ST. LOUIS (AP) _ The Washington University women's basketball team is closing in on a record winning streak.

The two-time defending NCAA Division III champions have won 57 straight games, three short of the women's record for all divisions set by Capital University (Ohio) from Jan. 11, 1994, to Dec. 16, 1995. Capital also competes in Division III.

The Bears can tie the record at home Sunday against Rochester. The record-breaking win could come Feb. 18 at Carnegie Mellon.

Washington (19-0) hasn't lost since a 65-50 setback Feb. 15, 1998, at Emory.

The longest winning streak in NCAA basketball history was set by the UCLA men, who won 88 straight games in the early 1970s.