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1997-98 Atlantic 10 Conference Season Summary

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Record: 198-165, .545 W-L% (7th of 30) (Schedule and Results)
*Record does not reflect forfeits or vacated games.
SRS: 6.43 (7th of 30) ▪ SOS: 5.04 (7th of 30)

Regular Season Champion: Temple (East), Dayton (West), George Washington (West) and Xavier (West)
Tournament Champion: Xavier

NCAA Tournament: 5 (George Washington, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Temple and Xavier)

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Rhode Island, Temple and Xavier)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Temple and Xavier)

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Standings

Conference Overall PTS/G SRS
Rk East W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS
1 TempleR 13 3 .813 21 9 .700 65.7 60.7 12.5 7.5
2 Rhode Island 12 4 .750 25 9 .735 77.7 71.6 12.6 6.4
2 Massachusetts 12 4 .750 21 11 .656 69.7 65.0 12.0 7.3
4 St. Bonaventure  6 10 .375 17 15 .531 65.8 65.1 4.1 3.4
5 Saint Joseph's  3 13 .188 11 17 .393 66.9 70.8 1.6 5.5
6 Fordham  2 14 .125 6 21 .222 65.3 72.4 -3.4 3.7
Rk West W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS
1 XavierRT 11 5 .688 22 8 .733 83.5 68.8 19.5 4.8
1 George WashingtonR 11 5 .688 24 9 .727 73.2 68.0 9.9 4.8
1 Dayton R 11 5 .688 21 12 .636 76.1 71.3 8.8 4.0
4 Virginia Tech  5 11 .313 10 17 .370 66.2 67.6 3.2 4.7
4 Duquesne  5 11 .313 11 19 .367 72.4 77.7 -0.6 4.7
4 La Salle  5 11 .313 9 18 .333 71.4 78.2 -3.0 3.8

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 11/18 11/25 12/2 12/9 12/16 12/23 12/30 1/6 1/13 1/20 1/27 2/3 2/10 2/17 2/24 3/3 Final
Xavier 10 10 9 9 7 10 13 13 19 18 19 24 21         23
Temple 24 18 20 20 20 16 24                 24 24 24
George Washington                         22 17 24      
Massachusetts                         23 20 18 20    
Rhode Island 21 20 23       22 24 23 20 22 21   25        

Conference Tournament


First Round
Wed, Mar 4Dayton68@Fordham60
Wed, Mar 4Duquesne62@St. Bonaventure75
Wed, Mar 4La Salle72@Saint Joseph's73
Wed, Mar 4Massachusetts64@Virginia Tech58

Quarterfinal
Thu, Mar 5St. Bonaventure44@Xavier68
Thu, Mar 5Dayton70@Rhode Island83
Thu, Mar 5George Washington88@Massachusetts83
Thu, Mar 5Saint Joseph's52@Temple76

Semifinal
Fri, Mar 6George Washington78@Temple64
Fri, Mar 6Rhode Island80@Xavier95

Final
Sat, Mar 7George Washington63@Xavier77

NCAA Tournament

First Round
George Washington lost (74-59) versus Oklahoma State (South Regional)
Massachusetts lost (51-46) versus Saint Louis (South Regional)
Rhode Island won (97-74) versus Murray State (Midwest Regional)
Temple lost (82-52) versus West Virginia (West Regional)
Xavier lost (69-68) versus Washington (East Regional)

Second Round
Rhode Island won (80-75) versus Kansas (Midwest Regional)

Regional Semifinal
Rhode Island won (74-68) versus Valparaiso (Midwest Regional)

Regional Final
Rhode Island lost (79-77) versus Stanford (Midwest Regional)

Conference Leaders

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