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1979–80 Wisconsin Badgers men's basketball team

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1979–80 Wisconsin Badgers men's basketball
Wisconsin Badgers logo.svg
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1979–80 record15–14 (7–11 Big Ten)
Head coachBill Cofield
Home arenaUW Fieldhouse
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 1979–80 Wisconsin Badgers men's basketball team represented the University of Wisconsin–Madison in the 1979–80 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The head coach was Bill Cofield, coaching his forth season with the Badgers. The team played their home games at the UW Fieldhouse in Madison, Wisconsin and was a member of the Big Ten Conference.

Guard Wes Matthews was the team's leading scorer with 549 points in 28 games. Other statistical leaders included forward Joe Chrnelich with 209 rebounds and Danny Hastings with 72 assists.[1]

Schedule[edit | edit source]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
city, state
November 30*
Oklahoma City W 99–92  1–0
Wisconsin Field House 
Madison, WI
December 1*
East Tennessee State W 68–56  2–0
Wisconsin Field House 
Madison, WI
December 5*
at DePaul L 77–90  2–1
Alumni Hall 
Chicago, IL
December 8*
Alabama L 62–66  2–2
Wisconsin Field House 
Madison, WI
December 12*
Eastern Michigan W 69–57  3–2
Wisconsin Field House 
Madison, WI
December 15*
at Marquette W 57–56  4–2
MECCA Arena 
Milwaukee, WI
December 22*
Cleveland State W 103–78  5–2
Wisconsin Field House 
Madison, WI
December 23*
Morgan State W 94–42  6–2
Wisconsin Field House 
Madison, WI
December 27*
vs. Nebraska L 82–83  6–3
Neal S. Blaisdell Center 
Honolulu, Hawaii
December 28*
vs. Nevada W 86–61  7–3
Neal S. Blaisdell Center 
Honolulu, Hawaii
December 28*
vs. Army W 78–54  8–3
Neal S. Blaisdell Center 
Honolulu, Hawaii
January 3
Northwestern W 75–66  9–3
(1–0)
Wisconsin Field House 
Madison, WI
January 5
Indiana W 52–50  10–3
(2–0)
Wisconsin Field House 
Madison, WI
January 10
at Minnesota L 76–82  10–4
(2–1)
Williams Arena 
Minneapolis, MN
January 12
at Iowa L 65–66  10–5
(2–2)
Iowa Field House 
Iowa City, Iowa
January 15
at Michigan State L 61–62  10–6
(2–3)
Jenison Field House 
East Lansing, MI
January 19
Illinois L 64–69  10–7
(2–4)
Wisconsin Field House 
Madison, WI
January 24
Purdue L 60–73  10–8
(2–5)
Wisconsin Field House 
Madison, WI
January 26
Ohio State W 72–71  11–8
(3–5)
St. John Arena 
Columbus, OH
January 31
Michigan L 69–73  11–9
(3–6)
Wisconsin Field House 
Madison, WI
February 2
Ohio State W 70–67  12–9
(4–6)
Wisconsin Field House 
Madison, WI
February 7
at Illinois L 50–67  12–10
(4–7)
Assembly Hall 
Champaign, IL
February 9
at Michigan L 59–68  12–11
(4–8)
Crisler Arena 
Ann Arbor, MI
February 14
Michigan State W 80–66  13–11
(5–8)
Wisconsin Field House 
Madison, WI
February 16
at Purdue L 61–69  13–12
(5–9)
Mackey Arena 
West Lafayette, Indiana
February 21
Iowa W 62–58  14–12
(6–9)
Wisconsin Field House 
Madison, WI
February 23
Minnesota W 70–55  15–12
(7–9)
Wisconsin Field House 
Madison, WI
February 28
at Indiana L 52–61  15–13
(7–10)
Assembly Hall 
Bloomington, Indiana
March 1
at Northwestern L 50–53  15–14
(7–11)
Welsh-Ryan Arena 
Evanston, IL
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.

[2][3]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "1979-80 Wisconsin Badgers Roster and Stats". SR/CBB. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 31, 2019.
  2. "1979–80 Wisconsin Badgers Schedule and Results". College Basketball at Sports-Reference.com.
  3. Wisconsin Record Book


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