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1976-77 Independent
Season Summary

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Record: 1003-875, .534 W-L% (9th of 23) (Schedule and Results)
* Records do not reflect forfeits and vacated games.
SRS: -3.96 (16th of 23) ▪ SOS: -2.77 (18th of 23)

NCAA Tournament: 7 (Detroit, Holy Cross, Marquette, UNLV, Notre Dame, Providence and Syracuse)

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(DePaul, Marquette, UNLV and Notre Dame)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Detroit, Marquette, UNLV, Notre Dame and Syracuse)

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
Nevada-Las VegasF 29 3 .906 106.7 88.4 19.6 1.3
Syracuse 26 4 .867 85.8 70.6 14.5 -0.8
Detroit Mercy 25 4 .862 86.1 75.4 8.9 -1.9 *Overall W-L adjusted to 26-3
Old Dominion  25 4 .862 86.0 70.3 10.7 -5.1
Providence 24 5 .828 77.1 69.0 8.8 0.6
Holy Cross 23 6 .793 87.2 77.8 6.4 -3.1
St. Bonaventure  23 6 .793 81.4 74.0 7.3 -0.1
MarquetteFN 25 7 .781 70.2 60.0 16.7 6.5 *Overall W-L adjusted to 26-6
North Texas  21 6 .778 91.4 87.5 -0.8 -4.7
Illinois State  22 7 .759 81.8 77.4 5.8 1.4
Notre Dame 22 7 .759 84.1 72.1 16.1 4.1
Oral Roberts  21 7 .750 81.4 70.9 10.6 0.1
Army  20 8 .714 66.1 64.1 -1.2 -3.2
Milwaukee  19 8 .704 75.8 72.5 -5.5 -8.8
Georgetown  19 9 .679 71.8 68.7 3.6 0.4
Virginia Tech  19 10 .655 78.2 74.8 6.9 3.6
James Madison  17 9 .654 74.2 75.5 -7.5 -6.1
Northwestern State  17 9 .654 83.6 81.7 -6.0 -8.0
Texas-Rio Grande Valley  17 9 .654 83.7 81.4 -4.2 -6.4
Connecticut  17 10 .630 72.8 69.6 -0.1 -3.2
North Carolina-Wilmington  16 10 .615 75.6 69.9 -4.8 -10.5
Portland State  16 10 .615 84.5 86.7 -1.1 1.1
Iona  15 10 .600 78.5 77.8 -3.9 -4.7
Dayton  16 11 .593 74.3 70.7 5.4 1.8
Fairfield  16 11 .593 80.8 76.7 -0.6 -4.7
Georgia Southern  16 11 .593 76.3 77.7 -5.2 -3.8
Richmond  15 11 .577 71.4 71.7 0.1 0.5
Saint Francis (PA)  15 11 .577 76.9 78.2 -4.3 -3.0
DePaul  15 12 .556 76.0 73.2 5.1 2.3
Louisiana-Monroe  15 12 .556 78.7 73.6 -1.1 -6.2
Stetson  15 12 .556 71.4 69.0 -3.5 -6.0
Utah State  15 12 .556 79.0 79.8 2.1 2.8
Colgate  13 11 .542 75.8 84.5 -13.6 -4.9
Navy  13 11 .542 63.2 65.0 -3.5 -1.7
Oklahoma City  14 12 .538 73.1 71.1 1.9 -0.1
South Carolina  14 12 .538 69.3 68.1 4.2 3.0
Valparaiso  13 12 .520 65.2 74.1 -8.6 0.3
Catholic  13 13 .500 71.1 73.5 -9.2 -6.9
Fairleigh Dickinson  13 13 .500 60.7 66.5 -12.2 -6.5
Loyola (IL)  13 13 .500 72.1 76.4 -1.9 2.3
Maine  13 13 .500 74.8 76.7 -10.2 -8.3
Niagara  13 13 .500 67.9 71.3 -6.2 -2.8
Rhode Island  13 13 .500 71.5 72.2 -1.1 -0.4
Saint Peter's  13 13 .500 74.5 71.0 -1.2 -4.6
Virginia Commonwealth  13 13 .500 70.5 71.0 -6.4 -5.8
Butler  13 14 .481 62.2 70.5 -7.3 1.0
New Hampshire  12 14 .462 70.9 76.3 -12.0 -6.5
Northeastern  12 14 .462 70.2 75.3 -13.3 -8.2
St. Francis (NY)  12 14 .462 77.2 83.8 -10.7 -4.2
Air Force  12 15 .444 65.1 69.2 -4.8 -0.7
Denver  12 15 .444 75.7 85.6 -7.6 2.3
Southern Mississippi  11 16 .407 76.1 79.8 -6.5 -2.8
Siena  9 15 .375 74.9 80.8 -14.3 -8.3
Cleveland State  10 17 .370 72.0 78.2 -9.1 -2.9 *Overall W-L adjusted to 11-16
Xavier  10 17 .370 63.6 76.8 -9.2 4.0
Centenary (LA)  11 19 .367 78.0 80.8 -6.2 -3.4
Long Island University  9 16 .360 73.7 78.8 -9.5 -4.3
Hawaii  9 18 .333 79.3 87.3 -6.8 1.2
Vermont  8 17 .320 71.8 78.9 -11.6 -4.5 *Overall W-L adjusted to 9-16
Boston College  8 18 .308 73.8 83.8 -10.5 -0.6
Charleston Southern  8 19 .296 75.1 92.9 -23.0 -5.3
Boston University  7 19 .269 71.4 77.1 -12.5 -6.8
Robert Morris  7 19 .269 66.1 76.1 -17.3 -7.3
Samford  7 19 .269 72.4 76.6 -8.9 -4.7
Mercer  6 19 .240 66.0 72.8 -12.1 -5.3
Hardin-Simmons  6 21 .222 84.2 93.9 -18.3 -8.6
Houston Baptist  6 23 .207 75.4 86.5 -18.3 -7.2
Buffalo  5 21 .192 76.8 91.3 -18.7 -4.2
Wagner  3 21 .125 64.7 79.1 -19.7 -5.3
Canisius  3 22 .120 64.1 82.0 -19.3 -1.4

