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1978-79 Independent
Season Summary

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Record: 976-853, .534 W-L% (6th of 25) (Schedule and Results)
* Records do not reflect forfeits and vacated games.
SRS: -4.00 (18th of 25) ▪ SOS: -2.78 (17th of 25)

NCAA Tournament: 8 (UConn, DePaul, Detroit, Georgetown, Iona, Marquette, Notre Dame and Syracuse)

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

Standings

Conference Overall PTS/G SRS
Rk School W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS
Syracuse 26 4 .867 87.6 72.1 15.5 0.0
Georgetown 24 5 .828 70.2 64.3 7.3 1.4
DePaulF 26 6 .813 82.3 74.7 10.1 2.5
Notre Dame 24 6 .800 79.7 64.1 18.9 3.3
Virginia Commonwealth  20 5 .800 73.2 66.9 2.6 -3.7
Iona 23 6 .793 76.9 71.0 4.3 -1.7
Detroit Mercy 22 6 .786 82.3 74.9 7.7 0.3
Tennessee State  20 6 .769 71.3 67.7 -3.1 -6.8
Old Dominion  23 7 .767 77.7 74.0 1.8 -1.9
Marquette 22 7 .759 70.9 61.8 11.9 2.8
Wagner  21 7 .750 81.9 76.7 0.8 -4.4
Connecticut 21 8 .724 78.7 73.1 3.2 -2.4
Nevada-Las Vegas  21 8 .724 92.9 85.5 10.7 3.4
North Carolina-Wilmington  19 8 .704 73.7 70.7 -6.0 -8.9
Boston College  21 9 .700 82.4 79.7 1.5 -1.2
James Madison  18 8 .692 75.7 67.3 -1.5 -9.9
Rhode Island  20 9 .690 76.2 67.5 7.7 -1.0
George Mason  17 8 .680 74.1 79.8 -17.1 -11.4
St. Bonaventure  19 9 .679 81.0 79.6 0.6 -0.8
Illinois State  20 10 .667 77.2 74.4 2.3 -0.6
Dayton  19 10 .655 75.7 70.6 7.4 2.2
Boston University  17 9 .654 77.8 73.3 -0.2 -4.8
Fairfield  17 9 .654 80.0 74.9 0.6 -4.4
Georgia Tech  17 9 .654 76.9 67.1 8.1 -1.7
Oral Roberts  17 10 .630 81.6 78.0 5.6 1.9
Holy Cross  17 11 .607 77.3 75.6 0.2 -1.4
Cleveland State  15 10 .600 72.6 72.8 -6.7 -6.5
Maine  14 10 .583 73.8 72.2 -5.0 -6.6
Army  14 11 .560 70.6 68.9 -1.6 -3.3
Denver  15 12 .556 73.9 77.4 -3.7 -0.3
South Carolina  15 12 .556 74.8 72.6 1.7 -0.6
Stetson  15 12 .556 85.0 84.0 -1.5 -2.5
Siena  14 12 .538 78.3 80.6 -9.6 -7.3
St. Francis (NY)  14 12 .538 80.3 83.1 -8.1 -5.3
Navy  13 12 .520 63.5 64.8 -3.9 -2.7
Xavier  14 13 .519 66.2 68.1 -0.7 1.2
Northeastern  13 13 .500 72.3 72.1 -7.0 -7.2
Saint Francis (PA)  13 13 .500 70.9 76.0 -8.2 -3.1
Robert Morris  13 14 .481 67.8 72.1 -12.9 -8.6
Southern Mississippi  13 14 .481 79.4 82.0 -5.7 -3.1
Air Force  12 13 .480 63.3 67.7 -3.9 0.5
Long Island University  12 13 .480 71.3 76.5 -10.9 -5.6
Canisius  12 14 .462 85.1 86.8 -5.4 -3.7
Colgate  12 14 .462 72.6 81.8 -14.4 -5.2
Evansville  13 16 .448 68.1 69.7 -5.1 -3.5
East Carolina  12 15 .444 74.8 81.0 -3.4 2.8
Loyola (IL)  12 15 .444 80.8 79.4 2.7 1.3
Butler  11 16 .407 72.5 77.6 -5.8 -0.6
North Texas  11 16 .407 82.8 85.5 -6.9 -4.2
Saint Peter's  10 15 .400 68.1 69.6 -5.1 -3.6
Campbell  10 16 .385 71.2 76.6 -12.7 -7.2
New Hampshire  10 16 .385 69.4 78.2 -12.4 -3.6
Providence  10 16 .385 64.5 74.5 -9.2 0.8
Richmond  10 16 .385 78.5 82.9 -6.6 -2.2
Hawaii  10 17 .370 66.5 71.0 -3.3 1.2
William & Mary  9 17 .346 55.1 63.8 -7.9 0.8
Georgia Southern  9 18 .333 78.4 85.0 -9.8 -3.1
Fairleigh Dickinson  8 18 .308 66.9 75.1 -13.5 -5.3
Milwaukee  8 18 .308 66.0 75.0 -12.4 -3.3
Vermont  8 18 .308 70.1 80.2 -14.5 -4.5
Northwestern State  7 19 .269 65.5 71.4 -11.9 -6.1
Arkansas-Little Rock  6 20 .231 73.5 80.2 -16.0 -9.3
Catholic  6 20 .231 68.6 81.3 -18.0 -5.2
Niagara  6 20 .231 72.8 80.6 -9.1 -1.3
Portland State  6 21 .222 74.0 87.2 -13.4 -0.2
Baltimore  4 20 .167 59.4 74.9 -20.9 -5.4
Valparaiso  4 21 .160 67.1 80.8 -16.8 -3.1
Charleston Southern  2 25 .074 66.4 94.4 -33.3 -5.3

