Gonzaga Bulldogs Continue to Break Records; Enter 14th Straight Season With at Least 25 Wins

Published 03/10/2021, 1:00 PM EST
Feb 18, 2021; Spokane, Washington, USA; Gonzaga Bulldogs forward Corey Kispert (24) and Gonzaga Bulldogs guard Jalen Suggs (1) celebrate a Kispert basket and foul during a game against the St. Mary’s Gaels in the first half at McCarthey Athletic Center. Mandatory Credit: James Snook-USA TODAY Sports


The Gonzaga Bulldogs have been dominant this season. They are still unbeaten after 26 games and are arguably the best team in the country. And as the wins come along, so do the records.

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With a 26-0 record currently, the Bulldogs are now entering their 14th consecutive season with at least 25 wins. This is the second-longest streak in Division I history. The Kansas Jayhawks have an active streak of 15 seasons, while the Duke Blue Devils had their 13-season streak snapped this season.

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The Bulldogs are likely to make it 15 next season. They are also likely to get hold of the longest active streak since the Jayhawks currently just have a 19-8 record. They will have to win the Big 12 conference tournament and win three more games in the NCAA tournament if they want to keep this streak alive.

Gonzaga Bulldogs fail to get credit despite big wins

Almost every social media post about the Bulldogs’ achievements draws hate comments. A lot of these rival fans believe the Bulldogs’ achievements and records are invalid due to the lack of tough opponents in the West Coast Conference. While they are right about the WCC not being as difficult as other conferences like the Big Ten and Big 12, what other option do the Bulldogs have except to compete?

Feb 8, 2021; Provo, Utah, USA; Gonzaga Bulldogs guard Jalen Suggs (1) reacts with teammate, guard Andrew Nembhard (3) after their win against the Brigham Young Cougars at Marriott Center. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Swinger-USA TODAY Sports

In their 26 wins for the season, the Bulldogs have beaten some top teams as well. They started their season by thumping the Jayhawks and a close win against the WVU Mountaineers. They also beat the Iowa Hawkeyes and defending champions Virginia Cavaliers. Unfortunately, their clash with Baylor got canceled, but it is likely they would have won that battle too.

Bulldogs survive scare; complete comeback to win WCC tournament

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Last night, the Bulldogs faced the Brigham Young Cougars in the final of the WCC conference tournament. At half-time, they were down by 12 points, with star Corey Kispert struggling. But freshman Jalen Suggs led them to a second-half comeback, as the Bulldogs won by 10 points in the end.

Suggs finished with 23 points and five assists, while shooting 7-13 from the field and 5-7 from three. Joel Ayayi impressed as well, scoring 18 points, while shooting 5-9 from the field and 3-5 from three. With all five starters scoring double digits, it was a splendid team effort that got them the win. They have now officially booked their place in the NCAA tournament and will be raring to go.

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Aaron Mathew is a sports analyst at EssentiallySports. A graduate in Mass Media from Xavier’s College, Aaron has been a part of EssentiallySports since May 2020 where he covers both NBA and NCAA basketball news, and has also covered NBA 2K. In the past, Aaron has worked at the Sports Desk of Mumbai Mirror.

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