Division III Amherst wins 100th straight at home, breaking UConn women's record

The Amherst women's basketball team won its 100th straight home game Sunday, breaking UConn's record with a 73-63 win over Baruch.

The Division III school's streak started with a one-point win over Colby on Jan. 31, 2009. The Jeffs (3-0) haven't been challenged much at home since.

Amherst set the D-III mark last season, passing Rust College's 88 straight wins from 1982-89.

Amherst is now 29 wins short of the NCAA men's record set by Kentucky from 1943-55.

Sunday's game was tied at 59 with about 7 minutes left before Amherst went on a 10-2 run.

The Jeffs have been quite successful under coach G.P. Gromacki, who is in his eighth season. Amherst reached five straight Final Fours from 2009-13 and won the 2011 national championship.