March Madness: The Top 10 NCAA Basketball Teams of All-Time
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The Kentucky Wildcats were arguably the deepest team in college basketball history. They had 5 first round draft picks in Walter McCarty, Antoine Walker, Tony Delk, Derek Anderson and Ron Mercer and 4 other players who made in to the NBA. 9 players from one team in the NBA, that’s almost every player on the team. Kentucky finished the season with a 34-2 record and went undefeated in conference play. During the season they won a school record 27 straight games. The Wildcats won every game in the tournament by an average of 21 points including a 76-67 victory of Syracuse in the Championship game.
The 1972 UCLA Bruins were the greatest team of All-Time. They finished the season with a 30-0 record, had the best player in the land, a guy named Bill Walton, and won by an average of 32 points. No team has had a higher margin of victory. The 1972 team was also part of UCLA’s record 88 game win streak. While Walton was the best player, UCLA also had Keith Wilkes, Greg Lee and guard Henry Bibby was also an All-American. The Bruins ran all over the competition in the tournament on their way to beating Florida State 81-76 in the final. Walton was upset that they won by only 5 points, saying that he could have played better and they should have beaten Florida State with ease.