Kentucky
F 25 Lee Raker 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Jr Louisville, Kentucky
C 31 Otis Fulton 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Sr Richmond, Virginia
G 32 Doug Newburg 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Fr McLean, Virginia
F 42 Peter MacBeth 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
So Marietta, Georgia
F 44 Terry Gates 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Jr Louisville, Kentucky
F 45 Mike Owens (C) 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Sr Kensington, Maryland
C 50 Ralph Sampson 7 ft 4 in (2.24 m)
Fr Harrisonburg, Virginia
F/C 55 Lewis Lattimore 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Jr Dayton, Ohio
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

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ScheduleEdit

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Regular season
Nov. 30*
No. 13 Johns Hopkins W 93–58  1–0
University Hall (9,000)
Charlottesville, Virginia
Dec. 1
No. 13 Georgia Tech W 55–37  2–0
(1–0)
University Hall (9,000)
Charlottesville, Virginia
Dec. 3*
No. 13 Randolph–Macon W 76–55  3–0
(1–0)
University Hall (8,500)
Charlottesville, Virginia
Dec. 5*
No. 13 at Temple W 58–52  4–0
(1–0)
McGonigle Hall (8,559)
Philadelphia
Dec. 15*
No. 13 at BYU–Hawaii W 82–64  5–0
(1–0)
Cannon Activities Center (1,000)
Laie, HI
Dec. 18*
No. 12 at Chaminade W 79–54  6–0
(1–0)
Neal S. Blaisdell Center (1,092)
Honolulu, HI
Dec. 21*
No. 12 vs. San Jose State L 79–83  6–1
(1–0)
Toso Pavilion 
Santa Clara, California
Dec. 22*
No. 12 vs. Army W 84–60  7–1
(1–0)
Toso Pavilion 
Santa Clara, California
Dec. 28*
No. 14 vs. VCU W 89–72  8–1
(1–0)
Richmond Coliseum (10,716)
Richmond, Virginia
Dec. 29*
No. 14 vs. Old Dominion W 79–58  9–1
(1–0)
Richmond Coliseum (10,716)
Richmond, Virginia
Jan. 2
No. 13 Wake Forest W 64–59  10–1
(2–0)
University Hall (9,000)
Charlottesville, Virginia
Jan. 5
No. 13 No. 6 North Carolina W 88–82  11–1
(3–0)
University Hall (9,000)
Charlottesville, Virginia
Jan. 7*
No. 13 Delaware W 82–55  12–1
(3–0)
University Hall (9,000)
Charlottesville, Virginia
Jan. 12
No. 8 at NC State L 56–64  12–2
(3–1)
Reynolds Coliseum (12,200)
Raleigh, North Carolina
Jan. 14*
No. 8 vs. Virginia Tech W 65–58  13–2
(3–1)
Richmond Coliseum (10,716)
Richmond, Virginia
Jan. 16*
No. 12 Pennsylvania W 69–39  14–2
(3–1)
University Hall (9,000)
Charlottesville, Virginia
Jan. 19
No. 12 at No. 17 Clemson L 68–88  14–3
(3–2)
Littlejohn Coliseum (10,700)
Clemson, South Carolina
Jan. 23
No. 17 at No. 3 Duke W 90–84  15–3
(4–2)
Cameron Indoor Stadium (8,564)
Durham, North Carolina
Jan. 26
No. 17 NC State W 49–47  16–3
(5–2)
University Hall (9,000)
Charlottesville, Virginia
Jan. 27*
No. 17 at No. 4 Ohio State L 65–70  16–4
(5–2)
St. John Arena (13,591)
Columbus, Ohio
Jan. 30
No. 13 No. 12 Maryland L 61–63  16–5
(5–3)
University Hall (9,000)
Charlottesville, Virginia
Feb. 2
No. 13 at Wake Forest L 77–79  16–6
(5–4)
Winston-Salem Memorial Coliseum (8,100)
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Feb. 6
No. 18 No. 10 Duke W 73–69  17–6
(6–4)
University Hall (9,000)
Charlottesville, Virginia
Feb. 9
No. 18 at Georgia Tech L 61–62  17–7
(6–5)
Alexander Memorial Coliseum (5,414)
Atlanta
Feb. 13
No. 10 Clemson W 89–87  18–7
(7–5)
University Hall (9,000)
Charlottesville, Virginia
Feb. 16
at No. 11 North Carolina L 51–68  18–8
(7–6)
Carmichael Arena (10,000)
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Feb. 20*
William & Mary W 63–55  19–8
(7–6)
University Hall (9,000)
Charlottesville, Virginia
Feb. 23
at No. 9 Maryland L 71–82  19–9
(7–7)
Cole Field House (14,500)
College Park, Maryland
ACC Tournament
Feb. 28
vs. No. 17 Clemson
ACC Quarterfinals
L 49–57  19–10
Greensboro Coliseum (15,735)
Greensboro, North Carolina
National Invitation Tournament
Mar. 5*
Lafayette
NIT First Round
W 67–56  20–10
University Hall (6,804)
Charlottesville, Virginia
Mar. 10*
Boston College
NIT Second Round
W 57–55  21–10
University Hall (9,000)
Charlottesville, Virginia
Mar. 13*
Michigan
NIT Quarterfinals
W 79–68  22–10
University Hall (9,000)
Charlottesville, Virginia
Mar. 17*
vs. UNLV
NIT Semifinals
W 90–71  23–10
Madison Square Garden (11,223)
New York City
Mar. 19*
vs. Minnesota
NIT Finals
W 58–55[3]  24–10
Madison Square Garden (13,598)
New York
*Non-conference game. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

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Awards and honorsEdit

NBA draftEdit

Year Round Pick Player NBA Club
1981 1 15 Jeff Lamp Portland Trail Blazers
1981 4 77 Lee Raker San Diego Clippers
1981 7 159 Lewis Latimore Milwaukee Bucks
1982 4 77 Jeff Jones Indiana Pacers
1983 1 1 Ralph Sampson Houston Rockets
1983 3 68 Craig Robinson Boston Celtics
Source:[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ sports-reference.com 1979-80 Atlantic Coast Conference Season Summary
  2. ^ a b "All-Time Results". VIRGINIASPORTS.COM – The University of Virginia Official Athletic Site. Archived from the original on 2014-10-06. Retrieved 1 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Virginia Is King In NIT". The Washington Post. March 20, 1980. Retrieved February 7, 2021.
  4. ^ "1982-83 Box Scores" (PDF). VIRGINIASPORTS.COM – The University of Virginia Official Athletic Site. Retrieved 1 January 2015.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-11-03. Retrieved 2012-11-05.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)