1982 NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Tournament

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1982 NCAA Women's Division I
Basketball Tournament
1982WomensFinalFourLogo.jpg
Teams 32
Finals site Norfolk Scope
Norfolk, Virginia
Champions Louisiana Tech (1st title)
Runner-up Cheyney (1st title game)
Semifinalists Maryland (1st Final Four)
USC (1st Final Four)
MOP Janice Lawrence Louisiana Tech
NCAA Women's Division I Tournaments
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The 1982 NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Tournament was the first Women's Basketball Tournament held under the auspices of the NCAA. From 1972–1982, there were national tournaments for Division I schools held under the auspices of the AIAW. The inaugural NCAA Tournament included 32 teams. Tennessee, Louisiana Tech, Cheyney, and Maryland met in the Final Four, held at the Norfolk Scope in Norfolk, Virginia and hosted by Old Dominion University, with Louisiana Tech defeating Cheyney for the title, 76-62.[1] Louisiana Tech's Janice Lawrence was named the Most Outstanding Player of the tournament. [2] Her teammate Kim Mulkey went on to become the first (and to date only) woman to win NCAA Division I basketball titles as a player and coach, winning the 2005 and 2012 titles as head coach at Baylor.

Notable events[edit]

Louisiana Tech women's basketball team

While the 1982 tournament was the first tournament under the NCAA, many of the participating teams had a long history of tournament experience. The Louisiana Tech team made it to the Final Four of the 1979, 1980 and 1981 AIAW Tournaments, winning the National Championship with a perfect 34–0 record in 1981. The Lady Techsters were favorites to repeat, as their team entered the 1982 NCAA tournaments with only a single loss on the season. The team included two Kodak All-Americans, Pam Kelly and Angela Turner. Pam Kelly would win the Wade Trophy, awarded to the nation's best Division I women's basketball player. Her teammates included Janice Lawrence and Kim Mulkey, both of whom would play on the gold-medal-winning Olympic team in 1984.[3] The team had two head coaches. Sonja Hogg had been head coach of the team since its formation in 1974. Hogg brought Leon Barmore on to the coaching staff in 1977. In 1982, Barmore shared head coaching duties with Hogg, which he would do until 1985, when Hogg stepped down.[4]

The Louisiana Tech team won their first game easily, beating Tennessee Tech 114–52. They easily won their next two games against Arizona State and Kentucky, to advance to the Final Four, the only number one seed to make it to the finals.

The Lady Techsters faced the Lady Vols from Tennessee in the semi-finals, and won 69–46. In the National Championship game, they faced Cheyney State, coached by future Hall of Fame coach C. Vivian Stringer. The Cheyney State team entered the match-up on a 23-game winning streak.[5] The Louisiana Tech team hit 56% of their field goals attempts to win easily, 76–62, and win the first National Championship in the NCAA era.[3]

Records[edit]

Pam Kelly cutting down the nets after the 1982 NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament Championship win

In the Semi-final game between Louisiana Tech and Tennessee, Louisiana Tech's Pam Kelly hit twelve of her fourteen attempted free throws. Twelve made free throws is still, as of 2012, a Final Four record for made free throws.[6]

In the west regional final between Drake and Maryland, Lorri Bauman scored 50 points in a losing effort. Her scoring mark is still the single game record for an NCAA Tournament game. Her 21 made field goals, out of 35 attempts, both of which remain as single game tournament records. In the first round game against Ohio State, Bauman hit all 16 of her free throws. While several players have subsequently all of their attempted free throws, no one has a perfect record with more than 16.[7]

In the three games of her tournament, Bauman scored a total of 110 points, for an average of 36.7 points per game. No player has surpassed that per game scoring mark, through 2012.[6]

Bauman's 50 point performance qualified as one of the top 25 moments of NCAA Tournament history as chronicled by ESPN and the NCAA.com as part of the 25th anniversary celebration of NCAA women's basketball.[7]

Qualifying teams - automatic[edit]

