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UConn Basketball: Ranking all 6 of Huskies' total national championships

NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament   - National Championship
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4. 2013-2014, Shabazz Napier's time to shine

A year removed from their ineligibility in postseason play, the Huskies came back and put themselves back on the map as they sought for another championship. This would be their first title after the Big East split, and their only one as a member of the American Athletic Conference.

The Huskies and Kevin Ollie had a tall task ahead of them in this new conference, but they made their mark immediately with a great season. They finished third in the standings and made the Conference Championship game, but they were unable to defeat Louisville for a title there.

While Walker had the lead role in the 2011 championship, Shabazz Napier had his moment this time around. His decision to come back for his senior season ended up being the right choice and then some. He won AAC Player of the Year and became a first-team All-American. They also brought back Ryan Boatright, DeAndre Daniels, and Omar Calhoun back, and that helped them greatly in this run.

His Huskies captured a seven seed in the NCAA tournament, but UConn found a way to make a run yet again. They took down the likes of Saint Josephs, Villanova, Iowa State, Michigan, and then the tough Florida squad in the final four. They ended up facing Kentucky in the National Championship, which ended up being a memorable one, but the Huskies handled their business against now-Arkansas coach John Calipari and that unit 60-54.

Ollie may end up somewhat forgotten now that Hurley and Calhoun will be debated as the greatest coaches in the history of the program. However, this is a championship that reminded everybody that UConn was going to stick it through the tough times of the Big East departure. Adversity has been nothing to UConn, and this is just another example of them feeding off it, and winning it all.