The victory for UConn (30-4) gave it a NCAA record eighth straight 30-win season. The Huskies had shared the record with Duke (2001-07).
“It’s not easy to get 30 wins,” UConn senior Kelly Faris said. “When you’re talking about a program like this a lot of people just expect it to be easy. Then if we don’t get there it’s, ‘Oh my gosh, that’s unbelievable. How did that happen?’ It goes to show what you’re held to, the expectations that you’re held to here. That’s part of it. It’s tradition. You’re expected to win certain games and win a certain amount of games.”
Geno Auriemma’s record speaks for itself. Heading into Saturday’s Big East game against Rutgers at the RAC in Piscataway, N.J. (4 p.m., SNY), the University of Connecticut women’s basketball Hall of Fame coach ranks sixth all-time in wins (827) and second all-time in winning percentage (.864). He has led the Huskies to seven national championships, 13 Final Four appearances, 24 consecutive NCAA tournament bids, 19 Big East regular season titles, and 18 Big East tournament crowns.
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Adding to an already impressive legacy, including two NCAA championships, four Final Four appearances and a 150-4 collegiate record, former UConn women’s basketball star Maya Moore made history again Monday afternoon when she won the Honda-Broderick Cup as the Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year.