UConn streak among best in sports his­tory

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - SPORTS - By Pat Ea­ton-Robb

STORRS, CONN. >> UConn’s women’s bas­ket­ball team is on the verge of win­ning its 91st straight game, which would break its own NCAA Divi­sion I record that was set be­tween 2008 and 2010. The Huskies play Satur­day at SMU, a team that is 10-6 and just lost to Tu­lane. UConn’s streak ranks among the most im­pres­sive in sports, but there are plenty of oth­ers. Here’s a look at some of them:

Trin­ity-Squash

UConn’s women don’t own the long­est win­ning streak in col­lege sports his­tory, or even in the state of Con­necti­cut. That streak be­longs to the Trin­ity men’s squash team. The Ban­tams won 252 con­sec­u­tive matches, in­clud­ing 13 na­tional cham­pi­onships, be­tween Fe­bru­ary 1998 and Jan­uary, 2012, when they lost to ri­val Yale.

Way­land Bap­tist -Women’s bas­ket­ball

The Huskies also don’t own the long­est streak in women’s col­lege bas­ket­ball. Way­land Bap­tist in Plainview, Texas, won 131 straight be­tween 1953 and 1958, when the Fly­ing Queens fi­nally lost in the AAU na-

tional semi­fi­nals to their ri­vals, the Nashville Busi­ness Col­lege. Their streak in­cluded four straight AAU na­tional cham­pi­onships.

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