UConn women’s basketball picks adult 100th uninterrupted victory
February 14, 2017 - Basketballs
Add 100 uninterrupted wins to a UConn Huskies’ prolonged list of milestones.
Given a team’s glitzier numbers related to inhabitant championships, 11 titles and counting, it might seem ho-hum with no combined significance. Geno Auriemma’s patrol already owns a longest winning strain in Division we college basketball history. UConn kick a possess record of 90 uninterrupted wins progressing this deteriorate with small fanfare.
Getting No. 100 was a small worse than many of a prior 99, that UConn won by an normal 38.7 points. Gabby Williams scored a career-high 26 points and Napheesa Collier combined 18 to assistance a top-ranked Huskies kick No. 6 South Carolina 66-55 on Monday night in front of a sellout throng of 10,167 that enclosed past greats Sue Bird, Maya Moore, Tina Charles and Breanna Stewart, who helped a Huskies to a initial 75 wins of this streak.
The stream organisation of Huskies (25-0) had to work for this win. South Carolina (21-3) used a stellar interior diversion of A’ja Wilson and Alaina Coates to take a 29-28 advantage late in a initial half. The Huskies responded scoring a final 7 points before a break. Collier and Williams had all of them, including a take and layup by Collier with 3 seconds left that done it 35-29.
South Carolina cut a necessity to 40-37 mid by a third quarter, though Williams had uninterrupted layups to start an 11-2 run to tighten a duration and fundamentally sign a win.
After a diversion ended, feign hundred dollar bills forsaken from a roof of a locus with Auriemma’s face on them. The tyro territory spelled out 100.
Auriemma never suspicion his group would come tighten to reaching a century mark, let alone mangle a prior record set by a Huskies from 2008-10. The Hall of Fame manager set adult a many formidable non-conference report in a country, personification 5 of a tip 8 teams in a AP before Monday, including highway games during No. 2 Maryland, No. 4 Florida State and No. 7 Notre Dame.
UConn came divided winning in any one. The diversion opposite a Gamecocks might be a Huskies’ final plea before a NCAA Tournament. They are 75-0 in a American Athletic Conference given fasten in 2013.
Considering they many expected won’t leave a state of Connecticut until a Final Four in Dallas with a initial dual rounds on campus and afterwards a informal in Bridgeport, a strain might not finish anytime soon.
UConn: This was a Huskies 10th diversion this deteriorate opposite a group in a stream Top 25, though usually dual of those games have come given Jan. 1. UConn faces one some-more ranked opponent, when they revisit No. 22 South Florida to tighten out a unchanging season. … Of a 100 games, 59 have been motionless by some-more than 40 points. Only dual (Florida State and Maryland) were fewer than 10-point wins.
South Carolina: The Gamecocks came into a diversion scoring an normal of 77 points a diversion and giving adult only 54.9. The Gamecocks came into a diversion 5-0 opposite ranked opponents this season. … They were 0-4 opposite UConn.
KISS THE RINGS: It was alum night for a Huskies. Joining Bird, Stewart, Moore and Charles were Kalana Greene, Caroline Doty, Asjha Jones and Morgan Tuck. Bria Hartley, who only gave birth a few weeks ago to her initial child, also was in a crowd. Rebecca Lobo was in Gampel Pavilion as well, operative for ESPN.
CHASING 131: UConn is still brief of a altogether college basketball record for uninterrupted wins. The Wayland Baptist women’s basketball group won 131 true from 1953-58. It wasn’t a NCAA behind then, it was a AAU.
STRUGGLING SAMUELSON: Leading scorer Katie Lou Samuelson had a diversion to forget. She missed her initial 8 shots before scoring her initial points with 6:54 left in a third quarter. She came into a diversion averaging 21.4 points and finished with only 6 points on 2 for 12 shooting.
UConn: The Huskies transport to New Orleans for a diversion Saturday during Tulane
South Carolina: The Gamecocks conduct behind home to face Vanderbilt on Thursday night.