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1965-66 Independent
Season Summary

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Record: 707-526, .573 W-L% (2nd of 18) (Schedule and Results)
* Records do not reflect forfeits and vacated games.
SRS: -1.01 (8th of 18) ▪ SOS: -0.45 (8th of 18)

NCAA Tournament: 8 (Colorado State, Dayton, Houston, Loyola (IL), Oklahoma City, Providence, Syracuse and UTEP)

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Providence)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Loyola (IL) and UTEP)

Standings

Conference Overall PTS/G SRS
Rk School W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Texas-El Paso 28 1 .966 77.8 66.2 13.9 2.3 NCAA Tournament; NCAA FF; NCAA Champion
Loyola (IL) 22 3 .880 92.4 79.5 16.2 3.3 NCAA Tournament
Oklahoma City 24 5 .828 97.1 86.9 8.2 -2.0 NCAA Tournament
Providence 22 5 .815 75.7 69.7 4.4 -1.5 NCAA Tournament
Boston College 21 5 .808 92.0 82.1 8.4 -1.4
Dayton 23 6 .793 80.5 70.6 13.8 3.9 NCAA Tournament
Houston 23 6 .793 93.2 82.7 10.7 0.2 NCAA Tournament
Fairfield 19 5 .792 80.4 76.3 2.6 -1.6
Virginia Tech 19 5 .792 85.6 78.5 4.9 -2.2
Syracuse 22 6 .786 97.8 84.7 11.4 -1.7 NCAA Tournament
Hardin-Simmons 20 6 .769 83.4 77.4 -0.2 -6.2
Penn State 18 6 .750 73.8 69.5 2.0 -2.4
Rutgers 17 7 .708 78.4 74.1 -4.9 -9.2
St. Bonaventure 16 7 .696 76.6 75.2 0.7 -0.7
Army 18 8 .692 68.5 62.9 3.7 -1.9
DePaul 18 8 .692 77.6 67.5 10.1 -0.1
St. John's (NY) 18 8 .692 74.6 67.8 5.9 -0.8
Detroit Mercy 17 8 .680 83.6 83.1 -0.7 -1.2
Georgetown 16 8 .667 86.3 81.2 3.5 -1.6
Colorado State 14 8 .636 75.0 71.0 6.0 1.9 NCAA Tournament
Villanova 18 11 .621 73.3 70.6 4.2 1.5
Butler 16 10 .615 73.9 74.5 0.9 1.4
Seattle 16 10 .615 84.4 79.8 3.9 -0.8
Duquesne 14 9 .609 75.1 72.7 -2.1 -4.5
Miami (FL) 15 11 .577 84.6 87.1 -3.1 -0.6
Denver 14 11 .560 80.8 81.9 1.7 2.7
Florida State 14 11 .560 70.3 73.8 -5.5 -2.0
Air Force 14 12 .538 72.8 74.5 0.4 2.2
Creighton 14 12 .538 86.9 85.6 2.7 1.5
Marquette 14 12 .538 77.3 76.1 4.7 3.6
Georgia Tech 13 13 .500 80.3 76.9 1.8 -1.6
Loyola (LA) 12 12 .500 66.9 78.1 -11.5 -0.3
Xavier 13 13 .500 83.5 86.0 -1.0 1.5
Centenary (LA) 12 14 .462 80.1 91.7 -8.9 2.6
Utah State 12 14 .462 82.8 82.3 2.5 2.0
Niagara 11 13 .458 72.6 83.8 -10.2 1.0
Holy Cross 10 13 .435 70.3 74.2 -6.7 -2.8
Fordham 10 15 .400 69.6 70.1 -3.4 -2.9
Memphis 10 15 .400 78.9 84.4 -6.7 -1.2
Navy 7 12 .368 65.8 69.1 -1.8 1.4
Colgate 8 14 .364 76.7 93.3 -21.6 -5.0
Canisius 7 15 .318 75.7 82.9 -6.5 0.7
Saint Francis (PA) 8 18 .308 70.3 85.3 -16.0 -1.0
West Texas A&M 6 17 .261 68.2 78.8 -11.1 -0.4
Portland 6 19 .240 71.8 82.7 -9.3 1.6
Pittsburgh 5 17 .227 66.2 77.7 -11.5 0.0
Notre Dame 5 21 .192 72.8 85.7 -9.4 3.5
Boston University 4 19 .174 60.9 78.1 -25.2 -8.1
New Mexico State 4 22 .154 72.3 98.3 -21.3 4.8

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 12/7 12/14 12/21 12/28 1/4 1/11 1/18 1/25 2/1 2/8 2/15 2/22 3/1 Final
Texas-El Paso - - - - - 9 8 8 6 6 4 3 3 2 3
Loyola (IL) - - - - - - - 9 7 5 3 4 4 4 6
Air Force - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Army - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Boston College - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Boston University - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Butler - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Canisius - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Centenary (LA) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Colgate - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Colorado State - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Creighton - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Dayton - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
DePaul - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Denver - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Detroit Mercy - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Duquesne - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Fairfield - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Florida State - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Fordham - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Georgetown - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Georgia Tech - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Hardin-Simmons - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Holy Cross - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Houston - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Loyola (LA) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Marquette - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Memphis - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Miami (FL) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Navy - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
New Mexico State - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Niagara - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Notre Dame - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oklahoma City - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Penn State - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Pittsburgh - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Portland - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Providence 6 8 7 7 10 6 6 4 3 4 6 6 9 8 -
Rutgers - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Saint Francis (PA) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Seattle - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
St. Bonaventure - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
St. John's (NY) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Syracuse - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Utah State - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Villanova - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Virginia Tech - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
West Texas A&M - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Xavier - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

NCAA Tournament

Regional Third Place
Dayton lost (82-68) versus Western Kentucky (Mideast Regional)
Houston won (102-91) versus Pacific (West Regional)

First Round
Colorado State lost (82-76) versus Houston (West Regional)
Dayton won (58-51) versus Miami (OH) (Mideast Regional)
Houston won (82-76) versus Colorado State (West Regional)
Loyola (IL) lost (105-86) versus Western Kentucky (Mideast Regional)
Oklahoma City lost (89-74) versus Texas-El Paso (Midwest Regional)
Providence lost (65-48) versus Saint Joseph's (East Regional)
Texas-El Paso won (89-74) versus Oklahoma City (Midwest Regional)

Regional Semifinal
Dayton lost (86-79) versus Kentucky (Mideast Regional)
Houston lost (63-60) versus Oregon State (West Regional)
Syracuse won (94-78) versus Davidson (East Regional)
Texas-El Paso won (78-76) versus Cincinnati (Midwest Regional)

Regional Final
Syracuse lost (91-81) versus Duke (East Regional)
Texas-El Paso won (81-80) versus Kansas (Midwest Regional)

National Semifinal
Texas-El Paso won (85-78) versus Utah

National Final
Texas-El Paso won (72-65) versus Kentucky