January 13, 2014 in Sports

UConn knows something about home win streaks

Associated Press
 

WACO, Texas – Odyssey Sims has never lost a home game with Baylor, which has a 69-game home winning streak spanning the career of the All-American senior guard.

That current nation’s best streak gets a significant test when the No. 7 Lady Bears (14-1) host top-ranked Connecticut (17-0) tonight.

“We’re a little undersized this year. But we’ll figure it out,” said Sims, the national scoring leader at 31.8 points per game.

UConn has been involved in many home-court winning streaks, maintaining their own and breaking others.

Baylor is the third team to reach 69 straight home wins. Tennessee had its streak broken by UConn in 1996; the Huskies had their string snapped by Duke in 2004.

UConn holds the NCAA record with 99 wins in a row at home, a streak ended nearly two years ago by St. John’s. The closest any team has gotten to that was Stanford, with 82 straight until UConn won at Maples Pavilion last season.

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