The best college basketball story of this generation is unfolding in front of us. For a glorious week, America will be captivated by one of the sport’s all-time storylines.
As we await this most tantalizing of Final Fours, one question will dominate: Can Gonzaga capture college basketball immortality and become the first team to go through the entire regular season and men’s tournament undefeated since Indiana in 1975-76?
Can Gonzaga do it? Can they navigate two more games and live on in perpetuity? Can coach Mark Few’s name be etched with Bobby Knight’s? Can Drew Timme, Jalen Suggs and Corey Kispert be remembered alongside Scott May, Quinn Buckner and Kent Benson?
Is this the best team of your lifetime? Your parents’ lifetime? What about your grandparents’ lifetime? Is a Gonzaga team that romped through the WCC better than some of the elite college teams we’ve seen in recent seasons that needed to navigate the ACC (1982 UNC), SEC (1996 Kentucky) or Big East (2018 Villanova)?