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1997-98 Sun Belt Conference
Season Summary

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Record: 137-145, .486 W-L% (20th of 30) (Schedule and Results)
* Records do not reflect forfeits and vacated games.
SRS: -3.43 (17th of 30) ▪ SOS: -2.35 (17th of 30)

Regular Season Champion: Arkansas State and South Alabama
Conf. Tournament Champion: South Alabama

NCAA Tournament: 1 (South Alabama)

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll: 0
Ranked in Final AP Poll: 0

Standings

Conference Overall PTS/G SRS
Rk School W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
1 South Alabama 14 4 .778 21 7 .750 65.0 54.5 7.6 -2.9 NCAA Tournament; Reg. Season Champion; Conf. Tournament Champion
2 Arkansas State 14 4 .778 20 9 .690 74.8 70.5 1.2 -3.1 Reg. Season Champion
3 Louisiana-Lafayette 12 6 .667 18 13 .581 74.5 73.4 -0.3 -1.5
4 Arkansas-Little Rock 10 8 .556 15 13 .536 67.4 70.0 -5.4 -2.8
5 Louisiana Tech 9 9 .500 12 15 .444 68.5 67.1 -1.4 -2.8
6 New Orleans 9 9 .500 15 12 .556 69.3 67.1 -0.9 -3.0
7 Lamar 7 11 .389 15 14 .517 66.8 66.1 -3.5 -4.2
8 Jacksonville 6 12 .333 8 19 .296 65.8 70.9 -7.8 -2.8
9 Western Kentucky 6 12 .333 10 19 .345 65.7 69.7 -5.3 -1.3
10 Texas-Rio Grande Valley 3 15 .167 3 24 .111 72.3 91.7 -18.5 0.9

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
Arkansas State - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Arkansas-Little Rock - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jacksonville - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Lamar - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Louisiana Tech - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Louisiana-Lafayette - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
New Orleans - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
South Alabama - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Texas-Rio Grande Valley - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Western Kentucky - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Conference Tournament


First Round
Fri, Feb 27 Jacksonville 70 @ Western Kentucky 75
Fri, Feb 27 Lamar 103 @ Texas-Rio Grande Valley 89

Quarterfinal
Sat, Feb 28 New Orleans 69 @ Louisiana-Lafayette 76
Sat, Feb 28 Arkansas State 54 @ Lamar 70
Sat, Feb 28 South Alabama 61 @ Western Kentucky 47
Sat, Feb 28 Arkansas-Little Rock 74 @ Louisiana Tech 61

Semifinal
Sun, Mar 1 Lamar 65 @ Louisiana-Lafayette 81
Sun, Mar 1 Arkansas-Little Rock 48 @ South Alabama 79

Final
Tue, Mar 3 South Alabama 62 @ Louisiana-Lafayette 59

NCAA Tournament

First Round
South Alabama lost (64-51) versus Illinois (West Regional)

Conference Leaders

Minimum Stat Requirements ▪ Stats include all games played