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1996-97 Southeastern Conference
Season Summary

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Record: 219-157, .582 W-L% (14th of 31) (Schedule and Results)
* Records do not reflect forfeits and vacated games.
SRS: 10.19 (6th of 31) ▪ SOS: 6.74 (5th of 31)

Regular Season Champion: South Carolina (East) and Ole Miss (West)
Conf. Tournament Champion: Kentucky

NCAA Tournament: 5 (Georgia, Kentucky, Ole Miss, South Carolina and Vanderbilt)

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Arkansas and Kentucky)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Georgia, Kentucky and South Carolina)

Standings

Conference Overall PTS/G SRS
Rk East W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
1 South Carolina 15 1 .938 24 8 .750 74.4 67.0 14.4 7.0 NCAA Tournament; Reg. Season Champion
2 Kentucky 13 3 .813 35 5 .875 82.6 62.6 29.2 9.2 NCAA Tournament; Conf. Tournament Champion; NCAA FF
3 Georgia 10 6 .625 24 9 .727 72.0 65.9 13.0 6.9 NCAA Tournament
4 Vanderbilt 9 7 .563 19 12 .613 69.9 66.1 11.5 7.7 NCAA Tournament
5 Florida 5 11 .313 13 17 .433 73.3 73.0 5.5 5.2
6 Tennessee 4 12 .250 11 16 .407 57.2 61.6 1.8 6.2
Rk West W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
1 Mississippi 11 5 .688 20 9 .690 69.5 63.8 11.3 5.7 NCAA Tournament; Reg. Season Champion
2 Arkansas 8 8 .500 18 14 .563 79.0 71.3 14.7 7.0
3 Auburn 6 10 .375 16 15 .516 64.4 64.4 5.4 5.4
4 Alabama 6 10 .375 17 14 .548 69.0 65.4 9.7 6.0
5 Mississippi State 6 10 .375 12 18 .400 64.7 69.7 1.9 6.9
6 Louisiana State 3 13 .188 10 20 .333 66.7 70.5 3.9 7.7

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 11/19 11/26 12/3 12/10 12/17 12/24 12/31 1/7 1/14 1/21 1/28 2/4 2/11 2/18 2/25 3/4 Final
Kentucky 3 8 8 6 3 3 3 3 3 5 3 3 3 4 3 3 6 5
South Carolina - - - - - - - - - - - 25 19 12 9 6 4 6
Georgia - - - - - - - - 24 21 - - - - - - 24 17
Alabama - - - - 24 20 19 - - - - - - - - - - -
Arkansas 13 16 16 22 20 19 22 22 - - - - - - - - - -
Auburn - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Florida - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Louisiana State - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mississippi - - - - - - - - - 20 - - - - - - - -
Mississippi State - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Tennessee - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Vanderbilt - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Conference Tournament


First Round
Thu, Mar 6 Georgia 75 @ Louisiana State 54
Thu, Mar 6 Mississippi State 67 @ Vanderbilt 73
Thu, Mar 6 Alabama 80 @ Florida 66
Thu, Mar 6 Auburn 67 @ Tennessee 54

Quarterfinal
Fri, Mar 7 Arkansas 63 @ Georgia 65
Fri, Mar 7 Auburn 50 @ Kentucky 92
Fri, Mar 7 Mississippi 64 @ Vanderbilt 62
Fri, Mar 7 Alabama 61 @ South Carolina 72

Semifinal
Sat, Mar 8 Georgia 78 @ South Carolina 63
Sat, Mar 8 Kentucky 88 @ Mississippi 70

Final
Sun, Mar 9 Georgia 68 @ Kentucky 95

NCAA Tournament

First Round
Georgia lost (73-70) versus Chattanooga (Southeast Regional)
Kentucky won (92-54) versus Montana (West Regional)
Mississippi lost (62-40) versus Temple (Midwest Regional)
South Carolina lost (78-65) versus Coppin State (East Regional)
Vanderbilt lost (80-68) versus Xavier (Midwest Regional)

Second Round
Kentucky won (75-69) versus Iowa (West Regional)

Regional Semifinal
Kentucky won (83-68) versus Saint Joseph's (West Regional)

Regional Final
Kentucky won (72-59) versus Utah (West Regional)

National Semifinal
Kentucky won (78-69) versus Minnesota

National Final
Kentucky lost (84-79) versus Arizona

Conference Leaders

Minimum Stat Requirements ▪ Stats include all games played