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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

UConn eyeing more perfection

The UConn women's basketball program knows something about perfect seasons. During the NCAA era the Huskies have accounted for five of the eight undefeated seasons. The Huskies also happen to own four of the top five winning streaks in NCAA Division I history.

With a win tonight at Cincinnati, the Huskies have a chance to do something even more rare than a perfect season and that is to finish a calendar year undefeated. I did some checking and it would be just the fourth time this has happened during the NCAA era.

In 1981 Louisiana Tech went 37-0, UConn posted a 36-0 record in 2002 and went 38-0 in 2009. During 2015 UConn is currently 37-0.

Both current and future Huskies have a chance to end 2015 in style as two of the three incoming freshmen will try to lead their teams to holiday tournament titles today.

Kyla Irwin had 26 points, 14 rebounds, two assists, three steals and two blocked shots to lead her State College (Pa.) High School team to a 61-38 win over Northampton in the opening game of the Kiwanis Holiday Classic. State College will play North Schuykill.

Crystal Dangerfield's Blackman HS team advanced to the Sandra Meadows Classic championship game with a 63-62 win over McEachern. Blackman previously defeated Houston Westside, Plano and Frisco Liberty. Next up is the 7:30 p.m. (8:30 here in Connecticut) championship game against host Duncanville. Dangerfield scored 84 points in the first four games of the tournament including 25 in the semifinal victory.


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