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Old 12-24-2010, 02:20 AM
 
Location: Long Island via Chapel Hill NC, Go Heels?
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When Maya Moore leaves, they will lose a game. Being next year, that'll take them over 100. Maya Moore could probably win D-1 Games in games with 2 teammates. She's that good. Now with Men's Basketball being all great players leave after one year sans a couple (Harrison Barnes won't, too humble ), it makes the whole women's thing look even less exciting even if women do stay for all four years.
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Old 12-24-2010, 11:13 AM
 
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The difference between men's and women's basketball is huge, men's is above the rim, while women's isn't. The UConn women practice against men, 7 men to 5 women. Even John Wooden's grandson said the following:

John Wooden would have loved the UConn women, says grandson - ESPN

They broke the streak that UCLA had. That is an admirable feat no matter what team, men's or women's, or even what sport that is in.
Agreed, it's a tribute to the hard work, focus, and dedication of the coaches and the players.

Considering how easy it is just to have an off shooting night or just come out flat it's quite a tribute. Also the streak includes NCAA tournament games against the best women's basketball teams in the country.
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Old 12-25-2010, 03:55 PM
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Location: Tall Building down by the river
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Do people actually believe that the Lady Huskies could handle a men's Division II or III team, let alone any UCLA team of the past forty years?

UConn alone at the top after 89th straight win - College basketball- NBC Sports

I mean, congrats to Geno Auriemna and his women's teams for an amazing accomplishment -- but please don't say they beat the UCLA men --at anything.


I didn't understand why the women's streak was being compared to the men's streak at UCLA. since when are streak from women's college basketball compared to men? Makes no sense
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Old 12-25-2010, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Columbus
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Whether men or women, the amazing thing is the mental part of it. They still stayed focus no matter what to win. That is what amazes me. Sometimes when you see that your next opponent is a nobody, chances are you will take them lightly and could end up losing. Also, some days you are just not feeling it and the focus is just not there. For them to do this and win 89 is pretty amazing stuff.

Does anyone think that when they do lose to end the streak that it will be against a mediocre or good team?
Tru dat. And I think only one team, Baylor, has been within 10 points of winning.

Ohio State was ranked 10th and UCONN beat them by 30. It wasn't even a challenge. You rarly see that in the men's game.

As much as I dislike UCONN, it is impressive what they have done and how much better they are than the competition.

I was glad to see Diana Tirasu got caught cheating. Pretty typical of UCONN is you ask me. They should all be in jail.
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Old 12-25-2010, 06:46 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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It's an incredible record that deserves the significant press coverage it has received. But the women play completely different competition than the men, so there is no comparison.

I don't believe anybody is saying the UConn women could beat any Division I men's team, but some people are getting really defensive, thinking somebody has. Two different sports (they even have different rules and ball sizes), two different records.

And it's not like women's sports ever gets significant press on a regular basis and whenever they do for a day or two, everybody gets up in arms over it. lol
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Old 12-27-2010, 08:06 AM
 
Location: Southeastern Tennessee
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Do people actually believe that the Lady Huskies could handle a men's Division II or III team, let alone any UCLA team of the past forty years?

UConn alone at the top after 89th straight win - College basketball- NBC Sports

I mean, congrats to Geno Auriemna and his women's teams for an amazing accomplishment -- but please don't say they beat the UCLA men --at anything.
I think it's a great accomplishment for the women's league, but I don't think they need to compare it to the men's record.

Totally different leagues.
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