Tuesday, December 21, 2010

UConn Women's Basketball Wins 89th Straight

If you would have asked me just a year ago whether or not it was possible for a college basketball team to beat the win streak UCLA set back in the early 70s, I would have told you not a chance. However, if you ask me right now, I would tell you HECK YEAH! (Sorry, trying to keep it clean) Tonight, the University of Connecticut played the Florida State Lady Seminoles to do just that. Under the lead of coach Geno Auriemma, not only did they win, but they dished out an old-fashioned beat down. They now have the most wins in division 1 college basketball history.

Early in the first half, the lady Huskies maintained a decent lead, but late in the half really opened the game up. Thanks to the great defense, excellent shooting from beyond the arc, and good free throw shooting, they walked in the locker room with a 27 point lead, led by Maya Moore with 26 points herself. It is really rare to have a player as special as Maya. She has so much drive, and not to sound to cliche, but you really can tell she wants this win more than anyone else in that gym. She finished the game with 39 points and 10 rebounds for an astounding performance. The whole Huskies team actually seemed to out hustle, out rebound, and just outplay their opponent.

In the second half, they never looked back. The final score of this game was 93-62. Now as for the record, I am quite sure this will be debated for a long time. Is this the same thing as UCLA did 40 years ago? Of course it is not. A lot has changed in the game since then. Today there are different ways of recruiting, and not too mention this was an accomplishment of a women's team to beat the record of a man's team. Of course it is different. However, that does not make this accomplishment any less. During this 89 game winning streak, the lady Huskies have beat 31 AP top 25 ranked teams. This streak is truly amazing. You can make fun of me all you want to, but I am now officially a lady Huskies fan! This was history as far as I am concerned. I cannot wait to see how far they can extend it.

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