On Tuesday, University of Connecticut women’s basketball team tied its own NCAA winning streak when it won its 90th straight game with a 102-37 win over South Florida.
“I would say it’s important to play great with a lot of energy every single night,” UConn coach Geno Auriemma said at a press conference after the game.“That’s as good of 20 minutes of basketball as any of them have ever been apart of.”
The Huskies dominated the first part of the game with a 30-6 lead over the Bulls before finishing the first half 65-19—the largest halftime lead the Huskies have had this season so far.
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“Who knows if anyone will ever be in this situation again, but for us, to be in this moment twice, it’s hard to describe,” said Auriemma. “I was speechless. I really didn’t know what to say. We really played an amazing game of basketball.”
Auriemma also talked about UConn’s star “core four” players—Gabby Williams, Katie Lou Samuelson, Napheesa Collier and Kia Nurse—who have lead the team to its victory streak.
“If you haven’t seen Gabby Williams play basketball in person, then you have no idea what she’s like and what she brings,” said Auriemma.
Williams was 5-8 in field goals and had 13 rebounds for the Huskies.
The Huskies will attempt to break their own record by going for their 91st consecutive win on Saturday Jan. 14 against Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.