Thirty-two teams were selected to participate in the 1982 NCAA Tournament. Twelve conferences were eligible for an automatic bid to the 1982 NCAA tournament. (Not all conference records are available for 1982) [6]

Automatic Bids
    Record  
Qualifying School Conference Regular
Season
Conference Seed
Long Beach State Western Collegiate 22–5 -– 1
Kentucky SEC 22–7 -– 2
Maryland ACC 22–6 6–1 2
Memphis State Metro[n 1] 25–4 3
Drake Missouri Valley[n 2] 26–6 -– 4
Kansas State Big Eight 24–5 -– 4
Ohio State Big Ten 19–6 -– 5
Jackson State SWAC 28–7 -– 7
Stanford Northern California 19–7 9–3 7
Howard MEAC[n 3] 14–10 -– 8
Kent State MAC 17–13 -– 8
Saint Peter's MAAC 25–4 5–0 8
  1. ^ The NCAA recognized a Metro Conference champion, although the league did not sponsor women's sports until the 1983–84 school year.
  2. ^ The NCAA recognized a MVC champion, although the league did not sponsor women's sports until the 1992–93 school year. The Gateway Collegiate Athletic Conference, which began as a women's-only parallel to the MVC before evolving into today's Missouri Valley Football Conference and had Drake as a member throughout its history as a women's conference, was not founded until the 1982–83 school year.
  3. ^ The NCAA recognized a MEAC champion, although the league did not sponsor women's sports until the 1983–84 school year.

Qualifying teams - at-large[edit]

Twenty additional teams were selected to complete the thirty-two invitations.[6] (Not all conference records are available for 1982)

At-large Bids
    Record  
Qualifying School Conference Regular
Season
Conference Seed
Louisiana Tech Independent 30–1 -–- 1
Old Dominion Independent 21–5 -–- 1
USC Western Collegiate 20–3 -– 1
Cheyney State Independent 24–2 -– 2
Tennessee SEC 19–9 -– 2
North Carolina State ACC 23–5 11–2 3
Oregon Independent 20–4 -– 3
South Carolina Independent 21–7 -–- 3
Arizona State Western Collegiate 23–6 -– 4
Penn State Independent 23–5 -–- 4
Clemson ACC 20–11 6–3 5
Georgia SEC 21–8 -– 5
Stephen F. Austin Independent 15–8 -–- 5
East Carolina Independent 19–7 -–- 6
Mississippi SEC 27–4 6
Missouri Big Eight 23–8 6
Northwestern Big Ten 21–7 -– 6
Auburn SEC 24–4 -– 7
Illinois Big Ten 21–8 -– 7

Bids by conference[edit]

Bids Conference Teams
8 Independent Cheyney, East Carolina, Louisiana Tech, Old Dominion, Oregon, Penn St., South Carolina, Stephen F. Austin
5 SEC Auburn, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Tennessee
3 Western Collegiate Arizona St., Long Beach St., Southern California
3 Big Ten Illinois, Northwestern, Ohio St.
3 ACC Clemson, Maryland, North Carolina St.
2 Big 8 Kansas St., Missouri
1 SWAC Jackson St.
1 Ohio Valley Conference Tennessee Tech
1 Northern California Stanford
1 Missouri Valley Conference Drake
1 MEAC Howard
1 MAC Kent St.
1 Metro Memphis
1 MAAC St. Peter’s

First round[edit]

The thirty-two teams were seeded, and assigned to sixteen locations. In each case, the higher seed was given the opportunity to host the first round game, and all sixteen teams hosted.[8]

The following table lists the region, host school, venue and location, while a map of the locations is shown to the right:

