The craziest stats from the Lady Bears’ big win over No. 1 UConn
Last night, a sellout Ferrell Center crowd saw the No. 7-ranked Baylor Lady Bears upset No. 1 UConn, 68-57, ending the Huskies’ 126-game regular season winning streak. While Baylor has won two national championships under head coach Kim Mulkey, last night’s win was the program’s first-ever over a No. 1 team.
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But that’s just the beginning of the crazy stats last night’s game unearthed:
- The loss was UConn’s first in the regular season since 2014, and only their fourth loss of any kind in the last six seasons.
- For the Huskies’ last regular-season loss in regulation (not overtime), you have to go back even further — 163 games — to Feb. 18, 2013, when they also lost to Baylor, 76-70.
- Baylor beat UConn by 11 last night — the Huskies’ first double-digit loss since 2012.
- And perhaps the craziest stat? The Lady Bears’ defense held UConn to just 29% shooting — the Huskies’ lowest shooting percentage in the last 20 seasons.
With the win, Baylor extended its own home winning streak to 45 straight games, a run that dates back to January 2014. The Lady Bears also put themselves in good position to claim a No. 1 seed come March.
Sic ’em, Lady Bears!