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1972-73 Independent Season Summary

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Record: 999-857, .538 W-L% (11th of 20)
*Record does not reflect forfeits or vacated games.

Regular Season Champion: Providence

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
Rk School W L W-L% W L W-L%
ProvidenceRF 27 4 .871
Marquette 25 4 .862
Houston 23 4 .852
Syracuse 24 5 .828
Virginia Tech  22 5 .815
Jacksonville 21 6 .778
Oklahoma City 21 6 .778
Oral Roberts  21 6 .778
South Carolina 22 7 .759
Marshall  20 7 .741
Northeastern  19 7 .731
St. John's (NY) 19 7 .731
Centenary (LA)  19 8 .704
Florida State  18 8 .692
Northern Illinois  17 8 .680
Duquesne  16 8 .667
Fairfield  18 9 .667
Cincinnati  17 9 .654
Denver  17 9 .654
George Washington  17 9 .654
Penn State  15 8 .652
Detroit Mercy  16 9 .640
Hardin-Simmons  16 9 .640
Indiana State  16 10 .615
Manhattan  16 10 .615
Utah State  16 10 .615
Notre Dame  18 12 .600
Air Force  14 10 .583
Creighton  15 11 .577
Hawaii  15 11 .577
Rutgers  15 11 .577
Stetson  15 11 .577
DePaul  14 11 .560
South Alabama  14 11 .560
Trinity (TX)  14 11 .560
Canisius  13 11 .542
Butler  14 12 .538
Charlotte  14 12 .538
Illinois State  13 12 .520
Long Island University  13 12 .520
Navy  13 12 .520
Dayton  13 13 .500
Fairleigh Dickinson  13 13 .500
Portland State  12 12 .500
St. Bonaventure  13 13 .500
Georgetown  12 14 .462
Pittsburgh  12 14 .462
Tulane  12 14 .462
Army  11 13 .458
Boston College  11 14 .440
Colgate  11 14 .440
Villanova  11 14 .440
Fordham  12 16 .429
Southern Illinois  11 15 .423
West Virginia  10 15 .400
Cleveland State  9 14 .391
Ball State  9 15 .375
Niagara  9 16 .360
Loyola (IL)  8 15 .348
Holy Cross  9 17 .346
Southern Mississippi  8 16 .333
St. Francis (NY)  8 16 .333
Portland  9 19 .321
Seton Hall  8 17 .320
Georgia Southern  8 18 .308
Saint Peter's  8 18 .308
Georgia Tech  7 18 .280
Iona  6 16 .273
Samford  5 20 .200
Saint Francis (PA)  5 21 .192
Texas-Pan American  4 22 .154
Xavier  3 23 .115

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
Florida State 2 2 2 7 12 19 18 19                
Jacksonville             15 15 13 15 16 13 20 18 16  
Oral Roberts 18 12 10 16           19 19          
South Carolina 16                         19    
St. John's (NY)             18 17 15 14 14 9 11 17 17  
Virginia Tech                       19 19      

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