Respect the Streak: Huskies' feat is astounding

Connecticut is on the cusp of its record-breaking 89th consecutive victory. All the contrarians need to stop complaining about the alleged lack of depth in women's college hoops, and instead consider how truly remarkable it is for a team to go 2 1/2 years without a loss.

Updated: January 25, 2011, 10:39 AM ET
By Adena Andrews

There are too many blowouts in the women's game.

It's not the same because the competition on the men's side is so much better.

These are a couple of the qualifiers I hear when it comes to the UConn women's consecutive wins streak. When the Huskies walk into the history books tonight with their 89 straight wins, let's hope we don't hear any of the excuses that belittle their achievement. It doesn't matter what competitive climate the win streak happened in; it just matters ...

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