Things That Have Happened During UConn's 94-Game Win Streak
UConn’s women made it 94 straight victories on Tuesday night by demolishing East Carolina 91-44. Think about this. If every point East Carolina scored had counted double, the Huskies still would...
UConn’s women made it 94 straight victories on Tuesday night by demolishing East Carolina 91-44. Think about this. If every point East Carolina scored had counted double, the Huskies still would have won 91-88.
UConn tied its own NCAA record with 34 straight road wins, first accomplished in 2001-2004, and Gabby Williams had the school’s fifth career triple-double (16 points, 16 rebounds, 10 assists).
The Huskies, with their four straight national championships, have become so great it borders on boring - sort of the like the Boston Celtics of the 1950s and 1960s or the New England Patriots of the last 15 years. It’s become more of a news story when they lose a game, any game than when they win a national title.
The streak started after an overtime loss to Stanford, 88-86, on November 17, 2014. Prior to that, the Huskies had won 47 straight games. So take the Stanford loss out of the equation, and it would be a 142-game win streak we’re talking about, instead of a lousy 141-1 record in that span.
Here’s a look at a few other things that have transpired in the interim.
800 days have gone by. That’s 114 weeks or 19,200 hours, or 1.152 million minutes.
8.663 million people have been born in the United States. That’s doing the math of 3.953 million people born every year, which translates to 10,829 births per day. That’s a pretty big pool of future recruits for the Huskies to pick from.
Nine years have gone by on Mercury. The planet closest to the sun orbits the big yellow ball once every 88 days.
Four different Marvel movies have out: That’s Avengers: Age of Ultron (5/1/2015); Captain America: Civil War (5/6/2016); Ant-Man (7/17/2015); and Doctor Strange (11/4/2016) if you’re playing along at home.
24 different songs have been No. 1 on the pop charts in the US. Taylor Swift’s “Shake it Off”, an appropriate title for the Lady Huskies following their loss to Stanford, was No. 1 when they lost to the Cardinal on in November of 2014. The current hit is something called “Bad and Boujee” by someone called Migos featuring Lil Uzi Vert, which makes me feel really old and out of touch.
In November 2014, NBC was gearing up for Season 7 of Celebrity Apprentice, in which billionaire mogul Donald Trump would boss around the likes of Geraldo Rivera, Leeza Gibbons, Ian Ziering, and Kate Gosselin. Currently, Trump is bossing around a few more hundreds of millions of people.
Stanford has gone 68-21 since upsetting UConn. Ironically in 2014 after knocking off the Huskies, the Cardinal lost its next game, 87-81 to Texas, also in overtime, then lost two games later to No. 11 North Carolina.
If the Huskies continue their streak, they will have a chance to grab their 100th straight victory on February 13 when they host No. 5 South Carolina, which is currently 17-1 and on an 11-game win streak of its own.
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