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New Haven Register’s Dave Solomon says it would be folly to compare Auriemma’s streak with that of J...

New Haven Register’s Dave Solomon says it would be folly to compare Auriemma’s streak with that of John Wooden, the UCLA coach whose Bruins team won a record 88 straight games in the 1970s. "We’re talking women’s basketball, a game that continues to struggle for identity nationally, and Auriemma is under no illusion that the record streak of UConn at 71 — or 78 at the end of the season, or at 89 straight, 11 games into 2010-11, has remotely the same impact as when the Wizard of Westwood was building his legend," Solomon writes. "He’s plenty proud, with every right to be, because it helps shine the light on women’s basketball. But you can’t compare what UConn is doing to what UCLA did with Bill Walton, Henry Bibby and Jamaal Wilkes in the early 70s … because it’s incomparable."

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