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Kentucky All-Time Winning Streaks/Biggest Wins & Losses

All-Time Winning Streaks
Overall  
No. Began Ended
38 Nov. 14, 2014 vs. Grand Canyon, 85-45 April 4, 2015 vs. Wisconsin, 64-71
   
32 Dec. 5, 1953 vs. Temple, 86-59 Jan. 8, 1955 vs. Tech, 58-59
   
27 Dec. 2, 1995 vs. , (N) 89-82 Mar. 10, 1996 vs. Mississippi State, (N) 73-84
   
26 Jan. 28, 1946 vs. Georgia Tech, 54-26 Dec. 30, 1946 vs. Oklahoma State, (N) 31-37
   
26 Dec. 30, 2002 vs. Tennessee State, 115-87 Mar. 29, 2003 vs. Marquette, (N) 69-83
   
25 Feb. 27, 1965 vs. Tennessee, 61-60 Mar. 5, 1966 at Tennessee, 62-69
   
24 Feb. 6, 1933 vs. Mexico, 81-22 Feb. 24, 1934 vs. Florida, (N) 32-38
   
24 Dec. 17, 2011 vs. , 87-62 March 11, 2012 vs. Vanderbilt, (N) 64-71
   
23 Jan. 2, 1952 vs. Ole Miss, 116-58 Mar. 22, 1952 vs. St. John's, (N) 57-64
   
21 Jan. 11, 1949 vs. Bowling Green, (N) 63-61 Mar. 31, 1949 vs. Loyola, Chicago, (N) 56-67
   
21 Dec. 30, 1950 vs. Syracuse, (N) 69-59 Mar. 3, 1951 vs. Vanderbilt, (N) 57-61
   
19 Nov. 13, 2009 vs. Morehead State, 75-59 Jan. 26, 2010 at , 62-68
   
18 Feb. 5, 1948 at Alabama, 41-31 Mar. 31, 1948 vs. Phillips Oilers, (N) 49-53
   
16 Mar. 1, 1958 at Tennessee, 77-66 Jan. 6, 1959 at Vanderbilt, 66-75
   
16 Dec. 11, 1961 vs. St. Louis, 86-77 Feb. 12, 1962 vs. Mississippi State, 44-49
   
16 Mar. 15, 1969 vs. Miami, Ohio, (N) 72-71 Jan. 31, 1970 at Vanderbilt, 81-87
   
16 Feb. 21, 1976 vs. Florida, 96-89 Dec. 18, 1976 vs. Utah, 68-70
   
16 Feb. 13, 1978 at Ole Miss, 64-52 Dec. 16, 1978 at Indiana, 67-68
   
Single Season
No. Began Ended
38 Nov. 14, 2014 vs. Grand Canyon, 85-45 April 4, 2015 vs. Wisconsin, 64-71
   
27 Dec. 2, 1995 vs. Indiana, (N) 89-82 Mar. 10, 1996 vs. Mississippi State, (N) 73-84
   
26 Dec. 30, 2002 vs. Tennessee State, 115-87 Mar. 29, 2003 vs. Marquette, (N) 69-83
   
*25 Dec. 5, 1953 vs. Temple, 86-59 Mar. 1, 1954 at Alabama, 68-43
   
24 Dec. 17, 2011 vs. Chattanooga, 87-62 March 11, 2012 vs. Vanderbilt, (N) 64-71
   
23 Jan. 2, 1952 vs. Ole Miss, (N) 116-58 Mar. 22, 1952 vs. St. John's, (N) 57-64
   
23 Dec. 1, 1965 vs. Hardin-Simmons, 83-55 Mar. 5, 1966 at Tennessee, 62-69
   
21 Jan. 11, 1949 vs. Bowling Green, (N) 63-61 Mar. 14, 1949 vs. Loyola, Chicago, (N) 56-67
   
21 Dec. 30, 1950 vs. Syracuse, (N) 69-59 Mar. 3, 1951 vs. Vanderbilt, (N) 57-61
   
Homecourt
No. Began Ended
**129 Jan. 4, 1943 vs. Ft. Knox, 64-30 Jan. 8, 1955 vs. Georgia Tech, 58-59
   
