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UCONN women stand at 100 straight wins.

Posted by Betonline Team on 2/20/2017 2:28:09 AM
UCONN women stand at 100 straight wins.

Let that number sink in for a moment. It is the number of consecutive wins by the University of Connecticut women’s basketball team after becoming the first NCAA basketball team to do so following a 66-55 victory over No 6 South Carolina.

The top-ranked Huskies (25-0) have not lost a game since an 88-86 overtime loss at Sanford in November of 2014. And just think this team came in with no returning All Americans, something that caused concern for Huskies coach Geno Auriemma. Instead, he returned a bunch of hard working players eager to put their touch on the basketball world.

UConn began the year as defending national but was ranked second in the college rankings.

“To think we will go unbeaten this year, we would be setting ourselves up for failure,” Auriemma said. “Stewie (Breanna Stewart), Mriah Jefferson and Morgan Tuck were 151-5 in their career. That’s not the real world. How long do you think you can live in that world? I don’t know when it’s going to happen. It might happen early, it might happen late, but it’s going to happen. And I’m okay with it because we will coach them through it and they will see that’s the real world, and the world everyone lives in.”

The Huskies obviously get some of the best talent in the country, but Auriemma said the team’s success is due to hard work and a great system.

“We don’t have a magic formula,” he said. “We don’t go into a lab and conjure up and mix up things and come up with Young Frankenstein. We don’t have that. Unless you are in our locker room every day, at our practice every day, and go through what these kids go through and what they put up every day from us as a coaching staff, it is impossible to explain.”

UConn is playing in a fantasyland that is not likely to end soon. Besides the NCAA tournament, its remaining games are against conference opponents in which it owns a 75-0 record. Next season the Huskies welcomed 6-foot-6 Duke transfer Azura Stevens, who would be the best player on this year’s team, along with top prep player Megan Walker.

UConn is 147-1 in its last 148 games.

Here are some more amazing numbers. The Huskies have won their 100 games by an average of 38.4 points and half of those games were by 40 points or more. Of the nine top 5 teams they beat, eight of those games were by double digits.

There appears to be no end in sight.

Can anybody say 200?


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