1996-97 Midwestern Collegiate Conference Season Summary

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Record: 116-140, .453 W-L% (20th of 31) (Schedule and Results)
*Record does not reflect forfeits or vacated games.
SRS: -2.81 (15th of 31) ▪ SOS: -0.82 (14th of 31)

Regular Season Champion: Butler
Tournament Champion: Butler

NCAA Tournament: 1 (Butler)

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll: 0
Ranked in Final AP Poll: 0

Standings

Conference Overall PTS/G SRS
Rk School W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS
1 ButlerRT 12 4 .750 23 10 .697 68.7 60.9 7.6 -0.2
2 Detroit Mercy  11 5 .688 16 13 .552 65.1 62.6 1.9 -0.6
3 Illinois-Chicago  11 5 .688 15 14 .517 65.0 65.4 -1.5 -1.2
4 Green Bay  10 6 .625 14 14 .500 56.4 55.3 0.9 -0.2
5 Loyola (IL)  7 9 .438 12 15 .444 64.1 65.4 -4.7 -3.5
6 Northern Illinois  6 10 .375 12 15 .444 66.9 69.6 -4.9 -2.2
7 Cleveland State  6 10 .375 9 19 .321 64.7 72.1 -6.7 0.7
8 Wright State  5 11 .313 7 20 .259 64.1 71.2 -6.8 0.3
9 Milwaukee  4 12 .250 8 20 .286 56.3 66.8 -11.1 -0.6

Conference Tournament


First Round
Fri, Feb 28Milwaukee81@Wright State70

Quarterfinal
Sat, Mar 1Illinois-Chicago76@Northern Illinois65
Sat, Mar 1Loyola (IL)41@Green Bay51
Sat, Mar 1Butler48@Milwaukee36
Sat, Mar 1Cleveland State67@Detroit Mercy63

Semifinal
Sun, Mar 2Cleveland State42@Illinois-Chicago64
Sun, Mar 2Butler57@Green Bay52

Final
Tue, Mar 4Butler69@Illinois-Chicago68

NCAA Tournament

First Round
Butler lost (86-69) versus Cincinnati (Midwest Regional)