^55 Mar. 17, 2009 vs. , 70-60 Dec. 1, 2012 vs. Baylor, 64-55
   
42 March 4, 2014 vs. Alabama Dec. 3, 2016 vs. UCLA, 97-92
   
39 Jan. 10, 1933 vs. South Carolina, 44-36 Feb. 22, 1936 vs. Creighton, 29-31
   
33 Jan. 29, 1992 vs. Ole Miss, 96-78 Feb. 9, 1994 vs Arkansas, 82-90
   
30 Dec. 1, 1980 vs. E. Tennessee State, 62- 57 Mar. 6, 1982 vs. Alabama, 46-48
   
28 Dec. 21, 1957 vs. Minnesota, 78-58 Dec. 19, 1959 vs. West Virginia, 70-79
   
28 Dec. 20, 1968 vs. Michigan, 112-104 Dec. 19, 1970 vs. Purdue, 83-89
   
27 Jan. 11, 1930 vs. Creighton, 25-21 Feb. 20, 1932 vs. Vanderbilt, 31-32
   
27 Feb. 18, 1995 vs. Florida, 87-77 Mar. 2, 1997 vs. South Carolina, 66-72
   
26 Jan. 22, 1977 vs. , 87-72 Dec. 22, 1978 vs. A&M, 69-73

* UK registered 25 wins during its undefeated season of 1953-54. The team declined a bid to the NCAA Tournament.
** NCAA record
^ Win streak began at Memorial Coliseum due to scheduling conflict at Rupp Arena.

Biggest Wins
  Margin Score Opponent Site Date
1 +77 143-66 Georgia Louisville, Ky. Feb. 27, 1956
2 +74 124-50 Tennessee-Martin Lexington, Ky. Nov. 26, 1994
3 +72 90-18 Lexington, Ky. Dec. 10, 1949
  +72 96-24 Wabash Lexington, Ky. Dec. 28, 1946
5 +69 98-29 Vanderbilt Louisville, Ky. Feb. 27, 1947
  +69 75-6 Arkansas State Lexington, Ky. Jan. 8, 1945
  +69 81-12 Oglethorpe Lexington, Ky. Dec. 13, 1934
8 +66 84-18 Louisville, Ky. Feb. 28, 1947
9 +65 83-18 Texas A&M Lexington, Ky. Dec. 14, 1946
10 +64 96-32 Morehead State Lexington, Ky. Dec. 16, 1995
11 +62 106-44 Vanderbilt Lexington, Ky. Mar. 5, 2003
12 +61 101-40 Tennessee Lexington, Ky. Mar. 12, 1993
           
Biggest Losses
  Margin Score Opponent Site Date
1 -70 17-87 Central Danville, Ky. Jan. 28, 1910
2 -55 95-150 Kansas Lawrence, Kan. Dec. 9, 1989
3 -47 10-57 Wabash Crawfordsville, Ind. Jan. 6, 1925
4 -42 9-51 Central Danville, Ky. Mar. 11, 1910
5 -41 52-93 Vanderbilt Nashville, Tenn. Feb. 12, 2008
  -41 11-52 Rose Polytechnic Terre Haute, Ind. Feb. 10, 1910
7 -39 50-89 City College of New York New York, N.Y. Mar. 14, 1950
8 -38 10-48 Lexington, Ky. Dec. 18, 1926
9 -37 17-54 Christ Church, Cin. Cincinnati, Ohio Feb. 15, 1906
10 -35 41-76 LSU Lexington, Ky. Jan. 18, 1987

 

 

On This Day In UK Basketball History

On February 26, 1949, Cliff Barker hit a shot against Vanderbilt from 63 feet, 7 inches to record the longest field goal ever made by a Kentucky player.  The previous record of 53 feet , 9 inches was set by Ralph Beard.

 

On February 26, 1991, Kentucky beat the Crimson Tide to win its 200th game in Rupp Arena and became one of two schools (along with North Carolina) to win 1,500 basketball games.