By PAT EATON-ROBB, Associated Press
STORRS, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut is on the verge of another milestone in women’s college basketball.
Second-ranked UConn (24-2, 11-1 Big East), which made national headlines last year during their run to 90 straight wins, will play St. John’s (17-8, 9-3) on Saturday with a chance to win its 100th consecutive home game.
The last time UConn tasted defeat at home was on March 6, 2007, when the team lost to Rutgers in the Big East championship game, 55-47. No current member of the team has ever lost at either Gampel Pavilion or the XL Center in Hartford.
The streak is already the longest in the history of women’s basketball. The Huskies long ago broke the Division I record of 69 it shared with Tennessee, and set the overall women’s record in November by beating Dayton and passing Division III Rust (Miss.) College, which won 88 straight at home from 1982-89.
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