1982 NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Tournament is located in USA
Norfolk
Norfolk
Cheyney
Cheyney
Manhattan
Manhattan
Raleigh
Raleigh
Los Angeles
Los Angeles
University Park
University Park
Memphis
Memphis
Knoxville
Knoxville
Ruston
Ruston
Tempe
Tempe
Columbia
Columbia
Lexington
Lexington
Long Beach
Long Beach
Des Moines
Des Moines
Eugene
Eugene
College Park
College Park
1982 NCAA first round
Region Host Venue City State
East Old Dominion University Old Dominion University Fieldhouse Norfolk Virginia
East Cheyney State College Cope Hall Cheyney Pennsylvania
East Kansas State University Ahearn Field House Manhattan Kansas
East North Carolina State University Reynolds Coliseum Raleigh North Carolina
Mideast University of Southern California Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena Los Angeles California
Mideast Pennsylvania State University Recreation Building (Rec Hall) University Park Pennsylvania
Mideast Memphis State University MSU Fieldhouse (Elma Roane Fieldhouse ) Memphis Tennessee
Mideast University of Tennessee Stokely Athletic Center Knoxville Tennessee
Midwest Louisiana Tech University Memorial Gym Ruston Louisiana
Midwest Arizona State University University Activity Center (Wells Fargo Arena) Tempe Arizona
Midwest University of South Carolina Carolina Coliseum Columbia South Carolina
Midwest University of Kentucky Memorial Coliseum Lexington Kentucky
West California State University, Long Beach University Gym (Gold Mine) Long Beach California
West Drake University Drake Fieldhouse Des Moines Iowa
West University of Oregon McArthur Court Eugene Oregon
West University of Maryland, College Park Cole Field House College Park Maryland

Regionals and Final Four[edit]

1982 NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Tournament is located in USA
Raleigh
Raleigh
Knoxville
Knoxville
Ruston
Ruston
Stanford
Stanford
Norfolk
Norfolk
1982 NCAA Regionals and Final Four

The Regionals, named for the general location, were held from March 18 to March 21 at these sites:


Each regional winner will advance to the Final Four, held March 26 and 28 in Norfolk, Virginia at the Norfolk Scope.

Bids by state[edit]

The thirty-two teams came from twenty-one states, plus Washington, D.C. California and Tennessee had the most teams with three each. Twenty-nine states did not have any teams receiving bids.[6]

NCAA Women's basketball Tournament invitations by state 1982
Bids State Teams
3 California Long Beach St., Stanford, Southern California
3 Tennessee Memphis, Tennessee Tech, Tennessee
2 Illinois Northwestern, Illinois
2 Mississippi Jackson St., Mississippi
2 North Carolina North Carolina St., East Carolina
2 Ohio Ohio St., Kent St.
2 Pennsylvania Cheyney, Penn St.
2 South Carolina South Carolina, Clemson
1 Alabama Auburn
1 Arizona Arizona St.
1 District of Columbia Howard
1 Georgia Georgia
1 Iowa Drake
1 Kansas Kansas St.
1 Kentucky Kentucky
1 Louisiana Louisiana Tech
1 Maryland Maryland
1 Missouri Missouri
1 New Jersey St. Peter’s
1 Oregon Oregon
1 Texas Stephen F. Austin
1 Virginia Old Dominion

Brackets[edit]

Mideast Regional - University of Tennessee - Knoxville, TN (Stokely Athletic Center)[edit]

First round
March 12 and 13
Regional semifinals
March 18 and 19
Regional finals
March 20
                 
1 Southern California (20-3) 99
8 Kent St. (17-13) 55
1 Southern California 73
4 Penn St. 70
4 Penn State (23-5) 96
5 Clemson (20-11) 75
1 Southern California 90
2 Tennessee 91 (OT)
3 Memphis (25-4) 72
6 Mississippi (27-4) 70
3 Memphis 63
2 Tennessee 78
2 Tennessee (19-9) 72
7 Jackson St. (28-7) 56

Midwest Regional - Louisiana Tech - Ruston, LA (Memorial Gymnasium)[edit]

First round
March 12 and 14
Regional semifinals
March 18
Regional finals
March 21
                 
