Connecticut — No. 89 came and went as effortlessly as nearly all their previous games. This season. Last season. And the season before.
UConn women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma, never at a loss for words, was close Tuesday night.
“It’s pretty amazing. It really is,” he said.
No exaggeration there.
His No. 1-ranked Huskies topped the 88-game winning streak set by John Wooden’s UCLA men’s team from 1971-74, beating No. 22 Florida State 93-62. Playing with the relentlessness that has become its trademark — and would have made Wooden proud — UConn blew past the Seminoles as it has so many other teams in the last 2½ years.
“I don’t want my team to compare themselves to anyone,” Auriemma said. “I’m not John Wooden and this isn’t UCLA. This is Connecticut and that’s good enough.”