The UConn Women’s Basketball team will past their previous defeat at the hands of the Stanford Cardinal as they prepare for their upcoming matchup with the Creighton Bluejays. The Huskies lost in heartbreaking fashion this past Monday evening, falling to Stanford 88-86 in overtime. The loss snapped a 47 game winning streak, dating back to the 2012-13 season.
It was the second time in the past five years that Stanford has ended a UConn unbeaten streak with Stanford ending UConn’s remarkable 90 game win streak back in 2010 at the same Maples Pavilion.
So it will be back to work with UConn facing off against Creighton on Sunday afternoon. Following that game, they will head down to Fort Myers, Florida for the Gulf Coast Showcase Basketball Tournament to face the College of Charleston. The men’s team defeated Charleston on Thursday afternoon in the Puerto Rico Tip-off Tournament so these two schools are getting quite close with one another.
With UConn in tow, attendance numbers for this year’s Gulf Coast Showcase are expected to be higher than ever. UConn is the only true draw for any women’s program in the country, though Tennessee and a few other programs do have a decent following contingent. And with the local favorites Florida Gulf Coast headlining the men’s side of the event, you can expect big crowds when the tourney kicks off Monday.
UConn fans looking for a nice warm destination can find cheap flights to Fort Myers International Airport at Hipmunk. Whether you’re flying out of Logan in Boston, JFK or La Guardia in New York City, or Bradley International in Hartford, you’ll be able to find deals at Hipmunk. You will also be able to find the best Fort Myers hotels or cheap Airbnb deals so make sure to check them out.
Though it is obviously unfortunate the streak ended for UConn, now the team knows they are not invincible and will just be extra motivation to prove that this year’s team is worthy of discussion as one of the better UConn teams of recent past. They’ll be put to the test in Fort Myers so make sure to check them out!