Women's Hoops Blog

Inane commentary on a game that deserves far better

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Richard Deitsch at SI.com (Hi, Richard!) asks (lemme guess) UConn's march into history raises question: Are Huskies too good?
Of course, as the wins keep piling up, the questions about whether UConn's dominance is good for the sport will keep coming. The Huskies are 371-28 overall since the 1999-2000 season and have now played 222 consecutive games without allowing an opponent to shoot more than 50 percent from the field (Boston College was the last to do so, on March 8, 2004).

"It's not their fault, but it's not a great thing for the sport," Rutgers coach Vivian Stringer told USA Today. "How can anybody enjoy a game that is really not much of a competition?"

Counters ESPN analyst Doris Burke: "Did anyone ask John Wooden when he was in midst of the 88-game streak, 'Is this good for men's college basketball?' It didn't happen. If they are beating your ass on a nightly basis, then get better."