The Undefeated Trifecta Is Complete

Posted on April 8, 2009. Filed under: Basketball, NCAA | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

With the 22 point lashing UConn gave Louisville in the NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship Game, Geno Auriemma has led his Huskies to a THIRD undefeated season under his reign.  Not one.  Not two.  But THREE.  There are only five undefeated seasons in the history of Women’s NCAA basketball, and UConn has ownership of three of them . . .

Pat Summitt, the winningest coach in NCAA basketball with 1002 wins under her belt at the University of Tennessee, has only one season with an unblemished record, 1998.  The other was Texas in 1986.

In addition to three seperate seasons without a loss, Auriemma has led UConn to an NCAA record streak of 70 consecutive wins and an unprecedented double digit margin of victory in ALL 39 games this year.

Geno Auriemma In A Familiar Position . . . Cutting Down The Nets

Geno Auriemma In A Familiar Position . . . Cutting Down The Nets

With five titles in the last ten years and six overall, Connecticut is second only to the eight championships Pat Summitt has brought to Tennessee.  Can you say DOMINANT?

The question is, with two programs controlling the sport, is women’s basketball weak?  Is the competition that bad?  Why are there typically no Cinderellas in the women’s tournament, like there are in the men’s?  You can bank on a handful of teams being in the final four every year.  Where’s the parody?  Where’s the challenge?

Should Geno Auriemma transition to the men’s game?  He seems to have women’s basketball on lock, why not take his game to the other chromosome?  Do you think he would be as successful?  Does he have a certain je ne sais quoi that helps him lead women to success?   

I don’t know, but I do know one thing . . . he’s good.  The king to Pat Summitt’s queen of the women’s basketball empire.


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