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Wednesday, April 06, 2016

The Amazing Feat of UConn's Women's Basketball Team

More national titles than UCLA under John Wooden's UCLA teams (when not every school had a DI program, cared out its DI program or had to endure AAU coaches, showcase tournaments and social media).  Wooden's teams had 10 national titles; Geno Auriemma's UConn teams have 11.  And Wooden's didn't win four in a row, the way the Huskies did last night.

What a feat!  What a record!  Arguments abound and what teams were and were not the greatest of all time, but there is no debate in college basketball right now.  The UConn Huskies have the best program currently and in history.  And at a time when every DI school cares about women's basketball the way they did not say thirty to forty years ago, when the likes of Delta State and Immaculata were major players on the national scene. 

This accomplishment should be celebrated more than it is being celebrated.  Yes, Monday night's championship game in the men's bracket was a great game, and, yes, it had the best ending in 33 years, a buzzer beater for the title.  All that is worth celebrating.  No question.

It's just that there is a great argument for celebrating what UConn did more.


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