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1971-72 Independent
Season Summary

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Record: 959-768, .555 W-L% (6th of 20) (Schedule and Results)
* Records do not reflect forfeits and vacated games.
SRS: -2.03 (9th of 19) ▪ SOS: -0.82 (10th of 19)

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

Conference Overall PTS/G SRS
Rk School W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Oral Roberts 26 2 .929 102.7 89.6 8.3 -4.8
Marquette 25 4 .862 74.6 63.8 11.0 0.1 NCAA Tournament
Hawaii 23 4 .852 87.1 78.2 8.7 -0.2 NCAA Tournament;    *Overall W-L adjusted to 24-3
Marshall 23 4 .852 92.9 79.2 12.0 -1.7 NCAA Tournament
Florida State 28 5 .848 81.1 70.6 12.9 2.4 NCAA Tournament; NCAA FF;    *Overall W-L adjusted to 27-6
Northern Illinois 21 4 .840 91.3 82.8 5.5 -3.0
South Carolina 24 5 .828 82.3 71.1 14.3 3.2 NCAA Tournament
Duquesne 20 5 .800 80.3 73.4 6.6 -0.4
Syracuse 22 6 .786 86.8 81.4 5.9 0.5
Providence 21 6 .778 77.7 70.8 7.1 0.2 NCAA Tournament
Detroit Mercy 18 6 .750 75.7 72.4 4.9 1.7
Houston 20 7 .741 90.5 80.5 11.6 1.6 NCAA Tournament
Jacksonville 20 8 .714 88.9 81.4 8.0 0.5
Villanova 20 8 .714 79.9 73.5 10.1 3.7 NCAA Tournament
Texas-Rio Grande Valley 17 7 .708 87.1 89.1 -3.7 -1.7
Niagara 21 9 .700 81.7 77.2 5.8 1.3
Penn State 17 8 .680 73.4 68.1 4.7 -0.6
Fordham 18 9 .667 81.4 78.7 3.4 0.7
St. Bonaventure 16 8 .667 81.4 72.8 9.4 0.8
Cincinnati 17 9 .654 80.6 76.0 7.7 3.1
Georgia Southern 17 9 .654
Colgate 15 8 .652 84.8 86.1 -8.4 -7.0
St. John's (NY) 19 11 .633 84.6 77.1 8.7 1.2
Fairleigh Dickinson 15 9 .625 65.0 61.6 -6.9 -10.3
Illinois State 16 10 .615 86.1 88.9 -2.9 -0.2
Virginia Tech 16 10 .615 76.5 72.6 2.9 -0.9
Canisius 15 11 .577 79.7 81.5 -0.9 1.0
Creighton 15 11 .577 76.6 78.1 -0.3 1.2
Holy Cross 15 11 .577 80.1 83.7 -5.5 -2.0
Oklahoma City 16 12 .571 91.1 91.7 -3.4 -2.9
Loyola (LA) 14 11 .560 83.0 86.9 -7.4 -3.5
Rutgers 14 11 .560 81.0 74.6 0.8 -5.5
West Virginia 13 11 .542 87.5 84.0 2.4 -1.1
Hardin-Simmons 14 12 .538 82.9 83.7 -8.1 -7.4
DePaul 12 11 .522 71.6 80.1 -3.5 4.9
Centenary (LA) 13 12 .520 85.9 84.8 -3.7 -4.9
Long Island University 13 12 .520 71.9 76.5 -6.9 -2.4
Boston College 13 13 .500 71.7 74.2 -2.4 0.2
Dayton 13 13 .500 73.3 75.9 -0.4 2.2
Pittsburgh 12 12 .500 79.1 80.8 0.9 2.7
Air Force 12 13 .480 64.2 68.1 -8.5 -4.7
Fairfield 12 13 .480 78.5 80.1 -7.0 -5.4
Saint Francis (PA) 12 13 .480 80.0 85.5 -3.9 1.6
Saint Peter's 12 13 .480 87.3 95.6 -8.5 -0.2
Indiana State 12 14 .462 76.8 79.9 -6.1 -3.0
St. Francis (NY) 12 14 .462 71.3 89.5 -22.2 -4.0
Utah State 12 14 .462 81.5 83.3 -1.5 0.2
Xavier 12 14 .462 67.0 70.6 -1.0 2.6
Army 11 13 .458 74.4 75.4 -2.2 -1.2
Manhattan 11 13 .458 80.0 83.1 -4.7 -1.6
George Washington 11 14 .440 78.7 82.2 -4.3 -0.7
Navy 10 13 .435 67.3 74.1 -4.8 2.0
Denver 11 15 .423 69.2 76.9 -7.8 -0.1
Portland 10 16 .385 67.6 80.2 -14.0 -1.4
Seton Hall 10 16 .385 74.5 79.4 -8.1 -3.2
Southern Illinois 10 16 .385 82.3 89.4 -8.1 -1.0
Ball State 9 15 .375 79.9 83.6 -8.7 -5.0
Loyola (IL) 8 14 .364 70.5 80.8 -4.8 5.6
Tulane 8 18 .308 71.8 78.2 -9.5 -3.1
Boston University 7 16 .304 73.9 82.7 -16.4 -7.6
South Alabama 7 17 .292 70.9 86.6 -14.7 1.1
Iona 6 17 .261 66.3 75.5 -16.1 -6.8
Butler 6 20 .231 75.6 84.9 -8.2 1.1
Georgia Tech 6 20 .231 71.8 84.8 -10.5 2.5
Notre Dame 6 20 .231 73.0 86.5 -7.8 5.7
Stetson 6 20 .231 65.5 84.8 -19.1 0.1
Georgetown 3 23 .115 72.4 87.2 -14.9 -0.1

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
Air Force - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Army - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Ball State - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Boston College - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Boston University - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Butler - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Canisius - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Centenary (LA) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Cincinnati - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Colgate - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Creighton - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Dayton - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
DePaul - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Denver - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Detroit Mercy - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Duquesne - - - - - - - - - - 20 - - - - -
Fairfield - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Fairleigh Dickinson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Fordham - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
George Washington - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Georgetown - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Georgia Southern - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Georgia Tech - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Hardin-Simmons - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Hawaii - - - - 18 16 19 18 15 14 18 16 17 15 12 -
Holy Cross - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Houston 7 12 20 - - - - - - - - - 16 13 19 -
Illinois State - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Indiana State - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Iona - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jacksonville 11 8 14 16 - - - - - 17 16 - - - - -
Long Island University - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Loyola (IL) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Loyola (LA) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Manhattan - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Navy - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Niagara - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Northern Illinois - - - - - - - 20 19 - - - - - - -
Notre Dame - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oklahoma City - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Penn State - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Pittsburgh - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Portland - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Providence - - - - - - - - - 16 12 13 - - - -
Rutgers - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Saint Francis (PA) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Saint Peter's - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Seton Hall - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
South Alabama - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Southern Illinois - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
St. Bonaventure - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
St. Francis (NY) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
St. John's (NY) 17 14 8 10 9 17 - - - - - - - - - -
Stetson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Syracuse - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Texas-Rio Grande Valley - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Tulane - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Utah State - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Virginia Tech - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
West Virginia - - - - 19 - - - - - - - - - - -
Xavier - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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