1981–82 Virginia Cavaliers men's basketball team

The 1981–82 Virginia Cavaliers men's basketball team represented University of Virginia and was a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference.

1981–82 Virginia Cavaliers men's basketball
ACC Regular Season Co-Champions
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 3
APNo. 3
1981–82 record30–4 (12–2 ACC)
Head coach
Assistant coaches
Home arenaUniversity Hall
Seasons
1981–82 ACC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 1 North Carolina 12 2   .857     32 2   .941
No. 7 Virginia 12 2   .857     30 4   .882
No. 16 Wake Forest 9 5   .643     21 9   .700
No. 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

Virginia was the top seed in the Mideast region of the 48-team NCAA Tournament, but was upset by two points in the Sweet Sixteen by the UAB Blazers, before a partisan crowd in Birmingham.[1][2][3]

RosterEdit

1981–82 Virginia Cavaliers men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
F 4 Jim Miller 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Fr Princeton, West Virginia
F 10 Craig Robinson 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Jr Montclair, New Jersey
G 11 Othell Wilson 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
So Woodbridge, Virginia
F/C 12 Dean Carpenter 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Sr New Orleans
G 14 Ricky Stokes 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
So Richmond, Virginia
G 21 Jim Runcie 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Fr Hyde Park, New York
G 24 Jeff Jones (C) 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Sr Owensboro, Kentucky
F 30 Kenton Edelin 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
So Alexandria, Virginia
G 32 Doug Newburg 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Jr McLean, Virginia
G 33 Kenny Johnson 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Fr Baltimore
F 42 Peter MacBeth 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Jr Indialantic, Florida
G/F 45 Tim Mullen 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Fr Ridgewood, New Jersey
F 51 Dan Merrifield 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Fr Linwood, New Jersey
C 55 Ralph Sampson 7 ft 4 in (2.24 m)
Jr Harrisonburg, Virginia
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on
Source[4]

