In 2010, the Stanford women’s basketball team ended Connecticut’s NCAA-record 90-game unbeaten streak with a win at Maples Pavilion.
On Tuesday night, the Cardinal did it again.
Amber Orrange scored the tying three-pointer with 1.4 seconds remaining in regulation and then made a go-ahead jumper with 1:38 left in overtime to give No. 6 Stanford an 88-86 win over top-ranked U-Conn., snapping the Huskies’ 47-game winning streak.
U-Conn., which went 40-0 last season on its way to its ninth national championship, last had lost on March 12, 2013, to Notre Dame in the Big East tournament.
“We didn’t just lose to a team that doesn’t have any good players,” Huskies Coach Geno Auriemma told the Associated Press. “Sometimes, because of who we are, the biggest story is that we lost not that Stanford played great and won, and that would be unfortunate. That would be a disservice to Stanford, but that’s the reality, that’s the world that we’re in. … We lost to a really good team, a better than team people would probably give them credit for.”
The Cardinal has now won 28 straight home games, the third-longest active streak in the nation.
There was a boldfaced name on hand: