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1970-71 Ohio Valley Conference
Season Summary

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Record: 107-94, .532 W-L% (13th of 19) (Schedule and Results)
* Records do not reflect forfeits and vacated games.
SRS: -5.31 (15th of 19) ▪ SOS: -3.72 (15th of 19)

Regular Season Champion: Western Kentucky

NCAA Tournament: 1 (Western Kentucky)

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Western Kentucky)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Western Kentucky)

Standings

Conference Overall PTS/G SRS
Rk School W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
1 Western Kentucky 12 2 .857 24 6 .800 85.6 76.1 10.1 0.6 NCAA Tournament; Reg. Season Champion; NCAA FF;    *Overall W-L adjusted to 20-5
2 Murray State 10 4 .714 19 5 .792 73.3 71.3 -1.9 -4.0
2 Eastern Kentucky 10 4 .714 16 8 .667 82.7 78.7 0.2 -3.8
4 East Tennessee State 8 6 .571 12 12 .500 72.6 73.6 -5.2 -4.2
5 Austin Peay 5 9 .357 10 14 .417 78.9 90.7 -16.2 -4.4
6 Morehead State 4 10 .286 8 17 .320 74.7 79.5 -8.3 -3.4
6 Tennessee Tech 4 10 .286 7 17 .292 75.3 78.0 -8.4 -5.8
8 Middle Tennessee 3 11 .214 11 15 .423 66.4 74.3 -12.8 -4.8

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 12/8 12/15 12/22 12/29 1/5 1/12 1/19 1/26 2/2 2/9 2/16 2/23 3/2 3/9 Final
Western Kentucky 9 13 11 10 5 6 5 7 12 9 7 9 9 7 7 7
Austin Peay - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
East Tennessee State - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Eastern Kentucky - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Middle Tennessee - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Morehead State - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Murray State - - - - - - - - 19 19 17 17 - - - -
Tennessee Tech - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

NCAA Tournament

National Third Place
Western Kentucky won (77-75) versus Kansas

First Round
Western Kentucky won (74-72) versus Jacksonville (Mideast Regional)

Regional Semifinal
Western Kentucky won (107-83) versus Kentucky (Mideast Regional)

Regional Final
Western Kentucky won (81-78) versus Ohio State (Mideast Regional)

National Semifinal
Western Kentucky lost (92-89) versus Villanova