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1976-77 Independent Season Summary

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Record: 1003-875, .534 W-L% (13th of 23)
*Record does not reflect forfeits or vacated games.

Regular Season Champion: Nevada-Las Vegas

NCAA Tournament: 7 (Detroit Mercy, Holy Cross, Marquette, Nevada-Las Vegas, Notre Dame, Providence and Syracuse)

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(DePaul, Marquette, Nevada-Las Vegas and Notre Dame)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Detroit Mercy, Marquette, Nevada-Las Vegas, Notre Dame and Syracuse)

Standings

Record does not reflect forfeits or vacated games
Conference Overall
Rk School W L W-L% W L W-L% Notes
Nevada-Las VegasRF 29 3 .906
Syracuse 26 4 .867
Detroit Mercy 25 4 .862 *Overall W-L adjusted to 26-3
Old Dominion  25 4 .862
Providence 24 5 .828
Holy Cross 23 6 .793
St. Bonaventure  23 6 .793
MarquetteFN 25 7 .781 *Overall W-L adjusted to 26-6
North Texas  21 6 .778
Illinois State  22 7 .759
Notre Dame 22 7 .759
Oral Roberts  21 7 .750
Army  20 8 .714
Milwaukee  19 8 .704
Georgetown  19 9 .679
Virginia Tech  19 10 .655
James Madison  17 9 .654
Northwestern State  17 9 .654
Texas-Pan American  17 9 .654
Connecticut  17 10 .630
North Carolina-Wilmington  16 10 .615
Portland State  16 10 .615
Iona  15 10 .600
Dayton  16 11 .593
Fairfield  16 11 .593
Georgia Southern  16 11 .593
Richmond  15 11 .577
Saint Francis (PA)  15 11 .577
DePaul  15 12 .556
Louisiana-Monroe  15 12 .556
Stetson  15 12 .556
Utah State  15 12 .556
Colgate  13 11 .542
Navy  13 11 .542
Oklahoma City  14 12 .538
South Carolina  14 12 .538
Valparaiso  13 12 .520
Catholic  13 13 .500
Fairleigh Dickinson  13 13 .500
Loyola (IL)  13 13 .500
Maine  13 13 .500
Niagara  13 13 .500
Rhode Island  13 13 .500
Saint Peter's  13 13 .500
Virginia Commonwealth  13 13 .500
Butler  13 14 .481
New Hampshire  12 14 .462
Northeastern  12 14 .462
St. Francis (NY)  12 14 .462
Air Force  12 15 .444
Denver  12 15 .444
Southern Mississippi  11 16 .407
Siena  9 15 .375
Cleveland State  10 17 .370 *Overall W-L adjusted to 11-16
Xavier  10 17 .370
Centenary (LA)  11 19 .367
Long Island University  9 16 .360
Hawaii  9 18 .333
Vermont  8 17 .320 *Overall W-L adjusted to 9-16
Boston College  8 18 .308
Charleston Southern  8 19 .296
Boston University  7 19 .269
Robert Morris  7 19 .269
Samford  7 19 .269
Mercer  6 19 .240
Hardin-Simmons  6 21 .222
Houston Baptist  6 23 .207
Buffalo  5 21 .192
Wagner  3 21 .125
Canisius  3 22 .120

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
DePaul 18 18 19                            
Providence             17 15 15 14 15 16 16 12 8 13  

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