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1996-97 Atlantic 10 Conference
Season Summary

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Record: 190-162, .540 W-L% (8th of 31) (Schedule and Results)
* Records do not reflect forfeits and vacated games.
SRS: 7.90 (7th of 31) ▪ SOS: 5.98 (7th of 31)

Regular Season Champion: St. Joseph's (East) and Xavier (West)
Tournament Champion: St. Joseph's

NCAA Tournament: 5 (UMass, Rhode Island, St. Joseph's, Temple and Xavier)

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(George Washington and UMass)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(St. Joseph's and Xavier)

Standings

Conference Overall PTS/G SRS
Rk East W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS
1 Saint Joseph'sRT 13 3 .813 26 7 .788 71.2 66.0 13.0 7.7
2 Rhode Island 12 4 .750 20 10 .667 80.7 70.6 16.5 6.4
3 Massachusetts 11 5 .688 19 14 .576 66.7 65.2 10.6 9.1
4 Temple 10 6 .625 20 11 .645 66.3 60.6 14.7 9.0
5 St. Bonaventure  5 11 .313 14 14 .500 69.9 69.6 5.3 5.0
6 Fordham  1 15 .063 6 21 .222 61.6 71.3 -5.8 3.8
Rk West W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS
1 XavierR 13 3 .813 23 6 .793 83.2 72.3 16.1 5.3
2 George Washington  8 8 .500 15 14 .517 67.1 63.7 10.4 7.0
3 Virginia Tech  7 9 .438 15 16 .484 61.1 59.8 6.4 5.1
4 Dayton  6 10 .375 13 14 .481 70.5 69.3 3.5 2.3
5 La Salle  5 11 .313 10 17 .370 65.8 68.5 2.1 4.8
5 Duquesne  5 11 .313 9 18 .333 73.3 77.4 2.0 6.2

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 11/19 11/26 12/3 12/10 12/17 12/24 12/31 1/7 1/14 1/21 1/28 2/4 2/11 2/18 2/25 3/4 Final
Saint Joseph's - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 23 19 12
Xavier - - - 23 19 17 17 17 12 14 16 20 17 19 16 14 11 13
Dayton - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Duquesne - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Fordham - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
George Washington 24 24 25 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
La Salle - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Massachusetts 15 15 17 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Rhode Island - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
St. Bonaventure - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Temple - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Virginia Tech - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Conference Tournament


First Round
Wed, Mar 5 Fordham 53 @ Virginia Tech 56
Wed, Mar 5 Massachusetts 64 @ La Salle 49
Wed, Mar 5 Dayton 75 @ St. Bonaventure 81
Wed, Mar 5 Duquesne 47 @ Temple 64

Quarterfinal
Thu, Mar 6 St. Bonaventure 59 @ Saint Joseph's 75
Thu, Mar 6 Rhode Island 67 @ Virginia Tech 63
Thu, Mar 6 Xavier 62 @ Temple 69
Thu, Mar 6 George Washington 58 @ Massachusetts 49

Semifinal
Fri, Mar 7 Rhode Island 69 @ Temple 66
Fri, Mar 7 George Washington 70 @ Saint Joseph's 78

Final
Sat, Mar 8 Rhode Island 56 @ Saint Joseph's 61

NCAA Tournament

First Round
Massachusetts lost (65-57) versus Louisville (East Regional)
Rhode Island lost (83-76) versus Purdue (Southeast Regional)
Saint Joseph's won (75-65) versus Pacific (West Regional)
Temple won (62-40) versus Mississippi (Midwest Regional)
Xavier won (80-68) versus Vanderbilt (Midwest Regional)

Second Round
Saint Joseph's won (81-77) versus Boston College (West Regional)
Temple lost (76-57) versus Minnesota (Midwest Regional)
Xavier lost (96-83) versus UCLA (Midwest Regional)

Regional Semifinal
Saint Joseph's lost (83-68) versus Kentucky (West Regional)

Conference Leaders

Minimum Stat Requirements ▪ Stats include all games played