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1971-72 Independent Season Summary

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Record: 959-768, .555 W-L% (10th of 20)
*Record does not reflect forfeits or vacated games.

Regular Season Champion: Oral Roberts

NCAA Tournament: 8 (Florida State, Hawaii, Houston, Marquette, Marshall, Providence, South Carolina and Villanova)

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Houston, Jacksonville, Marquette, South Carolina, St. John's (NY) and Villanova)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Florida State, Marquette, Marshall, Oral Roberts, South Carolina and Villanova)

Standings

Record does not reflect forfeits or vacated games
Conference Overall
Rk School W L W-L% W L W-L% Notes
Oral Roberts R 26 2 .929
Marquette 25 4 .862
Hawaii 23 4 .852 *Overall W-L adjusted to 24-3
Marshall 23 4 .852
Florida StateF 28 5 .848 *Overall W-L adjusted to 27-6
Northern Illinois  21 4 .840
South Carolina 24 5 .828
Duquesne  20 5 .800
Syracuse  22 6 .786
Providence 21 6 .778
Detroit Mercy  18 6 .750
Houston 20 7 .741
Jacksonville  20 8 .714
Villanova 20 8 .714
Texas-Pan American  17 7 .708
Niagara  21 9 .700
Penn State  17 8 .680
Fordham  18 9 .667
St. Bonaventure  16 8 .667
Cincinnati  17 9 .654
Georgia Southern  17 9 .654
Colgate  15 8 .652
St. John's (NY)  19 11 .633
Fairleigh Dickinson  15 9 .625
Illinois State  16 10 .615
Virginia Tech  16 10 .615
Canisius  15 11 .577
Creighton  15 11 .577
Holy Cross  15 11 .577
Oklahoma City  16 12 .571
Loyola (LA)  14 11 .560
Rutgers  14 11 .560
West Virginia  13 11 .542
Hardin-Simmons  14 12 .538
DePaul  12 11 .522
Centenary (LA)  13 12 .520
Long Island University  13 12 .520
Boston College  13 13 .500
Dayton  13 13 .500
Pittsburgh  12 12 .500
Air Force  12 13 .480
Fairfield  12 13 .480
Saint Francis (PA)  12 13 .480
Saint Peter's  12 13 .480
Indiana State  12 14 .462
St. Francis (NY)  12 14 .462
Utah State  12 14 .462
Xavier  12 14 .462
Army  11 13 .458
Manhattan  11 13 .458
George Washington  11 14 .440
Navy  10 13 .435
Denver  11 15 .423
Portland  10 16 .385
Seton Hall  10 16 .385
Southern Illinois  10 16 .385
Ball State  9 15 .375
Loyola (IL)  8 14 .364
Tulane  8 18 .308
Boston University  7 16 .304
South Alabama  7 17 .292
Iona  6 17 .261
Butler  6 20 .231
Georgia Tech  6 20 .231
Notre Dame  6 20 .231
Stetson  6 20 .231
Georgetown  3 23 .115

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 2/29 3/7 Final
South Carolina 12 11 3 3 3 4 4 5 11 8 9 7 9 8 6 6
Marquette 4 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 5 7 7
Florida State   18 9 14   20 12 11 10 12 14 14 11 10 14 10
Marshall       20 17 13 20 16 14 11 11 10 8 9 10 12
Villanova 18 18       14 11 15               15
Oral Roberts                         20 17 17 16
Duquesne                     20          
Hawaii         18 16 19 18 15 14 18 16 17 15 12  
Houston 7 12 20                   16 13 19  
Jacksonville 11 8 14 16           17 16          
Northern Illinois               20 19              
Providence                   16 12 13        
St. John's (NY) 17 14 8 10 9 17                    
West Virginia         19                      

NCAA Tournament

Regional Third Place
Marquette lost (77-72) versus Minnesota (Mideast Regional)
South Carolina won (90-78) versus Villanova (East Regional)
Villanova lost (90-78) versus South Carolina (East Regional)

First Round
Florida State won (83-81) versus Eastern Kentucky (Mideast Regional)
Hawaii lost (91-64) versus Weber State (West Regional)
Houston lost (85-74) versus Texas (Midwest Regional)
Marquette won (73-49) versus Ohio (Mideast Regional)
Marshall lost (112-101) versus Louisiana-Lafayette (Midwest Regional)
Providence lost (76-60) versus Pennsylvania (East Regional)
South Carolina won (53-51) versus Temple (East Regional)
Villanova won (85-70) versus East Carolina (East Regional)

Regional Semifinal
Florida State won (70-56) versus Minnesota (Mideast Regional)
Marquette lost (85-69) versus Kentucky (Mideast Regional)
South Carolina lost (92-69) versus North Carolina (East Regional)
Villanova lost (78-67) versus Pennsylvania (East Regional)

Regional Final
Florida State won (73-54) versus Kentucky (Mideast Regional)

National Semifinal
Florida State won (79-75) versus North Carolina

National Final
Florida State lost (81-76) versus UCLA