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1979-80 Southeastern Conference
Season Summary

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Record: 165-127, .565 W-L% (6th of 29) (Schedule and Results)
* Records do not reflect forfeits and vacated games.
SRS: 7.38 (3rd of 29) ▪ SOS: 6.36 (3rd of 29)

Regular Season Champion: Kentucky
Conf. Tournament Champion: LSU

NCAA Tournament: 3 (Kentucky, LSU and Tennessee)

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

Standings

Conference Overall PTS/G SRS
Rk School W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
1 Kentucky 15 3 .833 29 6 .829 76.1 66.3 16.9 7.2 NCAA Tournament; Reg. Season Champion
2 Louisiana State 14 4 .778 26 6 .813 79.0 71.5 12.9 5.4 NCAA Tournament; Conf. Tournament Champion
3 Alabama 12 6 .667 18 12 .600 71.3 67.8 9.0 5.5
4 Tennessee 12 6 .667 18 11 .621 71.8 68.8 10.8 7.7 NCAA Tournament
5 Mississippi 9 9 .500 17 13 .567 69.8 68.1 8.2 6.5
6 Mississippi State 7 11 .389 13 14 .481 74.4 75.2 5.5 6.3
7 Vanderbilt 7 11 .389 13 13 .500 77.6 77.4 5.1 4.9
8 Georgia 7 11 .389 14 13 .519 64.4 65.5 6.0 7.1
9 Auburn 5 13 .278 10 18 .357 65.3 67.7 3.4 5.7
10 Florida 2 16 .111 7 21 .250 66.7 78.0 -4.0 7.3

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 12/4 12/11 12/18 12/26 1/2 1/8 1/15 1/22 1/29 2/5 2/12 2/19 2/26 Final
Louisiana State 7 6 6 7 5 4 6 14 11 10 6 6 5 5 3
Kentucky 2 5 5 3 2 2 4 6 5 3 5 5 3 2 4
Alabama - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Auburn - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Florida - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Georgia - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mississippi - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mississippi State - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Tennessee - - - - - - - 20 19 - - - - - -
Vanderbilt - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Conference Tournament


First Round
Wed, Feb 27 Auburn 79 @ Georgia 71
Wed, Feb 27 Florida 72 @ Vanderbilt 71

Quarterfinal
Thu, Feb 28 Mississippi 76 @ Tennessee 74
Thu, Feb 28 Mississippi State 75 @ Alabama 76
Thu, Feb 28 Florida 82 @ Louisiana State 95
Thu, Feb 28 Kentucky 69 @ Auburn 61

Semifinal
Fri, Feb 29 Louisiana State 73 @ Alabama 66
Fri, Feb 29 Kentucky 70 @ Mississippi 67

Final
Sat, Mar 1 Kentucky 78 @ Louisiana State 80

NCAA Tournament

First Round
Tennessee won (80-69) versus Furman (East Regional)

Second Round
Kentucky won (97-78) versus Florida State (Mideast Regional)
Louisiana State won (98-88) versus Alcorn State (Midwest Regional)
Tennessee lost (86-75) versus Maryland (East Regional)

Regional Semifinal
Kentucky lost (55-54) versus Duke (Mideast Regional)
Louisiana State won (68-63) versus Missouri (Midwest Regional)

Regional Final
Louisiana State lost (86-66) versus Louisville (Midwest Regional)