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Being last to lose not all it's cracked up to be

Posted on: February 9, 2012 11:14 pm
Edited on: February 9, 2012 11:19 pm
 
The last team to finish a season undefeated: Indiana, 1975-76. (Getty Images)

The following is a list of the last team to lose each season since the Indiana Hoosiers finished undefeated during the 1975-76 season.

Two teams -- Indiana State (1978-79) and UNLV (1990-91) -- finished the regular season unbeaten before suffering the first loss in the NCAA tournament.

Only four teams on the list went on the claim the national title.

Season Team Date of first loss Final record Postseason
11-12 Murray State 2/9 TBD TBD
10-11 Ohio State 2/12 32-2 lost regional semifinals
09-10 Kentucky 1/26 35-3 lost regional finals
08-09 Wake Forest 1/21 24-7 lost first round
07-08 Memphis 2/23 38-2 lost championship game
06-07 Clemson 1/9 25-11 lost NIT championship game
05-06 Duke 1/21 32-4 lost regional semifinals
05-06 Florida 1/21 33-6 NCAA champion
05-06 Pittsburgh 1/21 25-8 lost second round
04-05 Illinois 3/6 37-2 lost championship game
03-04 St. Joseph’s 3/11 30-2 lost regional finals
02-03 Duke 1/18 26-7 lost regional semifinals
01-02 Duke 1/6 31-4 lost regional semifinals
00-01 Stanford 2/3 31-3 lost regional finals
99-00 Syracuse 2/7 26-6 lost regional semifinals
98-99 Connecticut 2/1 34-2 NCAA champion
97-98 Utah 2/1 30-4 lost championship game
96-97 Kansas 2/4 34-2 lost regional semifinals
95-96 Massachusetts 2/24 31-1 lost national semis
94-95 Connecticut 1/28 28-5 lost regional finals
93-94 UCLA 1/30 21-7 lost first round
92-93 Virginia 1/20 21-10 lost regional semifinals
91-92 Duke 2/5 34-2 NCAA champion
91-92 Oklahoma State 2/5 28-8 lost regional semifinals
90-91 UNLV 3/30 34-1 lost championship game
89-90 Georgetown 1/20 24-7 lost second round
89-90 Kansas 1/20 30-5 lost second round
88-89 Illinois 1/26 31-5 lost national semis
87-88 BYU 2/6 26-6 lost second round
86-87 DePaul 1/25 26-2 lost regional semifinals
85-86 Memphis 2/7 27-5 lost second round
84-85 Georgetown 1/26 35-3 lost championship game
83-84 North Carolina 2/12 28-3 lost second round
82-83 UNLV 2/24 28-3 lost second round
81-82 Missouri 2/6 27-4 lost regional semifinals
80-81 Oregon State 3/7 26-1 lost second round
79-80 DePaul 2/27 26-2 lost second round
78-79 Indiana State 3/26 33-1 lost championship game
77-78 Kentucky 1/23 30-2 NCAA champion
76-77 San Francisco 3/5 29-2 lost first round

Category: NCAAB
Tags: Murray State
 
Comments

Since: Feb 26, 2008
Posted on: February 10, 2012 5:41 pm
 

Being last to lose not all it's cracked up to be

UNLV lost to Duke in the '91 National Semifinals not the championship game.


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