GOLDEN GOPHER BASKETBALL

Gopher Basketball 1981-1982 Season

1981-1982 Schedule

Date Opponent W/L Score
11/30/1981 San Francisco State W 88-69
12/02/1981 Dayton W 90-74
12/04/1981 @ Loyola (IL) W 61-60
12/08/1981 Drake W 80-55
12/19/1981 @ Marquette W 76-54
12/21/1981 @ Kansas State L 52-62
12/28/1981 Army W 79-37
12/29/1981 Arizona W 91-62
01/02/1982 Long Beach State W 75-67
01/07/1982 @ Ohio State L 47-49
01/09/1982 @ Michigan State W 64-58
01/14/1982 Iowa W 61-56
01/16/1982 Michigan W 67-58
01/21/1982 @ Wisconsin W 78-57
01/23/1982 Illinois L 57-64
01/28/1982 @ Northwestern W 61-53
01/30/1982 @ Indiana W 69-62
02/04/1982 Purdue W 73-50
02/06/1982 Indiana L 55-58
02/11/1982 Wisconsin W 71-60
02/14/1982 @ Purdue W 53-52
02/18/1982 Northwestern W 76-66
02/20/1982 @ Illinois L 65-77
02/25/1982 @ Michigan W 61-50
02/27/1982 @ Iowa W 57-55 3OT
03/04/1982 Michigan State W 54-51
03/06/1982 Ohio State W 87-75
03/14/1982 NCAA 1st Round
vs. Tennessee-Chattanooga
W 62-61
03/18/1982 NCAA 2nd Round
vs. Louisville
L 61-67

1981-1982 Big Ten Standings

Team Conference Overall
W L PCT W L PCT
Minnesota 14 4 .778 23 6 .793
Iowa 12 6 .667 21 8 .724
Ohio State 12 6 .667 21 10 .677
Indiana 12 6 .667 19 10 .655
Purdue 11 7 .611 18 14 .563
Illinois 10 8 .556 18 11 .621
Michigan State 7 11 .389 12 16 .429
Michigan 7 11 .389 8 19 .296
Northwestern 5 13 .278 9 18 .333
Wisconsin 0 18 .000 0 27 .000

Season notes:

Coached by Jim Dutcher (7th season).

Wisconsin forfeited all of their games from 1981-1982 to 1983-1984. This fact did not affect the Gophers directly since we beat them all six times we met during those years.

Team Roster:

By Name By Number By Position By Eligibility

1981-1982 Poll Results

Associated Press United Press
1. North Carolina
2. DePaul
3. Virginia
4. Oregon State
5. Missouri
6. Georgetown
7. Minnesota
8. Idaho
9. Memphis State
10. Tulsa
11. Fresno State
12. Arkansas
13. Alabama
14. West Virginia
15. Kentucky
16. Iowa
17. Alabama-Birmingham
18. Wake Forest
19. UCLA
20. Louisville
1. North Carolina
2. DePaul
3. Virginia
4. Oregon State
5. Missouri
6. Minnesota
7. Georgetown
8. Idaho
9. Memphis State
10. Fresno State
11. Tulsa
12. Alabama
13. Arkansas
14. Kentucky
15. Wyoming
16. Iowa
17. West Virginia
18. Kansas State
19. Wake Forest
20. Louisville


1981-1982 National Invitation Tournament


First Round

UNLV 87, Murray State 61
Bradley 76, American 65
Tulane 83, Louisiana State 72
Syracuse 84, St. Peter's 75
Oklahoma 81, Oral Roberts 73
Illinois 126, Long Island 78
Dayton 76, Connecticut 75 OT
California-Irvine 70, San Diego State 69
Purdue 72, Western Kentucky 65
Washington 66, Brigham Young 63
Texas A&M 60, Lamar 58
Rutgers 55, Iona 51
Georgia 73, Temple 60
Virginia Tech 69, Fordham 58
Maryland 60, Richmond 50
Mississippi 53, Clemson 49


Second Round

Tulane 56, UNLV 51
Bradley 95, Syracuse 81
Oklahoma 80, California-Irvine 77
Dayton 61, Illinois 58
Texas A&M 69, Washington 65
Purdue 98, Rutgers 65
Georgia 83, Maryland 69
Virginia Tech 61, Mississippi 59


Quarterfinals

Bradley 77, Tulane 61
Oklahoma 91, Dayton 82
Purdue 86, Texas A&M 68
Georgia 90, Virginia Tech 73


NIT Final Four

Semifinals Finals
Bradley 84, Oklahoma 68
Purdue 61, Georgia 60
Bradley 67, Purdue 58


1981-1982 NCAA Tournament


First Round

East Midwest
#9 James Madison 55, #8 Ohio State 48
#5 St. John's (NY) 66, #12 Penn 56
#11 Northeastern 63, #6 St. Joseph's (PA) 62
#7 Wake Forest 74, #10 Old Dominion 57
#8 Boston College 70, #9 San Francisco 66
#5 Kansas State 77, #12 Northern Illinois 68
#6 Houston 94, #11 Alcorn State 84
#7 Marquette 67, #10 Evansville 62
Mideast West
#9 Tennessee 61, #8 SW Louisiana 57
#5 Indiana 94, #12 Robert Morris 62
#11 Middle Tennessee State 50, #6 Kentucky 44
#10 Tennessee-Chattanooga 58, #7 North Carolina State 51
#8 Wyoming 61, #9 Southern California 58
#5 West Virginia 102, #12 North Carolina A&T 72
#6 Iowa 70, #11 NE Louisiana 63
#7 Pepperdine 99, #10 Pittsburgh 88


Second Round

East Midwest
#1 North Carolina 52, #9 James Madison 50
#4 Alabama 69, #5 St. John's (NY) 68
#3 Villanova 76, #11 Northeastern 72 (OT)
#2 Memphis State 56, #7 Wake Forest 55
#8 Boston College 82, #1 DePaul 75
#5 Kansas State 65, #4 Arkansas 64
#6 Houston 78, #3 Tulsa 74
#2 Missouri 73, #7 Marquette 69
Mideast West
#1 Virginia 54, #9 Tennessee 51
#4 Alabama-Birmingham 80, #5 Indiana 70
#3 Louisville 81, #11 Middle Tennessee State 56
#2 Minnesota 62, #10 Tennessee-Chattanooga 61
#1 Georgetown 51, #8 Wyoming 43
#4 Fresno State 50, #5 West Virginia 46
#3 Idaho 69, #6 Iowa 67 (OT)
#2 Oregon State 70, #7 Pepperdine 51


Sweet Sixteen

East Midwest
#1 North Carolina 74, #4 Alabama 69
#3 Villanova 70, #2 Memphis State 66
#8 Boston College 69, #5 Kansas State 65
#6 Houston 79, #2 Missouri 78
Mideast West
#4 Alabama-Birmingham 68, #1 Virginia 66
#3 Louisville 67, #2 Minnesota 61
#1 Georgetown 58, #4 Fresno State 40
#2 Oregon State 60, #3 Idaho 42


Elite Eight

East Midwest
#1 North Carolina 70, #3 Villanova 60 #6 Houston 99, #8 Boston College 92
Mideast West
#3 Louisville 75, #4 Alabama-Birmingham 68 #1 Georgetown 69, #2 Oregon State 45


Final Four

Semifinals Finals
North Carolina 68, Houston 63
Georgetown 50, Louisville 46
North Carolina 63, Georgetown 62

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