When the Kansas Jayhawks defeated the Temple Owls 69-62 on Saturday, head coach Bill Self and company earned their eleventh straight victory. But, more incredibly, with the victory, Kansas has now won 30-straight games on their home court at Allen Fieldhouse. Further, the Jayhawks also earned their 63rd-straight victory over non-conference opponents at home as well.
Essentially, the Kansas Jayhawks are unbeatable at home.
On Saturday, January 22, 2011, Kansas had their longest home court win streak in school history, 69 games, snapped by the Texas Longhorns. That streak dated back to February 3, 2007, when Kansas lost to Texas A&M. Thus, the Jayhawks went almost four years without losing a game at home.
The team’s current 30-game home win streak dates back to January 29, 2011, the Jayhawks first win since their 69-game streak was snapped by the Longhorns. Immediately following that defeat, Kansas defeated the Kansas State Wildcats in a triumphant 90-66 victory in Lawrence. At the time, the win moved Kansas to a 20-1 record on the 2010-2011 season in which they ultimately fell to Virginia Commonwealth in that year’s NCAA Tournament Elite 8.
When you consider who Kansas has had on their roster over their past 30 home games, it’s not too difficult to understand why the Jayhawks have been so successful. The likes of Marcus Morris, Markieff Morris, Tyshawn Taylor, Thomas Robinson and Josh Selby were all members of the 2010-2011 Kansas Jayhawks team that beat K-State. They also are all currently members of NBA teams. Today, Kansas is still sporting a star-studded roster. Those past greats have handed the baton to Jeff Withey, Travis Releford, Elijah Johnson and Ben McLemore.
Taking all of this in, Kansas has won 99 of their last 100 home games at Allen Fieldhouse. That’s pretty darn efficient.
Jake Fischer is the CAA Correspondent for Rant Sports-NCAA Basketball. Make sure to follow Jake on Twitter @JakeLFischer.