Here Are Some Things That Have Happened Since The UConn Huskies Last Lost Two Games In A Row Before Wednesday

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As signs of the apocalypse go, we may have just received a pretty gigantic one on Wednesday night.

The UConn Huskies have been the dominant force in women’s college basketball for overwhelming majority of this writer’s lifetime.

Since that point, the Huskies have won 11 NCAA Tournaments, made 21 Final Four appearances, won 24 conference championships and, perhaps most impressively, not lost back-to-back games.

The last time the Huskies lost back-to-back contests was 1993. I was not yet one year old.

That is, until Wednesday.

The Huskies dropped a stunning 59-52 upset to unranked Marquette. The loss came just thre days after a losing an 81-77 heart breaker to undefeated and top-ranked South Carolina. Head coach Geno Auriemma came under fire after that game for criticizing the way the Gamecocks played.

But South Carolina head coach Dawn Staley defended her team.

Staley fired back Tuesday on her radio call-in show, saying when her team has success, “we’re called something other than players that are locked in.”

“They play the right way,” she continued, “and approach it the right way whether they win or lose. We don’t denounce anybody’s play. They are always uplifting the game of women’s basketball, and when we were getting our heads beat in by UConn for all those years, I said nothing.” – via ESPN

And so when the Huskies lost on Wednesday night, fans were quick to troll Auriemma.

Now, 30 years is a long time. Here is just a short collection of things that have happened since the last time UConn has suffered back-to-back defeats.

Since UConn Lost Last Back-To-Back Games…

  • Nelson Mandela became the president of South Africa in the first multi-racial election in the country’s history.
  • Michael Jordan retired, then returned, then retired again, then returned again then retired again…
  • The Unibomber terrorized the US
  • Princess Diana was killed in an auto accident
  • The first Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, is released.
  • Google is founded
  • Northern Ireland establishes its own government
  • The Columbine Massacre
  • The creation of the Euro
  • Y2K
  • 9/11
  • iTunes is creates

And much, much more.

Which is all to say, this doesn’t happen often.