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2008-09 Big East Conference
Season Summary

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Record: 335-214, .610 W-L% (4th of 32) (Schedule and Results)
* Records do not reflect forfeits and vacated games.
SRS: 11.82 (3rd of 32) ▪ SOS: 7.91 (2nd of 32)

Regular Season Champion: Louisville
Tournament Champion: Louisville

NCAA Tournament: 7 (UConn, Louisville, Marquette, Pitt, Syracuse, Villanova and West Virginia)

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(UConn, Georgetown, Louisville, Marquette, Notre Dame, Pitt and Villanova)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(UConn, Louisville, Marquette, Pitt, Syracuse and Villanova)

Standings

Conference Overall PTS/G SRS
Rk School W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS
1 LouisvilleRT 16 2 .889 31 6 .838 74.3 61.8 20.9 8.4
2 Pittsburgh 15 3 .833 31 5 .861 77.2 64.6 21.2 8.6
3 ConnecticutF 15 3 .833 31 5 .861 78.0 64.4 22.2 8.6
4 VillanovaF 13 5 .722 30 8 .789 76.4 67.6 17.5 8.7
5 Marquette 12 6 .667 25 10 .714 77.6 70.4 15.1 7.9
6 Syracuse 11 7 .611 28 10 .737 80.0 72.3 17.2 9.5
7 West Virginia 10 8 .556 23 12 .657 72.0 61.8 18.6 8.3
8 Providence  10 8 .556 19 14 .576 77.7 77.1 7.8 7.2
9 Cincinnati  8 10 .444 18 14 .563 68.1 67.0 7.8 6.8
10 Notre Dame  8 10 .444 21 15 .583 74.4 70.9 12.3 8.7
11 Seton Hall  7 11 .389 17 15 .531 73.7 72.6 7.5 6.5
12 Georgetown  7 11 .389 16 15 .516 69.3 63.9 14.4 9.0
13 St. John's (NY)  6 12 .333 16 18 .471 65.5 68.0 4.3 6.8
14 South Florida  4 14 .222 9 22 .290 59.0 64.6 2.6 8.2
15 Rutgers  2 16 .111 11 21 .344 62.5 68.1 1.1 6.6
16 DePaul  0 18 .000 9 24 .273 64.3 72.4 -1.2 6.9

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 11/17 11/24 12/1 12/8 12/15 12/22 12/29 1/5 1/12 1/19 1/26 2/2 2/9 2/16 2/23 3/2 3/9 Final
Louisville 3 3 3 11 9 9 19 18 23 20 9 7 5 5 7 6 6 5 1
Pittsburgh 5 6 4 3 3 3 3 3 1 1 4 3 6 4 4 1 3 2 4
Connecticut 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 5 4 3 2 1 1 1 2 1 3 5
Villanova 23 23 20 17 15 18 18 15 18 23 20 21 17 13 12 10 11 10 11
Syracuse - - - 16 13 11 17 13 11 8 8 15 20 23 24 - 25 18 13
Marquette 16 15 15 25 24 24 - - 18 14 11 8 8 10 10 8 13 21 23
Cincinnati - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
DePaul - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Georgetown 22 22 21 20 19 15 12 11 9 13 12 25 - - - - - - -
Notre Dame 9 8 8 7 12 12 8 7 13 12 19 - - - - - - - -
Providence - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Rutgers - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Seton Hall - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
South Florida - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
St. John's (NY) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
West Virginia - - - - - - - - 25 - - - - - - - - - -

Conference Tournament


First Round
Tue, Mar 10 Seton Hall 68 @ South Florida 54
Tue, Mar 10 St. John's (NY) 64 @ Georgetown 59
Tue, Mar 10 DePaul 67 @ Cincinnati 57
Tue, Mar 10 Notre Dame 61 @ Rutgers 50

Second Round
Wed, Mar 11 Providence 83 @ DePaul 74
Wed, Mar 11 Syracuse 89 @ Seton Hall 74
Wed, Mar 11 West Virginia 74 @ Notre Dame 62
Wed, Mar 11 Marquette 74 @ St. John's (NY) 45

Quarterfinal
Thu, Mar 12 Syracuse 127 @ Connecticut 117
Thu, Mar 12 Villanova 76 @ Marquette 75
Thu, Mar 12 West Virginia 74 @ Pittsburgh 60
Thu, Mar 12 Louisville 73 @ Providence 55

Semifinal
Fri, Mar 13 Louisville 69 @ Villanova 55
Fri, Mar 13 Syracuse 74 @ West Virginia 69

Final
Sat, Mar 14 Louisville 76 @ Syracuse 66

NCAA Tournament

First Round
Connecticut won (103-47) versus Chattanooga (West Regional)
Louisville won (74-54) versus Morehead State (Midwest Regional)
Marquette won (58-57) versus Utah State (West Regional)
Pittsburgh won (72-62) versus East Tennessee State (East Regional)
Syracuse won (59-44) versus Stephen F. Austin (South Regional)
Villanova won (80-67) versus American (East Regional)
West Virginia lost (68-60) versus Dayton (Midwest Regional)

Second Round
Connecticut won (92-66) versus Texas A&M (West Regional)
Louisville won (79-72) versus Siena (Midwest Regional)
Marquette lost (83-79) versus Missouri (West Regional)
Pittsburgh won (84-76) versus Oklahoma State (East Regional)
Syracuse won (78-67) versus Arizona State (South Regional)
Villanova won (89-69) versus UCLA (East Regional)

Regional Semifinal
Connecticut won (72-60) versus Purdue (West Regional)
Louisville won (103-64) versus Arizona (Midwest Regional)
Pittsburgh won (60-55) versus Xavier (East Regional)
Syracuse lost (84-71) versus Oklahoma (South Regional)
Villanova won (77-54) versus Duke (East Regional)

Regional Final
Connecticut won (82-75) versus Missouri (West Regional)
Louisville lost (64-52) versus Michigan State (Midwest Regional)
Pittsburgh lost (78-76) versus Villanova (East Regional)
Villanova won (78-76) versus Pittsburgh (East Regional)

National Semifinal
Connecticut lost (82-73) versus Michigan State
Villanova lost (83-69) versus North Carolina

Conference Leaders

Minimum Stat Requirements ▪ Stats include all games played