Hey, shoutout to Oliver Purnell.
(And a thankful hat tip to Patrick Stevens, who tracked some of this back in 2010.) * denotes a shoutout to, devan Downey.
Tennessee 38-2 Title game loser wake forest 2009 Jan.12 (24-0) @ Wisconsin 34-3 Sweet 16 murray state 2012 Feb.26 (19-0) @ South Carolina* 35-3 Elite Eight ohio state 2011 Feb.2 and at Saint Mary's on Feb.Every year, it's interesting to see which team winds its way through the schedule, gets past New Year's and eventually stands alone as the last unbeaten.I'm not quite ready to openly debate if Gonzaga can go undefeated (I'll be ready to hold court on that if and when they win the roadie against BYU but I am ready to say this is one of the very best teams Mark Few's.11 The average record of college basketball's final unbeaten at the time it takes its first loss?So Gonzaga needs three more Ws to hit the mean.So in terms of the crapshoot that is the ncaa Tournament, from a historical perspective, reaching the Sweet 16 is the expectation level for the Bulldogs this year.UMass in 1996, in some ways, is similar to Gonzaga in 2017.
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They're going to go to their 19th consecutive ncaa Tournament, which is ludicrous for a small WCC school tucked away in Spokane.So here mercantile discount bank iban number we are, only mid-January, and already college basketball is down to just one unbeaten team.If you want to look at teams from outside traditional power conferences and compare them to Gonzaga this season, well, context matters a bit.Seton Hall 26-6 Sweet 16 stanford 2001 Feb.21 Saint Mary's - the second-best team in the WCC, and probably headed to the ncaa Tournament - 79-56.Then you've got guys like then-Wake Forest coach Dino Gaudio, and then-Clemson coach Oliver Purnell, who couldn't manage to stay too long in the ACC.21 (17-0) @ Tennessee 33-6 Won title clemson 2007 Jan.UMass was in a better league (the Atlantic 10) in 1996 than what the WCC is in 2017.20 (11-0) @ UNC 21-10, sweet 16, uCLA 1994.