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1970-71 Independent
Season Summary

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Record: 879-714, .552 W-L% (4th of 19) (Schedule and Results)
* Records do not reflect forfeits and vacated games.
SRS: -1.22 (10th of 19) ▪ SOS: -0.61 (10th of 19)

NCAA Tournament: 8 (Duquesne, Fordham, Houston, Jacksonville, Marquette, Notre Dame, Utah State and Villanova)

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Houston, Jacksonville, Marquette, Notre Dame, St. Bonaventure, Utah State and Villanova)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Duquesne, Fordham, Houston, Jacksonville, Marquette, Notre Dame and Villanova)

Standings

Record includes games as coach of major schools, and 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
Marquette 28 1 .966 79.9 63.4 16.4 -0.1
Fordham 26 3 .897 86.0 74.6 12.2 0.8
Jacksonville 22 4 .846 97.9 78.1 17.7 -2.1
Duquesne 21 4 .840 84.6 74.6 11.4 1.3
Hawaii  23 5 .821 89.7 78.5 9.8 -1.4
VillanovaF 27 7 .794 85.6 73.7 16.6 4.7 *Overall W-L adjusted to 23-6
St. Bonaventure  21 6 .778 79.3 72.1 7.3 0.1
Houston 22 7 .759 84.6 78.2 11.0 4.6
Utah State 20 7 .741 86.1 78.4 8.9 1.2
Syracuse  19 7 .731 81.7 76.3 4.9 -0.5
Georgia Tech  23 9 .719 78.0 72.4 6.8 1.2
Providence  20 8 .714 78.9 72.8 7.5 1.5
Fairleigh Dickinson  16 7 .696 61.3 57.5 -6.3 -10.1
Rutgers  16 7 .696 80.0 69.2 5.4 -5.4
Holy Cross  18 8 .692 83.7 73.9 6.5 -3.3
Notre Dame 20 9 .690 90.8 83.8 11.9 5.0
Dayton  18 9 .667 77.4 73.6 5.8 2.0
St. John's (NY)  18 9 .667 78.6 73.7 6.7 1.7
Denver  17 9 .654 75.3 72.7 3.0 0.4
Florida State  17 9 .654 84.6 86.0 1.9 3.3
Loyola (LA)  16 10 .615 92.4 92.0 0.9 0.5
Marshall  16 10 .615 88.4 81.9 4.5 -1.9
Colgate  15 10 .600 81.4 82.6 -10.2 -8.9
Saint Francis (PA)  15 10 .600 77.0 80.6 -4.5 -0.9
Pittsburgh  14 10 .583 74.2 71.0 3.3 0.1
Boston College  15 11 .577 74.0 70.8 3.7 0.5
Northern Illinois  13 10 .565 90.5 89.6 -0.5 -1.4
Southern Illinois  13 10 .565 87.4 87.5 -0.1 0.1
Creighton  14 11 .560 83.0 79.4 5.7 2.2
Virginia Tech  14 11 .560 80.5 76.5 1.2 -2.7
Manhattan  13 11 .542 70.1 71.7 -5.3 -3.8
Cincinnati  14 12 .538 74.9 75.2 1.0 1.3
Detroit Mercy  14 12 .538 74.6 78.7 -0.9 3.2
Niagara  14 12 .538 75.8 74.9 1.0 0.2
West Virginia  13 12 .520 88.7 88.7 1.5 1.6
Centenary (LA)  13 13 .500 69.8 73.8 -5.1 -1.0
Navy  12 12 .500 65.0 66.9 -6.9 -5.0
Texas-Rio Grande Valley  13 13 .500 84.2 90.2 -13.3 -7.3
Air Force  12 14 .462 67.4 74.6 -6.1 1.2
Georgetown  12 14 .462 76.3 76.2 -2.5 -2.6
Seattle  12 14 .462 85.7 86.0 1.4 1.8
Army  11 13 .458 60.9 59.8 -2.5 -3.6
Saint Peter's  11 13 .458 89.6 94.5 -7.3 -2.4
Iona  10 12 .455 61.2 74.0 -21.6 -8.8
Penn State  10 12 .455 70.9 70.0 -0.1 -1.0
George Washington  11 14 .440 79.8 83.7 -8.4 -4.4
Seton Hall  11 15 .423 70.8 73.2 -3.0 -0.6
Long Island University  10 15 .400 68.7 75.0 -9.3 -3.0
Butler  10 16 .385 85.4 96.9 -8.4 3.1
Canisius  8 13 .381 69.8 76.5 -5.1 1.5
Fairfield  9 15 .375 67.9 75.1 -9.1 -2.0
Hardin-Simmons  9 16 .360 80.8 88.7 -12.6 -4.7
Oklahoma City  9 16 .360 76.6 82.1 -4.9 0.6
Xavier  9 17 .346 72.1 80.3 -5.3 2.8
DePaul  8 17 .320 69.0 85.7 -10.4 6.2
St. Francis (NY)  8 17 .320 61.6 85.2 -28.1 -4.5
Tulane  8 18 .308 75.5 86.8 -8.4 2.9
Boston University  7 18 .280 68.9 78.4 -18.0 -8.6
Miami (FL)  7 19 .269 82.5 91.7 -8.3 0.9
New York University  5 20 .200 68.8 82.6 -15.4 -1.6
Portland  5 21 .192 65.5 84.7 -16.4 2.8
Loyola (IL)  4 20 .167 69.5 82.0 -7.9 4.6

