Feb 28

Ranking Kentucky’s top victories in 51-game home win streak

John Calipari is one win away from completing a third perfect season at Rupp Arena.
Kentucky has won 51 straight home games, including 50 in a row at Rupp Arena. Calipari has presided over each of those victories, with the exception of the Wildcats’ 70-60 victory over UNLV in the opening round of the National Invitational Tournament on March 17, 2009. The 50-game winning streak is the longest in history and currently the longest in the history of the venue.
The following is a Top 10 complication of memorable games during the 51-game impressive streak.
1: Kentucky 88, Drexel 44, Dec. 21, 2009. The win was the 2,000th in school history.
2: Kentucky 68, North Carolina 66, Dec. 5, 2009. The victory snapped a five-game losing streak to the Tar Heels.
3: Kentucky 73, North Carolina 72, Dec. 3, 2011. A late block by Anthony Davis saved the day for the Cats.
4: Kentucky 75, Morehead State 59, Nov. 13, 2009. Calipari’s debut was a success.
5: Kentucky 72, Miami of Ohio 70, Nov. 16, 2009. A last-second shot by John Wall prevented a potential disaster.
6: Kentucky 71, Louisville 62, Jan. 2, 2010. Calipari won his first game against former UK coach Rick Pitino at Rupp.
7: Kentucky 89, Winthrop 52, Dec. 22, 2010. Doron Lamb scored 32 points and made seven threes to lead the Cats to victory.
8: Kentucky 69, Louisville 62, Dec. 31, 2011. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist dominates with 24 points and 19 rebounds.
9: Kentucky 68, Vanderbilt 66, March 1, 2011. Brandon Knight and Terrence Jones made seven of eight free throws down the stretch to seal the victory.
10: Kentucky 70, UNLV 60, March 17, 2009. The streak began.

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