Home > basketball, Education, Jordan, sports, Videos > Chapter 5: 1982 NCAA national championship

Chapter 5: 1982 NCAA national championship

THE EVOLUTION OF MICHAEL JORDAN INDEX

Last chapter: First game as a college starter

Michael’s initial goals as a freshman was to help the team reach the Final Four. He had no idea he would accomplish that, and much much more.

Jordan and Worthy won the title together

Jordan won only one NCAA championship during his 3 years at UNC. He won it in 1982 as a freshman playing along side future NBA players James Worthy and Sam Perkins. That year the Tar Heels defeated the Georgetown team led by future NY Knick Patrick Ewing. This was the first time Jordan prevented Ewing from getting a championship, and it wouldn’t be the last.

Here is the final four game vs. the University of Houston team led by Clyde Drexler and Hakeem Olajuwon. Jordan scored 18 points and UNC won the game, earning them a shot at the title against Georgetown.

Here are the highlights of the championship game from 1982.

The full game can be watched here.

Jordan was fairly quiet during the game, scoring a few baskets and getting one nice layup. . But as the clocked ticked down to the final minute, Jordan showed the ability to execute under pressure he later on became famous for by hitting the game winning shot. He later said that that shot changed his entire basketball career.

Jordan played 2 more years at UNC. Although he did not win another championship, his stellar play was well noted by basketball fans all over the country. He was quickly growing into the nickname he would eventually carry.

Next chapter: Birth of Air Jordan

THE EVOLUTION OF MICHAEL JORDAN INDEX

About these ads
  1. No comments yet.
  1. No trackbacks yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 57 other followers

%d bloggers like this: