John Gasaway looks at the role of luck in college basketball, writing that even the best coaches catch a lot of breaks -- and that it shouldn't take away from their on-court success.
The No. 1-ranked Connecticut Huskies topped the 88-game winning streak by John Wooden's UCLA men's team from 1971-74, beating No. 22 Florida State 93-62 on Tuesday night.
What does the only men's or women's Division I basketball team to win 89 games in a row have that no other team has? Geno Auriemma and Maya Moore.
It might seem counterintuitive to focus on one player on a night when UConn achieved the ultimate team milestone, but Maya Moore made the streak possible, separating herself in UConn and women's basketball lore.
UConn has won 88 straight thanks to hard work and high standards. But the Huskies also have a presence that can undermine, overwhelm and intimidate opponents before they even step on the court.