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1978-79 Southeastern Conference
Season Summary

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Record: 168-124, .575 W-L% (9th of 25) (Schedule and Results)
* Records do not reflect forfeits and vacated games.
SRS: 8.82 (3rd of 25) ▪ SOS: 6.43 (3rd of 25)

Regular Season Champion: LSU
Tournament Champion: Tennessee

NCAA Tournament: 2 (LSU and Tennessee)

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

Standings

Conference Overall PTS/G SRS
Rk School W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS
1 Louisiana StateR 14 4 .778 23 6 .793 82.8 74.8 13.3 5.3
2 TennesseeT 12 6 .667 21 12 .636 78.3 73.0 11.5 6.2
3 Vanderbilt  11 7 .611 18 9 .667 72.5 69.7 8.2 5.4
4 Alabama  11 7 .611 22 11 .667 79.1 75.8 10.0 6.7
5 Mississippi State  11 7 .611 19 9 .679 76.0 70.1 12.4 6.4
6 Kentucky  10 8 .556 19 12 .613 78.9 73.5 13.7 8.3
7 Georgia  7 11 .389 14 14 .500 72.3 74.5 3.9 6.0
8 Mississippi  6 12 .333 11 16 .407 71.7 72.8 6.5 7.6
9 Auburn  5 13 .278 13 16 .448 71.0 72.4 5.7 7.1
10 Florida  3 15 .167 8 19 .296 73.7 76.0 3.1 5.3

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
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 - - - -
Auburn - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Florida - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Georgia - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Kentucky 11 10 10 6 11 13 9 17 - - - - - - - - -
Mississippi - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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)