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1977-78 Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Schedule and Results

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Overall: 16-14, .533 W-L% (121st of 253)
Conference: 9-5, 3rd in OVC (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Jim Richards (16-14)

PS/G: 81.4 (42nd of 253) ▪ PA/G: 80.9 (218th of 253)
SRS: -0.34 (128th of 253) ▪ SOS: -0.89 (132nd of 253)

NCAA Tournament:
Won Mideast First Round (87-86) versus Syracuse
Lost Mideast Regional Semifinal (90-69) versus Michigan State

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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
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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, Nov 26, 1977 REG Michigan Big Ten L 81 87 0 1 L 1
2 Wed, Nov 30, 1977 REG @ Evansville Ind W 82 72 1 1 W 1
3 Sat, Dec 3, 1977 REG @ Bowling Green State MAC W 78 65 2 1 W 2
4 Mon, Dec 5, 1977 REG Memphis Metro L 80 86 2 2 L 1
5 Wed, Dec 7, 1977 REG Butler Ind L 86 90 2 3 L 2
6 Sat, Dec 10, 1977 REG @ Milwaukee Ind L 70 73 2 4 L 3
7 Wed, Dec 28, 1977 REG @ Maryland ACC L 78 91 2 5 L 4
8 Thu, Dec 29, 1977 REG N St. John's (NY) NJNY7 L 63 80 2 6 L 5
9 Wed, Jan 4, 1978 REG La Salle ECC L 64 78 2 7 L 6
10 Sat, Jan 7, 1978 REG @ Eastern Kentucky OVC L 79 85 2 8 L 7
11 Mon, Jan 9, 1978 REG @ Morehead State OVC W 97 82 3 8 W 1
12 Wed, Jan 11, 1978 REG Jacksonville Sun Belt W 96 94 4 8 W 2
13 Sat, Jan 14, 1978 REG East Tennessee State OVC W 98 94 5 8 W 3
14 Mon, Jan 16, 1978 REG Tennessee Tech OVC W 86 75 6 8 W 4
15 Sat, Jan 21, 1978 REG Murray State OVC W 91 75 7 8 W 5
16 Mon, Jan 23, 1978 REG @ Austin Peay OVC W 91 83 8 8 W 6
17 Wed, Jan 25, 1978 REG Dayton Ind L 72 80 8 9 L 1
18 Sat, Jan 28, 1978 REG @ Middle Tennessee OVC L 69 98 8 10 L 2
19 Sat, Feb 4, 1978 REG Morehead State OVC W 106 69 9 10 W 1
20 Mon, Feb 6, 1978 REG Eastern Kentucky OVC L 74 78 9 11 L 1
21 Sat, Feb 11, 1978 REG @ East Tennessee State OVC L 77 80 9 12 L 2
22 Mon, Feb 13, 1978 REG @ Tennessee Tech OVC W 81 69 10 12 W 1
23 Sat, Feb 18, 1978 REG Austin Peay OVC L 64 66 10 13 L 1
24 Mon, Feb 20, 1978 REG @ Murray State OVC W 100 98 11 13 W 1
25 Sat, Feb 25, 1978 REG Middle Tennessee OVC W 87 78 12 13 W 2
G Date Type Opponent Conf Tm Opp OT W L Streak
26 Fri, Mar 3, 1978 CTOURN N East Tennessee State OVC W 79 75 13 13 W 3
27 Sat, Mar 4, 1978 CTOURN N Austin Peay OVC W 77 69 14 13 W 4
G Date Type Opponent Conf Tm Opp OT W L Streak
28 Sat, Mar 11, 1978 NCAA N Syracuse Ind W 87 86 OT 15 13 W 5
29 Thu, Mar 16, 1978 NCAA N Michigan State Big Ten L 69 90 15 14 L 1