During UConn's first decade in the Big East, the men's basketball team was basically a doormat. The Huskies routinely got bludgeoned by the league's powerhouses, teams like Georgetown, Syracuse and St. John's, and heading into the 1990s there was no reason to expect any different.
But then the 1990 Dream Season happened, and everything changed.
UConn's 1990 team changed the culture, reset the expectations and showed what was possible in Storrs, winning the program's first Big East title and reaching the Elite Eight in dramatic fashion. The program continued to grow from there, and by 1996 the Huskies were a legitimate powerhouse, with All-American and future Hall of Famer Ray Allen helping establish UConn as a true blue blood.
What would happen if these two trailblazing teams met on the court? That's what Tim Fontenault and I are discussing today as we debate the 1996 and 1990 teams in our penultimate first round matchup.
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