1 Louisiana Tech (30-1) 114
8 Tennessee Tech (20-10) 53
1 Louisiana Tech 92
4 Arizona State 54
4 Arizona St. (23-6) 97
5 Georgia (21-8) 77
1 Louisiana Tech 82
2 Kentucky 60
3 South Carolina (21-7) 79
6 East Carolina (17-9) 54
3 South Carolina 69
2 Kentucky 73
2 Kentucky (22-7) 88
7 Illinois (21-8) 80

East Regional - N.C. State - Raleigh, NC (Reynolds Coliseum)[edit]

First round
March 13
Regional semifinals
March 18
Regional finals
March 20
                 
1 Old Dominion (21-5) 75
8 St. Peter's (25-4) 42
1 Old Dominion 67
4 Kansas State 76
4 Kansas State (24-5) 78
5 Stephen F. Austin (15-8) 75
4 Kansas State 71
2 Cheyney 93
3 North Carolina State(23-5) 75
6 Northwestern (21-7) 71
3 North Carolina State 68
2 Cheyney 76
2 Cheyney (24-2) 75
7 Auburn (24-4) 64

West Regional - Stanford University - Palo Alto, CA (Maples Pavilion)[edit]

First round
March 12 - 14
Regional semifinals
March 19
Regional finals
March 21
                 
1 Long Beach State (22-5) 95
8 Howard (14-10) 57
1 Long Beach State 78
4 Drake 91
4 Drake (26-6) 90
5 Ohio State (19-6) 79
4 Drake 78
2 Maryland 89
3 Missouri (23-8) 59
6 Oregon (20-4) 53
3 Missouri 68
2 Maryland 80
2 Maryland (22-6) 82
7 Stanford (19-7) 48

Final Four - Old Dominion - Norfolk, VA[edit]

National Semifinals
March 26
National Championship
March 28
           
1ME Tennessee 46
1MW Louisiana Tech 69
1MW Louisiana Tech 76
2E Cheyney 62
2E Cheyney 76
2W Maryland 66

Record by conference[edit]

Eight conferences had more than one bid, or at least one win in NCAA Tournament play:[6]

Conference # of Bids Record Win % Round
of 32
Sweet
Sixteen
Elite
Eight
Final
Four
Championship
Game
Independent 8 12–7 .632 5 5 2 2 2
Southeastern 5 5–5 .500 2 2 2 1
Atlantic Coast 3 4–3 .571 2 2 1 1
Western Collegiate 3 4–3 .571 3 3 1
Big Ten 3 0–3
Big Eight 2 3–2 .600 2 2 1
Missouri Valley 1 2–1 .667 1 1 1
Metro 1 1–1 .500 1 1

Six conferences went 0-1: MAAC, MAC, MEAC, Northern California, Ohio Valley Conference,and SWAC [6]

All-Tournament Team[edit]

Game Officials[edit]

  • David Sell (Semi-Final)
  • Pete Stewart (Semi-Final)
  • Marcy Weston (Semi-Final, Final)
  • Dan Woolridge (Semi-Final, Final)[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gregory Cooper. "1982 NCAA National Championship Tournament". Archived from the original on 2009-10-21. Retrieved 2007-03-29. 
  2. ^ "CHN Basketball History: Most Outstanding Player". Retrieved 2007-03-30. 
  3. ^ a b Mowins, Beth (March 31, 2006). "Lady Techsters land inaugural NCAA title". ESPN. Retrieved 22 April 2012. 
  4. ^ Diaz, Jaime (November 19, 1986). "Belles Of The Ball". Sports Illustrated. CNNSI. Retrieved 22 April 2012. 
  5. ^ "History of the Wom's Final Four 1982". Sports Illustrated. CNNSI. Retrieved 22 April 2012. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i Nixon, Rick. "Official 2022 NCAA Women's Final Four Records Book". NCAA. Retrieved 22 April 2012. 
  7. ^ a b Jackson, Melanie (January 24, 2006). "Bauman sets long-standing record, despite loss". ESPN. 
  8. ^ "Attendance and Sites". NCAA. Retrieved 19 March 2012.