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UConn is unbeatable

Posted on: March 17, 2010

Everyone knows who I am talking about. One of the most dominant programs in NCAA history is the UConn Woman’s Basketball team. They are a force to be reckon with and they have won by less than 20 points only five times this whole season. They have the longest winning streak in woman’s basketball history and it is about to get at least six games longer. They are undeniably going to win this year’s tournament and there are not very many teams in this year field that will give them a huge challenge.

UConn's Tina Charles and UCLA's Bill Walton

One thing that the team is being criticized for is being way too over dominant. If this was a men’s team, would we be saying the same thing? There are critics who say that it is unfair to judge them the same as men because first and foremost, woman’s sports have not been around very long. This year is the 29th anniversary of the woman’s tournament and the men’s tournament has been around for 71 years now. Also, the team has been compared to the John Wooden era UCLA Bruins. They were one of the most dominant teams of the late 1960s and early 1970s and no one ever complained about their winning streak or their dominance. It is completely unfair that we have decided to judge the UConn team just because they are women.

Tennessee head coach Pat Summitt and UConn head coach Geno Auriemma

The other thing that this team is doing is they are establishing woman’s sports here in the United States. The two dominant programs in this country, Tennessee and UConn have a combined 14 NCAA National Championships and are constantly at the top of the polls every year. They used to play a game against each other every year but it ended last year after a dispute broke out between the coach’s over former recruit and current UConn player Maya Moore. These two teams have set the standard high for other teams and they also give other sports hope that there is more out there.

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