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1970-71

Record: (28-1)
Postseason: NCAA Mideast Regional
Coach: Al McGuire
Captain: Dean Meminger
Leading Scorer: Dean Meminger (21.2 ppg)
Leading Rebounder: Jim Chones (11.5 rpg)

Marquette finished the season ranked second in both the UPI and AP polls, holding opponents to 62.7 points per game (2nd in the nation). Marquette becomes the seventh (13 total) school in NCAA history to go undefeated in the regular season, only to lose in the post-season. Their single-season winning percentage (.966) ranks 20th in NCAA History and was second-best in 1970-71, behind the UCLA Bruins, who had a mark of 29-1.

Schedule and Results

Date Opponent Result
D 2 Saint John’s (MN) W 87-58
D 5 Saint Louis W 95-72
D 8 at Minnesota W 70-61
D 12 Nevada W 102-74
D 19 Cal State-Long Beach W 83-66
D 23 at North Texas State W 67-57
D 29 Dartmouth W 98-55Milwaukee Classic
D 30 UW-Madison W 72-69Milwaukee Classic
J 2 at Detroit W 70-61
J 5 Loyola (IL) W 78-63
J 9 Xavier (OH) W 91-60
J 12 #9 Notre Dame W 71-66
J 16 New Mexico State W 65-53
J 23 DePaul W 73-51
J 26 Northern Michigan W 106-57
J 29 at Loyola (IL) W 87-52
F 2 at UW-Madison W 89-75
F 6 at DePaul W 84-55
F 9 UW-Milwaukee W 98-56
F 13 Detroit W 81-67
F 20 at Air Force W 77-62
F 25 at #11 Fordham W 85-80 OT
F 27 Tulane W 90-76
M 1 at Creighton W 66-61
M 3 at Bowling Green W 96-74
M 6 at Xavier (OH) W 76-58
M 13 vs #20 Miami (OH) W 62-47NCAA Tournament (South Bend, IN)
M 18 vs #10 Ohio State L 59-60NCAA Tournament (Athens, GA)
M 20 vs #8 Kentucky W 91-74NCAA Tournament (Athens, GA)
  • Marquette's victory over Nevada on December 12th set several records and may go down as one of the ugliest wins in school history. Marquette attempted a record 110 shots, while Nevada attempted an opponent-record 88 shots. As one would expect, all of those shots also resulted in a record number of rebounds, 80 for Marquette and 66 for Nevada.

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