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1987-88 Big East Conference Season Summary

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Record: 182-110, .623 W-L% (1st of 33) (Schedule and Results)
*Record does not reflect forfeits or vacated games.
SRS: 12.81 (2nd of 33) ▪ SOS: 8.05 (5th of 33)

Regular Season Champion: Pittsburgh
Tournament Champion: Syracuse

NCAA Tournament: 6 (Georgetown, Pittsburgh, Seton Hall, St. John's (NY), Syracuse and Villanova)

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

Standings

Conference Overall PTS/G SRS
Rk School W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS
1 PittsburghR 12 4 .750 24 7 .774 79.8 71.0 17.0 8.2
2 SyracuseT 11 5 .688 26 9 .743 84.4 70.3 22.7 8.5
3 Georgetown 9 7 .563 20 10 .667 70.7 64.9 14.2 8.4
4 Villanova 9 7 .563 24 13 .649 71.9 68.5 13.9 10.5
5 St. John's (NY) 8 8 .500 17 12 .586 71.2 68.4 11.9 9.1
6 Seton Hall 8 8 .500 22 13 .629 78.4 71.2 14.6 7.4
7 Boston College  6 10 .375 18 15 .545 74.0 71.1 9.0 6.1
8 Providence  5 11 .313 11 17 .393 76.4 82.5 3.1 9.2
9 Connecticut  4 12 .250 20 14 .588 69.8 65.9 8.9 5.0

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 12/1 12/8 12/15 12/22 12/29 1/5 1/12 1/19 1/26 2/2 2/9 2/16 2/23 3/1 3/8 Final
Pittsburgh 4 4 2 3 3 3 2 6 6 11 9 5 8 6 7 5 8
Syracuse 1 3 8 9 7 7 7 9 14 17 12 11 12 10 12 13 9
Georgetown 16 17 14 18 19 18 14 11 15 15 14   18        
St. John's (NY)             20       20            
Villanova                   19   20          

NCAA Tournament

First Round
Georgetown won (66-63) versus Louisiana State (East Regional)
Pittsburgh won (108-90) versus Eastern Michigan (Midwest Regional)
Seton Hall won (80-64) versus Texas-El Paso (West Regional)
St. John's (NY) lost (62-59) versus Florida (West Regional)
Syracuse won (69-55) versus North Carolina A&T (East Regional)
Villanova won (82-74) versus Arkansas (Southeast Regional)

Second Round
Georgetown lost (74-53) versus Temple (East Regional)
Pittsburgh lost (80-74) versus Vanderbilt (Midwest Regional)
Seton Hall lost (84-55) versus Arizona (West Regional)
Syracuse lost (97-94) versus Rhode Island (East Regional)
Villanova won (66-63) versus Illinois (Southeast Regional)

Regional Semifinal
Villanova won (80-74) versus Kentucky (Southeast Regional)

Regional Final
Villanova lost (78-59) versus Oklahoma (Southeast Regional)