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1980-81 Big East Conference
Season Summary

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Record: 143-96, .598 W-L% (7th of 29) (Schedule and Results)
* Records do not reflect forfeits and vacated games.
SRS: 5.07 (7th of 29) ▪ SOS: 2.72 (10th of 29)

Regular Season Champion: Boston College
Tournament Champion: Syracuse

NCAA Tournament: 3 (Boston College, Georgetown and Villanova)

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Georgetown, St. John's (NY) and Syracuse)
Ranked in Final AP Poll: 0

Standings

Conference Overall PTS/G SRS
Rk School W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS
1 Boston CollegeR 10 4 .714 23 7 .767 69.0 64.0 7.5 2.4
2 Georgetown 9 5 .643 20 12 .625 65.3 64.0 5.8 4.5
3 St. John's (NY)  8 6 .571 17 11 .607 68.4 64.7 7.0 3.3
4 Villanova 8 6 .571 20 11 .645 70.4 67.0 6.9 3.5
5 Connecticut  8 6 .571 20 9 .690 69.6 64.0 5.9 0.3
6 Syracuse T 6 8 .429 22 12 .647 77.4 71.8 8.7 3.1
7 Seton Hall  4 10 .286 11 16 .407 61.7 62.0 0.8 1.1
8 Providence  3 11 .214 10 18 .357 62.8 68.4 -2.1 3.5

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 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
Boston College - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Connecticut - - - - - - - - 20 20 - - - - - -
Georgetown 16 19 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Providence - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Seton Hall - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
St. John's (NY) 17 16 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Syracuse 19 18 20 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Villanova - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Conference Tournament


Quarterfinal
Thu, Mar 5 Georgetown 58 @ Seton Hall 52
Thu, Mar 5 St. John's (NY) 66 @ Syracuse 71
Thu, Mar 5 Boston College 65 @ Providence 67
Thu, Mar 5 Connecticut 54 @ Villanova 65

Semifinal
Fri, Mar 6 Providence 49 @ Villanova 58
Fri, Mar 6 Georgetown 53 @ Syracuse 67

Final
Sat, Mar 7 Villanova 80 @ Syracuse 83

NCAA Tournament

First Round
Boston College won (93-90) versus Ball State (Mideast Regional)
Georgetown lost (61-55) versus James Madison (East Regional)
Villanova won (90-72) versus Houston (East Regional)

Second Round
Boston College won (67-64) versus Wake Forest (Mideast Regional)
Villanova lost (54-50) versus Virginia (East Regional)

Regional Semifinal
Boston College lost (42-41) versus Saint Joseph's (Mideast Regional)