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 11/30 12/7 12/14 12/21 12/28 1/4 1/11 1/18 1/25 2/1 2/8 2/15 2/22 3/1 3/8 Final
Nevada-Las Vegas 7 6 5 12 12 11 9 8 7 5 4 10 6 4 5 5 4
Syracuse - - 20 15 17 18 19 - 20 17 17 17 20 15 13 10 6
Marquette 2 2 2 2 6 12 12 11 8 9 6 9 9 18 19 16 7
Notre Dame 14 8 7 4 2 2 8 19 - - - - - - - 15 10
Detroit Mercy - - - - - - - - - - 20 19 15 16 15 17 12
Air Force - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Army - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Boston College - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Boston University - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Buffalo - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Butler - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Canisius - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Catholic - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Centenary (LA) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Charleston Southern - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Cleveland State - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Colgate - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Connecticut - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Dayton - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
DePaul 18 18 19 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Denver - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Fairfield - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Fairleigh Dickinson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Georgetown - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Georgia Southern - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Hardin-Simmons - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Hawaii - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Holy Cross - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Houston Baptist - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Illinois State - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Iona - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
James Madison - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Long Island University - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Louisiana-Monroe - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Loyola (IL) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Maine - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mercer - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Milwaukee - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Navy - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
New Hampshire - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Niagara - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
North Carolina-Wilmington - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
North Texas - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Northeastern - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Northwestern State - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oklahoma City - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Old Dominion - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oral Roberts - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Portland State - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Providence - - - - - - 17 15 15 14 15 16 16 12 8 13 -
Rhode Island - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Richmond - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Robert Morris - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Saint Francis (PA) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Saint Peter's - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Samford - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Siena - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
South Carolina - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Southern Mississippi - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
St. Bonaventure - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
St. Francis (NY) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Stetson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Texas-Rio Grande Valley - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Utah State - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Valparaiso - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Vermont - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Virginia Commonwealth - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Virginia Tech - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Wagner - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Xavier - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

NCAA Tournament

National Third Place
Nevada-Las Vegas won (106-94) versus Charlotte

First Round
Detroit Mercy won (93-76) versus Middle Tennessee (Mideast Regional)
Holy Cross lost (92-81) versus Michigan (Mideast Regional)
Marquette won (66-51) versus Cincinnati (Midwest Regional)
Nevada-Las Vegas won (121-95) versus San Francisco (West Regional)
Notre Dame won (90-83) versus Hofstra (East Regional)
Providence lost (87-80) versus Kansas State (Midwest Regional)
Syracuse won (93-88) versus Tennessee (Mideast Regional)

Regional Semifinal
Detroit Mercy lost (86-81) versus Michigan (Mideast Regional)
Marquette won (67-66) versus Kansas State (Midwest Regional)
Nevada-Las Vegas won (88-83) versus Utah (West Regional)
Notre Dame lost (79-77) versus North Carolina (East Regional)
Syracuse lost (81-59) versus Charlotte (Mideast Regional)

Regional Final
Marquette won (82-68) versus Wake Forest (Midwest Regional)
Nevada-Las Vegas won (107-90) versus Idaho State (West Regional)

National Semifinal
Marquette won (51-49) versus Charlotte
Nevada-Las Vegas lost (84-83) versus North Carolina

National Final
Marquette won (67-59) versus North Carolina