The best to not do it

The best to not do it


2. Duke 1998-99 – Record 37-2 

This Duke team was stacked, and the fact that it didn’t win it all in ’99 still boggles the mind. Elton Brand, Corey Maggette, Trajan Langdon, Shane Battier, and William Avery. All five of these players would end up making an NBA salary. This year, the Blue Devils were so loaded that Maggette came off the bench as sixth-man.

So much talent, and it got them all the way to the National Championship game where underdog the UConn Huskies, led by Richard Hamilton and Khalid El-Amin, bested the Blue Devils 77-74. Coach K and Duke really let one slip away here with all that future NBA talent on one roster.



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