No team in the history of sports has ever won 100 games in a row. That is 100 games without experiencing the feeling defeat. That is 100 games that you walked away as the better team. The University of Connecticut (UConn) women’s basketball team has reached that century mark. They defeated the University of South Carolina 66-55 on Monday night at home. South Carolina was a worthy opponent as they are ranked sixth in the nation. It was a tough fought game, but the Huskies were able to come out on top, yet once again.
It has been 818 days (as of February 13, 2017) since UConn has walked off the court defeated. During the last 100 games, they have won two championships and look to be adding a third one later this year in March. This is something I never imagined I would see, but with a man like Geno Auriemma at the helm it’s not surprising. Auriemma has been the head coach at UConn since 1985! Now, that’s what I call dedication! His first season with the team was a losing season, but he hasn’t had one since then. On the way to this 100 game winning streak, the Huskies broke their own record of 90 straight wins.
All the hard work and countless hours that have been put in by all the individuals involved is amazing to think about. Practices. Conditioning. Games. Each player and coach has been an integral part of the program, but they all had to work together to get the task done. There are many members, but they are one team. Basketball is a team sport. You can try and play it by yourself, but it never works out as well as when you play with your team. This transfers over to life and the body of Christ. In 1 Corinthians 12:12 it says, “Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ.” No matter how different we are, we all need to work together. Let’s remember that we are all on the same team here!