ST. LOUIS -- The Undefeateds opened as a club of 351. By early December they were 17, and by the new year they were six. By mid-February they were two, until Boston College upended Syracuse. Then it was just Wichita State, chasing perfection alone, and chasing it for so improbably long that on a weekend in March, Shockers coach Gregg Marshall could stand before his team at the Scottrade Center and remind them they were on brink of history: "We're gonna do something that only one team has ever done in the history of college basketball" -- go 34-0 -- "and it's never been done before the NCAA tournament." In order to join 1990-91 UNLV as the only other team to reach the dance unblemished since Indiana ran the table in 1975-76, the Shockers needed to survive four days and three games at Arch Madness. This is the story of how they did it.
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