1982–83 Southwestern Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns men's basketball team

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1982–83 Southwestern Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns men's basketball
ConferenceIndependent
Record22–7
Head coach
Home arenaBlackham Coliseum
Seasons

The 1982–83 Southwestern Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns men's basketball team represented the University of Southwestern Louisiana as an NCAA Independent during the 1982–83 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Ragin' Cajuns, led by 6th-year head coach Bobby Paschal, played their home games at Blackham Coliseum in Lafayette, Louisiana. The team received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament. As the No. 8 seed in the East region, SW Louisiana was defeated by Rutgers in the opening round, 60–53.

Roster[edit]

1982–83 Southwestern Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
F Graylin Warner 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Jr
F Dion Brown 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Jr
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

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Schedule and results[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Regular season
Dec 2, 1982*
New Orleans W 70–68  1–0
Blackham Coliseum 
Lafayette, Louisiana
Dec 4, 1982*
at Louisiana Tech W 46–45  2–0
Thomas Assembly Center 
Ruston, Louisiana
Dec 15, 1982*
UC Santa Barbara W 97–84  3–0
Blackham Coliseum 
Lafayette, Louisiana
Dec 17, 1982*
East Carolina W 83–55  4–0
Blackham Coliseum 
Lafayette, Louisiana
Dec 18, 1982*
New Mexico State W 87–84  5–0
Blackham Coliseum 
Lafayette, Louisiana
Dec 20, 1982*
vs. UC Irvine W 81–67  6–0
Centennial Coliseum 
Reno, Nevada
Dec 21, 1982*
at Nevada W 69–63  7–0
Centennial Coliseum 
Reno, Nevada
Dec 28, 1982*
vs. Michigan State
Sugar Bowl Tournament
W 71–66  8–0
Avron B. Fogelman Arena 
New Orleans, Louisiana
Dec 29, 1982*
vs. Mississippi State
Sugar Bowl Tournament
L 56–65  8–1
Avron B. Fogelman Arena 
New Orleans, Louisiana
Jan 10, 1983*
at No. 16 Houston L 78–79[2]  8–2
Hofheinz Pavilion 
Houston, Texas
NCAA Tournament
Mar 18, 1983*
(8 E) vs. (9 E) Rutgers
First round
L 53–60[3]  22–7
Hartford Civic Center 
Hartford, Connecticut
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses. E=East.
All times are in Central Time.

Source[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1982–83 Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns Roster and Stats". Sports Reference. Retrieved March 20, 2022.
  2. ^ "Houston 79 S.W. Louisiana 78". The New York Times. January 11, 1983. Retrieved March 20, 2022.
  3. ^ "Rutgers Set for Regionals". The New York Times. March 18, 1983. Retrieved March 20, 2022.
  4. ^ "Men's Basketball All-Time Records". University of Louisiana Athletics. Retrieved March 20, 2022.