UConn women's basketball team breaks own record with 91st straight win

Saturday January 14th, 2017

The UConn women's basketball team broke its own NCAA record with its 91st consecutive victory by defeating SMU 88–48 on Saturday.

UConn has not lost a game since November 17, 2014 when its 90-game winning streak was ended by Stanford in double-overtime. Had UConn not lost that game, Geno Auriemma and his team would be riding a 139-game winning streak.

"This team is pretty good as just keeping everything on an even keel," Auriemma said. "Even afterward, there's a feeling of accomplishment, they feel like they've done something significant. But there isn't this over-the-top screaming and yelling as if we just won a national championship."

With the victory, the Huskies also broke the school's record of 57 straight regular-season conference wins. The previous streak spanned from 2008 to 2012.

"I'm not taking for granted at all this is one of the coolest things I've ever been a part of," Katie Lou Samuelson said. "Now we can really just focus each game at a time, and not have to worry anything if we're keeping it up or not."

Saniya Chong, Gabby Williams, Kia Nurse and Tierney Lawlor have been part of the team for all 91 victories.

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.

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