99 UConn Huskies

21 Years Ago: Connecticut Upsets Duke For Their First National Championship

On March 29, the Connecticut Huskies upset the heavily favored Duke Blue Devils 77-74 to win their first National Championship.  This Duke squad had five 1st-round draft picks in Elton Brand, Shane Battier, William Avery, Trajan Langdon and Corey Maggette.   The Blue Devils were dominating while blowing out their opponents by an average of 24 points a game.  On the other hand, the Huskies were led by Richard Hamilton.