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1979-80 Big Ten Conference Season Summary

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Record: 185-119, .609 W-L% (3rd of 29) (Schedule and Results)
*Record does not reflect forfeits or vacated games.
SRS: 14.43 (1st of 29) ▪ SOS: 10.74 (1st of 29)

Regular Season Champion: Indiana

NCAA Tournament: 4 (Indiana, Iowa, Ohio State and Purdue)

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

Standings

Conference Overall PTS/G SRS
Rk School W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS
1 IndianaR 13 5 .722 21 8 .724 68.2 61.9 17.6 11.3
2 Ohio State 12 6 .667 21 8 .724 71.5 65.0 17.3 10.8
3 PurdueF 11 7 .611 23 10 .697 69.7 63.4 17.5 11.3
4 IowaF 10 8 .556 23 10 .697 72.8 66.2 17.6 10.9
4 Minnesota  10 8 .556 21 11 .656 71.0 66.2 15.7 10.9
6 Illinois  8 10 .444 22 13 .629 73.1 67.5 15.8 10.2
6 Michigan  8 10 .444 17 13 .567 72.1 68.1 13.7 9.6
8 Wisconsin  7 11 .389 15 14 .517 68.9 66.8 11.9 9.8
9 Michigan State  6 12 .333 12 15 .444 69.7 68.6 11.3 10.2
10 Northwestern  5 13 .278 10 17 .370 65.4 71.8 5.9 12.4

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 12/4 12/11 12/18 12/26 1/2 1/8 1/15 1/22 1/29 2/5 2/12 2/19 2/26 Final
Indiana 1 1 1 5 10 11 19 19 16 18 20   19 13 7
Ohio State 4 3 3 2 7 5 3 2 4 6 13 9 11 9 10
Purdue 11 12 9 9 8 8 10 11 14 17 12 15 15 18 20
Illinois           20                  
Iowa   20 17 13 11 10 12 13       20      

NCAA Tournament

National Third Place
Iowa lost (75-58) versus Purdue
Purdue won (75-58) versus Iowa

First Round
Iowa won (86-72) versus Virginia Commonwealth (East Regional)
Purdue won (90-82) versus La Salle (Mideast Regional)

Second Round
Indiana won (68-59) versus Virginia Tech (Mideast Regional)
Iowa won (77-64) versus North Carolina State (East Regional)
Ohio State won (89-75) versus Arizona State (West Regional)
Purdue won (87-72) versus St. John's (NY) (Mideast Regional)

Regional Semifinal
Indiana lost (76-69) versus Purdue (Mideast Regional)
Iowa won (88-77) versus Syracuse (East Regional)
Ohio State lost (72-68) versus UCLA (West Regional)
Purdue won (76-69) versus Indiana (Mideast Regional)

Regional Final
Iowa won (81-80) versus Georgetown (East Regional)
Purdue won (68-60) versus Duke (Mideast Regional)

National Semifinal
Iowa lost (80-72) versus Louisville
Purdue lost (67-62) versus UCLA