UConn gets Win 89

… and surpasses the UCLA men of ’74 for most consecutive wins in college basketball.

Photo by Jessica Hill (AP)

From AP @ ESPN article:

“I don’t want my team to compare themselves to anyone,” UConn coach Geno Auriemma said afterward. “I’m not John Wooden and this isn’t UCLA. This is Connecticut and that’s good enough.”

Senior All-Everything Maya Moore dropped a career-high 41 points and snagged 10 boards for the historic win. Frosh Bria Hartley wrecked the Seminoles with her 21 points on 8 of 9 shooting (including 5 of 5 from 3pt range). This kid is someone to watch out for.

Connecticut forward Maya Moore (23) drives for a layup in front of Florida State forward Natasha Howard (33) in the first half of an NCAA basketball game in Hartford, Conn., Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010. Heading into the game, Connecticut needed one win to set the NCAA record for consecutive wins. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

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It’s been ages since I wrote something about basketball. Let’s blame that on work and other stuff that had been plaguing my attention. I’ve missed a lot of UConn games this season just because of the hassle of moving apartments and work and the time difference and okay, I’ll think of better excuses later.

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Spartak is all sorts of imploding lately. What the heck. Let’s see if they get better once Sue gets to Russia after the holidays.

My God She's Only A Freshman!

Last night I finally had the chance to peek over at UConnPhil’s videos. I was watching the highlights from recent UConn games and I finally got to see what the fuss over Maya Moore is all about. She literally defies awesome, man. The moves, the jumpshots, the rebounds, the whatever-else’s — all smooth and beautiful. Auriemma did a very good job in snagging her — despite the whole recruitment thing being enmeshed in that messy hullabaloo with Tennessee.

Anyway, Atlanta JC wrote about their favorite Georgia daughter Moore in this article. Maya Moore is definitely better than advertised.

The two-time national player of the year at Collins Hill is all New England’s now. A new Mayan culture is springing up around the 6-foot bundle of smooth. Granted, these people up here sure do talk funny, and they live part time in a meat locker, but they also take their women’s basketball seriously. It is a terrific place to build a legend, conveniently close to the myth-makers of New York City.

Somehow, Diana Taurasi comes to mind. But what the hell, for all we know she may even be better than Taurasi.