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1978-79 Independent Season Summary

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Record: 976-853, .534 W-L% (15th of 25)
*Record does not reflect forfeits or vacated games.

Regular Season Champion: Syracuse

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

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

Standings

Conference Overall
Rk School W L W-L% W L W-L%
SyracuseR 26 4 .867
Georgetown 24 5 .828
DePaulF 26 6 .813
Notre Dame 24 6 .800
Virginia Commonwealth  20 5 .800
Iona 23 6 .793
Detroit Mercy 22 6 .786
Tennessee State  20 6 .769
Old Dominion  23 7 .767
Marquette 22 7 .759
Wagner  21 7 .750
Connecticut 21 8 .724
Nevada-Las Vegas  21 8 .724
North Carolina-Wilmington  19 8 .704
Boston College  21 9 .700
James Madison  18 8 .692
Rhode Island  20 9 .690
George Mason  17 8 .680
St. Bonaventure  19 9 .679
Illinois State  20 10 .667
Dayton  19 10 .655
Boston University  17 9 .654
Fairfield  17 9 .654
Georgia Tech  17 9 .654
Oral Roberts  17 10 .630
Holy Cross  17 11 .607
Cleveland State  15 10 .600
Maine  14 10 .583
Army  14 11 .560
Denver  15 12 .556
South Carolina  15 12 .556
Stetson  15 12 .556
Siena  14 12 .538
St. Francis (NY)  14 12 .538
Navy  13 12 .520
Xavier  14 13 .519
Northeastern  13 13 .500
Saint Francis (PA)  13 13 .500
Robert Morris  13 14 .481
Southern Mississippi  13 14 .481
Air Force  12 13 .480
Long Island University  12 13 .480
Canisius  12 14 .462
Colgate  12 14 .462
Evansville  13 16 .448
East Carolina  12 15 .444
Loyola (IL)  12 15 .444
Butler  11 16 .407
North Texas  11 16 .407
Saint Peter's  10 15 .400
Campbell  10 16 .385
New Hampshire  10 16 .385
Providence  10 16 .385
Richmond  10 16 .385
Hawaii  10 17 .370
William & Mary  9 17 .346
Georgia Southern  9 18 .333
Fairleigh Dickinson  8 18 .308
Milwaukee  8 18 .308
Vermont  8 18 .308
Northwestern State  7 19 .269
Arkansas-Little Rock  6 20 .231
Catholic  6 20 .231
Niagara  6 20 .231
Portland State  6 21 .222
Baltimore  4 20 .167
Valparaiso  4 21 .160
Charleston Southern  2 25 .074

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
Detroit Mercy                         18 16 18 17  
Georgetown     20 16 14 15 12 14 10 11 9 18 16 17 16 11  
Nevada-Las Vegas 20 18 15 15 18 14                      

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