Geno: 9 NCAA titles and counting, 2 FIBA golds, likely 2 Olympic golds
They are deserving of the hype.
Once again, they are the best team in sports.
In almost every sport, college or professional, there has been at least one bonafide dynasty. A few that leap readily to mind:
Boston Celtics (Russell-Auerbach era)
New York Yankees (Stengel era)
Montreal Canadiens (pick an era)
UCLA men's basketball
Pittsburgh Steelers (Chuck Noll era)
Oklahoma football (Bud Wilkinson era)
Given a moment to cogitate, add:
UNC women's soccer
PSU women's volleyball
I'm sure there are others, some obscure or arguable. For example, didn't Trinity College pile up a hellacious win streat in something like squash?
And how does the UConn dynasty compare with any/all others? And I invite your attention to the statement in my Boneyard signature, "...still counting!"