Women's basketball at the University of Connecticut can only be described as one of the meccas in terms of athletic excellence! With a #Winning Streak that sits at 108 and counting, UCONN's last loss was November 17th, 2014 in a nail-biter against Stanford. Right now in the #Ncaa March Madness tourney, they are a number one seed and face Syracuse (a number eight seed) to make it into the Elite Eight.
The 108-game winning streak is not only a women's record, it is the longest any team has gone without losing crossing all gender and sport lines. UCONN is setting a high bar in so many different ways, it is hard to comprehend.
The Huskies and their record
The 108-game winning streak is only a part of the laundry list of records held by the Huskies. UCONN has won four back to back NCAA National Championships. They are preceded only by UCLA (men) via John Gooden (1967 - 1973). Non-consecutively, they are tied with UCLA (men), with both institutions proudly holding eleven NCAA titles. Tennessee (women) and Kentucky (men) have eight titles each.
UCONN's coach Geno Auriemma is in his 32nd year with the Huskies. His overall winning percentage sits at .880, which happens to be the best NCCA win/loss record among all basketball coaches (women or men with over ten years of experience), regardless of level. With each win throughout the streak, this record becomes that much stronger and that much more difficult to break.
UCONN's key to success
Auriemma credits recruitment of like-minded talent as one of the strongest keys to a winning team. Call it recruits feeling the pressure to win. Call it the staff and team creating a predominate positive culture. Call it the coach's ability to bring out the best in the players. Whatever it is called, Auriemma's recruiting of like-minded talent is working for the Huskies.
If the streak ends at 108, UCONN will still retain a record. If the Huskies move on to the Elite Eight, they have the ability to grab another NCAA Championship and move ahead of the era of John Gooden and the UCLA Bruins.