UK Men's Basketball

The numbers behind Kentucky's home winning streak

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

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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