CBKB: UConn women on verge of breaking their own win streak
By DOUG FEINBERG
AP Basketball Writer
HARTFORD, Conn. — Geno Auriemma and the Connecticut Huskies are more focused on winning a 16th Big East tournament title than breaking their own NCAA record for consecutive victories.
UConn will try for its 71st straight win Monday night when the top-ranked Huskies face sixth-ranked Notre Dame in the Big East conference semifinals. UConn tied the record the program set seven years ago by routing Syracuse 77-41 on Sunday.
What’s made UConn so good during its current run has been the Huskies’ ability to block out the bigger picture.
The last time UConn had 70 straight wins, the streak ended in a Big East tournament semifinal loss to Villanova. But that Huskies team was different from the one that had gone undefeated the year before.