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1977-78 Independent
Season Summary

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Record: 1070-884, .548 W-L% (15th of 24) (Schedule and Results)
* Records do not reflect forfeits and vacated games.
SRS: -4.30 (16th of 24) ▪ SOS: -2.93 (18th of 24)

NCAA Tournament: 7 (DePaul, Marquette, Notre Dame, Providence, Rhode Island, St. Bonaventure and Syracuse)

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

Standings

Conference Overall PTS/G SRS
Rk School W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
DePaul 27 3 .900 83.0 71.0 14.3 2.3 NCAA Tournament
Detroit Mercy 25 4 .862 90.0 79.3 10.4 -0.3
Illinois State 24 4 .857 84.0 75.6 7.1 -1.3
Marquette 24 4 .857 73.1 62.1 14.3 3.3 NCAA Tournament
Texas-Rio Grande Valley 22 4 .846 92.1 82.5 6.2 -3.4
Virginia Commonwealth 24 5 .828 74.1 67.3 0.9 -5.9
Fairfield 22 5 .815 84.9 77.0 2.4 -5.5
North Texas 22 6 .786 84.8 80.6 -0.1 -4.3
Syracuse 22 6 .786 86.8 72.2 13.9 -0.7 NCAA Tournament
Rhode Island 24 7 .774 75.7 70.0 5.4 -0.4 NCAA Tournament
Providence 24 8 .750 67.3 63.1 4.9 0.6 NCAA Tournament
Utah State 21 7 .750 81.6 72.2 9.6 0.2
Georgetown 23 8 .742 72.1 68.0 5.3 1.3
Notre Dame 23 8 .742 79.8 68.0 18.3 6.5 NCAA Tournament; NCAA FF
Holy Cross 20 7 .741 85.1 76.4 4.6 -4.1
Louisiana-Monroe 20 7 .741 76.1 67.3 2.1 -6.8
North Carolina-Wilmington 19 7 .731 76.8 71.0 0.1 -5.7
St. Bonaventure 21 8 .724 84.3 78.8 4.8 -0.7 NCAA Tournament
Nevada-Las Vegas 20 8 .714 88.5 86.4 3.5 1.3
Virginia Tech 19 8 .704 83.2 77.0 6.7 0.6
James Madison 18 8 .692 74.0 73.8 -6.8 -7.1
Maine 17 8 .680 75.1 71.4 -7.7 -11.4
Army 19 9 .679 72.3 68.9 1.1 -2.2
Dayton 19 10 .655 71.9 68.6 8.5 5.2
St. Francis (NY) 16 9 .640 78.6 78.4 -7.4 -7.6
Iona 17 10 .630 82.1 79.9 0.0 -2.3
William & Mary 16 10 .615 64.6 63.4 -1.3 -2.6
Air Force 15 10 .600 67.1 67.3 2.0 2.2
Loyola (IL) 16 11 .593 71.7 71.0 2.8 2.0
Mercer 16 11 .593 74.0 71.5 -4.0 -6.5
Oklahoma City 16 11 .593 76.0 72.3 1.9 -1.8
Boston College 15 11 .577 81.1 82.0 -1.7 -0.8
Butler 15 11 .577 69.5 75.9 -7.7 -1.3
Saint Francis (PA) 15 11 .577 71.0 72.4 -7.0 -5.6
South Carolina 16 12 .571 69.5 67.6 4.3 2.4
Siena 13 10 .565 82.5 83.4 -7.8 -7.0
Navy 14 11 .560 67.3 67.1 -2.9 -3.1
Milwaukee 15 12 .556 73.1 71.7 -3.1 -4.4
Niagara 14 12 .538 76.7 77.5 -5.2 -4.4
Northeastern 14 12 .538 74.6 75.3 -11.1 -10.4
Southern Mississippi 13 12 .520 75.2 78.5 -7.5 -4.2
Portland State 14 13 .519 76.6 80.8 -3.9 0.4
Stetson 14 13 .519 71.2 72.4 -4.6 -3.4
Oral Roberts 13 14 .481 69.7 69.9 2.3 2.5
Xavier 13 14 .481 64.8 70.6 -2.8 2.9
Cleveland State 12 13 .480 69.0 73.6 -10.4 -5.8
Tennessee State 11 12 .478 76.0 86.0 -19.1 -9.1
Catholic 12 14 .462 72.6 74.3 -10.8 -9.1
Georgia Southern 12 15 .444 79.4 82.8 -7.4 -4.1
Northwestern State 12 15 .444 73.3 77.7 -10.9 -6.5
Connecticut 11 15 .423 67.7 70.9 -8.4 -5.2
Old Dominion 11 15 .423 77.2 76.0 -5.5 -6.7
Vermont 11 15 .423 64.9 75.3 -16.1 -5.6
Boston University 10 15 .400 73.3 81.3 -15.2 -7.2
Hardin-Simmons 10 16 .385 75.1 82.6 -12.4 -4.9
Campbell 9 15 .375 67.9 75.2 -13.9 -6.6
Centenary (LA) 10 17 .370 79.7 84.3 -5.3 -0.8
Denver 10 17 .370 75.4 82.2 -8.3 -1.4
Colgate 9 17 .346 63.0 77.2 -21.2 -7.1
East Carolina 9 17 .346 79.5 88.3 -10.4 -1.6
Long Island University 8 18 .308 74.5 83.7 -15.2 -6.0
Saint Peter's 8 18 .308 68.6 74.5 -11.9 -6.0
Charleston Southern 8 19 .296 72.0 84.9 -19.0 -6.1
Samford 8 19 .296 74.5 80.9 -10.6 -4.2
Canisius 7 19 .269 73.1 85.7 -14.2 -1.6
Houston Baptist 7 19 .269 62.1 76.3 -18.7 -4.5
New Hampshire 7 19 .269 66.5 75.5 -15.1 -6.2
Wagner 7 19 .269 79.4 88.2 -16.8 -8.0
Evansville 1 3 .250 77.3 90.3 -6.8 6.2
Fairleigh Dickinson 6 18 .250 59.3 72.5 -16.7 -3.5
Valparaiso 6 19 .240 68.2 80.1 -12.2 -0.4
Robert Morris 4 19 .174 68.5 84.4 -22.6 -6.7
Richmond 4 22 .154 62.3 79.8 -18.2 -0.7
Hawaii 1 26 .037 70.5 84.7 -10.6 3.7

