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Al McGuire, Marquette's NCAA Championship coach renowned for his winning teams and his winning wit, died Jan. 26. He was 72. McGuire coached basketball at Marquette for 13 years, from 1964 to 1977, leading the teams to 11 consecutive post-season bids and amassing a 295-80 win-loss tally. He had the best coaching record of any Marquette coach. With a career winning percentage of 0.739, he ranks 17th in all-time Division I coaching success. He was elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1992.

 

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