Gonzaga Bulldogs Re-Write NCAA History With Dominant Win-Streak in Unbeaten Season

Published 03/10/2021, 11:00 AM CST
Nov 27, 2020; Fort Myers, Florida, USA;Gonzaga Bulldogs forward Corey Kispert (24), guard Will Graves (35) and teammates high five as they beat the Auburn Tigers during the second half at Suncoast Credit Union Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports


The Gonzaga Bulldogs are easily one of the best teams in the nation this year. Many would be quick to say the best team in the nation, but there are a lot of Baylor Bears fans that would disagree. However, the Bulldogs just ended their regular season undefeated, a task that the Bears couldn’t accomplish.

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But the Bulldogs haven’t just been winning games- they have been winning games in dominant fashion. While the eye test was enough to win most people over, there are concrete numbers now to explain the level of dominance that the Bulldogs have functioned on. With their ten-point win over the BYU Cougars, Gonzaga notched their 23rd consecutive win by double digits or more, the longest such streak in 60 years.

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Along with that, they are just the fifth team to have made it through an unbeaten regular season in the last 45 seasons. However, none of the other times would end up winning it, with the last unbeaten team to win the NCAA Tournament being the Indiana Hoosiers in 1976.

Gonzaga Bulldogs: Is an NCAA Tournament win on the cards?

If the NCAA followed a similar format to the NBA, everyone should beat money on the Gonzaga Bulldogs. They have the best makeup in the NCAA and no team could beat them in a seven-game series. However, the beauty of tournament basketball is that one loss can end a team’s season. The Bulldogs could be crushing the competition and be upset in the Sweet Sixteen and see their title dreams crushed.

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Jan 2, 2021; Spokane, Washington, USA; Gonzaga Bulldogs forward Corey Kispert (24) celebrates with guard Andrew Nembhard (3) after a basket and foul in the first half against the San Francisco Dons at McCarthey Athletic Center. Mandatory Credit: James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

The random nature of the NCAA tournament games is what makes them exciting. Everyone tunes in and most casual fans hope they can see the magic of a college basketball tournament upset. There have been plenty of them, and unbeaten teams seem to get beat, eventually.

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The Bulldogs have had inferior competition in their conference compared to what teams in the Big 10 or even the Baylor Bears face in the Big 12. However, Gonzaga has had the top spot in the AP Poll all year for a reason. They are dominant and will hope to take that into March Madness and bring the program another championship.

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Ishaan Bhattacharya

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Ishaan Bhattacharya is an NBA, NCAA Basketball, and Combat Sports writer at EssentiallySports. Currently, Ishaan is pursuing a Post Graduate Degree in Journalism from Xavier's Institute of Communication. Previously, Ishaan has written for The Indian Express, The Quint, Sportskeeda, and WrestleClub.

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