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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.

Season headlinesEdit

Major rule changesEdit

Beginning in 1982–83, the following rules changes were implemented:[1]

  • 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.

Season outlookEdit

Pre-season pollsEdit

The top 20 from the AP and UPI (Coaches) Polls during the pre-season.[2]

Associated Press
Ranking Team
1 Virginia
2 Georgetown
3 North Carolina
4 Kentucky
5 Villanova
6 Memphis State
7 UCLA
8 Louisville
9 Indiana
10 Oregon State
11 Iowa
12 Alabama
13 Tennessee
14 Houston
15 Missouri
16 NC State
17 Arkansas
18 Marquette
19 St. John's
20 UNLV
Oklahoma
UPI Coaches
Ranking Team
1 Virginia
2 North Carolina
3 Georgetown
4 Kentucky
5 Louisville
6 UCLA
7 Indiana
Villanova
9 Memphis State
10 Oregon State
11 Houston
12 Iowa
13 Alabama
14 Missouri
15 Tennessee
16 Marquette
17 DePaul
18 Oklahoma
19 St. John's
20 Arkansas

Regular seasonEdit

Conference winners and tournamentsEdit

Conference standingsEdit

1982–83 Atlantic 10 men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Rutgers 11 3   .786     23 8   .742
Saint Joseph's 8 6   .571     15 13   .536
Temple 5 9   .357     14 15   .483
UMass 4 10   .286     9 20   .310
Rhode Island 3 11   .214     9 19   .321
West Virginia 10 4   .714     23 8   .742
St. Bonaventure 10 4   .714     20 10   .667
Penn State 9 5   .643     17 11   .607
Duquesne 6 8   .429     12 16   .429
George Washington 4 10   .286     14 15   .483
1983 Atlantic 10 Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll
1982–83 ACC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#8 North Carolina 12 2   .857     28 8   .778
#4 Virginia 12 2   .857     29 5   .853
Maryland 8 6   .571     20 10   .667
#16 NC State 8 6   .571     26 10   .722
Wake Forest 7 7   .500     20 10   .667
Georgia Tech 4 10   .286     13 15   .464
Duke 3 11   .214     11 17   .393
Clemson 2 12   .143     11 20   .355
1983 ACC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll
1982–83 Big East men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#11 Boston College 12 4   .750     25 7   .781
#13 Villanova 12 4   .750     24 8   .750
#3 St. John's 12 4   .750     28 5   .848
#20 Georgetown 11 5   .688     22 10   .688
Syracuse 9 7   .563     21 10   .677
Pittsburgh 6 10   .375     13 15   .464
Connecticut 5 11   .313     12 16   .429
Providence 4 12   .250     12 19   .387
Seton Hall 1 15   .063     6 23   .207
1983 Big East Tournament winner
As of April 4, 1983[3]; Rankings from AP Poll
1982–83 Big Eight Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#10 Missouri 12 2   .857     26 8   .765
Oklahoma 10 4   .714     24 9   .727
#19 Oklahoma State 9 5   .643     24 7   .774
Nebraska 9 5   .643     22 10   .688
Iowa State 5 9   .357     13 15   .464
Kansas State 4 10   .286     12 16   .429
Kansas 4 10   .286     13 16   .448
Colorado 3 11   .214     13 15   .464
1983 Big Eight Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll
1982–83 Big Sky Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Weber State 10 4   .714     23 8   .742
Nevada 10 4   .714     18 11   .621
Montana 9 5   .643     21 8   .724
Idaho 9 5   .643     20 9   .690
Idaho State 7 7   .500     10 17   .370
Boise State 5 9   .357     10 17   .370
Northern Arizona 3 11   .214     10 16   .385
Montana State 3 11   .214     10 17   .370
1983 Big Sky Tournament winner
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)
1982–83 ECAC South men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
William & Mary 9 0   1.000     20 9   .690
James Madison 6 3   .667     20 11   .645
Navy 3 3   .500     18 11   .621
George Mason 3 6   .333     15 12   .556
East Carolina 3 7   .300     16 13   .552
Richmond 2 7   .222     12 16   .429
ECAC South Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll
1982–83 Mid-American Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Bowling Green 15 3   .833     21 9   .700
Ohio 12 6   .667     23 9   .719
Toledo 10 8   .556     17 12   .586
Ball State 10 8   .556     17 12   .586
Miami 10 8   .556     13 15   .464
Kent State 9 9   .500     15 13   .536
Eastern Michigan 8 10   .444     12 16   .429
Northern Illinois 8 10   .444     11 16   .407
Central Michigan 5 13   .278     10 17   .370
Western Michigan 3 15   .167     5 23   .179
Mid-American Conference Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll
1982–83 Missouri Valley Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#14 Wichita State 17 1   .944     25 3   .893
Illinois State 13 5   .722     24 7   .774
New Mexico State 11 7   .611     18 11   .621
Tulsa 11 7   .611     19 12   .613
Bradley 10 8   .556     16 13   .552
Drake 9 9   .500     13 15   .464
Indiana State 5 13   .278     9 19   .321
Southern Illinois 5 13   .278     9 19   .321
West Texas A&M 5 13   .278     8 20   .286
Creighton 4 14   .222     8 19   .296
1983 MVC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll
1982–83 Ohio Valley Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Murray State 11 3   .786     21 8   .724
Morehead State 10 4   .714     19 11   .633
Tennessee Tech 9 5   .643     16 12   .571
Akron 7 7   .500     14 15   .483
Eastern Kentucky 7 7   .500     10 17   .370
Youngstown State 5 9   .357     15 12   .556
Austin Peay 4 10   .286     11 16   .407
Middle Tennessee State 3 11   .214     7 20   .259
OVC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll
1982–83 Pacific Coast Athletic Association men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#6 UNLV 15 1   .938     28 3   .903
Cal State Fullerton 12 4   .750     21 8   .724
Utah State 10 6   .625     20 9   .690
Fresno State 9 7   .563     25 10   .714
UC Irvine 8 8   .500     16 12   .571
San Jose State 7 9   .438     14 15   .483
Long Beach State 6 10   .375     13 16   .448
Pacific 4 12   .250     7 21   .250
UC Santa Barbara 1 15   .063     7 20   .259
1983 PCAA Tournament winner
1982–83 Pacific-10 Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#7 UCLA 15 3   .833     23 6   .793
Washington State 14 4   .778     23 7   .767
Oregon State 12 6   .667     20 11   .645
Arizona State 12 6   .667     19 14   .576
USC 11 7   .611     17 11   .607
Washington 7 11   .389     16 15   .516
California 7 11   .389     14 14   .500
Stanford 6 12   .333     14 14   .500
Oregon 5 13   .278     9 18   .333
Arizona 1 17   .056     4 24   .143
As of April 15, 1982[4]; Rankings from AP Poll
1982–83 Southeastern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#12 Kentucky 13 5   .722     23 8   .742
LSU 10 8   .556     19 13   .594
Ole Miss 10 8   .556     19 12   .613
Vanderbilt 9 9   .500     19 14   .576
Mississippi State 9 9   .500     17 12   .586
#18 Georgia 9 9   .500     24 10   .706
Tennessee 9 9   .500     20 12   .625
Auburn 8 10   .444     15 13   .536
Alabama 8 10   .444     20 12   .625
Florida 5 13   .278     13 18   .419
1983 SEC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll
1982–83 Southern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#15 Chattanooga 15 1   .938     26 4   .867
Marshall 13 3   .813     20 8   .714
East Tennessee State 12 4   .750     22 9   .710
Western Carolina 9 7   .563     17 12   .586
Davidson 8 8   .500     13 15   .464
The Citadel 7 9   .438     12 16   .429
Furman 4 12   .250     9 20   .310
Appalachian State 3 13   .188     6 21   .222
VMI 1 15   .063     2 25   .074
1983 Southland Tournament winner
As of April 30, 1983; Rankings from AP Poll
1982–83 Southwest Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#1 Houston 16 0   1.000     31 3   .912
#9 Arkansas 14 2   .875     26 4   .867
Texas A&M 10 6   .625     17 14   .548
TCU 9 7   .563     23 11   .676
SMU 9 7   .563     19 11   .633
Texas Tech 7 9   .438     11 20   .355
Baylor 4 12   .250     12 16   .429
Rice 2 14   .125     8 20   .286
Texas 1 15   .063     6 22   .214
1983 SWC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

