Showtime to air documentary of Bob Knight's 1976 Indiana team: 'Perfect in '76'

A Showtime documentary that premieres March 10 will feature a closer look into Bob Knight and Indiana’s perfect 1975-76 basketball season -- the most recent undefeated season in college basketball. The film, Perfect in ‘76, is produced by Emmy Award Winner Ross Greenburg and narrated by John Mellencamp, an Indiana fan and rock star.

Perfect in ‘76 will detail the pursuit of that memorable season and will include interviews from players along with exclusive practice footage and photos. Here’s a trailer of the film released by Showtime on Thursday:

As you can gather from the sneak peek, Indiana’s path to perfection was grueling. It faced several close calls that threatened its perfect season, including an overtime win over Michigan and an overtime win over Kentucky. But its most notable test was in the NCAA championship game where, down six points at halftime without Bobby Wilkerson, the Hoosiers stormed back to blow out Michigan with 57 points in the second half.

Knight referred to that second half of basketball as the “perfect half” and it remains the most points scored in a half of any NCAA championship game.

The March 10 premiere will air at 9 p.m. ET on Showtime.

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