UConn pushes unprecedented win streak to 100 games, by the numbers

UCONN 99

The South Carolina Gamecocks women's basketball team is having a terrific season, entering play on Monday night with a 21-2 record that has them ranked No. 6 in the nation.

UConn dispatched an opponent just like they had in every game since November 17, 2014, this time with a win over No. 6 SC 66-55.

Auriemma never thought his team would come close to reaching the century mark, let alone break the previous record set by the Huskies from 2008-10.

As for the Gamecocks, they will look to bounce back Thursday when they host the Vanderbilt Commodores.

Reflecting on UConn's epic 100 consecutive win against SC last night, one thought kept sticking in my mind. The UConn women surpassed that streak in 2010. The Huskies won those games by an average of 39 points. Nurse, who has been dealing with an ankle injury in recent games, only played 12 minutes in the first half. Oh wait, I am. "You don't have the type of high school career she had if you didn't believe in yourself and have a certain level of toughness". But you can't just coach on game days. Along the way, Auriemma picked up win No. 900 in only 1,034 games in a 60-point win over Cincinnati. It's given fans and alumni alike something else to take pride in, and it's given SC athletics national recognition in a place they've never really had it before.

Prior to Monday's historic win over sixth-ranked South Carolina, UConn's last four opponents, all in the AAC, were Temple, Tulsa, Cincinnati and SMU.


The Huskies have 56 wins by over 40 points during the streak.

UConn wasn't preseason No. 1 in the AP Poll, breaking a three-year run with that distinction. The Huskies take away a team's first two options offensively, and use turnovers to get easy buckets.

Williams has become that player on a UConn team that clearly revels in the challenge of living up to what's come before. The Wayland Baptist women's basketball team won 131 straight from 1953-58.

Stringer said Auriemma belongs on any list of the great coaches in all of sports. Is it fair? Absolutely not.

"Did we know it was going to happen? No". Is there a secret trick he has up his sleeve that he's not telling anyone about? With the stream of talent headed to Storrs, Connecticut and the remaining schedule for the Huskies, Beyonce's daughter Blue Ivy may be earning her first Grammy before UConn notches another loss in the results column. Since his arrival he's won an absurd 88 percent of his games, accruing a record of 978-134. Geno Auriemma's squad already owns the longest winning streak in Division I college basketball history. He's guided them to 11 National Championships, including the last four and likely the next.

While 100 straight victories is a headline-grabbing round number, it only hints at UConn's unprecedented dominance. The impressive feat doesn't stop here, though. The Huskies made it through a remarkably challenging non-conference schedule a flawless 13-0, beating teams ranked 12th, 15th, 14th, 2nd, 12th, 4th, and 6th at the time of the contest.

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