It’s been a long time since the UConn Huskies women’s basketball team lost a regular season game. How long? The Huskies hadn’t lost in 126 straight games.
That streak ended Thursday night. The Baylor Bears managed to snap UConn’s 126-game winning streak, taking down the Huskies 68-57.
It was the Huskies’ first regulation loss in 209 straight games. It was also the first time UConn lost a road game in regulation since 2011, according to ESPN Women’s Hoops.
That’s right, the last time the UConn women’s team lost a road game in regulation, the “Hunger Games” movies hadn’t been made yet.
It’s important to note that the Huskies have lost games during the past couple seasons, but not until the NCAA Tournament. The team lost in the Final Four the past two seasons.
What did it take for UConn to finally lose a game during the regular season? The team had to post its worst shooting percentage in 20 years.
It was also a pretty significant win for Baylor. The team had previously gone 0-14 in games against the No. 1 team in the nation. They not only handed UConn its first loss in years, but they also snapped that streak.
After losing to Baylor, the Huskies will look to bounce back against the University of Houston on Sunday. UConn hasn’t lost two games in a season since 2012-2013. In order to avoid that fate, the team needs to win its fifth NCAA Championship in the last seven seasons.
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