UConn Huskies: Where Do the 2010-11 National Champions Rank in UConn History?

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UConn Huskies: Where Do the 2010-11 National Champions Rank in UConn History?
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They were not expected to be there and when they got there, it was ugly, but the University of Connecticut Huskies are the 2010-2011 national champions of college basketball.

Led by junior All-American Kemba Walker and Hall of Fame coach Jim Calhoun, UConn defied all odds this year. A team of freshmen and sophomores with about as much chance at the start of the year as the Royals or Pirates ever have of winning the World Series proved to be one of the most dominant tournament teams (any tournament) in college basketball history.

From Maui to Manhattan to Houston, the Huskies proved they belonged at the top.

For Calhoun and the Huskies, it is the third all time national championship, joining the elite company of UCLA, Kentucky, Indiana, North Carolina, Duke, and Kansas as the only teams with three championships or more. Since winning their first in 1999, no team has been champions more than UConn.

With number three for Calhoun, he himself joins quite a fraternity. The 68-year old, who started his coaching career with a 1-17 record in one season at Lyme-Old Lyme High School in Connecticut, joins Mike Krzyzewski, John Wooden, Bob Knight, and Adolph Rupp as the only coaches to win three. That is quite the list.

UConn was never prominent until Calhoun arrived, but which of his teams are the best of all-time. This article ranks the best five.

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