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1997-98 Southeastern Conference Season Summary

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Record: 233-143, .620 W-L% (2nd of 30) (Schedule and Results)
*Record does not reflect forfeits or vacated games.
SRS: 11.48 (3rd of 30) ▪ SOS: 6.96 (5th of 30)

Regular Season Champion: Kentucky (East) and Mississippi (West)
Tournament Champion: Kentucky

NCAA Tournament: 5 (Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, South Carolina and Tennessee)

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

Standings

Conference Overall PTS/G SRS
Rk East W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS
1 KentuckyRTFN 14 2 .875 35 4 .897 80.1 67.0 22.9 9.8
2 South Carolina 11 5 .688 23 8 .742 71.3 67.6 12.5 8.8
3 Tennessee 9 7 .563 20 9 .690 75.9 70.6 11.2 5.9
4 Georgia  7 9 .438 20 15 .571 75.8 71.7 13.1 9.0
5 Vanderbilt  7 9 .438 20 13 .606 74.8 70.2 11.7 7.0
6 Florida  6 10 .375 14 15 .483 76.1 73.6 9.0 6.4
Rk West W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS
1 MississippiR 12 4 .750 22 7 .759 79.7 69.6 17.2 7.1
2 Arkansas 11 5 .688 24 9 .727 83.0 72.7 16.2 5.8
3 Auburn  7 9 .438 16 14 .533 68.9 67.4 7.4 5.9
4 Alabama  6 10 .375 15 16 .484 69.6 68.4 7.7 6.5
5 Mississippi State  4 12 .250 15 15 .500 71.2 68.6 7.7 5.1
6 Louisiana State  2 14 .125 9 18 .333 60.8 65.9 1.1 6.2

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 11/18 11/25 12/2 12/9 12/16 12/23 12/30 1/6 1/13 1/20 1/27 2/3 2/10 2/17 2/24 3/3 Final
Kentucky 8 9 8 7 4 4 4 6 6 6 7 7 8 7 8 7 7 5
Mississippi 23 21 17 14 21 18 16 16 14 11 13 12 17 18 15 13 10 13
South Carolina 7 6 5 5 5 6 10 11 16 14 14 13 13 15 13 14 15 14
Arkansas       18 15 13 12 23 22 22 18 15 14 12 16 12 16 17
Georgia 19 25 22 21 23 20                        

NCAA Tournament

First Round
Arkansas won (74-65) versus Nebraska (West Regional)
Kentucky won (82-67) versus South Carolina State (South Regional)
Mississippi lost (70-69) versus Valparaiso (Midwest Regional)
South Carolina lost (62-61) versus Richmond (East Regional)
Tennessee lost (82-81) versus Illinois State (West Regional)

Second Round
Arkansas lost (75-69) versus Utah (West Regional)
Kentucky won (88-61) versus Saint Louis (South Regional)

Regional Semifinal
Kentucky won (94-68) versus UCLA (South Regional)

Regional Final
Kentucky won (86-84) versus Duke (South Regional)

National Semifinal
Kentucky won (86-85) versus Stanford

National Final
Kentucky won (78-69) versus Utah

Conference Leaders

Minimum Stat Requirements ▪ Stats include all games played

3-Point Field Goal Percentage

1. Pat BradleyArkansas .384
2. Brian WilliamsAlabama .343