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1975-76 Independent
Season Summary

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Record: 1178-886, .571 W-L% (14th of 21) (Schedule and Results)
* Records do not reflect forfeits and vacated games.
SRS: -1.99 (12th of 21) ▪ SOS: -1.53 (14th of 21)

NCAA Tournament: 9 (DePaul, Georgetown, Marquette, UNLV, Notre Dame, Rutgers, St. John's (NY), Syracuse and Virginia Tech)

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Marquette, Notre Dame, Providence and Syracuse)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Centenary (LA), DePaul, Marquette, UNLV, Notre Dame and Rutgers)

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
RutgersF 31 2 .939 93.1 77.4 14.7 -1.0
Nevada-Las Vegas 29 2 .935 107.7 89.9 19.3 1.4
Marquette 27 2 .931 74.5 60.6 18.9 5.0
North Texas  22 4 .846 91.6 87.1 1.6 -2.9
Centenary (LA)  22 5 .815 89.8 79.3 6.8 -3.7
Charlotte  24 6 .800 80.6 69.4 9.2 -2.0
Texas-Rio Grande Valley  20 5 .800 92.7 80.6 -0.3 -12.4
Notre Dame 23 6 .793 87.6 75.1 18.0 5.5
St. John's (NY) 23 6 .793 72.0 65.9 7.9 1.8
Florida State  21 6 .778 81.4 70.2 10.8 -0.4 *Overall W-L adjusted to 22-5
Oral Roberts  20 6 .769 78.9 73.4 5.1 -0.4
Georgetown 21 7 .750 72.7 67.0 4.4 -1.2
Virginia Tech 21 7 .750 85.8 74.4 17.3 5.9
George Washington  20 7 .741 79.9 76.2 5.2 1.5
Illinois State  20 7 .741 81.1 77.9 3.1 -0.1
Creighton  19 7 .731 76.8 69.9 7.2 0.2
Louisiana-Monroe  18 7 .720 80.0 71.4 1.5 -7.1
Detroit Mercy  19 8 .704 83.5 77.6 6.4 0.5
South Florida  19 8 .704 77.9 74.6 5.5 2.1
New Orleans  18 8 .692 79.9 76.2 -2.6 -6.2
DePaul 20 9 .690 76.5 71.4 10.5 5.5
Syracuse 20 9 .690 78.5 75.0 2.7 -0.8
Holy Cross  22 10 .688 78.4 76.5 -0.2 -2.1
Seton Hall  18 9 .667 79.0 80.5 -1.4 0.2
South Alabama  18 9 .667 84.5 78.3 -2.2 -8.4
South Carolina  18 9 .667 78.6 72.5 7.1 1.0
Providence  21 11 .656 75.3 71.0 6.1 1.9
Stetson  17 9 .654 73.8 71.0 -6.8 -9.6
UC-Santa Barbara  17 9 .654 73.5 74.1 0.1 0.7
Air Force  16 9 .640 63.8 63.8 -4.2 -4.3
Virginia Commonwealth  16 9 .640 80.1 77.3 -1.9 -4.8
Saint Peter's  19 11 .633 75.5 74.9 -1.7 -2.3
Portland State  17 10 .630 85.8 88.3 -3.6 -1.0 *Overall W-L adjusted to 18-9
St. Bonaventure  17 10 .630 80.4 77.8 3.6 1.0
Mercer  15 10 .600 77.6 77.7 -9.9 -9.8
Villanova  16 11 .593 72.1 71.7 2.3 1.9
Niagara  17 12 .586 67.8 65.2 1.7 -0.9
Long Island University  15 12 .556 77.9 82.6 -5.7 -1.0
Colgate  13 11 .542 57.0 61.7 -10.6 -6.0
Xavier  14 12 .538 72.8 77.1 -2.7 1.7
West Virginia  15 13 .536 79.6 79.1 4.6 4.2
Georgia State  12 11 .522 72.3 78.3 -7.3 -1.3
Indiana State  13 12 .520 72.3 70.6 -0.5 -2.1
Dayton  14 13 .519 75.5 78.5 1.7 4.7
Hardin-Simmons  14 13 .519 87.9 92.1 -12.4 -8.2
Jacksonville  13 13 .500 67.4 70.4 -5.0 -2.0
Manhattan  14 14 .500 74.2 76.4 -0.2 2.1
Saint Francis (PA)  14 14 .500 72.2 75.2 -4.4 -1.4
St. Francis (NY)  13 13 .500 69.3 75.7 -9.6 -3.2
Marshall  13 14 .481 75.5 83.1 -11.2 -3.6
Duquesne  12 13 .480 75.4 76.5 1.6 2.8
Northeastern  12 13 .480 71.4 79.4 -15.8 -7.9
Fairfield  12 14 .462 76.6 77.2 -4.5 -3.9
Utah State  12 14 .462 74.1 76.1 -1.7 0.3 *Overall W-L adjusted to 13-13
Butler  12 15 .444 64.8 69.9 -2.4 2.6
Denver  12 15 .444 86.7 91.2 -8.6 -4.1
Pittsburgh  12 15 .444 70.0 72.1 1.0 3.1
Army  11 14 .440 68.9 69.9 -5.4 -4.3
Iona  11 15 .423 70.8 74.4 -8.0 -4.4
Milwaukee  11 15 .423 64.6 82.3 -17.8 -0.1
Southern Mississippi  11 15 .423 73.5 83.3 -10.5 -0.7
Navy  10 14 .417 65.7 72.1 -6.9 -0.5
Fairleigh Dickinson  9 13 .409 58.1 63.4 -9.9 -4.6
Georgia Southern  11 16 .407 77.5 83.7 -16.7 -10.5
Hawaii  11 16 .407 78.3 77.5 5.4 4.5
Penn State  10 15 .400 71.0 72.3 -2.8 -1.6
Buffalo  10 16 .385 74.6 83.6 -13.8 -4.8
Loyola (IL)  10 16 .385 75.2 80.1 -2.4 2.5
Canisius  10 17 .370 71.5 78.5 -8.3 -1.3
Boston College  9 17 .346 71.8 74.3 -4.3 -1.8
Oklahoma City  9 18 .333 72.4 74.4 -2.9 -0.8
Portland  9 18 .333 65.1 77.3 -13.4 -1.1 *Overall W-L adjusted to 10-17
Fordham  7 19 .269 63.5 73.1 -10.2 -0.6
Cleveland State  6 19 .240 67.9 85.7 -19.1 -1.3
Houston Baptist  5 21 .192 76.7 90.2 -18.1 -4.6
Charleston Southern  3 23 .115 67.1 96.1 -36.3 -7.4
Samford  3 23 .115 71.5 86.4 -21.1 -6.2

