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1977-78 Michigan State Spartans Schedule and Results

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Overall: 25-5, .833 W-L% (7th of 253)
Conference: 15-3, 1st in Big Ten (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Jud Heathcote (25-5)

PS/G: 76.7 (86th of 253) ▪ PA/G: 65.8 (22nd of 253)
SRS: 16.30 (5th of 253) ▪ SOS: 5.37 (34th of 253)

NCAA Tournament:
Won Mideast First Round (77-63) versus Providence
Won Mideast Regional Semifinal (90-69) versus Western Kentucky
Lost Mideast Regional Final (52-49) versus Kentucky

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AP Poll Summary

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
            18 12 10 7 7 10 10 10 9 6 4

Schedules prior to the 1996-97 season may be missing games vs. non-Division I opponents.

Schedule and Results

G Date Type Opponent Conf Tm Opp OT W L Streak
1 Mon, Nov 28, 1977 REG Central Michigan MAC W 68 61 1 0 W 1
2 Fri, Dec 2, 1977 REG N Rhode Island Ind W 92 64 2 0 W 2
3 Sat, Dec 3, 1977 REG @ Syracuse Ind L 67 75 2 1 L 1
4 Thu, Dec 8, 1977 REG Wichita State MVC W 84 57 3 1 W 1
5 Sat, Dec 10, 1977 REG Western Michigan MAC W 79 57 4 1 W 2
6 Mon, Dec 19, 1977 REG Middle Tennessee OVC W 72 51 5 1 W 3
7 Wed, Dec 21, 1977 REG @ Detroit Mercy Ind W 103 74 6 1 W 4
8 Thu, Dec 29, 1977 REG N Southern Methodist SWC W 95 69 7 1 W 5
9 Fri, Dec 30, 1977 REG N New Hampshire Ind W 102 65 8 1 W 6
10 Thu, Jan 5, 1978 REG Minnesota Big Ten W 87 83 9 1 W 7
11 Sat, Jan 7, 1978 REG Wisconsin Big Ten W 74 63 10 1 W 8
12 Thu, Jan 12, 1978 REG @ Illinois Big Ten W 82 70 11 1 W 9
13 Sat, Jan 14, 1978 REG @ Northwestern Big Ten W 67 63 12 1 W 10
14 Thu, Jan 19, 1978 REG Purdue Big Ten W 60 51 13 1 W 11
15 Sat, Jan 21, 1978 REG Iowa Big Ten W 68 58 14 1 W 12
16 Thu, Jan 26, 1978 REG @ Ohio State Big Ten W 70 60 15 1 W 13
17 Sat, Jan 28, 1978 REG @ Indiana Big Ten L 66 71 15 2 L 1
18 Thu, Feb 2, 1978 REG Michigan Big Ten L 63 65 15 3 L 2
19 Sat, Feb 4, 1978 REG Indiana Big Ten W 68 59 16 3 W 1
20 Thu, Feb 9, 1978 REG @ Iowa Big Ten W 71 70 17 3 W 2
21 Sat, Feb 11, 1978 REG @ Michigan Big Ten W 73 62 18 3 W 3
22 Thu, Feb 16, 1978 REG @ Purdue Big Ten L 80 99 18 4 L 1
23 Sat, Feb 18, 1978 REG Ohio State Big Ten W 79 74 19 4 W 1
24 Thu, Feb 23, 1978 REG Northwestern Big Ten W 66 56 20 4 W 2
25 Sat, Feb 25, 1978 REG Illinois Big Ten W 89 67 21 4 W 3
26 Thu, Mar 2, 1978 REG @ Wisconsin Big Ten W 89 75 22 4 W 4
27 Sat, Mar 4, 1978 REG @ Minnesota Big Ten W 71 70 23 4 W 5
G Date Type Opponent Conf Tm Opp OT W L Streak
28 Sat, Mar 11, 1978 NCAA N Providence Ind W 77 63 24 4 W 6
29 Thu, Mar 16, 1978 NCAA N Western Kentucky OVC W 90 69 25 4 W 7
30 Sat, Mar 18, 1978 NCAA N Kentucky SEC L 49 52 25 5 L 1