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1996-97 Big East Conference Season Summary

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Record: 232-169, .579 W-L% (6th of 31) (Schedule and Results)
*Record does not reflect forfeits or 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)
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
1 VillanovaR 12 6 .667 24 10 .706 75.3 68.1 16.6 9.5
2 Boston CollegeRT 12 6 .667 22 9 .710 74.4 69.1 11.9 6.7
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
1 GeorgetownR 11 7 .611 20 10 .667 68.7 63.7 10.9 5.8
2 Providence 10 8 .556 24 12 .667 75.9 70.1 14.2 8.3
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
Syracuse 12 13 12 19                            

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 California (East Regional)

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

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