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1996-97 Big East Conference
Season Summary

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Record: 232-169, .579 W-L% (5th of 31) (Schedule and Results)
* Records do not reflect forfeits and vacated games.
SRS: 10.44 (4th of 31) ▪ SOS: 7.72 (4th of 31)

Regular Season Champion: Boston College (Big East 6), Villanova (Big East 6) and Georgetown (Big East 7)
Conf. Tournament Champion: Boston College

NCAA Tournament: 4 (Boston College, Georgetown, Providence and Villanova)

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Boston College, Syracuse and Villanova)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Boston College and Villanova)

Standings

Conference Overall PTS/G SRS
Rk Big East 6 W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
1 Villanova 12 6 .667 24 10 .706 75.3 68.1 16.6 9.5 NCAA Tournament; Reg. Season Champion
2 Boston College 12 6 .667 22 9 .710 74.4 69.1 11.9 6.7 NCAA Tournament; Reg. Season Champion; Conf. Tournament Champion
3 West Virginia 11 7 .611 21 10 .677 80.7 73.6 14.5 7.4
4 Notre Dame 8 10 .444 16 14 .533 71.0 69.7 9.4 8.2
5 St. John's (NY) 8 10 .444 13 14 .481 67.2 67.1 8.4 8.3
6 Connecticut 7 11 .389 18 15 .545 65.8 60.8 13.0 8.1
Rk Big East 7 W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
1 Georgetown 11 7 .611 20 10 .667 68.7 63.7 10.9 5.8 NCAA Tournament; Reg. Season Champion
2 Providence 10 8 .556 24 12 .667 75.9 70.1 14.2 8.3 NCAA Tournament
3 Pittsburgh 10 8 .556 18 15 .545 68.8 68.4 9.2 8.8
4 Miami (FL) 9 9 .500 16 13 .552 65.0 62.8 8.1 5.9
5 Syracuse 9 9 .500 19 13 .594 74.9 69.0 12.9 7.0
6 Seton Hall 5 13 .278 10 18 .357 68.0 73.3 3.9 9.2
7 Rutgers 5 13 .278 11 16 .407 64.4 68.9 2.7 7.1

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 11/19 11/26 12/3 12/10 12/17 12/24 12/31 1/7 1/14 1/21 1/28 2/4 2/11 2/18 2/25 3/4 Final
Villanova 7 6 5 5 4 10 10 10 8 16 12 14 16 18 19 18 21 20
Boston College 21 21 23 20 25 - 25 25 23 19 22 - - - - - - 23
Connecticut - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Georgetown - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Miami (FL) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Notre Dame - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Pittsburgh - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Providence - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Rutgers - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Seton Hall - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
St. John's (NY) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Syracuse 12 13 12 19 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
West Virginia - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Conference Tournament


First Round
Wed, Mar 5 Notre Dame 66 @ Syracuse 84
Wed, Mar 5 Providence 77 @ Rutgers 56
Wed, Mar 5 Connecticut 62 @ Pittsburgh 63
Wed, Mar 5 Seton Hall 57 @ West Virginia 77
Wed, Mar 5 Miami (FL) 76 @ St. John's (NY) 68

Quarterfinal
Thu, Mar 6 Syracuse 70 @ Villanova 80
Thu, Mar 6 Boston College 76 @ Pittsburgh 68
Thu, Mar 6 Georgetown 63 @ Miami (FL) 59
Thu, Mar 6 Providence 76 @ West Virginia 69

Semifinal
Fri, Mar 7 Boston College 70 @ Georgetown 58
Fri, Mar 7 Providence 63 @ Villanova 73

Final
Sat, Mar 8 Boston College 70 @ Villanova 58

NCAA Tournament

First Round
Boston College won (73-66) versus Valparaiso (West Regional)
Georgetown lost (79-67) versus Charlotte (West Regional)
Providence won (81-59) versus Marquette (Southeast Regional)
Villanova won (101-91) versus Long Island University (East Regional)

Second Round
Boston College lost (81-77) versus Saint Joseph's (West Regional)
Providence won (98-87) versus Duke (Southeast Regional)
Villanova lost (75-68) versus University of California (East Regional)

Regional Semifinal
Providence won (71-65) versus Chattanooga (Southeast Regional)

Regional Final
Providence lost (96-92) versus Arizona (Southeast Regional)

Conference Leaders

Minimum Stat Requirements ▪ Stats include all games played