Oscar Tshiebwe was the most dominant player in college basketball last season.

He was constantly dropping double doubles on solid SEC competition without seeming like he was even trying and was named the unanimous National Player of the Year by Sporting News, Associated Press and pretty much every other major outlet.

Regardless, what happened at the end of the season is what the Tshiebwe will be judged for. 15-seeded St. Peters knocked off Kentucky in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in its first of many upsets on the way to the Elite 8 and a spot in the history books.

Tshiebwe has heard that too. And via Kyle Tucker of the Athletic, Tshiebwe still thinks the Wildcats are the team to beat in 2022.

“If we stay focused and together, I don’t see any team that can beat us,” Tshiebwe said. “This team, I feel like, is way better than last year’s team at this time. This team would win, because this team plays together.”

The Wildcats finished 2021-22 26-8 (14-4 SEC) and are projected to be the No. 4 team in the country in 2022-23 via ESPN’s way-too-early Top 25 rankings.