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1986-87 Big East Conference
Season Summary

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Record: 181-105, .633 W-L% (3rd of 33) (Schedule and Results)
* Records do not reflect forfeits and vacated games.
SRS: 10.45 (4th of 33) ▪ SOS: 6.53 (5th of 33)

Regular Season Champion: Georgetown, Pitt and Syracuse
Conf. Tournament Champion: Georgetown

NCAA Tournament: 5 (Georgetown, Pitt, Providence, St. John's (NY) and Syracuse)

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Georgetown, Pitt and Syracuse)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Georgetown, Pitt and Syracuse)

Standings

Conference Overall PTS/G SRS
Rk School W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
1 Georgetown 12 4 .750 29 5 .853 75.2 66.1 17.2 8.0 NCAA Tournament; Reg. Season Champion; Conf. Tournament Champion
2 Pittsburgh 12 4 .750 25 8 .758 83.6 74.2 16.6 7.2 NCAA Tournament; Reg. Season Champion
3 Syracuse 12 4 .750 31 7 .816 82.1 72.4 18.0 8.2 NCAA Tournament; Reg. Season Champion; NCAA FF
4 Providence 10 6 .625 25 9 .735 86.7 76.9 15.3 5.5 NCAA Tournament; NCAA FF
5 St. John's (NY) 10 6 .625 21 9 .700 70.5 64.6 13.1 7.2 NCAA Tournament
6 Villanova 6 10 .375 15 16 .484 72.3 72.2 7.4 7.3
7 Seton Hall 4 12 .250 15 14 .517 77.2 75.1 6.2 4.2
8 Boston College 3 13 .188 11 18 .379 64.3 68.0 1.7 5.3
9 Connecticut 3 13 .188 9 19 .321 62.1 69.4 -1.4 5.9

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
Georgetown 18 16 13 10 10 8 16 9 15 11 10 13 11 8 7 4
Syracuse 15 17 12 9 7 7 5 5 7 6 11 9 9 11 10 10
Pittsburgh 16 12 17 14 14 17 14 18 16 17 13 10 8 9 11 12
Boston College - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Connecticut - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Providence - - - - - - - - - - 17 20 19 20 - -
Seton Hall - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
St. John's (NY) - - - 15 15 10 10 13 14 15 19 16 20 - - -
Villanova - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Conference Tournament


First Round
Thu, Mar 5 Boston College 61 @ Connecticut 59

Quarterfinal
Fri, Mar 6 Syracuse 72 @ Villanova 66
Fri, Mar 6 Boston College 51 @ Georgetown 56
Fri, Mar 6 Pittsburgh 96 @ Seton Hall 88
Fri, Mar 6 Providence 80 @ St. John's (NY) 51

Semifinal
Sat, Mar 7 Georgetown 84 @ Providence 66
Sat, Mar 7 Pittsburgh 85 @ Syracuse 99

Final
Sun, Mar 8 Georgetown 69 @ Syracuse 59

NCAA Tournament

First Round
Georgetown won (75-53) versus Bucknell (Southeast Regional)
Pittsburgh won (93-68) versus Marist (West Regional)
Providence won (90-68) versus Alabama-Birmingham (Southeast Regional)
St. John's (NY) won (57-55) versus Wichita State (Midwest Regional)
Syracuse won (79-73) versus Georgia Southern (East Regional)

Second Round
Georgetown won (82-79) versus Ohio State (Southeast Regional)
Pittsburgh lost (96-93) versus Oklahoma (West Regional)
Providence won (90-87) versus Austin Peay (Southeast Regional)
St. John's (NY) lost (83-75) versus DePaul (Midwest Regional)
Syracuse won (104-86) versus Western Kentucky (East Regional)

Regional Semifinal
Georgetown won (70-57) versus Kansas (Southeast Regional)
Providence won (103-82) versus Alabama (Southeast Regional)
Syracuse won (87-81) versus Florida (East Regional)

Regional Final
Georgetown lost (88-73) versus Providence (Southeast Regional)
Providence won (88-73) versus Georgetown (Southeast Regional)
Syracuse won (79-75) versus North Carolina (East Regional)

National Semifinal
Providence lost (77-63) versus Syracuse
Syracuse won (77-63) versus Providence

National Final
Syracuse lost (74-73) versus Indiana