Geno Auriemma pads win total against another women’s team

Geno Auriemma's UConn Huskies won their 71st game in a row Monday night, establishing a new NCAA record. But the fact that the victory came against a women's team did little to silence the program's many critics. "I'm not sure what more we can do," said Auriemma. "We can only play the teams that are on our schedule." But a close examination of the 71-game streak shows that every one of UConn's opponents has been a women's team. In fact, Auriemma hasn't defeated a men's team — of any caliber — in his entire career coaching career. "Hey, congrats to Geno," said UConn men's head coach Jim Calhoun. "But all 14 of the losses my team has had this year we can be proud of. At least we are challenging ourselves."


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