By the Numbers: UConn women's basketball's historic streak

The UConn women's basketball team walks off the floor after losing to Mississippi State in overtime on Saturday night at the American Airlines Center in Dallas. The Huskies' 66-64 loss to the Bulldogs ends their record 111-game winning streak. (Jackson Haigis/The Daily Campus)

The UConn women's basketball team walks off the floor after losing to Mississippi State in overtime on Saturday night at the American Airlines Center in Dallas. The Huskies' 66-64 loss to the Bulldogs ends their record 111-game winning streak. (Jackson Haigis/The Daily Campus)

With the No. 1 UConn Huskies startling 66-64 loss to No. 2 Mississippi State in the Final Four, the greatest streak in NCAA collegiate sports was snapped. Here are the key numbers from the 111-game winning streak.

865: Since Nov. 23, 2014, the Huskies went 865 days without losing. The streak started with a win over Creighton 96-60.

111: The UConn Huskies NCAA winning streak, which spanned two national championships and three American conference titles.

108: UConn defeated 108 of the 111 opponents by a double-digit margin. The three exceptions were Florida State on Nov. 14, 2016, Maryland on Dec. 29, 2016 and Tulane Feb. 18, 2017.

81: Wins while ranked the No. 1 team in America by the AP.

70: The Huskies won 70 straight conference games playing in the American.

65: UConn defeated No. 20 South Florida 103-37 on Jan. 10, 2017. The 65 point margin of victory was the biggest during the streak.

61: UConn victories by at least 40 points. The Huskies had 17 such wins this season, including seven in a row from Jan 4. 2017 to Jan. 28.

44: Number of wins coming at home arenas for UConn.

29: Wins against top ranked teams, including nine against top five opponents and 11 in the 2016-2017 season.

27: Wins at Gampel Pavilion in a row.

26: The Huskies won 26 straight games in March, with the closest margin of victory being 10 points against Notre Dame in the 2015 national championship game.

24: Fewest amount of points let up, which came against the College of Charleston Nov. 28 2014 in the Gulf Coast Showcase.  

23: More wins than the illustrious men’s record held by the 1970-74 UCLA teams coach by John Wooden.

16: Number of NCAA tournament wins in a row. Overall the Huskies were on a 28 game tournament winning streak before their loss in the Final Four.

13: Times scoring 100 or more points in a game. The Huskies scored over 100 points five times this season, including three times in March.

7: Different players named to the All-Conference First team. Breanna Stewart, Morgan Tuck and Moriah Jefferson were named to the first team twice.

3: Different number of players named Conference Player of the Year. Breanna Stewart won in 2015 and 2016, sophomores Napheesa Collier and Katie Lou Samuelson shared the distinction in 2017.

2: Closest margin of victory, which came in the opening game of the 2016-2017 season against Florida State. The Huskies won 76-74 on the road on Nov. 14.

1: Wins over Mississippi State. The Huskies throttled the Bulldogs 98-38 in the regional semifinal of the 2016 NCAA tournament.


Matt Kren is a staff writer for The Daily Campus, covering women’s basketball. He can be reached via email at matthew.kren@uconn.edu.