1980–81 Wisconsin Badgers men's basketball team

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1980–81 Wisconsin Badgers men's basketball
Wisconsin Badgers logo.svg
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1980–81 record11–16 (5–13 Big Ten)
Head coachBill Cofield
Home stadiumUW Fieldhouse
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 Wisconsin Badgers men's basketball team represented the University of Wisconsin–Madison in the 1980–81 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The head coach was Bill Cofield, coaching his 5th 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.

Forward Claude Gregory was the team's leading scorer with 20.4 points and 9.2 rebounds in 27 games. Other statistical leaders included guard Danny Hastings with 3.1 assists.[1]

Schedule[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
city, state
December 1*
at Alabama  75–90  0–1
Coleman Coliseum 
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
December 5*
Kentucky State  77–65  1–1
Wisconsin Field House 
Madison, WI
December 6*
UW Green Bay  68–66 2OT 2–1
Wisconsin Field House 
Madison, WI
December 9*
Ball State  85–72  3–1
Wisconsin Field House 
Madison, WI
December 12*
at Davidson  63–67  3–2
Charlotte Coliseum 
Charlotte, NC
December 13*
at Charlotte  71–63  4–2
Charlotte Coliseum 
Charlotte, NC
December 22*
Texas Southern  58–49  5–2
Wisconsin Field House 
Madison, WI
December 31*
Central Michigan  69–62  6–2
Wisconsin Field House 
Madison, WI
January 8
at Minnesota  60–76  6–3
(0—1)
Williams Arena 
Minneapolis, Minnesota
January 10
at Northwestern  48–50  6–4
(0—2)
Welsh-Ryan Arena 
Evanston, Illinois
January 15
Iowa  66–76  6–5
(0—3)
Wisconsin Field House 
Madison, WI
January 17
Purdue  69–71  6–6
(0—4)
Wisconsin Field House 
Madison, WI
January 22
Michigan State  63–62  7–6
(1—4)
Wisconsin Field House 
Madison, WI
January 24
at Illinois  54–45  8–6
(2—4)
Assembly Hall 
Champaign, Illinois
January 27
at Ohio State  67–71  8–7
(2—5)
St. John Arena 
Columbus, Ohio
January 31
Michigan  67–74  8–8
(2—6)
Wisconsin Field House 
Madison, WI
February 5
at Indiana  64–89  8–9
(2—7)
Assembly Hall 
Bloomington, Indiana
February 7
at Michigan  64–71  8–10
(2—8)
Crisler Arena 
Ann Arbor, Michigan
February 12
Illinois  65–84  8–11
(2—9)
Wisconsin Field House 
Madison, WI
February 14
Indiana  52–59  8–12
(2—10)
Wisconsin Field House 
Madison, WI
February 19
at Michigan State  65–74  8–13
(2—11)
Jenison Field House 
East Lansing, Michigan
February 21
Ohio State  77–63  9–13
(3—11)
Wisconsin Field House 
Madison, WI
February 26
at Purdue  61–72  9–14
(3—12)
Mackey Arena 
West Lafayette, Indiana
February 28
at Iowa  75–96  9–15
(3—13)
Iowa Field House 
Iowa City, Iowa
March 5
Northwestern  60–57  10–15
(4—13)
Wisconsin Field House 
Madison, WI
March 7
Minnesota  60–58  11–15
(6—13)
Wisconsin Field House 
Madison, WI
March 10*
Marquette  53–64  11–16
(6—13)
Wisconsin Field House 
Madison, WI
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.

[2][3]

Team players drafted into the NBA[edit]

Round Pick Player NBA Club
2 41 Claude Gregory Washington Bullets
7 157 Larry Petty Los Angeles Lakers

[4]

References[edit]

  1. "1980-81 Wisconsin Badgers Roster and Stats". SR/CBB. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 19, 2019.
  2. "1980–81 Wisconsin Badgers Schedule and Results". College Basketball at Sports-Reference.com.
  3. Wisconsin Record Book
  4. 1981 NBA Draft Archived 2007-08-24 at the Wayback Machine, basketballreference.com

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