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Editor James Bennett's column: Those dominant Indiana teams would have beaten Gonzaga (or Baylor) every time


1976 college player of the year Scott May, left, and point guard Quinn Buckner listen to advice from coach Bob Knight in the unbeaten 1975-76 season. 

How would the 1975 and 1976 Indiana University Hoosiers stack up against Gonzaga or Baylor?

The 1976 Hoosiers went undefeated at 32-0 and won the NCAA basketball championship, the last team to have a perfect season. The 1975 team lost only once, falling in the regional semifinals to Kentucky.


Gonzaga's Jalen Suggs fires the game-winning three point basket in overtime against UCLA in the NCAA tournament semifinals on April 3, 2021.


Connie Inman, right, with his daughter, Allison, was Tennessee Tech University's basketball coach from 1969-1976. His Golden Eagles played Indiana on Nov. 30, 1974, losing 113-60, during a season when the Hoosiers lost only one game.

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