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1995-96 Big East Conference Season Summary

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Record: 231-163, .586 W-L% (11th of 33) (Schedule and Results)
*Record does not reflect forfeits or vacated games.
SRS: 13.33 (2nd of 33) ▪ SOS: 9.75 (2nd of 33)

Regular Season Champion: Connecticut (Big East 6) and Georgetown (Big East 7)
Tournament Champion: Connecticut

NCAA Tournament: 5 (Boston College, Connecticut, Georgetown, Syracuse and Villanova)

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

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Standings

Record does not reflect forfeits or vacated games
Conference Overall PTS/G SRS
Rk Big East 6 W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
1 ConnecticutRT 17 1 .944 32 3 .914 82.6 64.7 26.0 8.2 *Overall W-L adjusted to 30-2
2 Villanova 14 4 .778 26 7 .788 75.5 66.6 20.3 11.5
3 Boston College 10 8 .556 19 11 .633 78.2 70.5 16.9 9.2
4 West Virginia  7 11 .389 12 15 .444 79.7 76.9 11.0 8.2
5 St. John's (NY)  5 13 .278 11 16 .407 76.1 78.6 7.5 10.0
6 Notre Dame  4 14 .222 9 18 .333 66.8 71.4 6.0 10.7
Rk Big East 7 W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
1 GeorgetownR 13 5 .722 29 8 .784 81.8 69.0 22.6 9.8
2 SyracuseF 12 6 .667 29 9 .763 76.2 68.6 19.0 11.4
3 Providence  9 9 .500 18 12 .600 78.2 74.8 12.8 9.4
4 Miami (FL)  8 10 .444 15 13 .536 67.3 66.9 7.8 7.4
5 Seton Hall  7 11 .389 12 16 .429 73.4 77.2 7.1 10.9 *Overall W-L adjusted to 13-15
6 Rutgers  6 12 .333 9 18 .333 69.9 75.2 5.3 10.6
7 Pittsburgh  5 13 .278 10 17 .370 72.1 70.8 11.0 9.6

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 11/20 11/27 12/4 12/11 12/18 12/26 1/2 1/8 1/15 1/22 1/29 2/5 2/12 2/19 2/26 3/5 Final
Connecticut 6 6 9 9 8 8 7 7 6 5 4 4 4 3 3 4 3 3
Georgetown 5 5 6 6 7 6 6 6 5 8 6 9 8 14 11 8 6 4
Villanova 3 3 3 2 2 7 8 8 7 7 7 6 6 4 4 6 9 10
Syracuse         25 19 13 11 14 12 17 18 18 16 15 15 13 15
Boston College               24   24 20 21 22 21 20      

Conference Tournament


First Round
Wed, Mar 6Boston College70@Pittsburgh66
Wed, Mar 6Seton Hall80@West Virginia78
Wed, Mar 6Miami (FL)77@Rutgers67
Wed, Mar 6Notre Dame55@Syracuse76
Wed, Mar 6Providence80@St. John's (NY)72

Quarterfinal
Thu, Mar 7Georgetown92@Miami (FL)62
Thu, Mar 7Providence68@Villanova78
Thu, Mar 7Boston College61@Syracuse69
Thu, Mar 7Connecticut79@Seton Hall58

Semifinal
Fri, Mar 8Georgetown84@Villanova76
Fri, Mar 8Connecticut85@Syracuse67

Final
Sat, Mar 9Connecticut75@Georgetown74

NCAA Tournament

First Round
Boston College won (64-51) versus Indiana (Southeast Regional)
Connecticut won (68-59) versus Colgate (Southeast Regional)
Georgetown won (93-56) versus Mississippi Valley State (East Regional)
Syracuse won (88-55) versus Montana State (West Regional)
Villanova won (92-58) versus Portland (Midwest Regional)

Second Round
Boston College lost (103-89) versus Georgia Tech (Southeast Regional)
Connecticut won (95-81) versus Eastern Michigan (Southeast Regional)
Georgetown won (73-62) versus New Mexico (East Regional)
Syracuse won (69-58) versus Drexel (West Regional)
Villanova lost (68-64) versus Louisville (Midwest Regional)

Regional Semifinal
Connecticut lost (60-55) versus Mississippi State (Southeast Regional)
Georgetown won (98-90) versus Texas Tech (East Regional)
Syracuse won (83-81) versus Georgia (West Regional)

Regional Final
Georgetown lost (86-62) versus Massachusetts (East Regional)
Syracuse won (60-57) versus Kansas (West Regional)

National Semifinal
Syracuse won (77-69) versus Mississippi State

National Final
Syracuse lost (76-67) versus Kentucky