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1996-97 Big Ten Conference Season Summary

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Record: 205-137, .599 W-L% (3rd of 31) (Schedule and Results)
*Record does not reflect forfeits or vacated games.
SRS: 12.42 (3rd of 31) ▪ SOS: 9.08 (3rd of 31)

Regular Season Champion: Minnesota

NCAA Tournament: 6 (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Purdue and Wisconsin)

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Iowa, Michigan and Minnesota)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Illinois and Minnesota)

Standings

Record does not reflect forfeits or vacated games
Conference Overall PTS/G SRS
Rk School W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
1 MinnesotaRF 16 2 .889 35 5 .875 77.6 63.4 23.3 9.2 *Overall W-L adjusted to 31-4
2 Iowa 12 6 .667 22 10 .688 72.5 64.5 16.8 8.9
3 Purdue 12 6 .667 18 12 .600 72.1 70.7 12.2 10.9
4 Illinois 11 7 .611 22 10 .688 76.5 68.7 15.6 7.8
5 Wisconsin 11 7 .611 18 10 .643 59.1 55.3 13.2 9.4
6 Indiana 9 9 .500 22 11 .667 72.6 68.1 13.9 9.4
7 Michigan  9 9 .500 24 11 .686 74.1 67.9 16.7 10.5 *Overall W-L adjusted to 0-11
8 Michigan State  9 9 .500 17 12 .586 69.8 65.7 12.1 7.9
9 Ohio State  5 13 .278 10 17 .370 69.9 70.1 8.4 8.7
10 Penn State  3 15 .167 10 17 .370 60.5 65.9 3.8 9.2
11 Northwestern  2 16 .111 7 22 .241 59.2 66.8 0.5 8.0

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 11/19 11/26 12/3 12/10 12/17 12/24 12/31 1/7 1/14 1/21 1/28 2/4 2/11 2/18 2/25 3/4 Final
Minnesota 22 23 24 16 17 16 15 15 11 7 8 6 4 3 2 2 2 3
Illinois               24 25         20 23 21 15 19
Indiana   22 20 8 12 13 13 12 15 17 21 17 24   24 22 25  
Iowa 23 25                     25          
Michigan 9 9 7 7 5 4 4 8 16 18 13 16 13 14 18 24    

NCAA Tournament

First Round
Illinois won (90-77) versus Southern California (Southeast Regional)
Indiana lost (80-62) versus Colorado (East Regional)
Iowa won (73-60) versus Virginia (West Regional)
Minnesota won (78-46) versus Texas State (Midwest Regional)
Purdue won (83-76) versus Rhode Island (Southeast Regional)
Wisconsin lost (71-58) versus Texas (East Regional)

Second Round
Illinois lost (75-63) versus Chattanooga (Southeast Regional)
Iowa lost (75-69) versus Kentucky (West Regional)
Minnesota won (76-57) versus Temple (Midwest Regional)
Purdue lost (75-61) versus Kansas (Southeast Regional)

Regional Semifinal
Minnesota won (90-84) versus Clemson (Midwest Regional)

Regional Final
Minnesota won (80-72) versus UCLA (Midwest Regional)

National Semifinal
Minnesota lost (78-69) versus Kentucky