1983 NCAA Division II Men's Basketball Tournament

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1983 NCAA Division II Basketball Tournament
Teams 32
Finals Site Springfield, Massachusetts
Champions Wright State (1st title)
Runner-Up UDC (2nd title game)
Winning coach Ralph Underhill (1st title)
MOP Gary Monroe Wright State
Attendance 57,893
  • 1982 
  • NCAA Division II Basketball Tournament
  • 1984

The 1983 NCAA Division II Men's Basketball Tournament involved 32 schools playing in a single-elimination tournament to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division II college basketball as a culmination of the 1982-3 NCAA Division II men's basketball season. It was won by Wright State University and Wright State's Gary Monroe was the Most Outstanding Player.

Regional participants[edit]

School Outcome
Hampton Third Place
Randolph-Macon Fourth Place
St. Augustine's Runner-up
UDC Regional Champion
School Outcome
American International Runner-up
Assumption Third Place
Central Connecticut Fourth Place
Sacred Heart Regional Champion
School Outcome
Ferris State Third Place
Morningside Regional Champion
Nebraska-Omaha Fourth Place
North Dakota State Runner-up
School Outcome
Florida Southern Third Place
Jacksonville State Regional Champion
West Chester Fourth Place
West Georgia Runner-Up
School Outcome
Central Missouri Runner-up
SE Missouri State Regional Champion
Stephen F. Austin Third Place
Tennessee-Martin Fourth Place
School Outcome
Cal State Bakersfield Regional Champion
Chapman Runner-up
Humboldt State Fourth Place
San Francisco State Third Place
School Outcome
Kentucky Wesleyan Runner-up
Lewis Third Place
Southern Connecticut Fourth Place
Wright State Regional Champion
School Outcome
Bloomsburg Regional Champion
Cheyney Fourth Place
C. W. Post Third Place
Philadelphia U Runner-up

*denotes tie


Regional Semifinals Regional Final
St. Augustine's 78
Hampton 73
St. Augustine's 88
UDC 93
UDC 34
Randolph-Macon 17
  • Third Place - Hampton 71, Randolph-Macon 51
Regional Semifinals Regional Final
Sacred Heart 113****
Assumption 108
Sacred Heart 72
American International 68
American International 65
Central Connecticut 64
  • Third Place - Assumption 99, Central Connecticut 89*
Regional Semifinals Regional Final
North Dakota State 71
Ferris State 68
North Dakota State 77
Morningside 79
Morningside 80
Nebraska-Omaha 79
  • Third Place - Ferris State 81, Nebraska-Omaha 75
Regional Semifinals Regional Final
Jacksonville State 67
Florida Southern 61
Jacksonville State 92
West Georgia 76
West Georgia 74
West Chester 73
  • Third Place - Florida Southern 72, West Chester 71
Regional Semifinals Regional Final
Central Missouri 66
Stephen F. Austin 57
Central Missouri 69
SE Missouri State 74
SE Missouri State 83
Tennessee-Martin 71
  • Third Place - Stephen F. Austin 83, Tennessee-Martin 70
Regional Semifinals Regional Final
Chapman 80
San Francisco State 70
Chapman 66
Cal State Bakersfield 78
Cal State Bakersfield 72
Humboldt State 48
  • Third Place - San Francisco State 78, Humboldt State 71
Regional Semifinals Regional Final
Wright State 71
Lewis 57
Wright State 69
Kentucky Wesleyan 67
Kentucky Wesleyan 90
Southern Connecticut 68
  • Third Place - Lewis 91, Southern Connecticut 73
Regional Semifinals Regional Final
Bloomsburg 76
Cheyney 75
Bloomsburg 73
Philadelphia U 66
Philadelphia U 72
C. W. Post 68
  • Third Place - C. W. Post 83, Cheyney 69

*denotes each overtime played

National Finals[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
UDC 45
Sacred Heart 38
UDC 92
Morningside 77
Morningside 91
Jacksonville State 90
UDC 73
Wright State 92
SE Missouri State 70
Cal State Bakersfield 75
Cal State Bakersfield 50
Wright State 57
Wright State 73
Bloomsburg 53

*denotes each overtime played

All-tournament team[edit]

  • Anthony Bias (Wright State)
  • Michael Britt (District of Columbia)
  • Earl Jones (District of Columbia)
  • Gary Monroe (Wright State)
  • Fred Moore (Wright State)

See also[edit]