12/19/10: LADY HUSKIES WIN 88TH STRAIGHT

 

When you talk about the greatest dynasties of all-time, the UConn Lady Huskies have to be in the discussion. Their historic win streak started in 2008 and by the time they faced No. 11 Ohio State on December 19, 2010, the streak had reached 87 games, one shy of the record set by John Wooden’s UCLA teams.

The game itself wasn’t much of a contest. Tiffaney Hayes scored 26 points and Maya Moore added 22, as UConn clobbered Ohio State, 81-50. As the final seconds were unwinidng, the crowd of 15,323 at The Garden starting chanting “Eighty-eight, eighty-eight.” The Huskies ended up surpassing UCLA’s streak before having it snapped at 90 games.