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1972-73 Big Ten Conference
Season Summary

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Record: 141-105, .573 W-L% (10th of 20) (Schedule and Results)
* Records do not reflect forfeits and vacated games.
SRS: 8.87 (2nd of 19) ▪ SOS: 7.29 (1st of 19)

Regular Season Champion: Indiana

NCAA Tournament: 1 (Indiana)

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Michigan, Minnesota and Ohio State)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Indiana and Minnesota)

Standings

Conference Overall PTS/G SRS
Rk School W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
1 Indiana 11 3 .786 22 6 .786 78.0 69.8 16.6 8.4 NCAA Tournament; Reg. Season Champion; NCAA FF
2 Minnesota 10 4 .714 21 5 .808 75.4 67.9 14.3 6.7
3 Purdue 8 6 .571 15 9 .625 78.3 75.7 8.4 5.8
3 Illinois 8 6 .571 14 10 .583 77.9 79.0 7.6 8.7
3 Ohio State 8 6 .571 14 10 .583 78.6 74.7 10.5 6.5
6 Iowa 6 8 .429 13 11 .542 75.8 73.4 10.2 7.8
6 Michigan 6 8 .429 13 11 .542 81.4 77.5 10.0 6.0
6 Michigan State 6 8 .429 13 11 .542 80.2 82.8 4.8 7.3
9 Wisconsin 5 9 .357 11 13 .458 73.6 75.4 6.6 8.4
10 Northwestern 2 12 .143 5 19 .208 76.1 83.4 -0.2 7.2

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 12/5 12/12 12/19 12/26 1/2 1/9 1/16 1/23 1/30 2/6 2/13 2/20 2/27 3/6 Final
Indiana - - 15 9 15 20 16 16 6 5 4 11 10 12 9 6
Minnesota 4 4 5 5 5 6 8 6 8 9 5 4 4 3 3 10
Illinois - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Iowa - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Michigan 19 18 18 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Michigan State - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Northwestern - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Ohio State 10 15 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Purdue - - - - - - - - 20 - - - 17 20 - -
Wisconsin - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

NCAA Tournament

National Third Place
Indiana won (97-79) versus Providence

Regional Semifinal
Indiana won (75-69) versus Marquette (Mideast Regional)

Regional Final
Indiana won (72-65) versus Kentucky (Mideast Regional)

National Semifinal
Indiana lost (70-59) versus UCLA