Sometimes by chance, sometimes by design, but always because they keep score, basketball creates numbers that set records, start trends and stimulate conversation.

As the UConn women prepare for the 2012-13 season, here are a few that two decades of championship basketball helped to create:

0: Players who have worn No. 1

1: Olympic head coaches

2: Consecutive losses to Notre Dame in Final Four

3: Number of freshmen in Class of 2012-2013

4: Times Maya Moore scored at least 35

5: Consecutive Final Four Appearances

6: Big East Scholar-Athletes

7: National Championships

8: Games against Notre Dame in past 2 seasons

10: Seton Hall victories over UConn since 1978

11: Samarie Walker's number (briefly)

12: Olympians

13: Final Four appearances

14: Where Swin Cash sits among all-time scorers

15: Not worn since Asjha Jones in 2002

17: 30-win seasons

18: Big East tournament championships

19: Big East regular season championships