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Chattanooga ranks 1st with 32-game home win streak

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - Chattanooga coach Jim Foster can thank his famous former assistant for helping give the Lady Mocs the longest active home winning streak of any Division I women's basketball program.

He'd rather not talk about the streak to anyone.

When top-ranked Connecticut won 66-55 at No. 7 Baylor on Monday to end the Lady Bears' string of 69 consecutive home victories, it put Chattanooga atop all Division I schools with its current streak of 32 straight.

Connecticut's Geno Auriemma began his coaching career by working for Foster and remains friends with him. They spoke to each other this week, but Foster said the streak wasn't mentioned. Foster said dwelling on the streak is "wasted energy."

Chattanooga (14-3, 6-0 Southern Conference) puts the streak on the line Saturday against Wofford (3-12, 1-4).