1982-83 Houston Cougars Men's Basketball Team
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1982%E2%80%9383 Houston Cougars Men's Basketball Team
1982-83 Houston Cougars men's basketball
University of Houston classic logo.png
SWC Regular Season Champions
SWC Tournament Champions
ConferenceSouthwest Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 1
APNo. 1
1982-83 record31-3 (16-0 SWC)
Head coachGuy Lewis (27th season)
Assistant coaches
  • Terry Kirkpatrick
  • Don Schverak
Home arenaHofheinz Pavilion
Seasons
← 1981-82
1983-84 →
1982-83 Southwest Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#1 Houston + 16 0   1.000     31 3   .912
#9 Arkansas 14 2   .875     26 4   .867
Texas A&M 10 6   .625     17 14   .548
TCU 9 7   .563     23 11   .676
SMU 9 7   .563     19 11   .633
Texas Tech 7 9   .438     11 20   .355
Baylor 4 12   .250     12 16   .429
Rice 2 14   .125     8 20   .286
Texas 1 15   .063     6 22   .214
+ 1983 SWC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1982-83 Houston Cougars men's basketball team represented the University of Houston. The team was led by head coach Guy Lewis, played their home games in the Hofheinz Pavilion in Houston, Texas, and was then a member of the Southwest Conference.

This was the second of Houston's famous Phi Slama Jama teams, led by Michael Young, Larry Micheaux, and future Hall of Famers Clyde Drexler and Akeem Olajuwon. The Cougars swept through the Southwest Conference schedule and were ranked #1 for the final three polls of the 1982-83 season. Riding a 26-game winning streak, they advanced to the 1983 National Championship Game, where they fell 54-52 to Jim Valvano's NC State Wolfpack. Despite the loss, Olajuwon was named Tournament MOP. To date, this remains the last time the MOP was from the losing team.

Roster

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Schedule and results

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (attendance)
city, state
Regular Season
*

W   1-0
 26-   16-   4-  (8,000)
*

W   2-0
 27-   13-   5-  (8,000)
*
W   3-0
 20-    -    -  (6,800)
*
W   4-0
 24-    -    - 
*
W   5-0
 22-   12-    - 
*
L   5-1
 28-   12-   5-  (19,430)
*

L   5-2
  -    -    -  (5,000)
*

W   6-2
 30-   18-    -  (5,000)
*
W   7-2
  -    -    - 
*
W   8-2
  -    -    - 

W   9-2
(1-0)
  -    -    - 

W   10-2
(2-0)
  -    -    - 

W   11-2
  -    -    - 

W   12-2
(3-0)
  -    -    - 

W   13-2
(4-0)
  -    -    - 

W   14-2
(5-0)
  -    -    - 

W   15-2
(6-0)
 26-   10-    - 

W   16-2
(7-0)
  -    -    - 

W   17-2
(8-0)
  -    -    - 

W   18-2
(9-0)
  -    -    - 

W   19-2
(10-0)
  -    -    - 

W   20-2
(11-0)
  -    -    - 

W   21-2
(12-0)
  -    -    - 

W   22-2
(13-0)
  -    -    - 

W   23-2
(14-0)
  -    -    - 

W   24-2
(15-0)
 18-   12-    - 

W   25-2
(16-0)
  -    -    - 
SWC Tournament
*

W   26-2
  -    -    - 
*

W   27-2
  -    -    -  (12,857)
NCAA Tournament
*

W   28-2
 16-   8-   7- 
*

W   29-2
 21-   7-   4- 
*

W   30-2
 30-   13-   3- 
*

W   31-2
 21-   22-   6- 
*

L   31-3
 20-   18-   3- 
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.

Sources[5]

Rankings

Ranking movements
Legend: Increase in ranking. Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ? = Tied with team above or below. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Final
AP 14 11 9 14 19 18 19 16 14 9 8 6 4 2 1 1 1
Coaches 11 10 14 17 16 19 13 12 9 8 6 4 2 1 1 1

[6]

Awards and honors

Players drafted into the NBA

Year Player Round Pick NBA club
1983 Clyde Drexler 1 14 Portland Trail Blazers
1983 Larry Micheaux 2 29 Chicago Bulls
1984 Akeem Olajuwon 1 1 Houston Rockets
1984 Michael Young 1 24 Boston Celtics
1985 Reid Gettys 5 103 Chicago Bulls
1986 Alvin Franklin 4 80 Sacramento Kings

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References

  1. ^ 1982-83 SWC men's basketball media guide, p. 18
  2. ^ "Houston slams UA for Lewis' 500th career win". The Arizona Republic via newspapers.com. November 27, 1982. p. 19. Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ "Virginia 72, Houston 63". The New York Times. December 17, 1982. Retrieved 2018.
  4. ^ "Houston 82, Utah 57". The New York Times. December 18, 1982. Retrieved 2018.
  5. ^ "1982-83 Houston Cougars Schedule and Results". Sports Reference. Retrieved 2018.
  6. ^ *ESPN College Basketball Encyclopedia: The Complete History of the Men's Game. Random House. 2009. pp. 899-900. ISBN 0-345-51392-4.
  7. ^ "1983 NBA Draft on databaseBasketball.com". databasebasketball.com. Archived from the original on 2014-06-30. Retrieved .

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