1982–83 NCAA Division I men's basketball season
The 1982–83 NCAA Division I men's basketball season began in November 1982 and ended with the Final Four in Albuquerque, New Mexico on April 4, 1983. The NC State Wolfpack won their second NCAA national championship with a 54–52 victory over the heavily-favored #1 ranked Houston Cougars.
|1982–83 NCAA Division I men's basketball season|
|Preseason AP #1||Virginia|
|Tournament dates||March 17, 1983 – April 4, 1983|
|National Championship||The Pit|
Albuquerque, New Mexico
|NCAA Champions||NC State|
|Other champions||Fresno State (NIT)|
|Player of the Year|
|Ralph Sampson, Virginia|
Major rule changesEdit
Beginning in 1982–83, the following rules changes were implemented:
- The penalty for a player violating the five-second "closely guarded" count was changed from a jump ball to a turnover, the defense would get the ball at the closest out of bounds spot to where the violation occurred.
The top 20 from the AP and UPI (Coaches) Polls during the pre-season.
Conference winners and tournamentsEdit
Final Four - The Pit, Albuquerque, New MexicoEdit
|National Semifinals||National Championship Game|
National Invitation TournamentEdit
NIT Semifinals and FinalEdit
Consensus All-American teamsEdit
|Michael Jordan||G||Sophomore||North Carolina|
|Keith Lee||F/C||Sophomore||Memphis State|
|Sam Perkins||F||Junior||North Carolina|
|John Paxson||G||Senior||Notre Dame|
Major player of the year awardsEdit
- Wooden Award: Ralph Sampson, Virginia
- Naismith Award: Ralph Sampson, Virginia
- Associated Press Player of the Year: Ralph Sampson, Virginia
- UPI Player of the Year: Ralph Sampson, Virginia
- NABC Player of the Year: Ralph Sampson, Virginia
- Oscar Robertson Trophy (USBWA): Ralph Sampson, Virginia
- Adolph Rupp Trophy: Ralph Sampson, Virginia
- Sporting News Player of the Year: Michael Jordan, North Carolina
Major coach of the year awardsEdit
- Associated Press Coach of the Year: Guy Lewis, Houston
- UPI Coach of the Year: Jerry Tarkanian, UNLV
- Henry Iba Award (USBWA): Lou Carnesecca, St. John's
- NABC Coach of the Year: Lou Carnesecca, St. John's
- CBS/Chevrolet Coach of the Year: Lou Carnesecca, St. John's
- Sporting News Coach of the Year: Denny Crum, Louisville
Other major awardsEdit
- "2017–18 NCAA Men's Basketball Records, Page 4" (PDF). 2017–18 NCAA Men's Basketball Media Guide. National Collegiate Athletic Association. 2017. Retrieved February 17, 2018.
- *ESPN College Basketball Encyclopedia: The Complete History of the Men's Game. Random House. 2009. p. 899. ISBN 0-345-51392-4.
- sports-reference.com 1982-83 Big East Conference Season Summary
- "2017-18 Men's Basketball Media Guide". Pac-12 Conference. p. 72. Retrieved February 16, 2018.