No. 4 UConn loses back-to-back games for the first time in 30 years as Marquette Golden Eagles soar

    The Marquette Golden Eagles defeated the UConn Huskies for the first time, after 16 prior meets.

    (CNN)Nothing good lasts forever -- at least, that's what the UConn Huskies women's basketball team will be feeling, after losing back-to-back games for the first time in almost 30 years.

    The No. 4-ranked team lost to the Marquette Golden Eagles 59-52 Wednesday, after another defeat on Sunday to No. 1 South Carolina 81-77 meant the women Huskies lost consecutive games for the first time in 1,083 contests according to ESPN Stats and Info.
    Not only is the Golden Eagles' victory their first ever over the Huskies, it's the team's second win over a top-5 team in program history, according to Marquette. Marquette and UConn had met 16 times previously.
      Though the Golden Eagles fell to an early 0-6 deficit and missed eight of their first nine shots, the team went on an eight-minute run to take a 23-10 lead.
        "We started the game like it was gonna go exactly the way we had planned," UConn head coach Geno Auriemma said, according to ESPN.
        "As it started to go the other way -- that one stretch in the first quarter where we had maybe four, five straight turnovers -- I think that just completely, totally deflated us."
        Chloe Marotta (right) scored 19 points for the Golden Eagles, which marked the first time Marquette defeated the Huskies in 17 meetings.