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1973-74 Independent
Season Summary

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Record: 1183-935, .559 W-L% (3rd of 20) (Schedule and Results)
* Records do not reflect forfeits and vacated games.
SRS: -2.02 (11th of 20) ▪ SOS: -1.20 (11th of 20)

NCAA Tournament: 9 (Creighton, Dayton, Marquette, Notre Dame, Oral Roberts, Pitt, Providence, South Carolina and Syracuse)

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Houston, Jacksonville, Marquette, Memphis, Notre Dame and Providence)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Dayton, Marquette, Notre Dame, Oral Roberts, Pitt, Providence and South Carolina)

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
Notre Dame 26 3 .897 89.1 73.4 20.8 5.0
Providence 28 4 .875 85.5 74.4 12.6 1.5
Pittsburgh 25 4 .862 79.4 65.1 12.8 -1.5
Charlotte  22 4 .846 83.3 72.1 4.2 -7.0
Centenary (LA)  21 4 .840 88.1 80.7 2.3 -5.1
MarquetteF 26 5 .839 70.1 60.4 14.9 5.3
South Carolina 22 5 .815 75.3 65.8 13.4 3.9
Oral Roberts 23 6 .793 93.8 85.5 8.8 0.4
South Alabama  22 6 .786 86.2 82.8 1.1 -2.4
Creighton 23 7 .767 69.7 63.8 10.0 4.1
St. John's (NY)  20 7 .741 75.0 66.9 7.2 -1.0
Georgia Southern  19 7 .731 88.8 78.7 1.9 -8.2
Southern Illinois  19 7 .731 80.3 73.9 5.7 -0.7
Syracuse 19 7 .731 80.7 70.7 8.0 -2.1
Virginia Commonwealth  17 7 .708 87.4 80.0 2.7 -4.7
Cincinnati  19 8 .704 75.3 69.6 8.5 2.8
Boston College  21 9 .700 78.3 74.5 3.3 -0.5
Florida State  18 8 .692 87.2 79.0 9.7 1.5
Rutgers  18 8 .692 78.3 73.3 2.1 -2.9 *Overall W-L adjusted to 19-7
Dayton 20 9 .690 75.5 71.2 8.0 3.7
Hawaii  19 9 .679 76.9 72.3 6.0 1.4
Jacksonville  20 10 .667 79.5 75.5 6.3 2.2
Manhattan  18 9 .667 77.2 73.4 3.4 -0.3
Mercer  16 8 .667 86.3 81.1 -2.9 -8.1
Detroit Mercy  17 9 .654 74.0 75.1 -0.6 0.5
Fairfield  17 9 .654 75.3 66.6 3.3 -5.4
Houston  17 9 .654 87.9 82.0 7.1 1.3
Illinois State  17 9 .654 87.7 83.8 1.5 -2.4
Marshall  17 9 .654 72.7 74.7 -4.2 -2.2
St. Bonaventure  17 9 .654 75.3 75.1 1.2 1.0
Stetson  17 9 .654 68.2 68.1 -0.1 -0.2
DePaul  16 9 .640 72.7 76.4 0.1 3.8
Memphis  19 11 .633 79.3 79.0 2.5 2.2
Louisiana-Monroe  16 10 .615 82.6 80.4 -1.9 -4.0
Utah State  16 10 .615 82.3 76.8 4.7 -0.8
Colgate  15 10 .600 62.7 61.5 -9.2 -10.4
Portland State  16 11 .593 72.7 76.2 -5.7 -2.3
Seton Hall  16 11 .593 74.9 75.9 -1.2 -0.2
Texas-Rio Grande Valley  13 9 .591 78.5 80.4 -7.8 -5.9
George Washington  15 11 .577 72.0 71.0 -0.6 -1.6
Portland  15 11 .577 72.9 75.8 -4.2 -1.3
Saint Francis (PA)  15 11 .577 71.6 71.9 -0.8 -0.4
Ball State  14 12 .538 81.9 85.6 -4.8 -1.0
Butler  14 12 .538 72.0 77.8 -3.9 1.9
Canisius  14 12 .538 83.2 84.6 1.2 2.6
Milwaukee  14 12 .538 64.6 74.3 -10.8 -1.2
Penn State  14 12 .538 64.4 62.5 1.4 -0.5
Northeastern  12 11 .522 62.6 65.4 -10.7 -7.9
Long Island University  13 12 .520 72.3 73.8 -5.7 -4.2
Duquesne  12 12 .500 72.1 72.3 1.1 1.3
Georgetown  13 13 .500 69.8 73.3 -3.0 0.5
Oklahoma City  13 13 .500 79.3 81.0 -6.1 -4.4
Virginia Tech  13 13 .500 74.9 74.3 1.7 1.1
Indiana State  12 14 .462 74.3 77.3 -2.5 0.5
Loyola (IL)  12 14 .462 73.3 77.3 -1.4 2.6
Niagara  12 14 .462 73.3 74.7 -3.5 -2.1
Tulane  12 14 .462 76.1 83.1 -11.0 -4.1
Air Force  11 13 .458 62.4 66.4 -5.6 -1.5
Iona  11 13 .458 66.6 78.6 -19.7 -7.7
St. Francis (NY)  11 13 .458 77.1 84.6 -12.6 -5.1
Fairleigh Dickinson  11 14 .440 64.8 70.8 -10.5 -4.5
Hardin-Simmons  11 14 .440 81.2 84.6 -9.3 -5.9
South Florida  11 14 .440 79.1 83.9 -4.8 -0.1
Denver  11 15 .423 77.8 85.7 -7.8 0.1
Southern Mississippi  11 15 .423 87.5 93.4 -11.1 -5.2
Navy  9 13 .409 60.0 65.4 -6.1 -0.7
West Virginia  10 15 .400 76.9 80.5 0.1 3.8
Fordham  8 17 .320 68.7 76.0 -4.9 2.4
Northern Illinois  8 17 .320 77.7 89.3 -10.7 0.9
Eastern Michigan  8 18 .308 65.6 77.4 -13.5 -1.7
Holy Cross  8 18 .308 76.9 84.8 -9.9 -2.0
Saint Peter's  8 18 .308 79.7 89.3 -12.8 -3.2
Xavier  8 18 .308 63.1 74.2 -7.4 3.7
Villanova  7 19 .269 70.5 79.5 -6.1 3.0
Army  6 18 .250 58.1 69.5 -12.7 -1.3
Houston Baptist  6 19 .240 78.5 87.8 -14.2 -4.9
Cleveland State  6 20 .231 70.5 81.5 -12.7 -1.7
Samford  6 20 .231 72.4 86.8 -13.4 1.0
Buffalo  5 20 .200 75.2 88.7 -19.5 -6.0
Georgia Tech  5 21 .192 73.9 86.3 -11.8 0.6
Georgia State  1 25 .038 69.5 87.9 -23.7 -5.3

