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1970-71 Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Schedule and Results

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Overall: 24-6, .800 W-L% (13th of 203)
Conference: 12-2, 1st in OVC (Schedule and Results)
Coach: John Oldham (24-6)
*Overall W-L adjusted to 20-5 (more)

PS/G: 85.6 (24th of 203) ▪ PA/G: 76.1 (89th of 203)
SRS: 10.11 (23rd of 203) ▪ SOS: 0.63 (97th of 203)

NCAA Tournament:
Won Mideast First Round (74-72) versus Jacksonville
Won Mideast Regional Semifinal (107-83) versus Kentucky
Won Mideast Regional Final (81-78) versus Ohio State
Lost National Semifinal (92-89) versus Villanova
Won National Third Place (77-75) versus Kansas

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AP Poll Summary

Pre 12/8 12/15 12/22 12/29 1/5 1/12 1/19 1/26 2/2 2/9 2/16 2/23 3/2 3/9 Final
9 13 11 10 5 6 5 7 12 9 7 9 9 7 7 7

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 Sat, Dec 12, 1970 REG Duquesne Ind W 69 62 1 0 W 1
2 Sat, Dec 19, 1970 REG @ Butler Ind W 100 90 2 0 W 2
3 Wed, Dec 23, 1970 REG N Jacksonville Ind W 97 84 3 0 W 3
4 Sat, Dec 26, 1970 REG N Saint Peter's Ind W 108 97 4 0 W 4
5 Mon, Dec 28, 1970 REG @ St. John's (NY) Ind W 86 67 5 0 W 5
6 Wed, Dec 30, 1970 REG N South Carolina ACC L 84 86 5 1 L 1
7 Sat, Jan 2, 1971 REG @ East Tennessee State OVC W 86 83 6 1 W 1
8 Mon, Jan 4, 1971 REG @ Tennessee Tech OVC W 95 82 7 1 W 2
9 Sat, Jan 9, 1971 REG Eastern Kentucky OVC W 83 64 8 1 W 3
10 Mon, Jan 11, 1971 REG Morehead State OVC W 85 63 9 1 W 4
11 Sat, Jan 16, 1971 REG @ La Salle Mid-Atl L 76 91 9 2 L 1
12 Sat, Jan 23, 1971 REG @ Murray State OVC L 71 73 9 3 L 2
13 Mon, Jan 25, 1971 REG Austin Peay OVC W 117 72 10 3 W 1
14 Sat, Jan 30, 1971 REG Middle Tennessee OVC W 80 66 11 3 W 2
15 Sat, Feb 6, 1971 REG @ Middle Tennessee OVC W 87 73 12 3 W 3
16 Mon, Feb 8, 1971 REG @ Dayton Ind L 60 63 12 4 L 1
17 Sat, Feb 13, 1971 REG Tennessee Tech OVC W 67 57 13 4 W 1
18 Mon, Feb 15, 1971 REG East Tennessee State OVC W 83 65 14 4 W 2
19 Sat, Feb 20, 1971 REG @ Morehead State OVC W 89 70 15 4 W 3
20 Mon, Feb 22, 1971 REG @ Eastern Kentucky OVC W 94 93 16 4 W 4
21 Sat, Feb 27, 1971 REG Murray State OVC W 73 59 17 4 W 5
22 Mon, Mar 1, 1971 REG @ Austin Peay OVC L 94 96 17 5 L 1
G Date Type Opponent Conf Tm Opp OT W L Streak
23 Sat, Mar 13, 1971 NCAA N Jacksonville Ind W 74 72 18 5 W 1
24 Thu, Mar 18, 1971 NCAA N Kentucky SEC W 107 83 19 5 W 2
25 Sat, Mar 20, 1971 NCAA N Ohio State Big Ten W 81 78 OT 20 5 W 3
26 Thu, Mar 25, 1971 NCAA N Villanova Ind L 89 92 OT 20 6 L 1
27 Sat, Mar 27, 1971 NCAA N Kansas Big 8 W 77 75 21 6 W 1