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 11/28 12/5 12/12 12/19 12/26 1/3 1/9 1/16 1/23 1/30 2/6 2/13 2/20 2/27 3/6 Final
Notre Dame 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 3 3 2 5 4
DePaul - - - - - - - - - - - - - 20 15 8 6
Syracuse 9 9 9 10 8 19 - 20 12 12 8 7 7 8 6 10 8
Marquette 18 17 16 14 13 16 17 13 13 13 12 9 10 9 10 12 10
Air Force - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Arkansas-Little Rock - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Army - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Baltimore - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Boston College - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Boston University - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Butler - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Campbell - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Canisius - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Catholic - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Charleston Southern - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Cleveland State - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Colgate - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Connecticut - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Dayton - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Denver - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Detroit Mercy - - - - - - - - - - - - 18 16 18 17 -
East Carolina - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Evansville - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Fairfield - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Fairleigh Dickinson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
George Mason - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Georgetown - - 20 16 14 15 12 14 10 11 9 18 16 17 16 11 -
Georgia Southern - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Georgia Tech - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Hawaii - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Holy Cross - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Illinois State - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Iona - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
James Madison - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Long Island University - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Loyola (IL) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Maine - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Milwaukee - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Navy - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nevada-Las Vegas 20 18 15 15 18 14 - - - - - - - - - - -
New Hampshire - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Niagara - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
North Carolina-Wilmington - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
North Texas - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Northeastern - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Northwestern State - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Old Dominion - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oral Roberts - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Portland State - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Providence - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Rhode Island - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Richmond - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Robert Morris - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Saint Francis (PA) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Saint Peter's - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Siena - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
South Carolina - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Southern Mississippi - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
St. Bonaventure - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
St. Francis (NY) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Stetson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Tennessee State - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Valparaiso - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Vermont - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Virginia Commonwealth - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Wagner - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
William & Mary - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Xavier - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

NCAA Tournament

National Third Place
DePaul won (96-93) versus Pennsylvania

First Round
Detroit Mercy lost (95-87) versus Lamar (Mideast Regional)
Iona lost (73-69) versus Pennsylvania (East Regional)

Second Round
Connecticut lost (89-81) versus Syracuse (East Regional)
DePaul won (89-78) versus Southern California (West Regional)
Georgetown lost (64-58) versus Rutgers (East Regional)
Marquette won (73-48) versus Pacific (West Regional)
Notre Dame won (73-67) versus Tennessee (Mideast Regional)
Syracuse won (89-81) versus Connecticut (East Regional)

Regional Semifinal
DePaul won (62-56) versus Marquette (West Regional)
Marquette lost (62-56) versus DePaul (West Regional)
Notre Dame won (79-71) versus Toledo (Mideast Regional)
Syracuse lost (84-76) versus Pennsylvania (East Regional)

Regional Final
DePaul won (95-91) versus UCLA (West Regional)
Notre Dame lost (80-68) versus Michigan State (Mideast Regional)

National Semifinal
DePaul lost (76-74) versus Indiana State