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 12/4 12/11 12/18 12/25 1/2 1/8 1/15 1/22 1/29 2/5 2/12 2/19 2/26 3/5 3/12 3/19 Final
Marquette 7 7 7 6 6 6 7 6 6 5 6 9 9 8 11 7 3 3
Notre Dame 8 8 6 3 3 2 2 2 1 3 3 3 2 2 2 3 5 5
Providence 6 6 8 9 9 14 10 7 8 9 11 11 11 12 8 5 8 8
Pittsburgh - - - - - - - 17 16 13 10 7 7 11 14 13 15 16
Oral Roberts - - - - - - - - - 19 19 - - - 20 - 18 18
South Carolina - - 16 15 - - 15 11 13 14 13 14 14 14 10 18 17 19
Dayton - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 20 16 20
Air Force - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Army - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Ball State - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Boston College - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Buffalo - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Butler - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Canisius - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Centenary (LA) - - - - - - - - 18 - - - - - - - - -
Charlotte - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Cincinnati - - - 20 - - - 20 - - - - - - - - - -
Cleveland State - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Colgate - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Creighton - - - - - - - - - - - 17 15 16 19 19 - -
DePaul - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Denver - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Detroit Mercy - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Duquesne - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Eastern Michigan - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Fairfield - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Fairleigh Dickinson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Florida State - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Fordham - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
George Washington - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Georgetown - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Georgia Southern - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Georgia State - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Georgia Tech - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Hardin-Simmons - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Hawaii - - - - - - 20 - - - - - - - - - - -
Holy Cross - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Houston 14 14 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Houston Baptist - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Illinois State - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Indiana State - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Iona - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jacksonville 17 17 19 19 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Long Island University - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Louisiana-Monroe - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Loyola (IL) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Manhattan - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Marshall - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Memphis 20 20 10 12 16 18 19 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mercer - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Milwaukee - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Navy - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Niagara - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Northeastern - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Northern Illinois - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oklahoma City - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Penn State - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Portland - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Portland State - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Rutgers - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Saint Francis (PA) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Saint Peter's - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Samford - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Seton Hall - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
South Alabama - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
South Florida - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Southern Illinois - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Southern Mississippi - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
St. Bonaventure - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
St. Francis (NY) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
St. John's (NY) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Stetson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Syracuse - - 18 18 15 19 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Texas-Rio Grande Valley - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Tulane - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Utah State - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Villanova - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Virginia Commonwealth - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Virginia Tech - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
West Virginia - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Xavier - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

NCAA Tournament

Regional Third Place
Creighton won (80-71) versus Louisville (Midwest Regional)
Dayton lost (66-61) versus New Mexico (West Regional)
Notre Dame won (118-88) versus Vanderbilt (Mideast Regional)
Providence won (95-83) versus Furman (East Regional)

First Round
Creighton won (77-61) versus Texas (Midwest Regional)
Dayton won (88-80) versus Cal State Los Angeles (West Regional)
Marquette won (85-59) versus Ohio (Mideast Regional)
Notre Dame won (108-66) versus Austin Peay (Mideast Regional)
Oral Roberts won (86-82) versus Syracuse (Midwest Regional)
Pittsburgh won (54-42) versus Saint Joseph's (East Regional)
Providence won (84-69) versus Pennsylvania (East Regional)
South Carolina lost (75-67) versus Furman (East Regional)
Syracuse lost (86-82) versus Oral Roberts (Midwest Regional)

Regional Semifinal
Creighton lost (55-54) versus Kansas (Midwest Regional)
Dayton lost (111-100) versus UCLA (West Regional)
Marquette won (69-61) versus Vanderbilt (Mideast Regional)
Notre Dame lost (77-68) versus Michigan (Mideast Regional)
Oral Roberts won (96-93) versus Louisville (Midwest Regional)
Pittsburgh won (81-78) versus Furman (East Regional)
Providence lost (92-78) versus North Carolina State (East Regional)

Regional Final
Marquette won (72-70) versus Michigan (Mideast Regional)
Oral Roberts lost (93-90) versus Kansas (Midwest Regional)
Pittsburgh lost (100-72) versus North Carolina State (East Regional)

National Semifinal
Marquette won (64-51) versus Kansas

National Final
Marquette lost (76-64) versus North Carolina State