4 best NCAA basketball teams of all time:
The NCAA basketball tournament was created in the year 1939. The University of Oregon became its first champion after they defeated Ohio State by 46-33. The popularity of the sporting event has increased exponentially since then.
It is now regarded as the most popular sporting event among gamblers after the Super Bowl. You can visit NJ online sports betting to find out the reason why college basketball betting is so popular. In the meanwhile, let's look at some of the best 4 teams of all time.
1- UCLA Bruins (1972):
The 1972 UCLA Bruins were considered as one of the greatest teams of all time. They remained undefeated at 30-0 and managed to win the 8th championship in 9 years under the legendary coach John Wooden. Their squad could boast of players like Bill Walton who won 3 successive College Player of the Year awards and later led a prominent career in the NBA. Besides Walton, their squad could boast of players like Keith Wilkes, Henry Bibby and Greg Lee who commanded respect and fear among their opponents.
Incredibly, their average margin of victories was exceeding more than 30 points that season. They won against Florida State in the championship game by 81-76. Shockingly, Walton was later upset about the margin of their victory, saying that he could have played better in that game.
2- Kentucky Wildcats (1996):
The squad depth of the 1996 Kentucky Wildcats was the envy of all the other teams. Incredibly, nine of their players made it to the NBA which meant almost every player on the team. Players like Antoine Walker, Derek Anderson, Walter McCarty were the first round draft picks.
They lifted their 6th NCAA Championship when they defeated Syracuse University by 76-67 in the final. The Kentucky Wildcats had remained undefeated in conference play and had ended their season with a 34-2 record. The average winning margin of Wildcats that season was 21 points.
3- Indiana Hoosiers (1975-76):
The Indiana Hoosiers were a fearsome team in the 1975-76 season. They remained undefeated at 32-0 and managed to win the national championship title, unlike in their previous season. They were the last team to go unbeaten through the entire season.
Their squad could boast of famous players like Kent Benson, Scott May and Quinn Buckner while their head coach was Bob Knight who has a record of winning 902 NCAA Division I men's college basketball games. Some even argue that the 1975 team of Indiana Hoosiers were better, however, that team had lost in the Elite Eight to Kentucky Wildcats.
4- North Carolina Tar Heels (1956-57):
North Carolina Tar Heels became the 2nd undefeated national champion after San Francisco in the year 1957. Their head coach was the legendary Frank McGuire who also had a successful career with St. John's and later with South Carolina.
North Carolina won one game after another until they reached the national final with a record 31-0. They faced Kansas in the national final and managed to win the NCAA Tournament after a nail-biting 54-53 win. Their forward Lennie Rosenbluth was in a great form and contributed a great deal to their success. He was averaging 28 points and 9 rebounds per game and later grabbed the ACC Player of the Year award.