Best team ever?

UConn let Zach Edey score, but it didn't matter. The Huskies won back-to-back nattys, and placed themselves into the conversation for most dominant team of the last 40 years. What does Dan Hurley do next?

UConn’s now won six national titles, as many as North Carolina. But that’s not crazy. What’s crazy is that since 1999, the Huskies have missed 32% of the NCAA Tournaments played — and won 24% of them.

More on a wild and wildly good UConn season.

1. ‘I don’t remember a team as dominant’

“What can you say? We won. By a lot again.” - Dan Hurley

UConn’s 75-60 win over Purdue in Monday’s NCAA Tournament Championship not only gave the Huskies a second-straight national title, but it placed them among an elite echelon of college hoops’ great teams.

The numbers are ridiculous:

  • A 23.3 average NCAA tourney scoring margin, which tops the ‘96 Kentucky team

  • UConn trailed for just 6:12 the entire tournament, and never trailed by more than five

  • 12 straight NCAA tourney wins by double-digits (a record), and 12-0 against the spread

  • 36.43 adjusted efficiency margin this season, fifth highest in kenpom’s database (dating back to 1997)

Add it all up, and there’s really only one conclusion:

Don’t just take TO’s word for it. Villanova coach Jay Wright — who won two titles in three years and whose 2018 team is frequently cited as one of the most dominant of the new century — concurs.

“I don’t remember a team as dominant,” Wright said Monday night.

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