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As the calendar year 2010 drew to a close, these were the top five winning streaks in WCBB history:

Connecticut 90 2008-10
Connecticut 70 2001-03
Louisiana Tech 54 1980-82
Tennessee 46 1997-98
Texas 40 1985-86

Subsequent to then, Baylor won 42 games in a row to sneak into the top five.

And of course, UConn has won 46 in a row to be tied with Tennessee. UConn now has three of the top five winning streaks in WCBB history. The opening game at UC Davis is an obvious W, which gives UConn sole possession of three of the top four such streaks.

The next step would be getting to 55 in a row, which, even if UConn doesn't get to 91, would be huge in and of itself. As you can see, 55 wins in a row would entail UConn has the three longest winning streaks in WCBB. I think that's incredible, and it remains true no matter how many games in a row UConn wins from 55 on.

Here's the other thing that strikes me: getting to 55 won't be easy. The potential win #48 in a row is at Stanford, and the potential win #53 in a row, should UConn remain unbeaten until then, would be at Notre Dame.

Obviously, we want UConn to win another NC in 2014-15 even if the winning streak doesn't hold up. But if does hold through December 6, the "three longest winning streaks" brag becomes extremely attainable...and 91 continues to be not out of the question. Stay tuned...
 

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I think this team good at least get to 55. Depending on how freshman do could be many more!
 

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As the calendar year 2010 drew to a close, these were the top five winning streaks in WCBB history:

Connecticut 90 2008-10
Connecticut 70 2001-03
Louisiana Tech 54 1980-82
Tennessee 46 1997-98
Texas 40 1985-86

Subsequent to then, Baylor won 42 games in a row to sneak into the top five.

And of course, UConn has won 46 in a row to be tied with Tennessee. UConn now has three of the top five winning streaks in WCBB history. The opening game at UC Davis is an obvious W, which gives UConn sole possession of three of the top four such streaks.

The next step would be getting to 55 in a row, which, even if UConn doesn't get to 91, would be huge in and of itself. As you can see, 55 wins in a row would entail UConn has the three longest winning streaks in WCBB. I think that's incredible, and it remains true no matter how many games in a row UConn wins from 55 on.

Here's the other thing that strikes me: getting to 55 won't be easy. The potential win #48 in a row is at Stanford, and the potential win #53 in a row, should UConn remain unbeaten until then, would be at Notre Dame.

Obviously, we want UConn to win another NC in 2014-15 even if the winning streak doesn't hold up. But if does hold through December 6, the "three longest winning streaks" brag becomes extremely attainable...and 91 continues to be not out of the question. Stay tuned...


Stanford should be a piece of cake this year-UCONN was 20 points better than Stanford last year and Stanford lost Chiney. Notre Dame could be a tough match up for UCONN (Notre Dame hasn't lost a non-NCAA tournament game in 2 years) but I would still expect UCONN to win by 10-15 with relative ease. Besides Notre Dame, I don't think anyone has a realistic shot of competing with UCONN until the NCAA Tournament.
 
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Do you what the rest of the top 10 is?
  1. UConn ....... 90 ... 2008-10
  2. UConn ....... 70 ... 2001-03
  3. LaTech ...... 54 ... 1980-82
  4. UConn ....... 46 ... 2013-
  5. Tenn ........ 46 ... 1997-98
  6. Baylor ...... 42 ... 2011-12
  7. Texas ....... 40 ... 1985-86

Possibly UConn 96-97 (37), UConn 94-95 (35) ?
 

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VG, that's a good question. I think 1996-97 was "only" a 33-game streak, and UConn's 1994-95 season almost certainly counts. Otherwise, I'm struggling to think of other 30+game streaks. USC flirted with 30 at the end of 1982-83 and the beginning of 1983-84 (even if they won the NC both seasons). Maybe I'll see if anything can be determined in terms of AIAW history, but I doubt it...

EDIT: Immaculate went 20-0 in 1972-73 and won the final four games of 1971-72. I have no idea how the Mighty Macs started 1973-74.
 

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As the calendar year 2010 drew to a close, these were the top five winning streaks in WCBB history:

Connecticut 90 2008-10
Connecticut 70 2001-03
Louisiana Tech 54 1980-82
Tennessee 46 1997-98
Texas 40 1985-86

Subsequent to then, Baylor won 42 games in a row to sneak into the top five.

