1982–83 Michigan State Spartans men's basketball team

The 1982–83 Michigan State Spartans men's basketball team represented Michigan State University in the 1982–83 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The team played their home games at Jenison Field House in East Lansing, Michigan and were members of the Big Ten Conference. They were coached by Jud Heathcote in his seventh year at Michigan State. The Spartans finished with a record of 17–13, 9–9 to finish in a tie for sixth place in Big Ten play. The Spartans received an invitation to the NIT where they defeated Bowling Green State before losing to Fresno State.

1982–83 Michigan State Spartans men's basketball
Michigan State Spartans script.svg
Spartan Cutlass Classic champions
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1982–83 record17–13 (9–9 Big Ten)
Head coachJud Heathcote (7th season)
Assistant coaches
Captains
  • Bill Cawood
  • Derek Perry
Home arenaJenison Fieldhouse
Seasons
1982–83 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#5 Indiana 13 5   .722     24 6   .800
Purdue 11 7   .611     21 9   .700
Ohio State 11 7   .611     20 10   .667
Illinois 11 7   .611     21 11   .656
Iowa 10 8   .556     21 10   .677
Minnesota 9 9   .500     18 11   .621
Michigan State 9 9   .500     17 13   .567
Northwestern 7 11   .389     17 13   .567
Michigan 6 12   .333     15 13   .536
Wisconsin 3 15   .167     8 20   .286
Rankings from AP Poll)

Previous seasonEdit

The Spartans finished the 1981–82 season with a record of 11–17, 6–12 to finish in a tie for seventh place.

Roster and statisticsEdit

1982–83 Michigan State Spartans men's basketball team
No Name Pos Year Height Pts Reb Ast
10 Tim Gore G JR 6–4 0.3 0.2 0.2
11 Sam Vincent G SO 6–2 16.6 2.6 4.9
14 Matt Carrington G SO 6–1 0.3 0.1 0.3
15 Ralph Walker F FR 6–8 1.3 0.5 0.3
20 Ben Tower F JR 6–7 5.9 4.7 1.7
22 Bill Cawood G/F SR 6–7 1.2 0.7 0.3
24 Richard Mudd F/C JR 6–9 2.5 2.5 0.1
25 Scott Skiles G FR 6–1 12.5 2.1 4.9
35 Larry Polec F SO 6–8 4.5 2.8 1.4
40 Paul Horton C SO 6–9
41 Derek Perry F SR 6–6 9.1 3.9 0.8
42 Kevin Willis C JR 7–0 13.3 9.6 0.3
44 Patrick Ford G/F FR 6–5 4.7 1.7 1.0
45 Sterling William F JR 6–6

Source[1][2]

Schedule and resultsEdit

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
city, state
Non-conference regular season
Nov 26, 1982*
Western Michigan
Spartan Cutlass Classic semifinals
W 72–65  1–0
Jenison Field House 
East Lansing, MI
Nov 27, 1982*
Central Michigan
Spartan Cutlass Classic championship
W 62–47  2–0
Jenison Field House 
East Lansing, MI
Nov 29, 1982*
at Boise State W 71–58  3–0
Taco Bell Arena 
Boise, ID
Dec 4, 1982*
BYU W 63–55  4–0
Jenison Field House 
East Lansing, MI
Dec 11, 1982*
No. 18 NC State L 41–45  4–1
Reynolds Coliseum 
Raleigh, NC
Dec 13, 1982*
at Cincinnati W 78–69  5–1
Riverfront Coliseum 
Cincinnati, OH
Dec 18, 1982*
Detroit Mercy W 75–72  6–1
Jenison Field House 
East Lansing, MI
Dec 21, 1982*
Cleveland State W 95–56  7–1
Jenison Field House 
East Lansing, MI
Dec 28, 1982*
vs. Louisiana-Lafayette
Sugar Bowl Tournament semifinals
L 66–71  7–2
Avron B. Fogelman Arena 
New Orleans, LA
Dec 29, 1982*
at Tulane
Sugar Bowl Tournament third place game
L 58–81  7–3
Avron B. Fogelman Arena 
New Orleans, LA
Big Ten regular season
Jan 5, 1983
at No. 8 Iowa W 61–59  8–3
(1–0)
Iowa Field House 
Iowa City, IA
Jan 8, 1983
at Northwestern L 51–62  8–4
(1–1)
Alumni Hall 
Evanston, IL
Jan 13, 1983
Wisconsin W 86–66  9–4
(2–1)
Jenison Field House 
East Lansing, MI
Jan 15, 1983
No. 17 Minnesota L 67–69  9–5
(2–2)
Jenison Field House 
East Lansing, MI
Jan 20, 1983
at No. 2 Indiana L 85–89  9–6
(2–3)
Assembly Hall 
Bloomington, IN
Jan 22, 1983
at Ohio State L 69–74  9–7
(2–4)
St. John Arena 
Columbus, OH
Jan 27, 1983
Illinois L 71–78  9–8
(2–5)
Jenison Field House 
East Lansing, MI
Jan 29, 1983
Purdue W 83–67  10–8
(3–5)
Jenison Field House 
East Lansing, MI
Feb 5, 1983
at Michigan
Rivalry
W 70–65  11–8
(4–5)
Crisler Arena 
Ann Arbor, MI
Feb 12, 1983
Michigan
Rivalry
L 67–74  11–9
(4–6)
Jenison Field House 
East Lansing, MI
Feb 17, 1983
at Purdue L 55–61  11–10
(4–7)
Mackey Arena 
West Lafayette, IN
Feb 19, 1983
at Illinois L 61–69  11–11
(4–8)
Assembly Hall 
Champaign, IL
Feb 24, 1983
No. 15 Ohio State W 101–94  12–11
(5–8)
Jenison Field House 
East Lansing, MI
Feb 26, 1983
No. 4 Indiana W 62–54  13–11
(6–8)
Jenison Field House 
East Lansing, MI
Mar 3, 1983
at Minnesota W 79–67  14–11
(7–8)
Williams Arena 
Minneapolis, MN
Mar 5, 1983
at Wisconsin W 91–65  15–11
(8–8)
Wisconsin Field House 
Madison, WI
Mar 9, 1983
Northwestern W 63–58  16–11
(9–8)
Jenison Field House 
East Lansing, MI
Mar 12, 1983
Iowa L 57–75  16–12
(9–9)
Jenison Field House 
East Lansing, MI
NIT
Mar 18, 1983
Bowling Green State
first round
W 72–71  17–12
Jenison Field House 
East Lansing, MI
Mar 21, 1983
Fresno State
first round
L 58–72  17–13
Jenison Field House 
East Lansing, MI
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll,. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Central Time Source[3][4].

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.sports-reference.com/cbb/schools/michigan-state/1984.html
  2. ^ "Michigan State Spartans 2016-17 media guide" (PDF). Retrieved 15 May 2017.
  3. ^ "1982-83 Michigan State Spartans Schedule and Results | College Basketball at Sports-Reference.com". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2016-10-28.
  4. ^ "Michigan State Spartans 2016-17 media guide" (PDF). Retrieved 15 May 2017.