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1972-73 Missouri Valley Conference
Season Summary

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Record: 150-117, .562 W-L% (16th of 20) (Schedule and Results)
* Records do not reflect forfeits and vacated games.
SRS: 3.35 (5th of 19) ▪ SOS: 2.61 (5th of 19)

Regular Season Champion: Memphis

NCAA Tournament: 1 (Memphis)

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

Standings

Conference Overall PTS/G SRS
Rk School W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
1 Memphis 12 2 .857 24 6 .800 81.7 74.8 11.5 4.6 NCAA Tournament; Reg. Season Champion; NCAA FF
2 Louisville 11 3 .786 23 7 .767 79.1 70.1 12.4 3.4
3 Saint Louis 10 4 .714 19 7 .731 68.9 64.8 7.7 3.6
3 Tulsa 10 4 .714 18 8 .692 85.4 80.1 6.0 0.7
5 New Mexico State 6 8 .429 12 14 .462 71.3 69.1 4.4 2.2
5 Wichita State 6 8 .429 10 16 .385 80.2 81.0 -0.5 0.3
6 Drake 5 9 .357 14 12 .538 79.0 76.3 6.7 4.0
7 Bradley 4 10 .286 12 14 .462 75.4 80.3 1.1 6.1
7 North Texas 4 10 .286 9 16 .360 69.2 75.8 -3.3 3.3
9 West Texas A&M 2 12 .143 9 17 .346 78.5 88.8 -12.4 -2.2

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 12/5 12/12 12/19 12/26 1/2 1/9 1/16 1/23 1/30 2/6 2/13 2/20 2/27 3/6 Final
Memphis 11 11 19 - - - - - 17 17 15 16 14 10 15 12
Bradley - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Drake - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Louisville 20 - - - - - 20 20 - - - - - - - -
New Mexico State - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
North Texas - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Saint Louis - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Tulsa - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
West Texas A&M - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Wichita State - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

NCAA Tournament

Regional Semifinal
Memphis won (90-76) versus South Carolina (Midwest Regional)

Regional Final
Memphis won (92-72) versus Kansas State (Midwest Regional)

National Semifinal
Memphis won (98-85) versus Providence

National Final
Memphis lost (87-66) versus UCLA