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1978-79 Missouri Valley Conference Season Summary

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Record: 143-113, .559 W-L% (8th of 25)
*Record does not reflect forfeits or vacated games.

Regular Season Champion: Indiana State
Tournament Champion: Indiana State

NCAA Tournament: 2 (Indiana State and New Mexico State)

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll: 0
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Indiana State)

Standings

Conference Overall
Rk School W L W-L% W L W-L%
1 Indiana StateRTF 16 0 1.000 33 1 .971
2 New Mexico State 11 5 .688 22 10 .688
3 Drake  8 8 .500 15 12 .556
3 Southern Illinois  8 8 .500 15 13 .536
3 Creighton  8 8 .500 14 13 .519
3 Wichita State  8 8 .500 14 14 .500
7 Tulsa  7 9 .438 13 14 .481
8 Bradley  3 13 .188 9 17 .346
9 West Texas A&M  3 13 .188 8 19 .296

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
Indiana State       20 16 11 11 9 5 3 2 2 1 2 1 1 1

NCAA Tournament

First Round
New Mexico State lost (81-78) versus Weber State (Midwest Regional)

Second Round
Indiana State won (86-69) versus Virginia Tech (Midwest Regional)

Regional Semifinal
Indiana State won (93-72) versus Oklahoma (Midwest Regional)

Regional Final
Indiana State won (73-71) versus Arkansas (Midwest Regional)

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

National Final
Indiana State lost (75-64) versus Michigan State