NCAA Basketball: Kentucky and Schools with the Most Wins in a Single Season
The 2011-12 Kentucky Wildcats won 38 games en route to the NCAA Basketball Championship – the most wins ever recorded in a single season. Five other schools (six times in total, with Duke twice) have won 37.
But of these seven occurrences, only two schools went on to win it all – Kentucky and the 2007-08 Kansas Jayhawks. In fact, of the 25 schools listed below with the most wins in a season, only nine took home the title (noted with asterisks). It pays to pace oneself and peak at the right time. Winning all season long doesn’t necessarily translate into a championship.
Most of these big-time winning schools achieved their feat in the 1980’s and later. That makes sense. College basketball schedules have bulked up (in number of games) over time.
But there is one anomaly. Kentucky again. The 1947-48 Wildcats won 36 games and the title, too.Follow @VinGetz
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