History has a chance to repeat with tonight’s NCAA Men’s Championship Game
It’s only happen one time in NCAA history but it could happen again tonight if the Gonzaga Bulldogs 31-0 can beat the Baylor Bears. Many of us remember the last time- March 29, 1976, for the first time in NCAA history, two teams from the same conference, the Big Ten, met in the national title game when Indiana University and the University of Michigan competed for the championship. Scott May and Kent Benson triggered the IU offense, scoring 26 and 25 points, respectively, while leading the Hoosiers to an 86-68 victory over the Wolverines.
Finishing with a perfect 32-0 record, Indiana became one of only seven teams to win the NCAA tournament without a loss during the regular season.
The image below, showing the 1976 IU team at the White House posing with President Gerald Ford, is courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration.