It needed to finish someday.
The UConn ladies’s basketball group ended its 126-game common season profitable streak of greater than 4 years Thursday because the 11-time nationwide champion Huskies suffered a 68-57 loss to the Baylor College Bears in Waco, Texas.
The No. 1 Huskies had not misplaced an everyday season recreation since an 88-86 extra time loss at Stanford in 2014.
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“What’s disappointing for me, not that we misplaced. How lengthy did you suppose you had been going to win each recreation within the common season, 10 years?,” stated Huskies head coach Geno Auriemma. “So I’m not shocked that we misplaced, nevertheless it was disappointing that we struggled a lot on the offensive finish.”
For the No. eight Bears, it was the primary time they confronted a No. 1 group in 19 seasons beneath coach Kim Mulkey. The group misplaced every of the three such conferences, together with when UConn visited Waco 5 years in the past.
“Connecticut will get everyone’s greatest shot. They do not lose a lot, we do not lose a lot,” Mulkey stated. “When you are able to do it yr after yr after yr, taking folks’s greatest pictures and you’ve got a shot to play one another, it is good for girls’s basketball.”
The Related Press contributed to this report.