The University of Connecticut, led by Geno Auriemma, won their second consecutive NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship and Auriemma’s seventh overall. The Huskies (39-0) are the first team ever to have consecutive unbeaten seasons, but that doesn’t cover it. Connecticut has won 78 straight contests and have stamped themselves as one of the most dominant teams ever – in their sport or any other, men or women.
They’ve been unstoppable over the past two years, winning every game until Tuesday night by double figures, and passing their own NCAA women’s Division I record of 70 straight wins set from 2001-03 in early March. The championship victory put them within 10 of the vaunted 88-game winning streak set by the UCLA men in the early 1970s.