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1997-98 Big East Conference
Season Summary

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Record: 231-167, .580 W-L% (11th of 30) (Schedule and Results)
* Records do not reflect forfeits and vacated games.
SRS: 9.43 (5th of 30) ▪ SOS: 7.07 (4th of 30)

Regular Season Champion: UConn (Big East 6) and Syracuse (Big East 7)
Tournament Champion: UConn

NCAA Tournament: 5 (UConn, Miami (FL), St. John's (NY), Syracuse and West Virginia)

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(UConn)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(UConn and Syracuse)

Standings

Conference Overall PTS/G SRS
Rk Big East 6 W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS
1 ConnecticutRT 15 3 .833 32 5 .865 76.6 63.9 20.7 7.9
2 St. John's (NY) 13 5 .722 22 10 .688 72.3 67.7 11.3 6.8
3 West Virginia 11 7 .611 24 9 .727 78.1 68.8 16.2 6.9
4 Villanova  8 10 .444 12 17 .414 69.8 72.1 6.7 9.1
5 Notre Dame  7 11 .389 13 14 .481 70.2 71.0 5.5 6.3
6 Boston College  6 12 .333 15 16 .484 69.5 70.9 5.1 6.5
Rk Big East 7 W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS
1 SyracuseR 12 6 .667 26 9 .743 70.9 67.0 11.9 8.0
2 Miami (FL) 11 7 .611 18 10 .643 70.1 65.6 10.9 6.4
3 Seton Hall  9 9 .500 15 15 .500 67.6 69.1 6.2 7.7
4 Providence  7 11 .389 13 16 .448 65.4 66.1 7.1 7.8
5 Pittsburgh  6 12 .333 11 16 .407 73.6 76.9 2.7 6.0
6 Rutgers  6 12 .333 14 15 .483 69.2 66.5 9.5 6.7
7 Georgetown  6 12 .333 16 15 .516 70.2 67.5 8.7 6.0

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 11/18 11/25 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
Connecticut 12 12 11 13 13 12 11 10 8 10 8 9 7 6 7 6 6 6
Syracuse - - - - - 25 19 19 18 15 15 20 19 23 21 23 22 21
Boston College - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Georgetown - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Miami (FL) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Notre Dame - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Pittsburgh - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Providence - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Rutgers - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Seton Hall - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
St. John's (NY) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Villanova - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
West Virginia - - - - - - 23 22 25 21 23 17 15 16 20 19 23 -

Conference Tournament


First Round
Wed, Mar 4 Notre Dame 55 @ Providence 72
Wed, Mar 4 Pittsburgh 93 @ Villanova 96
Wed, Mar 4 Boston College 97 @ Seton Hall 87
Wed, Mar 4 Rutgers 72 @ West Virginia 65
Wed, Mar 4 Georgetown 62 @ Miami (FL) 56

Quarterfinal
Thu, Mar 5 Boston College 80 @ St. John's (NY) 91
Thu, Mar 5 Connecticut 64 @ Providence 55
Thu, Mar 5 Georgetown 60 @ Rutgers 61
Thu, Mar 5 Syracuse 69 @ Villanova 66

Semifinal
Fri, Mar 6 Connecticut 64 @ Rutgers 50
Fri, Mar 6 Syracuse 69 @ St. John's (NY) 67

Final
Sat, Mar 7 Connecticut 69 @ Syracuse 64

NCAA Tournament

First Round
Connecticut won (93-85) versus Fairleigh Dickinson (East Regional)
Miami (FL) lost (65-62) versus UCLA (South Regional)
St. John's (NY) lost (66-64) versus Detroit Mercy (Midwest Regional)
Syracuse won (63-61) versus Iona (South Regional)
West Virginia won (82-52) versus Temple (West Regional)

Second Round
Connecticut won (78-68) versus Indiana (East Regional)
Syracuse won (56-46) versus New Mexico (South Regional)
West Virginia won (75-74) versus Cincinnati (West Regional)

Regional Semifinal
Connecticut won (75-74) versus Washington (East Regional)
Syracuse lost (80-67) versus Duke (South Regional)
West Virginia lost (65-62) versus Utah (West Regional)

Regional Final
Connecticut lost (75-64) versus North Carolina (East Regional)

Conference Leaders

Minimum Stat Requirements ▪ Stats include all games played