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1997-98 Big East Conference Season Summary

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

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

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

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Connecticut)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Connecticut 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
West Virginia             23 22 25 21 23 17 15 16 20 19 23  

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

3-Point Field Goal Percentage

1. Richard HamiltonConnecticut .404
2. Geoff BilletRutgers .390
3. Antonio GrangerBoston College .390
4. Levell SandersSeton Hall .354