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1977-78 Big Ten Conference Season Summary

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Record: 152-123, .553 W-L% (12th of 24)
*Record does not reflect forfeits or vacated games.

Regular Season Champion: Michigan State

NCAA Tournament: 2 (Indiana and Michigan State)

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

Standings

Conference Overall
Rk School W L W-L% W L W-L%
1 Michigan StateR 15 3 .833 25 5 .833
2 Indiana 12 6 .667 21 8 .724
2 Minnesota  12 6 .667 17 10 .630
4 Michigan  11 7 .611 16 11 .593
4 Purdue  11 7 .611 16 11 .593
6 Ohio State  9 9 .500 16 11 .593
7 Illinois  7 11 .389 13 14 .481
8 Iowa  5 13 .278 12 15 .444
9 Northwestern  4 14 .222 8 19 .296
9 Wisconsin  4 14 .222 8 19 .296

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 11/29 12/6 12/13 12/20 12/27 1/3 1/10 1/17 1/24 1/31 2/7 2/14 2/21 2/28 3/6 Final
Michigan State             18 12 10 7 7 10 10 10 9 6 4
Indiana           15 11 18                 13
Michigan 13 13 9 15                          
Minnesota 16                         19      
Purdue 12 11   17                          

NCAA Tournament

First Round
Indiana won (63-62) versus Furman (East Regional)
Michigan State won (77-63) versus Providence (Mideast Regional)

Regional Semifinal
Indiana lost (61-60) versus Villanova (East Regional)
Michigan State won (90-69) versus Western Kentucky (Mideast Regional)

Regional Final
Michigan State lost (52-49) versus Kentucky (Mideast Regional)