The 111-game win streak of the University of Connecticut (UConn) Women’s Basketball’s team has come to an end. The Huskies winning streak came to an end in the NCAA National Semifinal on March 31 against Mississippi State.
The winning streak was the longest in NCAA Women’s College Basketball history. The previous long for a win streak in Division I basketball was 90, which UConn also held from 2008-2011.
The Huskies, who were down 16 during the first half against Mississippi State, fought back, only to fall in overtime on a buzzer-beater by Morgan William.
The 16-point deficit was the largest for UConn all season. The Huskies last loss prior to that was Nov. 17, 2014, as they fell to Stanford 88-86 in overtime.
UConn won two national championships during the win streak and had won four consecutive championships. The win streak was 23 more wins than the longest win streak in men’s college basketball history. The men’s record is 88, which is held by the UCLA Bruins and head coach John Wooden from 1970-1974.
Their largest margin of victory during the win-streak was 65, which came against South Florida on Jan. 10. That was also their 90 consecutive victory. The Huskies also had 61 victories by at least 40 points during the streak.
Information via NCAA.com