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Monday, January 08, 2018

Another record winning streak on the line

When UConn lost to Mississippi State in the 2017 Final Four, one of the comments UConn coach Geno Auriemma made was being relieved that his players won't have to answer any more winning streak questions.

Well ...

If UConn beats UCF on Tuesday night, the Huskies will become the first NCAA Division I women's basketball team to win 100 consecutive regular-season games.

I did some checking on this over the last week or so and used some of my research for Saturday's game story when the Huskies dispatching South Florida 100-49.

In nine of the 13 games this season, the Huskies have not trailed and two other times they were down for 20 and 51 seconds. The other two games saw the Huskies down for an eternity against DePaul or 67 seconds if you'd rather have the raw data and then came the Notre Dame contest. During the previous 99 regular-season wins, that was the only time the Huskies trailed for more time than they led as UConn trailed for more than 25 1/2 minutes in that contest.

Here's the breakdown of the longest stretches that UConn played from behind during this streak

Notre Dame 25:19 (12-3-2017)
USF 17:12 (2-29-2016)
Florida State 12:37 (11-14-2016)
Tulane 12:11 (2-27-2016)
USF 11:21 (3-7-2016)
Texas 9:41 (12-4-2016)
Notre Dame 8:59 (12-6-2014)
Houston 8:53 (1-8-2016)
USF 7:12 (1-10-2016)
Louisville 7:09 (3-3-2014)


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