UConn Women’s Basketball Team Wins Historic 89th Consecutive Game

Jim Rogash/Getty Images / December 21, 2010

The UConn women’s basketball team defeated Florida State on Tuesday night for their 89th consecutive victory, the longest winning streak in the history of collegiate basketball.  The Huskies bested the 88-game winning streak set by John Wooden’s legendary UCLA teams from 1971-74.

Congratulations to the UConn women’s basketball team and Coach Geno Auriemma on their historic run.  Here are three excellent articles on UConn, Auriemma, and the streak:

Moore Scores 41 In Record 89th Straight Win, John Altavilla, Hartford Courant

John Wooden’s Grandson Says The Wizard Would Approve Of UConn, Dom Amore, Hartford Courant

Coaches are kindred spirits, Mechelle Voepel, ESPN.com

Comments

  1. I think that the streak is fairly impressive but as streaks go I can’t say it’s at the top of my list. It’s such a touchy issue when you talk about women’s sports and how it compares to men’s and how much or how little attention women’s sports garners. I just think that it’s tough to compare this streak to some of the great one’s. The coach of UConn’s women’s team obviously thinks differently. 89 is a lot of wins in a row no matter what, but with the amount of competition they have to face is it really. Also, you think you could check out my blog cuz I really would love to hear what you have to say about my thoughts. http://chrisross91.wordpress.com/2010/12/22/congratulations-uconn-women-however/

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