The official Twitter account of Louisiana Tech women's basketball touts the program as No. 2 in all-time wins nationally.
The Lady Techsters may have to make a change soon.
With the University of Connecticut's American Athletic Conference victory over Temple at the XL Center in Hartford Sunday, the Huskies matched Louisiana's Tech win total of 1,108. Tennessee is the all-time leader in Division I with 1,340 victories. Top-ranked UConn can claim the second spot to itself Wednesday night with a league win against Tulane at Devlin Fieldhouse in New Orleans (SNY, 8 p.m.).
"When you hear about these things, so much of it is just crazy," UConn coach Geno Auriemma said. "But then you think about how hard it is to sustain this stuff. That's one of the examples I used speaking to this group (of season ticket holders Sunday). It's not easy to maintain this run for 20-something years, or how long it's been. If you're not careful, it's easy for it to go away. And if it goes away, it doesn't come back.
"We've been able to do it for a long, long time. Teams like Louisiana Tech, Old Dominion, Auburn, Virginia, USC, you can throw in others, teams that were on top for a long period of time ... And now it's like, 'What happened?' "
UConn's record since the program started in 1974 is 1,108-297 while Louisiana Tech, which also started in 1974, is 1,108-319. The Lady Techsters are on the road Saturday for a Conference USA contest against Alabama-Birmingham.
Tennessee also leads in winning percentage at .809 with UConn second at .789.
Auriemma has accounted for 1,017 of those wins and 135 of the losses. Before his and Chris Dailey's arrival in 1985, UConn compiled a 91-162 record with a win against Bishop's of Canada in 1984 not counting towards the overall record.
In the Auriemma/Dailey era, UConn has the most wins by a margin of 37 over Tennessee. Since the start of the 1993-94 season, the Huskies have made up 261 wins on Louisiana Tech and 112 wins on Tennessee.
"We've come a long way since 1993," Auriemma said. "It's been pretty remarkable. It's pretty hard to believe actually. Why? Because it doesn't happen. If it was one of those things that happened and you said, 'Oh yeah, sure, I believe that,' there would be a lot of people doing it. But who's had a 20-year run like this, ever? We have. That's it."
James Madison is fourth in wins with 1,089 followed by Texas (1,059), Stanford (1,055), Stephen F. Austin (1,051), Old Dominion (1,039), Ohio State (1,020), and Western Kentucky (980).
The Huskies' latest win was never in doubt as UConn (26-0 overall, 13-0 AAC) maintained its two-game lead in the league race over South Florida with three games to go. UConn can clinch a share of the AAC regular season title with a win Wednesday night but would also need a loss by USF to Houston to wrap up the AAC tournament's top seed.
Tulane (12-14, 4-9) has struggled and could finish with its first losing season in 13 years. The Green Wave's 98-45 loss to UConn at Gampel Pavilion on Jan. 27 started a run of five losses in six games that put them under .500.
Senior guard Kolby Morgan is a bright spot for Tulane and is one of the AAC's best players. If the Green Wave are looking for something to pin their hopes on, it was a year ago that they lost to UConn by 44 in Storrs and then four weeks later at Devlin Fieldhouse took the Huskies -- who were without guard Kia Nurse due to an ankle injury -- to the buzzer with the Huskies escaping with a 63-60 victory. That's the only single-figure win for UConn in 95 AAC games.
"We remember it, and we're still kind of upset about it," UConn All-American Gabby Williams said. "We have a new goal when we go down there this week. Of course, Kia not playing had a big impact. But the guys who were playing still didn't really show up, especially myself. I was really disappointed in my play that game. Yeah, there is a whole combination of things that didn't go well for us that game."
Auriemma wasn't concerned about last year.
"Players today don't remember much about anything," he said. "I remember it was a madhouse when we were down there. It was the NBA All-Star Game weekend there so everything was different about our routine. For as many times we have been gone there and done it a certain way, everything got screwed up last year. It just became one thing after another. But I feel pretty good about going down there now."
The Huskies will not fly home after the game but instead head to Dallas on Thursday ahead of Saturday's game with SMU at Moody Coliseum (SNY, 6 p.m.). The regular season finale is Monday against USF at Gampel Pavilion, Senior Night for Nurse and Williams.
UConn went 40-0 en route to winning a second straight national championship in 2014 and saw its attendance drop by 7.4 percent. The run to the three-peat in 2015 saw attendance drop by 1.3 percent.
