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Encyclopedia > 1983 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament

The 1983 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament involved 48 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division I college basketball. It began on March 2, 1983, and ended with the championship game on April 4 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. A total of 47 games were played. A single-elimination tournament, also called a knockout or sudden death tournament, is a type of tournament where the loser of each match is immediately eliminated from winning the championship or first prize in the event. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Division I (or DI) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... College basketball most often refers to the American basketball competitive governance structure established by the National Collegiate Athletic Association, or NCAA. // The game of basketball was invented by Dr. James Naismith in 1891. ... March 2 is the 61st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (62nd in leap years). ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... April 4 is the 94th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (95th in leap years). ... Nickname: The Duke City Location in the state of New Mexico Coordinates: Country United States State New Mexico County Bernalillo Founded 1706 Government  - Mayor Martin Chavez Area  - City  181. ...


North Carolina State, coached by Jim Valvano, won the national title with a 54-52 victory in the final game over Houston, coached by Guy Lewis. The ending of the final is one of the most famous in college basketball history, with Lorenzo Charles' dunk at the buzzer of an airball shot from 30 feet by Dereck Whittenburg providing the final margin. This contributed to the nickname given to North Carolina State, the "Cardiac Pack", a reference to their often close games that came down to the wire. Both Charles' dunk and Valvano's running around the court in celebration immediately after the game have been staples of NCAA tournament coverage ever since. North Carolina State's victory has often been considered the greatest upset in college basketball history and one of the best in sports' history. North Carolina State University is a public, coeducational, extensive research university located in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States. ... James Thomas Anthony Valvano (March 10, 1946–April 28, 1993), nicknamed Jimmy V, was an American college basketball coach. ... The University of Houston, formerly University of Houston–University Park, is a comprehensive doctoral degree-granting university[1] located in Houston, Texas. ... Guy V. Lewis (born in Arp, Texas, United States of America, March 19, 1922) was a highly succesful NCAA basketball coach for 30 years at the University of Houston. ... Lorenzo Emile Charles, nicknamed Zo (born November 25, 1963, in Brooklyn, New York), is an American former college and professional basketball player. ...


Akeem Olajuwon of Houston was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player, becoming the last player to date to earn this award while playing for a team that failed to win the national title. Hakeem Abdul Olajuwon (born Akeem Abdul Olajuwon on January 21, 1963 in Lagos, Nigeria) is a former professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association. ... At the conclusion of the NCAA mens and womens Division I basketball championships (the Final Four tournaments), the Associated Press selects a Most Outstanding Player. ...


Another historically significant game in this tournament was the Mideast Regional final between Kentucky and Louisville, in-state rivals that had not played one another in basketball since the 1959 NCAA tournament, and had not played in the regular season since 1922. After Kentucky managed to tie the game at the buzzer, Louisville dominated the overtime to advance to the Final Four. This result directly led to the start of an annual basketball series between the two schools that November. The University of Kentucky, also referred to as UK, is a public, co-educational university located in Lexington, Kentucky. ... The University of Louisville (also known as U of L) is a public, state-supported university located in Louisville, Kentucky, United States. ... The 1959 NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Tournament involved 23 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of mens NCAA Division I college basketball. ... Year 1922 (MCMXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar). ... The Battle for the Bluegrass is the qouilical name for the annual NCAA Mens Basketball game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Kentucky Wildcats. ...

Contents

Bracket

East region

  First round Second round Sweet Sixteen Elite Eight
                                     
8  Southwest Louisiana 53  
9  Rutgers 60  
  9  Rutgers 55  
    1  St. John's 66  
      
        
  1  St. John's 67  
  4  Georgia 70  
        
        
  4  Georgia 56
    5  Virginia Commonwealth 54  
5  Virginia Commonwealth 76
12  La Salle 67  
  4  Georgia 82
  2  North Carolina 77
6  Syracuse 74  
11  Morehead State 59  
  6  Syracuse 74
    3  Ohio State 79  
      
        
  3  Ohio State 51
  2  North Carolina 64  
        
        
  2  North Carolina 68
    10  James Madison 49  
7  West Virginia 50
10  James Madison 57  

West region

  First round Second round Sweet Sixteen Elite Eight
                                     
8  Washington State 62  
9  Weber State 52  
  8  Washington State 49  
    1  Virginia 54  
      
        
  1  Virginia 95  
  4  Boston College 92  
        
        
  4  Boston College 51
    12  Princeton 42  
5  Oklahoma State 53
12  Princeton 56  
  1  Virginia 62
  6  N.C. State 63
6  N.C. State 69  
11  Pepperdine 67  
  6  N.C. State 71
    3  UNLV 70  
      
        
  6  N.C. State 75
  10  Utah 56  
        
        
  2  UCLA 61
    10  Utah 67  
7  Illinois 49
10  Utah 52  

Mideast region

  First round Second round Sweet Sixteen Elite Eight
                                     
8  Tennessee 57  
9  Marquette 56  
  8  Tennessee 57  
    1  Louisville 70  
      
        
  1  Louisville 65  
  4  Arkansas 63  
        
        
  4  Arkansas 78
    5  Purdue 68  
5  Purdue 55
12  Robert Morris 53  
  1  Louisville 80
  3  Kentucky 68*
6  Illinois State 49  
11  Ohio 51  
  11  Ohio 40
    3  Kentucky 57  
      
        
  3  Kentucky 64
  2  Indiana 59  
        
        
  2  Indiana 63
    7  Oklahoma 49  
7  Oklahoma 71
10  UAB 63  

Midwest region

  First round Second round Sweet Sixteen Elite Eight
                                     
8  Maryland 52  
9  Tennessee-Chattanooga 51  
  8  Maryland 50  
    1  Houston 60  
      
        
  1  Houston 70  
  4  Memphis State 63  
        
        
  4  Memphis State 66
    5  Georgetown 57  
5  Georgetown 68
12  Alcorn State 63  
  1  Houston 89
  3  Villanova 71
6  Alabama 50  
11  Lamar 73  
  11  Lamar 58
    3  Villanova 60  
      
        
  3  Villanova 55
  7  Iowa 54  
        
        
  2  Missouri 63
    7  Iowa 77  
7  Iowa 64
10  Utah State 59  

Final Four

  National Semifinals National Finals
                 
E4  Georgia 60  
W6  N.C. State 67  
    W6  N.C. State 54
  MW1  Houston 52
ME1  Louisville 81
MW1  Houston 94  

North Carolina State University is a public, coeducational, extensive research university located in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States. ... The University of Houston, formerly University of Houston–University Park, is a comprehensive doctoral degree-granting university[1] located in Houston, Texas. ...

External links

  • 1983 NCAA Basketball Tournament on Shrp Sports (source for the bracket)
  • HoopsTournament.Net, source for much of the information on this page.


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