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Unstoppable | UConn Huskies roll to 100th straight victory

You know that saying that nothing is certain except death and taxes? Add to that list the UConn women's basketball team winning.

Monday night the No. 1 Huskies, with their star players struggling, beat No. 6 South Carolina, 66-55, to reach the century mark in their winning streak. UConn last lost Nov. 17, 2014.

And despite heavy snow in the area the past week, students waited outside for SIX HOURS to make sure they had seats in Gampel Arena, where the Huskies last lost more than four years ago.

After the game, coach Geno Auriemma put it into perspective. "Given where we started and where people projected us to be," Auriemma said of reaching triple digits, "given who we have coming back and given who everybody else had coming back, for them to do it is, I think, very appropriate. And they probably feel better about it than maybe last year's team would have, a big win like this against a really good team in an amazing environment. We had to do it under somewhat difficult circumstances. ... But somehow or another we figured out a way to do it."

The streak could be 108 when UConn starts NCAA Tournament play seeking its 12th national championship and fifth in a row.

Fans including Kobe Bryant praised the Huskies for the achievement.

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