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On My Mind Monday: How Many Schools Have 20 Wins in Men’s and Women’s Hoops?

Mike Olivella/FSU athletics

It’s been a great season for Florida State thus far on the hardwood. It was also a great weekend.

Over the weekend, both FSU’s men’s and women’s programs hit the 20-win mark for the season. The FSU men pulled away from Miami on Saturday afternoon, 99-81. On Sunday, the FSU women held off Virginia for a 63-55 victory.

The success of Leonard Hamilton and Sue Semrau’s programs led us to wonder how many other schools have 20 wins in both men’s and women’s basketball. The answer is three others and four total.

They’re listed below:


Records: Men 21-1; Women 21-1
AP Rankings: Men No. 1; Women No. 2
Overview: One would have to go back a long way to find the last time that Baylor lost a basketball game. The men are currently on a 20-game winning streak while the women have won 14 straight. Among Power 5 teams, the Baylor men are the only remaining undefeated team in conference play. In women’s hoops, only the Bears and South Carolina hold that distinction.

Florida State

Records: Men 20-3; Women 20-4
AP Rankings: Men No. 8; Women No. 14
Overview: Florida State’s men’s program hit 20 wins for a program record fifth straight time on Saturday with a win over Miami. The FSU women notched an eighth straight 20-win season on Sunday. Earlier this season, the FSU men ranked in the top 5 for the first time in 47 years. For all of the success that the FSU women have had, they still have yet to reach the Final Four.


Records: Men 25-1; Women 23-2
AP Rankings: Men No. 2; Women No. 15
Overview: Gonzaga is the team to beat in the West Coast Conference in both men’s and women’s hoops. The women however are coming off a 70-60 loss to St. Mary’s. Both teams have 3-game leads in WCC play. The Gonzaga women had won 21 games in a row before Saturday. The Gonzaga men are currently on an 18-game winning streak.


Records: Men 21-3; Women 21-3
AP Rankings: Men No. 5; Women No. 9
Overview: The Louisville men are red hot, having won 10 straight games. The women on the other hand, have lost consecutive games after a 21-1 start. Prior to Sunday’s loss at Syracuse, the only ACC loss for both the Louisville men and women had come at home to Florida State. The Louisville men have just one more regular season game against a ranked team remaining and that comes on Feb. 24 at FSU. The Louisville women play a huge game that could decide the ACC regular season title at NC State on Thursday night.

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