Top Ten NCAA College Basketball Home Winning Streaks

My quest was to find the longest home winning streaks for NCAA Division 1 College Basketball.  It took me so long to find the information that I figured I would post it on my blog and perhaps make someone else’s job a little easier.  Here are the Top 13:

#1 Kentucky – 129 games (1943-1955) (broken by Georgia Tech 59-58 in Memorial Coliseum on Jan. 8, 1955)

#2 St. Bonaventure – 99 games (1948-1961) (broken by Niagara 87-77)

#3 UCLA – 98 games (1970-1976) (broken by Oregon 65-45)

#4 Cincinnati – 86 games (1957-1964) (broken by Bradley 87-77)

#5 Arizona – 81 games (1945-1951) (broken by Kansas St. 76-57)

#5 Marquette – 81 games (1967-1973) (broken by Notre Dame 71-69)

#7 Lamar – 80 games (1978-1984) (broken by Louisiana Tech 68-65)

#8 Long Beach State – 75 games (1968-1974) (broken by San Francisco 94-84)

#9 UNLV – 72 games (1974-1978) (broken by New Mexico 102-98)

#10 Arizona – 71 games (1987-1992) (broken by UCLA 89-87)

#11 Kansas – 69 games (2008-2011) (broken by Texas 74-63)

#12 Cincinnati – 68 games (1972-1978) (broken by Georgia Tech 59-56)

#13 Western Kentucky – 67 games (1949-1955) (broken by Xavier 82-80 in overtime)


UPDATE: With KU’s win over UCLA (KU 77 – UCLA 76) the streak is now at 64.

UPDATE: With KU’s win over North Texas on 11-19-10, they have tied their team record of 62 consecutive home victories set back in the 90’s under Roy Williams.  The next home victory will break the record.  They have two challenging non-league home games–Memphis (currently ranked #19) and UCLA (I don’t care what their record is, UCLA is UCLA). NOTE: KU’s game with Memphis was at a neutral site not a home game.

UPDATE: Here are my thoughts on the Kansas Jayhawks getting into the Top 10 on this list.  Currently, they have a 59 game home winning streak.  They will not play another home game until next basketball season.  This year 2009-2010 they played 12 home games BEFORE league play began.  If they win all of those, and they should, they’d tie Arizona at #10.  As long as their non-league games don’t include some powerhouse (and it usually doesn’t) and they don’t play a high ranked team in league play the first few games, they have a legitimate shot at working their way up the Top 10 list.

They had 20 total home games this year.  If they have 20 more next season and won them all, they’d have a 79 home game winning streak.  My guess is that would place them in the top 5 or 6.  If they went unbeaten again the following season and played 20 home games, then they’d tie St. Bonaventure at #2.  That would be quite a feat in this day and age of basketball.