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1997-98 Big Ten Conference
Season Summary

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Record: 207-144, .590 W-L% (5th of 30) (Schedule and Results)
* Records do not reflect forfeits and vacated games.
SRS: 12.59 (2nd of 30) ▪ SOS: 8.37 (2nd of 30)

Regular Season Champion: Illinois and Michigan State
Conf. Tournament Champion: Michigan

NCAA Tournament: 5 (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Michigan State and Purdue)

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

Standings

Conference Overall PTS/G SRS
Rk School W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
1 Michigan State 13 3 .813 22 8 .733 73.4 64.0 18.7 9.3 NCAA Tournament; Reg. Season Champion
2 Illinois 13 3 .813 23 10 .697 69.7 63.5 15.2 9.0 NCAA Tournament; Reg. Season Champion
3 Purdue 12 4 .750 28 8 .778 83.7 72.3 20.7 9.2 NCAA Tournament
4 Michigan 11 5 .688 25 9 .735 76.9 67.7 18.8 9.6 NCAA Tournament; Conf. Tournament Champion;    *Overall W-L adjusted to 0-8
5 Iowa 9 7 .563 20 11 .645 79.7 68.5 17.2 6.0
6 Indiana 9 7 .563 20 12 .625 76.8 73.3 14.2 10.7 NCAA Tournament
7 Penn State 8 8 .500 19 13 .594 72.9 68.9 10.5 6.4
8 Minnesota 6 10 .375 20 15 .571 72.3 68.7 11.9 8.3 *Overall W-L adjusted to 15-15
9 Northwestern 3 13 .188 10 17 .370 60.6 63.9 2.3 5.6
10 Wisconsin 3 13 .188 12 19 .387 60.5 62.6 7.2 9.2
11 Ohio State 1 15 .063 8 22 .267 65.9 72.8 1.8 8.7

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 11/18 11/25 12/2 12/9 12/16 12/23 12/30 1/6 1/13 1/20 1/27 2/3 2/10 2/17 2/24 3/3 Final
Purdue 9 8 6 6 8 8 7 5 9 9 12 10 10 8 5 11 9 11
Michigan - - - - - 21 - 18 17 19 16 19 18 21 22 21 17 12
Michigan State - - - - - - - - - - - 22 16 13 14 10 12 16
Illinois - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 23 22 18 22
Indiana 17 23 21 - - - - - - - - 25 - - - - - -
Iowa 15 14 14 10 10 15 15 14 11 13 10 16 24 - - - - -
Minnesota - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Northwestern - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Ohio State - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Penn State - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Wisconsin - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Conference Tournament


First Round
Thu, Mar 5 Penn State 51 @ Wisconsin 52
Thu, Mar 5 Indiana 78 @ Ohio State 71
Thu, Mar 5 Minnesota 64 @ Northwestern 56

Quarterfinal
Fri, Mar 6 Iowa 66 @ Michigan 77
Fri, Mar 6 Michigan State 73 @ Minnesota 76
Fri, Mar 6 Illinois 66 @ Wisconsin 61
Fri, Mar 6 Indiana 71 @ Purdue 76

Semifinal
Sat, Mar 7 Michigan 85 @ Minnesota 69
Sat, Mar 7 Illinois 47 @ Purdue 68

Final
Sun, Mar 8 Michigan 76 @ Purdue 67

NCAA Tournament

First Round
Illinois won (64-51) versus South Alabama (West Regional)
Indiana won (94-87) versus Oklahoma (East Regional)
Michigan won (80-61) versus Davidson (South Regional)
Michigan State won (83-71) versus Eastern Michigan (East Regional)
Purdue won (95-56) versus Delaware (Midwest Regional)

Second Round
Illinois lost (67-61) versus Maryland (West Regional)
Indiana lost (78-68) versus Connecticut (East Regional)
Michigan lost (85-82) versus UCLA (South Regional)
Michigan State won (63-56) versus Princeton (East Regional)
Purdue won (80-65) versus Detroit Mercy (Midwest Regional)

Regional Semifinal
Michigan State lost (73-58) versus North Carolina (East Regional)
Purdue lost (67-59) versus Stanford (Midwest Regional)

Conference Leaders

Minimum Stat Requirements ▪ Stats include all games played