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1977-78 Independent Season Summary

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Record: 1070-884, .548 W-L% (14th of 24)
*Record does not reflect forfeits or vacated games.

Regular Season Champion: DePaul

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

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

Standings

Conference Overall
Rk School W L W-L% W L W-L%
DePaulR 27 3 .900
Detroit Mercy  25 4 .862
Illinois State  24 4 .857
Marquette 24 4 .857
Texas-Pan American  22 4 .846
Virginia Commonwealth  24 5 .828
Fairfield  22 5 .815
North Texas  22 6 .786
Syracuse 22 6 .786
Rhode Island 24 7 .774
Providence 24 8 .750
Utah State  21 7 .750
Georgetown  23 8 .742
Notre DameF 23 8 .742
Holy Cross  20 7 .741
Louisiana-Monroe  20 7 .741
North Carolina-Wilmington  19 7 .731
St. Bonaventure 21 8 .724
Nevada-Las Vegas  20 8 .714
Virginia Tech  19 8 .704
James Madison  18 8 .692
Maine  17 8 .680
Army  19 9 .679
Dayton  19 10 .655
St. Francis (NY)  16 9 .640
Iona  17 10 .630
William & Mary  16 10 .615
Air Force  15 10 .600
Loyola (IL)  16 11 .593
Mercer  16 11 .593
Oklahoma City  16 11 .593
Boston College  15 11 .577
Butler  15 11 .577
Saint Francis (PA)  15 11 .577
South Carolina  16 12 .571
Siena  13 10 .565
Navy  14 11 .560
Milwaukee  15 12 .556
Niagara  14 12 .538
Northeastern  14 12 .538
Southern Mississippi  13 12 .520
Portland State  14 13 .519
Stetson  14 13 .519
Oral Roberts  13 14 .481
Xavier  13 14 .481
Cleveland State  12 13 .480
Tennessee State  11 12 .478
Catholic  12 14 .462
Georgia Southern  12 15 .444
Northwestern State  12 15 .444
Connecticut  11 15 .423
Old Dominion  11 15 .423
Vermont  11 15 .423
Boston University  10 15 .400
Hardin-Simmons  10 16 .385
Campbell  9 15 .375
Centenary (LA)  10 17 .370
Denver  10 17 .370
Colgate  9 17 .346
East Carolina  9 17 .346
Long Island University  8 18 .308
Saint Peter's  8 18 .308
Charleston Southern  8 19 .296
Samford  8 19 .296
Canisius  7 19 .269
Houston Baptist  7 19 .269
New Hampshire  7 19 .269
Wagner  7 19 .269
Evansville  1 3 .250
Fairleigh Dickinson  6 18 .250
Valparaiso  6 19 .240
Robert Morris  4 19 .174
Richmond  4 22 .154
Hawaii  1 26 .037

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
Georgetown             20 17 19 16 14   18 18 17    
Holy Cross 18 17 15 13 12 12 16 13 14                
Illinois State                   20 19 15 15 15 13 17  
Nevada-Las Vegas 8 10 10 9 9 9 9 11 16                
Providence     20 14 14 13 17 14 12 9 16 20 13 11 18    
Syracuse 11 12 18 12 10 10 8 8 11 10 18 18 16 17 14 18  

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