HARTFORD, Conn. (AP)
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 No. 22 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 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.
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