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1972-73 Independent
Season Summary

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Record: 999-857, .538 W-L% (6th of 20) (Schedule and Results)
* Records do not reflect forfeits and vacated games.
SRS: -2.87 (11th of 19) ▪ SOS: -1.24 (11th of 19)

NCAA Tournament: 8 (Houston, Jacksonville, Marquette, Oklahoma City, Providence, South Carolina, St. John's (NY) and Syracuse)

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Florida State, Houston, Marquette, Oral Roberts and South Carolina)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Houston, Marquette, Providence and Syracuse)

Standings

Conference Overall PTS/G SRS
Rk School W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Providence 27 4 .871 89.2 76.0 15.7 2.6 NCAA Tournament; NCAA FF
Marquette 25 4 .862 72.9 62.0 13.5 2.6 NCAA Tournament
Houston 23 4 .852 93.2 79.1 12.3 -1.7 NCAA Tournament
Syracuse 24 5 .828 79.8 72.7 6.6 -0.4 NCAA Tournament
Virginia Tech 22 5 .815 84.5 78.2 7.8 1.5
Jacksonville 21 6 .778 85.4 75.5 10.9 1.0 NCAA Tournament
Oklahoma City 21 6 .778 89.1 84.3 1.9 -2.9 NCAA Tournament
Oral Roberts 21 6 .778 96.5 84.7 8.3 -3.5
South Carolina 22 7 .759 77.3 70.4 11.1 4.1 NCAA Tournament
Marshall 20 7 .741 80.9 74.2 5.2 -1.5
Northeastern 19 7 .731 69.2 69.9 -10.8 -10.0
St. John's (NY) 19 7 .731 86.0 75.9 9.8 -0.3 NCAA Tournament
Centenary (LA) 19 8 .704 86.2 79.1 3.6 -3.5
Florida State 18 8 .692 77.6 70.6 8.0 1.0
Northern Illinois 17 8 .680 85.2 86.2 0.3 1.3
Duquesne 16 8 .667 82.0 75.8 8.3 2.0
Fairfield 18 9 .667 76.2 71.2 1.0 -4.1
Cincinnati 17 9 .654 82.7 74.1 10.5 2.0
Denver 17 9 .654 76.7 76.6 0.5 0.4
George Washington 17 9 .654 76.5 75.4 -2.8 -3.9
Penn State 15 8 .652 64.5 61.3 0.3 -3.0
Detroit Mercy 16 9 .640 67.0 67.6 -1.7 -1.1
Hardin-Simmons 16 9 .640 73.9 76.3 -7.2 -4.8
Indiana State 16 10 .615 79.3 80.9 -1.4 0.3
Manhattan 16 10 .615 75.9 70.4 3.0 -2.5
Utah State 16 10 .615 82.5 79.9 2.8 0.2
Notre Dame 18 12 .600 76.7 72.7 11.1 7.1
Air Force 14 10 .583 62.1 58.7 0.0 -3.3
Creighton 15 11 .577 73.5 72.8 3.9 3.2
Hawaii 15 11 .577 82.2 79.9 3.0 0.7
Rutgers 15 11 .577 79.6 77.0 -1.5 -4.1
Stetson 15 11 .577 71.9 80.1 -11.3 -3.1
DePaul 14 11 .560 73.8 75.8 1.4 3.4
South Alabama 14 11 .560 72.8 78.3 -7.0 -1.5
Trinity (TX) 14 11 .560 69.3 95.1 -30.4 -4.5
Canisius 13 11 .542 78.5 75.1 2.0 -1.4
Butler 14 12 .538 67.9 74.8 -3.1 3.8
Charlotte 14 12 .538 68.3 71.9 -5.5 -1.9
Illinois State 13 12 .520 83.8 81.9 2.0 0.1
Long Island University 13 12 .520 74.4 76.8 -8.7 -6.3
Navy 13 12 .520 61.9 66.4 -3.7 0.8
Dayton 13 13 .500 77.2 78.5 0.6 1.9
Fairleigh Dickinson 13 13 .500 56.8 63.0 -14.9 -8.7
Portland State 12 12 .500 71.5 82.4 -15.9 -5.0
St. Bonaventure 13 13 .500 72.0 71.9 -0.7 -0.8
Georgetown 12 14 .462 69.8 79.5 -10.0 -0.2
Pittsburgh 12 14 .462 71.0 70.2 1.4 0.7
Tulane 12 14 .462 74.2 80.4 -9.9 -3.6
Army 11 13 .458 63.0 69.6 -8.9 -2.3
Boston College 11 14 .440 72.4 75.3 -4.2 -1.4
Colgate 11 14 .440 64.8 69.5 -12.1 -7.4
Villanova 11 14 .440 69.6 73.8 -1.6 2.6
Fordham 12 16 .429 74.3 77.0 -2.1 0.6
Southern Illinois 11 15 .423 73.9 74.8 -0.1 0.8
West Virginia 10 15 .400 66.5 70.7 -4.8 -0.5
Cleveland State 9 14 .391 75.4 86.1 -10.7 0.0
Ball State 9 15 .375 80.5 87.8 -7.1 0.2
Niagara 9 16 .360 74.9 74.2 1.0 0.3
Loyola (IL) 8 15 .348 78.2 87.6 -6.2 3.1
Holy Cross 9 17 .346 79.3 83.4 -7.1 -3.0
Southern Mississippi 8 16 .333 79.7 94.2 -16.6 -2.1
St. Francis (NY) 8 16 .333 70.4 86.8 -21.7 -5.3
Portland 9 19 .321 71.0 80.7 -13.5 -3.8
Seton Hall 8 17 .320 71.1 79.6 -11.7 -3.2
Georgia Southern 8 18 .308
Saint Peter's 8 18 .308 82.2 96.9 -19.6 -4.8
Georgia Tech 7 18 .280 76.5 84.1 -6.4 1.2
Iona 6 16 .273 70.4 72.3 -13.5 -11.6
Samford 5 20 .200 67.9 80.6 -14.8 -2.1
Saint Francis (PA) 5 21 .192 70.7 88.0 -18.4 -1.1
Texas-Rio Grande Valley 4 22 .154 73.3 85.9 -16.5 -3.9
Xavier 3 23 .115 66.8 77.4 -7.7 2.9