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 12/2 12/9 12/16 12/23 12/30 1/6 1/13 1/20 1/27 2/3 2/10 2/17 2/24 3/2 3/9 Final
Marquette 4 3 3 3 7 6 4 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Nevada-Las Vegas - - 16 13 12 10 5 4 4 3 3 7 6 5 5 4 3
Rutgers - - - 15 15 14 12 10 7 5 7 5 4 3 3 3 4
Notre Dame 7 9 8 5 5 5 13 15 15 10 11 10 8 6 8 7 7
DePaul - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 17
Centenary (LA) - - - - 19 18 - 18 - 19 18 19 20 19 20 20 19
Air Force - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Army - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Boston College - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Buffalo - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Butler - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Canisius - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Charleston Southern - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Charlotte - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Cleveland State - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Colgate - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Creighton - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Dayton - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Denver - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Detroit Mercy - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Duquesne - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Fairfield - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Fairleigh Dickinson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Florida State - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 18 - -
Fordham - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
George Washington - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Georgetown - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Georgia Southern - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Georgia State - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Hardin-Simmons - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Hawaii - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Holy Cross - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Houston Baptist - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Illinois State - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Indiana State - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Iona - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jacksonville - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Long Island University - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Louisiana-Monroe - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Loyola (IL) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Manhattan - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Marshall - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mercer - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Milwaukee - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Navy - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
New Orleans - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Niagara - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
North Texas - - - - - - - - - - 20 20 - - - - -
Northeastern - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oklahoma City - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oral Roberts - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Penn State - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Pittsburgh - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Portland - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Portland State - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Providence 17 15 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Saint Francis (PA) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Saint Peter's - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Samford - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Seton Hall - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
South Alabama - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
South Carolina - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
South Florida - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Southern Mississippi - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
St. Bonaventure - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
St. Francis (NY) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
St. John's (NY) - - - 18 17 15 14 12 9 14 12 17 16 14 16 17 -
Stetson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Syracuse 20 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Texas-Rio Grande Valley - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
UC-Santa Barbara - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Utah State - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Villanova - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Virginia Commonwealth - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Virginia Tech - - - - - - - - 20 - 19 18 18 - - - -
West Virginia - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Xavier - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

NCAA Tournament

National Third Place
Rutgers lost (106-92) versus UCLA

First Round
DePaul won (69-60) versus Virginia (East Regional)
Georgetown lost (83-76) versus Arizona (West Regional)
Marquette won (79-60) versus Western Kentucky (Mideast Regional)
Nevada-Las Vegas won (103-78) versus Boise State (West Regional)
Notre Dame won (79-78) versus Cincinnati (Midwest Regional)
Rutgers won (54-53) versus Princeton (East Regional)
St. John's (NY) lost (90-70) versus Indiana (Mideast Regional)
Syracuse lost (69-56) versus Texas Tech (Midwest Regional)
Virginia Tech lost (77-67) versus Western Michigan (Mideast Regional)

Regional Semifinal
DePaul lost (71-66) versus Virginia Military Institute (East Regional)
Marquette won (62-57) versus Western Michigan (Mideast Regional)
Nevada-Las Vegas lost (114-109) versus Arizona (West Regional)
Notre Dame lost (80-76) versus Michigan (Midwest Regional)
Rutgers won (93-79) versus Connecticut (East Regional)

Regional Final
Marquette lost (65-56) versus Indiana (Mideast Regional)
Rutgers won (91-75) versus Virginia Military Institute (East Regional)

National Semifinal
Rutgers lost (86-70) versus Michigan