Uconn Women Look To Streak Past Wooden
HARTFORD (AP) – Having previously matched major-college basketball’s longest winning streak, the Connecticut women will seek to run a fast break into the record books tonight.
With an expected defeat of Florida State, UConn would win its 89th consecutive game, a Division I record surpassing the 88 won by the U.C.L.A. men, coached by John Wooden, from 1971 to 1974.
The top-ranked Huskies (10-0) have been so dominant during their run that the average victory margin has been 33.3 points. Only four teams have come within 10 points of UConn and only one has shot at least 50 percent from the field.
UConn’s last defeat came by 82-73 to Stanford on April 6, 2008, in the national semifinals.
The overall college record is held by the women’s team at Wayland Baptist University of Plainview, Tex., which won 131 consecutive games from 1953 to 1958. But that was decades before the N.C.A.A. began sponsoring women’s basketball in 1982.
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