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 12/8 12/15 12/22 12/29 1/5 1/12 1/19 1/26 2/2 2/9 2/16 2/23 3/2 3/9 Final
Marquette 6 4 4 3 3 3 2 2 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2
Fordham - - - - - 18 14 17 - - 20 18 11 10 10 9
Jacksonville 4 3 5 4 9 7 7 6 6 6 6 6 6 9 9 11
Notre Dame 5 6 7 14 15 9 9 9 7 12 9 14 19 16 14 12
Houston 17 - - - - - - - - 18 15 - - 15 18 14
Duquesne - - - - - - - - 17 14 12 10 8 11 11 15
Villanova 8 10 10 13 11 14 13 14 16 17 18 - - - - 19
Air Force - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Army - 14 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Boston College - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Boston University - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Butler - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Canisius - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Centenary (LA) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Cincinnati - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Colgate - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Creighton - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Dayton - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
DePaul - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Denver - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Detroit Mercy - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Fairfield - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Fairleigh Dickinson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Florida State - - 17 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
George Washington - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Georgetown - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Georgia Tech - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Hardin-Simmons - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Hawaii - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Holy Cross - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Iona - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Long Island University - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Loyola (IL) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Loyola (LA) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Manhattan - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Marshall - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Miami (FL) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Navy - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
New York University - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Niagara - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Northern Illinois - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oklahoma City - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Penn State - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Pittsburgh - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Portland - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Providence - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Rutgers - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Saint Francis (PA) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Saint Peter's - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Seattle - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Seton Hall - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Southern Illinois - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
St. Bonaventure 20 19 19 15 13 10 12 10 - - - - - - - -
St. Francis (NY) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
St. John's (NY) - - - 19 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Syracuse - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Texas-Rio Grande Valley - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Tulane - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Utah State 12 16 15 - 19 15 17 12 9 13 19 15 16 20 16 -
Virginia Tech - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
West Virginia - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Xavier - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

NCAA Tournament

Regional Third Place
Fordham won (100-90) versus South Carolina (East Regional)
Houston won (119-106) versus Notre Dame (Midwest Regional)
Marquette won (91-74) versus Kentucky (Mideast Regional)
Notre Dame lost (119-106) versus Houston (Midwest Regional)

First Round
Duquesne lost (70-65) versus Pennsylvania (East Regional)
Fordham won (105-74) versus Furman (East Regional)
Houston won (72-69) versus New Mexico State (Midwest Regional)
Jacksonville lost (74-72) versus Western Kentucky (Mideast Regional)
Marquette won (62-47) versus Miami (OH) (Mideast Regional)
Notre Dame won (102-94) versus Texas Christian (Midwest Regional)
Utah State lost (91-82) versus Brigham Young (West Regional)
Villanova won (93-75) versus Saint Joseph's (East Regional)

Regional Semifinal
Fordham lost (85-75) versus Villanova (East Regional)
Houston lost (78-77) versus Kansas (Midwest Regional)
Marquette lost (60-59) versus Ohio State (Mideast Regional)
Notre Dame lost (79-72) versus Drake (Midwest Regional)
Villanova won (85-75) versus Fordham (East Regional)

Regional Final
Villanova won (90-47) versus Pennsylvania (East Regional)

National Semifinal
Villanova won (92-89) versus Western Kentucky

National Final
Villanova lost (68-62) versus UCLA