UConn’s Lady Huskies Are Officially Better Than Any Men’s Basketball Team Ever

- By Bossip Staff

UConn’s women’s basketball team has finally proven that separating girls’ sports from boys’ sports is stupid. Because girls can be just as good.

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.

Maya Moore had a double-double with a career-high 41 points and 10 rebounds and 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.

When the final buzzer sounded, UConn players sprinted across the floor to shake hands with the student section as fans held up signs with “89” and the Huskies logo on them. A couple of other fans raised a banner that read “The Sorcerer of Storrs.” After a brief huddle in front of their bench, UConn players re-emerged wearing “89 and Counting” T-shirts and bounced around at center court before posing for photos.

“I’m not John Wooden and this isn’t UCLA,” coach Geno Auriemma said. “This is Connecticut and that’s good enough.”

It is one more chapter of history for UConn, and perhaps the grandest.

Connecticut long ago established itself as the marquee program in the women’s game, the benchmark by which all others are measured. The Huskies already own seven national titles and four perfect seasons under Auriemma, and they’ve produced a galaxy of stars that includes Rebecca Lobo, Diana Taurasi, Jennifer Rizzotti, Sue Bird and Tina Charles.

The streak, though, takes it to another level, certainly raising the profile of women’s basketball and maybe all of women’s athletics

We girls can dream… But these chicks still have nowhere to go but the WNBA or ESPN. SMH.

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Comments

  • if anything be noble

    Maya Moore. All day. Go UCONN. — *aside* (Love yall but you might not have had that record if yall had played Pat Summit’s Tennessee Lady Vols during that time, bet. Not hatin but Pat Summitt boycotted Geno Auriemma and refused to play against UConn for 3 years because she said he did some questionable recruiting/ got players illegally, so UConn really had no rival competition for the length of that record.) But as players…. ALL DAY. LONG.

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  • Ck1

    We Gonna Get There!

  • I Am Legend (Allergic To Darkies)

    I dont know about better than any mens team ever but they nice …

    @If anything be noble

    UConn never has any rivals or good competition they get the top recruits every year in womens BBall..I mean if you get 4 of the top 10 players every year you should be winning every game…Teneessee fell off by the way since Parker left…

  • Nation

    these hoez cant even touch the net..i want them to actually play men since some stupid people actually think girls can hang.

  • if anything be noble

    I hear you re: Candace but I think Tennessee could have taken UConn at least once during that time if PS had played Geno. All Tennessee needed to do was beat UConn by 1 one time in those years and the record would have fallen (and I think PS has enough rage to have done that at least one time with her ragin self.)… The “UConn gets all the top players” thing was PSs argument. It could be true that it’s not fair how Geno does it but it’s also true her boycott detracted from the game since UConn was blowin the other teams out by 30. Boring, Pat. Play ball, woman.

  • John D. Hater

    Women’s basketball…only the 3rd biggest waste of time in life behind…1) Staring at a clock and 2) Women’s softball.

  • Hannibal

    WHO CARES, THEY ARE JUST WOMEN, THIS STREAK MEANS NOTHING. IF THEY WIN 200 IN A ROW, THEN MAYBE I MIGHT BE IMPRESSED!

  • Jay

    What kind of idiotic mess is this? Women and men shouldn’t be separated in sports?? You do realize that the UConn womens team only played against…women? How can you use that as a comparison to a men’s basketball record? Stick to talking about who’s pregnant and has “fake cakes”. Let the big boys handle the sports.

  • Andsowhat

    Some of you guys are the most ignorant and sexist individuals on this blog. The women play harder and faster than the men. You don’t see women basketball players getting suspended for 3 games because they got free clothes from Express do you like those Kansas State players. You guys are a bunch of idiots.

  • lil lat

    @nation
    You must be calling them hoez because they can do more on the court then u can in your dreams.
    and as far as them playing guys,. their coach puts them up against guys at every practice to help them get better.

    do your homework! UCONN all day!

    • Ejay

      You defintaley don’t know what you’re talking about! I’m not even going to try and argue about it because it’s so Silly.

      Here’s what you do. Listen to Collin Cowherd on ESPN Radio and he’ll explain in detail why this record by UConn mean Nothing! Keep being happy tho. LMAO!!

  • Real Issh

    UConn tryna get Brittany Griner next year . Streak boutta become 1,0000000 . Lls .

  • Mabel

    Congrats Ladies.

  • Darth H8ter

    They are not better than any men’s program. There are only 4-5 decent womens teams each year. Uconn is better because they are a foot taller than their opponents. It is hard to dominate as they have done. But whoever thinks this is even as good as going undefeated in the ACC/Big East/SEC/Big Ten are basketball idiots.

    They do not play harder or faster. Make some shots, then see me.

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