University of Connecticut women’s basketball team won its 100th consecutive game, don’t take it for granted

The University of Connecticut women’s basketball team won its 100th consecutive game.

This is a huge milestone.

Women accomplished it and you better not think this is not a big deal.

Moreover, if you took the first 99 games for granted, take the time to enjoy one at a time moving forward. With no true parity in women’s college basketball I don’t see it ending.

This will arguably never happen again.

Extending its NCAA record streak, No. 1 UConn beat No. 6 South Carolina 66-55 for its 100th consecutive win. It was the Huskies’ sixth victory this season against a team currently ranked in the top eight: Baylor, Florida State, Maryland, Notre Dame, South Carolina and Texas.

“We prepare really well, we think we have good players, the thing I’m most proud of day in day out no matter who we are playing, no matter where, no matter what the situation, we don’t take time off,” Connecticut’s eight-time AP Coach of the Year Geno Auriemma stated.

With 100 consecutive wins, UConn not only extended its record streak but also matched the sum of the two longest win streaks by other programs: Louisiana Tech’s streak of 54 wins and Tennessee’s streak of 46 victories. The Huskies, of course, also have streaks of 90, 70 and 47.

Connecticut’s Gabby Williams is a phenom. She finished with 26 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Huskies. She had more of each in the first half than South Carolina’s A’ja Wilson and Alaina Coates combined.

You play to win the game. 67 hours, that’s how much basketball Connecticut has played since it last lost a game.

Bottom line… I will not write much about sixth-ranked South Carolina. Whoever is on the schedule UCONN will play them anywhere, anyplace and anytime. Key thing is they get another chance to take down the Huskies for once.



Author: West Lamy

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