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1978-79 Southeastern Conference Season Summary

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Record: 168-124, .575 W-L% (5th of 25)
*Record does not reflect forfeits or vacated games.

Regular Season Champion: Louisiana State
Tournament Champion: Tennessee

NCAA Tournament: 2 (Louisiana State and Tennessee)

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Alabama, Kentucky and Louisiana State)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Louisiana State)

Standings

Conference Overall
Rk School W L W-L% W L W-L%
1 Louisiana StateR 14 4 .778 23 6 .793
2 TennesseeT 12 6 .667 21 12 .636
3 Vanderbilt  11 7 .611 18 9 .667
4 Alabama  11 7 .611 22 11 .667
5 Mississippi State  11 7 .611 19 9 .679
6 Kentucky  10 8 .556 19 12 .613
7 Georgia  7 11 .389 14 14 .500
8 Mississippi  6 12 .333 11 16 .407
9 Auburn  5 13 .278 13 16 .448
10 Florida  3 15 .167 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
Louisiana State 14 11 12 11 10 7 7 5 9 9 10 8 6 5 8 9 7
Alabama 19               18 18 13 16 20        
Kentucky 11 10 10 6 11 13 9 17                  
Mississippi State             18                    
Tennessee                               20  
Vanderbilt                   19 20 17 19 19      

NCAA Tournament

First Round
Tennessee won (97-81) versus Eastern Kentucky (Mideast Regional)

Second Round
Louisiana State won (71-57) versus Appalachian State (Mideast Regional)
Tennessee lost (73-67) versus Notre Dame (Mideast Regional)

Regional Semifinal
Louisiana State lost (87-71) versus Michigan State (Mideast Regional)