1980–81 Minnesota Golden Gophers men's basketball team

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1980–81 Minnesota Golden Gophers men's basketball
National Invitation Tournament, Runner-Up
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1980–81 record19–11 (9–9 Big Ten)
Head coachJim Dutcher
Assistant coachJimmy Williams
Assistant coachJessie Evans
Assistant coachMarty Gillespie
Home arenaWilliams Arena
Seasons
← 1979–80
1981–82 →
1980–81 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 9 Indiana 14 4   .778     26 9   .743
No. 13 Iowa 13 5   .722     21 7   .750
No. 19 Illinois 12 6   .667     21 8   .724
Purdue 10 8   .556     21 11   .656
Minnesota 9 9   .500     19 11   .633
Ohio State 9 9   .500     14 13   .519
Michigan 8 10   .444     19 11   .633
Michigan State 7 11   .389     13 14   .481
Wisconsin 5 13   .278     11 16   .407
Northwestern 3 15   .167     9 18   .333
Rankings from AP Poll)

The 1980–81 Minnesota Golden Gophers men's basketball team represented the University of Minnesota as a member of the Big Ten Conference during the 1980–81 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. Led by head coach Jim Dutcher, the Gophers finished fourth in the Big Ten conference with a record of 10–8, reached the championship game of the 1981 NIT and finished with an overall record of 21–11.

Roster[edit]

1980–81 Minnesota Golden Gophers men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
F/C 20 Jim Petersen 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Fr St. Louis Park, Minnesota
G 24 Mark Hall 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Jr  
G 32 Trent Tucker 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Jr Flint, Michigan
F 42 Gary Holmes 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Jr  
C 45 Randy Breuer 7 ft 3 in (2.21 m) 225 lb (102 kg) So Lake City, Minnesota
F 54 Ben Coleman 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 230 lb (104 kg) So Minneapolis, Minnesota
Head coach
  • Jim Dutcher (Michigan)
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Current redshirt

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Schedule and results[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
city, state
Non-Conference Regular Season
November 29*
[[{{{school}}}|North Dakota State]] W 99–64  1–0
Williams Arena 
Minneapolis, Minnesota
December 2*
[[{{{school}}}|Florida State]] W 79–66  2–0
Williams Arena 
Minneapolis, Minnesota
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.

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References[edit]

  1. "1980-81 Minnesota Golden Gophers Roster and Stats". Retrieved February 7, 2021.
  2. "2020-21 Minnesota Golden Gophers Men's Basketball Media Guide" (PDF). University of Minnesota Athletics. Retrieved February 7, 2021.


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