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Assist, Dana Altman: Wichita State takes over No. 1 home-court win streak

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WSU basketball coach Gregg Marshall and point guard Fred VanVleet talk about the team's home win streak of 41 games. January 26, 2016 (video by Jaime Green)
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WSU basketball coach Gregg Marshall and point guard Fred VanVleet talk about the team's home win streak of 41 games. January 26, 2016 (video by Jaime Green)

Words rarely said by Wichita State fans: “Thanks, Dana Altman.”

Last night, his Oregon Ducks defeated Arizona to end Arizona’s 49-game home win streak. Wichita State took over the No. 1 spot in the list of the nation’s longest home-court win streaks at 42 in a row (three of those at Intrust Bank Arena).

Other than recruiting P’Allen Stinnett, Altman hasn’t done much as coach at Kansas State, Creighton or Oregon to give Shockers fans any fun. He mostly thumped the Shockers while at K-State and Creighton, often in the most maddening ways.

WSU basketball coach Gregg Marshall and point guard Fred VanVleet talk about the team's home win streak of 41 games. January 26, 2016 (video by Jaime Green)

Thanks, Dana Altman. Just say it.

Kansas is second at No. 36. The Jayhawks host Kentucky on Saturday night.

42WSU’s nation-leading home win streak

36Kansas’ home win streak

32 Kentucky’s home win streak

25 Maryland, South Dakota State home win streaks

24 Stephen F. Austin’s home win streak

The No. 22 Shockers (15-5) last lost at home to Evansville on Feb. 27, 2013.

The NCAA record is 129 games, held by Kentucky from 1943 to 1955.

86 Cincinnati’s MVC-record home win streak (1957-64)

46Home win streaks by Bradley (1958-61), Oklahoma State (1936-40)

42Wichita State’s home win streak (2013-present)

38 Tulsa’s home win streak (1980-82)

The Shockers put their home streak on the line Wednesday against Southern Illinois (18-4). If SIU wins at Northern Iowa on Sunday, that game will match the nation's longest home win streak vs. nation's longest road streak (8 now, 9 with a win by the Salukis).

The Eagle's Bob Lutz and Paul Suellentrop talk about the Shockers' win over Loyola on Wednesday night at Koch Arena. (John Albert/The Wichita Eagle)

In the meantime, WSU plays second-place Evansville (18-4) on Sunday. The Shockers have won four straight road games, which is tied for ninth best in the country.

Contributing: Joshua Wood

Longest current home winning streaks (as of Jan. 29, 2016)

1.

Wichita State

42

2.

Kansas

36

3.

Kentucky

32

4. (tie)

Maryland

25

 

South Dakota State

25

6. (tie)

Stephen F. Austin

24

 

UAB

24

8.

Valparaiso

23

9.

Oregon

20

10. (tie)

North Florida

17

 

Oklahoma

17

Source: Warrennolan.com

Shockers Coach Gregg Marshall talks about the growing potential of Shaq Morris and the unselfish play of his team's veteran players in the Shockers' win over Loyola. (John Albert/The Wichita Eagle)

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