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1971-72 Missouri Valley Conference
Season Summary

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Record: 161-104, .608 W-L% (2nd of 20) (Schedule and Results)
* Records do not reflect forfeits and vacated games.
SRS: 6.04 (3rd of 19) ▪ SOS: 3.70 (4th of 19)

Regular Season Champion: Louisville and Memphis

NCAA Tournament: 1 (Louisville)

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Louisville)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Louisville and Memphis)

Standings

Conference Overall PTS/G SRS
Rk School W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
New Mexico State 19 6 .760 85.8 75.5 9.7 -0.7
West Texas A&M 14 11 .560 79.7 85.0 -3.2 2.1
1 Louisville 12 2 .857 26 5 .839 83.3 73.3 16.3 6.3 NCAA Tournament; Reg. Season Champion; NCAA FF
2 Memphis 12 2 .857 21 7 .750 81.2 75.6 10.4 4.8 Reg. Season Champion
3 Saint Louis 9 5 .643 18 8 .692 74.4 69.0 8.6 3.1
4 Bradley 8 6 .571 17 9 .654 74.7 70.5 10.9 6.7
5 Tulsa 5 9 .357 15 11 .577 81.3 82.2 1.8 2.7
6 Wichita State 6 8 .429 16 10 .615 76.1 70.2 9.0 3.2
7 North Texas 2 12 .143 8 18 .308 71.3 77.3 -2.1 3.9
7 Drake 2 12 .143 7 19 .269 73.3 79.2 -1.0 4.9

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 12/7 12/14 12/21 12/28 1/4 1/11 1/18 1/25 2/1 2/8 2/15 2/22 2/29 3/7 Final
Louisville 9 16 17 19 15 7 5 6 4 3 4 4 3 2 4 4
Memphis - - - - - - - - - - 15 18 19 20 11 13
Bradley - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Drake - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
New Mexico State - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
North Texas - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Saint Louis - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Tulsa - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
West Texas A&M - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Wichita State - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

NCAA Tournament

National Third Place
Louisville lost (105-91) versus North Carolina

Regional Semifinal
Louisville won (88-84) versus Louisiana-Lafayette (Midwest Regional)

Regional Final
Louisville won (72-65) versus Kansas State (Midwest Regional)

National Semifinal
Louisville lost (96-77) versus UCLA