1981–82 North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball team

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1981–82 North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball
University of North Carolina Tarheels Interlocking NC logo.svg
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
Ranking
Coaches #1
AP #1
1981–82 record 32–2 (12–2 ACC)
Head coach Dean Smith
Assistant coach Bill Guthridge
Assistant coach Eddie Fogler
Assistant coach Roy Williams
Home arena Carmichael Auditorium
Seasons
« 1980–81 1982–83 »

The 1981–82 North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball team represented University of North Carolina. The team played its home games in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and was a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference. Led by James Worthy, Sam Perkins and freshman Michael Jordan, the Tar Heels won the National Championship. It was head coach Dean Smith's first title.

Roster[edit]

Name # Position Height Year Home Town
Lynwood Robinson 4 Guard 6–1 Freshman Mt. Olive, NC
Jimmy Black 21 Guard 6–3 Senior Bronx, NY
Buzz Peterson 22 Guard 6–3 Freshman Asheville, NC
Michael Jordan 23 Guard/Forward 6–6 Freshman Wilmington, NC
Jim Braddock 24 Guard 6–2 Junior Chattanooga, TN
John Brownlee 32 Forward/Center 6–10 Freshman Fort Worth, TX
Sam Perkins 41 Center/Forward 6–9 Sophomore Latham, NY
Jeb Barlow 43 Forward 6–7 Senior Fuquay-Varina, NC
Matt Doherty 44 Forward 6–7 Sophomore East Meadow, NY
Chris Brust 45 Center/Forward 6–9 Senior Babylon, NY
Cecil Exum 50 Forward 6–6 Sophomore Dudley, NC
Timo Makkonen 51 Center 6–11 Sophomore Lahti, Finland
James Worthy 52 Forward 6–8 Junior Gastonia, NC
Warren Martin 54 Center 6–11 Sophomore Axton, VA

Player stats[edit]

Player Games Minutes Field Goals Three Pointers Free Throws Rebounds Blocks Steals Points
Michael Jordan[1] 34 1079 191 N/A 78 149 8 41 460
Sam Perkins[2] 32 1141 174 N/A 109 250 53 33 457

Post-season Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site


Result Record
ACC Tournament
03/05/82 Georgia Tech #1 Greensboro ColiseumGreensboro, NC
(Quarterfinals)
W 55-39  25-2
03/06/82 NC State #1 Greensboro Coliseum • Greensboro, NC
(Semifinals)
W 58-46  26-2
03/07/82 #3 Virginia #1 Greensboro Coliseum • Greensboro, NC
(Championship Game)
W 47-45  27-2
NCAA Tournament
03/13/82* #9E James Madison #1E Charlotte ColiseumCharlotte, NC
(NCAA round of 32)
W 52-50  28-2
03/19/82* #4E Alabama #1E Reynolds ColiseumRaleigh, NC
(Sweet Sixteen)
W 74-69  29-2
03/21/82* #3E Villanova #1E Reynolds Coliseum • Raleigh, NC
(Elite Eight)
W 70-60  30-2
03/27/82* #6M Houston #1E Louisiana SuperdomeNew Orleans, LA
(Final Four)
W 68-63  31-2
03/29/82* #1W Georgetown #1E Louisiana Superdome • New Orleans, LA
(National Championship Game)
W 63-62  32-2
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time Rank in NCAA tournament indicates seed in the region, E-East region, M-Midwest region, W-West region.

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Awards and honors[edit]

Team players drafted into the NBA[edit]

Year Round Pick Player NBA Club
1982 1 1 James Worthy Los Angeles Lakers
1982 3 59 Jimmy Black New Jersey Nets
1982 6 131 Chris Brust Denver Nuggets
1982 7 153 Jeb Barlow Denver Nuggets
1983 5 107 Jim Braddock Denver Broncos
1984 1 3 Michael Jordan Chicago Bulls
1984 1 4 Sam Perkins Dallas Mavericks
1984 6 118 Matt Doherty Cleveland Cavaliers
1984 9 194 Cecil Exum Denver Nuggets
1985 7 147 Buzz Peterson Cleveland Cavaliers
1986 4 78 John Brownlee Los Angeles Clippers
1986 4 73 Warren Martin Cleveland Cavaliers

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