Who Won the 1981
NCAA Naismith Men

Ralph Sampson

University of Virginia

1980 NCAA Naismith Men Winner
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Jim Petersen, ever the optimist, likes Wolves

Minneapolis Star Tribune
“Hakeem [Olajuwon] was the first overall choice, and Ralph [Sampson] was in his second season,” Petersen said. “The second year I was there, I played in all 82 games, we went to the NBA Finals and I said, 'We're going to do this again, and we'll win it ...

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Ski-U-Mah Life: David Plummer

Gophersports.com
Ski-U-Mah Life is a weekly feature from GopherSports.com that highlights some of the more than 700 Minnesota student-athletes outside of their athletic accomplishments. This week, in honor of Homecoming, alum David Plummer is featured for his recent ...

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Pelicans' Davis, Cousins embrace throw-back lineup

Shreveport Times
A lineup with two dominant big-men worked well enough with Houston's Ralph Sampson and Hakeem Olajuwon to lift the Rockets to the NBA Finals in 1986. It worked even better when David Robinson and Tim Duncan led San Antonio to titles in 1999 and ...

1981 NCAA Naismith Men Winner Ralph Sampson News

Pelicans' Davis, Cousins embracing throw-back lineup

Houma Courier
A lineup with two dominant big-men worked well enough with Houston's Ralph Sampson and Hakeem Olajuwon to lift the Rockets to the NBA Finals in 1986. It worked even better when David Robinson and Tim Duncan led San Antonio to titles in 1999 and ...

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