Wichita State becomes NCAA’s first D-1 men’s basketball team to go 30-0 in regular season
On Tuesday, the nation’s No. 2 team was victorious over Bradley by a score of 69-49 to run their record on the season to 30-0. The Shockers secured a place in the NCAA record book in the process.
And it's official! Wichita State is the first team in NCAA history to go 30-0 during the regular season! #WATCHUS
— Shocker Basketball (@WichitaStateMBB) February 26, 2014
The 1990-1991 UNLV Runnin’ Rebels were the last team to start a season 30-0, but their 30th win came during the Big West Conference Tournament.
There will surely be more than a few who will be quick to point out Wichita State plays in the Missouri Valley Conference. They will say it pales in comparison to the ACC, Big Ten, and other more well known conferences. That said, 30 wins in 30 games is impressive no matter what conference you’re in.
With a place in the NCAA Tournament all but assured, Wichita State will likely need to make a deep run to justify themselves to doubters. Until then, the Shockers deserve a tip of the hat for their historic season.
Wichita State’s final regular season game will come this Saturday at home against Missouri State.