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1997-98 Valparaiso Crusaders Schedule and Results

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Overall: 23-10, .697 W-L% (84th of 306)
Conference: 13-3, 1st in Mid-Cont (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Homer Drew (23-10)

PS/G: 73.9 (91st of 306) ▪ PA/G: 68.4 (106th of 306)
SRS: 1.75 (129th of 306) ▪ SOS: -2.66 (177th of 306)

NCAA Tournament: (#13 seed in Midwest)
Won Midwest First Round (70-69) versus #4 Mississippi
Won Midwest Second Round (83-77) versus #12 Florida State
Lost Midwest Regional Semifinal (74-68) versus #8 Rhode Island

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AP Poll Summary

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Schedule and Results

G Date Type Opponent Conf Tm Opp OT W L Streak
1 Sat, Nov 15, 1997 REG Bethel (TN) L 75 85 0 1 L 1
2 Mon, Nov 17, 1997 REG Purdue Big Ten L 56 73 0 2 L 2
3 Fri, Nov 28, 1997 REG N Montana Big Sky W 70 58 1 2 W 1
4 Sat, Nov 29, 1997 REG N Stanford Pac-10 L 65 70 1 3 L 1
5 Sun, Nov 30, 1997 REG N Pacific Big West W 75 73 2 3 W 1
6 Sat, Dec 6, 1997 REG Elmhurst W 85 70 3 3 W 2
7 Tue, Dec 9, 1997 REG @ Green Bay MW Coll L 52 60 3 4 L 1
8 Sat, Dec 13, 1997 REG @ Illinois-Chicago MW Coll L 51 72 3 5 L 2
9 Sat, Dec 20, 1997 REG @ Missouri-Kansas City Mid-Cont W 80 68 4 5 W 1
10 Mon, Dec 22, 1997 REG @ Belmont W 78 62 5 5 W 2
11 Wed, Dec 31, 1997 REG @ Western Illinois Mid-Cont L 62 63 5 6 L 1
12 Sat, Jan 3, 1998 REG Chicago State Mid-Cont W 82 62 6 6 W 1
13 Mon, Jan 5, 1998 REG Northeastern Illinois Mid-Cont W 72 69 7 6 W 2
14 Thu, Jan 8, 1998 REG @ Southern Utah Mid-Cont W 79 70 8 6 W 3
15 Sat, Jan 10, 1998 REG @ Oral Roberts Mid-Cont L 60 68 8 7 L 1
16 Sat, Jan 17, 1998 REG Buffalo Mid-Cont W 82 80 9 7 W 1
17 Wed, Jan 21, 1998 REG Northern Illinois MAC W 87 73 10 7 W 2
18 Sat, Jan 24, 1998 REG Youngstown State Mid-Cont L 66 69 10 8 L 1
19 Mon, Jan 26, 1998 REG @ Saint Louis CUSA L 66 77 10 9 L 2
20 Thu, Jan 29, 1998 REG @ Northeastern Illinois Mid-Cont W 88 82 11 9 W 1
21 Sat, Jan 31, 1998 REG @ Chicago State Mid-Cont W 102 74 12 9 W 2
22 Thu, Feb 5, 1998 REG Oral Roberts Mid-Cont W 90 68 13 9 W 3
23 Sat, Feb 7, 1998 REG Southern Utah Mid-Cont W 66 56 14 9 W 4
24 Wed, Feb 11, 1998 REG @ Buffalo Mid-Cont W 73 64 15 9 W 5
25 Sat, Feb 14, 1998 REG Belmont W 95 61 16 9 W 6
26 Thu, Feb 19, 1998 REG @ Youngstown State Mid-Cont W 70 68 17 9 W 7
27 Mon, Feb 23, 1998 REG Missouri-Kansas City Mid-Cont W 75 65 18 9 W 8
28 Wed, Feb 25, 1998 REG Western Illinois Mid-Cont W 66 56 19 9 W 9
G Date Type Opponent Conf Tm Opp OT W L Streak
29 Mon, Mar 2, 1998 CTOURN N Buffalo Mid-Cont W 84 73 20 9 W 10
30 Tue, Mar 3, 1998 CTOURN N Youngstown State Mid-Cont W 67 48 21 9 W 11
G Date Type Opponent Conf Tm Opp OT W L Streak
31 Fri, Mar 13, 1998 NCAA N Mississippi SEC W 70 69 22 9 W 12
32 Sun, Mar 15, 1998 NCAA N Florida State ACC W 83 77 OT 23 9 W 13
33 Fri, Mar 20, 1998 NCAA N Rhode Island A-10 L 68 74 23 10 L 1