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55. Connecticut, 2011

When Connecticut lost seven of its last 11 regular-season games in 2010-11, a despondent Jim Calhoun said: "Now we have to hope to have a very good postseason." The Huskies had one. Behind Kemba Walker's relentless drives to the tin, Jeremy Lamb's accurate shooting and Alex Oriakhi's ferocious offensive rebounding, UConn won five games in five days to take the Big East tournament title. After close wins over Arizona and Kentucky carried UConn to the title game, the defense took over and slammed the door shut on Butler, 53-41. In just 27 days Connecticut had gone from a No. 9 seed in the Big East tournament to national champion. -- John Gasaway