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1997-98 Big Ten Conference Season Summary

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Record: 207-144, .590 W-L% (3rd of 30) (Schedule and Results)
*Record does not reflect forfeits or vacated games.
SRS: 12.59 (2nd of 30) ▪ SOS: 8.37 (2nd of 30)

Regular Season Champion: Illinois and Michigan State
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

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 Michigan StateR 13 3 .813 22 8 .733 73.4 64.0 18.7 9.3
2 IllinoisR 13 3 .813 23 10 .697 69.7 63.5 15.2 9.0
3 Purdue 12 4 .750 28 8 .778 83.7 72.3 20.7 9.2
4 MichiganT 11 5 .688 25 9 .735 76.9 67.7 18.8 9.6 *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
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          

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

3-Point Field Goal Percentage

1. Sean WinkNorthwestern .457
2. Louis BullockMichigan .449
3. Pete LisickyPenn St. .367