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1978-79 Missouri Valley Conference
Season Summary

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Record: 143-113, .559 W-L% (4th of 25) (Schedule and Results)
* Records do not reflect forfeits and vacated games.
SRS: 2.47 (10th of 25) ▪ SOS: 2.80 (8th of 25)

Regular Season Champion: Indiana State
Conf. 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 PTS/G SRS
Rk School W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
1 Indiana State 16 0 1.000 33 1 .971 86.1 73.7 14.4 2.0 NCAA Tournament; Reg. Season Champion; Conf. Tournament Champion; NCAA FF
2 New Mexico State 11 5 .688 22 10 .688 78.2 74.3 6.4 2.5 NCAA Tournament
3 Drake 8 8 .500 15 12 .556 80.1 83.2 0.6 3.7
3 Southern Illinois 8 8 .500 15 13 .536 77.4 74.9 4.0 1.5
3 Creighton 8 8 .500 14 13 .519 73.0 74.3 1.9 3.1
3 Wichita State 8 8 .500 14 14 .500 87.5 87.9 2.3 2.8
7 Tulsa 7 9 .438 13 14 .481 79.8 81.0 1.0 2.2
8 Bradley 3 13 .188 9 17 .346 72.7 76.0 -0.2 3.0
9 West Texas A&M 3 13 .188 8 19 .296 75.9 88.3 -8.1 4.3

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
Bradley - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Creighton - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Drake - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
New Mexico State - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Southern Illinois - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Tulsa - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
West Texas A&M - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Wichita State - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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