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 11/29 12/6 12/13 12/20 12/27 1/3 1/10 1/17 1/24 1/31 2/7 2/14 2/21 2/28 3/6 Final
DePaul - - - - - - - 20 18 19 13 11 8 7 6 4 3
Notre Dame 4 3 3 2 5 4 5 5 7 5 4 4 7 9 7 10 6
Marquette 3 4 4 3 2 5 4 4 2 2 3 3 2 1 3 3 8
Detroit Mercy 19 19 17 16 15 20 - - - - - 17 19 16 16 19 18
Air Force - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Army - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Boston College - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Boston University - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Butler - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Campbell - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Canisius - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Catholic - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Centenary (LA) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Charleston Southern - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Cleveland State - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Colgate - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Connecticut - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Dayton - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Denver - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
East Carolina - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Evansville - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Fairfield - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Fairleigh Dickinson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Georgetown - - - - - - 20 17 19 16 14 - 18 18 17 - -
Georgia Southern - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Hardin-Simmons - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Hawaii - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Holy Cross 18 17 15 13 12 12 16 13 14 - - - - - - - -
Houston Baptist - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Illinois State - - - - - - - - - 20 19 15 15 15 13 17 -
Iona - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
James Madison - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Long Island University - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Louisiana-Monroe - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Loyola (IL) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Maine - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mercer - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Milwaukee - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Navy - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nevada-Las Vegas 8 10 10 9 9 9 9 11 16 - - - - - - - -
New Hampshire - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Niagara - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
North Carolina-Wilmington - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
North Texas - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Northeastern - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Northwestern State - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oklahoma City - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Old Dominion - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oral Roberts - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Portland State - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Providence - - 20 14 14 13 17 14 12 9 16 20 13 11 18 - -
Rhode Island - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Richmond - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Robert Morris - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Saint Francis (PA) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Saint Peter's - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Samford - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Siena - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
South Carolina - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Southern Mississippi - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
St. Bonaventure - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
St. Francis (NY) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Stetson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Syracuse 11 12 18 12 10 10 8 8 11 10 18 18 16 17 14 18 -
Tennessee State - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Texas-Rio Grande Valley - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Utah State - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Valparaiso - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Vermont - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Virginia Commonwealth - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Virginia Tech - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Wagner - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
William & Mary - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Xavier - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

NCAA Tournament

National Third Place
Notre Dame lost (71-69) versus Arkansas

First Round
DePaul won (80-78) versus Creighton (Midwest Regional)
Marquette lost (84-81) versus Miami (OH) (Mideast Regional)
Notre Dame won (100-77) versus Houston (Midwest Regional)
Providence lost (77-63) versus Michigan State (Mideast Regional)
Rhode Island lost (63-62) versus Duke (East Regional)
St. Bonaventure lost (92-83) versus Pennsylvania (East Regional)
Syracuse lost (87-86) versus Western Kentucky (Mideast Regional)

Regional Semifinal
DePaul won (90-89) versus Louisville (Midwest Regional)
Notre Dame won (69-56) versus Utah (Midwest Regional)

Regional Final
DePaul lost (84-64) versus Notre Dame (Midwest Regional)
Notre Dame won (84-64) versus DePaul (Midwest Regional)

National Semifinal
Notre Dame lost (90-86) versus Duke