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After Setting Record, UConn Women Keep It In Perspective

The Connecticut women's basketball team celebrates after their record-setting 89th straight win. i i

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The Connecticut women's basketball team celebrates after their record-setting 89th straight win.

The Connecticut women's basketball team celebrates after their record-setting 89th straight win.

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The last lines of Mike Pesca's Morning Edition report about the record-breaking 89th-straight win by the University of Connecticut women's basketball team are worth a second listen (or read):

"Overall, the tone of (coach Geno) Auriemma and his team was reflective. They neither exulted nor exhaled. They weren't saying 'we did it' as much as they avowed 'we're doing it.'

"There was a subtle but telling choice made after the game as the team posed at center court.

"A fan tossed the players a UCLA jersey. The name on the back (was) Wooden (and)  the number 88 was crossed out. The jersey wasn't held up to the cameras. In fact, it was quickly tucked away by an assistant coach so no one could see it.

"UConn didn't beat UCLA and they didn't win a title.

"As the team posed for the horde of cameras, they weren't holding on to a trophy, they were holding on to each other."

UConn's 93-62 win over Florida State broke the 88-straight-victories Division I record set by UCLA's men's team in the early '70s.

Here is the complete audio of Mike's report:

Mike Pesca's report

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Mike Pesca's report

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