March to 88: UConn Women Break Record with 71st Win

FratHouseSportsContributor IMarch 8, 2010

No team, not the 2001-03 UConn women’s team, not even the great John Wooden 1971-74 teams, were beating opponents like this UConn team has been.

So now that this new school UConn team has surpassed the old with their 71st win in a row, we can no longer compare the two because clearly this year's team is better.

Say what you want to say.

Argue about it until you’re beyond blue in the face.

Everybody is entitled to their opinion.

But the fact is, “men lie, women lie, but numbers don’t." And this year's team has more wins, by a larger margin, and have beat more ranked teams than any other team in the history of women’s college basketball.

So now I think it is time to ask the question, “Are they the best basketball team ever assembled, better than the John Wooden teams of the early 70s?”

Let's all face it, nobody is going to beat the UConn Huskies this year, they’re just that good. They’ve won every game by double digits to the tune of 33 points.

Every game! 

They’re not just beating teams, they’re whooping them. It is a thing of beauty how they are able to maintain this kind of excellence over this long of a period.

And with Geno, the master motivator at the helm of this unstoppable force, it doesn’t look as if they are going to slow down anytime soon.

So let's say they win tomorrow in the Big East Championship, that’s 72. Then they sweep through the NCAA tournament and win the Championship, that’ll be 78 wins. Only 10 behind Wooden’s squad and the title for the longest college basketball streak of all-time.

The record they said would never be broken is within reach for these Huskies. With three of the top five scorers coming back, including Maya Moore, and a cake walk to start next season…the unbreakable record can not only be broken by UConn, it can be shattered.

I, for one, hope they do it because I am a true fan, I like to see the greatest at their greatest.

I like to witness something another person might not ever see again.

I was too young to remember the ‘96 Bulls winning 72 games.

I wasn not born to witness the ‘72 Dolphins perfect season.

So I’m going to sit back and enjoy this streak, not downplay or degrade it with talk of a lack of competition, because this team is Guinness Book of World Record great.