UConn has a winning streak of 76 games in NCAA Womens Basketball which is the second longest in history. Only their previous 90 game victory span is greater than this current one. Their first game of the year was on Monday, and they barely beat #12 Florida State.
Chances of UConn going undefeated this season - 0%
Will UConn still win the National Championsip this season? If they do, the rest of the NCAA might as well concede any season in the future that Geno Auriemma is still the HC at Connecticut.
There is a good chance the winning streak will this Thursday when they play at home against #2 Baylor. If UConn somehows finds a way beat Baylor, there is almost no chance of them keeping their winning streak alive for another month since they will also play #20 DePaul, #8 Texas, and #1 Notre Dame within these next 3 weeks.
UConn is not a bad team. They are probably a top-10 team. However, they are nowhere near the dominating win-by-40-points-a-game team of the last 4 years that everybody expects.
In the opener, Kia Nurse was the starting point guard because Auriemma would rather have senior Saniya Chong at the guard rather than putting freshman Crystal Dangerfield at the point. Even though Chong played well in the 2nd half of the opener, one has to consider that her role in her first 3 years was little more than warming the bench. Team's best player is Napheesa Collier. Katie Lou Samuelson should be as well, but she still reminds of her older sisters who are basically skinny spot-up 3 point shooters.
Team started 3 guards, so they are not big enough to get rebounds or defend the low post. They don't shoot the 3 much either. Only Samuelson does that. I do like Dangerfield when she is in, but she is only 5'5".