Photos: UConn women’s basketball team continues record winning streak

The word dynasty is thrown around a lot these days in the world of sports, but if there was ever a program to which it truly applies it’s the women’s basketball program at the University of Connecticut. The team won its fourth consecutive championship on Tuesday night handily over Syracuse (82-51), but that doesn’t tell the whole story. Not only did they dominate this year’s NCAA tournament, they have won 11 titles overall under legendary coach Geno Auriemma, a record for any male or female program. And while there are some who think their unprecedented success – which includes a 75-game winning streak and six undefeated seasons – could be bad for the sport, for many others this team serves as an inspiration and an example of the personification of excellence. The next stop for them will eventually be the White House where President Obama once joked “they are certified to provide White House tours” because they have won the title so often.

Syracuse v UConn (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty)
Breanna Stewart #30 of the Connecticut Huskies tips-off against Briana Day #50 of the Syracuse Orange at the start of the first quarter during the championship game of the 2016 NCAA Women’s Final Four Basketball Championship at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on April 5, 2016 in Indianapolis, Ind.
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Syracuse v UConn (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty)
Cornelia Fondren #11 of the Syracuse Orange goes up for a shot against Morgan Tuck #3 of the Connecticut Huskies in the second quarter during the championship game of the 2016 NCAA Women’s Final Four Basketball Championship at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on April 5, 2016 in Indianapolis, Ind.
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Moriah Jefferson #4 of the Connecticut Huskies shoots against Cornelia Fondren #11 and Maggie Morrison #4 of the Syracuse Orange in the second quarter during the championship game of the 2016 NCAA Women’s Final Four Basketball Championship at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on April 5, 2016 in Indianapolis, Ind.
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Morgan Tuck #3 and Moriah Jefferson #4 of the Connecticut Huskies embrace as they take the bench in the fourth quarter against the Syracuse Orange during the championship game of the 2016 NCAA Women’s Final Four Basketball Championship at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on April 5, 2016 in Indianapolis, Ind. Connecticut won 82-51. 
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Members of Connecticut celebrate after defeating Syracuse in the championship game at the women's Final Four in the NCAA college basketball tournament, April 5, 2016, in Indianapolis. (Photo by Darron Cummings/AP)
Members of Connecticut celebrate after defeating Syracuse in the championship game at the women’s Final Four in the NCAA college basketball tournament, April 5, 2016, in Indianapolis.
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Connecticut's Kia Nurse, rear, hugs teammate Breanna Stewart after defeating Syracuse in the championship game at the women's Final Four in the NCAA college basketball tournament, April 5, 2016, in Indianapolis. (Photo by AJ Mast/AP)
Connecticut’s Kia Nurse, rear, hugs teammate Breanna Stewart after defeating Syracuse in the championship game at the women’s Final Four in the NCAA college basketball tournament, April 5, 2016, in Indianapolis.
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Syracuse players, from left to right, Briana Day, Bria Day, Savannah Crocetti and Julia Chandler sit in the locker room following their 82-51 loss to Connecticut (Photo by Michael Conroy/AP)
Syracuse players, from left to right, Briana Day, Bria Day, Savannah Crocetti and Julia Chandler sit in the locker room following their 82-51 loss to Connecticut in the championship game at the women’s Final Four in the NCAA college basketball tournament, April 5, 2016, in Indianapolis. 
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Connecticut's Breanna Stewart (30) celebrates by cutting down the net after Connecticut's 82-51 victory over Syracuse in the championship game at the women's Final Four in the NCAA college basketball tournament, April 5, 2016, in Indianapolis.
Connecticut’s Breanna Stewart (30) celebrates by cutting down the net after Connecticut’s 82-51 victory over Syracuse in the championship game at the women’s Final Four in the NCAA college basketball tournament, April 5, 2016, in Indianapolis.
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Connecticut head coach Geno Auriemma is carried off the court by members of his team after defeating Syracuse 82-51 in the championship game at the women’s Final Four in the NCAA college basketball tournament, April 5, 2016, in Indianapolis.
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Connecticut head coach Geno Auriemmac celebrates by cutting down the net following the championship game against Syracuse at the women's Final Four in the NCAA college basketball tournament Tuesday, April 5, 2016, in Indianapolis. (Photo by AJ Mast/AP)
Connecticut head coach Geno Auriemmac celebrates by cutting down the net following the championship game against Syracuse at the women’s Final Four in the NCAA college basketball tournament Tuesday, April 5, 2016, in Indianapolis.
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Connecticut's Breanna Stewart, left, Moriah Jefferson, center, and Morgan Tuck celebrate after defeating Syracuse in the championship game at the women's Final Four in the NCAA college basketball tournament, April 5, 2016, in Indianapolis.
Connecticut’s Breanna Stewart, left, Moriah Jefferson, center, and Morgan Tuck celebrate after defeating Syracuse in the championship game at the women’s Final Four in the NCAA college basketball tournament, April 5, 2016, in Indianapolis.
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Photos: UConn women's basketball team continues record winning streak