Documentary about 1976 Indiana team to air in March
In recent years several college basketball teams have flirted with a perfect season. Kentucky came two wins shy of a 40-0 season in 2015. And it’s looking more and more likely that this current Gonzaga squad will follow what Wichita State did three years ago by entering the NCAA Tournament with a 34-0 mark.
But the last team to successfully complete a perfect season was Indiana in 1975-76.
On March 10, a documentary entitled ‘Perfect in ’76' will air on Showtime, recapping Bob Knight’s first of three national championships.
The Hoosiers were captained by Scott May, the national player of the year that season, and Quinn Buckner. They were the wire-to-wire No. 1 ranked team, opening that season with an exhibition win over the Soviet national team.
Indiana completed the 32-0 season with an 86-68 national title game win over Michigan at The Spectrum in Philadelphia.