Tuesday, March 09, 2010

UCONN WOMEN WIN 71st STRAIGHT!

The University of Connecticut NCAA women's basketball team has done what no women's team has done before. In fact, only John Wooden's men's team has done better. EVER.This is from the Hartford Courant...

"The Huskies defeated feisty Notre Dame 59-44 in the Big East tournament semifinals at the XL Center. The winning streak that began against Georgia Tech on Nov. 16, 2008, one fueled by great players and fattened by double-digit margins, has finally reached historic proportions
Frankly, No. 71 wasn't much fun for the nation's top-ranked team. They had to work 40 minutes for it. Led by Tina Charles, who had 16 points and 17 rebounds, the Huskies (32-0) broke the Division I women's record for consecutive wins set by UConn in 2001-03. Maya Moore had 11 points, 10 rebounds and six assists. But more importantly for a program that values championships more than history, it springboards UConn to its sixth straight tournament title game. UConn has already won 15 championships and will play West Virginia Tuesday night at 7."

OK, I know my blog centers around the Boston Red Sox and always will, but this UCONN team is very dear to my heart and they're a joy to watch. Pure basketball combined with excellence in sports. What a combination! I'll be watching ESPN tonight at 7pm. If you have the time, tune in. It's regular old ESPN, not one of their other networks. Anyone with cable television will be able to watch it. Enjoy. Go Huskies!! Now, on to the Red Sox.

Josh Beckett started his second spring training outing and was effective again. Jonathon Papelbon, Hideki Okajima and Ramon Ramirez followed him and together they held the Cardinals scoreless for six innings before each team erupted for five runs each in the eighth and ninth innings. But Boston prevailed by a final score of 7-6 and that's all that matters. Keep it going, Sox.

I have the UCONN women on my mind. Tune in to ESPN at 7pm EST if you can. Click on this post's title to be linked directly to the Sports Illustrated home page. Guess who's on the title page? As always, BE WELL.

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