Beyond the Box Scores

They Call Him the Streak

By: Jeff Archer
By: Jeff Archer

John Calipari is set to break Adolph Rupp's record for most consecutive wins to start a UK coaching career. How did the other coaches since Rupp fare?

John Calipari is set to break Adolph Rupp's record for most consecutive wins to start a UK coaching career.  How did the other coaches since Rupp fare?  Let's check it out.

* Joe B. Hall - 1 win, lost to Iowa 79-66 at home.

* Eddie Sutton - 5 wins, lost at #7 Kansas 83-66.

* Rick Pitino - 1 win, lost vs. #14 Indiana 71-69.

* Tubby Smith - 2 wins, lost to #1 Arizona 89-74 in the Maui Classic.

* Billy Gillispie - 1 win, lost to Gardner-Webb 84-68 at home.


Thoughts:
* At least 3 of the coaches lost to ranked teams.
* Joe B. and Billy G both lost at home to unranked teams.
* Rick Pitino didn't have a whole lot to work with.
* Tubby Smith won a National Title his first season.

Your thoughts?

~ Jeff Archer

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