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34. Duke, 1991

Sometimes people forget how long it took Coach K to make Duke the Duke you know today. It took a decade, but by 1990-91 the Blue Devils had Christian Laettner, Bobby Hurley and a talented freshman named Grant Hill, who Duke was hoping -- though no one else believed it -- would be the difference between the previous season's 30-point blowout suffered to that bone-crushing UNLV team in the Final Four. Indeed, Hill helped the Blue Devils get back to the Final Four, where they met UNLV -- and prevailed. It was Coach K's first national title and a harbinger of what was to come.
--Eamonn Brennan