No University of Connecticut women's basketball player was born the last time the Huskies missed the NCAA tournament Sweet 16, let alone the tournament at all.
On March 4, 1988, UConn walked off the court at Pittsburgh's Fitzgerald Field House following a Big East tournament quarterfinal loss to Boston College knowing its season was over.
The next 30 years have produced 30 consecutive NCAA tournament appearances, 23 via automatic bids. The latest came Tuesday when the top-seeded Huskies rolled to their fifth straight American Athletic Conference tournament title with a 70-54 win over No. 2 South Florida at Mohegan Sun Arena.