And of course, UConn has won 46 in a row to be tied with Tennessee.

You forgot TonyC's 103-0.:rolleyes:
 
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VG, that's a good question. I think 1996-97 was "only" a 33-game streak, and UConn's 1994-95 season almost certainly counts. Otherwise, I'm struggling to think of other 30+game streaks. USC flirted with 30 at the end of 1982-83 and the beginning of 1983-84 (even if they won the NC both seasons). Maybe I'll see if anything can be determined in terms of AIAW history, but I doubt it...

EDIT: Immaculate went 20-0 in 1972-73 and won the final four games of 1971-72. I have no idea how the Mighty Macs started 1973-74.

Oops on 96-97.
Oh duh, we forgot about ND last year -- 37.
Duke in GG's last season won 30 in a row.

So, we may have ND -- 37, UConn95 -- 35, UConn97 -- 33 to round out the top 10, unless someone else had 33+.
 
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I think this team good at least get to 55. Depending on how freshman do could be many more!
As much as I like to see Uconn win, it is nice to see tough games too. I hated losing to ND but those were great games to watch and rewatch. I watch them to see what I could learn, I learned (mostly) that they were two great determSo if they win 55 or 95 games in a row, wonderful--but that alone does not make for great seasons by great teams.
 

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The obverse of winning streaks is losing streaks. Our losing streaks have not exceeded 1 game since March of 1993. Our current players were all born after that.
 

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Do you what the rest of the top 10 is?
  1. UConn .. 90 ... 2008-10
  2. UConn .. 70 ... 2001-03
  3. LaTech . 54 ... 1980-82
  4. UConn .. 46 ... 2013-
  5. Tenn ... 46 ... 1997-98
  6. Baylor . 42 ... 2011-12
  7. Texas .. 40 ... 1985-86

Possibly UConn 96-97 (37), UConn 94-95 (35) ?


Purdue won their last 30 some games in 1999 and their first 4 in 2000 so they might be around the 36-37 mark too
 
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you know we are putting some records on the top shelf (where momma hides the cookies) .... who else is going to break these records..... the 3 top undefeated streaks in history, no consecutive defeats in over 20 years..... concurrent mens and womens chmpnshps..... and more than that.....

It is just WOW material..... and I am constantly amazed
 

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I started this very thread a year and five months ago, only to learn, as everyone did, how randomly a streak can end. Indeed, we did lose to Stanford, as I mentioned was a potential pitfall. Of course, Geno, Stewie, and company, now have 55 in a row of their own...and so do we as fans. In celebration of the day, Geno was wise and thoughtful enough to give Moriah, who's also been a huge part of the streak thus far, a real Texas homecoming. She got to help crush the Longhorns in last season's regional semifinals snd play some other AAC games in Texas, but this was also a family event for her. I hope other Texas prospects saw this and will consider it during the recruiting process.

And I hope all prospects watch the beat go on with Uconn. Were looking at 11 more regular season games, including against nationally ranked USF and #2 South Carolina in Columbia. Wins in those two games, plus the AAC tournament, would have Uconn pushing 70 in a row heading into the NCAA tournament. Diana's streak would drop to #3 by the end of Round 2 of the tournament!

Additionally, this has been one hell of a schedule and season thus far. Ohio State, ND, Maryland, FSU, DePaul, USF- all double-digit victories over ranked opponents. We've gotten to 18-0 with 38-0 in plain view. Stewie sees it as clearly as that rebound dunk she almost got yesterday. I think she'll try again 2/27 on Senior Day.

And I think this fantastic incarnation of the Huskies finishes this season with 11 NCs, 17 Final Fours, 24 consecutive NCAA tournament wins (another winning streak record to keep an eye on), and 75 wins in a row overall. I was blessed enough to witness 89 in a row in person back in December 2010. Whether or not Uconn gets to 91 won't change how much history we're witnessing. Uconn simply has done and will do the unprecedented...and make it look like that's simply how Uconn wbb rolls.

Excelsior!!!
 

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Fun thread to revisit, and now I know who to blame for the Stanford loss - you Alex for publicly sowing the seeds of doubt, and a few others for publicly challenging the BB gods to wreck their certainty! :)

And while everyone tends to smile knowingly when TonyC makes his predictions, he actually 'came this close'
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(an overtime loss) to actually underestimating the potential with his 103-0
 
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