Jeff Adrien had 14 points and Kemba Walker added 12 points and four steals for the Huskies (5-0), who led, 38-28, at halftime. Hasheem Thabeet, who finished with nine points, seven rebounds and three blocks, was the tournament MVP.
"We're here!" the jubilant 7-3 junior center said as he held the Paradise Jam trophy, surrounded by his teammates.
Outside the locker room, Dyson said securing the tournament championship was a big boost.
"It feels great. We've been waiting for this moment a long time," said Dyson, whose steal followed by a thundering dunk with 11:52 left in the second half brought Connecticut's fans to their feet.
UConn scored 31 of its points off turnovers.
Keaton Nankivil led the Badgers (4-1) with 11 points.
Brian Asbury scored 14 points to lead No. 22 Miami (4-1) to an 80-45 over San Diego to claim third place.
In other games:
* At Lahaina, Hawaii, Tory Jackson had 21 points and fellow guard Kyle McAlarney added 18 to lead No. 8 Notre Dame to an 88-50 victory over Indiana in the opening round of the Maui Invitational. In today's semifinals, the Fighting Irish (3-0) will face No. 6 Texas, which beat Saint Joseph's, 68-50 . . . Senior Danny Green scored a career-high 26 points and No. 1 North Carolina, resting reigning player of the year Tyler Hansbrough (shin), beat Chaminade, 115-70. The Tar Heels (4-0) will play the Oregon-Alabama winner semifinals tonight.
* At Kansas City, Paul Harris had 18 points and 11 rebounds, Jonny Flynn scored 18 points and Syracuse (4-0) beat No. 17 Florida, 89-83, in the semifinals of the CBE Classic . . . Cole Aldrich had a career-high 16 points, grabbed nine rebounds and blocked six shots, helping No. 22 Kansas (3-0) rout Washington, 73-54.
* At Wake Forest, Jeff Teague scored 14 points and the No. 19 Demon Deacons (3-0) routed Winston-Salem State, 62-31.
* At Davidson, Stephen Curry scored 39 points and the No. 24 Wildcats (4-1) beat Florida Atlantic in an NIT Season Tip-Off consolation game, 76-60.
In a women's game:
* At Virginia, Chelsea Shine scored 15 points and Whitny Edwards added 14 points and 11 rebounds to lead the No. 16 Cavaliers (3-1) over Colorado, 77-43.
* An MRI exam on UCLA senior center Alfred Aboya's left wrist was negative, and he was listed as probable for the 13th-ranked Bruins' game against Florida International on Saturday at Pauley Pavilion. He was hurt in Friday night's 77-60 victory over Southern Illinois in the consolation game of the 2K Sports Classic at Madison Square Garden in New York.
Meanwhile, SIU center Nick Evans will be out 4 to 6 weeks after breaking his left wrist in that game.
* North Carolina, Connecticut and Louisville held the top three spots in the Associated Press' poll. Xavier moved into the rankings at No. 16 after winning the Puerto Rico Tip-Off. Villanova is No. 20.
Connecticut held on to the No. 1 spot in the women's poll.
* Louisiana-Monroe suspended seniors David Garrison and Tony Hooper indefinitely for unspecified violation of team rules. *