The Huskies' historic fourth consecutive national championship and 111-game winning streak over the next two seasons saw a rise in attendance of 8.4 percent.
But with three home games at Gampel Pavilion -- next Monday against USF and NCAA tournament first- and second-round contests next month -- remaining, UConn could average five figures for the first time in eight years.
A crowd of 13,110 came out to the XL Center Sunday to watch the Huskies rout Temple. That brought their average attendance for 11 home games (six at the XL Center, five at Gampel Pavilion) to 10,558.
"It has been really fun watching it grow again," Williams said. "I think in my four years, this is the best that it has been. It is fun, because these XL games are almost like away games for us. But it is fun to still have the crowd."
UConn averaged 12,458 for its six XL Center games, helped by the fact that all were weekend afternoon games. The average for five home games at Gampel Pavilion is 8,279 with their last two appearances against Louisville and Tulane being sellouts.
"Each game it seems like there is more and more and more each time so we want to make sure we go out there and play as hard as we can," UConn All-American Katie Lou Samuelson said.
From the mid-to-late 1990s through the Diana Taurasi era that ended in 2004, sellouts were common place for the Huskies.
The last time UConn averaged five figures was in 2010 when the final number was 10,260. That season the Huskies completed their second straight 39-0 campaign. From there, each season's attendance dropped until the average was 8,216 in 2015.
"We had a little event at practice the other day where we had a lot of season ticket holders come," Auriemma said. "We talked about that about 2004 might have been the last time when it was automatic that you would come to the XL Center to play and it would be sold out. It's the same thing with Gampel. From that point on, we went through peaks, valleys and dips. It was to the point where people on the road would tell me that winning solves everything, and I would say, 'Not really. We had a 90-game winning streak and our attendance went down.'
"It's just hard to get people to come to games anymore. There's so much stuff at home they can watch, and it's so easy to just watch it on TV. So the fact that our fans (have come out) this year for a lot of reasons ... They love watching the kids play and they stay to the end. It's kind of part of what had made our program what it is. We have some very passionate fans."
UConn has won 77 straight home games.
TOP 16 REVEAL
UConn maintained its spot atop the NCAA top-16 reveal announced Monday.
If the NCAA tournament had started Monday, the Huskies would have been the overall top seed and the No. 1 seed in the Albany (New York) Regional. The other high seeds in Albany would have been reigning national champion South Carolina at No. 2, Florida State at No. 3, and Stanford at No. 4. UConn owns victories over the Gamecocks and Cardinal.
Unbeaten Mississippi State would have been the overall No. 2 seed and the top seed in the Kansas City Regional. The two through four seeds with the Bulldogs would have been Texas, UCLA, and Maryland.
Louisville's road to the Final Four would have kept it in Kentucky as the Cardinals would have been the No. 1 seed in the Lexington Regional. Baylor would have been the second seed with Tennessee third and Ohio State fourth.
Notre Dame would have been the final No. 1 seed and sent to the Spokane (Washington) Regional followed by Oregon, Missouri, and Georgia.
The announcement was made prior to Monday night's results that included Duke beating Florida State, Baylor winning at Texas, and Oregon holding off UCLA in overtime.
The top-16 overall seeds host first- and second-round games. The Final Four is set for March 30 and April 1 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.
UConn announced Tuesday that about 1,000 tickets remain for Monday's Senior Night game with USF. The school's athletic website www.UConnHuskies.com has ticket information. UConn is also encouraging fans to be in their seats by 6:30 p.m. as the festivities that will include Williams' induction into the Huskies of Honor program will begin at 6:37 p.m. Game time is 7 p.m. and it will be televised on ESPN2. UConn also said Tuesday it will be broadcasting the Senior Night ceremony via Facebook Live on the women's basketball Facebook page ... UConn signee Christyn Williams (5-foot-11 guard, Little Rock, Arkansas) is a finalist for the Naismith Trophy as the top high school player in the country. The other finalists are Stanford signee Jenna Brown, Texas signee Charli Collier, Tennessee signee Amira Collins, and Baylor signee Aquira DeCosta. The winner will be announced March 9 ... Samuelson was named the United States Basketball Writers Association Ann Meyers Drysdale national Player of the Week on Tuesday after averaging 26.5 points on 67.9 percent shooting from the floor, 3.5 rebounds, and 4.0 assists in wins over Louisville and Temple. The junior guard was selected as the AAC Player of the Week Monday.