2:30 PM ET, December 19, 2010
NEW YORK -- After the final buzzer sounded and another win was in the books, Connecticut coach Geno Auriemma found his family in the stands. He hugged his smiling mother, then kissed his happy wife.Turns out, No. 88 meant something special after all.
Celebrate, don't compare, UConn & UCLA
Instead of worrying about whether UConn measures up to UCLA, we should celebrate the two teams and the standard of excellence they've achieved in winning 88 consecutive games, writes Graham Hays. Story
Penn State volleyball is better comparison
Instead of comparing two teams from different eras (not to mention genders), Mechelle Voepel asks how the Huskies match up against one of college's other great streaks. Story
Wooden's players prepare to be passed
After saying goodbye to John Wooden earlier this year, former UCLA players now might have to say goodbye to a win streak they owned alone, writes Ramona Shelburne. But they're certain of one thing: Coach Wooden wouldn't have minded. Story
• Carolyn Peck: People are talking!
Hayes and Moore take control
UConn's Tiffany Hayes and Maya Moore nearly put up as many points as the entire Ohio State team Sunday, and they were more efficient in doing so.
• Connecticut won its 88th straight game, extending its women's Division I record streak and tying the men's Division I streak set by UCLA from 1971-74.
• Tiffany Hayes (26 points) led the Huskies in scoring for the third time this season.
• UConn has won each of its past eight games by at least 20 points, and three straight by at least 30.
• Ohio State's Jantel Lavender, the nation's leading scorer, was held to 14 points, her lowest total of the year.
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||18-68 (.265)||32-64 (.500)|
|3P Made-Attempted||5-18 (.278)||5-15 (.333)|
|FT Made-Attempted||9-14 (.643)||12-16 (.750)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||16 (0/0)||14 (0/0)|
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