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 12/5 12/12 12/19 12/26 1/2 1/9 1/16 1/23 1/30 2/6 2/13 2/20 2/27 3/6 Final
Providence - 19 14 18 17 13 11 9 14 12 12 8 7 6 5 4
Marquette 5 5 4 3 3 3 4 7 10 10 7 5 5 5 6 5
Houston 15 20 16 14 13 10 10 12 11 11 11 7 9 8 7 13
Syracuse - - - - - - - - - - - - - 14 13 14
Air Force - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Army - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Ball State - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Boston College - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Butler - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Canisius - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Centenary (LA) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Charlotte - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Cincinnati - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Cleveland State - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Colgate - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Creighton - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Dayton - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
DePaul - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Denver - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Detroit Mercy - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Duquesne - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Fairfield - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Fairleigh Dickinson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Florida State 2 2 2 7 12 19 18 19 - - - - - - - -
Fordham - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
George Washington - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Georgetown - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Georgia Southern - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Georgia Tech - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Hardin-Simmons - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Hawaii - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Holy Cross - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Illinois State - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Indiana State - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Iona - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jacksonville - - - - - - 15 15 13 15 16 13 20 18 16 -
Long Island University - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Loyola (IL) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Manhattan - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Marshall - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Navy - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Niagara - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Northeastern - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Northern Illinois - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Notre Dame - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oklahoma City - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oral Roberts 18 12 10 16 - - - - - 19 19 - - - - -
Penn State - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Pittsburgh - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Portland - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Portland State - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Rutgers - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Saint Francis (PA) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Saint Peter's - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Samford - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Seton Hall - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
South Alabama - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
South Carolina 16 - - - - - - - - - - - - 19 - -
Southern Illinois - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Southern Mississippi - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
St. Bonaventure - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
St. Francis (NY) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
St. John's (NY) - - - - - - 18 17 15 14 14 9 11 17 17 -
Stetson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Texas-Rio Grande Valley - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Trinity (TX) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Tulane - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Utah State - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Villanova - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Virginia Tech - - - - - - - - - - - 19 19 - - -
West Virginia - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Xavier - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

NCAA Tournament

Regional Third Place
Marquette won (88-73) versus Austin Peay (Mideast Regional)

National Third Place
Providence lost (97-79) versus Indiana

Regional Third Place
South Carolina won (90-85) versus Louisiana-Lafayette (Midwest Regional)
Syracuse won (69-68) versus Pennsylvania (East Regional)

First Round
Houston lost (102-89) versus Louisiana-Lafayette (Midwest Regional)
Jacksonville lost (77-75) versus Austin Peay (Mideast Regional)
Marquette won (77-62) versus Miami (OH) (Mideast Regional)
Oklahoma City lost (103-78) versus Arizona State (West Regional)
Providence won (89-76) versus Saint Joseph's (East Regional)
South Carolina won (78-70) versus Texas Tech (Midwest Regional)
St. John's (NY) lost (62-61) versus Pennsylvania (East Regional)
Syracuse won (83-82) versus Furman (East Regional)

Regional Semifinal
Marquette lost (75-69) versus Indiana (Mideast Regional)
Providence won (87-65) versus Pennsylvania (East Regional)
South Carolina lost (90-76) versus Memphis (Midwest Regional)
Syracuse lost (91-75) versus Maryland (East Regional)

Regional Final
Providence won (103-89) versus Maryland (East Regional)

National Semifinal
Providence lost (98-85) versus Memphis