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1981–82 North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball team

The 1981–82 North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball team represented University of North Carolina. The team played its home games in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and was a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference. Led by James Worthy, Sam Perkins and freshman Michael Jordan, the Tar Heels won the National Championship. It was head coach Dean Smith's first title.

1981–82 North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball
North Carolina Tar Heels logo.svg
NCAA Tournament National Champions
ACC Tournament champions
ACC regular season champions
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 1
APNo. 1
1981–82 record32–2 (12–2 ACC)
Head coachDean Smith (21st season)
Assistant coachBill Guthridge (15th season)
Assistant coachEddie Fogler (11th season)
Assistant coachRoy Williams (4th season)
Home arenaCarmichael Auditorium
Seasons
1981–82 ACC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#1 North Carolina 12 2   .857     32 2   .941
#7 Virginia 12 2   .857     30 4   .882
#16 Wake Forest 9 5   .643     21 9   .700
#10 NC State 7 7   .500     22 10   .688
Maryland 5 9   .357     16 13   .552
Duke 4 10   .286     10 17   .370
Clemson 4 10   .286     14 14   .500
Georgia Tech 3 11   .214     10 16   .385
1982 ACC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

Contents

RosterEdit

1981–82 North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
F 43 Jeb Barlow 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 206 lb (93 kg) Sr Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
G 21 Jimmy Black 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 162 lb (73 kg) Sr Bronx, New York
G 24 Jim Braddock 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 171 lb (78 kg) Jr Chattanooga, Tennessee
F 32 John Brownlee 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Fr Fort Worth, Texas
F 45 Chris Brust 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 231 lb (105 kg) Sr Babylon, New York
F 44 Matt Doherty 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 210 lb (95 kg) So East Meadow, New York
F 50 Cecil Exum 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 206 lb (93 kg) So Dudley, North Carolina
G 23 Michael Jordan 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 189 lb (86 kg) Fr Wilmington, North Carolina
C 51 Timo Makkonen 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 202 lb (92 kg) So Lahti, Finland
C 54 Warren Martin 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Fr Axton, Virginia
C 41 Sam Perkins 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 224 lb (102 kg) So Latham, New York
G 22 Buzz Peterson 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Fr Asheville, North Carolina
G 4 Lynwood Robinson 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 176 lb (80 kg) Fr Mount Olive, North Carolina
F 52 James Worthy 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 224 lb (102 kg) Jr Gastonia, North Carolina
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

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Player statsEdit

Player Games Minutes Field Goals Three Pointers Free Throws Rebounds Blocks Steals Assists Points
James Worthy[2] 34 1178 203 N/A 126 215 8 52 82 532
Michael Jordan[3] 34 1079 191 N/A 78 149 8 41 61 460
Sam Perkins[4] 32 1141 174 N/A 109 250 53 33 35 457

ScheduleEdit

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
city, state
November 28*
No. 1 vs. Kansas W 74–67  1–0
Charlotte Coliseum 
 
November 30*
No. 1 vs. USC W 73–62  2–0
Greensboro Coliseum 
 
December 3*
No. 1 No. 9 Tulsa W 78–70  3–0
Carmichael Auditorium 
 
December 12*
No. 1 South Florida W 75–39  4–0
Carmichael Auditorium 
 
December 19*
No. 1 vs. Rutgers W 59–36  5–0
Madison Square Garden 
 
December 26*
No. 1 vs. No. 2 Kentucky W 82–69  6–0
Meadowlands Arena 
 
December 28*
No. 1 vs. Penn St
Cable Car Classic
W 56–50 OT 7–0
Toso Pavilion 
 
December 29*
No. 1 at Santa Clara W 76–57  8–0
 
Santa Clara, CA
January 4*
No. 1 William & Mary W 64–40  9–0
Carmichael Auditorium 
 
January 6
No. 1 Maryland W 66–50  10–0
(1–0)
Cole Field House 
 
January 9
No. 1 No. 2 Virginia W 65–60  11–0
(2–0)
Carmichael Auditorium 
 
January 13
No. 1 No. 12 NC State
Rivalry
W 61–41  12–0
(3–0)
Reynolds Coliseum 
 
January 16
No. 1 Duke
Rivalry
W 73–63  13–0
(4–0)
Cameron Indoor Stadium 
 
January 21
No. 1 Wake Forest L 48–55  13–1
(4–1)
Carmichael Auditorium 
 
January 23
No. 1 at Georgia Tech W 66–54  14–1
(5–1)
Alexander Memorial Coliseum 
Atlanta, GA
January 27
No. 2 Clemson W 77–72  15–1
(6–1)
Carmichael Auditorium 
 
January 30
No. 2 No. 17 NC State W 58–44  16–1
(7–1)
Carmichael Auditorium 
 
February 3
No. 2 at No. 3 Virginia L 58–74  16–2
(7–2)
University Hall 
 
February 5*
No. 2 vs. Furman
North-South Doubleheader
W 96–69  17–2
Charlotte Coliseum 
 
February 6*
No. 2 vs. The Citadel
North-South Doubleheader
W 67–46  18–2
Charlotte Coliseum 
 
February 11
No. 2 Maryland W 59–56  19–2
(8–2)
Carmichael Auditorium 
 
February 14*
No. 2 vs. Georgia W 66–57  20–2
Greensboro Coliseum 
 
February 17
No. 2 at No. 14 Wake Forest W 69–51  21–2
(9–2)
Greensboro Coliseum 
 
February 20
No. 2 at Clemson W 55–49  22–2
(10–2)
Littlejohn Coliseum 
 
February 24
Georgia Tech W 77–54  23–2
(11–2)
Carmichael Auditorium 
 
February 27
No. 2 Duke W 84–66  24–2
(12–2)
Carmichael Auditorium 
 
March 5*
no, no
No. 1 Georgia Tech
ACC Tournament • Quarterfinals
W 55-39  25-2
Greensboro Coliseum 
 
March 6*
no, no
No. 1 NC State
ACC Tournament • Semifinals
W 58-46  26-2
Greensboro Coliseum 
 
March 7*
no, no
No. 1 No. 3 Virginia
ACC Tournament • Final
W 47-45  27-2
Greensboro Coliseum 
 
March 13*
no, no
No. 1 (E1) (E9) James Madison
NCAA Tournament • Round of 32
W 52-50  28-2
Charlotte Coliseum 
 
March 19*
no, no
No. 1 (E1) No. 13 (E4) Alabama
NCAA Tournament • Sweet Sixteen
W 74-69  29-2
Reynolds Coliseum 
 
March 21*
no, no
No. 1 (E1) (E3) Villanova
NCAA Tournament • Elite Eight
W 70-60  30-2
Reynolds Coliseum 
 
March 27*
no, no
No. 1 (E1) (M6) Houston
NCAA Tournament • Final Four
W 68-63  31-2
Louisiana Superdome 
 
March 29*
no, no
No. 1 (E1) No. 6 (W1) Georgetown
NCAA Tournament • Championship Game
W 63-62  32-2
Louisiana Superdome 
 
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time Rank in NCAA tournament indicates seed in the region, E-East region, M-Midwest region, W-West region.

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Awards and honorsEdit

Team players drafted into the NBAEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1982 NCAA Final Four program". March 1982.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-12-08. Retrieved 2009-05-07.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-04-25. Retrieved 2009-05-07.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2009-05-07.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ 2014-15 North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball record book Archived 2015-02-22 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 2015-Apr-24.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-06-30. Retrieved 2014-04-06.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)