Statistical leadersEdit

Postseason tournamentsEdit

NCAA TournamentEdit

Final Four - The Pit, Albuquerque, New MexicoEdit

National Semifinals National Championship Game
      
E4 Georgia 60
W6 NC State 67
W6 NC State 54
MW1 Houston 52
ME1 Louisville 81
MW1 Houston 94

National Invitation TournamentEdit

NIT Semifinals and FinalEdit

Semifinals Finals
      
Wake Forest 62
Fresno State 86
Fresno State 69
DePaul 60
Nebraska 58
DePaul 68

Award winnersEdit

Consensus All-American teamsEdit

Consensus First Team
Player Position Class Team
Dale Ellis F Senior Tennessee
Patrick Ewing C Sophomore Georgetown
Michael Jordan G Sophomore North Carolina
Keith Lee F/C Sophomore Memphis State
Sam Perkins F Junior North Carolina
Ralph Sampson C Senior Virginia
Wayman Tisdale F Freshman Oklahoma


Consensus Second Team
Player Position Class Team
Clyde Drexler G/F Junior Houston
Sidney Green F/C Senior UNLV
John Paxson G Senior Notre Dame
Steve Stipanovich C Senior Missouri
Jon Sundvold G Senior Missouri
Darrell Walker G Senior Arkansas
Randy Wittman F/G Senior Indiana

Major player of the year awardsEdit

Major coach of the year awardsEdit

Other major awardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "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.
  2. ^ *ESPN College Basketball Encyclopedia: The Complete History of the Men's Game. Random House. 2009. p. 899. ISBN 0-345-51392-4.
  3. ^ sports-reference.com 1982-83 Big East Conference Season Summary
  4. ^ "2017-18 Men's Basketball Media Guide". Pac-12 Conference. p. 72. Retrieved February 16, 2018.