Womhoops Guru

Mel Greenberg covered college and professional women’s basketball for the Philadelphia Inquirer, where he worked for 40 plus years. Greenberg pioneered national coverage of the game, including the original Top 25 women's college poll. His knowledge has earned him nicknames such as "The Guru" and "The Godfather," as well as induction into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in 2007.

Saturday, May 09, 2020

Guru Special: The Rutgers AIAW Championship 81-82 Schedule

By Mel Greenberg @womhoopsguru

With the Big Ten Network airing the 1982 AIAW title game here’s Rutgers schedule that year. Will update with AP Poll enhancements later.

Rutgers 1981–82 Season


Total 25-7 H 12-3 A 8-3 N 5-1


N28 La Salle W 105-58 1B

D1 @ FDU W 79-54 1B

Win at East Rutherford by forfeit


D3 UCLA W 91-69 at Brendan Byrne

D5 Boston U 94-70

D9 @ Seton Hall W 92-79 1B

D12 St. John’s W 62-58


Manufacturers Hanover Tourney at MSG

D19 vs. La. Tech L 73-83

D20 vs Cheyney State W 86-82


J6 @ South Carolina L 74-84

J12 @ Syracuse W 71-69

J16 @ Rhode Island W 92-69 at Providence Civic Center

J18 @ Providence W 57-56

J23 Tennessee W 68-57

J26 @ Villanova W 63-57 1B

J30 Maryland L 66-69 1B


F2 Queens W 92-66

F5 Old Dominion L 77-88

F7 District of Columbia W 85-56 1B

F9 @ Montclair State W 66-61 1B

F11 @ Saint Joseph’s W 82-61 1B

F13 West Virginia W 89-79 1B

F17 Cheyney State L 53-67 1B

F20 @ Penn State L 76-86 1B

F25 Temple W 81-67 1B

F27 Pittsburgh W 95-64 1B


EAIAW (Region 1B) 10–3 Note 3 Losses to NCAA-Bound


Region 1B/1A Tourney (They merged due to those that left for NCAA)

 First Round Home Piscataway, NJ


M6 Temple 79-64


Region 1B/1A Final Four at Villanova

M12 Northeastern W 76-59

M13 @ Villanova L 55-59


AIAW Rounds 1-2 Home Piscataway, NJ


M21 Georgia Southern W 89-79

M22 Minnesota W 83-75


AIAW Final Four at The Palestra, Philadelphia


M26 Villanova W 83–75

M28 Texas W 83-77