Mind you, a past UConn team, also under veteran coach Geno Auriemma, owns the previous Division 1 college basketball record, 90 consecutive wins through 2010 - a streak snapped by Stanford, which is also the last team the Huskies lost to.
STORRS The first two games Gabby Williams faced SC she managed a total of two field goals in a pair of wins for the UConn women's basketball team.
Those people are wrong.
It's a remarkable achievement and proof of one of the greatest dynasties in the history of sports.
But then UConn ripped off a 7-0 run to close out the half, powered by Collier, that gave the Huskies a six-point lead and put them in the driver's seat.
For starters, think about that number for a second: 100. Children throw parties on the 100th day of school, and the most significant individual basketball achievement in the history of the game saw Wilt Chamberlain score 100 points. It didn't matter who the opponent was.
"That was in the days of the AAU", Brennan says, "so I guess UConn has one more streak to go". Last season in Columbia was a similarly competitive affair and the Huskies won by 12 points. Baseball teams strive to win 100 games, and National Basketball Association fans win free food if their team cracks 100 points. It's one thing to win. Not only was SC not able to cut into the lead, UConn actually outscored the Gamecocks during that stretch before the duo came back in with 3:16 left to play. The first three picks in the 2016 WNBA draft were from CT, giving the allusion there were weaknesses abound in the Huskies armor. In 2013, she released the single "Who Run The World (Girls)" and nothing seems to be more prophetic. But in the case of the Lady Huskies, the competition has been pretty darn good. By any measure the streak is among the most impressive in college athletics' history, and the numbers are mind-boggling: 98 wins by double-digits, 56 by 40 or more points, and 28 coming against ranked opponents. And all of a sudden, UConn is playing the best teams in the country, and they're not losing, and they're winning and winning and winning.
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Saturday's game registered a 6.48 rating in the Hartford-New Haven market, which is the fourth-highest rated UConn women's basketball telecast of the year.
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At 6-19 overall and 3-9 in Big Ten play heading into a Wednesday night home clash with Purdue, Rutgers is one defeat shy of matching its most losses in a season since 2001-02 (9-20).
This is Connecticut's third record-breaking streak this millennium.
SC held the Huskies scoreless for the first 3:06 of the third quarter, cutting the lead to two. Mississippi State, whose loss was to SC, has never advanced past the Sweet 16. Some of them, including Husky legends Stewart, Sue Bird and Maya Moore, were in attendance Monday at a packed, electric Gampel Pavilion. But because they were visibly shaken. In a top-10 matchup with a chance to end a 99-game win streak on the line, the Gamecocks had poured their hearts out for 35 minutes. "If it's a relay, they took the last baton to 100". They'd given their absolute best. With the stream of talent headed to Storrs, Connecticut and the remaining schedule for the Huskies, Beyonce's daughter Blue Ivy may be earning her first Grammy before UConn notches another loss in the results column.
We've never seen anything like it. CT never trailed again.