answersLogoWhite

0


Best Answer

The answer is not an easy one because two teams can make a claim on this feat.

If by "largest comeback," you mean biggest point turnaround, then that would be Kentucky's win over Louisiana State University (LSU) on February 15, 1994. Down 68-37 (31 points) with 15:34 to go, Kentucky (UK) outscored LSU by 35 points to win 99-95 in regulation. That's an outscoring pace of 2.25 points per minute. Granted, UK needed just 96 points to secure a win, which translates to 32 points, but the fact is the total turnaround was 35 points.

The NCAA credits Duke with the greatest "deficit overcome to win a game" for its December 30, 1950 victory over Tulane, which led Duke 54-22 (32 points) with 2:00 remaining in the first half. Duke won 74-72, thus achieving a 34-point turnaround-- one point less than UK's.

(Duke's outscoring pace was 1.55 points per minute.) Duke could have won with only 73 points, of course, which would have been just a 33-point turnaround, but the full turnaround at the buzzer was 34 points.


So Duke's outscoring turnaround needed to be 33 points, and it managed 34. Kentucky's outscoring turnaround needed to be 32 points, but it achieved 35. Because Duke was down by more points, its win might be "the largest comeback." For a direct comparison, consider that UK achieved its feat in 15:34 while Duke was still down by 31 points (the UK deficit) at the 19:00 mark, meaning that it took Duke 3:26 longer to overcome the same deficit, still outscoring its opponent by only 34 more points during that time. On the other hand, 3-pointers were not part of the game when Duke accomplished its feat.

User Avatar

Wiki User

โˆ™ 2013-04-04 14:30:42
This answer is:
๐Ÿ™
0
๐Ÿคจ
0
๐Ÿ˜ฎ
0
User Avatar

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: What is the largest comeback ever in NCAA Division One basketball?
Write your answer...
Submit
Related questions

What is the largest comeback ever in ncaa division one basketball men's tournament history?

The Biggest Upset In The NCAA Tournament History is BYU coming back down 25 to beat Iona


What is the largest comeback ever in the NCAA Division One basketball tournament?

Duke defeated Maryland, 95 to 84, in the 2001 tournament, after trailing 39 to 17 in the first half.


Which Division 1 NCAA basketball team has a live mascot?

NCAA Division 1 Basketball teams


How many div 3 basketball teams are there?

NCAA Division III is made up of 444 member institutions. It is the largest NCAA division. It has more participants (about 170,000 student-athletes) and number of schools than any other NCAA division. There are 413 NCAA Division III Men's Basketball teams and 434 Women's teams.


When was NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Championship created?

NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Championship was created in 1982.


When was NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship created?

NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship was created in 1939.


How many NCAA division 1A basketball teams are there in US?

There are currently 347 teams in NCAA Division 1 Basketball.


What was the venue of the 2014 NCAA Division you Basketball Championship?

The venue of the 2014 NCAA Division you Basketball Championship was PNC Arena.


When was NCAA Women's Division II Basketball Championship created?

NCAA Women's Division II Basketball Championship was created in 1982.


When was NCAA Women's Division III Basketball Championship created?

NCAA Women's Division III Basketball Championship was created in 1982.


What is the largest comeback ever in the NCAA championship game?

27


What division is UConn basketball?

UConn mens and womens basketball play in NCAA Division I.


How many division one basketball schools are there?

There are 346 mens basketball teams in the NCAA Division I.


Who has the longest NCAA win streak in women's NCAA division I basketball?

Uconn


How many schools participate at NCAA Men's basketball division 2?

1,000 schools participate at the NCAA division 2


How many NCAA division 1 mens basketball schools are there?

There are 347 schools in 32 Division I basketball conferences.


In 1991 who won the ncaa basketball tournament?

the Duke Blue Devils won the 1991 NCAA men's division I basketball tournoment


What d1 basketball?

D1 Basketball is Division 1 with all of the Major NCAA Teams.


How many Division 1 NCAA women basketball teams are there?

== == In Division I, there are 347 teams.


How many ncaa division 3 basketball teams are there?

449


What are the ncaa division 1-A basketball schools?

mw


How many NCAA Division 1 basketball teams are there?

388


What team owns the most NCAA division 1 womens basketball titles?

The University of Tennessee's women's basketball team has the most Womens Division 1 NCAA National Titles.


Ncaa division 1 basketball scoring record?

Pete Maravich set the NCAA Division I scoring record with 3,667 points scored.


What NCAA men's division 1 basketball team has reached the NCAA tournament the most times?

Kentucky