Connecticut Huskies, UConn 2010/11

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Huskies, UConn Big East
Coach: Jim Calhoun
Record: 32-9
Dance Seed: 3
Dance Result: Nat’l Champ
Players: Kemba Walker
*Jeremy Lamb
*Alex Oriahki
NCAA Stats CategoryRank+/-
RPI absolute 1 A+
Scoring Offense * 74
Scoring Defense * 84 B-
Free-Throw Percentage * 11
Rebound Margin * 39 B+
Assists Per Game * 155
Turnovers Per Game * 31 B+
Scoring Margin 40 B+
Field-Goal Percentage 182
Field-Goal Percentage Defense 11
Three-Point Field-Goal Percentage 221 C-
Three-Point Field Goals Per Game 213 C-
Won-Lost Percentage 20 A-
Blocked Shots Per Game 11
Steals Per Game 171
Personal Fouls Per Game 18
Assist Turnover Ratio 66
ThreePt FG Defense 78 B-
Turnover Margin 162
MPI - Marchpool Index 19
Dance of 68 StatsRank+/-
Ball Control58C-
RPI Decade41C+
Nat’l Champ
#14 Seed: The 2010/11 Connecticut Huskies overcame a series of mid-season razor thin losses to end the campaign on an 11 game winning streak, capturing Jim Calhoun's 3rd national title in the process.  Entering the dance after a 9-9 finish in the brutal Big East, the Huskies jelled together when things mattered most - in March.  Their overtime victory over Syracuse in the Big East tourney was a master lesson in resilience, a problem for the Huskies earlier in the campaign.  Alex Oriachi cleaned the boards, while Kemba Walker and Jeremy Lamb hit key shots in route to slim 2 point and 1 point victories over Arizona and Kentucky.  The 3rd seeded Huskies completed their mission by defeating a #8 seeded Butler team, in a championship game which will be remembered for its ice-cold first half shooting. The offensive non-performance by both teams that Monday night marred an otherwise exciting March tournament.