BC trying for historic run of its own
The current Illinois team is six wins away from carrying a 33-0 record into Selection Sunday. The Illini (27-0) have three regular-season games remaining, followed by up to three more at the Big Ten tournament. If they were to win out completely, including an NCAA championship, their 39-0 final record would be the best in college basketball history.
Not bad. But neither is what Boston College is attempting to do.
In the last 20 years, only 10 teams have managed to reach Selection Sunday with just a single loss. The Eagles (22-1) are seven games from that feat seven long games, perhaps but the company they would keep is rather impressive. And, more significantly, history suggests a lengthy NCAA Tournament run would follow.
Let's look back at the "one-loss" 10:
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