Friday, November 18, 2016


            There are plenty of streaks that are amazing in sports. Joe DiMaggio's hit streak. Cal Ripken Jr.'s and the number of consecutive games played. The New England Patriots' win streak. Mount Union's winning streak (which was recently snapped).  However, there is one streak that should be mentioned in the same breath as all of these streaks and that's the UConn Women's Basketball Team's current winning streak.
            The Huskies are currently on a 77-game winning streak. The last time UConn lost was in 2014 against Stanford, another prominent program in women's collegiate basketball. In the process, the Huskies have won two straight championships.
            This isn't the first time UConn has had a long streak. They ran off a 70-game winning streak from 2001 to 2003, winning two national championships in the process. But their most impressive streak started during the 2008 season and ended in 2011. Like the start of their current winning streak, the Lady Huskies lost to Stanford, which ended their streak.
            Some players to keep an eye on when watching UConn women's basketball are Napheesa Collier and Katie Lo Samuelson. Collier is averaging 19 PPG in two games this year and is averaging 9.5 RPG this year. Samuelson is the three-ball threat; she's 5-12 from beyond the arc this year and has averaged 15 PPG so far.
            This program has produced great players like Maya Moore, Breanna Stewart, and Diana Taurasi. The program is up there--maybe even better than--the likes of Tennessee and Stanford regarding women's college basketball. Who knows? Geno Auriemma and the Lady Huskies might even make it to John Wooden's UCLA Bruins.

UConn Women's Basketball/NCAA

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