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1977-78 Big Ten Conference
Season Summary

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Record: 152-123, .553 W-L% (13th of 24) (Schedule and Results)
* Records do not reflect forfeits and vacated games.
SRS: 8.05 (2nd of 24) ▪ SOS: 6.40 (2nd of 24)

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 PTS/G SRS
Rk School W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
1 Michigan State 15 3 .833 25 5 .833 76.7 65.8 16.3 5.4 NCAA Tournament; Reg. Season Champion
2 Indiana 12 6 .667 21 8 .724 70.3 63.8 12.5 6.0 NCAA Tournament
2 Minnesota 12 6 .667 17 10 .630 69.7 66.5 10.3 7.1
4 Michigan 11 7 .611 16 11 .593 77.9 74.8 9.8 6.6
4 Purdue 11 7 .611 16 11 .593 76.9 74.0 10.3 7.3
6 Ohio State 9 9 .500 16 11 .593 79.0 77.0 7.2 5.2
7 Illinois 7 11 .389 13 14 .481 75.7 76.7 6.1 7.1
8 Iowa 5 13 .278 12 15 .444 74.0 73.9 5.8 5.7
9 Northwestern 4 14 .222 8 19 .296 72.5 79.2 0.3 7.0
9 Wisconsin 4 14 .222 8 19 .296 70.9 75.5 2.0 6.6

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
Illinois - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Iowa - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Michigan 13 13 9 15 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Minnesota 16 - - - - - - - - - - - - 19 - - -
Northwestern - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Ohio State - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Purdue 12 11 - 17 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Wisconsin - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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)