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1997-98 Atlantic 10 Conference
Season Summary

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Record: 198-165, .545 W-L% (3rd of 30) (Schedule and Results)
* Records do not reflect forfeits and 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)
Conf. Tournament Champion: Xavier

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

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

Standings

Conference Overall PTS/G SRS
Rk East W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
1 Temple 13 3 .813 21 9 .700 65.7 60.7 12.5 7.5 NCAA Tournament; Reg. Season Champion
2 Rhode Island 12 4 .750 25 9 .735 77.7 71.6 12.6 6.4 NCAA Tournament
2 Massachusetts 12 4 .750 21 11 .656 69.7 65.0 12.0 7.3 NCAA Tournament
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 Notes
1 Xavier 11 5 .688 22 8 .733 83.5 68.8 19.5 4.8 NCAA Tournament; Reg. Season Champion; Conf. Tournament Champion
1 George Washington 11 5 .688 24 9 .727 73.2 68.0 9.9 4.8 NCAA Tournament; Reg. Season Champion
1 Dayton 11 5 .688 21 12 .636 76.1 71.3 8.8 4.0 Reg. Season Champion
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
Dayton - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Duquesne - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Fordham - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
George Washington - - - - - - - - - - - - 22 17 24 - - -
La Salle - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Massachusetts - - - - - - - - - - - - 23 20 18 20 - -
Rhode Island 21 20 23 - - - 22 24 23 20 22 21 - 25 - - - -
Saint Joseph's - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
St. Bonaventure - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Virginia Tech - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Conference Tournament


First Round
Wed, Mar 4 La Salle 72 @ Saint Joseph's 73
Wed, Mar 4 Massachusetts 64 @ Virginia Tech 58
Wed, Mar 4 Dayton 68 @ Fordham 60
Wed, Mar 4 Duquesne 62 @ St. Bonaventure 75

Quarterfinal
Thu, Mar 5 George Washington 88 @ Massachusetts 83
Thu, Mar 5 Saint Joseph's 52 @ Temple 76
Thu, Mar 5 St. Bonaventure 44 @ Xavier 68
Thu, Mar 5 Dayton 70 @ Rhode Island 83

Semifinal
Fri, Mar 6 George Washington 78 @ Temple 64
Fri, Mar 6 Rhode Island 80 @ Xavier 95

Final
Sat, Mar 7 George Washington 63 @ Xavier 77

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

Minimum Stat Requirements ▪ Stats include all games played