UConn Topples UCLA and Other 'Unbreakable' Sports Records

The University of Connecticut women's basketball team made history Tuesday night. The Huskies trounced the Florida State Seminoles 93 to 62, marking the squad's 89th consecutive victory—the longest streak in college basketball history. The record-setting run topples the mark set by John Wooden's UCLA men's squad during the Bruins' dominance from 1971 to '74.

Many have weighed in on the significance of a women's team breaking a men's record, including Huskies head coach Geno Auriemma, but beyond gender, UConn's streak is remarkable because many thought the Bruins' run would never be beaten. As the Huskies make their attempt tonight to surpass what was assumed to be an insurmountable benchmark, here's a look at sports' other feats of dominance. These records are widely considered unbreakable, but, as UConn's unbelievable command of their sport shows, with the right athletes even the most elusive accomplishment is within reach.

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Kevin Fallon is a reporter for the Daily Beast. He's a former entertainment editor at TheWeek.com and former writer and producer for The Atlantic's entertainment channel.

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