It was just another night at the basketball arena for the Connecticut women. Another opponent and another victory. The Huskies have won 89 straight.
But this one was SPECIAL. The victory broke John Wooden’s UCLA men’s team mark of 88 straight.
The debate will continue whether Connecticut accomplishments are the same as the UCLA feat. The bottom line is 89 straight in anything, including 4th grade basketball, is impressive. So a definite tip-of-the-cap to the Huskie women.
As I stated before, Connecticut women’s basketball keeps the women’s game in the news. The women’s game will never match the interest in the men’s game just like spring always follows winter. But that doesn’t mean women aren’t gifted players, they are just different. In the simplest terms, men bank on talent, women bank on skill. Men dunk the basketball, while women shoot better free throws.
It’s okay to celebrate and appreciate the differences. That’s why comparing the two winning streaks are unfair.
By the way, look for the Huskie women to grow their streak. Baylor is probably the only team with a legitimate opportunity to defeat Connecticut yet this season.