NCAA Analyst Talks About What Makes Gonzaga Bulldogs Unique After Unbeaten Regular Season Campaign

Published 03/10/2021, 3:07 AM EST
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 Gonzaga Bulldogs just became the fifth team in NCAA history to end their regular-season as an undefeated team. While it looked like there would be two undefeated teams this season, the Baylor Bears lost to the Kansas Jayhawks. The Bulldogs came close to losing to the BYU Cougars today, trailing by 12 at the halfway point.

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However, the team rallied in the second half to get their 26th win of the season. The fact that there are no losses next to that record is very impressive. The Bulldogs became the first team since the 2015 Kentucky Wildcats to end the regular season undefeated. Long-time NCAA Analyst Sean Farman has commented on what makes them so special.

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“What makes this team so unique is their balance on the offensive end of the floor. At any point, there’s four guys that could score at any time. Corey Kispert is an all-American level, Jalen Suggs will be a top-five pick, Drew Timme has the most elite footwork out of any big in the country… They score quick, and if you turn it over, they’re scoring touchdowns on the other end. This Gonzaga team is great.”

Gonzaga Bulldogs: Easy winners heading into tournament season?

The Gonzaga Bulldogs have an elite group of talent this season and that is unquestionable. They have solid college basketball payers in Corey Kispert and Drew Timme giving the team stability. Meanwhile, Jalen Suggs shines as the high-potential star of the team, capable of providing the team with some big moments.

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Feb 20, 2021; Spokane, Washington, USA; Gonzaga Bulldogs guard Aaron Cook (4) and Gonzaga Bulldogs guard Dominick Harris (55)) celebrate a basket and foul against San Diego Toreros in the second half at McCarthey Athletic Center. The Bulldogs won 106-69. Mandatory Credit: James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

While the Bulldogs haven’t faced elite conference competition like their rivals in the Big Ten, they did manage to steamroll whoever they faced. It still sucks to think that we were supposed to get a Baylor Bears and Gonzaga matchup earlier this season but COVID played spoil-sport. However, the top two in the AP Poll will look to meet in the tournament.

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Whether or not the Bulldogs can complete this perfect season is yet to be seen. But if their win over BYU is any indicator, you cannot count them out until they are completely down and under.

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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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