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Travis Ford third to Eddie Sutton and Hank Iba in speed to 100 wins

NCAA Basketball: Iowa State at Oklahoma State

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Travis Ford picked up his 100th win at OSU on Saturday in Morgantown.

It took him 161 games to reach this mark which made me wonder how fast the other three OSU coaches who have reached this mark got there.

Here’s a look:

Eddie Sutton (137 games)

Sutton opened the 1994-95 season only needing four wins to get to the century mark…and he promptly lost to BYU and Arizona in his first three games. He got his 100th win against Texas A&M in December back when they were a member of the Southwest Conference. Sutton went to the tournament in each of his first five years. Wow.

Hank Iba (132 games)

Iba beat Drake 36-28 in a game that was (probably) refereed by some of the ancestors of 2013 Big 12 officials. Iba lost his first game that year and then ripped off 25 in a row before falling to Duquesne 34-30 (!!) in the postseason NIT.

We also lost to KU twice that year (some things never change) and beat OU 26-19 and Kansas (played them three times) 24-22. Amazing.

Paul Hansen (180 games)

OSU beat Arkansas State 57-47 on January 8, 1986 (I was nine months old) for Hansen’s 100th win. This was Hansen’s last season before Leonard Hamilton took over. He finished 107-89 for his career.

So there you have it, Travis Ford is the third best coach in OSU history…

…or something like that.

  • Nate

    So he’s third… We’ve had two legitimate coaches before this. Not really a big deal when you put it into perspective.

    • http://www.themostexcellentorange.wordpress.com nate knapp

      +1

  • http://gravatar.com/rwhetsell62 @mfc_crff

    And I was 24 when Paul Hansen made the century mark. Thanks.