UConn Women's Team Wins Record 89th Straight

Huskies beat mark set by UCLA men's team in 1970s
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 21, 2010 9:24 PM CST
Connecticut forward Maya Moore, right, reacts with teammate Tiffany Hayes (3) after scoring against Florida State.   (Jessica Hill)
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(Newser) – Men's teams. Women's teams. No. 89 belongs to UConn. It beats them all. The Huskies women's basketball team topped the 88-game winning streak set by John Wooden's UCLA men's team from 1971-74, beating Florida State 93-62 tonight. Playing with the relentlessness that has become its trademark—and would have made Wooden proud—Connecticut blew past the Seminoles as it has so many other teams in the last two-plus years.

"I don't want my team to compare themselves to anyone," UConn coach Geno Auriemma said afterward. "I'm not John Wooden and this isn't UCLA. This is Connecticut and that's good enough." Maya Moore had a career-high 41 points for the Huskies, who have not lost since April 6, 2008, in the NCAA tournament semifinals. Only twice during the record run has a team come within single digits of UConn—Stanford in the NCAA championship game last season and Baylor in early November.

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