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1997-98 Southeastern Conference
Season Summary

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Record: 233-143, .620 W-L% (1st of 30) (Schedule and Results)
* Records do not reflect forfeits and vacated games.
SRS: 11.48 (3rd of 30) ▪ SOS: 6.96 (5th of 30)

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

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

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Georgia, Kentucky, Ole Miss and South Carolina)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Arkansas, Kentucky, Ole Miss 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 Kentucky 14 2 .875 35 4 .897 80.1 67.0 22.9 9.8 NCAA Tournament; Reg. Season Champion; Conf. Tournament Champion; NCAA FF; NCAA Champion
2 South Carolina 11 5 .688 23 8 .742 71.3 67.6 12.5 8.8 NCAA Tournament
3 Tennessee 9 7 .563 20 9 .690 75.9 70.6 11.2 5.9 NCAA Tournament
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 Notes
1 Mississippi 12 4 .750 22 7 .759 79.7 69.6 17.2 7.1 NCAA Tournament; Reg. Season Champion
2 Arkansas 11 5 .688 24 9 .727 83.0 72.7 16.2 5.8 NCAA Tournament
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
Alabama - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Auburn - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Florida - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Georgia 19 25 22 21 23 20 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Louisiana State - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mississippi State - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Tennessee - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Vanderbilt - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Conference Tournament


First Round
Thu, Mar 5 Louisiana State 62 @ Tennessee 73
Thu, Mar 5 Mississippi State 76 @ Georgia 79
Thu, Mar 5 Alabama 72 @ Vanderbilt 62
Thu, Mar 5 Auburn 64 @ Florida 68

Quarterfinal
Fri, Mar 6 Arkansas 102 @ Tennessee 96
Fri, Mar 6 Florida 60 @ South Carolina 71
Fri, Mar 6 Mississippi 72 @ Georgia 67
Fri, Mar 6 Alabama 71 @ Kentucky 82

Semifinal
Sat, Mar 7 Arkansas 74 @ Kentucky 99
Sat, Mar 7 Mississippi 77 @ South Carolina 87

Final
Sun, Mar 8 Kentucky 86 @ South Carolina 56

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