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1977-78 Southwest Conference
Season Summary

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Record: 146-117, .555 W-L% (12th of 24) (Schedule and Results)
* Records do not reflect forfeits and vacated games.
SRS: 4.05 (8th of 24) ▪ SOS: 4.21 (8th of 24)

Regular Season Champion: Arkansas and Texas
Conf. Tournament Champion: Houston

NCAA Tournament: 2 (Arkansas and Houston)

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Arkansas)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Arkansas and Texas)

Standings

Conference Overall PTS/G SRS
Rk School W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
1 Arkansas 14 2 .875 32 4 .889 74.4 62.0 16.0 3.6 NCAA Tournament; Reg. Season Champion; NCAA FF
1 Texas 14 2 .875 26 5 .839 83.8 72.3 16.1 4.6 Reg. Season Champion
3 Houston 11 5 .688 25 8 .758 88.5 76.1 15.3 2.9 NCAA Tournament; Conf. Tournament Champion
4 Texas Tech 10 6 .625 19 10 .655 69.3 66.8 6.0 3.5
5 Baylor 8 8 .500 14 13 .519 76.2 75.8 4.6 4.3
6 Southern Methodist 6 10 .375 10 18 .357 70.7 77.6 -0.4 6.4
7 Texas A&M 5 11 .313 12 15 .444 74.8 77.0 0.4 2.7
8 Rice 2 14 .125 4 22 .154 66.2 77.9 -6.5 5.1
8 Texas Christian 2 14 .125 4 22 .154 56.3 76.1 -15.0 4.9

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 11/29 12/6 12/13 12/20 12/27 1/3 1/10 1/17 1/24 1/31 2/7 2/14 2/21 2/28 3/6 Final
Arkansas 7 7 6 4 4 3 3 3 6 4 2 2 1 4 4 7 5
Texas - - - - - - - - 15 15 12 12 12 14 12 16 17
Baylor - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Houston - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 14 -
Rice - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Southern Methodist - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Texas A&M - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Texas Christian - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Texas Tech - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

NCAA Tournament

National Third Place
Arkansas won (71-69) versus Notre Dame

First Round
Arkansas won (73-52) versus Weber State (West Regional)
Houston lost (100-77) versus Notre Dame (Midwest Regional)

Regional Semifinal
Arkansas won (74-70) versus UCLA (West Regional)

Regional Final
Arkansas won (61-58) versus Cal State Fullerton (West Regional)

National Semifinal
Arkansas lost (64-59) versus Kentucky