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1981-82 Basketball Results

Gopher Basketball 1981-82 Season

  • Head Coach: Jim Dutcher (7th season)
  • Overall Record: 23-6
  • Conference Record: 14-4
  • Notes: 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.

1981-82 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

1981-82 Big Ten Standings

TEAM CONF OVERALL
Minnesota 14-4 23-6
Iowa 12-6 21-8
Ohio State 12-6 21-10
Indiana 12-6 19-10
Purdue 11-7 18-14
Illinois 10-8 18-11
Michigan State 7-11 12-16
Michigan 7-11 8-19
Northwestern 5-13 9-18
Wisconsin 0-18 0-27

1981-82 Gopher Basketball Roster

No. Name Pos. Yr. Ht. Wt. Hometown (Last School)
45 Bruer, Randy C Jr 7-3 231 Lake City, MN
34 Davis, Tommy G Fr 6-4 195 Aberdeen, MD
42 Holmes, Gary F/C Sr 6-10 239 Miami, FL (Central)
33 Howell, Zebedee F Jr 6-7 216 Ocala, FL (Vanguard)
3 Kaupa, Bruce G Jr 6-1 176 Woodbury, MN
30 Mitchell, Darryl G Sr 6-5 201 W. Palm Beach (North Shore)
20 Petersen, Jim F So 6-10 213 St. Louis Park, MN
12 Scott, Kelly G Jr 5-11 160 St. Anthony, MN
21 Thompson, Andy F Sr 6-6 211 Nassau, Bahamas (Miami)
32 Tucker, Trent G/F Sr 6-5 193 Flint, MI (Northwestern)
35 Wiley, John F Sr 6-9 203 Flint, MI (Beecher)
31 Wohler, Barry G Fr 6-2 171 Bird Island, MN (Bird Island-Lake Lillian)

1981-82 Final AP Poll

Team
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

1981-82 Final United Press Poll

Team
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

Final Four

Semifinals

North Carolina 68, Houston 63
Georgetown 50, Louisville 46

Finals

North Carolina 63, Georgetown 62