Bonnie Samuelson (left) and Karlie Samuelson after Stanford’s win.The seventh annual Tip-Off Marathon began its 29-hour, 22-game run of basketball Monday night. Here are some of the notable achievements, stats and notes.
Streak-busters: The fourth-longest win streak in women’s Division I history ended, and it fell victim to a familiar opponent: Stanford. The sixth-ranked Cardinal beat No. 1 Connecticut 88-86 in overtime Monday, ending the Huskies’ 47-game winning streak.
This was the second time Stanford has ended a UConn winning streak of 45 games or more. In late December 2010, the Cardinal snapped UConn’s Division I-record 90-game winning streak. Of the six longest win streaks in Division I women’s history, the Cardinal have ended three.
Most Consecutive Wins
Women's Division I Basketball History
Florida’s 33-game home winning streak came to an end in a 69-67 loss to Miami (FL). That home winning streak was the third-longest active streak. This game was the first all-Sunshine State matchup in Marathon history, and the result dropped Florida’s record to 0-4 in Marathon games.
More on the Stanford-UConn game:
• The Cardinal beat a No. 1 Huskies team for the second time in eight games. When facing a No. 1 team that is not UConn, Stanford is 5-7 (7-13 all-time against No. 1 teams).
• Stanford’s win came two years, one day after its last win over a No. 1 team. On Nov. 16, 2012, the Cardinal beat Brittney Griner and No. 1 Baylor, ending the Bears’ 42-game win streak.
• The loss was the Huskies’ fifth in a row in an overtime game.
On the mark: Massachusetts shot 27-for-29 at the free-throw line, including 12-for-12 in overtime, in its 77-68 victory over Manhattan. The Minutemen’s 93.1 percent shooting was the best this season by any Division I team with 20 or more free throw attempts.
Tip-Off Marathon quick hitters:
• Gonzaga has won its Marathon game in each of last four years (2011-14), the longest active Marathon streak
• Hawaii is the only school to participate in all seven Marathons (4-3 after loss to High Point)
• This is the first Tip-Off Marathon to have 3 overtime games: No. 6 Stanford women 88, No. 1 UConn 86; Northern Iowa 79, Stephen F. Austin 77; UMass 77, Manhattan 68