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Old 12-21-2010, 10:29 PM   #1
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Uconn, 89th win and counting

Don't follow womens b-ball but what a win streak.

Florida State Seminoles vs. Connecticut Huskies - Recap - December 21, 2010 - ESPN

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HARTFORD, Conn. -- Men's teams. Women's teams. No. 89 belongs to UConn. It beats them all.


The No. 1-ranked 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 on Tuesday night. Playing with the relentlessness that has become its trademark -- and would have made Wooden proud -- Connecticut blew past the Seminoles (No. 20 ESPN/USA Today, No. 22 AP) as it has so many other teams in the last 2 1/2 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 and 10 rebounds and freshman Bria Hartley added 21 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.When the final buzzer sounded, UConn players sprinted across the floor to shake hands with the student section as fans held up "89" signs and "89" balloons bobbed in the stands behind center court. Two other fans raised a banner that read "The Sorcerer of Storrs" -- a play on Wooden's nickname, "The Wizard of Westwood."After a brief huddle in front of their bench, UConn players re-emerged wearing "89 and Counting" T-shirts. As fans roared, the players bounced around the court before posing for photos.It's one more chapter of history for UConn, and perhaps the grandest."It's pretty amazing. It really is," said Auriemma, at a rare loss for words.Asked what he would recall from the incredible run, he mentioned a pair of experienced stars on this team: "I'll probably remember Maya Moore and Tiffany Hayes. And how incredibly difficult it is to play that many games in a row and win 'em all."
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Yawn..

They need to get back in the kitchen
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Old 12-21-2010, 11:47 PM   #3
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They're sorta good.
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Old 12-22-2010, 12:48 AM   #4
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Where's Don Imus when you need him.
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And nobody really cares.
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Old 12-22-2010, 08:40 AM   #6
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Not many care about Women's basketball at all. That shouldn't be a shocker.
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Old 12-22-2010, 06:37 PM   #7
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Only ESPN is capable of working Brett Favre into a story about the UConn womans basketball team.
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Old 12-26-2010, 01:33 PM   #8
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Only ESPN is capable of working Brett Favre into a story about the UConn womans basketball team.
Well......,,ESPN and John Madden
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not to be sexist but that doesn't even put a blemish on the face of Wooden's record
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Ya'll are trippin'... this streak is gangsta. Maya Moore and Diana Taurasi make dudes look silly on the court. Geno A. is a genius.
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This streak is gansta?? Really?? Like tryfuhl said, not as impressive as Wooden's run. It's impressive don't get me wrong but it's still...................yawn.
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This streak is gansta?? Really?? Like tryfuhl said, not as impressive as Wooden's run. It's impressive don't get me wrong but it's still...................yawn.
Tell me why it's not as impressive... Wooden's streak is legendary, but it's not like the parity in men's hoops was as close as it is now during his run. And it's not like UCONN women are playing sisters of the poor every week. They've survived the tourney a few times, where they could have tripped up easily to good teams. Tennessee, Stanford and recently Baylor are all squads that match up well- yet the Huskies took care of business.

This kind of streak would be impressive if it was even a middle school squad, much less a D1 team. Not to mention the turnover UConn's had during this streak. Even if there's a huge talent gap over everyone else, sports has taught us how difficult it is to remain unbeaten for just one season.

The only way you don't think it's gangsta is if you're ignorant about women's college hoops (or just sexist).
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wanna hear a joke?

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I love sports period. Also, I said its impressive just not as impressive mainly because there is no competition.
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Hoops Honeys: The 20 Hottest NCAA Women's Basketball Players | Complex Blog

Uconn got the number 1 pick in the Hoops Honeys top 20 hottest ncaa female bball "players". I was happy to see Lady Ram Jenny Lane also made the list at number 8 and shes actually one of my faviorts. I had a class at VCU with 2 female basketball players and they always tried to get me to go to their games.... it got to the point where it was just plain akward. I feel bad for them because what non-family member wants to spend their time watching female basketball?
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