ScheduleEdit

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Regular season
Nov. 21*
No. 7 vs. BYU W 63–61  1–0
Springfield Civic Center (8,808)
Springfield, Massachusetts
Nov. 27*
No. 7 Fairfield W 107–66  2–0
University Hall (9,000)
Charlottesville, Virginia
Nov. 29*
No. 7 George Mason W 76–57  3–0
University Hall (9,000)
Charlottesville, Virginia
Dec. 2*
No. 5 Randolph–Macon W 82–50  4–0
University Hall (9,000)
Charlottesville, Virginia
Dec. 5*
No. 5 at VMI W 76–49  5–0
Cameron Hall (4,460)
Lexington, Virginia
Dec. 9
No. 5 Duke W 92–83  6–0
(1–0)
University Hall (9,000)
Charlottesville, Maryland
Dec. 19*
No. 5 at Chaminade W 75–59  7–0
(1–0)
Neal S. Blaisdell Center (3,052)
Laie, HI
Dec. 21*
No. 5 at BYU–Hawaii W 118–84  8–0
(1–0)
Cannon Activities Center (1,739)
Laie, HI
Dec. 29*
No. 3 vs. Richmond W 74–43  9–0
(1–0)
Richmond Coliseum (10,716)
Richmond, Virginia
Dec. 30*
No. 3 vs. James Madison W 57–44  10–0
(1–0)
Richmond Coliseum (10,716)
Richmond, Virginia
Jan. 2*
No. 3 James Madison W 73–65  11–0
(1–0)
University Hall (9,000)
Charlottesville, Virginia
Jan. 6*
No. 2 Notre Dame W 87–54  12–0
(1–0)
Capital Centre (17,422)
Landover, Maryland
Jan. 9
No. 2 at No. 1 North Carolina L 60–65  12–1
(1–1)
Carmichael Arena (10,000)
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Jan. 12
No. 3 Maryland W 45–40 OT 13–1
(2–1)
University Hall (9,000)
Charlottesville, Virginia
Jan. 14*
No. 3 Wagner W 99–67  14–1
(2–1)
University Hall (9,000)
Charlottesville, Georgia
Jan. 16
No. 3 Georgia Tech W 79–60  15–1
(3–1)
University Hall (9,000)
Charlottesville, Virginia
Jan. 17
No. 3 Clemson W 89–68  16–1
(4–1)
University Hall (5,000)
Charlottesville, Virginia
Jan. 20*
No. 3 at George Washington W 80–54  17–1
(4–1)
Charles E. Smith Center (5,000)
Washington, D.C.
Jan. 24*
No. 3 at No. 17 Louisville W 74–56  18–1
(4–1)
Freedom Hall (16,613)
Louisville, Kentucky
Jan. 27
No. 3 at No. 18 Wake Forest W 69–66  19–1
(5–1)
Greensboro Coliseum (15,867)
Greensboro, North Carolina
Jan. 30
No. 3 at Duke W 77–65  20–1
(6–1)
Cameron Indoor Stadium (8,564)
Durham, North Carolina
Feb. 3
No. 3 No. 2 North Carolina W 74–58  21–1
(7–1)
University Hall 
Charlottesville, Virginia
Feb. 6*
No. 3 vs. Virginia Tech W 80–66  22–1
(7–1)
Roanoke Civic Center (10,056)
Roanoke, Virginia
Feb. 10
No. 1 at NC State W 39–36  23–1
(8–1)
Reynolds Coliseum (12,400)
Raleigh, North Carolina
Feb. 13
No. 1 at Clemson W 56–54  24–1
(9–1)
Littlejohn Coliseum (11,000)
Clemson, South Carolina
Feb. 15
No. 1 at Georgia Tech W 56–52  25–1
(10–1)
Alexander Memorial Coliseum (6,939)
Atlanta
Feb. 20
No. 1 NC State W 45–40  26–1
(11–1)
University Hall (9,000)
Charlottesville, Virginia
Feb. 24
No. 1 No. 18 Wake Forest W 84–66  27–1
(12–1)
University Hall (9,000)
Charlottesville, Virginia
Feb. 27
No. 1 at Maryland L 46–47 OT 27–2
(12–2)
Cole Field House (14,500)
College Park, Maryland
ACC Tournament
Mar. 5
No. 3 vs. Clemson
ACC Quarterfinals
W 56–54  28–2
Greensboro Coliseum (15,875)
Greensboro, North Carolina
Mar. 6
No. 3 vs. No. 16 Wake Forest
ACC Semifinals
W 51–49  29–2
Greensboro Coliseum (16,034)
Greensboro, North Carolina
Mar. 7
No. 3 vs. No. 1 North Carolina
ACC Championship
L 45–47  29–3
Greensboro Coliseum (16,034)
Greensboro, North Carolina
NCAA Tournament
Mar. 12
No. 3 Bye (#1 seed - Mideast)
First Round
 
 
Mar. 14
No. 3 vs. Tennessee
Second Round
W 54–51  30–3
Market Square Arena (15,000)
Indianapolis
Mar. 18
No. 3 vs. No. 17 UAB
Sweet Sixteen
L 66–68  30–4
Birmingham–Jefferson Civic Center (16,754)
Birmingham, Alabama
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern time.
Source:[5]

Awards and honorsEdit

NBA draftEdit

Year Round Pick Player NBA Club
1982 4 77 Jeff Jones Indiana Pacers
1983 1 1 Ralph Sampson Houston Rockets
1983 3 68 Craig Robinson Boston Celtics
1984 2 35 Othell Wilson Golden State Warriors
Source:[10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ala.-Birmingham, Louisville get by Sampson, Breuer". Reading Eagle. (Pennsylvania). Associated Press. March 19, 1982. p. 24.
  2. ^ Martin, Steve (March 19, 1982). "UAB Blazers slay giant Virginia". Tuscaloosa News. (Alabama). p. 12.
  3. ^ Wilson, Austin (March 19, 1982). "UAB stuns Virginia with 68-66 triumph". Free Lance-Star. Fredericksburg, Virginia. Associated Press. p. 10.
  4. ^ Morris, Ron (1988). ACC Basketball: An Illustrated History. Chapel Hill, North Carolina: Four Corners Press. p. 306.
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