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1997-98 Western Athletic Conference Season Summary

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Record: 272-204, .571 W-L% (6th of 30) (Schedule and Results)
*Record does not reflect forfeits or vacated games.
SRS: 5.27 (9th of 30) ▪ SOS: 3.71 (9th of 30)

Regular Season Champion: Utah (Mountain) and Texas Christian (Pacific)
Tournament Champion: Nevada-Las Vegas

NCAA Tournament: 4 (Nevada-Las Vegas, New Mexico, Texas Christian and Utah)

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Fresno State, New Mexico and Utah)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(New Mexico, Texas Christian and Utah)

Standings

Conference Overall PTS/G SRS
Rk Mountain W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS
1 UtahRF 12 2 .857 30 4 .882 69.8 57.6 17.1 4.9
2 New Mexico 11 3 .786 24 8 .750 75.7 65.9 14.9 5.1
3 Wyoming  9 5 .643 19 9 .679 63.4 59.5 5.5 1.5
4 Colorado State  8 6 .571 20 9 .690 67.3 62.7 6.1 1.5
5 Nevada-Las VegasT 7 7 .500 20 13 .606 69.2 67.1 7.4 5.3
6 Brigham Young  4 10 .286 9 21 .300 63.5 69.8 -0.2 6.1
7 Texas-El Paso  3 11 .214 12 14 .462 63.5 65.9 0.5 2.9
8 Air Force  2 12 .143 10 16 .385 62.8 70.9 -5.5 2.6
Rk Pacific W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS
1 Texas ChristianR 14 0 1.000 27 6 .818 97.0 77.4 22.1 2.5
2 Fresno State  10 4 .714 21 13 .618 81.8 78.1 9.2 5.5
3 Tulsa  9 5 .643 19 12 .613 68.3 65.1 6.3 3.0
4 Hawaii  8 6 .571 21 9 .700 77.6 70.8 11.1 4.3
5 Southern Methodist  6 8 .429 18 10 .643 76.4 71.2 5.6 0.4
6 San Diego State  5 9 .357 13 15 .464 69.1 73.6 -1.2 3.3
7 Rice  3 11 .214 6 22 .214 62.7 70.6 -2.2 5.7
8 San Jose State  1 13 .071 3 23 .115 59.6 76.7 -12.4 4.7

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
Utah 16 16 16 11 9 7 6 4 3 4 4 3 5 5 6 5 5 7
Texas Christian           24 25             22 19 15 13 15
New Mexico 11 11 10 8 14 14 14 12 12 15 17 14 12 11 11 16 20 18
Fresno State 13 13 12 16 18                          
Hawaii                 21 24 24              

NCAA Tournament

First Round
Nevada-Las Vegas lost (69-57) versus Princeton (East Regional)
New Mexico won (79-62) versus Butler (South Regional)
Texas Christian lost (96-87) versus Florida State (Midwest Regional)
Utah won (85-68) versus San Francisco (West Regional)

Second Round
New Mexico lost (56-46) versus Syracuse (South Regional)
Utah won (75-69) versus Arkansas (West Regional)

Regional Semifinal
Utah won (65-62) versus West Virginia (West Regional)

Regional Final
Utah won (76-51) versus Arizona (West Regional)

National Semifinal
Utah won (65-59) versus North Carolina

National Final
Utah lost (78-69) versus Kentucky

Conference Leaders

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