After extending its NCAA-record winning streak to 104 games and completed the ninth perfect season in program history, UConn women's basketball team now turns its attention to another streak.
''It's not a big story because it's been done so many times,'' head coach Geno Auriemma said after Monday's 96-68 rout at South Florida. ''At this point, you hate to say it, but all we've done ... it's all going to be determined (by) what happens the next four weekends.''
Starting Saturday, the Huskies (29-0) begin their pursuit of a fifth consecutive national championship.
They open postseason play at 2 p.m. ET in the American Athletic Conference Tournament quarterfinals against Friday's Memphis-Tulsa winner. The semifinals are Sunday at 5 and 7:30 p.m. ET and the championship Monday at 7 p.m. ET.
After that the Huskies need six wins in the NCAA Tournament to take home their 12 national championship. And they're on a roll, which might sounds silly about a team that hasn't lost since Nov. 17, 2014 (88-86 to Stanford in overtime).
But since a scare on Feb. 18 in a 63-60 victory against Tulane the Huskies have won three last games by and average of 38.7 points.
And while the Huskies mean business, they're also enjoying the ride.
"If you're not careful, you don't celebrate things along the way because you've got your eye on that one thing at the end of the season," Auriemma said. "And if you're not careful, it becomes the only thing that matters is winning a national championship. So all this great stuff that happens along the way, if you're not careful, it gets just brushed under the rug.