The numbers behind Kentucky's home winning streak

December 24, 2011 

UK played Radford in first half action in Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky., Thursday, November, 23, 2011. Charles Bertram | Staff

CHARLES BERTRAM

  • THE CURRENT STREAK

    2008-09 season

    Mar. 17 UNLV 70-60

    2009-10 season

    Nov. 13 Morehead St. 75-59

    Nov. 16 Miami (Ohio) 72-70

    Nov. 19 Sam Houston St.102-92

    Nov. 21 Rider 92-63

    Dec. 5 North Carolina 68-66

    Dec. 19 Austin Peay 90-69

    Dec. 21 Drexel 88-44

    Dec. 23 Long Beach St. 86-73

    Dec. 29 Hartford 104-61

    Jan. 2 Louisville 71-62

    Jan. 9 Georgia 76-68

    Jan. 23 Arkansas 101-70

    Jan. 30 Vanderbilt 85-72

    Feb. 2 Mississippi 85-75

    Feb. 9 Alabama 66-55

    Feb. 13 Tennessee 73-62

    Feb. 25 South Carolina 82-61

    Mar. 7 Florida 74-66

    2010-11 season

    Nov. 12 E. Tennessee St. 88-65

    Nov. 30 Boston U. 91-57

    Dec. 11 Indiana 81-62

    Dec. 18 Miss. Valley St. 85-60

    Dec. 22 Winthrop 89-52

    Dec. 28 Coppin St. 91-61

    Jan. 3 Penn 86-62

    Jan. 11 Auburn 78-54

    Jan. 15 LSU 82-44

    Jan. 29 Georgia 66-60

    Feb. 8 Tennessee 73-61

    Feb. 15 Mississippi St. 85-79

    Feb. 19 South Carolina 90-59

    Feb. 26 Florida 76-68

    Mar. 1 Vanderbilt 68-66

    2011-12 season

    Nov. 11 Marist 108-58

    Nov. 23 Radford 88-40

    Nov. 26 Portland 87-63

    Dec. 1 St. John's 81-59

    Dec. 3 North Carolina 73-72

    Dec. 17 Chattanooga 87-62

    Dec. 20 Samford 82-50

    Dec. 22 Loyola (Md.) 87-63

    Streak details

    Average margin of victory: 20.4

    Largest margin of victory: 50

    Smallest margin of victory: 1

    Largest point total: 108

    Smallest point total: 66

    Ranked opponents: 7

    Conferences played: 19

Kentucky has won 42 games in a row at home, dating to March 17, 2009, when the Wildcats beat UNLV in a National Invitation Tournament game in Memorial Coliseum.

It is the longest current streak in Division I men's college basketball. Kentucky's 87-63 victory over Loyola (Md.) on Thursday pushed the Cats' streak past Duke, which won its 41st in a row at Cameron Indoor Stadium on Monday.

Kentucky has won 41 in a row in Rupp Arena — all under Coach John Calipari — and the one NIT game in Memorial Coliseum — coached by Billy Gillispie.

Kentucky's current streak is the second-longest home-court winning streak in UK men's basketball history. Here is a look at Kentucky's 10 longest home streaks:

129

Began: Jan. 4, 1943 (Fort Knox, 64-30)

Ended: Jan. 8, 1955 (Georgia Tech, 59-58)

42

Began: March 17, 2009 (UNLV, 70-60)

Ended: In progress

39

Began: Jan. 10, 1933 (South Carolina, 44-36)

Ended: Feb. 22, 1936 (Creighton, 31-29)

33

Began: Jan. 29, 1992 (Mississippi, 96-78)

Ended: Feb. 9, 1994 (Arkansas, 90-82)

30

Began: Dec. 1, 1980 (East Tennessee State, 62-57)

Ended: March 6, 1982 (Alabama, 48-46)

28

Began: Dec. 21, 1957 (Minnesota, 78-58)

Ended: Dec. 19, 1959 (West Virginia, 79-70)

28

Began: Dec. 20, 1968 (Michigan, 112-104)

Ended: Dec. 19, 1970 (Purdue, 89-83)

27

Began: Jan. 11, 1930 (Creighton, 25-21)

Ended: Feb. 20, 1932 (Vanderbilt, 32-31)

27

Began: Feb. 18, 1995 (Florida, 87-77)

Ended: March 2, 1997 (South Carolina, 72-66)

26

Began: Jan. 22, 1977 (LSU, 87-72)

Ended: Dec. 22, 1978 (Texas A&M 73-69)

KENTUCKY'S HOME RECORD

Pre-Alumni Gym (1903 through 1924) 22 91-46 .664

Alumni Gym (1924-25 through 1949-50) 26 247-24 .911

Memorial Coliseum (1950-51 through 1975-76, 2009) 26 307-38 .890

Rupp Arena (1976-77 through present) 36 468-60 .886

Totals 110 1,113-168 .869

Note: UK hosted UNLV in the opening round of the 2009 NIT in Memorial Coliseum

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